• SA will snap shut in terror attack

    Airspace will be cleared, borders closed and public transport halted. Europe experienced two attacks in the space of a week recently, and South Africa has had its own scare with the recent arrest of four suspected terrorists in Johannesburg. But if terrorists did succeed in launching an attack in South Africa, dealing with it will require a multi-departmental approach. "The policies and protocols are in place, and the country's security agencies have the requisite training," said Security Ministry spokesman Brian Dube. Data hunt in 'terror twins' case  If terrorists did strike, said Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi,those responding would be both specialised and ordinary officers. "We

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  • I am no longer dating Khune

    Fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune are not a couple any more, unfortunately. Mpisane took to Instagram on Sunday morning to share the heartbreaking news, posting a picture with the caption: “Not everything works out the way you wish for it to do … Some situations are worth removing yourself away from! I am no longer dating the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goal keeper anymore sadly.” This after the couple celebrated their one-year anniversary in June. The couple were among our relationship goals, proving that they were partners in everything. Khune used to post videos of the two working out together, and calling her his Woman Crush Everyday. Though the

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  • 'Mugabe will be gone by August 31'

    Opposition MDC-T youths on Monday declared they would make sure President Robert Mugabe left office by August 31 this year, saying he had failed the country. Addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Harare after a special executive meeting, MDC-T Youth League national chairperson, Happymore Chidziva, said they had launched #MyZimbabwe campaign to send a message to President Mugabe that he was no longer wanted. “The campaign that we are getting into, we are very clear that, by 31 August, Robert Mugabe will be done away with. So we are not leaving any room for anything outside that; by 31 August this country will no longer be under the leadership of Robert Mugabe,” he said.

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  • Summer bodies are made in winter: Check out Sbahle and Amanda owning the gym

    The Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start Monday, with a major internal row over leaked emails playing havoc with nominee Hillary Clinton's bid to present a united front against Donald Trump.

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  • Tutu’s open letter to baby goes viral - Western Cape

    Cape Town - It's not every day that someone gets a heart-warming open letter written to them from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. A letter was written earlier this month after the father of an American infant wrote to Tutu, saying that he was collecting letters for his newborn daughter Juliet. All the way from his Cape Town abode, Archbishop wrote the following: Hello, little sister. You don't know me. I am a very old grandfather from South Africa nearing the end of my journey on earth while your journey - on another continent many miles away - is just beginning. We may never meet on earth, so I thought to send you a secret. Well, it's not really a secret because we should all know it. So I

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  • Mpofu throws shade at AKA

    On Tuesday, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were celebrating their third birthday and its national chairperson Advocate Dali Mpofu could not hold back but share on Twitter what the party had achieved so far. In one of his tweets, Mpofu took the time to congratulate the party’s leaders who had graduated in their respective fields, implying that his party was for the educated. “Happy3rdAnniversary to these LEARNED FRIENDS & all fellow Fighters for Economic Freedom,” he tweeted. As he was busy with the celebrations on Twitter, one user tweeted at him, thanking him for paying for music group Entity’s album. Mpofu’s son Sizwe was a member of the group. According to the user, the group’s separation

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  • Krejcir’s girlfriend arrested for prison break plot - Crime & Courts

    Radovan Krejcir's girlfriend, Marissa Christopher, has been arrested alongside a prison warder for an alleged plot to break the Czech fugitive out of prison. In April, Sandile Mdumbe and Zonderwater Correctional Services Officer, Solly Metlae, were arrested for their alleged roles in the violent escape plan. The plot was suspected to be a full-on assault on Zonderwater prison, with about 10 assault rifle-wielding thugs meant to storm it and free him, given inside information from the now arrested prison warders. Planned for March this year, the plot, which would have seen the Czech fugitive transported to a safe house in Mamelodi, near Pretoria, soon after his prison break, was foiled by an undercover police operation.

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  • Mbeki is protesting silently – Malema

    Never listen to veterans who are ignored by their own party, EFF leader Julius Malema told his supporters in Zamdela, Sasolburg, in the Free State yesterday. He was referring to the ANC’s use of veterans such as Ahmed Kathrada and Kgalema Motlanthe to campaign for the party in the upcoming local government elections. “They are so desperate, they even went and asked Winnie Mandela to endorse them. “Can you really ask your own party member to endorse you?” he said. Commenting on the uncertainty around whether former president Thabo Mbeki would campaign for the ANC, Malema said Mbeki was refusing silently, saying to the ANC “when you recalled me, you said you will manage without me”. “[President

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  • Twitter wages war on Dineo Ranaka after 'rude' matric dance dress snub

    TV personality and motivational speaker Dineo Ranaka made a spectacular return to the world of Twitter wars on Thursday night when she was taken to task for her response to one fan's plea for a matric farewell dress.

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  • What does it mean to test the spirits?

    Question: "What does it mean to test the spirits?" Answer: "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1). In this verse believers are commanded to "test the spirits to see whether they are from God." This same command is echoed in other parts of Scripture as well. For example, in 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 we find Paul exhorting the Christians to not "despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good." These two passages are just a few of the many that warn Christians to test the message that people or spirits proclaim. This is true in all situations but most importantly

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  • Snakes? What next, Zuma? Cockroaches?

