• Bonang sparks engagement rumours

    There is a possibility that AKA might have secretly proposed to Bonang Matheba on Heritage Day, according to Twitter, based on her tweet. Bonang accompanied her boyfriend, AKA, who was set to perform at the DStv IRock Festival in Polokwane on Saturday night. The couple took a private plane to the event, only for AKA to end up not performing after an already infamous slapping incident involving Black Coffee. However, in the midst of the drama last night, Queen B tweeted four emoticons that left her fans speculating that the Supa Mega might finally have popped the question. She tweeted: It set Twitter alight. Though some say she might have attended a wedding on the day, most are convinced the couple

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  • Hlaudi gets R11m bonus and a lekker new job – reports

    “SABC insiders” the paper claims are close to the SABC board told tabloid Sunday World that Motsoeneng was on Friday appointed as the new group executive of corporate affairs. City Press has also reported that it has seen the letter confirming his appointment on this basis. They report that the plan is for Motsoeneng to then continue as chief operating officer (COO) on an acting basis. It has already been reported that the board was asked to confirm this move. Bessie Thugwana is still occupying this position, however, and has possibly been moved elsewhere, though Sunday World could not confirm this. If Motsoeneng were to continue as COO on an acting basis, however, Thugwana might then, absurdly,

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  • ANC and the looming 2019 Shadow: How to get the Elephant out of the Room?

    In the months before August’s poll there was much discussion about whether a bad result for the ANC would lead to President Jacob Zuma being removed from the Presidency. The elections have come and gone, and the results were about as bad as they could possibly have been. And yet the holding pattern that was in place before the elections does not appear to have been altered in any way. If anything, things became worse, and the image of the ANC has deteriorated. It was the SACP who first said that the Hawks’ latest move against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan coming so soon after the elections was deeply suspicious. It looked like it proved the point that people had been waiting for the polls to

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  • Zimbabwe: 'Universities Producing Half-Baked Lawyers'

    ZIMBABWE is facing a serious shortage of qualified law lecturers to the extent that it is now producing "half baked" law graduates denting the reputation of the legal fraternity, Professor Levi Nyagura has said. In an interview with Newzimbabwe, Nyagura said while there were now a number institutions offering law degree programs, the University of Zimbabwe should always strive to produce quality graduates. Currently, the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), Herbert Chitepo School of Law at Great Zimbabwe University in Masvingo and the Midlands State University (MSU) in Gweru are the three recognized institutions offering law degree programs. "There are now a number of new universities teaching the law

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  • The day Winnie took Malema and pals to police - Special Features

    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s influence on young black revolutionaries was immense, as Julius Malema recalled in an interview with Janet Smith a few years ago. Julius Malema tells a story from 2003 when Cosas staged its infamous march in Joburg, and some of its young members ran amok, running wild through the ranks, overturning hawkers' stands and breaking car windows. A Cosas leader then, he admits now that it was “a very difficult” day. He and other young leaders were terrified as noise and chaos overpowered the streets. Then a mere 22, Malema confesses some of them then fled the scene of anarchy at its most intense. They didn’t know what to do, or where to turn, and so they ran to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s

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

    The University of the Witwatersrand on Monday confirmed that one of its employees died as a result of protest action at the institution last week. Wits management took to Twitter to express its sympathies to the family‚ friends and colleagues of the worker.

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  • More revelations before Thuli Madonsela goes? - Business News

    Johannesburg - Thuli Madonsela was called a CIA spy by a South African deputy minister and received death threats as she pursued politicians in her role as the nation’s graft ombudsman. Now she’s planning a last round of potentially explosive revelations before she steps down next month. In her sights is what South Africans call “state capture” - a reference to allegations that the Guptas used their friendship with President Jacob Zuma for profit and influence. In one instance, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said the Guptas offered him the post of finance minister. The controversy around the family prompted the nation’s largest banks to close accounts belonging to companies owned by the

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  • Will Thandi Moraka escape ire of ANC?

    WILL Thandi Moraka be taken to task the way Julius Malema was? The EFF leader invoked the ire of Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu in Parliament earlier in September when he referred to the South African Airways (SAA) chairwoman as "Dudu Myeni Zuma". That came during a heated question-and-answer session during which Malema said Myeni deserved the "Myeni Zuma" surname because of her alleged close relationship with President Jacob Zuma. Myeni heads the Jacob Zuma Trust. ANC MPs were furious when Malema insisted in using Myeni-Zuma saying it was disrespectful as Myeni was a married woman. Despite Zulu’s complaints that the EFF MP was out of order because of what the appellation "Myeni-Zuma"

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  • #MduMasilela’s 'baeness' breaks Twitter

    Kwaito legend Mdu Masilela started trending during #MandozaFuneral. The 'Chomi ya Bana' star clearly stood out during a tribute by kwaito stars, and the ladies went into a frenzy over how "baeable" Mdu is.

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  • Misbehaving teen taken to police station to 'calm down'

    On Wednesday the Montagu mother, who cannot be named, scolded her 15-year-old daughter for coming home late. Her daughter responded to the reprimand by "throwing tantrums" and smashing items in the house. The last straw for the mother was when she broke a mirror. The distraught woman said she had called the police because she was "too emotional" to deal with her daughter. Sonto [not her real name] said when the police arrived she told them what had happened and said to them that she wanted her daughter to be detained for the night so she could "calm down". She realised that something was wrong when she and her husband went to collect her daughter the next day from the police station. "She was

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  • SA universities drop in world rankings

    Durban - South African universities have dropped markedly in the QS World University Rankings survey, with the country's best ranked tertiary institution, the University of Cape Town, slipping 20 places. Apart from the new entrants - North West University and the University of the Western Cape, both ranked in the 700+ category - all South African universities which had previously featured in the survey conducted by the higher education think tank QS Quacquarelli, declined in rank - some by more than 100 places. The University of KwaZulu-Natal, which was ranked in the 551-600 category last year and sixth in South Africa, has dropped to the 651-700 category. The University of Johannesburg remained

