South Africans quench thirst with home brews during lockdown ban

29 May 2020, 3:47 PM
A craze for home brewing has swept across South Africa since the government banned the sale of alcohol to help hospitals and keep order during the coronavirus lockdown, good news for Frank van Wensveen, who owns a home beer brewing supply shop.
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Mthethwa calls on Africans to reclaim Ubuntu 21 May 2018, 9:25 PM

South Africa's legends of theatre, music, writing and photography have started "Africa Week" on a high note.

Mampintsha denies Babes Wodumo abuse allegations 21 May 2018, 7:25 PM

The Hololo hit maker Babes Wodumo and Big Nuz lead singer Mampintsha has shocked many fans after revelation of abuse in their relationship.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan
Meghan and Harry release official photos of their UK royal wedding 21 May 2018, 6:05 PM

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Monday thanked all those involved in their lavish wedding at the weekend as they released official photographs from their big day. Harry and Meghan, now officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, tied the knot on Saturday at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth’s home to the west […]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Back to work, Prince Harry and Meghan to delay honeymoon 20 May 2018, 8:02 PM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will delay heading off for their honeymoon, instead attending a birthday party for his father Prince Charles just days after marrying in a ground-breaking ceremony that blended the modern with the traditional.

Tributes pour in for Philip Tabane 20 May 2018, 1:15 PM

Former manager of jazz legend Philip Tabane says the country has lost a talented star.

Philip Tabane praised for his ‘musical mastery’ 20 May 2018, 9:06 AM

The Mamelodi-born singer, songwriter, poet-activist Vusi Mahlasela who is simply known as "The Voice" has paid tribute to jazz legend Philip Tabane.

Shia mosque in CT beefs up security 20 May 2018, 7:07 AM

The Shia mosque in Cape Town has beefed up security as concerns rise over safety following a deadly attack on a mosque in Verulam north of Durban earlier this month.

Police mum on Babes Wodumo protection 19 May 2018, 9:39 PM

Police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo says they cannot confirm or give details of the protection reportedly given to popular Durban singer, Bongekile Simelane, better know as Babes Wodumo.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Royal wedding in pictures 19 May 2018, 4:39 PM

Pictures of Prince Harry and his American bride Meghan on their wedding day on Saturday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Harry and Meghan officially husband and wife 19 May 2018, 3:06 PM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now officially husband and wife, and will be referred to as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Royalty, celebrities look on as Harry and Meghan marry 19 May 2018, 1:33 PM

Prince Harry told the Archbishop of Canterbury he would take Meghan Markle to be his wife at a glittering display of royal pageantry that supporters hope will inject a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the 1 000-year-old monarchy.

Royal Wedding underway 19 May 2018, 1:10 PM

The wedding service of Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle is underway.

Celebrities grace Harry and Meghan’s wedding 19 May 2018, 12:07 PM

American actor George Clooney and his wife Amal were among the celebrity guests to arrive at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle on Saturday.

Queen bestows the title Duke of Sussex on Harry 19 May 2018, 10:06 AM

Hours before the ceremony, Queen Elizabeth bestowed the title of Duke of Sussex on her grandson, a step that means the star of the TV drama "Suits" will become a duchess when she marries Harry. The Royal Wedding is creating a buzz around the world.

Gospel choir to bring soul to royal wedding 19 May 2018, 7:39 AM

A gospel choir will sing “Stand By Me” at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday, while a hymn sung at his mother Diana’s funeral will trigger emotional memories. The ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle will be a traditional Church of England service, but US TV star Markle has ensured that […]

Philip Tabane
Family mourns passing of jazz great Phillip Tabane 19 May 2018, 7:13 AM

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A number of South African women are featured in an international exhibition that opened in New York this week, celebrating inspirational women from around the world.

Sam Nzima’s family speaks of his suffering 18 May 2018, 9:34 PM

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth meets Meghan Markle’s mother 18 May 2018, 7:56 PM

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Legendary guitarist Phillip Tabane dies 18 May 2018, 3:58 PM

One of the greatest guitarists ever to come out of South Africa, Phillip Tabane of the Malombo Fame has died.

“Anti-gay pastor” found guilty 18 May 2018, 3:29 PM

A Cape Town Pastor who was found guilty of being in contempt of court for continuing to post homophobic remarks on social media, is adamant that he has been preaching the word of God.

Police sometimes involved in cash heists: Author 18 May 2018, 1:49 PM

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Windsor in lockdown as royal wedding approaches 18 May 2018, 8:45 AM

On the eve of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, the picturesque town of Windsor has taken on the character of an impregnable fortress.

Meghan Markle’s father will not attend royal wedding 17 May 2018, 2:31 PM

Meghan Markle confirmed on Thursday that her father will not be present to walk her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry on Saturday.

Nzima, Bosielo to be honoured at memorial services 17 May 2018, 6:52 AM

Two memorial services for prominent South Africans will be held in Johannesburg later Thursday.

Meghan Markle’s father overshadows wedding to Prince Harry 17 May 2018, 6:05 AM

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Sam Nzima to receive Special Provincial Official Funeral 16 May 2018, 5:38 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2 for veteran photographer, Sam Nzima.

Cassper Nyovest, Destruction Boyz lead BET nominations 16 May 2018, 3:42 PM

South Africa has scooped two nominations in the international section of this year’s Black Entertainment Awards.

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Royal wedding turmoil as doubts swirl over Markle’s father 16 May 2018, 7:25 AM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding was in turmoil on Tuesday after a reported string of U-turns from her father over whether he will attend, just four days before the big occasion.

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Outrage continues over death sentence for Sudanese woman 16 May 2018, 7:22 AM

Various United Nations agencies and rights groups continue to urge the government of Sudan to provide leniency for a woman jailed to death sentence for stabbing her husband to death.