TikTok’s US users prepare for life without the video app

14 July 2020, 8:19 PM
Ty Gibson, 20, of Greensboro, North Carolina, brushed off speculation last week on TikTok that his favourite video sharing platform was going to be banned.
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead in his Mumbai home 14 June 2020, 2:42 PM

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who won acclaim for his role in the 2016 biopic of then Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was found dead at his home in Mumbai on Sunday, police said.

A scaled-down ceremony at Windsor marks Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday 14 June 2020, 6:27 AM

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth viewed a socially-distanced military ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark her official birthday on Saturday, after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellation of the usual large parade of soldiers through central London.

Christopher Nolan movie ‘Tenet’ to open July 31 as industry seeks rebound 14 June 2020, 1:16 AM

Director Christopher Nolan's thriller "Tenet" will debut in cinemas on July 31,distributor Warner Bros. said on Friday, the first new blockbuster in months for movie theatres that need fresh films to lure audiences after pandemic-related closures.

Limpopo community inundated with people looking for Lengana herb 13 June 2020, 7:21 PM

The community of Leolo-Hoepakranza section outside Jane Furse in Limpopo has denied that some people were arrested for harvesting Artimesia Afra herb or Lengana, which is believed to be a remedy for treating respiratory related ailments.

Growing up with Albinism was not easy: Sethibe 13 June 2020, 4:32 PM

People with albinism are just as capable as everyone. That's according to 29-year-old Lerato Sethibe who has Albinism. Sethibe who is from Maokeng, Kroonstad in the Free State, is a model and an up-and-coming actress.

Musician Tribute Mboweni on her collaboration with DJ Ganyani 13 June 2020, 3:03 PM

Creatives Under Lockdown is a SABC News feature, which focuses on issues affecting artists. This week musician  Tribute Mboweni shares the story behind her collaboration with DJ Ganyani.

Coachella music festival in the US cancelled this years due to COVID-19 13 June 2020, 6:46 AM

Organizers of the Coachella music festival confirmed that the event would no longer take place this year because of the coronavirus epidemic, but announced new dates for April 2021.

Academy says films aiming to win Oscars will need to meet diversity criteria 12 June 2020, 9:00 PM

The organisation that handout the Academy Awards said Friday it would form a group to develop diversity and inclusion guidelines that filmmakers will have to meet in order for their work to be eligible for Oscars.

Country music’s Lady Antebellum changes name because of slavery association 12 June 2020, 10:22 AM

Country music group Lady Antebellum on Thursday changed its name to Lady A, saying it regretted its blindspot over the name’s association with a time of slavery in the United States.

Cape Town disaster management monitoring impact of cold weather conditions 12 June 2020, 9:48 AM

Disaster management authorities in the Western Cape are monitoring the impact of adverse weather conditions, following a cold front which brought heavy rain and a drop in temperatures in a number of areas.

Vietnam schoolgirl creates art from the chaos of the coronavirus 12 June 2020, 6:05 AM

Stuck at home with school suspended, Nguyen Doi Chung Anh made the most of a lockdown in Vietnam by using art to demonstrate tragedy, resilience and chaos in the world’s battle against the coronavirus.

DA’s hairdressers’ case heads to court 12 June 2020, 5:58 AM

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) hairdresser’s case against Cooperative Governance Minister, Noksazana Dlamini-Zuma will be argued in the Cape Town High Court on Friday.

KZN conservation body ready to reopen parks and game reserves 11 June 2020, 6:45 PM

KwaZulu-Natal conservation body - Ezemvelo and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority say they have prepared themselves for the re-opening of several parks and game reserves to visitors and hikers.

Hairdressers go underground as lockdown drags on in South Africa 10 June 2020, 3:45 PM

Hairdresser Beauty Matunhira arrives at her client’s home in Johannesburg armed with dye, relaxer and gel, ready to tackle her next case of lockdown hair.

