• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1995 Rugby World Cup: Nelson Mandela congratulates Springbok captain Francois Pienaar

    Global Watch to 'red-card racism in sport'

    South African activist, politician and businessman Tokyo Sexwale was joined by former president Thabo Mbeki, former cricket administrator Ali Bacher and Comrades Marathon legend Bruce Fordyce at the Johannesburg launch of a new global initiative to tackle discrimination in sport on Monday.

  • Moses Mabhida Stadium

    Durban's 2022 Games bid highlighted in Glasgow

    South African delegates, led by Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula, made an impassioned plea for Durban to be named host of the 2022 Games at the Commonwealth Games Federation's general assembly in Glasgow on Monday.

  • 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.

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