Refurbishing Prince Harry and wife Meghan’s home cost 2.4 mln pounds

26 June 2019, 6:08 PM
The cost of renovating Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's new home was 2.4 million pounds ($3 million), Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday as it detailed how the royal family had spent money provided by taxpayers.
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In a first for Gabon, a US medical charity performs a gender reassignment surgery 21 June 2019, 7:06 AM

For 28 years, Gabonese Dorothee Adjakidjie suffered embarrassment and shame from not knowing whether she was male or female after being born with genitals of both sexes. But, last week she was given the chance she craved of being a women by a US medic.

Health Dept to move arm contraceptive implants to other body parts 20 June 2019, 5:20 PM

The Department of Health is considering moving contraception implants from the arm to different parts of the body.

Mafikizolo’s Nhlanhla Nciza to split from husband after 15 years of marriage 20 June 2019, 12:27 PM

Music artist Nhlanhla Nciza has announced that she and her husband, Thembinkosi “TK” Nciza, will be ending their marriage of 15 years.

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Teenager who called UK’s Prince Harry ‘race traitor’ is jailed 19 June 2019, 8:25 PM

A teenage neo-Nazi who called for Britain's Prince Harry a race traitor months after his marriage to U.S. actress Meghan Markle and suggested he should be shot was jailed for more than four years on Tuesday, the BBC reported.

Gun ‘Van Gogh killed himself with’ sells for 162,000 euros 19 June 2019, 5:01 PM

The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself sold for 162,500 euros ($182,000) at a Paris auction on Wednesday -- nearly three times the estimate.

‘Yesterday’ comedy movie gets Beatles’ seal of approval 19 June 2019, 3:18 PM

Imagine a world where The Beatles never existed? That is what British director Danny Boyle asks audiences to believe in his new movie “Yesterday.”

Thabisa Xhelithole grateful for all donations 19 June 2019, 12:24 PM

What started off as a plea for R10 electricity on Twitter, escalated to over R3 000 worth of electricity as Twitter users opened their hearts and wallets to Khayelitsha mom Thabisa Xhelithole to buy electricity.

Rihanna opens New York pop-up shop for her Fenty label 19 June 2019, 10:30 AM

Rolling out her concept of fashion that is not a slave to the seasons or the shackles of Fashion Week, Rihanna opened the second pop-up shop of her Fenty brand in New York on Tuesday, a month after the launch of the new fashion house in Paris.

Mbeki celebrates 77th birthday 19 June 2019, 6:42 AM

Celebrating his  77th birthday on Tuesday, former president Thabo Mbeki said he wished to see South Africa address the challenges facing the country.

Harvey Weinstein
Weinstein in search of a lawyer as trial approaches 18 June 2019, 8:22 PM

The main lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to be removed from the case, leaving the disgraced movie mogul without counsel as his sexual assault trial approaches in September.

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 DJ Fresh not been scheduled on Metro FM until further notice 18 June 2019, 5:58 PM

The SABC has confirmed that its Metro FM breakfast show co-host Thato Sikwane, popularly known as DJ Fresh, has not been scheduled on Metro FM until further notice.

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Taylor Swift releases song and petition calling for LGBTQ equality 18 June 2019, 2:22 PM

Pop singer and songwriter Taylor Swift on Monday released a star-studded music video that scolded social media trolls and urged fans to sign a petition demanding U.S. legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgender people.

Tito Mboweni tin fish
Social media – an eye opener! 18 June 2019, 12:01 PM

The emergence of social media has brought out the good, the bad and the ugly side of some of the country’s politicians. It’s let South Africans into the hearts and minds of many public figures that without it – their convictions would otherwise remain a mystery to many.

Mosque wants call to prayer removed from noise disturbances by-laws 18 June 2019, 9:09 AM

The Zeenatul Islam Masjid in District Six wants the City of Cape Town to exclude the calls to prayer, like the athan, and the ringing of church bells to be excluded from the bylaw that views calls to worship as noise disturbances.

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‘Avengers’ dominates MTV awards as Larsen honours stunt doubles 18 June 2019, 7:05 AM

Box office-busting "Avengers: Endgame" dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards Monday, as "Captain Marvel" star Brie Larsen led tributes to real-life heroines by ceding the spotlight to her stunt doubles.

‘Men in Black, International’ leads box office with muted $28 million 17 June 2019, 3:47 PM

Hollywood seems to be coming down with a contagious case of franchise fatigue this summer, as "Men in Black: International" and "Shaft" become the latest sequels largely dismissed by moviegoers in North America.

Hip Hop aficionado Sway Calloway on visit to SA 17 June 2019, 11:11 AM

American journalist Sway Calloway is in South Africa. The  radio personality, widely known  for driving hip hop culture around the world. 

Baijiu major producers set to expand into global markets 17 June 2019, 8:35 AM

Baijiu is China's national drink much like vodka is to Russia, yet it is either unknown overseas or viewed as undrinkably strong and harsh.

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.

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.

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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.

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.