• Minnie and Nonhle slam newspaper

    TV presenter and actress Minnie Dlamini could not contain her “disgust” over the reports published by Sunday Sun on 24 May. The TV personality took to Twitter to speak her mind about what she thinks of the paper. Sunday Sun is a prime example of #junkyardjournalism in SA: unethical, unprofessional and irresponsible.

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  • New SA visa regulations have airlines in a frenzy

    International airline Virgin Atlantic says it expects to have to turn some foreign passengers away at airports when new regulations come in on Monday, and that airlines are going to suffer financially as a result. From next week, people travelling in and out of South Africa will be required to have unabridged birth certificates for the children travelling with them, and to have affidavits from parents if they're not with the children. The travel industry has strongly criticised the plans, but Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has promised they will be implemented this time around. Virgin Atlantic country manager Liezl Gericke says they're still battling to explain these rules to international markets.

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  • Mugabe sued over Hong Kong haven

    The house already proved controversial after President Robert Mugabe's wife and his daughter, Bona, were found to be living there while studying in Hong Kong. Asked how they could afford the expensive property, the Mugabes claimed it belonged to the Zimbabwean government and their daughter had been "borrowing it". Mugabe has subsequently claimed the original purchase of the flat was part of a "secret government project". Expensive lawyers from Hong Kong and South Africa have been hired for the dispute, which is due to go to mediation this week.

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  • Hi, Minister, this is your boss speaking - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF leader Julius Malema and DA leader Mmusi Maimane are among the politicians whose cellphone numbers have been made public. The list includes the contact details of ANC heavyweights Gwede Mantashe and Zweli Mkhize, DA Leader Mmusi Maimane, EFF president Julius Malema, NFP president Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi and IFP stalwarts Narend Singh and Blessed Gwala.

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  • Chris Brown doesn't want Karrueche Tran dating anyone else

    The 27-year-old model got the attention of her ex-boyfriend after Tyson Beckford posted a selfie of the pair together. A source shared: "He basically told Karrueche that it makes him look like a fool and less of a man when she’s out partying with other men. Another insider added to HollywoodLife.com: "This is one of those crazy and over-the-top incidents that Karrueche's shaking her head over. The only drama Karrueche wants in her life are the scripts she has to read for a role.

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  • ‘Rude SAA’ doesn’t fly with family - Travel News | IOL Travel

    INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS File photo: Although SAA gave them some compensation, Loxton said it was less than the cost of their original internal flights. Cape Town - A family returning to London after a summer holiday in Cape Town found that South African Airways (SAA) had double-sold their six seats on their connecting flight to Johannesburg. Five hours later, the Loxton family were still waiting at the airport in Cape Town to get on to another flight to Johannesburg, but by the time they arrived in Johannesburg they had missed their international flight to the UK.

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  • Suspected hijacker kills himself - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Bonginkosi Ndlovu shot and killed himself before the police could arrest him for his alleged involvement in truck hijackings. Johannesburg - Police believe that they are closing in on hijacking syndicates operating in Soweto. On Monday morning, they arrested four suspects and the fifth man shot and killed himself before the police could make an arrest. Bonginkosi Ndlovu, 25, who is believed to have been part of a gang involved in hijackings trucks, shot and killed himself when he was cornered by police in a room he was renting in Emndeni, Soweto.

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  • Bonang cost R1.2m last night - SundayWorld

    This is because Queen B, as the popular Metro FM mid-morning presenter and Top Billing face is widely known, was draped in ultra-luxurious Cartier jewellery and fashion accessories that any skhothane would die for.

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  • Trevor Noah asks Twitter 'which one of us died?'

    Noah took to Twitter to say: "Thanks to some crafty journalism my family and I have spent the whole day trying to figure out if one of us died. The Sunday Times reported that Noah's cousin‚ Cebisile Happiness Khoza‚ a teacher from a village near Wasbank in KwaZulu-Natal had been buried by relatives. The newspaper added that "Noah had not been reached by his family as he was travelling overseas"‚ which might explain Noah's tweets. The newspaper quoted Noah's grandmother‚ Nomalizo Noah‚ confirming the death on the record.

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  • Mourinho pokes fun at rivals | The New Age Online

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his Premier League winning players have not been given the credit they deserve and took time to make fun of the teams that finished below them on Tuesday. The 52-year-old Portuguese -- whose side finished the season eight points clear of 2014 champions Manchester City -- used the end of season Chelsea dinner to use a convoluted story to poke fun at City, Arsenal, who finished third, and fourth-placed Manchester United. To a backdrop of a graphic showing a pitch with two goals he addressed first of all Louis van Gaal-managed United -- the 'plain red shirted team' -- saying they would have preferred to play without goals. "That team plays really well and the ball goes and goes and goes and the quality of the ball possession is really beautiful, but no goals," said Mourinho.

