• Baby statistics show most popular names - Daily News | News

    The Dlaminis were the most productive baby-makers in South Africa last year, with 6 281 babies issued with birth certificates with that surname. This was revealed by the Statistics South Africa’s Recorded Live Births paper, released on Tuesday. Of the 886 202 babies born last year, 1 137 were named Junior, making it the most popular baby name.

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  • Pastor Mbhoro shot us with a riffle when we asked for our salaries: Employee

    A man claiming to be Pastor Mbhoro's employee has alleged that he was shot, with a riffle, by the pastor when they went to ask for their salary after not getting paid for four months. In the video by Daily Sun, the clearly bleeding man explains his and fellow employees' horror. Pastor Mbhoro has denied the allegations levelled against him. "I have been keeping them in my house and giving them some money by my grace and not as a salary," Mbhoro told Daily Sun.

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  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis on Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • Look Mom, I'm on TV! - IOL Lifestyle

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Liam Joyce and model Khule Sithole enjoy delivering their lines. Durban - When the producers and publicists at SABC 3’s Top Billing invited me to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how an insert is put together, and an interview with swimwear designer Dax Martin, I immediately signed up. What I didn’t realise was that I was going to be included in the insert – lights, camera, action. The first location was the private pool at the back of the hotel, where director and producer Adrian Hogan briefed me on what I had to do.

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  • Details: Rapper AKA and Zinhle split saga gets ugly

    According to Sunday Sun, Zinhle found out about AKA's cheating ways when she found smses exchanged between him and Bonang Matheba. The two are said to have started seeing each other behind Zinhle's back. A source told Sunday Sun that Zinhle and AKA were leading separate lives even while she was pregnant. A well-known DJ had already tipped Zinhle off that AKA’s illicit love affair had blossomed at Metro FM.

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  • Image of dead boy piles pressure on UK's Cameron over Syrian refugees | The New Age Online

    British Prime Minister David Cameron came under pressure on Thursday to take in more refugees after the image of a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach raised the emotional temperature of the debate. "Mr Cameron, summer is over ... Now deal with the biggest crisis facing Europe since WW2," read a headline on the front page of the Sun, Britain's highest-selling newspaper, above the image of the lifeless boy being carried away. The change of tone from a newspaper criticised by the United Nations rights chief in April after one of its columnists compared migrants to "cockroaches", was a mark of the emotional impact of the images of human suffering across Europe. Nicola Blackwood was among several members of parliament from Cameron's Conservative Party who spoke out in favour of a more compassionate stance from the government.

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  • Rita Ora is 'grateful' to Chris Brown

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  • Australian man claims he is Jesus Christ reincarnated, garners followers

    Alan John Miller of Kingaroy in the state of Queensland, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home, says Sky News. According to the Daily Mail, the presence of Miller and Luck has sparked a property boom in the area - appropriately dubbed Queensland's Bible Belt. Some 30 followers have aggressively bought much of the land surrounding Miller's compound, where he has been living since 2007, leaving very little available to locals.

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  • Phiyega tells Zuma she needs 'more clarity' | The New Age Online

    National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has told President Jacob Zuma she needs more time to respond to his letter warning her of a possible suspension. The Presidency said in a statement on Thursday - the day the deadline expired for her to respond to him ,that she had informed him she was unable to do so. "President Jacob Zuma wrote to National Police Commissioner General Victoria Phiyega on... August 20 2015, informing her of his intention to institute an inquiry into the allegations of misconduct and/or lack of fitness for the office. "The president also afforded General Phiyega an opportunity to make written representations to him by 26 August 2015 as to why she should not be placed on suspension pending the outcome of the inquiry in terms of Section 8(3)(a) of the South African Police Act.

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  • The hero everyone forgot: Josia Thugwane

    The picture is of an ageing, tan-brick farmhouse at the end of a long, dusty road.

