• Tbo Touch falls foul of Metro FM’s rules - City Press

    Metro FM suspended a second DJ, Thabo “Tbo Touch” Molefe, this week following the uproar over Sibusiso “DJ Sbu” Leope last week. City Press understands the national broadcaster, SABC, took the action after Leope and “his people” questioned why Molefe had not been suspended for punting his own commercial products, as well as American boxer Floyd Mayweather, on his drive-time show a few weeks ago.

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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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  • Transnet suspends exec - Companies | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Suspended sales executive in the freight and rail division of the company, Bheka Xaba. Freight and rail parastatal Transnet is pursuing fraud and corruption charges against a top executive, alleging it has lost nearly R500 million in revenue. Bheka Xaba, sales executive in the freight and rail division, has been suspended on allegations of abusing his position to reduce prices for big clients in exchange for financial favours, including paid holidays and luxury vehicles. Transnet offers a service to logistics companies, transporting minerals from mines across the country to ports for export.

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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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  • Sangoma's vision leads KZN premier to ask Zuma for 'mass grave' probe

    Now the premier, armed with Bongekile "Mshanyelo" Nkomo's tale of "restless spirits", has asked President Jacob Zuma to authorise an investigation into the "mass grave", where hundreds of prison labourers are believed to have been buried. Provincial government spokesman Thami Ngwenya confirmed on Friday that Mchunu had formally written to Zuma asking for his guidance on the level and extent of the inquiry into the grim "discovery" at Glenroy Farm in Dududu on the South Coast.

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  • Australia imposes new cockpit rules - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS French rescue workers inspect the remains of the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps. Sydney - The Australian government imposed a requirement on Monday that its airlines have two crew members in the cockpit at all times as a safety precaution following the Germanwings crash that killed 150 passengers and crew last week. Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said the mandatory “rule of two”, which means a flight attendant must stand in whenever the pilot or co-pilot leaves the cockpit, would be effective immediately. The carriers include Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tigerair Australia.

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  • Policeman dies after shootout on N3 south

    One policeman has died following a shootout on N3 south in Johannesburg.

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  • Miss South Africa Finale - The Citizen

    The Citizen shares pictures from the red carpet at the Miss South Africa finale.

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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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  • King Mswati’s jet held over debt - Africa | IOL News

    Swaziland’s King Mswati III’s personal jet has been impounded in Canada by order of a Canadian court for settlement of R35 million, part of the R1.6bn a businessman claims the monarch owes him. The plane was in Canada for maintenance when businessman Shanmuga Rethenam petitioned to have the asset seized. Rethenam’s firm, Southern Africa Resources Limited (Sarl), is suing Mswati for R1.6bn in damages for the closure, without Sarl’s consent, of a mining operation in Swaziland.

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  • Eskom plans for a total blackout - City Press

    Eskom conducted a national simulation exercise this week to test how systems would function in the event of a national blackout. City Press can reveal that, under the codename Exercise Breaking Dawn, the test took place on Monday to assess the country’s readiness in the event of a complete shutdown – this covered areas from emergency responses to how such a crisis would be communicated to the media and public. The secret exercise involved the utility’s managers, operational staff and support staff who formed part of strategic command structures and divisional tactical command structures. It was seen by some observers as a sign that Eskom was preparing itself for the worst-case scenario, something executives had been warning could happen if the country did not get its energy consumption under control.

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  • Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name': report

    The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials say, in what appears to have been a case of suicide and mass killing. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that all the signs were "pointing towards an act that we can't describe: criminal, crazy, suicidal". German prosecutors revealed that searches of Lubitz's homes netted "medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment", including "torn-up and current sick leave notes, among them one covering the day of the crash". According to Bild, the young woman, who was "very shocked", flew with Lubitz on European flights for five months last year, during which time they are believed to have been romantically involved.

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  • Isibaya reign again at the 2nd annual Royalty Soapie Awards

    The second annual Royaty Soapie Awards was held at the International Conference Center in Durban last night. Isibaya walked away with six awards including the coveted Outstanding Soapie of the Year award. Motlatsi Mafatshe who plays Sechaba in Isidingo won Outstanding Lead Actor, while Izak Davel who plays Bradly Haines won the Outstanding Newcomer award.

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  • 25 Things That Happened At The 2015 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

    WWE's most glamorous night of the year included a big butt, old dudes licking each other, tears, and lots of boos for Roman Reigns.

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  • Fortune finally smiles on Sharks - IOL Rugby

    Gallo Images Sharks fullback SP Marais scored the opening try and made their second for Lwazi Mvovo with a fine run as the Sharks came from 0-6 down to beat the Force 15-9 at Kings Park. THE Sharks have had their share of travails in a season of strange twists and turns, but the rugby gods made up for it last night when the Durbanites somehow found themselves on the right side of a result that could easily have gone the way of the visiting Force. The Sharks will argue that they have had their share of misfortune in seven tumultuous rounds of Super Rugby, and were due the rub of the green, but the Aussies will wonder how they butchered what would have been a historic first win in Durban. In the 70th minute, there was a bizarre, match-winning twist when Bloemfontein old boy Sias Ebersohn missed a sitter that would have given his team a 9-8 lead.

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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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  • 14 Seemingly Harmless Things That Could Actually Kill You

    If you get enough air, blown at sufficient force, it can result in a fatal air embolism — when air bubbles get into your blood stream and kill you. According to a 1998 report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were roughly 15,600 dryer fires that year, causing 20 deaths and 370 injuries.

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  • Noah in running to be top US anchor - Tonight News

    South African comedian Trevor Noah has been shortlisted to take over anchor duties on popular US talk show, The Daily Show. Influential US trade publication Variety reported that Noah, who has been a correspondent on the show presently hosted by Jon Stewart, is the frontrunner to replace Stewart when he leaves the show later this year. Noah, 31, who is from Joburg, joined the show, which airs on the US Comedy Central network, late last year. Variety, quoting a source, said there was no guarantee Noah would get the job, but he was considered a potential successor.

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  • Obama ‘poses an imminent threat to US’ - World News | IOL News

    A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2 809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organisations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat.

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