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5 streaming sites available in South Africa

Digital streaming of series and movies has transformed the media and entertainment industry. Over the past year, South Africa has been buzzing...

Gabisile is back! Baby Cele-Maloka returns to Uzalo

After a horrifying death, Baby Cele-Maloka’s character, Gabisile, concluded her final storyline on SABC 1’s Uzalo in February. But now almost six...

The K-Pop Files: Rocket Punch Drop Acoustic Version of ‘Ring Ring’

On July 15, Rocket Punch, the six-member K-pop girl group released an acoustic version of their latest song Ring Ring. The song...

“Busiswa: An Unbreakable Story” is a doccie about the rise of...

The documentary “Busiswa: An Unbreakable Story” narrated by Busiswa Gqulu is an inside look into the singer-songwriter and poet’s life. Gqulu takes...

Reality TV is profoundly relatable

Each week there is a reality television show that debuts we cannot look away from. Earlier this year, I binge-watched Bling Empire...

South African short film, Five Tiger lifts veil on culture and...

Five Tiger is short fim about a sex worker who is trying to suppoer her family. It played at this year’s Sundance...

Five times South African musicians “inspired” the world

South Africa Twitter was not impressed last week with British singer, Jorja Smith’s take on amapiano. Amapiano is a South African music...

Africa and I: From Morocco to Cape Town with only R1000...

Othmane Zolati walked, hitchhiked, and skateboarded over 30 000 km through 24 countries, over 4 years. He had never travelled outside of...

The Rise of contemporary South African music

In 2020, Jerusalema took the world by storm during lockdowns. The upbeat dance song with gospel lyrics by South African DJ Master...

Showmax’s Devilsdorp smashes viewing records and launches a companion podcast

Showmax has launched Devilsdorp: The Official Companion Podcast, presented by Nicole Engelbrecht of True Crime South Africa. It’s South Africa’s first victim-focused...

Showmax’s Devilsdorp is a WTF-fest

Devilsdorp is a true crime documentary series covering a spate of horrific murders in Krugersdorp. The killings took place between 2012 and...

How the pandemic is rethinking cinemas

The entertainment industry in South Africa has been hit hard by the pandemic. Cinemas are one of many casualties with each adjusted...

Rafiki is a Black queer love affirmation

Living in a pandemic has given us the opportunity to travel and explore the world through watching films. Queer people will tell...

#BeTheDrivingForce: Tackling the patriarchy using comedy

Over a month into the campaign, we’re excited to see how #BeTheDrivingForce is creating a space where we are learning about occupying...

The K-pop files: Bling Bling on the release of their new...

K-pop is ruling the music charts. From the amazing album production to the perfect dance moves and all-round great performance, the K-pop...

In his own words: Thomas Gordon and bringing classical music to...

Classical music is always seen as stuffy and a privileged class activity. Thomas Gordon challenges this idea by giving violin music a...

Barakat is a must-see South African film

The film Barakat is a love letter to an entire community.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-4WmEoxD8Q Read more:...

REVIEW: Ashraf Kagee’s new book is the story of childhood trauma

Childhood trauma has a way of changing people for the rest of their lives. But what happens when childhood trauma meets childhood...

REVIEW: The Emthonjeni Heritage Film Festival a showcase of South African...

Held over four days last week, the Emthonjeni Heritage Film Festival in Cape Town showcased films of heritage and historical relevance. Ling...

Documentary Filmmaker Enver Samuel on elevating unsung heroes through film

Dulcie September was a South African anti-apartheid political activist. She was assassinated in Paris on the 29th of March 1988. The 2021...
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