• Kelly Khumalo’s Metro fist fight - City Press

    Just a few hours before the Metro FM Music Awards started in Durban last night, singer Kelly Khumalo and her maskandi musician boyfriend Zamokwakhe “Bhaka” Nzama allegedly fought in a hotel. Speaking to City Press, Nzama said the couple had fought at Durban’s Elangeni Hotel on the beachfront just before 5pm. Nzama said he came to the hotel to visit to Khumalo.

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  • Teen Allegedly Urged Friend To Kill Himself, Then Tweeted How Much She Missed Him

    Moments before 18-year-old Conrad Roy was going to kill himself last summer, he had second thoughts and climbed out of his running truck. The message allegedly came from Michelle Carter, who police now say sent Roy a series of texts in the last days of his life encouraging him to commit suicide. Roy apparently listened; police later found him dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. In a report, police said that before dying, Roy told Carter “he was scared and didn’t want to leave his family,” the Sun Chronicle reported.

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  • Tshwane metro cop stable after shootin

    A Tshwane metro police officer who was shot by criminals during a foiled robbery at a petrol station last week is in a critical but stable condition hospital. The officer, whose name is with held for his own safety, is expected to undergo surgery today while a second metro police officer who was also shot at is due to undergo counselling after being traumatised by the shooting. “They were approached by a man who sought their assistance saying he was almost hijacked near a Total garage,” Tshwane metro police spokesperson Console Tleane said.

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  • Community Post: 8 Important Life Lessons We Learned From Nicki Minaj Songs

    Beneath her eccentric style and suggestive lyrics, there are some valuable life lessons to be found.

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  • Jihadi John tried to enter SA

    According to British media, Emwazi was arrested as he tried to force his way past a security checkpoint onto a Johannesburg-bound flight without a passport. Emwazi has beheaded several Islamic State hostages over the past year. It is reported that at the time of his arrest in Tanzania he was with two members of Somalia-based Islamic terrorist organisation al-Shabab: Bilal Berjawi and Mohamed Sakr. It is not clear why Emwazi wanted to fly to Johannesburg.

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  • Malema supporters take over EFF in KZN

    Several Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members, who were among the founding leaders of the party in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), have been ousted from their positions following a hastily convened provincial elective assembly where they were replaced by supporters of party leader Julius Malema amid accusations of vote rigging and flouting of processes. Members of the media who had waited the entire day for proceedings to begin on Saturday had to leave after EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu told them the opening session was not open to the media. The most important thing for us is that the assembly went very well,” said Vukani Ndlovu, who was elected new EFF leader in KZN.

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  • Will Smith Has Come Back Down To Earth

    Two years ago, Will Smith faced something he’d never experienced before: an unforgiving box office belly flop. Not only did After Earth open in third place with just $27.5 million — a pittance for a sci-fi adventure with a reported $130 million budget — but it opened up Smith and his son and co-star Jaden Smith to a degree of unrelenting ridicule that the elder Smith had astutely avoided since he catapulted to stardom in 1995’s Independence Day. The movie did earn a face-saving $183.3 million overseas, maintaining Smith’s reputation as a global box office draw. Instead, the movie suggests a kind of new normal for Smith, neither a return to his 2000s height as the world’s biggest movie star, nor a collapse into the sad swamp of Hollywood has-beens.

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  • What did Mugabe want for his birthday? Less whites

    No. We are now equipped with skills," Mugabe told thousands of guests at a luxury safari lodge. Songs in his honour, and poems recited by children, were part of the tribute to Zimbabwe's leader of the past 35 years, who has faced criticism in the West for repression of the opposition, corruption and for redistributing thousands of white-owned farms to inexperienced black farmers. In a speech deviating from its original script and lasting more than an hour, Mugabe said he was "shocked" to discover that 163 farms were still owned by whites. Mugabe also told the birthday party he wanted blacks to enter the safari tourism business, which is largely controlled by whites.

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  • Tide turning against Zuma in KZN - Politics | IOL News

    For the first time in nearly nine years KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC’s biggest and most powerful province, appears to be fragmented and patchy, its closely-guarded unity having all but vanished. Gone are the days when KwaZulu-Natal jumped hurdle after hurdle in ensuring the tsunami that is President Jacob Zuma entrenched all political hegemony. With all 11 regions having held their conference and the eThekwini region emerging under murky conditions, it has become a known secret that the tide is turning. Provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala is known to be a Zuma man, but he is haplessly watching his grip slip as rebellion takes form.

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  • Forget the myths about foreigners

    AS reports surfaced this week of a new wave of attacks on foreign migrants working in the informal economy, this time in Bellville and Philippi in Cape Town and near Secunda in Mpumalanga, it is clear that the problems that bubbled over recently are far from resolved. The official response from Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu was to suggest that “foreigners” had certain underhand “trade secrets” that they should be made to share with their South African competitors. This suggestion is akin to insisting that big formal retailers such as PicknPay share their business strategies with their competitors. It is also off the mark because new research shows that far from resorting to underhand business practices that give them a competitive edge, foreign migrants are simply particularly hard-working entrepreneurs who employ similar techniques to those of formal retailers.

