Khabonina Qubeka’s local film, Dora’s Peace is set to take the US

Khabonina Qubeka’s Dora’s Peace

Khabonina Qubeka’s local film, Dora’s Peace is set to take the US. The actress made the announcement on Twitter that Dora’s Peace will be screened at the Orlando Film Festival in Florida.

“Such amazing news to wake up to ON A FRIDAY!” she chimed. “#DorasPeace officially selected to screen at the @OrlandoFilmFest in #Florida in the US.”

The chilling film tells the story of a Hillbrow sex worked, played by Khabonina. She has the task of protecting a young boy from a life of organised crime. The film, which was actually released in 2015, also stars Ronnie Nyakale, Hlubi Mboya and Israel Makoe.

It features some really intense stunt scenes and flawless cinematography – a sign of how far film has come in this country.

Watch the trailer below.

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Top 10 Best South African Actresses

Pearl-Thusi Top 10 Best South African Actresses

Here’s a list of top 10 best South African actresses. South African women have really made a mark in film industry across Europe, America and many other countries. African film industry is growing at alarming rate giving hard time to India’s Bollywood as well as American film industry Hollywood. They have become very successful not only because of their beauty but also of their talent that have made them participating in movies all over the worlds.

Here is a list of top ten best South African actresses in 2017

10. Pearl Thusi

Pearl Thusi

She is a famous actress, television and radio presenter and a model from South Africa. Pearl is currently hosting in Africa broadcast of lip synch battle (MTV Africa) and on Ebonylife Television in moments of South Africa broadcast. Her first public recognition after being hosted by popular soap opera known as SABC 3 , indigo where she played a role as Palesa Motaung that was directed by DJ Warras and Luthatho Shosha. Both of them helped Thusi grow in her career in broad cast. She was a starring in regular roles on second season of ABC thriller series where she played as Dayana Mampasi.

9. Boitumelo “Boity” Thulo

Boitumelo “Boity” Thulo Top Best South African Actresses 2017

This beautiful is a 22 years old South African model, television presenter and actress is famously known for her which is said to have leave a mark in entertainment industry. She has been very successful in her career and in 2012; she was ranked the sexiest and most beautiful woman in South Africa. This gained her so much fame. Not only her beauty has made her popular but also her good heart where she wins a lot of people and also she is very humble, and confidence.

8. Terry Pheto

Terry Pheto

Well known as Terry, Moitheri Pheto was born in South Africa on 11 May 1981. This elegant woman is an actress in South Africa who is famously known for her motivating films including Goodbye Bafana in 2007, Catch a fire in 2006, the Bold and the Beautiful in 2011, Cuckold in 2015, How to Steal two million in 2012, Madiba TV series in 2016, Mafrika in 2008 and a United Kingdom in 2016. She is renowed for her acting role in leading movie Tsotsi which was an Oscar winning award in 2005. She also has elegant medium sized body.

7. Natalie Becker

Natalie Becker

She is known by her full names as Natalie Bridgette Becker. This attractive South African actress was born in George, Western Cape Province and she was raised in Cape Town. She is among the sexiest and stunning actresses in South Africa. Her career started as a news announcer at good hope but later joined TV presenter on top billing that is long running allure show. Natalie is been featured in movies like the deal in 2008, disgrace in 2008, the world unseen in 2007, rise of a warrior scorpion king 2 in 2008, and end of a world and birth of legend in 2008 among others.

6. Jolene Martin Morgan

Jolene Martin Morgan

Jolene Martin Morgan is an actress, MC, singer and a television presenter from South Africa. She is popularly recognized as a host in coca cola millions mega show game on SABC 1. Her career started when she was 13 years old and was born in Western Cape, South Africa on September 16, 1979. Morgan has stared in various films including Scoop Schoombie in 2001, Naked Soldier in 2012, Konsternacie Oppie Stasie in 2009 and Capri in 2010. Most people love her for her beauty and wonderful heart.

5. Shashi Naidoo

Shashi Naidoo

This gorgeous South African entrepreneur, fashion blogger, television presenter, actress and a model, was born on November 4, 1980. In 2014, that was the time she started her career after she played Linda McGinty and became very famous at that time. Currently Naidoo is well known for her role in movies like Pretty girl in 2012, and has worked in popular TV shows and famous fashion houses. She is among the most well behaved actresses in South Africa.

