• 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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  • The end of Mugabe is at hand

    A growing number of other war veterans have joined the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association in calling Mugabe, 92, a “dictator”, demanding he quit and vowing not to support him in the next elections in 2018 if he does not. The association also criticised the government’s recent attacks against peaceful protesters who spoke out about the economy and against the police via social media and conducted a stayaway three weeks ago. Mugabe was facing “an endgame of tragic dimensions”, Zimbabwe weekly The Independent‘s editor Dumisani Muleya said on Friday. On Saturday the governing Zanu-PF struck back at the war veterans, calling them “treasonous” and “traitorous.” Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also a war veteran, delivered a more muted response.

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  • Axing from Uzalo 'a blessing', says actor Bonga Dlamini

    Failure to land a role in the new season of SABC1 drama series Uzalo and the creative industry's inconsistent income has prompted one of President Jacob Zuma's nephews to venture into selling luxury leather bags. Bonga Dlamini was the star of the first season of one of SABC1's most-watched drama series. He played the character of Mkhonto Xulu, a troublesome and murderous brother of Gxabhashe (Mpumelelo Bhulose), leader of a notorious car theft syndicate in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal. "Of course I was saddened to learn that I would not be featured in the new season of the drama series I loved with all my heart, but life must go on," said Dlamini. "That is water under the bridge now and you know what

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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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  • Freedom Charter wrong

    That was the message Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) commander-in-chief Julius Malema gave at an election rally in Newcastle at the weekend. Eyewitness News reported that he said the Freedom Charter – which states: “restrictions of land ownership on a racial basis shall be ended‚ and all the land redivided amongst those who work it” - was problematic. “If we say that South Africa belongs to whites too it means we are defeating what our forefathers were fighting for‚” the site quoted Malema as saying. South Africa would be boring without white people: Julius Malema  “These whites found us here and not one of them came with a piece of land in their pockets.” “So‚ if you see a piece of land and

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  • Man sets himself on fire at MonteCasino

    A man has died after setting himself alight at Montecasino in northern Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. Tsogo Sun Group Communications’ Priya Naidoo said an incident involving a possible suicide‚ involving a man who set himself alight at the entrance‚ before the security checkpoint of Montecasino‚ has been reported to the South African Police Service‚ who are currently investigating. “Emergency services are also on the scene and precautionary measures were immediately taken to ensure the safety of visitors. Our thoughts are with the family and friends“‚ said Naidoo. On Sunday evening red tape was still visible at the Casino‚ preventing access from the Monte Casino Clinic elevators to level 4.

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  • EFF makes grand musical entrance into Parly at #SONA2016

    The group, dressed in red overalls, stopped singing and instead cheered loudly for the judiciary arriving, headed by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Earlier this week, EFF leaders were amongst those who took Zuma to that same judiciary, questioning in the Constitutional Court when he would pay back the taxpayer funds used towards upgrades at his Nkandla homestead. Zuma has since conceded that he will pay back the money. Meanwhile, Western Cape leader Helen Zille of the Democratic Alliance made her way into Parliament along with other Premiers. Clad in a blue dress, Zille gave a quick wave to the crowd as she hurriedly made her way through the red carpet. Last year, her party's MP staged a walkout

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  • The entire SABC board needs to be fired and a new one hired

    CRAZY censorship, questionable financial management, and now the brazen dismissal of credible journalists for no good reason. This is the sad story of the SABC. The public broadcaster has suffered terrible neglect over the years, with successive boards, CEOs and communications ministers presiding over its decline. No corporation can have as many CEOs as the SABC has had and remain stable. The only comparable institution that has had as many leaders is Bafana Bafana, and we all know the quality of the football that team has produced. The last decent SABC CEO was Peter Matlare, who introduced a semblance of professionalism in the place and reportedly told politicians to buzz off. That is the only

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  • The Company Man: Trevor Manuel marries the Rothschilds

    Earlier this week, a press release printed on parchment fashioned from the bark of the Tree of Knowledge was placed in the beaks of gold-plated carrier pigeons and sent forth into bright blue skies of a mining town. Paradoxically, the release was both the announcement of a union and a note of bereavement—a wedding and a funeral, if you will. In calligraphy painted by angels with diamonds for eyes, it stated that long-serving former minister Trevor Manuel was recently appointed “a senior advisor to the Group worldwide and Deputy Chairman of Rothschild in South Africa”. He would be whisked to Johannesburg on October 1 by one of those angels, and start generating capital forthwith. I sort of made

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  • Nats joined the ANC too ... don't forget that – Mpofu

    Over the weekend, President Jacob Zuma again asserted his belief that the Democratic Alliance (DA) could not be separated from its “parent party”, the apartheid National Party. That belief appears to be based on the fact that the Democratic Party (DP) went into a coalition with the New National Party (NNP) in 2000. NNP leader Marthinus van Schalkwyk helped to form the Democratic Alliance in the merger between the NNP and Tony Leon’s DP, but that didn’t last long. Van Schalkwyk and other members of his party crossed over to the ANC in 2001. In so doing, they reduced the DA’s 52.5% outright majority win in Cape Town and handed power to the ANC in the city and the Western Cape. During the 2002 floor-crossing

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  • South Africa: EFF's Floyd Shivambu

