South African Cinema

African animation goes global

A local film's success raises the prospect of South Africa creating its own Pixar-like brand.

South African cinema: Bums on seats, at last?

Two South African films are being touted as successes: Semi-Soet, a frothy romantic comedy, and Material, a heart-warming family drama.

Semi-Soet: Spoonfuls of sugar

Slick, vanilla Afrikaans romcom <i>Semi-Soet</i> is just what the South African film industry needs, writes <b>Phillip de Wet</b>.

How to steal a plotline

We have yet to hit upon a formula that marries the job of mirroring "the nation" and the business of making money.

Catch it at the Apollo

South African cineastes and cinephiles can catch up with already-released South African films they might have missed at the Apollo Film Festival.

South Africa on celluloid

Shaun de Waal reviews three new books on local cinema.


Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

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

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

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

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories