Algeria’s culture minister has resigned following concert stampede

26 August 2019, 6:37 AM
Algeria's culture minister has resigned, following the deaths of five young music fans in a stampede at a packed concert by a popular rapper.
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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.

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World’s first passenger drone makes public flight in China 7 February 2018, 6:27 PM

The world's first passenger drone named EHang 184 made its first public flight on Tuesday in south China's Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.

SAHRC confirms receipt of complaint on Inxeba 7 February 2018, 10:18 AM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) confirms it has received a complaint about the cancelled screenings of Inxeba: The Wound following protests against the film and threats of intimidation and violence.

Facial reconstructive surgery as part of Smile Week 6 February 2018, 3:55 PM

Seventeen Gauteng children will get facial reconstructive surgery at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg as part of Smile Week.

PanSALB gives Polokwane radio stations indigenous language dictionaries 6 February 2018, 3:25 PM

The Pan South African Language Board has given 32 community radio stations and three SABC stations indigenous language dictionaries in Polokwane.

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Frasier’s Mahoney dies in Chicago 6 February 2018, 8:40 AM

Actor John Mahoney, who portrayed the no-nonsense father in the TV sitcom "Frasier," has died in Chicago at the age of 77.

!Xun speakers to have their own Bible 5 February 2018, 9:20 PM

!Xun speaking San communities across the African continent will soon have a Bible in their own language.

SABC 3 announces new changes to news and current affairs 5 February 2018, 6:24 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation is introducing new changes to its daily schedule. As of effect on Monday, 5th February, the 18h00 news bulletin is moving to 21h00.

Dennis Edwards of The Temptations dead at 74 5 February 2018, 11:34 AM

Grammy-winner Dennis Edwards, who performed lead vocals for some of the chart-topping Motown singles recorded by The Temptations in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at age 74.

Beauty pageant for married women 5 February 2018, 11:17 AM

Married women between the ages of 25 and 50 years old now have the chance to enter the Mrs South Africa beauty pageant as their road show kicks off this week.

The Khoi and San from across the continent are currently translating the holy book.
Khoi and San people to have !Xun bible 4 February 2018, 8:39 PM

The Khoi and the San people will soon have a bible in their own language known as !Xun in less than a decade to come.

The movie Inxeba has been met with controversy.
Inxeba producer lodges complaint with HRC over death threats 4 February 2018, 5:50 PM

The producer of the South African film, Inxeba, has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission after death threats and intimidation against its production staff and moviegoers.

SterKinekor cancels Inxeba screening 4 February 2018, 9:58 AM

SterKinekor has cancelled the screening of the acclaimed South African film, Inxeba, or The Wound, at all its cinemas in Cape Town.

Animal activists warn of noise effects on animals 3 February 2018, 8:54 PM

Animal rights groups and pet owners braved rainy weather in Durban to raise awareness of the effects of loud bangs on animals.

Researcher revisits the story of SS Waratah 3 February 2018, 3:29 PM

A Cape Town researcher and expeditioner has written a book on what is referred to as the greatest sea mystery of modern times.

Call for tourists to continue visiting Cape Town 3 February 2018, 7:08 AM

The Cape Town and Western Cape marketing agency, Wesgro, has called on international and local tourists to continue visiting the province despite the current drought conditions.

Inxeba screening to go ahead despite protest threats 2 February 2018, 6:23 PM

SterKinekor Theatres says the screening of the acclaimed South African film, Inxeba (The Wound), is going ahead in Cape Town.

Condolences pour in for veteran actor David Phetoe 2 February 2018, 4:24 PM

The late former Generations and Sgudi-Snaysi actor David Phetoe has been described as a phenomenal actor, who not only dazzled audiences with his remarkable talent but also mentored and nurtured upcoming young actors.

East London cinema pulls out of Inxeba screening 2 February 2018, 1:43 PM

A cinema complex in East London, at Hemingways Casino, has pulled out of screening a local film, Inxeba.

Rihanna presses leaders to fund global education 2 February 2018, 6:06 AM

Rihanna on Thursday used her star power to urge key governments to commit to ensuring education for the world’s poorest as she takes part in an international conference in Senegal. The chart-topping singer arrived in the capital Dakar where she on Friday will join the Global Partnership for Education talks co-hosted by Senegalese President Macky […]