• Home Affairs ready to implement new visa regulations

    The Home Affairs Department says it’s ready to implement the new visa requirements for people coming to South Africa from the beginning of next month. The department has been strongly criticised for requiring people coming here to first have their biometric measurements taken at a South African Consulate in their home country. The department’s Mayihlome Tshwete also says these requirements are no different from many other countries.

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  • KFC's knives are streetwise too - video

    It had been filmed by Ashrana Chanderanberg, from the balcony of a nearby hotel. “This is what happens every morning @KFC Coastlands Umhlanga.... "We residence [sic] off Horizon view and Ridgeton Towers back of KFC Coastlands instead of awakening to the smell of KFC we awaken by this agonising sounds of sharpening knives....” she wrote. Earlier this month KFC had responded to another street scandal, after footage of their chickens being washed on the street in Braamfontein.

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  • Tomorrow’s news today: Thabo Mbeki, e-tolling and punishment case

    The announcement motorists might not be issued with vehicle licence discs when renewing them has been slammed by opposition political parties, activists against e-tolling, and the general public. Justice Project of South Africa’s Howard Dembovsky said in a statement the possibility of a whole new industry of mass false licence disc production could become a “very real possibility” and added it was a serious criminal offence.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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  • Medical link in hunt for Bin Laden? - World News | IOL News

    The United States plotted to find Osama bin Laden by concealing tracking devices in medical supplies, possibly through Red Cross hospitals, a report said on Thursday, citing documents leaked by former security contractor Edward Snowden. The Intercept news site quoted from a National Security Agency slide presentation dated June 2010 which discussed the possibility of going from “Pharma to Target” by penetrating “the non-electronic moat” that protected Bin Laden from surveillance in his Pakistan hideout. Titled “Medical Pattern of Life: Targeting High Value Individual #1”, the presentation cites CIA reports on the al-Qaeda chief's poor health and invokes a scenario in which spy agencies target the “supply chain” of likely medicine and equipment destined for Bin Laden.

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  • Bad juju drives Adebayor mad

    Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino has excused Adebayor from training and the final game of the season against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday. Adebayor has made a series of allegations against his family on Facebook in recent weeks that have prompted concerns over his mental state. Rejecting claims that he had evicted his mother from his house in Africa, Adebayor claimed people were attempting to direct witchcraft, or juju, at him. In his first Facebook post, Adebayor accused younger brother Rotimi of taking 21 cellphones from a French football academy.

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  • Murder accused Panayioutou’s double life aired in court | The New Age Online

    Port Elizabeth murder accused Christopher Panayiotou hired a hitman to shoot his wife on whom he had cheated for years after his messy double life and rumoured debt finally caught up with him. Prosecutor Marius Stander told the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s court there had been several failed attempts to kill Jayde Panayiotou, a popular teacher at Riebeek College, before the plot allegedly masterminded by her husband succeeded last month. Panayiotou allegedly paid R70,000 for the hit that was made to look like a robbery and kidnapping, with R40,000 going to the hitman and the rest to Luthando Siyoli, a bouncer at a night club he owns, who reportedly acted as the middleman. Stander read the court transcripts of recorded conversations that had taken place between the burly husband and the bouncer and said he believed the State had a rock solid case.

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  • Dame Shirley Bassey blasts Beyonce for 'skimpy' Met Ball dress

    Dame Shirley Bassey has blasted Beyonce and other modern singers who feel the need to ''see who can wear the skimpiest outfit''. Dame Shirley said: ''It is like they are all in competition with each other. ''When I saw Beyonce at the Met Ball the other night I was like, 'excuse me?' I think you have to leave a lot to the imagination. Speaking at the 'Shooting Star' book launch in London, Dame Shirley said: ''Of course it is a bad impression for young people to follow because they want to dress like that.

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  • Big Brother duo reflect on near-win - IOL Tonight

    . Chelsea, left, and Mbali: Being a Big Brother contestant is no holiday .

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  • Mazibuko earns master’s degree from Harvard

    Lindiwe Mazibuko is celebrating a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her time at Harvard — the world-renowned university first established in 1636 — Mazibuko has shared her excitement at the extreme season changes and taken up cycling. Mazibuko first attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study a Bachelor of Music degree then moved to the University of Cape Town‚ where she obtained a BA (French‚ Classics‚ Media & Writing) in 2006 and a BA Honours (Political Communication) degree in 2007.

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  • Baxter expects Kaizer Chiefs player exodus

    Stuart Baxter expects a large player turnover at Kaizer Chiefs ahead of next season. Amakhosi have a number of players reaching the ends of their contracts, with speculation continuing that Itumeleng Khune, Tefu Mashamaite and Madnla Masango could all leave Naturena. Eric Mathoho is another player who could be heading for the exit door, with clubs in Belgium interested in his signature.

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  • Six load shedding jokes - Connect

    Need a pick me up? Whenever your feeling down, refer back to this. I promise it will help.

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  • First on EWN: More details emerge from Stellenbosch axe murders

    Eyewitness News is able to reveal details of the statement made by the police officer who arrived on the scene of a triple axe murder in Stellenbosch in January. Martin van Breda, his wife Teresa and their eldest child, Rudi, were found axed to death in their home on the De Zalze Golf Estate. The couple's two other children, Marli and Henri, survived the attack. The account by the Criminal Intelligence Division (CID) official says Henri told officers, “the problem” was upstairs upon their arrival on scene.

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  • TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

    There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. "Honorable Members, I hereby introduce to you the Mayor of P.E Dr Danny Jordaan. Profile: Fikile Mbalula is SA’s minister of sport and recreation and an African National Congress (ANC) MP. Citation: The cult of personality, by and large, dominates South African politics.

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  • Cameroon: Public Contracts - Online Award System Officially Handed Gov't

    The Korea International Cooperation Agency, KOICA, has officially handed Cameroon Online E-procurement System, COLEPS, to government in a ceremony in Yaounde on May 21, 2015, chaired by the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Public Contracts, MINMAP, Abba Sadou. The Public Contracts boss in the company of Cabinet Ministers, Issa Tchiroma Bakary for Communication, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi for Economy, Planning and Regional Development and Catherine Abena Ondoua for Women's Empowerment and the Family alongside the Korean Ambassador to Cameroon, Lim Jae-Hoon, said accelerating the process to sharpen the skills of more stakeholders in the public contracts award chain was imminent as the project takes effect from January 1, 2016.

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  • Mourinho won’t leave Chelsea easily - Premier League

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would not choose to leave the club he has just steered to another Premier League title but he is prepared to manage another English team, the Portuguese coach has told the BBC. Mourinho, 52, said in an interview with the Football Focus programme that having come back to Stamford Bridge in 2013 for a second spell in charge he would only leave if owner Roman Abramovich did not want him. “I see myself coaching another club, yes, but I love Chelsea and I am in Mr Abramovich's hands and until then I'm here,” he said. “The day Mr Abramovich thinks I'm not good enough for Chelsea, I want to work, and if possible in England too.

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  • Zuma apologises to Mozambique - Africa | IOL News

    GCIS President Jacob Zuma signs the visitors book in Mozambique s parliament. Zuma met Mozambican parliamentary Speaker Veronica Macamo and members of the Mozambican National Assembly in Maputo on Thursday. Maputo - President Jacob Zuma has apologised to Mozambique for the xenophobic attacks earlier this year in which three Mozambicans died. Zuma, who is on a two-day state visit to Mozambique this week, offered the apology during a meeting with his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi.

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  • Sisqo May Have Been The Best Dressed Guy Of The Late 90s

    This guy was about more than thongs.

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