Nelson Mandela Museum showcases Mandela wax exhibition

18 June 2021, 9:23 PM
An exhibition depicting the life of Nelson Mandela has been launched at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.
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‘Youth plays a very central role in the whole configuration of the COVID-19 pandemic’ – Expert 19 June 2021, 1:42 AM

Young people generally handle COVID-19 better than the elderly in terms of its health impact.

Anant Singh’s Gandhi documentary receives international award 18 June 2021, 6:56 PM

A documentary film about Mahatma Gandhi by renowned South African producer Anant Singh has won the award for best documentary feature film at the New York Indian Film Festival.

EC government probes Seaview Predator Park tiger attack 18 June 2021, 2:37 PM

The Eastern Cape Department of Environmental Affairs is investigating an incident at the Seaview Predator Park, where a Siberian tiger killed a park employee, David Solomon.

Warner Music set to buy David Guetta catalogue 18 June 2021, 6:40 AM

Warner Music Group says it will buy celebrated French DJ David Guetta's recorded-music catalogue from the last two decades, and sign a new deal with him for future recordings.

Despite divorce, Kim Kardashian says she is Kanye West’s biggest fan 18 June 2021, 3:33 AM

Kim Kardashian said her ex-husband Kanye West is like family, despite their divorce, adding in a television show to air on Thursday that she will always be his biggest fan.

Disneyland Paris reopens, but Mickey Mouse won’t give hugs 17 June 2021, 5:30 PM

The Disneyland Paris theme park opened to visitors on Thursday after being shuttered for nearly eight months during the pandemic, but safety measures were in force to stop the virus spreading.

Tiger kills employee and another tiger at Gqeberha Park 17 June 2021, 11:50 AM

A worker of the Seaview Predator Park on the outskirts of Gqeberha was killed by one of the tigers at the park.

Diana Ross expresses her gratitude with new single in 15 years 17 June 2021, 7:36 AM

American singer Diana Ross has expressed her gratitude in a newly released single "Thank You", the title track from her first studio album in 15 years.

Hungary’s largest broadcasters criticise new LGBTQI+ laws 17 June 2021, 6:59 AM

The largest broadcasters in Hungary criticised a new law banning the "display and promotion of homosexuality" among under-18s as a threat to freedom of expression, and one said it could impact showings of some Harry Potter films and classic TV shows.

India’s famed Taj Mahal reopens for tourists as COVID-19 curbs ease 16 June 2021, 12:00 PM

 India's iconic Taj Mahal reopened to the public on Wednesday as the country, still reeling from a disastrous second wave of the pandemic, rushes to lift restrictions in a bid to revitalise its economy.

New York state skylines glow with fireworks as COVID-19 restrictions lifted 16 June 2021, 9:09 AM

 Fireworks in major cities across New York state on Tuesday night celebrated a major milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: the lifting of all state-mandated coronavirus restrictions after the state reported that 70% of its adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Things to see at Hector Pieterson Museum – ‘lest we forget the foul and wicked deed’ 15 June 2021, 4:00 PM

Wednesday is Youth Day in South Africa – a day when the country pays tribute to all the young people who played a role in the dismantling of the apartheid’s oppressive system. The day is in commemoration of the Soweto Uprising, which took place on June 16, 1976. On that fateful day – a peaceful […]

Young people urged to consider donating blood 15 June 2021, 7:22 AM

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has called on young people to consider donating blood ahead of Youth Day on Wednesday, saying supplies have dipped below pre-pandemic levels.

Marawa warns society about the seriousness of COVID-19 15 June 2021, 6:15 AM

Well-known media personality, Robert Marawa, has appealed to people to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously after he was hospitalised with COVID-19.

Man with 39 wives, head of ‘world’s largest family’, dies in India 14 June 2021, 3:03 PM

A 76-year-old man who had 39 wives and 94 children and was said to be the head of the world’s largest family has died in north east India, the chief minister of his home state said.

