The Durban International Film Festival takes place virtually for a second year

1 August 2021, 1:06 PM
This year marks the 42nd edition of South Africa's longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival. For the second year running the festival is taking place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Miss South Africa beauty pageant organisers have announced the first transgender woman in the top 30 for the 2021 pageant.

Hate crimes against the LGBTIQ+ community have far reaching consequences: PsySSA 7 July 2021, 8:15 AM

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Former SABC radio personality Martha Makhela has passed away 6 July 2021, 6:00 PM

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British royal Kate self-isolating after COVID-19 contact 5 July 2021, 6:01 PM

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Two Oceans Aquarium pleads with people to reduce dependence on plastic 4 July 2021, 3:00 PM

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