Disneyland, other California theme parks, stadiums could reopen April 1

6 March 2021, 6:23 PM
California health officials set new rules on Friday that would allow Disneyland and other theme parks, stadiums and outdoor entertainment venues to reopen as early as April 1, after a closure of nearly a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Meghan accuses British royals of racism, says they pushed her to brink of suicide 8 March 2021, 7:30 AM

Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, accused the British royal family of racism, lying, and pushing her to the brink of suicide, in an explosive televised interview that looks set to shake the monarchy to its core.

COVID-19 travel insurance becoming a vacation staple 8 March 2021, 12:36 AM

COVID-19 insurance policies are increasingly joining passports and sunscreen as vacation staples, creating opportunities for insurers as more countries require mandatory coverage in case visitors fall ill from the coronavirus.

Hindus hold first virtual global mass Maha Yajna prayer 7 March 2021, 6:09 PM

The World Hindu Foundation held its first virtual global mass Maha Yajna prayer. People from around the world participated in the "unity prayer",

UK’s Prince Charles hails ‘courage and creativity’ in Commonwealth’s pandemic response 7 March 2021, 2:45 AM

Britain’s Prince Charles paid tribute to the courage shown throughout the Commonwealth in response to coronavirus in a broadcast that will air on Sunday, hours before Prince Harry and Meghan talk about stepping down from royal duties on US television.

Robben Island Museum cancels bursary programme 6 March 2021, 7:40 PM

The Robben Island Museum says it has cancelled its annual bursary programme for 2021 due to financial strain caused by COVID-19.

Kim Kardashian says body-shamers ‘really broke me’ during pregnancy 6 March 2021, 8:45 AM

Kim Kardashian on Friday called out those who bully and body- shame others, recalling her embarrassment when she was attacked for gaining 60 pounds during her first pregnancy.

NGO urges government to increase efforts to curb obesity 5 March 2021, 8:50 PM

With 13% of adults worldwide considered to be obese, South African NGO Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) says that government needs to increase efforts to curb the growing obesity numbers in the country.

Love, adultery and betrayal: Big British royal TV interviews 5 March 2021, 6:20 PM

Prince Harry and Meghan, Britain's Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are due to appear in an in-depth TV interview with United States talk show host Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.

Travel under lockdown Level 1 5 March 2021, 10:58 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered an upbeat address to the nation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic announcing a return to Level 1 of the lockdown. SABC Digital News takes a look at some of the things you need to know when travelling.

WhatsApp adds voice and video calling feature to desktop version 4 March 2021, 2:36 PM

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp has introduced a voice and video calling feature on its desktop version, the company said on Thursday.

Survival of Durban tourism depends on both government and business: Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda 4 March 2021, 7:02 AM

eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has called on business to work with the government to ensure the survival of the local tourism sector.

Digital shows here to stay as fashion week gets a makeover 3 March 2021, 5:26 PM

From models strutting insidean empty museum to designers absenting themselves from the catwalk calendar, this season's virtual fashion weeks have beenre-styled with a new look many expect will endure when traditional runway shows resume.

Prince Ahlangene Sigcawu appointed King of AmaXhosa 3 March 2021, 5:52 AM

Prince Ahlangene Sigcawu has been pronounced as the King of AmaXhosa at Nqadu Great Place in Willowvale.

Six Dr. Seuss books halt publication due to racist imagery 2 March 2021, 11:40 PM

Six children’s books written by Dr. Seuss decades ago were pulled from publication because they contain racist and insensitive imagery, the company formed to preserve the deceased author’s legacy said on Tuesday.

UK royal Meghan Markle awarded 450 000 pounds in costs after court privacy win 2 March 2021, 8:42 PM

Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, was awarded 450,000 pounds ($630,000) on Tuesday as a provisional payment towards her legal costs after she won a privacy claim against the Mail on Sunday which had printed extracts of a letter she wrote to her father.

