• Sophie Ndaba reveals her secret to weight loss

    Actress and wedding planner Sophie Ndaba is looking sexy and slimmer these days thanks to a new diet plan. Speaking to Sowetan Live at the Royalty soapie awards nominations party, Ndaba said the key to her weight loss was cutting out sugar from her diet. “Instead of sugar I now take sweeteners in my tea, it’s amazing how much cutting down your sugar intake can make a difference in your diet,” she said.

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  • South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications. The Democratic Alliance on Friday called for Pheko to be suspended.

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  • Mantashe warns whites on land issue - The Star

    On the right is the Transformation Initiative's Roelf Meyer. Gauteng - ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has warned of disastrous economic consequences similar to Zimbabwe if white South Africans don’t stop trivialising land reform by persisting with their defence of the status quo. Speaking at the Land Reform Imbizo in Joburg, Mantashe was responding to a question from the floor, citing the Freedom Charter and querying the government’s commitment to food production.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reveals Secret to Long Life

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, said on Thursday that one of his secrets to a long life was "not filling my stomach". In a televised interview ahead of a huge birthday party in Victoria Falls, Mugabe said: "I do certain things that I believe sustain life. You must eat well, and really not go for food because it's attractive and feed yourself until your tummy is full," the longtime Zimbabwean leader said. Mugabe's half sister, Regina Gata, recently confirmed her brother's disciplined habits, saying he neither smokes nor drinks.

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  • US vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group. Washington - President Barack Obama's administration has pledged to kill or capture the masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John,” who is pictured in videos beheading several hostages including Americans. Attorney General Eric Holder said on CNN the United States “wouldn't put anything off the table,” including sending military troops, to “hunt” the man.

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  • Professor Snape Has Finally Revealed Why He Can't Stand Harry Potter

    Snape went on the record to clarify why he has no time for "The Boy Who Lived".

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  • Planned terror attack in South Africa foiled according to leaked spy documents

    The information arises from two State Security Agency presentations, which are among several leaked documents the broadcaster obtained. According to the presentations, the foiled attack came to light through Jermaine Grant, who was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 for alleged links to terrorism. During his arrest police found materials similar to those used during the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks in London. The presentations stated that a financier arrested in April/May of 2011 said he was tasked by Al-Qaeda figure Harun Al Fadul, also known as Harun Fazul, to go to the United Arab Emirates and meet another person regarding the attack in South Africa.

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  • Outspoken Putin critic shot dead - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A photo and flowers are placed at the site where Boris Nemtsov was shot dead, near the Kremlin in central Moscow. Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government. The death of Nemtsov, a 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, ignited a fury among opposition figures who assailed the Kremlin for creating an atmosphere of intolerance of any dissent and called the killing an assassination.

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  • Spy Cables: Planned terror attack in SA stopped - City Press

    A planned terrorist attack in South Africa in 2010 was foiled by South African authorities, according to leaked documents posted on Al Jazeera’s website. The information arises from two State Security Agency presentations, which are among several leaked documents the broadcaster obtained. According to the presentations, the foiled attack came to light through Jermaine Grant, who was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 for alleged links to terrorism. During his arrest police found materials similar to those used during the July 7 2005 suicide bomb attacks in London.

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  • Fransman belongs in jail

    This column is a plea to the African National Congress to desist from stoking the flames of anarchy. No sooner had we recovered from that spectacle, with the speaker and opposition members apologising to each other, when Marius Fransman and his followers obstructed the Western Cape provincial opening of parliament. Surely when the ANC allows its members to undermine our constitutional democracy, by using the minstrels as its shock troops, it embeds practices in the social fabric of the nation that will become second nature. Firstly, Marius Fransman should be in jail for allegedly appropriating National Lottery funds for the minstrels for party political purposes.

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  • Nike ultimatum to Ronaldo: Drop your CR7 footwear range or lose contract

    Nike has forced Cristiano Ronaldo to withdraw his range of CR7 footwear and threatened to break off their contract with him.

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  • Envoy sorry for fake qualification - Politics | IOL News

    REUTERS SA's ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, says she is sorry she pretended to have a doctoral degree. Johannesburg - South Africa's ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, told the SABC on Friday she regrets saying she has a doctoral degree, when she does not. Pheko claimed she received her PhD from the American La Salle University in 2000.

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  • SA gives BRICS port entry visa

    Business and diplomatic travellers from South Africa's BRICS partners --Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- are to receive a port of entry visa into South Africa, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday. "... I have approved the issuance of port of entry visas to BRICS business executives for up to 10 years, with each visit not to exceed 30 days," he told the Cape Town Press Club.

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  • Brown not blue over RiRi’s new beau - IOL Tonight

    Chris Brown thinks Rihanna has gone "up" by dating Leonardo DiCaprio. The 'Yeah 3x' hitmaker - who was convicted of assaulting the 'Diamonds' star in 2009 - insists he isn't "jealous" of his former girlfriend's rumoured new boyfriend and thinks she has made a good choice with the Hollywood hunk.

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  • EFF to ask Zuma about Nkandla, NPA - Politics | IOL News

    The EFF will ask President Jacob Zuma about the impact of his own legal woes on the criminal justice system when he appears in the National Assembly next month, according to an order paper released on Friday. It will return to the Nkandla controversy, but in a question to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. In a two-part question scheduled for March 11, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema will ask Zuma to respond to perceptions that institutions are being destabilised to shield him from prosecution for corruption. “In light of the challenges experienced by the criminal justice institutions under his leadership, the uncertainty surrounding the future of the head of the National Prosecuting Authority, the fact that the Special Investigating Unit is without a head, and the future of the Hawks' leader which is now under threat, what is he doing to ensure that there is stability in these units?” reads the question, according to the order paper.

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  • Malema is ANC's role model

    Judging by the extent to which the ANC has been rattled by the emergence of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), one gets the feeling the ruling party has absolutely no clue how to deal with the apparent threat Juju and his bunch of self-styled revolutionaries pose to it’s support. ANC leaders mockingly refer to the EFF as a 6% party, in reference to the EFF’s performance in last year’s elections. During the debate on President Jacob Zuma’s chaotic State of the Nation address (Sona), the ANC’s chronic lack of creativity was laid bare when one of its MPs, Nocawe Mafu, said the “Western Cape is a broken province led by a broken premier, Helen Zille”.

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  • Struggle heroes not only from ANC - The Star

    AP A photo taken by Jurgen Schadeberg in 1958 of Nelson Mandela, right, and Moses Kotane leaving the court after the State withdrew its indictment during the Rivonia treason trial in Joburg. Revolutionary stalwarts like Moses Kotane and JB Marks should be honoured for their sacrifices, writes Sandile Memela. Johannesburg - There is a smouldering debate on the issue of the granting of a special official funeral and reburial of two struggle stalwarts, Moses Kotane and JB Marks. Accusations and allegations are flying around that the governing ANC is only interested in repatriating its fallen cadres and renaming streets, buildings, airports, stadiums and a host of other things after only its heroes and nobody else’s.

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  • Bitter pills for Hlongwa from DA, EFF - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Gauteng ANC chief whip Brian Hlongwa has broken his silence on the multimillion-rand fraud and corruption charges levelled against him. A visibly irritated Hlongwa was responding to accusations from both parties that his fraud and corruption charges made him unsuitable to occupy a seat in the legislature. The DA and EFF suggested this on Thursday in the legislature during the debate on Premier David Makhura’s State of the Province Address. The DA spokesman on health, Jack Bloom, fired the first salvo.

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