• WATCH: Caster Semenya and her wifey break it down Pedi style

    A criminal investigation has been launched following allegations that an aftercare supervisor at Grey Junior primary school in Port Elizabeth performed sexual acts on boys as young as 12 and sent them sexually explicit photographs.

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  • Hlengiwe Twala crowned Mrs South Africa 2017

    Thirty-seven-year-old model and mother of three Hlengiwe Twala was crowned as the 2017 Mrs South Africa at Emperors Palace‚ Johannesburg‚ on Friday. Olwethu Leshabane was crowned first princess and Lilliana Lulli-Marruchi won the second princess title‚ while Claire Gardiner who raised the most funds for CANSA during her tenure as a finalist was crowned Mrs Charity 2016. The newly crowned Mrs South Africa‚ who hails from Hartebeespoort Dam in North West province‚ will represent the country at the Mrs World competition in Incheon‚ South Korea‚ on Wednesday (October 26).

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  • Groom files for divorce after two hours of marriage

    A groom in Saudi Arabia has divorced his wife two hours after tying the knot. According to metro.co.uk, the groom filed for divorce after wife shared a wedding picture on snapchat. The couple reportedly had an agreement that they will not share a picture of their wedding ceremony on social media. The groom’s brother said that there had been a prenuptial agreement between his sister and her fiance which stated that no pictures will be shared on social media. “There was a prenuptial agreement between my sister and her fiancé that she would not use social-media applications such as Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter to post or send her pictures,” the brother said. Meanwhile there was a feud between

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  • Bonang Matheba gets big payday for MAMAs

    TV presenter Bonang Matheba received quite the pay cheque for her last minute hosting gig at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards. According the gossip website Zalebs, the Queen B billed MTV R500 000 for the last minute booking.

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  • PICS: EFF MP Hlengiwe Hlophe's 'revolutionary' wedding

    The leadership of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) gathered at the weekend to celebrate the wedding of one of their own, Hlengiwe Hlophe, the party’s deputy secretary and MP. Hlophe tied the knot to her husband at a beautiful ceremony in the presence of family and comrades. The party’s commander-in-chief Julius Malema offered some advice to the groom and bride as they embarked on their life journey. Malema said marriage was an institution “only for the brave” and “cowards do not get married” in his speech of banter and some serious moments. The party’s Twitter accounted quoted his words in a tweet with the hashtag, #revolutionarywedding. A statement by the party congratulated the newlyweds:

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  • Madonsela 'not surprised' by Mkhwebane's decision on state capture report

    JOHANNESBURG Advocate Thuli Madonsela says she is not surprised by her successor Busisiwe Mkhwebane's decision not to oppose President Jacob Zuma's application to block the release of the state capture report. Madonsela was speaking on the sidelines of the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners Gala dinner held in Sandton last night, where she received an honorary award. Madonsela says if she was the new Public Protector, she probably would have also chosen not to oppose presidents application. "She didn't get the opportunity to meet with me and get a sense of my thinking, but even if she had gotten my thinking, she has a right to make her own decision." The state capture report, which was

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  • Mthembu turns on Zuma

    Johannesburg - Outspoken ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu has clashed with loyal Jacob Zuma supporters at the party’s national working committee, after openly accusing the president of using state resources to fight Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The battle lines are ready to be drawn in the ANC as the fallout over Gordhan becomes more pronounced. An irate Mthembu ripped into Zuma, accusing him of using state resources to fight his political enemies. Zuma was sharply reminded by Mthembu how the ANC protected him when he was “facing difficult times” after being slapped with at least 700 corruption charges of fraud, money laundering and racketeering by the Scorpions during the Thabo Mbeki era.

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  • Why Gwede Mantashe wants a new job

    It looks like Gwede Mantashe has had it with his job. Uncle Gweezy told News24 that he was ready to stop serving as ANC secretary general, saying the job would kill him. He has been the ANC’s secretary general since 2007 after taking over from former SA President and Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe. “[The job] is too strenuous for me. I have done 10 years. It’s like 10 years in an oven. You can’t take it beyond 10 years. It’s too strenuous, it will kill me,” Mantashe said. He added the position was also ageing him and that when he started in 2007 his beard was black but had gradually turned completely grey. Despite taking a lot of strain from the job, he is, however, not ruling out the possibility

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  • Second big cocaine bust in two days at Johannesburg airport

    A female traveller has been arrested after being caught with cocaine hidden in handbags lined with secret compartments‚ inside a larger suitcase. The SA Revenue Service said on Monday the female passenger was intercepted on Sunday by SARS Customs inspectors in the detector dog unit. This is the second big bust in as many days - SARS Customs officials intercepted 7.5kg of liquid cocaine valued at R2.1 million hidden in hair treatment bottles at a courier company outlet at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday. The consignment also came from Sao Paolo and was in transit via Johannesburg‚ destined for delivery in Cape Town.

