ProKid praised for paving way for many hip-hop artists

19 August 2018, 10:50 AM
Hip hop star Linda 'Prokid' Mkhize has been praised for paving the way for many hip-hop artists that came after him.
He will be buried at West Park cemetery.
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Facebook empowers female entrepreneurs 20 August 2018, 9:56 AM

Facebook has released research detailing how women who want to start their own businesses have the potential to boost the South African economy by 175-billion-rand.

Sixth suspect arrested for Dumisani Masilela’s murder 20 August 2018, 7:57 AM

A 34 year old man has been arrested in connection with the murder actor Dumisani Masilela. Masilela was gunned down in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg last year, during a hijacking.

Writers look for ways to get people to read 19 August 2018, 8:38 PM

Authors from across the country are looking for better ways to sell their work and encourage people to read.

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Credo Mutwa Trust opened 19 August 2018, 7:26 PM

A trust to preserve the legacy of Credo Mutwa has been opened by his family. Credo is a celebrated psychic, philosopher and author.

Singer Aretha Franklin singing
Tributes continue to pour in for the late Aretha Franklin 19 August 2018, 5:55 PM

Three days after her death, tributes are still pouring in for soul legend Aretha Franklin.

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Calls for data prices to fall at ProKid funeral 19 August 2018, 2:53 PM

Kabelo Mabalane, colleague of the late rapper, Linda "ProKid" Mkhize has called to government to ensure that the cost of data in the country drops.

Lost in translation? Not for Muslim hajj pilgrims 19 August 2018, 8:23 AM

Lost in translation? Not in Mecca, thanks to a dedicated squad of interpreters gearing up to help two million Muslims speaking dozens of languages at the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Prokid to be laid to rest on Sunday 19 August 2018, 6:35 AM

Hip-hop star Linda "Prokid" Mkhize will be laid to rest on Sunday.

Bathabile Dlamini
Govt decries government’s failure to address women abuse 18 August 2018, 7:23 PM

The Minister of Women in the Presidency says young women are becoming impatient about the government's inaction on issues of gender violence and women abuse.

Franklin’s memorials might take over three days 18 August 2018, 4:54 PM

The leading international entertainment website,, has reported that the legendary soul singer, Aretha Franklin's memorial plans will take place over three separate days and at two locations in America.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.
Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit 18 August 2018, 11:01 AM

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said Friday.

Rituals of the hajj 17 August 2018, 7:00 AM

Muslims from across the world gathering in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.
Fans gather in New York, Los Angeles to bid Aretha goodbye 17 August 2018, 6:02 AM

Fans of Aretha Franklin came together at New York City's landmark Apollo Theater and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul.

Prokid fondly remembered at a Memorial Service 16 August 2018, 9:52 PM

Hundreds of hip hop fans gathered in Newtown, Johannesburg for the memorial service of celebrity artist Linda "Prokid" Mkhize.

Aretha Franklin
Tributes pour in for Queen of soul Aretha Franklin 16 August 2018, 9:45 PM

The death of 76-year-old music icon Aretha Franklin prompted figures across the spectrum, from politics to pop, to pay homage to her tremendous influence on American culture.

How Aretha Franklin made ‘Respect’ a feminist anthem 16 August 2018, 5:28 PM

It may be the most rousing feminist anthem ever, but "Respect" -- the song that made Aretha Franklin the "Queen of Soul" -- was actually written about a man demanding a break from his wife.

BREAKING: Aretha Franklin dies at 76 16 August 2018, 4:35 PM

Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76. Franklin, a multiple Grammy award-winner star whose legacy stretches back decades, passed on, on Thursday according to reports.

[Watch]Memorial service for hip-hop artist ProKid 16 August 2018, 3:09 PM

The memorial service for hip-hop artist ProKid is currently under way at the Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Fans, musicians and politicians to remember ProKid 16 August 2018, 8:24 AM

The memorial service for hip-hop artist ProKid will be held at the Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Thursday.

Detroit church holds vigil for ailing ‘Queen of Soul’ Franklin 16 August 2018, 6:53 AM

The Detroit church once led by Aretha Franklin's father -- and where she first tested her remarkable voice.

Simon Kimani picking avocados
Kenyan farmers toast growing European demand for avocados 15 August 2018, 7:30 PM

It may be loved and derided as the go-to millennial brunch, but avocado toast is proving a boon for Kenyan farmers as they cash in on the seemingly ever-growing enthusiasm.

US ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gravely ill.
Ailing Aretha Franklin visited by Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson 15 August 2018, 6:32 AM

Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who has fallen gravely ill, was visited at her Detroit-area home on Tuesday by fellow recording artist Stevie Wonder, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and ex-husband Glynn Turman, her publicist said.

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Female writers honoured for using indigenous languages 14 August 2018, 9:00 PM

Two Mpumalanga female writers have been honoured for preserving Siswati and Isindebele indigenous languages.

Suicide word written on board.
17-year-old took his life after his teachers suggested he was gay 14 August 2018, 2:23 PM

The suicide of a teenager in Chatsworth, south of Durban last week, has turned the spotlight on adults emotionally bullying children through name calling.

Economic woes affect Loeries awards 14 August 2018, 9:37 AM

For the first time in the 40-year history of the prestigious Loeries advertising awards, the number of entries has shown a slight decline.

Dineo Mlomo speaking in an SABC interview
[VIDEO]’Women have not advanced to top of property echelons’ 13 August 2018, 5:59 PM

Women have not advanced to the top echelons of the property sector whether as property owners or as leaders of established companies. That's according to the Women's Property Network.

Aretha Franklin performing
US ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gravely ill: Report 13 August 2018, 5:31 PM

Singer Aretha Franklin, a multiple Grammy award-winner star whose legacy stretches back decades, is gravely ill and surrounded by relatives, a reporter and family friend wrote on his website Monday.

The pop superstar is turning 60 on 16 August 2018.
Madonna still shocks at 60 13 August 2018, 7:19 AM

Whether by brazenly injecting sex in the public sphere, adopting gay subculture for mainstream audiences or becoming the top-selling female musician of all time, Madonna has asserted an incalculable influence.

An orchestral performance
US Minnesota Orchestra on a five-city tour in SA 12 August 2018, 8:22 PM

Music is a great tool that can unite different racial groups.

Man posing with the wine bottles
Sacre bleu! Blue wine makes a splash in southern France 12 August 2018, 4:18 PM

In the Mediterranean resort’s restaurants and beach bars, holidaymakers and local residents have drunk their way through the first 2,000-bottle consignment of the turquoise-colored chardonnay.