Monday, September 30, 2013

Auditions & Theatre News Across South Africa

Auditions for young dancers will be held to take part in Cape Town City Ballet's Christmas Season production on Saturday 5 October.
Dancers are needed for an exciting new ballet, The Tin Soldier, choreographed by the company’s artistic director, Robin van Wyk. The work will be presented at Artscape from 11-24 December and is based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale of The Steadfast Tin Soldier.

Young dancers are required for the roles of Pillows, Lambs and Little Boys. Auditions will be held for girls between the ages of 9 -11 (Pillows), and 12 – 15 (Lambs) to fill the parts. The number will be danced on pointe. Boys between the ages of 9-15 are invited to audition for the parts of Little Boys.
Auditions will be held on 5 October 2013 from 11h30-12h30 at the UCT School of Dance Lower Campus, Woolsack Drive in Rosebank.
Rehearsals will take place every Wednesday between 16h00-18h00, starting on Wednesday 23 October. Once a dancer has been chosen to be in the production, a more detailed schedule will be provided. Dancers will be required to be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Interested parties can require an application form from Robin van Wyk, Artistic Director, Cape Town City Ballet or 021 650 2400 (please leave a detailed message with contact number if not answered).

iLembe will be presented in association between The Playhouse Company and the Sibikwa Arts Centre.  Auditions will be held from 7-12 October 2013, from 09:30 am to 16:30 pm. “iLembe” will be staged at the Playhouse in April - May 2014 as part of The Playhouse Company’s New Stages season. iLembe is a potent drama depicting  the last few months of the reign of King Shaka before his death.

The Directors seek to audition male dancers between the ages of 20 -30 years who can sing and have training in contemporary and African dance. The Dancers are required to prepare a short dance piece and a song. The Directors are looking for three women who have some storytelling experience and are above 35 years old to sing and play traditional South African bow instruments.  To read more click here

Aspirant performers must have professional experience. Auditions will take place at The Playhouse in the Arts Administration Building , Rehearsal Room A1. Please contact Phyllis Klotz on 011 422 4359 or by Friday 4th October no later than 12pm to book your audition slot.

The play The Beauty of Incomplete Things, that will be staged at The Intimate Theatre in Cape Town in February 2014, will take place in Cape Town on Saturday, Oct 19th between 2pm and 5pm, with call backs on October 26.
To celebrate his birthday, flamboyant artist David sneaks a young hustler off to a remote cabin in the woods. Chaos erupts when renowned actor Lawrence gatecrashes the affair to stage the ultimate retribution.
The roles for David (aged 30 plus), Tommy (20s) and Lawrence (40 plus) will be auditioned. Actors must be available for rehearsals from January 6 until February 1, performances on stage from Feb 4 until February 23, and a possible film shoot from February 24 until March 2. For more information email

The Theatre Benevolent Fund (TBF) is a welfare and humanitarian fund that supports all individuals who have been connected to the performing arts on a professional basis  and who now find themselves in financial difficulties because of old age or ill health. TBF does this by providing care to aged and/or seriously ill performing artists. The care could be in the form of monthly financial grants, donations for funeral expenses, assistance with medical expenses or placement in care centres or old age homes.

TBF is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation and their assistance is available to any professional performing artist at any stage in their life. For more information visit their website at, or contact their chairperson, Barry Snow, on

Technical Production Manager required to manage the overall technical requirements for a chamber opera touring in Cape Town and Europe from April to July 2014 and again in September and October/November 2014.

- Technical liaison between company and various performance venues/festivals.
- To be able to interpret theatre plans and implement stage designs in Auto-Cad.
- Implement a lighting design created by the designer.
- Sound knowledge of video projection.
- Experience with European crews and technical set-ups.

Please send CV with references to Barbara at

(Source - Pansa) 

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Calling all Actors in Jozi

Are you a trained Actor or Dancer?
Do you need to supplement your income?
Are you responsible, fun and creative with lots of energy?
Do you enjoy being around children aged 5 – 9 years old?
Do you hold a Driving License with access to a car?

