• Justin Bieber kicks off 21st birthday celebrations

    The 'Boyfriend' hitmaker, who is set to celebrate the milestone on Sunday, kicked off his celebrations early after John and Sammy Shahidi presented him with a 1965 Lincoln Continental last night. Justin was clearly thrilled with the gift as he spent much of last night driving it up and down the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, according to gossip website TMZ.com. The insider said the car looks similar to the one that features in the opening credits of 'Entourage,' which was one of Justin's favourite TV shows. The singer is gearing up to star in a Comedy Central Roast as part of his birthday celebrations, during which a number of comedians including Kevin Hart will poke fun at him.

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  • Petrol price hike: S.Africans urged to cut costs

    As motorists brace themselves for next week’s fuel price increase, South Africans have been urged to find areas where they can cut their expenses. The Energy Department announced last night that the price of petrol will go up by 96 cents a litre while a litre of diesel will cost 74 cents more. The petrol price is expected to go up from 4 March and will be the first increase in the fuel price after it hit record lows last year. The last time petrol increased was in April last year by 7 cents a litre and before that in March when it increased by 36 cents a litre.

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  • Legal Aid joins eviction battle - tenants out on the street

    LEGAL Aid South Africa will investigate the alleged hijacking of houses and illegal evictions of tenants in Turffontein, Johannesburg. In the past two weeks Sowetan has published a series of articles highlighting the plight of the Turffontein residents who have accused foreigners of seeking to evict them illegally from the homes they were renting. About 60 tenants are affected by the alleged unlawful eviction and 23 of them have already been evicted. All these tenants claimed they had continued to live peacefully in these dwellings for a number of years after the deaths of their landlords.

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  • Ex-Bafana star's gang used signal jammer in heist

    FORMER Bafana Bafana player Lebogang Morula allegedly staged a daring cash-in-transit heist at the Standard Bank branch in Ogies, Mpumalanga, using a signal jamming device while he was out on bail for attempted murder. Morula - who was part of the Bafana Bafana squad that represented the country at the 1998 World Cup in France - and two of his accomplices were arrested during the armed robbery . Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told Sowetan that a charge of illegal possession of the signal jamming device would be added to the charges.

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  • Envoy quiet after fake CV exposed - Politics | IOL News

    South Africa’s ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, was lying low on Friday after revelations that she claimed to have a doctorate on her CV that she never received. Amid calls from the opposition DA for her immediate recall and suspension, a tired-sounding Pheko initially answered a call from Independent Newspapers around 10pm Japanese time, but ended it abruptly when she was asked to confirm the story. The Financial Mail reported that Pheko had made the same claim on her CV when she was posted to Canada in 2010, but had corrected it when the Canadians raised the alarm. The Department of International Relations and Co-operation declined to comment, as did the Canadian high commission and the Japanese embassy.

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  • How AB beat gastro - Proteas Cricket

    “He was lying on the couch (in the dressing room) half dead, and I was just going, ‘Abbas, come on boy, what can I get you, can I get you some Gatorade just to get the spice going?’ I was telling him he was making me tired just looking at him,” Rilee Rossouw quipped afterwards. Having already lost JP Duminy on account of a side strain, the absence of De Villiers would have left the batting seriously thin, and of course robbing the tournament of one of it’s great innings. Rossouw, De Villiers admitted, was the catalyst that ignited his thrilling late charge that took what had been a reasonably even contest well beyond the West Indies.

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  • My successor 'may not be a vice president': Mugabe

    Longtime president Robert Mugabe has insisted he will "never" choose a successor, while hinting that the person who takes his place may not be one of Zimbabwe's two vice presidents. Never!" Mugabe said in an interview shown late Friday on state ZBC television ahead of his 91st birthday party. "A successor can come from any level of the party, but usually the top levels -- the central committee, the politburo. Mugabe recently appointed two deputies, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko after sacking Zimbabwe's first-ever female vice president Joice Mujuru.

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  • Malema in dispute with rebel MP over legal bill

    EFF MP Mpho Ramakatsa is faced with the prospect of paying off a legal bill close to R800000 after party leader Julius Malema washed his hands of him. Ramakatsa told Sowetan yesterday that Malema had undertaken to settle the bill he raked up in legal fees during his days in the ANC. In June 2012 Ramakatsa successfully took the ANC to court to overturn the outcome of the Free State elective conference where current chairman and premier Ace Magashule was re-elected. Yesterday Malema said the EFF paid R100000 towards Ramakatsa's bill after he approached the party for help.

