Muslim community to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday

13 May 2021, 10:02 AM
The Muslim community will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday.
Muslims gather in Sea Point for full moon sighting indicating Eid-ul-Fitr 13 May 2021, 5:30 PM

Muslim worshipers gathered in Sea Point in Cape Town on Wednesday night for the sighting of the moon that will indicate Eid-ul-Fitr, which heralds the end of the holy month of Ramadan. 

‘Maverick is still a maverick’ :Top Gun producer on highly anticipated sequel 12 May 2021, 8:24 PM

For millions of movie fans, the 'need for speed' is just as thrilling now as it was when 'Top Gun' premiered 35 years ago.

Barry Jenkins says he feared making slavery drama ‘The Underground Railroad’ 12 May 2021, 5:20 PM

"Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins switches to the small screen for an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Underground Railroad,” a project the Oscar winner says he feared from the start.

‘Hamilton,’ ‘Lion King,’ ‘Wicked’ announce Broadway is back 12 May 2021, 8:13 AM

Three of Broadway's biggest musicals - "Hamilton," "Wicked" and "The Lion King”, on Tuesday announced they would be back on stage in September, joining dozens of other shows that plan to reopen in New York after an 18-month pandemic-induced shutdown.

Pop stars, key workers gather for BRIT Awards in London live music return 11 May 2021, 7:17 PM

Britain's pop music honours, for which the audience will not have to wear masks, are taking place at The 02 Arena on the River Thames as the country emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.

NBC drops 2022 Golden Globes; Tom Cruise returns trophies 11 May 2021, 4:41 PM

U.S. television network NBC dropped its broadcast of the Golden Globes ceremony in 2022 after a Hollywood backlash over the ethics of the group that hands out the annual awards for film and television and its lack of diversity.

Seventies Swedish group ABBA promises fans new music before year end 11 May 2021, 7:35 AM

Fans of the 70's Swedish supergroup, ABBA have again been reassured that the Super Troupers will be releasing new music before the end of 2021.

Lady Gaga, Glenn Close join Prince Harry and Oprah for mental health TV series 11 May 2021, 2:21 AM

Britain’s Prince Harry and US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey will premiere their television documentary series on mental health issues later this month, with singer Lady Gaga and actress Glenn Close among those contributing.

Durban toddler “driver” receives “play” parking violation ticket 10 May 2021, 7:35 PM

A toddler in Durban has been trending on social media after becoming one of the youngest drivers ever to have had a brush "with the law".

Musk boosts his brand on ‘Saturday Night Live’ 10 May 2021, 12:34 PM

Billionaire Elon Musk dropped a surprise early in his hotly anticipated turn as host of “Saturday Night Live,” saying in his monologue that he “is the first person with Asperger’s” to host the show, before clowning through skits for the first global livestream of the NBCUniversal comedy show.

Box Office: Jason Statham’s ‘Wrath of Man’ Debuts at No. 1 With $8 Million 10 May 2021, 3:29 AM

"Wrath of Man," a heist thriller starring Jason Statham, is leading box office charts with its $8.1 million debut.

Dracula’s castle in Romania lures visitors with COVID-19 vaccines 9 May 2021, 7:44 PM

 Visitors to Dracula's castle are more likely to find puncture marks in their arms than their necks this month, after medics set up a COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Transylvanian attraction.

Jordan’s game-worn North Carolina jersey sold for a record $1.38 million 9 May 2021, 3:38 PM

 A game-worn jersey belonging to Michael Jordan from his sophomore season at the University of North Carolina was sold for a record $1.38 million on Saturday at Heritage Auctions.

Ordering takeout? Try a live concert at home 9 May 2021, 1:21 AM

Live concerts are on the menu for home delivery, as musicians and audiences seek to satisfy their appetite for human interaction.

Musk to host popular ‘Saturday Night Live’ television program 8 May 2021, 4:22 PM

Elon Musk's turn as host of this week's "Saturday Night Live" television program will be a light-hearted, brand-building break from the pressures of running Tesla Inc and SpaceX or land the billionaire in another bucket of hot water.

