• Sophie Ndaba reveals her secret to weight loss

    Actress and wedding planner Sophie Ndaba is looking sexy and slimmer these days thanks to a new diet plan. Speaking to Sowetan Live at the Royalty soapie awards nominations party, Ndaba said the key to her weight loss was cutting out sugar from her diet. “Instead of sugar I now take sweeteners in my tea, it’s amazing how much cutting down your sugar intake can make a difference in your diet,” she said.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reveals Secret to Long Life

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, said on Thursday that one of his secrets to a long life was "not filling my stomach". In a televised interview ahead of a huge birthday party in Victoria Falls, Mugabe said: "I do certain things that I believe sustain life. You must eat well, and really not go for food because it's attractive and feed yourself until your tummy is full," the longtime Zimbabwean leader said. Mugabe's half sister, Regina Gata, recently confirmed her brother's disciplined habits, saying he neither smokes nor drinks.

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  • Mantashe warns whites on land issue - The Star

    On the right is the Transformation Initiative's Roelf Meyer. Gauteng - ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has warned of disastrous economic consequences similar to Zimbabwe if white South Africans don’t stop trivialising land reform by persisting with their defence of the status quo. Speaking at the Land Reform Imbizo in Joburg, Mantashe was responding to a question from the floor, citing the Freedom Charter and querying the government’s commitment to food production.

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  • South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications. The Democratic Alliance on Friday called for Pheko to be suspended.

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  • Planned terror attack in South Africa foiled according to leaked spy documents

    The information arises from two State Security Agency presentations, which are among several leaked documents the broadcaster obtained. According to the presentations, the foiled attack came to light through Jermaine Grant, who was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 for alleged links to terrorism. During his arrest police found materials similar to those used during the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks in London. The presentations stated that a financier arrested in April/May of 2011 said he was tasked by Al-Qaeda figure Harun Al Fadul, also known as Harun Fazul, to go to the United Arab Emirates and meet another person regarding the attack in South Africa.

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  • South Africa: Missing Child Found After 17 Years - Report

    Zephany Nurse, who was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town 17 years ago, has been found, Beeld reported on Friday. The woman who raised her, and allegedly took her, was taken into custody by the Hawks, following a DNA test and is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday. According to the report, the Nurses' second daughter, born four years after Zephany's disappearance, started Grade 8 at a school in Cape Town this year.

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  • Nike ultimatum to Ronaldo: Drop your CR7 footwear range or lose contract

    Nike has forced Cristiano Ronaldo to withdraw his range of CR7 footwear and threatened to break off their contract with him.

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  • Stage 2 load shedding implemented

    Power utility Eskom has rolled stage 2 load shedding on Thursday following a shortage of generation capacity. Eskom said it implemented stage 2 from 10am and is expected to continue until 10pm this evening. “This is due to a shortage of generation capacity as several units are currently out of service due to planned and unplanned outages,” Eskom said in a statement. It said this would reduce electricity demand and thus alleviate pressure on the electricity grid.

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  • Astronaut safe after water leak in helmet - IOL SciTech

    Reuters NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, Commander of Expedition 42 is caught by the camera as the Earth's surface passes by in the background on the International Space Station, in this handout photo taken February 21, 2015, provided by NASA. Fellow astronaut Terry Virts (seen in the visor's reflection) completed a 6-hour, 41-minute spacewalk routing more than 300 feet of cable as part of a reconfiguration of the station. Cape Canaveral, Florida - A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet on Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. This time, the amount of water was relatively small - essentially a big blob of water floating inside Terry Virts' helmet.

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  • The Way Robert Pattinson Looks At FKA Twigs Will Melt Your Cold, Dead Heart

    And will make you believe in love again.

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  • Jacob Zuma will not answer August questions - City Press

    President Jacob Zuma will only respond to six questions in the National Assembly next month, Parliament said, prompting a demand from the Democratic Alliance for an additional session. DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen today said he was told at the National Assembly programming committee that “at the presidency’s behest” the March 11 session would not deal with questions that Zuma failed to answer in the chaotic sitting of August 21. Speaker Baleka Mbete adjourned that sitting after the Economic Freedom Fighters chanted “pay back the money” at Zuma when he was posed a question on the Nkandla controversy, leaving three questions unanswered.

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  • Fransman belongs in jail

    This column is a plea to the African National Congress to desist from stoking the flames of anarchy. No sooner had we recovered from that spectacle, with the speaker and opposition members apologising to each other, when Marius Fransman and his followers obstructed the Western Cape provincial opening of parliament. Surely when the ANC allows its members to undermine our constitutional democracy, by using the minstrels as its shock troops, it embeds practices in the social fabric of the nation that will become second nature. Firstly, Marius Fransman should be in jail for allegedly appropriating National Lottery funds for the minstrels for party political purposes.

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  • SA gives BRICS port entry visa

    Business and diplomatic travellers from South Africa's BRICS partners --Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- are to receive a port of entry visa into South Africa, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday. "... I have approved the issuance of port of entry visas to BRICS business executives for up to 10 years, with each visit not to exceed 30 days," he told the Cape Town Press Club.

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  • Envoy sorry for fake qualification - Politics | IOL News

    REUTERS SA's ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, says she is sorry she pretended to have a doctoral degree. Johannesburg - South Africa's ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, told the SABC on Friday she regrets saying she has a doctoral degree, when she does not. Pheko claimed she received her PhD from the American La Salle University in 2000.

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  • 17 Signs The Queen Is An Ambivert, Just Like You

    Chances are you're among royalty.

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  • Liverpool lose on penalties - World Leagues

    AP Liverpool's Dejan Lovren reacts after the Europa League clash against Besiktas at Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, on February 26, 2015. London - Liverpool's Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium on Thursday on a woeful night for British clubs. Brendan Rodgers's side were the highest profile casualties of the last 32, where holders Sevilla came through a testing encounter at Borussia Moenchengladbach, winning 3-2 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate.

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  • ‘Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey’ - World News | IOL News

    AP Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee to deliver the annual assessment by intelligence agencies of the top dangers facing the country. Washington - Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting Islamic State jihadists and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said on Thursday.

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  • Spy Cables: Planned terror attack in SA stopped - City Press

    A planned terrorist attack in South Africa in 2010 was foiled by South African authorities, according to leaked documents posted on Al Jazeera’s website. The information arises from two State Security Agency presentations, which are among several leaked documents the broadcaster obtained. According to the presentations, the foiled attack came to light through Jermaine Grant, who was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 for alleged links to terrorism. During his arrest police found materials similar to those used during the July 7 2005 suicide bomb attacks in London.

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  • Brown not blue over RiRi’s new beau - IOL Tonight

    Chris Brown thinks Rihanna has gone "up" by dating Leonardo DiCaprio. The 'Yeah 3x' hitmaker - who was convicted of assaulting the 'Diamonds' star in 2009 - insists he isn't "jealous" of his former girlfriend's rumoured new boyfriend and thinks she has made a good choice with the Hollywood hunk.

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