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Shaun de Waal

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Shaun de Waal was the M&G's literary editor from 1991 to 2005 and has been its chief film critic since 1998. His recent publications include Pride: Protest and Celebration and To Have and to Hold: The Making of Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa..

Oy! It’s OIA time again

The Out in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (OIA) is, this year, in fact two festivals, or is happening in two halves. This is…

Poena’s money: update

Ster-Kinekor’s Helen Kuun informs me that Poena Is Koning has so far taken R1,7-million at the South African box office — and that’s in 17…

Gat is koning

On October 3, Ster-Kinekor released the good news about what I described in my review as the crassest comedy I’d ever seen: POENA IS KONING…

Adding and subtracting value

Cinema attendances are down in South Africa (as they are in the US), but retail DVD has taken off in the most extraordinary manner. Whether…