• "He pursued me for a long time"- Bonang on how AKA wooed her

    There’s no doubt that AKA and Bonang have quickly won over the hearts of fans earning them the title of SA’s power couple. Even though their romance was marred with controversy at the beginning- all of that is in the past and these days they’re the envy of many. In their first official interview with YOU magazine Bonang and AKA revealed intimate details about their whirlwind romance‚ with the rapper explaining how he wooed his queen. Speaking about their first date together‚ Bonang said there was loads of flowers and balloons. But where did they go? On their first official date together AKA took B to Orient in Melrose Arch. “He pursued me for a long time. And he’s very romantic‚ quite the spoiler‚

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  • DA to start clean up of metros

    An exodus of municipal employees from lucrative jobs is set to take place in key municipalities where the ANC has been dislodged by the DA. These include the City of Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay and the City of Johannesburg. The DA vowed to conduct a clean up in the cities it has won from the ANC in an attempt to root out beneficiaries of cadre deployment, nepotism and those who are incompetent. The ANC suffered its biggest setback in the recent municipal elections since 1994, failing to reclaim control of some of the hotly contested metros. With the assistance of the EFF, the ANC has already been removed by a DA-led coalition in Tshwane and in the Eastern Cape's Nelson Mandela Bay. Today, all

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  • 'He banna!' Arthur Mafokate shocks Malema

    EFF leader Julius Malema reacted with shock after kwaito star Arthur Mafokate congratulated the man expected to be elected late on Monday as the new mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba. Mafokate, a die-hard ANC supporter, congratulated Mashaba, who the EFF has openly declared their antagonism towards. Malema responded, saying ‘he banna!’, a Sesotho phrase normally used when someone is shocked. The kwaito star congratulated the Black Like Me entrepreneur, saying he had fond memories of Mashaba who used to sponsor artists such as himself. “Wow! Bra Herman Mashaba who used to sponsor us as dancers is about to be a Mayor of the most powerful city in Africa 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #JoburgMayor,” said Mafokate.

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  • Malema's 'Ndlozi rape accuser' tweet has SA guessing

    The man who he said had accused Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of rape and murder had apparently retracted his statements “without reservation”, but only because of an apparent legal threat by a top lawyer. Malema tweeted a screenshot from ANC supporter Thami “Cool Razo” Mthimkhulu’s Twitter account apologising to Ndlozi. Mthimkhulu said: “I retract without reservation all defamatory tweets I posted suggesting that Mr Ndlozi is a rapist and murderer. I apologise to him for all the harm caused by my tweets.” It’s unclear whether Mthimkulu really was responsible for the Ndlozi rape rumours and why he apologised. When The Citizen sent an email to him for comment, his response to

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  • Myeni’s salary is too much – Tinkler

    Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler is keen on signing transfer listed Orlando Pirates winger Sifiso Myeni, but the former Bafana Bafana international says the midfielder’s wages are a bit high to match. Tinkler is obviously speaking from a well-informed position, as he was in charge of the Mayfair-based side last season, where he managed Myeni. “So to try and take him to the club [Cape City], it will be extremely difficult because of his [financial] expectations,” he added.

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  • Being told you are ugly is not nice, says Muvhango's Maumela Mahuwa

    In a revealing interview with Drum magazine Maumela shared painful memories of how she's had to deal with people calling her 'ugly' for most of her life. Maumela revealed that looking back at what she calls her "dark past" she realises that it "overshadowed" her life until she made numerous changes. "Being told you are ugly is not nice. Maumela explained that as a child she was told that she was too dark, her nose is flat and her lips are too big.

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  • Coke could close SA plants - Companies

    Johannesburg - Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, the bottling joint venture between the US soft-drink maker and brewer SABMiller may close South African plants and see profit more than halve if the government pushes ahead with a proposed sugar tax. South Africa’s National Treasury last month recommended a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages that would generate almost R11 billion ($813 million) in government revenue, based on 2012 consumption data cited in the policy paper. The charge is aimed at reducing consumption of sugar and encouraging producers and suppliers to cut the sugar content of their drinks, according to the government. The newly created bottler’s volumes in South Africa would probably

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  • Luvo Manyonga broke a deal with the devil and decided to jump rather than die

    If you had asked Luvo Manyonga’s friends and family two years ago where they saw the now 25-year-old in 2016, some might have replied: “dead.” On Saturday night, the prodigal son lived up to the potential he had shown during his junior career. On the biggest stage in the world, it was the biggest performance of his life. And if this was anything to go by, the best is yet to come. Four years ago, Manyonga’s life was in near ruins. He has said that he was ten or maybe even five percent away from death. He was on regular dates with the devil in the shape of a lightbulb and white crystals. The devil’s name was meth. Having emerged as a young star during the 2010 IAAF Junior World Championships, where

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  • Hazard ahead: ANC wounded, Zuma unpredictable, Gordhan targeted

    South Africa was very much in a holding pattern during the local government elections period. Politicians were out on the campaign trail and the country was on autopilot. It was also risky to make any controversial moves that might affect voter sentiment. But now that the elections have passed and the councils have all been established, it is back to business. And in this country, back to business in politics means back to scheming, skulduggery and powermongering.  It should be no big surprise that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and former SARS officials Ivan Pillay, Johann van Loggerenberg and Pete Richer have been asked to present themselves to the Hawks headquarters in Pretoria on Thursday.

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  • Zimbabwe to upgrade 900km road - International

    Harare - Zimbabwe signed an agreement on Monday with Chinese and Austrian firms to upgrade a busy highway, a deal that will be one of the country's biggest road projects since independence 36 years ago. China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), a subsidiary of China Communications Construction, will partner Austria's Geiger International to upgrade and add more lanes to the 900km highway from Beitbridge on the border with South Africa to Chirundu on the Zambian border. The highway is economically significant as it links landlocked Zimbabwe and Zambia to the Indian Ocean ports of Durban and Richards Bay in South Africa. Transport Minister Joram Gumbo said the cost of the project, which the minister

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  • UK move to bar SA preacher Angus Buchan

    Durban - British lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations want KwaZulu-Natal preacher Angus Buchan barred from preaching at events in the UK. They are unhappy with some of his alleged homophobic and misogynistic comments in the past. According to his website, Buchan’s events in the UK are meant to begin in England on Sunday and include visits to Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. His stay will conclude with a Mighty Men conference in North Yorkshire between August 26 and 28. Approached for comment about the controversy on Thursday, a representative of his church, Shalom Ministries, said Buchan was unavailable as he was filming his Grassroots

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  • South Africa: Cape Town Man Gives Confused Hijacker a Backhand

    A group of hijackers who thought they would get away with a snazzy sports car in Cape Town ended up dazed and empty-handed when their victim fought back. Being attacked was the last thing on JB Meyer SNR's, 52, mind as he locked up his auto repairs shop on Friday afternoon and made his way home through Uitsig. Driving his burnt orange Toyota GT86, he stopped behind a car at an intersection with his window down. "I was still having a sip of ice tea, relaxed, and they must have run from my blind side because this fist connected with my head," he told News24 on Monday. The punch gave him whiplash and left him with a loose tooth and a cut on his upper lip. Two men tried leaning in through the window

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  • There was no R5 million comrades‚ says Gigi Lamayne

    Female rapper Gigi Lamayne who is one of the artists who were caught in the crossfire during the war between EFF leader Julius Malema and Mabala Noise owner Reggie Nkabinde has some strong opinions about the backlash. Mabala Noise and it’s string of artists have been hogging headlines ever since Julius publicly accused Reggie of being embroiled in ‘dodgy tender processes’ and paying artists ‘no less than R5 million.’ Days later Reggie called an urgent press conference where he rubbished the allegations‚ however‚ the EFF on Thursday announced that it had opened a case of fraud and racketeering against the entertainment company. Various artists belonging to the stable including Riky Rick and Khanyi

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  • Now, Hawks take aim at Gerrie Nel

    Johannesburg - Controversial Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza is gunning for top prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who is largely credited with ensuring Oscar Pistorius was convicted for Reeva Steenkamp’s murder. Ntlemeza is understood to be implicating Nel in the controversy over the alleged “rogue” unit at the South African Revenue Service. The Sunday Independent has been told that the Hawks have launched a probe into Nel for possible contravention of the Public Finance Management Act. It is alleged he approved a payment of R1.5 million to a member of the unit to install spying equipment in the offices of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) offices. Nel scored a major victory when the Constitutional Court

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  • 'EFF sold my vote' accusation angers Ndlozi

    National spokesperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has slated those who are accusing the party of “selling” their votes. Following the results of the 2016 local government elections where no party won an outright majority, the EFF refused to go into coalition with what they call “a racist party”, the DA, but they nevertheless decided to vote for the DA so they could unseat the ANC. During interviews last week, EFF leader Julius Malema confirmed that “ideologically speaking”, there was no difference between the ANC and the DA, but the DA was “a better devil”. Now their alleged voters have accused the EFF on Twitter of selling their votes to the DA, which now controls

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  • Confirmed! Pearl Thusi bids farewell to Metro FM

    Speaking to Sowetan, Sarit Tomlinson, managing director of Capacity Relations, which represents Pearl, confirmed the news, adding that it is highly unlikely that Pearl will return to South Africa this year. "She's no longer there (at Metro FM). She's going to be in New York for a while, she definitely won't be back this year," she told the local publication. Pearl had been dropping hints that she won't be returning to the station, when she spoke to  U.S beauty and lifestyle publication Hello Beautiful about her future in America. Reading out a tweet from a fan on the show who said "Pearl come back. You are so beautiful," the actress responded "I ain't coming back, girl. What! No, look. I'll come

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  • New Tshwane administration faces first protest

    Japan on Monday reacted with a mix of surprise, delight and cynicism at the sight of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dressed up as video game icon Super Mario in a comical cameo at the close of the Rio Olympics.

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  • Babes Wodumo issues an apology after failing to pitch at Newcastle event

    Babes Wodumo and West Ink Records have issued an apology to a slew of fans who were left disappointed over the weekend after the singer failed to pitch for an event at Scrapyard Lounge based in Newcastle‚ KZN. Taking to her Instagram account‚ the Wololo hitmaker shared an apology statement from her record label‚ West Ink Records‚ which claims that “unforeseen logistical difficulties” made it impossible for Babes to make it to the event. “We would like to extend our most profound and sincere apologies on Babes Wodumo’s failure to show up at last night’s show‚” the statement reads. Unforeseen logistical difficulties saw all the artist’s efforts to make it to the show defeated. The situation was

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  • Here's how golden girl Caster inspired Queen Bonang!

    It is a little over three months since Sunderland's fourth feat of Premier League escapology in a row, but just two games into this campaign David Moyes has already warned supporters to expect the same again.

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  • Hawks still mum on Gordhan summons over Sars unit

    The National Treasury has confirmed that Gordhan received correspondence from the Hawks on Monday. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan SARS Pravin Ghordan JOHANNESBURG – As the Treasury has confirmed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is talking to his lawyers, the Hawks still will not comment on reports that he’s been summoned to answer questions about a controversial South African Revenue Services (Sars) unit. Yesterday, the Daily Maverick website said Gordhan and four other Sars officials had been told they must report to the Hawks tomorrow to be interviewed about the claims against them. The Sunday Times had claimed a unit created while Gordhan was running Sars had spied on people before apologising

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