• Who is Charles King SA?

    Johannesburg - Suspicion is growing about the legitimacy of the company that has grabbed the Gupta's mining unit Tegeta for R2.97 billion. On Wednesday Oakbay Investments which is owned by the controversial Gupta family announced that it will sell off another of its investment component, this time Tegeta which focuses on mining, to a Swiss-based company called Charles King SA.  The company said the decision was taken to in order to avoid job losses.  Tegeta has done business with state-owned enterprises such as Eskom and recently raised suspicion when it was revealed that the company was prepaid millions for coal it had yet to deliver to Eskom.  Concerned citizens took to Twitter to raise their

  • Criselda in hot water over Manana post

    The future of Metro FM host Criselda Dudumashe hangs in the balance at the SABC. She came under fire following her comments on Mduduzi Manana, the former deputy minister of higher education who assaulted a woman at a club. SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago told Sowetan yesterday: "We have noted this matter, and we are dealing with the issue internally." Meanwhile, Dudumashe is apprehensive. "I don't know if I will have a chance to really explain myself and why I wrote the post. This has been taken too far, and people want the SABC to suspend me." Dudumashe came under fire when she wrote in part: "I know a Mdu who has dedicated his life to developing those who are on the margins through his drive

  • Twitter mercilessly drags Nonhle Thema, revels in her 'downfall'

    Nonhle Thema has been trending again for her old Twitter rants when she was still the ‘it’ girl in the entertainment industry, with most on social media saying she is a perfect example of how life can humble you. Thema is now selling her own perfume, Precious Ivy, that she has been promoting on social media, but Twitter was quick to remind her where she came from. She has been dragged for not being the rich Nonhle she was back in 2011, with most asking where all that fame went. Old tweets of hers have suddenly resurfaced, and at one point, she dragged Minnie Dlamini, accusing her of being a drunkard. Bonang Matheba was also a subject of her rants at some point, with Nonhle saying she felt disrespected

  • South Africa: Ban Grace Mugabe From Entering Country

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Tuesday urged a travel ban against Grace Mugabe who was last week allowed to escape assault charges against a South African model by the Jacob Zuma led government. Grace flew into a rage at a Sandton Hotel over a week ago and attacked a 20 year-old woman widely reported to be friends with the first couple's socialite two sons based in South Africa. Images of the beauty showing deep cuts on her head were flashed to the entire world, igniting global calls for Zimbabwe's larger than life first lady to face the music. But amid clamours for justice and with Grace seemingly resigned to her fate while still holed up in South Africa for a week, authorities

  • Woman sells matric certificates on Facebook

    We’re not sure if this is lamentable or laughable, but the media have stumbled upon a woman advertising National Senior Certificates (matric certificates) for sale on her Facebook page, Roodepoort Record reports. The woman’s name is being withheld, as the matter is being reported to the police to investigate the validity of the page. What makes it even more bizarre is that she even studied law at the University of South Africa (Unisa). The intro of her profile also reads: “Helping people. Those who can’t reach the maximum points of the National Senior Certificate.” According to the message she posted on Saturday, 19 August at 5.07pm, a certificate will set you back R1 800. When the matter was

  • Hamilton needs to step up in his 200th race

    LONDON - Lewis Hamilton will start the 200th grand prix of his Formula One career in Belgium this weekend but the triple world champion has smaller but more significant numbers on his mind. Refreshed from an August break in the Caribbean, including a trip to Cuba in his role as Unicef ambassador, the Mercedes driver is 14 points behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel as he revs up for the second half of the season. A fifth victory of 2017 for the Briton would put the pressure back on Ferrari's Vettel and Hamilton can celebrate another milestone by bagging pole position on Saturday at the long and fast Spa-Francorchamps circuit. That would see Hamilton, who sportingly relinquished third place

  • ANC should initiate disciplinary action against Zuma - Sisulu

    ANC presidential hopeful and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has told Bloomberg News she believes the governing party should initiate disciplinary action against President Jacob Zuma and his close associates, the Gupta family, over allegations they have looted state coffers. “The ANC should act decisively on anybody in authority who is suspected or alleged to be doing wrong. The fact that the president is involved shouldn’t make a difference,” she told the news agency on Sunday during an interview in Polokwane. Sisulu has slammed the ANC’s decision to institute disciplinary action against three party MPs who have openly stated they supported the defeated eighth motion of no confidence