36 people test positive for COVID-19 at the Ballito Rage Festival

1 December 2021, 1:37 PM
Thirty-six people at the Ballito Rage Festival are confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19. The festival kicked off on Tuesday but was cancelled on Wednesday morning by festival organisers.
Princess Diana photo exhibition tours three US cities 2 December 2021, 5:15 AM

A new exhibition featuring photographs of the late Princess Diana will be on display in three U.S. cities starting in December.

Ballito Rage festival cancelled amid fears of new COVID-19 variant 1 December 2021, 12:15 PM

This year’s Ballito Rage on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, north of Durban, has been cancelled amid fears of the spread of the newly discovered omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Ballito Rage festival continues despite new COVID-19 variant 1 December 2021, 10:43 AM

This year's Ballito Rage on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, north of Durban, has kicked off amid fears of the spread of the newly discovered Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Live bullets on ‘Rust’ set may have been recycled ammo – Court documents 1 December 2021, 3:46 AM

Authorities investigating the fatal shooting on the "Rust" movie last month are investigating whether recycled live ammunition may have made its way into a stash of dummy bullets on the set in New Mexico, according to court documents released on Tuesday.

Tourists flock to Philippine holiday island amid COVID-19 outbreak 30 November 2021, 5:30 PM

Workers on the tourism-dependent Boracay island in the Philippines expressed concern on Monday over tightened border controls, following the spread of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Fracking fashion: Argentine designers turns shale sand bags into handbags 30 November 2021, 12:50 PM

An Argentine fashion firm has found a new source of inspiration - and materials - in an unlikely location: oil industry burlap plastic sacks from the country's huge Vaca Muerta shale formation, which they recycle to make shoes, bags and purses.

Designer Virgil Abloh remembered at Fashion Awards 30 November 2021, 7:31 AM

Designers and celebrities paid tribute to Virgil Abloh at the Fashion Awards in London on Monday, where the late Louis Vuitton and Off-White creative force was honoured as a leader of change within the industry.

Ballet NFTs starring Russian dancer Osipova offered for auction 29 November 2021, 8:38 PM

Auction house Bonhams said on Monday it was selling the world’s first non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for ballet, with Russian dancer Natalia Osipova in the starring role.

Chinese province targets journalists, foreign students with planned new surveillance system 29 November 2021, 2:27 PM

Security officials in one of China's largest provinces have commissioned a surveillance system they say they want to use to track journalists and international students among other "suspicious people", documents reviewed by Reuters showed.

“Emotional beyond words”: BTS play first concerts in Los Angeles since start of pandemic 29 November 2021, 9:20 AM

K-Pop sensation BTS are playing their first in-person concerts since the start of the pandemic in Los Angeles and legions of their die-hard fans have descended on the city to see their idols in person.

Louis Vuitton star designer Virgil Abloh dies after private battle with cancer 29 November 2021, 12:27 AM

Virgil Abloh, fashion's highest profile Black designer and the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton's menswear collections, died on Sunday of cancer, Vuitton's owner LVMH (LVMH.PA) said.

ABBA receives first Grammy nomination 28 November 2021, 9:26 PM

Swedish pop legends ABBA received their first Grammy nomination with the announcement of the contenders for next year's prestigious music prizes in Los Angeles, California.

Holidaymakers in Gqeberha cut short their trip 28 November 2021, 1:13 PM

Holidaymakers who were looking forward to spending some time in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape have cut short their trip to rush back home. This follows the announcement made by Britain and several other countries to ban South African flights after the announcement of the Omicron COVID-19 variant that has been found in the country.

Hong Kong protest film wins at Golden Horse Awards 27 November 2021, 3:24 PM

A documentary about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong won a high-profile award at the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-speaking world's version of the Oscars, in Taiwan on Saturday.

Adele tops UK music charts record-breaking comeback album “30” 27 November 2021, 10:33 AM

Music star Adele soared straight to the top of the UK charts on Friday with her new album "30", making a triumphant and record-breaking return.

Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim dead at 91 27 November 2021, 3:42 AM

Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theater evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with works such as"West Side Story," "Into the Woods" and "Sweeney Todd," died early Friday at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, at the age of 91, the New York Times reported.

Canadian singer Bryan Adams tests positive for COVID after flying to Italy 26 November 2021, 3:41 AM

Canadian singer Bryan Adams said on Thursday he had tested positive for COVID-19 after flying into Italy and was going to hospital. Adams, who is also a photographer, came to Milan to promote Pirelli's 2022 calendar, which he had shot.

Science-fiction film Natural Selection depicts SA’s political, socioeconomic challenges 25 November 2021, 5:07 PM

It is a science-fiction film, depicting the millennial take on South African society. 

Jay-Z leads list of most-nominated artists in Grammys’ history 25 November 2021, 12:41 PM

Rapper Jay-Z rose to the top of the list of artists with the most Grammy nominations, hitting a lifetime total of 83 that put him just ahead of former Beatle Paul McCartney.

New comic book celebrates the life of legendary entertainer Tina Turner 25 November 2021, 9:05 AM

The highs and lows of singer Tina Turner’s life are being explored in a new comic book.

UK study shows link between domestic violence and radicalisation risk 25 November 2021, 3:45 AM

There is a significant prevalence of domestic abuse in the lives of those referred to a British scheme for people at risk of being radicalised, according to research commissioned by British counter-terrorism police published on Thursday.

Wouter Kellerman elated at Grammy Awards nomination 24 November 2021, 9:03 PM

South Africa's flautist and musical export Wouter Kellerman says his nomination for the 2022 grammy awards in the best new age category is more exciting than when he was first nominated seven years ago

Sexual abuse cases in film industry go unreported due to fear of victimisation: Swift 24 November 2021, 8:48 PM

Thousands of sexual abuse cases in the film industry go unreported due to fear of victimisation.

Italian street artist battles racism by turning swastikas into cupcakes 24 November 2021, 4:50 PM

Swastikas on the wall become giant cupcakes with purple icing, and the words "my Hitler" are transformed into "my muffins". All in a day's work for the Italian street artist who fights racism by turning nasty graffiti into food.

Black Coffee nominated for Grammy award for Best Dance/Electronic Album category 24 November 2021, 7:33 AM

Nkosinathi Maphumulo, popularly known as Black Coffee,  has been nominated for a Grammy award. The South African DJ got a nod in the category Best Dance/Electronic Album for his album Subconsciously.

From Tony Bennett to Kanye and Jon Batiste, Grammys cast wide net 24 November 2021, 1:22 AM

Jon Batiste led the Grammy nominations on Tuesday in a best album field that spanned rap to jazz music and embraced newcomers like teen sensation Olivia Rodrigo and veteran Tony Bennett alike.

‘Blinding Lights’ dethrones ‘The Twist’ as all-time No.1 Billboard single 24 November 2021, 12:03 AM

The Weeknd's hit single "Blinding Lights" has ousted Chubby Checkers 1960s hit "The Twist" as the all-time No. 1 song on the Billboard single charts.

‘Miss America’ pageant moves from mainstream TV to streaming 23 November 2021, 7:49 PM

The annual "Miss America" pageant, once a staple of prime-time TV viewing, is moving to a streaming-only event after years of sliding ratings and controversy over its role in the modern world.

Ghanaian in New York builds world’s largest collection of African photo books 23 November 2021, 12:24 PM

The Queens storage unit is already packed from wall to ceiling with photo books, but Ghanaian New Yorker Paul Ninson still finds space for another stack of vintage National Geographics.  

Netflix employee at the center of protests against Dave Chappelle resigns 23 November 2021, 8:09 AM

A Netflix employee at the center of protests over its streaming of comedian Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special, has resigned and is withdrawing an unfair labour practice charge against the company.