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BET Africa partners with KZN Film Commission
BET Africa partners with KZN Film CommissionArticle

With the aim of bringing authentic local stories to screen for audiences across Africa, BET Africa and KZN Film Commission (KZNFC) have formed a partnership...

4 May 2021

The journey to telling the African story through podcasting
The journey to telling the African story through podcastingArticle

On 12 February 2021, African and international podcasters and podcast enthusiasts alike celebrated #AfricaPodcastDay by participating in the inaugural Africa Podfest...

17 Feb 2021

GAP Innovation competition aims to provide seed funding, support to entrepreneurs
GAP Innovation competition aims to provide seed funding, support to entrepreneursArticle

The Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation competition aims to 'bridge this gap' by providing seed funding and development support to entrepreneurs working on novel technologies which positively impact society and improve the efficiency of government service...

11 Nov 2020

Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Virtual Edition programme
Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Virtual Edition programmeArticle

The programme for the 11th Durban FilmMart (DFM) Virtual Edition has been announced. The Durban FilmMart (DFM) Virtual Edition is set to take place from 4 to 13 September 2020...

4 Aug 2020

Netflix and Nigerian producer Mo Abudu enters multi-title partnership
Netflix and Nigerian producer Mo Abudu enters multi-title partnershipArticle

Netflix inks multi-title partnership with prolific Nigerian producer Mo Abudu to develop content from Nigeria...

12 Jun 2020

GAP Innovation Competition 2019 winners announced
GAP Innovation Competition 2019 winners announcedArticle

The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng Province, recently hosted the Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competition Awards Ceremony where the winners were announced...

6 Dec 2019

Rocks and Flatland named best films at the 2019 Joburg Film Festival Awards
Rocks and Flatland named best films at the 2019 Joburg Film Festival AwardsArticle

UK film Rocks was named 'Best Film' at the the 2019 Joburg Film Festival Awards, while South African film Flatland took home the 'Best African Film' award...

25 Nov 2019

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presenting the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: Why "African time" is now for African storytelling, by AfricansArticle

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presented the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019. As "a South African who lives and breathes the African dream," she explains why they're retelling possibly the greatest African story of all time, with global appeal...

Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2019

Indaba 2019 teams up with local street artists in Durban
Indaba 2019 teams up with local street artists in DurbanArticle

South African Tourism has partnered with three acclaimed Durban artists to paint a 22-metre wall mural inside the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre that will be unveiled during Africa's Travel Indaba taking place from 2-4 May 2019...

16 Apr 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Promoting African storytelling to the world with book appArticle

BookBeak is an app that connects African writers with the world's readers through storytelling...

3 Apr 2019

New film production hub for Africa
New film production hub for AfricaArticle

With a focus on African storytelling, the African Movie Channel has launched a production hub to develop and produce movies and TV series...

9 Oct 2018

Mimi Kalinda, CEO Africommunications Group.
It's time for Africa to tell a new storyArticle

Africa is perceived in a certain way because of the stories being told about it...

Mimi Kalinda 27 Sep 2018

Africa screenwriter’s residency 2018 participants announced by Realness co-founder Elias Ribeiro.
African film residency announced at CannesArticle

Realness Africa screenwriter's residency 2018 participants announced at Cannes Film festival...

17 May 2018

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya.
Celebrating African storytelling and craftArticle

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya, and a Ciclope Africa judge, talks about what Africa can bring to the international stage...

Louise Marsland 26 Apr 2018

The big dreams of Skinny Sbu
The big dreams of Skinny SbuArticle

A sock collector from a tender age, Sibusiso Ngwenya started his own homegrown accessories brand, Skinny Sbu Socks, with just R70, his mother's encouragement and the desire to be Africa's answer to Tom Ford...

Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Feb 2018

TBWA Africa Conference kicks off, telling African stories
TBWA Africa Conference kicks off, telling African storiesArticle

The TBWA\ annual Africa conference taking place in Durban this week has attracted delegates from 29 countries on the continent and further afield...

Issued by TBWA 28 Nov 2017

Zwelethu Radebe wins four awards in three weeks
Zwelethu Radebe wins four awards in three weeksArticle

July has been good to Egg Films' Zwelethu Radebe, who's taken home four awards in the last three weeks...

Issued by Egg Films 26 Jul 2017

The impact of South African storytelling and the power of podcasting
The impact of South African storytelling and the power of podcastingArticle

Matt Brown writes about his Pod Power survey, which research data he intends to use to encourage brands and business owners to tell their own stories through podcasting...

Matt Brown 17 Jul 2017

Telling Africa's history from an African perspective
Telling Africa's history from an African perspectiveArticle

DW launches history project for young Africans in cooperation with Gerda Henkel Foundation...

22 Jun 2017

Zain Verjee, aKoma co-founder.
First team of Amplify storytellers graduate in East AfricaArticle

Amplify, a paid fellowship for content creators launched in 2016, has seen its first graduates qualify. Three teams of young storytellers from Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria presented their final projects to a judging panel, comprising Professor Bitange Ndemo, Pamela Sittoni of Nation Media Group, Patricia Obozuwa of GE Africa and Google Kenya's Charles Murito...