Buzz - Drama, Dance and Singing Workshops is auditioning for new Workshop Leaders

Send CV and Headshot to – if entry is incomplete you will not be considered to audition

Should we Invite you to Audition, you MUST without EXCEPTION be available for the audition considered to audition and subsequent training date and time, should you be INVITED for training 

27 September 2013 10.30-12.30 

(workshop audition, wear comfortable clothes)
Billiard Room, Norscot Manor Penguin Drive, (just off Leslie Ave), Fourways
Research own route and travel – We will not be able to take calls for directions on the day. NO Late Arrivals admitted

(should you be invited after successful auditions)

(workshop training, wear comfortable clothes)


8 October 2013 9.00 – 13.00

Billiard Room, Norscot Manor Penguin Drive, (just off Leslie Ave), Fourways
Research own route and travel – We will not be able to take calls for directions on the day. NO Late Arrivals admitted

Workshop leaders for Buzz work as self-employed contractors and are paid a competitive wage PLUS a commission structure is in place should you grow with the company and take on a management role.

Work range from regular weekly teaching jobs to once off promotional and curriculum based Drama Workshops in Primary Schools and Children’s parties. You will be required to attend a training session every 6 months.

Should we call you to audition you need to have prepared an age appropriate
Drama game for 5 – 9 year children. We will ask you to set up and lead this game.

(Source - Pansa) 
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Auditions for Big Brother Mzansi

Audition here:
Durban at the BAT Centre on Saturday, 12 October and Sunday, 13 October;
Johannesburg at The Pyramid Conference and Venue Centre on Saturday, 19 October and Sunday, 20 October;
Cape Town at The River Club on Saturday, 26 October and Sunday, 27 October.

Big Brother Mzansi will take place nearly 13 years after the first-ever Big Brother on African soil grabbed the attention of South Africans in 2001.
The 24-hour camera surveillance of a group of strangers living in a house, starring in a real-life soap opera, hasn’t altered since then – and has proved to be enduringly popular with viewers.

Although details of the location, host, theme and prize are yet to be revealed, one thing is for sure: only individuals with a taste for adventure of a different kind, as well as the capacity to try and live normally while being watched by viewers around the country need apply!

Wannabe Big Brother Mzansi participants must be over the age of 21 and bring a valid South African ID or work permit/visa to the auditions.

What to take with you:
A photocopy of your South African ID, Passport or relevant Visa in Foreign Passport.
A pen to fill in your entry form.
A Hat and sunscreen in case the lines are long and outdoors.
Water and snacks as the show can't guarantee that you'll be able to buy these at the venue.

What to expect:
You will have an initial interview with a member of the Big Brother Mzansi selection team. If your audition is successful, you will be asked to come back for a second round audition by appointment.

Here's a link to the application form:

(Source - Gig Grapevine)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Winners of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year 2013 Northern Region & Meet the Blackberry Z30

Meet the Winners of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards 2013 Northern Region (Gauteng)

Front Left:
Colin Nxumalo, Against All Odds: Dzivhuluwani Ramabulana, Media24: Nicki Gules,  Chief Officer for Corporate Affairs at Vodacom, Maya Makanjee, Media24: Athandiwe Saba, Joe Thloloe, co-convenor of the judging panel Mary Papayya
Back Left:
Sunday Times: Stephan Hofstatter, Mzilikazi Wa Afrika, Media24: Herman Scholtz, City Press: Loyiso Sidimba, Sunday Times: Robe Rose, City Press: Lucas Ledwaba, Saturday Star: Sameer Naik, Media24: Thanduxolo Jika, Talk Radio 702Gia Nicolaides, ETV, Against All Odds: Eurishka Nadesan , Mpo Lakaje and eNCA: Luxolo Xoli Mngambi.

(Source - Vodacom) 

Meet the Blackberry Z30 Smartphone

BlackBerry introduced the new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, the biggest, fastest and most advanced BlackBerry smartphone. Featuring BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, the new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with a beautiful 5” display and the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone.

