Megahit “Squid Game” puts focus squarely on Netflix’s overseas growth

19 October 2021, 8:43 AM
The success of the South Korean dystopian drama series Squid Game has led investors to bet on Netflix Inc's plans to explore more international content to boost slowing subscriber growth.
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R Kelly’s guilty verdict described as ‘an end to decades long reign of terror’ 28 September 2021, 7:10 PM

"A verdict that brings an end to Robert Kelly's decades-long reign of terror over many vulnerable girls, boys, and young women."

Thabo Mbeki African Presidential Library will diversify city’s heritage offerings: Molwele 28 September 2021, 4:03 PM

City of Joburg Speaker, Nonceba Molwele, says the Thabo Mbeki African Presidential Library will contribute to the diversification of the city's tourism and heritage offerings.

Nazareth Baptist Church eBuhleni faction march brings Durban CBD traffic to a standstill 28 September 2021, 3:31 PM

The church also known as Shembe is marching in support of its dethroned leader - Mduduzi who is the son of the late leader - Vimbeni Shembe.

Netflix does not plan to buy a movie theater chain, co-CEO says 28 September 2021, 9:04 AM

Netflix Inc is not looking to buy a movie theatre chain, Co-Chief Executive Ted Sarandos said on Monday, a rejection of speculation that swirled after the world's largest streaming service bought two cinemas.

Relief and disbelief greet R. Kelly guilty verdict 27 September 2021, 10:55 PM

A mixture of relief and disbelief greeted the guilty verdict on Monday in the sex trafficking trial of singer R. Kelly, the most high profile musician brought down in the #MeToo era.

R. Kelly is found guilty in sex trafficking trial 27 September 2021, 10:11 PM

R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on Monday in his sex trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter-century to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex.

Mthethwa presents Independent Forensic Report on the arts industry stimulus package 27 September 2021, 4:32 PM

Sports, Arts, and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says those found guilty of mismanagement of government funds, will face the full might of the law.

‘Moulin Rouge!’, ‘The Inheritance’ win biggest Tony Awards as Broadway shows off its best 27 September 2021, 7:10 AM

AIDS play "The Inheritance" and musical "Moulin Rouge!" won the top honours at Broadway's Tony Awards on Sunday in a four-hour ceremony that promoted the return of live theatre and called for better opportunities for Black writers and performers.

Box Office: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Hits Wrong Notes as ‘Shang-Chi’ Stays No. 1 27 September 2021, 3:47 AM

Dear Evan Hansen," the Universal Pictures adaptation of the smash Broadway musical, didn't strike a chord with moviegoers.

George Old Car show to take place next year February 26 September 2021, 2:22 PM

Organisers of the 25th George Old Car show in the Western Cape say the event will take place on the 12th and 13th of February next year.

Three Durban beaches open following water quality improvement 26 September 2021, 1:39 PM

Three of Durban's beaches along the Golden Mile have been reopened after the water quality improved.

Kenya film board bans gay documentary, calling it “an affront” 26 September 2021, 5:00 AM

Kenya has banned a documentary about a gay Kenyan man's struggle to be accepted by his family and country, saying it was blasphemous and an affront to the constitution.

Autopsy shows ‘The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams died of drug overdose 26 September 2021, 1:13 AM

An autopsy has confirmed actor Michael K. Williams, who played the shotgun-toting drug dealer Omar Little in the HBO crime drama “The Wire,” died of an overdose of drugs, the New York City medical examiner's office said on Friday.

Harry and Meghan meet UN chief in New York 25 September 2021, 5:51 PM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the United Nations in New York on Saturday to meet with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the 193-member world body's annual gathering of leaders.

Britney Spears’ calls and texts were monitored, new documentary says 25 September 2021, 10:34 AM

A security firm hired by Britney Spears' father monitored the pop singer's phone calls and text messages during the court-sanctioned conservatorship she has lived under since 2008, according to a New York Times documentary released on Friday.

