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Oprah tops Forbes’ high-paid celebrity list

Her new television network is struggling, but Oprah Winfrey's bank account is doing just fine.

Whitney Houston found dead in LA hotel room

Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston, one of the most talented performers of her generation, died on Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel room.

The Artist, The Descendants rake in Golden Globes

Silent movie <i>The Artist</i> and family drama <i>The Descendants</i> have scooped the accolades at this year's Golden Globe awards.

Beyonce’s baby bump steals show at MTV video awards

Pop star Lady Gaga picked up two awards and Katy Perry won three but Beyonce's pregnancy announcement trumped all the award winners.

Fans, stars tweet the blues over Winehouse death

Soul singer Amy Winehouse, who died unexpectedly at age 27, received numerous tributes on Saturday from ordinary fans around the world.

‘Fighting first lady’ Betty Ford dies at 93

Betty Ford, the wife of the late president Gerald Ford, who overcame addictions and helped found a rehabilitation clinic, died on Friday at 93.

Former US first lady Betty Ford dies, age 93

Betty Ford, the wife of the late president Gerald Ford, who overcame addictions and helped found a rehabilitation clinic, died on Friday at 93.

‘Columbo’ actor Peter Falk dies

Emmy-winning actor Peter Falk, the shrewd detective from the 1970s television show <i>Columbo</i> has died, aged 83.

King’s Speech crowned big winner at Oscars

<em>The King's Speech</em> was crowned the big winner with four Oscars on Sunday, including best film and best actor for its star, Colin Firth

Oscar producers say show comes with youthful edge

When the curtain comes up on the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, the show's producers hope to reconnect movie fans with Hollywood history.

Oscar producers seek tweeting moms on awards night

Oscar organisers rolled out the digital red carpet on Monday, unveiling their slogan "you're invited" for the upcoming film honours.

Social Network electrifies Golden Globes

Facebook film <em>The Social Network</em> won four Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, including best drama, making it a front-runner in the Oscar race.

Sarah Palin gets down and dirty in new TV show

<i>Sarah Palin's Alaska</i> couldn't be further from the pampered pooches and designer divas seen in much of the popular reality TV fare.

Oscar-nominated Tony Curtis dies, age 85

Tony Curtis,one of the biggest box-office stars of the 1950s and Sixties and one of Hollywood's busiest playboys, died at his home on Wednesday.

Judge grants appeal to free Lindsay Lohan

A judge late on Friday granted an appeal to release actress Lindsay Lohan from jail less than nine hours after she was placed behind bars.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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