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SA filmmaker talks about prestigious Venice Film Festival nomination

Oliver Hermanus. (Gallo Images)

Oliver Hermanus says he was “shocked” when he first learned that his latest movie has been nominated for a top Venice Film Festival Award.   Read More »


Lauren Beukes on reading to her daughter

2015-07-26 11:38

There are massive benefits to reading to our children, but how can we best harness ­storytelling? Charl Blignaut chats to Lauren Beukes, the queen of South African novelists and one of the headliners at the SA Book Fair, about reading to her six-year-old Read More »


The Hustle: rap wannabes and vain judges

2015-07-28 08:15

As hopefuls battle it out to become SA’s new hip-hop star, it seems judges like AKA want to make it more about themselves, writes Thembisile Dzonzi  Read More »

Are we teaching reading wrong?

2015-07-26 14:00

With our schools buckling under the weight of too many children and too few resources, Grethe Koen looks into the South African civil organisations teaching our kids how to read. Read More »


Four books you should read to your kids

2015-07-26 12:30

In the lead up to the SA Book Fair #Trending picks four of our favourite new books that children will love Read More »

Review: Apple Music beats Tidal

2015-07-28 08:16

It’s unfortunate that Spotify is not legally available in SA, leaving Apple Music and Tidal as the only major offerings. ­Gugulethu Mhlungu tries them out  Read More »


Promising new SA film torpedoed by cheesy dialogue

2015-07-24 09:55

Kamo Kwele’s Parable of the Railway Street is a small slice-of life take on the dashed hopes of two friends who find their dreams of a better education and their aspiration of becoming successful businessmen unattainable.  Read More »


DIFF Review: Daring to care

2015-07-23 13:28

The film concludes with quotes from newspaper and website sources regarding animal care. This further reinforces the director's message to the viewer on the relationship between over-consumption and animal euthanasia. Read More »

DIFF Review: All aboard the peace train

2015-07-23 13:28

When Voices Meet tells part of the story of how South Africa evolved into the “rainbow nation” through the dedication of Grammy-nominated guitarist and singer Sharon Katz, pioneer of the Peace Train Project. Read More »


DIFF Review: A mega low budget psychological horror

2015-07-23 13:28

A white mask stained by a drop of blood. This was the opening shot of actor and director Aidan Whytock’s The Actor. And it’s significant for the motif of the movie – exploring the masks actors wear in character. When actors go method, they become so immersed, blurring that the line between reality and make-believe. Read More »


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