2012 South African Film and Television Awards take place amid controversy

The 2012 South African Film and Television Awards took place at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg on Friday and Saturday night, following a storm of controversy. The SAFTAs, as the Awards are known, saw e.tv shows and performers withdrawing from the ceremony a week ago citing organisational concerns – and yet some of their shows still…

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Brings Stephen Hawking on as Guest Host

The renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the hit ‘Big Bang Theory’.In the cameo, Hawking visits uber-geek Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) at work “to share his beautiful mind with his most ardent admirer’.

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2012 Olympics on YouTube

YouTube will offer videos from the upcoming 2012 London Olympics. The technology and promotional partnership with broadcaster NBC will see YouTube provide the video player for NBCOlympics.com throughout the London Games.

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Nelson Mandela’s grandson denies selling funeral broadcast rights to BBC

Mandla Mandela has been accused of selling exclusive rights to film the anti-apartheid icon’s funeral for around £250,000. The tribal chieftain, 37, is alleged to have cut a deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in conjunction with the BBC.

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