Hungarians bake to keep ambulance staff going 2 March 2021, 8:48 AM

Hungarians are baking for ambulance workers across the country coping with a new surge in COVID-19 infections after the founder of an online cookery group asked a friend in the service how she could help.

Lockdown level one regulations in a nutshell 1 March 2021, 12:16 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered an upbeat address to the nation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic last night, announcing a return to Level 1 of the lockdown.

Prince Harry tells Oprah he worried history would repeat itself 1 March 2021, 11:12 AM

Prince Harry, who shocked Britain last year when he and his wife Meghan stepped back from royal duties, told US interviewer Oprah Winfrey that he had worried about history repeating itself, according to excerpts released on Sunday.

Chadwick Boseman wins Golden Globe for his emotional final movie role 1 March 2021, 6:08 AM

Chadwick Boseman was named best movie actor at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, six months after his death at age 43 shocked fans around the world.

COVID curbs dampen carousing on Jewish costume festival Purim 1 March 2021, 12:09 AM

 COVID-19 curbs have curtailed celebrations of the Jewish costume festival of Purim, with Israeli police preventing parties and some rabbis urging people not to drink too much so social distancing is maintained.

Chadwick Boseman, Netflix up for honours at virtual Golden Globes 28 February 2021, 2:36 PM

The Golden Globes will be handed out under pandemic conditions on Sunday on a night that could see big wins for streaming service Netflix, honours for late actor Chadwick Boseman, and a smattering of celebrities in pajamas.

Time’s Up criticises lack of Black members among Golden Globes voters 28 February 2021, 9:46 AM

The Time’s Up Movement on Friday launched a campaign criticising the lack of diversity in the organisation that hands out the Golden Globes for film and television.

Taylor Swift, Cher, Tim Cook call on Senate to pass LGBT+ Equality Act 28 February 2021, 1:30 AM

Taylor Swift, Cher, and Apple’s CEO Tim Cook joined a growing list of celebrities and corporations by Friday calling on the US Senate to pass legislation that would expand federal legal protection from discrimination to LGBT+ Americans.

Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida hands over shoes, blankets to Youth Centre in Gqeberha 27 February 2021, 6:09 PM

Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida has handed over shoes, blankets, sanitisers and other items to the Khayalethu Youth Centre in Gqeberha in the Nelson Mandela Metro. The centre caters for 35 boys between the ages of five and 21.

Lady Gaga’s two abducted bulldogs returned unharmed to police 27 February 2021, 9:04 AM

Lady Gaga’s two stolen bulldogs, snatched in a violent abduction that left the pets’ caretaker shot in the chest this week in Hollywood, were turned over to police on Friday and have been reunited with the pop singer’s representatives, police said.

Temple of Zoom: 200 000 Thai Buddhists mark holy day via video link 26 February 2021, 11:39 PM

More than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered via Zoom video link on Friday to attend an annual prayer and lantern ritual held in Thailand to mark Makha Bucha Day, one of the religion’s holiest holidays.

Queen Elizabeth encourages everyone to take the COVID-19 vaccine 26 February 2021, 7:13 PM

Queen Elizabeth II has encouraged everyone to have the coronavirus vaccine, saying people who refuse it "ought to think about other people rather than themselves."

Sol Plaatje’s book Mhudi gets international publication 26 February 2021, 2:46 PM

Readers in the United States of America and United Kingdom will now have access to the South African book Mhudi: Criticism, History and Celebration.

Depression, anxiety increased among South Africans 26 February 2021, 7:28 AM

The implications of dealing with a shift in daily life, loss of income and the death of close family during the COVID-19 pandemic have increased anxiety and depression among South Africans.

Lady Gaga offers $500 000 reward for two stolen dogs 25 February 2021, 8:30 PM

Pop superstar Lady Gaga is offering a$500 000 reward for the return of her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav that were stolen in Hollywood, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, after reports that her dog walker was shot.