• I am no longer dating Khune

    Fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune are not a couple any more, unfortunately. Mpisane took to Instagram on Sunday morning to share the heartbreaking news, posting a picture with the caption: “Not everything works out the way you wish for it to do … Some situations are worth removing yourself away from! I am no longer dating the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goal keeper anymore sadly.” This after the couple celebrated their one-year anniversary in June. The couple were among our relationship goals, proving that they were partners in everything. Khune used to post videos of the two working out together, and calling her his Woman Crush Everyday. Though the

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  • Summer bodies are made in winter: Check out Sbahle and Amanda owning the gym

    The Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start Monday, with a major internal row over leaked emails playing havoc with nominee Hillary Clinton's bid to present a united front against Donald Trump.

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  • The Big Read: One party two campaigns

    They are running two different campaigns and using two different factions within the party to gain votes. Here is my evidence that there are two ANCs. On Saturday morning the ANC in Gauteng issued a media alert in which it invited journalists to cover party veterans accompanying Joburg mayoral candidate Parks Tau to Soweto. The veterans accompanying Tau and ANC Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile were Mavuso Msimang and Tokyo Sexwale. Msimang? This is the man who, in April, stood up with other society luminaries and said: "I would like to say that my hope is that it's not too late for the leadership of the African National Congress to do the right thing and ask the president in everyone's interest

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  • Mpofu throws shade at AKA

    On Tuesday, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were celebrating their third birthday and its national chairperson Advocate Dali Mpofu could not hold back but share on Twitter what the party had achieved so far. In one of his tweets, Mpofu took the time to congratulate the party’s leaders who had graduated in their respective fields, implying that his party was for the educated. “Happy3rdAnniversary to these LEARNED FRIENDS & all fellow Fighters for Economic Freedom,” he tweeted. As he was busy with the celebrations on Twitter, one user tweeted at him, thanking him for paying for music group Entity’s album. Mpofu’s son Sizwe was a member of the group. According to the user, the group’s separation

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  • WATCH: DJ Sbu gets 'attacked' during his radio show

    The Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start Monday, with a major internal row over leaked emails playing havoc with nominee Hillary Clinton's bid to present a united front against Donald Trump.

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  • Nation Can Expect No Growth, Problems Largely Homemade

    South Africa's Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has forecast zero percent growth for 2016, 1.5% in 2017 and 1.7% in 2018. This spells disaster for the country, particularly the unemployed. The jobless rate is expected to rise from its current level of nearly 27%. What must be done to improve the economy? Sibonelo Radede, The Conversation Africa's business and economy editor, asked Lumkile Mondi to share his thoughts. What company is South Africa keeping in the world? What are the main common drivers? We are in the company of some of our chosen friends in BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India and China. We share a lot of unfortunate features with Brazil, China and Russia - high levels of corruption

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  • Lebese looks for 'personal trainer' after Khune's break-up

    Now Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Lebese shared on Twitter that he was looking for a professional fitness trainer. Whether this is shade being thrown at Khune or Lebese really just looking for a fitness trainer remains to be seen. It would not be such a bad idea for Mpisane and Lebese to hook up; after all, history has showed us that it always works out the second time around. Lebese previously dated Sizakele Manonga, who later accused him of physically abusing her.

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  • Al Ahly ready to splash the cash for Billiat

    Johannesburg - Pitso Mosimane celebrated after capturing Sibusiso Vilakazi to bolster what is already a formidable Mamelodi Sundowns side, but the coach then quickly revealed that the growing interest in Khama Billiat has him a bit on edge as the club gets closer to a CAF Champions League semi-final spot. Vilakazi’s move from Bidvest Wits to Sundowns was confirmed on Sunday in a deal that included an undisclosed transfer fee as well as playmaker Mogakolodi Ngele and striker Cuthbert Malajila going in the opposite direction in a swap deal. The Brazilians host Zamalek in a Champions League group stage encounter Wednesday night at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, and a draw will be enough to guarantee

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  • Tutu’s open letter to baby goes viral - Western Cape

    Cape Town - It's not every day that someone gets a heart-warming open letter written to them from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. A letter was written earlier this month after the father of an American infant wrote to Tutu, saying that he was collecting letters for his newborn daughter Juliet. All the way from his Cape Town abode, Archbishop wrote the following: Hello, little sister. You don't know me. I am a very old grandfather from South Africa nearing the end of my journey on earth while your journey - on another continent many miles away - is just beginning. We may never meet on earth, so I thought to send you a secret. Well, it's not really a secret because we should all know it. So I

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  • Mazibuko rips into DA’s white males

    Johannesburg - Former DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has urged the DA to interrogate the almost exclusive dominance of white males within the party’s “brains trust”. Mazibuko, a resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, has referred to them as “highly disconnected men callously strutting about social media like a law unto themselves”. She commented online about DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s anti-racism pledge this week: “It would be easy to cast aspersions on his timing and see it as reactionary, but one of the vital tasks of any public leader is to read the national mood and interrupt the conversation in a way that is productive and shows leadership. “The party,” she says,

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  • Zimbabwe: Musician Macheso Heckled Over Mugabe Links