Surtie-Richards will be missed by the entire country : Minister Mthethwa 13 June 2021, 5:50 PM

The funeral service of the legendary stage and screen actress, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, has been held at Durbanville Memorial Park in Cape Town. The 66-year-old died at a guest house in Cape Town on Monday.

VIDEO: Shaleen Surtie-Richards special provincial funeral 13 June 2021, 2:30 PM

South African veteran stage and screen actress, Shaleen Surtie-Richards is being laid to rest this Sunday afternoon. The actress, who passed away aged 66 last week, is getting a special provincial funeral in Cape Town.

Special Provincial Official Funeral befitting for Shaleen Surtie-Richards: Marais 13 June 2021, 12:11 PM

Western Cape Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sports, Anroux Marais says it is befitting that veteran actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards receives a Special Provincial Official Funeral.

Flags fly at half-mast ahead of Shaleen Surtie-Richards’ funeral on Sunday 13 June 2021, 8:08 AM

Flags are flying at half-mast across the Western Cape on Sunday in honour of legendary stage and screen actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards. She will be laid to rest at the Durbanville Memorial Park in Cape Town.

UK’s queen joined by cousin for ‘Trooping the Colour’ event 13 June 2021, 4:21 AM

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth viewed a scaled-down military ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark her official birthday on Saturday, her first since the death of her husband Prince Philip two months ago.

Cape Town’s Table Bay Hotel gets two global accolades 12 June 2021, 4:05 PM

The Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has won two additional global accolades. The five-star hotel’s COVID-19 video on safety protocols has received Gold and Silver prizes at the annual International Tourism Film Festival Africa Awards. The establishment, which hosted the Miss South Africa Pageant last year, also recently ranked in […]

Queen insists on using sword to cut a cake during G7 sideline event 12 June 2021, 1:02 PM

Britain's Queen Elizabeth insisted on cutting a cake using a ceremonial sword at an event on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall in southern England on Friday

‘Murder In Paris’ traces motives behind freedom fighter Dulcie September’s assassination 12 June 2021, 8:00 AM

A film about the late South African political activist, Dulcie September, " Murder In Paris", is on the entertainment menu of the country's 23rd annual Encounters International Documentary Film Festival.

Ghana court grants bail to 21 LGBT+ activists 11 June 2021, 8:48 PM

 A high court in Ghana has granted bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, the prosecutor said on Friday.

Cruise lines say no change on sailing plans after new COVID-19 cases 11 June 2021, 5:09 PM

Royal Caribbean Group and Carnival Corp will push ahead with a return to cruises this summer despite two guests onboard Royal Caribbean's Celebrity Millennium ship testing positive for COVID-19.

Kim Kardashian has no regrets as ‘Keeping Up’ reality series ends 11 June 2021, 7:39 AM

After 14 years of drama, fashion and family, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," the television series that made Kim Kardashian and her siblings household names, took its final bow on Thursday with hugs, tears and gratitude.

Warner Bros. plans anime movie in ‘Lord of the Rings’ series 11 June 2021, 3:41 AM

The Warner Bros. movie studio will produce an anime feature film set in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's popular "The Lord of the Rings" books, officials announced on Thursday.

Plastics tax urged for UK fast fashion brands ‘fueling runaway climate change’ 11 June 2021, 2:29 AM

Half of fast fashion items sold by popular British online brands including Boohoo and Miss guided are made entirely from non-recycled plastics like polyester, a think-tank said on Friday as it urged the government to slap a tax on such garments.

Provincial funeral for Shaleen Surtie-Richards on Sunday 11 June 2021, 1:21 AM

South African actress and entertainer, Shaleen Surtie-Richards will be buried on June the 13 during a provincial funeral.

Taverns located near schools remain a huge problem in rural Eastern Cape 10 June 2021, 4:44 PM

Taverns that are located close to schools remain a huge problem in the Eastern Cape, especially in rural areas. Learners and even teachers sometimes frequent the establishments and return to school inebriated.