For more information about the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, please visit

(Source - Blackberry) 


Africa Frontiers Presents Broadband Access in Africa.  A Seminar on 26 September 2013.
Where: MTN HQ Fairlands
Time: 4pm 
There will be speakers from Frontier Advisory, MTN, Google and Deloitte
For bookings and more info please email: 

(Source - Africa Frontiers) 

Article by +Fred Felton 

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Artists Apply for Funds through ACT Development Programme's & Arts News

The ACT Development Programme’s current funding cycle will come to a close on 30 September.

Funded by Nedbank Arts Affinity, this Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) programme is designed to enhance the continued development of arts and culture in South Africa. In particular, the ACT Development Programme is aimed at the continued advancement of artistic excellence in creative production and development of new South African work, professional development and training for the youth.

Open for applications on an on-going basis, the ACT Development Programme makes once-off grants up to a maximum of R 50,000 available for disbursement. In support of the development of new South African work, the development of arts professionals and projects involved in arts training for the youth, individual artists, arts and culture organisations and small creative businesses are invited to submit applications for funding.

To encourage growth and innovation within the arts and culture sector, all expressions of art including, but not limited to, literature, theatre, dance, craft, music, new media and visual art projects across South Africa will be considered for support. The current funding cycle come to a close on the 30th of September 2013, with the outcome available on 13 November 2013.

The next funding cycle closes on 31 January 2014, and the outcome will be available by the 15 March 2014. For more information on the ACT Development Programme or to submit an online application, please visit the website

Please note that the decision of the ACT Board of Trustees with regard to all applications for funding is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is South Africa’s premier independent arts, culture and heritage funding and development agency. ACT strives to increase funding opportunities within the arts sector, to support sustainable cultural projects and, ultimately, to contribute to social development more broadly. To receive updates follow ACT on Twitter at!/actorgza or like the Trust’s Facebook page at

In order for the ACT office to process applications for consideration by the ACT Board of Trustees, the following information is required:

1. Name of the project
2. Name of the organisation
3. Name of the person submitting the application
4. Detailed contact information
5. Geographical region in which the project will take place
6. Municipal area in which the project will take place
7. The amount of funding requested from ACT
8. Project start and end date
9. Conformation of arts discipline (Arts Administration, Arts Education, Community Art, Craft, Dance, Heritage, Literature, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts or Multi-Disciplinary)
10. A 60-word description of the project for which funds are being requested
11. A more detailed description of the project for which funds are being requested (maximum 300 words)
12. Information about the organisation/individual implementing the project
13. Confirm income and sponsorships from other sources

The above information can be submitted online at (preferred) or submitted manually via e-mail to, by fax on 086+ 505 0240 or by post to The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), PO Box 31309, Braamfontein, 2017.

(Source - Pansa) 

17th Poetry Africa International Poetry Festival 14-19 October 2013

The 17th Poetry Africa – International Poetry Festival presented in partnership with the City of Durban and the KZN Department of Arts and Culture is proud to announce the festival line-up, which promises to be an exhilarating showcase of diverse voices and sounds. Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) to take place from 14-19 October, this festival is a critical platform for self-expression that offers a space for cultural exchange in the city of Durban.

The festival’s line-up features a ground-breaking poetry project – a 12 track recorded album entitled Insurrections – featuring poets and ethnomusicologists from India and South Africa. The project sees the rich sounds of the Indian music tradition blend with African instruments accompanying radical poetry from both continents. The Insurrections ensemble will be performed by musicians Sumangala Damodaran (India), J├╝rgen Brauninger (South Africa), Neo Muyanga (South Africa), Pritam Ghoshal (India), Brydon Bolton (South Africa), Bettina Schouw (South Africa), Sazi Dlamini (South Africa) and Paki Peloeole (South Africa). The poetry contingent for Insurrections will comprise of Ari Sitas (South Africa), Malika Ndlovu (South Africa), Sabita TP (India) and Vivek Narayanan (India). The ensemble will perform on Thursday, 17 October.

