Makhanda residents use Jerusalema Dance Challenge to raise money to fix potholes

27 September 2020, 8:09 PM
Residents from the Eastern Cape are fed up with the lack of service delivery in their respective municipalities.
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K-pop group BTS revels in a milestone but misses celebrating with fans 12 September 2020, 7:45 AM

For K-pop superstars BTS, 2020 is turning out to be a good year, with the group becoming the first Korean act to debut at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, if only they could celebrate with their fans.

‘Wonder Woman’ movie sequel delayed two months to December 11 September 2020, 7:56 PM

The Warner Bros movie studio on Friday postponed the debut of superhero sequel "Wonder Woman 1984" until Christmas Day as many theaters remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Robben Island to host 10 Miss SA finalists 11 September 2020, 7:46 AM

Robben Island will on Friday play host to the 10 Miss South Africa finalists currently visiting Cape Town.

Thandeka Mdeliswa’s family concerned that no arrest has been made 10 September 2020, 8:09 PM

The family of slain actress Thandeka Mdeliswa has expressed concern that no arrest has been made regarding her killing.

Moses Mabhida stadium re-opens its doors to public 10 September 2020, 12:22 PM

Durban's Moses Mabhida stadium has re-opened its doors to the public following the relaxation of lockdown regulations. eThekwini Municipal spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela says several businesses located at the stadium will begin trading again

Artists call for re-opening of theatres amid COVID-19 10 September 2020, 6:53 AM

Artists affiliated to the Culture and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa are calling for the re-opening of theatres and other entertainment venues which were closed at the start of the nationwide lockdown earlier this year.

EFF’s Ndlozi sticks to his tweet, as social media takes him to task 9 September 2020, 5:14 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has come under social media “fire” for a controversial tweet in defence of party members caught on tape pushing away an ENCA journalist.

Breaking the mold: Sculptors seek to create Black figures in bronze 9 September 2020, 4:10 PM

The toppling of Confederate statues during nationwide protests against racial injustice brought renewed attention to the importance of U.S. public monuments, very few of which were made by Black sculptors.

Bollywood actor’s death grips India with frenzied TV coverage 9 September 2020, 2:39 PM

The abrupt death of Sushant Singh Rajput has spurred a debate about the stigma of mental health, the rarefied insider world of Bollywood, and, more recently, condemnation of the media for the non-stop coverage of the duelling accusations between Rajput’s family and his girlfriend.

Tourism industry urges govt to open the country’s borders 9 September 2020, 8:49 AM

Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has made an impassioned plea to government to immediately open the country's borders if the sector is to be revived.

Oscars academy sets out new diversity standards for best picture contenders 9 September 2020, 3:15 AM

The body that hands out the Academy Awards on Tuesday published detailed inclusion and diversity guidelines that filmmakers will have to meet in order for their work to be eligible for a best picture Oscar, starting in 2024.

Cheek to cheek,’Dancing with the Stars’ waltzes back despite pandemic 8 September 2020, 8:39 PM

There will be no studio audience, no group dances, no sky box where the celebrities and their partners congregate.

Lloyd Webber urges UK to set date for theatres to open at full capacity 8 September 2020, 7:03 PM

British theatres urgently need to be given a date when they can reopen at full capacity if they are to survive the coronavirus pandemic, composer and theatre owner Andrew Lloyd Webber told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday.

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ sparks backlash over Xinjiang, Hong Kong 8 September 2020, 1:49 PM

Walt Disney Co’s release of “Mulan”, which is set in China and meant to appeal to audiences there, has provoked a backlash on social media over its star’s support of Hong Kong police and for being partly filmed in the Xinjiang region.

Parliamentary committee chair describes late actress Thandeka Mdeliswa as a talented,inspirational young woman 8 September 2020, 6:39 AM

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture, Beauty Dlulane, has extended condolences to the family of actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa, who died at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital over the weekend.

Munghana Lonene presenter Eric Makelane passes away 7 September 2020, 12:57 PM

Renowned broadcaster and Munghana Lonene presenter, Eric Makelane has passed away in the early hours of Monday. Makelane, popularly known as ''Khel Khel" joined the SABC in 1987. 

Box Office: ‘Tenet’ Kicks Off With $20 Million in the U.S., Nears $150 Million Globally 7 September 2020, 1:24 AM

After months of delays, Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic “Tenet” finally arrived in U.S. theaters and generated $20.2 million over Labor Day weekend.

Police launch manhunt for suspect in Thandeka Mdeliswa’s murder 6 September 2020, 8:12 PM

Police in Mpumalanga have launched a manhunt for a man suspected of shooting 34-year-old actress Thandeka Mdeliswa.

Robert Pattinson’s positive test on ‘Batman’ set underscores challenges for Hollywood 6 September 2020, 5:42 PM

British actor Robert Pattinson has tested positive for COVID-19, news media reported, halting production of “The Batman” and highlighting the industry’s struggles to get back to business after months of a pandemic-induced shutdown.

Writer and activist Achmat Dangor dies 6 September 2020, 1:42 PM

South African writer and activist Achmat Dangor has died. Dangor headed various non-governmental organisations in South Africa including the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

South African actress Thandeka Mdeliswa has died 6 September 2020, 9:47 AM

Popular South African actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa,  popularly known for the role of Khanya in SABC1 Isindebele drama 'Ikani', has died at the age of 34.

Trevor Noah among Fortune 40 Under 40 list of most influential people 6 September 2020, 9:04 AM

South African comedian Trevor Noah has yet to react to news that he has made it to the Fortune 40 Under 40 list of most influential people in the world.

FEATURE: Gospel music group Wacha Mkhukhu on the struggle for recognition 6 September 2020, 7:05 AM

The music group Wacha Mkhukhu was formed in 2005. The name is derived from the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) choir which consists of males, called Mkhukhu.

Gia Coppola, Maya Hawke premiere ‘Mainstream’ in Venice 6 September 2020, 5:53 AM

Seven years after launching her debut movie "Palo Alto" at the Venice Film Festival, filmmaker Gia Coppola returned to the water city on Saturday with her sophomore feature "Mainstream".

Anger over Clicks advert rages on despite apology 5 September 2020, 7:42 PM

Offensive, disrespectful and racist - that's how some Black women have described an online advertisement by health and lifestyle retailer Clicks.

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Maidens walk to Enyokeni Palace with placards calling for an end to GBV 5 September 2020, 3:38 PM

Thirty maidens have made a three kilometres walk to the Enyokeni Palace, in Nongoma, north of KwaZulu-Natal, to present the king with placards calling for an end to gender-based violence.

Indian firm, Bollywood’s Akshay Kumar to launch tactical mobile game after PUBG ban 4 September 2020, 9:09 PM

An Indian firm is set to launch a battle royale mobile videogame in partnership with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, capitalising on the void left by a ban on Chinese tech firm Tencent’s popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).

How Disney should handle ‘Black Panther 2’ after Chadwick Boseman’s death 4 September 2020, 8:00 PM

Soon after learning that “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman had died at age 43, fans urged Marvel Studios not to recast the role, setting up a dilemma for the studio planning a sequel to Hollywood’s first major superhero film with a predominantly Black cast.

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DUT ranked one of top five universities in South Africa 4 September 2020, 6:55 PM

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has been ranked as one of the top five universities in South Africa and amongst the best in Africa.

Retail store Clicks slammed for offensive advert regarding black women’s hair 4 September 2020, 2:52 PM

South Africa’s social media is abuzz after retail company Clicks posted an offensive advert regarding black women's hair.