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  • Tomorrow’s news today: Thabo Mbeki, e-tolling and punishment case

    The announcement motorists might not be issued with vehicle licence discs when renewing them has been slammed by opposition political parties, activists against e-tolling, and the general public. Justice Project of South Africa’s Howard Dembovsky said in a statement the possibility of a whole new industry of mass false licence disc production could become a “very real possibility” and added it was a serious criminal offence.

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  • 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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  • Home Affairs ready to implement new visa regulations

    The Home Affairs Department says it’s ready to implement the new visa requirements for people coming to South Africa from the beginning of next month. The department has been strongly criticised for requiring people coming here to first have their biometric measurements taken at a South African Consulate in their home country. The department’s Mayihlome Tshwete also says these requirements are no different from many other countries.

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  • Dame Shirley Bassey blasts Beyonce for 'skimpy' Met Ball dress

    Dame Shirley Bassey has blasted Beyonce and other modern singers who feel the need to ''see who can wear the skimpiest outfit''. Dame Shirley said: ''It is like they are all in competition with each other. ''When I saw Beyonce at the Met Ball the other night I was like, 'excuse me?' I think you have to leave a lot to the imagination. Speaking at the 'Shooting Star' book launch in London, Dame Shirley said: ''Of course it is a bad impression for young people to follow because they want to dress like that.

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  • Medical link in hunt for Bin Laden? - World News | IOL News

    The United States plotted to find Osama bin Laden by concealing tracking devices in medical supplies, possibly through Red Cross hospitals, a report said on Thursday, citing documents leaked by former security contractor Edward Snowden. The Intercept news site quoted from a National Security Agency slide presentation dated June 2010 which discussed the possibility of going from “Pharma to Target” by penetrating “the non-electronic moat” that protected Bin Laden from surveillance in his Pakistan hideout. Titled “Medical Pattern of Life: Targeting High Value Individual #1”, the presentation cites CIA reports on the al-Qaeda chief's poor health and invokes a scenario in which spy agencies target the “supply chain” of likely medicine and equipment destined for Bin Laden.

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  • 'My brothers held a knife to my throat': Emmanuel Adebayor

    Tottenham Hotspur and the Togo national team forward Emmanuel Adebayor has once again taken to social media to share more of his family’s ‘dirty laundry’. The footballer told his Facebook fans that his decision to share more family secrets came after his siblings started writing letters to his club and doing radio interviews. “If I decide to bring out the Part 3 today, it is because my brother @Kola Adebayor and my other siblings have decided to talk about our family issues on social medias, through letters to my club, radios…I could write an autobiography and sell it but I decided to share with you here,” he wrote. In another long post on the social media platform, Adebayor talks about his two brothers Kola and Peter, whom he claims once tried to kill him for his money.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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  • Mazibuko earns master’s degree from Harvard

    Lindiwe Mazibuko is celebrating a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her time at Harvard — the world-renowned university first established in 1636 — Mazibuko has shared her excitement at the extreme season changes and taken up cycling. Mazibuko first attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study a Bachelor of Music degree then moved to the University of Cape Town‚ where she obtained a BA (French‚ Classics‚ Media & Writing) in 2006 and a BA Honours (Political Communication) degree in 2007.

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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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  • Big Brother duo reflect on near-win - IOL Tonight

    . Chelsea, left, and Mbali: Being a Big Brother contestant is no holiday .

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  • Six load shedding jokes - Connect

    Need a pick me up? Whenever your feeling down, refer back to this. I promise it will help.

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  • Baxter expects Kaizer Chiefs player exodus

    Stuart Baxter expects a large player turnover at Kaizer Chiefs ahead of next season. Amakhosi have a number of players reaching the ends of their contracts, with speculation continuing that Itumeleng Khune, Tefu Mashamaite and Madnla Masango could all leave Naturena. Eric Mathoho is another player who could be heading for the exit door, with clubs in Belgium interested in his signature.

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  • TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

    There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. "Honorable Members, I hereby introduce to you the Mayor of P.E Dr Danny Jordaan. Profile: Fikile Mbalula is SA’s minister of sport and recreation and an African National Congress (ANC) MP. Citation: The cult of personality, by and large, dominates South African politics.

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  • Zuma, Malema need to take note - The Mercury

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Mmusi Maimane s black male self may come to represent for many young black men the possibility of aspiring, and transcending, one s humble beginnings, says the writer. Listening to Mmusi Maimane give his acceptance speech after his election as the leader of the traditionally white Democratic Alliance, it became clear that he will need to be taken much more seriously by Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema and the parties they lead, because of the hope he is intent on projecting for young black men, and despite his intimate partner, black women too.

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  • Postgraduate students to get government funding

    Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says government will pay for 14‚880 postgraduate research students in 2015/16 through the National Research Foundation to improve South Africa’s competitiveness in this field. This is in addition to the 700 students and postdoctoral fellows who have been supported through the Square Kilometre Array SA Bursary and Scholarship Programme and the National Astrophysics and Space Physics Programme‚ she said ahead of her budget vote in parliament‚ according to the government information website. To help alleviate the pressure on the Eskom grid‚ Pandor said R80 million has been allocated towards the development of hydrogen fuel cell generator prototypes.

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  • Nigeria: ...Corruption, Poverty Nigeria's Biggest Challenges - Osinbajo

    Vice President-elect Professor Yemi Osinbajo has identified corruption and poverty as the nation's greatest challenges. The dialogue themed, 'Implementing Change: From Vision to Reality', was organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as part of the preparations for the May 29 inauguration. "In the course of the election campaigns, we ran an issues-based campaign that identified certain areas of public policy as high priorities for propelling Nigeria forward. "We addressed the challenges of the economy, insecurity, corruption and jobs creation.

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  • No Eskom solution without deep reform

    IT HAS been another confusing week in the Eskom saga. In recent days, representatives of government departments and the African National Congress (ANC) have floated two broad kinds of policy proposals. Thabo Mbeki’s government posited the need for competition in a regulated wholesale electricity market and proposed a clear separation between power generation (which would be in part private) and a transmission grid available to all players. The proponents of market-oriented reform continue to suggest it can help attract the capital Eskom needs and introduce international equity partners with advanced technologies and management skills.

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  • Six most insulting arguments the government and Sanral used to promote e-tolls

    If you missed it, check out this summary of the most important things to know on Rand Daily Mail. The government have been trying to sell e-tolling to us, and in the process they’ve said some things worthy of a thousand side-eyes. 1. "We have reaffirmed the user-pay principle as a fair, affordable and reliable mechanism to fund infrastructure development." – Cyril Ramaphosa in his speech yesterday. Affordable... Obviously Cyril does not earn a middle class wage.

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