• R90m fund for black South African filmmakers

    R90m fund for black South African filmmakers

    Help is at hand for emerging black South African filmmakers trying to break into the industry, in the form of a new fund that will bankroll the full R5-million production and marketing budget of six qualifying feature films a year for the next three years.

  • The Venetia open pit mine in South Africa's Limpopo province

    De Beers awards first contract for R20bn mine expansion

    Construction company Murray & Roberts has become one of the first beneficiaries of diamond giant De Beers' R20-billion expansion of its Venetia mine in South Africa, winning a R2.6-billion contract to develop the shafts, tunnels and associated infrastructure for the new underground operation.

  • Zuma to send delegation to Israel over Gaza invasion

    Zuma to send delegation to Israel over Gaza invasion

    President Jacob Zuma is to send a delegation to Israel to convey South Africa's concerns over the mounting loss of civilian lives through Israel's invasion of the Gaza strip, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane announced on Tuesday.

  • Broadcasting African documentaries to Africa

    Broadcasting African documentaries to Africa

    South Africa's Durban International Film Festival initiated a world first on Monday as it began broadcasting a full week of African documentary films to television audiences across sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Springboks unchanged for All Blacks

    Habana on standby for Commonwealth Games

    Bryan Habana, the Springboks' all-time leading try scorer, was placed on standby for the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday after his French club, Toulon, decided belatedly to release him for the Games.

  • AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn

    Plenty at stake for Proteas in Colombo test

    There is plenty at stake for Hashim Amla and company going into the second and final test in Colombo on Thursday. Victory would secure South Africa's second series win in Sri Lanka - and see the Proteas regain the number one spot in the world test cricket rankings.

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