• South African lion to be isolated after killing US tourist

    A 22-year-old American woman was killed on Monday when the lion leapt through her open car window and mauled her to death at the Lion Park, northwest of South Africa's biggest city. "The lion has been locked away in her night pen and we'll be keeping the enclosure where it happened locked while we investigate the incident," Lion Park operations manager Scott Simpson told AFP. "Out of respect for the wishes of the family, we are not providing any details," embassy spokesman Jack Hillmeyer said. Signs throughout Lion Park, which guarantees "super close-up animal views", warn visitors to keep their car windows closed.

    Times LIVE q
  • Rihanna dating soccer star Karim Benzema? | The New Age Online

    Rihanna, 27, previously struck up a friendship with the Real Madrid striker over Twitter during the World Cup last year (14), when she sent her condolences to Benzema after France lost to Germany in the quarter finals, writing, "@Benzema I feel your pain right now!". If Rihanna is dating Benzema, he won't be the first sportsman she has been linked to.

    The New Age q
  • Axed CEO lifts lid on king’s spending - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    The former chief executive of the Royal Household Trust is fighting for compensation because, he says, he had no choice but to leave the job after nine months because of unrelenting financial demands from King Goodwill Zwelithini, his wives and children. Lucas Buthelezi, who ran his own business before taking the R100 000-a-month job in October 2013, says he was “constructively dismissed” because he was completely divested of any authority in running the trust and its R22 million annual budget.

    Independent Online q
  • South Africa: FIFA Exposes Chink in ANC's Control of Govt

    The resignation was to be expected since American criminal investigators last week indicted a host of FIFA executives on charges related to corruption and wire fraud. Notably, these charges allege that South Africa paid over a hundred million rand in bribes to secure its 2010 World Cup Bid. In South Africa this should hardly be breaking news: one would be hard pressed to find a South African that honestly believes FIFA is an open, transparent and fair organisation. Further, the perpetual media attention on government corruption in South Africa makes the potential complicity of the South African Government hardly surprising.

    AllAfrica.com q
  • Mandla Mandela to be sentenced on Wednesday

    Mandela’s lawyer Billy Gundelfinger has argued for the Mvezo chief to be cautioned and discharged.

    ewn.co.za q
  • Sars: Why we dropped Malema case - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF leader Julius Malema addresses his supporters outside the Pretoria High Court after Sars withdrew its sequestration application against him. Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (Sars) confirmed on Tuesday that it had withdrawn its application to have the provisional sequestration order against Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema be made final. In a statement, the revenue service said: “Sars based its decision to withdraw its sequestration request after weighing up the issues raised by the judge with the Sars legal counsel.

    Independent Online q
  • Caitlyn Jenner: I was 'mistreated' by Kris Jenner

    The 65-year-old former Olympian - who was previously known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - says she chose to end her relationship with the 59-year-old television personality because of the way she was treated. People would see how I got mistreated. Caitlyn also admitted things changed when the pair secured a contract for Keeping Up With The Kardashians. "The relationship was different.

    Times LIVE q
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram releases new video as suicide blast kills 13

    Boko Haram released a new video on Tuesday rejecting claims they have been routed in a four-nation offensive, while a suicide bomber killed 13 people in the Islamists’ northeast stronghold. The video published online and the bombing in the Borno state capital Maiduguri came as Nigeria’s new president Muhammadu Buhari met security chiefs in Abuja after vowing to crush the uprising.

    The Citizen q
  • Khune, one of the highest paid players: Motaung

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

    Sowetan LIVE q
  • Kaizer Motaung slams Khune's agent

    Kaizer Motaung believes Itumeleng Khune has been badly advised in negotiations with Kaizer Chiefs, as Amakhosi confirmed today that their number one goalkeeper is leaving the club. Chiefs confirmed the exit of Khune, captain Tefu Mashamaite and top scorer Mandla Masango, with the club unable to agree new contracts with all three players. “As far as Itu is concerned it is a lack of good advice,” said Motaung. The only time we see some agents is in negotiations, and after that we see nothing … With the question of Itu we are dealing with someone whose agent is not in the country, is communicating by email or by phone and obviously has a different way of doing things.

