| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Like many a biopic before it, "Winnie Mandela" shoehorns an exceptional life into the standard template of a highlights reel, lurching from one Important Moment to the next. The sense of what's important is often skewed in this portrait of South Africa'...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Completion guarantor Film Finances Inc. is launching a South African arm to be headed by longtime local Endemol exec Jane Fry.
Fry, who spent 15 years at Endemol South Africa and also served as an overseas production accountant on several international...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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-...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:23 PM
JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East.
But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:56 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The trouble with writing poetry, as terrorism suspect Samantha Lewthwaite found when she penned an ode to Osama bin Laden after his death, is finding elegant rhymes.
Martyred, for example, can be reasonably rhymed with...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 10:02 AM
In the future-set utopia that Neill Blomkamp dreamed up for “Elysium,” the lawns are manicured and lush, the women are […]...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:02 PM
There’s more about William Rankin below, but here’s some of what we talked about during a phone interview.
He’s a relative newcomer to the Democratic Party, changing his registration, he said, in 2012. He’d been no party...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:48 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:23 PM
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.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:52 AM
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...