• Enhle wasn't all that keen on Black Coffee in the beginning

    She married him six years ago and today fans look up to Black Coffee and Enhle as serving up some serious relationship goals. But it almost didn't happen. Speaking to True Love Enhle says that they met on the set of Tshida and she didn't take him up on his offer for a drink afterwards. As for their first date? Well, it was miles away from romantic. Enhle says that she eventually decided to attend one of his gig and after the show they went shopping and spent hours talking. "I left at 4am." After that they were inseparable and three months later he proposed in Greece. “He was acting so weird. He kept rushing for this sunset and I couldn’t understand why. Then he got down on one knee and I was

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  • More revelations before Thuli Madonsela goes? - Business News

    Johannesburg - Thuli Madonsela was called a CIA spy by a South African deputy minister and received death threats as she pursued politicians in her role as the nation’s graft ombudsman. Now she’s planning a last round of potentially explosive revelations before she steps down next month. In her sights is what South Africans call “state capture” - a reference to allegations that the Guptas used their friendship with President Jacob Zuma for profit and influence. In one instance, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said the Guptas offered him the post of finance minister. The controversy around the family prompted the nation’s largest banks to close accounts belonging to companies owned by the

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  • #MduMasilela’s 'baeness' breaks Twitter

    Kwaito legend Mdu Masilela started trending during #MandozaFuneral. The 'Chomi ya Bana' star clearly stood out during a tribute by kwaito stars, and the ladies went into a frenzy over how "baeable" Mdu is.

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

    The University of the Witwatersrand on Monday confirmed that one of its employees died as a result of protest action at the institution last week. Wits management took to Twitter to express its sympathies to the family‚ friends and colleagues of the worker.

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  • The day Winnie took Malema and pals to police - Special Features

    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s influence on young black revolutionaries was immense, as Julius Malema recalled in an interview with Janet Smith a few years ago. Julius Malema tells a story from 2003 when Cosas staged its infamous march in Joburg, and some of its young members ran amok, running wild through the ranks, overturning hawkers' stands and breaking car windows. A Cosas leader then, he admits now that it was “a very difficult” day. He and other young leaders were terrified as noise and chaos overpowered the streets. Then a mere 22, Malema confesses some of them then fled the scene of anarchy at its most intense. They didn’t know what to do, or where to turn, and so they ran to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s

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  • Bonang sparks engagement rumours

    There is a possibility that AKA might have secretly proposed to Bonang Matheba on Heritage Day, according to Twitter, based on her tweet. Bonang accompanied her boyfriend, AKA, who was set to perform at the DStv IRock Festival in Polokwane on Saturday night. The couple took a private plane to the event, only for AKA to end up not performing after an already infamous slapping incident involving Black Coffee. However, in the midst of the drama last night, Queen B tweeted four emoticons that left her fans speculating that the Supa Mega might finally have popped the question. She tweeted: It set Twitter alight. Though some say she might have attended a wedding on the day, most are convinced the couple

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  • ANC and the looming 2019 Shadow: How to get the Elephant out of the Room?

    In the months before August’s poll there was much discussion about whether a bad result for the ANC would lead to President Jacob Zuma being removed from the Presidency. The elections have come and gone, and the results were about as bad as they could possibly have been. And yet the holding pattern that was in place before the elections does not appear to have been altered in any way. If anything, things became worse, and the image of the ANC has deteriorated. It was the SACP who first said that the Hawks’ latest move against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan coming so soon after the elections was deeply suspicious. It looked like it proved the point that people had been waiting for the polls to

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  • PICS: Celebrating 200 years since the birth of the Zulu nation - Politics

    Durban - The dominance of the Zulus in South African life was evident yesterday when the whole country was supposed to be celebrating Heritage Day, but the Zulu component of the population took centre stage. It resulted in President Jacob Zuma, a proud Zulu, delegating the responsibility of giving the main address of Heritage Day at Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley to his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma was at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban to attend an uMkhosi weLembe (Shaka’s Day) celebration that marked 200 years since King Shaka founded the mighty Zulu kingdom. The momentous occasion, which coincided with Heritage Day, also marked the 45-year reign of the incumbent monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini.

