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.
SCA to hear arguments on validity of HHP’s customary marriage 6 March 2020, 8:10 AM

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will on Friday hear arguments on whether a valid customary marriage between the late Hip-Hop star Jabulani Tsambo popularly known as HHP and his customary law wife Lerato Sengadi was concluded.

Daniel Craig
James Bond movie release pushed back seven months amid coronavirus 5 March 2020, 4:30 PM

The global release of the new James Bond film “No Time to Die” was postponed on Wednesday by seven months amid the coronavirus disruption that has closed movie theatres in China and caused widespread headaches for other Hollywood productions.

Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan begin final royal events 5 March 2020, 4:23 AM

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will appear together at an official engagement on Thursday for the first time since January's announcement that they would step away from their royal duties.

Coronavirus fears derail London events, concerns raised on Bond film release 4 March 2020, 7:31 PM

The disruption caused by the spread of the coronavirus has reached the British entertainment industry, with events axed and concerns raised over the timing of the new Bond film.

‘False fears’ about vaping stopping smokers using e-cigs -UK report 4 March 2020, 2:57 AM

More than half of UK smokers now wrongly believe that nicotine-containing "vapes" or e-cigarettes are as dangerous as tobacco cigarettes and these "false fears"are preventing smokers from switching, public health experts said on Wednesday.

Taylor Swift ranks as best-selling global artist in 2019 3 March 2020, 11:18 AM

Pop superstar Taylor Swift topped the list of the world’s best-selling music artists in 2019, thanks to the success of her album “Lover,” beating popular acts including Korean pop sensation BTS, recording industry group IFPI said on Monday.

One in five UK children report nightmares about climate change 3 March 2020, 3:14 AM

One in five children are having nightmares about climate change, according to a British survey on Tuesday, as students globally stage protests over a lack of action to curb global warming.

Atteridgeville learners honour Mendi heroes 2 March 2020, 4:33 PM

Edward Phatudi Secondary School learners paid tribute on Sunday to the courage and heroism of the men of the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC) at the annual memorial service at the Ga-Mothakga Recreation Resort in Atteridgeville in Pretoria.

Valentino goes back to black at Paris Fashion Week 2 March 2020, 7:39 AM

From leather bodices to sheer frilly dresses, Italian label Valentino showcased a series of all-black looks in Paris on Sunday as fashion houses pressed on with their shows in spite of the coronavirus outbreak that has kept some attendees away.

Mmabana Arts Centre on the brink of collapse 1 March 2020, 12:27 PM

The Mmabana Arts Centre in Mahikeng in the North West is on the brink of collapse. The building was destroyed during the so-called "Supra Must Fall protests" in 2018.

Mabuza given 2019 Impact Leadership Award 1 March 2020, 7:21 AM

Deputy President David Mabuza has been given the Impact Leadership Award for 2019. Mabuza is revered for his role in finding a solution to the political crisis in South Sudan.

Roman Polanski
Polanski wins best director at Cesars, prompting walkout protest 29 February 2020, 6:56 PM

Roman Polanski cast a shadow over France’s Cesar Awards on Friday even as he won best directing for his film “An Officer and a Spy,” with several women in the audience walking out in protest at honouring a man facing rape accusations.

Cape Town Pride Parade to take place in Green Point 29 February 2020, 10:55 AM

The Cape Town Pride Parade will take place on the streets of Green Point on Saturday.

Roman Polanski
Polanski wins best director at Cesars, prompting walkout protest 29 February 2020, 9:55 AM

Roman Polanski cast a shadow over France's Cesar Awards on Friday even as he won best directing for his film "An Officer and a Spy," with several women in the audience walking out in protest at honouring a man facing rape accusations.

Security beefed-up ahead of Soweto derby and Ultra Music Festival 29 February 2020, 9:16 AM

Gauteng police say security has been beefed-up ahead of Saturday's Soweto derby and the Ultra Music Festival. 

