• Bonang likes 'trashy' guys – Ntsiki Mazwai

    Following the altercation between Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and the DStv iRock Festival organisers on Saturday night, poet Ntsiki Mazwai has concluded that Bonang Matheba just likes “trashy” guys. In a series of tweets, Mazwai questioned Bonang’s choices of men, asking how she could date a guy who was always involved in brawls. “Cabanga [imagine] being that girl who has to run around shouting ‘baby stop!’ Gaaaard how embarrassing. Violent men are so humiliating gosh,” she said. She also suggested an application form Bonang’s boyfriends should fill in before she gets into a relationship with them. “On Bonang’s application form her boyfriends have to tick next to the question: are you violent?” Mazwai

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  • Is Hlaudi's mom Zuma's sangoma?

    There is no denying that former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been a force to be reckoned with, once describing himself as an “intellectual lecher” (he meant lecturer, we think). Motsoeneng, like President Jacob Zuma, has to date survived everything thrown at him throughout his career, with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and the courts ruling against his chief operating officer (COO) appointment at the public broadcaster. On Tuesday, the public broadcaster held a media briefing to address, among other issues, the court ruling. It announced that the former COO would be reverting to his old position as group executive of corporate affairs, further saying Motsoeneng was free to apply for the COO position once it was advertised (as early as next week).

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  • SABC board could face legal costs, warns Thuli

    HLAUDI Motsoeneng’s “triumphant” return to the top echelons of the public broadcaster might be short-lived. Shortly after SABC board chairperson Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe announced Motsoeneng had been appointed to his old job as group executive of corporate affairs, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela indicated she would scrutinise the decision. She pointed out that the SABC could face personal legal costs for Motsoeneng’s reappointment. Maguvhe also said Motsoeneng was free to apply for the position of chief operating officer, which he held until Monday, when the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld the Western Cape High Court ruling that Motsoeneng’s appointment to that position was irrational

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  • 'I don't believe every woman my age should get married,' says actress Sibulele Gcilitshana

    During an interview with Move!, the single mother of two girls was unafraid to share her thoughts about marriage - which does not appeal to her. She revealed that in bringing up her daughters, she realised that it isn't all that important  for children to have both actively involved parents. US singer Fantasia steps out in Gert-Johan Coetzee dress  "This may sound controversial, but I don't believe every woman my age should get married or rush themselves to raise their kids with a significant other," she told the local publication. She further explained that while her stance on marriage is unpopular among her peers, her little family has been able to adapt to her choices and that they've been

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  • 31 state properties to be sold at auction in October

    Thirty one properties owned by the Gauteng government‚ including the premier’s official residence‚ will be sold at auction next month‚ Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced on Tuesday. Makhura has not stayed at the official residence‚ despite millions of rands being spent on it during the time of his predecessor‚ now Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokanyane. He announced two years ago that the mansion would be used to host official events‚ while he remained in his own home. The property was purchased in 2004 for R11.4 million‚ but further renovations costing an additional R4 million were subsequently made due to what government called “structural defects” to areas such as the

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  • DRAMA! Siyakha Tshayela booted off Idols SA for 'contract' issues

    In a press release sent by M-Net on Thursday night it said that contestant on the show are required to sign an exclusive recording deal with the Idols-appointed label when they enter the show. “On the 1st of August‚ Ms Tshayela informed us that she had entered into discussions with an independent recording company before entering Idols‚ but she maintained there was no contract in place. The recording company insists there is‚”reads the statement. It's understood the discussions between all parties were held but there was no resolution. M-Net then made the decision to have Siyakha removed from the show. “Due to conditions stipulated by the Idols format rights holder‚ we are unable to continue

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  • WATCH: DJ Black Coffee slaps AKA's manager

    Arnold Palmer was not only one of the great champions of golf; through the panache and daring of his play. He did more than anyone else to turn the game - and in particular the British Open - into a spectacle which commanded the attention of millions.

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  • WATCH: Mourners dance to Nkalakatha on Mandoza's grave

    Arnold Palmer was not only one of the great champions of golf; through the panache and daring of his play. He did more than anyone else to turn the game - and in particular the British Open - into a spectacle which commanded the attention of millions.

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  • Road Accident Fund blocks huge bill of fraudulent claims

    Almost half a billion rands worth of fraudulent claims were detected by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in the current financial year before payments were finalised. Some of these claims ranged from car accidents that never took place to exaggerated medical reports where a doctor colludes with the claimant. The RAF's annual report for April 2015 to March 2016 shows that the state entity's forensic unit blocked claims totalling R424-million made from a total of 612 fraudulent applications. The report also revealed that 813 cases had been referred to the police and 136 arrests were made, leading to 118 successful convictions. A total of 612 claims totaling R198-million were rejected based on false

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  • ANC is going to make Hlaudi president – Ndlozi

    The African National Congress (ANC) will one day make Hlaudi Motsoeneng a minister or even president, tweeted Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on Tuesday. Ndlozi’s statement follows the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s media briefing in which it announced that the former COO would be reverting back to his old position as group executive of corporate affairs. During the briefing, SABC chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe said Motsoeneng was free to apply for the COO position once it was advertised. However, the decision seems to have disappointed the EFF spokesperson, who was hoping for a different outcome. Democratic Alliance communications Phumzile

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  • Zuma launches his stay-out-of-jail bid

