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Television

The Anti-Blackness of Uyajola 9/9

Is it not enough that landlessness, slavery, colonialism and racism relegated Black people into subhuman beings? Then why is it that the state doesn’t protect its citizenry? Or why can’t the citizens’ organisations educate the people against being ripped off and destroyed in the manner Uyajola 9/9 is doing?

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Tjovitjo Premiers On Netflix

"This was intended to be an experimental project, but it became the most commercial project we’ve ever done. I’m excited that we are now sharing it with audiences across the continent, and the world. Deciding to stream on Netflix is the first step in collaborating with them especially as we prepare to produce another season of Tjovitjo,”

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Home Black Office (HBO)

They gave room and space to quirky and dark comedy content which did not necessarily have the big viewership numbers from the big three (ABC, NBC & CBS), but garnered critical acclaim. This was a shrewd strategy which yielded numerous fruits over the course of time as most of their original content occupies the annals of the greatest television shows of all time.

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Gomora

For those in the know, Gomora is also the nickname of the famous Johannesburg Kasi, Alexandra. The ragged squalor and poverty of that township home of the series, which explores the disparity between lower and upper-class members of our country, with the contrast between the two worlds brought to life through one of the most innovative filming styles.

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Somhale Breaks Viewing Records

More than half of the catalogue of TV shows and movies on Showmax, whether measured in hours or number of episodes, is now local content. This deliberate shift to local started more than a year ago with shows like The River and The Queen, and more recently with Lockdown and Kwa Mam’Mkhize. And now the latest Showmax Original, Somizi and Mohale: The Union, is breaking viewing records.

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