• AKA, Nyovest beef still sizzling - City Press

    Cassper Nyovest and rapper AKA are still at war. In December the pair publicly shook hands and claimed they had settled a long-running beef marked by insults, shoving and – on one occasion – a gun being drawn. “They did not even sit next to each other throughout the shoot,” the second source told City Press. Both sources said AKA and Cassper Nyovest determinedly continued to ignore each other, even as they stood together for photographs.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mugabe’s 91st birthday bash - PICS - Africa | IOL News

    The elephant might have been in the room but it was not on the menu, after all, at Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s 91st birthday party at the Elephant Hills hotel in the country’s premier tourist attraction, Victoria Falls, on Saturday. Although Zanu PF supporter Tendai Musasa, who farms on disputed game land in the area, had promised to shoot a couple of elephant, buffalo, possibly a crocodile and other game for the dinner, none arrived at the hotel in the end. All 1060 hotel rooms were booked well before the festivities and the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe said “a couple of hundred” more rooms in the bed and breakfast lodges and rooms in private houses were also booked.

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  • POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Zuma faces no-confidence vote in Parliament

    DEPUTY President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma will come under the spotlight in Parliament this week when Mr Ramaphosa answers questions in the National Assembly and Mr Zuma faces a motion of no confidence. After opposition MPs had complained about the loss of signal in the chamber, Mr Ramaphosa reportedly sent a note to State Security Minister David Mahlobo, after which the signal came back on again.

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  • Ex-Bafana star's gang used signal jammer in heist

    FORMER Bafana Bafana player Lebogang Morula allegedly staged a daring cash-in-transit heist at the Standard Bank branch in Ogies, Mpumalanga, using a signal jamming device while he was out on bail for attempted murder. Morula - who was part of the Bafana Bafana squad that represented the country at the 1998 World Cup in France - and two of his accomplices were arrested during the armed robbery . Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told Sowetan that a charge of illegal possession of the signal jamming device would be added to the charges.

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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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  • Dead animals in spring water - Emalahleni crisis unites rival parties

    RESIDENTS of Spring Valley informal settlement in Emalahleni have to sift through dead animals and human waste to get water from a spring. Sometimes dead animals are found dumped in the spring, making the water dangerous to consume but they use it anyway. Emalahleni is one of the four municipalities that were fingered in the SA Human Rights Commission's 2013 report for violating the rights of their citizens by failing to provide water. The report was tabled after the commission investigated four municipalities and one education department on whether they complied with regulations to supply water and sanitation.

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  • Police Find Lupita Nyong'o's Pearl-Studded Oscar Dress

    Save the pearls. Update: Nyong'o's dress was discovered Friday back in the hotel where it was originally stolen.

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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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  • 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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  • Sbu dishes out leadership advice

    EVERY Saturday after his Sound Revival show on Metro FM, DJ Sbu leaves the studio to do a totally different job that he is not paid for. On weekends a large number of people wait for the DJ and businessman outside the studio for a free consultation . Some ask for help to fund bursaries while others seek assistance to get into the entertainment industry and business. This is where Sbu, born Sbusiso Leope, dispenses his leadership and business advice.

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  • SA’s spies run for cover - City Press

    Within hours of Al Jazeera releasing the first reports about the leaked so-called spy cables, South Africa’s State Security Agency (SSA) sent a chartered jet to “extract” at least four senior intelligence agents from their posts in Africa. A source in the SSA told City Press one agent was based in Cameroon and the other three were elsewhere on the continent. It happened very fast,” a source close to the SSA said. “The leaks caused chaos in the SSA, and especially among the agents abroad.

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  • These Stunning Photographs From Around The World Are Shortlisted For Sony's Photo Award

    Professionals and amateurs alike compete to be the world's best photographer.

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  • Zuma, a burden to ANC and society - South Africans must demand the best in office

    The question was not answered, for the column sought mainly to illustrate that South Africa is in the throes of serious political problems. The pandemonium that broke out at the State of the Nation Address (Sona) brings back Popper's question like a ghost that will not stop haunting the living until they meet all its demands. Here it is: a morally and intellectually compromised leader of a political party is a burden not only to his party, but to society as a whole. Eugene Terre'Blanche was a leader of the AWB, but he was a burden for the rest of South Africa.

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  • This Photographer Puts Superhero Action Figures Into Awkward Poses

    In Edy Hardjo's world, not even Thor or Wolverine can stop themselves from checking out The Hulk's junk while taking a whizz.

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  • Ghana/Nigeria: FIFA Stops Ghana, Nigeria Friendly

    World football governing body (FIFA) has cancelled the proposed international friendly duel between the Nigeria's Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana this month in London. FIFA said that it is against their regulations which states that no country should play two games across two continents in three days. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had earlier announced that the Super Eagles would play Bolivia on March 26 in Uyo, and then take on the Black Stars on 29 March in London, but the friendly has now been scuttled.

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