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New Material movie: “It’s all about family”

Almost eight years after the release of the first Material movie, comedian Riaad Moosa is back with New Material (pun intended). With...

#TheWifeShowmax locks lips and guns breaking records along the way

Showmax’s The Wife has broken its own record for the most first-day views on the streaming service. Now in week three, the...

The fascinating history of Netflix

The iconic “Tudum” is now a sound most people are familiar with. But did you know Netflix actually started off as a...

South African hip hop pioneer Emile Jansen on Hip Hop in...

Emile Jansen is a pioneer of South African hip hop culture. Jansen is an artist, activist and now author of a book...

Only three episodes in and Showmax’s The Wife is riveting AF

Showmax’s telenovela The Wife debuted on November 11 with three episodes. The series chronicles the lives of the crime family, the Zulu...

Barakat marks SA’s first Afrikaaps dialect film entry for the Oscars

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has submitted Barakat for the 94th Academy Awards in March 2022. The film was shot...

The panto is back and better than ever

In 2020, the Joburg Theatre pantomime had to be postponed due to the pandemic. However after a year of no pantomime, the...

Showmax’s first telenovela The Wife is a wild ride through crime...

Showmax’s The Wife is a telenovela inspired by Dudu Busani-Dube’s bestselling novel Hlomu the Wife. The streaming service has already commissioned three...

In Conversation with Kpop4Planet on Kpop and Climate Change

Cop26, one of the world’s largest climate change conferences is taking place in Glasgow. Thousands of politicians, business people and activists...

South Africa gets a seat at the table of a new...

South African Emmy award-winning cinematographer and director Lee Doig has collaborated with acclaimed international filmmakers to produce A Seat At The Table....

[REVIEW] Angeliena on Netflix is as kitschy as it is kak

Netflix has reported that western audiences love South African content. These audiences are three times more likely to travel here, after...

The Queer Feminist Film Festival wants your films

The Queer Feminist Film Festival (QFFF) has put out a call for short film concepts. #QFFF2021 takes place in December. The theme...

Squid Game is a merry-go-round of horrors (Spoiler-free review)

Netflix’s Squid Game was watched by 111 million users in its first 28 days. The deadly show is a far-cry from the...

Squid Game: the real debt crisis shaking South Korea that inspired...

Squid Game is anything but your typical, saccharine, soft-glow Korean television drama. In this biting commentary on...

5 old school South African TV shows we miss

In 1976, television was only introduced in South Africa. It is hard to believe now that we can stream the latest shows...

In conversation with the Blood & Water cast and crew

In preparation for the season two release of Netflix’s Blood & Water, The Daily Vox hosted the show’s cast and crew for...

The Queer Life in Community screening to celebrate queer marginalised voices

This December, the Queer Feminist Film Festival (QFFF) which honours queer and feminist activists, is due to take place. In the run-up...

Skeef is a straight snaphsot on queer life in South Africa

Skeef is a 2019 queer documentary written, produced and directed by Renaldo Schwarp. The 40 minute film follows the lived experiences of...

South Africa has its first official Music chart

The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) launched the first Official South African Music Charts (TOSAC) on September 1. The chart will...

Blood & Water Season 2 leaves you wanting more

Following its major local and international success, Netflix’s Blood & Water is back for season two. The Netflix original show which premiered...
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