• Missed flight forces winner Ngxoli to watch Saftas on TV

    Instead, Ngxoli had to watch the glitzy event on television with family. The audience at the convention centre called out her name as a favourite to win the best actress in a supporting role in a TV comedy and a TV drama respectively. Speaking from Xolobe, near East London, Ngxoli said at home "my family was screaming when they [announcers] said my name for the first award.

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  • Foreigners remark puts king in a fix

    ZULU King Goodwill Zwelithini's call for all foreign nationals to be kicked out of the country has landed him in hot water with the SA Human Rights Commission. The commission said yesterday it had received a formal complaint against the Zulu monarch. Zwelithini reportedly said at the weekend that the fact that certain countries played a role in the country's struggle for liberation "should not be used as an excuse to create a situation where foreigners are allowed to inconvenience locals". Zwelithini's comments have earned him widespread condemnation from various organisations and on social media.

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  • Eskom plans for a total blackout - City Press

    Eskom conducted a national simulation exercise this week to test how systems would function in the event of a national blackout. City Press can reveal that, under the codename Exercise Breaking Dawn, the test took place on Monday to assess the country’s readiness in the event of a complete shutdown – this covered areas from emergency responses to how such a crisis would be communicated to the media and public. The secret exercise involved the utility’s managers, operational staff and support staff who formed part of strategic command structures and divisional tactical command structures. It was seen by some observers as a sign that Eskom was preparing itself for the worst-case scenario, something executives had been warning could happen if the country did not get its energy consumption under control.

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  • EFF, ANC take on farmer

    THE threat of eviction has united political foes ANC and EFF against a farmer in KwaZulu-Natal. A total of six families are facing possible eviction from a peach and livestock farm in Kokstad. Noel Fleming bought the farm last year. The matter has been reported to the department of rural development and land reform, but the farmer has apparently increased his efforts in intimidating the farm tenant s.

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  • Serero can’t sleep over Milan move

    “I don’t know what to say, it is difficult, because every time I think about it I lose sleep,” said Serero on Wednesday, with a huge grin on his face. “I don’t know anything (about the rumours of a Milan move) but it is one of the teams supported growing up. Serero, who is with the Bafana Bafana squad ahead of Sunday’s friendly against Nigeria at Mbombela Stadium, has been with Ajax since 2011, and still has two years left on his current contract.

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  • Meje's turn to expose new talent

    IT WAS her dimpled shy smile and sweet voice that made television audiences remember the adorable youngster from Cape Town when she tried for Idols SA many years ago. In a twist of fate, the now 28- year-old Noluthando Meje who is originally from Mthatha is set to come to the small screen as the host of a singing talent search television show called The Sing Off SA on SABC1. The Sing Off SA pits acappella groups for the coveted R250000 cash prize and a recording contract with Sony Music. Meje says she is passionate about reality shows because she has experienced both sides, as a contestant and as a host.

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  • Diabetes no laughing matter for Gumbi

    COMEDIAN Trevor Gumbi has revealed that he has been waging a silent battle against diabetes. Gumbi, pictured, said he was diagnosed four years ago and still finds humour in the face of adversity. "I loved it [weight loss]! No, seriously though, I was sad about it [diabetes].

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  • Germanwings pilot hid health condition that would have banned flying

    The pilot who crashed an aircraft in the French Alps had received a sick note from doctors showing he suffered a health condition that would have prevented him flying the day of the crash, which he apparently hid from his employer, German prosecutors said. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus A320 on Tuesday and deliberately steered it into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board. "Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors," said the prosecutors’ office in Duesseldorf, where the co-pilot lived and where the doomed flight from Barcelona was heading. "The fact there are sick notes saying he was unable to work, among other things, that were found torn up, which were recent and even from the day of the crime, support the assumption based on the preliminary examination that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and his professional colleagues," the German prosecutors said.

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  • Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. In a rare move, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that a letter from Putin would be read out to the gathering in Egypt, where Arab leaders discussed an array of regional crises, including conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Libya.

