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An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...
An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...Article

The Best Documentary Feature gong for My Octopus Teacher at this year's Academy Awards has been seen by many critics as the type of underdog story Oscar loves. The film, directed by Pippa Erlich and James Reed, was - like the other South African-themed documentary to wow the Oscars, Searching for Sugarman - the feel-good choice.

Liani Maasdorp and Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk 30 Apr 2021

Q&A with SA director Michael Matthews on Oscar-nominated film Love and Monsters
Q&A with SA director Michael Matthews on Oscar-nominated film Love and MonstersArticle

South African film director Michael Matthews has garnered an Oscar nomination for the Hollywood film Love and Monsters, a mind-blowing apocalyptic adventure that has been described as 'one of the best surprises of 2020'. The film was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 93rd Academy Awards, which was held in Los Angeles on 25 April 2021.

Daniel Dercksen 28 Apr 2021

And the Oscars makes 3
And the Oscars makes 3Article

On 25 April, My Octopus Teacher won an Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards in the Documentary Features category...

Issued by Greatstock 28 Apr 2021

All the 2021 Oscar winners!
All the 2021 Oscar winners!Article

The 93rd Academy Awards were hosted at Los Angeles' Union Station and the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on the 25 April 2021...

26 Apr 2021

My Octopus Teacher wins Oscar for Best Documentary
My Octopus Teacher wins Oscar for Best DocumentaryArticle

South African film My Octopus Teacher has won Best Documentary Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, hosted in Los Angeles on 25 April 2021.

26 Apr 2021

3 Afda 2020 graduation films in race for the Oscar
3 Afda 2020 graduation films in race for the OscarArticle

Afda has announced the selection of three 2020 graduation films to compete for the most prestigious award on the motion picture calendar - The Student Academy Awards (Oscars)...

Issued by AFDA 23 Apr 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: The Father and Godzilla vs Kong
#OnTheBigScreen: The Father and Godzilla vs KongArticle

Films opening on this big screen in South Africa, this weekend, include The Father, which is nominated for Best Picture at this year's Oscars, and Godzilla vs Kong, which sees two iconic cinematic monsters face-off.

Daniel Dercksen 26 Mar 2021

#Newsmaker: Penny Verbe joins CreativeDrive as head of content UK & EMEA
#Newsmaker: Penny Verbe joins CreativeDrive as head of content UK & EMEAArticle

Part of Accenture Interactive, CreativeDrive, a global creative content production company, has appointed Penny Verbe as Head of Content for the UK and EMEA....

Evan-Lee Courie 19 Mar 2021

South African documentary My Octopus Teacher nominated for an Oscar
South African documentary My Octopus Teacher nominated for an OscarArticle

The internationally acclaimed South African documentary My Octopus Teacher, directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category...

17 Mar 2021

All the 2021 Oscar nominations
All the 2021 Oscar nominationsArticle

The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas live from London...

16 Mar 2021

12 of the biggest African series and films on Showmax
12 of the biggest African series and films on ShowmaxArticle

Showmax has some exciting African films and series for you to catch up on.

5 Mar 2021

Top films and series of 2020
Top films and series of 2020Article

2020 earmarked the year that saw the collapse of cinemas internationally, the rise of a digital age where films were streamed virtually, and the rebirth of independent filmmaking. It also marked the year of some great films. Here are noteworthy films, streamings and series of 2020...

Daniel Dercksen 30 Dec 2020

African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020
African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020Article

Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Rafiki, Moffie, Buddha in Africa, Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It and more...

Issued by Showmax 15 Dec 2020

Toorbos selected as South Africa's 2021 Oscar entry
Toorbos selected as South Africa's 2021 Oscar entryArticle

The adaptation of Dalene Matthee's best-selling novel Toorbos has been selected as South Africa's entry for the Best International Feature Film Award at the 2021 Academy Awards. Directed by René van Rooyen, the film is currently on circuit in South African cinemas...

17 Nov 2020

Greatstock contributor takes top honours at 2020 Jackson Wild Media Awards
Greatstock contributor takes top honours at 2020 Jackson Wild Media AwardsArticle

Congratulations to contributor Craig Foster, as My Octopus Teacher continues to garner widespread acclaim, winning the 2020 Wild Media Grand Teton Award at Jackson Wild - Nature films' equivalent to the Oscars...

Issued by Greatstock 16 Oct 2020

6 NPOs receive R250k donation from Naked Insurance
6 NPOs receive R250k donation from Naked InsuranceArticle

Naked Insurance recently donated about R250,000 to six NPOs. Here's how the funds will be used by each social cause...

