Cameras roll again in Nollywood but Nigeria’s cinemas still dark

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Nigeria’s film industry is creeping back to work after lockdown, and one of the first productions to resume is a new television series about a highly infectious disease that has ravaged the world.
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HHP memorial to be held in Mahikeng 31 October 2018, 9:53 PM

The North West government, colleagues and friends of the Hip-Hop star, Jabulani Tsambo, who is affectionately known as HHP, have organised a memorial service for him to be held at the Mmabatho Convention Centre in Mahikeng on Thursday. The memorial service is expected to start at midday. HHP died at his home in Randpark Ridge […]

Portugal bans use of wild circus animals 31 October 2018, 8:18 PM

Portugal has banned the use of wild animals in circuses by 2024 with a new law passed by parliament and applauded by animal rights groups.

Gift of the Givers saves 28 beehives 31 October 2018, 6:46 PM

Humanitarian aid charity organisation, The Gift of the Givers, says it has saved 28 beehives, rescuing over two million bees from the vegetation fire that ravaged large parts of the Southern Cape.

Chanel presents ‘Cruise’ replica along Bangkok’s river 31 October 2018, 4:29 PM

Chanel on Wednesday staged a replica of its Cruise 2018-2019 collection along Bangkok's Chao Phraya river, the first ever showing for the French fashion house in the Thai capital.

Live: BRICS Ministers of Culture Meeting 31 October 2018, 10:03 AM

The Arts and Culture Ministry hosts a delegation of BRICS Ministers of Culture to provide a strategic leadership and guidance on how governments can best strengthen collaborations among member states, market access, and to promote cultural diplomacy for a broader government socio-economic agenda. The event forms part of the recently hosted 10th BRICS Summit.

Meghan and Prince Harry
Pregnant Meghan the star as Pacific royal tour ends 31 October 2018, 5:58 AM

Prince Harry and pregnant wife Meghan visited the New Zealand resort town of Rotorua Wednesday to wrap up a lengthy Pacific tour which has confirmed the star appeal of Britain’s newest royal. Meghan, displaying what Harry affectionately refers to as “our little bump”, has drawn adoring crowds in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand on […]

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Gautrain to feature in international film production 30 October 2018, 7:12 PM

American based film production studio, MiclnGrace studios is set to film a multi-million dollar project in Sandton, north of Johannesburg in the coming months. South Africa's high-speed train will be featured in this international production.

Hawking’s signed thesis, wheelchair auctioned in London 30 October 2018, 6:06 PM

A copy of Stephen Hawking's doctorate thesis signed in a shaky hand was unveiled Tuesday as the highlight of a new auction of the British physicist's personal items in London.

HHP afforded a civic funeral 30 October 2018, 5:32 PM

The spokesperson of the Premier of  North West, Vuyi Ngesi says Jabulani Tsambo will be afforded a civic funeral, which is a public ceremony held to honour important people.

Jabulani Tsambo
“HHP found power in vernacular” 30 October 2018, 3:15 PM

Fellow musicians have described Jabulani Tsambo affectionately known as HHP as the biggest thing that happened in the music industry.

Black and white photo of HHP
Memorial service to be held for HHP 30 October 2018, 6:16 AM

The memorial service for hip-hop artist Jabulani 'HHP' Tsambo will be held at the Newtown Music Factory, formerly known as the Bassline, in Johannesburg at midday on Monday.

Jabulani "HHP" Tsambo
Call for Mmabana to be named after HHP 29 October 2018, 7:30 PM

A political party, Forum 4 Service Delivery, has called on the North West government to rename Mmabana Arts and Culture Foundation, after musician Jabulani "HHP" Tsambo.

Jamie Lee Curtis
‘Halloween’ scares away box office competition with $32 million 29 October 2018, 3:10 PM

Universal and Blumhouse’s slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis picked up another $32 million, marking a 58% decline from its impressive debut.

