KZN musicians call on police to intensify fight against GBV

10 July 2020, 7:40 PM
A group of musicians has called on law enforcement authorities to work tirelessly in pursuit of perpetrators of gender-based violence.
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Scarves and beanies donated to the needy in Cape Town for Mandela Month 11 July 2020, 8:02 PM

A few hundred scarves and beanies have been donated to the needy in Cape Town to help them stay warm this winter. 

FEATURE: From Queenstown to the world, Siphokazi Jonas shares her poetry and theatre journey 11 July 2020, 3:03 PM

This week in Creatives Under Lockdown, poet, writer, and director Siphokazi Jonas shares her journey with SABC producer Lerato Matlala. 

Johnny Depp gives evidence in libel trial against ex-wife 11 July 2020, 7:03 AM

Movie star Johnny Depp told London’s High Court on Friday that his ex-wife Amber Heard or her friend had defecated in their bed in what he described as a “fitting end to the relationship”.

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Storm wreaks havoc in Western Cape rural town of Greyton 10 July 2020, 2:58 PM

Snow has fallen over the mountains in the small town of Greyton near Caledon in the Western Cape. Extensive damage due to the bad weather has been reported.

Lack of insurance threatens supply of Hollywood films, TV shows in 2021 10 July 2020, 12:31 PM

Insurers have largely stopped covering independent film and television productions against the risk of COVID-19 illness, a shift that threatens the supply of new entertainment in 2021, Hollywood producers, insurers and industry experts said.

Somizi thanks South Africans for loving his mother 9 July 2020, 5:30 PM

Veteran performer Mary Twala has been laid to rest. Her family has hailed her as a loving and caring mother.

Mthethwa gazettes new lockdown regulations 9 July 2020, 6:16 AM

Sports, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa has gazetted new regulations under Level 3 of the nationwide lockdown.

Ramaphosa mourns Queen Noloyiso Sandile’s passing 8 July 2020, 9:32 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed sadness over the passing of the Queen of the Rharhabe Kingdom, Her Majesty Queen Noloyiso Sandile.

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day donates 200 scarves, beanies in the Cape Flats 8 July 2020, 8:03 PM

200 scarves and beanies have been donated to the needy in Cape Town to help them stay warm this winter. The charity organisation, 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, distributes thousands of scarves in the country annually through it's Secret Scarf Mission programme.

Queen Noloyiso Sandile dies after contracting COVID-19 8 July 2020, 7:05 PM

The AmaRharhabe Royal family has confirmed the sudden passing of the regent Queen Noloyiso Sandile.

Johnny Depp takes on UK tabloid in court battle over ‘wife beater’ claims 7 July 2020, 11:22 AM

Johnny Depp begins legal action against a British tabloid on Tuesday in a case that is likely to delve into the private lives of the Hollywood star, his ex-wife actress Amber Heard and a number of other well-known figures.

Lockdown arts magazine to help beleaguered creatives 6 July 2020, 9:16 PM

Vivian Westwood and Wolfgang Tillmans are among 100 artists who have contributed art and articles to a new magazine LIMBO created especially to help colleagues who are out of work and to capture the world during lockdown.

UK’s Royal Mint celebrates singer Elton John with new commemorative coin 6 July 2020, 2:14 PM

Elton John on Monday became the second artist to be honoured by Britain's Royal Mint with a commemorative coin paying tribute to the decorated British singer-songwriter.

UK’s Royal Mint celebrates singer Elton John with new commemorative coin 6 July 2020, 8:24 AM

Elton John on Monday became the second artist to be honoured by Britain’s Royal Mint with a commemorative coin paying tribute to the decorated British singer-songwriter.

Northern Cape family shunned over COVID-19 claims 5 July 2020, 7:28 PM

A Northern Cape family has been shunned by the Pabelello community near Upington, following voice notes, claiming they are COVID-19 positive.

KZN government pays tribute to Welcome Msomi and Mary Twala-Mhlongo 5 July 2020, 3:55 PM

Tributes continue to pour in for two of South Africa's art industry giants, playwright and choreographer Welcome Msomi and veteran actress Mary Twala-Mhlongo.

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Welcome Msomi contributed immensely to the creative industry: Ngema 5 July 2020, 10:31 AM

   Playwright Mbongeni Ngema has described the late playwright and choreographer ,Welcome Msomi as a close friend who contributed immensely to the creative industry.

Kubeka hails Twala-Mhlongo as a dedicated, talented artist 5 July 2020, 9:25 AM

Veteran actress Abigail Kubeka says Mary Twala-Mhlongo was a dedicated and talented artist.

With no paparazzi or parties, Paris prepares for virtual fashion week 5 July 2020, 4:20 AM

Paris is usually abuzz during its prestigious Haute Couture presentations in July, its hotels heaving with fashionistas and monuments turned into catwalk venues.

Political parties pay tribute to Twala-Mhlongo 4 July 2020, 10:09 PM

Political parties have paid tribute the late actress, Mary Twala-Mhlongo. Twala-Mhlongo passed on at Parklane Hospital in Johannesburg at the age of 80.

Veteran playwright Welcomes Msomi dies 4 July 2020, 6:36 PM

Veteran playwright Welcome Msomi has died at the age of 76. The circumstances surrounding Msomi's passing have not been confirmed at this stage.

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Artists in KZN gather to revive arts 4 July 2020, 4:23 PM

A group of artists in the KwaZulu-Natal Natal Midlands have come together to revive the arts during the national lockdown.

Sun City ready to welcome back holidaymakers 4 July 2020, 11:41 AM

Sun City Resort says they are ready to welcome back holidaymakers after it was closed due to national lockdown amid the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Angolan app gives performers a lifeline – streaming to paying public 4 July 2020, 9:06 AM

When the Angolan government imposed its coronavirus lockdown in late March, local entrepreneur and innovator Claudio Kiala saw a gap in the market when it came to virtual entertainment.

Mpumalanga bus driver shares impact COVID-19 has had on her job 4 July 2020, 9:04 AM

Thandi Magagula, who works for one of the biggest bus companies in Mpumalanga, Buscor, spoke to SABC News about the impact the coronavirus has had on her job.

Tributes pour in for Cape Town photographer, media personality George Hallett 3 July 2020, 8:22 PM

Cape Town-based photographer, George Hallett has been described as a boisterous personality by his family. Tributes continue to pour in for Hallet who passed away this week at the age of 78.

‘Black Lives Matter’ movement stirs Ghanaian artist in COVID-19 limbo 3 July 2020, 7:26 PM

A tear slipped down the cheek of Ghanaian-German artist Zohra Opoku as she recalled how the global Black Lives Matter had kindled her pain and anger while she was stranded away from home due to coronavirus lockdowns.

South Africa’s boozy church struggles with COVID lockdown rules 3 July 2020, 2:29 PM

When South Africa began easing its coronavirus lockdown in May, it allowed religious worshippers to gather in groups of up to 50, but maintained a ban on people assembling to drink alcohol.

Group of Durban doctors offer home-based care to COVID-19 patients 3 July 2020, 10:36 AM

A group of Durban based doctors are offering their services to manage COVID-19 positive patients within the confines of their homes - provided that they are on a medical aid.

Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion 3 July 2020, 8:00 AM

Hollywood came under intense scrutiny for a lack of diversity in 2015 when the #OscarsSoWhite movement spotlighted the dearth of Black nominees for the film industry’s highest honors.