News Shorts - RIP

RIP Luzuko Nteleko, known for his roles on Zone 14, Muvhango and Mfolozi Street, died on Monday (21 June) after battling brain cancer since 2019. He was 37.
2 Comments | 22 Jun 2021 12:15
RIP A video of Shaleen Surtie-Richard's funeral on Sunday>>
1 Comment | 14 Jun 2021 10:47
RIP Legendary actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards (Egoli) has died. Her agent Elysian Management announced the news on Facebook on Monday morning (7 June), stating they'll confirm further details as they become available. She was 66.
2 Comments | 07 Jun 2021 11:15
RIP TV chef, author and former model Sonia Cabano (Pampoen Tot Perlemoen) was found dead at her home on Monday 31 May. Her brother Meyer de Waal confirmed the news to Netwerk24. The cause of death is unconfirmed. She leaves behind two children: Guillaume (21) and Sabah (19). She was 57.
1 Comment | 01 Jun 2021 13:22
RIP Veteran actor and musician Macdonald Mathunjwa (Khululeka, Home Affairs) died in the early hours of Tuesday 1 June as a result of COVID-19 complications. His daughter Zanoxolo Mathunjwa announced his death on Twitter. He was 72.
2 Comments | 01 Jun 2021 12:31
RIP Veteran South African actor David Butler has succumbed to his battle with lung cancer at the age of 61. View the comments for a link to his huge body of work in television.
2 Comments | 27 May 2021 12:56
RIP Ben Kruger, best known for his role as Oom Okkie in Binnelanders, has died at the age of 64 from complications relating to COVID-19. He was also known for roles in Zero Tolerance and 7de Laan.
2 Comments | 26 May 2021 10:58
RIP Tsha Tsha star Noxolo "Noxee" Maqashalala has died. According to reports, forensics suspect she was deceased almost a week after her body was found in her Honeydew home.
1 Comment | 14 Mar 2021 00:53
RIP Legendary actor Menzi Ngubane died on Saturday (13 March) after a long battle with kidney failure and diabetes. According to his family, he died of a stroke at home. He was 56.
Comments | 14 Mar 2021 00:45
RIP Karima Brown, host of The Fix on eNCA, has died of COVID. eNCA announced the news on Thursday (4 March) morning.
Comments | 04 Mar 2021 09:59
RIP Former Arendsvlei actor Ceagan Arendse, who played Woelag on Seasons 1 and 2, died on Sunday 14 February. According to his family, he battled with depression and committed suicide.
Comments | 16 Feb 2021 10:56
RIP Isibaya filmed the show's final scene on Tuesday 9 February 2021, ending at eight seasons and 2028 episodes. The series finale airs on Mzansi Magic on Friday 2 April.
1 Comment | 10 Feb 2021 10:39
RIP Former eNews and sports anchor Sandile kaNqose has died at the age of 42. The news was announced by eNCA on Monday 1 February.
3 Comments | 02 Feb 2021 11:38
RIP Iconic film, TV and movie actress Cicely Tyson (Roots, How to get Away with Murder) died on Thursday 28 January. She was 96.
Comments | 29 Jan 2021 16:46
RIP TV writer and cartoonist Nas Hoosen (Isono, Lithapo) died on Monday 25 January after contracting Covid at the end of last year. He was 32. His final tweets were from ICU :(. @naswho
Comments | 27 Jan 2021 09:49
RIP Veteran talk show host Larry King died on Saturday 23 January after being hospitalised with Covid-19 towards the end of 2020. He was 87.
Comments | 23 Jan 2021 15:05
RIP Celebrated cabaret and theatre entertainer Alvon Collison has died at the age of 79. The reason for his death hasn't been disclosed but he suffered from diabetes since he was young.
Comments | 23 Jan 2021 14:45
RIP Veteran broadcaster and actress Margot Luyt (Sara se Geheim, Amalia, Die Byl) died on Tuesday 19 January after contracting COVID. She was 73.
Comments | 20 Jan 2021 12:17