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  • Nigeria: Passage - Reclusive and Mysterious Billionaire, Deinde Fernandez, Dies At 79

    Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez, billionaire business magnate, diplomat, mining tycoon, Permanent Representative of Central African Republic to the United Nations, is dead. Deinde Fernandez, as he was popularly known, died on Tuesday in a private hospital in Belgium. Born in Lagos in 1936 to one of the first European migrants to the city, Mr. Fernadez grew up to become one of Nigeria's most mysterious and reclusive billionaires with properties in several African countries as well as in Europe and America. Two years later, he became a Deputy Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations.

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  • Joburg's the place to live for continent’s millionaires

    Johannesburg is home to more than the double the amount of millionaires than any other African city. This accounts for more than a quarter of the estimated 163000 millionaires – who “hold a combined wealth of $670-billion — living in Africa as of June 2015.

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  • South Africa: Don't Stop On N2, City Warns

    More than 100 Cape Town Metro Police and SAPS officers were deployed on Tuesday morning to seven N2 on-ramps and off-ramps, in a safety drive to warn motorists of the dangers of pulling over on the notorious national road. Special focus has been placed on the highway after a number of attacks have taken place on the roadside, among them the recent murder of a police officer who pulled over to change a tyre. Warrant Officer Petrus Holz, who was attached to the Hawks, was killed in July while driving to work in the early hours of the morning. Pamphlets containing safety information and important contact numbers were distributed in the collaborative effort, the City of Cape Town said in a statement.

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  • It’s nice to see you again you ol’ cod - IOL SciTech

    They call him “Scarface”, possibly the luckiest – or dumbest – fish in South Africa. Scarface is a big, ugly yellowbelly rock cod who continues to patrol his favourite reef on the Wild Coast, just south of Port Edward, seemingly against all odds.

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  • Obama takes selfie with a Bear - IOL SciTech

    AP President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media while on a hike to the Exit Glacier in Seward, Alaska. London - Woe betide any White House photographer who gets his finger in a shot of the President. The leader of the free world bungled his selfie while trekking in the Alaskan wilderness with British adventurer Bear Grylls.

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  • Mashamaite sets record straight on failed US move

    PSL Player of the Year and former Kaizer Chiefs captain Tefu Mashamaite is starting to settle in at his new home, Sweden, and is already looking forward to a fruitful life with his new club BK Hacken. Mashamaite recently received his work permit, giving him the green light to don the Hacken jersey and show the Swedes why he was named South Africa’s best player last season. Hacken, however, wasn’t the 30 year old defender’s first choice when he made the decision to go abroad to further his career, he had initially hoped to get a slice of the American dream, by signing with Major League Soccer franchise, New York City Football Club, which boasts big name stars such as Frank Lampard, formerly with Chelsea and Italian, world cup-winning midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

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  • Gym dodgers in trouble

    Known as DiscoverFitness.Me and developed by five University of Johannesburg students, the app aims to incentivise people to do more than merely swipe their cards at the gym. Developed for Android devices, it is in its prototype phase. Using near-field communication technology, the app allows users to retrieve their workout data from gym equipment and store them on their smartphone. Near-field communication technology allows electronic devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching the devices together or bringing them into close proximity.

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  • Tiny victim of human catastrophe - World News | IOL News

    AP A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi found washed ashore near Bodrum, one of Turkey's prime tourist resorts. Istanbul - Heart-rending pictures of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach sparked horror on Wednesday as the cost of Europe's growing refugee crisis hit home. The images of a tiny child lying face down in the surf at one of Turkey's main tourist resorts has once more put a human face on the dangers faced by tens of thousands of desperate people who risk life and limb to seek a new life in Europe. Wearing a red T-shirt and blue shorts, the child - identified as three-year-old Aylan Kurdi - is believed to be one of least 12 Syrians who died when their boats sank trying to reach Greece.

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  • 'I want a blue-eyed Yazidi': teen describes IS slave market

    Jinan, 18, a Yazidi, was captured in early 2014 and held by IS jihadists for three months before she managed to flee, she said on a visit to Paris ahead of the publication Friday of a book about her ordeal. Seized as IS fighters swept through northern regions inhabited by the Yazidi religious minority, Jinan was moved around between several locations before being bought by two men, a former policeman and an imam.

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