• Gauteng’s new elite billion-rand cities - City Press

    The house also has a a basement garage to showcase multibillionaire insurance magnate Douw Steyn’s collection of sports and vintage cars. With an eye-watering price tag of R254 million – costlier than President Jacob Zuma’s homestead that cost the taxpayer R246 million – the mansion, built by Steyn and his wife Carolyn, is the jewel in the crown of the 809-hectare Steyn City, located between Fourways and Diepsloot. Upon completion, the complex will boast a private hospital, two private schools and a number of office parks inside its gated perimeter. Developers say Steyn City is “six times the size of Sandton City, four times the size of Monaco and two and a half times the size of Central Park in New York”.

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  • New Miss SA overwhelmed & excited about new role

    Liesl Laurie from Eldorado Park was crowned last night at the Sun City Super Bowl.

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  • Germanwings pilot’s chilling prophesy - City Press

    Andreas Lubitz was a man with a dark side. In fact, Andreas was breathing calmly while his captain was shouting in the background and trying to break the door down. Over the past few days, it has been revealed that Lubitz (27) had probably planned the murder-suicide. The 26-year-old, who asked no to be named, said Lubitz’s personal problems and unpredictable behaviour led to her recently breaking off their relationship.

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  • Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Tbo Touch falls foul of Metro FM’s rules - City Press

    Metro FM suspended a second DJ, Thabo “Tbo Touch” Molefe, this week following the uproar over Sibusiso “DJ Sbu” Leope last week. City Press understands the national broadcaster, SABC, took the action after Leope and “his people” questioned why Molefe had not been suspended for punting his own commercial products, as well as American boxer Floyd Mayweather, on his drive-time show a few weeks ago.

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  • King denies xenophobic comments - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA King Goodwill Zwelithini s alleged xenophobic comments have sparked criticism. Durban - King Goodwill Zwelithini has denied saying foreigners should be deported from South Africa or making xenophobic comments while speaking in Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal last week. A complaint was lodged with the Human Rights Commission earlier this week. The Royal Household has written to the Human Rights Commission seeking clarity on the nature of the complaints.

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  • Policeman dies after shootout on N3 south

    One policeman has died following a shootout on N3 south in Johannesburg.

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  • Zimbabwe: 'Pray for President Mugabe'

    Prophet Walter Magaya has appealed to Zimbabweans and other people from all over the world to pray for President Robert Mugabe. Magaya said Mugabe's "wisdom" was from God hence people should pray for the 91-year- old leader. "Pray for President Robert Mugabe. Speaking to journalists later, Magaya said his message on praying for Mugabe was not political.

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  • Nigeria awaits tense poll results - Africa | IOL News

    Nigerians on Monday awaited the first results of a closely fought general election pitting President Goodluck Jonathan against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for calm after deadly riots followed 2011 polls. The United Nations Secretary General congratulated Nigeria for holding a “largely peaceful and orderly” ballot, as the head of the country's electoral commission said Sunday that the first results could be announced the following day.

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  • Graeme Smith linked to blonde Cape beauty

    Friends say the former Proteas captain has formed a close relationship with blonde beauty Justine Haddon, a Cape Town businesswoman who owns a clothing boutique. Smith, who is in Australia, has refused to comment on the claims, but Haddon this week said she was not responsible for the break-up of Smith's marriage and denied she was involved in a romantic relationship with him. "They have been seeing each other for a few months and Morgan [Deane] is gutted," said a friend, who did not want to be named. Earlier this month, the Sunday Times reported that Deane only learnt about Smith's plans to divorce her when he mistakenly sent her an SMS meant for his lawyer.

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  • Sterling set to reject bumper new deal - Premier League

    EPA Raheem Sterling is prepared to turn down one of the biggest deals in Liverpool s history. Raheem Sterling is prepared to turn down one of the biggest deals in Liverpool’s history. Negotiations with Sterling have reached yet another impasse and it is understood that even if Liverpool offer £180 000 a week he will not sign. The forward, who has vowed to concentrate on his football for the rest of the season and not be distracted by contract talks, has returned to Merseyside after spending a week with England.

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  • Beyoncé, Kanye West, Coldplay, Rihanna, Madonna And More Tweet Support For Jay Z's Music Streaming Service Tidal

    Jay Z will announce details of the new Tidal in a press conference at 5:00 PM today, according to a press release. A live stream will be available at Tidal.com. Artists changed their avatar to cyan blue over the weekend to match the color of the company logo of Tidal, Jay Z’s new music streaming service, which is expected to launch Monday. Last month, Jay Z purchased the Swedish technology company Aspiro, which operates the service, for $56 million and is expected to launch at a Monday afternoon event in New York City.

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  • Cosatu: Vavi misses the moment and hands fate to his enemies | Daily Maverick

    It was to be Zwelinzima Vavi’s big defining moment in his political career. It could have eclipsed other big political moments in recent history – the announcement by Mosiuoa Lekota that he was “divorcing” the ANC, the announcement of Julius Malema’s expulsion from the ANC, that kiss between Helen Zille and Mamphela Ramphele. The two-hour media briefing by the Cosatu general secretary was all about the history of his fallout with the federation’s leaders, excerpts of correspondence that have already been leaked, details of the campaign to make unproven allegations against him stick and how absolutely distressed he is about the expulsion of metalworkers’ union Numsa, that took 340,000 workers and R11 million a year out of Cosatu. What would warrant the drama of a Sunday afternoon media briefing with live television feeds and a massive support group of Numsa members crowding the main boardroom at Cosatu House?

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  • Zuma heads SA, not just ANC

    You will be aware of the serious situation and consequences resulting from the anarchy prevailing throughout your government. Eskom, SAA, the Post Office, Telkom, the NPA, to name a few, lack leadership skills needed to reverse the continuing decline. As the fault lines deepen, almost by the day, you should awake to the fact that your government lacks the skills needed to run the country. The people are tired of hearing your government promise change.

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  • South Africa and Nigeria: It’s complicated | Daily Maverick

    Nowhere are these views more entrenched than in South Africa. As I talked to him, it became clear that much of his own ignorance about Nigerians was linked to a broader ignorance about the rest of the African continent. Apartheid was a system that not only dehumanised and impoverished black South Africans, it also isolated them physically and imaginatively from their continent. While this pattern of distrust between individual Nigerians and South Africans can be broken down by simple acts of kindness, the reality is that at a state-to-state level, the animosity between South Africa and Nigeria is deeply problematic and less easy to break down.

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  • EFF goes Afrikaans

    Comic legend Nik Rabinowitz is stirring all the right pots with his show What the EFF?, which will start its run later this week at the Afrikaans art holy grail, the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees ( KKNK). Last year he won the America meets World comedy title and was awarded Stand Up of The Year honours in 2008 and 2009.

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  • Toyota unveils revamped manufacturing process

    Toyota Motor Corp. broke a two-year silence on a revamped manufacturing process—built on sharing components among vehicles—that the world’s best-selling auto maker says will produce half its vehicles by 2020 and slash costs. Toyota said the first vehicle to be launched under the new program, known as Toyota New Global Architecture, will be built on a platform for midsize cars such as the Prius. Executive Vice President Mitsuhisa Kato said Toyota’s luxury-brand Lexus vehicles will also be made under the system. “This has been a period to rebuild Toyota’s development and manufacturing procedures,” Mr. Kato told a briefing at Toyota’s headquarters in central Japan.

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  • Expect fireworks when WhatsApp allows calls

    Whatsapp, the world's most popular smartphone instant messaging platform, has started rolling out voice services as part of its application (Android users only for now), striking fear into the hearts of mobile telecommunications industry executives everywhere. Industry executives feared that WhatsApp and other so-called over-the-top, or OTT, services would not only eat away at their lucrative voice profits, but undermine the business model for installing the next-generation broadband networks the OTT providers need if they are to offer services to consumers. The reason the rest of the mobile industry is so concerned about WhatsApp is its vast subscriber base of more than 700 million users. The company will soon overtake China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, in subscriber numbers.

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  • Help get rid of apartheid symbols - Malema - Politics | IOL News

    Julius Malema has urged students at Wits University and other tertiary institutions to remove the statues of apartheid leaders and other vestiges of white supremacy. The EFF commander-in-chief said that would make white South Africans appreciate that they were not superior to black people. Malema, who was addressing the EFF students’ command summit at Wits University, warned, though, that collapsing white supremacy should not mean substituting it with black people because that would only serve to perpetuate the domination of one race over another.

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  • Mantashe accuses Vavi of undermining ANC’s mediation

    ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has come out guns blazing, accusing embattled Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi of “undoing” the work of an ANC-led task team which is seeking to mediate in Cosatu.

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