French fashion label Agnes B cancels Paris show due to coronavirus

28 February 2020, 8:55 PM
French Agnes B joined on Friday the list of fashion houses that have cancelled shows at Paris Fashion Week due to coronavirus outbreak that has reached multiple countries around the world.
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Cape Town Pride Parade to take place in Green Point 29 February 2020, 10:55 AM

The Cape Town Pride Parade will take place on the streets of Green Point on Saturday.

Roman Polanski
Polanski wins best director at Cesars, prompting walkout protest 29 February 2020, 9:55 AM

Roman Polanski cast a shadow over France's Cesar Awards on Friday even as he won best directing for his film "An Officer and a Spy," with several women in the audience walking out in protest at honouring a man facing rape accusations.

Security beefed-up ahead of Soweto derby and Ultra Music Festival 29 February 2020, 9:16 AM

Gauteng police say security has been beefed-up ahead of Saturday's Soweto derby and the Ultra Music Festival. 

Dwayne Johnson
Coronavirus sends Netflix looking outside Italy for part of Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Red Notice’ shoot 29 February 2020, 8:00 AM

Filming of Netflix Inc'sbig-budget Dwayne Johnson movie "Red Notice" had been scheduled to move to Italy in the coming weeks, but producers now are exploring other locations due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, a source close to the production told Reuters on Friday.

Danger lurks in the Cape Flats street corners as children’s lives remain at risk 27 February 2020, 8:46 PM

What may seem as a normal day as children play in the streets of the Cape Flats may not be so normal as danger lurks in their shadows and in almost every corner of the street, putting at risk the lives of the children in the province as gangs run riot.

Coronavirus clouds Apple’s timeline for new iPhones 27 February 2020, 4:09 AM

Travel restrictions to China because of the coronavirus have come just as Apple Inc’s engineers usually jet off to Asia to perfect the production of this fall’s new iPhones, former employees and supply chain experts told Reuters.

‘Call him Harry’: Prince insists on informality as he starts last royal duties 26 February 2020, 8:41 PM

Britain’s Prince Harry started the last round of his royal duties on an informal note on Wednesday, making it clear the audience listening to his speech on sustainable travel in Edinburgh should simply call him Harry.

From idea to revenue, the business of YouTube comedy skits 26 February 2020, 7:36 PM

Ofentse and Nelisiwe Mwase have built a significant following on YouTube with their channel amassing over 270k followers in the three years of its existence, their channel, Ofentse Mwase Films is one of the biggest comedy skit channels in South Africa.

Spanish opera star Domingo apologises after sexual harassment claims 25 February 2020, 4:53 PM

Opera singer Placido Domingo has apologised to the women who accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour, saying he took full responsibility for his actions.

Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape, in victory for #MeToo movement 25 February 2020, 9:52 AM

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape in a New York court on Monday and taken off to jail in handcuffs, a victory for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to publicly accuse powerful men of misconduct.

Thousands turn out for Kobe Bryant memorial at LA’s Staples Center 24 February 2020, 10:16 PM

Thousands of Kobe Bryant fans gathered in Los Angeles on Monday to pay homage to the late NBA star and his daughter Gianna, nearly a month after their deaths in a helicopter crash sent shock waves through the world of sports and beyond.

SA artists stage protest outside US Embassy amid Copyright Amendment Bill 24 February 2020, 4:36 PM

Scores of South African artists, authors and publishers have staged a picket outside the American Embassy in Pretoria on Monday to protest what they say is pressure the US is putting on South Africa not to sign the Copyright Amendment Bill.

Berlinale study of slavery unearths the roots of modern Brazil 24 February 2020, 7:00 AM

Making films in a bitterly divided Brazil that is increasingly hostile to artistic freedom is an act of resistance in itself, the maker of a new drama about race relations in the years after the country abolished slavery said.

