Durban Film Festival

The opening film is the talk of the Durban International Film Festival – for all the wrong reasons

'The Journeymen' is politically naive, seriously flawed, and Sipho Mpongo's sexual assault charge hung heavy over the audience at DIFF.

When death goes viral: Q&A with Tarryn Crossman on the multifaceted ways grief mixes with social media

Filmmaker Tarryn Crossman’s second documentary film, Timelines, is a story about death in the digital age.

A little-known composer takes centre stage on the big screen

At last, a giant among musicians, Ndikho Xaba, has received the recognition he deserves.

Necktie Youth: Tender elegy to today’s young

Sibs Shongwe-La Mer's award-winning film observes the aftermath of tragedy among a hedonistic, multiracial circle of suburban young adults.

Local short films hit the big screen

Up-and-coming local filmmakers will showcase their short films in cinemas across the country in the months of April and May.

Durban film festival wrap up

New head of the Durban International Film Festival Peter Machen has created a success of this year's event, one which he hopes to repeat in future.

DIFF: Back off the ban wagon

The ­Durban Film Festival had more to offer than just recrimination. Like tokoloshe, for example.

Durban film festival: How to ban a movie

The outcry over the banning of the film "Of Good Report" has left the Film and Publication Board fighting to defend its decision.

Durban film festival: Bannings, non-bannings and non-screenings

When a screening of Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love" was cancelled at the weekend, it reignited debate over the banning of "Of Good Report",

Durban film festival: Censors shut down opening film

The opening film of the Durban International Film Festival, "Of Good Report", has been effectively banned by the Film and Publication Board.

DIFF: From small town to big screen

Eastern Cape-born director Jahmil XT Qubeka’s second film, "Of Good Report", is a powerful and ?perfect piece about an obsessive predator.

It’s the odd that makes the Durban film festival

The Durban International Film Festival begins on July 18 and, in keeping with its role as SA's leading festival, it features a huge range of movies.


Tshwane water woes in court again

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

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it