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.
PJ Harvey
Rocker PJ Harvey travels to Afghanistan to inspire her music in new documentary 12 February 2019, 2:44 PM

Art rocker PJ Harvey visited a drum shop in Kabul, a war-damaged house with peeling wallpaper in Kosovo, and street rappers in Washington D.C., seeking inspiration for an album in a new documentary showing at the Berlin Film Festival.

People should learn the warning signs of teen suicide: SADAG 12 February 2019, 10:02 AM

In light of an awareness campaign currently running this week, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) says that people should learn to identify the warning signs of teenage suicide.

George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’ reflects on ‘insanity’ of war 12 February 2019, 5:51 AM

George Clooney, who returns to television for the first time in 20 years with an adaptation of the classic novel “Catch-22,” said on Monday the Hulu series set in World War II aims to tell a timeless story about the “insanity” of war.

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Government urged to intervene in religious institutions 11 February 2019, 8:29 PM

The Global Citizens' Human Rights Coalition has called for urgent government intervention to stop some religious institutions in the country from abusing their members.

Women reign at glitzy Grammys gala that also makes rap history 11 February 2019, 3:33 PM

A bold streak of feminism ran through the Grammys gala on Sunday, as women artists dominated in the competition and on the concert stage while rappers Cardi B and Childish Gambino delivered a history-making night for hip-hop.

SA rapper AKA.
AKA supports student protests 11 February 2019, 6:55 AM

SA rapper AKA has come out in support of the country's students as they protest at some institutions of higher learning over various grievances.

Drake won Best Rap Song at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Drake, Cardi B light up Grammys on milestone night for rap 11 February 2019, 6:33 AM

Childish Gambino’s searing “This is America” became the first hip-hop track to win a song of the year Grammy on Sunday, while Drake made a surprise appearance and Lady Gaga dominated the early awards.

Michelle Obama makes surprise appearance at Grammy Awards 11 February 2019, 5:38 AM

Former United States first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening address at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday and was met with a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd.

Soweto Gospel Choir wins third Grammy 11 February 2019, 5:30 AM

The Soweto Gospel Choir has just won a third Grammy, winning the Best World Music Category at the prestigious music awards in Los Angeles for their album FREEDOM.

KZN pensioners to be treated to a pop-up show 10 February 2019, 5:41 PM

Pensioners will be treated to a pop-up show on Sunday.

Durban Womxn Playwrights calling for recognition of women writers 10 February 2019, 12:36 PM

Womxn Playwrights in Durban says the industry needs to recognise the work of women writers. The organisation addresses issues affecting women playwrights.

George Old Car show exhibits rare vehicles 10 February 2019, 9:12 AM

Car enthusiasts are in for a treat at this year's George Old Car Show currently taking place in the Western Cape town.

Newly elected cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller of Germany arrives during a consistory ceremony led by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican February 22, 2014.
Sacked cardinal issues manifesto in thinly veiled attack on pope 10 February 2019, 8:06 AM

A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own “Manifesto of Faith,” in the latest attack on the pontiff’s authority by a leading member of the Church’s conservative wing.

Mandela’s life and legacy celebrated in London exhibition 9 February 2019, 4:39 PM

For a man who spent nearly three decades in prison, the passage of time was no doubt important to Nelson Mandela.

Bo-Kaap to be declared heritage site 9 February 2019, 3:12 PM

The Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato, says the city recognises the need for the Bo-Kaap to be declared a heritage site.

EA’s ‘Fortnite’ rival wins 10 million gamers in three days 9 February 2019, 1:56 PM

A game developed by Electronics Arts Inc as a competitor to the wildly popular “Fortnite” has signed up 10 million players within three days of its launch, the videogame maker said, driving its shares up 16 percent on Friday.

Parents plea for autism schools in Free State 9 February 2019, 1:12 PM

The shortage of special schools for children with autism in the Free State is posing challenges to parents and affected learners.

Director, screenwriter, actor and producer Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck’s new film explores fatherhood in world without women 9 February 2019, 8:21 AM

A new film about a father-daughter relationship in a world without women was shaped by Casey Affleck’s own struggles with becoming a single parent, the Oscar-winning actor said at the Berlin Film Festival where “Light Of My Life” is premiering.

Woody Allen
Woody Allen sues Amazon Studios for quitting movie deal 8 February 2019, 6:43 PM

Woody Allen sued Amazon Studios on Thursday, saying he deserves at least $68 million in damages over their refusal to distribute his completed film "A Rainy Day in New York" and their decision to abandon a four-picture production and distribution arrangement.

‘Lego Movie’ sequel hopes to build on the first 8 February 2019, 3:25 PM

The residents of Bricksburg return to the big screen this week in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”, this time finding themselves in an apocalyptic world after the invasion of strange heart and star-shaped extra-terrestrials.

Childish Gambino
Best Music Video Grammy field showcases industry’s cutting edge 8 February 2019, 9:02 AM

For many artists, the Grammy awards gala is not just music's biggest night - it is also a cultural battleground rife with criticisms that provocative black artists are systematically not getting their due.

WATCH MPs on the SONA 2019 red carpet 7 February 2019, 7:38 PM

Guests walked down the red carpet ahead of the State Of the Nation Address in Parliament.

SONA guests walk down red carpet 7 February 2019, 4:43 PM

Guests are starting to walk down the red carpet ahead of Thursday's opening of Parliament. This is the time of the afternoon when Members of Parliament get to show off their finest outfits.

Pop Star Pink to be honoured at London’s BRIT Awards 7 February 2019, 11:31 AM

Pop Star Pink will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at this year's BRITs, organisers of Britain's pop music honours said on Thursday,naming the American singer-songwriter as the first international artist to receive the prize.

Pitch Black Afro
Pitch Black Afro bail plea judgment expected on Thursday 7 February 2019, 9:16 AM

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court is on Thursday expected to deliver judgment in the bail application of rapper Thulani Ngcobo, also known as Pitch Black Afro.

Ozzy Osbourne hospitalized with “complications from the flu” 7 February 2019, 6:55 AM

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has been admitted to hospital, according to a tweet on Wednesday by his wife Sharon.

Still Life with Fruit and Chestnuts painting
‘Fake’ still life in US museum confirmed as real Van Gogh 6 February 2019, 9:08 PM

Art experts have confirmed that a small still-life at a US museum once dismissed as a fake is in fact by Vincent van Gogh, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam said.

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson’s red carpet for new movie cancelled after he said he wanted to kill a black man 6 February 2019, 6:05 PM

The New York celebrity red carpet event on Tuesday for Liam Neeson's new film "Cold Pursuit" has been cancelled in the wake of an interview in which Neeson said he wanted to kill a black man in response to the rape of a friend who said her attacker was black.

Late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi.
‘Mtukudzi contributed to SA’s economy’ 6 February 2019, 12:47 PM

Late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi has been described as a man who contributed to the South African economy through his music.

21 Savage
21 Savage a ‘Dreamer’ who may be victim of ICE vendetta: Lawyers 6 February 2019, 7:45 AM

The lawyers battling to save rapper 21 Savage from deportation from the United States appealed Tuesday for compassion, casting him as one of the blameless 1.8 million "Dreamers".