The whimsical, critically acclaimed Searching for Sugar Man – about the quest to find mysterious American folk singer Sixto Rodriguez by two South African fans – and a short film about a Somali boy, both filmed in Cape Town, have landed nominations for a 2013 Academy Award.
• Local presence at global film event
More than 70 remarkable trees and groups of trees have been declared Champion trees of the nation, and are protected by law. A team of international tree climbers is now in the country to climb about 20 of these leafy giants.
• Adopt a tree in Africa