• Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

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  • Germanwings pilot’s chilling prophesy - City Press

    Andreas Lubitz was a man with a dark side. In fact, Andreas was breathing calmly while his captain was shouting in the background and trying to break the door down. Over the past few days, it has been revealed that Lubitz (27) had probably planned the murder-suicide. The 26-year-old, who asked no to be named, said Lubitz’s personal problems and unpredictable behaviour led to her recently breaking off their relationship.

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  • Trevor Noah: From Soweto to US TV stardom | The New Age Online

    The child of a prohibited relationship between a black woman and a white Swiss father in apartheid South Africa, Trevor Noah has travelled a long way in a short time to take over one of the biggest shows in US television. With his razor-sharp wit that transcends South Africa's many social and racial divides, Noah, 31, rose to prominence by tackling stereotypes and leaving his audiences laughing -- and squirming -- in their seats. During his regular sold-out shows, he often relates stories of his upbringing in Soweto as a mixed-race boy among black children in the tough township where both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu once lived. Before bursting into the country's small comedy scene, Noah dabbled in acting and radio before starting his comedy career only as recently as 2007.

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  • South Africa: Live Show: Lebo and Ex Choose Cash Over the Game!

    It's official, after only six days in the Big Brother Mzansi house, Ex and Lebo are out of the game. As fate would have it, Ex answered the red telephone and Biggie ordered him to exit the house with Lebo in tow. While Lebo wanted to take the money and run, Ex was more eager to continue with playing the game. "You've gained enough exposure to go on with your Rap career and this is enough to set you up," Lebo reasoned with her partner.

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  • Gauteng’s new elite billion-rand cities - City Press

    The house also has a a basement garage to showcase multibillionaire insurance magnate Douw Steyn’s collection of sports and vintage cars. With an eye-watering price tag of R254 million – costlier than President Jacob Zuma’s homestead that cost the taxpayer R246 million – the mansion, built by Steyn and his wife Carolyn, is the jewel in the crown of the 809-hectare Steyn City, located between Fourways and Diepsloot. Upon completion, the complex will boast a private hospital, two private schools and a number of office parks inside its gated perimeter. Developers say Steyn City is “six times the size of Sandton City, four times the size of Monaco and two and a half times the size of Central Park in New York”.

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  • 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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  • Homeless man allegedly raped with pole - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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  • Proteas exit clouded by 'political controversy'

    The Proteas exit from the World Cup has been clouded in controversy following allegations that there was selection interference in the team that took to the field in the semifinal against New Zealand. There are allegations that senior players were unhappy after in-form Kyle Abbott was initially selected and then subsequently stood down for Vernon Philander after a call was made to ensure that additional players of colour were included. Philander had struggled with injury during the course of the tournament while Abbott, who had replaced him, was arguably South Africa’s best bowler at the tournament. EWN Sport has spoken to both the Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, who both categorically denied any political interference in the team’s make-up in Auckland.

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  • Zayn cheated with two of us, says fling - IOL Tonight

    AP/PA, Mark Runnacles In this May 24, 2014 file photo Zayn Malik of boy band One Direction sings during a performance in Glasgow, Scotland. Zayn Malik has been accused of cheating on his fiancée Perrie Edwards with a 24-year-old Swede while on tour in Thailand. According to Martina Olsson, the 22-year-old singer - who quit One Direction last week - charmed her after a night out in Phuket on March 16 and took her back to his villa, where they showered together and he carried her to his king-size bed. What's more, Martina alleges the pair enjoyed a second tryst 48 hours later - which was also the night Zayn was pictured with Brit Lauren Richardson.

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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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  • Tale of two women with a different take on Angola’s vast oil wealth

    THIS is the tale of two women, each an emblem in her own way of one of the world’s most corrupt and dysfunctional nations. One of the women is Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman. The daughter of Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos, she is worth $3bn and is Africa’s only female billionaire as well as its youngest billionaire, according to Forbes. Dos Santos declined to comment, but she is widely seen as a symbol of Angola’s status as one of the most corrupt countries in the world — "graft on a scale never before seen in Africa", says Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais.

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  • Jacob Zuma chopper taxi gets chopped - City Press

    The air force has cut the backup helicopter service it provided for years to President Jacob Zuma’s family and friends travelling between Durban and Nkandla during the president’s visits to his family home, amid allegations that it was being abused. Military sources confirmed this week the backup Oryx helicopter from 15 Squadron, which usually flew with President Zuma’s military transport, had been grounded because of a lack of funds.

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

    The second annual Royalty Soapie Awards was held at the International Conference Center in Durban. 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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  • 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 denies xenophobic comments - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA King Goodwill Zwelithini s alleged xenophobic comments have sparked criticism. Durban - King Goodwill Zwelithini has denied saying foreigners should be deported from South Africa or making xenophobic comments while speaking in Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal last week. A complaint was lodged with the Human Rights Commission earlier this week. The Royal Household has written to the Human Rights Commission seeking clarity on the nature of the complaints.

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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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  • Rhodes now in a box - Western Cape | IOL News

    CAPE TIMES The statue of Cecil John Rhodes at UCT has been boarded up after three weeks of protest at the university, where students are calling for transformation and the statue to be removed from the campus grounds. Cape Town - The Cecil John Rhodes statue, which has occupied a prominent spot at UCT for more than 80 years, has been boarded up and is now out of sight. This came after UCT vice-chancellor Max Price tabled a motion to the university’s Senate on Friday, on behalf of the Senior Leadership Group, to remove the Rhodes statue from its current position. The Student Representative Council, which is spearheading the Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) campaign, proposed the statue be permanently removed from campus.

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  • EFF goes Afrikaans

    Comic legend Nik Rabinowitz is stirring all the right pots with his show What the EFF?, which will start its run later this week at the Afrikaans art holy grail, the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees ( KKNK). Last year he won the America meets World comedy title and was awarded Stand Up of The Year honours in 2008 and 2009.

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  • Kenya: U.S. President Obama to Visit Kenya in July

    US President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American President to visit Kenya, come July. "His visit will build on the success of the August 2014 US-Africa Leaders Summit and will continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions and improve security," Godec explained. The announcement of President Obama's visit to Kenya, the home country of his father Barack Obama Snr, has elicited mixed reactions with some holding the opinion that it's long overdue while others see it as testament to Kenya's strategic importance.

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