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Controversial Film to Represent South Africa at the Academy Awards

'Inxeba The Wound' is South Africa's entry for the Foreign Language Academy Award 2018.

The film Inxeba The Wound, which caused a lot of ongoing controversy, will represent South Africa at the 90th Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.


Singer, actor and author Nakhane Touré announced the news on his Facebook page.

Inxeba The Wound has won a few international awards already–Best Film and Best Actor at Cinema Jove, the Valencia International Film Festival, and Best Actor at the Durban International Film Festival.

The film has caused a lot of controversy for “disrespecting" the sacred Xhosa custom of boys' initiation into manhood.

Congrats to all involved.

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Loyiso Gola Details His Upcoming Netflix Special in New Interview

Loyiso Gola details 'Unlearning', his upcoming debut Netflix Special, a first for an African comedian, in new interview with GQ South Africa. "I consider 'Unlearning' a special piece art," he says.

Accomplished South African comedian Loyiso Gola's Unlearning is coming on Netflix on the 23rd of March. The stand-up comedy special is the seasoned comic's first on the streaming platform. It will also be the first solo stand-up Netflix Special. Gola made his first appearance on Netflix in 2018 on the streaming platform's Comedians of the World series alongside fellow South African comedians Tumi Morake, Loyiso Madinga and Riaad Moosa.

Gola recently detailed the special in his GQ South Africa covert story. The special was recorded in one of the country's grandest art galleries, Cape Town's Zeitz MOCAA. He shared his reasons in the interview:

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