    He asked the Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday to give him a hearing on the spy tapes. In an affidavit submitted days after the ANC lost metros during local elections, Zuma said the case was "important" to him and raised matters of "public interest". Zuma asked the SCA for leave to appeal against the Pretoria High Court's decision in April to set aside the dropping of 783 charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering against him. Zuma said it was not in the "public interest" to prosecute him and that the timing of the charges was manipulated. In April 2009 former National Prosecuting Authority head Mokotedi Mpshe dropped the charges, citing interference by former Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy

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  • No luxury cars... not even for me - Tshwane mayor

    Pretoria - Mayor of Tshwane Solly Msimanga will continue using the BMW 5 Series he inherited from his predecessor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, but will replace it with a cheaper car when it “retires”. Upon reaching its prescribed lifespan of 100 000km in accordance with the regulations, the vehicle will retire to the government garage. “Most of the cars have passed the cap or are very close,” Msimanga said on Tuesday. In its place will be a low cost model to ferry the city’s first citizen around. The BMW would not be changed now as procurement of a new cheaper one would constitute wasteful expenditure. “I will not allow public money to be spent on luxury cars, while our people struggle for services,

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  • Man who stole from ATMs under the spell of ‘spiritual healer’ granted leave to appeal

    A man who stole R3-million from automated teller machines (ATM) which were assigned to him and who claimed he was under the influence of a “spiritual healer”‚ was granted leave to appeal against his 15-year jail sentence for theft. Donald Khobane had been employed by Nedbank as an ATM consultant and his job was to balance and replenish the cash at nine ATMs assigned to him in Johannesburg. He absconded from work in July 2009 and an inspection revealed there were cash shortages at those ATMs which had been under his control. After he was arrested‚ Khobane made a confession to police that he could have come under the influence of some kind of “spiritual healer”‚ known as Professor Zao. Zao had

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  • Zimbabwe: Missing Activist Found, Envoys Slam 'Worrying Trend'

    THE EU and the British ambassadors on Wednesday led the outrage following the emergence of pictures of one of the leaders of street traders who was abducted, assaulted and injected with an unknown substance and left for dead. Kudakwashe Kambakunje, one of the leaders of the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe, was abducted on Tuesday night and found on a farm on Wednesday morning about 22km outside Harare. Pictures showed an injured Kambakunje being treated in hospital. His colleague, Sten Zvorwadza, said Kambakunje was "badly injured". Kambakunje's legs appeared scarred and swollen in injuries synonymous with those inflicted on opposition members Zanu PF youths in the last decade. EU ambassador

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  • Treasury denies Malusi Gigaba’s travel request

    HOME Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba had a request for cushier travel for his staff turned down. Gigaba had sought permission from Treasury — whose belt-tightening measures for government include travel costs — for his staff to travel business class. The motivation for the deviation from the Treasury’s cost-containment measures read: "The minister was inconvenienced and had to further wait for the disembarking of the personnel assistant from another terminal to be able to proceed with the trip which resulted in the minister arriving late for scheduled appointments." In refusing Gigaba’s request, Treasury said these time delays should be taken into account by the Department of Home Affairs when

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  • Satawu will not back Ramaphosa for ANC leadership

    THE South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) will not endorse Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the next ANC leader because the Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the Constitution have constrained the ANC’s ability to transform the economy. Satawu is the latest Cosatu affiliate to pronounce on ANC succession even though the union federation said it would be silent on the issue. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Satawu have broken rank on the issue and nailed their colours to different masts. The NUM has backed Ramaphosa, but Satawu general secretary Zenzo Mahlangu said it would not support his candidacy. Satawu is among Cosatu affiliates aligned to the "premier league",

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  • Trump shifts blame for defensive debate with Clinton - World News

    Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate. The Republican nominee plunged into re-litigating some of Clinton's most damaging attacks, even when the explanations seemed only to further damage his image among the voters he needs to win. After brushing off Clinton's debate claim that he'd once shamed a former Miss Universe winner for her weight, Trump dug deeper the next morning. Clinton, meanwhile, was in a celebratory mood, telling reporters on her campaign plane she had a “great, great time” and was “thrilled” by how it went.

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  • Happy birthday, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela!

    Johannesburg - Vilakazi Street in Soweto was painted green and gold on Sunday afternoon as the ANC Women’s League hosted a mega party for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s 80th birthday celebration. The partygoers were treated to cupcakes, song, dance and praise poetry as the Struggle stalwart looked on happily. Her great-grandchildren accompanied Madikizela-Mandela to the lively gig and were entertained along with the crowd by maskandi performers and singers. There was a special performance by women from the Chinese Business Women’s Association who, dressed in traditional Chinese outfits, danced gently while twirling colourful paper umbrellas. Another international guest was Ventrice Morgan, a Jamaican

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  • WATCH: Every time Mantashe opens his mouth he spews bile

    “Every time Mantashe opens his mouth he spews bile‚” said Mcebo Dlamini. Dlamini was a leader of the #FeesMustFall Movement‚ who was dismissed as SRC leader last year following a disciplinary hearing‚ which he followed with racist comments and “I love Hitler” Facebook posts. WATCH: Student protesters have 'ulterior motives', says Blade Nzimande  Mantashe said on the sidelines of the South African Clothing Textile and Allied Workers Union conference in Cape Town on Wednesday” "If you don’t have a responsibility that goes with a right‚ you must actually take away the right. After a year‚ people will know higher education will be important for their future. Dlamini said it was because of statements

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  • WATCH LIVE: Thuli Madonsela releases Eskom investigation findings

    Home Affairs gets a free lesson on austerity, and Paul Hoffman reckons Zuma hasn’t paid enough for Nkandla

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