Places of worship heed call to observe a National Day of Prayer on Sunday

31 May 2020, 4:42 PM
Some places of worship around the country have heeded President Cyril Ramophosa's call for a National Day of Prayer on Sunday. 
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.

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.

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.

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.

SCA confirms Lerato Sengadi as HHP’s customary wife 1 May 2020, 8:33 AM

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has upheld the High Court order which declared Lerato Sengadi as the customary law wife of the late hip hop singer, Jabulani "HHP" Tsambo.

“You Are the Champions”: Queen, under lockdown, record health worker anthem 1 May 2020, 3:05 AM

Rock band Queen and singer Adam Lambert are raising money for health workers fighting COVID-19 with new single "You Are The Champions", an updated version of classic hit "We Are The Champions" recorded on mobile phones under lockdown.

Nairobi hair salon defies pandemic with ‘coronavirus’ style 30 April 2020, 5:00 PM

Through winces and grins, two girls wearing face masks and surrounded by posters of different hairstyles bowed their heads for their hairdressers. But the spiky look they were getting - “the coronavirus” - was still too new to appear on any poster.

Locked in under lockdown: ‘we can’t complain’, say pals stuck in pub 30 April 2020, 12:39 PM

If you are going to be stuck under lockdown, there are worse places to end up than a spacious pub with free beer on tap.

India’s Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor, 67, dies after leukemia battle 30 April 2020, 8:28 AM

Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, who starred in celebrated movies such as "Bobby" and "Mera Naam Joker" made by the Bollywood film industry, died on Thursday after a two-year battle with leukemia, his family said.

SABC shocked by death of Umhlobo Wenene FM sport presenter Loyiso Sitsheke 29 April 2020, 10:10 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it is shocked at the news of the passing of one of the sports presenters of radio station Umhlobo Wenene FM.

Podcast: In First Person, Part 2: Crime survivor Nonhlanhla Khubeka details her ordeal 28 April 2020, 8:50 PM

What happens when one goes through a traumatic experience that changes their lives forever? 

Mass prayer in Free State to remember those who died of COVID-19 28 April 2020, 6:10 PM

Free State government has urged residents in Bloemfontein to take part in a mass prayer and candlelight vigil Tuesday night in their yards in remembrance of all those who have died of COVID-19.

Artists set to benefit from ‘Gig to Earn’ campaign 28 April 2020, 4:04 PM

With live performances on hold due to the COVID-19 lockdown, some artists are trying to find creative ways to earn money while they are home.