Graduation goes virtual amid COVID-19 lockdown

8 April 2020, 7:31 PM
In South Africa and around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted all aspects of life including education. Most universities have now opted to host virtual graduations to confer certificates, diplomas and degrees to the laureates.
President Cyril Ramaphosa walking.
Ramaphosa to take part in annual Ghandi Walk fundraiser 13 April 2018, 7:43 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Sunday take participate in the 12 kilometre fun walk that forms part of the 33rd annual fundraiser Ghandi Walk in Lenasia, the presidency said.

Former Idols winner Heinz Winckler shifts to Gospel music 13 April 2018, 12:38 PM

South Africa's first Idols winner in 2002, Heinz Winckler from Cape Town, has announced a shift towards Christian worship music and ministry work in his career.

South African female artist makes music history 13 April 2018, 11:19 AM

South African singing sensation from Cape Town, 39-year-old Louise Carver, is making music history in the country by becoming the first female singer with two Number One dance hits on the highly competitive US Billboard Chart. The news broke Thursday that the single, “Crazy Enough”, kicked dust in the eyes this week of super acts […]

World champion diver urges change in same-sex laws 13 April 2018, 10:32 AM

English world champion diver Tom Daley on Friday urged Commonwealth nations who outlaw homosexuality to relax their anti-gay stance.

Musicians pay tribute to Madikizela-Mandela 12 April 2018, 9:10 PM

Musicians including the likes of Zahara and Lira are paying tribute to the late struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a concert at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

Book ‘Divided Country’ revisits history of SA cricket 12 April 2018, 8:30 PM

When the South African cricket team thrashed Australia recently, it was a victory celebrated by the whole of Suth Africa. However, that was not always the case.

LadySmith Black Mambazo returns home with Grammy Award 12 April 2018, 4:32 PM

Award winning Iscathamiya group LadySmith Black Mambazo returned home after their four-week US tour.

Methodist Church in Mbizana to be refurbished 12 April 2018, 4:19 PM

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Heritage Council, Advocate Sonwabile Mancotywa has praised members of the Methodist Church in Ludeke village in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape for preserving the church.

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder 12 April 2018, 10:12 AM

Pop singer Mariah Carey is battling bipolar disorder.

Samro challenged to resolve royalty issues 12 April 2018, 9:10 AM

Gospel musician, Hlengiwe Mhlaba has reiterated that South African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) has not paid royalties owed to her music.

WATCH | Madikiziela-Mandela remembered through song 11 April 2018, 8:42 PM

The special official memorial service for ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a festivity of song and dance.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Memorial in pictures 11 April 2018, 6:18 PM

South Africans pay tribute to the late Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Wednesday. Here are some pictures from the Official Memorial which was held at Orlando stadium in Soweto. Pictures by Mamaponya Motsai and Luvuyo Mdeni.

Winnie wanted to go to Moria: PA 11 April 2018, 5:34 PM

Late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela wanted to go to Moria (ZCC Headquarters) two weeks before her passing.

Baby Lee still missing 11 April 2018, 4:04 PM

Almost a month since three-year-old Liyaqat “Baby Lee” Akeem Mentoor was reported missing the family is still in the dark about his whereabouts or what might have happened to him. Earlier today the boyfriend of Baby Lee’s mother appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court in the west of Johannesburg on a charge of negligence, though […]

T.J. Miller charged with making fake bomb threat 11 April 2018, 11:43 AM

Former "Silicon Valley" star T.J. Miller has been charged with making a fake bomb threat while traveling on a train headed for New York, the FBI said on Tuesday.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Trumps, Obamas not invited to Prince Harry’s wedding 11 April 2018, 6:28 AM

United States President Donald Trump, his predecessor Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Theresa May have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, royal and British government sources said.

Soweto artist pays tribute to Madikizela-Mandela 10 April 2018, 4:20 PM

A Soweto artist paid tribute to the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela by painting her picture using smoke from a burning candle.

City of C Town injects R17 million to revamp community facilities 10 April 2018, 3:34 PM

The City of Cape Town's Recreation and Parks Department says it has budgeted R17 million for the upgrade of various community and sports facilities in Manenberg and Gugulethu on the Cape Flats.

Esther Mahlangu honoured with doctorate degree in Arts 10 April 2018, 6:48 AM

The legendary Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu has been conferred with a Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Johannesburg.

P Diddy
American rapper Puff Daddy to tour Africa 9 April 2018, 3:58 PM

Award-winning rapper and business mogul Sean Diddy Combs will soon be touring Africa, with his first stop being Nigeria, Ghana Web reported.

UJ to confer honorary doctoral degree on Esther Mahlangu 9 April 2018, 12:23 PM

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) will on Monday confer South Africa’s foremost Ndebele artist and international icon, Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu with honorary doctoral degree.

Mayor of EThekwini to welcome back home Ladysmith Black Mambazo 9 April 2018, 12:15 PM

The Mayor of EThekwini Municipality Zandile Gumede will be welcoming award-winning group legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo this week at the King Shaka International Airport.

Cosby back on trial for sexual assault in #MeToo world 9 April 2018, 9:02 AM

Disgraced US megastar comedian Bill Cosby returns to trial Monday for alleged sexual assault, a tougher legal fight the second time around and the most high-profile criminal case so far in a #MeToo world.

ANC to unveil Madikizela-Mandela Wall of Remembrance 9 April 2018, 8:14 AM

The ANC will unveil a Wall of Remembrance for anti-apartheid struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela outside its headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday.

Ekurhuleni remembers Chris Hani 9 April 2018, 7:03 AM

The City of Ekurhuleni has scheduled month-long activities to celebrate the life of anti-apartheid struggle hero Chris Hani, who was assassinated 25 years ago.

SABC announces talent and lineup changes on SAfm 8 April 2018, 10:31 AM

The SABC has announced programme and on-air talent changes to its national English medium station SAfm.

Russell Crowe nets millions from ‘divorce auction’ 8 April 2018, 9:09 AM

Hollywood actor Russell Crowe's unusual "divorce auction" of personal items and movie memorabilia, including "Gladiator" props and a leather jockstrap he wore in "Cinderella Man", exceeded expectations and raked in millions of dollars for the Australian star.

Bollywood mega-star Salman Khan granted bail 8 April 2018, 7:21 AM

Bollywood star Salman Khan, jailed on Thursday (April 5) for five years for poaching, was granted bail by an Indian court on Saturday (April 7) in a case being followed by tens of millions of fans and a movie industry that banks heavily on his popularity.

Celebrations start to mark official recognition of Modjadji Queenship 7 April 2018, 1:17 PM

A celebration to mark the official recognition of the Modjadji Queenship is under way at Mokwakwaila stadium in the Bolobedu area of Limpopo.

Schwarzenegger back home after heart surgery 7 April 2018, 8:53 AM

Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger is back home in Los Angeles and in good spirits after undergoing open heart surgery following complications with a routine operation, his spokesman said on Friday.