Latest articles on Showmax

What’s the future for cinema?

Industry experts say movie theatres will survive the effects of the lockdown only if more of them start providing an experience viewers can’t replicate at home

Oh Shucks, an accidental blackface hero

Leon Schuster is having a few movies of his removed from Showmax and Phumlani Pikoli figures: what better time to reflect on this bruh than now?

I Don’t Go Outside

Seeing that all gatherings of a 100 or more people have been prohibited, below is a list of things you could do with your time while you self isolate

Netflix surrenders to the Film and Publication Board

The streaming service will now rate its films according to violence, sexual content, nudity, prejudice and age restrictions, in line with South Africa’s regulations

‘St Agnes’ murder series promises more than red herrings

Set in the bubble of Midlands privilege, the series promises depth and cliffhanging twists

MultiChoice now flying solo

Naspers is no longer reliant on its entertainment business cash flow to support new ventures

Netflix has big appetite for growth

The entertainment giant is disrupting the industry but its rivals are not giving up without a fight

Ouédraogo shone on Africa’s soul

The filmmaker’s focus on the banal and routine drew attention to the people, their languages and practices

A guide to couch potatoing

There is plenty out there to binge watch to escape any obligatory merriment this festive season

Hong Kong billionaire plans African rival to Netflix

Richard Li's PCCW plans to launch a video-on-demand service in South Africa to compete with Netflix and local Naspers offering ShowMax.

Let the live streaming games begin

Content and cost will determine the success of video-on-demand, which is coming of age in SA.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

R2.3bn VBS trial expected to only begin in 2022

The state is expected to request a 16 week-long trial, as delays stymie progress in the saga.

Eastern Cape citizens don’t have to visit the labour department for UIF

This measure, aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, may shortly be introduced in other regions.

VBS case delays cause massive frustration

A certificate is needed from the head of the NPA for more arrests to be made

Press Releases