Like last year, there are three South African films at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival. These are moody noir romance ‘Durban Poison’, ‘Felix’, a drama about a Zulu boy who wants to become a jazz musician and ‘Of Good Report’ about a paedophile school teacher, which was banned at its opening in Durban.
South African-born X Factor UK contestant Jeanette Akua wowed the judges with more than just her singing voice, making it through to the bootcamp stage of the talent competition with her rendition of ‘Skinny Love’
Across the UK, ‘Othello’ will hit cinemas for one night only on 26 September as part of the NTLive broadcast. Featuring Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lambert in the role of Othello and his nemesis ensign Iago, the play is as gripping, funny and fraught as any blockbuster you could watch instead.
The big-screen adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, moved reviewers to tears at its world premiere in Toronto, Canada, this weekend.
Best known for playing tough guys in Hollywood movies, English actor Tom Hardy takes on some real villains in the South African bush… sort of.
The standout performance of Elysium comes from fellow South African Sharlto Copley, in a brilliant turn as the sadistic Agent Kruger
Rhino are being shot at a rate of more than two a day in South Africa, for the simple fact that rhino horn is valued at more per kilogram than gold. This ITV documentary goes to South Africa to meet the armed men employed to guard rhinos in the Kruger Park, as well as rhino owners who have resorted to unorthodox ways of protecting their animals, such as dehorning them or training elephants to track poachers.
South African director, writer and producer Neill Blomkamp has taken the top spot at the US box office with his new sci-fi film starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley.
Heineken’s ‘Dropped’ series pits contestants against each other in a bid to get back home.
We interview the head writer and director of The Africa Channel’s new show ‘Room 9’, set in a post apocalyptic world in which an oddball paranormal and occult unit in the New Azanian Police Department wages a war against supernatural forces and a host of other scary African legends
The latest award for South African romantic comedy movie ‘Fanie Fourie’s Lobola’ was the Audience Choice Award at last month’s Seattle International Film Festival.
As Zimbabwe approaches general elections, a newly-released documentary on fearless attorney Beatrice Mtetwa and her defendants shows what happens when rulers place themselves above the law.
Film, television and theatre producer Eric Abraham is best known for producing the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning film Kolya (Best Foreign Language Film 1996) but this champion of South African culture also supports Cape Town’s Fugard Theatre and has nurtured many important South African productions to the London stage.
Room 9, one of South Africa’s most talked about detective series, has its UK premiere on The Africa Channel on Monday 8 July at 9pm.
The documentary opens with Beatrice Mtetwa saying, “People who do things under the cover of darkness are afraid of light. So, if you come at midnight I’ll be there with my headlights glaring…”
First preview of the adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography at Cannes Film Festival