• Fikile Mbalula sues Robert Marawa for 'not saying sorry'

    This led to Fikile Mbalula issuing an instruction to his lawyers to go ahead and sue Robert Marawa. The lawsuit entails remarks that Marawa had made about Mbalula publicly, including on Twitter, Sunday World reports. The two have gone back and forth on Twitter, at times blatanly insulting each other. “We are not suing him for money but to clear the good name of our client. Whether we are demanding R1 million or R10 million is immaterial. Ultimately the court will decide on the amount ameliorate to the damages. “The principle here is that allegations like that our client wanted the SABC to fire Mr Marawa were made and we would like that to be retracted because our client never said that,” said

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  • Ramaphosa: Lindiwe Sisulu death threats are worrying

    JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says death threats directed at ANC national executive committee member Lindiwe Sisulu are worrying and he's revealed that his name appears alongside hers on a hit list. Ramaphosa was speaking after addressing a Chris Hani memorial lecture in Uitenage, Port Elizabeth, on Sunday. Sisulu confirmed to the City Press that she received intelligence in June last year that her life was in danger. Sisulu told the paper that some people might want her dead because there is a misguided view that any outspoken person who does not speak their language is against them. Ramaphosa says he has already spoken to Sisulu about the threats.

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  • It was just an over-filtered picture, says Khanyi Mbau on 'pink complexion'

    Khanyi became the talk of the town for days last week, after Twitter users showed no mercy in dragging her over her "pink complexion". While Khanyi hit back at the backlash with a string of spicy clap backs, she didn't address the frenzy in detail. During an interview with Phat Joe on East Coast radio after the storm had simmered down, Khanyi spoke out about the fiasco. Pearl Modiadie and fiancé back together after broken engagement   The actress explained that her complexion is not pink but it was a case of an "over-filtered" picture. "It was a picture that was over-filtered and people assumed that that was the colour of my skin." Khanyi also confirmed that she had been lightening her skin for

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  • Pearl Modiadie opens up about building her dad a house

    A polling station in the town of Besançon in eastern France was evacuated on Sunday after a stolen vehicle was abandoned with the engine running while voting was taking place, French Interior Ministry said.

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  • OPINION: Gigaba must come clean if he covets the presidency

    If Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and other powerful leaders in the ANC are to be believed, then he is destined for much greater things than his current position. It is no secret that Gigaba harbours presidential ambitions, however, some in the ANC want the same position. Already the campaigns for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former African Union chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are in full swing. In 2001 when Gigaba was serving a third term as ANC Youth League president, he said his ambition in life was to be ANC president. When he was elected ANCYL president in 1996, he got closer to then president Thabo Mbeki and deputy president Jacob Zuma. Before the fallout between Mbeki and Zuma,

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  • EFF's bank account frozen after researcher's dismissal

    This after the party failed to pay a former employee who was dismissed from work two years ago but won a case against his dismissal. Advocate Fenya Maabane, the party's former researcher in the Limpopo legislature, was dismissed from work in 2015 on allegations of absenteeism and failure to attend to official duties. Maabane challenged the decision through the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), which ruled in his favour. His dismissal was found to be unfair "both procedurally and substantively". The party was given until February 2016 to settle the amount but failed to do so, so Maabane took the matter to the Labour Court. Malema said he was not aware of the case when

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  • Vytjie Mentor's plan to remove 'monster' Zuma

    Former African National Congress (ANC) MP and ANC whistleblower Vytjie Mentor has announced on social media her plans to get rid of President Jacob Zuma. Mentor, who has been criticising the president for a while now, says its time for South Africans to ensure that “monster” Zuma steps down. Mentor has announced to her followers that “I’m going to go on a hunger-strike soon”. Mentor will be demanding only four things; that the president steps down, South Africans to rise and occupy parliament and the Union Buildings until Zuma Steps down, that the Guptas’ citizenship is revoked and the cancellation of the Russian nuclear deal. Mentor is, however, not planning to do this alone as she has written

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  • Zimbabwe: Here's Why Zimbabwe Won't Adopt the Rand

    It doesn't matter how much sense it makes to ordinary Zimbabweans: Zimbabwe will not formally adopt the rand, the central bank governor says. John Mangudya has told the state-controlled Sunday Mail that he's ruling out "rand adoption". Mangudya says the rand has been part of the multi-currency basket since 2009 (other currencies supposed to be accepted in major supermarkets include British pounds, Botswana pula and Chinese yuan). The reason why the rand stopped being welcome in Zimbabwe - certainly in the capital, perhaps less in Bulawayo - was two-fold: the rand lost value so there were quarrels over the exchange rate of the day and Zimbabwe brought in bond coins, which meant there was much less need for rand coins as change.