15 Oct 2020

Big win for SA's Sindiso Khumalo at Green Carpet Fashion Awards
Big win for SA's Sindiso Khumalo at Green Carpet Fashion AwardsArticle

South African textile and fashion designer Sindiso Khumalo has scooped the title of Independent Designer of the Year at the prestigious Green Carpet Fashion Awards.

12 Oct 2020

8 African highlights to stream on Showmax, from Love Island in Cape Town to Sol Family in Kenya to Big Brother in Nigeria
8 African highlights to stream on Showmax, from Love Island in Cape Town to Sol Family in Kenya to Big Brother in NigeriaArticle

Here are eight African highlights you can catch on Showmax, from Love Island in Cape Town to Sol Family in Kenya to Big Brother in Nigeria...

Issued by Showmax 27 Aug 2020

2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition
2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film CompetitionArticle

A total of 10 short films, including two from South Africa, have been selected for the African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition - which is being held by the Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie...

2 Jul 2020

The 12 best international series on Showmax this June
The 12 best international series on Showmax this JuneArticle

Golden Globe nominee Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy in Grey's Anatomy) and Alessandro Borghi (Suburra), who's won acting awards at Venice and Berlin, co-star in this adaptation of the bestselling book by Italian trader Guido Maria Brera - an insider's look at the world of millionaire bankers...

Issued by Showmax 5 Jun 2020

Afda animation film Hadeda making a racket abroad
Afda animation film Hadeda making a racket abroadArticle

The 2019 third year Afda Johannesburg graduation animation film, Hadeda, directed by Nuha Suliman, has been selected as a semi-finalist at the Lagos International Festival of Animation, Lifanima, in Nigeria...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 21 May 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Darren "Whackhead" Simpson, breakfast show host on Kfm 94.5
#BehindtheSelfie with... Darren "Whackhead" Simpson, breakfast show host on Kfm 94.5Article

This week, we go behind the selfie with Darren "Whackhead" Simpson, breakfast show host on Kfm 94.5's Kfm Mornings...

Jessica Tennant 21 Apr 2020

Afda student films in race for the Oscars
Afda student films in race for the OscarsArticle

Three Afda 2019 graduation films selected as candidates to compete for the most prestigious awards on the motion picture calendar - The Student Academy Awards (Oscars)...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 21 Apr 2020

Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual Awards
Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual AwardsArticle

The One Club for Creativity has announced the finalists for the global ADC 99th Annual Awards...

21 Apr 2020

Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the way
Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the wayArticle

Jane Fonda hit the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony in a beaded red dress by Elie Saab - a gown she had previously worn at Cannes....

Mark Liu 14 Feb 2020

All the winners of the 2020 Oscars
All the winners of the 2020 OscarsArticle

The 92nd Academy Awards was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States...

10 Feb 2020

Screen grab from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: Corny but convincingArticle

King Price's 'cultural appropriation' ad has the desired impact, and because of effective marketing, Alonso crash was a positive for Toyota...

Brendan Seery 20 Jan 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 1917, Les Misérables  and The Grudge
#OnTheBigScreen: 1917, Les Misérables and The GrudgeArticle

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Sam Mendes's Oscar-nominated World War I epic, 1917; Ladj Ly's Oscar-nominated full-length feature film debut, Les Misérables; and a reboot of The Grudge...

Daniel Dercksen 17 Jan 2020

#FairnessFirst: Renewed call for #TimesUp in the entertainment media industry
#FairnessFirst: Renewed call for #TimesUp in the entertainment media industryArticle

Annual film award season is in full swing, swiftly tailed by the annual hashtags signifying lack of industry diversity. This year, in addition to #OscarsSoWhite there's been a focus on #DirectorsSoMale and renewed call to stand with the #TimesUp movement...

Leigh Andrews 17 Jan 2020

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
Brand humanity marketing trends 2020Article

2019 saw some poignant and outstanding advertising - cutting through old-style brand "boasting" and putting people (different kinds of people) in the spotlight...

Sheila McGillivray 8 Jan 2020

Startups represent Africa at Global Startup Awards 2019
Startups represent Africa at Global Startup Awards 2019Article

Six startups represented the African continent at the Global Startup Awards 2019, which took place in Changsha, China from 11-14 December 2019...

17 Dec 2019

#Bestof2019: 10 Showmax hits from Africa that made waves internationally
#Bestof2019: 10 Showmax hits from Africa that made waves internationallyArticle

Here are 10 hits from Africa and its diaspora that made waves internationally this year, which are all available on Showmax...

