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
Being chosen as Africa’s first Barbie is an affirmation: Lira 8 August 2019, 10:07 AM

South African musician Lerato Molapo, popularly known as Lira, says being chosen as the first African woman to have a Barbie doll modelled in their likeness is an affirmation.

Women building
Limpopo women determined to make their mark in construction 7 August 2019, 6:15 PM

A group of 18 women who enrolled in a construction learnership at Mashamba village near Elim in Limpopo, are determined to make their mark in the male dominated industry.

Time’s up for ‘filthy brunettes’ as UK festival bans sexist beer 7 August 2019, 3:20 PM

Bottles featuring busty blondes, raunchy taglines and lewd labels were banned from one of Britain's biggest beer festivals on Wednesday in a crackdown on sexist advertising.

Pink performing on stage
Pink’s tour crew crash land at Danish airport 7 August 2019, 6:41 AM

A private aircraft carrying members of US singer Pink’s tour crew crash landed at a Danish airport early on Tuesday and burst into flames, but all occupants escaped unharmed, concert promoter Live Nation Norway said.

Labour federations embark on massive drive to have workers tested for HIV/AIDS 6 August 2019, 10:05 PM

Labour unions representing workers in different sectors such as mining, retail and farming have launched an HIV response campaign named Qina Msebenzi Uphile.

Women’s Month shines spotlight on reproductive health rights 6 August 2019, 6:05 PM

Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize says as South Africa marks Women’s Month it is important to promote the rights of women to equality.

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88: family 6 August 2019, 4:28 PM

Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died following a brief illness, her family said in a statement Tuesday. She was 88.

Imtiaz Sooliman
Gift of the Givers celebrates 27th anniversary 6 August 2019, 11:38 AM

The disaster relief organisation, Gift of the Givers, says it will continue to provide relief to people

Singer R. Kelly charged in Minnesota with soliciting sex from minor 6 August 2019, 8:34 AM

Singer R. Kelly, jailed in New York in July after he was charged in Brooklyn and Chicago with numerous sexual misconduct felonies, was charged on Monday in Minnesota with soliciting sex from a minor at a Minneapolis hotel room 18 years ago.

Women’s role in media under spotlight 5 August 2019, 3:45 PM

The role of women towards the progression and development of the media in the continent should be appreciated and rendered the support it deserves.

Afrikaans singer Anton Goosen honoured by Sony Music 5 August 2019, 10:22 AM

The legendary Afrikaans singer, songwriter and guitarist, 73 year-old Anton Goosen from Gansbaai in the Western Cape, has been honoured by Sony Music South Africa and Select Music for his exceptional contribution to Afrikaans music over the past 40 years.

Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ finishes in first place with $60 million 5 August 2019, 6:46 AM

Universal’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” crossed the box office finish line in first place, debuting with $60.8 million from 4 253 North American locations.

Rock site
New rock art site discovered in Northern Cape 4 August 2019, 3:32 PM

 Another large rock art site has been discovered near Platfontein in the Northern Cape, causing lots of excitement in the anthropology circles.

‘This year’s climb is to demonstrate women power’ 4 August 2019, 9:34 AM

Members of the 2019 Trek4Mandela expedition say this year’s climb is to demonstrate women power and show young women in the country and all over the world that nothing is unachievable.

Madonsela on Trek4Mandela expedition 4 August 2019, 8:12 AM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation - in partnership with the Imbumba Foundation - will be sending off the second group of the Trek4Mandela Expedition team on Sunday morning, at the O. R. Tambo International Airport to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak.

Learners urge people to be energy efficient through art 3 August 2019, 7:50 PM

Learners from George in the Southern Cape performed industrial theatre pieces at the local Arts Theatre this past week, to bring home the message of energy efficiency.

Zack Gottsagen
Actor with Down syndrome inspires and stars in Hollywood film 3 August 2019, 4:40 PM

The critically acclaimed new movie "The Peanut Butter Falcon" took an unusual path to Hollywood and has made an unlikely star of Zack Gottsagen, an actor who has Down syndrome.

‘Fair, accurate reporting paramount to ensure a free and fair democracy’ 3 August 2019, 8:07 AM

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says fair and accurate reporting should remain paramount to ensure a free and fair democracy.

R Kelly
Singer R. Kelly pleads not guilty to New York sex trafficking charges 2 August 2019, 8:35 PM

Two girlfriends of R. Kelly, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Cleary, were seen exiting a Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn Friday after the singer pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran a criminal scheme.

University of Western Cape hosts colloquium on indigenous languages 2 August 2019, 5:45 PM

Organisers of a language summit at the University of the Western Cape say indigenous languages can play a crucial role in uniting the people of Africa.

Readers line up for copy of British Vogue edited by UK’s Duchess Meghan 2 August 2019, 4:45 PM

Royal-loving readers queued up on Friday to buy the new edition of the British Vogue magazine which was guest edited by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Britain's Prince Harry.

HFA members deny racial profiling of doctors 2 August 2019, 12:51 PM

The Health Funders Association says their interaction with their members, which include 25 Medical Schemes and three Medical Scheme Administrators, indicate there is no deliberate racial profiling of doctors.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry and record label hit with $2.7 million copyright judgment 2 August 2019, 8:32 AM

A Christian rapper was awarded $2.7 million on Thursday by a Los Angeles jury that found that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit, “Dark Horse”, contained a musical passage from one of his songs.

A$AP Rocky
A$AP claims he tried to avoid the fight that has landed him in custody 1 August 2019, 5:05 PM

United States (US) rapper A$AP Rocky told a Swedish court that he tried to avoid the fight in downtown Stockholm on 30 June that landed him in custody and facing a charge of assault.

SABC announces changes to Metro FM’s line-up 1 August 2019, 2:40 PM

The SABC has announced changes to Metro FM's line-up which will come into effect on Monday next week.

R. Kelly lawyer calls alleged victims ‘disgruntled groupies’: court filing 1 August 2019, 12:57 PM

A lawyer for singer R. Kelly, who is accused of running a years-long scheme sexually preying on women and girls, said on Wednesday that the charges against the R&B artist stemmed from disgruntled groupies.

A$AP Rocky to testify in assault trial 1 August 2019, 7:32 AM

United States (US) rapper, A$AP Rocky, is expected to give testimony in a Swedish court on Thursday on the second day of his assault trial after he and two of his entourage were accused of punching and kicking a teenager.

US rapper A$AP Rocky kicked and punched me: teenager tells Swedish court 31 July 2019, 3:20 PM

A teenager told a Swedish court that he was kicked and punched by US rapper A$AP Rocky and two of his entourage during an altercation outside a hamburger restaurant in Stockholm in June.

Cardi B cancels US show after ‘security threat’ 31 July 2019, 8:55 AM

United States (US) rapper Cardi B cancelled a concert in Indianapolis Tuesday evening due to concerns over a "security threat," she said on social media.

International Rangers Day to be celebrated on Wednesday 31 July 2019, 6:02 AM

SANParks will celebrate International Rangers Day at the Kruger Gate near Skukuza in the Kruger National Park on Wednesday.