South African Film Industry

‘Mrs Right Guy’ is a blockbuster but its take on feminity sells women short

Local films are finally depicting black lives but the ditzy heroine and her man preserve gender roles.

Movie star Israel Makoe can’t shake off the bad boy image

Former "Yizo Yizo" star Israel Makoe - who acts as a gangster in "Hard To Get" - says playing the role of a villain is "a way of educating people".

iMPAC: Short films get their five minutes

This year's iMPAC festival includes three one-hour short-film selections of work by founder Pluto Panoussis's students. The M&G caught up with him.

Filmmakers must wise up to reality

Nobody wants to see a South African thriller with two unknowns in it — movie stars attract audiences.

A car chase too far: What SA film can’t learn from Hollywood

A scriptwriting system named Sediba has scuppered creativity in cinema in South Africa.

‘Sleeper’s Wake’: In the jungle of human emotion

"Sleeper’s Wake", a powerful, stylish "sexual thriller", is the feature-film debut of acclaimed TV director Barry Berk. He spoke to Shaun de Waal.

SA film industry going ‘up and up’

The South African film industry could be facing its best year ever, with more local releases than ever before.

Showtime for South Africa

An ambitious project to lure big film productions is paying off.

We don’t get the picture

Film industry insider <b>Ronnie Apteker</b> says South Africa has all the right ingredients -- except world-class scripts.

‘Snot en trane’

Lionel Newton, who plays Treppie in the much-anticipated screen adaptation of <i>Triomf</i>, speaks to Jeremy Kuper about the film.

Warring producers make peace with SABC

Arguments about terms of trade and commissioning procedures should now become a thing of the past.


Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.