African Film Industry

The global messenger: ​Tebogo Malope

"My aim is to take the local story and make it global and give the world an honest portrayal of where I come from."

Cinema in Africa makes a ‘third-reel comeback’

In many countries south of the Sahara, digital technology, strong investment and modern theatres are bringing about a major revival of movie-g

The weekly pop sack: Winter is here

"And while the weather makes for soul-crushing small talk, it’s far better than the 'mansplaining' and defensive debate that’s been going on online"

The rise of Rwanda’s women filmmakers

Despite the extreme limitations of the nascent ­industry, the digital age is proving to be its best friend.

​Joburg Film Festival tackles controversy head on

The Joburg Film Festival packs some of the diaspora’s most controversial and coveted films into its 60 screenings.

Wonderboy mockumentary on the ANC: ‘I don’t know what will happen when JZ sees this’

A new mockumentary featuring SA’s top comic talents is awash with cheeky shots stolen at ANC rallies and even a few choice political cameos.

Dreams of a Pan-African film revolution unrealised

In a country overflowing with organisations and their associated acronyms, one would be forgiven for passing over the little-known Fepaci.

Committed to art and country

After winning the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, ­Mahamat Saleh Haroun went home to Chad — and kindled a ­cinematic renaissance.

Charm mingles with chaos at Ouagadougou’s film festival

For all its flaws, the democratic spirit at Fespaco makes it unique among the world’s movie events.

David and Goliath battle between casting agencies

A war of words has broken out over the supply of television and film extras.

Africa’s movie factory foreman

MultiChoice Africa recently announced a 26% growth in its subscribers. Percy Zvomuya speaks to the head of its Nigeria operations.


eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs