Government warns against fake news

28 March 2020, 1:11 PM
Government has come out to say that anyone that creates or spreads fake news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is liable for prosecution.
Freelancers worried about cancellation of major events 18 March 2020, 7:24 AM

Freelancers who depend on the staging of major events say their future is uncertain following the cancellation of events due to the coronavirus.

Creative industry hardest hit by public gathering ban 18 March 2020, 3:05 AM

Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says they are looking at ways which will ensure that performing artists can continue to do their work in the light of the stringent measures put in place as a result of Covid-19 national.

South Africa quarantines cruise liner over suspected coronavirus case 17 March 2020, 9:40 PM

South Africa is holding the cruise liner MV AidAmira and a cargo vessel off Cape Town after a crew member on board one of the ships showed signs of the new coronavirus, national ports operator Transnet said on Tuesday.

ZCC set to deliberate on upcoming Easter pilgrimage 17 March 2020, 11:20 AM

The Zion Christian Church (ZCC) will on Saturday meet with the health and emergency services professional within the church to discuss their annual Easter pilgrimage in the face of developments around the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent out by the church council, and seen by SABC News, the church is requesting their branches to […]

Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus 17 March 2020, 6:54 AM

In a video that has gone viral on social media, actor Idris Elba says he has tested positive for Covid-19.

SAFTA awards cancelled due to coronavirus 17 March 2020, 2:15 AM

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has announced that the annual SAFTA awards has been cancelled until further notice.

Bianca Okorocha
Nigeria’s ‘Rock Goddess’ wants to change people’s minds 16 March 2020, 2:04 PM

 Singer Bianca Okorocha, aka Clay, is something unusual in the world of Nigerian music.

Box office plunges to lowest level in over two decades amid coronavirus pandemic 16 March 2020, 4:00 AM

Much of public life in the United States essentially ground to a halt this week. In the entertainment world, theme parks shut down, Broadway went dark, studios pulled major tentpoles from their release calendar, and virtually all Hollywood movies and TV shows halted production as coronavirus continues to rapidly spread across North America.

Cape Town Cruise ship season set to continue despite coronavirus outbreak 15 March 2020, 3:19 PM

As of Sunday, the current cruise ship season in the country is scheduled to continue, despite the spread of the coronavirus.

Klein Karoo National Arts Festival cancelled amid coronavirus concerns 15 March 2020, 7:07 AM

The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival held annually in Oudtshoorn has been cancelled amid growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Disney to release ‘Frozen 2’ on streaming platform three months early 15 March 2020, 4:00 AM

Walt Disney Co said on Friday it would make the sequel to hit animated movie “Frozen” available on its streaming platform Disney+ three months ahead of schedule in the United States, as media companies respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

From Eiffel Tower to Moulin Rouge, Paris landmarks close in virus clampdown 14 March 2020, 5:00 PM

Paris’ famed Moulin Rouge cabaret, the Louvre museum and the Eiffel Tower were among top tourism landmarks that closed their doors on Friday after the government banned gatherings of more than 100 people to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Forbes award highlights hard work outside creative space: DJ Zinhle 14 March 2020, 9:43 AM

Forbes Woman Africa Entertainer Award recipient, Ntombezinhle 'DJ Zinhle' Jiyane is reveling in the accomplishment.

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International Jazz Festival postponed as coronavirus numbers increase 13 March 2020, 8:45 PM

Organisers of Cape Town's globally famed International Jazz Festival have announced that 2020 edition scheduled for March 27 has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Maskandi newcomer Ntencane scoops Ukhozi FM 2019 Song of the Year 13 March 2020, 8:14 PM

Newcomer to traditional Maskandi music, Ntencane, has been named the winner of UKhozi FM's 2019 song of the year.

Smokers warned of increased vulnerability to coronavirus infection 13 March 2020, 6:24 PM

The National Council Against Smoking (NCAS) has warned that smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke, can increase vulnerability to infection of Covid-19.

Cape Town Jazz Festival organisers says there are no plans to cancel the event 13 March 2020, 6:22 PM

Organisers of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival say there are no plans to cancel or postpone the event at this stage in light of the spread of the coronavirus.

South Africans from Wuhan tested negative for coronavirus: Mkhize 13 March 2020, 9:58 AM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has sought to quell fears that South Africans returning from China may have the coronavirus, or risk spreading it further.

Shorter treatment for HIV positive patients can prevent TB: Study 12 March 2020, 6:19 AM

People living with HIV can now use treatment for a shorter period to prevent from getting Tuberculosis (TB).

New York judge sentences unrepentant Harvey Weinstein to 23 years in prison 11 March 2020, 6:00 PM

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday following his sexual assault and rape conviction last month in a case hailed as a victory for the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, after he made an unrepentant statement to the court.

Former film producer Weinstein arrives in New York court for sentencing 11 March 2020, 4:51 PM

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, whose sexual assault conviction last month was hailed as a victory for the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct by powerful men, is expected to be sentenced at a criminal court in Manhattan on Wednesday.

Coachella music festival postponed until October over coronavirus 11 March 2020, 9:37 AM

The Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert has been postponed for six months until October because of concerns over the coronavirus, organizer Golden voice said on Tuesday.

‘Mulan’ goes on, Bond waits as Hollywood tracks coronavirus spread 11 March 2020, 7:03 AM

Walt Disney Co held a red carpet premiere for its action epic “Mulan” on Monday, pushing ahead with the movie’s rollout even though the coronavirus spread will keep the film out of China, the second-largest film market, indefinitely.

Miley Cyrus cancels show in Australia due to coronavirus warnings 10 March 2020, 12:35 PM

Pop star Miley Cyrus has cancelled a trip to Australia for a bush fire relief concert three days ahead of the show, citing recommendations that travel be curtailed to counter the spread of the global coronavirus epidemic.

Madonna cancels final Paris dates over coronavirus rules 10 March 2020, 9:01 AM

Madonna cancelled the final Paris dates of her Madame X tour on Monday after French authorities banned gatherings of more than 1 000 people in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus.

UK royals set for last big get together before Harry and Meghan’s exit 9 March 2020, 3:12 PM

ritain’s senior royals will come together on Monday for what is expected to be the last family gathering before Prince Harry and his wife Meghan set off on a new career path.

Knysna Literary Festival ends on a high note 9 March 2020, 10:45 AM

Knysna in the Garden Route hosted a successful 11th annual Knysna Literary Festival at the seaside town this weekend, with an array of literary giants attending the event.

Ben Affleck finds his way back by baring his soul about alcoholism 7 March 2020, 1:04 PM

Ben Affleck’s new movie “The Way Back” finds the actor playing a role he knows only too well - an alcoholic who goes through family strife and divorce before finding renewed hope in life.

Harvey Weinstein
Weinstein’s prison sentence should reflect ‘lifetime of abuse’: prosecutors 7 March 2020, 8:02 AM

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein should get a prison sentence that reflects not only his conviction for sexually assaulting two women, but a “lifetime of abuse towards others,” New York prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday.

‘Arts a powerful expression of Africa’s creativity’ 6 March 2020, 4:00 PM

The Standard Bank Gallery is hosting 'Lumières d’Afriques' meaning, 'The Light of Africa' - a travelling exhibit showcasing works by artists from each country on the continent.