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  • Nigeria: Gunmen Attack Bauchi Polling Unit Fire Sporadic Shootings

    Gunmen have attacked polling Unit fired sporadic gunshots in the air forcing electorate at the polling unit to scamper for safety in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State . Police Public Relations Officer DSP Haruna Mohammed told news men yesterday in Bauchi that Police foiled the attacked. Mohammed said On the 28/3/2015 unknown gunmen in about six vehicles and two boxers motorcycles stormed Bagurun Primary School in Yautara Ward of Darazo L. G. A of Bauchi and fired sporadic gunshots in the air forcing electorate at the polling unit to scamper for safety.

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  • The 19 Most Important Moments In Australian Polling Day History

    Voting is compulsory and glorious.

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  • Community Post: Who Said It: Jaden Smith Or A Rapper?

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  • Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name': report

    The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials say, in what appears to have been a case of suicide and mass killing. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that all the signs were "pointing towards an act that we can't describe: criminal, crazy, suicidal". German prosecutors revealed that searches of Lubitz's homes netted "medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment", including "torn-up and current sick leave notes, among them one covering the day of the crash". According to Bild, the young woman, who was "very shocked", flew with Lubitz on European flights for five months last year, during which time they are believed to have been romantically involved.

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  • CIA shadow scares ideological dinosaurs

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  • Zimbabwe Tycoons Sink Into Oblivion

    SWEPT by the economic tide that has hit the Zimbabwean economy since around 2000, numerous high-flying indigenous entrepreneurs who were the country's flag-bearers for black economic empowerment have sunk into oblivion after their businesses spectacularly failed or collapsed. Many local businesspeople who carved out a niche for themselves in the 1990s as leading entrepreneurs in various sectors of the economy such as telecommunications, finance, including banking, transport and manufacturing have failed to last the distance after benefitting from the liberalisation of the economy and government empowerment policies, entailing patronage. There is widespread belief that if these businesses had flourished, they could have helped ease the country's unemployment crisis, added much-needed revenue to the fiscus, as well as contribute to Zimbabwe's economic growth.

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  • 31 Of The Greatest WrestleMania Matches Ranked

    It was about Hulk Hogan body-slamming Andre in the first of many WrestleMania moments. It was about elevating Hulk Hogan to legendary status in a time when pro-wrestling was still considered “real.” For all those reasons, this match worked and it’s still one of the most memorable matches of all time.

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  • 28 Of The Most Powerful Photos of This Week

    A keeper holds a 12-week-old Sumatran tiger cub during a routine health check in its enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester, England, on March 27. A snowboarder performs during the Red Bull Jump and Freeze competition at ski resort Shimbulak outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, on March 22.

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  • Film on Prophet Muhammad draws flak - Movies | Tonight

    AP/Mohammad Foghani In this picture taken on January 30, 2013 Iranian film-maker Majid Majidi, centre, director of Muhammad, Messenger of God, conducts a scene of the movie in Allahyar village 70km south of the capital of Iran, Tehran. Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it. The movie Muhammad, Messenger of God already recalls the grandeur – and expense – of a Cecil B DeMille film, with the narrow alleyways and a replica Kaaba shrine built in the village of Allahyar. “How should we introduce our prophet?” asked Majid Majidi, the film’s director.

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  • Malawi: Mutharika's Death Is Imminent, Man Declares Claiming He Has a Vision

    A social commentator has indicated that President Peter Mutharika has a few days to live and has ordered the country to be bracing for another state funeral soon. In a post to the liberal group My Malawi, My Views the man using the name of Vitumbiko Chihanga Kayira Mwenewenya indicated that Malawi will be having a state funeral soon as God was not happy with the rule of Mutharika which he labelled stupid. In further outbursts Mwenewenya used the social media space to allege that after his death Mutharika was to be committed to hell for being a homosexual.

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  • Don't employ friends - Zuma

    PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has effectively endorsed Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan's push for government workers without proper qualifications in the country's ailing municipalities to be fired. With the local elections looming, Zuma's comments on the hiring policy yesterday are set to put him on a collision course with the association of municipalities, SA Local Government Association (Salga). Addressing a Salga national members' assembly at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Zuma implored councillors not to hire their friends and relatives, but qualified people.

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