Young people urged to consider aviation as a career

7 December 2019, 3:01 PM
The first black female jet fighter pilot in the South Airforce Major Mandisa Mfeka says anyone can be a pilot regardless of gender, race and social standing.
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Soweto Theatre highlights youth struggles through drama production 13 June 2018, 8:05 PM

Soweto Theatre will use youth month to further develop the arts by commemorating the story of the the June 16 uprising with a drama production.

A candle in the dark.
Queen of Amampondo to be buried on Saturday 13 June 2018, 4:07 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for the late Queen Mother of Amampondo in the Eastern Cape Queen Fikelephi 'Bongolethu' Ndamase.

KZN commemorates International Albinism Day 13 June 2018, 3:41 PM

“Stop abusing, killing and discriminating people with albinism,” That was the clear message written on the placards of hundreds of people who were part of the march, aimed at commemorating International Albinism Day in Durban.

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Albinism Society of SA says fighting severe discrimination 12 June 2018, 8:54 PM

On the eve of International Albinism Day, the KwaZulu-Natal branch of the Albinism Society of South Africa says while it's celebrating the day, its also fighting severe discrimination.

Initiation season
2018 winter initiation season under way in E Cape 12 June 2018, 7:54 PM

The launch of the Winter Initiation season in the Eastern Cape has heard shocking statistics of botched circumcisions.

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Umlazi school gets state-of-the-art mobile library 12 June 2018, 7:20 PM

Sukuma Combined Primary school at Umlazi township - south of Durban - has received a donation of a state-of-the-art mobile library worth half a million rand.

Facebook launches user review, potential bans for advertisers 12 June 2018, 4:40 PM

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would allow users to review businesses that advertise on the social network and possibly ban those that receive the most negative feedback.

Ball girls selected for World Cup opener 12 June 2018, 3:09 PM

A group of 14 Russian girls will act as ballgirls in the opening match of the World Cup on Thursday, the first all-female group to do so. The girls, aged 13 to 16, from Agryz, a small town of 19,000 people some 800 km (500 miles) east of Moscow, were selected by the Russian national […]

Calata’s book honours father 12 June 2018, 11:34 AM

"My Father Died for This" is a book by Lukhanyo Calata, the son of Forte Calata and SABC journalist.

TB conference kicks off in Durban 12 June 2018, 8:27 AM

The 5th South African TB conference kicks off later today in Durban.  For a number of years, TB has caused millions of deaths across the globe.

Limpopo govt pushes for incident free initiation season 11 June 2018, 12:46 PM

Limpopo provincial government's task team on initiation schools says it is ready to monitor over 400 initiation schools in the province this year.

Sanef slams sexism at Portugal news congress 11 June 2018, 11:03 AM

The South African National Editors’ Forum says it strongly condemns the sexist remarks and harassment that took place during the recently held WAN-IFRA World News Congress in Portugal.

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro uses F-bomb against Trump on live TV 11 June 2018, 7:27 AM

Oscar-winning actor Robert de Niro issued an expletive-laden denunciation of US President Donald Trump during the live television broadcast of the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday.

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NMB makes history in mass sterilisation of dogs 10 June 2018, 8:31 PM

Nelson Mandela Bay made history on Sunday as the first mass sterilisation of dogs funded by the metro is taking place.

The Royal Family
Royal newlyweds attend Queen’s birthday parade 10 June 2018, 4:37 PM

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, attended the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony on Saturday, the first time the couple have attended the Queen’s birthday celebrations together. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and The Duke and Duchess of […]

US actors, TV networks agree to end casting couch 10 June 2018, 9:15 AM

The largest US actors' union and the four major television networks on Saturday agreed to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes, ratifying a guideline the screen actors' guild had enacted on its own following the #MeToo uproar, the union said.

Game of Thrones
HBO gives go-ahead to ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel 9 June 2018, 4:22 PM

HBO has said it is moving ahead with a prequel for its hit television series “Game of Thrones,” the first green light for five potential spinoff projects for the award-winning medieval fantasy.

Condolences sent to Queen Mother of AmaMpondo family 9 June 2018, 12:32 PM

The Eastern Cape legislature has conveyed their condolences to the Ndamase family following the passing of the Queen Mother of AmaMpondo aseNyandeni at Libode in the Eastern Cape.

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Another week, another Kanye – this time, darker 9 June 2018, 10:24 AM

The omnipresent Kanye West returned Friday with his second album in as many weeks, this time a darker take on life's anxieties with his protege Kid Cudi.

S.Africa ale seller pulls sexist brands after fury 8 June 2018, 5:56 PM

A South African beer brand that gave products sexist and racist names has apologised after coming under fire from critics, and promised to pull all offending labels from the market.

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David and Victoria Beckham to donate their royal wedding outfits 8 June 2018, 11:03 AM

David and Victoria Beckham are donating their royal wedding outfits to raise money for victims of the Manchester bombing.

Feminist, or just fun? ‘Oceans 8’ steals Hollywood spotlight 7 June 2018, 4:31 PM

For some, the female heist caper “Ocean’s 8” is a strike at the heart of male-dominated Hollywood. For others, it’s pure summer escapism, and for a (mostly male) minority it’s the worst idea ever.

SABC 1 and 3 to start broadcasting in HD from 11 June 7 June 2018, 4:02 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that as of 11th June, SABC 1 and SABC 3 will start to broadcast in High Definition (HD) and SABC 2 will follow suit after the FIFA World Cup in July 2018.

Trump, after Kardashian appeal, commutes sentence of drug offender 7 June 2018, 9:38 AM

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of a 63-year-old woman whose release had been championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

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SABC to pay airplay royalties for the first time 6 June 2018, 9:37 AM

For the very first time, the SABC will pay needle time or airplay royalties to songwriters and artists who performed the track.

Harvey Weinstein
Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sex assault charges 6 June 2018, 7:03 AM

Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in a New York courtroom on Tuesday. The next step in a high-stakes legal battle that the #MeToo movement hopes will end with the disgraced Hollywood mogul behind bars.

Mayweather heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100 5 June 2018, 7:45 PM

Boxer Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his place at the top of Forbes' annual ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes on Tuesday but no woman featured on the list for the first time.

Anthony Hamilton to thrill fans with SA tour 5 June 2018, 7:34 PM

Grammy Award winning, R&B and soul royalty Anthony Hamilton will journey onto our soil on 24 August 2018 at the Sun Arena Time Square in Menyln, Tshwane. The music powerhouse is set to ignite the fire of classic and nostalgic music for an incredible all star performance.

Ban plastic bags? UN seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short 5 June 2018, 5:31 PM

Less than a 10th of all the plastic ever made has been recycled, and governments should consider banning or taxing single-use bags or food containers to stem a tide of pollution, a U.N. report said on Tuesday.

Harvey Weinstein set to plead innocent in NY 5 June 2018, 10:15 AM

Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was expected to plead innocent Tuesday to rape and sexual assault charges in New York, opening a legal battle for the #MeToo movement that dreams of seeing him behind bars.