#MusicExchange: Kyle Sheperd

Image by Gregory Franz Written by MARTIN MYERS for Bizzcommunity Kyle Shepherd is arguably one of South Africa’s leading progressive pianists, composers and bandleaders of his generation. Internationally recognised for his distinctive compositional style and... read more

Reviewing ‘Action Kommandant’

Review written by: Kabelo Kemp for The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation  Action Kommandant is a story about a young activist from the dusty and drug ridden streets of Bonteheuwel. Directed by Nadine Cloete under Ma’engere Film Productions, it documents the life of slain... read more

Ashley Kriel: The struggle of memory against forgetting

By Marelise van der Merwe.  Article from Daily Maverick Twenty-nine years ago, Ashley Kriel was killed by apartheid security forces. Earlier this year, the Hawks announced they would be reopening the investigation. For the family, it may just be the closure they have... read more

Award-winning film gets warm reception in Durban

This is the description given to the subject of locally produced film, Action Kommandant. The film, which is currently screening at the Durban International Film Festival, follows the life of anti-apartheid activist Ashley Kriel who died at the age of 20 in 1987. The... read more

We, as whites, honestly don’t have a clue

Being part of the community that came together to honour Ashley Kriel was a humbling experience, writes Danny Oosthuizen. Cape Town – Ashley Kriel… child, brother, friend. Freedom fighter. Gone too soon… But through the film Action Kommandant,... read more

SABC News interview on Action Kommandt

July 9 this year marks 29 years of South Africa’s anti-apartheid Freedom Fighter, Ashley Kriel’s death. Kriel was 20 years old when he was murdered in Cape Town in 1987. His life has been documented in the documentary, titled “Action Kommandt: The... read more

High demand as Ashley Kriel film hits cinema

By: Gadeeja Abass IF YOU didn’t manage to secure tickets to the Ashley Kriel documentary, Action Kommandant: The Untold Story of a Guerrilla, because tickets sold out, there’s good news. Due to popular demand, the festival’sorganisers added two more screenings in Cape... read more