SA’s uber driver and opera singer heads to Hollywood.

JOHANNESBURG – A South African uber driver and opera singer will showcase his talent on the world stage. Menzi Mngoma made waves on social media after a video of him singing while transporting a passenger to Durban, went viral. JOHANNESBURG – A South African uber driver and opera singer will showcase his talent on the world stage. Menzi Mngoma made waves on social media after a video of him singing while transporting a passenger to Durban, went viral. In May 2019 uber […]

Facebook-backed research sees progress linking minds, machines .

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook-backed researchers have managed to translate brain signals into spoken words, bringing the social network’s vision of linking brains and machines closer to reality. A study published this week by University of California-San Francisco scientists showed progress toward a new type of brain-computer interface. The project involved brain implants, but could be a step toward accomplishing the goal with a non-invasive method such as augmented reality glasses with sensors. “A decade from now, the ability to type directly […]

Lira asks for privacy over rocky marriage.

JOHANNESBURG – South African singer Lira has requested for privacy after announcing her separation from husband Robin Kohl. In a statement released on social media on Saturday, Lira said the separation was amicable and also revealed that she is no longer living with her husband. “To all my beloved fans, friends, family and business associates. It is with great sadness that I announce my separation from my husband of many years, Mr Robin Kohl. “Robin and I are currently living apart […]

‘Avengers’ topples ‘Avatar’ to lead all-time box office.

LOS ANGELES – Avengers: Endgame, the latest episode in the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe series, has powered its way into the record books, smashing the global box office record held by Avatar. Here are the top ten box office juggernauts of all-time, in a ranking which hasn’t been adjusted to take inflation into account. 1. “Avengers: Endgame” (2019) $2.7902 billion  Brothers Anthony and Joe Russo conclude a 22-movie story arc with this adventure with Thor, the Hulk, Iron Man and Co., set after […]

Netflix shares slide on disappointing subscriber growth

SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix shares plunged in after-hours trade after its quarterly update showed weaker-than-expected subscriber growth for the streaming television sector leader. Netflix said it added 2.7 million new subscribers worldwide in the April-June period, well below expectations, as the sector prepared for offerings from rival groups including Walt Disney, Apple and others. Shares in Netflix skidded 11.97 percent to $319.07 in after-market trade following the results, which showed revenues and profits largely in line with analyst forecasts. Netflix […]

WATCH: John Kani, Lebo M fly SA flag high.

JOHANNESBURG – Music composer Lebo M and veteran actor John Kani continue to fly the South African flag high. The stars shared their involvement and experience ahead of the premiere of the much-awaited Lion King remake. Lebo M, who collaborated on a new song with Beyoncé for the film, says the latest adaptation of the movie is proudly South African. “With this new movie, there has never been a Lion King more South African than this one. We have the normal beginning of nants’ ingonyama and […]