    SUNGURA musician Alick Macheso was, at the weekend, heckled by revellers while performing in Harare over his alleged support for President Robert Mugabe. The popular musician's show at Highfield's Machipisa Shopping Centre was briefly halted Friday night as fans demanded that he declares his political affiliation. Revellers shouted at Macheso, asking him to stop performing until "you tell us your political affiliation". "Can you tell us which political party you support before we cause this end of this show," some of the fans shouted in Shona. "We hear you are going to the UK together with Tuku (Oliver Mtukudzi); we want to assure you that your shows are going to flop. "People are angry with

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  • Big fuel price drop likely in August

    After months of being squeezed by higher fuel prices, South African motorists are likely to receive some relief at the pumps in August. According to the Automobile Association, mid-month fuel data is pointing towards a petrol price decrease of up to 83 cents a litre, with diesel coming down by around 45 cents and illuminating paraffin by around 42 cents. The usual 'don't get your hopes up too high' disclaimer applies here though as these predictions are based on mid-month data and the final price for August will depend on how the rand and international oil prices perform between now and the end of the month, but so far both factors have been working in our favour. Brexit has been playing to our

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  • Twitter wages war on Dineo Ranaka after 'rude' matric dance dress snub

    TV personality and motivational speaker Dineo Ranaka made a spectacular return to the world of Twitter wars on Thursday night when she was taken to task for her response to one fan's plea for a matric farewell dress.

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  • Trump boosts chance of Democratic gains in the US congress, says Nancy Pelosi

    WASHINGTON — US House of representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi said having Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket would boost chances for Democratic gains in the house, though she stopped short of predicting her party could regain control of the chamber after the November election. "He has really, shall we say, been the gift that keeps on giving," Pelosi said of Trump during a breakfast with reporters on Monday in Philadelphia, where Democrats are gathered to nominate Hillary Clinton as their presidential candidate. Pelosi said that she knew Russians hackers had breached the Democratic national committee’s (DNC’s) email system, but that she did not know if they were responsible

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  • Google honours South African teen for experiment using orange peels

    She is now in line to be one of sixteen global finalists and will travel to the Google headquarters in California for the award ceremony. The finals are in September. Kiara Nirghin‚ from St Martin's High School in Johannesburg‚ decided to tackle the drought affecting Southern Africa and has come up with a revolutionary way of keeping crops hydrated for longer‚ at a much lower cost. Using orange peels and avocado skins‚ the teen has managed to create a material‚ that can hold hundreds of times its weight in water‚ in the soil. This super absorbent polymer then acts as a water reservoir in the earth. By saving water this way‚ her idea - which she titled 'No More Thirsty Crops' - could have a massive

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  • Living undersea becomes a reality for South African researcher

    Du Toit is expected to take the plunge on Tuesday to live and do research along the sea bed as part of a NASA exercise to simulate future deep space missions. Known as NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations project 21 the mission involves studying human and robotic interaction as three to four astronauts from NASA‚ the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) and other subject matter experts are sent to live underwater for up to three weeks. “I will be performing science tasks ranging from DNA sequencing to coral sampling‚ as well as human-robot interaction tasks. “My stay will include five 'spacewalks' and a multitude of habitat-based science tasks and human physiology

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  • Zimbabwe: New Code of Conduct Meant for SDAs

    STATUTORY Instrument 72 of 2016 on the code governing running of Government and council schools only applies to School Development Associations or Committees (SDAs or SDCS) and does not in any way affect teachers and other civil servants, Government has said. In a statement, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira said the code was a product of talks between members of the National Employment Council for School Development Associations and Committees registered by the ministry. "The code of conduct referred to applies to grievance handling and disciplinary procedures for employees of School Development Committees only and not Government employees," she said. The ministry

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  • Court ruling on axed SABC journalists should mean Hlaudi’s dismissal: DA

    That the Labour Court found that South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer “Hlaudi Motsoeneng acted unlawfully” when he purged four journalists “should see him suspended and fired once and for all”. That was the reaction of the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Phumzile van Damme after the court on Tuesday ordered that the quartet‚ axed last week for allegedly breaching the terms of their employment contracts‚ be reinstated. Trade union Solidarity and the four – Foeta Krige‚ Suna Venter‚ Krivani Pillay and Jacques Steenkamp – had asked the court to set aside their dismissal notices in an urgent application last week. The four had raised objections to the broadcaster’s decision

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  • Zimbabwe: UN Avails 20,6 Million Euros for Re-Industrialisation

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has availed a 20,6 million euro three-year support facility towards Zimbabwe's re-industralisation country programme. The country programme focuses on industrialisation through value addition and beneficiation as enablers of economic growth, which is in sync with the Zim-Asset economic blue-print.This also makes Zimbabwe the 11th country out of 54 African countries to be prioritised by the UNIDO's country programmes. The country programme focuses on six components which support delivery of Zim -Asset objectives among them support value addition, quality infrastructure and access to competitive markets for selected value chains. The

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  • Brace yourselves for Monday night's big freeze

    Speaking to TMG Digital‚ SAWS forecaster Wayne Venter said that temperatures in the interior of the Eastern Cape as well as the interior of the Free State never rose above 10º C on Monday. “Night temperatures are expected to drop this evening and will continue into the early hours of tomorrow morning‚” Venter said. “Morning temperatures are expected to be below freezing level in the Vryburg area which will be -4 ºC‚ and Upington will be -2 ºC‚ while the western interior of South Africa will also experience temperatures below freezing level‚” he said. According to an earlier report‚ a family of three were trapped in their car due to heavy snowfalls near the town of Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.

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