• What the glitterati wore at the July (gallery)

    The Vodacom Duran July has always been the watering hole for gazelle like celebs in the month of July, and the 119th race was no different. Media mogul Basetsana Kumalo, the picture of grace, was spotted in the swanky Vodacom VIP Paddock in a lace-mint gown, with a black lattice covering her eyes. Lorna Maseko appropriately (considering the sunny Durban weather) came covered in a flirty black cocktail dress, showing her legs (which considering her ongoing love affair with ballet is flawless). Nomzamo Mbatha killed it in a red cat suit with billowing sleeves.

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  • Chris Brown cuts off child support | The New Age Online

    Singer Chris Brown has stopped paying $10,000 per month in child support after he was denied visitation with daughter Royalty. The agreement was set to start on July 1, but it fell apart when Brown sought a visitation with Royalty this week only to learn that she was with his mother Joyce Hawkins in Virginia, reports dailymail.co.uk. The 26-year-old initially wanted to pay $2,500 per month, but settled on the amount after Royalty's mother Nia Guzman was seeking $15,000 per month, according to an article on Thursday by TMZ.

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  • Gwede Mantashe speaks up about Nkandla

    African National Congress Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has lashed out at Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's statements that more money must be spent on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. The City Press is reporting that Mantashe said Nhleko's statement was reckless and he must explain why more tax money is needed. The Public Works Department has also distanced itself from Nhleko's claim that he doesn’t know who authorised the construction of 21 three bedroom houses on land just a kilometre from Nkandla.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • Bobbi Kristina's family rages anger over 'death bed' pics | The New Age Online

    Bobby Brown's sister Leolah Brown recently broke her anger over news that someone has been selling Bobbi Kristina's death bed pictures . Further, responding to the claims that the person who is selling the photo might be an extended family member, she said that she will make sure that anyone who comes near Bobby Brown's daughter takes a lie detective test.

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  • Two fake cops arrested in Alexander township | The New Age Online

    Police arrest two people masquerading as police officers. Cops made the arrests Saturday in Alexandra township, Johannesburg.

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  • No 'firepool' at Mandela's Qunu house – EFF

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has dismissed claims made by Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, that a “firepool” was constructed at private residence of the former President Nelson Mandela in Qunu. This follows a claim Nhleko made to the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF). The EFF says the Mandela granddaughters have dismissed Nhleko’s utterances “as pure lies”.

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  • Real crime action a top draw - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    YOUTUBE Security cameras in Wynberg show how two men stole a parked bakkie in 20 seconds. Cape Town - Thousands of South Africans are turning to YouTube to follow the real-time crimes committed countrywide, mostly captured on security cameras. One video that had been watched 152 125 times by Friday afternoon even has a narration by the man whose garage security cameras captured the burglars in action.

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Pics: Tutus renew their wedding vows - Gauteng | IOL News

    Joyful hymns rang out as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Nomalizo Leah entered the Holy Cross Anglican Church on Saturday for the second celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. The church was filled with family and friends and guests included former president Thabo Mbeki and former president Nelson Mandela’s wife Graça Machel. The congregation stood as one as Tutu, 83, and his wife, 81, entered the church sanctuary from a side entrance as Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, one of their daughters, led the service.

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  • Zimbabwe: Biti Warns That Hungry Zimbabweans May Soon Start Eating Each Other

    ZIMBABWEANS might soon resort to cannibalism if the gripping hunger stalking the nation is not averted, former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said. Biti, now secretary general of the MDC Renewal Team, told party supporters in Harare's dormitory town of Chitungwiza that stress related deaths had gone up in the country. "If left to continue, the current situation will lead to cannibalism where human beings will resort to eating human flesh. "Most of the deaths being witnessed in the country are either due to starvation or stress related ailments like High Blood Pressure, hypertension and heart attack, because of the economic, political and social decay we are witnessing," said Biti.

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  • Do or die for 450kg man - Gauteng | IOL News

    This weekend, the worried family of 450kg Corrie Le Grange will know whether he will live or die. La Grange has been bedridden for months during which time he put on 200kg. Desperate, they called the Gauteng Department of Health. Merwitz said the team of doctors attending to Le Grange were trying to obtain a solid diagnosis.

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  • Sanral warns against fake e-toll information

    Last week, a Tshwane Metro Police officer reportedly told the motorist he could not renew his disk because a warrant had been issued for his arrest over the outstanding debt. The South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) said no arrest warrants are being issued over e-toll fines and has urged motorists to report cases of this nature.

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  • Girl’s death a ‘witness murder’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    A high school pupil was murdered in Scottsville this week in an attack that Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says was carried out to eliminate her as a witness to her cousin’s killing. Plato visited the family of Nikita Holly, 16, on Friday, where it was revealed that she had witnessed her cousin’s murder earlier this year. “It’s a very sad, sad story,” said Plato. The Grade 10 pupil died in the shooting just before 8pm on Thursday, along with her friend Keisha Manuel, 17, a matric pupil.

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  • A match made in heaven for new host - Sunday Independent

    SUPPLIED Ayanda Mpama is set to host Our Perfect Wedding. Johannesburg - One of South Africa’s most popular shows, Our Perfect Wedding, airing every Sunday night on the DStv platform, will be presented by a new host from this week. Singer, actress and radio and TV personality Ayanda Mpama, affectionately known as Aya, is set to follow in the footsteps of comedian Tumi Morake and actresses Thuli Thabethe, Brenda Ngxoli and Phumeza Mdabe. Mpama, who is no stranger to TV, and has previously presented the entertainment show Noted on SABC3, and the music show, Soul Sundays on SABC1, hails from KwaZulu-Natal and holds a music and drama degree from the University of KZN.

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  • The Most Fab And Drab Celebrity Looks Of The Week

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  • Egypt in Fierce War Against Terror - Foreign Ministry

    Egypt is waging a fierce war against terrorism not only to defend its national soil but the civilized world as a whole, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday 04/07/2015. Egypt, like all world countries, is a target to terrorist attacks, the most recent of which were in Tunisia, Kuwait, France and Nigeria, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. There is no doubt that all terrorist organizations adopt the same extremist ideologies, the Foreign Ministry added. One such organization is the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group, which was formed in 1928, and is now coordinating operations on the ground, it said.

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  • Chile lift Copa America for first time - Soccer Cup Competitions

    REUTERS Alexis Sanchez holds the trophy at the La Moneda presidential palace after Chile defeated Argentina to win the Copa America on Saturday. Santiago – Chile won the Copa America for the first time on Saturday when a cheeky penalty from Alexis Sanchez clinched a shootout victory over Argentina and glory for the host nation’s golden generation in front of their own fans. Lionel Messi stepped up to score Argentina’s first spot kick but, as the first three Chileans converted unerringly, Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega missed.

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  • South Africa: Man Dies On Mango Flight

    A man has died on board a Mango flight, en route to Cape Town from Johannesburg, due to cardiac related problems. The George Herald reported the plane was diverted to George Airport around lunchtime on Thursday in order to get the middle-aged man urgent medical assistance. The man experienced health problems an hour into the flight and George was the nearest available airport, according to Mango spokesperson Hein Kaiser. As a result, flight JE139 was delayed at George Airport for two hours.

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