President Jacob Zuma has congratulated South Africa-born actress Charlize Theron for scooping the World Economic Forum's crystal award.
The National Press Club has named Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema as its newsmakers of the year.
FUTURISTIC MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Shaun de Waal reviews: The Road, an analysis of what makes or keeps us human that cuts to the very bone.
Charlize Theron auctioned off a meeting with Nelson Mandela without getting permission from the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a media report said.
Charlize Theron is the latest UN messenger of peace, turning her fame to ending violence against women and girls around the globe.
MOVIES OF THE WEEK: Shaun de Waal reviews Will Smith's new film, Hancock, as well as Get Smart.
Some of the biggest actors in Hollywood are to support striking writers in a series of internet downloads due to debut on Thursday. The cast list for the 21 spots, which range in length from a few seconds to several minutes, reads like a who's who of liberal Hollywood.
On Wednesday, four former lunar astronauts will be guest stars at a gala Manhattan premiere for a remarkable cinematic celebration of their achievement, In the Shadow of the Moon, by British director David Sington. The film has generated rave reviews in the United States and has triggered widespread national interest.
Former Springbok coach Jake White and his World Cup-winning side have been named Newsmaker of the Year for 2007, the National Press Club said on Monday. "This award is made on the grounds of impact, news value and media attention, both print and electronic," the club's chairperson, Patrick Hlahla, said.