SA documentary ‘My Octopus Teacher’ wins BAFTA

12 April 2021, 10:55 AM
The South African-made documentary 'My Octopus Teacher' has won the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) for Best Documentary.
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Nigerian icon Fela Kuti is long overdue for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 13 April 2021, 6:40 AM

Scrolling through the comments made on YouTube on Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s music, one comes across remarks such as: “The greatest unknown musician who ever lived”, “Why isn’t Fela’s music more widely known?”, “His music beats everything I’ve ever heard before” and “Why am I so late to this?”

Judgment reserved in Mbalenhle Mlotshwa, DJ Black Coffee’s abuse row 12 April 2021, 9:30 PM

Judgement in the matter between DJ Nkosinathi Maphumulo, popularly known as Black Coffee, and former wife Mbalenhle Mlotshwa has been reserved.

Princes Harry and William pay warm tributes to Prince Philip 12 April 2021, 6:35 PM

The grandsons of the late Prince Philip, Prince William and Prince Harry, have both issued statements paying warm tributes to their grandfather who passed away on Friday aged 99.

Rietvlei Nature Reserve reveals newborn rhino calf’s gender 12 April 2021, 3:01 PM

Nature conservation officials have finally been able to determine the gender of the baby white rhino that was born at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Pretoria two weeks ago.

Recession drama ‘Nomadland’ wins best film at BAFTA awards 12 April 2021, 6:07 AM

US recession drama “Nomadland”, about a community of van dwellers, was the big winner at Britain’s BAFTA awards on Sunday, scooping best film and prizes for its Chinese-born director Chloe Zhao and leading actress Frances McDormand.

Prince Harry arrives back in UK for Prince Philip’s funeral 12 April 2021, 12:06 AM

Prince Harry arrived back in Britain on Sunday ahead of his grandfather's funeral in Windsor, the Sun newspaper reported, citing an eye witness.

Condolence messages pour in following passing of AKA’s fiancée, muso ‘inconsolable’ 11 April 2021, 9:08 PM

Social Media is abuzz following the death of AKA's fiancée. The 22-year-old passed away on Sunday morning in Cape Town.

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Kimberley woman’s smoking diversion turns into humanitarian project 11 April 2021, 4:09 PM

The project knits beanies, booties and blankets for premature babies born at Robert Sobukwe Hospital.

Taylor Swift releases re-recording of 2008 hit album “Fearless” 11 April 2021, 11:20 AM

American music star Taylor Swift released a re-recording of her 2008 hit album “Fearless” on Friday, as the Grammy Award winner seeks to take back control of her early catalogue.

Archbishop of Santiago Chile hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 11 April 2021, 12:21 AM

The archbishop of Chile’s capital Santiago, Celestino Aos, has been hospitalised after testing positive for the coronavirus, the Roman Catholic Church in Chile wrote in a statement posted on Twitter on Saturday.

Rietvlei Nature Reserve discovers a newborn rhino calf 10 April 2021, 9:59 PM

South Africa's largest urban nature reserve, the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, discovered a new born rhino calf this past week.

Prince Charles pays tribute to ‘my dear papa’ Philip for devoted service 10 April 2021, 8:33 PM

Britain’s Prince Charles paid a personal tribute on Saturday to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him enormously.

Beehive deliveries keep New Yorkers buzzing on rooftops, backyards 10 April 2021, 7:29 PM

Bustling New York City may not seem a bee-friendly place, but its high-rise rooftops and tiny gardens are buzzing with honeymakers threatened by pesticides in rural areas.

Mosaic benches unveiled at Jubilee Square to mark forced removals under apartheid era 10 April 2021, 7:28 PM

A website and memorial mosaic benches have been unveiled at Jubilee Square in Simon's Town in Cape Town to mark the forced removal of people under the apartheid era's Group Areas Act.

Popular doctor and broadcaster Sindi van Zyl succumbs to COVID-19 10 April 2021, 4:37 PM

Van Zyl became popular by using her medical knowledge to educate social media users on health matters. She also offered support and advice to those who reached out to her for help.

Plettenberg Bay monkey sanctuary ensure animals own the land they live on 10 April 2021, 7:45 AM

A monkey sanctuary at Plettenberg Bay in the Southern Cape is ensuring that the animals in their care own the land they live on.

Britain mourns Prince Philip but ‘no flowers please’ due to COVID 9 April 2021, 10:27 PM

Britain was mourning Prince Philip who died on Friday but people were asked not to gather in crowds or to lay flowers at royal palaces due to distancing guidelines imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus.

DMX praised for inspiring a generation 9 April 2021, 9:45 PM

Social media users have taken to Twitter to share their favourite songs, movies and memories of the late American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX.

Mixed feelings on social media as world reflects on Prince Philip’s legacy 9 April 2021, 8:30 PM

Britain's longest serving consort passed away at Windsor Castle at the age of 99, two months before the centenary of his birth.

Rapper, actor DMX, five-time Billboard chart topper, dies at 50 9 April 2021, 7:45 PM

American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died on Friday, People magazine said, after suffering a heart attack during what media reports said was a drug overdose.

Prince Philip hailed as a man of purpose and conviction as tributes pour in 9 April 2021, 6:41 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has joined the world in paying tribute to the Duke, saying he was a remarkable public figure who lived an extraordinary life and who will be fondly remembered by many people around the world.

Johnson describes Prince Philip as a man who lived an extraordinary life 9 April 2021, 5:03 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed condolences over the passing of Prince Philip.

Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip dies aged 99 9 April 2021, 2:09 PM

The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, had been by his wife’s side throughout her 69-year reign, the longest in British history.

Local musicians struggling to make ends meet: Association 9 April 2021, 12:25 PM

Chairperson of the Music Publishing Association of South Africa David Alexander says local musicians are struggling to make ends meet, and are desperate for an intervention.

Queen of Twitter: Dionne Warwick uses her voice on social media 8 April 2021, 11:30 PM

US singer Dionne Warwick, who has reigned as a diva for over six decades, is now using her voice as the 'Queen of Twitter,' spreading joy and poking fun in viral tweets to a new audience.

Three-week long Northern Cape artist protest called off 8 April 2021, 6:10 PM

The Arts and Culture Department and the artists have reached an agreement over a R4 million plan of action for the arts in the province.

Giorgio Armani could consider an Italian partner: Magazine 8 April 2021, 9:43 AM

 Giorgio Armani may consider a joint venture with another Italian company, the founder of the Milanese fashion house told US magazine Vogue, opening the door for the first time to a potential business partner.

Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak 7 April 2021, 9:08 PM

Facebook Inc did not notify the more than 530 million users whose details were obtained through the misuse of a feature before 2019 and recently made public in a database

In an empty London hall, pianists compete for prestigious prize 7 April 2021, 7:56 PM

In a hall at London's Royal Academy of Music, pianist Yuanfan Yang performs pieces by Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt and Joseph Haydn with just a cameraman for company.

Prince Harry and Meghan’s first Netflix project to focus on Invictus Games 7 April 2021, 8:34 AM

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will produce their first Netflix Inc series that will focus on athletes competing in the Invictus Games for injured veterans in The Hague in 2022.