South Africans Doing Great Things

Black Filmmakers Festival tackles need to open up the industry

A collective of filmmakers is addressing the need to provide platforms for Black filmmakers to showcase and celebrate their work.

The Black Filmmakers Festival hosts monthly film screenings in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

According to Black Filmmakers Festival founder and director Simbi Seam Nkula, the films that are screened are those in which Black filmmakers have played a major role.

Nkula says that the festival also hosts workshops and talks to upskill and expand platforms for Black filmmakers.

Speaking to #NightTalk's Lovelyn Nwadeyi, Nkula says that Black filmmakers in the country experience challenges of breaking into the industry and getting recognised for their work.

Listen to the conversation below:

Read More
Recognising the experience of women in South African mines

Recognising the experience of women in South African mines

Dr Asanda Benya has done work to put under the spotlight the role of women in the occupational culture of South African mines.

Broadening the taste of Khayelitsha's spinach revolution

Broadening the taste of Khayelitsha's spinach revolution

Espinaca Innovations founder Lufefe Nomjana describes how he has grown his bakery business which produces goods made from spinach.

Makhamisa keeps mouths open with its distinctly Mzansi sauces

Makhamisa keeps mouths open with its distinctly Mzansi sauces

Terence Leluma describes the entrepreneurial journey of Makhamisa Foods which has introduced a proudly South African brand of sauces.

Developing future leaders for a stronger Africa

Developing future leaders for a stronger Africa

The African Leadership Academy works to strengthen Africa by developing the next generation of leaders.

Tony Award nominated playwright Liesl Tommy on #NightTalk

Tony Award nominated playwright Liesl Tommy on #NightTalk

Cape Town born Liesl Tommy is the director of six time Tony Award nominated play Eclipsed. She spoke to #NightTalk's Gugs and Wasanga as a South African doing great things.

#OpenUpTheIndustry discussed on #NightTalk

#OpenUpTheIndustry discussed on #NightTalk

Gugs and Sizwe were joined in studio by Bonang Matheba, Tim Horwood and Kutlwano Ditsebe to continue the #OpenUpTheIndustry discussion which revealed barriers to entry in the local entertainment industry.

Popular articles
Eusebius McKaiser: Where the hell were you in the making of JZ, Mathews Phosa?

Eusebius McKaiser: Where the hell were you in the making of JZ, Mathews Phosa?

Eusebius McKaiser uses Open Line to send a message to former ANC Treasury who has recently urged Zuma to step down.

Does God exist? A debate

Does God exist? A debate

Eusebius McKaiser hosted a heated debate on God's existence with atheist Jacques Rousseau and believer Mahlatse Winston Mashua.

Sars officials sniff out 271kg of cocaine in biggest bust to date

Sars officials sniff out 271kg of cocaine in biggest bust to date

Cocaine weighing 271kg, with an estimated street value of R78 million, was confiscated by Sars officials at the OR Tambo Airport.

How Airbnb has made renting in Cape Town even more pricey

How Airbnb has made renting in Cape Town even more pricey

Property management company PayProp argues that Airbnb has driven down rental availability and driven up rental prices in the CBD.