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.
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Actress Catherine Deneuve denounce #Metoo campaign for ‘puritanism’ 10 January 2018, 10:29 AM

Actress Catherine Deneuve and 99 other French women on Tuesday denounced a backlash against men following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying the #Metoo campaign against sexual harassment amounted to “puritanism” and was fuelled by a “hatred of men.”

C. Town museum nominated for international award 9 January 2018, 7:24 PM

Cape Town's new Zeitz Museum has been nominated for a prestigious international award in the Societal Innovation category.

Apple urged to study iPhone addiction in children 9 January 2018, 7:00 AM

Two large shareholders urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children and that intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health.

Oprah Winfrey claims lifetime Golden Globe, calls for ‘a new day’ 8 January 2018, 8:26 AM

Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to be awarded a Golden Globe for lifetime achievement on Sunday (January 07), delivering an impassioned speech in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

A tribute to Keorapetse Kgositsile, South Africa’s only poet laureate 7 January 2018, 8:20 PM

Memories of Keorapetse Kgositsile (1938-2017) or Bra Willie, as he was affectionately known, are of a poet who always had a smile on his face.

Ramaphosa to deliver Kgositsile eulogy 7 January 2018, 4:10 PM

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, now president of the African National Congress, will deliver the eulogy in praise of late poet and struggle stalwart, Professor William Keorapetse Kgositsile. 

Keorapetse Kgositsile remembered in New York 6 January 2018, 9:48 PM

The late Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile is being celebrated in New York in American on Saturday evening.

Legal Eagle defends L’Ormarins Queens Plate title 6 January 2018, 9:15 PM

The reigning L'Ormarins Queens Plate star, Legal Eagle, has defended its title again, winning for the third consecutive year.

‘Game of Thrones’ last season set for 2019 5 January 2018, 5:15 PM

"Game of Thrones" fans will have to wait until 2019 for the planned final season of the award-winning medieval fantasy series, a gap of more than a year since the end of season seven.

Ferrari and Red Bull Formula Teams reveal new logos 5 January 2018, 3:11 PM

The Ferrari and Red Bull Formula Teams have decided on some cosmetic surgery as both revealed new logos ahead of the 2018 season.

Tips for success from 2017 top matric students 4 January 2018, 9:04 PM

“I don’t know. I’m not quite sure. So I don’t know,” answered Janke van Dyk, laughing when asked how she did it. Van Dyk is the overall best performing National Senior Certificate student in 2017, emerging as number one from over 600 000 candidates who wrote the NSC Exams in 2017. The Belleville High School student, […]

S. Africa to conduct first-ever HIV study on transgender women 4 January 2018, 5:04 PM

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on Thursday said that it would be conducting the first South African integrated biological and behavioural survey on HIV in transgender women looking at HIV prevalence in South African transgender women.

Shembe Church starts annual pilgrimage to Mount Nhlangakazi 4 January 2018, 2:19 PM

Thousands of Nazareth Baptist Church members also known as Shembe church have started their annual pilgrimage to Mount Nhlangakazi in Inanda north of Durban.

SABC mourns passing of Motsweding FM presenter Lara Kruger 4 January 2018, 9:09 AM

The Southa African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced the death of Motsweding FM presenter, Thapelo Lehulere, popularly known as Lara Kruger.

Cate Blanchett to head Cannes festival jury 4 January 2018, 8:40 AM

Cate Blanchett, the double Oscar-winning actress leading a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday.

Tributes pour in for Kgositsile 4 January 2018, 6:42 AM

Tributes continue to pour in for  National Poet Laureate, Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile.

Professor Kgosietsile described as one of the most influential poets in SA 3 January 2018, 8:47 PM

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has reacted to the passing of Poet Laureate Keorapetse Kgosietsile by describing him as one of the most influential and exceptional poets South Africa has ever produced.

Cape Town Street Parade attracts thousands 3 January 2018, 7:04 AM

The Cape Town Street Parade, formally known as "Tweede Nuwe Jaar" celebrations, attracted between 60 000 and 100 000 people on Tuesday.

Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika voted world’s best national anthem 2 January 2018, 4:46 PM

The year 2017 ended on a positive note when South Africa's national anthem, 'Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika', was voted the world's best national anthems in a poll conducted among readers of the respected international magazine, The Economist.

Shembe congregants undertake annual pilgrimage 2 January 2018, 3:22 PM

The holy pilgrimage of the Nazareth Baptist church also known as Shembe has begun to the Inhlangkazi Mountain which is considered sacred.

All systems go for Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations 2 January 2018, 2:06 PM

Organisers of the Cape Town Street Parade formerly known as "Tweede Nuwe Jaar" celebrations say they have focused on creating a glitch free event this year.

Malinga family grateful for support received 2 January 2018, 10:05 AM

The family of Afro-pop legend Robbie Malinga say they appreciate the love and support they've received from South Africans as well as the rest of Africa, following his passing.

Road closures for Cape Town Street Parade 2 January 2018, 8:12 AM

Several roads in the Mother City will be closed from 6am on Tuesday morning for the Cape Town Street Parade.

Malinga to be laid to rest 2 January 2018, 6:30 AM

The funeral service of Afro Pop legend, Robbie Malinga, will get under way at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg in the north of Johannesburg at 8am on Tuesday morning.

All systems go for Cape Town Street Parade 1 January 2018, 8:06 PM

The first-ever theme song has been created for the Cape Town Street Parade, formerly known as the Tweede Nuwejaar Parade.

Johannesburg grannies pack a punch against old age 1 January 2018, 4:05 PM

Boxing is a tough sport, but so are the grannies of Cosmo City, a suburb in South Africa's economic capital Johannesburg.

SA celebrates New Year’s babies 1 January 2018, 2:20 PM

By midday on this New Year's Day a total of 144 babies were delivered in Gauteng.

Cape Town attracts an estimated 50 000 revellers 1 January 2018, 7:45 AM

Cape Town has had a perfectly-timed sign of better things in the New Year, with much-needed rain falling on the final night of 2017, when the city suffered its worst drought for a century.

Jay-Z ‘confesses’ to Beyonce in ‘Family Feud’ music video 31 December 2017, 6:20 PM

Jay-Z released a music video on Friday that features the rapper addressing the pain of infidelity as he appears in a confessional booth opposite his wife Beyonce. Set partly in a church and also featuring the couple’s 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, the “Family Feud” video pays tribute to family ties and female empowerment. “We all […]

Wits Art Museum hosts American pop art exhibit 31 December 2017, 10:35 AM

The Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg  is hosting an exclusive exhibition of the American Pop Artist, Andy Warhol.