• Mercedes to enter the bakkie war - IOL Motoring

    Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to enter the mid-sized pick-up market before this decade is out and South Africa has been mentioned as one of its key markets, along with Latin America, Australia and Europe. Mercedes-Benz sees strong sales potential in this one-ton segment and the new entrant will be positioned at the premium end of the Hilux/Ranger/Amarok battle ground, and will be developed by the Mercedes-Benz Vans division. There will be a fine balancing act to achieve here as MB Vans head Volker Mornhinweg expects the bakkie to offer a “high level of utility” as well as the comfort, safety and design attributes that one would expect from a Mercedes passenger car.

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  • Raven is from 'every continent in Africa'

    Actress Raven Symone seems to be suffering from a bad case of 'foot-in-mouth' disease. Symone received a lot of criticism last year after she told media mogul Oprah Winfrey that she didn't want to be 'labelled' as 'African-American'. Last week she proved how little geographical knowledge she has by referring to African countries as continents. “I never said I wasn’t black, I said I wasn’t African American – to me that’s a difference,” she stated.

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  • South Africa: Dear Black Person, White People Simply Don't See You

    Five years ago I walked out in the middle of my South African political thought tutorial in absolute outrage after the whole class and the white tutor agreed that Cecil John Rhodes was a great leader. Many white apologists have come forward to "condemn" white racist, patriarchal, paternalistic, unoriginal responses to the Rhodes Must Fall movement.

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  • Teens Are Sharing The Most Disturbing Images On Twitter

    Warning: The images you see may contain extremely slovenly behavior.

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  • Mbeki abused NPA: Hofmeyr

    In his 50-page affidavit Hofmeyr, the head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit and a deputy national director of public prosecutions, writes that upon hearing the so-called spy tapes, acting NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe was shocked at the extent of collusion around the case. Hofmeyr added that McCarthy, at critical points in the investigation against Zuma, discussed it with former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils and took direction from him. "As far as I was concerned, Kasrils was a confidant with whom McCarthy could discuss strategy about the Zuma prosecution.

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  • Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

    The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared victory for its candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, in Nigeria’s presidential election on Tuesday and said the country was “witnessing history”. “This is the first time in Nigeria that a sitting government will be voted out of power using purely democratic means,” APC spokesman Lai Mohammed told Reuters at the house in the capital where Buhari was watching the results come in.

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  • Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa reunite | The New Age Online

    Actress Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa have agreed to put aside their differences for their two-year-old son Sebastian. Rose and Khalifa were at each other's throats, each calling the other a horrible parent and unfit to care for their two-year-old toddler. Khalifa asked Rose to listen to the song, and after she heard it, she tearfully called him back and they agreed to work as parents to care for their son Sebastian.

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  • N1, N2 proposed toll: Sanral’s secrets exposed

    The Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday ruled that court papers had to be made available to the public.

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  • Police minister Nhleko gets on the wrong side of international law

    POLICE Minister Nathi Nhleko did more than raise the collective eyebrows of the global investment community recently, when he warned that SA "intends to withdraw from its commitments" under its international trade and investment treaties in order to enact a bill that would effectively indigenise the ownership of SA’s private security industry. It seems remarkable that such a far-reaching announcement should come not from the president, who promised the World Economic Forum in Davos in January that "SA remains fully open for business", nor from the Cabinet’s economic cluster, but from the police minister. What makes this more anomalous is the lack of proper justification for this departure from SA’s international economic protocols. The apparent motive behind his statement is to secure President Jacob Zuma’s assent to the Private Security Regulatory Authority Amendment Bill, which includes a provision restricting foreign "ownership and control" of private security companies to 49%.

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  • Liesl crowned Miss SA | The New Age Online

    A radiant Liesl Laurie has been crowned Miss South Africa 2015 at a glittering ceremony held at the Sun City Superbowl, presented by Sun International in collaboration with Cell C.

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  • Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • South Africa: Can We Blame You Now, President Zuma?

