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Tina Turner, the American-born singer, left a hardscrabble farming community and abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time.
Posted: May 26, 2023, 8:07 am
Bag Factory Artists Studio in Fordsburg, Johannesburg, celebrates diversity in its latest exhibition titled, Bag Factory: Reflections.
Posted: May 26, 2023, 7:12 am
Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a hardscrabble farming community and abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, died on Wednesday at the age of 83.
Posted: May 25, 2023, 2:50 am
Two married women and a mother have made Miss SA history by making the top 30 as the pageant enters a new era where marital and parental status no longer affect contestants.
Posted: May 24, 2023, 5:35 pm
New bombshell on the block Londeka Sishi is one to look out for on our TV screens.
Posted: May 24, 2023, 5:00 am
Nomfundo Moh is living that soft life that she sang about; not only sharing the global stage with Lebanese-British musician Mika and receiving plaques as a pinnacle of her success, but also finding economic freedom.
Posted: May 23, 2023, 5:00 am
It's not the ultimate soirée on the Joburg social calendar if fashion designers Mzukisi Mbane and Mpumelelo Dhlamini are not part of the invite-only guest list because you are guaranteed that they will show up dressed in tandem, just to up the ante.
Posted: May 22, 2023, 7:46 am
Music legend Freddy Gwala is a pantsula for life. Since his solo career started, he has always promoted street-lingo and the pantsula lifestyle.
Posted: May 19, 2023, 5:57 am
After years of experiencing bullying for being full-figured with a dark skink complexion since primary school, Yvette Moleke, 36, says the best way she could have gained confidence was to enter the Miss Curvylicious 2023 pageant.
Posted: May 19, 2023, 5:28 am
Lerumo Badimong is an African story set in the fictional world of Khathi and tells the tale of two deities at war.
Posted: May 18, 2023, 4:15 pm
Expect adrenaline overload as tenth instalment of 'Fast & Furious' saga hits the big screen; follow investigator Mike Bolhuis as he hunts for a cold-blooded killer in gripping true crime series; catch the hottest movies coming to our screens
Posted: May 18, 2023, 3:34 pm
A year since the passing of gospel diva Deborah Fraser, an album of songs composed by the late star has been released.
Posted: May 18, 2023, 11:16 am
Celebrated jazz artist and music composer Musa Manzini who died on Monday is lauded as one of the best jazz players in SA
Posted: May 16, 2023, 5:25 am
Manzini has released four albums such as My Bass, Tributes & Memories, New Reflections and Simply Life.
Posted: May 15, 2023, 12:33 pm
Fresh from quitting Diep City, actor Thandeka Dawn King will now star in the new telenovela Isitha – The Enemy.
Posted: May 14, 2023, 1:31 pm
While there is a lot of stigma behind people with body and face tattoos, rapper Marco de Vil chose not to allow societal standards stop him from pursuing a modelling career.
Posted: May 12, 2023, 8:33 am
As TV actor Gabriel Temudzani bids farewell to a character he played for 23 years in Muvhango, he reveals several layers about himself and beliefs which sometimes clashed with the character he portrayed for years.
Posted: May 12, 2023, 6:59 am
Slain Tshegofatso Pule's love for fashion and beauty will be brought to life in a new crime documentary that looks at her murder in June 2020.
Posted: May 12, 2023, 5:11 am
Iconic film Sarafina! has been selected for the 76th edition of Tthe Cannes Film Festival in France.
Posted: May 11, 2023, 11:50 am
Host Zola Hashatsi chats to A-list actors about their journey to the top, most famous roles and more in this entertaining podcast, available exclusively to TimesLIVE subscribers
Posted: May 11, 2023, 6:41 am
American singer and actor Chloe Bailey stunned on Monday night in Hollywood at the world premiere of the film, The Little Mermaid, in a citrus yellow gown by Mzansi couturier Gert-Johan Coetzee.
Posted: May 9, 2023, 3:05 pm
'Muvhango' actor Gabriel Temudzani has bowed out of the popular SABC2 soapie after 23 years.
Posted: May 9, 2023, 5:26 am
Television viewers might love to hate Vuyo Biyela as bad boy Mlilo Hlophe on The River but he claims to be more of a mama's boy in real life.
Posted: May 9, 2023, 5:05 am
Television viewers might love to hate Vuyo Biyela as bad boy Mlilo Hlophe on The River but he claims to be more of a mama's boy in real life.
Posted: May 9, 2023, 5:00 am
Not even the rain could prevent SA soprano Pretty Yende from bringing a ray of Mpumalanga sunshine at the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Posted: May 8, 2023, 8:34 am
Gospel star Betusile Mcinga says his hit song Ngena Noah, which bagged the Metro FM Music Awards Song of the Year gong was played in clubs, taverns, churches and traditional ceremonies.
Posted: May 8, 2023, 5:28 am
AKA's mother Lynn Forbes said: “Kiernan honey, you have come full circle today. You won your first Metro FM Music Awards in this province. Even then, he was among the most winners of the night. Even today the same happens.”
Posted: May 7, 2023, 11:39 am
Surreal horror mixes with spy action, and there's galaxy-saving derring-do from Chris Pratt's outlaw band of Marvel space farers, while new shows launch on TV
Posted: May 5, 2023, 10:31 am
South African old school music groups Mahotella Queens and African Jazz Pioneers have teamed up to produce an album.
Posted: May 5, 2023, 6:57 am
TV presenter Nomalanga Shozi has returned to her first love of acting with new dramedy Roomies.
Posted: May 5, 2023, 5:00 am