Natasha Sifuba
The Wauchopes book that captures anti-apartheid activism launched in Pretoria 23 February 2020, 7:09 PM

The history of anti-apartheid activism and the life of activists in exile has been captured and documented in a book titled the Wauchopes.

Volunteers use art to navigate negative social ills 23 February 2020, 8:17 AM

A group of volunteers hoping to combat drug abuse as well as xenophobia in the country is teaching children and teenagers in Upington in the Northern Cape how to use art to navigate the negative social ills in the town.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
Govt should encourage people to use indigenous languages: CJ Mogoeng 22 February 2020, 9:56 PM

Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Mogoeng Mogoeng says government should encourage people to study and make use of indigenous languages.

Joseph Shabalala
Ramaphosa says Shabalala will be nominated for the individual Order of Ikhamanga 22 February 2020, 4:05 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the late Joseph Shabalala will be nominated for the order of Ikhamanga in Gold.

WATCH: Joseph Shabalala Special Official Funeral 22 February 2020, 8:22 AM

Funeral service of the Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, Joseph Shabalala is being  held at the Ladysmith Indoor Sports Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.

Thousands of devotees in Mauritius for Shivaratri Hindu festival 22 February 2020, 7:42 AM

Thousands of devotees have descended on Grand Basin in northern Mauritius for the culmination of the Hindu festival, Maha Shivaratri.

Warner Media to reunite ‘Friends’ in HBO Max special 22 February 2020, 1:43 AM

Warner Media is reuniting its “Friends” cast for an untitled, unscripted special for its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, the company said on Friday.

Pro-North Korea daily praises Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’ for ‘exposing’ South Korea’s reality 21 February 2020, 6:02 PM

A pro-North Korea daily praised Academy Awards best picture-winning South Korean movie “Parasite” on Friday, calling it a masterpiece that “starkly exposed the reality” of the rich-poor gap in South Korea.

Joseph Shabalala
Ladysmith Black Mambazo motivated to pursue Shabalala’s values 21 February 2020, 6:15 AM

Members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo say the death of the founder of the group Joseph Shabalala will motivate them to pursue his values that of respect, unity and harmony.

Harvey Weinstein
Jurors in Weinstein trial focus on ‘Sopranos’ actress Sciorra 21 February 2020, 4:08 AM

New York jurors weighing rape and sexual assault charges against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein ended their third day of deliberations by asking on Thursday to review testimony from actress Annabella Sciorra.

Prince Harry
Prince Harry to meet Jon Bon Jovi and veterans’ choir at Abbey Road studios 20 February 2020, 11:28 PM

  Britain's Prince Harry will visit Abbey Road Studios in London on Feb. 28 to meet singer Jon Bon Jovi and members of a military veterans' choir, in one of his last engagements as a senior member of the royal family.

Shabalala described as an epitome of a true African identity 20 February 2020, 8:21 PM

In a world faced with issues of globalization and a push to one cultural identity, late Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader and founder, Joseph Shabalala has been described as the epitome of a true African identity.

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Shabalala honoured at memorial service 20 February 2020, 5:04 PM

The late Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, Joseph Shabalala has been described as an outstanding musician, a peacemaker and an amazing man of song.

Rapper Pop Smoke shot dead in Hollywood Hills home 20 February 2020, 10:02 AM

Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed on Wednesday in a rented multi-million-dollar home in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills.

Meghan and Prince Harry
Harry and Meghan face possible loss of family brand 19 February 2020, 10:49 PM

The British royal family is discussing with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan the use of the word "royal" in their branding after they abruptly decided to start a new life in Canada.

Ladysmith school learners pay tribute to Joseph Shabalala 18 February 2020, 12:46 PM

Learners from the Joseph Shabalala Secondary School in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, are calling for Shabalala's legacy to be included in next year's school syllabus.

SABC launches “No Means No” campaign against rape, femicide 18 February 2020, 10:04 AM

South African women need to be empowered and taught that it is okay to say NO when they do not want to engage in any sexual activity, that's the predominant message highlighted in the SABC "No Means No" campaign.