‘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.
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Limpopo MEC sends condolences after Zebediela accident 25 August 2019, 3:40 PM

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC Dickson Masemola has conveyed condolences to relatives of the nine people who died in a multi-vehicle collision at Zebediela in Limpopo.

Chief Mandela honours grandfather with marathon 25 August 2019, 1:45 PM

Former President Nelson Mandela's grandson, Chief Mandla Mandela, says his family appreciates the honouring of the late statesman by organising the Mandela Marathon.

Antonio-Guterres
Macron meets with UN’s Guterres on sidelines of G7 summit 25 August 2019, 1:08 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron met with United Nation's Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Sunday on the sidelines of a G7 summit that will likely expose deep rifts over a clutch of issues such as global trade, climate change and taxing big tech.

Cape to Cairo project teenagers due to fly back home on Sunday 25 August 2019, 11:43 AM

The teenagers, who were part of the Cape to Cairo challenge, are expected to arrive at Lanseria airport, north of Johannesburg, on Sunday.

Runners cross finish line in Mandela Marathon 25 August 2019, 10:43 AM

The first runners of the 2019 Mandela Marathon have made it across the finish line between Pietermaritzburg and Howick. The aim of the marathon is to pay tribute former President Nelson Mandela. 

Trade wars lead to recession, harm world economy: G7 leaders 25 August 2019, 10:02 AM

Trade wars will lead to recession and harm the whole world, European Council President Donald Tusk and French President Emmanuel Macron warned Saturday prior to the Group of Seven (G7) summit.

Tselane launches Institute of Election Management 25 August 2019, 9:45 AM

The former Independent Electoral Commission chairperson, Terry Tselane, has launched an election management service in Johannesburg.

Small toy figures are seen in front of Facebook logo in this illustration picture.
France says social media platforms will still sign hate speech pledge 25 August 2019, 9:42 AM

France was initially hoping to make social media giants sign a so-called “Charter for an Open, Free, and Safe Internet” on Friday, according to the official program.

Runners of the 2017 Mandela Marathon make their way through Edendale. photo. Jonathan Burton.
Over 20 000 runners take part in Mandela Marathon 25 August 2019, 8:52 AM

Over 20 000 runners are participating in the 2019 Mandela Marathon which is under way between Pietermaritzburg and Howick. 

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen,’ Marvel, Mulan show fans the force is with Disney 25 August 2019, 8:12 AM

“Star Wars” actors teased an epic sendoff, the cast of “Frozen” sang and action movie star Dwayne Johnson rolled out in a river boat as Walt Disney Co promoted its upcoming film slate to devoted fans on Saturday.

Djokovic unfazed by foot blisters ahead of US Open 25 August 2019, 7:27 AM

Novak Djokovic interrupted his U.S. Open practice twice on Saturday to have a trainer look at his right foot but the defending champion said the discomfort was due to blisters and is not a concern.

Sudan's new Prime Minister in the transitional government Abdalla Hamdok, speaks during a Reuters interview in Khartoum, Sudan.
Sudan needs up to $10 billion in aid to rebuild economy: PM 25 August 2019, 7:11 AM

Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok an economist, who has worked for the UN Economic Commission for Africa, said he had started talks with the IMF and the World Bank to discuss restructuring Sudan’s crippling debt.

Velenkosini Hlabisa
Velenkosini Hlabisa elected IFP’s new president 25 August 2019, 7:06 AM

Velenkosini Hlabisa is the new IFP president, taking over from the long-time leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi. 

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort 25 August 2019, 6:38 AM

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain's exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest.

Moloto re-elected PAC president 24 August 2019, 8:32 PM

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) national elective congress has re-elected Narius Moloto as the party president. Moloto has been elected unopposed.

Tunisia’s Karoui still presidential candidate despite arrest: Electoral Commission 24 August 2019, 7:30 PM

Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui remains in the race for next month's presidential election despite his arrest on Friday, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

Safety concerns grow after Polokwane hospital shooting 24 August 2019, 7:10 PM

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) in Limpopo says it is concerned about the safety of its members following the shooting incident at the Polokwane provincial hospital

Thousands march on French-Spanish border against G7 summit 24 August 2019, 6:27 PM

Anti-globalisation and climate activists teamed up with "yellow vest" protesters and Basque nationalists on Saturday to protest against the G7 meeting

Maimane urges Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality residents to give DA a chance 24 August 2019, 2:47 PM

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says his party is ready to effect socio-economic changes in the troubled Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in the Free State.

Marnus Labuschagne
England chase 359 runs for 3rd Ashes test victory 24 August 2019, 2:31 PM

Australia were all out for 246 runs in their second innings on day three of the third Ashes test on Saturday, setting England 359 runs to win, a total that would be the second-highest ever run chase at Headingley and keep alive the series.

AfriForum and Nelson Mandela Foundation
Roets downplays Mandela Foundation’s call for him to be jailed 24 August 2019, 1:20 PM

The lobby group AfriForum's head of policy Ernst Roets has described as "crazy" the the Nelson Mandela Foundation's call for him to be jailed.

Typhoon shuts businesses, forces flight cancellations in southern Taiwan 24 August 2019, 12:13 PM

Taiwan braced for typhoon Bailu on Saturday, shutting businesses and schools as airlines cancelled hundreds of flights amid warnings of landslides, floods and high seas on the island.

Tanzania says South Africa impounds Airbus plane 24 August 2019, 12:03 PM

South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania’s national flag carrier, the Tanzanian government said.

PAC holds its national elective congress in Limpopo 24 August 2019, 10:52 AM

The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) maintains that its national elective congress at Tompi Seleka in the Sekhukhune district of Limpopo, this weekend, will go ahead as planned.

Chip on shoulder fueling Ashley-Cooper’s World Cup fire 24 August 2019, 10:22 AM

The thatch of grey hair swept back from the forehead of Adam Ashley-Cooper is one of the more obvious reminders of the longevity of one of the most versatile players to ever pull on the gold Australia jersey.

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France.
Top US publishers sue Amazon’s Audible for copyright infringement 24 August 2019, 10:05 AM

The lawsuit was filed by seven members of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), including HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan Publishers.

Media has been factual in reporting on Mkhwebane’s work: Mashele 24 August 2019, 10:04 AM

Political analyst Prince Mashele says the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane should not expect the media to only report about her successes.

Global disputes likely to thwart unity at G7 summit in France 24 August 2019, 9:52 AM

Leaders of the G7 nations arrive in France on Saturday for a  summit as a brewing US-China confrontation over protectionism highlighted President Emmanuel Macron's tough task in delivering meaningful results on trade,Iran and climate change.

Latest Ebola outbreak claims 1 965 lives in DR Congo: WHO 24 August 2019, 8:19 AM

The latest Ebola outbreak which started last August has killed 1,965 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

Buthelezi dismisses speculation of handpicking next IFP leader 24 August 2019, 7:42 AM

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has dismissed as unfounded speculation that he personally handpicked his tipped successor, Velenkosini Hlabisa.