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New South African Film: Konfetti

New South African Film: Konfetti

As creators of South African content, we at ZANEWS are fiercely supportive of local film and media. That’s why we’re holding thumbs and rallying support for Louw Venter’s new feature film, Konfetti. Louw has a special place in our heart because, apart from being a… Read More →

DA Tells It Like It Is in Controversial New TV AD

DA Tells It Like It Is in Controversial New TV AD

Trading their airtime bundle budget for TV production and broadcast spending money, the DA’s put out a frank, raw new ad, “ANC Ayisafani”, which has Mmusi Maimane addressing his reflection in a mirror and laying out the facts in the typical DA-style: “There have been… Read More →

Did you see us on TV? Apart from all the other times?

Did you see us on TV? Apart from all the other times?

Remember how it was the SAFTA Awards this past weekend? If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you might’ve noticed we got a little giddy and champagne-dizzy because be we took home three awards and subsequently made lots of jokes about being horny, which… Read More →

The Silent Screams of Vine Dad

The Silent Screams of Vine Dad

Tony Serafini (Bottlerocket on Vine) makes six-second films about his family. For the past three months he’s been filming his 7-year old daughter on Saturday mornings which feature his defeated face, and the slow reveal of her hyperactive dancing to the pop song of her… Read More →

Three Horns for ZANEWS!

Three Horns for ZANEWS!

Who’s horny now? South Africa’s potty-mouthed puppet news show went home with 3 Golden Horns from the 8th South African Film and Television Awards in the TV Comedy category. (CAPE TOWN, 7 April 2014. For immediate release.) ZANEWS, South Africa’s satirical puppet news show, has… Read More →

Russian Government Announces Putin is Officially Single on State Television

Russian Government Announces Putin is Officially Single on State Television

It has been confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is officially divorced from his wife. The news was confirmed by The Kremlin, which is an unusual way to announce a divorce. But he is the President and they do things differently there.… Read More →

Putin and Sarah Palin Phone Call on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” Show

Putin and Sarah Palin Phone Call on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” Show

Vladimir Putin calls Sarah Palin to chat about her prediction that he’d invade Ukraine. She can see Russia from her house anyway, remember? Sarah Palin’s new show “Amazing America” premieres April 3 at 8pm on The Sportsman Channel.… Read More →

What Do We Love Right Now? Bane Cat.

What Do We Love Right Now? Bane Cat.

The latest viral internet cat is BaneCat, languidly threatening the lives of others and chewing up scenery, mask and all. He’s just like the real thing. Since going live last week it’s amassed almost 3 million views on Youtube; we suspect the key success factor… Read More →

Swimsuit Illustrated Supermodel Bar Refaeli Puppet Orgy Too Hot for (Israeli) TV.

Swimsuit Illustrated Supermodel Bar Refaeli Puppet Orgy Too Hot for (Israeli) TV.

In this new ad for Hoodies, a purple puppet guy with a huge fluffy pornstache and a matching swathe of chest hair gapes and giggles at a ceiling-mounted camera from a bed surrounded by supermodel Bar Refaeli and two other, uh, Bar Refaeli naked in… Read More →

Nkandla Staail Slots Perfectly with Psy’s Gangnam Style

Nkandla Staail Slots Perfectly with Psy’s Gangnam Style

Woah! The mysterious Youtube user “N’kandla Staail” uploaded this Psy-inspired parody of Gangnam Style, based on a real-life parody of presidential leadership and responsible tax use! Ho snap!It’s only been up for a day and at the time of posting it has over 24 000… Read More →

Most Cutting-Edge Robot Stripper Demonstrates Nimble Jazz-Hands and Maintains Steady Eye-Contact

Most Cutting-Edge Robot Stripper Demonstrates Nimble Jazz-Hands and Maintains Steady Eye-Contact

How cool is living in the future? We’re reaching new frontiers and the Perfect Robot Stripper is nearly, nearly there. Take artist Jordan Wolfson’s masked animatronic dancer, manufactured by effects studio Spectral Motion. What’s the creepiest thing about this? Her lobster-feeler jazzhands? The cold, steady… Read More →

This is a Generic Brand Video

This is a Generic Brand Video

“See how this guy in a lab coat, holds up a beaker? That means, we do research.” From the gravelly, grandfatherly voice-over to the ambiguous stock footage of beautiful, racially diverse people looking wide-eyed and breathless, the allegro piano riff tinkling purposefully whilst non-specific “big… Read More →

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