• SABC suspends Unathi over Twitter tirade - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Metro FM presenter Unathi Msengana has been suspended from her breakfast show, The First Avenue. Johannesburg - Unathi Msengana has been suspended by the SABC after she allegedly called a 19-year-old student a “psycho b***h” in a messy Twitter spat. The Idols SA judge and Metro FM presenter has been suspended from her breakfast show, The First Avenue, after launching a vulgar Twitter tirade against the University of the Witwatersrand student, Palomino Jama. SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago told Destiny magazine on Wednesday: “The questions she asked on air were valid and there was nothing wrong with her questions.

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  • Snake pastor makes congregants speak Chinese - Connect

    Rekord North reports that ‘Snake pastor’ Penuel Mnguni now claims to make congregants speak Chinese and Nigerian. The controversial Soshanguve pastor was out of the spotlight for a while after the tent he uses as his church building was torn to shreds and then burnt.

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  • 'Hands off Steve, he's good'

    Komphela has come under some criticism from fans despite the club's unbeaten run in all competitions thus far. South African coaches have not been given a chance to coach this team and the chairman (Kaizer Motaung) and the board rewarded the coach for his hard work," Khune said.

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  • Chris Brown's new tattoo

    Chris Brown has got a new tattoo of the Ancient Greek sculpture Venus de Milo on the back of his head. The 'Loyal' hitmaker has had an inking of the Ancient Greek sculpture Venus de Milo on the back of his scalp, much to the horror of his fans.

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  • 'F@#k you black people' - yells cop who had just been caught shoplifting

    A pair of police officers got caught shoplifting at the Vodacom store in Cradlestone Mall.

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  • ‘The rand is falling... HAHA!’ - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Zim minister Jonathan Moyo has sparked a patriotic Mexican Wave on Twitter by gloating over the fall of the rand. Johannesburg - Zimbabwe’s poison-tongued cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has sparked a patriotic Mexican Wave on Twitter by gloating over the fall of the rand on Twitter.

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  • Miley Cyrus hits out at Nicki Minaj rant

    Miley Cyrus doesn't think Nicki Minaj came from a ''place of love'' when she ranted about not being nominated for Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs. The MTV Video Music Awards host has hit out at the 'Anaconda' rapper's rant last month about being overlooked for the prestigious Video of the Year prize. At the time Nicki claimed she would have been nominated if she was a ''different kind of artist'' and said: ''Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it (sic)''. The comments sparked a response from Taylor, who is nominated in the Video of the Year category, and felt Nicki was taking aim at her.

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  • Former SABC 2 'Stokvel' actress allegedly beaten up by cop

    After requesting a police officer's name and identification after being pulled over on Monday evening for failing to yield at a stop sign - a former 'Stokvel' and current 'Rhythm City' actress was allegedly assaulted by a metro police officer.

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  • Female students at TUT Nelspruit are fat – EFF’s Ndlozi

    Students at the Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Mbombela campus in Mpumalanga are fat and out of shape, according to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Ndlozi was addressing the students at the campus on Tuesday during the party’s rally ahead of the SRC elections to be held today, Mpumalanga News reported. “The girls here will wonder why the men leave them for girls in Gauteng – it is because there are sports facilities there where students are able to attend gym and keep fit,” Ndlozi said.

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  • Faith in Mugabe has all but evaporated - Business News | IOL Business

    REUTERS Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers his State of the Nation address to the country's Parliament in Harare, on August 25, 2015. Harare - Thirty-two-year-old Brighton Mutanga* believes his fate, and that of his wife and three children, lies not in the hands of government policies but in individual efforts, which, however, are hinged on pronouncements by President Robert Mugabe’s government. Only last month, Mutanga, together with 25 000 other employees in Zimbabwe, lost their jobs and will only get three months’ notice salaries and no severance compensation.

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  • Balotelli blames Rodgers’ tactics - Premier League

    Reuters Maverick striker Mario Balotelli blamed his poor Liverpool stint on manager Brendan Rodgers' tactics. Maverick striker Mario Balotelli blamed his poor Liverpool stint on manager Brendan Rodgers' tactics after completing his season-long loan move to AC Milan on Thursday.

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  • 9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ dies from cancer - World News | IOL News

    A survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York who was featured in one of the most haunting photographs of the outrage has died of stomach cancer. The family of Marcy Borders first announced her death on Monday on Facebook. Borders, who was 28 at the time of the attacks, was just one month into a job for Bank of America in one of the Twin Towers.

