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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Airshow exposes youth to military and aviation 2 May 2018, 8:47 AM

Commanding Officer for the SA Airforce Museum Airshow Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Bruintjies says the upcoming airshow is aimed at exposing young people to the military and aviation. The museum will have its annual airshow at the Swartkop Military Base on Saturday (May 5). The museum collects, restores and preserves all military and aviation equipment. Bruintjies […]

DJ Avicii death a suicide: report 2 May 2018, 6:19 AM

Dance music superstar Avicii's death last month in Oman was a suicide, the celebrity gossip site TMZ reported Tuesday.

Facebook to play matchmaker in first dating service 1 May 2018, 9:35 PM

Facebook Inc will offer its first dating service, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, signaling the entry of the world’s largest social network into a growing market that sent shares of established dating site operators tumbling. Zuckerberg told software developers at Facebook’s annual F8 conference that a dating service would be a natural fit […]

Harry Potter, Angels in America among top nominees for Broadway’s Tonys 1 May 2018, 4:43 PM

A hit play from the "Harry Potter" franchise joined an acclaimed revival of AIDS drama "Angels in America" to dominate Broadway's Tony award nominations on Tuesday.

Akhumzi Jezile memorial to be held on Thursday 1 May 2018, 1:54 PM

A memorial service for TV personality Akhumzi Jezile will be held at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg on Thursday.

Life in prison for Limpopo rapist 1 May 2018, 10:48 AM

The Bochum regional court, west of Polokwane in Limpopo, has sentenced a 33 year old rapist to life imprisonment.

Twin witnesses in Omotoso case to get protection 30 April 2018, 8:35 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Natal premier's office says it will arrange witness protection for two sisters who were victims of human trafficking allegedly at the hands of Nigerian-born pastor Timothy Omotoso.

Artists disqualified from South African Music Awards 30 April 2018, 12:37 PM

Two nominees for this year's South African Music Awards (SAMA) have been disqualified from participating in the awards...

Australia’s oldest scientist heads to Switzerland for assisted dying 30 April 2018, 11:38 AM

Australia's oldest scientist will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life, reigniting a national euthanasia debate.

‘Avengers’ opens with $630 mln, smashing global record 30 April 2018, 6:11 AM

"Avengers: Infinity War" took in $630 million in its first weekend, the highest global opening of all time, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

MEC Majodina pays tribute to Kobese, Jezile & Mseleni 30 April 2018, 5:48 AM

Eastern Cape Arts and Culture MEC Pemmy Majodina has sent condolences to the families of the victims of the collision that claimed the lives of TV producer and actor, Akhumzi Jezile, actor Thobani Mseleni and singer Siyasanga Kobese.

Enon in E. Cape celebrates 200 years of existence 29 April 2018, 9:36 PM

One of the oldest towns in the country is celebrating its existence. Enon in the Eastern Cape is two-hundred years old.

Gibson Kente musical tribute expected to wow audiences 29 April 2018, 9:14 PM

A Gibson Kente musical tribute is set to wow audiences at the Durban Play House next month.

“It is hard to accept he is gone”- Jezile’s family 29 April 2018, 8:17 PM

The family of former YO-TV presenter and actor Akhumzi Jezile say they are still devastated and in shock following his sudden death on Saturday.

SABC mourns actor, producer, presenter Akhumzi Jezile 29 April 2018, 5:43 PM

The SABC has sent its condolences to actor, producer and presenter Akhumzi Jezile’s family.

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Exhibitors at the 17th South African Cheese Festival this weekend, say greater emphasis is being placed on promoting water-wise crops as an alternative during the drought in the province.

Ikwekwezi FM celebrates 35 years 29 April 2018, 4:11 PM

SABC’s IsiNdebele radio station, Ikwekwezi FM has celebrated its 35th birthday in a glittering ceremony at Solomon Mahlangu stadium in Kwa-Mhlanga in Mpumalanga. Ikwekwezi FM went on air for the first time on April 1 1983. It’s one of what was then known as a vernacular bantu broadcast service. Loyal listeners of the station had […]

More details around Akhumzi’s death emerge 29 April 2018, 9:33 AM

More details around Akhumzi Jezile’s death have emerged. The 29-year-old former YoTV presenter, actor and producer died in a car crash on the N6 near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape.

Nathi Mthethwa expresses sadness over Akhumzi’s death 29 April 2018, 6:50 AM

Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has expressed sadness at reports that former YoTV presenter Akhumzi Jezile has been killed in a car crash.

Former YoTV presenter Akhumzi dies in car crash 28 April 2018, 9:19 PM

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Three Eastern Cape women receive national order awards 28 April 2018, 8:44 PM

Three Eastern Cape women have been honoured with national orders, they have been recognised for their role in the fight for liberation.

Gang rape acquittal fires up Spain’s feminist movement 28 April 2018, 6:09 PM

Spain’s feminist movement is pushing for changes to the law after a court acquitted five men of gang raping an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona’s bull-running festival. Protesters have filled streets across the country in response to appeals from women’s groups, leading Spain’s conservative government to announce it will consider changing rape laws. An online petition […]

Inxeba star says defiance is key to survival 28 April 2018, 8:24 AM

It was the level of hate from his own Xhosa community that took South African gay artist Nakhane by surprise. He never expected to face death threats for playing a man in a same-sex relationship in a movie, “The Wound”, which unfolds in the secret world of a Xhosa male initiation ceremony – but it […]

Cosby conviction could mean hefty damages in civil cases: legal experts 28 April 2018, 7:21 AM

On top of the years in prison comedian Bill Cosby faces for sexual assault, his criminal conviction increases the likelihood he will have to pay hefty damages in civil lawsuits brought by women who say he assaulted or defamed them, legal experts said. “The idea that ‘I never did any of these things’ – well […]

Judge grants Trump lawyer request to delay Stormy Daniels case 28 April 2018, 6:55 AM

A Los Angeles judge on Friday granted Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, his request to delay proceedings in a civil case brought by porn actress Stormy Daniels.

Inaugural Freedom Paddle Surfski Race a success 27 April 2018, 6:18 PM

Who would have thought Robben Island would ever be surrounded by surfski racers? It amplifies just how far South Africa has come in the past 24 years.

Law unclear on whether black people can be racist: HRC 27 April 2018, 7:18 AM

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Former President Jacob Zuma says he believes now that education is free, it must also be compulsory.

Bill Cosby found guilty at sexual assault retrial 26 April 2018, 9:27 PM

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Presidency to bestow Order of Luthuli on Mamu Sobukwe 26 April 2018, 4:29 PM

Struggle stalwart and anti-apartheid activist, Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, affectionately known as Mother Azania - will receive the Order of Luthuli in Silver from the Presidency on Saturday.