Box Office: ‘Aladdin’ Taking Flight With $105 Million in North America

27 May 2019, 7:20 AM
Disney's live-action “Aladdin" is flying high with an estimated $105 million in North America during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.
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Cast members Naomi Scott and Will Smith attend the premiere of "Aladdin" at El Capitan theatre
KZN reduces new cancer patients’ treatment waiting period 15 February 2018, 7:25 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has announced steps to bring the average waiting period to treat new cancer patients in Durban in line with the accepted norm by the end of April.

Creators of “The Colour Purple” to attend SA performances 15 February 2018, 3:16 PM

Three creators of the acclaimed Broadway musical, The Colour Purple, will arrive in South Africa shortly to attend performances of the first local production of the ground- breaking show at the Jo'burg Theatre.

SABC leads the trend as #Zuma‘s exit dominates SA news 15 February 2018, 3:07 PM

SABC News’ exclusive interview with former South African President Jacob Zuma saw many flocking to the public broadcaster’s YouTube channel on Wednesday to gain insight into Zuma’s state of mind amid tensions in the African National Congress (ANC).

CRL takes Inxeba out of movie theatres 14 February 2018, 6:29 PM

The controversial film Inxeba will be removed from movie theatres. This is according to CRL Rights Commission chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva.

Kenyans find non-material way of spreading love 14 February 2018, 6:25 PM

Kenyans find a new purpose for Valentine's Day...

Call for info on missing Midrand mom and baby 14 February 2018, 4:59 PM

It’s nearly been a week since Sandiswa Sali left her home with her one-year-old child and never returned. Her family are distraught and with each passing day the feeling of hopelessness increases.

Britney Spears to be honoured for support of gay community 14 February 2018, 12:12 PM

Pop star Britney Spears will be honoured for her support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community at an awards ceremony this year, advocacy group Glaad said on Tuesday (February 13).

Radio day celebrated globally as a powerful media 13 February 2018, 8:56 PM

World Radio Day was declared by the United Nations through its Education Science and Cultural Organisation.

Black Panther fever hits NY Fashion Week 13 February 2018, 9:05 AM

Marvel Studios brought "Black Panther" fever to New York Fashion Week, inviting designers to showcase clothes inspired by the iconic movie, already winning rave reviews ahead of its Friday release in the United States.

Senegal’s rappers continue to ‘cry from the heart’ for a more just society 13 February 2018, 8:24 AM

American musicians were once integral to political activism. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is recognised as a seminal moment in American history and a triumph for nonviolent resistance. Today few American artists seem willing to take such an active role in political struggles.

Preserved roses bring Valentine’s Day sales jolt to Ecuador 13 February 2018, 7:34 AM

In a warehouse north of Ecuador's capital, a small, busy army of dexterous workers puts the final touches on a shipment of made-to-order roses with tones as diverse as the colors of a rainbow suffused in fragrance capable of seducing even the most demanding nose.

South African business woman makes waves globally 12 February 2018, 10:07 PM

A South African woman is making waves internationally after her small, raw-food, vegan restaurant in Taiwan's city of Tapei was selected as one of the eight most innovative plant-based restaurants in the world.

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveils Obamas official portraits 12 February 2018, 7:25 PM

The portraits of former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle were unveiled at a Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery event in Washington on Monday .

South Africa is staging ‘The Color Purple” for the first time 12 February 2018, 4:29 PM

 Based on the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, 'The Color Purple' was adapted to a multi-award winning film in 1985 and has been staged on Broadway in the United States and the UK before.

Celebrating World Radio Day 12 February 2018, 3:30 PM

The world celebrates World Radio Day on the 13th of February.

100 KZN needy pupils receive educational material 12 February 2018, 2:52 PM

About a hundred poverty stricken pupils at Putelo's Combined Primary School at Mbumbulu south of Durban have received school uniforms and other educational material.

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Sanef slams Mabe’s criticism of SABC’s coverage 12 February 2018, 11:44 AM

The South African National Editors' Forum has condemned ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe's criticism of the SABC's coverage of the 'Zuma must go' campaign.

St Albans introduces Judo to motivate inmates 11 February 2018, 8:03 PM

Sport plays a vital role in the rehabilitation of offenders in South Africa's prison.

First motor museum in KZN opens in Port Shepstone 11 February 2018, 5:50 PM

The popular KwaZulu-Natal South Coast town of Port Shepstone has yet another tourist attraction. A motor museum has opened its doors and it is the first of its kind in the province. The Munster Motor Museum has revved-up enthusiasm in vintage cars. It boasts an impressive collection that date back to 1933. The eye-catching vehicles […]

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Journalism under fire 11 February 2018, 10:56 AM

Journalism is under fire across the world.

Cape Town gears up for Mandela centenary celebrations 10 February 2018, 4:11 PM

African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee( NEC) members are in various areas around Cape Town encouraging people to be part of the launch of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebrations at the Grand Parade on Sunday. After 27 years of incarceration, Mandela made his first speech to thousands of people at the parade in Cape […]

Mandela’s memory to inspire growth in Eastern Cape tourism 10 February 2018, 1:30 PM

Minister of Tourism, Toko Xasa, says the memory of Nelson Mandela will help develop domestic tourism in the Eastern Cape. “We plan to change this place (Eastern Cape) in honour of Nelson Mandela.” Xasa has mentioned a number of tourism drives happening in the province like the pilot shark cage diving project at Port St […]

One of the rooms depicting Nelson Mandela life at the Nelson Mandela Museum.
Tourism dept. to launch Mandela App 10 February 2018, 11:52 AM

The Tourism Department will on Saturday launch an app in Mthatha that will show 100 tourist destinations aligned with the international acclaimed liberation struggle icon, Nelson Mandela.

The project is designed to bring together those who were part of a committee that handled Dr Nelson Mandela's release from prison on February 11th 1990, to reminiscent about this historic day.
Mandela Museum to host historic memories project 10 February 2018, 7:09 AM

The Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape is hosting the 'Release Mandela Historic Memories' project on Saturday.

Mandela centenary celebrations to go ahead 9 February 2018, 3:17 PM

Organisers of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations in Cape Town say the programme will continue as planned on Sunday.

I was a coward but I did not kill Senzo: Chicco’s son 9 February 2018, 1:47 PM

The man accused by the public of having killed former Bafana Bafana footballer, Senzo Meyiwa says he was a coward on the fateful day but he did not shoot anyone. Senzo was killed on 26 October 2014 at Kelly Khumalo’s house in Vosloorous, east of Johannesburg.  No arrests have been made and the son of […]

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#MeToo activist Rose McGowan’s ex-manager suicides 9 February 2018, 9:18 AM

A veteran Hollywood executive who was Rose McGowan's manager when the actress was allegedly raped by Harvey Weinstein has committed suicide, media reports citing her family said Thursday.

Senzo Meyiwa was killed in October 2014.
Chicco Twala responds to claims that son killed Senzo Meyiwa 8 February 2018, 6:26 PM

Renowned South African musician, Sello "Chicco" Twala says he does not think his son killed former Bafana Bafana player, Senzo Meyiwa.

Live Art event to address African daily issues 8 February 2018, 10:46 AM

The Institute for Creative Arts at University of Cape Town will host the first ever Live Art Network Africa in the City of Cape Town.

As Cape Town drought bites, what is ‘Day Zero’? 8 February 2018, 6:55 AM

South Africa's second city is now facing the prospect of having to turn the taps off under a so-called "Day Zero" scenario to conserve the city's remaining water supplies.