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  • SA not world's most corrupt country (yet)

    A website purporting to be a news source but with a disclaimer (which it curiously spells “desclaimer”) had Facebook buzzing this week with numerous shares in South Africa and worldwide. It claimed that the United Nations had declared South Africa the most corrupt country in the world, one ahead of North Korea. The UN appears not to release stats on the most corrupt countries in the world, but Transparency International does. As far as we could tell, the two bodies do not collaborate to release the Corruption Perceptions Index, which Transparency International publishes every year. Last year, the most corrupt country on its list was Somalia. South Africa was 61st. You can see the full table of

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  • Will Thandi Moraka escape ire of ANC?

    WILL Thandi Moraka be taken to task the way Julius Malema was? The EFF leader invoked the ire of Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu in Parliament earlier in September when he referred to the South African Airways (SAA) chairwoman as "Dudu Myeni Zuma". That came during a heated question-and-answer session during which Malema said Myeni deserved the "Myeni Zuma" surname because of her alleged close relationship with President Jacob Zuma. Myeni heads the Jacob Zuma Trust. ANC MPs were furious when Malema insisted in using Myeni-Zuma saying it was disrespectful as Myeni was a married woman. Despite Zulu’s complaints that the EFF MP was out of order because of what the appellation "Myeni-Zuma"

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  • Disgruntled Ronaldo eyes more records at Dortmund

    A hat-trick for Ronaldo in Dortmund, who was left fuming after being substituted on Saturday, would see him become the first player to score a century of European goals. Ahead of the flight to Dortmund, Real coach Zinedine Zidane subbed Ronaldo for the final 20 minutes of Saturday's 2-2 Spanish league draw at Las Palmas. The Portuguese superstar was furious with the decision, storming off the field without acknowledging Zidane. It did nothing to help his mood when Las Palmas equalised five minutes from the end. Madrid fans have backed Zidane over his handling of the club's all-time top scorer with 83 percent supporting his decision in a poll carried out by Madrid sports daily AS. Ronaldo's free-kick

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  • Nigeria: I'm Ready to Face Probe

    Former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, said weekend, he was ready for probe of his tenure in the apex bank, following allegations by Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, that he diverted government funds. Sanusi's declaration came on a day his predecessor, Mr. Charles Soludo, described as blataAnt lies, Falana's allegations that he unlawfully diverted $7 billion of the country's reserves as loans to banks. The human rights lawyer had called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe both former governors of the apex bank over the allegations. Falana's allegation "Sometime in 2006, former Central Bank Governor,

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  • Opinion: Data will fall; and Tbo Touch will be our hero

    Data is a more pressing human need than oxygen as Parliament now stars colourful radio personality-turned-activist Tbo Touch, writes Victor Kgomoeswana. Johannesburg - Money is too tight to mention, fees are not falling, data is a more pressing human need than oxygen as Parliament now stars a colourful radio personality-turned-activist. True, the struggle against apartheid was fought on a mass-mobilisation ticket, among others, but politicians and captains of industry just met their equal in Thabo Molefe, more commonly known as Tbo Touch. A wine entrepreneur, among others, who reportedly managed to sell a bottle of his Touch Warwick cabernet sauvignon to businessman Sello Rasethaba for R1.3 million at an auction, Tbo Touch plays to win.

