• A match made in heaven for new host - Sunday Independent

    SUPPLIED Ayanda Mpama is set to host Our Perfect Wedding. Johannesburg - One of South Africa’s most popular shows, Our Perfect Wedding, airing every Sunday night on the DStv platform, will be presented by a new host from this week. Singer, actress and radio and TV personality Ayanda Mpama, affectionately known as Aya, is set to follow in the footsteps of comedian Tumi Morake and actresses Thuli Thabethe, Brenda Ngxoli and Phumeza Mdabe. Mpama, who is no stranger to TV, and has previously presented the entertainment show Noted on SABC3, and the music show, Soul Sundays on SABC1, hails from KwaZulu-Natal and holds a music and drama degree from the University of KZN.

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  • Chris Brown cuts off child support | The New Age Online

    Singer Chris Brown has stopped paying $10,000 per month in child support after he was denied visitation with daughter Royalty. The agreement was set to start on July 1, but it fell apart when Brown sought a visitation with Royalty this week only to learn that she was with his mother Joyce Hawkins in Virginia, reports dailymail.co.uk. The 26-year-old initially wanted to pay $2,500 per month, but settled on the amount after Royalty's mother Nia Guzman was seeking $15,000 per month, according to an article on Thursday by TMZ.

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  • Moshoeu's 'fraudulent' business dealings in spotlight

    Former Bafana Bafana midfielder John “Shoes” Moshoeu has not just left a lasting legacy in the football fraternity, but also on the business front, where he allegedly used an unregistered company to secure government tenders worth millions of rands. The Citizen can today reveal the star headed an unregistered company which was dubiously awarded tenders to build schools in Gauteng.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • What is in Mgosi this week?

    Kaizer Chiefs are in advanced talks with two of their out of contract players. Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper is on the radar of Ajax Cape Town as the Urban Warriors seek to strengthen their squad ahead of next season. The shot stopper played second fiddle to Dennis Onyango or Kennedy Mweene last season at Sundowns, the keeper is in search of game time and could move to Cape Town. Ajax is in search of a solid cover for their number one goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola.

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  • Bobbi Kristina's family rages anger over 'death bed' pics | The New Age Online

    Bobby Brown's sister Leolah Brown recently broke her anger over news that someone has been selling Bobbi Kristina's death bed pictures . Further, responding to the claims that the person who is selling the photo might be an extended family member, she said that she will make sure that anyone who comes near Bobby Brown's daughter takes a lie detective test.

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  • Sundowns and Black Aces stars fight over one girlfriend

    Sunday Sun reported that when Billiat denied fathering Ado’s baby, the Limpopo-born model found a shoulder to cry on in the form of Ndoro, according to the newspaper’s source. Another source said Billiat found out last year Ndoro was dating Ado and wanted to confront his compatriot. Billiat and Ndoro reportedly met in Harare over the festive holidays and ironed out their issues. After the meeting, Adams mysteriously dumped Ndoro in January.

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  • Watch Cristiano Ronaldo quits interview after being quizzed on Real Madrid teammate's future

    Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo grew frustrated in an interview after repeatedly being asked about the future of team-mate and Manchester United target Sergio Ramos.

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  • Nkandla: Mantashe calls Nhleko reckless - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has slammed Police Minister Nathi Nhleko as "reckless". Cape Town - ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has slammed Police Minister Nathi Nhleko as “reckless” for saying more money must be spent on Nkandla. Now Mantashe wants Nhleko to explain exactly why more tax money is needed for President Jacob Zuma’s private homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. In March 2013, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that Zuma and his family unduly benefited from the R246 million upgrades to his private home.

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  • Zuma's wives cost you R54.6-million in his first term

    The average annual cost of the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for the last four years of former president Thabo Mbeki's administration, from 2005 to 2008, was R7.1-million. In Zuma's first term, the average rose to R10.9-million a year - an increase of R3.8-million. In response to questions, the spokesman for the president, Mac Maharaj, said the unit cost R7.877-million in 2010-11; R11.165-million in 2011-12; R7.068-million in 2012-13 and R13.019-million in 2013-14. The last time information was made publicly available on the unit was in February 2010 when the Presidency revealed in response to a parliamentary question that during Zuma's first year in office, 2009 to 2010, the unit cost R15.517-million.

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  • Man dies after Soweto hospital turns him away because he didn't have R20

    How much is the life of a 64-year-old man worth in Soweto?