    The Citizen q
  • Nigeria: Vaswanis Get Billions On Jonathan's Last Day in Office

    A new import quota for rice millers under the National Rice Development Policy was approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday last week, his last full day in office in order to help the Stallion Group to evade paying billions of naira in import duty, Daily Trust learnt from informed sources in Abuja yesterday. The Stallion Group, which is owned by the controversial businessmen Vaswani Brothers, have been fighting since late last year to evade paying N17 billion in import duty slapped on them by the Nigeria Customs Service [NCS] for exceeding their 2014 rice import quota.

    AllAfrica.com q
  • Pirates unveil new away jersey

    Orlando Pirates have unveiled their new away jersey for the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season.

    The Citizen q
  • This Special Effects Artist Hoaxed Tons Of People Into Thinking A Spider Crawled Out Of Him

    1. Over the weekend, special effects artist Bruce Branit posted a video on YouTube showing what looked like a small spider crawling out of his ear, which he claimed he got from swimming in a lake in central Missouri.

    BuzzFeed q
  • 'Rat skull' found in Woolies mushrooms

    In the latest Woolworths blunder, a customer has discovered what appeared to be the skull of a rat in a packet of sliced mushrooms. Woolies customer Alison Matthews said she was “absolutely disgusted to say the least”. Matthews had purchased the mushrooms from a Woolworth store in Amanzimtoti, and made the discovery when she arrived home to cook dinner. “It’s a good thing I didn’t just empty the mushrooms straight into my meal… can’t even imagine how disgusting that would have been especially considering that I cook for my children,” said Matthews.

    The Citizen q
  • Paula Patton 'livid' over Robin Thicke's new flame

    Paula Patton is reportedly ''livid'' that her ex-husband Robin Thicke is considering marrying his girlfriend April Love Geary.

    Times LIVE q
  • OPINION: Get off your marijuana high horse

    Last week on the news, I saw images of police choppers spraying cannabis crops with Monsanto poison in Port St. Johns in the Eastern Cape. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and around 70 that can cause cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 1964, at least 2,500,000 non-smokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to second-hand smoke. At the same time, many people die every year because of alcohol abuse throughout the country.

    ewn.co.za q
  • Maimane: Zuma must appear before new Nkandla ad-hoc committee

    Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane wants President Jacob Zuma to appear before a new Nkandla ad-hoc committee. The committee, to be established by a resolution of the National Assembly, will consider Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's Nkandla report which found Zuma was not liable to pay back a portion of the R246 million upgrades to his KwaZulu-Natal home. Nhleko determined all the features, including a swimming pool and visitor's centre, are there for the president's security.

    ewn.co.za q
  • Why SAFA's letter to FIFA is so incriminating

    There are a number of important pieces of the World Cup 2010 bribe puzzle that are completed by the letter sent to FIFA by Molefi Oliphant on 4 March 2008. The first is that it fits in exactly with claims made in the US indictment.

    Times LIVE q
  • President Obama supports Caitlyn Jenner

    President Barack Obama has joined stars including Lady Gaga, Demi Moore and Susan Sarandon in praising Caitlyn Jenner after she revealed her new identity yesterday.

    Times LIVE q
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Now in Sudan After Nigeria Harassment

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is now in Sudan for Tuesday's inauguration of President Omer Hassan al-Bashir after his security team twice failed to protect him from embarrassment in Nigeria. The Zimbabwean leader arrived in Khartoum from Equatorial Guinea after he was humiliated by Nigerian reporters while attending another presidential inauguration there last Friday. The ambush by journalists who hectored and badgered him over his lengthy stay in power, asking when Zimbabweans might invite the world to witness a change of leadership in Harare probably forced Mugabe to leave Nigeria for Equatorial Guinea where he spent the weekend before flying to Khartoum on Monday.

    AllAfrica.com q