Tourism KZN expects flood of winter holidaymakers

16 June 2019, 4:33 PM
More than 650 000 domestic and international tourists are expected to descend on KZN over the winter holidays.
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Beach
Hundreds gather in Durban for International Day of Yoga 16 June 2019, 12:33 PM

Hundreds of people from all walks of life have gathered at the Durban Amphitheatre on the beachfront to participate in International Day of Yoga celebrations.

‘Hamilton’ sets sights on first non-English production 16 June 2019, 9:04 AM

After triumphing on Broadway, the lower 48 states and London's West End, "Hamilton" is eyeing its first non-English production as well as tours throughout Europe and Asia.

China’s largest ever Picasso exhibition opens 15 June 2019, 8:39 PM

The largest Picasso exhibition ever held in China opens on Saturday, featuring more than 100 works -- many of them from the artist's early years.

Baby Shark Live
Viral dance video creates an American tour 15 June 2019, 3:28 PM

The children's song whose dance video created an international buzz on social media, has inspired an American tour.

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.

Largest Picasso exhibition to be held in China 15 June 2019, 10:09 AM

The largest Picasso exhibition ever held in China opens on Saturday, featuring more than 100 work, many of them from the artist's early years.

CapeNature to allow free access on reserves for Youth Day 15 June 2019, 7:04 AM

The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape says CapeNature will allow free access to its reserves for all persons aged 35 and under on Youth Day.

What’s cooking in Mboweni’s kitchen 14 June 2019, 7:47 PM

Add the threat of quantitative easing, and it's a recipe for disaster. But instead of losing sleep, our keeper of the purse is stirring the pot.

Sudan
Social media goes blue in solidarity with Sudan protesters 14 June 2019, 6:29 PM

Using the hashtag #BlueForSudan, activists, social media influencers and celebrities have begun a viral campaign to express solidarity for protesters in Sudan based simply around the colour blue.

Sepulana authors want the language to be included in schools 14 June 2019, 3:00 PM

Sepulana language authors want the language to be included in school curricula around the Bushbuckridge area in Mpumalanga to improve matric results.

Melusi Ncala
Bribery in SA remains top form of corruption 14 June 2019, 12:07 PM

According to Corruption Watch’s report, bribery at 33%, abuse of power at 23% and dereliction of duties at 18% are some of the top three forms of corruption in the country.

Aston Martin for James Bond
Aston Martin built for James Bond heading to auction 14 June 2019, 11:45 AM

A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 outfitted with special gadgets for James Bond, such as tire slashers, machine guns and a bulletproof shield, will go up for auction in August, the auction house announced on Wednesday (June 12).

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. charged over groping claim 14 June 2019, 6:31 AM

Prosecutors in New York charged Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. with forcible touching on Thursday after he was accused of groping a woman in a Manhattan bar over the weekend.

Madonna
Madonna ‘nervous’ and ‘excited’ as new album Madame X launches 13 June 2019, 7:28 PM

Despite decades as the 'Queen of Pop' as her latest album "Madame X" launches, Madonna says she feels 'nervous' and 'excited' every time she has a new record out.

Russian online poker star found dead in apparent electrocution 13 June 2019, 2:28 PM

A 26-year-old Russian online poker star with thousands of Instagram followers has been found dead from apparent electrocution in her Moscow flat, Russian media reported Thursday.

Employees accepting award for Best Vegetables Restaurant in South Africa 2018
SA restaurant to take part in Taste of London festival 13 June 2019, 1:11 PM

The world's "best restaurant", "Wolfgat", from the Cape West Coast town of Paternoster, will temporarily close from next week to take part in the UK's, "Taste of London" festival this month.

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself in after groping allegation 13 June 2019, 9:04 AM

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. intends to turn himself in to New York City police after a woman accused him of groping her at a Manhattan bar over the weekend, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing Gooding’s representative.

Beethoven’s hair
Sotheby’s to auction ‘substantial’ lock of Beethoven’s hair 13 June 2019, 6:33 AM

British auction house Sotheby’s plans to sell on Tuesday what it says is a “substantial” lock of Ludwig van Beethoven’s hair that the German composer himself cut off and gave to a pianist friend in 1826.

Linda Fairstein
‘Central Park 5’ prosecutor says Netflix series defames her with false information 12 June 2019, 8:45 PM

A prosecutor of the men known as the "Central Park Five" said a new Netflix Inc series about their rape conviction and exoneration defames her with false information about how the case unfolded and her role in it.

Radiohead
Radiohead snubs ransom demand as sells hacked music for climate activists 12 June 2019, 12:31 PM

British rock band Radiohead announced plans on Tuesday to sell 18 hours of unpublished music and give the proceeds to climate activists after hackers stole the recordings and demanded money.

Gupta Brothers
Gupta brothers to host extravagant wedding ceremony in India 12 June 2019, 8:20 AM

Six years since the Gupta brothers hosted the now infamous Sun City wedding, they all set to hold another extravagant ceremony- this time in India.

Mark Zuckerberg
No special treatment: fake video of Zuckerberg stays on Instagram 12 June 2019, 6:23 AM

Instagram will refrain from taking down an ultra-realistic "deepfake video" posted Tuesday of Facebook's CEO bragging about controlling billions of people's "stolen" personal data.

Mkhize decries stigma still attached to HIV/Aids 11 June 2019, 5:48 PM

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says the stigma attached to HIV /Aids is still a major concern which discourages many people to get tested.

Notre-Dame to hold first mass since blaze 11 June 2019, 1:47 PM

The Notre-Dame cathedral will host its first mass this weekend since a fire ravaged the Paris landmark almost two months ago, the city's diocese said Tuesday.

Elton John in the middle
Samoa bans ‘Rocketman’ over gay scenes 11 June 2019, 11:08 AM

Samoa has banned "Rocketman", the movie-musical based on the life of British musician Elton John, over its depiction of homosexuality, the South Pacific Island’s censor has said.

Led Zeppelin band members
US appeals court to revisit Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway’ decision 11 June 2019, 6:10 AM

A United States appeals court decided on Monday to review its recent decision regarding whether Led Zeppelin stole the opening guitar riff for its 1971 anthem “Stairway to Heaven,” but the plaintiff’s lawyer still expects a retrial to go forward.

Prince Philip
Britain’s Prince Philip celebrates his 98th birthday 10 June 2019, 8:44 PM

 Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, turned 98 years old on Monday (June 10).

Hadestown
Musical inspired by Greek mythology wins at Tony Awards 10 June 2019, 9:46 AM

A musical inspired by Greek mythology and a play about the conflict in Northern Ireland were the big winners on Sunday at the Tony Awards, the highest honours in American theatre.

Xbox console
Microsoft gives glimpse into new Xbox console 10 June 2019, 6:07 AM

Microsoft on Sunday gave the world a first glimpse of a powerful next-generation Xbox gaming console that it aims to release late next year.

James Corden
Tony Awards to honour best Broadway theatre 9 June 2019, 2:52 PM

Race, sexual politics and a trip to the underworld are poised to take center stage on Sunday in New York at the annual Tony awards honouring the best of Broadway theatre.