Still fiercely vocal in civil society, South African author and political activist Nadine Gordimer celebrates her 90th birthday today, 20 November 2013. A prolific writer, the Nobel prizewinner's body of work spans 81 years; she started writing at the age of nine.
Local playwright Mokgoro Ntshieng is adamant that female voices be heard in South African theatres. She has opened her own theatre, featuring performances by handpicked dramatists who bring their directing skills to bear on powerful pieces.
Two South Africa-produced television shows will take their places alongside world-class nominees at the 41st International Emmy Awards later this year. The original productions’ nominations see local comedians and producers receive international acclaim for their work.