• The Citizen

    Boity Thulo finds her long-lost 'twin'

    Boity Thulo made an interesting discovery this week - she found a woman who looks just like her! Twitter users alerted the TV personality to her ‘twin sister’ on Monday after the “fine people” hashtag, aimed at embracing African beauty, trended. #FinePeopleFromSomalia” was the first to trend, with scores of people from across Africa joining in by sharing pictures of the “fine people” in their country. Celebrities such as Pearl Thusi, Simphiwe Dana and Cassper Nyovest shared pictures of their “fine” selves using the hashtag #FinePeopleFromSouthAfrica. Boity also joined in the fun, sharing several sexy snaps of herself. Eagled-eyed fans alerted the TV personality to a woman from Somalia who looked

  • ewn.co.za

    Ministers sacked by Ramaphosa assigned new jobs as backbenchers

    CAPE TOWN - Former Ministers who lost their jobs in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle have been assigned new jobs as backbenchers. They will be taking up positions on a range of portfolio committees left vacant by newly appointed ministers such as Pravin Gordhan and Mondli Gungubele. Former energy minister David Mahlobo and former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane are among those assigned seats on the trade and industry and water and sanitation committees. Bongani Bongo’s appointment as state security minister was short-lived, as a backbencher he had previously served on the justice committee. He’s now been deployed to the communications committee replacing Gungubele who

  • Independent Online

    WATCH: Pallo Jordan finally speaks out about 'Dr' debacle

    Cape Town - Pallo Jordan on Thursday spoke frankly about the "Dr" debacle that made him quit Parliament and the ANC NEC four years ago. Jordan was launching his book "Letters to my Comrades" in the township of Ginsberg in King Williams Town on Thursday night when he was asked to explain his "Dr" title.  For the first time he spoke openly about it and gave background:  To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video In August 2014 a “humiliated” Jordan resigned from Parliament and the ANC’s national executive committee to avoid further “deceit”, following revelations that he misrepresented his academic qualifications.  Jordan styled

  • AllAfrica.com

    Zimbabwe: Mugabe 'Never Thought Mnangagwa Would Rebel'

    Former president Robert Mugabe says he never thought new President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him and denounced his former deputy for ousting him last year in a coup. Mugabe was speaking in an interview broadcast on Thursday. His interview comes after he was ousted after 37 years in power. In an interview broadcast on SABC amd recorded at his Harare Blue Roof home, Mugabe said: "I never thought he whom I had nurtured and brought into government and whose life I worked so hard in prison to save as he was threatened with hanging, that one day he would be the man who would turn against me." He added, "I don't hate Emmerson, I brought him into government. But he must be proper, he is improper

  • Independent Online

    Racism claims fly thick and fast at Unisa

    Pretoria - The public hearing into allegations of discrimination, racism, sexism and  harassment at Unisa has heard how a senior academic was constantly accused of being a racist and white supremacist. Professor Melodie Labuschaigne this week told the panel that she was accused of preventing transformation at the College of Law. She said she had formally lodged complaints with the university, and that there were some black colleagues who made it hard for her to do her job when she was acting as dean of the faculty. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating claims of discrimination, racism, sexism and harassment at Unisa. Its findings are expected by April 18. Labuschaigne

  • The Citizen

    Listeriosis found on dairy farm and in two shops near Ladysmith

    Listeriosis has hit Ladysmith, with a dairy farm and two shops testing positive for the disease in the Ladysmith area. Uthukela District Health Services received their test results on Tuesday (March 13) from the dairy farms and shops that were tested for listeriosis. The results came back positive for a dairy farm in Winterton, as well as two shops selling milk, one in Colenso and the other in Bergville. Uthukela District Health Services are currently investigating the matter, and are monitoring stores to ensure that relevant products have been removed. The shops have been closed until they test negative for listeriosis, and the dairy farm has also been closed so that they can clean out their

  • Independent Online

    Durban house robbery victims told family to hide when gunmen stormed in

    Durban - The two people shot in a house robbery at a Westville home, shouted at their families to hide after they noticed two armed men storm into their home. Seconds later, Rookaya Desai Dhooma was shot dead and her son-in-law, Imraan Randeree, sustained multiple gunshot wounds. According to a source, Randeree, 45, is said to be in a stable condition in hospital. Randeree, Managing Director at Randeree Jewellers. Colonel Thembeka Mbhele, police spokesperson, said Randeree was at home with his family when they noticed two men forcing the door open. “The complainant and his mother law instructed the other family members to hide whilst they were pushing the door. The suspects opened fired, fatally