Keeping with the musical theme of this year’s edition, the festival will feature five poets who also work as recording musicians. Kabomo Vilakazi is a singer, songwriter and actor who also features in South African poetry circles. Nominated four times for the SAMAs and a former editor of youth culture magazine Y-Mag, his credentials in the entertainment industry are indeed formidable. Kalawi Jazmee artist Busiswa Gqulu returns to Poetry Africa in the middle of her impressive reign on the music charts throughout Africa. She first graced the Poetry Africa stage as part of the all-women poetry collective Basadzi Voices in 2008 and has also performed solo in 2010. South African poet Natalia Molebatsi is also a writer, facilitator and programme director who recently founded a South African-Italian music project with the band Soul Making. Her poetry is published in the books We Are. (2008) and Sardo Dance (2009). Durban-born poet, performer and MC (Ashleigh La Foy) is well-known on Durban stages for both her poetry and her musical prowess. Having earned her stripes as a female rapper, she will indulge Durban audiences with her poetic oeuvre ahead of her much-anticipated debut album. Hailing from the Eastern Cape, Pura Lavisa is a writer, performer and poet whose musical arrangements incorporate percussion and African sounds. Lavisa will be presenting a collection of poems mostly in isiXhosa.

Returning to the Poetry Africa stage, well-respected Soweto-born dub-poet and writer, Lesego Rampolokeng, will deliver an infectious brand of poetry influenced by Black Consciousness and rooted in the lived experience of people on the margins. Also from Soweto, Khulile Nxumalo will present works from his first title ten flapping elbows, mama and his latest collection fhedzi, published by Die Hard Press. Critically acclaimed, Nxumalo was twice named the recipient of the DALRO prize for poetry. Nigerian-born poet Kole Odutola will also be reading his latest work at the festival. Odutola teaches at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida and has published extensively both in academia and literature. Another participant with a background in teaching languages is Kobus Moolman, based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Moolman’s latest collectionLeft Over is currently enjoying rave reviews in the press and his performance will allow an eager Durban audience a chance to celebrate his vast canon of works.

Johannesburg-based performance and slam poet Mandi Poefficient Vundla forms part of the Word n Sound collective and is featured on the online and print publications of Poetry Potion. Crowned ‘Queen of the Word and Sound Mic’ in 2012, she has graced numerous poetry stages including Arts Alive and Jozi Book Fair. Another young female voice featured in the line-up is Sanelisiwe Ntuli, a wordsmith from Hammersdale who writes and performs in isiZulu. Ntuli is a graduate of the Kwesukela Storytelling Academy and regularly features as a storyteller and voice artist on educational programmes of Ukhozi FM. Also writing in isiZulu is Professor Langalibalele F. Mathenjwa is holding a Doctor of Literature and Philosophy from UNISA. He is a published writer of isiZulu poetry, novels, short stories and folklore and has chair Usiba Writers Guild, South African . Geographical Names Council, IsiZulu National Language Body and the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names-Africa South Division.

Four poets from the Irish poetry collective O’Bheal will present their work at the festival. This contingent consists of Paul Casey, Afric McGinchey, Billy Ramsel and American-born Raven. Completing the international line-up will be Ian Kamau (Canada), Barnabe Laye (Benin) and Raphael d'Abdon (Italy/ South Africa). Kamau is a writer, visual artist, hip hop and spoken word artist from Toronto, whose discography lists five collections, including the popular album One Day Soon (2011). He will be presenting additional workshops in advance of the festival. A poet and novelist, Laye has published a dozen books and is the recipient of the Nelligan Prize his lifetimes work. His most recent work is entitled Poems in Absent, a long wait (2010). D’Abdon is an Italian scholar, writer, editor and translator and a post-doctoral fellow in the English Studies Department at UNISA. As an editor, D’Abdon recently published Marikana - A Moment in Time, as well as an anthology of poetry about the massacre and his own collection, Sunnyside Nightwalk.

The festival’s community outreach programme will see poets visit over twenty community centres, campuses and tertiary education departments across Durban and beyond. In addition, participating poets will visit twenty schools to discuss reading, writing and the performance aspects of poetry.
For more details about this year’s Poetry Africa, visit or call (031) 260 2506.
Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), the 17th Poetry Africa is funded by the City of Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture. The Centre for Creative Arts is housed in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The CCA is a special project of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cheryl Potgieter, in the College of Humanities at UKZN.

