June

carltonville tbThe Gauteng Film Commission held a film and television careers workshop for local youth in the Merafong Municipality on Thursday June 15th, the day before the Youth Day long weekend. Merafong is a mining area in the far west of Gauteng, with its centre in Carletonville.

Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival 2017The Basha Uhuru Youth Festival, starting on June 21st, is Constitution Hill’s flagship annual arts festival, a celebration of the artistic freedom of the youth of South Africa.

niks tbFilmmakers are increasingly making popular young adult books into successful movies. ‘Nul is Nie Niks Nie’ (“Zero is not Nothing”) is a heart-warming and darkly amusing Afrikaans film about three friends who set out to make Drikus’ dying wish come true.

hangman tbThe Gauteng Film Commission, together with the Gauteng Department of Education, the Department of Sport, Arts Culture and Recreation and the Joburg Film Office, will be celebrating the 41st Anniversary of the Youth uprising in June 1976 by showcasing local film content and hosting workshops by industry experts from 10th to 18th June at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto.

greenlightMonths of hard work and determination paid off for 12 inmates from the Department of Correctional Services in Meredale, Johannesburg when they were awarded their first year graduation certificates, as part of the Greenlight District Project (GDP), during a graduation ceremony on Friday, 26 May.

Mbongeni NgemaSouth Africa’s most famous film director and playwright, Mbongeni Ngema, celebrated his 62nd birthday on June 1st with a screening in Johannesburg of his new movie, Asinamali.