• 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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jacob Zuma chopper taxi gets chopped - City Press

    The air force has cut the backup helicopter service it provided for years to President Jacob Zuma’s family and friends travelling between Durban and Nkandla during the president’s visits to his family home, amid allegations that it was being abused. Military sources confirmed this week the backup Oryx helicopter from 15 Squadron, which usually flew with President Zuma’s military transport, had been grounded because of a lack of funds.

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  • Did SA man mastermind world's biggest ponzi scheme?

    "I wouldn't know if it was a Ponzi scheme," he said on Friday, putting on a brave front despite accusations that he masterminded a transnational criminal enterprise. The accusations centre on Belvedere Management, a Mauritius-based fund manager which manages and administers about $16-billion in funds. It is headed up by the Cape-town-based Kellermann, Irish businessman David Cosgrove and Mauritian Kenneth Maillard. Despite Kellermann's denials, the company, which manages hundreds of hedge funds and businesses around the world, has begun to look increasingly questionable after two of its Mauritian-based funds were shut down and others placed under investigation.

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  • 25 Things That Happened At The 2015 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

    WWE's most glamorous night of the year included a big butt, old dudes licking each other, tears, and lots of boos for Roman Reigns.

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  • Nigeria: Polls - Tension As Results Trickle in

    The nation was in suspense, yesterday, as results from last Saturday's presidential and National Assembly elections continued to trickle in.

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  • Noah in running to be top US anchor - Tonight News

    South African comedian Trevor Noah has been shortlisted to take over anchor duties on popular US talk show, The Daily Show. Influential US trade publication Variety reported that Noah, who has been a correspondent on the show presently hosted by Jon Stewart, is the frontrunner to replace Stewart when he leaves the show later this year. Noah, 31, who is from Joburg, joined the show, which airs on the US Comedy Central network, late last year. Variety, quoting a source, said there was no guarantee Noah would get the job, but he was considered a potential successor.

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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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  • 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 p.m. ET 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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  • 14 Seemingly Harmless Things That Could Actually Kill You

    If you get enough air, blown at sufficient force, it can result in a fatal air embolism — when air bubbles get into your blood stream and kill you. According to a 1998 report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were roughly 15,600 dryer fires that year, causing 20 deaths and 370 injuries.

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  • Bayern could spend 100 million euro on a transfer

    "Yes, we could pay 100 million euros for a player," Bayern's Jan-Christian Dreesen told magazine Kicker. Real Madrid are currently the world's highest spending club after signing Welsh winger Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for a reported record fee of 100 million euros in 2013. The transfer bettered their own record from 2009 when they paid Manchester United 94.4m euros for Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Bayern set Germany's transfer record when they signed Spain international Javi Martinez from Atletico Bilbao for 39.9 million euros in 2012.

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  • First the student councils, then the country – the EFF goes incremental | Daily Maverick

    Julius Malema in the flesh does not easily bring to mind an athlete. The EFF Central Command Team, while they keep many secrets, make no secret of their tactics. The first and most obvious (to say nothing of the crudest, in purely political terms) was the SONA Showdown, live on TV, beamed into millions of South African living rooms. It went off without a hitch, by which I mean it went off with many hitches, and that’s exactly what the EFF had hoped for.

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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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  • Is it because DJ Sbu’s black? - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA DJ Sbu has earned the ire of many due to his aggressive campaign to market his new energy drink MoFaya, says the writer. File photo: Bhekikhaya Mabaso Is the problem with DJ Sbu that black people are not expected to be aggressive

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  • White privilege carved in stone - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA A student who only gave her first name, Katie, argues her point with the protesters at the Rhodes statue at UCT. Reactions to the Rhodes Must Fall campaign show up the white disconnectedness from issues that plague black lives, writes Gillian Schutte. Johannesburg - The media coverage of the “Rhodes Must Fall” student movement that started at the University of Cape Town (UCT) this month, has all but exposed the violence of white privilege and enduring white disconnectedness from issues that continue to plague black lives. The black students listen with incredulous looks on their faces.

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  • Cape MEC red-faced over ‘racial’ poster - Politics | IOL News

    The Western Cape MEC for transport and public works Donald Grant has ordered the removal of an internally distributed poster, described by the ANC as “racially fuelled”, that left his department red-faced and forced it to apologise. The poster depicted a cartoon drawing of a white man, labelled “PM (project manager) and Mentor SME”, pumping his knowledge via a water pump from his head into the head of a black man wearing the label “New PM (project manager)”. The poster was produced by the Department of Transport and Public Works and was removed a day after staff complained. Now Grant’s denial of any knowledge of the poster before it was distributed and displayed has irked the ANC.

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  • Ghana: Why a 15-Year-Old Decided to Build Bikes From Bamboo in Ghana

    "It's so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries," says Winifred Selby. At an African Leadership Academy event in Johannesburg last year, I asked a young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Winifred Selby, what motivated her to co-start Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative when she was just 15. The award winning company makes bicycles out of bamboo and has caught the attention of global organisations. Whilst at school Selby discovered a number of things about Ghana, and the continent in general, that deeply upset her.

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