13 Apr 2017

DStv launches Nigerian channel Rok
DStv launches Nigerian channel RokArticle

DStv will launch material from Rok Studios, an African film and television studio and production house based in Lagos, Nigeria on 1 December 2016.

4 Nov 2016

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Rok Channel to launch on DStvArticle

DStv customers to get access to Rok Studios' wide range of Nollywood original TV series and movies ...

4 Nov 2016

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USD1 Million innovateAFRICA Fund for digital media launchedArticle

Call for entries for $1 million innovateAFRICA Fund for digital media, which includes seed funding, technology support and expert mentorship...

1 Sep 2016

Zain Verjee
Building a digital media network focused on African storytellingArticle

A former CNN anchor starts a media company to provide mobile content for Africa. This is her inspirational journey of reinvention...

Zain Verjee 12 Aug 2016

Triggering the African storytellers' dream
Triggering the African storytellers' dreamArticle

If you're in any way involved in this industry, you're a natural storyteller, editor or reteller. If there's a story burning in your chest but you have no way to get it on the big screen, here's your chance...

Leigh Andrews 16 Jul 2015

How African storytelling can win awards, international recognition
How African storytelling can win awards, international recognitionArticle

Africa's known for its storytelling tradition, but is not usually awarded for it beyond South Africa - the fact that Kenya has just won its first ever Cannes Lions trophy is proof of this. Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA's Director of Africa Operations, explains...

Leigh Andrews 9 Jul 2015

A soulful Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling
A soulful Ballade Vir 'n EnkelingArticle

Twenty-eight years after it wowed TV viewers, the big screen incarnation of Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling is here at last and it's been well worth the wait, gloriously celebrating South African storytelling and story-making at its best.

Daniel Dercksen 20 Mar 2015

Abigail Donnelly chats Eat Out Awards
Abigail Donnelly chats Eat Out AwardsArticle

With the 2014 Eat Out Awards just around the corner we got in touch with Eat Out editor and judge, Abigail Donnelly to get the delicious scoop on what attendees can expect at the biggest award event yet.

Ruth Cooper 7 Nov 2014

A soulful outcry
A soulful outcryArticle

Live theatre has the power to consume you. Tin Bucket Drum devours you alive, body and soul. Our divine Nomvula, a spirited child with a revolutionary heart born into a country with a cruel and silent dictatorship in Tin Bucket Drum is a proud and vigorous young survivor who will not allow the system to crush the "unlawful rhythm" of her soul, or still the passionate beating of her heart.

Daniel Dercksen 20 Aug 2013

Tin Bucket Drum for Kalk Bay TheatreArticle

Cape Town audiences finally have the chance to see Neil Coppen's internationally acclaimed Tin Bucket Drum. The production will be performed at Kalk Bay Theatre in Cape Town from 14 August to 8 September 2013.

12 Aug 2013

Full programme for Kalk Bay Theatre announced
Full programme for Kalk Bay Theatre announcedArticle

Simon Cooper, owner of Kalk Bay Theatre, has announced a jam-packed line-up for 2013, saying: "We have an intoxicating mix of music, cabaret, high-energy dance, comedy, drama and premières of new South African productions."

22 Feb 2013

Eat Out DStv Restaurant Awards nominees announced
Eat Out DStv Restaurant Awards nominees announcedArticle

The nominees for the 2012 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards have been announced, in the categories: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Service Excellence Award.

20 Sep 2012

M-Net increases Africa Magic content
M-Net increases Africa Magic contentArticle

MultiChoice Malawi has announced that M-Net, the South Africa-based pay TV channel, will be increasing their range of Africa Magic channels in celebration of a decade long service to their viewers.

Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 6 Mar 2012

Eat Out nominees announced
Eat Out nominees announcedArticle

The nominees for the premier category of the 2011 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards have been announced. This year there are also six new categories: Best Asian Restaurant, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Steakhouse, Best Country-Style Restaurant and Best Bistro as well as the Boschendal Style Award for the most stylish restaurant.

7 Oct 2011

African cinema on the big screen
African cinema on the big screenArticle

Africa will be the main attraction at a film festival, which runs from 21 October to 5 November in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 2010 Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival is the fifth edition of its kind, with this year's productions sharing themes of celebration, freedom and independence, according to festival organisers.

Janine Erasmus 22 Oct 2010

Karoo Moose at the Baxter
Karoo Moose at the BaxterArticle

Lara Foot's Karoo Moose, which has already scooped 15 major South African theatre awards, will be returning to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio for a two-week season from 27 July to 7 August, 2010, at 8.15pm nightly.

19 Jul 2010

South African storytelling rewarded
South African storytelling rewardedArticle

Ogilvy's performance at the 2009 Loeries has boosted the agency's rankings and taken it within the grasp of the leading-agency title. “Our sights are set firmly on this target, but we expect to get there through the continuation of creative work that speaks to the people of South Africa,” comments Ogilvy chairperson, Nunu Ntshingila.

30 Sep 2009

Third Africa in Motion film festival
Third Africa in Motion film festivalArticle

The third Africa in Motion film festival is set to take place 23 October - 2 November 2008 at the Edinburgh Filmhouse in Scotland. AiM 2008 will be a celebration of Africa's diverse cinematic output, with a greater focus on under-represented regions and a more adventurous programme than ever before.

3 Sep 2008

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