Meghan and Prince Harry
Tea and sympathy as royals talk mental health in N.Z. 29 October 2018, 6:40 AM

Prince Harry and wife Meghan expressed their admiration for mental health workers at a beachside morning tea in New Zealand Monday, returning to an issue that has been a recurring theme on their jam-packed Pacific tour. 

Sifiso Nene to host The Combo Comedy Show 28 October 2018, 12:17 PM

One of the most well-known comedians in the country, Sifiso Nene to host his show titled, "The Combo Comedy Show".

Harry and Meghan land in NZealand on last leg of Pacific tour 28 October 2018, 8:37 AM

Prince Harry and Meghan arrived in Wellington Sunday to start the last leg of their 16-day, four-nation tour after attending the closing ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney.

University Fort Hare entrance
Pandor launches library project at Fort Hare 27 October 2018, 6:41 PM

Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor, has launched a two-hundred-million rand library at the University of Fort Hare in East London.

Lagos designers champion ‘unapologetically African’ fashion 27 October 2018, 1:37 PM

"You have to struggle so hard to make your voice heard, that's why Lagos will always stand out," model Larry Hector told AFP about Nigeria's gritty yet unquestionably glamorous megacity Lagos.

HHP to be laid to rest next Saturday 27 October 2018, 10:03 AM

The family of late hip hop artist Jabulani Tsambo, better known as HPP say the star will be laid to rest in Mmbatho in Mahikeng next Saturday, 3rd of November.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ tour jacket up for auction 27 October 2018, 8:48 AM

Michael Jackson's black "Bad" jacket that the singer wore on his first solo tour is going up for auction in November and could fetch up to $100 000.

North West govt to assist in organising HHP’s funeral 26 October 2018, 7:14 PM

North West government says it will work together with the Tsambo Family to ensure they organise a dignified send-off for the late Hip Hop star HHP next week

Tina Turner’s songwriter Tony Joe White dead at 75 26 October 2018, 5:33 PM

Country blues man Tony Joe White, who wrote for Tina Turner and authored hits covered by music icons including Elvis Presley and Tom Jones, has died. He was 75.

Police officers urged to undergo medical check-ups 26 October 2018, 2:38 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele has urged members of the police service particularly males to always undergo medical check-ups to determine their health status regarding cancer and other chronic diseases.

Moses Moyo
Media fraternity mourns the passing of Moses Moyo 26 October 2018, 1:06 PM

The media fraternity is mourning the passing of Moses Moyo - a well-known journalist and owner of a local newspaper, the Joburg Inner City Gazette.

Same-sex penguin couple become parents 26 October 2018, 7:51 AM

Two male penguins who paired up as a "same-sex couple" have successfully incubated a baby chick and are "doting" on their tiny offspring, an Australian aquarium announced Friday.

Topshop billionaire named in ‘Brit #MeToo’ scandal issues denial 25 October 2018, 10:05 PM

British fashion tycoon Philip Green has denied "unlawful sexual or racist behaviour" after a lawmaker named him Thursday as having used an injunction to suppress the publication of harassment allegations by five employees.

Hip Hop pioneer HHP remembered 25 October 2018, 8:18 PM

Tributes continue to pour in for HHP 25 October 2018, 7:39 PM

The Hip Hop fraternity has described artist Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as ‘HHP’,  as a pioneer of local Hip Hop, who paved the way for young artists. The 38-year-old died on Wednesday at his home in Randpark Ridge, west of Johannesburg. The cause of his death has not been officially disclosed. However his battle with […]

Learners with a weapon
Limpopo learners suspended over violent panga-wielding video 25 October 2018, 5:02 PM

Nine of the learners at a Limpopo school who are seen wielding dangerous weapons during a fight on a video that went viral on social media, have been suspended.

‘HHP a pioneer of local Hip Hop’ 25 October 2018, 2:28 PM

The Hip Hop fraternity has described artist Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as 'HHP', as a pioneer of local hip hop, who paved the way for young artists.