‘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.
Algeria conditionally releases ex-finance chief in graft probe 16 June 2019, 8:30 PM

An Algerian investigating magistrate on Sunday conditionally released former finance minister Karim Djoudi as part of an ongoing corruption probe, the official APS press agency said.

Johnson’s Brexit plan would crumble: rival for UK PM 16 June 2019, 6:45 PM

Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy would collapse under scrutiny, one of his rivals to become Britain's prime minister said ahead of the first televised debate Sunday which the front-runner is skipping.

Steve Biko Foundation
Former East London mayor urges youth to embrace education 16 June 2019, 6:23 PM

Former mayor of the East London based Buffalo City Metro, Dr Sindisile Maclean, has encouraged the youth to take their education seriously and to be wary of social ills.

Power cuts
Argentina and Uruguay scramble to restore power following mass blackout 16 June 2019, 5:53 PM

Argentina and Uruguay were scrambling to restore power to millions of people after a massive power failure hit the Argentine grid early on Sunday,Argentina's Energy Secretariat said.

Al-Shabaab jihadist
Somali journalists’ group slams police ‘threats’ 16 June 2019, 3:08 PM

A Somali journalists' association Sunday slammed the actions of police who it said threatened to shoot reporters trying to access the scene of a car bombing near parliament, and warned of a "worsening situation" for the country's press.

DA Youth have nothing to celebrate after 25 years of democracy 16 June 2019, 2:13 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) Youth says there is nothing for young people in the country to celebrate after 25 years of democracy.

India hikes tariffs on US imports following withdrawal of trade privileges 16 June 2019, 1:52 PM

India on Sunday imposed higher tariffs on 28 items imported from the United States, in retaliation to Washington's recent withdrawal of trade privileges for New Delhi.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Youth must take advantage of opportunities: Ramaphosa 16 June 2019, 1:39 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the youth of 1976, describing that generation as brave young men and women who declared a war against oppression.

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise.
Modise rejects DA request for Eskom debate 16 June 2019, 12:56 PM

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise, has declined a request by the Democratic Alliance for a debate of national importance on Eskom's financial crisis.

Tanzania health minister issues Ebola alert following Uganda outbreak 16 June 2019, 12:08 PM

Tanzania's health minister issued an Ebola 'alert' Sunday after the disease, which has killed over 1,400 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), appeared in their shared neighbour, Uganda.

Winde promises youth more access to education, skills development 16 June 2019, 11:02 AM

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says youth unemployment in the country is unacceptably high. He says education and skills development are the key to unlocking the future for many young people.

Six burnt beyond recognition in Limpopo collision 16 June 2019, 10:37 AM

Six people have burnt beyond recognition after a head-on collision between Giyani and Polokwane in Limpopo on Sunday morning. 

EFF to hold Youth Day celebrations at University of Fort Hare 16 June 2019, 9:38 AM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will hold its Youth Day celebrations at the University of Fort Hare in Alice in the Eastern Cape.

Demonstrators attempt to move metal barricades during a protest against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong.
Thousands expected to rally to demand Hong Kong leader steps down 16 June 2019, 7:55 AM

Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to demand the city’s leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill following the most violent protests in decades.

Study shows young South Africans have no faith in democracy and politicians 16 June 2019, 7:37 AM

On the eve of South Africa’s sixth democratic elections on 8 May, thousands of young people took to Twitter to state reasons for why they had no intention to cast their votes. They used the hashtag #IWantToVoteBut.

An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman.
Saudis seek oil supply protection as US and Iran face off 16 June 2019, 7:19 AM

Iran has denied any role in the strikes on the tankers south of the Strait of Hormuz, a major transit route for oil from Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude exporter, and other Gulf producers.

Semenya refutes reports she shunned Rabat race 16 June 2019, 6:39 AM

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya's representatives have reacted angrily after the organiser of the Diamond League event in Morocco said the Olympic champion had refused an invitation to run the 800 metres in Rabat.

Cele calls for shut down of hijacked buildings 15 June 2019, 6:52 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele has called for the shut down of hijacked buildings as they are often believed to be a hive of criminal activities.

Alliance partners concerned about ANC leadership vacuum in the North West 15 June 2019, 6:28 PM

Alliance partners Cosatu, South African Communist Party (SACP) and Sanco have bemoaned the current leadership vacuum. The term of the Provincial Task Team (PTT),  led by Obed Bapela and Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubani, ended just after the general elections.

Omar al-Bashir
Sudan’s Bashir to appear in court next week: prosecutor 15 June 2019, 5:38 PM

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, the country's acting prosecutor general told reporters on Saturday.

Police Minister Bheki Cele
Yeoville community expresses anger over crime 15 June 2019, 5:33 PM

The Yeoville community in Johannesburg has expressed anger over the high crime rate in the suburb.

Brumbies, Hurricanes brimming with confidence after victories 15 June 2019, 4:10 PM

The ACT Brumbies and Wellington Hurricanes will head into the Super Rugby playoffs brimming with confidence after claiming rousing wins in their final round matches on Saturday.

SADTU launches campaign against violence in schools 15 June 2019, 2:49 PM

SADTU in the Free State and their Lesotho counterparts have launched a campaign against violence in schools.

A tribute to Raymond Louw: a great South African editor and determined activist 15 June 2019, 2:36 PM

There are dictators and autocrats who are breathing a little easier today. The intolerant, the narrow-minded, the scared, the defensive, the haters of freedom and particularly freedom of speech, are watching us lay to rest the man who never left them alone.

Roadside bomb kills Kenyan police near Somali border 15 June 2019, 2:28 PM

A roadside bomb hit a vehicle patrolling near Kenya’s border with Somalia on Saturday, killing several of the 11 police officers onboard, the police spokesman said.

Small congregation to attend first Notre-Dame mass service since fire 15 June 2019, 1:48 PM

A small congregation wearing hardhats will attend mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service to be held since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago.

Sri Lanka to bowl first against Australia 15 June 2019, 1:03 PM

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected bowl in Saturday's World Cup match against holders Australia.

A car involved in an accident in Limpopo.
Two dead, scores injured after bus collision 15 June 2019, 12:05 PM

Paramedics from ER24 and various rescue services, including disaster management, arrived on the scene and found people sitting and lying near the bus.

My integrity cannot be questioned: Radebe 15 June 2019, 10:37 AM

Former Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, says he feels privileged to have served in many portfolios in government for the past 25 years.

Mediterranean countries search for missing migrants 15 June 2019, 9:34 AM

Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants, many fleeing Syria's war, who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe.