• I am no longer dating Khune

    Fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune are not a couple any more, unfortunately. Mpisane took to Instagram on Sunday morning to share the heartbreaking news, posting a picture with the caption: “Not everything works out the way you wish for it to do … Some situations are worth removing yourself away from! I am no longer dating the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goal keeper anymore sadly.” This after the couple celebrated their one-year anniversary in June. The couple were among our relationship goals, proving that they were partners in everything. Khune used to post videos of the two working out together, and calling her his Woman Crush Everyday. Though the

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  • Mbeki is protesting silently – Malema

    Never listen to veterans who are ignored by their own party, EFF leader Julius Malema told his supporters in Zamdela, Sasolburg, in the Free State yesterday. He was referring to the ANC’s use of veterans such as Ahmed Kathrada and Kgalema Motlanthe to campaign for the party in the upcoming local government elections. “They are so desperate, they even went and asked Winnie Mandela to endorse them. “Can you really ask your own party member to endorse you?” he said. Commenting on the uncertainty around whether former president Thabo Mbeki would campaign for the ANC, Malema said Mbeki was refusing silently, saying to the ANC “when you recalled me, you said you will manage without me”. “[President

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  • #AIDS2016: HIV and hypertension a growing problem

    Durban - Three-quarters of people on antiretroviral treatment at a clinic in Khayelitsha were also being treated for hypertension. Yet there is not enough information about how HIV and common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and diabetes interact, or how medicines to treat them interact. This is according to Dr Tolu Oni, from the University of Cape Town, who is investigating the “collision” between HIV and NCDs. “As people living with HIV are living longer, we are facing a new challenge. NCDs pose a new threat to people with HIV, but there are many unanswered questions,” Oni said. These questions include the extent of NCD co-infection, medicine interactions and how to co-diagnose

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  • John Kerry warns North Korea that US sees its tests as a ‘very serious threat’

    VIENTIANE — The US warned North Korea on Tuesday that it faced "real consequences" over its internationally condemned nuclear and missile tests, which have inflamed tensions in East Asia. "Together we are determined … to make absolutely certain that DPRK (North Korea) understands that there are real consequences for these actions," US secretary of state John Kerry told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of Asian nations in Laos. Tension has soared since Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test in January, followed by a series of missile launches. Analysts say these show it is making progress towards being able to strike the US mainland. The festering issue has been a major theme of

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  • Mpofu throws shade at AKA

    On Tuesday, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were celebrating their third birthday and its national chairperson Advocate Dali Mpofu could not hold back but share on Twitter what the party had achieved so far. In one of his tweets, Mpofu took the time to congratulate the party’s leaders who had graduated in their respective fields, implying that his party was for the educated. “Happy3rdAnniversary to these LEARNED FRIENDS & all fellow Fighters for Economic Freedom,” he tweeted. As he was busy with the celebrations on Twitter, one user tweeted at him, thanking him for paying for music group Entity’s album. Mpofu’s son Sizwe was a member of the group. According to the user, the group’s separation

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  • Nats joined the ANC too ... don't forget that – Mpofu

    Over the weekend, President Jacob Zuma again asserted his belief that the Democratic Alliance (DA) could not be separated from its “parent party”, the apartheid National Party. That belief appears to be based on the fact that the Democratic Party (DP) went into a coalition with the New National Party (NNP) in 2000. NNP leader Marthinus van Schalkwyk helped to form the Democratic Alliance in the merger between the NNP and Tony Leon’s DP, but that didn’t last long. Van Schalkwyk and other members of his party crossed over to the ANC in 2001. In so doing, they reduced the DA’s 52.5% outright majority win in Cape Town and handed power to the ANC in the city and the Western Cape. During the 2002 floor-crossing

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  • Gwede Mantashe rebukes Fransman for dividing party in Western Cape

    ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has blasted the party’s chairman in the Western Cape, saying Marius Fransman "is trying to be divisive". ANC leaders including Mantashe and the party’s head of elections, Nomvula Mokonyane, have made conflicting statements on Fransman’s position. Mantashe has said Fransman still has to appear before a disciplinary committee and cannot return to work. In a statement on Monday, Fransman said he was forced to rely on "often contradictory" media reports to learn the status of his integrity committee investigation, the report of which he had not seen. He would approach the Western Cape High Court to compel the ANC to give him the report. The saga stems from accusations

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  • Formula One driver cry for clearer rules

    Formula One drivers have called for the sport's rules to be made clearer after several high-profile incidents over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend triggered debate on how they should be applied. Nico Rosberg was allowed to keep pole position for Sunday's race after stewards deemed he had slowed enough for waved double yellow flags, despite the German going faster in the sector in which the flags were shown on his way to his benchmark time. Drivers are required to reduce speed significantly and be prepared to change direction or stop under double waved yellow flags, which can be deployed to warn them of marshals, stranded cars, or recovery vehicles on or beside the track. Other drivers, including team mate Lewis Hamilton - who was forced to abort his final crack at pole - slowed down enough to hinder their overall laps.

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  • Lebese looks for 'personal trainer' after Khune's break-up

    Now Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Lebese shared on Twitter that he was looking for a professional fitness trainer. Whether this is shade being thrown at Khune or Lebese really just looking for a fitness trainer remains to be seen. It would not be such a bad idea for Mpisane and Lebese to hook up; after all, history has showed us that it always works out the second time around. Lebese previously dated Sizakele Manonga, who later accused him of physically abusing her.

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  • Mazibuko rips into DA’s white males

    Johannesburg - Former DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has urged the DA to interrogate the almost exclusive dominance of white males within the party’s “brains trust”. Mazibuko, a resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, has referred to them as “highly disconnected men callously strutting about social media like a law unto themselves”. She commented online about DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s anti-racism pledge this week: “It would be easy to cast aspersions on his timing and see it as reactionary, but one of the vital tasks of any public leader is to read the national mood and interrupt the conversation in a way that is productive and shows leadership. “The party,” she says,

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  • 'Where is my baby's grave?'

    She hopes that a murder trial will reveal what happened to her daughter, who disappeared 33 years ago. On February 26 she will face the apartheid security branch policemen - Willem Helm Johannes Coetzee, Anton Pretorius, Frederick Barnard Mong and Msebenzi Timothy "Vastrap" Radebe - who kidnapped and, the state believes, tortured and murdered her daughter, 23-year-old ANC courier Nokuthula Simelane. Mong, Pretorius and Coetzee applied to the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission for amnesty for her kidnapping and torture, but not for Simelane's murder. Radebe did not apply for amnesty. "I am alone. Afraid of dying like my husband, crying out for answers that have never come," said Simelane. On

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  • Fransman cannot resume duties until he appears before disciplinary committee: Mantashe

    ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has reiterated that as suspended ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman must still appear before a disciplinary committee he cannot return to work. He was responding to a statement by Fransman saying he was assuming his duties and responsibilities again“. “I have never ceased to be the Western Cape ANC leader since my election to the office. I have voluntarily stepped aside to allow the integrity commission to conclude its work without interference‚ and am now assuming my duties and responsibilities again at the conclusion of that process. My prolonged absence was only the result of a poorly managed internal process‚” Fransman charged on Saturday. There

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  • Brace yourselves for Monday night's big freeze

    Speaking to TMG Digital‚ SAWS forecaster Wayne Venter said that temperatures in the interior of the Eastern Cape as well as the interior of the Free State never rose above 10º C on Monday. “Night temperatures are expected to drop this evening and will continue into the early hours of tomorrow morning‚” Venter said. “Morning temperatures are expected to be below freezing level in the Vryburg area which will be -4 ºC‚ and Upington will be -2 ºC‚ while the western interior of South Africa will also experience temperatures below freezing level‚” he said. According to an earlier report‚ a family of three were trapped in their car due to heavy snowfalls near the town of Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.

