Award-winning South African films you can stream now

2018-12-11 14:41

Inspired by Tsotsi’s Academy Award win in 2006, there’s a new generation of storytellers creating excellent films that capture the South African experience.

How Inxeba beat the hatred

2018-08-05 07:31

The South African distributor of the controversial, award-winning gay Xhosa initiation film Inxeba (The Wound) is unfazed by the latest alphabet soup classification made by the Film and Publication Board (FPB).


2018-05-17 14:40

Mzansi comedian, actor and vlogger Moshe Ndiki left a lot of people, mostly Xhosa men, fuming on Twitter when he posted throwback pictures of himself when he was in initiation school.

Inxeba film producers shunned by FPB's Appeals Tribunal – court hears

2018-03-28 18:05

The North Gauteng High Court has heard arguments on whether the Film and Publication Board and its Appeals Tribunal should both be part of the matter involving the reclassification of the film, Inxeba (The Wound).

No, Inxeba isn't a disrespectful gay sex romp

2018-03-06 12:15

The protests against Inxeba are a pathological symptom of an ingrained ideological fallacy: they assume that Xhosa society is an organic whole, united in expression and identity, writes Wamuwi Mbao.

No tears for Inxeba

2018-02-28 09:08

If a man sees danger and still walks towards it, it is common cause that those who are watching will not cry over his injuries.

Inxeba reclassification angers Right2Know

2018-02-16 18:25

The Right2Know Campaign described the Film and Publication Board's decision to reclassify the award-winning film Inxeba as homophobic censorship.

‘I’m a Xhosa man, I’ve been to the mountain’ – Inxeba’s Nakhane Touré

2018-02-11 11:17

The controversy around The Wound, which was released at local cinemas recently, has not died down, even weeks after its premiere.

Chiefs vow to can Inxeba countrywide

2018-02-04 07:46

Eastern Cape traditional leaders have vowed to “stop at nothing” to defend cultural Xhosa initiation and ensure the film Inxeba is not screened in South African cinemas.

The five culture clashes of 2017

2017-12-17 00:00

Charl Blignaut lists the five biggest clashes in arts and culture that had us all talking.


You can now watch The Wound and Five Fingers for Marseilles on Showmax

2018-12-05 13:59

Local streaming service, Showmax announced that it will be adding two acclaimed South African films to its content offering.

The Wound judgement to be handed down in court

2018-06-27 16:33

Judgement between Indigenous Film Distribution (Pty) Ltd and Another vs. Film and Publication Board and other will be handed on soon and here are all the details.

'Circumcision will be his choice'

2018-04-08 00:00

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi campaigned for it to be done medically. And, following the controversial movie Inxeba, Xhosa men have rallied around their right to go to the mountain.

Parliament 'notes' temporary unbanning of Inxeba

2018-03-06 22:40

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications says it will await a final decision on the rating of the film Inxeba, following the proceedings to review its age restriction at the Gauteng North High Court on 28 March.

SA returns to apartheid-era censorship with the 'banning' of Inxeba

2018-03-06 10:47

Censorship, one of the insidious strategies used by the apartheid government, has made an ominous comeback in South Africa with the recent X18 classification of the award-winning film Inxeba, writes Liani Maasdorp.

Inxeba producers file urgent interdict following X18 classification

2018-02-27 10:12

Following the Film and Publication Board Appeals Tribunal statement of its reasons for reclassifying the film The Wound, the film’s producers have filed an urgent interdict.

Inxeba producer on X18 classification: We are obviously disappointed

2018-02-14 16:17

The Film and Publication Board’s Appeal Tribunal overturned the classification of the multiple award-winning South African film, Inxeba (The Wound).

OPINION: Inxeba and the secrets it reveals about us

2018-02-09 14:56

There are some secrets that can’t be kept. In these occurrences we have to consider deeply the role of the outsider, its history of violence and how they interact with our sacred spaces, writes Xabiso Vili.

The Oscar nomination you didn’t hear about

2018-01-28 17:00

South Africans felt a little deflated this week when Oscar-shortlisted local film Inxeba (The Wound) didn’t get a nomination for best foreign language film. But there’s another titbit of Oscar news that might cheer you up.

Nakhane’s conquering the world

2017-10-22 14:00

Going where others dare not tread has earned the artist international acclaim.

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