Articles by: W Adriaan Odendaal
Currently finishing a post graduate degree in Film and Television Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

South Africa Bids Farewell to Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013 3:17 pm0 comments
South Africa Bids Farewell to Nelson Mandela

South Africans have just lost the father of their nation. Yet it is the whole world that mourns this loss.

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The Day Nick Cave met Johnny Cash

July 28, 2013 6:09 pm0 comments
The Day Nick Cave met Johnny Cash

Musician Nick Cave is known for his dark gothicism, but the original ‘Man in Black’ will always be Johnny Cash. In a recent interview with Marc Maron (listen to the full interview here), Nick Cave talked about meeting the legendary Cash during a once off collaboration in 2002, a year […]

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Nelson Mandela: Still Fighting in Hospital

July 14, 2013 9:10 pm0 comments
Nelson Mandela: Still Fighting in Hospital

Here in South Africa we are possibly on the brink of losing our nation’s father. Nelson Mandela was admitted into the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on the 8th of June, following recurrent lung infection. Still admitted, Mandela’s condition does not seem to be improving. It is difficult for supporters- […]

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5 Things to Remember when Backpacking Through Africa.

July 9, 2013 4:53 pm0 comments
5 Things to Remember when Backpacking Through Africa.

To many, the African continent is a large elephant-ear shaped mass of political and social turmoil stickered with innumerable travel warnings and discouragements. All throughout historical and contemporary popular culture, Africa has been unjustly depicted as a place of dictators, cannibals, hyenas and starvation. Yet travelling through this vast continent […]

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Is the era of the Hollywood blockbuster at an end?

July 3, 2013 3:51 pm0 comments
Is the era of the Hollywood blockbuster at an end?

Is the era of the Hollywood blockbuster at an end? The question might seem ridiculous to some, after all, there are still more Transformers movies in the pipeline, more Fast and Furious films to come and announcement of a new Robocop, a new Godzilla and a new Jurassic Park movie. […]

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