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History-making Oscars asks viewers to ‘Bring your movie love’ 25 April 2021, 6:24 PM

The pandemic-delayed Academy Awards ceremony takes place at a Los Angeles rail station on Sunday on what could be a historic night packed with surprises, not just around the winners but the event itself.

Durban musicians raise awareness of their struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic 25 April 2021, 2:15 PM

Up-and-coming musicians in Durban have come together to hold open-air busking performances in public spaces as part of the Independent Artists Busking Project.

A musical theatre production put together to commemorate 1976 Soweto Uprisings 25 April 2021, 7:02 AM

In commemoration of the Soweto Uprising, renowned theatre creator Jerry Pooe and music director Mondli Ngcobo are putting together '1976 The Musical'.

Oscar line-up is packed with firsts 25 April 2021, 1:17 AM

It's a year of multiple firsts at this year's Oscars, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony for the highest achievement in film.

Rapper DMX memorial service to be livestreamed from Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre 24 April 2021, 7:09 PM

American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by his stage name DMX or Dark Man X, will be mourned by fans around the world in a livestreamed event from Brooklyn's Barclays Centre on Saturday.

Durban healthcare workers take time out to de-stress 24 April 2021, 6:23 PM

Healthcare workers took time out from their hectic and heavy schedules to de-stress in Durban today. They participated in an inter-hospital tournament.

Giuliani earns Razzie award for year’s worst movie performances 24 April 2021, 3:22 PM

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's unwitting appearance in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" was named one of the year's worst performances by voters for the annual Razzie prizes on Saturday.

City of Tshwane wants control over the Women’s Living Heritage Monument 23 April 2021, 6:59 PM

The City of Tshwane says it wants to take control of the neglected Women's Living Heritage Monument at Lillian Ngoyi Square in Pretoria.

Mobile breast cancer screening unit provides women with mammograms and breast ultrasound 23 April 2021, 3:42 PM

A mobile breast cancer screening unit at George in the Southern Cape is providing women with the opportunity to go for a mammogram and breast ultrasound in a safe and convenient, out-of-hospital environment.

Key nominations for the 2021 Academy Awards 23 April 2021, 8:00 AM

The Academy Awards, or Oscars, will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday and broadcast live on ABC television.

Britain’s Prince William and Kate share new picture of son Louis 22 April 2021, 11:57 PM

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate published a photograph of their youngest child Louis to mark his third birthday on Friday.

Tokyo Motor Show cancelled as Japan faces another state of emergency 22 April 2021, 11:35 AM

Tokyo will not host its motor show this year because of the global pandemic, organizers said on Thursday, underscoring Japan's struggle to contain both a resurgent COVID-19 outbreak and the widening economic fall-out.

BRIT Music Awards to host 4 000-strong audience in UK pilot event 22 April 2021, 8:00 AM

Four thousand people will attend the BRIT Awards next month, in what organisers of Britain's pop music honours said would be the first major indoor music event with a live audience as the country emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.

The ‘Alice in Wonderland-Esque’ Bar Hidden in a New York Subway Station 21 April 2021, 10:46 PM

Behind an inconspicuous black door on a stairwell in New York's 28th Street subway station, the person in the know will find cocktail lounge La Noxe.

Ferrari unveils first details of special edition V12 car based on 812 Superfast 21 April 2021, 6:11 PM

Luxury carmaker Ferrari on Wednesday unveiled initial details of its new supercar, the first of three new models it has promised for the coming months.

Shakespeare Schools’ Festival resumes after rocky start 21 April 2021, 5:20 PM

About 15 schools and amateur groups are presenting abridged versions of well-known Shakespeare plays at the Artscape Theatre, in the heart of Cape Town.

‘A little bit of sparkle’: fashionistas eye Oscars red carpet frocks 21 April 2021, 4:07 PM

Looking through a rack of colourful evening gowns, celebrity stylist Cristina Ehrlich pulls out a shiny black and chrome frock she describes as a classic red carpet look.

SA author receives France’s top cultural award 21 April 2021, 9:03 AM

South African crime fiction author, Deon Meyer, has received France's top cultural award, Chevailer des Arts et des Lettres, or Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters.

Queen Elizabeth marks 95th birthday, days after husband’s funeral 21 April 2021, 3:33 AM

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the world's oldest monarch, turns 95 on Wednesday, but there will be no public celebrations of an occasion that comes just days after she bade a sad farewell to her husband of seven decades a this funeral.

Protesting Free State artists’ 40-day sit-in over 20 April 2021, 8:15 PM

Protesting Free State artists have ended their 40-day sit-in at the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State in Bloemfontein after the appointment of interim acting CEO, Sharon Snell.

Ditsobotla municipality to step up local cemetery’s security following theft of De La Rey’s bust 20 April 2021, 4:02 PM

The Ditsobotla Local Municipality in Lichtenburg in the North West says it'll step up security at the local cemetery, following the theft of a bust of Boer War General, Koos De La Rey, over the weekend.

FAK still hoping to find missing De la Rey bust 20 April 2021, 11:41 AM

The Federation for Afrikaans Culture Organisations (FAK) is still hoping to find the bronze bust of Boer General Koos de la Rey.

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Book ‘Zajik’ Izinto’ revives debate on women’s involvement in traditional male circumcision 19 April 2021, 8:31 PM

The involvement of women in traditional male circumcision is back in the spotlight.

Boulders Mall traditional attire incident ‘misinterpreted’: Manager 19 April 2021, 6:24 PM

Jose Maponyane, the centre manager of Boulders Mall in Midrand, says the incident of him arguing with a customer was taken out of context.

Madrid to host charity bullfight for matadors left jobless by COVID-19 18 April 2021, 4:00 AM

Crowds will return to Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic next month for a charity bullfight to raise money for matadors left jobless by COVID-19, officials said on Saturday.

Stellenbosch Wine Routes celebrates its 50th anniversary 17 April 2021, 9:56 PM

Stellenbosch Wine Routes celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, a milestone it shares with the birth of the South African wine tourism industry.

Photo Gallery: Prince Philip Funeral 17 April 2021, 4:38 PM

The UK bids a final farewell to Prince Philip at a ceremonial funeral.

Meghan to watch Prince Philip’s funeral from home in California: Source 17 April 2021, 4:10 PM

Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, will watch the funeral of Prince Philip at her home in California on Saturday after she was advised by her doctor not to travel while pregnant, a source familiar with the situation said.

Fit for, and designed by a prince: Philip’s Land Rover funeral hearse 17 April 2021, 2:16 PM

When Prince Philip's coffin is conveyed to church for his funeral service, it will be taken in a specially-commissioned Land Rover that the British royal himself helped design.

Moses Molelekwa remembered on what would have been his 48th birthday 17 April 2021, 11:02 AM

South African jazz pianist, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, would have turned 48 today. He died 20 years ago.