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High five for South African film in Toronto

The universal theme of redemption and the beloved tropes of the western genre – and the great film-making – bring acclaim to Five Fingers for...

South Africa’s tallest structures and buildings

There are 54 skyscrapers in South Africa that are more than 100m high, according to the Skyscraper Center global database. Of these, four are...

Cult South African novel to get film adaptation

Cape Town-based author Charlie Human’s critically acclaimed Apocalypse Now Now will be made into a feature film, with the award-winning District 9 and Chappie screenwriter adapting the novel for local production company Be Phat Motel and its international partners.

Leon Schuster: Mad Buddy of SA film

South African film legend Leon Schuster has hit the local circuit with Mad Buddies, his 15th feature in a career that has tickled the national funny bone for more than three decades. Anton Burggraaf gets a handle on Schuster, the madness and his rampant success.

South Africa adds to film incentives

Changes to the incentives for foreign film and television productions will enable local post-production companies to attract work that is not necessarily filmed in South Africa, helping to sustain and grow South Africa's film industry.

Cannes triumph for South African films

The South African film industry had a strong presence at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, with 24 films and documentaries on show and a handful of awards and commendations to bring home.
SA short film makes festival finals

All eyes on Spud: The Movie

Based on the best-selling book series by John van de Ruit, Spud: The Movie hit the local circuit on 3 December 2010 - the latest in a crop of recent productions demonstrating the calibre of South African filmmaking.

South African short film makes festival finals

The 60-second film Gumboots, directed by Cape Town-based Bauke Brouwer, has become the first South African production to make the shortlist of the Filminute international film festival.