|20 Sep 2011|
Your first weekly newsletter from Bizcommunity.com Arts & Entertainment industry
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Arts and Crafts
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Several brands have turned to art as a platform through which to engage fans and consumers. One campaign that aimed to open up the world of art and turn it on its head was staged in Australia. Read more >>
Samsung South Africa and News24 recently announced the development of a locally-developed Smart TV application in Africa, an application designed to provide consumers access to the latest in breaking news and lifestyle content. Read more >>
The annual rAge expo, "for gamers, technophiles and fun-loving families" will be held between 30 September and 2 October, 2011, at the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg. It will feature the latest games, gaming gadgets and consoles, and computer hardware and peripherals. Read more >>
JOHANNESBURG: Tixsa, in partnership with US-based company TicketBiscuit recently unveiled a Facebook app that enables its clients to sell tickets directly from their Facebook fan page, without the buyer ever having to leave Facebook. The Tixsa Fan Page Ticketing App is the latest in a series of innovations introduced to South Africa by Tixsa to help clients leverage social media to sell more tickets. Read more >>
Junk can be a beautiful thing if you have the eye for the not-so obvious. From any rubbish littered on the streets to junk in the house, many artists find a use for what others would toss out without a second thought. Read more >>
South African fiction writer Deon Meyer has won the American Barry Prize as the best thriller of 2011 for his book entitled Thirteen Hours
. Read more >>
Motion Pictures and Film
South African actor and movie producer, Leon Schuster has secured a deal with the Walt Disney Company, which has agreed to partly finance his new venture that is still unnamed and was apparently inspired by a Jamie Uys movie entitled "Hans en die Rooinek". Read more >>
A soldier lies behind a dune, avoiding the bullets whistling over his head. His face is caked with dust. He looks at the soldier next to him with fear in his eyes. When the captain orders the men to charge, he springs to his feet and runs into the ensuing bloodbath. This sounds like a scene from a faraway battlefield but it is closer to home than we may think. Read more >>
The winners of MK's MVP (Music Video Project) have been announced and this year has resulted in a record-breaking five winning contestants who are women. Read more >>
South African-born actress and director Janet Suzman, recently made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to drama, will be returning to the South African stage after 35 years to star in Solomon and Marion at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from 26 October to 26 November, 2011. Read more >>
Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry
PRETORIA: The South African government has approved the publication of a draft of the Plant Breeders' Rights Amendment Bill and is now available for public comment. Read more >>
The Film and Publication Board
(FPB) and the department of home affairs recently screened the film 'Trust', which illustrates the potential dangers of children accessing the internet and interacting with others through social media. Read more >>
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has urged municipalities to forget the frills like Mercedes Benzes and to stick to the basics like service delivery. He was briefing journalists in Cape Town on the newly released Local Government Budgets and Spending Review for 2011. Read more >>
The controversial R10-billion Winelands toll road in the Western Cape will go ahead despite widespread objections to its development. The City of Cape Town - which has already declared an inter-governmental dispute with the Transport Ministry - says that litigation may be the only way to prevent the toll road. Read more >>
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