• South African Comedian Trevor Noah Lands Top U.S. TV Job

    Popular comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on the satirical The Daily Show on Comedy Central later this year.

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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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  • 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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  • Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Teens Are Sharing The Most Disturbing Images On Twitter

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

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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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  • 11 Photos That Show Japan Is Wonderfully Weird

    From cock blenders to titty stores... what will Japan think of next?

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Malawi: No Harm Caused By Kayerekera Uranium Mine Spillage Incident

    The Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining have clarified that Kayerekera Uranium Mine Spillage Incident and Radiation Exposure at the mine on January 5, 2015did not cause any harm or damage to water bodies. In a press statement signed by the Ministry's, Principal Secretary, Dr. Yanira Ntupanyama states that after the incident, government through the Environmental Affairs Department and central water Laboratory conducted inspections on 8th and 9th January, 2015, where water samples of surrounding water bodies including the Sere River were collected and analyzed on-site to monitor for any possible contamination and it was discovered that all parameters analyzed were within the acceptable levels.

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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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  • 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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  • Panicking captain's last words

    The captain was desperately trying to get back into the locked cockpit of the plane that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps last week, killing all 150 aboard, a German newspaper reported Sunday. Data from the cockpit recorder initially has the captain shouting "For God's sake, open the door", as passengers' screams can be heard in the background, Bild reported. French officials say the plane's black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked the captain out of the cockpit of the Germanwings jet and steered Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside.

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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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  • 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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  • Race debate is about economic and political power - City Press

    The most interesting trend in the article “The decline in the relations of race” penned by Mondli Makhanya and Tim du Plessis (City Press, March 22 2015), is the reality of denialism about race. Makhanya is right when he says that white South Africa does not want to bridge the chasms and heal the wounds. What he misses, though, is that it was never the intention of white South Africa to do so. Du Plessis, on the other hand, is right to assert that many Afrikaners, himself included, can and will transform to align with the values of our Constitution.

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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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