Dwayne Johnson
Coronavirus sends Netflix looking outside Italy for part of Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Red Notice’ shoot 29 February 2020, 8:00 AM

Filming of Netflix Inc'sbig-budget Dwayne Johnson movie "Red Notice" had been scheduled to move to Italy in the coming weeks, but producers now are exploring other locations due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, a source close to the production told Reuters on Friday.

French fashion label Agnes B cancels Paris show due to coronavirus 28 February 2020, 8:55 PM

French Agnes B joined on Friday the list of fashion houses that have cancelled shows at Paris Fashion Week due to coronavirus outbreak that has reached multiple countries around the world.

Danger lurks in the Cape Flats street corners as children’s lives remain at risk 27 February 2020, 8:46 PM

What may seem as a normal day as children play in the streets of the Cape Flats may not be so normal as danger lurks in their shadows and in almost every corner of the street, putting at risk the lives of the children in the province as gangs run riot.

Coronavirus clouds Apple’s timeline for new iPhones 27 February 2020, 4:09 AM

Travel restrictions to China because of the coronavirus have come just as Apple Inc’s engineers usually jet off to Asia to perfect the production of this fall’s new iPhones, former employees and supply chain experts told Reuters.

‘Call him Harry’: Prince insists on informality as he starts last royal duties 26 February 2020, 8:41 PM

Britain’s Prince Harry started the last round of his royal duties on an informal note on Wednesday, making it clear the audience listening to his speech on sustainable travel in Edinburgh should simply call him Harry.

From idea to revenue, the business of YouTube comedy skits 26 February 2020, 7:36 PM

Ofentse and Nelisiwe Mwase have built a significant following on YouTube with their channel amassing over 270k followers in the three years of its existence, their channel, Ofentse Mwase Films is one of the biggest comedy skit channels in South Africa.

Spanish opera star Domingo apologises after sexual harassment claims 25 February 2020, 4:53 PM

Opera singer Placido Domingo has apologised to the women who accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour, saying he took full responsibility for his actions.

Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape, in victory for #MeToo movement 25 February 2020, 9:52 AM

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape in a New York court on Monday and taken off to jail in handcuffs, a victory for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to publicly accuse powerful men of misconduct.

Thousands turn out for Kobe Bryant memorial at LA’s Staples Center 24 February 2020, 10:16 PM

Thousands of Kobe Bryant fans gathered in Los Angeles on Monday to pay homage to the late NBA star and his daughter Gianna, nearly a month after their deaths in a helicopter crash sent shock waves through the world of sports and beyond.

SA artists stage protest outside US Embassy amid Copyright Amendment Bill 24 February 2020, 4:36 PM

Scores of South African artists, authors and publishers have staged a picket outside the American Embassy in Pretoria on Monday to protest what they say is pressure the US is putting on South Africa not to sign the Copyright Amendment Bill.

Berlinale study of slavery unearths the roots of modern Brazil 24 February 2020, 7:00 AM

Making films in a bitterly divided Brazil that is increasingly hostile to artistic freedom is an act of resistance in itself, the maker of a new drama about race relations in the years after the country abolished slavery said.

Natasha Sifuba
The Wauchopes book that captures anti-apartheid activism launched in Pretoria 23 February 2020, 7:09 PM

The history of anti-apartheid activism and the life of activists in exile has been captured and documented in a book titled the Wauchopes.

Volunteers use art to navigate negative social ills 23 February 2020, 8:17 AM

A group of volunteers hoping to combat drug abuse as well as xenophobia in the country is teaching children and teenagers in Upington in the Northern Cape how to use art to navigate the negative social ills in the town.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
Govt should encourage people to use indigenous languages: CJ Mogoeng 22 February 2020, 9:56 PM

Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Mogoeng Mogoeng says government should encourage people to study and make use of indigenous languages.

Joseph Shabalala
Ramaphosa says Shabalala will be nominated for the individual Order of Ikhamanga 22 February 2020, 4:05 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the late Joseph Shabalala will be nominated for the order of Ikhamanga in Gold.