• 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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  • The gloves are off: Bonang and Ntsiki go head-to-head over 'threatening email

    TV personality Bonang Matheba has come out strongly to set the record straight on a threatening email‚ which was apparently sent from her account to Ntsiki Mazwai. Not one to shy away from tackling disagreements head-on‚ a fuming Ntsiki shared the email on Twitter for the entire nation to see. This quickly led to Ntiski’s post going viral with Bonang and the controversial singer becoming the talk of the town. The threatening email which appears to have been sent from Bonang’s email account‚ warns Ntsiki to stay in her lane and throws massive shade at her singing abilities. “Don’t start what you cannot finish sisi. I’m not the one you want to mess with in this media zone. Focus on why your music

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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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  • Bonang Matheba named continental brand ambassador for Ipanema footwear

    Ipanema has announced that South Africa’s favourite sweetheart, Bonang Matheba, will be its new continental brand ambassador across Africa, bringing her elegant touch and love for fashion to the soulful, summery brand. Named after the iconic Ipanema beach in Brazil, the brand’s fashionable yet relaxed feel has long been associated with Brazilian-born beauty and famous model, Gisele Bündchen. Ipanema’s decision to bring Queen B on-board as the quintessential African ‘Ipanema Girl’ is a bold move for the brand, reflecting a shift towards a more afro-centric focus. R319.95 Swarovski crystals Bonang is best-known for gracing South African TV screens as the presenter of hit South African shows like

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  • Hlaudi Motsoeneng splits ANC

    Hlaudi Motsoeneng has emerged as one of the names deepening divisions within the ANC and its alliance partners. Yesterday, ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu came out guns blazing, blasting the SABC board for announcing Motsoeneng's reappointment into a senior executive post and called for a parliamentary inquiry into their conduct. The SABC crisis is set to be one of the vexing issues that will cause serious divisions between ANC leaders at the party's national executive committee at the weekend. Mthembu - also chairperson of the party's sub-committee on communication - said he was "gravely concerned" about the situation at the SABC as their "shenanigans" were cause for embarrassment. But the ANC

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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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  • Zungu - the forgotten man of SA football

    Out of sight, out of mind. Shame, that’ss the story of one Bongani Zungu - a player whose meteoric rise in SA football is well recorded, but you would swear he is wasting away somewhere because nobody talks about him these days. And all he did was pursue a once in a lifetime opportunity abroad to take his career to the next level, or so he thought. Zungu, who turns 23 next month, began life in Portugal two months ago where he has joined Primeira Liga side Vitoria SC on a two-year deal from reigning Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns. It struck me last Friday, when coach Shakes Mashaba named his 25-man Bafana Bafana squad for the upcoming opening World Cup qualifier away to Burkina Faso

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  • Ntsiki Mazwai takes on Bonang: She likes trashy guys

    Ntsiki took to Twitter on Tuesday to claim that Bonang has a type. Following reports of AKA (who is dating the TV star) being involved in altercations with event organisers and fans recently, Ntsiki took to Twitter to question Bonang's choice of men. Violent men r so humiliating gosh— Daughter Of The Soil (@ntsikimazwai) September 27, 2016She went on to say that if Bonang had an application form for a new man, it would include a question of whether the applicant was violent or not. At the end of it all, Ntsiki urged celebrities to keep their relationships out of the spotlight unless you want it to be scrutinised.

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  • Reborn Russian Ponzi scheme scams Africans - Business News

    London - Thousands of investors are feared to have lost their money after a pyramid scheme run by a convicted Russian fraudster crashed, somewhat predictably, in Zimbabwe. MMM Global has swept across Africa, with branches promising returns on investment of 30 per cent a month in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and some east African states. It is masterminded by the former Russian politician Sergey Mavrodi, who went on the run when the original MMM – standing for Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox – collapsed in the late-1990s, losing investors an estimated $100m (£77m). On its website, MMM Global unashamedly advertises itself as a scheme whereby new members “assist” older members by paying a fee to join.

