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T-Lee Moiloa, Director of Bridge Entertainment, an event management, brand activations and talent agency, is making a public call to the advertising and marketing industry to boycott piracy site, Fakaza. This call to action is being supported by the likes of musicians, talent management, labels and music organisations. Week in and week out, piracy site […]

Trace has acquired a majority stake in Okuhle Media, a leading player in the production of audiovisual content for South Africa, Africa and global markets. Founded in 2003 by five producers, Okuhle Media is headquartered in Cape Town and employs 78 highly qualified staff. Okuhle Media develops, produces and licenses programmes and formats for the […]

  LOS ANGELES, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The body that hands out the Academy Awards on Tuesday published detailed inclusion and diversity guidelines that filmmakers will have to meet in order for their work to be eligible for a best picture Oscar, starting in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has […]

  SHANGHAI, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s release of “Mulan”, which is set in China and meant to appeal to audiences there, has provoked a backlash on social media over its star’s support of Hong Kong police and for being partly filmed in the Xinjiang region. Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong and […]

  Fortunately for the rest of us South Africans, the apartheid police state often shot itself in the foot. On the one hand, after a horrifying exposé of jail conditions in Drum magazine at the end of the 1950s, it passed a total censorship statute on anything that went on inside prisons. On the other hand, it incarcerated three […]

Hilarious man and TV personality, Donovan Goliath has joined forced with Africa’s biggest premium beer brand, Castle Lite to South Africa’s first-ever YouTube news talk show premiered passed   this passed Friday, 28 August 2020 hosted by comedian and media personality, Donovan Goliath. This is off the heels of global trends seeing streaming platforms achieve record […]

Nasty C’s career trajectory reads like a fairytale and his new documentary, Origins, available exclusively on Apple Music, is a look behind the curtain as to how a kid from Illovo, Durban became the household name in hip hop that he is today. Directed by Andrew Sandler, Origins sees Nasty C (real-name Nsikayezwe David Junior […]

South Africa’s film industry is the oldest in Africa and one of the oldest in the world, having started in 1896, soon after the Lumiere brothers’ famous first commercial film screening in 1895. The industry is one of the more established and commercially viable on the continent. It doesn’t produce as many films as Nigeria’s bustling industry, but […]

Fans of the South African television presenter, radio personality and businesswoman Bonang Matheba’ film “Public Figure” had been reeling in excitement after the Queen B had announced that his co-produced film will be airing on SABC1 as of tonight at 21:00 C.A.T. This is not the first treat for the BFORCE (Bonang’s fans) as the […]

There is a general perception that there is no film industry to talk about in Zimbabwe. This argument is mostly based on comparisons with other well-resourced film economies, such as Hollywood, or even South Africa’s. Based on my study of the Zimbabwean film industry I disagree with this view. Zimbabwe does have a film industry, but perhaps, not one […]

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