CRL Rights Commission hears shocking testimony of how cult churches operate

12 August 2020, 7:22 PM
The CRL Rights Commission has heard that emotional and psychological abuse, as well as sexual and financial exploitation are the hallmarks of cult churches.
‘Bob Mabena will always be remembered as a vibrant, talented and intelligent individual’ 13 August 2020, 12:25 AM

The community of Atteridgeville, West of Pretoria where the late veteran broadcaster Bob Mabena grew up has remembered him as a vibrant, talented and intelligent individual.

Dwayne Johnson hangs on to top spot on Forbes highest-paid male actors list 12 August 2020, 5:06 PM

Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson clung to the top slot on the list of the world’s highest-paid male actors for a second straight year, according to an annual tally released by Forbes magazine on Tuesday.

Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese tanker oil spill spreads 11 August 2020, 9:08 PM

Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island’s most pristine beaches after a Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil.

Mabena lived for his family, says family friend 11 August 2020, 3:59 PM

Family friend Winston Maimane says Bob Mabena's personality shone through in his work and was an extension of him, but his real love was to be with his family at home.

Tencent Music beats quarterly revenue estimates on user strength 11 August 2020, 4:39 AM

China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME.N) beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Monday, as the company’s music streaming service added more paying users during coronavirus-induced lockdowns.lifelife

SA has lost a giant in Mabena, says government 10 August 2020, 8:53 PM

The government says it is saddened by the death of legendary radio personality, Bob Mabena. Mabena’s career in broadcasting also included presenter roles on SABC popular youth programmes, such as Jam Alley and Studio Mix.

Mabena described as talented all-rounder 10 August 2020, 7:24 PM

Tributes are pouring in after the death of veteran radio and television personality Bob Mabena. Former colleague Ike Phaahla who met Mabena when he was still at Radio Bob, has described Mabena as a talented all rounder.

Legendary radio host Bob Mabena passes on 10 August 2020, 5:44 PM

Radio legend Bob Mabena has passed on. The 51-year-old has worked with Metro FM, Highveld Stereo, Kaya FM, and most recently Power FM.  

Ahmed Kathrada Foundation launches Women’s Month initiatives 10 August 2020, 8:34 AM

In commemorating Women's Month, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says it is launching two important initiatives on Monday.

No international tourists at this year’s Namaqualand wildflowers display due to COVID-19 9 August 2020, 6:28 PM

There's an explosion of colour in the Namaqualand, Northern Cape, as the daisies made their annual appearance. But because of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no international tourists to witness the spectacle.

R&B star Lizzo to produce TV programming for Amazon’s streaming service 9 August 2020, 3:13 PM

Grammy-winning R&B star Lizzo has signed a deal to produce television programming for Inc’s Prime Video streaming service, the singer announced on Thursday.

57-year-old Scottburgh nurse lifts patients spirits through entertainment 9 August 2020, 9:09 AM

A nurse from Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is raising the spirits of patients at the clinic where she works with her jokes, dancing and singing.

Leap of faith: Nigerian boy captivates the world with his ballet 9 August 2020, 3:24 AM

Gracefully spinning among a group of dancers clad in pink, 11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu stands out in black leggings, a white turtleneck and poise beyond his years.

‘COVID-19 is severe on entertainment sector’ 8 August 2020, 5:55 PM

People employed in the entertainment sector continue to raise awareness of their plight amid COVID-19 economic collapse.

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Former Bop programme manager Edgar Dikgole laid to rest 8 August 2020, 2:28 PM

The former radio Bop programme manager and presenter Edgar Dikgole has been laid to rest in Mahikeng, North West, on Saturday.

FEATURE: Focalistic on representing Pitori and his #StayAtHomeConcert 8 August 2020, 8:47 AM

Creatives Under Lockdown is a SABC News feature that focuses on issues affecting artists. This week musician Focalistic talks about his virtual concert.

MTV’s Video Music Awards drops plans for indoor show due to coronavirus 8 August 2020, 8:36 AM

MTV has abandoned the idea of holding its Video Music Awards show at an indoor venue in New York because of the complications of the coronavirus epidemic.

Gender inequality still a big problem in SA: Judge Margaret Victor 7 August 2020, 9:35 PM

Protecting women and children will once again be in the spotlight this August. It's Women's month and every year there's focus on persistent problems women encounter and the alarming gender based violence statistics.

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ to skip most movie theaters for streaming 7 August 2020, 8:05 AM

Walt Disney Co’s live-action epic “Mulan” will skip most of the world’s movie theatres and go directly to the company’s streaming platform in September, the media giant said.

Singing KwaZulu-Natal nurse cheers patients up amid coronavirus 6 August 2020, 9:25 PM

At the peak of the coronavirus, 57-year-old nursing Sister Thathakahle Gumede lifts the spirits of the depressed and sick. They call her the singing nurse. She is loved by her patients and is making waves on social media.

‘Do you really need to party?’ WHO asks world’s youth 5 August 2020, 4:47 PM

Young people must curb their party instincts to help prevent new outbreaks of the COVID-19 disease, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) pleaded on Wednesday.

GRAPHIC: Eased lockdown rules for Tourism Sector 5 August 2020, 3:00 PM

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced last week that leisure travel is allowed within provinces.

UK court says Meghan can keep friends secret for ‘time being’ in tabloid lawsuit 5 August 2020, 2:25 PM

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, won a court battle on Wednesday to keep the names of five of her friends private for the time being as part of her legal action against a British tabloid which she accuses of invading her privacy.

Supreme Court of Appeal grants FITA leave to appeal tobacco judgment 4 August 2020, 5:16 PM

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has granted the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) leave to appeal a judgment of the Pretoria High Court.

Hair scavenged from Nairobi dump ends up in salon amid COVID-19 pandemic 4 August 2020, 3:04 PM

Stylist Julia Wanja picks her way delicately through piles of food waste, discarded masks, rubber gloves and other rubbish at Nairobi’s Dandora dumpsite, looking for used hair extensions she can clean and resell to customers.

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Sports, Arts and Culture Department pays out R61 million in COVID-19 relief grant 3 August 2020, 3:49 PM

The Ministry for Sports, Arts and Culture intends rolling out the second wave of financial relief for those who have had their income decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

WHO urges mothers to breastfeed even if infected with COVID-19 3 August 2020, 3:25 PM

Mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted COVID-19, the World Health Organisation’s head said on Monday, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection.

VIDEO: Sport, Arts and Culture update on COVID-19 progress 3 August 2020, 12:02 PM

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa hosts a virtual media briefing to update the nation on the progress made with regards to the COVID-19 Relief Fund allocation for the sector as well as the resumption of sport.

Women’s Humanity Arts Festival moves online due to COVID-19 2 August 2020, 5:45 PM

The Artscape Theatre's popular Women's Humanity Arts Festival is moving online due to COVID-19.

Veteran actress Candy Moloi laid to rest in Thohoyandou 2 August 2020, 1:34 PM

The late actress and business woman Candy Moloi has been described as one of the pioneers who contributed greatly in promoting the TshiVenda language in the broadcast industry.