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Why films “Chi-Raq” and “Beast of No Nation” are game-changers

Spike Lee's gang satire and the Idris Elba war drama couldn't get made in the traditional Hollywood system.

Anthony Horowitz apologises after calling Idris Elba ‘too street’ to play James Bond

James Bond author makes a statement after being criticised for telling the Daily Mail that Idris Elba should not play Bond.

Roger Moore denies racist comments about Idris Elba playing James Bond

Roger Moore has denied making racist comments about Idris Elba’s chances of replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond.

Long Walk to Freedom sequel to hit bookshops next year

Pan Macmillan announces it has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to the book which is likely to tackle Mandela’s divorce from his second wife Winnie.

Blockbuster star Idris Elba talks new indie film, ‘Mi Mandela’ and romcoms

Actor Idris Elba talks about ‘Mi Mandela’, a Luther-inspired album and his directorial film debut.

Idris Elba’s debut album a fitting tribute to Mandela

The M&G has been given one of the first listens to the award-winning actor's new album "Mi Mandela", a concept album based on the music Madiba liked.

Why do Hollywood stars play leads in South African stories?

A host of international productions are being filmed on our shores, but even the tales of Nelson Mandela’s life were played by foreign actors.

European gold mine for Mandela film

A film based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography is expected to rake in millions in Europe, say its producers.

More nominations roll in for Mandela film

"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" has received two more nominations, this time at the London Critics Circle Film awards.

Mandela film gets three Golden Globe nominations

A film about the life of former president Nelson Mandela titled "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" has received three Golden Globe nominations.

Nelson Mandela in the movies

In film, the role of the former ANC activist and president of South Africa has traditionally been approached with great reverence.

It’s a story of love and forgiveness

The "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" director Justin Chadwick talks to the M&G's Shaun de Waal about making the long-awaited film.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

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Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income