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  • These Stunning Photographs From Around The World Are Shortlisted For Sony's Photo Award

    Professionals and amateurs alike compete to be the world's best photographer.

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  • 'Senzo's killing ushered me to God'

    The horror scene of the cold-blooded murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa still lingers in Sello "Chicco" Twala's son's memory. Longwe Twala was among those who witnessed the brutal killing of Meyiwa at Kelly Khumalo's Vosloorus home. Khumalo's children, Christian and Thingo, as well as her mother, Ntombi, and her sister Zandi were in the house during the shooting. In seeking help after the tragedy, Longwe has found solace in God.

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  • Court rules in favour of planned EFF KwaZulu-Natal Assembly

    The High Court in Durban has ruled in favour of the EFF's provincial people's assembly (PPA) taking place over the weekend, the party said.

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  • Spies warned SA Jews of threats - Western Cape | IOL News

    YOUTUBE Screen grabs from a one and a half minute youtube clip that suggests a version of Wikileaks that applies to South Africa. Synagogues around the country strengthened security measures a few months ago following a terrorist attack threat. This has emerged after secret documents revealed this week that al-Qaeda operatives had planned to attack a Jewish conference in Cape Town. A State Security Agency counterterrorism document, leaked to Al Jazeera and published this week on the news network’s website, mentioned the planned terrorist attack against a Jewish conference in Cape Town.

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  • What’s it like to have China build you a port? Ask Cameroon

    China is investing in ports from Malaysia to Mozambique as part of its vision for a Maritime Silk Road (MSR) linking eastern China with Europe via the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and Mediterranean Sea. With the ambitious plan drawing more attention to the pros and cons of Chinese investment in other countries’ maritime infrastructures, it’s a good time to look at how one such project played out: The Kribi Port project in Cameroon. Cameroon’s largest port is in Douala, which accounts for 95 percent of Cameroon’s imports and exports.

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  • Zuma, a burden to ANC and society - South Africans must demand the best in office

    The question was not answered, for the column sought mainly to illustrate that South Africa is in the throes of serious political problems. The pandemonium that broke out at the State of the Nation Address (Sona) brings back Popper's question like a ghost that will not stop haunting the living until they meet all its demands. Here it is: a morally and intellectually compromised leader of a political party is a burden not only to his party, but to society as a whole. Eugene Terre'Blanche was a leader of the AWB, but he was a burden for the rest of South Africa.

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  • STOCK TALK: Laughter, tears and questions as execs quit

    This week Lonmin, Afrox and Reunert all reported the immediate or pending departure of top executives. Lonmin’s announcement that chief operating officer Johan Viljoen was leaving immediately was probably the saddest such announcement issued in the past 12 months. Maybe it was terribly brief because nobody at Lonmin knew much about him. Viljoen left AngloGold Ashanti rather suddenly in August to take up the position at Lonmin.

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  • Tributes pour in for ‘Mr Spock’ - Movies | Tonight

    REUTERS Leonard Nimoy, cast member of the new film "Star Trek Into Darkness", poses as he arrives at the film's premiere in Hollywood in this 2013, file photo. “Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy,” said Obama, who recalled meeting the Boston-born Nimoy with the Vulcan salute in 2007.

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  • Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach viru

    Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia of France because of a stomach virus.

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  • EFF to begin massive land occupation campaign

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will begin a massive land occupation campaign in the City of Tshwane next week and will hold meetings with communities on how this will transpire over the next two days.

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  • Nigeria: I Have Been Offered 'A Slave Contract' - Keshi

    Coach Stephen Keshi has described as "a slave contract" what has been offered him to continue as Nigeria coach. Keshi said he has received his new contract from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), but has been far from impressed what has been offered him. "From the clauses I have seen so far, I don't know what words to use but the contract can be described as a 'slave contract'", he remarked probably in reference to clauses which make him answerable to several persons and committees. Keshi himself revealed that he will be paid five million Naira (less than $25,000), which was what he also received during his initial three-year contract, which ran out after last year's world Cup in Brazil.

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  • Mitchells Plain officers arrested for corruption

    The pair had arrested a man after receiving a tip-off that there was tik at the house.

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