Arts and culture
A six-part television series on the life of Nelson Mandela is currently being filmed in South
Africa. Featuring an all-star cast of international and local actors – with Laurence Fishburne as
Madiba and Terry Pheto as Winnie – the BET-produced series is due out in 2017.
African punk music is growing in popularity. From countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe and South
Africa, punk rock kids are making joyful noise with a very distinctive African bent. Here are five
bands from Africa that you should put on your playlist.
A documentary on Pieter-Dirk Uys, one of South Africa’s most prolific writers, satirists and
activists goes on circuit on 29 July 2016. Nobody’s Died Laughing
South African and international celebrities who discuss his impact on South African life.
South African film-maker Dan Mace has won two silver awards and critical acclaim at this year's
Cannes Film Festival for two of his short documentaries. He says the short film format is growing
due to the internet and improved technology.
Can jazz music, like classical music, hold the key to early childhood development and inspire
creativity in South African youth? Teacher Mignon van Vreden and her Bejazzled project use jazz
to teach preschoolers about co-ordination, rhythm and improvisation.
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