4. Lesley Ann- Brandt

Lesley Ann- Brandt

This outstanding beautiful actress is based in Los Angeles, USA and Auckland, New Zealand. She was born on 2 December 1981 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Her career stared in 2007 after appearing in diplomatic immunity TV series in New Zealand. Lesley has appeared in numerous TV films such as Legend of Seeker in 2010, Shorthand Street in 2007, Diplomatic Immunity in 2009, and Insight in 2011 and This is not My Life in 2010. Her slim body with long hair makes people admire her so much.

3. Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais

She is a stunning queen from South Africa who is popular for her TV roles in Love Child Shown and Packed to Rafters films. Jessica was starring in Magic City an American drama series where she gained fame after her role. She was born on January 29, 1985 in South Africa. Some of her starring films including Legend of the Seeker in 2008, Two Fists, One Heart in 2008, Needle in 2010, Love Child in 2014, Magic City in 2012 Carlotta in 2014 and The Wrong Girl in 2016. Marais has become famous because of her passion and great personality while portraying in her character.

2. Michelle Van Der Water

Michelle Van Der Water

She is among the most elegant South African actress who was born in Cape Town but later on her family relocated to Australia. As a profession actress, she began in 2000 in playing a role on Minotaur horror movie. Later she was featured in various movies and series which gave her public recognition. Including Los Angeles in 2009, Melrose place in 2009 and Work on the Castle in 2009.

1. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Top Popular South African Actresses 2018

Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, South Africa. This gorgeous queen has won numerous awards through her talent including Golden Globe Award. Currently she is one of the most successful South African actresses.

Above are top ten most beautiful South African actresses in 2017. These women have made their country to be known internationally with their talent and beauty. Film industry has also agrown making them very successful people around the globe.

Source: Worlds Top Most

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Thembisa Mdoda’s new movie

Thembisa Mdoda

South African former radio DJ, actress, singer, writer and presenter best known for being the host of the sixth season of the Mzansi Magic reality series Our Perfect Wedding, Thembisa Mdoda, definitely living a charmed life.

Mdoda is also South Africa’s best presenter as well Ultimate Viewers’ Choice Award at the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards. The awards took place recently.

The star who confirmed last week that she is leaving Our Perfect Wedding just bagged a new role in a movie that is set to be released soon. The movie titled Babymama features The Queen actor SK Khoza as well Metro FM DJ Dineo Ranaka and other famous faces. 

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High Fantasy Movie

High Fantasy Movie

In the new film High Fantasy from South African filmmaker Bass (Love The One You Love), four young people (Qondiswa James, Lisa Scholtz, Francesca Varrie Michel, Nala Khumalo) drive to a remote farm for a weekend getaway, unexpectedly switch bodies and freak out about it.

What first seems like a gimmicky no-budget project turns out to be an ingenious way to explore the issues of sex, race and gender that run deep in the South African character. These kids grew up in a post-apartheid world, but all those tensions are still coiled underneath, waiting to rise and complicate an already impossible situation.

Bass and her actors play it out with impressive facility, shifting from goofy teasing to raw-nerve honesty – and back again – as easily as they swap identities. And for a movie shot on an iPhone, it looks fantastic.

Source: Now Toronto

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Terry Pheto to attend London awards as most nominated actor

Terry Pheto London awards

Internationally award-winning South African actress, Terry Pheto, is set to attend the 4th annualInternational Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA Awards) in London this Saturday, 2 September 2017.

Leading Lady, Terry Pheto, enters the IARA Awards as the most nominated actor this year with coveted nominations in the following categories: Best Actress 2017 and Best International Actress 2017 both for her role in A United Kingdom, and Best Actress – TV or Drama 2017 for her role in the BET Nelson Mandela series.

Terry Pheto is no stranger to the U.K award scene; she is the 2017 recipient of the Best Supporting Actress award at the National Film Awards UK which she won earlier this year for her role in A United Kingdom.

Fast becoming a globally recognised African, Terry Pheto’s story is truly an inspirational one and the strides she has been making in the U.K of late is highly notable.

The IARA Awards recognises and celebrates the exceptional work of extraordinary positive role models who have excelled within their respective industries. Terry Pheto shares:

“I’m attending the IARA Awards ceremony this weekend to acknowledge my nominations. I do what I do for the love of the craft, and not for the recognition. However being recognised for my talent whether locally or on an international platform is always humbling and appreciated. Thank you to the IARA Awards for recognizing my talent and for extending the invitation.”

