From Princess Diana to Aretha Franklin: National Geographic celebrates women of impact

2020-03-04 09:55

The channel's line-up will feature history-making and boundary-breaking women whose stories impact our world.

Cynthia Erivo to play Arethan Franklin in Nat Geo's 'Genius'

2019-10-04 12:45

National Geographic (DStv 181) has announced that Cynthia Erivo has been cast as Aretha Franklin in the anthology series 'Genius: Aretha'.

Aretha Franklin is Nat Geo's next Genius

2019-02-11 11:36

The National Geographic television network says that Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be the focus of its third Genius miniseries.

Buffalo injures documentary-making couple in Okavango

2017-03-05 21:01

The award-winning South African documentary film making couple Dereck and Beverly Joubert were trampled by a buffalo over the weekend in the Okavango-delta in Botswana.

Experts uncover hidden layers of Jesus' tomb site

2016-10-27 22:18

A restoration team says it has peeled away the innermost layer of what is revered as Jesus' tomb for the first time since the 16th century, in an effort to reach the original limestone slab where Jesus' body was said to have lain.

Nat Geo Channel doing Everest earthquake doc

2015-05-15 05:00

Following the devastation, a Nepal earthquake documentary, Earthquake on Everest, is soon coming to National Geographic Channel (DStv 181).

Explorer returning to your TV screen says National Geographic

2015-01-08 19:00

National Geographic's Explorer documentary series is returning after a 5-year hiatus.

New 'Cradle of Humankind' excavation underway

2013-11-07 10:56

A new excavation for fossils will begin in the next few days at the Cradle of Humankind, north-west of Johannesburg, the University of the Witwatersrand says.

Vatican defends ivory policy

2013-01-23 21:45

The Vatican has defended itself against accusations it encourages illegal ivory trafficking, telling elephant lovers it would do what it could to help combat "a serious and unjustifiable phenomenon".


Meet the rest of the cast who are bringing Aretha Franklin's story to life on TV

2019-11-06 12:35

National Geographic has announced the ensemble cast for the upcoming series 'Genius: Aretha'.

National Geographic, in partnership with P&G, to launch a new six-part documentary 'Activate: The Global Citizen Movement' with celebrity activists including Bonang Matheba

2019-08-05 05:10

Channel24 can confirm that National Geographic and Procter & Gamble will be releasing a new six-part documentary series co-produced by Global Citizen and RadicalMedia.

TV special documenting youngest face transplant recipient coming to National Geographic

2018-08-29 11:46

The short film, Katie's New Face tells the incredible story of Katie Stubblefield's face transplant.

Pakistan deports National Geographic's iconic 'Afghan Girl'

2016-11-09 20:03

A Pakistani government official says National Geographic's famed green-eyed "Afghan Girl" has been deported to Afghanistan

National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested

2016-10-26 16:34

An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl has been arrested for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers.

Britain plans Pacific marine reserve

2015-03-18 21:31

Britain plans a vast marine reserve around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific as part of global efforts to halt over-fishing.

Photo of the day: Nature’s masquerade

2014-01-07 12:07

Before you bend down to smell the pretty little flower, ensure that it’s not a camouflaged creature ready to bite or scratch you.

'Extraordinary' Mayan frieze discovered

2013-08-08 20:16

Archaeologists have found an "extraordinary" Mayan frieze richly decorated with images of deities and rulers and a long dedicatory inscription, the Guatemalan government says.

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