Religious leaders oppose ‘further’ regulation of religions

21 August 2019, 4:10 PM
Religious leaders in Soweto say they are opposed to any further regulation of religion in South Africa. Clergymen met in Dube to discuss the regulation of religion ahead of a Religious Summit in October.
Thoko Mkhwanazi
Semenya to continue efforts to distribute menstrual cups 14 August 2019, 3:10 PM

World renowned athlete, Caster Semenya, says she is pushing forward with efforts to distribute menstrual cups to girls in rural areas.

How ‘Woodstock’ movie shaped festival’s place in counterculture 14 August 2019, 12:05 PM

Michael Wadleigh never played a note and is not a household name, but he may be the person most responsible for securing Woodstock's place in history as the epitome of Sixties counterculture.

A$AP Rocky to learn his fate on Wednesday 14 August 2019, 8:59 AM

US rapper, A$AP Rocky, will learn his fate on Wednesday in a trial over a street fight in Sweden that led US President Donald Trump to champion his cause.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift urges fans to back equal pay for U.S. women’s soccer team 14 August 2019, 5:31 AM

Singer Taylor Swift has urged her millions of fans to get behind the U.S. women's soccer team's fight for equal pay, saying the world champions had taken a "historic stand" for equality.

Overcoming alcohol addiction: A tale of two recovering alcoholics 13 August 2019, 5:45 PM

Alcohol consumption is expensive in South Africa due to the sin tax. This, however, doesn’t stop South Africans from indulging in a tipple or two. SABC News spoke to two recovering alcoholics and they are urging fellow South Africans to be cautious when hitting the bottle as their lives could be changed forever by just one drink.

Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela
Women changing the face of the brewing industry 13 August 2019, 4:55 PM

As South Africa commemorates Women's Month, the spotlight has also fallen on women who are taking the beer industry by storm.

Hollywood studio cancels ‘The Hunt’ movie release after criticism 13 August 2019, 10:15 AM

Universal Pictures on Saturday canceled the release of “The Hunt,” a satirical thriller about a group of Americans who are captured to be hunted and killed for sport, following apparent criticism by President Donald Trump and a recent series of mass shootings.

Pennsylvania judges skeptical of Cosby effort to reverse sex assault conviction 13 August 2019, 7:18 AM

A trio of Pennsylvania judges on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of Bill Cosby’s effort to have his sexual assault conviction overturned, as the comedian’s lawyers argued in court that the trial judge had deprived him of a fair trial.

Lady Gaga tries to channel ‘fury into hope’ 12 August 2019, 7:55 PM

In El Paso, Texas, there are books for third-grade students, many of whom have none at home. Disabled students in Dayton, Ohio, will get bouncy chairs to help calm them for learning.

Johannesburg Zoo celebrates World Elephant Day 12 August 2019, 5:20 PM

The Johannesburg Zoo estimates that about 100 African elephants are killed on a daily basis on the continent.

Cosby’s lawyers, claiming unfair trial, seek to overturn his sex assault conviction 12 August 2019, 2:22 PM

Lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby on Monday will ask a Pennsylvania appeals court to throw out his sexual assault conviction, arguing the trial judge committed errors that deprived him of a fair trial.

K-Pop’s BTS goes on holiday, asks fans for privacy 12 August 2019, 11:03 AM

South Korean boy band, BTS, will take their first long holiday in six years after a series of global hits, their managers said, asking fans to respect the band's privacy if they see them in "a chance encounter."

Miley Cyrus and her husband actor Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth separate 12 August 2019, 5:41 AM

Pop star Miley Cyrus and her husband actor Liam Hemsworth have agreed to separate after less than a year of marriage.

Versace apologises after T-shirt triggers fierce criticism in China 11 August 2019, 8:25 PM

Italian luxury label Versace and its artistic director, Donatella Versace, apologised on Sunday after one of the company's T-shirts was widely criticised on social media in China for identifying the Chinese-controlled territories of Hong Kong and Macau as countries.

