• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Feud mars Mompati funeral - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA President Jacob Zuma with his wife, Bongi Ngema, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Speaker of the National Assembly and chairwoman of the ANC, Baleka Mbete, were among the party faithful to bid farewell to ANC stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati at her funeral service in Vryburg on Saturday. Johannesburg - The “towering” role played by struggle stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati in bringing democracy to South Africa was marred by family feuds openly displayed at her funeral held at the Vryburg Showgrounds in the North West province on Saturday.

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  • 'Our family is cursed', says Trevor Noah's granny in wake of brutal murder

    It was the fourth tragedy to strike women in Noah's family and comes as the comedian prepares to take up his hosting of the popular The Daily Show in the US. Yesterday, relatives attended the funeral of the murdered teacher, Cebisile Happiness Khoza, in a village near Wasbank in KwaZulu-Natal. Noah had not been reached by his family as he was travelling overseas. The latest killing means that three of Noah's female relatives have been murdered.

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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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  • 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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  • '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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  • Fewer people have faith in SA's future than in '94

    The latest survey to ask South Africans how confident they are about the country's direction showed a significant decline from the first six months of the Nelson Mandela administration to the Jacob Zuma presidency. In 2004, 71% of South Africans responded positively to the same question, meaning public confidence in the country's direction has slumped 27% over the past decade. According to the survey report released this week, 37% of respondents said the country was moving in "the wrong direction" and 17% "did not know". President Zuma is not instilling the same level of confidence or support as any of his predecessors.

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  • 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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  • Fifa asked to rule on Jordaan's job double-up

    The controversy surrounding the ANC’s appointment of Safa president Danny Jordaan as mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality escalated yesterday when world soccer controlling body Fifa was asked for a ruling on the issue. The complaint was forwarded to secretary-general Jerome Valcke on the basis that Jordaan’s new position contravened the entrenched constitutional rulings of Fifa and Safa on political neutrality.

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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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  • Ferdinand moved by support after wife's death | The New Age Online

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he has been "overwhelmed" by the support he has received following the death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison. Ellison died aged 34 earlier this month following a battle with breast cancer, prompting an outpouring of support from within the football community. "It has been the most difficult period of my life, what with managing the emotions of our three children and watching such a great woman as my wife Rebecca die without being able to do anything about it," Ferdinand wrote in Sunday's edition of British tabloid The Sun. "After Rebecca died, we held a service on a lovely sunny day, which was arranged to perfection.

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  • More load shedding expected tomorrow

    The country’s power utility is battling to relieve pressure off the grid.

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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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  • Cable thieves make load shedding worse - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Thieves dug a 35m-long trench and stole an electrical cable near Glenvista. Johannesburg - As load shedding continues to plague Joburg, cable thieves seem to be determined to plunge the city even further into darkness. While many parts of Joburg experienced power cuts on Wednesday night, some parts of the south did not have power due to cable theft. Thieves dug a 35m-long trench next to a City Power substation in Liefde en Vrede, south of Glenvista, and stole cables.

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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: Time to Stop Ruinous Zezuru Stranglehold On Zimbabwe, Says Mliswa

    ZIMBABWEANS must now act to end the ruinous stranglehold on power by the "corrupt" Zezuru tribe which has destroyed the country since taking over at independence in 1980, Temba Mliswa has charged. Mliswa, who was fired from Zanu PF for allegedly being part of a plot to illegally topple President Robert Mugabe, said the 91-year-old leader's tribe has had its chance to rule Zimbabwe and made a complete mess of the job. "Let me say this for the first time; the next president of Zimbabwe will not be Zezuru. The Zezuru had their chance but failed," Mliswa told a press conference in Harare on Thursday.

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