Known to command international award ceremonies’ red carpets, South Africans can look forward to seeing Terry Pheto dazzle in yet another local creation this Saturday.

Keep posted to Terry Pheto’s social media accounts for her journey to the IARA Awards.

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Antonio Banderas is coming to South Africa!

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Spanish actor, director, singer, and producer, Antonio Banderas is coming to South Africa.

According to a press statement, the actor will spend an undisclosed amount of time in the country this spring, promoting his fragrances as well as visiting charities around Johannesburg.

“After achieving much success across the world – the Spanish Superstar will now visit South Africa to promote his fragance and his private collection of photography,” the statement reads.

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First Teaser Trailer for ‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’


Ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, the first trailer has arrived online for the upcoming neo-Western thriller Five Fingers for Marseilles. The film marks the feature debut for South African filmmaking duo Michael Matthews and Sean Drummond, and stars Vuyo Dabula, Hamilton Dhlamini, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, Lizwi Vilakazi, Warren Masemola, Dean Fourie, Anthony Oseyemi, Brendon Daniels and Jerry Mofokeng;

Apartheid South Africa: The community of Railway, attached to the remote town of Marseilles, are the victims of brutal police oppression and only the young “Five Fingers” are willing to stand up to them. Their battle is heartfelt but innocent, until hot-headed Tau kills two policemen in an act of passion. He flees, leaving his brothers and friends behind, but his action has triggered a conflict that will leave both Marseilles and the Five Fingers changed.

Twenty years later, Tau is released from prison, now a feared and brutal outlaw, “The Lion of Marseilles.” But scarred and empty, he renounces violence and returns home desiring only to reconnect with those he left behind. At first, Tau finds Marseilles seemingly at peace – the battle for freedom was won, and now the remaining Five Fingers are prominent leaders of their town. However, after reuniting with childhood love, Lerato, and her fiery son, Sizwe, it becomes clear that Marseilles is caught in the grip of a vicious new threat and to Tau’s dismay, his childhood friends themselves may have allowed it in.

When he and his loved ones become direct targets, he is reluctantly compelled to fight once and for all. Calling on partners-in-crime, both old friends and new, the Five Fingers rise again. Standing against once-allies and new enemies alike, they must put their lives at risk for the sake of Marseilles. It’s their duty to protect it. Even from each other.

Five Fingers for Marseilles features a cast that also includes Toka Mtabane, Vuyo Novokoza, Ntsika Tiyo, Sibusiso Bottoman, Abongile Sithole, and Qhawe Soroshi.

Watch Five Fingers for Marseilles below:

Source: Flickering Myth

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Top 5 South African Movies

Top 5 South African movies

This is our list of the top 5 South African movies ever made! There are many other movies more interesting than the ones we chose.

Movies, also known as films, are a type of visual communication which uses moving pictures and sound to tell stories or inform (help people to learn). People in every part of the world watch movies as a type of entertainment, a way to have fun. For some people, fun South African movies can mean movies that make them laugh, while for others it can mean movies that make them cry, or feel afraid.

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

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A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries. (109 mins.). Directed by Jamie Uys and Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, and Louw Verwey.

Mr. Bones (2001)

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A medicine man is sent looking for the son of his tribal king, and brings back an American golfer and a host of goons intent on keeping him in the golf tournament. (110 mins.). The movie is Directed by Gray Hofmeyr and Stars: Leon Schuster, David Ramsey, Faizon Love, and Robert Whitehead.

Tsotsi (2005)

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Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. (94 mins.). Directed by Gavin Hood and Stars: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe, and Terry Pheto.

Blood Diamond (2006)

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A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.). Director is Edward Zwick and Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, and Kagiso Kuypers.

Invictus (2009)

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Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (134 mins.). Director: Clint Eastwood and Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, and Patrick Mofokeng.



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Mmabatho Montsho and Nomzamo Mbatha’s silent film wins over American audiences

Mmabatho Montsho

According to Sundayworld, Akin Omotoso’s Pan-African silent film A Hotel Called Memory ‚ which stars South African actresses Mmabatho Montsho and Nomzamo Mbatha‚ won over audiences in America‚ taking home the Audience Award for Favourite Experimental Film at the 6th Annual Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia‚ America recently.

