• 'My brothers held a knife to my throat': Emmanuel Adebayor

    Tottenham Hotspur and the Togo national team forward Emmanuel Adebayor has once again taken to social media to share more of his family’s ‘dirty laundry’. The footballer told his Facebook fans that his decision to share more family secrets came after his siblings started writing letters to his club and doing radio interviews. “If I decide to bring out the Part 3 today, it is because my brother @Kola Adebayor and my other siblings have decided to talk about our family issues on social medias, through letters to my club, radios…I could write an autobiography and sell it but I decided to share with you here,” he wrote. In another long post on the social media platform, Adebayor talks about his two brothers Kola and Peter, whom he claims once tried to kill him for his money.

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  • KFC's knives are streetwise too - video

    It had been filmed by Ashrana Chanderanberg, from the balcony of a nearby hotel. “This is what happens every morning @KFC Coastlands Umhlanga.... "We residence [sic] off Horizon view and Ridgeton Towers back of KFC Coastlands instead of awakening to the smell of KFC we awaken by this agonising sounds of sharpening knives....” she wrote. Earlier this month KFC had responded to another street scandal, after footage of their chickens being washed on the street in Braamfontein.

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  • Home Affairs ready to implement new visa regulations

    The Home Affairs Department says it’s ready to implement the new visa requirements for people coming to South Africa from the beginning of next month. The department has been strongly criticised for requiring people coming here to first have their biometric measurements taken at a South African Consulate in their home country. The department’s Mayihlome Tshwete also says these requirements are no different from many other countries.

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  • 'Previous attempts on Jayde's life' - Prosecutor

    There were numerous attempts to kill Jayde Panayiotou‚ 29‚ prior to her abduction and murder‚ the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court heard on Thursday. Panayiotou‚ 28‚ faces charges of murder‚ conspiracy to commit murder‚ kidnapping and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

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  • Dame Shirley Bassey blasts Beyonce for 'skimpy' Met Ball dress

    Dame Shirley Bassey has blasted Beyonce and other modern singers who feel the need to ''see who can wear the skimpiest outfit''. Dame Shirley said: ''It is like they are all in competition with each other. ''When I saw Beyonce at the Met Ball the other night I was like, 'excuse me?' I think you have to leave a lot to the imagination. Speaking at the 'Shooting Star' book launch in London, Dame Shirley said: ''Of course it is a bad impression for young people to follow because they want to dress like that.

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  • Tomorrow’s news today: Thabo Mbeki, e-tolling and punishment case

    The announcement motorists might not be issued with vehicle licence discs when renewing them has been slammed by opposition political parties, activists against e-tolling, and the general public. Justice Project of South Africa’s Howard Dembovsky said in a statement the possibility of a whole new industry of mass false licence disc production could become a “very real possibility” and added it was a serious criminal offence.

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  • Applying for SA visas made easy for senior executives

    SENIOR executives seeking to make visa and permit applications will no longer have to visit the usual Home Affairs branches in Johannesburg‚ after a "premium" centre was launched by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in Sandton on Wednesday. The application process at the centre took about 10 minutes and thereafter the applicant would wait for nearly four months to get the visa or permit as opposed to the initial eight months‚ the department said. Most of the application process is done electronically‚ including payment. The biometrics and applications are approved at the department’s head office in Pretoria.

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  • Minister warns SA mercenaries in Nigeria - Africa | IOL News

    Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has issued a stern warning to South African mercenaries battling Boko Haram in Nigeria that they face serious consequences for their actions. While the former South African Defence Force soldiers have been enlisted by the Nigerian government to help them fight the terrorist group, Mapisa-Nqakula said on Wednesday the Foreign Military Assistance Act prohibits South Africans from fighting outside the country for financial gain.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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  • Mazibuko earns master’s degree from Harvard

    Lindiwe Mazibuko is celebrating a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her time at Harvard — the world-renowned university first established in 1636 — Mazibuko has shared her excitement at the extreme season changes and taken up cycling. Mazibuko first attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study a Bachelor of Music degree then moved to the University of Cape Town‚ where she obtained a BA (French‚ Classics‚ Media & Writing) in 2006 and a BA Honours (Political Communication) degree in 2007.

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  • Human remains found on farm | The New Age Online

    Police in the province say they are working around the clock to identify the human remains that were found on a farm in Bulfontein about 150km outside Bloemfontein on Wednesday. Gaobepe said they received a call from the owner of the farm in Bulfontein, informing them of human bones discovered in a shallow grave by a farm worker on Wednesday morning.

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  • Six load shedding jokes - Connect

    Need a pick me up? Whenever your feeling down, refer back to this. I promise it will help.

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  • Church Street bombing horror recalled - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The ANC chose to ignore what white people had endured, the singer said. Pretoria - The images of panes of glass falling from a multitude of windows, which exploded into bursts of blood when it hit the ground on Church Street 32 years ago, will never leave the mind of then 19-year-old Lydia van der Merwe. The young woman had just knocked off from her work near the Bosman-Church streets intersection in the Pretoria CBD and was sitting in the bus when she felt and heard the loudest explosion of her life. The confusion of the moment – mixed with the sounds of wailing, injured people, the glass and the bomb – created a scene so horrific it belonged to a war zone, Van der Merwe added.

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  • Big Brother duo reflect on near-win - IOL Tonight

    . Chelsea, left, and Mbali: Being a Big Brother contestant is no holiday .

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  • TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

    There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. "Honorable Members, I hereby introduce to you the Mayor of P.E Dr Danny Jordaan. Profile: Fikile Mbalula is SA’s minister of sport and recreation and an African National Congress (ANC) MP. Citation: The cult of personality, by and large, dominates South African politics.

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  • Fresh demands hit UCT - Western Cape | IOL News

    CAPE TIMES The Rhodes Must Fall movement, responsible for defacing the Rhodes statue at UCT, has issued the institution with a fresh ultimatum. Cape Town - The Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) movement has issued UCT with a fresh ultimatum – rename three buildings and remove a bust of Jan Smuts from the university grounds. Only once the demands are met will the movement’s 15 members occupying a UCT building enter into a dialogue with university management, RMF activist Chumani Maxwele said on Wednesday. UCT vice-chancellor Max Price said the students had occupied Avenue House for more than two weeks, making working conditions impossible for the staff.

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  • First on EWN: More details emerge from Stellenbosch axe murders

    Eyewitness News is able to reveal details of the statement made by the police officer who arrived on the scene of a triple axe murder in Stellenbosch in January. Martin van Breda, his wife Teresa and their eldest child, Rudi, were found axed to death in their home on the De Zalze Golf Estate. The couple's two other children, Marli and Henri, survived the attack. The account by the Criminal Intelligence Division (CID) official says Henri told officers, “the problem” was upstairs upon their arrival on scene.

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  • International pressure on SA HIV-Aids investment | The New Age Online

    South Africa has been urged to invest more in its HIV-Aids, TB and medical male circumcision programmes as this would bring good returns and impact on the economy. This comes as the world is going to set targets for the next 15 years to replace the Millenium Development Goals. Bärnighausen said the country should aim to treat 90% of people with CD4 counts below 350 cells, before extending the treatment to people with higher CD4 counts.

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  • Lawyer's absence explained in Panayiotou’s bail hearing

    The start of Christopher Panayiotou’s bail hearing on Thursday opened with a discussion about why the advocate for the defence was not in court the day before. On Tuesday‚ it emerged that Coutts had not‚ despiter reports to the contrary‚ turned state witness.

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