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  • Mandela’s red Merc becomes art

    An exhibition that deals with labour relations at East London’s Mercedes-Benz plant in 1990 will open on Friday at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery. Red is an exhibition by Johannesburg artist Simon Gush and has previously been on display in Cape Town‚ Johannesburg and Grahamstown. It will run in East London until September 30. Speaking to the Daily Dispatch on Tuesday‚ one of the organisers‚ Gary Minkley‚ said that when Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990 after serving 27 years in jail‚ workers at the West Bank plant decided to pay tribute to him by building a Mercedes-Benz sedan during unpaid overtime.

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  • New SA airline to take to skies next month

    Bookings for flights on the new airline open this Tuesday. “Fly Blue Crane has anticipated and is positioned to deliver on what customers want: the enhanced convenience of frequent flights through high on-time performance‚ commitment to consistent service excellence‚ advanced online technologies that will make the booking and travel process fuss-free‚ and of course highly competitive fares‚” said Fly Blue Crane CEO Siza Mzimela. The COO of Fly Blue Crane‚ Theunis Potgieter‚ said the airline was poised to become an African aviation innovator by responding to market needs and implementing invaluable insights from global travellers who have revealed that customer value is not based on low pricing alone‚ but also in areas such as consistency‚ frequency‚ professionalism and reliability‚ as well as softer touch-points which include complimentary quality meals and the level of attention to detail paid to customers’ special needs when flying. “Fly Blue Crane’s customers can look forward to such a fresh approach to air travel‚ which blends the best of both worlds without compromising on premium service‚” he said.

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  • Two US journalists shot dead on live TV

    A former reporter fired by a Virginia television station shot dead two of its journalists during a live broadcast Wednesday and posted chilling footage of the crime online before fatally shooting himself. The gunman — Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, also known as Bryce Williams — died in a hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being taken into custody by state police following an intense morning manhunt across the state. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were fatally shot at close range while conducting an on-air interview for WDBJ, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, about 240 miles (385 kilometers) southwest of Washington. The killings once again highlighted gun violence in America — prompting a quick White House call for action — and also raised questions about how the Internet provided a brief but unfiltered window on a horrific crime.

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  • Shabba, Khune stunned by Baxter's sacking

    Siphiwe Tshabalala and Itumeleng Khune have expressed their surprise that former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has been sacked by Turkish club Genclerbirligi after just two games. Baxter guided Amakhosi to two league titles in three seasons, as well as the 2013 Nedbank Cup and the 2014 MTN8, but he was sacked after losing his first two games in the Turkish league. “It came as a surprise and shock to hear the news,” admitted Tshabalala on Thursday.

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  • Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna's family

    Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna's ''second mother'' during a recent visit to Barbados.

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  • Blade Nzimande calls for EFF to be killed off

    It charged that Nzimande has called on “a party that openly rejects neoliberalism‚ embraces socialism and uses Marxism-Leninism-Fanonian schools of thought as guide to action to be killed and removed from society because SACP is opposed to these ideals and schools of thought”. “Nzimande‚ who leads a communist party that has supported GEAR‚ ASGISA and NDP-led ANC‚ calls for a party in parliament that rejects GEAR‚ ASGISA and the NDP also because SACP is part of driving these policies by their inclusion in government. “Nzimande has not called for parties like the DA who openly advocate for privatization and neoliberalism to be killed or racist organizations like AfriForum or parties that defend white interests like FF+ to die.

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  • Van Niekerk rushed to hospital - Athletics

    Reuters Wayde van Niekerk produced a stunning 400 metres run to win a first sprint gold for South Africa at the world championship. Beijing - Wayde van Niekerk lit up the Bird's Nest with a stunning 400 metres run to win a first sprint gold for South Africa and cap a night of exceptional performances at the world championships on Wednesday. Two of those came in the men's javelin and women's 3,000 metres steeplechase where Kenyans Julius Yego and Hyvin Jepkemoi added another two gold medals to the East African powerhouse's already considerable haul.

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  • 'Caitlyn’s driving caused fatal crash' - Tonight News

    REUTERS A damaged vehicle is pictured at the scene of a four-car crash involving reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, then known as Bruce Jenner, in Malibu, California, on February 7, 2015. Los Angeles prosecutors will decide if Caitlyn Jenner will be charged with vehicular manslaughter after a fatal car crash in February. LA County sheriff's detectives passed their findings to prosecutors on Tuesday (25.08.15) so they may decide the fate of the 'I Am Cait' star, who they allege "set off a chain of events" that resulted in the death of Kim Howe in a multi-car pile up. Richard Curry said Caitlyn - who was known as Bruce Jenner at the time of the incident, before undergoing her gender transition - was driving at a speed which was unsafe when her vehicle, a Cadillac Escalade, shunted Kim Howe's Lexus from behind.

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