South African References in International Movies and Series

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2018 has been a good year for South African pride with the release of the highly (and deservedly so) acclaimed Black Panther movie and specifically the decision to use Xhosa as the  language of Wakanda.

The use of a South African language in a major Hollywood movie inspired me to dig a little deeper and try to find examples of other references to our beloved country that may be hidden in international movies or series.

And, much to my surprise, there are actually plenty of obscure references to South Africa, particularly in some of my favourite shows growing up, such as: Continue reading

Not Just Trevor Noah – a 100 Exceptional South Africans.

Not just Trevor Noah - a 100 Exceptional South Africans

On the 26 of September 2015 South Africa’s comedic firebrand, the progeny of a South African mother and a chocolate loving’ Swiss father, Trevor Noah will replace John Stewart as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. In doing so the ‘day-walker’ has become the talk from Tinsel Town to Tulbagh. But few outside of South Africa (and probably only marginally more within the country) know about the rich history that our nation has in nurturing talents locally and exporting them internationally

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