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The South Africans are coming...

2012-02-07 13:43
No, this isn't a sinister threat but rather a call to watch out for the wealth of South African talent and expertise that has made its presence felt overseas while making a splash on home shores.

Today everyone is talking about local zef rappers and culture rebels Die Antwoord's debut performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. If you haven't yet seen them 'freek' US audiences out, watch it all go down here.

Die Antwoord's big moment comes just weeks after comedian Trevor Noah made all of South Africa swell up with pride with a fantastic stand-up routine on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Americans took notice and have been queueing up to see him live on his US tour.

But that's not all!

Safe House
, which had Cape Town in a spin last year when stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds were in town to shoot the movie, is in cinemas THIS FRIDAY, 10 February. We've seen the movie already and can't wait to hear what YOU have to say about the film's depiction of South Africa.

Remember to send us your reviews to Movies@Channel24.co.za and we will publish them!

Chronicle, a sci-fi film that was also shot in Cape Town, has recently jumped to the top spot of the US box office, and while these movies may not have been produced by locals, it's fantastic to know that international movie studios are looking to SA for solid infrastructure and local talent (from crew, to actors, extras and locations).

Not to be outdone are our own Proudly SA productions - like Material (in cinemas 17 February) a comedy-drama starring Riaad Moosa and Joey Rasdien that's not to be missed. We attended the premiere in Cape Town and were blown away by this heart-warming story. Check out the Material trailer here.

Some other upcoming SA movies to keep an eye out for include the Afrikaans romantic comedy Semi Soet (out 17 February), Zulu surf movie Otelo Burning (6 April), Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (6 April) and the orphan drama Lucky (4 May).

If it's worth checking out, it must be South African.

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