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Dorothy Ghettuba is Making a Home for African Storytellers at Netflix

The Kenyan producer has been leading a team in commissioning original TV series and films across Africa for the platform.

In January 2016, Netflix, the world’s largest streaming video service, became available in Africa. Since then, from Nairobi to Abidjan, Maseru to Cairo, the company has been, to borrow from Shakira’s 2010 World Cup theme song,’ chorusing ‘cause this is Africa,’ as it crisscrosses the continent.

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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).

This year's 15th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), which took place this past weekend, were absolutely riveting. The annual award show has grown since the inclusion of shows from streaming platforms such as Showmax and Netflix, which are pitted against traditional silver screen shows. However, the fierce competition has proven that local productions still have a loyal audience, and that South Africa's international audience is lapping up all the juicy plots. Netflix's How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding was the biggest winner of the night after bagging six awards. Previous all-round winner The River followed closely with its lead actress and co-executive producer Sindi Dlathu scoring her second "Best Actress" award for her Lindiwe Dikana role.

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