The Durban International Film Festival takes place virtually for a second year

1 August 2021, 1:06 PM
This year marks the 42nd edition of South Africa's longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival. For the second year running the festival is taking place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Redbull One-On-One Dance Your Style competition graced the shores of Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape, once again this year. This saw Kyle Adams become the regional champion of the biggest street dance competition in the world.

Disney rejects Scarlett Johansson’s complaint over ‘Black Widow’ streaming release 1 August 2021, 3:00 AM

Scarlett Johansson, star of the Marvel superhero movie "Black Widow," sued the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) on Thursday, alleging that the company breached her contract when it offered the movie on streaming at the same time it played in theaters.

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Theatre
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Hollywood agency slams Disney in heated dispute over Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ 31 July 2021, 4:00 AM

One of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies on Friday hit out at the Disney movie studio in an escalating public dispute over claims by Scarlett Johansson that she had lost money over the release of her "Black Widow" movie.

Actor Shona Ferguson passes on from COVID-19 related complications 30 July 2021, 5:08 PM

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Ster-Kinekor bets on drive-in cinema under the stars 30 July 2021, 12:43 PM

Under the stars of the South African night, the movie-goers who used to throng a cinema among the shops of Johannesburg's Sandton City mall, have since the pandemic watched the latest releases from a big screen in a rooftop carpark.

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss three LA sex crime charges 30 July 2021, 2:34 AM

A Los Angeles judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to throw out two sexual assault charges against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein,while prosecutors refiled a third charge that had also been challenged.

New York judge finds Cuba Gooding Jr liable in rape accuser’s civil lawsuit 30 July 2021, 1:13 AM

A US judge on Thursday found Cuba Gooding Jr liable in a civil lawsuit by a woman who accused the Oscar-winning actor of raping her twice in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013, after Gooding failed to respond to the accusations in court.

Legendary New Brighton guitarist, producer Lawrence Matshiza remembered in Gqeberha 29 July 2021, 7:05 PM

A memorial service was held for the late legendary New Brighton guitarist and producer Lawrence Matshiza in Gqeberha today.

Indigenous groups urge Biden to protect sacred sites 29 July 2021, 5:33 PM

The fight over South Dakota's Black Hills was handed down to Nick Tilsen from his parents, part of what he says is the longest-running legal battle over indigenous lands in U.S. history, ongoing since the 1800s.

Dominican merengue singing star Johnny Ventura dead at 81 29 July 2021, 9:16 AM

Legendary Dominican merengue singer Juan de Dios "Johnny" Ventura died on Wednesday, according to his family and officials in the Dominican Republic. He was 81.

Popular destination to enjoy snowfall in the Western Cape in hot water 28 July 2021, 7:40 PM

One of the most popular destinations to enjoy snowfall in the Western Cape has landed itself in hot water following an investigation by the Green Scorpions.

‘Jungle Cruise’ movie pairs spirited heroine with pun-slinging skipper 28 July 2021, 4:47 PM

In Walt Disney Co's (DIS.N) new "Jungle Cruise" movie, Emily Blunt plays a determined explorer on a mission to find an ancient tree that offers great potential to cure many of humanity's ills.

Actor Bob Odenkirk collapses on set of ‘Better Call Saul’ : Sources 28 July 2021, 6:35 AM

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Book prices
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Three African writers have been listed for this year's Booker Prize.

New York’s $200 french fries offer ‘escape’ from reality 27 July 2021, 2:49 AM

The Federal Reserve chair, always on the look-out for signs of inflation, might want to drop by Manhattan's Upper East Side, where a $200 (R2 956.20) plate of french fries stretches the definition of haute cuisine.

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Old’ Beats ‘Space Jam’ and ‘Snake Eyes’ 26 July 2021, 1:14 AM

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Awards
Royalty Soapie Awards celebrates five-year milestone with new categories 25 July 2021, 12:20 PM

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Tokyo Olympics opening draws 16.7 mln US TV viewers, a 33-year low 25 July 2021, 3:22 AM

NBC's broadcast of the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony drew 16.7 million viewers, the smallest US television audience for the event in the past 33 years, according to preliminary data from Comcast-owned(CMCSA.O) NBCUniversal on Saturday.

SA’s COVID-19 lockdown inspires Free State author 24 July 2021, 3:40 PM

The outbreak of COVID-19 that led to South Africans being placed under hard lockdown has served as an inspiration to a Free State author.

Judge handling Jolie-Pitt divorce case told to step down 24 July 2021, 2:43 PM

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Makhadzi speaks about her new single titled ‘Ghanama’ 24 July 2021, 10:00 AM

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Kim Kardashian joins Kanye West for mass unveiling of album ‘Donda’ 23 July 2021, 11:31 PM

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Experts say diabetics at risk of severe COVID-19, urges them not to delay seeking medical help 23 July 2021, 9:30 PM

People living with diabetes who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should not delay in getting medical help should they develop even just a mild form of breathing difficulty.

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito to open Olympics, reprising grandfather’s role 23 July 2021, 1:03 PM

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VIDEO: Memorial service for late musician, songwriter Tsepo Tshola 22 July 2021, 1:03 PM

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