Mmabana Arts and Cultural Centre to re-open in 2021

31 October 2020, 9:47 AM
The Mmabana Arts and Cultural Centre in Mahikeng, in the North West, is set to re-open after a break of two years.
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Credit Ombud inundated with calls from suicidal debt-weary consumers 30 October 2020, 3:45 PM

The Credit Ombud says it has been inundated with calls from consumers threatening to commit suicide due to financial distress.

Meghan Markle wins bid to delay court battle with UK newspaper 29 October 2020, 3:21 PM

Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, won her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed by about nine months until next Autumn after a judge heard a confidential reason from her lawyers for seeking a delay.

Porn star Ron Jeremy charged with seven more counts of rape and sexual assault 29 October 2020, 7:53 AM

Porn star Ron Jeremy was charged on Wednesday with an additional seven counts of rape and sexual assault, bringing to 23 the number of his alleged victims, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said.

Clubs, restaurants and social gatherings under spotlight amid COVID-19 pandemic 28 October 2020, 9:32 PM

Despite Police Minister Bheki Cele raiding a Sandton club over the weekend, it's business as usual for most night clubs and restaurants in Johannesburg.

Cannes rolls out red carpet for pared-back film showcase 28 October 2020, 7:41 PM

Usually awash with Hollywood stars who flock to the French city’s “Croisette” promenade for the two-week extravaganza in May

Madonsela launches children’s book 28 October 2020, 11:05 AM

Former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, says every child should be comfortable in their own skin are and embrace diversity.

Prince Harry says upbringing blinded him to unconscious racial bias 27 October 2020, 6:01 PM

Britain’s Prince Harry said it took him years to realise that unconscious racial bias existed and his eyes had been opened by spending time in his wife Meghan’s shoes.

50% drop in number of women screening for breast cancer 27 October 2020, 4:18 PM

There has been a 50% drop in the number of women screening for breast cancer this year, due to COVID-19.

Influential Africans, part 6 | Ngugi wa Thiong’o 27 October 2020, 5:48 AM

One of Africa’s most celebrated writer's Ngugi wa Thiong’o continues to advocate for African literature to be written in African languages, four decades after he took that decision on his own works.

Touws River makes history by uniting Dutch Reformed churches 26 October 2020, 12:12 PM

The small Karoo town of Touws River in the Western Cape has made history with the uniting of the Dutch Reformed Church and the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa.

Egypt upgrades visitor experience at Giza pyramids site 26 October 2020, 10:10 AM

Egypt has unveiled new visitor facilities on the plateau outside Cairo where the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx are situated, the country’s most visited heritage site and the sole remaining wonder of the ancient world.

Miss SA
Newly crowned Miss SA speaks to media about her goals 25 October 2020, 5:24 PM

Newly crowned Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida, says the country needs to develop an army of empowered women as just one more step to fight gender-based violence.

Miss SA
Vhangani community celebrates the crowning of one of their own as Miss SA 25 October 2020, 6:34 AM

There is jubilation at Vhangani Village, outside Vuwani in Limpopo, where Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida was born and bred. One of the people who supported her campaign to be Miss South Africa, Khosi Livhiwani Matsila, says her hard work is inspiring many young villagers.

Miss SA
Shudufhadzo Musida crowned Miss SA 2020 24 October 2020, 7:52 PM

Shudufhadzo Musida has been crowned Miss South Africa 2020.

Arnold Schwarzenegger says feeling ‘fantastic’ after heart surgery 24 October 2020, 6:14 PM

Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Friday he has had heart surgery but is feeling “fantastic.”

Pitbull lovers defend the breed 24 October 2020, 10:15 AM

October is International Pitbull Awareness month and supporters of the breed say a correctly raised pit bull makes a perfect family pet.

Beaches
Cape Town law enforcers to keep watchful eye on beaches 23 October 2020, 6:57 PM

Law enforcement officers of the City of Cape Town will keep a watchful eye on the city's beaches this weekend. This is to coincide with the start of the school break and the final round of valedictory celebrations before the matric exams.

Pretoria Zoo welcomes giraffe calf 23 October 2020, 10:47 AM

The Pretoria Zoo has a new family member. For the first time in 20 years, a giraffe calf has been born.

Close to a million people in SA quit smoking after ban on tobacco products 22 October 2020, 9:26 PM

The South African Medical Research Council says close to a million people quit smoking in South Africa during the hard lockdown.

Table Bay Hotel honours Miss Universe 22 October 2020, 5:01 PM

The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town has honoured Miss Universe, Zozi Tunzi, with a plaque at its famous seal fountain outside the hotel in the V&A Waterfront.

Plaque made in honour of Miss Universe Zozi Tunzi 22 October 2020, 12:20 PM

The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town has honoured Miss Universe, Zozi Tunzi, with a plaque at the Oscar seal fountain outside the hotel in the V&A Waterfront.

South Africans urged to vote for Table Mountain as leading tourist attraction 22 October 2020, 11:34 AM

South Africans have until this weekend to vote for Table Mountain as the leading tourist attraction in the world in the annual World Travel Awards.

Gauteng artists, athletes yet to receive COVID-19 relief grant 21 October 2020, 8:58 AM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Gauteng Sports, Arts and Culture MEC Mbali Hlophe to account for her department's alleged failure to provide relief for the artists and athletes who applied for funds.

Eating like the English? French curfew puts early dinner on menu 20 October 2020, 7:31 PM

Restaurateur Pascal Mousset has a new menu he hopes will persuade his patrons to change the habit of a lifetime in response to Paris’s coronavirus curfew, by - perish the thought - eating dinner as early as the English.

Young Egyptian remembers father killed by COVID-19 as she heads back to school 20 October 2020, 6:43 PM

When 12-year-old Sama Mohamed’s father died of the coronavirus in May, the family tried cutting expenses. With the school year resuming this week in Egypt, buying a new uniform seemed unaffordable.

Nelson Mandela Bay Initiation Forum concerned about increasing number of COVID-19 infections 20 October 2020, 6:03 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Initiation Forum in the Eastern Cape is concerned about the increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the Metro. 

Egyptian grandfather becomes world’s oldest soccer pro 19 October 2020, 5:16 PM

Egyptian grandfather Ezzeldin Bahader has been recognised as the world’s oldest professional soccer player after completing a second full match just short of his 75th birthday.

SA marks 43rd anniversary of Black Wednesday 19 October 2020, 12:08 AM

Monday marks the 43rd anniversary of Black Wednesday when the apartheid government banned 19 Black Consciousness organisations and several anti- government newspapers such as the World and the Weekend World on 19 October 1977.

In a pandemic year, Mexico’s Day of the Dead will be more subdued 18 October 2020, 7:16 PM

Marigolds, known in Mexico as “the flower of the dead” for a scent believed be strong and sweet enough to attract souls and draw them back, are generally all around by mid-October as the Day of the Dead approaches.

Theewaterskloof Dam
Two thanksgiving services to take place in Cape Town to acknowledge recent rains 18 October 2020, 7:10 AM

Two thanksgiving services will take place in Cape Town on Sunday to acknowledge the recent good winter rains.