Patrick Shai described as a memorable actor

25 January 2022, 6:36 AM
The Limpopo Arts Movement has described the late Patrick Shai as a memorable actor. Shai died on Saturday at his home in Dobsonville, Soweto at the age of 66.
Dior showcases glittering craftsmanship on Paris runway 25 January 2022, 2:31 AM

Christian Dior took to the runway with sparkles and tailoring on Monday for the first day of Paris' Haute Couture week, sending models down the catwalk in strapless dresses and neat winter jackets.

Veteran actor Patrick Shai to be laid to rest on Saturday 24 January 2022, 7:11 PM

The family of veteran actor Patrick Shai says he will be laid to rest this Saturday. Shai died last Saturday morning at his Soweto home aged 66.

Queen Elizabeth flies to Sandringham after COVID disrupted Christmas plan 24 January 2022, 1:57 AM

Britain's Queen Elizabeth flew by helicopter to her Sandringham estate in East England on Sunday after delaying her traditional Christmas trip for a month due to COVID-19, a Buckingham Palace source said.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ swings to 6th-highest grossing movie in history 23 January 2022, 8:00 PM

Add another notch on "Spider-Man: No Way Home's" long list of box office achievements. Over the weekend, Sony's comic book adventure became the sixth-highest grossing movie in history with $1.69 billion at the global box office.

Scan a QR code on smart dress for info on Egypt’s tourist attractions 23 January 2022, 2:44 PM

An Egyptian designer has created a smart dress embedded with a QR code on its sleeve, which a wearer can scan for a guide to the country's most iconic tourist attractions.

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Tributes continue to pour in following death of veteran actor Patrick Shai 23 January 2022, 2:00 PM

South Africa is reeling following the passing of veteran actor Patrick Shai. Shai died in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Next two ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies delayed until 2023, 2024 23 January 2022, 4:55 AM

The seventh and eighth movies in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise starring Tom Cruise have been delayed until 2023 and 2024 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, producers Paramount Pictures and Skydance said in a statement on Friday.

Zwelinzima Vavi expresses shock at Patrick Shai’s passing 22 January 2022, 6:17 PM

Legendry actor and activist Patrick Shai is an example of a person who displayed that human beings are not perfect but can be transformed.

Veteran actor and activist Patrick Shai has passed away 22 January 2022, 1:28 PM

Veteran actor Patrick Shai has passed away. Shai passed away in his Soweto home on Saturday morning.

Adele postponement sidelines fans, disrupts live music recovery 22 January 2022, 1:33 AM

Elton John returned to the stage this week for the first time in nearly two years, and big names including Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber are getting ready to tour around the world.

Stars eulogize ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rocker Meat Loaf 22 January 2022, 12:18 AM

Incomparable rock star Meat Loaf, whose 1977 debut “Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died, his family said in a statement released Friday.

Emmy-winning actor Louie Anderson dead at age 68 21 January 2022, 6:36 PM

Louie Anderson, a three-time Emmy Award winner, comedian and game show host, died on Friday morning after a battle with cancer, his publicist told Deadline. He was 68.

Knysna ranked 19th best tourism destination in the world 21 January 2022, 11:57 AM

Knysna Tourism authorities say they're filled with pride after the town was named a top tourist destination in the world. Knysna was number 19 on the Tourism Sentiment Index 100 Most Loved Destinations Around the World for 2021.

Guernsey’s Auction House calls off sale of items belonging to Nelson Mandela 21 January 2022, 6:47 AM

A New York-based auction house has called off the sale of a number of items belonging to or associated with former President Nelson Mandela after the South African Heritage Resource Agency pointed to the items being potential national treasures.

Tearful Adele postpones Las Vegas shows due to COVID delays 21 January 2022, 3:21 AM

A tearful and apologetic Adele on Thursday postponed a series of Las Vegas concerts due to start on Friday because half her crew was sick with COVID-19 and the pandemic has caused delivery delays.