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  • Nkandla: Has Mantashe adopted Mashatile's genie? | Daily Maverick

    A few weeks ago, it seemed the top leadership of the ANC had retreated into the underground, much in the way the organisation operated during exile. Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko had released his astonishing report on Nkandla and it felt like people ran for cover – not knowing what to say about it. It was certainly difficult to get a coherent position on Nkandla then from the ANC, especially with Nhleko’s blasé announcement that more taxpayers’ money is likely to be spent at President Jacob Zuma’s home to step up security. Then ANC Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile broke the conspiracy of silence and said at The Gathering last month that the ANC had not endorsed this position.

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  • Insults fly between ANC, EFF - Politics | IOL News

    THE STAR The ANCYL has declared that EFF leader Julius Malema and his party were not welcome in KZN. Durban - The verbal sparring between the KwaZulu-Natal ANC Youth League and its arch-enemy, the Economic Freedom Fighters, is getting increasingly hostile. The ANC’s youth wing declared last month that EFF leader Julius Malema and his party were not welcome in KZN. This was in response to the EFF’s alleged plotting of a “civil war”, according to the youth league, and rendering Parliament dysfunctional.

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  • Africa: Brics Materials 2015

    Leaders from the BRICS countries - Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South Africa - will meet on 8-9 July 2015 in the Russian city of Ufa. Many key What developments are expected to arise from the Summit, which takes place as Russia's relationship with the United States and its European allies worsens, while its ties to BRICS appear to have become closer.

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  • Zimbabwe: Twenty Foreign Students Deported

    Police in Harare and Mutare have arrested 20 foreign students for illegally staying and studying in the country.

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  • Zuma expresses condolences on death of local music icon

    President Jacob Zuma has joined a flood of people expressing their condolences on the death of local music icon and a pioneer of the so-called Mbhaqanga traditional music sound David Masondo. Masondo‚ a member of the Soul Brothers group‚ died in Johannesburg at the weekend at the age of 67. “The whole nation mourns this talented icon of our country‚ whose music not only put South Africa on the global world stage but also could be heard in the streets‚ in the valleys and all corners of our country. It was music for the whole family‚” Zuma said in a statement.

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  • Nigeria: Kano Emir Links Boko Haram to Social Media, Internet

    The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi, has linked forceful marriage of the girl-child, Boko Haram insurgent and similar social vices in Nigeria to exposure of youths to information technology and social media. Sanusi, a former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor spoke on Saturday at the 10th Annual Ramadan lecture organized by Voice of Nigeria (VON), NTA and FRCN, in Kaduna,. According to the Emir, "the youth learn fast, new ideologies from the Internet and after watching they go to Iraqi and Syria to join the Jihadist groups. Early marriage, yes we are in Nigeria, and it is hurting and destroying our society.

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  • Cape in asteroid tsunami zone

    The map, which combines data on population density with data on where asteroids would most likely hit, came about after software was developed at the University of Southampton in the UK. Astronomer Nicola Laoring, of the South African Astronomical Observatory, says the map indicates that Western Cape would be at risk. "If an asteroid hits water, which is a distinct possibility given that 70% of the Earth is covered in water, then the impact could result in a tidal wave causing a tsunami in coastal regions. "The western coast of South Africa is also a high risk area as it lies along an asteroid impact corridor," she said.

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  • Imported locomotives ‘unsuitable for SA’s railway lines’

    THE government has been harshly criticised by opposition parties for the "reckless" use of taxpayers’ funds to purchase locomotives they say are unsuitable for South African railway lines. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) recently imported 13 brand new diesel locomotives to the value of R600m, part of a larger order of 70 locomotives valued at of R3.5bn from Spanish manufacturer Vossloh Espaa. On Sunday‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA)‚ Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Congress of the People (COPE) all called for an investigation into the procurement of the locomotives‚ saying they were unsuitable for South African railway tracks.

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  • Ten South Africans on Interpol wanted list

    Interpol's wanted list features 10 South Africans sought for crimes including rape and the theft of more than R240-million. One local suspect, Jason Holland, 43, a former director of a Johannesburg mining company, is being sought for fraud and allegedly "misappropriating" more than R240-million. Interpol believes that Holland, who has British and South African citizenship, is currently in Australia, the UK or the Netherlands. Another fugitive is former police officer Mvuleni John Tshoba, 46, who fled the country after being convicted of the rape of an eight-year-old child.

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