The “tone poem” film made its world premiere at the same film festival and tells the story of a woman‚ who after separating from her husband in Lagos‚ Nigeria seeks solace in Zanzibar‚ hoping to forget her turbulent past.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE‚ Mmabatho said that she was humbled by audience reaction to the film.

“To shoot any film like this is amazing and gratifying as an actress‚ but to have people respond so well to the film is just humbling. I loved working on the project and with so many other talented people. I guess that passion came through‚” she said.

Mmabatho said that it was difficult to pinpoint exactly what it was that won over audiences but suggested that it may have been the film’s authenticity.

“What I loved about the film was that it was so unique and gave expression in a whole new way. When you love something as much as Akin does‚ it shines through and audiences pick up on that energy and the emotions of the film‚” she said.

The project was filmed in Lagos‚ Zanzibar and Cape Town‚ and sees Nomzamo and Mmabatho play key roles in the film. Mbatho plays the role of a woman who is involved with the main character.

She explained that preparing for a silent film was not much different to preparing for a role on any other film.

“When I read the script I knew that I wanted to be part of the film‚ which meant that I started preparing from that moment. The interesting thing is‚ I didn’t prepare for it in a different way. It was just reading the emotion of the scene and giving it my all. The only difference was that I wasn’t speaking with my mouth. It was more like my heart was speaking. It was beautiful‚” she said.

A Hotel Called Memory will be released in a number of African countries next year‚ including both Nigeria and South Africa.

Source: Sundayworld

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The Lion King Casts Civil War’s John Kani as Rafiki

Lion King’ Rafiki Casting John Kani

John Kani, the actor who played T’Challa’s father, King T’Chaka, in Captain America: Civil Warhas been cast to play the pivotal role of Rafiki in Disney’s live-action version of The Lion King. First released in 1994, the animated classic The Lion King is one of the Mouse House’s most coveted properties, amassing more than $968.4 million at the global box office, and earning a pair of Oscars for Best Original Song (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” for Elton John and Tim Rice) and Best Original Score (for composer Hans Zimmer).

The story of the young cub, Simba, who disappears from his village after he feels responsible for the death of his lion father, King Mufasa, The Lion King was loaded with stellar voice performances, including Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick as the young and adult versions of Simba; James Earl Jones as Mufasa; Jeremy Irons as Mufasa’s brother and Simba’s uncle, the villainous Scar; and Moira Kelly as Simba’s eventual mate, Nala.

Also featured in the film was the voice of legendary actor Robert Guillame, who brought life to the baboon Rafiki, who served as Mufasa’s royal adviser and presented the baby Simba on Pride Rock after the cub’s birth. Now, with casting of director Jon Favreau’s live-action version of The Lion King nearing completion, the production revealed the actor who will be assuming the role of Rafiki.

According to The Wrap, Kani has officially been cast as Rafiki, about three weeks after the character was featured in footage at Disney’s D23 Expo. Favreau reportedly dazzled the crowd with the film’s “Circle of Life” opening sequence, which, like in the animated version, concludes with Rafiki hoisting Simba above his head on Pride Rock as he presents the newborn to the denizens of the Pride Lands.


Kani is an excellent choice for the role of Rafiki. Even though he will acting out the role via motion capture, the actor’s commanding voice and stately presence will come in handy in realizing the role of Rafiki. In addition to Captain America: Civil War, Kani’s credits over his nearly four decades in film includes the Michael Douglas/Val Kilmer thriller The Ghost and the Darkness, the titular role in Othello, and General Coriolanus in director Ralph Fiennes’ war thriller Coriolanus. In addition, Kani will reportedly reprise his role (presumably via flashback) in Black Panther next year.

Following the early announcements of Donald Glover’s casting as Simba, Jones as Mufasa, and Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner as Pumbaa and Timon, respectively, casting for the remainder of the The Lion King cast finally started to fall in the place the last few weeks. Talk show host John Oliver recently joined the cast as Zazu, Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play Scar, and on Monday, Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard was cast to play Simba’s mother, Sarabi. At this rate, more casting announcements are bound to be announced soon, and moviegoers will find out whether Favreau’s wish for Beyonce Knowles to play Nala has been granted.

Original Source: Screenrant

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