Mthethwa, ANC trending on Twitter

24 May 2020, 6:23 PM
The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, and the governing ANC have been trending on Twitter.
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PODCAST: In First Person – Part 4: The journey of 24-year-old migrant in SA 12 May 2020, 3:03 PM

In the fourth episode of our podcast series ‘In First Person’, we focus on the journey of a 24-year-old migrant Moses Ncube about his experience in South Africa.

Mounting calls for traditional remedies to fight COVID-19 12 May 2020, 12:06 PM

Producers and consumers of traditional medicine say the relevance of indigenous medicines should not be downplayed in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

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Smokers share their struggles and victories amid tobacco sale ban 11 May 2020, 9:52 PM

Has the ban on alcohol and cigarette sales forced you quit the habit? As the nationwide lockdown enters week 7, there's still uncertainty as to when the ban on alcohol and tobacco sales will be lifted.

UN satisfied with SA’s COVID-19 response measures 11 May 2020, 7:49 PM

The United Nations in the region has expressed satisfaction with regard to South African government handling of the COVID19 outbreak response measures.

Fitness influencers encourage home workouts to stay fit 11 May 2020, 5:03 PM

Fitness influencers say there are a whole host of exercises that one can practice both indoors and outdoors to maintain fitness levels under lockdown.

City of Cape Town circulates Standard Operating Procedures to local film companies 11 May 2020, 12:30 AM

The City of Cape Town has circulated Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to local film companies as part of the reopening of the permit process.

Some South Africans find innovative ways to celebrate Mother’s Day amid lockdown 10 May 2020, 8:05 PM

Roses, quirky mugs and family lunches may have been the typical way to celebrate Mother's Day, but for 2020, families are embracing innovative ways to say thank you to mothers.

WHO calls for improved antenatal care for women globally 10 May 2020, 5:17 PM

As the world celebrates Mothers’ Day, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus says that over 800 women die daily from complications related to pregnancy and giving birth.

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard dies aged 87 9 May 2020, 6:05 PM

Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” who built his ground-breaking sound with a boiling blend of boogie-woogie, rhythm and blues and gospel; died on Saturday at the age of 87, Rolling Stone magazine reported.

Nigerian comics fight COVID-19 with gags and slapstick slaps 9 May 2020, 9:01 AM

Nigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a sure-fire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice - she delivers it with a hard slap in the face.

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SABC reaches consensus with SAMPRAM, IMPRAM on payment of needletime royalties 8 May 2020, 10:37 PM

The  South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has agreed to an arbitration process on the payment of needletime royalties, a money paid for the music aired on SABC radio stations with the Music Performance Rights Association and Independent Music Performance Rights Association.

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ViacomCBS beats revenue, profit estimates as lockdowns boost demand for streaming 8 May 2020, 9:07 PM

Media company ViacomCBS Inc on Thursday beat first-quarter revenue and profit estimates, ashigher demand for its streaming services from people hunkered down at home more than offset a drop in advertising revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Mkhize thanks big businesses, national lottery for donations 7 May 2020, 10:23 PM

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize has thanked big business and the national lottery for its donation of 100 000 reusable cloth masks for frontline health workers. The minister also made use of the opportunity to confirm the latest COVID-19 statistics. 

SABC News continues to record substantial audience growth 7 May 2020, 2:13 PM

 The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News  is continuing to record  the substantial growth across its various platforms.

Some Egyptians pack streets for Ramadan shopping despite coronavirus threat 6 May 2020, 9:10 PM

In the heart of Egypt’s capital, shoppers pack sweet shops and grocery stores to stock up for fast-breaking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, shrugging off fears about the new coronavirus.

SABC exempted on local TV content quotas 6 May 2020, 8:07 AM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has been granted full exemption from complying with local television content quotas.

PODCAST: In First Person – Part 3: ‘My journey with COVID-19’ 5 May 2020, 9:53 PM

What happens when one goes through a traumatic experience that changes their lives forever? In the third episode of our podcast series ‘In First Person’, we focus on COVID-19 survivor Lunga Nombewu. He opens up to SABC News producer Bomkazi Malobola about his experience with COVID-19.

GRAPHIC: Plans for reopening the film industry 5 May 2020, 5:29 PM

The coronavirus lockdown has left the film industry in limbo. Government on Monday announced measures to get the industry reopened.

Mthethwa gives update on COVID-19 Relief Fund 4 May 2020, 12:47 PM

Sports, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, has assured organisations representing artists that the department will meet with them to forge a way forward, on financially assisting those in the sector who have been negatively affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

VIDEO: Minister Nathi Mthethwa briefs the media 4 May 2020, 11:02 AM

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa is hosting a media briefing to update the nation on the COVID-19 Relief Fund for the sector.

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Mthethwa to brief media on COVID-19 relief fund for Sport, Arts and Culture 4 May 2020, 8:15 AM

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa will on Monday host a media briefing to update the nation on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund for the sector.

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NBCUniversal weighs layoffs at media, entertainment units: WSJ 4 May 2020, 2:49 AM

Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) owned NBCUniversal is evaluating a significant reduction of staff across its portfolio of media and entertainment properties as part of a cost-cutting effort, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Mixed reactions from artists regarding government relief fund 3 May 2020, 8:41 PM

Artists are feeling the effects of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, as many are unable to generate income due to strict regulations prohibiting mass gatherings.

‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson deadlifts 501 kg to set world record 3 May 2020, 2:35 PM

Icelandic actor and strongman Hafthor Bjornsson set a world record for the deadlift on Saturday when he lifted 1,104 pounds (501 kg) at Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland.

‘Once Upon a Virus’: China mocks US coronavirus response in Lego-like animation 3 May 2020, 6:45 AM

China has published a short animation titled “Once Upon a Virus” mocking the US response to the new coronavirus using Lego-like figures to represent the two countries.

Long lines, lots of kids, and plenty to touch: How does Disney reopen its parks? 3 May 2020, 1:39 AM

For a glimpse at how Disney recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, look no further than Shanghai, where the entertainment giant has staged a limited reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort.

FEATURE: ‘I don’t know myself outside my world of acting’ 2 May 2020, 9:00 PM

In a scene on the soapie Scandal, Tebello asks Yvonne Langa to help him track down Mme Maleeto.

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Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande team up to benefit frontline workers 2 May 2020, 5:17 PM

Pop superstars Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande are teaming up for the first time on a duet that will fund scholarships for the children of health and emergency workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Oscars to admit streamed films next year as coronavirus upends movie going 2 May 2020, 3:57 AM

The organizers of the Oscars said on Tuesday that films released only on streaming platforms or video on demand while movie theatres are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic would be eligible for Academy Awards next year.

SA musician finds innovative ways to engage supporters 1 May 2020, 3:17 PM

Platinum-selling, award-winning South African soul artist and former season 13 SA Idols mentor, Donald, Donald Moatshe, has been using social media to interact with fans since the national lockdown.