• KFC's knives are streetwise too - video

    It had been filmed by Ashrana Chanderanberg, from the balcony of a nearby hotel. “This is what happens every morning @KFC Coastlands Umhlanga.... "We residence [sic] off Horizon view and Ridgeton Towers back of KFC Coastlands instead of awakening to the smell of KFC we awaken by this agonising sounds of sharpening knives....” she wrote. Earlier this month KFC had responded to another street scandal, after footage of their chickens being washed on the street in Braamfontein.

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  • This Mom Was Horrified By The Dress Code At A 6th Grade Pool Party

    Recently, Indiana-based mom Jennifer Smith noticed that the permission slip her son had brought home for his sixth-grade pool party had an interesting dress code. Smith said she felt livid over the female-specific rule, and posted a picture of the flyer on the Facebook group Feminism on Facebook, where it was picked up by Babble. “Being a feminist and seeing things through that filter, I was just kind of enraged by that,” she told the Huffington Post. The pool party at Rhoades Elementary in Indianapolis was being held for students who displayed “good citizenship,” and also banned Speedos.

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  • Girl allegedly drugged and raped by Metro Cop

    The Johannesburg Metro Police Department’s (JMPD) internal affairs unit has registered a case against a metro police officer who allegedly drugged and raped a 16-year-old girl in the back room of her mother’s house in Braamfisherville. JMPD spokesman, Wayne Minnaar, said in a statement on Friday that the officer had been arrested by police in the wake of alleged incident which happened on May 14.

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  • DJ Sbu opens up - The Citizen

    Following controversial headlines, DJ Sbu chats to us about his life, and what's really going on.

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  • SABC spent R3 million on own choir | The New Age Online

    The cash-strapped SABC last year spent R3 million on its company choir with a complement of 40 singers, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said in a written reply to a parliamentary question released on Friday. The choir, which has been in existence since 1997, was composed of 25 staff at the public broadcaster and 15 freelancers who earned R10,000 a month, according to the minister. It performed at memorial services and events related to the SABC. Muthambi confirmed that the choir once was sang “Hlaudi Motsoeneng reya o leboha” ( “Hlaudi Motsoeneng we thank you”) to the SABC’s chief operating officer but added “this verse was spontaneous and was not composed by the subject of the verse, nor was it composed under his direction/ and or influence”.

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  • Gigaba stands by new visa requirements

    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will not go back on a decision to implement new visa requirements next week. Concerns have been raised about a requirement that demands children carry unabridged certificate when they travel to and from South Africa. Parents say this will delay their travels and that the department is generally slow to issue unabridged certificates. Home affairs has already begun the process by converting over half a million abridged birth certificates.

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  • The Itumeleng Khune conundrum

    The image of soccer supremo Khoza is of an all-powerful man who goes gung-ho where angels fear to tread. In May 2013, Khune was the man of the moment at the Premier Soccer League (PSL) awards. Then captain and undisputed first choice for Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana, he was a sweepstakes winner: footballer of the season, players' player of the season, goalkeeper of the season and Nedbank Cup player of the tournament. Khune's star is shedding its diamond sparkle.

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  • EFF faction turns their backs on Malema

    A faction of Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) members have defied an order from head office to support party leader Julius Malema in his court battle against the South African Revenue Service(Sars.

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  • ANC-linked group scores as their Capitec stake soars to R2.5bn

    The consortium includes Pilisiwe Twala-Tau, the wife of Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau; Gugu Mtshali, wife of former president Kgalema Motlanthe; and the Batho Batho Trust, which was founded in 1992 by former president Nelson Mandela and other ANC stalwarts. In 2007, Coral Lagoon paid R300-million for 12.2% of the Stellenbosch banking group at R30 a share in a deal funded entirely by the state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

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  • Zimbabwe: Time to Stop Ruinous Zezuru Stranglehold On Zimbabwe, Says Mliswa

    ZIMBABWEANS must now act to end the ruinous stranglehold on power by the "corrupt" Zezuru tribe which has destroyed the country since taking over at independence in 1980, Temba Mliswa has charged. Mliswa, who was fired from Zanu PF for allegedly being part of a plot to illegally topple President Robert Mugabe, said the 91-year-old leader's tribe has had its chance to rule Zimbabwe and made a complete mess of the job. "Let me say this for the first time; the next president of Zimbabwe will not be Zezuru. The Zezuru had their chance but failed," Mliswa told a press conference in Harare on Thursday.

