Ariana Grande’s hit ‘7 Rings’ royalties going to late composers

20 March 2019, 7:01 PM
Pop superstar Ariana Grande's smash hit "7 Rings" continues to dominate the US charts, but the late composers Rodgers and Hammerstein are reaping the vast majority of royalties.
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Harvey Weinstein sued over alleged sexual misconduct 16 November 2017, 9:28 AM

A second actress has filed an anonymous case claiming she was sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein and has also asked for class action status against Weinstein and the two companies he co-founded in a lawsuit on Wednesday.

Serena Williams set to tie the knot in New Orleans: Reports 16 November 2017, 8:27 AM

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is used to hoisting trophies, but on Thursday, it looks like she'll be carrying a wedding bouquet.

Some media personalities worry Limpopo Galaxy awards could be a scam 15 November 2017, 3:11 PM

Some media personalities whose names have been circulating on social media as nominees for media awards that are alleged to be a scam say that they are worried that their names are being used to defraud members of the public.

Another book casts spotlight on Zuma’s leadership 15 November 2017, 9:31 AM

Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has described the book “Enemy of the People” as remarkable, well-researched and a must read for anyone interested in evidence of state capture and getting South Africa back on track.

Legal minds tackle rape, molestation sentences 14 November 2017, 4:11 PM

The Constitutional Court is being asked to remove an apartheid era law which drew a distinction between rape and molestation - deemed "less serious".

N Cape education distributes sanitary towels 13 November 2017, 3:10 PM

A girl learner in the Northern Cape is absent from school for a period of at least four days every month due to lack of sanitary towels.

KSD municipality salutes soldiers 12 November 2017, 3:25 PM

The King Sabathda Dalindyebo municipality joined hands with the South African Infantry Battalion at Mthatha in the Eastern Cape to honour the hundreds of soldiers and ordinary people who made a contribution in the First and Second World War.

Diabetes the focus of Durban Wellness Festival 11 November 2017, 6:09 PM

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Nghunghunyane Day celebrated in Giyani 11 November 2017, 3:58 PM

Scores of people gathered in Giyani in Limpopo to celebrate Nghunghunyane Day.

SA showcases its tourism treasures at 37th London World Travel Market 10 November 2017, 7:06 PM

South African Tourism says the UK remains SA's largest source market for international tourists outside Africa, with almost 450 000 Britons travelling to the country in 2016.

[Watch Live] 18th annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture 9 November 2017, 6:54 PM

This year’s lecture is delivered by Dr. Ibbo Mandaza. He is an internationally renowned speaker analyst, author and academic, and Executive Chairman of the Southern African Political Economy Series Trust. Amongst many issues to be addressed Dr. Mandaza will reflect on the psychological aspects of Black Consciousness and Steve Biko in the context of the […]

Mandaza to deliver annual Steve Biko memorial lecture 9 November 2017, 5:16 PM

Renowned academic and political analyst, Iddo Mandaza will deliver the 18th annual Steve Biko memorial lecture in Pretoria on Thursday.

South Africans urged to wear red ribbons for HIV/Aids awareness 9 November 2017, 5:11 PM

South Africans have been urged to wear a red ribbon every Friday as part of raising awareness about HIV and Aids in the build up to World Aids Day on 1 December.

SADC health officials focussing on non-communicable diseases 9 November 2017, 4:06 PM

Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states are wrapping up the second day of high level talks aimed at improving primary health care and advancing systems of responding to disease outbreaks.

Pauw undeterred by death threats 9 November 2017, 8:00 AM

A power failure disrupted the book launch of award-winning investigative journalist Jacques Pauw in Johannesburg.

Zombie drug hits Durban 9 November 2017, 5:44 AM

The Anti-Drug Forum South Africa has raised concerns that a new drug called Flakka has made its way onto the country's streets, especially in Durban.

A deadly new drug has hit streets of Durban 8 November 2017, 9:09 PM

Fears are growing over a new deadly drug that has hit the streets of Durban. The drug known as "flakka or gravel" can cause hyper-stimulation, aggression, hallucinations and according to some even cannibalistic tendencies.

NTA wants Joe Maswanganyi axed 8 November 2017, 5:04 PM

The National Taxi Alliance (NTA) has called on President Jacob Zuma to sack Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi.

Sony pulls Spacey film from festival, going ahead with December release 7 November 2017, 9:02 AM

Sony Pictures withdrew a movie starring Kevin Spacey from a Los Angeles film festival on Monday following sexual misconduct allegations against the actor, but said it was going ahead with a planned US movie heater release in December.

KZN art exhibition pays tribute to Catholic monks 6 November 2017, 7:04 PM

An art exhibition, trailing the Trappists, pays tribute to the contribution the enigmatic Order of Catholic monks made to KwaZulu-Natal 135 years ago.

Cape boy hospitalised after injured during Guy Fawkes 6 November 2017, 6:32 AM

A 10-year-old boy has been hospitalised after sustaining facial injuries during Guy Fawkes activities at Strandfontein in the Cape Peninsula.

Italian POWs remembered at Zonderwater memorial 5 November 2017, 5:40 PM

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Special needs school in KZN celebrates National Children’s Day 5 November 2017, 3:40 PM

Learners of the Ilenge Douglas Special School between Dundee and Ladysmith in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands were treated on a special lunch, games and music on national Children's Day.

Duo get lifetime recognition for puppetry 5 November 2017, 11:06 AM

Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones met 36 years ago at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, years later the pair went on to start an extraordinary company known as the Handspring Puppet Company.

Many people light bonfires and set off fireworks in commemoration of Guy Fawkes.
Britons commemorate Guy Fawkes Day 5 November 2017, 10:15 AM

Sunday is Guy Fawkes Day and to commemorate it an effigy of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been burnt at an annual bonfire event in Britain. This days marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organized by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many people […]

Thousands walk to raise cancer awareness in PE 4 November 2017, 2:22 PM

More than ten-thousand people including Eastern Cape Health MEC Dr Pumza Dyantyi have participated in the annual five kilometre Cancer Big Walk in Port Elizabeth.

One-Day Acting Masterclass taking place in Newtown 4 November 2017, 12:49 PM

It will comprise of Theoretical and Physical classes, acting fundamentals, performing for the camera, physical movement and a guideline on how to pose for head shots.

All systems go for Cancer Big Walk 4 November 2017, 10:40 AM

Cancer is one of the serious challenges society faces. The provincial department of Health has endorsed the Cancer Big Walk in the Bay.

Phakathi shares his contribution to SA poetry 4 November 2017, 10:12 AM

We have in recent years been seeing South African poetry landscape gaining momentum.

Inner strength seen as key to success 4 November 2017, 9:17 AM

Entrepreneur Russell Simmons arrived in South Africa on Tuesday ahead of the two-day Liberty VUKA Knowledge Summit.