Tag Archives: Angola

One Needs a Strong Stomach

  The Texture of Shadows by Mandla Langa is set in 1989 South Africa, amid murmurs of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and the unbanning of national liberation movements by the apartheid state. Not knowing how events will unfold in the country, a group of guerillas of the People’s Army in Angola are infiltrated as couriers […]

Three Picks at Encounters

  The Encounters Film Festival kicks off today and runs till June 15th in Johannesburg and Cape Town. There are some great films being screened and The Con has picked three documentaries to wet your appetite. But you can go here to see the full list of documentaries and when they are being screened.   […]

Cosafa ‘Champions League’ Dreams

  A significant part of Southern Africa – the region that’s known in football terms as the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) – is a desert. It is dry and barren even though it has produced gemstones that have drawn envious glances from the rest of the world. Some of those gems, such as Mozambique’s Eusébio, stretching […]