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  • Pearl Thusi officially starts filming for Quantico in New York

    The Democratic Alliance (DA) expects to know later this week precisely what kind of legal action it should take against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and its former chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

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  • Zimbabwean ministry wants stats on its teachers working in SA

    The ministry says it wants to improve cooperation in the education sector between Zimbabwe and SA. Zimbabwe Basic Education Ministry Angie Motsekga JOHANNESBURG – Zimbabwe's education ministry is seeking to establish the number of Zimbabwean teachers working in South Africa. Minister Lazarus Dokora has told state media he wants to improve cooperation in the education sector between Zimbabwe and its southern neighbour but at least one local teachers' union is not convinced. The proposal was reportedly discussed at talks between and South Africa's Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.  What is attracting interest and some suspicions, is the call for Zimbabwean teachers working in South Africa

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  • WATCH: Zuma bumbles on CCTV News

    Zuma, who was in Hangzhou with a number of South African delegates, including Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, was given the opportunity to explain how South Africa - the only African country in the G-20 - would represent the rest of the continent and what Africa's role in the G-20 was. In the interview with Chinese journalist Tian Wei, he gave vague answers. Asked by Wei what the positive and negative connotations of industrialisation in Africa had been, Zuma said there had been only positives. "So what do you think is the approach that African countries, including yours, should adopt in order to have industrialisation," Wei asked, to which Zuma responded: "Well, there are many things we need to do.

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  • Nigeria: Top 10 Celebrated International Artists You Won't Believe Are Nigerians

    No doubt, the growth and importation of African music world wide is synonymous with Nigeria. The Afro pop and juju music, which is one of the biggest genre of music in the world, is deeply rooted in Nigeria. Nigerians are well known to travel far and wide in search of greener pastures. They not only survive in whichever country they find themselves, but become successful world-famous celebrities. In the music industry today, there are several famous blacks that are excellent in their craft. People sometimes assume they are black Americans, or from other parts of Africa, but the fact remains, some of these musicians are Nigerians by descent. Here are 10 world famous artistes who are truly Nigerians

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  • 'Ramaphosa is the best person to serve as President'

    The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says Cyril Ramaphosa has put his business interests aside and they believe he is the best person to serve as South Africa’s next president for a number of reasons. The mining union says the decision to support Ramaphosa’s candidacy was taken at its central committee meeting emphasising that as deputy president, he's been groomed to take over as the country’s next leader but insists President Jacob Zuma should serve his full term. The NUM's General Secretary David Sipunzi says the union believes that when Ramaphosa was elected as deputy president, it was a way of grooming him to occupy the position of president. Sipunzi says the NUM believes Ramaphosa will be ready to take over from President Zuma when his term comes to an end.

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  • Might of the Zulu nation on display - Politics

    Durban - The dominance of the Zulu nation on South African life was evident on Saturday as thousands flocked to Moses Mabhida Stadium to mark uMkhosi weLembe (Shaka Day). It was 200 years ago that King Shaka founded the mighty clan. While many in the rest of the country celebrated Heritage Day, Zulus from all walks of life arrived in Durban for the festivities, including President Jacob Zuma and African royalty. The occasion also marked the 45-year reign of King Goodwill Zwelithini. Monarchs attending included Zambia’s Paramount King Mpezeni, Malawi’s King Umbelwa, Swaziland’s King Mswati III, and Limpopo’s Kgosi Mampuru II. Foreign envoys included India’s consulate-general SK Rawat. Thousands

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  • Disgruntled Ronaldo eyes more records at Dortmund

    A hat-trick for Ronaldo in Dortmund, who was left fuming after being substituted on Saturday, would see him become the first player to score a century of European goals. Ahead of the flight to Dortmund, Real coach Zinedine Zidane subbed Ronaldo for the final 20 minutes of Saturday's 2-2 Spanish league draw at Las Palmas. The Portuguese superstar was furious with the decision, storming off the field without acknowledging Zidane. It did nothing to help his mood when Las Palmas equalised five minutes from the end. Madrid fans have backed Zidane over his handling of the club's all-time top scorer with 83 percent supporting his decision in a poll carried out by Madrid sports daily AS. Ronaldo's free-kick

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  • Zimbabwe: Chief Says Mujuru Must Come Back and Campiagn, Hires Lawyers

    NTABAZINDUNA chief, Nhlanhlaya Mangwe Felix Ndiweni, has vowed to create an even political environment in his area where all parties are free to carry out their activities without hindrance from anybody. Chief Ndiweni's pledge comes in the wake of a recent incident where police blocked a Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) rally which was scheduled for Ntabazinduna Hall grounds in Matabeleland North. Police cited manpower shortage as the main reason for stopping the rally in which ZimPF leader, Joice Mujuru, was expected to speak. "That incidence which came out in the paper where there was shoving and pushing at People First's rally, I will be addressing and rectifying it so that they come back.

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  • Angelina 'hired PI to spy on Brad and co-star'

    Pitt, 52, was said to be devastated by Jolie's decision to file for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. And he is furious at swirling suggestions that she was concerned by his alleged alcohol consumption, marijuana smoking and anger issues. Jolie supposedly hired a private eye to follow Pitt on set with French actress Marion Cotillard - who is currently expecting her second child with her partner, actor Guillaume Canet - and is said to be "absolutely devastated" at being dragged into the circus. WATCH! George Clooney learns of Brangelina split on live TV interview By awkward coincidence, a trailer for Allied, the steamy World War 2 spy drama starring Pitt and Cotillard, due

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