    This election is already the bloodiest, most destructive, divisive and demeaning in the history of democratic South Africa. Naturally, in the lead-up to the first elections in 1994, there was mayhem and even fears of civil war, which were no doubt far worse than what we are seeing now, and we would do well never to forget that. Nelson Mandela, as the first legitimately elected president, spent most of his energy in the early years of democracy trying to build a nation that could be at peace with itself, and truly capitalise on all its abundant potential. What would Mandela have made of the actions and words of his eventual successor, President Jacob Zuma, who is trying now, once again, to blame every possible national ill on white people?

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  • WATCH: DJ Sbu gets 'attacked' during his radio show

    The Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start Monday, with a major internal row over leaked emails playing havoc with nominee Hillary Clinton's bid to present a united front against Donald Trump.

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  • Lebese looks for 'personal trainer' after Khune's break-up

    Now Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Lebese shared on Twitter that he was looking for a professional fitness trainer. Whether this is shade being thrown at Khune or Lebese really just looking for a fitness trainer remains to be seen. It would not be such a bad idea for Mpisane and Lebese to hook up; after all, history has showed us that it always works out the second time around. Lebese previously dated Sizakele Manonga, who later accused him of physically abusing her.

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  • Al Ahly ready to splash the cash for Billiat

    Johannesburg - Pitso Mosimane celebrated after capturing Sibusiso Vilakazi to bolster what is already a formidable Mamelodi Sundowns side, but the coach then quickly revealed that the growing interest in Khama Billiat has him a bit on edge as the club gets closer to a CAF Champions League semi-final spot. Vilakazi’s move from Bidvest Wits to Sundowns was confirmed on Sunday in a deal that included an undisclosed transfer fee as well as playmaker Mogakolodi Ngele and striker Cuthbert Malajila going in the opposite direction in a swap deal. The Brazilians host Zamalek in a Champions League group stage encounter Wednesday night at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, and a draw will be enough to guarantee

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  • #AIDS2016: HIV and hypertension a growing problem

    Durban - Three-quarters of people on antiretroviral treatment at a clinic in Khayelitsha were also being treated for hypertension. Yet there is not enough information about how HIV and common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and diabetes interact, or how medicines to treat them interact. This is according to Dr Tolu Oni, from the University of Cape Town, who is investigating the “collision” between HIV and NCDs. “As people living with HIV are living longer, we are facing a new challenge. NCDs pose a new threat to people with HIV, but there are many unanswered questions,” Oni said. These questions include the extent of NCD co-infection, medicine interactions and how to co-diagnose

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  • Pastor chained, starved own son for ‘ritual’ - Africa

    Nigeria - A Nigerian pastor has been arrested after chaining his nine-year-old son in a room for several weeks with a padlock and denying him food, police said Monday. “We acted on a tip-off that a boy had been locked up in a room near a church at Atan in Ogun state. We forced the door open and rescued him,” state police spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi told AFP. He said the boy was found chained to the ground with a padlock in a room on Friday. “He was in a very bad shape, greatly emaciated because of poor feeding. The boy told us his father was not giving him food regularly and that he had been locked up in the room for over one month,” Adejobi said. “It is shocking and baffling that a man who claims

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  • #FeesMustFall: Here we go again

    Student leader Chumani Maxwele, known for being the person who kicked off the movement #RhodesMustFall when he threw faeces at a Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town (UCT), said at the university’s campus that students were concerned about talk that universities would be hiking fees by 6% “and we are watching those talks very closely; if the fees go up, we will definitely call communities to shut down universities”. Maxwele first gained prominence in 2010 after his wrongful arrest and interrogation for allegedly giving an obscene hand gesture to President Jacob Zuma’s presidential motorcade convoy in Cape Town city traffic. Maxwele said the ruling party’s policy of free education should be taken further or higher education institutions would again come to a standstill.

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  • 'Where is my baby's grave?'

    She hopes that a murder trial will reveal what happened to her daughter, who disappeared 33 years ago. On February 26 she will face the apartheid security branch policemen - Willem Helm Johannes Coetzee, Anton Pretorius, Frederick Barnard Mong and Msebenzi Timothy "Vastrap" Radebe - who kidnapped and, the state believes, tortured and murdered her daughter, 23-year-old ANC courier Nokuthula Simelane. Mong, Pretorius and Coetzee applied to the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission for amnesty for her kidnapping and torture, but not for Simelane's murder. Radebe did not apply for amnesty. "I am alone. Afraid of dying like my husband, crying out for answers that have never come," said Simelane. On

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  • Gwede Mantashe rebukes Fransman for dividing party in Western Cape

    ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has blasted the party’s chairman in the Western Cape, saying Marius Fransman "is trying to be divisive". ANC leaders including Mantashe and the party’s head of elections, Nomvula Mokonyane, have made conflicting statements on Fransman’s position. Mantashe has said Fransman still has to appear before a disciplinary committee and cannot return to work. In a statement on Monday, Fransman said he was forced to rely on "often contradictory" media reports to learn the status of his integrity committee investigation, the report of which he had not seen. He would approach the Western Cape High Court to compel the ANC to give him the report. The saga stems from accusations

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  • Big fuel price drop likely in August

    After months of being squeezed by higher fuel prices, South African motorists are likely to receive some relief at the pumps in August. According to the Automobile Association, mid-month fuel data is pointing towards a petrol price decrease of up to 83 cents a litre, with diesel coming down by around 45 cents and illuminating paraffin by around 42 cents. The usual 'don't get your hopes up too high' disclaimer applies here though as these predictions are based on mid-month data and the final price for August will depend on how the rand and international oil prices perform between now and the end of the month, but so far both factors have been working in our favour. Brexit has been playing to our

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