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Day 4 – The South African Skop at Cannes 2012! The Photos!

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Partied till way too late at the South African networking party tonight. It’s the annual event at Rado Plage on the Croisette that has every journalist begging for an invite, and throngs of hopefuls standing at the top of the staircase trying to talk their way past the security guys. But it’s simple – no invite, no entry!

On the other hand, with an invitation…you’re welcomed to step beyond the roped barrier, down the stairs and into what they call ‘South Africa in France’. This is where over 100 South African movie-makers and dozens of foreign press, marketers and deal-makers come to mingle, hook up with old friends, make new friends, eat the best food in town and party hard.

Everyone was there (in fact a lot of very glam-looking people who you can tell must be TV or movie stars back home but whom I didn’t recognise) – check out the photos below (and Nashen Moodley, if you’re reading this – we all missed you this year…but we’re so proud of what you’re doing in Sydney!).

Sibusiso Xaba
Director General of Dept. of Arts and Culture South Africa, Sibusiso Xaba has a laugh after being called 'Mother'.
Best food in town...including chocolate fondue
Best food in town...including chocolate fondue
Catching up at the South African Networking party
Catching up at the South African Networking party
The party's on at Rado Plage
The party's on at Rado Plage
South African producer Andre Pieterse and partner
South African producer Andre Pieterse and partner
Journalist Nadia Neophytou networking
Journalist Nadia Neophytou networking
Naomi Mokhele from NFVF and Anthoni Panayis (sapeople)
Naomi Mokhele from NFVF and Anthoni Panayis (sapeople)
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Jenni is the co-founder and chief editor of SAPeople.com, co-author of The Expat Confessions and co-parent of three gorgeous daughters. After graduating, she worked as a TV producer, political researcher and journalist in South Africa, before moving to London to interview movie stars for international magazines and to tackle British teen angst for London Weekend Television. She has also lived in Australia, and currently lives in France. Jenni is happiest paddle boarding on the Med or sipping rooibos in the bush in Africa. Contact jen@sapeople.com