Otter Trail is ‘every hiker’s dream’

18 December 2018, 8:21 PM
If the 42 kilometre Otter Tail in the Tsitsikamma area of the Garden Route is on your bucket list, then you need to book a year in advance.
Otto Trail
Department of Health launches campaign promoting condom use 19 December 2018, 10:14 AM

The National Department of Health together with USAID and the Centre for Communication Impact have come up with a campaign to help change conversations around sexual health and intimacy.

George Lucas
‘Star Wars’ George Lucas leads Forbes list of wealthiest US celebrities 19 December 2018, 7:20 AM

The 'Star Wars' empire has launched its creator George Lucas to the top of Forbes magazine's list of wealthiest US celebrities.

Angie Motshekga
History could become a compulsory subject from 2023 19 December 2018, 6:11 AM

Angie Motshekga appointed the History Ministerial Task Team three years ago to investigate the feasibility of re-working on the content and checking the possibility of making History a compulsory subject from grade 4 to grade 12.

Two women kissing
Cuba decides to scrap same-sex marriage law in new constitution: official 19 December 2018, 6:02 AM

Cuba will leave out of its new constitution changes that would have paved the way for legal same-sex marriage, despite majority support in local assemblies, a government official said Tuesday. 

Carmen Lopez surfing
Blind surfer pursues her dreams despite disability 18 December 2018, 7:48 PM

A blind, 21-year-old Spanish surfer won't let her disability stand in the way of her dreams.

S.Africa bans advert in which black man ‘discovers’ Europe 18 December 2018, 7:13 PM

South African regulators on Tuesday banned a television advert that showed a black man discovering a foreign land and naming it "Europe", ruling that colonisation was "not open for humorous exploitation".

UK tabloids fall out of love with ‘Duchess Difficult’ Meghan 18 December 2018, 6:12 PM

The honeymoon period for former actress and newly-minted British royal Meghan Markle, it seems, is over. Six months on from her fairytale wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle, Meghan is faced with a daily barrage of tabloid headlines criticising her courtly manner and warning her against becoming “Duchess Difficult”. Pregnant Meghan was credited with […]

Deer poacher sentenced to watching ‘Bambi’ every month while in jail 18 December 2018, 10:06 AM

A Missouri man has been sentenced to watching the classic animated Disney film 'Bambi' "at least" every month during his year-long sentence in jail for his role in killing hundreds of deer illegally.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle’s father asks Queen Elizabeth to get his daughter back in touch 18 December 2018, 7:23 AM

Meghan Markle's father appealed to Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday to intercede to end his estrangement from his daughter, the wife of Prince Harry.

Buyel’Ekhaya Music Festival continues to grow 17 December 2018, 6:49 PM

The Buyel'Ekhaya Music Festival has grown in leaps and bounds this past decade, with thousands of music lovers again making their way to the annual festival in East London.

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‘Response to Cannabis Expo will push govt into legalising the plant’ 17 December 2018, 1:42 PM

Organiser of the first Cannabis Expo in Africa says the overwhelming response from the public will push government into wholly legalising the plant.

Tamaryn Green
SA’s Tamaryn Green crowned runner- up at Miss Universe 17 December 2018, 8:57 AM

Miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green, has thanked South Africans for all their support after claiming the runner-up spot at the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok in Thailand.

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Thousands of holidaymakers descend on Durban’s beaches 16 December 2018, 9:00 PM

Thousands of holidaymakers have descended on Durban's beaches over the Reconciliation Day long weekend to cool off from the heat.

An aerial view of the resort
Clean-up operations underway at Sun City resort 16 December 2018, 6:05 PM

Clean-up operations are under way at the Sun City resort in the North West following a hailstorm that hit the region of Pilanesburg and surrounding areas on Saturday afternoon

South Africa ranks among charitable countries 16 December 2018, 1:16 PM

South Africa has a CEI of 41 - the 40th highest of the 146 countries. This indicates that South Africa is among the most charitable (or engaged) 30 percent of countries.

suicide note and pills
[GRAPHIC] Police investigate three suicide cases in Bloemfontein 16 December 2018, 9:41 AM

Police in Bloemfontein are investigating three suicide cases reported this week.

Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his wife Meghan (L), the Duchess of Sussex.
UK royals release Christmas cards with fireworks for Harry and Meghan 16 December 2018, 8:31 AM

Britain's royals revealed their 2018 Christmas cards on Friday, with Prince William choosing a relaxed family photo while younger brother Harry used an image taken on the evening of his wedding to U.S. actress Meghan Markle.

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Durbanites flock to markets for Xmas gifts 15 December 2018, 3:48 PM

The sunny city of Durban is abuzz with activity as tourists flock in, just days before Christmas. The city is pioneering Christmas markets boasting beautifully crafted, handmade products.

CBS paid ‘Bull’ actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 mn to settle harassment claims 15 December 2018, 1:35 PM

US television network CBS paid $9.5 million Eliza Dushku, an actress on primetime drama "Bull," and wrote her off the show after she claimed the lead actor had harassed her.

Ceres Aircraft club launches first breakfast fly-in 15 December 2018, 7:30 AM

One of the organisers, Dr Jurie Steyn of the Stellenbosch Flying Club, says spectators will be able to wander among the aircraft and chat with the pilots...

Festival participants
Indoni festival celebrates cultural diversity 14 December 2018, 5:00 PM

The seventh annual Indoni Miss Cultural South Africa festival has hosted over 2000 young individuals at its parade in Durban. The cultural pageant celebrates the authenticity of the different cultures across the country.

FILE PHOTO: Singer Janet Jackson makes a heart symbol after receiving the Global Icon award at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards at Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao
Janet Jackson gets Rock Hall of Fame place on Brit-heavy list 14 December 2018, 12:11 PM

Janet Jackson finally won her place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday when the pop singer was named as one of seven music acts to be getting a place in music history.

Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma joins Twitter 14 December 2018, 11:59 AM

Former President Jacob Zuma joined Twitter on Friday. He has posted a video introducing himself to his followers on the social media platform.

Stormy Daniels
Trump awarded nearly $300 000 in legal fees in Daniels defamation lawsuit 14 December 2018, 6:24 AM

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels must pay more than $290 000 to reimburse PresidentDonald Trump for legal fees he spent defending himself in a defamation lawsuit she brought against him over a tweet, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

Home Affairs ready for influx of travellers this festive season 13 December 2018, 9:01 PM

The Department of Home Affairs is ready for the flow of travellers expected over this festive season

Home Affairs
Limpopo mother finally gets ID number for her child 13 December 2018, 5:04 PM

A Limpopo mother whose child did not have an ID number for the first year of his life due to Home Affairs bureaucracy has been helped following SABC News coverage.

Zuma tops SA Google searches for 2018 13 December 2018, 11:09 AM

Google South Africa has released its top searches in the country for 2018. The top trends shows what people in the country search for most often.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
‘A star is born’ musical leads film contenders for SAG Awards 13 December 2018, 7:56 AM

Musical drama remake "A Star is Born" led a wide range of contenders for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, landing four nominations, including best movie ensemble.

Portuguese slave ship wreck declared SA Heritage Site 12 December 2018, 9:40 PM

The wreck of the Portuguese slave ship, São José which lies off the coast at Clifton in Cape Town, has been declared a South African National Heritage Site. 

An image of Dr Judy Dlamini.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University honours Dr Judy Dlamini 12 December 2018, 6:20 PM

The Wits University Chancellor expressed gratitude to NMMU, describing it as the only university completely led by women.