• Huffington Post South Africa

    8 Signs A Marriage Won't Last, According To Wedding Coordinators

    The stress of planning a wedding can bring out the best or the worst in a couple. If the pair has a strong foundation, they'll work through any stressors they encounter as a team, and doing so will bring them closer together. If there are already cracks in their foundation, though, preparing for the big day will often put even more of a strain on the relationship. Just ask wedding coordinators. Below, event coordinators from across the U.S. share signs that a couple is all but fated to divorce, based on pre-wedding behaviour. 1. They barely know each other and are rushing into the marriage "It's a bad sign when folks who met six months ago get engaged within the first 60 days or so. They're in

  • AllAfrica.com

    Zimbabwe: 'I Didn't Ruin Zimbabwe... and We Weren't That Bad', Says Mugabe

    Ex-leader Robert Mugabe says he didn't ruin Zimbabwe and "we weren't that bad" in terms of human rights. Mugabe, who presided over years of economic collapse and political turmoil in once-prosperous Zimbabwe, told Britain's ITV News: "In comparison to other countries in Africa there is greater prosperity here." "People have their land; they won't starve in this country, which in other countries happens," the 94-year-old said earlier this week as he made his first comments to the international press since he was persuaded to step down in November. He was replaced by his former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa, who's vowed to hold free and fair elections later this year. Errors were made Mugabe admitted

  • thevoicebw.com

    Bushiri Church takes government to court again tomorrow 

    The Gaborone High Court has postponed to tomorrow an urgent application by  Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) to stop Government from closing down the Church. The Church received the notice of closure from Government this past Monday. The bitter battle between Government and the ECG Botswana will be heard before High Court judge, Godfrey Nthomiwa. This was confirmed by the National Secretary for the ECG Botswana branch, Pelotshweu Baeng in an Exclusive interview with The Voice this evening. He said that they filed the court papers this evening. “We received a letter this past Monday from the Minister citing that they have decided to close down all our branches. The letter

  • Independent Online

    Hunt on for lawyer accused of R150m fraud

    Johannesburg - A nationwide manhunt has been launched for Andruw Stephens, a lawyer who allegedly misappropriated more than R150million through the abuse of his law firm’s accounts and his clients’ trust. The US-born lawyer had been working as financial director of Sandton-based law firm Dadic Attorneys since 2011. The firm’s website describes him as instrumental in bringing in major clients, including Bidvest Crown National, Dimension Data and Sephaku Cement. However, as of this week, IRS Forensic Investigations, the Hawks, the Attorneys Fidelity Fund and the Law Society of South Africa are conducting investigations into his sudden disappearance, as well as that of the millions he had allegedly

  • Independent Online

    Woman killed in Durban horror car crash

    Durban - One person died and another was injured when two vehicles collided on the M4 southbound after Quality Street in Durban on Friday night, paramedics said. Rescue Care paramedics arrived on the scene at about 8.30pm to find that two vehicles had collided on the southbound carriageway, after which a bakkie crashed through the barriers and came to a rest in Landsdowne Road, Rescue Care spokesman Garrith Jamieson said on Saturday. The bakkie was extensively damaged. The passenger was found trapped in the wreckage. Paramedics assessed the woman, believed to be in her 40s, and found that she had sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead on the scene. The Durban fire department used the

  • AllAfrica.com

    Nigeria: I Was Scared of Women After Ugly Experience With My Ex-Wife

    Nollywood actor, John Okafor, a.k.a Mr Ibu, does not pretend when it comes to the issue of marriage. And that's why when his first marriage crashed, he stayed away from women for six years before he found love again. The comic actor and producer will tell anyone that cares to listen that he married the most beautiful woman in the world. Call her his 'first class' or 'queen', Mr. Ibu believes that his latest wife, Stella Maris Okafor, is a compensation from God, after what he calls the ugly experience he had with his former wife. His story is inspiring... New wife I call her, my first class. I don't have anything to do with any woman out there that can be compared to my wife. I have the best wife

  • ewn.co.za

    SACP warns ANC against keeping Zuma on the campaign trail

    JOHANNESBURG - While the African National Congress (ANC) insists it will keep former president Jacob Zuma on its campaign program, its alliance partners say this will negatively impact on the image of the anc. On Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced that Zuma would be prosecuted on corruption charges-related to the arms deal. Zuma has remained active in the ANC despite his recall earlier this year and has also helped the party campaign ahead of the 2019 elections. The ANC’s own research has previously shown that scandals surrounding Zuma contributed to its electoral decline in the last elections. Despite this, the ANC has integrated Zuma in its campaign program. As spokesperson