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  • SA’s US ambassador in new ‘dodgy degree’ drama - City Press

    South Africa’s new ambassador to Washington, DC, Mninwa Mahlangu, has set tongues wagging in the US after it emerged that he may have received his distance-learning degree from an unaccredited institution. Mahlangu has, however, insisted his qualification is solid. In his official short bio, submitted for the ambassadorial position – Mahlangu’s first – he counts a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Fairfax in 1995 as among his qualifications. The Louisiana-based Fairfax University was established in 1986 and discontinued in 2004 when, according to Wikipedia, it relocated to the Cayman Islands.

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  • Middle class must save itself from collapse - City Press

    This week we report that banks repossessed almost 5 000 cars from the country’s middle class in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces. Last week, City Press reported on a government tender requesting private companies to help tackle the massive debt burden of civil servants. An increase in personal tax, sin taxes, the fuel levy, e-tolls and petrol over the next few months following this year’s budget speech will stretch the already burdened middle class even further. This is a sign that life is becoming increasingly tough for the middle class in South Africa.

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  • 51 Tips To Start Getting In Shape From People Who Have Been There

    Realistic health and fitness advice that works for real people. No more crash diets and get-ripped-quick schemes.

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  • Zimbabwe: Grace in Charge Despite Mugabe Denial

    In addition, the role of President Robert Mugabe in the First Lady's ascendency to the strategic position of the leader of Zanu PF's Women's League has created its own confusing and distorted narrative. President Mugabe officially celebrated his 91st birthday in Victoria Falls on Saturday and like any person of flesh, he would like the Almighty to grant him many more returns. Mugabe remains an enigma and when people think that they understand him through the medium of events that take place in government and the ruling party, he asserts a rare individuality and independence that defies seemingly conventional wisdom that often dominates debates around his true state of mind and intentions. Equally, the demise of VP Mujuru & Co and the ascendancy of VP Mnangagwa and VP Mphoko created the impression that a causal link existed between the elevation of the First Lady and the two events.

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  • Zimbabwe: Uebert Angel - From Grace to Grass

    Flamboyant and sharp tongued, Prophet Angel made his way into the public glare in 2011, championing the gospel of prosperity. The tall and lanky prophet, who dressed with a flourish, quickly became one of the most sought after prophets locally and regionally. Fondly referred to as "Papa" or "Major" by his congregants at Spirit Embassy, the youthful prophet - whose collection of flashy cars endeared him to the youthful group in his church - was unapologetic about his boastful tirades. Brash and just as captivating as her husband, Beverly - who is the co-founder and vice-president and overseer of Spirit Embassy - soon had the masses eating right out of her dainty hands.

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  • Michelle Rodriguez Is Sorry For Telling Minorities To Stop Stealing White People’s Superhero Roles

    The actress said she "stuck her foot in her mouth once again."

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  • Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones

    South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed “Project Zero”, the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edges variant are critical for Samsung’s plans to reverse plunging smartphone revenues that led to its first annual earnings fall in three years in 2014. A warm initial reception sent Samsung shares on Monday to their highest in nearly nine months. Some technology publications described the phones as Samsung's best-looking to date after its previous flagship device, the Galaxy S5, failed to impress.

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  • ‘Jihadi John was a cold loner’ - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A masked militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, stands next to a man purported to be Steven Sotloff in this still image. Newly released emails written by the man known as “Jihadi John” have revealed that he harboured a sense of paranoia and sympathies for a jailed scientist linked to al-Qaeda in the years before he was identified as the killer on Isis videos in Syria. The troubled state of mind of Mohammed Emwazi was revealed in an email to a former Independent journalist in which he said he suspected that he had unwittingly sold his laptop via the online sales site Gumtree to an undercover MI5 agent because the buyer knew his first name. “I never told this person my first name!!” he said in an email to the journalist Robert Verkaik who was investigating claims that he was being harassed by MI5.

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  • EFF wishes Malema happy birthday

    The EFF has wished its leader Julius Malema a “revolutionary” happy birthday as he turns 34 today. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi described Malema’s day of birth as a special one to the party and the broader economic emancipation. Long live Sello Julius Malema, long live,” said Ndlozi. Born and and raised in Seshego in Limpopo, Malema entered into politics when he joined the Masupatsela pioneer movement of the ANC at age nine in 1990.He received military training at the age of 14, which led to him joining the ANC Youth League in 1994.

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  • Mata, Di Maria not justifying price tags - Premier League

    Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United's history. Manchester, England – Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United's history, costing a combined 97 million pounds ($150 million) last year as the club looked to regain their status as England's top team.

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