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  • Aussie XI captain pays tribute to SA bowling

    South Africa and Cricket Australia XI played out to a draw in their two-day day-night match at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Though the match ended in a draw, it was not before South Africa notched up 415 in their first innings and then bundled out the hosts for 103. Only Short made it to double figures with his knock of 57. South Africa play the first of three Tests against Australia starting on November 3 in Perth. “As a group, we always knew what we were coming up against,” Short said afterwards. ”They have some of the best bowlers in the world, and the challenge for us was the pink ball because none of us have faced that, especially with these kinds of bowlers. As the sun went down it was

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  • Juju welcomes baby Munzhedzi to the world

    Malema let the cat out of the bag when he posted a picture of him and Mantwa on Friday morning with a caption that read: “Mma Munzhedzi re a leboga‚ Modimo le Badimo ba leboloke"‚ which‚ loosely translated‚ is “Munzhedzi's mother we thank you‚ May god and the gods protect you”. TMG Digital understands that Munzhedzi - a Venda name which means a self-starter or leader - is the name given to the child; it is either a boy or a girl’s name. WATCH: Malema opens up about love, weight loss and politics  Three senior EFF officials declined to comment‚ saying the matter is private. “I have been struggling to say that name‚ but I don’t want to say anything. You should call him yourself‚” EFF commissar

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  • Zimbabwe: Social Media Becomes Mugabe's Nightmare

    In a WhatsApp video that went viral in September, a middle-aged Zimbabwean man addresses President Robert Mugabe, telling him that 90 percent of the people in the country are unemployed and do not contribute to the economy because Mugabe cannot provide jobs. In a country that reportedly suppresses the traditional media, Zimbabweans have found another way to communicate their frustrations towards the government. Social media platforms as well as texting services such as WhatsApp have become steadily more popular as means to criticise, but also address Mugabe, who appears to not be easily accessible to ordinary citizens. The use of social media has especially increased after evangelical pastor Evan Mawarire posted a video earlier this year in April in which he appeared with the national flag around his neck, criticizing the government's economic strategy.

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  • Schwarzenegger for US president?

    Arnold Schwarzengger wishes he could have run for the US presidency. The 'Terminator' actor - who was governor of California for eight years until 2011 - is unable to contest for the position because he was born in Austria but thinks it would have been the right time to campaign for the Republican candidacy if he'd been able to. Arnold - who recently revealed he won't be voting for Republican Donald Trump, who is contesting for the Commander-in-Chief's role with Democrat Hillary Clinton - told Adweek magazine: "If I'd been born in America, I would've run. "Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race." But the 69-year-old star admitted he doesn't "love" politics. He added: "I didn't

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  • LISTEN: The movement to save SA from state capture

    SIKI MGABADELI: The Save South Africa campaign is encouraging citizens to stand together against state capture. In a press release on Sunday it called on South Africans to congregate in Pretoria at eight in the morning on November 2 to make their voices heard, wearing items of clothing bearing the South African flag. That’s the date that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is due to appear in court to face fraud charges. Sipho Pityana is a member of Save South Africa and he is chair of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution. He joins us now. Sipho, thanks so much for your time today. Just in the run-up to the Save SA campaign being launched and starting to make its voice

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  • AKA pledges support for sexually abused girls

    The government's decision to withdraw its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is both unconstitutional and a breach of the Bill of Rights‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA) has argued in papers filed with the Constitutional Court on Monday.

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  • Trump’s campaign finally admits that he is losing - World News

    New York - The campaign of Donald Trump has for the first time conceded something that has been clear to political observers for some time – that he is trailing in his battle against Hillary Clinton. Speaking over the weekend, Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitted that her client was losing to his Democratic rival, as a new poll by NBC News put him 12 points behind. “We are behind,” Conway said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “Clinton has some advantages, like $66m in ad buys just in the month of September, thereby doubling her ad buys from August. Now, most of those ads are negative against Donald Trump – classic politics of personal destruction, cesspool kind of ads.” She added: “And

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  • Zuma’s ex appears ready to lead SA

    Outgoing African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is ready and willing to take over the ANC reins. Yesterday, Dlamini-Zuma gave the strongest indication yet that she has ambitions to succeed her former husband, President Jacob Zuma, as ANC leader next year and ultimately head of state in 2019. “Women need to take their rightful place in society,” Dlamini-Zuma said in response to The Citizen’s question on the sidelines of a joint sitting of the Africa Editors’ Forum and Press Officers in Pretoria. “They need to be in leadership, academia, the economy and the judiciary.” Even though the ANC tradition favours Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to take over from Zuma, the ANC

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  • Zuma loyalties divide youth league

    INFIGHTING within the ANC Youth League over who will be the party’s next deputy president has seen the league’s provincial secretary, Andile Mbali, being served with a 15-day suspension letter, pending an investigation. But Mbali laughed it off, saying he was still the league’s provincial secretary and would go ahead with his usual tasks despite facing the axe. The ANCYL is split over whether to support Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane or Mpumalanga Premier David “DD” Mabuza. What complicates matters is that Mabuza is part of the “Premier League” faction of the ANC, who are allies of President Jacob Zuma, while Mokonyane is also viewed as a Zuma ally. According to a source

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  • 'Cowards do not get married' says Julius Malema

    "This institution of marriage is only for the brave. Cowards do not get married‚" he told celebrants attending the wedding of EFF deputy secretary general‚ Hlengiwe Octavia Hlophe. Malema's wife may or may not agree with his advice‚ but he's recently shared that he watches My Perfect Wedding because his wife Mantwa takes charge of the remote controls in their house. To the new Mr and Mrs Mkhaliphi‚ the commander in chief instructed them to make sure their marriage was a success.

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  • First mega mall in Africa set to open

    Pretoria - When the newly-refurbished R2.5 billion Menlyn Park Shopping Centre opens at the end of next month, it will join the ranks of the biggest shopping centres in the country and continent. In addition, Menlyn Park will consolidate Pretoria East’s position of having the biggest formal retail space in the country. The new-look mall also re-enters the retail sector as a strong rival to the three malls which hold the position as the largest shopping malls on the continent. “This redevelopment is an ambitious undertaking that has been two years in the making, and once complete, the new shopping centre will be the largest mall in Africa,” said Malose Kekana, group chief executive for Menlyn

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