Documentaries

​Mars mix might be TV’s future

Tomorrow’s television viewing could be a mashup of documentary meets fiction meets mockumentary.

Holocaust director hails jihadi doccie

Documentary depicts life among jihadi groups

Mary Ellen Mark, champion of ‘people on the edges’, dies

Mark, whose unflinching portraits of child prostitutes, mental patients and the homeless made her a leading documentary photographer, has died at 75.

‘Empire of dirt’: You can have it all

Through his father Clive, Ben Stillerman delves into the relationship between the efforts we put into our work and our private lives.

Talking to animals, one mosquito at a time

Doctor Dolittle in the flesh: South African-born Anna Breytenbach explores the phenomenon of talking to animals in The Animal Communicator.

Oppression across ?continents

The TriContinental Human Rights Film Festival opens in Johannesburg this weekend, with its usual full slate of documentaries from around the world.

Encounters: Five of the best at the fest

We choose some of the must-see documentaries showing as part of the Encounters festival.

Jo’burg cast in new light, but old shadows abide

"Jeppe on a Friday" is a compelling documentary filmed in one day by eight female filmmakers.

No shortcut through the graveyard forest

A striking new documentary delves into the lives of Israelis and Palestinians living together but apart.

Unholy conquest of the ‘eternal capital’

The narrative of filmmaker Mohammed Alatar’s disturbing 'Jerusalem: The East Side Story' begins predictably in 1947 with the division of Palestine.

Reminding us of the miracle of South Africa’s transition

Miracle Rising, a documentary tracing South Africa's difficult path to freedom and democracy, premieres on Sunday. Aneesa Fazel was at the preview.

Discovering hippies and teen rebellion when ‘Searching for Sugar Man’

Rodriguez’s magical transformation into a hero around the world has proved old South African hippies right — for once.

Latest

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders