• Kelly Khumalo’s Metro fist fight - City Press

    Just a few hours before the Metro FM Music Awards started in Durban last night, singer Kelly Khumalo and her maskandi musician boyfriend Zamokwakhe “Bhaka” Nzama allegedly fought in a hotel. Speaking to City Press, Nzama said the couple had fought at Durban’s Elangeni Hotel on the beachfront just before 5pm. Nzama said he came to the hotel to visit to Khumalo.

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  • Teen Allegedly Urged Friend To Kill Himself, Then Tweeted How Much She Missed Him

    Moments before 18-year-old Conrad Roy was going to kill himself last summer, he had second thoughts and climbed out of his running truck. The message allegedly came from Michelle Carter, who police now say sent Roy a series of texts in the last days of his life encouraging him to commit suicide. Roy apparently listened; police later found him dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. In a report, police said that before dying, Roy told Carter “he was scared and didn’t want to leave his family,” the Sun Chronicle reported.

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  • Tshwane metro cop stable after shootin

    A Tshwane metro police officer who was shot by criminals during a foiled robbery at a petrol station last week is in a critical but stable condition hospital. The officer, whose name is with held for his own safety, is expected to undergo surgery today while a second metro police officer who was also shot at is due to undergo counselling after being traumatised by the shooting. “They were approached by a man who sought their assistance saying he was almost hijacked near a Total garage,” Tshwane metro police spokesperson Console Tleane said.

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  • Pabi Moloi reinvents hersel

    Having won prestigious prizes and graced popular magazine covers, not to mention hosting an O Magazine workshop with Oprah Winfrey, Pabi Moloi is one of the sharpest, smartest and most in-demand presenters around today. The bubbly radio and TV personality has hosted several award shows and demonstrated her star power when she was only 18, landing the converted 94.7 Hot Jock Talent Search title. With a newfound love for fitness and nutrition, Pabi has now reinvented herself and elevated her lifestyle to match her genuinely wholesome image. The Power FM presenter is now at the top of the invite list to host sporting brand events, like her recent gig at the Adidas running shoe launch last year.

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  • Community Post: 8 Important Life Lessons We Learned From Nicki Minaj Songs

    Beneath her eccentric style and suggestive lyrics, there are some valuable life lessons to be found.

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  • Jihadi John tried to enter SA

    According to British media, Emwazi was arrested as he tried to force his way past a security checkpoint onto a Johannesburg-bound flight without a passport. Emwazi has beheaded several Islamic State hostages over the past year. It is reported that at the time of his arrest in Tanzania he was with two members of Somalia-based Islamic terrorist organisation al-Shabab: Bilal Berjawi and Mohamed Sakr. It is not clear why Emwazi wanted to fly to Johannesburg.

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  • Will Smith Has Come Back Down To Earth

    Two years ago, Will Smith faced something he’d never experienced before: an unforgiving box office belly flop. Not only did After Earth open in third place with just $27.5 million — a pittance for a sci-fi adventure with a reported $130 million budget — but it opened up Smith and his son and co-star Jaden Smith to a degree of unrelenting ridicule that the elder Smith had astutely avoided since he catapulted to stardom in 1995’s Independence Day. The movie did earn a face-saving $183.3 million overseas, maintaining Smith’s reputation as a global box office draw. Instead, the movie suggests a kind of new normal for Smith, neither a return to his 2000s height as the world’s biggest movie star, nor a collapse into the sad swamp of Hollywood has-beens.

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  • Roxy's rocky road to LA

    Since moving to the US five years ago, the sultry beauty has gone from living in a hostel and working in a factory to joining one of the world's top modelling agencies, interviewing stars on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, and playing a part in an upcoming movie. Jooste, 30, from Atlantis, has been modelling since she was 18, despite being just 1.67m tall. Speaking from California, Jooste attributed her modelling success to barging into Wilhelmina Models in Los Angeles two years ago. It was like I was dreaming," Jooste said.

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  • What did Mugabe want for his birthday? Less whites

    No. We are now equipped with skills," Mugabe told thousands of guests at a luxury safari lodge. Songs in his honour, and poems recited by children, were part of the tribute to Zimbabwe's leader of the past 35 years, who has faced criticism in the West for repression of the opposition, corruption and for redistributing thousands of white-owned farms to inexperienced black farmers. In a speech deviating from its original script and lasting more than an hour, Mugabe said he was "shocked" to discover that 163 farms were still owned by whites. Mugabe also told the birthday party he wanted blacks to enter the safari tourism business, which is largely controlled by whites.