    Floyd Shivambu, deputy president of the Economic Freedom Fighters, is leading his outfit's election campaign for Johannesburg. He and the party believe they will triple the support they garnered in 2014, and that the country's most important metro will swing their way. If that scenario comes to pass - and don't laugh, because you laughed the last time - it could mean that Shivambu will own Johannesburg. But who is The Floyd? What does he want for your country, your city, your community? RICHARD POPLAK went to Heidelberg for a rare chat with the man behind the Man behind the Man. People are always shouting that they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void

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  • Africa: 'The World' Praying That Trump Should Not Win U.S. Elections

    American politics matter to everyone in the world. No one can ever ignore what is taking place across the Atlantic, even if you are in the Indian ocean. But it is enough to show that if Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, who else is expected to approve. We learn that even the Bush family had declined to comment on Trump. Some Americans despite trusting the Electoral College still keep their fingers crossed that Trump should not be elected. It is obvious that he has enough delegates to vote for him though some political analysts and self styled commentators think that his chances of being elected are near

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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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  • 'Fatigue killed doctor'

    She crashed on her way home from Paarl Hospital on Friday after working a shift of at least 24 hours. The young doctor, who qualified in 2008, was described as someone who went out of her way to help others. Markwat veered into oncoming traffic on the N1 in Paarl in an accident that killed three others. The police have not said what caused the accident but doctors believe working long hours was almost certainly to blame. Markwat worked in the obstetric unit of Paarl Hospital, where interns last year complained to the Junior Doctors' Association of SA about overly long shifts. Legally, a doctor's shift can be 30 hours but many doctors said they worked an average of 300 hours a month. Safe Working

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  • NSFAS, Sars unite to track student debtors

    Johannesburg - Tax authorities are helping to track down former students who owe billions on their National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) loans. This means that when former students are employed and start paying tax, it will be harder for them to dodge repaying loans. On Friday, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) issued a notice allowing its officials to hand over certain taxpayer information to the NSFAS. This doesn't mean handing over their tax records but it does allow Sars to provide information to help the NSFAS trace them. It includes the taxpayers’ names and tax numbers; any identifying number which would include an ID number, addresses and contact details; and their employers’

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  • ‘Madiba would have different views about the DA today’

    Nelson Mandela once spoke out against the DA, calling it a party of ‘white bosses and black stooges’. Democratic Alliance Nelson Mandela Mmusi Maimane 2016 Municipal Elections JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says he believes if Nelson Mandela were alive today, he’d have different views about the party. The late former president once spoke out against the opposition party, calling it a party of “white bosses and black stooges”. The DA launched its latest election poster in Pretoria today, which reads: Honour Madiba’s dream by voting DA. It was in the year 2000, on the eve of the 2001 municipal elections, when Mandela addressed Cosatu’s 15th anniversary and spoke out

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  • FlyAfrica – not worth the gamble

    But, two days after their Harare and Bulawayo offices celebrated their first birthday, the airline pressed criminal charges of fraud against a relative of one of their Zimbabwe shareholders. The company then suspended their Zimbabwe partner for breach of directorial and fiduciary duties. In retaliation, the Zimbabwe partner “illegally and unilaterally” tried to surrender their Air Operator Certificate to the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, according to a company statement. So, as a result of boardroom and aviation authority squabbles, both the Zimbabwe and Namibia routes were cancelled. On Facebook, flights were announced, but travellers complained they were not notified and only realised

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  • God gave us a gift, says Gugu Zulu's mom

    While thousands of fans across the country are mourning an icon who touched the lives of many through his contribution to sport- his family are mourning the loss of a son, husband, father and brother. Speaking for the first time since the death of Zulu, his parents have praised the impact their son had on people. In an interview with eNCA Zulu's dad, Peter Zulu, said that the family take solace in knowing the athlete died doing what he loved. Twitter wages war on Dineo Ranaka after 'rude' matric dance dress snub  "I was his number one fan and to me it's a great loss, it's really a great loss," he said. A shattered Peter recalled his final moments with Zulu before the athlete left for Mount Kilimanjaro.

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  • South Africa: SAA-BnP Cancellation a Ruse to Enrich Myeni's Cronies

    It should come as no surprise that the Chairperson of SAA, Ms. Dudu Myeni, is incapable of doing what is right and what is in fact best for the airline. Now we know from today's Sunday Times, that the cancellation of the BnP contract was just a charade by the SAA board chair and board in an attempt to look good, whilst in the background Myeni and her cronies were planning to pay R 49.9 million to BnP for doing nothing. The directors, led by Ms Dudu Myeni, are not only recklessly allowing SAA to continue to trade at a loss and apparently knowing that the entity is "financially distressed" as defined in the Companies Act but they are participating in the looting of a further R 49.9 million from SAA and thus from service delivery that is so desperately needed.

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  • Controversy brews for Semenya once again

    Star athlete Caster Semenya could be heading for another storm as she chases a possible double gold at the Rio Olympics in August, and it seems there is little anyone can do to prevent the controversy, least of all the athlete. This week at the African Athletics Championships in Durban, Semenya has shown she has returned to world-beating form with an easy victory in the 1 500m on Friday, with a personal best of 4.01.99. On Saturday she followed that with a win in the 800m heats and will run that final on Sunday. But while Cape Town’s Ross Tucker, an internationally respected sports scientist, is confident Semenya will cruise to gold in the women’s 800m in Rio, possibly with a world record time,

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