The Durban International Film Festival takes place virtually for a second year

1 August 2021, 1:06 PM
This year marks the 42nd edition of South Africa's longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival. For the second year running the festival is taking place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WATCH: Music memorial for Bra Hugh Masekela 28 January 2018, 12:49 PM

A music memorial for for Jazz legend and Anti-Apartheid activist Hugh Masekela is taking place at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus.

PanSALB pushes to advance use of indigenous languages 28 January 2018, 10:38 AM

The Second Annual 28 Days of Language Activism Campaign is set to be launched on Thursday.

Benjamin Dube’s sons follow in his footsteps 28 January 2018, 9:48 AM

Mthokozisi, Sihle and Buhle Dube are members of a gospel music group called “The Dube Brothers”.

Music industry hails Jay-Z before Grammys 28 January 2018, 8:14 AM

Jay-Z, who rose from a broken home to become a multimillionaire tycoon, was hailed Saturday by the music industry's power brokers ahead of the Grammy Awards in which he leads nominations.

China’s Weibo social media site suspends portals after reprimand 28 January 2018, 6:40 AM

China’s Sina Weibo was ordered to move several portals offline for a week after spreading obscene and wrongly oriented content, the internet watchdog said. The government has been tightening controls over internet content as part of efforts to maintain “social stability”, taking on “vulgar” and pornographic content as well as the unauthorized dissemination of news. […]

Calls to close East London Zoo mount 27 January 2018, 6:00 PM

Dozens of animal lovers have taken to the East London Zoo to express their dissatisfaction about the living conditions of animals at the facility.

Drought no effect on Stellenbosch grapes parade 27 January 2018, 4:59 PM

The crippling drought in the Western Cape did not hamper annual grape harvest festivities in Stellenbosch in the Boland. A parade and blessing ceremony marked the start of the season on Saturday. The harvest is expected to be smaller but still of good quality. The annual parade is meant to celebrate thousands of men and […]

Steve Dyer to kick start Soweto Jazz Explosion 27 January 2018, 1:43 PM

The South African born musician saxophonist and composer Steve Dyer will kick start the 2018 edition of the Soweto Jazz Explosion series at the Cape Gate MIAGI centre for music in Jabavu Soweto next weekend.

Mahotella Queens pay tribute to Bra Hugh 27 January 2018, 9:34 AM

Legendary traditional music group Mahotella Queens has paid tribute the late jazz musician Hugh Masekela.

Sun Met fever hits Cape Town 27 January 2018, 8:49 AM

The R5-million Sun Met, the oldest horse race in the country, takes place at Kenilworth Race Course in Cape Town on Saturday. Legal Eagle, who has been runner up twice in the race and who has won the L’Ormarans Queen’s Plate in successive years, will once again be the favourite. The Sun Met is also […]

Buffalo City Metro funds 46 students 26 January 2018, 6:13 PM

East London-based Buffalo City Metro has handed over full bursaries to 46 students to further their tertiary education studies. The Mayoral Bursary Fund is aimed at helping learners in the scarce fields like Engineering, Finance, Computer Science and Planning & Economic Services. Nineteen of the beneficiaries are new recipients while 27 were funded from previous […]

Two public memorial services for Hugh Masekela 26 January 2018, 8:18 AM

Fans of legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela will on Friday celebrate his life at two memorial services at Zoo Lake and in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

Liberia pins hopes on man with Midas touch 25 January 2018, 10:13 PM

On Monday, former football superstar George Weah was sworn in as the new president of Liberia, marking the first democratic transfer of power in the country since 1944. Thousands of adoring fans turned out to celebrate the moment, with several attendees remarking that Weah would bring their country the same glory he brought the football […]

The SABC sends its condolences to the late Sandy Mokwena’s family 25 January 2018, 5:21 PM

Veteran actor Sandy Mokwena dies of natural causes in hospital

Hugh Masekela to be buried at a private ceremony 25 January 2018, 3:13 PM

The family of the late jazz music legend and activist Hugh Masekela have expressed gratitude for the condolence messages and support they have been receiving during their time of mourning.

SA veteran actor Sandy Mokwena dies 25 January 2018, 9:13 AM

South African veteran actor Sandy Mokwena, better known for his role as "Bra Eddie" in the soapie Scandal!, has died at the age of 68.

Hugh Masekela passed away on Tuesday morning after a battle with prostate cancer.
Govt to assist in Masekela’s funeral 25 January 2018, 7:05 AM

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa has hinted that government will be involved in the funeral of Jazz icon Hugh Masekela.

Hugh Masekela’s son described him as stoic 24 January 2018, 9:47 PM

As tributes continue to pour in for the late legendary musician Hugh Masekela, his son has also paid tribute to his father through a heartfelt letter. Selema “Sal” Masekela described his father as both “ageless and immortal.” Speaking to the SABC, Selema Masekela says his father never complained about the hardships he experienced and always […]

Magashule commits to help UFS returning students 24 January 2018, 8:51 PM

Free State Premier Ace Magashule has committed himself to pay the outstanding debt of more than R4 million for returning students.

Koko takes responsibility for porn saga 24 January 2018, 4:46 PM

Former Acting CEO and Group Executive for Generations Matshela Koko says he took responsibility for the downloading of phonographic material using an Eskom 3-G card, although it was not him.

Kenya to honour Masekela 24 January 2018, 3:04 PM

Plans are underway to set up the East African Chapter of the Hugh Masekela Heritage in Kenya.

More South Africans visit the Kruger park 24 January 2018, 11:57 AM

More than 250 000 tourists visited the Kruger National Park this past festive season.

Mthethwa pays tribute to Hugh Masekela 24 January 2018, 8:52 AM

As tributes continue to pour in for late jazz maestro Hugh Masekela, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has also passed his condolences to Masekela's family, friends and countless fans.

Miss universe returns to SA since lifting crown 24 January 2018, 8:26 AM

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters will be met by a high-profile delegation when she returns home to South Africa on Wednesday morning.

‘Bra Hugh made music to fight apartheid’ 24 January 2018, 6:20 AM

The latest praise for Hugh Masekela's music and political activism has come from former Deputy President and current United Nations official, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Hugh Masekela’s dying wish 23 January 2018, 9:22 PM

A man passionate about his roots, Masekela says he wishes the people of South Africa can get back to their heritage.

SABC remembers Bra Hugh Masekela 23 January 2018, 7:13 PM

The South African Broadcasting Coperation (SABC) on Tuesday joined the nation in sending condolences to Bra Hugh Masekela’s family.

S.Africa’s working class remembers Hugh Masekela’s coal train 23 January 2018, 6:50 PM

Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela’s train came to a stop for good on Tuesday, but his song Stimela (The Coal Train) will forever be remembered by the working class for shining a spotlight on the injustice and brutality of migrant labour across the African continent. Masekela died on Tuesday following a long battle with […]

Call for pupils to pursue careers in logistics 23 January 2018, 6:05 PM

Deputy minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga has encouraged pupils to explore studies in the logistics sector

Book of condolences for Hugh Masekela 23 January 2018, 2:56 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) has joined the chorus of condolences to the family of legendary and internationally renowned jazz musician Hugh Masekela.