• Mercedes to enter the bakkie war - IOL Motoring

    Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to enter the mid-sized pick-up market before this decade is out and South Africa has been mentioned as one of its key markets, along with Latin America, Australia and Europe. Mercedes-Benz sees strong sales potential in this one-ton segment and the new entrant will be positioned at the premium end of the Hilux/Ranger/Amarok battle ground, and will be developed by the Mercedes-Benz Vans division. There will be a fine balancing act to achieve here as MB Vans head Volker Mornhinweg expects the bakkie to offer a “high level of utility” as well as the comfort, safety and design attributes that one would expect from a Mercedes passenger car.

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  • Panicking captain's last words

    The captain was desperately trying to get back into the locked cockpit of the plane that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps last week, killing all 150 aboard, a German newspaper reported Sunday. Data from the cockpit recorder initially has the captain shouting "For God's sake, open the door", as passengers' screams can be heard in the background, Bild reported. French officials say the plane's black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked the captain out of the cockpit of the Germanwings jet and steered Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside.

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  • Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

    The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared victory for its candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, in Nigeria’s presidential election on Tuesday and said the country was “witnessing history”. “This is the first time in Nigeria that a sitting government will be voted out of power using purely democratic means,” APC spokesman Lai Mohammed told Reuters at the house in the capital where Buhari was watching the results come in.

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  • Teens Are Sharing The Most Disturbing Images On Twitter

    Warning: The images you see may contain extremely slovenly behavior.

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  • N1, N2 proposed toll: Sanral’s secrets exposed

    The Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday ruled that court papers had to be made available to the public.

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  • Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • South Africa: Dear Black Person, White People Simply Don't See You

    Five years ago I walked out in the middle of my South African political thought tutorial in absolute outrage after the whole class and the white tutor agreed that Cecil John Rhodes was a great leader. Many white apologists have come forward to "condemn" white racist, patriarchal, paternalistic, unoriginal responses to the Rhodes Must Fall movement.

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  • 11 Photos That Show Japan Is Wonderfully Weird

    From cock blenders to titty stores... what will Japan think of next?

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  • SA’s visa requirements ‘hurting tourism’

    THE Department of Home Affairs’ "draconian" regulations for foreign tourists have led to a drop in numbers from key markets such as China and India, the Southern African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) says. Last year, home affairs said foreign visitors would have to appear in person to apply for visas to have biometrics taken. In September to December last year, the number of tourists from China fell nearly 50% and those from India were down 15% year on year. Tourist numbers from Brazil fell 37%, but this was largely due to concern about the Ebola virus, Satsa said.

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  • Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa reunite | The New Age Online

    Actress Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa have agreed to put aside their differences for their two-year-old son Sebastian. Rose and Khalifa were at each other's throats, each calling the other a horrible parent and unfit to care for their two-year-old toddler. Khalifa asked Rose to listen to the song, and after she heard it, she tearfully called him back and they agreed to work as parents to care for their son Sebastian.

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  • South African Comedian Trevor Noah Lands Top U.S. TV Job

    Popular comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on the satirical The Daily Show on Comedy Central later this year.

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  • Cricketer’s girl out before she gets in - Movies | Tonight

    Virat Kohli and ANUSHKA SHARMA’S love affair is not a secret anymore after the cricketer recently called the actress his love on Twitter. A leading publication reported that Sharma had been asked to cancel her visit to avoid controversy, like what happened during India’s last tour to England. At the time, Kohli’s poor performance during the England tour was ascribed to Sharma’s visit as it was said that Kohli was distracted by her presence.

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  • South Africa: Live Show: Lebo and Ex Choose Cash Over the Game!

    It's official, after only six days in the Big Brother Mzansi house, Ex and Lebo are out of the game. As fate would have it, Ex answered the red telephone and Biggie ordered him to exit the house with Lebo in tow. While Lebo wanted to take the money and run, Ex was more eager to continue with playing the game. "You've gained enough exposure to go on with your Rap career and this is enough to set you up," Lebo reasoned with her partner.

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  • Tale of two women with a different take on Angola’s vast oil wealth

    THIS is the tale of two women, each an emblem in her own way of one of the world’s most corrupt and dysfunctional nations. One of the women is Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman. The daughter of Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos, she is worth $3bn and is Africa’s only female billionaire as well as its youngest billionaire, according to Forbes. Dos Santos declined to comment, but she is widely seen as a symbol of Angola’s status as one of the most corrupt countries in the world — "graft on a scale never before seen in Africa", says Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais.

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  • Raven is from 'every continent in Africa'

    Actress Raven Symone seems to be suffering from a bad case of 'foot-in-mouth' disease. Symone received a lot of criticism last year after she told media mogul Oprah Winfrey that she didn't want to be 'labelled' as 'African-American'. Last week she proved how little geographical knowledge she has by referring to African countries as continents. “I never said I wasn’t black, I said I wasn’t African American – to me that’s a difference,” she stated.

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  • New Miss SA overwhelmed & excited about new role

    Liesl Laurie from Eldorado Park was crowned last night at the Sun City Super Bowl.

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  • DJ Sbu fired from Metro FM after self-promotion - SundayWorld

    DJ Sbu was initially suspended by the station about three weeks ago for promoting his energy drink Mofaya at the Metro FM Music Awards that were beamed live on SABC1 early this month. SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago confirmed DJ Sbu was let go. A senior SABC official who did not want to be named because he was not allowed to speak to the media said the station wrote a letter to DJ Sbu on Tuesday telling him there would be no negotiations regarding his new contract.

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  • 23 Maps That Prove Australia Is Batshit Insane

    Australia is a continent like no other.

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  • First the student councils, then the country – the EFF goes incremental | Daily Maverick

    Julius Malema in the flesh does not easily bring to mind an athlete. The EFF Central Command Team, while they keep many secrets, make no secret of their tactics. The first and most obvious (to say nothing of the crudest, in purely political terms) was the SONA Showdown, live on TV, beamed into millions of South African living rooms. It went off without a hitch, by which I mean it went off with many hitches, and that’s exactly what the EFF had hoped for.

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  • Zuma's strategy for protecting himself is likely to backfire

    The decline of Eskom appeared to be accelerating with the suspensions of four top executives, prompting a second ratings agency to downgrade the creaking, cash-starved power utility's credit rating to junk. Instead of the downgrading having a sobering effect on the powers-that-be, it soon emerged that a campaign was afoot to oust the man who apparently initiated the suspensions - Eskom's chairman, Zola Tsotsi. The bottom line is that, with steep electricity tariff hikes about to take effect, consumers have little confidence that Eskom is on the right track - or that it will be able to keep the lights on. It has become clear that some of Eskom's generously paid executives are more concerned with protecting their turf than with providing a decent service to the public.

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