South African filmmaker Sandulela Asanda, Berlinale

SA filmmaker’s coming-of-age comedy breaks taboos in Berlin

By Cassie Jo 11-03-23 16:26

South African filmmaker Sandulela Asanda, was in Berlin recently with her coming-of-age concept film, ‘Mirror Mirror’, starring Luhle Macanda, Buhle Ngaba and Mpumi Sizani. The powerful, funny and provocative short film was warmly received amongst the Berlinale’s Generation14plus Programme. Sandulela, who is a graduate of the AFDA Film School in Cape Town, spoke to SAPeople […]

DAM on Showmax

Pallance Dladla on his SAFTA-nominated role in SA hit DAM

By Jenni Baxter 16-02-23 15:47

DAM S2 is now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes on Thursdays until 23 March 2023. Created by four-time SAFTA winner Alex Yazbek, the first season of twisty and twisted thriller was one of the 10 most-watched titles of 2021 on Showmax and the most nominated drama series at the 2022 SAFTAs, earning rave reviews for […]

Shimoni Joburg Film Festival

INTERVIEW: Kenyan Director’s ‘Shimoni’ Competing in Joburg Film Festival

By Cassie Jo 05-02-23 19:54

‘Shimoni’, a directorial debut feature by Kenyan director Angela Wanjiku Wamai, is competing in the Joburg Film Festival where it had its African premiere yesterday. The film was also among the Bright Future films at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Angela told SAPeople: “I couldn’t make it (to Joburg) because I’m doing a writing […]

Men in the Sun

Interview with South African-Based Producer of Red Sea Project

By Cassie Jo 26-10-23 14:34

Interview with Geoff Arbourne, the South African-based English Producer of ‘Men In the Sun’, a Red Sea Souk Project at the 2nd edition of the Red Sea Film Festival. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. So you’re living in Cape Town. Geoff: I am. How long have you been living there for? […]


INTERVIEW: L’Avenir Du Cinéma Au Sénégal Avec Germain Coly

By Cassie Jo 26-10-23 14:37

Interview avec le Directeur de la Cinématographie, du FOPICA, sur le futur du cinéma qui se développe dorénavant au Sénégal, dans le contexte du Red Sea Film Festival (RSIFF) 2022. Cet article a été édité pour des raisons de cohérence et de longueur. Commençons par la création de FOPICA et sur ce que vous faites. […]

Heaven Reaches down to Earth

Saudi Film Festival Supports South African Filmmakers

By Cassie Jo 27-10-23 17:16

South African Filmmakers Tebogo Malebogo and Petrus van Staden are at the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) with their project ‘Where is the healer?’. They sat down to speak to SAPeople. Tebogo and Peet, could you tell us a bit about yourselves and your backgrounds? Tebogo: I’m a South African filmmaker. I finished my matric […]

Dr Sanushka Moodley Baragwanath Psychiatrist

SA Psychiatrist Dr Moodley on Mental Health’s Vital Role During a Pandemic

By Dr Ahmed Badat 05-03-21 12:21

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen health care workers from a variety of disciplines and expertise come together to provide an integrated response to a rapidly evolving environment. Dr Sanushka Moodley, a consultant psychiatrist at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and the University of the Witwatersrand, is one of South Africa’s many phenomenal health care workers […]

South Africa Harnesses Listening Power to Build Social Cohesion

By Jennie Glover 13-02-19 16:25

As South Africa joins the globe in celebrating World Radio Day, Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says the country must harness the power of radio to promote social cohesion. “There is a growing need for us as a country to harness the power of radio to promote nation-building projects. The protection of our indigenous languages […]

Looking for Lasting Love? SA’s Top Matchmaker Shares the Secret(s)

By SAPeople Contributor 07-02-19 12:08

Valentine’s Day is only a week away when the world focuses on LOVE. One of the country’s foremost professional matchmakers warns that modern living with all its stresses and technological advances can rob South Africans of the necessary skills to create and maintain healthy relationships. Kas Naidoo believes that SA’s alarming divorce rate could be lowered if […]

This Week on Carte Blanche: Fish Poaching in Hangberg and Prescribed Minimum Medical Aid Benefits

By SAPeople Contributor 21-09-18 21:23

This week’s episode of Carte Blanche, screened on Sunday in South Africa, is available to South Africans abroad from Tuesday 25th September 2018 – if you subscribe to Showmax.This week’s topics include: Hangberg on Edge Missing and presumed dead, small-scale fisherman Durick van Blerk disappeared overboard after a confrontation with anti-poaching police patrol in August. […]

Hope Afterwards

Hope for Poached Rhino Called Hope – a ‘STROOP’ Update with Photos

By SAPeople 29-06-15 13:41

A rhino called ‘Hope’ is making headlines around the world since she survived a brutal poaching attack, and against all odds, continues to live. Wildlife television presenter Bonné de Bod, along with cinematographer Susan Scott, is currently making ‘STROOP’ – the Afrikaans documentary feature film (with English subtitles) on the rhino poaching crisis. The filmmakers were […]

World Aids Day South Africa

Watch: Living with HIV, challenging stigma

By SAPeople Contributor 08-01-21 22:44

In a series of powerful videos, South Africans of all kinds share their experiences of finding out they were HIV-positive, and how being open about their status helped them fight the stigma of the virus and find real support from true friends and family. Cindy Pivacic, 56 Ten years ago, Cindy Pivacic’s partner infected her […]

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