A teaser for the documentary feature film “The Boers at the End of the World” has sparked interest for the unique linguistic conundrum that is Afrikaans, raising questions about the prospects of its survival around the world
A visually compelling ad campaign for Guinness, conceived by two South African creatives at a London ad agency, introduces a new level of storytelling to the world of advertising
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With the South African general elections nearing and political parties campaigning across the nation, the power of online marketing comes to the forefront once more, as Evita Bezuidenhout demonstrates
The strong box office performance of the Nelson Mandela film came on the back of positive reviews from British critics.
Although designed for an international audience, this selection of programmes about Mandela’s life provide some fascinating insights into South African history and the making of democracy.
ITV is screening the documentary 28UP South Africa, the fourth part of the 7UP series in which six children (now adults) were filmed every seven years since 1992. It shows the country’s transformation as well as the children’s, giving insight into life in a country that has gone through momentous change.
Our affection for Madiba will overlook the flaws in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’, our patriotism will fill in the gaps; we’ll forgive the director and lead actors being Brits because this is our story, both traumatic and transcendant, told to the whole world on the big screen.
Who could forget Bennie Boekwurm, Liewe Heksie, Haas Das or Trompie? We’ve rummaged through the SABC archives to bring you some classic video clips from some of South Africa’s most popular children’s TV shows.
A homeless boy from South Africa attracts international attention with his effortless style on a board and is invited to travel to the US to skate with the pros. The film explores what it really takes to rise up out of circumstances and make a place for himself in the world.
‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ is a beautifully-made, pacy linear tale. Parts are terribly visceral and gruelling, parts are pure South African bliss like sunrise over the Transkei hills.
After District 9 and Elisium Sharlto Copley is definitely on top celebrity radar, and it is exciting to find out that there are two new movies to be released very, very soon.
Film Africa 2013 launches on Friday 1 November with controversial film Of Good Report from South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka.
Anant Singh’s film based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography has been selected for the Royal Film Performance, a fundraiser attended by members of the British royal family on 6 December.
South African directors are stamping their mark on Hollywood with science fiction blockbusters. Hot on the heels of ‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp’s movie ‘Elysium’, starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley, comes ‘Tsotsi’ director Gavin Hood’s ‘Ender’s Game’, opening in UK on 25 October.
Screening in London this week, ‘Of Good Report’ is a South African homage to film ‘noir’ that tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the wolf’s perspective.
South African X Factor contestant Jeanette Akua and her newly formed girl group Miss Dynamix have been chosen by ‘Groups Mentor’ Gary Barlow as one of 12 acts to advance to the next stage of the competition, after impressing him with their performance in the Judges Houses stage.
Dubbed the South African ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, ‘Durban Poison’ is a moody noir romance set among South Africa’s marginalised white underclass, which will be screened at the BFI London Film Festival this week.
Three is family: South African X Factor UK entrant Jeanette Akua was dropped in the X Factor Bootcamp stage but given another chance at stardom by judge Gary Barlow, who united her with two other rejected contestants to form a formidable girl group.
With contributions from figures such as Bill Clinton and Desmond Tutu, FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the story of the remarkable coalition that fought Western pharmaceutical companies’ and governments’ blocking of access to Aids drugs. It will be screened on Monday 7 October in London.