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JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) veteran Derek Hanekom has welcomed what he called a reluctant apology issued by former president Jacob Zuma on Sunday. Zuma tweeted last year that Hanekom was a known enemy agent after it emerged that the former tourism minister had met with opposition parties in a bid to oust Zuma as president. Hanekom took Zuma to […]

MADRID – Spanish actor Antonio Banderas announced on his 60th birthday Monday that he was in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus but was feeling “relatively well”. “I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine after having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease,” Banderas, known for roles in such films as “The […]

Merafong Mayor Maphefo Mogale-Letsie and MP Boyce Maneli have turned to the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) to plead their case, after they were told to resign. The ANC in Gauteng has called for the pair to step down from their roles for failing to act against officials involved in the collapse of VBS Mutual […]

THE primary school looks pretty much like another in rural KwaZulu-Natal – a set of mobile classrooms amid the mud houses and kraals dotting the valleys of the mountainous area. But Nqobani Primary School has something rather special about it. Every grade, from Grade R to Grade 7, has at least one pair of twins. […]

27 years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorise the town of Derry. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so, Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of […]

Cape Town – After the very first season of The Bachelor South Africa took the country by storm, M-Net swiftly announced that the channel will be embarking on another love journey of a lifetime. The broadcaster invited ladies who are keen to settle down with the man of their dreams to put their names forward. His full […]

Venice – Joker, a daring take on the comic book villain starring Joaquin Phoenix, won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice film festival Saturday with Roman Polanski controversially taking second prize. It is the first superhero film ever to get this kind of arthouse kudos, and could now be on its way to Oscar […]

A toxic mix of hate and misinformation sent waves of xenophobic violence across Gauteng this week. The police’s response to the violence, which kicked off in earnest in Johannesburg, last Sunday, was largely reactive. They rounded up and arrested hundreds, and engaged in running battles with angry mobs in Johannesburg, parts of the East Rand […]

Uyinene Mrwetyana’s alleged killer apparently burnt her body and then buried her in a shallow grave after raping and killing her inside the Clareinch Post Office in Claremont, Police Minister Bheki Cele said. Cele revealed the details at the 19-year-old UCT student’s funeral in East London on Saturday. He painted the gruesome picture of what […]

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