• Oh boy, Americans are not happy with Trevor Noah

    Boy oh, boy, Americans are not happy with South African comedian Trevor Noah right now. A week after Trevor was praised for “destroying” American TV host and political commentator Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show when she claimed to “not see colour” and compared the Black Lives Matter movement to white supremacist group, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), he has penned an opinion piece for the New York Times. In the piece, titled Let’s Not Be Divided. Divided People Are Easier to Rule, Trevor Noah decries racial and ideological divisions in America following Donald Trump’s election victory last month. He goes on to explain that stand-up comedy shows in South Africa allow audiences of different races, and comedians,

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  • Florence Masebe defends fight against cinema bribes

    Award-winning film and TV director Tebogo Malope found himself in the midst of a social media storm on Monday evening, after he claimed in a tweet to Ster Kinekor that staff had offered to sneak people into movies in exchange for bribes. While the cinema responded by promising to investigate the claims and take any necessary action, angry Twitter users hit back at Tebogo.

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  • Here's what Fifi Cooper did with THAT massive Metro FM Awards paycheck!

    Speaking to TshisaLIVE, the rapper admitted that it was the "biggest paycheck" that she's ever received since breaking into the music industry. On how she spent the money, she revealed that it went into building her mom a house back in the North West. Fifi pointed out that she had to step in.

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  • Sundowns star rubbing his hands at the prospect of facing Cristiano Ronaldo in Japan

    The 22-year-old Tau had perhaps the most reason to be excited as Downs travelled via Hong Kong for Osaka in Japan on Tuesday to become the first Southern African team to take part in the 16-year-old Club World Cup (CWC). One of the youngest players in Downs’ 23-man squad has hit form in the past nine months as an increasingly influential‚ tearaway forward while the Brazilians wrapped up the PSL title and then the Caf Champions League. In past weeks‚ Tau went from fourth to fifth gear‚ playing a hand in five goals in a 5-0 thrashing of Highlands Park‚ then scoring two more in a 4-1 beating of Free State Stars. His coach‚ Pitso Mosimane‚ believes Tau still has sixth and seventh gears to find as

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  • Zimbabwe: Open Letter to Julius Malema

    Dear Brother Julius. It is one of those rare moments when we have to write somebody a letter. Many times, which is the rule rather than exception, we just tell people what we think.Just like that! In fact, as a writer and in particular on this column -- I love to be polemical and follow the style of that other writer in the west, whose name I can't recall now, who said as a polemicist he tried to annoy as many people he didn't agree with as possible. This is salutary. In a polarised world, or where there are strong contending ideas and views, it can be a rewarding and fulfilling exercise. You just have to say things as they are and stand without pretence or, at times, being constrained by political

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  • KZN man tells of trauma after being raped by 3 women

    Durban - A Hluhluwe man has said he will not be able to forgive the three women who raped him. A video of the incident appeared on social media and has since gone viral. The man, whose name is known to the Daily News, said he was at home when a woman whom he knows called him over, saying she needed help with an electrical problem at her home. “I went into her house and when I got there, I saw another girl in the room. I did not pay any attention to her. Then another girl who was hiding behind the door closed it, that’s when I realised that something was wrong.” He said after they closed the door behind him, they told him they wanted to sleep with him. “I initially thought they were joking,” he

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  • Remembering Sfiso Ncwane: 5 of his greatest hits

    While his life and career were cut short, the music that he left behind will live for decades to come. Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane has died - reports  In remembrance of Ncwane, here's a look at five of his most memorable songs: Kulungile Baba Hallelujah Igama Lenkosi When Jesus Says Yes Ingakho Ngicula A family spokesperson confirmed that Sfiso died on Monday morning in Johannesburg after suffering kidney failure.

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  • Graca Machel throws shade at government: Twitter reacts

    South Africans are in an uproar over a remark attributed to Graca Machel at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg by the widow of SA's statesman and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

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  • Nigeria's Soyinka Takes Another Step in Severing U.S. Ties

    Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has said he will hold a funeral wake on the day of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Nigeria:   Soyinka Vows to Hold Funeral Wake On Trump's Inauguration Guardian, 6 December 2016 Explains why he destroyed U.S. green card Read more » Wole Soyinka.

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  • President Zuma gets roasted on Twitter #poorbaba

    Not everyone is happy with President Jacob Zuma at the moment, and they've expressed their dissatisfaction in the best way they know how - with a trending hashtag complete with side-splitting memes. On Tuesday, the ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday that the national executive committee (NEC) resolved that Zuma should not step down after certain members of the NEC filed a motion of no confidence in the party leader at a the committee meeting over the weekend. To deal with their disappointed that Zuma wasn't recalled, Twitter took to poking fun at the times the president appeared to be ignored in photographs with the hashtag #PoorBaba.

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  • Mom drives son's body around for three days

    Cape Town - The Western Cape Health Department will launch an investigation into allegations of inefficiency at Stellenbosch Hospital after a family struggled to bury their loved one because of an alleged document bungle. Department spokeswoman Emerantia Cupido said the delay should not have occurred and the reasons behind it would be investigated. Kayamandi resident Nolwandle Tyam said the ordeal began on November 27, soon after her son Mzovuyo died after suffering severe burns to his body. As she was away on a visit to the Eastern Cape at the time, Mzovuyo’s siblings were at the hospital the day he died. “They were told by a nurse who was there to remove the body within four hours and were

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  • Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai's Ex Now an Apostle

