Day: May 3, 2021

South Africa To Ban the Breeding and Hunting of Lions in Captivity

The South African government has reportedly announced that it is in the process of officially banning the breeding and hunting of lions in captivity. This comes after findings from a task team that reviewed the management of the hunting trade that includes lions, elephants, rhinos and cheetahs. The ban, however, is not aimed at ending trophy hunting but rather seeks to halt tourists’ interaction with captive lions.Read: South African Military Ends Controversial Ban on HijabsBarbra Creecy, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, said the task team recommended that activities such as the petting of lion cubs, captive hunting and the…

Still No Clear Answers Around Lindani Myeni’s Murder

The bodily remains of slain former South African rugby player Lindani Myeni landed on South African soil on Saturday, May 1. The 29-year-old husband and father of two arrived to a heartbreaking scene at the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. In a strong message directed at the Honolulu police, his widow Lindsey Myeni, once again, called for justice to be meted out. Meanwhile, the recently released 911 call tapes revealed more details that lead to Myeni’s death.Read: Lindani Myeni’s Remains To Be Repatriated to South Africa on Freedom DayThe tapes expose the shocking circumstances that led to Myeni’s death. The…

Thuso Mbedu’s Next Hollywood Film ‘The Woman King’ To Be Shot in South Africa

South Africa’s breakout actor Thuso Mbedu recently shared that she would be returning home to shoot her new feature film The Woman King. This, follows the announcement that she would be co-starring alongside Oscar-winning actresses Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o. The Woman King is based on the historical events that took place in West Africa’s powerful female warrior dynasty, the Dahomey Kingdom, between the 18th and 19th Centuries. Read: Thuso Mbedu Will Play the Lead Role in Amazon’s ‘Underground Railroad’ SeriesIn an Instagram Live interview with South African actor and YouTuber Stephanie Ndlovu, Mbedu revealed that The Woman King cast and…