TikTok’s US users prepare for life without the video app

14 July 2020, 8:19 PM
Ty Gibson, 20, of Greensboro, North Carolina, brushed off speculation last week on TikTok that his favourite video sharing platform was going to be banned.
Afro Punk Festival to hit Jozi streets 23 December 2017, 10:38 AM

Constitution Hill will be littered with music lover and art lovers alike, when Afro Punk Festival which originated in Brooklyn hits the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The Festival which is a haven for self-expression, art and taking pride in black culture without prejudice, will be making its debut on the African continent in South […]

Khloe Kardashian announces pregnancy 23 December 2017, 8:13 AM

Reality star Khloe Kardashian, the younger sister of Kim Kardashian, is expecting her first child.

N1 to Polokwane carrying heavy traffic volumes 23 December 2017, 8:12 AM

The N1 between Pretoria and Polokwane continues to carry heavy traffic volumes as holiday makers are rushing to various destinations in Limpopo for the Christmas holidays.

Night market in Vilakazi Street showcases local talent 22 December 2017, 5:28 PM

Vilakazi Street in Soweto is a abuzz with revellers attending the last of the 2017 Night market. The Night market is held every last Thursday of December and the last one never disappointed. Soweto’s most famous street now catching on to the world trend of street markets with entertainment. The street has been home to […]

Durban Botanic Garden inaugurates its Festive Trail of Lights 22 December 2017, 3:54 PM

As part of embracing the season of giving, the Durban Botanic Garden's inaugural Festive Trail of Lights is giving visitors the chance to explore the "magically" festive environment after dark, while supporting a range of charities at the same time.

Meryl Streep’s brand under threat over Weinstein denial 22 December 2017, 9:44 AM

She started the year leading the chorus of opprobrium against President Donald Trump but 12 months on Meryl Streep, multiple Oscar-winner and doyenne of the liberal Hollywood elite, has become a target herself.

Petition to remove Matt Damon in “Oceans 8” movie reaches goal 22 December 2017, 7:40 AM

An online petition demanding the dumping of Oscar-winner Matt Damon's cameo in 2018 heist movie "Ocean's 8" has nearly reached its goal of 17 000 signatures.

C Town Street parade expected to be big in numbers 21 December 2017, 9:17 PM

Organisers say the Tweede Nuwe Jaar parade or the Klopse, will exceed all expectations.

SABC Foundation donates food parcels in Free State 21 December 2017, 6:23 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Foundation has handed over food parcels to 150 poverty stricken families for the Christmas season in Wepener, Free State.

Animals at NZGSA get Xmas pampering 21 December 2017, 3:06 PM

Animals at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa in Pretoria, woke up to delectable meals this morning. In the spirit of Christmas, the Zoo is spoiling the creatures with edible Christmas gifts.

Businesses boom as shoppers flock to malls ahead for shopping 21 December 2017, 1:22 PM

Packed parking lots, long snaking queues and jubilant shoppers are features at this time of the year at shopping malls across Gauteng. Malls across the province are abuzz with activity as shoppers rush to get their hands on their Christmas goodies.

Jane Fonda turns 80 on December 21 21 December 2017, 10:50 AM

Two-time Oscar-winning actress, political activist and fitness guru Jane Fonda turns 80 on December 21.

Seven former child actors accuse producer Goddard of sexual abuse 21 December 2017, 8:55 AM

Seven former child actors say they were sexually abused by prominent Hollywood producer Gary Goddard during the 1970s, adding weight to accusations made earlier by the actor Anthony Edwards.

Khloe Kardashian confirms pregnancy 21 December 2017, 7:16 AM

Khloe Kardashian has finally confirmed her pregnancy with an Instagram post.

Christmas fever engulfs Port Elizabeth 20 December 2017, 8:29 PM

The Christmas fever has hit many homes across the country, with some residents going all out to decorate their houses in celebration of this period.

ANCYL age limit 20 December 2017, 4:45 PM

The 54th ANC National Elective Conference committee on Organisational Renewal recommends to the ANC Youth League that the maximum age for a member must be cut to ensure they can relate to the youth. The current cut-off age is 35 years old.

More initiates die in E Cape 20 December 2017, 4:06 PM

The deaths of initiates in the Eastern Cape have risen to 15 since the start of this summer initiation season in the province.

Book inspired by Knysna fires launched 20 December 2017, 12:52 PM

A collection of stories, pictures and accounts of what transpired during the devastating Knysna Fires in June this year has been compiled into a book.

Pauw not concerned about SARS case against him 20 December 2017, 6:55 AM

Investigative Journalist, Jacque Pauw, says he's not concerned about the decision of the South Revenue Service to open a case against him.

Former classmate sings Ramaphosa praises 19 December 2017, 5:01 PM

A former classmate of the newly-elected ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, Vhulahani Nemakonde says Ramaphosa, who matriculated at Mphaphuli High school outside Thohoyandou in 1971, was an active student leader. Ramaphosa, who was born in Soweto, did his Grade 11 and 12 at the school after his father relocated him to the former Venda homeland due […]

Diddy wants to be first black team owner 19 December 2017, 8:32 AM

With racial tensions casting a pall over American football, rap mogul Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers and become the first African American owner of an NFL team.

Festive season travellers expected to increase in numbers in Durban 18 December 2017, 6:52 PM

Over a million visitors are expected over the festive season in Durban.

Thousands of Santas make a run for it during Mexico Christmas race 18 December 2017, 6:31 AM

"Here comes Santa Claus" was an understatement in Mexico on Sunday as thousands of local runners donned the popular red and white suit and white beards for a fun run to bring Christmas cheer to struggling families.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ scores massive $450 mln in opening weekend 17 December 2017, 8:06 PM

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday. The total includes $220 million in the United States and Canada, the second largest domestic opening of all time behind 2015 movie […]

Discrimination, violence against LGTBIQ community remain rampant- Study 17 December 2017, 3:31 PM

A recent study by the South African Institute for Race Relations has revealed that discrimination and violence against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTIQ) community remains rampant in the country, despite a constitution that promotes freedom of choice.

Street vendors bring colour to ANC conference 17 December 2017, 1:23 PM

Street vendors are using the 54th ANC conference in Nasrec to their advantage. Most of the them  say they are unemployed therefore the conferences provides them with an opportunity to make money.

Buyelekhaya festival set to thrill music lovers 17 December 2017, 12:42 PM

Multi-award winning Afro Pop star Ringo Madlingozi says he is humbled to be among artists that will be performing at the ninth edition of the Buyelekhaya Pan African Music festival in East London on Sunday. The festival will have a mixture of emerging and established artists from Eastern Cape and other provinces. He will share […]

Port Elizabeth welcomes summer season 17 December 2017, 12:09 PM

Music, dance, music and the much loved fireworks display have marked the opening of the season in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night.

Priest arrested after singing carols in India 17 December 2017, 10:42 AM

A Catholic priest and his followers were arrested for singing carols after a right-wing Hindu group allied to India's government accused them of converting villagers into Christianity.

Church leaders, NGOs march for peace to mark Reconciliation Day 16 December 2017, 8:43 PM

While the country's focus is at the ruling party's 54th National Conference at Nasrec in Johannesburg, church leaders and various Non-Governmental Organisations have marched through the streets of Cape Town.