Maxwell formally requests new trial after lawyers raise concern about juror 20 January 2022, 11:16 AM

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers late on Wednesday formally asked for a new trial after the British socialite's lawyers raised concern about a juror's possible failure to disclose before the trial that he was sexually abused as a child.

Britney Spears issues cease and desist letter to sister over book promotion : Reports 19 January 2022, 5:30 PM

American pop star Britney Spears issued a cease and desist letter to her sister, actor Jamie Lynn Spears, on Wednesday (January 19) over comments made during the promotion of her book.

Possible 10-year sentence for sharing pics, videos of minors amid POPI Act 19 January 2022, 11:16 AM

People who film and share videos of minors without the consent of their guardians could face up to 10 years imprisonment. This is in line with the newly gazetted Protection of Personal Information Act, known as POPIA.

UK bans ad showing girl eating cheese while hanging upside down 19 January 2022, 9:32 AM

Britain's advertising regulator has banned a TV ad that showed a girl eating cheese while hanging upside down, saying it could promote behaviour that could lead to choking.

Grammy Awards moved to April 3 in Las Vegas 18 January 2022, 11:34 PM

The Grammy Awards ceremony honouring top performances in music has been rescheduled for April 3 in Las Vegas, the Recording Academy and broadcaster CBS said in a statement on Tuesday.

Malaysian Hindus hold scaled-down Thaipusam festival due to pandemic 18 January 2022, 8:52 PM

Malaysian Hindus celebrated scaled-down Thaipusam festival on Tuesday, with limited numbers allowed to take part and with some traditions due to coronavirus curbs.

Mexican pets receive blessing on St. Anthony Day 18 January 2022, 8:37 AM

Beloved pets enjoyed the limelight in Mexico City on Monday (January 17) at a blessing ceremony to mark the feast day of Saint Anthony, known as the protector of animals.

UK says time to ask if the BBC licence fee is appropriate 17 January 2022, 7:03 PM

Britain said on Monday it would look at the future of the universal licence fee that funds the BBC in light of new technology that had revolutionised the media landscape since the broadcaster was founded 100 years ago.

‘Scream’ Debuts to Bloody Impressive $30.6 Million 17 January 2022, 12:41 AM

"Scream," a reimagining of a horror franchise that appeared to have run out of steam, dominated the box office, earning a scary good $30.6 million.

Robben Island Museum defends its latest tour package, not designed to exclude South Africans 16 January 2022, 8:14 PM

The Robben Island Museum (RIM) says its latest tour package is not designed to exclude South Africans but offers an alternative way to experience the rich history of South Africa's liberation struggle.

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Cyclist Lottering to complete Cross Cape Im’possible Dream Tour to help children with life-threatening illnesses 16 January 2022, 3:07 PM

An ultra-endurance cyclist, who nearly died in a cycling accident nine years ago, has set off on a tour in aid of 34 children fighting life-threatening illnesses.

SA-born engineer Shau Mafuna joins Mercedes AMG F1 team 15 January 2022, 7:33 PM

Well, dreams certainly do come true. That's the case for the South African-born mechanical engineer Shau Mafuna. He joined the Mercedes AMG F1 team.

DirecTV to drop far-right channel OAN from its service 15 January 2022, 12:53 PM

US satellite broadcaster DirecTV said on Friday it will drop far-right channel One America News (OAN) from its service when its contract expires, in a blow to the popular news network.

‘Spider-Man’ helps Cineworld box office sales climb 15 January 2022, 2:52 AM

Cineworld's (CINE.L) on Friday reported its December box office sales recovered to nearly 90% of pre-pandemic levels helped by the Marvel (DIS.N) superhero film "Spider-Man: No Way Home", sending its shares 3% higher in early trade

Actor and comedian Jim Carrey turns 60 14 January 2022, 4:27 PM

Actor and comedian Jim Carrey celebrates his 60th birthday on Monday. The Canadian-born actor was taken under the wing of the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield early in his career, emerging as a star in his own right in the early 1990s US television show "In Living Colour."