• Murder accused Panayioutou’s double life aired in court | The New Age Online

    Port Elizabeth murder accused Christopher Panayiotou hired a hitman to shoot his wife on whom he had cheated for years after his messy double life and rumoured debt finally caught up with him. Prosecutor Marius Stander told the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s court there had been several failed attempts to kill Jayde Panayiotou, a popular teacher at Riebeek College, before the plot allegedly masterminded by her husband succeeded last month. Panayiotou allegedly paid R70,000 for the hit that was made to look like a robbery and kidnapping, with R40,000 going to the hitman and the rest to Luthando Siyoli, a bouncer at a night club he owns, who reportedly acted as the middleman. Stander read the court transcripts of recorded conversations that had taken place between the burly husband and the bouncer and said he believed the State had a rock solid case.

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  • This Mom Was Horrified By The Dress Code At A 6th Grade Pool Party

    Recently, Indiana-based mom Jennifer Smith noticed that the permission slip her son had brought home for his sixth-grade pool party had an interesting dress code. Smith said she felt livid over the female-specific rule, and posted a picture of the flyer on the Facebook group Feminism on Facebook, where it was picked up by Babble. “Being a feminist and seeing things through that filter, I was just kind of enraged by that,” she told the Huffington Post. The pool party at Rhoades Elementary in Indianapolis was being held for students who displayed “good citizenship,” and also banned Speedos.

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  • KFC's knives are streetwise too - video

    It had been filmed by Ashrana Chanderanberg, from the balcony of a nearby hotel. “This is what happens every morning @KFC Coastlands Umhlanga.... "We residence [sic] off Horizon view and Ridgeton Towers back of KFC Coastlands instead of awakening to the smell of KFC we awaken by this agonising sounds of sharpening knives....” she wrote. Earlier this month KFC had responded to another street scandal, after footage of their chickens being washed on the street in Braamfontein.

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  • DJ Sbu opens up - The Citizen

    Following controversial headlines, DJ Sbu chats to us about his life, and what's really going on.

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  • The Itumeleng Khune conundrum

    The image of soccer supremo Khoza is of an all-powerful man who goes gung-ho where angels fear to tread. In May 2013, Khune was the man of the moment at the Premier Soccer League (PSL) awards. Then captain and undisputed first choice for Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana, he was a sweepstakes winner: footballer of the season, players' player of the season, goalkeeper of the season and Nedbank Cup player of the tournament. Khune's star is shedding its diamond sparkle.

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  • EFF faction turns their backs on Malema

    A faction of Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) members have defied an order from head office to support party leader Julius Malema in his court battle against the South African Revenue Service(Sars.

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  • Nigeria: Controversy as Diezani Boards Buhari's London Flight

    The President-elect Muhammadu Buhari yesterday morning left for Britain on a private visit, his first such trip outside the country since winning the March 28th presidential election, a statement last night by the Head of his Media Team, Malam Garba Shehu. Buhari, who was expected at the pre-handover Special Prayers at the Abuja National Mosque, was represented by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The plane departed Abuja yesterday morning at 9:00am Nigerian time. It was reported that Diezani had been billed to travel to the UK next week Tuesday, but changed here plans after learning that Buhari was travelling to London, to afford her an opportunity to discuss directly with him.

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  • 'Location' cheating doesn't count! - Movies | Tonight

    Sir Michael Caine has "never been tempted to stray" from his wife. The 82-year-old actor has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years and insists that despite working alongside Hollywood beauties such as Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson, he's never thought about cheating on her.

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  • Gigaba stands by new visa requirements

    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will not go back on a decision to implement new visa requirements next week. Concerns have been raised about a requirement that demands children carry unabridged certificate when they travel to and from South Africa. Parents say this will delay their travels and that the department is generally slow to issue unabridged certificates. Home affairs has already begun the process by converting over half a million abridged birth certificates.

