• Tbo Touch falls foul of Metro FM’s rules - City Press

    Metro FM suspended a second DJ, Thabo “Tbo Touch” Molefe, this week following the uproar over Sibusiso “DJ Sbu” Leope last week. City Press understands the national broadcaster, SABC, took the action after Leope and “his people” questioned why Molefe had not been suspended for punting his own commercial products, as well as American boxer Floyd Mayweather, on his drive-time show a few weeks ago.

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  • Miss South Africa Finale - The Citizen

    The Citizen shares pictures from the red carpet at the Miss South Africa finale.

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  • Is it because DJ Sbu’s black? - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA DJ Sbu has earned the ire of many due to his aggressive campaign to market his new energy drink MoFaya, says the writer. File photo: Bhekikhaya Mabaso Is the problem with DJ Sbu that black people are not expected to be aggressive

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  • Graeme Smith linked to blonde Cape beauty

    Friends say the former Proteas captain has formed a close relationship with blonde beauty Justine Haddon, a Cape Town businesswoman who owns a clothing boutique. Smith, who is in Australia, has refused to comment on the claims, but Haddon this week said she was not responsible for the break-up of Smith's marriage and denied she was involved in a romantic relationship with him. "They have been seeing each other for a few months and Morgan [Deane] is gutted," said a friend, who did not want to be named. Earlier this month, the Sunday Times reported that Deane only learnt about Smith's plans to divorce her when he mistakenly sent her an SMS meant for his lawyer.

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  • Zimbabwe: 'Pray for President Mugabe'

    Prophet Walter Magaya has appealed to Zimbabweans and other people from all over the world to pray for President Robert Mugabe. Magaya said Mugabe's "wisdom" was from God hence people should pray for the 91-year- old leader. "Pray for President Robert Mugabe. Speaking to journalists later, Magaya said his message on praying for Mugabe was not political.

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  • Sangoma's vision leads KZN premier to ask Zuma for 'mass grave' probe

    Now the premier, armed with Bongekile "Mshanyelo" Nkomo's tale of "restless spirits", has asked President Jacob Zuma to authorise an investigation into the "mass grave", where hundreds of prison labourers are believed to have been buried. Provincial government spokesman Thami Ngwenya confirmed on Friday that Mchunu had formally written to Zuma asking for his guidance on the level and extent of the inquiry into the grim "discovery" at Glenroy Farm in Dududu on the South Coast.

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  • Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name': report

    The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials say, in what appears to have been a case of suicide and mass killing. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that all the signs were "pointing towards an act that we can't describe: criminal, crazy, suicidal". German prosecutors revealed that searches of Lubitz's homes netted "medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment", including "torn-up and current sick leave notes, among them one covering the day of the crash". According to Bild, the young woman, who was "very shocked", flew with Lubitz on European flights for five months last year, during which time they are believed to have been romantically involved.

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  • Eskom plans for a total blackout - City Press

    Eskom conducted a national simulation exercise this week to test how systems would function in the event of a national blackout. City Press can reveal that, under the codename Exercise Breaking Dawn, the test took place on Monday to assess the country’s readiness in the event of a complete shutdown – this covered areas from emergency responses to how such a crisis would be communicated to the media and public. The secret exercise involved the utility’s managers, operational staff and support staff who formed part of strategic command structures and divisional tactical command structures. It was seen by some observers as a sign that Eskom was preparing itself for the worst-case scenario, something executives had been warning could happen if the country did not get its energy consumption under control.

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  • Noah in running to be top US anchor - Tonight News

    South African comedian Trevor Noah has been shortlisted to take over anchor duties on popular US talk show, The Daily Show. Influential US trade publication Variety reported that Noah, who has been a correspondent on the show presently hosted by Jon Stewart, is the frontrunner to replace Stewart when he leaves the show later this year. Noah, 31, who is from Joburg, joined the show, which airs on the US Comedy Central network, late last year. Variety, quoting a source, said there was no guarantee Noah would get the job, but he was considered a potential successor.

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  • Policeman dies after shootout on N3 south

    One policeman has died following a shootout on N3 south in Johannesburg.