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  • EFF interrupts Zuma in National Assembly again

    MPs from the Economic Freedom Fighters protested silently but visibly as President Jacob Zuma tabled his budget vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Despite gasps from ANC benches, Zuma ignored the interruption from the defiant EFF MPs and continued with his speech. Earlier, EFF MP and spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had tried unsuccessfully to raise a “point of privilege” demanding that Zuma release the Farlam commission of inquiry report into the killing of at least 44 people during the 2012 upheaval in the platinum mining sector. Ndlozi insisted that Zuma release the report following a threat by injured miners and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union to take the President to court in a bid to force his hand.

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  • Fear and tension on Panayiotou’s turf - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    By day Christopher Panayiotou was your friendly family grocer. In fact, Panayiotou was so good at his job that the OK Grocer supermarket in Algoa Park - in which he has a 10 percent share - was nominated as franchisee of the year three years in a row. Panayiotou allegedly paid R70 000 to Thando Siyoli, a bouncer at Infinity Club - a cocktail lounge Panayiotou owns in the same complex - to arrange the hit on Jayde. Siyoli was the first suspect arrested by police for Jayde’s murder and is said to have “co-operated fully” with them, pointing out Panayiotou as the mastermind and Vumazonke as the man who pulled the trigger.

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  • Kendall Jenner 'snubbed by Hollywood film-makers'

    US model Kendall Jenner was reportedly snubbed by movie producers at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Zahara's house on the line - SundayWorld

    The City of Johannesburg and Nedbank are said to be gunning for her plush house in Little Falls, west of Joburg, because of her alleged tardiness with payments. The award-winning songbird, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, was reportedly R35000 in arrears after defaulting for two months and the bank was planning to hand her account over to the repo men if she failed to settle the debt in the third month. The City of Johannesburg allegedly handed her account over to its lawyers because she was about R200000 in arrears for water and electricity. Zahara laughed off the allegations that her house is about to go under the hammer.

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  • South Africa: 'Prophet' Claims to Change Temperature, Turn People Into Snakes

    A church that claims to be able to turn people into snakes and allows a 'prophet' to jump on congregants without them feeling pain is being lambasted on Facebook. End Times Disciples Ministries in Soshanguve has been criticised following photos being published of congregants, led by one Prophet Penuel Tshepo, during "demonstrations of God's power". On Friday, a gallery was uploaded of worshippers writhing on the floor with their tongues out after the prophet "commanded the spirit of snakes to enter the congregation".

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  • Shakes is clearly losing it

    Shakes Mashaba is on the warpath. Bafana Bafana were embarrassed in the Cosafa Cup quarterfinal by Botswana on Sunday afternoon, and Mashaba took the time afterwards to have a pop at Ajax Cape Town and their coach Roger de Sa. You should be beating Botswana, frankly, whether you have Ajax Cape Town players available to you or not.

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  • Taxi driver dies in Johannesburg accident | The New Age Online

    A man died and 16 others were injured when a taxi collided with two vehicles and rolled on Monday in Fourways, Johannesburg, reported paramedics. ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said the accident occurred at the William Nicol and Wedgewood Link Road intersection. Meiring said the paramedics discovered the lifeless body of a taxi driver next to the vehicle, he had already succumbed to his multiple fatal injuries.

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  • Post office, Telkom, Eskom becoming obsolete

    TWENTY years ago, it was unthinkable that SA could manage without efficient service from the post office, Telkom and Eskom. Today, the post office hardly matters in economic terms. Management’s unwillingness to curb widespread theft meant that parcel delivery has been increasingly replaced by private couriers. As a result, the four-month post office strike last year scarcely registered on the economic radar.

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  • ON THE WATER: Resistance to e-tolling is not about the money

    IT TOOK apartheid’s bullies a long time to learn that force will be met with force, that violence begets violence, and so on. Most citizens lived through apartheid’s endgame, especially those in the plush seats with their struggle credentials, which is why citizens may safely assume that their government knows it cannot serve the people by abusing them. At least, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should know it, but also in great part because he is a flyfisher, which by definition means he is a man of good character and superior intelligence, and possessed of goodwill towards his fellow citizens. Such an event (as related by Business Day columnist Allister Sparks) — in which Ramaphosa wielded the pliers and National Party negotiator Roelf Meyer was the beneficiary — became central to the myth of SA’s negotiated revolution.

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