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  • Forget the myths about foreigners

    AS reports surfaced this week of a new wave of attacks on foreign migrants working in the informal economy, this time in Bellville and Philippi in Cape Town and near Secunda in Mpumalanga, it is clear that the problems that bubbled over recently are far from resolved. The official response from Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu was to suggest that “foreigners” had certain underhand “trade secrets” that they should be made to share with their South African competitors. This suggestion is akin to insisting that big formal retailers such as PicknPay share their business strategies with their competitors. It is also off the mark because new research shows that far from resorting to underhand business practices that give them a competitive edge, foreign migrants are simply particularly hard-working entrepreneurs who employ similar techniques to those of formal retailers.

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  • LA police filmed killing homeless man

    A police commander says the man was suspected of robbery and started fighting with police.

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  • Tide turning against Zuma in KZN - Politics | IOL News

    For the first time in nearly nine years KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC’s biggest and most powerful province, appears to be fragmented and patchy, its closely-guarded unity having all but vanished. Gone are the days when KwaZulu-Natal jumped hurdle after hurdle in ensuring the tsunami that is President Jacob Zuma entrenched all political hegemony. With all 11 regions having held their conference and the eThekwini region emerging under murky conditions, it has become a known secret that the tide is turning. Provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala is known to be a Zuma man, but he is haplessly watching his grip slip as rebellion takes form.

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  • Shuttleworth in court showdown

    TECH wunderkind and space tourist Mark Shuttleworth will face off against the South African Reserve Bank in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday as the central bank argues why it must not repay R250m to Mr Shuttleworth. The bank first hit Mr Shuttleworth with a R250m “exit levy” when he tried to repatriate about R4.3bn in 2009. Mr Shuttleworth paid this under protest and then challenged the exchange control system in the high court in 2010. A few months later, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan repealed that levy — but it was too late for Mr Shuttleworth.

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  • SA’s US ambassador in new ‘dodgy degree’ drama - City Press

    South Africa’s new ambassador to Washington, DC, Mninwa Mahlangu, has set tongues wagging in the US after it emerged that he may have received his distance-learning degree from an unaccredited institution. Mahlangu has, however, insisted his qualification is solid. In his official short bio, submitted for the ambassadorial position – Mahlangu’s first – he counts a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Fairfax in 1995 as among his qualifications. The Louisiana-based Fairfax University was established in 1986 and discontinued in 2004 when, according to Wikipedia, it relocated to the Cayman Islands.

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  • Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones

    South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed “Project Zero”, the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edges variant are critical for Samsung’s plans to reverse plunging smartphone revenues that led to its first annual earnings fall in three years in 2014. A warm initial reception sent Samsung shares on Monday to their highest in nearly nine months. Some technology publications described the phones as Samsung's best-looking to date after its previous flagship device, the Galaxy S5, failed to impress.

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  • SA may soon get 'the dole' - City Press

    Government is planning to introduce social assistance to unemployed South Africans between the ages of 19 and 59 who do not receive support from government. It is not clear yet whether this will be in the form of a grant, but Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said government must ensure unemployed people in this age group were able to put food on the table every day. Government has focused on social relief mainly for malnourished children, “but the reality is we have malnourished adults in South Africa, too”, Dlamini told City Press in an interview.

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  • Mugabe threatens to take over white-owned safari

    President Robert Mugabe threatened to take over local white-owned safari operations as he celebrated his 91st birthday in Victoria Falls on Saturday. "We are not owners of the animals even that run hither and thither in our forests," Mr Mugabe, wearing a red scarf and a black suit, said. Mr Mugabe appeared to be referring to some private white and foreign owned conservancies still operating in Zimbabwe. A new black farmer who was given part of a conservancy under Mr Mugabe’s controversial land reform programme, has donated elephant and impala for the birthday feast.

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  • Middle class must save itself from collapse - City Press

    This week we report that banks repossessed almost 5 000 cars from the country’s middle class in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces. Last week, City Press reported on a government tender requesting private companies to help tackle the massive debt burden of civil servants. An increase in personal tax, sin taxes, the fuel levy, e-tolls and petrol over the next few months following this year’s budget speech will stretch the already burdened middle class even further. This is a sign that life is becoming increasingly tough for the middle class in South Africa.

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  • Man City line up £100 million to bring Suarez back to England: report

    Premier League champions Manchester City are reportedly considering an audacious £100 million bid to buy Barcelona forward Luis Suarez in what would become a world-record transfer.

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