411 On uZalo’s Sbu AKA Simphiwe Majozi
Apr11

411 On uZalo’s Sbu AKA Simphiwe Majozi

By: Tasneem Amos & Zama Khumalo There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance; however, Simphiwe Majozi has no issue with finding his balance. For those of you who don’t know who Simphiwe Majozi is, he plays role of Sbu on Uzalo, the popular telenovela aired on SABC 1. Simphiwe, aged 29, was born and raised in Mthwalume, which is in the South Coast of KZN. He has a degree in Marketing and is also a professional...

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Black Panther Is the Number One Film Of All Time
Mar19

Black Panther Is the Number One Film Of All Time

In its fifth weekend of release (16-18 March 2018), Marvel Studios’ Black Panther became the all-time top-grossing film in South Africa, with a haul of over R77.6 million since it’s 16 February 2018 release. This record means that South Africa joins East and West Africa in claiming Black Panther as the highest grossing film of all time in these regions. In South Africa, Black Panther adds the record of all-time highest-grossing film...

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SundanceTV Announces Inaugural Annual Short Film Competition
Mar19

SundanceTV Announces Inaugural Annual Short Film Competition

SundanceTV announced today the launch of the 2018 SundanceTV Shorts competition. The Jury Prize winning film will be broadcast on SundanceTV later this year and will premiere at an event during Sundance Film Festival: London, which takes place May 31 to June 3. MultiChoice, SundanceTV’s exclusive affiliate partner in South Africa, will be supporting the competition with a representative joining the panel of jurors alongside SundanceTV...

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JANE To Broadcast on National Geographic on 25 March 2018
Mar12

JANE To Broadcast on National Geographic on 25 March 2018

From acclaimed filmmaker, Brett Morgan, the multi award-winning documentary JANE will broadcast on National Geographic on 25 March 2018 (20:05 CAT). This film shows unseen footage of the work done by Dr Jane Goodall in Tanzania’s Gombe wilderness and explores some of her ground-breaking discoveries on chimpanzees. JANE, which sheds fresh light on the world acclaimed conservationist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and United...

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Local Filmmakers Fight Ban of Inxeba
Mar02

Local Filmmakers Fight Ban of Inxeba

The South African Screen Federation (SASFED), South Africa’s largest filmmaker organisation, is joining the producers of Inxeba in court to get its ‘porn rating’ overturned. The film, about a gay relationship set in the context of a Xhosa initiation ceremony, was pulled from cinemas after being slapped with an 18X classification. The Film and Publication Board Tribunal justified the rating by saying the film “lacked artistic merit”...

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Black Panther Makes African Box Office History
Feb19

Black Panther Makes African Box Office History

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, which follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returning home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king, roared into cinemas across the continent this past weekend and, in doing so, lit up the box office. Cinemas across the continent played host to guests dressing up, dancing and singing as the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe played out with a distinctly...

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