SABC yet to decide on renaming Studio 5 after Joe Mafela

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is yet to deal with a request to name Studio 5 after the late veteran actor, Joe Mafela, four months after his death...

Iranian film wins at DIFF

Mohammad Rasoulof’s The White Meadows (Iran) has been judged Best Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) which closed on 1 August.

Soccer lifestyle show revamped

South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) club Mamelodi Sundowns set a Johannesburg production company the challenge to come up with a fresh new look...

UK’s first gay channel launches

The UK’s first dedicated channel to same-sex couples, their families and friends, TogetherTV™ will launch on 1 September as a sub-channel on TV Polari - the first, UK-launched and globally broadcast, lifestyle IPTV channel for a gay and lesbian audience.

SABC board meets Parliament

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) issued the following statement on 16 August regarding its meeting with the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications.

Music video travels the back roads

The latest project from Generous Pictures is a four-minute music video for the fresh-faced local pop band, Dear Reader.

4 SA films at Toronto

Akin Omotoso’s Jesus and the Giant, Anthony Fabian’s Skin, Francois Verster’s Sea Point Days and Steve Jacob’s screen adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author JM Coetzee’s Disgrace are the four South African films that will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which takes place in Canada from 4 to 13 September.

SAFTAS non-fiction winners

Some of the winners in the non-fiction categories of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS) announced on 20 February at Madame Zingara’s Theatre of Dreams in Johannesburg include Let’s chat with Mel (Best Talk Show),

Stanton heads up PR at Joe Public

Keri-Ann Stanton will head up the new PR division at communications group Joe Public from the beginning of September...

Journalists take strike action

BBC journalists who are members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) launched a 48-hour strike on Friday 5 November as a protest against changes to pension plans.
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