Emotions run high as Hong Kong residents snap up final edition of Apple Daily

24 June 2021, 8:35 AM
Hong Kong residents rushed in the early hours of Thursday to snap up copies of the final edition of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, forced to end a 26-year run after getting embroiled in a national security crackdown.
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Professor Khumalo deemed an advocate of transformation 24 June 2021, 5:02 PM

The late professor Mzilikazi Khumalo has been described as an advocate of transformation in both music and indigenous languages.

Sardines netted on Durban beaches 24 June 2021, 11:57 AM

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board says sardine netting is taking place at Winkelspruit beach on the Kwa-Zulu Natal south coast.

Acceptance of the leader is a precondition to membership: Nazareth Baptist Church 24 June 2021, 7:51 AM

Leaders of the Nazareth Baptist Church, widely referred to as the Shembe Church, have warned that acceptance of the leader is a precondition to membership of the church.

Britney Spears asks court to end conservatorship:’I just want my life back’ 24 June 2021, 3:15 AM

Britney Spears told a Los Angeles judge overseeing her controversial conservatorship on Wednesday that she wanted her life back and for the 13-year long arrangement to end.

‘Khumalo was a colossal figure in South Africa’s arts and cultural landscape’ 23 June 2021, 10:59 AM

The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa has described Professor Mzilikazi Khumalo as a colossal figure in South Africa’s arts and cultural landscape.

‘Professor Mzilikazi Khumalo was a giant in African Music’ 22 June 2021, 7:02 PM

One of South Africa's revered choral music composers and conductors, Professor Mzilikazi Khumalo has passed away. The 89-year-old Khumalo died earlier on Tuesday.

Senegal’s famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay 22 June 2021, 6:37 PM

On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times.

UCT renames Smuts Hall student residence 22 June 2021, 12:42 PM

The University of Cape Town Council has decided to change the name of the Smuts Hall student residence to Upper Campus Residence until a new name is approved.

Actor Luzuko Nteleko has passed away 22 June 2021, 10:43 AM

Social media users have reacted with great sadness to the passing of actor Luzuko Nteleko.

George Clooney and friends open school to train film crews 22 June 2021, 9:18 AM

Actors George Clooney, Kerry Washington and Don Cheadle are joining forces with Los Angeles education officials to open a school to train teens in skills like cinematography, lighting, visual effects and other Hollywood jobs.

Steven Spielberg’s studio to make films for Netflix 22 June 2021, 12:50 AM

Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) added acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg to its roster with a joint announcement on Monday of a deal for his Amblin Partners production company to supply multiple movies a year for several years.

Foo Fighters play first full-capacity concert in Madison Square Garden 21 June 2021, 7:23 PM

Live music was back at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday (June 20) with U.S. group Foo Fighters holding the first 100% capacity concert at the famed New York arena since March 2020.

South Korean band SEVENTEEN show more mature sound in new EP 21 June 2021, 6:21 PM

K-pop stars SEVENTEEN say their latest "Your Choice" and lead single "Ready to Love" show off a more mature concept and sound but the motivations behind their music remain the same.

‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Takes Top Spot From ‘A Quiet Place 2’ 21 June 2021, 2:49 AM

 "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" nabbed the top spot on box office charts, debuting with $11.6 million from 3,331 US venues over the weekend.

Spiritual school uses yoga to shift mood from pandemic anxiety 20 June 2021, 7:26 PM

As the pandemic continues to leave society uncertain, it has induced a considerable degree of fear and worry leaving many with heightened anxiety.

Limpopo youth turns to photography to make a living 20 June 2021, 1:43 PM

Some young people in Limpopo have found creative ways to earn a living amid the skyrocketing unemployment rate in the country. There has been a boom in informal photography.

Work-life balance becoming increasingly difficult for employees: Alexander Forbes 20 June 2021, 1:10 PM

Working from home is making it increasingly difficult for employees to find a work-life balance. This is according to Alexander Forbes Health which says its research has shown that the new virtual ways of working have placed greater strain on employees.

LIVE: Dialogue on the rights, roles of fathers 20 June 2021, 10:27 AM

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu hosts a dialogue on the rights and roles of fathers. Zulu will celebrate Father’s Day with children and fathers to hear the challenges that prevent fathers from being in the lives of their children while celebrating those who are successfully raising their children.

Britney Spears says she doesn’t know whether she’ll ever perform again 20 June 2021, 12:20 AM

Spears, who has not performed in public since late 2018 and is under a court-ordered conservatorship, made the statement in a video post on her Instagram page where she answered three questions that she said had been posed by her fans.

North West artists share ideas on how to survive during trying times 19 June 2021, 8:25 PM

Artists from across the North West gathered in the province's capital city, Mahikeng, to attend an arts fair held with the aim of encouraging those in the arts industry to unite and share ideas on how to survive during these testing times.

Zulu Royal Family declares mourning period over, turns focus to succession matter 19 June 2021, 2:01 PM

The daughter of the late amaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, Princess Nombuso Zulu, says the cleansing ceremony was a success and royal houses have been cleansed.

Princess Nombuso Zulu to lead media briefing at KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace 19 June 2021, 8:13 AM

One of the daughters of the late amaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, Princess Nombuso Zulu, is expected to lead a media briefing at the KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace in Nongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

‘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.

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.

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.