SA-born engineer Shau Mafuna joins Mercedes AMG F1 team

15 January 2022, 7:33 PM
Well, dreams certainly do come true. That's the case for the South African-born mechanical engineer Shau Mafuna. He joined the Mercedes AMG F1 team.
Special needs school in KZN celebrates National Children’s Day 5 November 2017, 3:40 PM

Learners of the Ilenge Douglas Special School between Dundee and Ladysmith in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands were treated on a special lunch, games and music on national Children's Day.

Duo get lifetime recognition for puppetry 5 November 2017, 11:06 AM

Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones met 36 years ago at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, years later the pair went on to start an extraordinary company known as the Handspring Puppet Company.

Many people light bonfires and set off fireworks in commemoration of Guy Fawkes.
Britons commemorate Guy Fawkes Day 5 November 2017, 10:15 AM

Sunday is Guy Fawkes Day and to commemorate it an effigy of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been burnt at an annual bonfire event in Britain. This days marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organized by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many people […]

Thousands walk to raise cancer awareness in PE 4 November 2017, 2:22 PM

More than ten-thousand people including Eastern Cape Health MEC Dr Pumza Dyantyi have participated in the annual five kilometre Cancer Big Walk in Port Elizabeth.

One-Day Acting Masterclass taking place in Newtown 4 November 2017, 12:49 PM

It will comprise of Theoretical and Physical classes, acting fundamentals, performing for the camera, physical movement and a guideline on how to pose for head shots.

All systems go for Cancer Big Walk 4 November 2017, 10:40 AM

Cancer is one of the serious challenges society faces. The provincial department of Health has endorsed the Cancer Big Walk in the Bay.

Phakathi shares his contribution to SA poetry 4 November 2017, 10:12 AM

We have in recent years been seeing South African poetry landscape gaining momentum.

Inner strength seen as key to success 4 November 2017, 9:17 AM

Entrepreneur Russell Simmons arrived in South Africa on Tuesday ahead of the two-day Liberty VUKA Knowledge Summit.

Johannesburg woman found guilty of racism 3 November 2017, 2:49 PM

Johannesburg Real Estate Agent, Vicky Momberg, has been convicted for racially abusing police officers following a smash and grab incident in February 2016.

Indonesia to open first contemporary art gallery 3 November 2017, 11:09 AM

Indonesia's first international gallery of contemporary art opens Saturday, bringing together works by Ai Weiwei, Mark Rothko and Indonesian masters in a freeflowing modern space overlooking the Jakarta skyline.

Limpopo University rolls out HIV prevention pill 2 November 2017, 4:06 PM

Students at the University of Limpopo are among those from eleven universities across the country that have launched the roll-out plan for an HIV prevention pill, Truvada.

Rise in sexual offences spark outcry 2 November 2017, 11:59 AM

South Africa is generally known for high numbers of sexual offences with the latest Victims of Crime Survey having recorded an increase of 117%.

Cape Town scoops prestigious Unesco honour 2 November 2017, 11:49 AM

Cape Town has become the first city in Africa to be named a Unesco City of Design, joining a total of 180 cities in the UN agency's Creative Cities Network.

At least 70 people die from stroke in SA daily 2 November 2017, 10:20 AM

At least 15 million people suffer stroke worldwide each year. It’s estimated to 6 million of people that die from the stroke yearly, and the stroke claims lives twice than the AIDS.

Durban awarded status of City of Literature by Unesco 1 November 2017, 10:52 AM

Durban has been awarded the status of a City of Literature by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation - Unesco. It's the first city in Africa to win this status.

Renowned Durban jazz pianist dies 31 October 2017, 2:31 PM

The funeral service of the renowned Durban jazz pianist Theo Bophela will be held at his Inanda home north of Durban on Saturday.

Spacey embroiled in Hollywood’s latest sex scandal 31 October 2017, 7:18 AM

Actor Kevin Spacey has apologised for an alleged attempt to seduce a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago.

DA heeds Kathrada’s call to visit Robben Island 30 October 2017, 7:59 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) hosted by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has visited Robben Island. The trip was in line with Kathrada's vision to invite leaders of opposition parties to the island to learn more about South Africa's history.

Nintendo lifts annual profit outlook on strong Switch console sales 30 October 2017, 10:19 AM

Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co Ltd raised its full-year operating profit forecast on Monday as supply shortages on its new Switch games console began to ease. Strong demand for the hybrid home-portable Switch console, following the flop of predecessor Wii U, has led to a near-doubling of Nintendo’s stock price to nine-year highs since the […]

University of Fort Hare vows to keep historic relationship with Mugabe 11 June 2017, 3:24 PM

The iconic University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape has vowed to keep the links and the historic relationship with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

OR Tambo honoured in Gabon 11 March 2017, 6:16 PM

Struggle icon and former ANC President, Oliver Tambo has been honoured in Gabon.

Lagos government plans to run iconic yellow buses off road 6 February 2017, 8:18 PM

If there's one symbol that defines Nigeria's economic hub of Lagos it's the yellow "danfo" mini-bus, the closest thing to public transport in the chaotic, sprawling metropolis.

R. Kelly hit with 11 new sex crime charges 31 May 2013, 12:32 PM

Chicago prosecutors on Thursday filed 11 felony sex crime charges against R&B superstar R. Kelly, in what his lawyer said was a refiling of counts from an existing case.

Delegates at ANC policy conference happy with meals 28 June 2012, 9:21 PM

Caterers working at the ANC policy conference at Gallagher Estate, in Midrand have their hands full making sure the more than 3500 delegates are fed on time.