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  • #ThisFlag pastor toremain in SA - Africa

    Johannesburg - Reunited with his family in South Africa, Evan Mawarire, 39, the part-time pastor of a small, informal Harare congregation, and architect of Zimbabwe’s fast-growing social media protest site, #This Flag, says he is not going home. His family, his wife and two daughters arrived from Zimbabwe late last week and he is now prepared to say on record that he is too nervous to return just yet. Shortly after he encouraged people to stay away from work on July 6, President Robert Mugabe targeted him by accusing him of working for the French and US governments on a “regime change” agenda. Mawarire became an instant national hero when he launched #This Flag in April, highlighting how many

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  • WATCH: DJ Sbu gets 'attacked' during his radio show

    The Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start Monday, with a major internal row over leaked emails playing havoc with nominee Hillary Clinton's bid to present a united front against Donald Trump.

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  • Maimane to slaughter cow after Nelson Mandela Bay victory

    Port Elizabeth - “I’m so overwhelmed with this province. I think it deserves a DA government to go forward.” DA leader Mmusi Maimane made this assertion during a party event in Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday. He was so confident of victory in the upcoming municipal elections, that he promised to slaughter a cow for the DA’s victory celebrations in the metro, incorporating Port Elizabeth, Despatch and Uitenhage. The DA has been making serious inroads in the metro, where DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip hopes to topple current mayor and ANC mayoral candidate, Danny Jordaan, as city boss on August 3. Maimane was speaking during an event to launch the 10 day countdown to the much-anticipated elections.

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  • The Big Read: One party two campaigns

    They are running two different campaigns and using two different factions within the party to gain votes. Here is my evidence that there are two ANCs. On Saturday morning the ANC in Gauteng issued a media alert in which it invited journalists to cover party veterans accompanying Joburg mayoral candidate Parks Tau to Soweto. The veterans accompanying Tau and ANC Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile were Mavuso Msimang and Tokyo Sexwale. Msimang? This is the man who, in April, stood up with other society luminaries and said: "I would like to say that my hope is that it's not too late for the leadership of the African National Congress to do the right thing and ask the president in everyone's interest

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  • Vilakazi 'is here at last'

    The midfield player, whose signature was sought by top Premier Soccer League clubs, particularly Kaizer Chiefs, was officially introduced to members of the media in Chloorkop yesterday. After going through his paces for the first time with his new teammates, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane couldn't contain his excitement at the acquisition of his latest recruit. "The hearsay is now over, he is here," Mosimane said, adding attempts to lure the 26-year-old former Bidvest Wits captain had been on the table for over a year. "It has been long. It has been more than a year working on this transfer, but good things come at last. It was worth the wait. "The player [Vilakazi] is quality. He is a Sundowns

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  • Nel 'hounding' Oscar

    Hitting back at yesterday's announcement by the National Prosecuting Authority that it would appeal against Pistorius's sentence, his uncle, Arnold, said: "It's in Nel's character to do these things. What is not personal?" Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Pistorius in the Pretoria High Court to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Her earlier conviction of Pistorius and imposition of a five-year sentence for culpable homicide was overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal last year. Reeva’s parents had ‘no input’ on decision to appeal Pistorius sentence: lawyer Arnold Pistorius said the appeal was a waste of time and resources. Legal experts believe the NPA

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  • #FeesMustFall: Here we go again

    Student leader Chumani Maxwele, known for being the person who kicked off the movement #RhodesMustFall when he threw faeces at a Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town (UCT), said at the university’s campus that students were concerned about talk that universities would be hiking fees by 6% “and we are watching those talks very closely; if the fees go up, we will definitely call communities to shut down universities”. Maxwele first gained prominence in 2010 after his wrongful arrest and interrogation for allegedly giving an obscene hand gesture to President Jacob Zuma’s presidential motorcade convoy in Cape Town city traffic. Maxwele said the ruling party’s policy of free education should be taken further or higher education institutions would again come to a standstill.

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