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South African-born film editor wins Oscar

Margaret Sixel, the South African-born film editor, won the Oscar for Best Editing in a Feature Film for her work on the action film Mad Max: Fury Road. Her win was one of six Oscars that the film picked up. It adds to the movie's Southern African connections.

Oscar star becomes Casual Day ambassador

sunshine-cinema---thumbZimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabena, whose documentary won an Oscar, has been named a Casual Day ambassador. She has written a theme song for the day, which will be recorded in June and will feature fellow Casual Day ambassador, rapper Tujay Harmonix.

Time travelling with William Kentridge

The South African artist's multimedia chamber opera Refuse the Hour premiers in Cape Town's City Hall on Friday as part of the 2015 Design Indaba Festival. It's an immersive production of "ecstatic journeying inside the frenetic mind of a creative titan", writes Alexandra Dodd in her review.

South African producer’s film wins Oscar

"It's wonderful when the underdog triumphs," South African producer Eric Abraham said after his film Ida took top honours in the Best Foreign Language film category at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Paff audience votes for South African film

South African film Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us won the Audience Choice Award at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film explores the gritty world of Alexandra township in a tale of Thulas and his sister, Zanele.

Watch: African leaders talk growth strategies at Davos

At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos last week, CNBC Africa's Bronwyn Nielsen, South African President Jacob Zuma, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and others discussed ways to boost economic growth on the continent.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year.

South Africans vie for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Two South Africans have been shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, which recognises local solutions to local problems. The engineers will vie with 10 other African inventors to win the £25 000 grand prize and receive commercialisation training and mentoring.

Leading Lady for Seattle debut

Henk Pretorius is taking his latest work, Leading Lady, to the Seattle International Film Festival, where he won the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film for Fanie Fourie's Lobola last year. The romantic comedy premières this weekend.