RIP Multi-faceted actor, music composer, director and producer Sam Phillips (Soul City, Jacob's Cross, Kings of Jo'burg) died on Saturday (16 January). The news was announced by his daughter Mpumi and agent Gaenor Artiste Management. He was 72.
1 Comment | 18 Jan 2021 09:22
RIP Prolific actress Lindiwe Ndlovu (Zabalaza, Ses'Top La, Lockdown, Umlilo, Isono) died on Monday, 11 January. Her agent Lynne Higgins of Gaenor Artiste Management told TimesLIVE that she died of medical complications in her sleep and that she doesn't know if it was Covid related. Lindiwe was 44.
Comments | 11 Jan 2021 21:23
RIP Skeem Saam actor and veteran theatre practitioner and broadcaster Mahuma Paul Rapetsoa died on Tuesday 29 December. The news was announced by his son Matome, with no cause of death confirmed. Bra Paul first debuted in the role of Malome Josias on Skeem Saam in Season 3 in 2014.
Comments | 30 Dec 2020 14:44
RIP Entertainer and theatre legend Dawn Lindberg died on Monday evening (7 December) from COVID complications. The news was announced by the Naledi Theatre Awards, which she founded. She was 75 and was married to her husband Des for 55 years.
Comments | 08 Dec 2020 14:39
RIP Actor, singer/songwriter and theatre practitioner Graham Weir (Not the Midnight Mass, Black Sails, Hotel) died from a stroke on Tuesday morning (1 December). The news was announced by his sister Christine>>
1 Comment | 01 Dec 2020 16:11
RIP James Bond star Sean Connery died on Saturday (31 October). Peacefully in his sleep, in the Bahamas. What a way to go! According to the BBC, his family say he's been unwell for some time. He was 90.
Comments | 31 Oct 2020 17:50
RIP Binnelanders director Gerrit Schoonhoven died on Tuesday (20 October) after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. Gerrit was also an actor and directed on various other series including Orion, Plek van die Vleisvreters and Isidingo. He was 62.
Comments | 21 Oct 2020 10:43
RIP Two and a Half Men's Conchata Ferrell died on Monday, 12 October from complications after a cardiac arrest. She played Berta the housekeeper for all 12 seasons of the show. She was 77.
Comments | 15 Oct 2020 12:26
RIP Moja Love co-founder and socio-political activist Vuyokazi Mahlati died on Tuesday, 13 October. Cause of death undisclosed. She was 55.
1 Comment | 14 Oct 2020 11:36
RIP Actor and Getroud met Rugby director David Clatworthy (Konsternasie Oppie Stasie, On the Couch) died on Tuesday (8 September) after a battle with oesophagus cancer. He was 60.
1 Comment | 08 Sep 2020 18:33
RIP Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman (King T’Challa) died on Friday (28th) after a four year battle with colon cancer. According to a statement by his family, he filmed multiple movies while undergoing chemotherapy and surgery. TV shows he appeared in include Persons Unknown and Lincoln Heights. He was 43.
2 Comments | 29 Aug 2020 13:21
RIP Pixley Shabangu, creator of the SABC1 hostel sitcom Emzini Wezinsizwa, died on Saturday (22 August) after suffering from diabetes. The news was announced by Muvhango creator Duma Ndlovu. Pixley was 69.
Comments | 25 Aug 2020 15:56
RIP Renowned radio broadcaster and TV host Bob Mabena died on Monday, 10 August from cardiac arrest. The news was confirmed by POWER FM 98.7 where he hosted the station's Breakfast Show. Family spokesperson Winston Maimane told eNCA that Bob tested negative for COVID shortly before his death. He was 51.
Comments | 10 Aug 2020 18:01
RIP Muvhango and Tshisa actor Arthur Mbambo has died. His daughter Mbali confirmed the news on Tuesday, 4 August and Muvhango announced it, tributing Arthur's role as Mnyamane Buthelezi, Thandaza's (Sindi Dlathu) father.
