‘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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UN to adopt migration pact at meeting hit by withdrawals 10 December 2018, 8:09 AM

Politicians from around the globe will gather Monday in Morocco for a major conference to endorse a United Nations migration pact, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

SA take bronze at Cape Town Sevens 10 December 2018, 7:50 AM

South Africa won the bronze medal at the Cape Town Sevens, the second leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series.

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy
Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics 10 December 2018, 7:41 AM

A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.

Nigerian opposition says government has frozen VP candidate’s accounts 10 December 2018, 6:15 AM

Nigeria's main opposition party said authorities had frozen the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate in the run-up to elections next February.

Carlos Ghosn: the ‘cost killer’ consumed by scandal 10 December 2018, 6:07 AM

Brazilian-born Carlos Ghosn long stood out among the world's auto executives as a hard-nosed workaholic willing to take drastic measures to get struggling companies motoring again.

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At least 7 officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency 10 December 2018, 5:37 AM

At least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan’s eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported.

Women in white lab coats
UNESCO awards African female scientists 9 December 2018, 9:33 PM

Their achievements were crowned at the annual UNESCO and L’oreal Women in Science Awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Rooikop residents up in arms over lack of basic services 9 December 2018, 7:36 PM

Residents of an informal settlement in East Rand's Rooikop are up in arms over the lack of basic services.

A gymnast with ribbons
Young gymnast struggles to take off in spite of her talent 9 December 2018, 6:30 PM

A promising gymnastic career of a 13-year-old from Port Elizabeth is struggling to take off in spite of her talent.

An image of Nelson Mandela in prison.
New exhibition in Constitution Hill to showcase experience of political prisoners 9 December 2018, 4:46 PM

A new exhibition highlighting the experiences of political prisoners at the Old Fort Prison situated at Constitutional Hill, has been unveiled.

Donald Trump
Trump must not interfere in French politics: Minister 9 December 2018, 3:04 PM

The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the United States president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement.

Women singing on stage
Northern Cape artists say they need more funding 9 December 2018, 3:04 PM

Artists attending the Northern Cape Sports, Arts and Culture Art Summit have questioned its relevance to the industry.

Zingiswa Losi
Cosatu welcomes Ramaphosa’s decision not to give MP’s salary increase 9 December 2018, 2:54 PM

Labour federation Cosatu's president, Zingiswa Losi has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision not to give Members of Parliament a 4% salary increase.

SABC Auckland Park building
‘Best way to address current vacuum in SABC is to dissolve the board ’ 9 December 2018, 2:34 PM

UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa says best way to address the current vacuum in the SABC Board is to dissolve it and appoint an interim one.

Alex residents trying to save their belongings
Makhura, Moila doing little to help Alex fire victims: EFF 9 December 2018, 1:34 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters in Gauteng says Gauteng Premier David Makhura and MEC for Human Settlements, Uhuru Moila have been doing little to help the residents that have been displaced in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.

Metro police officer and a road safety bus.
South Africans urged to be vigilant during the festive season 9 December 2018, 12:43 PM

As the festive season kicks into high gear, the South African Police Service is urging people to be vigilant of their homes, vehicles and personal belongings.

Aftermath of the accident.
15 killed in KZN car crash 9 December 2018, 11:22 AM

KwaZulu-Natal authorities say at least 15 people were killed at Enseleni near Empangeni on the province's north coast on Saturday night.

Thabang Maupa
Slain ANC councillor’s funeral underway 9 December 2018, 10:12 AM

The funeral service of a Limpopo ward councillor who criticised the municipality he was part of for investing in VBS Bank, is underway at Riba Cross near Burgersfort.

MyCiti bus
‘MyCiti bus service almost fully functional’ 9 December 2018, 9:48 AM

The City of Cape Town says the MyCiti bus service is almost fully functional and a process to replace workers who've been on an unprotected strike since October is underway.

Ndileka Mandela, Tokyo Sexwale, Minister Ntsiki Sisulu and Premier David Makhura.
Thousands take to Pretoria streets in remembrance of Mandela 9 December 2018, 9:03 AM

An estimated 30 000 South Africans and international participants are running and walking through the streets of the Pretoria CBD to celebrate Nelson Mandela's legacy. 

Islamist rebel armed with fire arms
Civilians killed in ethnic attack on Mali village 9 December 2018, 7:54 AM

Fifteen civilians from the Fulani community were killed last week when armed men from a rival ethnic group attacked their village in central Mali, a regional governor said on Saturday.

SABC Building
SABC disciplinary process for sexual harassment cases gets underway 9 December 2018, 7:22 AM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation says internal disciplinary hearings of employees implicated in alleged sexual harassment will begin, once the process of suspending them is complete.

Premier Stan Mathabatha
ANC members implicated in VBS scandal not included in party list 9 December 2018, 7:04 AM

ANC members in Limpopo implicated in the VBS saga have not been included the party lists for the provincial and national elections. The ANC in Limpopo held its lists conference in Polokwane on Saturday.

A view of the Place de la Republique
 France’s ‘yellow vests’ clash with police in Paris 9 December 2018, 6:49 AM

Anti-government protesters faced off with French riot police in Paris on Saturday, hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalising shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron's authority.

Louis Oosthuizen
Oosthuizen three ahead in pursuit of SA, British Open double 8 December 2018, 9:55 PM

Louis Oosthuizen took a three-shot third-round lead in the EPGA South African Open Saturday as he seeks to become the sixth golfer to win the event and the British Open.

Farm workers on a farm
Land seminar reaches final day 8 December 2018, 9:43 PM

A land seminar hosted by the President's Council on Land Reform and Agriculture concluded its business on Saturday.

Angolan President João Lourenço
IMF approves $3.7 bln credit facility for Angola 8 December 2018, 8:53 PM

IMF said its board had approved a $3.7 billion credit facility for Angola to support economic reforms and would immediately disburse around $990 million.

Three people standing with sign
NGO fights to end stigma against Albinism 8 December 2018, 8:06 PM

We need to change mind-sets and remove the stigma attached to men and women living with Albinism.

An image of Cyril Ramaphosa
A look into this week’s political events 8 December 2018, 7:23 PM

This week in politics saw the first female NDPP appointed but also the sad passing of two important South Africans, Former Diplomat Mendi Msimang and former Deputy Chairperson of the TRC Dr Alex Boraine.

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Heavy rain expected for parts of the country 8 December 2018, 6:30 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal Department for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs says disaster management teams are on standby, following an alert from the Weather Service indicating the possibility of heavy rains and thunderstorms with localised flooding.