• SABC suspends Unathi over Twitter tirade - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Metro FM presenter Unathi Msengana has been suspended from her breakfast show, The First Avenue. Johannesburg - Unathi Msengana has been suspended by the SABC after she allegedly called a 19-year-old student a “psycho b***h” in a messy Twitter spat. The Idols SA judge and Metro FM presenter has been suspended from her breakfast show, The First Avenue, after launching a vulgar Twitter tirade against the University of the Witwatersrand student, Palomino Jama. SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago told Destiny magazine on Wednesday: “The questions she asked on air were valid and there was nothing wrong with her questions.

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  • AKA and DJ Zinhle call it quits

    The couple announced the break-up in an official statement on Wednesday.

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  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe booed in parliament over economic crisis | The New Age Online

    Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by opposition lawmakers over the deteriorating economy as he gave his state of the nation address to parliament Tuesday. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) lawmakers questioned his economic policies, jeering as the 91-year-old delivered a policy speech which lasted less than half an hour.

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  • Female students at TUT Nelspruit are fat – EFF’s Ndlozi

    Students at the Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Mbombela campus in Mpumalanga are fat and out of shape, according to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Ndlozi was addressing the students at the campus on Tuesday during the party’s rally ahead of the SRC elections to be held today, Mpumalanga News reported. “The girls here will wonder why the men leave them for girls in Gauteng – it is because there are sports facilities there where students are able to attend gym and keep fit,” Ndlozi said.

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  • Donald Trump pulls the Malema on a reporter - Connect

    Billionaire property mogul Donald Trump is running for president in the United States of America. On Tuesday, in the midst of a press conference in Dubuque, Trump was taking questions from the press – Univisión’s (an American-Spanish television network) reporter Jorge Ramos wanted to pose a question about immigration. Trump did not recognise him and bucked “Excuse me, sit down. You weren’t called… Go back to Univision”.

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  • 'F@#k you black people' - yells cop who had just been caught shoplifting

    A pair of police officers got caught shoplifting at the Vodacom store in Cradlestone Mall.

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  • New SA airline to take to skies next month

    Bookings for flights on the new airline open this Tuesday. “Fly Blue Crane has anticipated and is positioned to deliver on what customers want: the enhanced convenience of frequent flights through high on-time performance‚ commitment to consistent service excellence‚ advanced online technologies that will make the booking and travel process fuss-free‚ and of course highly competitive fares‚” said Fly Blue Crane CEO Siza Mzimela. The COO of Fly Blue Crane‚ Theunis Potgieter‚ said the airline was poised to become an African aviation innovator by responding to market needs and implementing invaluable insights from global travellers who have revealed that customer value is not based on low pricing alone‚ but also in areas such as consistency‚ frequency‚ professionalism and reliability‚ as well as softer touch-points which include complimentary quality meals and the level of attention to detail paid to customers’ special needs when flying. “Fly Blue Crane’s customers can look forward to such a fresh approach to air travel‚ which blends the best of both worlds without compromising on premium service‚” he said.

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  • Shabba, Khune stunned by Baxter's sacking

    Siphiwe Tshabalala and Itumeleng Khune have expressed his surprise that former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has been sacked by Turkish club Genclerbirligi after just two games. Baxter guided Amakhosi to two league titles in three seasons, as well as the 2013 Nedbank Cup and the 2014 MTN8, but he was sacked after losing his first two games in the Turkish league. “It came as a surprise and shock to hear the news,” admitted Tshabalala on Thursday. Itumeleng Khune, meanwhile, echoed his captain at Chiefs’ sentiments.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner costume for Halloween sparks social media outrage | The New Age Online

    Retailers selling a Caitlyn Jenner costume for Halloween sparked a social media firestorm on Tuesday from critics who say the getup insults transgender people and promotes stereotypes. Jenner, a former Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star known as Bruce, came out as transgender this year and introduced herself in a Vanity Fair cover story that earned international attention. A change.org petition launched on Monday is demanding that Spirit Halloween, a costume company with over 1,100 locations in the United States and Canada, stop producing and selling the costume, which includes a brunette wig, shiny white padded bustier and shorts resembling the outfit Jenner wore in the Vanity Fair cover photo.

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  • Eish! Mphela downgrades his football career...

    He is joined by ex-Orlando Pirates player Khethokwakhe Masuku at the KZN team. Speaking to EWN Sport Heric says Mphela is not used to playing in the lower division. “It will be very difficult to motivate him to play in the First Division I believe.