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  • E-toll enforcement won’t wash – Outa - Gauteng | IOL News

    SATURDAY STAR Wayne Duvenage of Outa, joins protesters. Johannesburg - The government’s “threat tactics” to withhold licence discs of e-toll defaulters may convince some motorists to reluctantly cough up, but the head of the opposition lobby group still believes in the public’s ability – and will – to fight. “Compliance must come willingly, not through enforcement,” said Wayne Duvenage of the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance. This week, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who led a government task team examining Gauteng’s e-tolling system, said the government would alter legislation to ensure motorists with unpaid e-tolls bills would not be able to receive their licence discs.

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  • Jewish board distressed by Dlamini's Hitler comments

    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies says it's distressed by the recent Facebook posts of former University of Witwatersrand (Wits) Student Representative Council (SRC) president Mcebo Dlamini. Dlamini made headlines last month when he said he admired Adolph Hitler. Dlamini has shared a shared a link on his Facebook page to a website called Adolph Hitler; the most lied-about man in history.

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  • 'Location' cheating doesn't count! - Movies | Tonight

    Sir Michael Caine has "never been tempted to stray" from his wife. The 82-year-old actor has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years and insists that despite working alongside Hollywood beauties such as Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson, he's never thought about cheating on her.

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  • Murder accused Panayioutou’s double life aired in court | The New Age Online

    Port Elizabeth murder accused Christopher Panayiotou hired a hitman to shoot his wife on whom he had cheated for years after his messy double life and rumoured debt finally caught up with him. Prosecutor Marius Stander told the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s court there had been several failed attempts to kill Jayde Panayiotou, a popular teacher at Riebeek College, before the plot allegedly masterminded by her husband succeeded last month. Panayiotou allegedly paid R70,000 for the hit that was made to look like a robbery and kidnapping, with R40,000 going to the hitman and the rest to Luthando Siyoli, a bouncer at a night club he owns, who reportedly acted as the middleman. Stander read the court transcripts of recorded conversations that had taken place between the burly husband and the bouncer and said he believed the State had a rock solid case.

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  • Daily load shedding kicks in

    Eskom implemented stage two load shedding at 7am and the power cuts are set to last until 10pm.

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  • Foreign nationals share their experience of starting a business in SA

    Setting up your own successful business is hard enough as it is. Not having proper local identification and business regulations that seem designed to stifle rather than encourage entrepreneurship are just two of the myriad problems encountered by African business people looking to set up shop in South Africa. “My company brings in lots of foreign currency into the country and provides a much needed service in South Africa,” said Tendai*, a 53-year-old Johannesburg-based Zimbabwean IT businessman, who has been in South Africa for the past 8 years. “Although I am a permanent resident of South Africa with a South African ID, I don’t feel as part of South Africa,” he told ANA in the lead up to Africa Day on May 25.

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  • Nigeria: Controversy as Diezani Boards Buhari's London Flight

    The President-elect Muhammadu Buhari yesterday morning left for Britain on a private visit, his first such trip outside the country since winning the March 28th presidential election, a statement last night by the Head of his Media Team, Malam Garba Shehu. Buhari, who was expected at the pre-handover Special Prayers at the Abuja National Mosque, was represented by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The plane departed Abuja yesterday morning at 9:00am Nigerian time. It was reported that Diezani had been billed to travel to the UK next week Tuesday, but changed here plans after learning that Buhari was travelling to London, to afford her an opportunity to discuss directly with him.

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  • Norwegian dad flies to SA to get son - The Mercury

    A Norwegian dad flew into Durban this week in an attempt to get back his 21-month-old son whom he last had contact with in Norway in October 2013 when his wife took the baby to New Zealand and failed to return. After that, the father can have contact in Norway.

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  • Here's What A Normal Day Looks Like For Jennifer Aniston, According To Instagram

    Ballet, salad, and hanging out with her dogs. Who knew?

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  • Fifa asked to rule on Jordaan's job double-up

    The controversy surrounding the ANC’s appointment of Safa president Danny Jordaan as mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality escalated yesterday when world soccer controlling body Fifa was asked for a ruling on the issue. The complaint was forwarded to secretary-general Jerome Valcke on the basis that Jordaan’s new position contravened the entrenched constitutional rulings of Fifa and Safa on political neutrality.

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