• SABC suspends Unathi over Twitter tirade - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Metro FM presenter Unathi Msengana has been suspended from her breakfast show, The First Avenue. Johannesburg - Unathi Msengana has been suspended by the SABC after she allegedly called a 19-year-old student a “psycho b***h” in a messy Twitter spat. The Idols SA judge and Metro FM presenter has been suspended from her breakfast show, The First Avenue, after launching a vulgar Twitter tirade against the University of the Witwatersrand student, Palomino Jama. SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago told Destiny magazine on Wednesday: “The questions she asked on air were valid and there was nothing wrong with her questions.

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  • 'F@#k you black people' - yells cop who had just been caught shoplifting

    A pair of police officers got caught shoplifting at the Vodacom store in Cradlestone Mall.

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  • Two US journalists shot dead on live TV

    A former reporter fired by a Virginia television station shot dead two of its journalists during a live broadcast Wednesday and posted chilling footage of the crime online before fatally shooting himself. The gunman — Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, also known as Bryce Williams — died in a hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being taken into custody by state police following an intense morning manhunt across the state. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were fatally shot at close range while conducting an on-air interview for WDBJ, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, about 240 miles (385 kilometers) southwest of Washington. The killings once again highlighted gun violence in America — prompting a quick White House call for action — and also raised questions about how the Internet provided a brief but unfiltered window on a horrific crime.

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  • Michael Jackson's kids cost R29 million a year

    Michael Jackson's children cost about R29 million to care for in a single year, new court papers have revealed.

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  • Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna's family

    Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna's ''second mother'' during a recent visit to Barbados.

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  • Khune defends Chiefs coach

    KAIZER Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says the club’s supporters should give coach Steve Komphela the same respect they would give a European coach, as he urged followers to exercise patience. Komphela has come under some criticism from fans despite the club’s unbeaten run in all competitions thus far. Chiefs have drawn three of the five matches they have played this season and fans want to see the club getting more victories, but Khune and captain Siphiwe Tshabalala came to the defence of the former Maritzburg United coach. South African coaches have not been given chance to coach this team and the chairman (Kaizer Motaung) and the board rewarded the coach for his hard work," Khune said on Thursday, ahead of Amakhosi’s MTN8 second-leg semifinal clash against Bloemfontein Celtic," said Khune.

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  • Snake pastor makes congregants speak Chinese - Connect

    Rekord North reports that ‘Snake pastor’ Penuel Mnguni now claims to make congregants speak Chinese and Nigerian. The controversial Soshanguve pastor was out of the spotlight for a while after the tent he uses as his church building was torn to shreds and then burnt.

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  • 'EFF will bring Habib down' - Shivambu

    EFF MP Floyd Shivambu said the party has never lost a court case and will bring vice-chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, Adam Habib, down. This comes after the High Court in Johannesburg on Thursday ruled that the on-going Student Representative Council (SRC) elections at the University of Witwatersrand should continue and that the suspension of seven students by the institution be lifted. “The elections are underway, and should continue as planned. The suspensions are set aside, and the respondent [Wits] is instructed to allow the students direct access to the university facilities such as lecture halls, libraries, laboratories and dining halls,” Judge Motsamai Makume said.

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  • Iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' dies of cancer

    The family of Marcy Borders announced her death on Monday on Facebook. Borders, who was 28 at the time of the attacks, was just one month into a job for Bank of America in one of the Twin Towers. As one of the World Trade Centre towers collapsed, she took refuge in a nearby office building, where photographer Stan Honda took a haunting photo of her completely covered in a thick layer of ash, which earned her the moniker the "Dust Lady". The air appeared heavy and a distraught Borders was shrouded in a cloud of dust and backlit by an eerie yellow luminescence.

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  • Female students at TUT Nelspruit are fat – EFF’s Ndlozi

    Students at the Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Mbombela campus in Mpumalanga are fat and out of shape, according to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Ndlozi was addressing the students at the campus on Tuesday during the party’s rally ahead of the SRC elections to be held today, Mpumalanga News reported. “The girls here will wonder why the men leave them for girls in Gauteng – it is because there are sports facilities there where students are able to attend gym and keep fit,” Ndlozi said.

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  • Miley Cyrus hits out at Nicki Minaj rant

    Miley Cyrus doesn't think Nicki Minaj came from a ''place of love'' when she ranted about not being nominated for Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs. The MTV Video Music Awards host has hit out at the 'Anaconda' rapper's rant last month about being overlooked for the prestigious Video of the Year prize. At the time Nicki claimed she would have been nominated if she was a ''different kind of artist'' and said: ''Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it (sic)''. The comments sparked a response from Taylor, who is nominated in the Video of the Year category, and felt Nicki was taking aim at her.

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  • Racing to beat China, Japan's PM sweetens bid for Indonesia rail project | The New Age Online

    Japan's prime minister has sent an envoy to Indonesia to offer a sweeter deal to build a high-speed railway, a Japanese embassy official said on Thursday, highlighting the importance of the multi-billion dollar project that China also wants to win. The two Asian giants are in a neck-and-neck contest to win a contract to build Indonesia's first high-speed rail, between the capital Jakarta and textile hub Bandung, a project that would bolster their influence in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Japan and China have until Aug. 31 to submit their best offers to Jakarta.

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  • ‘The rand is falling... HAHA!’ - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Zim minister Jonathan Moyo has sparked a patriotic Mexican Wave on Twitter by gloating over the fall of the rand. Johannesburg - Zimbabwe’s poison-tongued cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has sparked a patriotic Mexican Wave on Twitter by gloating over the fall of the rand on Twitter.

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  • Zimbabwe: Zim MPs Go for 9 Months Without Allowances – Report

    As Zimbabwe's economy continues on a downward spiral, the southern African country's members of parliament claim they have gone for nine months without getting allowances, a report said on Wednesday. Some of the legislators, especially those based in rural constituencies, said they were using personal funds to attend parliamentary session as government was failing to fund them, News Day reported. The ruling Zanu-PF chief whip Jorum Gumbo confirmed the development and said: "I know that most MPs are in arrears in terms of allowances and fuel coupons, as well as other benefits. Zimbabwe has been reeling under severe economic hardships for more than a decade with slow growth, low liquidity and high unemployment.

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  • Hunt for ‘super-spy’ machines - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The powerful tool can also jam networks, download and intercept SMSes, send SMSes to any number, and detect other surveillance devices and block them. Johannesburg - Intelligence operatives are scrambling to seize two “super-spy” surveillance machines that can access bank transactions and jam cellphone network signals. The machines are believed to be in the hands of private citizens who obtained them illegally. The search for the prohibited instruments, which are used only by security agencies, has lasted for several months, according to impeccable sources.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo: A talent squandered? - Cape Times

    There are times when, watching Ronaldo respond so emotionally to the individual acclaim, you wonder if the team s failings are easier for him to take. LONDON: This October, Universal Pictures will release Ronaldo, a film documentary that follows the Real Madrid player for a year of his life. Asif Kapadia, who directed Senna, was involved as an executive producer and if the film is as good as the biopic of the Brazilian Formula One driver, it is to be eagerly anticipated. The story will include Ronaldo’s coronation as Fifa World Player of the Year at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in January and is likely to take up his story in May 2014 as he wins the Champions League in Lisbon.

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  • ‘South Africans should be worried by Malema’s attack statements’

    The African National Congress (ANC) says South Africans should be “very worried” now that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has publicly announced his red berets will not tolerate disruptions by other parties and will attack if provoked. This week Malema ordered EFF members and supporters to attack a group of South African Students Congress (Sasco) members at the Tshwane University of Technology when they tried to disrupt a campaign meeting.

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  • New SA airline to take to skies next month

    Bookings for flights on the new airline open this Tuesday. “Fly Blue Crane has anticipated and is positioned to deliver on what customers want: the enhanced convenience of frequent flights through high on-time performance‚ commitment to consistent service excellence‚ advanced online technologies that will make the booking and travel process fuss-free‚ and of course highly competitive fares‚” said Fly Blue Crane CEO Siza Mzimela. The COO of Fly Blue Crane‚ Theunis Potgieter‚ said the airline was poised to become an African aviation innovator by responding to market needs and implementing invaluable insights from global travellers who have revealed that customer value is not based on low pricing alone‚ but also in areas such as consistency‚ frequency‚ professionalism and reliability‚ as well as softer touch-points which include complimentary quality meals and the level of attention to detail paid to customers’ special needs when flying. “Fly Blue Crane’s customers can look forward to such a fresh approach to air travel‚ which blends the best of both worlds without compromising on premium service‚” he said.

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  • Legacy of apartheid still alive - Maimane - Connect

    Twenty-one years after the advent of democracy, South Africa had not delivered on many of the promises of 1994 and many of the inequalities of apartheid remained, said Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday. Race still matters,” said Maimane during his address to University of Cape Town (UCT) members of the Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (DASO).

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