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  • Might of the Zulu nation on display - Politics

    Durban - The dominance of the Zulu nation on South African life was evident on Saturday as thousands flocked to Moses Mabhida Stadium to mark uMkhosi weLembe (Shaka Day). It was 200 years ago that King Shaka founded the mighty clan. While many in the rest of the country celebrated Heritage Day, Zulus from all walks of life arrived in Durban for the festivities, including President Jacob Zuma and African royalty. The occasion also marked the 45-year reign of King Goodwill Zwelithini. Monarchs attending included Zambia’s Paramount King Mpezeni, Malawi’s King Umbelwa, Swaziland’s King Mswati III, and Limpopo’s Kgosi Mampuru II. Foreign envoys included India’s consulate-general SK Rawat. Thousands

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  • WATCH: Zuma bumbles on CCTV News

    Zuma, who was in Hangzhou with a number of South African delegates, including Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, was given the opportunity to explain how South Africa - the only African country in the G-20 - would represent the rest of the continent and what Africa's role in the G-20 was. In the interview with Chinese journalist Tian Wei, he gave vague answers. Asked by Wei what the positive and negative connotations of industrialisation in Africa had been, Zuma said there had been only positives. "So what do you think is the approach that African countries, including yours, should adopt in order to have industrialisation," Wei asked, to which Zuma responded: "Well, there are many things we need to do.

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  • Zuma wishes Winnie ‘Happy 80th Birthday’

    You raised your children single-handedly with Tata Nelson Mandela in prison, facing banning, banishment, imprisonment and ongoing harassment by the security police. “Your resilience and tenacity of spirit in the face of this most brutal onslaught on your person and family, including demonisation by the apartheid regime will always serve as a reminder especially to the young members of our nation, that the freedom that we enjoy today was not free,” said Zuma. The president also commended Madikizela-Mandela for remaining unwavering in the quest for a better society, a free, united, non-sexist, non-racial, democratic and prosperous South Africa. On Thursday last week Madikizela-Mandela said South Africa needed fresh leadership, but stopped short of asking Zuma to resign.

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  • Did student activist Qwabe influence world university rankings?

    This is according to the 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings‚ released on Thursday. The results‚ listing the top 1000 universities globally‚ saw Oxford University in England overtake the USA's Caltech‚ which has held the top spot since 2012. This is the first time an American university has not ruled the roost in the 13 years of the Times Higher Education rankings. UCT's lacklustre performance and Oxford's rise to No1‚ was quickly spotted by Biznews.com editor and publisher Alec Hogg: “The irony would be lost on Ntokozo Qwabe‚ the 25-year-old Rhodes scholar famous for biting the long-dead hand of his benefactor‚ making waitresses cry and‚ now‚ leading the chaos at UCT. “But

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  • Majority of UK CEOs considering moving operations abroad post-Brexit

    Three-quarters of British company bosses are considering moving operations abroad following the vote to leave the European Union, according to a survey published on Monday. The KPMG survey of 100 UK chief executives, from companies with revenues between 100 million pounds and £1 billion, found 86% were confident about their company’s growth prospects and 69% were confident about the British economy’s growth prospects over the next three years. However, 76% said they were considering moving either their headquarters or their operations outside Britain because of the 23 June “Brexit” vote. “CEOs are reacting to the prevailing uncertainty with contingency planning,” said Simon Collins, KPMG UK chairperson.

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  • Angelina 'hired PI to spy on Brad and co-star'

    Pitt, 52, was said to be devastated by Jolie's decision to file for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. And he is furious at swirling suggestions that she was concerned by his alleged alcohol consumption, marijuana smoking and anger issues. Jolie supposedly hired a private eye to follow Pitt on set with French actress Marion Cotillard - who is currently expecting her second child with her partner, actor Guillaume Canet - and is said to be "absolutely devastated" at being dragged into the circus. WATCH! George Clooney learns of Brangelina split on live TV interview By awkward coincidence, a trailer for Allied, the steamy World War 2 spy drama starring Pitt and Cotillard, due

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  • Union publicly backs Ramaphosa for ANC president

    Johannesburg - The powerful National Union of Mineworkers on Monday backed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the next leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Zuma is expected to stand down as ANC president at a party conference late next year, ahead of national elections in 2019 when his tenure as the country's leader will come to an end. Ramaphosa, a wealthy businessman and founding member of NUM, is likely to face strong competition if he does compete for the ANC leadership, including from Zuma's ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is currently head of the African Union. Neither Ramaphosa or Dlamini-Zuma have said they will run. A decision has

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