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<div>Thuso Mbedu's Next Hollywood Film 'The Woman King' Will be Shot in South Africa</div>
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Thuso Mbedu’s Next Hollywood Film ‘The Woman King’ Will be Shot in South Africa

South Africa's breakout actor Thuso Mbedu recently shared that she will be returning home to shoot her new feature film The Woman King. This, follows the announcement that she would be co-starring alongside Oscar-winning actresses Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o. The Woman King is based on the historical events that took place in West Africa's powerful female warrior dynasty, the Dahomey Kingdom, between the 18th and 19th Centuries. Read: Thuso Mbedu Will Play the Lead Role in Amazon's 'Underground Railroad' Series Mbedu surprisingly revealed in an interview with popular South African actor and YouTuber Stephanie Ndlovu that The Woman King cast and crew would be descending on South African shores to film. In the same interview, the 29-year-old actress also shared that she looked forward ...
South Africa To Ban the Breeding and Hunting of Lions in Captivity
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South Africa To Ban the Breeding and Hunting of Lions in Captivity

The South African government has reportedly announced that it is in the process of officially banning the breeding and hunting of lions in captivity. This comes after findings from a task team that reviewed the management of the hunting trade that includes lions, elephants, rhinos and cheetahs. The ban, however, is not aimed at ending trophy hunting but rather seeks to halt tourists' interaction with captive lions. Read: South African Military Ends Controversial Ban on Hijabs Barbra Creecy, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, said the task team recommended that activities such as the petting of lion cubs, captive hunting and the personal use of lions should be immediately halted. The decision has been met with conflicting responses, while animal activists are rejoicing. ...
Spotlight: South African Visual Artist Tshepiso Moropa Finds The Future In Archives
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Spotlight: South African Visual Artist Tshepiso Moropa Finds The Future In Archives

In our Spotlight series, we highlight the work of photographers, visual artists, multimedia artists and more who are producing vibrant, original work. In our latest piece, we spotlight Johannesburg-based visual artist, researcher and archivist Tshepiso Moropa. Her collage work aims to reimagine the archive and create alternate worlds while exploring themes around sisterhood, matriarchy and expressions of blackness. The 25-year-old holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Linguistics. Moropa not only works in the digital space, but does illustration and painting as an extension of her expression. You have a very minimalistic approach to collage-making. What informs this decision? One thing about minimalism that I adore is that it is an extreme form of abstract art. It can be seen as exte...