• DJ Zinhle confirms Bonang wrecked her home with cheating AKA

    Taking to her blog, Zinhle Jiyane wrote an entry about how she found out that Matheba and AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes had hooked up behind her back for five months. This means AKA and Matheba carried on with their saucy dalliance while Jiyane was pregnant. Matheba was linked to D'Banj, and while dating him, she also juggled her affair with AKA. Jiyane wrote that because of all the media attention Matheba and AKA were receiving she felt it was time to come clean about their affair.  Bonang and AKA in Los Angeles - where their affair is said to have started. Image via Bonang's Instagram. "A week before our daughter was born, I found out about an affair between Kiernan (the father of my child)

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  • Is Hlaudi's mom Zuma's sangoma?

    There is no denying that former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been a force to be reckoned with, once describing himself as an “intellectual lecher” (he meant lecturer, we think). Motsoeneng, like President Jacob Zuma, has to date survived everything thrown at him throughout his career, with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and the courts ruling against his chief operating officer (COO) appointment at the public broadcaster. On Tuesday, the public broadcaster held a media briefing to address, among other issues, the court ruling. It announced that the former COO would be reverting to his old position as group executive of corporate affairs, further saying Motsoeneng was free to apply for the COO position once it was advertised (as early as next week).

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  • ANC leaders defy Zuma on EFF

    While an Emirati woman seeks permission from the courts in the United Arab Emirates to have that country’s first sex change operation‚ hundreds of people are faced with the prospect of having to wait for up to 25 years to get the surgery done in South Africa.

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  • Five facts you need to know about Hlaudi's new post

    Everything you need to know about Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s controversial appointment that was announced recently. There wasn’t a clear interview process to reappoint Motsoeneng, as the SABC merely removed the person who was the group corporate affairs executive and replaced them with him. Speaking to 702, Motsoeneng declined to answer if he had been interviewed for the position, referring radio presenter Xolani Gwala to the SABC. Public protector Thuli Madonsela is challenging Motsoeneng’s appointment and says she will probe it. Motsoeneng, however, says he is unaware of any new investigation, further accusing Madonsela of tarnishing his image. The SABC is finalising the application process for the

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  • Kaizer Motaung takes matters into his own hands

    It has emerged that Motaung Senior attended the team’s training before last Tuesday’s win over Highlands Park and gave them some pep talk. Phakaaathi understands that Motaung Senior told the players that if they don’t pull their weight, they would be facing the axe, and not the coach.

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  • South Africa: Bury Winnie Next to Nelson Mandela, Says Jailed King

    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela should be laid to rest next to former President Nelson Mandela when she dies, jailed Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has said. "I believe you are still married, because in our records I do not have any such record in the kingdom that dissolves such a marriage, as mandated by our customary law," he said in a letter read at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on Monday, in celebration of the struggle icon's 80 th birthday. It was read by Nkosana (Prince) Langalibalele Mthunzi Ngonyama. Dalindyebo said he wrote the letter from his dark prison cell. He said he would have loved to be at the dinner. "You were there for me as a mother throughout my dark days, when I needed

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  • Satawu will not back Ramaphosa for ANC leadership

    THE South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) will not endorse Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the next ANC leader because the Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the Constitution have constrained the ANC’s ability to transform the economy. Satawu is the latest Cosatu affiliate to pronounce on ANC succession even though the union federation said it would be silent on the issue. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Satawu have broken rank on the issue and nailed their colours to different masts. The NUM has backed Ramaphosa, but Satawu general secretary Zenzo Mahlangu said it would not support his candidacy. Satawu is among Cosatu affiliates aligned to the "premier league",

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  • Free education was an 'impossible promise': Winnie

    Madikizela-Mandela was speaking at a briefing in Soweto to announce a partnership with former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand‚ to establish a youth employment initiative. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says ANC needs fresh leadership  "We all know all the universities are on fire. Students want assistance in relation to their fees‚" she said "When we got into government from 1994‚ we realised that the free education we had promised wasn't going to be easy‚ because we had had a society that was stratified so strangely… We had divided our society into four classes. 'We are prepared to be arrested for the cause of free education': Wits activist  "Free education is difficult to attain today because

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  • Zimbabwe: Could Fresh Lithium Deposits Transform Economy?

    LITHIUM is set to transform the country's economy following a fresh scramble for the mineral by foreign companies after new deposits were discovered around Harare, Mines and Mining Development Deputy Minister, Engineer Fred Moyo has said. In an interview in Mberengwa South last week, Eng Moyo said there were new deposits of lithium in areas surrounding Harare and foreign companies have been jostling for mining licences.Eng Moyo said Government was shifting focus to lithium following an increased demand for the mineral worldwide adding that this could be a breakthrough for Zimbabwe. "There is a scramble for lithium. Right now we have a lot of lithium potential around Harare. "If you check and

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  • Trump shifts blame for defensive debate with Clinton - World News

    Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate. The Republican nominee plunged into re-litigating some of Clinton's most damaging attacks, even when the explanations seemed only to further damage his image among the voters he needs to win. After brushing off Clinton's debate claim that he'd once shamed a former Miss Universe winner for her weight, Trump dug deeper the next morning. Clinton, meanwhile, was in a celebratory mood, telling reporters on her campaign plane she had a “great, great time” and was “thrilled” by how it went.

