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Winnie Mandela

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Winnie Mandela Sings Opera

Any word on the artistic value of this production now playing in the South African capital, Pretoria, and which Winnie Mandela, now also an arts critic, declares takes “… us ten steps further … we are part of the international community now. This is first world stuff.” Serious.

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

What to make of Julius Malema

Julius Malema, the young ANC leader recently described by Winnie Mandela as “the future President of South Africa” can get a rise out of people. And he is often a stand-in for all kinds of prejudices. As...

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

‘The Real Housewives of Civil Rights’

It’s suppose to be funny. Winnie Mandela even makes an appearance.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Winnie?

If you’ve got four minutes, here’s the trailer for the highly anticipated (that’s debatable) biopic of Winnie Mandela, starring Jennifer Hudson as the title character and none other than Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela. It...

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Winnie and Nelson?

The first promotional stills for Darrell Roodt’s controversial film “Winnie”–currently being shot around Johannesburg–are out. We don’t anything about the acting yet, but do Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard (the latter already has a fake South African...

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Mandela Hustles and Flows

In yet more film news this week, Empire reports that Terrence Howard has signed on to play Nelson Mandela opposite Jennifer Hudson’s Winnie in the forthcoming biopic, which Herman wrote about not too long ago. Do with...

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