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Vuyo Dabula to star in local mining film ‘Shaft 6’

Vuyo Dabula Shaft 6 policeman

Generations: The Legacy actor Vuyo Dabula is set to add to his film career with a lead role in a local mining thriller‚ Shaft 6, set to hit cinemas next year.

According to reports, Vuyo will play the role of a policeman called to a small mining town after the discovery of a dead body in a mining shaft sparks an uprising among miners. Vuyo and his colleague investigate and try to diffuse the situation.

Delon paid tribute to Vuyo Dabula and said that he fitted the role to the tee.

“He is an incredible actor and from the moment we saw his audition we knew that he was the one we wanted for the role. He had such a strong presence that very few other actors have and immediately drew us in. He has taken to the film really well.”

Although Vuyo Dabula was not available for comment‚ his management said that the star was excited by the project and the challenges his role brought.

“He is extremely excited to be part of the film and has loved his time filming on it. He was thrilled with the opportunity to play such a challenging role and has been working hard. He is embracing the challenge‚” Wesley Mark Gainer told TshisaLIVE.

Source: SowetanLIVE

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Kagiso Lediga to premiere two films

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Stand-up comedian and actor Kagiso Lediga’s film ‘Catching Feelings’ will premiere locally at the Cape Town Film festival on 17 October.

Lediga has come a long way since his SABC TV show, Pure Monate. Not only has he been busy with stand-up comedy, but he has also caught the directing bug. Catching Feelings is his debut film as a director.

The movie, which has premiered at the Urban World Film festival in New York and at the Los Angeles Film Festival, was written by Lediga and he stars in it.

Set in a chic and middle-class part of Johannesburg, Catching Feelings is a tale of how life, love and art intersect in uncontrollable ways. It’s the story of a jaded academic (Lediga) and his journalist wife (Pearl Thusi), whose lives are turned upside-down when a celebrated and hedonistic, older writer (Andrew Buckland) unexpectedly moves in with them.

Despite their love for each other, their relationship is no longer exciting. Max now spends his time at dinner parties and other social events, musing over his frustrations with his key conspirator and sounding board, Joel (Akin Omotoso), who has his hands full with an illicit affair.

Speaking about the movie Lediga says: “I wanted to make a fun film about Johannesburg. It is a place full of contradictions. It is Africa’s business capital and culturally diverse with a very messy recent history. I find it fascinating that the 30-something, black, middle-class characters portrayed in this film never existed 20 years ago because it was essentially illegal to be black and middle class and I guess it would also be impossible to engage in angst-ridden, existential navel gazing when you’re fleeing tear gas and rubber bullets from the Apartheid cops – although it is rumoured that the 30-something-year-olds of Apartheid times had a greater sense of purpose.”

The film also features Zandi Tisani, Precious Makgaretsa and Kate Liquorish.

Lediga’s second film, Matwetwe Wizard, will be premiering on 18 October.

Source: Destiny Connect

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Steenkamp’s family on Oscar Pistorius movie


A US movie company who produced a film depicting the tragic death of Port Elizabeth model Reeva Steenkamp at the hands of her paralympian boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, has released a trailer for ‘Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer’.

Lifetime Movies, an American digital cable and satellite television network, released the first trailer online. The snippet shows Pistorius shooting his girlfriend and the events culminating in his murder trial. The movie is scheduled to be released this November.

In a brief statement through their lawyer, Tania Koen, the Steenkamp family said that they did not endorse the movie.

“June Steenkamp had no knowledge of the making of the film ‘Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer’. She was not approached by [Lifetime] to participate, comment or be part of the making thereof. Any impression that is created that this is her view or endorsed by the Steenkamp family, is factually incorrect.” the statement read.

Koen said the Steenkamp’s were still mourning the loss of their daughter and were horrified to read a report that the movie is told from June’s perspective.

“June Steenkamp was not approached by Lifetime to participate, comment or be part of the making of the film, and did not give the producers any assistance. Any impression that is created that this is June’s view, or that this is endorsed by the Steenkamp family, is untrue and incorrect,

Koen said the “damaging and misleading claim which was made in a report by the leading trade newspaper Dateline Hollywood” has not been denied by Lifetime.

“Mr and Mrs Steenkamp politely request that Ms Nancy Dubac, President and Chief Executive Officer of A+E Networks, issue a public denial of the claim in Dateline Hollywood and distance her respectable network from such a disreputable statement.”

The movie purports to depict the rise and fall of Pistorius who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp during happier times. Picture: ANA Archieves

The paralympian is played by Andreas Damm while Toni Garrn plays Reeva.

Pistorius is currently serving a six year murder sentence. The National Prosecuting Authority is expected to appeal the sentence at the Supreme Court of Appeal on November 3.

According to IOL, the State believes the sentence was too lenient as the jail term was less than half the 15 years they had sought.

Source: IOL

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Pre Birthday Photos Of Georgina Onuoha Are Stunning

Actress Georgina Onuoha

Georgina Onuoha is a Nigerian actress went off the Nigerian movie scene when she got married to an American based man with whom she had two children.

The US based actress and mom of two shared sultry photos of her 37th birthday.

In one of the photos, Georgina wrote:

“It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable. Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength and not weakness. Being vulnerable is okay, it simply means you connect with your inner being that cares for those you love. 

She builds others up because she knows what it’s like to be torn by Love ❤️ As another beautiful year is gently creeping in, I solemnly vow that; This is the year I will be stronger, braver, kinder, unstoppable and this year, I will be fierce, convivial and still Love tenderly 💋”

See the photos below:

Georgina Onuoha

Georgina Onuoha Nigeria

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SABC 1 To Screen Kalushi The Movie


In the spirit of commemorating South Africa’ struggle heroes this Heritage month – SABC 1 will broadcast the award-winning, KALUSHI: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu this Sunday, 17 September 2017, at 21h30.

Kalushi is a true story about a 19-year-old hawker, Solomon Mahlangu, from the streets of Mamelodi. Kalushi goes into exile following the 1976 Soweto uprising to join the liberation movement. After returning from military training in Angola en route to their mission, his friend and comrade, Mondi (played by Thabo Malema), loses control and shoots two innocent people on Goch Street in Johannesburg.

Mondi is severely beaten & tortured and Kalushi is forced to stand trial under the common purpose doctrine. The state seeks the highest punishment from the court, Death by Hanging. Kalushi has his back against the wall and uses the courtroom as a final battlefield. His sacrifice immortalizes him into a hero of the struggle and an international icon of June 16, 1976.

To date, Mahlangu’s commitment to South Africa’s freedom remains iconic and the words uttered on his last day are etched in the memory of the country’s history: “My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruit of freedom, tell my people that I love them and they must continue the fight. “

The cast of the movie includes well-known personalities such as Pearl Thusi, Dr. Gcina Mhlophe and seasoned actors Jafta Mamabolo and Welile Nzunza amongst others.

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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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