Arts and culture
Local musicians are celebrating the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) decision to
make 90% of their playlists local music. For some, this is the first step in educating South
Africans about the value of copyright as well.
Legendary South African actor John Kani stars in the latest Marvel Comics movie Captain
America: Civil War
as the king of the fictional country, Wakanda. Kani incorporates his
Xhosa mother tongue into the role. Find out the story behind this little piece of Mzansi in
Pretoria-born opera singer Simphiwe Simon Shibambu performed for Queen Elizabeth II at a
Celebration of the Commonwealth service held in London's Westminster. Shibambu performed a
dazzling version of the evocative Click Song
, traditionally sung at weddings.
South African film producer Anant Singh has received the inaugural RapidLion International Film
Festival Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the African film industry.
Donovan Marsh, South African director of the Spud
films and festival favourite
, has been selected to lead the production on his first big budget
Hollywood film, starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman. Shooting starts in London in July.
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