Arts and culture

90% local music on radio gives upcoming musicians hope

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.

Jemaine Roberts, producer Jemaine Roberts, producer, HyperNova Productions

John Kani showcases Xhosa in Captain America: Civil War

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 Hollywood.

South African opera star sings for the queen

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.

Anant Singh gets RapidLion Festival lifetime achievement award

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.

South African director to helm Hollywood action film

Donovan Marsh, South African director of the Spud films and festival favourite iNumber Number, 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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