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  • Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial to Get Its Own TV Channel

    A 24-hour television channel dedicated to round-the-clock coverage of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial will be launched in March, the South African cable provider MultiChoice announced Wednesday. The network will go on air just one day before the double-...
  • Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction

    Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction
    During the course of her career, South Africa’s Mamphela Ramphele has assumed many roles — anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor, academic and businesswoman, just to name a few.   After the bloody uprising in Johannesburg’s Soweto...
  • South Africa demands apology over U.S. detention of ex-official

    South Africa demands apology over U.S. detention of ex-official
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week. In an...
  • Court sentences white supremacists who plotted to kill Mandela

    Court sentences white supremacists who plotted to kill Mandela
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Members of a white supremacist Afrikaner "army" who hatched a poorly planned plot to assassinate former South African President Nelson Mandela were sentenced Tuesday to as many as 35 years in prison. The 21 defendants...
  • Wine's dirty truth

    Wine's dirty truth
    Warren Winiarski, former University of Chicago lecturer and iconic founder of Napa Valley's Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, was fond of stating that good wine depends on three G's: "the grapes, the ground and the guy." (The aphorism dates to the 1970s; today,...
  • It's in the dirt

    It's in the dirt
    "When we have visitors to our winery," says Christopher Howell, winemaker and general manager at Cain Vineyard & Winery in Napa Valley, Calif., "I remind them of the most basic thing: that wine comes from grapes, that grapes grow in vineyards and that...
  • Toronto, Venice Film Festivals Offer How-to Course in Planning

    Toronto and Venice kicked festival season into high gear when they unveiled their lineups on July 23 and 25, respectively. The two announcements also offered reminders that festivals are like film franchises: You must fulfill audience expectations yet...
  • Montreal World Fest Includes 113 Int'l Premieres

    The Montreal World Film Festival announced its full slate of 432 films from around the globe on Tuesday, including 113 world or international feature preems. From the U.S. "The Red Robin" by Michael Z. Wechsler competes in the World section while Adam...
  • ‘Elysium’ director Neill Blomkamp on political sci-fi: Society gets to me

     
    In the future-set utopia that Neill Blomkamp dreamed up for “Elysium,” the lawns are manicured and lush, the women are […]...
  • This Sunday, wines of South Africa, braai (barbecue) and music in Hollywood

    This Sunday, wines of South Africa, braai (barbecue) and music in Hollywood
    This sounds like fun. On Sunday, Nov. 3, Wines of South Africa Braai Tour: Los Angeles Edition rolls into Raleigh Studios in Hollywood for an wine tasting event billed as “from BBQ to braai.” Braai (pronounced "bry") is Afrikaans for...
  • Oscar Pistorius to face gun charges unrelated to murder case

    Oscar Pistorius to face gun charges unrelated to murder case
    South African runner Oscar Pistorius was indicted Wednesday on two new charges that are believed to allege he fired guns in public during separate incidents that occurred before he killed his girlfriend in his apartment in February. Already indicted...