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Twist brings stories to stage

Twist thumbBringing stories to life through performance art and putting actors on stage is at the heart of Twist Theatre Development Projects, a grassroots arts organisation.

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The South African who dresses the walkers

Eulyn Hufkie-Womble makes her mark on the zombies in the international television series, The Walking Dead. She's a dab hand at making new clothes look old, and at adding litres of pus and blood. She also gives each character a signature piece.

Feature film shows arresting beauty of Lesotho

A slew of international awards has been bagged by The Forgotten Kingdom, a story of a young man's return to his roots inspired by and filmed in the mystical magic of Lesotho. The cinematography matches the breath-taking scenery, earning its cinematographer the Haskell Wexler Award in New York.

Lights dim on South Africa’s stages

Joan Brickhill, grande dame of South African theatre, has taken her final bow. After a lifetime in the spotlight, the all-singing, all-dancing, all-razzmatazz actress has gone on to the great stage in the sky. She shall be missed; they just don't make 'em like that anymore.

African films feature in Dubai

Over the past decade, the Dubai International Film Festival has raised the profile of cinema arts, drawing Hollywood mega-stars and new and contemporary voices from Africa and Asia. This year is no different, with several films from Africa on the programme.

Terry Pheto is worth it

Terry Pheto, the star of the South African Oscar-winning movie Tsotsi, has been named as the new face of international cosmetics house L'Oreal, marketing a new skincare collection developed for dark complexions.

Ramolao Makhene, people’s actor

Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Minister Ben Ngubane has paid tribute to world-acclaimed actor Ramolao Makhene, who died of liver cancer on Sunday, saying the actor inspired South Africans through his commitment to his craft.
Fifty years of Patrick Mynhardt

Fifty years of Patrick Mynhardt

Herman Charles Bosman, the 'Bard of the Bushveld', is one of South Africa's most famous storytellers - thanks in no small part to actor Patrick Mynhardt, who has been bringing the stories to life for thousands in South Africa and abroad for 34 years. And telling a few of his own along the way ...


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