Trek4Mandela team lands safely in SA 11 August 2019, 8:16 PM

The Trek4Mandela team has landed safe at the OR Tambo International Airport after a success summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Nelson Mandela Foundation to welcome back Trek4Mandela Expedition team 11 August 2019, 4:19 PM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Imbumba Foundation is expected to welcome back the 2019 Trek4Mandela Expedition team at O. R. Tambo International Airport, in Kempton Park in the east of Johannesburg on Sunday.

Zozibini Tunzi
2019 Miss SA’s family expresses appreciation 11 August 2019, 2:32 PM

Members of the family of the newly-crowned Miss SA have expressed their appreciation to all South Africans for their well wishes and the love they have shown to their daughter.

Women make strides in train driving 11 August 2019, 12:25 PM

Rose Mahlangu 31, who hails from Mamelodi, east of Tshwane started off as an assistance in 2008, before she was appointed as a driver in 2012.

Cyndi Lauper settles copyright lawsuit over ‘Kinky Boots’ finale 11 August 2019, 9:04 AM

Cyndi Lauper has settled a lawsuit by songwriter Benny Mardones that accused her of lifting elements of his song "Into the Night" for the finale of her 2013 Tony Award-winning musical "Kinky Boots," according to a court filing.

IPSOS study reveals SA has highest incidents of cyberbullying 10 August 2019, 9:36 PM

A 2018 IPSOS Global Advisor Study has found that South Africa has the highest incidents of cyber bullying in the world.

Cyndi Lauper settles copyright lawsuit over ‘Kinky Boots’ finale 10 August 2019, 7:34 PM

Cyndi Lauper has settled a lawsuit by songwriter Benny Mardones that accused her of lifting elements of his song "Into the Night" for the finale of her 2013 Tony Award-winning musical "Kinky Boots," according to a court filing.

Zozibini Tunzi was crowned as Miss South Africa 2019 at a prestigious ceremony at the Sun Area in Pretoria, on Friday.
Congratulations pour in for Miss SA 10 August 2019, 9:29 AM

Premier Lubabalo Mabuyane said “The Eastern Cape Provincial government will find ways to work with the new Miss SA in a number of projects…”

Miss SA
Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss South Africa 2019 9 August 2019, 7:55 PM

Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned as Miss South Africa 2019 at a prestigious ceremony at the Sun Area in Pretoria.

Free State Fashion Week celebrates women in fashion, media 9 August 2019, 7:02 PM

Make a catwalk far more interesting than a catfight! That's the advise being given to women in the fashion industry this Women's Day.

Didiza calls for change when raising both girls, boys 9 August 2019, 3:04 PM

Acting Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Thoko Didiza, says there needs to be a change in attitudes and cultural practises when it comes to raising both girls and boys.

Danny Trejo
Actor Danny Trejo of ‘Machete’ fame pulls young boy from overturned car 9 August 2019, 12:58 PM

Hollywood actor Danny Trejo, known for his tough-guy roles in such films as "Machete," helped rescue a young boy who was trapped in a car that overturned in a Los Angeles traffic collision on Wednesday.

Safety app to assist tourists on the cards 9 August 2019, 7:36 AM

The Department of Tourism says it is in the process of developing a safety app to assist distressed tourists visiting the country.

Crowds gather to mark 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album photo 8 August 2019, 8:48 PM

Hundreds of people gathered at the world's most famous zebra crossing on Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the day the Beatles created one of the best-known album covers in music history and an image imitated by countless fans ever since.

NAAMSA insists that cars with keyless entry are safe 8 August 2019, 2:50 PM

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers, (NAAMSA), says newer model cars with keyless entry are much harder to steal than older cars.

TV’s Emmy Awards, like Oscars, will do without a host 8 August 2019, 2:42 PM

Producers of the Emmy Awards telecast in September have decided to do without a host so the show can devote more time to celebrating popular series that have recently ended, an executive with Fox, the network that will broadcast the show, said.