The Jameson First Shot competition affords winning scriptwriters the chance to work with Hollywood heavyweights to bring their stories to the silver screen. Entries are open for the 2014 competition, and winners will rub shoulders with screen greats Uma Thurman and Kevin Spacey.
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.