• 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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  • New Miss SA overwhelmed & excited about new role

    Liesl Laurie from Eldorado Park was crowned last night at the Sun City Super Bowl.

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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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  • 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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  • ICC names World Cup XI | The New Age Online

    New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain.

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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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  • 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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  • 25 Things That Happened At The 2015 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

    WWE's most glamorous night of the year included a big butt, old dudes licking each other, tears, and lots of boos for Roman Reigns.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Policeman dies after shootout on N3 south

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

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  • Zimbabwe: Mohadi Slams Zwelithini

    Home affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi has condemned recent utterances by Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini calling for the deportation of foreigners from South Africa. Cde Mohadi said King Zwelithini's remarks were highly inflammatory and against Sadc protocols. The Zulu king's outburst came last week during his speech at a moral regeneration event in Pongola, northern Kwa-Zulu Natal in the presence of Police minister Nathi Nhleko and KwaZulu-Natal community MEC Willies Mchunu. Cde Mohadi said the Zulu monarch's statements were misguided and unfortunate.

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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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  • Obama ‘poses an imminent threat to US’ - World News | IOL News

    A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2 809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organisations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat.

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  • Isibaya reign again at the 2nd annual Royalty Soapie Awards

    The second annual Royalty Soapie Awards was held at the International Conference Center in Durban. Isibaya walked away with six awards including the coveted Outstanding Soapie of the Year award. Motlatsi Mafatshe who plays Sechaba in Isidingo won Outstanding Lead Actor, while Izak Davel who plays Bradly Haines won the Outstanding Newcomer award.

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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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  • The DA ditched the Cape Times because of its owner, not money - City Press

    DA leader Helen Zille What she said: “While E Cape education collapsed, WC built 30 schools – 22 new, 8 replacement mainly 4 E Cape edu refugees. Reaction: The ANC was furious, saying Zille’s comment was “racist” and could not be tolerated. “The ANC thought they could take Grabouw back, and to make things worse, I shot us in the foot with that tweet,” she said. The recent cancellation of the Cape Times subscription by Helen Zille’s provincial government tells us a lot about Zille’s character as a politician and her party.

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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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  • Help get rid of apartheid symbols - Malema - Politics | IOL News

    Julius Malema has urged students at Wits University and other tertiary institutions to remove the statues of apartheid leaders and other vestiges of white supremacy. The EFF commander-in-chief said that would make white South Africans appreciate that they were not superior to black people. Malema, who was addressing the EFF students’ command summit at Wits University, warned, though, that collapsing white supremacy should not mean substituting it with black people because that would only serve to perpetuate the domination of one race over another.

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