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Pretoria News is a local newspaper circulating in the Tshwane Metropolitan area. Pretoria News covers a range of local news, as well as national and international news, comment and analysis by experts, sport, entertainment and lifestyle.

South Africa
Independent Media Pty Ltd
R 6,90
R 179,99
52 Issues

in this issue

4 min
‘dune’ is the movie fans have been waiting for

Michael O’Sullivan A YOUNG messiah finally finds his calling – after two long hours and change – in Dune (which, it should be noted, is actually Dune: Part 1, although this fact is not well advertised in the film’s marketing material). “It begins,” as it says, accurately, on one of the posters for the new film, gorgeously adapted by director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), from a smart screenplay he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, based on novelist Frank Herbert’s beloved, legendarily unadaptable 1965 sci-fi opus. Maybe don’t expect full closure. The story does reach a nice stopping point, however, if you set your expectations accordingly: for what turns out to be the first half of one gigantic bedtime story, set in the year 10 091, on the inhospitable…

1 min
non-profit declines jamie lynn spears’ donation from book proceeds

THIS Is My Brave has declined Jamie Lynn Spears’s offer of a donation from the proceeds of her upcoming book. The non-profit organisation, which aims to raise awareness about mental health issues, has responded to the backlash over the 30-year-old star’s memoir and confirmed it won’t be accepting proceeds from the book sales. Taking to Instagram, This Is My Brave said: “We hear you. “This Is My Brave was recently recommended to be a beneficiary organisation for the proceeds from Jamie Lynn Spears’ upcoming book. “We have made the decision to decline the offer of receiving proceeds from the book sales.” This was shared with another statement, which read: “We heard you. We’re taking action. “We are deeply sorry to anyone we offended. We are declining the donation from Jamie…

1 min
david beckham must make space for bats

David Beckham has been ordered to create a safe space for bats within the grounds of his home. The 46-year-old former footballer and his wife Victoria Beckham had applied for permission to knock down an old outbuilding on their Cotswolds estate and replace it with a new garage to house their tractors and lawnmowers. Although council planners have approved the scheme, the pair – who have sons Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 19, Cruz, 16 and daughter Harper, 10, together – must show proof the new building will offer shelter for the mammals before they can go ahead with constructing the garage. Documents obtained by the Daily Mail newspaper’s Eden Confidential column stated: “Before the erection of any external walls, details of the provision of at least one integrated bat box within…

1 min
blackpink’s jennie face of chanel coco neige collection

Bang Showbiz BLACKPINK star Jennie has urged people to make a fashion statement without losing their “edge”. The K-pop singer is the face of Chanel’s new Coco Neige winter sports collection which launched earlier this week, and she has unveiled the fashion brand’s new campaign as she praised creative director Virginie Viard for bringing “elegance into skiwear”. In a video promoting the collection, she said: “You want to look like you’re having the best time skiing, but also tell people that you didn’t lose your edge, you know?” In the shoot, Jennie – who has been an ambassador for the French brand since 2017 – wore a rose-printed cardigan, running gloves, a cashmere bra top and track suit bottoms. The house added: “In each image, Jennie embodies a different…

2 min
meet the luxury bag everyone wants – the hermes 3-in-1 birkin bag

Buhle Mbonambi buhle.mbonambi@inl.co.za IF there’s one thing that luxury French brand Hermes is certain of, it is that its iconic leather bags will never be out of style. They have managed to create something that will always be coveted, no matter the age of the person or their gender. Everyone wants a Birkin bag. For its autumn/winter 2021 range, the brand introduced the Birkin 3 En 1. During the brand’s showcase earlier this year, which was livestreamed for clients, critics, and buyers, designer Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski presented a re-imagining of Hermès’s luxurious handbags. There were the bags that hold your lipstick, one that holds your cellphone, and the 3 En 1. The bag is a standard Birkin that can also be used as a tote bag or a clutch, made up…

2 min
the most extravagant celebrity proposals

Buhle Mbonambi buhle.mbonambi@inl.co.za Imagine walking with your partner to your favourite secluded beach, hands linked, laughing at sweet nothings, stealing loving glances. Less than 200m away, a heart-shaped bush of red roses with dozens of candles awaits you. Is this a picnic, you wonder? An anniversary celebration? You giggle, excited that your partner has gone to such effort. As you walk into this cornucopia of roses, their scent filling the air, your partner gets on one knee and asks for your hand in marriage. The past few months have been the best in years, and you are both happy and at ease with each other. Plus, your children are friends. It makes sense. Of course, you say yes! That was the scene when Kourtney Kardashian was proposed to by Travis…