    While speaking to local government officials recently, South African President Jacob Zuma jokingly said: 'Anything that goes wrong in the country it's "that Zuma". Holding the president liable may, however, be justified when it comes to the unparalleled leadership crises facing the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Since he is the only person who can appoint and remove the leaders of these institutions, he is directly to blame for problems at this level. South Africans have recently watched the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, squander well over a million rand due to his unlawful suspension of the head of the Hawks, Lieutenant Anwar Dramat, and Gauteng Hawks head, Major General Shadrack Sibiya.

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  • 11 Photos That Show Japan Is Wonderfully Weird

    From cock blenders to titty stores... what will Japan think of next?

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  • SA’s visa requirements ‘hurting tourism’

    THE Department of Home Affairs’ "draconian" regulations for foreign tourists have led to a drop in numbers from key markets such as China and India, the Southern African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) says. Last year, home affairs said foreign visitors would have to appear in person to apply for visas to have biometrics taken. In September to December last year, the number of tourists from China fell nearly 50% and those from India were down 15% year on year. Tourist numbers from Brazil fell 37%, but this was largely due to concern about the Ebola virus, Satsa said.

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  • Cricket a gentleman's game? No ways, not in South Africa

    If it is true that quotas played a part in the selection of South Africa's team to play in their losing semi-final against New Zealand at the Cricket World Cup, Cricket SA board members should bow their heads in shame. Is a World Cup semi-final the place and time to regurgitate the bitterness of the past by going back to a system that should have been scrapped 10 years into the new democracy? It is simply disgusting to think Chris Nenzani, Norman Arendse and their fellow board members might have perpetrated something like this. The great Nelson Mandela endorsed the 1995 Springbok rugby team even though only one player of colour was in the World Cup winning lineup -- Chester Williams.

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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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  • Trevor Noah: From Soweto to US TV stardom | The New Age Online

    The child of a prohibited relationship between a black woman and a white Swiss father in apartheid South Africa, Trevor Noah has travelled a long way in a short time to take over one of the biggest shows in US television. With his razor-sharp wit that transcends South Africa's many social and racial divides, Noah, 31, rose to prominence by tackling stereotypes and leaving his audiences laughing -- and squirming -- in their seats. During his regular sold-out shows, he often relates stories of his upbringing in Soweto as a mixed-race boy among black children in the tough township where both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu once lived. Before bursting into the country's small comedy scene, Noah dabbled in acting and radio before starting his comedy career only as recently as 2007.

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  • Zimbabwe: 9 000 Temps to Lose Jobs

    At least 9 000 temporary teachers are set to lose their jobs to qualified teachers as the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education moves to employ trained personnel. In an interview after his address at the Joint Command and Staff Course Number 28 at Zimbabwe Staff College in Harare last Wednesday, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Lazarus Dokora said his ministry was inviting all trained teachers to apply for teaching posts at primary and secondary schools throughout the country. "All trained teachers who are unemployed must be employed.

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  • Lufthansa CEO faces tough test after Germanwings crash

    After an already troubled first year as CEO of Lufthansa, Carsten Spohr must now deal with the aftermath of the Germanwings disaster whilst making the airline group fit to compete for the future. The crash in the French Alps, believed to have been deliberately caused by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, happened while Lufthansa is trying to halt declining ticket prices, expand low-cost operations, reduce staff costs and bring an end to a series of pilot strikes. Spohr, a qualified pilot, has been trying to follow the example of rival IAG, the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, by cutting staff costs to make Lufthansa more competitive. Lufthansa says it needs to bring its costs down so it can compete with short-haul rivals Ryanair and easyJet , as well as the likes of Emirates and Turkish Airlines on lucrative long-haul routes.

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  • Best selling top 10 soccer players shirts

    There is not 'I' in team, that is a phrase commonly used in the sports world, however when it comes down to it; fans always have a favourite. This year, Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria topped a player shirt sales list released by sports retail company Sports Direct. Big names that failed to make it on the top 10 are the likes of Harry Kane, Cesc Farbregas, Oscar, Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling-while Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez clinched 11th place.

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