(Source - Poetry Africa) 

Theatre News

Spotlight on Prof Pieter Scholtz
DUT September Children’s Theatre Festival
Courtyard Theatre, DUT: 17 - 21 September
The third annual DUT Children’s Theatre Festival which takes place at the Courtyard Theatre from 17 – 21 September will profile renowned children’s theatre writer extraordinaire, and theatre doyen, Prof. Pieter Scholtz.
The plays are aimed at primary schools (Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) and will be performed by first-year Drama Studies students.
The festival takes place at the DUT Drama Department, Courtyard Theatre, Steve Biko Road (old Mansfield Road).Secure parking is available at gate 5. Ticket price R 20 per person, block booking R 10 (group of 10)
For more information contact Pamela Tancsik (Cell: 0824031707) or call the Departmental Secretary, Lebohang Sibisi on (031) 3732194 /

Shall We Dance turns 21!!
Playhouse Opera: 13 – 21 September
The ever-popular Shall We Dance Ballroom and Latin American showcase presents its comprehensive annual dance extravaganza which features approximately 100 of the region’s most exciting dancers as well as top award-winning industry professionals, in the Playhouse Opera for a short season from 13 - 21 September.
Shall We Dance once more promises to delight audiences with its carefully-chosen mix of quality dance – with an underlying Ballroom and Latin American feel. Featured styles  besides Ballroom and Latin are Ballet; Belly Dance; Hip-Hop; Line Dance; Modern; Spanish, and Tap. The MC is once again East Coast Radio's Damon Beard.
This annual showcase came into being in 1991, and is probably the longest enduring annual production in Durban, if not in South Africa. It is presented by the Playhouse Company in association with the South African Dance Teachers’ Association, with a supporting grant from Business and Arts South Africa.  Direction is by Neville Letard and Caryl Cusens.
For information about charity performances and to book, call Computicket on 0861 915 8000.

(Source - Pansa) 

Article by +Fred Felton 

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BBM available on Android and iPhone from September 21

BBM - the iconic mobile social network - will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world from September 21.Previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play and the App Store.

Customers will be able to download BBM by visiting from their smartphone browser.

BBM for Android and iPhone features:
BBM Chat – Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let you know that your message has been delivered and read, it also shows you that your friend is responding to the message.

More than chat – With BBM you can share files on your phone such as photos and voice notes, all in an instant.

Keep your group in the loop – Multi-person chats are a great way to invite contacts to chat together. BBM Groups lets you invite up to 30 friends to chat together, and go a step further than multi-chat by sharing photos and schedules. And, with Broadcast Message, you can send a message out to all your BBM contacts at once.

Post Updates and stay in the know – BBM lets you post a personal message, profile picture and your current status, and lets your contacts know instantly in Updates.

Your unique PIN – Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains your privacy, so you don’t have to give out your phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.

BBM will be available as a free download for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.x) beginning at 7AM EDT on September 21. BBM for iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7 will become available for each market on the App Store schedule of 12:01 AM local time on September 22. For more information, or to download BBM for Android or iPhone, visit
BBM will continue to evolve quickly. Later this year, BBM Channels will provide a forum for active, real conversations between you and the people, brands, celebrities, artists, service providers, communities and more, that matter to you. By creating a Channel, individuals and brands can engage their friends and communities in conversations sparked by their thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a Channel will let you join conversations with people who share your interests. In addition, BBM Video calling and BBM Voice calling are planned for availability for Android and iPhone in a future version.

(Source - Blackberry) 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Winners of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year regional Awards in Northern Region

All the winners

2013 CSI/Sustainability winner
Sipho Kings, Mail & GuardianBio fuel plant backfires on community

2013 Financial/Economic winner
Jacques Pauw, Rapport/City Press, Nes van bedrog

2013 Online winner
Greg Marinovich, The Daily Maverick, The murder fields of Marikana

2013 Photography winners
Siphiwe Sibeko, Reuters, Marikana; and
Herman Verwey, News24, Rise and fall of Oscar Pistorius
2013 Print Feature winner
Thanduxolo Jika, Andrew Trench, Athandiwe Saba, Leon Sadiki, Loyiso Sidimba, Lucas Ledwaba, Nicki Gules, Sipho Masondo, Sizwe Yende, Media24 Investigations/City Press/Graphics24, Faces of Marikana

