The iconic performing arts theatre, the Furgard Theatre in District Six – Cape Town- is closing its doors permanently, with immediate effect. Fugard founder and producer, Eric Abraham, says they are not convinced that the Theatre will be Covid safe and financially viable again after it was closed for about[…]
September commemorates the annual Heritage Month in South Africa. The premise for this year’s Heritage Month is ‘Reclaiming, restoring and celebrating our living heritage’. Heritage Month recognizes aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible. For 84-year-old, Zainab Davidson nee Amlay or ‘Aunty Patty’, as she is[…]
With the start of Heritage Month, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and the Department of Transport and Public Works have launched the brand new Cape Town Museum, located in the old Standard Bank building in Adderley Street. This 1880s heritage building is known to many as “the[…]
A third attacker in the deadly assault on the Bardo museum is on the run, Tunisia’s president said Sunday, declaring his country at war with the extremists who killed 21 people at one of North Africa’s most revered cultural institutions. President Beji Caid Essebsi said the attack involved “three aggressors”[…]
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for the attack that killed 21 people at a museum. But Tunisian authorities said the two slain gunmen had no clear links to extremists, and analysts said existing extremist cells are merely being inspired by the group, rather than establishing its presence across[…]
Two cruise lines suspended visits to Tunisia on Thursday after 17 passengers from their ships were killed in the museum attack, delivering an immediate economic blow to the North African country. Passengers of Mediterranean cruise lines Costa Crociere and MSC Cruises were visiting the National Bardo Museum when gunmen stormed it[…]
Government is trying to verify reports that South African citizens are among those wounded in an attack on a museum in the Tunisian capital Tunis, Deputy International Relations and Co-operation Minister Luwellyn Landers said on Thursday. “Officials from the SA embassy in Tunis are working with authorities to verify reports[…]
Tunisian authorities have arrested four people allegedly directly linked to Wednesday’s attack apparently targeting tourists at a museum that killed at least 21 people. Five others suspected of having ties to the gunmen behind the raid, have also been detained, the presidency said in a statement. Forty seven others were[…]
Tunisia’s president has promised to wage a “merciless war against terrorism” after gunmen killed 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in a daylight attack on a museum. As the international community denounced Wednesday’s assault on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, which also left more than 40 people wounded, President[…]
Gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a leading museum in Tunisia’s capital, leaving at least eight dead and six wounded, including foreign tourists, authorities said. It was the first attack on a tourist site in years in Tunisia, a shaky young democracy that has struggled to keep radical violence at bay.[…]
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