• Price clears gay comment - Cape Times

    UCT vice-chancellor Max Price has told university staff and students that Zizipho Pae’s Facebook post, “We are institutionalising and normalising sin! May God have mercy on us” is an expression of religious belief and not meant to harm others. “Ms Pae’s Facebook post was an expression of her sincerely held religious belief, rather than an intervention to insult or hurt those with whom she disagrees,” Price said. The vice-chancellor weighed in on the matter after Pae requested that he review a recent decision by the Student Representative Council (SRC) to have her removed from the student body.

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  • Bey and Jay are finally pregnant again - Tonight News

    AP/Frank Franklin II In this May 2, 2014 file photo Beyonce, right, and Jay-Z watch the first half of a NBA basketball playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors, in New York. Jay Z and Beyoncé are reportedly expecting a baby. The couple - who already have three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together - are feeling incredibly "lucky" over their apparent impending arrival.

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  • Robert Mugabe shares bed with teenaged son when I'm away: Grace

    Grace Mugabe told Zimbabwe's state newspaper that when she's away - Chatunga Bellarmine is his father, Robert Mugabe's, favourite companion in bed.

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  • Ex-Prasa chief engineer in dock - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Former Prasa head of engineering services Daniel Mtimkulu has appeared in court on a charge of fraud and uttering. Johannesburg - Former Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) head of engineering services Daniel Mtimkulu appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a charge of fraud and uttering relating to his qualification, the National Prosecuting Authority in Gauteng said. Mtimkulu’s qualifications woes followed a report in Rapport newspaper that new trains ordered by Prasa from Spain were too high for South African rail infrastructure.

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  • Drake Released A Diss Track About Meek Mill And The Memes Are Insane

    “Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?”

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  • Kenya Moore's Obsession With Beyoncé Has Reached New Levels

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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  • South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • 'Nobody should be president for life' - Obama - Connect

    The packed conference hall erupted into applause on Tuesday afternoon as Barack Obama entered the main venue of the African Union, becoming the first sitting US President ever to visit the organisation’s headquarters in Addis Ababa. African Union Commisison Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma opened the event with a speech on the ties linking Obama, the son of a Kenyan father, to Africa. “Although we welcome you as the president of the United States we also see you as one of our own,” she said. Above all the subjects he addressed, the international audience cheered the loudest when Obama discussed human rights and good governance.

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  • Whitney ‘there’ in Bobbi’s last moments - Tonight News

    Whitney Houston's music was repeatedly played to Bobbi Kristina Brown while she was in a coma. The 22-year-old aspiring singer passed away on Sunday, almost six months after she was found unresponsive in her bath, and her loved ones felt her late mother was always in the room with them. Family friend Wanda Shelley said: "I played her mom's music. Wanda - who became close to the family when she worked as executive producer on 'Being Bobby Brown' - and Bobbi's other friends and family members were by her bedside round-the-clock, and a typical day involved reading from the Bible, playing music, and giving her leg rubs with coconut oil.

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  • Mystery of missing flight MH370 may finally be solved - Cape Times

    Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an important development . Kuala Lumpur: Investigators scrambled today to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation’s greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The 2m-long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an “important development”.

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  • I shouldn't be alive - Jabu Mahlangu

    “I know I shouldn’t be alive today,” Jabu Mahlangu said, candidly, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton. Mahlangu is wearing lots of suits these days with a number of ambassadorial positions from SuperSport United, to the MultiChoice Diski Challenge, the Engen Knockout Challenge and the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA). Beating his alcohol abuse has seen him show the Grim Reaper the middle finger and play double jeopardy with his scythe as he has come back from the dead a number of times. “There are so many incidents where I should have died,” Mahlangu said.

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  • Turkey probes Kurdish leader, ramps up air strikes against PKK

    Turkish prosecutors on Thursday opened a criminal probe against the leader of the main pro-Kurdish party, as Ankara stepped up its controversial air campaign against separatist Kurdish rebels. Turkish war planes launching a wave of new assaults on PKK targets after five more people were killed in attacks blamed on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants. Ankara says it is fighting a two-pronged “war on terror” against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and the PKK in northern Iraq, after a spate of attacks in the country.

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  • Mario barred from Reds first-team - Premier League

    Reuters Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad. Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad along with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique, whom the club are also looking to offload this summer. Balotelli, 24, was not on the pre-season tour to Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, and neither has he been included in the squads for the friendly games against HJK Helsinki in Finland tomorrow or Swindon Town on Sunday.

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  • Four-legged snake fossil found in Brazil - with video

    A fossil of a four-legged snake uncovered in Brazil has shed new light on the origins of snakes as land burrowers, not sea creatures, a study said Thursday.

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  • Video|Sandra Bland was still alive during her mugshot - Connect

    Authorities in Waller County, Texas, have released a video showing that Sandra Bland was alive during her mugshot. Last week, the footage from a police officer’s dash-cam surfaced and spread like wildfire all over the internet. The footage was released by the Texan police after Sandra Bland, 28, was allegedly found dead in her cell three days after she was arrested. A police officer allegedly asked the lady to put out her cigarette, to which she refused as she claimed smoking in her car was not against the law.

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  • Trump may have overestimated his net worth

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON — An analysis by the Bloomberg billionaires index, based in part on a 92-page personal financial disclosure form for Donald Trump, made public last week, revealed a portfolio dominated by skyscrapers and golf courses. Mr Trump has vaulted to the top of some polls in the crowded field of Republican contenders hoping to win the White House next year. The majority of Mr Trump’s fortune is derived from real estate holdings that include a partnership with Vornado Realty Trust in Manhattan’s 1290 Sixth Avenue and 555 California Street in San Francisco; resorts such as the Mar-a-Lago and Trump Doral resorts in Florida; and Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, according to the Bloomberg index. The Bloomberg index values real estate based on income it currently produces.

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  • Kylie Jenner's boyfriend Tyga sued over unpaid rent totalling $50,000

    The 25-year-old rapper - who is dating Kylie Jenner - is the subject of a lawsuit front his landlord after failing to pay two months rent on his house in the upmarket Calabasas area of California, with the amount totalling $50,000. According to TMZ, if Tyga doesn't pay up by Saturday, the landlord will seek to have him evicted and charge him $833.33 a day in rent. Tyga's ex-girlfriend, Black Chyna - the mother of his two-year-old son King Cairo  - is also listed as a defendant. The case comes a month after Tyga was ordered to pay a second landlord $80,000 in back rent.

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