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A dramatic evening for dramatic need

Theatre thumbA massive fund raising campaign staged by celebrity actors in the UK to raise money for South African children has inspired local thespians to put together a star-studded event of their own.

South African film wins Berlin Film Festival award

South African film wins Berlin Film Festival award

A new film by South African director Oliver Schmitz, the apartheid-era courtroom drama about the death penalty, Shepherds and Butchers starring British actor Steve Coogan, has debuted at the Berlin Film Festival. It has been well received by the international film community.

A life remembered on the stage

For nearly two years Sibongile Mkhabela had nothing but a concrete wall as a sounding board. A student leader in 1976, she was detained at the notorious John Vorster Square. To cope, she willed herself to forget. But in By The Apricot Tree, her daughter, playwright Ntsako Mkhabela, unpacks her life and her memories.

American film industry on tour

Several international films have already been shot in South Africa, but there is potential for so much more. A group of Hollywood producers is in the country to hear what it has to offer, and learn more about the locations, professional talent and services available, as well as the government incentives for the industry.

South African crime drama heads for the US

South African crime drama heads for the US

Los Angeles-based Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to iNumber Number, a South African thriller about a cop who "crosses over" to become a part of a cash-in-transit heist gang. The film's remake rights, meanwhile, have been bought by Universal Pictures.

Alexandra theatre festival lauds women directors

Local playwright Mokgoro Ntshieng is adamant that female voices be heard in South African theatres. She has opened her own theatre, featuring performances by handpicked dramatists who bring their directing skills to bear on powerful pieces.

Hillbrow kids to get first taste of opera

A group of children from Hillbrow will be given the opportunity to experience opera for the first time on Friday, 19 April at the Joburg Promusica Theatre in Roodepoort.

2010 jobs boost for SA tourism

Back to SA after Asian adventure

An intrepid South African couple is on their way back home after eight years of travelling and working abroad – bringing with them a vast store of memories and experiences.
Northern Cape ideal for extreme sports

Hopeville: a journey of restoration

Top award for South African TV drama

South African television drama Hopeville scooped a Rose d'Or award for best drama and miniseries in Lucerne, Switzerland last week, beating 10 shortlisted programmes from a total of 85 international entries in the process.
Video: Performance outside the box

Video: Performance outside the box

The Out The Box Festival of Puppetry and Visual Performance is a visual feast of drama and dance, workshops, talks, exhibitions and films for adults and children alike. If you're in Cape Town, you've still got until Sunday to catch some of the action.

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