Martha Stewart launches cannabis pet products

27 January 2021, 7:50 AM
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart on Tuesday launched a line of cannabis-infused oil drops and soft-baked chews for dogs, months after the successful release of her cannabidiol (CBD) gummie treats for humans hit shelves in the United States.
Chairperson of the Ndzundza Mabhoko Tribal Council shot dead 11 January 2021, 12:00 AM

The police in Mpumalanga have appealed to communities to help them track and arrest the murderers of the chairperson of the Ndzundza Mabhoko Tribal Council, Andries Mbangwa Mahlangu. Mahlangu was fatally shot at his parents' home on Saturday evening.

Parts of the Vaal still drowning in raw sewage 10 January 2021, 9:31 PM

Several areas in the Vaal are still drowning in raw sewage, putting people and animals at risk.

Plans to have ANC’s birthplace declared world heritage site at advanced stage 10 January 2021, 5:11 PM

The Free State government says plans are at an advanced stage to have the iconic Waaihoek Wesleyan Church in Bloemfontein declared the world heritage site. It is where the then South African Native National Congress, now the ANC, was formed in 1912.

Japanese pray for end to pandemic in annual ice bath ritual at Tokyo shrine 10 January 2021, 1:54 PM

Men wearing traditional loin clothes and women dressed in white robes clapped and chanted before going into an ice water bath during a Shinto ritual at a Tokyo shrine on Sunday to purify the soul and pray for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife reviews COVID-19 protocols following positive tests among employees 10 January 2021, 7:01 AM

The Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wild Life says it has been forced to review housekeeping protocols for all of its resorts. This after a number of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus. Ezemvelo’s spokesperson Musa Mntambo says the new protocols are an attempt to reduce the possibility of either the guests or employees contacting the virus. […]

Queen Elizabeth and husband receive COVID-19 vaccines 9 January 2021, 6:15 PM

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her husband Philip, both in their nineties, have received vaccinations against COVID-19, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.

German bakery’s syringe cakes help the COVID-19 medicine go down 9 January 2021, 12:19 PM

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down at a bakery in the western German town of Dortmund, which is celebrating the year of the coronavirus vaccine with syringe-shaped cakes.

Public warned against buying fake alcohol and using hazardous chemicals in homebrews 8 January 2021, 11:00 PM

South Africans are being urged not to buy fake alcohol on the black market or to use hazardous chemicals in their homebrews.

Initiates’ homecoming party in Qumbu ends abruptly due to violation of COVID-19 rules 8 January 2021, 8:37 PM

A planned welcome home celebration for 25 initiates at Kubusi village in Qumbu, in the Eastern Cape, ended up with the police being deployed as COVID-19 protocols were not adhered to.  

Kori Moraba to be laid to rest on Saturday 8 January 2021, 5:25 PM

The late South African legendary musician Isaac Kori Moraba will be laid to rest on Saturday.

Can’t go to ski resort? South Koreans rush to buy sledges, enjoy sledding near home 8 January 2021, 12:07 PM

Can't go to ski resort? South Koreans rush to buy sledges, enjoy sledding near home With South Korea’s ski resorts closed in recent weeks to help combat COVID-19, heavy snowfalls have led to a surge in sales of sledges as winter sports lovers look for family friendly snow slopes close to home. Major retailers have run out of stocks of plastic sledges, with E-Mart, the country’s biggest supermarket chain, selling nearly 2,200 sledges in six days, more than three times its total 2020 sales. Competitor Lotte Mart said sales of sledges in the first six days of January were up more than six-fold from the same period last year and is also completely out of stock. One family that visited the Olympic Park in Seoul said they had to bring picnic mats for their children the slide on. “We tried to buy sledges yesterday but couldn’t find one, so we brought these mats as substitutes. It’s still great that our kids can enjoy sledding and that we have a place near home where it can replace the sledding parks,” said Joe Choong-hyun, a father of two boys. After heavy snowfalls earlier in the week, children played outdoors even as the temperature in Seoul plummeted to -18.6 Celsius (-1.5 Fahrenheit) on Friday, the coldest in 35 years. “I’m happy that the snow is still piled up so I can make more snowmen and have snowball fights,” said 11-year-old Kim Ha-jin, who was sledding on a small slope. Ski resorts, meanwhile, resumed business earlier this week, but only with limited capacity and operating hours, following a cluster of infections at a resort in Pyeongchang county, site of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Elon Musk leaves behind Amazon’s Bezos to become world’s richest person: Bloomberg News 7 January 2021, 7:43 PM

Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk surpassed Inc’s top boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest man, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

Japanese cheerleaders lift spirits amid pandemic 7 January 2021, 12:39 PM

Japanese cheerleaders danced and cheered on commuters outside a Tokyo rail station on Thursday in a bid to lift spirits with the capital heading into another state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dorah Sitole’s memorial service to be held on Thursday 6 January 2021, 5:28 PM

The former True Love Food Editor and stylist died at a hospital in Johannesburg on Sunday.

