• Vodacom drops price bomb on subscribers

    VODACOM, South Africa’s largest cellular network operator by subscriber numbers, pushed the wrong buttons this week, raising the ire of customers furious about an increase in contract prices that will kick in from May. The price hikes include an increase of almost 10% on one of its cellular broadband packages. Subscribers to the Vodacom Smart, uChoose Smart, uChoose Flexi and Top Up packages are affected. Xhanti Payi wrote: “So @Vodacom sends me an e-mail about price increase yet the service is still shocking.

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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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  • Teens Are Sharing The Most Disturbing Images On Twitter

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

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  • LETTER FROM LONDON: Pulling down statues doesn’t help build the future

    I doubt whether a statue of Cecil John Rhodes at a university represents a clear and present danger to the future of the republic, writes Marvin Meintjies

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  • Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • South Africa: Comedian Trevor Noah Lands Top U.S. Television Job

    South African comedian Trevor Noah has reportedly been given a big promotion - following in American television host Jon Stewarts's footsteps, according to the New York Times. Comedy Central is set to announce that Noah has been chosen as the new host of The Daily Show. Noah has been quoted as saying: "You don't believe it for the first few hours... need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you're in a place where you can't really get alcohol." He was speaking from Dubai. On his Twitter account, he shared his excitement: "No-one can replace Jon Stewart.

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Philander cynically undermined by CSA

    Cricket SA's (CSA) board hung Vernon Philander out to dry by demanding his selection for the World Cup semifinal in a move that made captain AB de Villiers reluctant to play in the match, sources close to the SA team say. The other side of the equation is that the in-form Kyle Abbott was denied the opportunity he deserved - which probably cost SA a place in yesterday's final. Asked if Philander had been selected on transformation grounds and, if so, how and why the decision was made, CSA president Chris Nenzani said: "Team management could perhaps be in a better position to respond to your query. Asked to comment, team doctor and manager Mohammed Moosajee said he was "not aware of political selection or interference".

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  • Jacob Zuma chopper taxi gets chopped - City Press

    The air force has cut the backup helicopter service it provided for years to President Jacob Zuma’s family and friends travelling between Durban and Nkandla during the president’s visits to his family home, amid allegations that it was being abused. Military sources confirmed this week the backup Oryx helicopter from 15 Squadron, which usually flew with President Zuma’s military transport, had been grounded because of a lack of funds.

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  • Zimbabwe: 'Pray for President Mugabe'

    Prophet Walter Magaya has appealed to Zimbabweans and other people from all over the world to pray for President Robert Mugabe. Magaya said Mugabe's "wisdom" was from God hence people should pray for the 91-year- old leader. "Pray for President Robert Mugabe. Speaking to journalists later, Magaya said his message on praying for Mugabe was not political.

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  • Graeme Smith linked to blonde Cape beauty

    Friends say the former Proteas captain has formed a close relationship with blonde beauty Justine Haddon, a Cape Town businesswoman who owns a clothing boutique. Smith, who is in Australia, has refused to comment on the claims, but Haddon this week said she was not responsible for the break-up of Smith's marriage and denied she was involved in a romantic relationship with him. "They have been seeing each other for a few months and Morgan [Deane] is gutted," said a friend, who did not want to be named. Earlier this month, the Sunday Times reported that Deane only learnt about Smith's plans to divorce her when he mistakenly sent her an SMS meant for his lawyer.

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  • Ghana: Why a 15-Year-Old Decided to Build Bikes From Bamboo in Ghana

    "It's so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries," says Winifred Selby. At an African Leadership Academy event in Johannesburg last year, I asked a young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Winifred Selby, what motivated her to co-start Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative when she was just 15. The award winning company makes bicycles out of bamboo and has caught the attention of global organisations. Whilst at school Selby discovered a number of things about Ghana, and the continent in general, that deeply upset her.

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  • Expect fireworks when WhatsApp allows calls

    WHATSAPP, the world’s most popular smartphone instant messaging platform, has started rolling out voice services as part of its application (Android users only for now), striking fear into the hearts of mobile telecommunications industry executives everywhere. Industry executives feared that WhatsApp and other so-called over-the-top, or OTT, services would not only eat away at their lucrative voice profits, but undermine the business model for installing the next-generation broadband networks the OTT providers need if they are to offer services to consumers. The reason the rest of the mobile industry is so concerned about WhatsApp is its vast subscriber base of more than 700-million users. The company will soon overtake China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, in subscriber numbers.

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  • Kenya: Obama to Tour Kenya in July

    PRESIDENT Barack Obama has finally decided to visit Kenya, in July this year, a year-and-a-half before he completes his term in office. It will be the first time Obama will visit Kenya as President. Yesterday both the White House and State House announced that Obama will be in Kenya for bilateral talks with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi on July 23.

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  • Hewitt: Tennis had warnings

    “There had been a rumbling for years and years,” Hewitt's former teammate Ray Moore, 68, said last week from his home in California, USA. Tennis champion Hewitt, 75, was last week found guilty by the Johannesburg High Court of raping Twiggy Tolken, 47, and Suellen Sheehan, 45, when they were young teens coached by him in the 1980s. Eight-time doubles title winner Moore, who travelled and played with Hewitt for about a decade in the 1970s when they both represented South Africa, enjoyed dinners with a “nice” Hewitt and endured the same man's “terrible” temper tantrums as his opponent on the court.

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  • Liverpool to cash in on Sterling? - Premier League

    AFP Raheem Sterling has turned down the chance to treble his money and sign a long-term deal at Liverpool worth �100 000 per week. Raheem Sterling is increasingly likely to leave Liverpool this summer, with the club's stance hardening against making the 20-year-old their highest-paid player. Liverpool and Sterling are at an impasse over a new contract and the England forward has turned down the chance to treble his money and sign a long-term deal worth £100,000 per week. There is a feeling at Liverpool that Sterling now sees his future elsewhere and that he is open to offers from teams who would be willing to pay him far more than they currently are.

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