Indian billboard erected in honor of Nelson Mandela uses photo of Morgan Freeman instead
The trade and industry department, which backed the film ” to the amount of R60-million, in terms of a highly competitive rebate system”, also claimed it had created 12000 jobs. “[T]he beauty of this job-creation exercise was that all these jobs were transferred from highly-skilled international practitioners to local people,” the department stated in a press release. It also tweeted that “[t]he production of Long Walk to Freedom has created 12000 local jobs” and attributed the claim to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The crew In response to questions, Moemise Motsepe, a spokesperson for the NEF, provided Africa Check with a copy of a letter from Robert Naidoo, one of the film’s co-producers. Dated December 9 2013, it stated that 11721 South Africans were employed during the production of the film. Of that number, 668 crew members were employed for an average period of 30 weeks at a gross cost of R50586051. On average, each person therefore received a total of R75728. Another 131 people, described as “cast members”, were employed for an average of 18 weeks at a cost of R5371226. That works out to an average payment of R41002 per person. A further 10922 people were employed as extras with an average period of employment of two days at a gross cost of R4790245.
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(Copyright: Twitter) Morgan Freeman’s turn in the movie ‘Invictus’ was clearly a little too convincing. A billboard spotted in Coimbatore, southern India, mistakenly has the Hollywood star’s face emblazoned on it in a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela.
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Morgan Freeman mistaken for Mandela on billboard
The merchant who commissioned the billboard said he didn’t see it before it went up, and vowed to have it immediately fixed. By Nina Golgowski / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, December 19, 2013, 5:52 PM A little more than two weeks after the former South African President Nelson Mandela’sdeath, left, an Indian merchant erected a billboard in his honor, but used a photo of Morgan Freeman, right, instead. Related Stories ‘Invictus’: Morgan Freeman mesmerizes as Nelson Mandela Oops. A billboard erected in honor of Nelson Mandela