Singer Natalie Imbruglia mixes motherhood with ‘personal’ new album 25 September 2021, 4:24 AM

Natalie Imbruglia thought audiences might throw tomatoes at her when she first started out in the 1990s, but more than 20 years later the Australian singer-songwriter is still making music, releasing her sixth studio album on Friday.

MaNdebele community snubs Heritage Day celebrations until their language is recognised 24 September 2021, 9:56 PM

The small community of MaNdebele in Mokopane, Limpopo, says they have no reason to celebrate Heritage Day until their language is recognised as an official language. SiNdebele, also called Northern Ndebele, is considered a dialect of IsiNdebele.  

Innibos Arts Festival forced to come up with alternative ways under during COVID-19 pandemic 24 September 2021, 5:08 PM

Organisers of one of South Africa's popular arts festivals, Innibos, have been forced to come up with alternative ways for this year's festival due to COVID-19.

‘Lack of maintenance, political will to blame for poor state of Johannesburg Art Gallery’ 24 September 2021, 2:00 PM

Stakeholders in the cultural heritage sector say poor workmanship and project management as well as lack of maintenance and political will are to blame for the state of the Johannesburg Art Gallery.

“Food from the Ancestors” project to showcase San food 24 September 2021, 10:43 AM

A unique gastronomic experience which infuses the heritage of the San people has been launched at the !Khwa ttu San Heritage and Education Centre outside Yzerfontein on the Cape West Coast.

Debate on relevance of statues continues 24 September 2021, 5:44 AM

South Africa has a rich and also painful history.

Cinema returns to Somalia after decades of shut-downs and strife 24 September 2021, 4:31 AM

Dozens of Somalis posed for selfies and chattered excitedly in rows of red, plush seats as they waited for the start of their country’s first movie screening in three decades.

‘Ancestry is not culture but calling and everyone has ancestors irrespective of race, colour, or class’ 23 September 2021, 9:32 PM

As South Africa celebrates Heritage Month, cultural diversity, traditions and customs continue to play a pivotal role in advancing social cohesion. Traditional healing is mainly practised by African people, but others are also showing interest.

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Contralesa laments ‘moral decay amongst young people’ on Heritage Day eve 23 September 2021, 8:55 PM

Traditional leaders' organisation, Contralesa,  has expressed concern at what it calls moral decay amongst young people in the country.

eThekwini Municipality aims to help artists recover from effects of COVID-19 23 September 2021, 7:37 PM

The eThekwini Municipality says it will work with the arts and entertainment sector to help them with a recovery plan from the impact of COVID-19.

Prince Harry and Meghan leave 9/11 Memorial and Museum site 23 September 2021, 4:29 PM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited One World Trade Centre on Thursday accompanied by New York mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor of New York Kathy Hochul.

Nobel prize banquet postponed again this year due to pandemic 23 September 2021, 12:42 PM

There will be no banquet in Stockholm this year and laureates will receive their Nobel Prize medals and diplomas in their home countries, the Nobel Foundation said on Thursday.

SABC travels across Cape Town’s historical areas on Heritage Day 23 September 2021, 10:37 AM

The SABC in the Western Cape is hosting a live travelling broadcast from some of Cape Town's key historical points in celebration of Heritage Day Thursday.

SAUCIC calls on Ramaphosa to allow congregants to gather at 50% capacity 23 September 2021, 7:01 AM

The South African Union Council of Independent Churches (SAUCIC) is expected to call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to allow congregants to gather at 50% capacity when it holds a media briefing at the Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church in Johannesburg on Thursday morning.

Johnny Depp decries ‘cancel culture’ before receiving San Sebastian’s top prize 22 September 2021, 9:05 PM

Nobody is safe from so-called "cancel culture," movie star Johnny Depp said on Wednesday at the San Sebastian Film Festival where he was due to receive the event's top award for his nearly 40-year career on screen.