• Traffic cops seek ex-Generations star

    The KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) is looking for a former Generations soapie star and lead actor in the Isibaya TV series, after he was allegedly clocked travelling at 153km/h north of Durban on Wednesday. RTI spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu said Siyabonga Twala was stopped by officers from the RTI’s Groutville office when he was allegedly speeding in a borrowed car on the N2 near Ballito. Mngomezulu said the officer took down Twala’s details and handed his licence back to him, but Twala failed to wait to receive his R1500 fine for speeding. “The officer managed to take down his details but then he ran away.

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  • Nigeria: 10-Year-Old Nigerian in UK Varsity

    Ten year old Esther Okade, one of UK's youngest students from Nigeria, has been accepted to start her maths degree at the Open University. Esther, who enrolled three weeks ago, is already top of her class, scoring 100 per cent in a recent test. Esther's mother, Efe, said the process of applying to the university was 'an interesting one because of her age. From the age of seven Esther has wanted to go to university.

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  • White widow’s SA plot revealed - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA British citizen Samantha Lewthwaite, who lived in South Africa under a false identity, is linked to planned suicide bombings in South Africa. Johannesburg - South Africa’s State Security Agency (SSA) and foreign intelligence services foiled planned suicide bomb attacks by al-Qaeda in South Africa between 2007 and 2010, including one against a Jewish centre in Cape Town, according to secret SSA reports.

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  • Chris Brown thinks Rihanna made good choice dating Leonardo DiCaprio

    The Yeah 3x hitmaker - who was convicted of assaulting the Diamonds star in 2009 - insists he isn't "jealous" of his former girlfriend's rumoured new boyfriend and thinks she has made a good choice with the Hollywood hunk. Anything u need to hear is in all our music.

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  • 'Jihadi John' killer from Islamic State beheading videos named by media

    In videos released by Islamic State (IS), the masked, black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent appears to have carried out the beheadings of hostages including Americans and Britons. The Washington Post said Emwazi was believed to have travelled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined IS. "His real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case, is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming," the Post said. In each beheading video, he is dressed entirely in black, a balaclava covering all but his eyes and the ridge of his nose.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reveals Secret to Long Life

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, said on Thursday that one of his secrets to a long life was "not filling my stomach". In a televised interview ahead of a huge birthday party in Victoria Falls, Mugabe said: "I do certain things that I believe sustain life. You must eat well, and really not go for food because it's attractive and feed yourself until your tummy is full," the longtime Zimbabwean leader said. Mugabe's half sister, Regina Gata, recently confirmed her brother's disciplined habits, saying he neither smokes nor drinks.

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  • Generations, Muvhango snubbed as Isibaya, Binnelanders lead SAFTA nominations

    Cast and crew of the Mzansi Magic telenovela turned full time soapie may have their arms full with Safta gongs come 20 and 22 March. The drama received a slew of nominations including best TV soapie and nods for best actor for Bongani Gumede, best supporting actor nominations for Celeste Ntuli and Pallance Dladla. Since it's inception about three years ago, Isibaya has proven itself a force to be reckoned with despite losing key characters in the form of Sdumo Mtshali, Nomzamo Mbatha and Pallance Dladla.

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  • Zuma denies meeting EFF in Maputo - Special Features | IOL News

    President Jacob Zuma has for the first time officially denied meeting members of the EFF in Mozambique to negotiate their return to the ANC as has been alleged in recent weeks. In a written reply to a parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance on Thursday, Zuma denied attending a meeting at the Southern Sun Hotel in Maputo on 18 January this year, which was allegedly attended by EFF leaders.

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  • Amla brushes off historic defeat

    'Could be," Hashim Amla said in Sydney yesterday when he was asked whether Chris Gayle's dry spell might end in West Indies' World Cup match against SA on Friday. A few hours later, after Gayle had drilled Zimbabwe's hapless attack for 215 at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Amla would have been relieved to have got that wrong. Far rather, for SA, that Gayle fill his boots against some other side than in a game that has grown in importance for AB de Villiers' men in the wake of their poor performance against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Not so fast, Amla said.

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  • Now Bobbi’s aunt rushed to hospital - Tonight News

    AP Entertainer Bobby Brown,right, stands outside of Emory Hospital in Atlanta where his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is being treated, on February 5, 2015. London - Bobby Brown has postponed his upcoming tour so he can remain by his daughter's bedside. The 46-year-old singer was scheduled to perform three concerts in Australia next month, but has delayed the gigs until May while Bobbi Kristina Brown continues to "fight for her life" in hospital in Atlanta. The 21-year-old aspiring singer, whose mother is the late Whitney Houston, has been on life support since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in late January and her family are praying for a miracle.

