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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.

The art of weaponry

Ralph Ziman worked with a group of Zimbabwean wire beaders to make replica AK-47s and ammunition. Then he took photos in downtown Joburg, depicting an eerie, frightening world for his exhibition, Ghosts. It was not to glamorise guns, he says, but to spark a debate.

Strong SA entry for Molokai Challenge

Twelve-time champion Oscar Chalupsky and world marathon champion Hank McGregor will spearhead a strong South African challenge at the annual Maui Jim Molokai Challenge & Surfski World Championship in Hawaii on Sunday.

How Africa tweets

Johannesburg and Cairo are the most active on Twitter, according to new research by Portland Communications. English, French and Arabic are the most common languages, accounting for over 75% of all tweets on the continent. But African languages, notably isiZulu, Swahili, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, are making an increasingly strong showing.

SA’s Baker stars at Big Wave Awards

South African surfer Grant "Twiggy" Baker picked up two awards at the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards in Southern California on Friday evening, cementing his position as one of the world's great big wave riders.

SA’s Baker stars at Big Wave Awards

South African surfer Grant "Twiggy" Baker picked up two awards at the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards in Southern California on Friday evening, cementing his position as one of the world's great big wave riders.

More awards for South Africa’s

South African feel-good movie Felix has added to its long list of accolades by winning three more awards at international film festivals in March and April, bringing to 13 the number of awards the film has scooped so far.

Feature film shows arresting beauty of Lesotho

A slew of international awards has been bagged by The Forgotten Kingdom, a story of a young man's return to his roots inspired by and filmed in the mystical magic of Lesotho. The cinematography matches the breath-taking scenery, earning its cinematographer the Haskell Wexler Award in New York.

Pistorius, Dewani cases validate South Africa’s robust justice system

After unrelenting global media coverage of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, the spotlight will again be on South Africa, its Constitution and the strength of its legal system when Shrien Dewani is extradited from the UK to answer to the court about the murder of his bride, Anni Hindocha.

Small boy with big dreams

Josh Thirion dreams of being a celebrity television chef. And at nine, he’s already well on his way following the publication of his award-winning cookery and activity book, Cook with Josh.
Cultural group writes own history