‘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.
US President Donald Trump.
No decision yet on Trump’s wall funding 17 February 2019, 9:30 AM

Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday that no decision has been taken on funding President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, a project that may come partly from redirected military funds.

More than 530 wanted suspects arrested in Gauteng 17 February 2019, 8:21 AM

More than 530 suspects who featured on the police's wanted list have been successfully traced and arrested during raids on Thursday and Friday.

A rescued artisinal miner is carried from a pit as retrieval efforts proceed for trapped illegal gold miners
Zimbabwean rescuers pull out 22 bodies from mine, 8 others found alive 17 February 2019, 7:40 AM

Zimbabwean rescuers pulled the bodies of at least 22 illegal gold miners out of shafts west of Harare that were flooded earlier in the week, and rescued eight more alive, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

Blizzard in China.
Authorities offer relief as blizzards continue to ravage China 17 February 2019, 7:05 AM

Authorities offer relief to help local herdsmen as blizzards continue to ravage Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province.

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May
May to speak to every EU leader to break Brexit deadlock 17 February 2019, 6:29 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday vowed to speak to every EU member state leader "over the coming days", as she wrote to Conservative MPs to appeal for unity over Brexit.

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Cable theft leaves Jhb suburbs without electricity 16 February 2019, 9:07 PM

While many South Africans are relieved there won't be any loadshedding this weekend, some are still without power.

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ANC veteran Philemon Norushe laid to rest 16 February 2019, 8:23 PM

The late ANC Veterans League Deputy President, Bonisile Philemon Norushe has been hailed for his immense contribution towards development and liberation of the country.

Angela Merkel speaking
Pence presses Merkel over Nordstream, Iran deal 16 February 2019, 7:45 PM

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday he told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Europe and the United States need to stand together against Iran and he reiterated Washington’s opposition to the Nordstream gas pipeline. The time has come for our European partners to stand with us and with the Iranian people – to […]

Metolong Dam
UN urges Lesotho to prioritise water, sanitation and hygiene 16 February 2019, 7:42 PM

A team of water experts from the United Nations, which are in Lesotho, have called on the country to prioritise water, sanitation and hygiene.

Mine worker
Eskom proposed price hike will adversely affect mining sector 16 February 2019, 4:04 PM

Four in ten mining companies could shut down if Eskom's demand for a 15% tariff hike is met, that's according to the Minerals Council South Africa.

UDM President Bantu Holomisa.
Economic Indaba needed to deal with crippling economy: Holomisa 16 February 2019, 2:55 PM

The United Democratic Movement's (UDM) President Bantu Holomisa says an Economic Indaba is needed to deal with the country's crippling economy. 

Buhari calls for calm following election postponement 16 February 2019, 2:33 PM

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm following a decision by the country's electoral commission to postpone Saturday's presidential election.

Supra Mahumapelo
ANC only recognises North West Provincial Task Team 16 February 2019, 12:49 PM

The African National Congress national leadership says the only recognised structure of the party in the North West, is the Provincial Task Team- PTT.

W Cape govt ‘marginalising’ Christians: ACDP 16 February 2019, 12:27 PM

The African Christian Democratic Party's Premier candidate for the Western Cape, Ferlon Christians, says the provincial government is marginalising Christians when it comes to accessing business opportunities in the province.

2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
2019 Dusi marathon wraps up in Durban’s Blue Lagoon 16 February 2019, 12:18 PM

The first paddlers have begun to come through at the finish line in the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon.

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Global stocks surge on hopeful signs from US-China trade talks 16 February 2019, 11:47 AM

European and US stock markets leapt on Friday as positive signs emerged from US-China trade talks aimed at averting an escalation of a tariff war between the world's top two economies.

Incan Tomb
Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru 16 February 2019, 8:56 AM

Peruvian archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the north of the country where an elite member of the pre-Columbian empire was buried, one of the investigators announced Friday.

Former Acting Eskom CEO, Matshela Koko.
Stage 4 loadshedding due to gross incompetence: Koko 16 February 2019, 8:35 AM

Former Acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko says Stage 4 loadshedding that was recently experienced across the country is due to gross incompetence at the power utility's top level.

Kenneth Meshoe
ACDP to launch its election manifesto on Saturday 16 February 2019, 7:52 AM

The African Christian Democratic Party is launching its election manifesto in Kuils River on the Cape Flats on Saturday. 

Donald Trump
Trump declares emergency for border wall 16 February 2019, 7:02 AM

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the US-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the US Constitution.

Guards at tertiary institutions are heavy-handed with students: Pandor 16 February 2019, 6:49 AM

Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor, says she believes security guards at tertiary institutions are heavy handed with students. Her statement comes after a student, who was involved in protests at the Durban University of Technology's Steve Biko campus, was killed last week.

Men must play part in curbing unplanned pregnancies: KZN Health 15 February 2019, 9:31 PM

Male students must play their part in curbing unplanned pregnancies. That's the call made during the launch of a Family planning drive in KwaZulu Natal.

Isuzu Motors SA celebrates milestone since taking over GM 15 February 2019, 9:18 PM

Isuzu Motors South Africa has just celebrated its first year as a fully fledged local vehicle manufacturer after taking over the operations of General Motors.

Tough budget speech ahead for Mboweni with growth-enhancing reforms 15 February 2019, 8:55 PM

Finanance Minister, Tito Mboweni, is expected to present a budget with growth enhancing reforms when he delivers his budget speech next week.

Ex-Mozambique finance minister denied bail 15 February 2019, 8:23 PM

Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang was denied bail by a South African court on Friday, meaning he will remain in custody for now pending an extradition hearing over charges relating to $2billion in fraudulent loans.

Trump declares ’emergency’ to build wall, Democrats cry foul 15 February 2019, 8:16 PM

President Donald Trump, citing an "invasion" of drugs and criminals, declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico border on Friday to fund construction of his long-sought wall, a move slammed by Democrats as an unlawful "power grab."

Investec Cape Town Art Fair underway 15 February 2019, 7:43 PM

Some latest works by leading local artists are on display at the seventh edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

Satawu decries poor safety, security in harbours 15 February 2019, 7:07 PM

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) says the level of safety and security is dropping in the country's harbours

Caster Semenya
Government pledges support for Semenya ahead of IAAF court hearing 15 February 2019, 6:50 PM

Sports Minnister Thokozile Xasa has called for "women's sporting performance and resultant greatness not to be questioned nor doubted".

SA’s national teams need to win continental titles: Jordaan 15 February 2019, 4:21 PM

South African Football Association (Safa) President Danny Jordaan says the country's national football teams from the Under-17's to the Under-20's and Banyana Banyana should step up and start winning continental titles