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  • US, Japan, South Korea consider more steps against North Korea

    The United States, Japan and South Korea have been working to cut off North Korean revenue streams from coal and overseas workers and are considering further joint action after Pyongyang's latest nuclear test, a senior US official said on Tuesday. Daniel Russel, the US assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said the three countries had been making progress in key areas, including disrupting North Korea's arms trade and de-flagging North Korean ships. “We’re focusing our efforts on cutting off sources of revenue for the regime's unlawful nuclear and ballistic weapons programs, including revenue generated through the coal trade and overseas by North Korean workers,” Russel said in prepared testimony for a congressional hearing.

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  • Learn now and pay later - or never

    New York - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 13 other schools said they would offer online graduate-level courses for free, open to all. Students who finish the programme, dubbed the “MicroMasters”, and pass the final exams can get certificates of completion for about $1 000. If they want to go still further, they'll have a leg up in applying for regular admission to complete a full-fledged degree. In short: Learn now, apply later. The MicroMasters, which MIT offers for supply chain management, covers about a quarter of the material in a typical master's degree programme and involves subjects in critically short supply in the workplace. The certificates are likely to carry weight

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  • Zimbabwe: Missing Activist Found, Envoys Slam 'Worrying Trend'

    THE EU and the British ambassadors on Wednesday led the outrage following the emergence of pictures of one of the leaders of street traders who was abducted, assaulted and injected with an unknown substance and left for dead. Kudakwashe Kambakunje, one of the leaders of the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe, was abducted on Tuesday night and found on a farm on Wednesday morning about 22km outside Harare. Pictures showed an injured Kambakunje being treated in hospital. His colleague, Sten Zvorwadza, said Kambakunje was "badly injured". Kambakunje's legs appeared scarred and swollen in injuries synonymous with those inflicted on opposition members Zanu PF youths in the last decade. EU ambassador

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  • SABC board could face legal costs, warns Thuli

    HLAUDI Motsoeneng’s “triumphant” return to the top echelons of the public broadcaster might be short-lived. Shortly after SABC board chairperson Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe announced Motsoeneng had been appointed to his old job as group executive of corporate affairs, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela indicated she would scrutinise the decision. She pointed out that the SABC could face personal legal costs for Motsoeneng’s reappointment. Maguvhe also said Motsoeneng was free to apply for the position of chief operating officer, which he held until Monday, when the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld the Western Cape High Court ruling that Motsoeneng’s appointment to that position was irrational

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  • WATCH: Mourners dance to Nkalakatha on Mandoza's grave

    Arnold Palmer was not only one of the great champions of golf; through the panache and daring of his play. He did more than anyone else to turn the game - and in particular the British Open - into a spectacle which commanded the attention of millions.

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  • 'I don't believe every woman my age should get married,' says actress Sibulele Gcilitshana

    During an interview with Move!, the single mother of two girls was unafraid to share her thoughts about marriage - which does not appeal to her. She revealed that in bringing up her daughters, she realised that it isn't all that important  for children to have both actively involved parents. US singer Fantasia steps out in Gert-Johan Coetzee dress  "This may sound controversial, but I don't believe every woman my age should get married or rush themselves to raise their kids with a significant other," she told the local publication. She further explained that while her stance on marriage is unpopular among her peers, her little family has been able to adapt to her choices and that they've been

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  • Gwede quashes talk of ousting Zuma - Politics

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA ANC secretary- general Gwede Mantashe speaks at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town on Tuesday. Cape Town - ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has quashed talk of an early conference for the party to elect new leadership following the humbling local government election results in which its support plunged by eight percentage points. Following calls from various structures in the party, starting with the ANC Youth League, for an early conference to deal with its divisions and the implications of the election outcome, Mantashe said all regions had been consulted and “that idea fizzled out”. “We’ve gone to all the regions of the ANC, 53 of them, and in some we went to even zones and sub-regions - the idea of an early conference fizzled out,” he said.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari Appoints Head of Nigeria's ICT Agency

    The Federal Government has appointed Dr IIssa Pantami, a specialist in Information and Communication Technology(ICT), as the new Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs of the agency, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. According to Umar, the new D-G, who will be taking over from Vincent Olatunji, the acting D-G, is an Associate Professor of Computer Information System at the Islamic University of Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. "Until his appointment, Pantami was a teacher at the Islamic University, Madinah, and the first Nigerian Citizen ever to lecture in the university of more than 63 years

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  • Wayde to go! Zille wants to rename stadium after 400m hero Van Niekerk

    Wayde Van Niekerk has a world record and an Olympic gold medal‚ and now Western Cape Premier Helen Zille wants him to have immortality. Zille has written to Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille suggesting that Green Point Athletics Stadium be renamed after Van Niekerk‚ who was born in Kraaifontein‚ in the city’s northern suburbs‚ and went to school in Bellville. Van Niekerk won the men’s 400m final at the Rio Olympics‚ breaking the 17-year-old record of 43.18 seconds set by Michael Johnson during the 1999 World Championships. “Mr Van Niekerk flew South Africa’s flag high and did the nation proud‚” Zille said on Wednesday. In 2015‚ he won the 400m final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing‚

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  • #DataMustFall: Cut costs or else, Icasa warns

    Johannesburg - Network providers have been told: Cut data costs or the authorities will do it for you. The no-nonsense warning came from Parliament, where a committee has been discussing the reality that South African data costs are among the highest in the world. Mmamoloko Kubayi, chairwoman of Parliament’s portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services, said yesterday that network operators have just over a month to get their act together. Either they trim data costs or the National Assembly will order them to do so. “Operators can individually restructure their data plans between now and November or wait for our recommendation when we would make a pronouncement on what should

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