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From Nollywood to New Nollywood: the story of Nigerian film’s runaway success

Nollywood is Africa's first economically viable film industry and one of the greatest explosions of popular culture ever seen on the continent. Nigerian film, long known for B-grade fare, is now producing high-quality movies able to compete internationally - allowing Africans to tell their own stories to the world.

Cape Town voted ultimate fun city

Cape Town voted ultimate fun city

International travellers have for the umpteenth time picked Cape Town as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, ranking the Mother City 24th out of 1 830 cities from around the globe for being a fun place to visit.

Amarula one of world’s top 10 liqueurs

South Africa’s popular cream and marula spirit Amarula has debuted in sixth place in a recent poll of the world’s hottest bar brands, conducted by respected global publication Drinks International.
Amarula makes a splash in India

Football Fridays according to Proverb

Football Fridays according to Proverb

Popular South African rapper and reality show star Proverb dons a personalised football jersey - he's number 1, naturally! - in support of Bafana Bafana, Football Fridays and South Africa's 2010 Fifa World Cup.
SA police 'ready for 2010'

2010 security exercise goes aerial

Two of South Africa's most popular radio personalities were taken hostage on Tuesday in a police and defence force simulation of possible security threats to the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup and 2010 Fifa World Cup.

A tour guide in your pocket

Visitors to South Africa now have a portable tour guide permanently on call, with the launch of Mobiguide, a service that allows tourists to download multimedia guides to popular destinations onto their mobile phones, laptops and media players.