‘Total Car-nage’ stunt trailer teases ‘Fast and Furious 9’ action 7 May 2021, 4:42 PM

Cars flying, crashing and racing around behind the scenes feature in a new stunt teaser trailer for the latest "Fast and Furious" action adventure film.

Video | Zozibini Tunzi on being the longest-reigning Miss Universe in history 7 May 2021, 12:01 PM

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi will relinquish her Miss Universe crown when the much-delayed pageant is held later in April. SABC News speaks to Tunzi - the longest-reigning Miss Universe in history.

Ramaphosa concerned about increasing GBV cases in SA 7 May 2021, 7:10 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he's concerned about the increasing cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in South Africa. Ramaphosa spoke during a hybrid sitting of the National Assembly on Thursday, where he answered oral questions on various issues affecting the country.

Airlines, British holiday-makers brace for limited travel restart 7 May 2021, 4:18 AM

Airlines, holiday companies, tourists and vast swathes of southern Europe are looking forward to hearing the UK's plan to relaunch travel but only a limited number of countries are set to be declared safe to visit.

Coldplay beam up new single “Higher Power” to space 7 May 2021, 2:48 AM

British band Coldplay chose an out of this world way to mark the release of their latest single"Higher Power" on Friday - by beaming up into space.

Ramaphosa joins Muslim worshippers for Ramadaan in Cape Town 6 May 2021, 10:12 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa joins a group of Muslim worshippers as they break their fast on Thursday night during the holy month of Ramadaan, at the Islamia College, in Lansdowne, Cape Town.

Italian tiara, Kashmir sapphire to feature at Sotheby’s auction 6 May 2021, 8:24 PM

A tiara passed down through generations of Italy's royal family will be among the highlights at a Sotheby's auction of jewels in Geneva next week.

Viral song ‘When people zol’ is a year old 6 May 2021, 2:34 PM

This time in 2020, many South Africans were craving nicotine.

Broadway to light up again in September when shows are set to return 6 May 2021, 8:49 AM

Live Broadway shows will return to the stage starting September 14 after an 18-month hiatus to fight the coronavirus pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday.

Britney Spears slams ‘hypocritical’ films about her 5 May 2021, 7:00 PM

Popstar Britney Spears on Tuesday slammed recent documentaries about her, calling them “hypocritical.” Walt Disney’s FX Network and The New York Times released “Framing Britney Spears” in February, examining the singer’s meteoric rise in the late 1990s and breakdown under intense media scrutiny. The BBC released “The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship” […]

Video: Legal standing of customary marriages vs. civil unions in SA 5 May 2021, 10:49 AM

A court challenge brought by the first wife of the late AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has thrust the issue of customary versus civil marriages back into the spotlight.

China becomes top market for Cuba’s legendary cigars 5 May 2021, 3:29 AM

Cuba's state cigar monopoly,Habanos S.A., said on Tuesday that China had displaced Spain last year as its top market but rising demand in the Asian giant could not compensate for declines in sales elsewhere, with global revenue down 4% to $507 million.

UK royal Meghan to publish children’s book based on husband Harry and son Archie 4 May 2021, 6:07 PM

 Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, is to publish a children's book next month titled "The Bench" about the relationship between a father and son based on her husband Prince Harry and the couple's child Archie, the publisher said on Tuesday.

Golden Globes group floats changes to address diversity, ethics complaints 4 May 2021, 3:24 PM

The board of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the group that hands out the annual Golden Globe awards for television and film, proposed several changes on Monday to address criticism over its membership's diversity and ethics.

Marvel rallies superhero fans to assemble at movie theatres 4 May 2021, 8:19 AM

Walt Disney Co’s Marvel Studios on Monday encouraged superhero fans to return to movie theatres, a show of support for pandemic-battered cinemas trying to stage a comeback amid competition from streaming services.