Emotions run high as Hong Kong residents snap up final edition of Apple Daily

24 June 2021, 8:35 AM
Hong Kong residents rushed in the early hours of Thursday to snap up copies of the final edition of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, forced to end a 26-year run after getting embroiled in a national security crackdown.
Lungi Ngidi celebrated in KZN 19 January 2018, 5:43 PM

Learners at the prestigious private boarding school Hilton College in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands have described 21-year-old cricketer Lungi Ngidi as an inspiration.

Family plans to celebrate Libby Lloyd’s life 19 January 2018, 12:50 PM

The family of late media consultant, Libby Lloyd, say they plan to celebrate her life.

Uganda university awards Madikizela- Mandela honorary doctorate 19 January 2018, 10:04 AM

Uganda's highest educational institution Makerere University is to award Winnie Madikizela- Mandela with an Honorary Doctor of Laws.

Prosecutors want 19 other testimonies for Cosby retrial 19 January 2018, 8:11 AM

Pennsylvania prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge who will preside over the second sexual assault trial of actor Bill Cosby to allow the testimony of 19 other accusers, including 12 women who were not allowed testify in the entertainer’s first trial.

Western Cape wine industry projected to bloom 18 January 2018, 5:41 PM

Wine tourism in the Western Cape is expected to further improve following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between investment agency WESGRO and the wine growers organisation, Vinpro.

Lebanon allows Spielberg film “The Post” after censorship threat 18 January 2018, 10:52 AM

Lebanon will let cinemas show Stephen Spielberg's latest film "The Post" after the interior minister ruled on Wednesday against a request to ban it over the director's links to Israel.

Britain appoints Minister for Loneliness amid growing isolation 18 January 2018, 8:25 AM

Britain has appointed a Minister for Loneliness to take forward the work of murdered lawmaker Jo Cox and tackle the isolation felt by more than one in 10 people in the UK.

Uncertainty hangs on Trump’s “Fake News Awards” 17 January 2018, 9:52 PM

There is a lack of clarity as to whether United States President Donald Trump’s so called “Fake News Awards” will go ahead.

SABC’s Izak Minnaar among Bookmark Awards jury chairs 17 January 2018, 5:20 PM

SABC digital news editor, Izak Minnaar has been named one of the jury chairs for the 10th Annual Bookmark Awards which will be on 1st March in Johannesburg.

Lesufi cancels Hoerskool Overvaal’s visit amid protests 17 January 2018, 3:47 PM

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has cancelled his appearance at Hoerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging at the Vaal.

Leso inculcates culture of reading in children 17 January 2018, 8:56 AM

A Wits Honours Graduate who specialised in Early Literacy Reuphus Leso says the background of the children in terms of language plays a huge role in children not being able to read with comprehension.

Krog first South African to receive prestigious Dutch cultural award 16 January 2018, 3:46 PM

The poet and author, Antjie Krog, has become the first South African to receive a prestigious Dutch cultural award. 

Poet Kgositsile was brave and committed: Ramaphosa 16 January 2018, 2:24 PM

South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa paid homage to poet and political activist William Keorapetse Kgositsile on Tuesday, describing him as committed, brave and never deterred by the brutal apartheid regime.

Let’s keep Bra Willie’s legacy alive: Moagi 16 January 2018, 11:51 AM

The late Professor Keorapste Kgositsile has been described as a loving, caring human, and a poet who had an appreciation for language and literature.

Mourners to pay last respects to Prof Kgositsile 16 January 2018, 7:56 AM

Hundreds of mourners are expected to pay their final respects to veteran activist and renowned Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile on Tuesday.

‘Jumanji’ dominates MLK weekend, ‘The Post’ leads newcomers 15 January 2018, 7:07 AM

Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is dominating the North American box office to easily win the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $33.4 million at 3,849 sites, estimates showed Sunday. Fox’s “The Post” is leading the rest of the pack handily and topped forecasts with $22.2 million at 2,819 locations for Friday-Monday […]

NWU ‘ready’ to implement free education 14 January 2018, 9:24 PM

North West University (NWU) says it is ready to implement free tertiary education as announced by President Jacob Zuma in December.

Rustenburg residents embark on anti-crime operation 14 January 2018, 9:17 PM

The community of Ramotshana in Rustenburg have evicted a foreign national alleged to be a drug lord, as well as a woman suspected of prostitution.

Brigitte biography says young Macron wrote steamy book about their romance 14 January 2018, 5:01 PM

A new biography of French first lady Brigitte Macron says her husband penned a racy novel inspired by their early romance, when he was still a teenager and she his married drama teacher. President Emmanuel Macron, who turned 40 in December, fell for Brigitte during rehearsals for a school play at the Providence High School […]

The Color Purple comes to Joburg 14 January 2018, 9:39 AM

The internationally staged musical The Colour Purple is set to open at the Joburg Theatre with an all-South African cast.

Afrotraction drops new album 14 January 2018, 9:15 AM

South African Rnb/Soul singer and music producer, Mzwandile Moya popularly known as Afrotraction has dropped a new soulful album titled Relationships.

Fitting farewell for Lara Kruger 13 January 2018, 8:21 PM

SABC‘s Motsweding FM DJ, Thapelo Lehulere, popularly known as Lara Kruger has been laid to rest at her home town of Mogwase near Rustenburg in the North West on Saturday. Mourners came in their numbers to pay tribute to a socially conscious entertainer. The funeral had an all-white theme, as per her wishes. Many of […]

Ramaphosa notes ANC commitment to free higher education 13 January 2018, 2:34 PM

Free post-school higher education is critical to the expansion of access to economic opportunities for those South Africans from poor and working class backgrounds whose household income is less than R350 000 a year, African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday.

Arts and culture community pays tribute to Prof Kgositsile 12 January 2018, 9:55 PM

The arts and culture community has paid tribute to internationally renowned struggle stalwart and national poet laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile, also known as Bra Willie, at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.

Black Mambazo jet off for US tour 12 January 2018, 8:37 PM

The legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo hopes to add two more Grammys to their existing collection.

11-year-old becomes youngest female to swim Robben Island Canal 12 January 2018, 6:17 PM

An 11-year-old girl from Jeffrey's Bay in the Eastern Cape has become the youngest female to swim the Robben Island Canal.

Family, friends, comrades gather for Professor Kgositsile’s memorial 11 January 2018, 5:42 PM

Family, friends and comrades of late activist Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile gathered at Johannesburg city hall on Thursday to bid him farewell.

Kidnapping suspect identified 11 January 2018, 4:05 PM

A suspect who is accused of kidnapping a five-month-old baby at Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo on Wednesday has been identified.

Family, friends expected to gather for Professor Kgositsile‘s memorial 10 January 2018, 3:45 PM

Struggle veterans, the family and friends of National Poet Laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile are expected to gather at the Houghton Primary School on Wednesday evening to pay their tributes.

A memorial service to honour Lara Kruger’s life 10 January 2018, 11:29 AM

The memorial service of the SABC’s Motsweding FM DJ, Thapelo Lehulere, popularly known as Lara Kruger, is currently taking place at the SABC North West regional offices.