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South African historical novel commemorates SS Mendi centenary

South African writer Fred Khumalo uses the historical context of the sinking of the SS Mendi as background for his latest novel, Dancing the...

South African chosen to curate German art event

A South African fine arts lecturer, Gabi Ngcobo, has been selected to curate the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in Germany. It takes...
90% local music on radio gives upcoming musicians hope

90% local music on radio gives upcoming musicians hope

Local musicians are celebrating the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) decision to make 90% of their playlists local music. For some, this is the first step in educating South Africans about the value of copyright as well.
John Kani showcases Xhosa in

John Kani showcases Xhosa in

Legendary South African actor John Kani stars in the latest Marvel Comics movie Captain America: Civil War as the king of the fictional country, Wakanda. Kani incorporates his Xhosa mother tongue into the role. Find out the story behind this little piece of Mzansi in Hollywood.
South African opera star sings for the queen

South African opera star sings for the queen

Pretoria-born opera singer Simphiwe Simon Shibambu performed for Queen Elizabeth II at a Celebration of the Commonwealth service held in London's Westminster. Shibambu performed a dazzling version of the evocative Click Song, traditionally sung at weddings.
Anant Singh gets RapidLion Festival lifetime achievement award

Anant Singh gets RapidLion Festival lifetime achievement award

South African film producer Anant Singh has received the inaugural RapidLion International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the African film industry.
South African director to helm Hollywood action film

South African director to helm Hollywood action film

Donovan Marsh, South African director of the Spud films and festival favourite iNumber Number, has been selected to lead the production on his first big budget Hollywood film, starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman. Shooting starts in London in July.
African folklore explored in animated short film

African folklore explored in animated short film

A short but powerful animated film is building a global audience with its heart-warming look at African folklore. The film, Orisha's Journey, by Ghanaian Abdul Ndadi has been seen at a number of global short film festivals and is gaining traction with a growing online audience.
Top Gear films new series in South Africa

Top Gear films new series in South Africa, Lesotho

The revamped Top Gear motoring show, now featuring British radio personality Chris Evans and former Friends star Matt LeBlanc as hosts, has begun filming its new series, and the show has chosen South Africa and Lesotho as its first destinations.
South African actor lands roles in two US series

South African actor lands roles in two US series

South African television and film star Neil Sandilands (7de Laan, Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee) will appear in two American television series in 2016, following in the footsteps of other South African Hollywood success stories such as Charlize Theron and Terry Pheto.

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