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​‘Kalushi’ is a meeting of history and cinema

Mandla Dube’s film on Solomon Mahlangu resists a political overview and apartheid hero-worship.

​Noem my skollie, noem my skrywer

Kwanele Sosibo speaks to John W Fredericks about how ‘Noem My Skollie’ came together.

Young and his restless endeavour

Sihle Mthembu has a Facebook messenger conversation with filmmaker Roger Young about his 20-year film in the making ‘Love Runs Out’.

SA author inks movie deal for ‘The Delhi Deception’

Elana Sabharwal's at first self-published tale of betrayal and deception "The Delhi Deception" is being turned into a film.

South African filmmaker’s big shot at global success

Hanneke Schutte, the South African winner of the Jameson First Shot competition, has directed a short film starring Willem Dafoe.

Darrell Roodt: Dodging the bullets

The prolific director has made films of great historical and cultural significance. He also made 'Dracula 3000'.

Saftas: From dull to disaster

Not even a surprise appearance by Hollywood legend Samuel L Jackson could have saved the 7th South African Film and Television Awards ceremony.

City meets celluloid

Film rights to Lauren Beukes's <i>Zoo City</i> have been awarded to a local producer. We spoke to Beukes about adapting her award-winning novel.

A history of violence

Two South African movies open this week, and they couldn't be more different.

Parochial comedy not lost in translation

Perhaps because <i>Skeem</i> is unapologetically South African, it was a hit at the Abu Dhabi film festival.

Political clichés not thrilling

In <i>Retribution</i>, the national film fund has backed another 'crisis of masculinity' film, argues <b>Gillian Schutte.</b>

Beauty and the beast within

An all-male orgy of married Afrikaners is just one of the scenes from <i>Skoonheid</i> that shocked -- and impressed -- the Cannes Film Festival judge

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.

Just the two of us

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Shaun de Waal reviews the new South African film, <i>Discreet</i>, starring James and Anel Alexander.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!