Comments | 05 Aug 2020 09:58
RIP Muvhango star Candy Moloi (Vho-Makhadzi) died on Tuesday, 28 July after a long battle with cancer. She was 67.
1 Comment | 29 Jul 2020 09:34
RIP Skeem Saam actor Karabo Mokhubela (Bontle's boyfriend Jazzy T) has died. Skeem Saam announced the news on Sunday, 26 July. No cause of death has been confirmed.
Comments | 26 Jul 2020 13:37
RIP Yet another soul has been lost to the industry. Tsha Tsha actor Allen Booi died at his Johannesburg home on Monday morning (20 July). No cause of death has been confirmed.
Comments | 20 Jul 2020 19:39
RIP Former rugby forward and isiXhosa SuperSport commentator Kaunda Ntunja has died. His sister Tando revealed the news on social media on Monday, 20 July and hasn't confirmed the cause. He was 38. This news comes two weeks after the death of Kaunda and Tando's father uMbulelo, who died of heart failure on 4 July.
1 Comment | 20 Jul 2020 15:36
RIP Top actor agent Moonyeenn Lee died on Saturday 18 July from complications related to COVID-19. She was in her mid-seventies.
1 Comment | 19 Jul 2020 20:01
RIP Renowned actress Elize Cawood died on Saturday morning, 18 July. Her daughter Jenna Dunster announced the news in a Facebook post, saying that Elize had been diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2019.
1 Comment | 18 Jul 2020 14:46
RIP Grant Imahara, host of Discovery Channel's MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project has died. He was 49. No cause of death has been confirmed.
Comments | 15 Jul 2020 12:51
RIP Mary Twala's funeral streamed online on the morning of Thursday, 9 July. Click the comments box for a full video of it>>
1 Comment | 08 Jul 2020 17:52
RIP Renowned actress Mary Twala, best known for her role as MaKhambule in the sitcom Skwizas, has died peacefully at the age of 80. Somizi (her son) announced the news on social media on Saturday, 4 July, shortly after her death.
2 Comments | 04 Jul 2020 19:48
RIP Scrubs star Sam Lloyd (Ted Buckland) died on Thursday (30 April) after battling an inoperable brain tumour. He was 56.
Comments | 02 May 2020 12:14
RIP Little Women: Atlanta star Ashley "Minnie" Ross has died after a hit-and-run car accident on Sunday, 26 April. She died from her injuries the following day. She was 34.
Comments | 28 Apr 2020 12:19
RIP Rhythm City and Uzalo actor Sipho Ngema died on Tuesday 21 April, from a heart attack. He was 47.
1 Comment | 23 Apr 2020 14:30
RIP Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of Bold and the Beautiful and Y&R, has died. She was 91.
Comments | 27 Feb 2020 17:05
RIP Sibu Radebe was diagnosed with cancer in late 2018 and after a year of chemotherapy succumbed to the disease on Thursday 9 January, 2020. He was 37.
Comments | 12 Jan 2020 16:04


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Accusations of misogyny, rubbish challenges and the world's strongest guest house owner.

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Isono Teasers - July 2021

2 dad's make an appearance at the same event.

New on TV today: Thursday 24 June

Dance drama Jiva! drops on Netflix and comedy One Day at a Time starts on S3.

DiepCity Teasers - July 2021

The Godfather causes all sorts of issues.

Doodsondes 3 Teasers - July 2021

Finale alert! Ender's in grave danger and makes a decision on the deal.

Generations: The intel on the new Mrs Phakade

You've seen her mentioned in the teasers, now find out who she is.

Muvhango Teasers - July 2021

A mystery of who the dead baby belongs to. Also: where's the live baby?

New on TV today: Wednesday 23 June

Enslaved starts a run on S3, along with seven returning shows on other channels.


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