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Apple TV spotlights South African storytellers for Women’s Month

Apple TV Women's Month

South African creatives and storytellers are the focus of a new Women’s Month campaign on Apple TV. The work of Micaela Kleinsmith (My Kind of Country), Jodi Balfour (For All Mankind) and Lou Llobell (Foundation) are the three filmmakers highlighted throughout the month of August. Micaela Kleinsmith showed a penchant for songwriting from the tender age […]

There’s a new teen drama on Netflix and it’s a sort of Miseducation

Miseducation Netflix

From the creators of How To Ruin Christmas comes Miseducation, a new young adult series on Netflix launching in September. The show is a coming of age of sorts, one where Mbali Hadebe (played by Buntu Petse) runs to the Makhanda-based Grahamstown University after her mother (Baby Cele)’s corrupt political dealings come to light. Searching […]

MultiChoice launches DStv Stream, your newly renovated home of entertainment

MultiChoice has launched DStv Stream, the latest addition to the entertainment giant’s offering, which allows customers to sign up online and watch DStv as a standalone streaming service. That means no decoder, no dish, and no installation is required for your home of entertainment, all you need is a smart device and a stable internet […]

Euphoria creator Sam Levinson talks about his controversial new show starring Abel Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp, The Idol

The Idol

From the gutters of Hollywood, express to Showmax, comes The Idol, a new HBO Original series from Emmy-nominated Euphoria creator-director, Sam Levinson, and Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning pop star Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, who co-stars alongside Lily-Rose Depp in her breakthrough lead role.  Fresh from scandalising the Cannes Film Festival last month, the 18LSDN The Idol is currently the #14 Most Popular […]

Minnie Dlamini – The Storyteller

Minnie Dlamini - The Plug

Minnie Dlamini: The Storyteller Minnie Dlamini hasn’t given a detailed interview in three years. Deliberately so. Her brother Khosini died in September 2019 after having suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and being on life support for 23 days before succumbing to his condition. “Devastating. Absolutely devastating,” she says of the ways in which his death […]

Connie Chiume and Minnie Dlamini: Generations of Film

Connie Chiume Minnie Dlamini

Connie Chiume is the darling of SA film and television. From teaching through the 1976 student uprising in Soweto to taking up a career as an actress, her story is one of working through an era when the creative arts weren’t seen as viable prospects in our country to being celebrated on the international stage. […]