2013 Print News winners
Rob Rose, Mzilikazi Wa Afrika, Stephan Hofstatter, Sunday Times, Dina Pule (body of work)

2013 Radio Feature winner
Melini Moses, SAFMLolly Lounges: Dens of iniquity

2013 Radio News winner
Gia Nicolaides, Talk Radio 702Marikana

2013 Sport winner
Sameer Naik, Saturday Star, Team South Africa’s golden road to London

2013 Television Feature winners
Mpho Lakaje, Dzivhuluwani Ramabulana, Eurishka Nadesan, ETV, Against All Odds with Mpho Lakaje – Sheri Brynard

2013 Television News winner
Luxolo Xoli Mngambi, eNCA, Minutes before the Marikana massacre happened

2013 Editor’s choice winner
Herman Scholtz, Media24/Huisgenoot/You, Scholtz was nominated by Yvonne Beyers

Maya Makanjee from Vodacom says, “Congratulations to all the winners in the Northern region, and we look forward to welcoming you at the national finals, which will be a celebration of the best in journalism in South Africa.”

(Source - Vodacom) 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Theatre news & Felix the movie opens Friday

Theatre News

The Rocky Horror Show extends till 2014

The Fugard Theatre's recent announcement, that their production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show would extend to the end of October, has resulted in a further massive demand for tickets and the Theatre has now extended the production, for one final time, to 12 January 2014 to run through the holiday season.

For more information go to:

Pro Helvetia is seeking a Programme Manager

Pro Helvetia is seeking to appoint a Programme Manager in the Johannesburg office. The post is a full time position starting on 1 February 2014.
Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, is a foundation under public law, funded by the Federal Government of Switzerland. Pro Helvetia promotes artistic creation in Switzerland as well as networking and cultural exchange abroad. Since 1998 Pro Helvetia has run a liaison office in South Africa.

The 48hour Film Project

More than 60,000 people on six continents will spend a wild, sleepless weekend this year creating short films at breakneck speed as part of The 48 Hour Film Project. The 48 Hour Film Project brings together contestants from all walks of life fuelled by imagination, ingenuity, energy drinks and dreams of being the BEST FILMMAKER in the WORLD.

An expected 162 crews, totalling over 1,500 people will swarm Durban, Gaborone, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Cape Town to create a winning film. “The 48 Hour Film Project has truly spread to all corners of the globe, proving that filmmakers anywhere can make a movie, especially if they're left with too little time to doubt themselves," said Langston, co-executive producer of The 48 Hour Film Project.

(Source - Pansa) 

The South African Movie 'Felix' is in cinema's this Friday.

Watch the trailer here, then buy tickets via

 Nu Metro or Ster Kinekor

(Source - Felix the movie) 

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

South African Movie 'Felix' Making Waves Overseas

The South African Movie ' Felix' is going from strength to strength.

After winning the Audience Award at the Durban International Film Festival
it has been selected for BFI London Film Festival and three others.

“Being selected for Britain’s premier film festival is a huge honour and hopefully we’ll be able to announce a cinema release in London soon.” - Roberta Durrant - (Director of Felix) 

The good news for South Africa is that it will be in 40 South African cinemas
from 13 September 2013.

You can view the trailer here:

“A South African equivalent of Billy Elliott… a lovely, vibrant, feel-good film about a young township boy intent on following his dreams.”
Peter Machen, Durban International Film Festival

For more information, visit

(Source - Felix Publicity)

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The inspiring story of Billions Rising

Have you heard of Billions Rising?

I first came across them when I saw a tweet from @WarrenWhitlock

Billions Rising is on a mission to document and highlight the efforts of people and organizations worldwide that are empowering people to become self-reliant.

They do this through a radio show, in-progress documentary and upcoming book.

They welcome your thoughts and suggestions about topics related to self-reliance.

If there is a person or group you think they should know about feel free to
leave a comment on their site:

You can also tweet Warren Whitlock -

(Source - Billion Rising)

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