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South Africa's New Proposal Could Force Netflix To Trim Down Its Content Catalogue

Netflix argues that South Africa's plan to slap international streaming services with a 30 percent local content quota will 'harm' the industry.

Shola Sanni, Director of Public Policy for Sub-Saharan Africa at Netflix, has countered South Africa's proposal of a legislation that will enforce a 30% local content quota on all streaming services. This, after the draft White Paper on Audio and Audio-Visual Content Services Policy Framework was tabled and agreed upon by all parties in parliament in November 2020. The move by the South Africa government is reportedly driven by the need to increase local investment in the television and film industry.

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2021 SAFTAs Winners, Snubs and Surprises of the Night

The River lead Sindi Dlathu, once again, scooped the 'Best Actress' nod, while Menzi Ngubane was honoured with a posthumous 'Best Actor' award at the 15th South African Film and Television awards (SAFTAs).