‘Poverty and inequality have escalated due to COVID-19’ 6 January 2021, 9:47 AM

The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group says hunger, debt, unemployment, violence, poverty and inequality have escalated since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in South Africa.

R&B star Akon enters Congo mining sector in JV with state company 6 January 2021, 7:40 AM

A company led by American-Senegalese R&B singer Akon has signed a deal to finance a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a joint venture with a state miner.

Grammy Awards postponed due to coronavirus surge in Los Angeles – Media reports 5 January 2021, 10:43 PM

The Grammy Awards ceremony that was set for January 31 has been postponed because of the coronavirus surge in Los Angeles, Rolling Stone magazine and Variety reported on Tuesday.

Canary Islands beaches deserted as COVID decimates Spanish tourism 5 January 2021, 6:34 PM

International tourist arrivals in Spain fell 90% year-on-year in November, official data showed on Tuesday, after authorities imposed new travel restrictions to curb an increase in coronavirus infections.

Mam’Dorah deemed the ‘African Culinary Queen’ 5 January 2021, 2:23 PM

Tributes continue to pour in for the late chef and award-winning author, Dorah Sitole, the former True Love Magazine Editor and stylist died at a hospital in Johannesburg on Sunday. 

Departed author and chef Mam’Dorah described as a trailblazer, iconic and warm 4 January 2021, 9:30 PM

The culinary industry is mourning the loss of a woman deemed the African Culinary Queen, who paved the way for many others.

North West rural communities unable to adhere to COVID-19 regulations due to lack of water 4 January 2021, 4:30 PM

Rural communities in the North West are unable to adhere to basic COVID-19 regulations because they don't have access to water. Despite numerous appeals to government, many households remain without basic drinkable water.

Kori Moraba has left an indelible mark in music industry: Family 4 January 2021, 2:30 PM

The family and friends of the late Kori Moraba say the music legend has left an indelible mark in the music industry.

Former True Love Editor, seasoned Chef Dorah Sitole passes away 4 January 2021, 12:57 PM

Former True Love Magazine Editor, Chef and Award-winning author, Dorah Sitole has passed away.

Pandemic boosts cosmetic surgery in South Korea 4 January 2021, 12:16 PM

A 20-year-old university student Ryu Han-na got cosmetic surgery on her nose in mid-December, figuring it might be the last chance to do it covertly before people start taking off masks as vaccines become more widely distributed. 

Gerry and the Pacemakers star Gerry Marsden dies aged 78 4 January 2021, 7:43 AM

Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the British band Gerry and the Pacemakers whose version of "You'll Never Walk Alone" became the thunderously sung anthem for Liverpool Football Club, has died at the age of 78, a friend announced on Sunday.

Water still a pipe dream for many Eastern Cape residents 3 January 2021, 3:20 PM

As COVID-19 infections surge in the Eastern Cape, basic services such as water are still a pipe dream for many residents.

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park’s Hilltop Resort closed after manager tests positive for COVID-19 3 January 2021, 10:28 AM

The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park's Hilltop resort has been closed after a manager tested positive for the coronavirus. Guests are allowed to self-isolate at the resort, provided that they cook for themselves and do their own house-keeping.

Limpopo’s Sports, Arts and Culture Department to support the performing arts industry in honour of Paul Rapetsoa 3 January 2021, 10:14 AM

The Limpopo Department of Sports, Arts and Culture has committed to support the province's ailing performing arts industry in honour of the late veteran and seasoned actor, Paul Rapetsoa.

Setswana musician Kori Moraba succumbs to COVID-19 complications 3 January 2021, 9:24 AM

South Africa's well known Setswana contemporary musician Kori Moraba has died of COVID-19 related complications. He was 73-years-old.

A day with a piano tuner 3 January 2021, 12:07 AM

Piano tuning is a very specialised trade and there are only an estimated 11 000 qualified tuners in the world.