• Summer bodies are made in winter: Check out Sbahle and Amanda owning the gym

    The Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start Monday, with a major internal row over leaked emails playing havoc with nominee Hillary Clinton's bid to present a united front against Donald Trump.

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  • I am no longer dating Khune

    Fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune are not a couple any more, unfortunately. Mpisane took to Instagram on Sunday morning to share the heartbreaking news, posting a picture with the caption: “Not everything works out the way you wish for it to do … Some situations are worth removing yourself away from! I am no longer dating the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goal keeper anymore sadly.” This after the couple celebrated their one-year anniversary in June. The couple were among our relationship goals, proving that they were partners in everything. Khune used to post videos of the two working out together, and calling her his Woman Crush Everyday. Though the

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  • Mazibuko rips into DA’s white males

    Johannesburg - Former DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has urged the DA to interrogate the almost exclusive dominance of white males within the party’s “brains trust”. Mazibuko, a resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, has referred to them as “highly disconnected men callously strutting about social media like a law unto themselves”. She commented online about DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s anti-racism pledge this week: “It would be easy to cast aspersions on his timing and see it as reactionary, but one of the vital tasks of any public leader is to read the national mood and interrupt the conversation in a way that is productive and shows leadership. “The party,” she says,

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  • Former Chelsea player Mosia dies

    Phakaaathi has learnt that the 31-year-old Mosia died on Saturday after a short illness. According to Wikipedia, Mosia started his career at Juventus FC in Italy, where he spent a year. On his return to South Africa, he joined AmaZulu and later moved to the Transnet School of Excellence. Mosia played for different teams in Belgium until 2006 when he returned to Chelsea.

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  • Big fuel price drop likely in August

    After months of being squeezed by higher fuel prices, South African motorists are likely to receive some relief at the pumps in August. According to the Automobile Association, mid-month fuel data is pointing towards a petrol price decrease of up to 83 cents a litre, with diesel coming down by around 45 cents and illuminating paraffin by around 42 cents. The usual 'don't get your hopes up too high' disclaimer applies here though as these predictions are based on mid-month data and the final price for August will depend on how the rand and international oil prices perform between now and the end of the month, but so far both factors have been working in our favour. Brexit has been playing to our

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  • Mpofu throws shade at AKA

    On Tuesday, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were celebrating their third birthday and its national chairperson Advocate Dali Mpofu could not hold back but share on Twitter what the party had achieved so far. In one of his tweets, Mpofu took the time to congratulate the party’s leaders who had graduated in their respective fields, implying that his party was for the educated. “Happy3rdAnniversary to these LEARNED FRIENDS & all fellow Fighters for Economic Freedom,” he tweeted. As he was busy with the celebrations on Twitter, one user tweeted at him, thanking him for paying for music group Entity’s album. Mpofu’s son Sizwe was a member of the group. According to the user, the group’s separation

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  • WATCH: Cape Town captured in spectacular time-lapse video

    Climbing to high mountain peaks‚ stunning views‚ exploration and adventure are some of the key elements that Brendon Wainwright wanted to share with viewers‚ TMG Digital interviewed the 28-year-old hiker and photographer after he posted a video showcasing the city’s picturesque moments from sunrise to sunset on YouTube. The fusion of natural and man-made exquisiteness‚ from Lion’s Head to Table Mountain to ocean views and city lights‚ are showcased in the video dubbed “I AM CAPE TOWN” by Wainwright. The Cape Town-born editor‚ who had lived in Johannesburg for 21 years‚ came back to the Mother City six years ago‚ but only started exploring its mountain peaks in the last three years. Wainwright

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  • The Big Read: One party two campaigns

    They are running two different campaigns and using two different factions within the party to gain votes. Here is my evidence that there are two ANCs. On Saturday morning the ANC in Gauteng issued a media alert in which it invited journalists to cover party veterans accompanying Joburg mayoral candidate Parks Tau to Soweto. The veterans accompanying Tau and ANC Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile were Mavuso Msimang and Tokyo Sexwale. Msimang? This is the man who, in April, stood up with other society luminaries and said: "I would like to say that my hope is that it's not too late for the leadership of the African National Congress to do the right thing and ask the president in everyone's interest

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  • Tutu’s open letter to baby goes viral - Western Cape

    Cape Town - It's not every day that someone gets a heart-warming open letter written to them from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. A letter was written earlier this month after the father of an American infant wrote to Tutu, saying that he was collecting letters for his newborn daughter Juliet. All the way from his Cape Town abode, Archbishop wrote the following: Hello, little sister. You don't know me. I am a very old grandfather from South Africa nearing the end of my journey on earth while your journey - on another continent many miles away - is just beginning. We may never meet on earth, so I thought to send you a secret. Well, it's not really a secret because we should all know it. So I

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  • Pravin Gordhan: SAA needs a whole new board, new blood

    The minister is quoted as saying Treasury must ensure that credible people are appointed to the board. SAA Finance Minister Pravin Ghordan SAA deal CAPE TOWN - South African Airways needs a “whole new board,” and an experienced management team which may also require new blood, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday. Gordhan reportedly made the comments at an event in Sandton, hosted by Ernst & Young and the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The cash-strapped airline recently cancelled a controversial debt-restructuring deal with little-known boutique financier BnP Capital. But it has since emerged Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni wanted the financier to be paid a cancellation

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  • WATCH: DJ Sbu gets 'attacked' during his radio show

    The Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start Monday, with a major internal row over leaked emails playing havoc with nominee Hillary Clinton's bid to present a united front against Donald Trump.

