Mixed feelings towards Reconciliation Day – a dream deferred

15 December 2019, 10:16 PM
As South Africa observes Reconciliation Day - the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer-Plus (LGBTQ+) community says it still faces marginalisation despite constitutional recognition.
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Hassen launches “100 Memories of Madiba” 18 July 2018, 9:46 PM

As South Africa and the world celebrated the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birthday on Wednesday, freelance photo-journalist, Fakir Hassen, launched his latest book titled: "100 Memories of Madiba".

UN’s postal administration unveils Mandela’s postal stamp 18 July 2018, 7:42 PM

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has described Nelson Mandela as one of the greatest leaders of our time.

50 years after Concorde, US start-up eyes supersonic future 18 July 2018, 7:19 PM

Luxury air travel faster than the speed of sound: A US start-up is aiming to revive commercial supersonic flight 50 years after the ill-fated Concorde first took to the skies. Blake Scholl, the former Amazon staffer who co-founded Boom Supersonic, delivered the pledge this week in front of a fully-restored Concorde jet at the Brooklands […]

Theron says she continues to be inspired by Madiba 18 July 2018, 9:20 AM

South African-born actress and activist, Charlize Theron, says she continues to be inspired by Madiba's willingness to help the youth make a difference in their communities.

Madiba’s focus on human rights remains key lesson: Obama 18 July 2018, 5:44 AM

Former US president Barack Obama has said in his Nelson Mandela Lecture that Madiba's focus on human rights remains a key lesson for the world.

Mandela Museum helps Tsomo school 17 July 2018, 8:58 PM

The Nelson Mandela Museum continues to take its task of preserving and building the legacy of Madiba seriously.

E Cape children treated to “Mandela cupcakes” 17 July 2018, 4:27 PM

Nelson Mandela loved children and as his centenary is being celebrated it is destined to put a smile on young faces during this time.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex to open Mandela’s exhibition 17 July 2018, 3:28 PM

The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex are opening a special exhibition in London to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth

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Elders plant trees in honour of Mandela 17 July 2018, 12:20 PM

Former First Lady Graca Machel and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan are among dignitaries who've planted 100 trees in Johannesburg ahead of Tuesday's Mandela Lecture by former US President Barack Obama.

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards 17 July 2018, 11:22 AM

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay-Z and Beyonce's ornate work shot at the Louvre and the politically charged "This is America" also enjoyed recognition.

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Mayweather, Clooney lead world’s highest paid entertainers  17 July 2018, 6:39 AM

American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Monday.

Robben Island Museum keeps Madiba’s legacy alive 16 July 2018, 6:03 PM

Robben Island Museum authorities says keeping a clean and safe environment is one of world heritage site's priorities, but doing so in the name of Madiba is a bonus.

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Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Mandela’s birth 16 July 2018, 8:45 AM

South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader.

eSwatini event to celebrate Africa’s diverse cuisine 15 July 2018, 2:02 PM

The event will bring diversity to a one-day lavish feast of music, fashion, entertainment, culinary exploits, and connoisseur wine and whiskey showcases.

Event keeps Madiba legacy alive through fashion 15 July 2018, 11:48 AM

Famous designer of the Madiba T-shirt Sonwabile Ndamase will be showing his latest and old African print at the 100 Years centenary Nelson Mandela Fashion experience.

Street Store initiative gives back to community 15 July 2018, 10:45 AM

Northmead Square in Johannesburg will be hosting a Street Store where people get to spend 67 minutes of their time to help fight against poverty.

Young journalist exposes horrors of occupied West Bank 15 July 2018, 7:12 AM

A brave young girl from the occupied West Bank in Palestine is currently in South Africa spreading her message of the horrors of living under occupation.

Mandela centenary celebrations at advanced stage in Mvezo 14 July 2018, 9:00 PM

Preparations for the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations are at an advanced stage at his birth place of Mvezo in the Eastern Cape.

Molewa receives award from French President 14 July 2018, 5:23 PM

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, on Saturday bestowed the award of Officer in the French Legion of Honour on Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa.

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Jamie Cullum brings new material to Montreux, takes a jab at Trump 14 July 2018, 1:01 PM

British singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum mixed classics with new material at Montreux Jazz Festival, telling the crowd he was happy to be away from London during a visit by US President Donald Trump.

Frank Sinatra’s first wife, Nancy, dies at 101 14 July 2018, 12:42 PM

Nancy Sinatra Sr, the teenage sweetheart and first wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died.

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Rising star Rivoningo reflects on his music career 14 July 2018, 10:53 AM

Soweto born Rivoningo Zipheko Mthombeni is a self taught classic acoustic guitarist, drummer, bassist, pianist, vocal interpreter and music producer.

Marketing manager at the Johannesburg Development Agency Suzanne Monyai.
Newtown Now Festival celebrates spirit of Joburg 14 July 2018, 10:20 AM

The annual Newtown Now Festival will be taking place at the Maryfitzgerald square in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to testify at US House hearing 14 July 2018, 8:15 AM

The US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s YouTube unit and Twitter Inc on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said.

Ramaphosa urges SA citizens to emulate the legacy of Mandela 13 July 2018, 9:51 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa urges South Africans to emulate the legacy of the late and former President Nelson Mandela by making a meaningful and lasting difference in their communities.

Eight endangered black rhinos die in Kenya during relocation between parks 13 July 2018, 8:03 PM

Eight black rhinos have died in Kenya while being transported by the State Wildlife Service between two national parks, Tourism Minister Najib Balala said on Friday in a statement.

Exhibition celebrates Mandela 100 through art 13 July 2018, 12:34 PM

The artworks being exhibited at Melrose Gallery celebrating Nelson Mandela include paintings, sculptures, photography, cartoon illustrations, tapestry and mixed media.

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Tom Cruise attends “Mission Impossible: Fallout” premire in Paris 13 July 2018, 10:16 AM

Tom Cruise's latest thrill-filled spy drama "Mission Impossible: Fallout" got its world premiere in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Thursday as cast and crew literally lined up to praise the "City of Lights" where much of the movie was shot.

Trek4Mandela climbers hope to scale new heights 12 July 2018, 8:53 PM

The Trek4Mandela climbers have taken their first step on a hazardous journey.

Stormy Daniels strip club charges dropped, lawyer slams ‘setup’ 12 July 2018, 8:06 PM

Charges against Stormy Daniels following an Ohio strip club arrest were dropped Thursday after her lawyer slammed a "politically motivated" setup against the adult film star suing US President Donald Trump.