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  • Jewish board distressed by Dlamini's Hitler comments

    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies says it's distressed by the recent Facebook posts of former University of Witwatersrand (Wits) Student Representative Council (SRC) president Mcebo Dlamini. Dlamini made headlines last month when he said he admired Adolph Hitler. Dlamini has shared a shared a link on his Facebook page to a website called Adolph Hitler; the most lied-about man in history.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Gukurahundi Role Exposed

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, some of his ministers and senior army officials were closely involved in the planning and execution of the Gukurahundi massacres, new research and recently declassified Australian government documents have revealed. The revelations are likely to embarrass the ruling Zanu PF government at a time the emotive issue has creeped back into the spotlight. Australian embassy dispatches to Canberra from 1983 reveal how Zanu PF ministers, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangwagwa, Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi and the late Eddison Zvobgo were aware of the 1980s massacres, with the aim to finish off Zapu and create a one-party state. The Australian cables reveal that embassy officials had met with former Midlands governor Cephas Msipa, who revealed that Zanu PF ministers had told him that Gukurahundi massacres had been planned by the party's central committee.

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  • Why it's been raining spiders in Australia

    The town is experiencing what is called an Angel Hair event (spider migration). @OsricChau if I were in Australia I would be wearing a hazmat suit and standing on a chair with a flamethrower. Scientists shed some light on why it has been “raining spiders” in Australia. “This is not the first time this webbing of entire landscapes has happened and it is not the last,” said naturalist Martyn Robinson from the Australian Museum.

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  • ANC-linked group scores as their Capitec stake soars to R2.5bn

    The consortium includes Pilisiwe Twala-Tau, the wife of Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau; Gugu Mtshali, wife of former president Kgalema Motlanthe; and the Batho Batho Trust, which was founded in 1992 by former president Nelson Mandela and other ANC stalwarts. In 2007, Coral Lagoon paid R300-million for 12.2% of the Stellenbosch banking group at R30 a share in a deal funded entirely by the state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

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  • DJ Sbu criticizes Drum on twitter

    Drama seems to be following DJ Sbu lately. The DJ has taken to Twitter to slam the magazine saying they have put lies into his mouth and says they have quoted him without interviewing him.

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  • E-toll enforcement won’t wash – Outa - Gauteng | IOL News

    SATURDAY STAR Wayne Duvenage of Outa, joins protesters. Johannesburg - The government’s “threat tactics” to withhold licence discs of e-toll defaulters may convince some motorists to reluctantly cough up, but the head of the opposition lobby group still believes in the public’s ability – and will – to fight. “Compliance must come willingly, not through enforcement,” said Wayne Duvenage of the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance. This week, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who led a government task team examining Gauteng’s e-tolling system, said the government would alter legislation to ensure motorists with unpaid e-tolls bills would not be able to receive their licence discs.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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  • Foreign nationals share their experience of starting a business in SA

    Setting up your own successful business is hard enough as it is. Not having proper local identification and business regulations that seem designed to stifle rather than encourage entrepreneurship are just two of the myriad problems encountered by African business people looking to set up shop in South Africa. “My company brings in lots of foreign currency into the country and provides a much needed service in South Africa,” said Tendai*, a 53-year-old Johannesburg-based Zimbabwean IT businessman, who has been in South Africa for the past 8 years. “Although I am a permanent resident of South Africa with a South African ID, I don’t feel as part of South Africa,” he told ANA in the lead up to Africa Day on May 25.

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  • Khedira confirms Real exit - World Leagues

    Reuters Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has accused the La Liga club of freezing him out by dropping him from the team after talks on a contract extension broke down. Madrid - Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has accused the La Liga club of freezing him out by dropping him from the team after talks on a contract extension broke down even though he was fit to play. Germany international Khedira, who joined Real from VfB Stuttgart in 2010, will leave Real for free at the end of the season, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as Juventus, reportedly keen to sign him.

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  • Girl allegedly drugged and raped by Metro Cop

    The Johannesburg Metro Police Department’s (JMPD) internal affairs unit has registered a case against a metro police officer who allegedly drugged and raped a 16-year-old girl in the back room of her mother’s house in Braamfisherville. JMPD spokesman, Wayne Minnaar, said in a statement on Friday that the officer had been arrested by police in the wake of alleged incident which happened on May 14.

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  • Norwegian dad flies to SA to get son - The Mercury

    A Norwegian dad flew into Durban this week in an attempt to get back his 21-month-old son whom he last had contact with in Norway in October 2013 when his wife took the baby to New Zealand and failed to return. After that, the father can have contact in Norway.

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