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  • Home Affairs on course to root out corruption - Cape Times

    THE fact that South Africa is losing R2 billion a year due to identity theft has spurred the Department of Home Affairs to beef up its anti-corruption project to take on the officials involved. Minister Malusi Gigaba said there was no place for corrupt officials at Home Affairs. In one of the arrests, a woman was sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment, of which three were suspended in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court for fraud and corruption relating to subsistence and travel allowances. Home Affairs spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete said the department had received figures of the cost of identity theft from the private sector.

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  • Former SABC 2 'Stokvel' actress allegedly beaten up by cop

    After requesting a police officer's name and identification after being pulled over on Monday evening for failing to yield at a stop sign - a former 'Stokvel' and current 'Rhythm City' actress was allegedly assaulted by a metro police officer.

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  • Kylie Jenner's family furious with Tyga for 'disrespecting' her

    Kylie Jenner's family reportedly think Tyga ''completely disrespected'' her in his new song, 'Stimulated' and the raunchy lyrics are ''so disgusting.''

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  • Hunger hits 1.5-million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves

    About 1.5-million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dramatic fall in maize production, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Some 16% of the population are expected to be "food insecure" at the peak of the 2015-16 lean season, the period following harvest when food stocks run especially low — a 164% increase on the previous year, the WFP said. Zimbabwe’s staple maize crop of 742,000-tonnes is down 53% from 2014-15, according to data from the South African Development Community. The problems in Zimbabwe are being felt across the region known as the "maize belt", making an estimated 27-million people "food insecure" in southern Africa due to droughts, inadequate farming methods and political and economic instability.

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  • The wedding ring that could cost you a finger - IOL Lifestyle

    REUTERS Tough, durable and light, the precious metal is seen adorning the fingers of a growing number of brides and grooms. London - Titanium is an increasingly popular choice when it comes to choosing a wedding ring. Tough, durable and light, the precious metal is seen adorning the fingers of a growing number of brides and grooms. Surgeons at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital warn of the problem in the Emergency Medicine Journal.

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  • ‘In SA, race still matters’ - Maimane

    DA Leader Mmusi Maimane has said a recent incident proved the underlying truth to activist student movements Rhodes Must Fall and Open Stellenbosch. This was in a speech Maimane delivered to the DA Students’ Organisation (DASO) at the University of Cape Town this afternoon. According to Maimane, he was driving home when he was in a minor accident with a car in front of him.

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  • Thug to Thug - Gayton McKenzie's harsh open letter to Julius Malema: iLIVE

    Julius Malema, our Conmander in Thief, you haven’t held back in expressing your disdain for me. So allow me to respond. Pull up a chair.

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  • Africa’s richest man solidifies future

    AFRICA’s richest man is pushing to dominate its market for cement, the material at the heart of the continent’s infrastructure boom. It is not stopping Aliko Dangote. "Africa’s future growth is intrinsically linked to cement," he told dignitaries, including Zambian President Edgar Lungu, earlier this month as he opened a new factory on the outskirts of Ndola, Zambia’s third-largest city. The plant will help bring Dangote Cement’s total production capacity to 43-million tonnes by the end of this year, within striking distance of the African capacity of market leader LafargeHolcim — which runs its own Zambia factory about 30km from the plant Dangote was opening.

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  • Roger Kebble: In life and death, inextricably linked to his son Brett | Daily Maverick

    Mining boss Roger Kebble, who for years insisted his son Brett never orchestrated his own suicide, killed himself in his car in the upmarket suburb of Bishopscourt in Cape Town yesterday. Roger Kebble began his career as a shift boss, a mine captain who endeared himself to his men by drinking Black Label in shebeens on Sunday afternoons.

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  • Michael Jackson's team settle $1m lawsuit

    Michael Jackson's manager Christopher Demers and choreographer Travis Payne have settled a $1 million lawsuit with his costume designer Nestor (Zaldy) Goco. The late star's manager Christopher Demers and choreographer Travis Payne claimed they helped Nestor (Zaldy) Goco secure a deal to design the outfits for the 'Beat It' hitmaker's final 'This Is It' residency in London, which never took place as the singer passed away from acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009, weeks before the gigs were due to start. When Zaldy was hired by Michael, Christopher and Travis agreed they should be paid 20% of his royalties for helping him secure the contract.

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