    Morgan Tsvangirai's ex is now - wait for it - an apostle in South Africa. And Grace Mugabe might have got a bit more than she bargained for at a Zimbabwe beauty contest. Besides bond notes, what have Zimbabweans been talking about in the last few days? Here are five stories you might have missed. The ex and the apostle Remember Locadia Karimatsenga, the feisty ex of Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai? The MDC leader had to hand over a divorce settlement of around $280 000 to Karimatsenga around the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Macheka in 2012. The whole messy saga (Was it true they were only married for a lot less than two weeks? Had he paid lobola?) didn't do much to help Tsvangirai's

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  • Trevor Noah's bae penned the most loved-up message to him

    Posting a picture of his newly released book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African childhood, Jordyn had nothing but love for her man. "I always severly procrastinate on the final chapter of my very favorite books. I do this mainly because I don't want the magic to end. In this case, I'm delaying for that reason but also because I know what pain the last chapter explores. I'm so proud of the dimply-faced crime who shared with us the deepest and sometimes darkest parts of his life, who taught us about nuance and the complexity of good and evil, and who introduced us to one of the strongest women we may ever know. It's time to read these last few pages." 3 reasons why Mafikizolo's Kucheza

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  • Zuma to appear again before ANC Integrity Committee

    Chairperson Andrew Mlangeni on Tuesday confirmed that there would be another meeting scheduled after Saturday’s initial‚ much-anticipated meeting between Zuma and members of the committee‚ who include former National Assembly Speaker Frene Ginwala. “I am not at liberty to divulge what we discussed during the meeting except to say we discussed the affairs and issues affecting the ANC. What I can tell you is that there will be another meeting but we have not yet agreed on a date‚ time and place at which we will meet but we have agreed that there will be another meeting‚” said Mlangeni. Speculation had been rife‚ in the days leading up to Saturday’s meeting‚ that Zuma was expected to answer some tough questions in connection with observations contained in the State of Capture report‚ suggesting that there may have been some veracity to allegations of state capture by the controversial Gupta family – courtesy of their close links with Zuma.

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  • What’s eating your phone data and how to stop it

    To contain your data costs, you can control your smartphone use, but the “smarter” your smartphone, the more likely you will spend more time online and consume more data than someone with a phone that is not as sophisticated as yours. MTN says consumers who are puzzled because their data isn’t lasting as long as it used to should consider the following: • The transition to a smartphone. There has been an increase in the use of smartphones, because they have become more affordable. When customers transition from a “dumb phone” to a feature phone or smartphone, or when they buy or upgrade to one of the latest smartphones, they don’t always understand how it will impact on their data usage. Some

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  • Deputy again shows lack of faith in Faith‚ as SABC inquiry resumes

    Deputy Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams appeared to take a swipe at her superior on Wednesday ahead of the resumption of the ad hoc committee on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board inquiry on Wednesday. She posted on Twitter: “If they can tell u all is well at SABC and that there is nothing wrong done by the 1man standing u shud be very worried of what else can they do when given more power. God bless South Africa! Morning good people.” This seemed to be a reference to the sole remaining member of the SABC board‚ Prof Mbulaheni Maguvhe‚ whose fitness to hold office will be probed by Parliament after a failed court bid to halt the inquiry. Communications Minister

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  • Zimbabwe: Group to Assist Veteran Musician Chinx

    Tawanda Marwizi — Several musicians through a local business and arts group The Hub have come together in raising money to assist revolutionary musician Dickson "Cde Chinx" Chingaira.The group's treasurer and Nash Paints chief executive Tinashe Mutarisi said Cde Chinx had played a big role in the development of the music industry in Zimbabwe and there was need for everyone to assist the veteran singer. "Having read the story about Cde Chinx, we felt compelled to play a part not because he is a charity case but in respect of his contributions to Zimbabwe and the music industry," he said. Mutarisi said they appreciate the roles played by their elders in the society and Cde Chinx is one of them.

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  • Should Wayde have won ahead of Bolt?

    For all the awards showered on Wayde van Niekerk this year, he missed out on the one he may have coveted the most. The IAAF World Athlete of the Year gong is the ultimate for any participant in the sport. It is where you are recognised for your technical ability and what you have achieved specifically in the sport. And while Usain Bolt again stunned the sporting world by grabbing three more gold medals at the Rio Olympics, Van Niekerk – in his first Games – won the 400m title and broke American Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old record of 43.18 as he set a new mark of 43.03. Add in Britain’s middle-distance star Mo Farah, who won two golds in Rio, and it’s a tough choice for the voters – made up of

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  • WATCH: Unbelievable! Goalkeeper's bicycle kick goal that's got the world buzzing

    Masuluke - up for a corner in the final seconds of added time on Wednesday night - received a looping half-clearance from the corner by Orlando Pirates' goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane just inside the area with his back to goal, and produced a 17-metre overhead kick that has taken social media by storm in South Africa and around the world. An occasion of inpiration that only the football gods, or perhaps a momentary anomaly in the alignment of the planets at that particular milisecond that Masuluke decided through pure instinct to do what he did, could possibly account for. It robbed Pirates of what would have been a somewhat fortunate third victory in succession under caretaker-coach Augusto Palacios.

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  • We will never accept money from white people, says Malema

    “If we sell our soul‚ if we compromise the radical EFF‚ we can have the biggest posters we want. But we're not going to do that. We will rely on ourselves to finance the EFF‚ not anyone else‚” he said. Malema said that R7‚000 of his salary was given to the party monthly to ensure that it could be financially self-sufficient. This was also the reason for the party deducting 50% of all 78 of its councillors' salaries for the first three months of their term‚ and 10% every month after that. “We're taking half of their salaries‚ and we're not apologising about that. Let me explain why we are taking their money. The EFF must be self sustainable. If the EFF doesn't have its own money it will depend

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