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  • I've been blocked from roles because of my accent, says actor Luthuli Dlamini

    Speaking to TMG Entertainment in a sit down interview recently, Luthuli opened up about the struggles of the industry and says that he has "definitely" been overlooked for certain roles over the last few years because of his accent. "Especially in the last five years or so when they (film producers) are looking for an authentic Zulu accent and a delivery that is authentically Zulu," Luthuli explains. Iconic Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu teams up with John Legend in war on Aids  He revealed that the snubs have affected him and believes that he would have been able to fill the roles if he was given the opportunity. "It has affected me because I feel like, given the script and if the dialogue is

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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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  • Student protests take legal route

    University of the Witwatersrand student activists of the #FeesMustFall movement will take their protest for free education to the state and the courts this week. About 40 students, academics and field experts were roped in to draft two policy documents to present to National Treasury on Friday as part of their bid to get government on board for free tertiary education. The students said they were creating two models for implementation: one of free education and another for cost-cutting at tertiary institutions. Some students claimed the Economic Freedom Fighters leadership and advocate Dali Mpofu was on board with their legal team, but Mpofu told The Citizen he had not yet been formally approached.

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  • Mama Winnie hailed at 80th birthday bash - PICS

    Cape Town - Known for her powerful speeches, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela took a different direction on Wednesday night as she addressed guests at her birthday celebration. Madikizela-Mandela turns 80 on September 26. On Wednesday she arrived in Cape Town to celebrate her birthday at the Mount Nelson Hotel. She had guests laughing through her “thank you” speech and started by thanking everyone, saying “because of my age I am allowed to say all protocol observed”. “I have to keep pinching myself to find out whether I am really still alive.” Keeping to the speech, Madikizela-Mandela said that she was not going to take a dig at the political atmosphere in the country. “I am not going to say anything

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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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  • ‘Illegal mining spiralling out of control’ - Business News

    Johannesburg - Illegal gold mining is getting worse in South Africa, according to rescuers, who hauled a record number of corpses from abandoned mines this year. “It’s spiralling out of control,” Christo de Klerk, chief executive officer of Mines Rescue Services, told reporters in Johannesburg on Tuesday. “It’s getting worse and worse and worse.” The company’s main job is to rescue workers at operating mines, but more time is being spent at accidents in abandoned shafts, De Klerk said. This year, 24 bodies have been recovered by Mines Rescue Services, the most since records began in 2009. In 2015 and 2014, the death toll was 22 and 3, respectively. It’s only the “tip of the iceberg” De Klerk

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  • ANC to replace MP Faku after fraud conviction

    Parliament - African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu confirmed on Wednesday that MP Zukisa Faku will lose her seat in the National Assembly after she was sentenced to three years house arrest for fraud by the East London Regional Court. “The ANC respects and accepts the judgment of the court and will ensure that it is implemented fully,” said Mthembu. “In terms of Section 47 of the Constitution, an MP automatically loses membership of the House if she or he is ‘convicted of an offence and sentenced to more than 12 months imprisonment without an option of a fine’.” Mthembu said the ANC would immediately start the process of finding Faku’s replacement. He added that the ruling

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  • Zimbabwe: UN Reforms

    "The UN is a body that encompasses the countries of the world. For him (President Mugabe) to say that he wants to form a splinter organisation, it shows that he is not normal," fulminated Obert Gutu, the MDC-T spokesperson in an interview over the weekend. He was responding to revelation by President Mugabe that Africa was ready to pull out from the dysfunctional United Nations organisation that has failed to reform. Gutu went on to say that President Mugabe's threats to pull out of the United Nations showed that he was out of touch with reality. Well, Gutu as a lawyer and a spokesperson of an opposition party, should know better than a layman's assessment of events. In his endeavour to support

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  • Durban eatery makes world restaurant list

    Durban - The taste of the authentic South African braai has now grabbed the attention of the world. International luxury travel and lifestyle magazine Condé Nast Traveler has named Durban restaurant Max’s Lifestyle one of the best 207 restaurants in the world. uMlazi-based Max’s joins East Head Cafe in Knysna and The Pot Luck Club in Cape Town as the South African representatives on the list. Reviewer Cherae Robinson wrote that Max’s was “the best place to get braai”. Owner Max Mqadi told The Mercury that he was honoured by the recognition. “I am humbled. I don’t know what I am to say,” he said. “When I was starting in the township where it is disadvantaged, nobody knew me. Today it (Max’s) is

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  • Out, Hlaudi & Proud: ‘I perform miracles wherever I am’

    I cannot count the number of times I’ve been to a press conference at Auckland Park. It’s a building I know well (okay, I should admit this, but please, don’t tell anyone. I once worked at the SABC. In 1997. As a student, and then as a paid “ordinary employee” for all of two months.). Over the years, its relationship with reality, with political gravity, with the rest of us, has grown more and more detached. There was the time when Dali Mpofu came in laughing, as he was walking out with R11-million. The time the entire SABC board sat in the front row of a theatre, simply because President Jacob Zuma was speaking there. Last time I was there, Frans Matlala was being appointed CEO. And we still

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