14 – The local community at Soekmekaar resists forced removal and damages the police station.
12 – The Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK) together with its sister churches for Blacks (the NGK in Afrika), Coloureds (the NG Sendingkerk) and Indians (the Reformed Church in Africa), issue a statement that the Churches will bring no objection in principle should authorities judge that circumstances justify reconsideration of the Immorality Act and the Mixed Marriages Act.
4 – Umkhonto we Sizwe attacks the Booysens Police Station in Johannesburg with grenades, rocket launchers and AK47s.
2 – Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall is banned because the government fears that it might be used as a song of liberty by black school children.
1 – Bombs explode at Sasol One and Two and Natref Eight at Sasolburg and Secunda, with no injuries and RM58 damage. The attack was organised by Solomon Mahlangu of the Umkhonto weSizwe Special Operations.
Special Branch policeman Detective-Sergeant T.G. Zondi is shot at in Sobantu Village.
14 – The Soweto community calls for a stayaway to protest against rent increases.
21 – A terrorist is killed in Chiawelo and a child is injured by police in the process.
Joe Bullet is having it’s North African premier at the Carthage International Film Festival this week.
2 Dec 3:30pm at “Rio Cinema”
5 Dec 8:30pm at “Mondial Cinema”
In other news, our Trompie DVD is available at selected Musica stores and from our website www.gravelroadafrica.com. For only R99.99, own your own personal copy of this South African film from 1975.
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KEY CREW & CAST
||Innocent “Popo” Gumede
||Crime / Drama
Bra Jack and his two underlings, Jabu and Thabi, decide to blackmail a young local businessman by the name of Ben. Their plan is to use one of his warehouses at the harbour to store a shipment of drugs coming in soon.
Ben, proving himself an upstanding citizen, refuses to cooperate. This is until his wife, Thuli, is kidnapped by the crooks.
Ben turns to his friend, Michael, who helps the young man come up with a plan to rescue his wife. At a trade-off at the harbour, one of the underlings is shot. Jack and his concubine manage to escape but ultimately Ben is reunited with his wife once more.
Our restored Afrikaans film will be available in Musica nationwide across South Africa in November. We are very proud of this and hope you will enjoy this restored South African classic from 1975. More on Trompie here. This is the digitally remastered version of the original 1975 feature film about Trompie, based on the Topsy Smith books. It’s about the mischievous young Trompie and the misadventures he and his gang of friends embark upon. Follow its Facebook page here.
CEO of Gravel Road Entertainment Group, who bring you the film, spoke recently on “Kyknet” in South Africa on DSTV.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, However many do not take the appropriate steps to detect early signs of the disease which could save many lives which the disease claim yearly. ”We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!” – National Breast Cancer Awareness.
We at Gravel Road Entertainment Group are proud to support the Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing our pink ribbon throughout the month of October. By doing this we hope to help send a message and raise awareness and encourage early detection. Please wear Pink!!
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Watch the CEO of Gravel Road Entertainment, Benjamin Cowley interview and behind the scenes. Shot on location at Waterfront Film Studios, Cape Town. For more information about the upcoming festivals and films, follow this blog and join the conversation with us here.