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Superstition Ain't The Waynew

A powerful performance by a teen actress lifts this morality tale above its station.
Orlando Weekly  |  Justin Strout  |  08-18-2011  |  Reviews

Zulu Nationnew

Ladysmith Black Mambazo continues to bring the heart of South Africa to the world at large.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  02-14-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Human Rights Activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu On How We Can Healnew

Amid all the activities to which Nontombi Naomi Tutu is committed — taking groups to South Africa, facilitating women's retreats through her Sister Sojourner organization, co-writing a book — being mother of three actually speaks loudest to her professional mission.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Kirsten Akens  |  02-11-2010  |  Race & Class

Eastwood on the Pitch: At 79, Clint tackles Mandela in 'Invictus'new

It’s the 24th day of filming on Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, the 30th film he has directed in a career that now spans more than a half-century — and, as usual on an Eastwood set, if you didn’t know they were shooting a major Hollywood movie here, you’d be none the wiser.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  12-11-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Bloody but Unbowed: Clint Eastwood's 'Invictus'new

The two things Invictus has going for it are the use of Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) as its central character and its underdog sports story. Americans like against-all-odds athletic tales. Even so, I think it may be something of a hard sell. Hoosiers this isn’t.
Artvoice  |  George Sax  |  12-11-2009  |  Reviews

'Invictus' Starts Out Strong, But Devolves Into a Mediocre Sports Movienew

The film seems like it's on its way to greatness in the beginning, with Nelson Mandela dealing with the difficulties of being South Africa's first black president. Unfortunately, the film goes off track; by its underwhelming sporting-event finale, it has completely lost focus.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  12-10-2009  |  Reviews

'Disgrace' Faces the Facts of Post-Apartheid South Africanew

This film adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's brilliant 1999 novel looks the chaos and hatred of postapartheid South Africa squarely in the face, probing the terrible fallout from white denial and pride without patronizing blacks by caricaturing them as noble victims.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  09-25-2009  |  Reviews

'District 9' Uses Alien Invasion as Apartheid Metaphornew

With its corrugated tin sheds and abject poverty, District 9 stands in for the township settlements where more than a million South African blacks still live without basic human services, two decades after the end of apartheid.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  08-14-2009  |  Reviews

Thabo Mbeki's Spectacular Fall from Gracenew

It was widely believed of South Africa's outgoing president, Thabo Mbeki, that the only time he wasn't plotting was when he was asleep. More than his bizarre views on AIDS or even his failure to do much for South Africa's poor, it was that reputation as an inveterate plotter that finally brought him down.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  09-24-2008  |  International

South African Hip-hop Hero Tumi Goes Solonew

Tumi has the verbal dexterity of Pharoahe Monch and the lyrical clarity of Nasir Jones. His moniker often gets bandied about in "who's the best MC?" conversations across the globe.
NOW Magazine  |  Addi Stewart  |  08-04-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Takes on Everything from GMOs to Greenhouse Gasesnew

The group was born out of Apartheid South Africa and a group of Protestant shareholders who asked General Motors to reconsider its extensive investment in the country. Executive director Laura Berry talks to us about the ensuing 37 years, and how they group uses shareholder power to influence a host of issues.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  04-16-2008  |  Business & Labor

The Taste of Immediacynew

Blair samples the wines of South Africa.
East Bay Express  |  Blair Campbell  |  09-20-2006  |  Food+Drink

Tony Eprile: Out of South Africanew

South African-born Tony Eprile talks about his upbringing and his new novel, The Persistence of Memory.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  10-12-2005  |  Books

A South African Crime Legend Gets His Duenew

In Johannesburg, Canadian filmmaker Bronwen Hughes scrapped her original script for Stander and wrote a more subtle story about an ambitious career cop who turned from police work to a life of crime.
Montreal Mirror  |  Sarah Rowland  |  12-08-2004  |  Profiles & Interviews

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