• The Big Read: When African solutions fail

    What happened outside a farm some 32km from Maseru on Thursday was tantamount to Lesotho showing a middle finger to South Africa's diplomatic efforts. Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao was driving out of the farm with his nephew when three Lesotho Defence Force vehicles intercepted him. According to Mahao's family, occupants of one of the vehicles fired three AK47 shots at him without provocation. In self-defence, the army claims, the arresting soldiers shot Mahao in his right arm and then took him to hospital, where he later died "due to over-bleeding".

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  • Holly Madison Reveals The Hell That Is Playboy Mansion Life

    Holly Madison decided to write a book when she was excelling in her career — starring in the long-running Peepshow in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood, as well as her own E! “Women would come up to me, and say, ‘Don’t you miss the mansion?’ Or, ‘I’m sorry Hef didn’t marry you,’” Madison recalled during a recent interview with BuzzFeed News at her home on a tree-lined Los Angeles street. It’s safe to say that after the revelations in Madison’s just-released Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, she has successfully squashed any such questions in the future. With little preamble — Madison and her collaborator, Leslie Bruce, know what the reader came for — Down the Rabbit Hole tells the story of Madison’s time with Hefner from 2001 to 2008 and its aftermath.

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  • "We are done": Motaung on Khune and Masango - Sowetan LIVE

    Kaizer Chiefs is not in talks with former players Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango. This was revealed by the club's football manager Bobby Motaung on Tuesday when the two's contracts were coming to an end. Motaung had said last week goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and winger Mandla Masango had returned to Chiefs trying to re-start negotiations on failed contract renewal talks‚ and been given time to go home and think clearly about their futures. Although Khune and Masango’s contracts came to an end on Tuesday‚ Chiefs’ football manager was not interested in commenting on negotiations‚ if any‚ were taking place.

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  • Zuma's wives cost you R54.6-million in his first term

    The average annual cost of the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for the last four years of former president Thabo Mbeki's administration, from 2005 to 2008, was R7.1-million. In Zuma's first term, the average rose to R10.9-million a year - an increase of R3.8-million. In response to questions, the spokesman for the president, Mac Maharaj, said the unit cost R7.877-million in 2010-11; R11.165-million in 2011-12; R7.068-million in 2012-13 and R13.019-million in 2013-14. The last time information was made publicly available on the unit was in February 2010 when the Presidency revealed in response to a parliamentary question that during Zuma's first year in office, 2009 to 2010, the unit cost R15.517-million.

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  • Biff breaks his silence

    Not only has former Irish pop singer Morgan Deane prompted Smith to finally break his silence on their separation but she could be held in contempt of court for her statements. When first they married, it seemed the perfect love story with the pictures to prove it - an international sporting hero and his beautiful bride moving to South Africa to grow old together. This weekend, Deane took to Twitter to warn girls not to follow her example and give up a career for a man.

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  • Taxi drivers studying with UCT

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • DJ Fresh hells over 'love child' story

    DJ Fresh is ready to drag Sunday Sun and Daily Sun to the South African Press Council. This comes only a few months after Graeme Smith dragged Sunday Times to the same council over a front page story that claimed he lied to his wife before the two announced their separation and imminent divorce in May this year. Now it is DJ Fresh’s (real name Thato Sikwane) turn to seek justice.

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  • Ten South Africans on Interpol wanted list

    Interpol's wanted list features 10 South Africans sought for crimes including rape and the theft of more than R240-million. One local suspect, Jason Holland, 43, a former director of a Johannesburg mining company, is being sought for fraud and allegedly "misappropriating" more than R240-million. Interpol believes that Holland, who has British and South African citizenship, is currently in Australia, the UK or the Netherlands. Another fugitive is former police officer Mvuleni John Tshoba, 46, who fled the country after being convicted of the rape of an eight-year-old child.

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  • Messi sparkles as Argentina thrash Paraguay | The New Age Online

    Lionel Messi produced a scintillating individual performance as Argentina destroyed Paraguay 6-1 to reach the final of the Copa America here Tuesday. The Barcelona superstar tormented Paraguay mercilessly as the favorites produced their best display of the tournament and advanced to a showdown with Chile in Saturday's final. Although Messi failed to end his run of more than 900 minutes without an international goal from open play, he turned creator as Argentina tore Paraguay apart. Goals from Angel Di Maria (2), Marcos Rojo, Javier Pastore, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain completed an emphatic rout for the South American giants.

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  • Malawi Ambassador Suprises Zimbabweans

    A Zimbabwean publication NewsDay has reported that the Malawi ambassador to the country Jane Kambalame surprised Zimbabweans and other Malawians living around Mbare township in Zimbabwe on Sunday 28 June. While they have managed enough to cause alarm and make some Malawians who adore Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe panic for fear of the fact that the ambassador might have worsened relations between the two countries, Malawi24 understands that the surprise was in a positive manner.

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  • Here's A First Look At Jennifer Hudson Singing In "The Color Purple"

    Check out this exclusive clip of the Grammy and Oscar winner signing "Too Beautiful For Words" for her upcoming Broadway debut.

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  • Benni McCarthy's baby mama on drugs after the striker abandoned the baby

    Former Bafana Bafana goal scoring machine Benni McCarthy has become the latest footballer to be given the baby mama blues.

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  • Zuma and apartheid: The excuse with a thousand faces

    PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s remarkable recent threat, that he would consider "relooking" at apartheid uses of force to quell university unrest unless students started to behave, marks his latest allusion to SA’s dark past. Mr Zuma took his already notorious reputation for evading responsibility to new heights in 2012, when he blamed the failure of the Limpopo education department to deliver textbooks on apartheid architect Hendrik Verwoerd.

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  • The 'one man, one wife policy’ a joke – EFF

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Wednesday it has not introduced a policy prohibiting its members and leaders from having more than one marital spouse. On Saturday, the EFF posted a message on its official Twitter account which was viewed by many as suggesting the party was against polygamy. The tweet was accompanied by a picture showing EFF leader Julius Malema and his wife Mantwa, and the party’s national chairperson Dali Mpofu with his wife Mpumi. On the policy one man, one wife,” reads the tweet which generated 243 favourites and 212 retweets.

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  • Home Affairs reprimanded for tardiness - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The Joburg couple who took the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to task over not being allowed to travel with their 15-year-old daughter without the unabridged certificate has abandoned their bid as the department issued the certificate at the last hour. The high court in Pretoria heard on Monday how Paul and Tracy Lee Derbyshire were sent a text message informing them that their certificate was ready for collection on Saturday, a day after they lodged an urgent application with the high court on Friday after attempts to get the certificate had seemingly failed. The family applied for the unabridged certificate on May 13 at the Randburg Home Affairs office as they wanted to travel to the UK on Wednesday, during the school holidays. Legal representative Kaveer Guiness said the family were assured by officials from the DHA that the certificate would be ready by July 1.

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  • Karrueche Tran Mocks Rihanna In Throwback Video

    People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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  • 11 memorable moments from Our Perfect Wedding season 4

    Sunday evenings belong to Mzansi Magic. Anyone who disagrees needs to get their priorities straight.

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  • Woman who gave birth alone in California wildland says started fire for rescue

    A woman who gave birth alone and was stranded for days in a remote area of Northern California survived the ordeal by starting a fire that roared out of control and drew firefighters to her rescue, local media reported. “There was no cell phone service, there was nothing.

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  • 9 things black people will dance for according to South African adverts

    Despite the fact that our advertising industry is one of the most well respected in the world, we are constantly bombarded with adverts of black people dancing for food, alcohol, sweets and even airtime.

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