Government supports film industry
Government is committed to supporting the film industry to ensure that it continues to contribute to South Africa’s economic growth, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Davies said the country has recognised the significance of the film industry which not only tells South African stories but also contributes... Read more
Community book clubs roll-out across schools to power literacy
A decision has been taken to roll out community school book clubs, which were piloted in four local schools last year, to twelve schools, following resounding literacy results and growing support amongst learners and schools. “A unanimous agreement that belonging to a book club helps reading skills has been... Read more
SA film industry continues to attract investment
The South African film and television industry continues to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and create employment for the services sector, despite the economic challenges that South Africa experienced. Following a site visit to the Cape Town Film Studios on Wednesday, acting chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Trade... Read more
Ithuba ups the stakes with R30 million guaranteed jackpot
It’s out with the old and in with the new for the TV draws of the National Lottery operator, Ithuba. After 17 years of much the same format, Ithuba felt the time was right for the South African Lottery to upgrade its television shows which attract millions of viewers... Read more
Incentive to support black filmmakers
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will spend R100 million to support emerging black filmmakers. “The dti will spend R100 million to support emerging black filmmakers through the South Africa Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive by the end of March 2018,” said the department’s Director of Film Production Nelly... Read more
Something’s brewing at the 2nd Cheers Beer Festival at Emperors Palace
Craft beer fans can look forward to sampling some of South Africa’s refreshingly unique brews at the Cheers Beer Festival, taking place on 10 June at the Red Roman Shed at Emperors Palace. The event will kick off at 12h00 and will feature a wide variety of artisanal drinks... Read more
Expansion plans for City Lodge Summerstrand hotel
02-07-2015 –In support for the Chris Hani Craft Hub initiative, ECDC together with the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Chris Hani District Municipality, Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), and the Queens Hotel and Casino collectively invested R300 000 towards the show’s success.   June, 30, 2015: Queenstown-based... Read more
30-10-2013 – It’s official – Port Elizabeth is home to the best Shisa Nyama in South Africa – that’s if the taste buds of the esteemed panel of judges at the first-ever Nando’s Shisa Nyama Championship held at Bahama Bar in KwaThema, Springs last Saturday hold sway! Got off the... Read more
An environmental impact assessment has been initiated for a new golf estate at Chintsa, although an EIA will only be needed for eight of the holes as the others have been constructed on land that historically has been cultivated. The eight holes that require environmental authorisation from the Department... Read more