R Kelly surrenders to police after sexual abuse charges

23 February 2019, 7:08 AM
United States (US) musician, R Kelly, has surrendered to police in Chicago after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Wolfgat Restaurant in Paternoster
Wolfgat wins the Restaurant of the Year Award 19 February 2019, 9:50 AM

Cape West Coast based restaurant, Wolfgat, has scooped top honours at the World Restaurant Awards, in Paris. Wolfgat won the Restaurant of the Year Award.

Dolly Parton
Sexism still an issue, says Parton, as ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ opens 19 February 2019, 7:01 AM

Nearly 40 years after playing a secretary who takes revenge on her sexist boss in "9 to 5", Dolly Parton again beat the drum for gender equality at the West End premiere of a musical version of her hit 1980 movie.

Denise Stubbs, Minister Beverley Schäfer and Joyene Isaacs
Two C Town women among world’s top entrepreneurs of the year 18 February 2019, 2:50 PM

Two women in agriculture from the Western Cape have been named among the world's top women entrepreneurs in the 2019 Enterprising Women's Awards.

Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting 18 February 2019, 6:45 AM

The meeting, whose theme is “prevention of abuse of minors and vulnerable adults”, comes as the 1.3 billion-member Church still struggles to enact a concerted, coordinated and global effort to tackle a crisis that is now more than two decades old.

Art piece
Garden Route comes alive with Wilderness Art Festival 17 February 2019, 8:45 PM

African contemporary artwork featuring the San people and other creative pieces are being exhibited in the small seaside village of Wilderness on the Garden Route.

MMA announces 2018 Isu Elihle Award winners 17 February 2019, 8:09 PM

South Africa based media watchdog, Media Monitoring Africa on Sunday announced the 2018 lsu Elihle Awards winners. Director of Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird announced some of the winners, from the SABC, in an interview.

Wolfgat Restaurant.
SA chef making international culinary waves 17 February 2019, 8:07 PM

South African Chef Kobus van der Merwe is making waves in the international culinary world; he's been shortlisted for the inaugural World Restaurant Awards set to take place in Paris on Monday.

Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham looks to ’70s prints, Preen influenced by dance 17 February 2019, 3:30 PM

Victoria Beckham looked back to the 1970s for her show at London Fashion Week on Sunday, presenting a collection rich in vibrant colours and patterns, while label Preen opted for retro floral prints and layered skirts inspired by dance and music.

Wolfgat Restaurant.
SA chef shortlisted for the inaugural World Restaurant Awards 17 February 2019, 10:56 AM

South African Chef Kobus van der Merwe is making waves in the international culinary world. He's been shortlisted for the inaugural World Restaurant Awards set to take place in Paris on Monday.

Empire star Jussie Smollett.
Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor 17 February 2019, 7:22 AM

Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

Maskandi musician on quest to fill up Moses Mabhida 16 February 2019, 8:18 PM

Popular Maskandi musician Khuzani Mpungose is on a quest to fill up Moses Mabhida Stadium on March 30th in Durban.

Dr Esther Mahlangu
Art lovers gather for Cape Town Art Fair 16 February 2019, 6:26 PM

Some latest works by leading local artists are on display at the seventh edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in ‘Downfall’, dies aged 77 16 February 2019, 3:16 PM

Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who portrayed Adolf Hitler in Oscar-nominated film "Downfall" and the kindly grandfather in "Heidi", died of cancer at his home in Zurich on Saturday, aged 77, his agent said.

Prince Charles and wife Camilla.
Prince Charles to make first royal visit to Cuba 16 February 2019, 10:24 AM

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will become the first members of the royal family to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba in March, in a trip intended to underscore a growing bilateral relationship.

A funeral procession
Growing trend of luxury funerals in SA 15 February 2019, 9:40 PM

The funeral industry says there's a growing trend of special requests for luxury funerals.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair underway 15 February 2019, 7:43 PM

Some latest works by leading local artists are on display at the seventh edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

R Kelly
New tape shows R. Kelly having sex with minor, lawyer says 15 February 2019, 6:01 PM

The lawyer representing a porn star in a legal battle with US President Donald Trump said Thursday his office has previously unreleased footage of R&B superstar R. Kelly having sex with a young girl.

Cardi B
Cardi B, sassy queen of American hip-hop 15 February 2019, 5:10 PM

She's brash, she's loud, and America is all in for her special brand of sass, from online feuds to strip club brawls; but when Cardi B accepted her first Grammy award, making rap history in the process, the 26-year-old had the crowd falling in love with her softer side.

Zimbabwe cancels flagship arts fest over economic crisis 15 February 2019, 4:03 PM

This year's edition of Zimbabwe's flagship Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) has been called off due to the social and economic crisis, organisers announced Friday.

Soweto Gospel Choir singing on stage
Soweto Gospel Choir arrives to cheerful celebrations at OR Tambo 15 February 2019, 12:45 PM

The Soweto Gospel Choir have landed at the OR Tambo International Airport from the United States where they won their third Grammy Award last Sunday.

Couples tie the knot in Robben Island on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2019, 9:23 PM

As many celebrate love on Valentine's Day, couples from across the country gathered to tie the knot on Robben Island on Thursday.

Meghan Markle
British newspapers deny hounding Meghan Markle like Princess Diana 14 February 2019, 4:02 PM

Britain's newspapers angrily challenged US actor George Clooney's claim that their treatment of Prince Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, resembled the hounding of his late mother.

Valentine’s Day weddings on Robben Island 14 February 2019, 1:07 PM

Eleven couples from around the country have gathered to tie the knot today on Robben Island. They will be married in front of their loved ones and officials from the Department of Home Affairs, including Minister Siyabonga Cwele.

Tinder for cows.
‘Tinder for cows’ matches livestock in the mood for love 14 February 2019, 10:36 AM

A Tinder-inspired app is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle. Called "Tudder" - a mix of dating app Tinder and udder - it lets farmers swipe right on cattle they like the look of.

Businesses set to boom on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2019, 8:21 AM

Business for restaurants and florists around Johannesburg is booming as people celebrate Valentine's Day. For many it's a time to celebrate romance and exchange the three most popular gifts - chocolates, flowers and cards.

CRL faces opposition from religious leaders 13 February 2019, 9:19 PM

The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) is adamant about regulation of the sector.

Grandmaster Flash
Hip hop DJ pioneer Grandmaster Flash wins Polar Music Prize 13 February 2019, 6:55 PM

Grandmaster Flash, one of the pioneers of hip hop and DJ music, on Wednesday shared Sweden's Polar Music Prize with German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and US charity Playing for Change Foundation.

Meghan ‘vilified’ by press like Diana: Clooney 13 February 2019, 11:48 AM

Meghan Markle is being 'vilified and chased' by the tabloid press in the same way the late princess Diana was, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has told an Australian magazine.

Japan gay couples seek marriage rights in Valentine’s lawsuit 13 February 2019, 6:31 AM

Chizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have been together for 25 years, but when they submitted their marriage registration at a Tokyo town hall, they knew it would be rejected.

Jamie Bell with reporters
Berlinale film explores white supremacist’s struggle to reform 12 February 2019, 8:51 PM

A notorious white supremacist undergoes painful laser surgery to remove the right-wing tattoos covering his face and desperately tries to escape the movement that has become his substitute family in a movie at the Berlin Film Festival.