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  • Shoes is 'improving', Tovey also ill

    Rumours that flew on social media yesterday claiming that former Bafana Bafana star John "Shoes" Moshoeu had died, were unfounded. Moshoeu is reportedly in a serious condition at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital in Parktown. Hospital public relations manager Lungiswa Mvumvu said she could not confirm Moshoeu's condition.

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  • Nigeria: Please Don't Catch Shekau Alive!

    Within the space of 45 minutes, I was able to count thirteen Nigerian Air Force Hercules transporters. It was obvious to me that, at last, the Federal Government under President Goodluck Jonathan, had woken up to the need to act decisively. Boko Haram was allowed to metamorphose from a band of rag-tag Islamist outlaws to a fierce multinational military force that abducted 219 girls from their boarding school and established a separatist enclave that consisted of no fewer than sixteen local government areas in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. Some Northern leaders seemed overjoyed at the bloody "exploits" of Boko Haram though their own homeland and kinsmen were being decimated.

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  • Malema is ANC's role model

    Judging by the extent to which the ANC has been rattled by the emergence of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), one gets the feeling the ruling party has absolutely no clue how to deal with the apparent threat Juju and his bunch of self-styled revolutionaries pose to it’s support. ANC leaders mockingly refer to the EFF as a 6% party, in reference to the EFF’s performance in last year’s elections. During the debate on President Jacob Zuma’s chaotic State of the Nation address (Sona), the ANC’s chronic lack of creativity was laid bare when one of its MPs, Nocawe Mafu, said the “Western Cape is a broken province led by a broken premier, Helen Zille”.

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  • Please, don’t rename the child - City Press

    Just last month, Curro Roodeplaat, a private school in Pretoria, was plunged into controversy when it emerged that it was splitting classes according to race. In both of these cases, it was the parents who took action to protect the rights of their children, which is a lesson to pupils not to tolerate racism – which is important, because incidents of prejudice will likely take years to resolve in this country. In an eNCA news report this week, the CEO of the SA Human Rights Commission, Kayum Ahmed, said a large portion of the 10 000 complaints the commission received every year were about racism.

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  • Rapper Big Sean's ex, Naya Rivera is pregnant

    Naya Rivera has revealed she and husband Ryan Dorsey are expecting their first child together after tying the knot last summer.

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  • South African Islamic centres shocked by spy cables

    The principal of the country's oldest Islamic school was shocked to learn that the KwaZulu-Natal institution was mentioned in the Spy Cables. Ismail Akoo's voice shook when he said he had "no idea" how to deal with information that Darul Uloom Newcastle featured in a 2010 document titled Operational target analysis. The document states that in KwaZulu-Natal, a person, whose name has been blocked out, was running a special training camp for Muslim students. It goes on to state that the person stemmed from the school but was born in Cape Town.

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  • Love gone wrong on Valentine's turns deadl

    Keabetswe, the younger sister of the famed former Sunday Literature show presenter, is alleged to have committed suicide after a fight with her husband of almost two years, Thabo Malebo on Valentine's Day. In a case eerily similar to that of Oscar Pistorius and the late Reeva Steenkamp, security guards at the couple's upmarket Midrand complex are believed to have rushed to the townhouse to intervene during a loud fight. A complex security guard, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he had been on duty on Valentine's evening when the incident occurred at about 11pm.

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  • Planned terror attack in South Africa foiled according to leaked spy documents

    The information arises from two State Security Agency presentations, which are among several leaked documents the broadcaster obtained. According to the presentations, the foiled attack came to light through Jermaine Grant, who was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 for alleged links to terrorism. During his arrest police found materials similar to those used during the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks in London. The presentations stated that a financier arrested in April/May of 2011 said he was tasked by Al-Qaeda figure Harun Al Fadul, also known as Harun Fazul, to go to the United Arab Emirates and meet another person regarding the attack in South Africa.

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  • Thousands flee Libya after beheadings - Africa | IOL News

    Reuters Men in orange jumpsuits purported to be Egyptian Christians held captive by the Islamic State kneel in front of armed men along a beach said to be near Tripoli, in this still image from an undated video made available on social media. An Egyptian border official says about 20 000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the release of a grisly beheading video by Islamic State militants. The video, showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, prompted Cairo to launch retaliatory airstrikes and ban Egyptians from travelling to the increasingly volatile North African country.

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