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  • Vavi praises Numsa for paying his salary

    Former Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary and now general secretary of newly established South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) Zwelinzima Vavi on Sunday thanked the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) for spearheading the new federation and employing him after he and Numsa were both expelled from Cosatu in 2015. “I would like to thank Numsa, who I think without their contribution, we would not have seen this day… where we started a very important milestone and turning a page in the history of workers,” he told delegates on the closing day at Saftu’s founding congress in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni. “If Numsa had decided to bend on principles,

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  • Princess Charlene says her children will grow to love SA

    JOHANNESBURG - Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco has told Eyewitness News that her South African heritage will play a strong future role in the lives of her children, Jacques and Gabriella. The princess is in South Africa for a number of engagements linked to her foundation which focuses on water safety. She was also recently on hand at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco to honour the Waves for Change surf therapy initiative, based in Cape Town, which received global acclaim for the work they do using the sport to assist young people from difficult backgrounds. Speaking in Johannesburg, she says that her passion for her foundation is driven by her heritage. “I am African

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  • Stephen Belafonte asks Mel B for a 'cash advance' amid divorce row

    LOS ANGELES - Stephen Belafonte, the estranged husband of Mel B, has asked the former Spice Girl for a "cash advance", even though they're in the midst of a divorce row. The 41-year-old film producer has requested the ex-Spice Girl give him money to cover his "living expenses", but Mel B - who filed for divorce in March - declined Belafonte's plea and has instead accused him of stealing £800,000 from her. In new court papers, Mel B's lawyers say: "He has plenty of funds I assume from the amounts he has earned and continues to earn (and taken) to pay for his expenses. "We do not believe your client is entitled to much, if any, of the community, but will owe Mel for the amounts he has taken from

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  • Nzimande questions lack of radical action against Gupta family

    JOHANNESBURG – South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande has questioned why more people are not taking radical action against the influential Gupta family. The family has been implicated in widespread state capture, an issue investigated by former Public Protestor Thuli Madonsela. Last October, Madonsela released her State of Capture report, recommending that President Jacob Zuma appoint a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate. Zuma has since taken the report on review. At the weekend, deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said allegations of state capture can only be put to rest through an inquiry. Nzimande says the only reason why no action has been taken against

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  • Chiefs face tricky City test as the pressure increases on all the title challengers

    Chiefs’ defeat to Supersport United in the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup at the 2010 World Cup final venue will have suddenly turned the screws on the coach as the league title now represents the last chance for silverware for AmaKhosi this season. Komphela has led a pretty charmed life since the beginning of the year and has not had to deal with the angry fans who attended Chiefs games hellbent on making life difficult for him towards the end of last year. The Chiefs coach will want to give assures that he still has things very much under control when his charges travel to the Mother City to face leaders Cape Town City in a tricky must-win league match at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday night.

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  • PICS! Sfiso Ncwane's family remember him through prayer and song

    There's a quote at the top of each page of the blog that writer Sophie Woolley set up to document the process she, choreographer Andile Vellem and director Gemma Fairlie undertook to put their mixed discipline show, 'The Fake Interpreter', together.

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  • SNAPS: Inside Ntsiki's graduation celebrations

    At a meeting between government officials and the families of those killed in Friday’s horror minibus crash in Verena near Bronkhorstspruit‚ the poor condition of the R25 on which the minibus was travelling was highlighted‚ with one witness describing it as a death...

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  • Nigeria: Govt Gifts Parents of Abuja Quintuplets House, Job for Dad

    The Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has promised to give a house to the couple that recently welcomed a set of quintuplets at the National Hospital, Abuja. The quintuplets, all girls, were born on April 12, 2017. The couple presently reside in a one bedroom apartment at Lugbe on Airport Road, in Abuja. Mrs. Oyo-Ita made the promise when she visited the children on Saturday in Abuja. She said that the house would be given under the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Scheme. She also promised Imudia Uduehi, father of the quintuplets who is a graduate of the University of Ilorin, a job with the Federal Civil Service. Mr. Uduehi is currently unemployed. She described the

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  • Tbo Touch goes HD with R28 million radio station revamp

    Touch Central was launched at the end of August last year with the promise to revolutionise online radio. The former Metro FM DJ promised innovation and on Thursday announced that he had relaunched the station to Touch HD as he prepares to make major changes to its line-up and the platforms it is broadcast on. Dr Malinga threatens to kick Nasty C like 'a mosquito' – Twitter goes crazy!  "Digital radio lends itself the opportunity of being disruptive through innovation. The new station is being true to its roots, vision and mission of innovation and disruption through the changes being introduced," Touch said. He will announce further changes to the station at an event later this month but has

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  • OPINION: Are you ready for President Maimane and deputy Malema?

    That South Africa is on the cusp of political change many honest people can see. What most observers refuse to imagine is what our new politics will look like. Making political predictions is a risky business. But the fear of making wrong predictions is both an act of cowardice and a bluntness of the imagination. Analysts don't want to eat their hats when their predictions turn out to be false. Unlike others, this columnist does not have a chicken heart. He is prepared to tell you what he thinks will happen. Before the 2016 local government elections, people laughed at this columnist for suggesting the ANC would lose Joburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay metros. Is that not what happened? So,

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  • Treasury blocks Zuma's son and Guptas from cashing in on R4bn Eskom deals – report

    Treasury has prevented Eskom from extending any further contracts held by Tegeta, a company owned by the Guptas and President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane Zuma. According to City Press, a report compiled by Treasury found that the department prevented Eskom from extending Tegeta-owned Brakfontein’s contract to supply coal over 10 years by a further R2.94 billion. Treasury also barred the electricity parastatal from extending a contract with Optimum coal mine for an additional six months, resulting in an increase from R855 million to over R1 billion, while the report also revealed that substandard coal was delivered to Majuba power station in Mpumalanga by Tegeta. The report has also questioned

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  • 22 Gorgeous Photos Of Gigi Hadid In Honor Of Her Birthday

    Supermodels, they're just like us — only with more money and fame.

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