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Friday, 12 July 2019 18:02

The Army That We Really Need

Send in the Army for what, whom and why???? Is the most appropriate army being sent?
 
 
We are traumatised of years and years of abuse, violence, crime and poverty send in an army of social workers, phycologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, and trauma counsellers.
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With almost every other film made on the Cape Flats that end up showing at mainstream cinemas, there is almost always a negative backlash and usually it's even before anyone who is complaining had actually seen it.
Nommer 37 is no different in that there is already a backlash from people who have most certainly not yet seen the film which opens at cinemas on Friday 1 June 2018.
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“I dreamed the impossible dream. Deep inside my heart I knew that Skollie is going to make an impact! When I was 70 years old I was blessed with a replica of the OSCAR which takes centre stage on my desk. I manifested this!”  John W Fredericks - Scriptwriter of Noem My Skollie on whose life the film is based.
Holding the genuine statuette in his hands has now become a distinct possibility.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced yesterday that the feature film, Noem My Skollie, currently on circuit in South African cinemas has been nominated as South Africa's official selection to the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award.

Published in Entertainment News
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 15:21

48-hour Gang War in Wentworth Durban

Kyle Sewell was shot 11 times in Stower Road, Wentworth. Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng - Daily News
Durban - A packed church was petrol-bombed, a man shot dead and a 71-year-old woman hit in the arm by a stray bullet as gang war gripped Wentworth.

Religious leaders and residents believe the violence, over a 48-hour period, was sparked by the murder of a former gangster outside a Florida Road nightclub two weeks ago.
Now, in the midst of a spike in drive-by shootings and clashes between rival gangs - over the lucrative drug trade - residents of the south Durban suburb are questioning why police recently shut down a gang task force set up by the Hawks two years ago.

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The movie promises to be epic and the newly released title song for "Noem My Skollie" was not just simply picked out of a catalogue of already existing songs that would possibly make the grade after it's been rehashed.
Yes, we know we didn't say much about the movie when news of it started doing the rounds but we've decide to rather wait until we have something to tell y'all that no-one else is covering...

The film celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and is based on the true story of a young man in the 1960’s who became a storyteller in jail.
The producers of the film asked Hip Hop artist Hemelbesem to create a song for the end of the film that would become an anthem for the movie connecting Kyle Shepherd’s score and the 1960’s period of the film to the present day, since times have changed but so much remains the same.

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A seasoned actor, an author, a motivational speaker, and he is the founder and CEO of the Fatherhood Foundation, Zane Meas is said to have sold his car in order to self-fund the production of his film 'Father'.
The film officially premiered in 2013 but has been screened by the Fatherhood Foundation at various venues since 2012, yet many people still are not aware of the film’s existence.
In celebration of Father’s Day 2016, bruinou.com is highlighting this film which still needs to be seen by so many all over the country in order for it to make its intended meaningful impact on our South African society.

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In this opinion piece by Brian Ebden, he addresses the dire issues facing the Coloured population group of South Africa and more particularly those living in the Westren Cape and in doing so challenges the policies of both the two main political parties in the country.
Brian Ebden writes in his own personal capacity and the opinions held in this article are not necessarily that of Bruinou.com or our editorial team.


THE STATE OF THE SO-CALLED “COLOURED” NATION IN SOUTH AFRICA:
MOST PERSECUTED – MOST FRAGILE AND AT-RISK COMMUNITY IN THE COUNTRY

by Brian Ebden

While it is critically important that a united and detribalised front is evidentally necessary to eradicate white supremacist hegemony in the country, it can never be achieved in the short to medium term if the 2nd largest cultural group suffers from massive debilitating issues. The saying that collective strength is only measured by its weakest link rings true in this instance.

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Sunday, 24 January 2016 17:37

The Warrior Who Would Never Be

Writer, poet, performer and teacher, Robyn Radcliffe in her observance of the young male from this population group deemed to be Coloured, captures the essence of what our young soon-to-be-men who are her brothers, your cousins, my sons, our future, have to struggle with.
In a world where we as adults argue and grapple with our group identity, they have to still find their identities as individuals.

The Warrior Who Would Never Be
by Robyn Jill Radcliffe

He sits in a stoic school-desk, the holding-cell of his conditioned behaviour
Feigning bright-eyed interest, a ruse formed from a carefully constructed veneer
Adolescent angst at logger-heads with awkward limbs hanging in slack derision
He shifts his angular frame, bound and confined to this "educational" prison

Published in Creative Writing
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