Arts and culture

Gordimer gets Google doodle on 92nd birthday

South African Nobel Prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has been honoured with a special Google doodle on 20 November 2015, her 92nd birthday. She joins the likes of Nikolai Tesla, Hedy Lamarr and other famous but underrated icons of global history who have featured on the search engine's homepage.

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South African TV shows get Emmy nominations

South African television is being recognised internationally, with news this week of three productions nominated for the 2015 International Emmy Awards. Among them is the hard-hitting documentary about the Marikana massacre, Miners Shot Down.

South African films making global impact

South African films, particular small, independent movies that tell personal local stories, are garnering recognition globally. Most recently, this week two films were selected for a number of international film festivals For Love And Broken Bones and Ayanda.

SABC, Government pledge support for South African music industry

At the opening of the 12th Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition this week, the national broadcaster and Department of Arts and Culture assured delegates of their continued support in developing and curating South African music: past, present and future.

South African producer premieres new film at Venice festival

Anant Singh, producer of 2014's critically acclaimed Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and local favourites Yesterday and Mr Bones, has announced the release of his next film, Remember, a South African-Canadian co- production with an award-winning cast.

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