• Teens Are Sharing The Most Disturbing Images On Twitter

    Warning: The images you see may contain extremely slovenly behavior.

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  • SA’s visa requirements ‘hurting tourism’

    THE Department of Home Affairs’ "draconian" regulations for foreign tourists have led to a drop in numbers from key markets such as China and India, the Southern African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) says. Last year, home affairs said foreign visitors would have to appear in person to apply for visas to have biometrics taken. In September to December last year, the number of tourists from China fell nearly 50% and those from India were down 15% year on year. Tourist numbers from Brazil fell 37%, but this was largely due to concern about the Ebola virus, Satsa said.

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  • Mercedes to enter the bakkie war - IOL Motoring

    Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to enter the mid-sized pick-up market before this decade is out and South Africa has been mentioned as one of its key markets, along with Latin America, Australia and Europe. Mercedes-Benz sees strong sales potential in this one-ton segment and the new entrant will be positioned at the premium end of the Hilux/Ranger/Amarok battle ground, and will be developed by the Mercedes-Benz Vans division. There will be a fine balancing act to achieve here as MB Vans head Volker Mornhinweg expects the bakkie to offer a “high level of utility” as well as the comfort, safety and design attributes that one would expect from a Mercedes passenger car.

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  • Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

    The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared victory for its candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, in Nigeria’s presidential election on Tuesday and said the country was “witnessing history”. “This is the first time in Nigeria that a sitting government will be voted out of power using purely democratic means,” APC spokesman Lai Mohammed told Reuters at the house in the capital where Buhari was watching the results come in.

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  • Raven is from 'every continent in Africa'

    Actress Raven Symone seems to be suffering from a bad case of 'foot-in-mouth' disease. Symone received a lot of criticism last year after she told media mogul Oprah Winfrey that she didn't want to be 'labelled' as 'African-American'. Last week she proved how little geographical knowledge she has by referring to African countries as continents. “I never said I wasn’t black, I said I wasn’t African American – to me that’s a difference,” she stated.

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  • Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Liverpool to cash in on Sterling? - Premier League

    AFP Raheem Sterling has turned down the chance to treble his money and sign a long-term deal at Liverpool worth �100 000 per week. Raheem Sterling is increasingly likely to leave Liverpool this summer, with the club's stance hardening against making the 20-year-old their highest-paid player. Liverpool and Sterling are at an impasse over a new contract and the England forward has turned down the chance to treble his money and sign a long-term deal worth £100,000 per week. There is a feeling at Liverpool that Sterling now sees his future elsewhere and that he is open to offers from teams who would be willing to pay him far more than they currently are.

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  • N1, N2 proposed toll: Sanral’s secrets exposed

    The Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday ruled that court papers had to be made available to the public.

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  • Tale of two women with a different take on Angola’s vast oil wealth

    THIS is the tale of two women, each an emblem in her own way of one of the world’s most corrupt and dysfunctional nations. One of the women is Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman. The daughter of Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos, she is worth $3bn and is Africa’s only female billionaire as well as its youngest billionaire, according to Forbes. Dos Santos declined to comment, but she is widely seen as a symbol of Angola’s status as one of the most corrupt countries in the world — "graft on a scale never before seen in Africa", says Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais.

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  • South Africa: Comedian Trevor Noah Lands Top U.S. Television Job

    South African comedian Trevor Noah has reportedly been given a big promotion - following in American television host Jon Stewarts's footsteps, according to the New York Times. Comedy Central is set to announce that Noah has been chosen as the new host of The Daily Show. Noah has been quoted as saying: "You don't believe it for the first few hours... need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you're in a place where you can't really get alcohol." He was speaking from Dubai. On his Twitter account, he shared his excitement: "No-one can replace Jon Stewart.

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  • Vavi expelled from Cosatu

    CONGRESS of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has been expelled, but plans are already afoot to form a counter-federation with his long-time allies, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). The decision to expel Mr Vavi followed a vote by a special central executive committee meeting late on Monday night, sources confirmed. It effectively brings Mr Vavi’s 16-year-long career at the helm of the federation to an end and paves the way for the formation of a counter organisation, which Mr Vavi is understood to have already begun working on.

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  • Depression does not equal psychopath - IOL News

    REUTERS Undated file picture of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is seen via Facebook. Using the word depression as shorthand (even for a couple of minutes, let alone a couple of hours) for the actions of a psychopath is not okay, in any context, says the writer. People with depressive illness don't want to kill other people, they want to kill themselves, writes Sally Brampton. “Depression”, screamed the headlines.

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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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  • Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa reunite | The New Age Online

    Actress Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa have agreed to put aside their differences for their two-year-old son Sebastian. Rose and Khalifa were at each other's throats, each calling the other a horrible parent and unfit to care for their two-year-old toddler. Khalifa asked Rose to listen to the song, and after she heard it, she tearfully called him back and they agreed to work as parents to care for their son Sebastian.

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  • South Africa: Dear Black Person, White People Simply Don't See You

    Five years ago I walked out in the middle of my South African political thought tutorial in absolute outrage after the whole class and the white tutor agreed that Cecil John Rhodes was a great leader. Many white apologists have come forward to "condemn" white racist, patriarchal, paternalistic, unoriginal responses to the Rhodes Must Fall movement.

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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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  • DJ Sbu fired from Metro FM after self-promotion - SundayWorld

    DJ Sbu was initially suspended by the station about three weeks ago for promoting his energy drink Mofaya at the Metro FM Music Awards that were beamed live on SABC1 early this month. SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago confirmed DJ Sbu was let go. A senior SABC official who did not want to be named because he was not allowed to speak to the media said the station wrote a letter to DJ Sbu on Tuesday telling him there would be no negotiations regarding his new contract.

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  • Best selling top 10 soccer players shirts

    There is not 'I' in team, that is a phrase commonly used in the sports world, however when it comes down to it; fans always have a favourite. This year, Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria topped a player shirt sales list released by sports retail company Sports Direct. Big names that failed to make it on the top 10 are the likes of Harry Kane, Cesc Farbregas, Oscar, Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling-while Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez clinched 11th place.

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  • South Africa: Live Show: Lebo and Ex Choose Cash Over the Game!

    It's official, after only six days in the Big Brother Mzansi house, Ex and Lebo are out of the game. As fate would have it, Ex answered the red telephone and Biggie ordered him to exit the house with Lebo in tow. While Lebo wanted to take the money and run, Ex was more eager to continue with playing the game. "You've gained enough exposure to go on with your Rap career and this is enough to set you up," Lebo reasoned with her partner.

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  • Kenya: U.S. President Obama to Visit Kenya in July

    US President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American President to visit Kenya, come July. "His visit will build on the success of the August 2014 US-Africa Leaders Summit and will continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions and improve security," Godec explained. The announcement of President Obama's visit to Kenya, the home country of his father Barack Obama Snr, has elicited mixed reactions with some holding the opinion that it's long overdue while others see it as testament to Kenya's strategic importance.

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