9 Dec 2019

What to watch at the 6th European Film Fest
What to watch at the 6th European Film FestArticle

The sixth annual European Film Festival will be held at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town from 29 November to 8 December 2019...

Daniel Dercksen 28 Nov 2019

The annual AFDA Online Graduation Festival goes live
The annual AFDA Online Graduation Festival goes liveArticle

Our students offer you the opportunity to watch over 60 of their films, TV pilots and documentaries online...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 28 Nov 2019

Winners of the Oscars of South African Business announced
Winners of the Oscars of South African Business announcedArticle

On 20 November 2019, the 17th Annual National Business Awards - brought to you by Topco Media and held in partnership with the Vision 2030 Awards - celebrated top performing businesses and executives at Emperors Palace...

Issued by Topco Media 27 Nov 2019

6 of the best: South African highlights on Showmax this November
6 of the best: South African highlights on Showmax this NovemberArticle

Buddha in Africa; Trackers; The Herd; Carnage; the winning Silwerskerm short films; Stroop; and more..

Issued by Showmax 26 Nov 2019

"An almost perfect series" - What the critics are saying about Catch-22
"An almost perfect series" - What the critics are saying about Catch-22Article

Catch-22, nominated for two Emmys in 2019 and currently #75 on Rotten Tomatoes' list of the Best TV Shows of 2019 So Far, is now streaming on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 21 Nov 2019

Kantar's Molenaar (second) and Cador (third) with the rest of the the morning's speakers, coverage on the rest to follow soon!
#ExperienceAdvantage: The secret to winning in the age of experienceArticle

Here's what you missed from Barbara Cador, global head of Kantar's CX+ initiative, and Mark Molenaar, head of CX for Kantar South Africa at the Kantar customer experience (CX) advantage 2019 masterclass, with a special focus on learnings from the banking industry...

Leigh Andrews 28 Oct 2019

Discover emerging young creatives at the AFDA Graduation Festival 2019
Discover emerging young creatives at the AFDA Graduation Festival 2019Article

The AFDA Graduation Festival 2019 will showcase over 130 productions from the respective AFDA campuses...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 28 Oct 2019

Entries open for the 2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, IoT Conference & Awards
Entries open for the 2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, IoT Conference & AwardsArticle

2019 sees MTN Business bringing two events on the annual ICT calendar together. The MTN Business App of the Year Awards and IoT Conference & Awards...

22 Aug 2019

Screen grab from Nedbank's Secrets.
#OrchidsandOnions: Secrets we don't talk about, but shouldArticle

Orchids to Nedbank for deciding to do a positive thing and get people thinking, while Rosebank Day Spa gets an Onion for a lost opportunity...

Brendan Seery 12 Aug 2019

Assegai Awards provide roll call of direct marketing greats
Assegai Awards provide roll call of direct marketing greatsArticle

Since 2007, the Assegai Awards have fulfilled a role for South Africa's dynamic direct marketing industry. Like all awards, they provide not only a roster of the greats, but herald the arrival of the contenders...

Issued by DMASA 6 Aug 2019

16 Emmy nominees to binge now on Showmax
16 Emmy nominees to binge now on ShowmaxArticle

The 2019 Emmy Awards nominees have been announced, and three of the five most nominated shows are available to binge now on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 31 Jul 2019

Winners at the FCJ Excellent Awards.
FCJ Excellence Awards announces 2018 winners!Article

Journalists and community newspapers were honoured for work published in 2018 at the annual Forum of Community Journalists' Excellence Awards that took place on Friday 19 July 2019 at the Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion...

22 Jul 2019

Spotlight on the 5050 by 2020 initiative and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's insights at the Women Deliver conference.
#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?Article

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

Leigh Andrews 5 Jul 2019

Winners of the 2018/19 Science Oscars
Winners of the 2018/19 Science OscarsArticle

The NSTF-South32 Awards - known as the 'Science Oscars' - were held at a prestigious gala dinner in Gauteng on Thursday, 27 June 2019...

3 Jul 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 3
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 3Article

The Augmented World Expo recently took place in Silicon Valley, USA. Here, Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 3...

Johan Walters 3 Jun 2019

Winelands village voted tops, up for property 'Oscar' award
Winelands village voted tops, up for property 'Oscar' awardArticle

A community-focused residential and commercial village in the Stellenbosch winelands has been judged as South Africa's best mixed-use property development, placing it in line for one of the most prestigious property awards in the world...

Issued by Leap Communications 28 May 2019

ARRCC features among world's top 100 designers
ARRCC features among world's top 100 designersArticle

Design studio ARRCC, specialising in interior architecture, interior design and décor, will feature in the 23rd volume of the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review...

23 May 2019

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