• Jimmy Tau hands over R200,000 lobolo for wealthy girlfriend

    A celebration in honour of Tau and his girlfriend, Sizakele Manonga apparently took place in the lavish suburb of Pretoria East two weeks ago. The family bash was to celebrate Tau finishing off lobola for Manonga whom he got engaged to a few months ago. According to Sunday Sun, Tau paid the hefty amount to the Manonga family who are known for their immense wealth - they own a mansion with fourteen bedrooms on a private estate and are in possession of more than 30 German cars.

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  • Why King agreed to R718m for a new start

    This week, King finally settled the 11-year case by agreeing to pay R706.7-million to SARS and nearly R12-million to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to settle his tax affairs and clear him of any criminal charges. MICROmega, which has seen its share price fall 5% over the last year partly due to the uncertainty concerning King, is expected to be the largest beneficiary of this week's settlement. SARS attached King's shares in MICROmega, which has operations in information technology, financial, occupational health and safety, and labour supply services. Its action raised uncertainty over ownership and weighed on the share price.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • Moshoeu's 'fraudulent' business dealings in spotlight

    Former Bafana Bafana midfielder John “Shoes” Moshoeu has not just left a lasting legacy in the football fraternity, but also on the business front, where he allegedly used an unregistered company to secure government tenders worth millions of rands. The Citizen can today reveal the star headed an unregistered company which was dubiously awarded tenders to build schools in Gauteng.

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  • Review: As subtle as a sjambok

    Johnson writes about ''baboons" in a 2010 London Review of Books essay on South Africa when describing this country's citizens and its African immigrants. This is the time warp that Johnson inhabits as he sets out his basic premise: South Africa, as with other post-colonies on the continent, is in crisis. The country is headed towards an International Monetary Fund bail-out if it continues to vote in an ANC government that is rapacious in its members' approach to the state, its resources and the tax base. Why are the ANC and South Africa headed in this direction?

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  • Watch Cristiano Ronaldo quits interview after being quizzed on Real Madrid teammate's future

    Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo grew frustrated in an interview after repeatedly being asked about the future of team-mate and Manchester United target Sergio Ramos.

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  • Outrage over R600m train ‘blunder’ - Politics | IOL News

    The DA has accused the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, of deliberately misleading Parliament on the dimensions of 13 new locomotives despite warnings by engineers on the matter. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) this year imported 13 new diesel units from Europe at a value of R600 million but, the DA says, they are believed to exceed by nearly 30cm the maximum roof height for the lines they are planned to run on. The DA’s spokesman on Transport, Manny de Freitas said on Sunday that the imported trains – which form part of a larger R3.5 billion order – were “too high for local rail lines on long distance routes”.

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  • Wife divorcing pastor Chris of Christ Embassy for cheating

    For months now, rumours of pastor Chris Oyakhilome divorcing his wife Anita, have circulated. It has now been confirmed by an online newspaper.

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  • AKA not 'sorry' about pushing fan off stage - PHOTOS

    South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, is not sorry about pushing and allegedly kicking one of his fans off the stage during his performance at the Durban July over the weekend. AKA stopped the music to kick and push the said fan off his stage at the Jack Daniels Boomtown tent. AKA came under fire from a lot of fans following the attack with a lot of them on Twitter saying they were 'disgusted' and 'disappointed' at his actions. "I'm at the Durban July ,just saw AKA beat up a fan.

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  • Zimbabwe: Twenty Foreign Students Deported

    Police in Harare and Mutare have arrested 20 foreign students for illegally staying and studying in the country.

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  • Nkandla: Mantashe calls Nhleko reckless - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has slammed Police Minister Nathi Nhleko as "reckless". Cape Town - ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has slammed Police Minister Nathi Nhleko as “reckless” for saying more money must be spent on Nkandla. Now Mantashe wants Nhleko to explain exactly why more tax money is needed for President Jacob Zuma’s private homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. In March 2013, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that Zuma and his family unduly benefited from the R246 million upgrades to his private home.

