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Boost your knowledge of South African history, music and current affairs by streaming these eye-opening documentaries and feature films about some of the country’s most influential women on Showmax. Don't forget you can add your Showmax subscription to your Vodacom account and access a world of entertainment. 

1. Mrs Mandela

This British movie starring Sophie Okonedo shows the transformation of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela from country girl to political prisoner, freedom fighter and loving wife. Watch now »

2. Winnie


Get to know Winnie Mandela, the stoic freedom fighter who was as famous for her activism as the controversies that surrounded her. Watch now »

3. Strike a Rock


Two women stand against the mining company linked to the infamous 2012 Marikana massacre. Follow them as they fight for justice where little has changed despite all the bloodshed. Watch now »



Strike A Rock - Official Trailer 2017 from Elafos Productions/Aliki Saragas on Vimeo.

4. Mma Moeketsi


This brave short film cuts to the heartache of the Marikana massacre. When Mma Moeketsi stops hearing from her son mining illegally at Marikana, she fears the worst. Watch now »

5. Brenda Fassie: Not A Bad Girl

This documentary was filmed in 1997, at the height of MaBrrr’s popularity, and at a time when the 'New South Africa' had only just started taking shape. The film gives rare and valuable insight into the intimate details of Brenda Fassie’s life both on and off the stage in her own words. Watch now »

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Image credits: Big World Cinema (main image), City Press,, Trans Africa Radio

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