Today's Big Stories

SA Actors Guild 'not convinced' Beyoncé' is right for Saartjie Baartman role

Drunk in Love pop singer, Beyoncé will reportedly be making and starring in a movie about historical icon, Saartjie Baartman.

Baartman was a South African Khoi San woman whose private parts were displayed in 19th-century European freak shows for her 'unusually' large.

Africa Melane spoke to SA Actors Guild's Jack Devnarain about this matter.

As a producer, you have the right to tell the stories of people you find fascinating and that's what we must be careful not to object to.

Jack Devnarain, Chairperson of SA Actors Guild

For me, the main concern is: are we doing justice to the person. Are we taking a careful and conscious look at what Saartjie Baartman's story was all about and will that be served? I'm not particularly convinced that Beyoncé is that right actor for that particular role.

Jack Devnarain, Chairperson of SA Actors Guild

Listen to the conversation below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Actors have rights but they need to change their thinking - Saga

Actors have rights but they need to change their thinking - Saga

Jack Devnarain of the SA Guild of Actors speaks to Stephen Grootes about raising actors' awareness about their rights.

Hollywood's Gil Bellows on South Africa: 'What's not to love about this place?'

Hollywood's Gil Bellows on South Africa: 'What's not to love about this place?'

702's John Robbie caught up with the Hollywood-based Canadian actor on 'Leading Lady' - the South African film that he stars in.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Mabena's lack of agility has social media in stitches, we are Mabena!

[WATCH] Mabena's lack of agility has social media in stitches, we are Mabena!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Uber takes to the skies with Uber Air and Uber Copter

Uber takes to the skies with Uber Air and Uber Copter

Uber Air’s flying taxis are specifically designed for short trips. Bruce Whitfield interviews Stuff magazine’s Toby Shapshak.

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Your employer can ask your doctor to write an affidavit to support a sick note

Your employer can ask your doctor to write an affidavit to support a sick note

Law says if a traditional healer is part of medical council with a registered number he or she can write a medical certificate.

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer at an increasing rate

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer at an increasing rate

Bruce Whitfield interviews Mike Schussler (Economists.Co.Za), Busisiwe Radebe (Nedbank) and Edward Kieswetter (Sars).

[WATCH] 400-metre hurdle race goes viral as athlete dives through finish line

[WATCH] 400-metre hurdle race goes viral as athlete dives through finish line

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Meet Sandile Shabalala, CEO of black-owned and controlled TymeBank

Meet Sandile Shabalala, CEO of black-owned and controlled TymeBank

TymeBank has no branches and no monthly fees. Most transactions are free. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO.