‘Touched By An Angel’ actress dies at 86

22 November 2017, 8:12 AM
Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, best known for her role in the “Touched By An Angel” television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said on Monday.
Limpopo traffic congestion remains high 19 April 2019, 4:10 PM

Traffic congestion remains high on the Chuenespoort-Moria road and at the entrances of the two churches in Moria outside Polokwane in Limpopo.

Allegri does not want Juventus celebrations diluted 19 April 2019, 3:41 PM

Juventus must not let Tuesday's Champions League exit spoil their celebrations if they win the Serie A title on Saturday, Coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

Rapper Kodak Black arrested in New York on drug, weapons charges 19 April 2019, 1:04 PM

Rapper Kodak Black was released from custody by the New York State Police on Thursday after being arrested on drug and gun charges while coming across the Canada-US border near Niagara Falls, police said.

Church leaders in KZN urge politicians to honour election promises 19 April 2019, 12:54 PM

Church leaders in Kwa-Zulu Natal have urged politicians to honour their election promises ahead of the May 8 vote.

Sudan protest leaders to unveil civilian ruling body 19 April 2019, 11:37 AM

Sudan's protest movement said it will unveil a civilian ruling body on Sunday, piling pressure on the military council which seized power after toppling president Omar al-Bashir last week.

Cannes Film Festival
Zombies to star at Cannes Film Festival, but no Netflix or Tarantino 19 April 2019, 11:23 AM

Bill Murray fighting off zombies and an Elton John biopic tracking the singer's early days will be among the highlights at this year's Cannes Film Festival, though Quentin Tarantino's hotly-anticipated latest outing looked set to miss out.

Uber wins $1bn investment from Toyota, SoftBank fund 19 April 2019, 9:39 AM

Japanese car giant Toyota and investment fund SoftBank Vision Fund on Friday unveiled an investment of $1 billion in US company Uber to drive forward the development of driver-less ride-sharing services.

Cypress Hill
Latin hip-hop group Cypress Hill unveil ‘Walk of Fame’ star 19 April 2019, 9:13 AM

The Latin American hip-hop group Cypress Hill on Thursday unveiled a star on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame" in Los Angeles, the city where they formed more than three decades ago.

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New Apple lab uses robots to rip apart devices for recycling materials 19 April 2019, 7:46 AM

Apple Inc is notorious for keeping what happens in its laboratories a closely guarded secret. But the iPhone maker plans to share openly everything that happens in its newest lab in Austin, Texas.

Lionel Messi
La Liga set for big finish despite Barcelona procession 19 April 2019, 7:21 AM

Barcelona might have their eighth title in 11 years all-but sewn up but, with six games left to play, La Liga is far from finished. 

Vladimir Putin
With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow eyes role in N. Korea 19 April 2019, 6:40 AM

With Russia's Vladimir Putin set for his first talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month, Moscow is eyeing a major role in yet another global flashpoint.

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Mvovo urges Sharks to step up against Reds 18 April 2019, 9:11 PM

Experience winger Lwazi Mvovo believes the Sharks have regressed after a promising start to the 2019 Super Rugby campaign and need to step up when they host the Reds in Durban on Friday afternoon.

Narius Moloto
PAC campaigns in Limpopo 18 April 2019, 8:37 PM

PAC President, Narius Moloto, has taken his election campaign to Ga-Mothiba outside Polokwane in Limpopo.

N14 development in Ventersdorp to bring economic benefits 18 April 2019, 8:02 PM

The troubled community of Ventersdorp in the North West have been handed a lifeline with the start of the construction of the long awaited N14 development project.

Chiefs looking to end trophy drought with Nedbank Cup 18 April 2019, 6:36 PM

South African football is going through a phase where the country’s two biggest teams haven’t lifted some silverware in four to five years and these are the challenges that Kaizer Chiefs have to respond to in the Nedbank Cup.

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Department of Transport to scrap RAF for a new scheme 18 April 2019, 6:35 PM

The Department of Transport announced that they are currently in the process of scrapping the Road Accident Fund for a new scheme.

Xasa hosts consultative roadshow on Women and Sport Policy 18 April 2019, 6:13 PM

Minister of Sport and Recreation Thokozile Xasa on Thursday hosted the second leg of a consultative roadshow on Women and Sport Policy in Polokwane.

Stella Ndabeni Abrahams
SABC bailout talks ongoing: Ndabeni-Abrahams 18 April 2019, 5:00 PM

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says her department is in ongoing discussions with National Treasury for a financial bail-out for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC.)

SABC has no plans to host debate between Ramaphosa, Maimane 18 April 2019, 4:10 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it has no plans to host a debate between ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

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Philippine Catholics lash themselves in penance ahead of Easter 18 April 2019, 3:06 PM

Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat on Thursday as they participated in a ritual ahead of Easter in Asia's biggest Catholic nation.

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Comair striking staff have to return to work 18 April 2019, 3:00 PM

The Labour Court in Johannesburg has reserved judgment on Comair's application to interdict the strike of workers affiliated to Numsa.

Mmusi Maimane outside the Union Buildings
Maimane to submit evidence against Ramaphosa to Public Protector 18 April 2019, 2:38 PM

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he'll be submitting evidence to the Public Protector on President Cyril Ramaphosa's non-disclosure of declaration of interests.

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners 18 April 2019, 1:44 PM

China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday.

Rebel forces
Death toll tops 200 in battle for Libya’s Tripoli: WHO 18 April 2019, 12:07 PM

At least 205 people have been killed and more than 900 wounded in the battle for control of the Libyan capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Madeira in mourning after 29 German tourists die in bus crash 18 April 2019, 11:59 AM

The Portuguese island of Madeira on Thursday began three days of mourning after 29 German tourists died after their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house.

Motorists warned of fog after two fatal accidents 18 April 2019, 8:51 AM

Motorists are advised to travel with caution and switch on their vehicle's lights while travelling over the Easter weekend - amid fog patches in KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape.

Booysen to continue testimony at State Capture Inquiry 18 April 2019, 6:56 AM

Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen is expected to continue with his evidence at the commission of inquiry into state capture in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Kim Jong-Un
N.Korea’s Kim oversees test of new weapon with ‘powerful warhead’ 18 April 2019, 6:15 AM

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical weapon with a "powerful warhead", state media reported Thursday, in the first test of its kind since nuclear negotiations with Washington stalled.

Fire fighters
Angry residents shut Koster fire station down 17 April 2019, 8:58 PM

Services at the fire station in Koster in the North West have been halted for over a week.

Thato Mokeke
Mokeke believes he made right decision to re-join Cape Town City 17 April 2019, 8:49 PM

Cape Town City midfielder Thato Mokeke believes he made the right decision in re-joining the club earlier in 2019.