Zoos and drive-in cinemas will be among English businesses reopening next Monday 10 June 2020, 12:06 AM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out details on Wednesday of which sectors of the economy will be allowed to resume on June 15, including the reopening of zoos and drive-in cinemas in England.

Eiffel Tower in Paris to welcome back visitors on June 25 9 June 2020, 8:31 PM

The Eiffel Tower in Paris will reopen on June 25 from its longest closure since World War Two after being forced to shut for more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tower’s management said on Tuesday.

Premier Mabuyane urges government to ban alcohol sale in the Eastern Cape 9 June 2020, 1:39 PM

The Eastern Cape government has written to the national government, requesting it to prohibit the sale of alcohol in the province.

Britain’s Banksy depicts US flag on fire in Floyd tribute 8 June 2020, 9:37 PM

Reclusive British street artist Banksy published a new artwork online on Saturday which depicts the United States flag being set alight by a candle that forms part of a memorial to an anonymous, black, silhouetted figure.

Film-makers back to work in New Zealand after coronavirus 8 June 2020, 8:49 AM

New Zealand’s capital has had an extra buzz of excitement over the past week since Hollywood director James Cameron and his crew flew in to film the much-anticipated sequel of the epic science-fiction film “Avatar”.

June marks Ukhozi FM’s 60th anniversary 7 June 2020, 6:17 PM

Africa's biggest radio station, Ukhozi FM, celebrates its 60th anniversary in June.

‘Am I going to get shot?’ kids ask, as brands try to explain racism and violence to children 7 June 2020, 1:16 PM

For 8 minutes and 46 seconds - the time it took George Floyd, an unarmed black man, to die at the hands of Minneapolis police - cable TV kids channel Nickelodeon’s screen went black on Tuesday to sounds of inhaling and exhaling, as white text flashed “I can’t breathe.”

California says film and TV production can resume as early as June 12 7 June 2020, 4:00 AM

Film and TV cameras can start rolling in California as soon as June 12, state officials said on Friday as they approved new guidelines to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on sets.

Gorilla Makokou back at the Joburg Zoo after trip to the vet 6 June 2020, 10:00 PM

The Johannesburg Zoo's male Gorilla Makokou is back home after a trip to a veterinary hospital.

FEATURE: Thabo Malema on the new enemy, his dream and COVID-19 6 June 2020, 3:46 PM

Creatives Under Lockdown is a SABC News feature which focuses on issues affecting artists. This week actor, Thabo Malema, shares his experiences of being part of local and international productions.

Religious leaders must ensure lockdown regulations are adhered to: SACC 6 June 2020, 9:38 AM

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) has called on religious leaders to ensure that lockdown regulations are adhered to by pastors and congregants.

‘Selma’ was snubbed at 2015 Oscars after cast protested police violence says actor 6 June 2020, 8:41 AM

The civil rights movie “Selma” was made free for rental on Friday, a day after actor David Oyelowo said Oscar voters had deliberately snubbed the film in 2015.

Ramaphosa concerned by surge in alcohol-related hospital cases 5 June 2020, 8:43 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he's concerned about the surge in alcohol-related hospital admissions, since the resumption of liquor sales.

Whoopi Goldberg teams with Extinction Rebellion for climate change movie 5 June 2020, 7:08 PM

American actress Whoopi Goldberg has leant her voice to an Extinction Rebellion animated film highlighting the precarious state of the planet’s natural environment.

Paris gallery keeps visitors apart with extension hats 5 June 2020, 12:08 PM

An art gallery in Paris has sought inspiration in ancient China to help it enforce social distancing, by providing hats with winged extensions for visitors.

Rivonia trialist Andrew Mlangeni turns 95-years-old on Saturday 5 June 2020, 11:24 AM

Anti-apartheid struggle stalwart and the last remaining ANC Rivonia trialist, Andrew Mlangeni, will turn 95-years-old on Saturday.