• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • South Africa: Xenophobic Attacks in Philippi - "It's Like They Can't Even Think We Are Human Like Them"

    Looting and xenophobic violence erupted after protestors from the Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement clashed with Somali nationals in Bellville on Tuesday. Foreign nationals in Bellville fled and the clashes soon spread to Philippi, where the looting continued on Wednesday. One person has reportedly been shot and killed, and at least 11 arrests have been made. RA'EESA PATHER spoke to members of the community where the looting continued on Wednesday.

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  • South Africa: Missing Child Found After 17 Years - Report

    Zephany Nurse, who was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town 17 years ago, has been found, Beeld reported on Friday. The woman who raised her, and allegedly took her, was taken into custody by the Hawks, following a DNA test and is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday. According to the report, the Nurses' second daughter, born four years after Zephany's disappearance, started Grade 8 at a school in Cape Town this year.

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  • Bob hates to love locals, loves to hate English

    WHEN I suggested in 2013 that an effective means of dismantling Zimbabwe’s arguably illegitimate regime involved cutting off Zimbabwe’s oil supply from SA, all manner of Zimbabweans in SA — possibly beneficiaries of a Zanu (PF) patronage network — became enraged. This was in the wake of Zanu (PF)’s election victory, allegedly assisted by Israeli electoral counting technology, which performed the miracle of turning one dead voter into 100,000 live ones. With a recent history of deliberate obfuscation, identifying where the truth lies in the benighted Zimbabwe has become a complex exercise. On Saturday, President Robert Mugabe will celebrate his 91st birthday — or his 86th birthday, if you believe foreign intelligence sources.

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  • Kanye West apologises to Beck, Bruno Mar

    Hip-hop star Kanye West apologised on Thursday to Beck after he loudly objected to the alternative rocker winning the Grammy for Album of the Year. The statements of contrition come after West stole some of the limelight at the Grammys on February 8 by questioning the surprise honor for Beck's "Morning Phase," a melancholy album driven by acoustic guitar and strings.

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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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  • South Africa: The Art of Persuasion - Vusi Pikoli's Great New Adventure in Zilleland

    Former national director of public prosecutions, Advocate Vusi Pikoli, is accustomed to finding himself in heavy-duty political crossfire. In December he relocated to Cape Town to take up a pioneering position as the country's first police ombudsman. For the past few weeks a local radio station has been running adverts for the newly created office of the police ombudsman in the Western Cape, the first of its kind in the country. The ombud himself, Advocate Vusi Pikoli, has done the friendly voiceovers inviting members of the public to pop in at his offices on the sixth floor of the Waldorf Building just off Greenmarket Square or to call with any complaints or queries.

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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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: Ibadan-Based Prophet Predicts Coming of Nigeria's 'Messiah'

    An Ibadan-based prophet, Apostle Perez Iyiola Oluyemi, has predicted the coming of "a messiah" whom he said will lead Nigeria out of the lingering social and economic woes. Apostle Oluyemi, founder of Achievers Rock Commission International who is also the President, Africa Evangelical Council, Ibadan, made the prediction in his newly published 'Prophetic Roadmap on Nigeria 2015 and Beyond', copies of which were made available to journalists in the Oyo State capital. The publication declared pointedly that "Jonathan would not be the messiah, but an unnamed 'David' would be".

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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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: Synagogue Building Erected Under Standard Procedures, Says Construction Company

    MANAGING Director of Hardrock Construction and Engineering Ltd, Mr. Akingbola Fatiregun yesterday told the Coroner Court investigating the cause of the collapse of a six-storey building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) that the construction of the structure followed standard procedures. In his testimony, Fatiregun told Chief Magistrate Komolafe Oyetade that his company was contracted to supply the manpower and equipment for the six-storey building, while the church opted to supply the materials for the building.

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  • Kenya Emerges 3rd in Global Top 20 Fastest Growing Economies

    Kenya has emerged third in the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world in 2015 according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg Business. Kenya and Nigerian are the only African countries that have made it to the list. The survey indicates that Kenya will grow at 6 percent in 2015, even as it grapples with unemployment and poverty challenges. " China, the Philippines, Kenya, India and Indonesia, which together make up about 16 percent of global gross domestic product, are all forecast to grow more than five percent in 2015," the survey states.

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