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  • Twitter wages war on Dineo Ranaka after 'rude' matric dance dress snub

    TV personality and motivational speaker Dineo Ranaka made a spectacular return to the world of Twitter wars on Thursday night when she was taken to task for her response to one fan's plea for a matric farewell dress.

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  • Lebese looks for 'personal trainer' after Khune's break-up

    Now Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Lebese shared on Twitter that he was looking for a professional fitness trainer. Whether this is shade being thrown at Khune or Lebese really just looking for a fitness trainer remains to be seen. It would not be such a bad idea for Mpisane and Lebese to hook up; after all, history has showed us that it always works out the second time around. Lebese previously dated Sizakele Manonga, who later accused him of physically abusing her.

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  • Gambia bans child marriage

    Speaking to a group of Muslim elders in Banjul on Wednesday, Jammeh said: "As from today, July 6, child marriage is illegal and is banned in The Gambia". "Anyone who marries a girl under 18 years will spend 20 years in jail. The girls' parents would spend 21 years in jail and anyone who knows about it and fails to report the matter to the authorities would spend 10 years in jail," he added. "The Imam and those that preside over the marriage ceremony would also be sent to jail. If you want to know whether what I am saying is true or not, try it tomorrow and see." Jammeh instructed lawmakers to pass legislation reflecting the new ban before July 21. In December, legislators passed a bill criminalising

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  • Trump boosts chance of Democratic gains in the US congress, says Nancy Pelosi

    WASHINGTON — US House of representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi said having Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket would boost chances for Democratic gains in the house, though she stopped short of predicting her party could regain control of the chamber after the November election. "He has really, shall we say, been the gift that keeps on giving," Pelosi said of Trump during a breakfast with reporters on Monday in Philadelphia, where Democrats are gathered to nominate Hillary Clinton as their presidential candidate. Pelosi said that she knew Russians hackers had breached the Democratic national committee’s (DNC’s) email system, but that she did not know if they were responsible

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  • Zimbabwe: New Code of Conduct Meant for SDAs

    STATUTORY Instrument 72 of 2016 on the code governing running of Government and council schools only applies to School Development Associations or Committees (SDAs or SDCS) and does not in any way affect teachers and other civil servants, Government has said. In a statement, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira said the code was a product of talks between members of the National Employment Council for School Development Associations and Committees registered by the ministry. "The code of conduct referred to applies to grievance handling and disciplinary procedures for employees of School Development Committees only and not Government employees," she said. The ministry

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  • Tambos and Mandelas free to vote EFF – Tokyo

    If a Tambo or a Mandela family member were to leave the ANC tomorrow and join another political party, the move should not be seen as a crime, according to struggle veteran Tokyo Sexwale. Speaking during a radio interview on Power FM on Monday, Sexwale acknowledged that the ruling ANC was experiencing serious internal challenges. “Obviously, it is painful to see one of us go to join a different party, but I think from a scientific point of view and a leadership point of view, the understanding is that South Africa was liberated for people to have choices and my choice is to continue serving the ANC,” Sexwale said. One of Oliver Tambo’s young family members reportedly endorsed the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), while others in the family have “expressed their disgust with the ANC”, according to a Mail & Guardian report.

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  • Al Ahly ready to splash the cash for Billiat

    Johannesburg - Pitso Mosimane celebrated after capturing Sibusiso Vilakazi to bolster what is already a formidable Mamelodi Sundowns side, but the coach then quickly revealed that the growing interest in Khama Billiat has him a bit on edge as the club gets closer to a CAF Champions League semi-final spot. Vilakazi’s move from Bidvest Wits to Sundowns was confirmed on Sunday in a deal that included an undisclosed transfer fee as well as playmaker Mogakolodi Ngele and striker Cuthbert Malajila going in the opposite direction in a swap deal. The Brazilians host Zamalek in a Champions League group stage encounter Wednesday night at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, and a draw will be enough to guarantee

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  • Brace yourselves for Monday night's big freeze

    Speaking to TMG Digital‚ SAWS forecaster Wayne Venter said that temperatures in the interior of the Eastern Cape as well as the interior of the Free State never rose above 10º C on Monday. “Night temperatures are expected to drop this evening and will continue into the early hours of tomorrow morning‚” Venter said. “Morning temperatures are expected to be below freezing level in the Vryburg area which will be -4 ºC‚ and Upington will be -2 ºC‚ while the western interior of South Africa will also experience temperatures below freezing level‚” he said. According to an earlier report‚ a family of three were trapped in their car due to heavy snowfalls near the town of Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.

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  • The Big Read: When will Zuma and Co stop gambling with our money?

    It gave the SABC five days to comply and institute the order "retrospectively". Even before Icasa had published its full finding, Hlaudi Motsoeneng - the SABC's de facto leader, and the man who apparently our president "loves so much" - was declaring that the public broadcaster would approach the highest court in the land if necessary to challenge the decision. "We are challenging that ruling . we are equal to the task," Motsoeneng told reporters. There isn't a single legal opinion - except those paid for by the SABC when and if the SABC does actually consult them - that indicates that the Icasa ruling can be challenged. But what makes me stop to ponder is this: who pays for these frivolous legal

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