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  • What is in Mgosi this week?

    Kaizer Chiefs are in advanced talks with two of their out of contract players. Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper is on the radar of Ajax Cape Town as the Urban Warriors seek to strengthen their squad ahead of next season. The shot stopper played second fiddle to Dennis Onyango or Kennedy Mweene last season at Sundowns, the keeper is in search of game time and could move to Cape Town. Ajax is in search of a solid cover for their number one goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola.

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  • Chaaban cuts all ties with the ANC - Politics | IOL News

    Outspoken Cape politician Badih Chaaban has severed all political ties with the ANC after an eight-year working arrangement in several municipalities in the Western Cape. The National People’s Party’s (NPP) bombshell came to light after its fragile alliance with the ANC and Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (Icosa), crumbled during a special council meeting held in the Oudts-hoorn town council last week.

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  • South Africa: Couple Burnt Outside Pinetown Home Affairs Office

    A man and woman sustained critical burn wounds outside the home affairs office in Pinetown, Durban, on Friday, police and paramedics said.

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  • The babe between Ben and Jen? - IOL Tonight

    “Wolf of Wall Street” star Margot Robbie is said to be the new object of Ben Affleck’s affection and the pair will be spending plenty of time together as they film their new venture Suicide Squad. Affleck only recently announced his impending divorce from wife of ten years Jennifer Garner, but already the rumour mill is at work, trying to piece together why a seemingly happy marriage fell apart. Australian magazine Woman’s Day revealed, according to a source, that Affleck had (developed serious feelings” for 25-year-old Robbie. The source added that “Ben has had the hots for Margot ever since he saw her in The Wolf Of Wall Street”.

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  • Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher marry in secret ceremony

    Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher got married on Saturday, it has been claimed.

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  • Sundowns and Black Aces stars fight over one girlfriend

    Sunday Sun reported that when Billiat denied fathering Ado’s baby, the Limpopo-born model found a shoulder to cry on in the form of Ndoro, according to the newspaper’s source. Another source said Billiat found out last year Ndoro was dating Ado and wanted to confront his compatriot. Billiat and Ndoro reportedly met in Harare over the festive holidays and ironed out their issues. After the meeting, Adams mysteriously dumped Ndoro in January.

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  • Nkandla has become a hot potato that will not go away, Cosatu warns

    THE African National Congress (ANC) and its allies have finally had it out over Nkandla — a robust discussion on the issue at their summit last week exposed how difficult the "R246m political hot potato" had been to deal with. Alliance leaders admitted on Sunday Nkandla was not going away as it had become an excuse to attack the ANC. Discussions on Nkandla at previous leadership meetings were swiftly shot down, but at the alliance summit there were no holy cows after a robust discussion followed Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile’s request that the ANC pay back some of the money spent on nonsecurity upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s private homestead.

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  • DA obesssed with Zwelithini - IFP - Politics | IOL News

    The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) on Tuesday lambasted political parties for attacking the Zulu king and offered to educate them about King Goodwill Zwelithini’s role in KwaZulu-Natal. The IFP’s leader in the provincial legislature, Blessed Gwala, said on Tuesday that political parties, in particular the Democratic Alliance (DA), needed to stop being “obsessed” with Zwelithini. Gwala’s comments in a statement released on Tuesday came after the DA’s Francois Rodgers revealed that more than R3 million had been spent on private flights for the Zulu monarch during the past two financial years. Rodgers had obtained the figures after submitting written questions to the office of the KwaZulu-Natal premier, requesting details on the use of private charter flights by the king.

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  • Britain's Princess Charlotte christened

    Britain’s Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Sunday as crowds gathered to witness the family’s first public outing together since her birth in May. The ceremony took place at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, where William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have a country home. Television pictures showed members of the public clapping, cheering and taking photographs as William and Kate left the church with Britain’s newest royal, who is fourth in line to the throne, and her older brother George.

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