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SA cultural commission welcomes X18 rating for controversial film Inxeba

JOHANNESBURG, February 16 – The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) on Friday welcomed and said it fully supported the decision made by the Film and Publications Board Appeal Tribunal to overturn the classification rating of the movie Inxeba to X18. “According to the decision […]

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Gender Commission says SA a society in transition needs cultural sensitivity

JOHANNESBURG, February 15 – The Commission on Gender Equality (CGE) said on Wednesday that South Africa was a society in transition and cultural issues needed to be discussed with sensitivity. “Its important for South Africans to acknowledge that we are a society in transition and it must be done with sensitivity,” Mbuyiselo Botha from the […]

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SA film Inxeba (The Wound) exposes deep rooted homophobia, says producer

JOHANNESBURG – The producer of the controversial local film ‘Inxeba (The Wound)’ says the backlash against the movie stems from “deep rooted homophobia”.   “The controversy is that the film was mixed with a “dirty gay thing” and a sacred ritual (the Xhosa initiation process) and there’s nothing dirty about love between two men,” the […]

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Religious rights body censures local movie Inxeba hours before first screening in SA

JOHANNESBURG, February 2 – The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) on Friday said it had agreed with the National Film and Video Foundation to add a disclaimer to the local movie, which has come under fire for its portrayal of Xhosa customs. The controversial isiXhosa film which lifts […]

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Driver found guilty of culpable homicide in Top Billing presenter trial

JOHANNESBURG, January 31 – Exactly three years after the accident when Top Billing television presenter Simba Mhere was killed, driver Preshalin Naidoo was found guilty of culpable homicide by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Magistrate David Mahango said in handing down judgement that “the court finds that the State has proven the facts beyond reasonable […]

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‘Black Panther’ receives high praise after first screenings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Incredible” and “kinetic” are just a few of the loving words that people are using to describe and praise Marvel’s “Black Panther.” The film from director Ryan Coogler had its first screenings Monday night and a premiere in Los Angeles. Official reviews won’t go out until Feb. 6, but audiences at […]