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  • King Mswati’s jet held over debt - Africa | IOL News

    Swaziland’s King Mswati III’s personal jet has been impounded in Canada by order of a Canadian court for settlement of R35 million, part of the R1.6bn a businessman claims the monarch owes him. The plane was in Canada for maintenance when businessman Shanmuga Rethenam petitioned to have the asset seized. Rethenam’s firm, Southern Africa Resources Limited (Sarl), is suing Mswati for R1.6bn in damages for the closure, without Sarl’s consent, of a mining operation in Swaziland.

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  • Bonang wins international award - City Press

    While you were sleeping Bonang Matheba was named Best South African DJ at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards ceremony that took place at The Forum in Los Angeles. Dressed in a beautiful black and multicoloured dress by Gert Johan Coetzee, South Africa’s Queen B announced on Twitter: “@bonang_m: Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award winner!!! Matheba beat out 94.7 DJ Whackead Simpson and 5fm’s Poppy Ntshongwana with more votes to take home the honours. Last week, Matheba lost out on the Best Presenter prize at the South African Film and Television Awards, with the versatile Katlego Maboe emerging the winner, but she can now add the orange Nickelodeon blimp and recognition from the international channel to her mantelpiece and resumé.

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  • King denies xenophobic comments - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA King Goodwill Zwelithini s alleged xenophobic comments have sparked criticism. Durban - King Goodwill Zwelithini has denied saying foreigners should be deported from South Africa or making xenophobic comments while speaking in Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal last week. A complaint was lodged with the Human Rights Commission earlier this week. The Royal Household has written to the Human Rights Commission seeking clarity on the nature of the complaints.

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  • Sterling set to reject bumper new deal - Premier League

    EPA Raheem Sterling is prepared to turn down one of the biggest deals in Liverpool s history. Raheem Sterling is prepared to turn down one of the biggest deals in Liverpool’s history. Negotiations with Sterling have reached yet another impasse and it is understood that even if Liverpool offer £180 000 a week he will not sign. The forward, who has vowed to concentrate on his football for the rest of the season and not be distracted by contract talks, has returned to Merseyside after spending a week with England.

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  • Man fleeced in transport scam - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    When 46-year-old Cape Town IT worker Clive Sheppard needed to urgently organise a lift to work, he, like many others, posted an advert on an online classified site. “Normally I got a lift with a chap from work but (he) was fired, so I desperately needed transport,” the Bellville resident said, adding that public transport “is a joke” in his area. Sheppard said that after posting the message on Gumtree, he received a message from a company saying it could provide him with transport. “We have 20 Toyota Quantams (sic) registered with the Department of Transport,” read the reply from a company calling itself Icon Tours & Shuttle Services.

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  • Leigh Matthews killer applies to block prison transfer

    Donovan Moodley, convicted for the kidnapping and murder of Leigh Matthews, blocked an attempt by the correctional services department to move him from the Johannesburg prison. Department spokesman Ofentse Morwane said Moodley and other prisoners would remain in the prison until the department served it’s opposing papers.

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  • BBC chief received death threat over Clarkson sacking

    Police in Britain said on Sunday they were investigating a death threat against Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, made on the day he dropped celebrity TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson from the Top Gear motoring show. London's Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement it was looking into "an allegation of threats to kill," against Hall which was reported on 25 March, the day Hall announced Clarkson would not return to the show. "The threat was made by email," the police said. The police did not say if there was a connection between the death threats and the Clarkson case.

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  • The Story Behind The Instagram Photo That Could Haunt Rahm Emanuel

    Albert Griffith was walking through the Chicago health food store where he’s worked the last three years when he spotted an old friend. When they met in the aisle Griffith said hello, but soon realized that his friend was working Emanuel’s security detail. As the mayor walked through the store, Griffith’s store manager suggested he take a picture with Emanuel. Griffith resisted, but the manager kept pressing him.

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  • Ghana: Why a 15-Year-Old Decided to Build Bikes From Bamboo in Ghana

    "It's so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries," says Winifred Selby. At an African Leadership Academy event in Johannesburg last year, I asked a young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Winifred Selby, what motivated her to co-start Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative when she was just 15. The award winning company makes bicycles out of bamboo and has caught the attention of global organisations. Whilst at school Selby discovered a number of things about Ghana, and the continent in general, that deeply upset her.

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