• Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

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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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  • Teens Are Sharing The Most Disturbing Images On Twitter

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

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  • Philander cynically undermined by CSA

    Cricket SA's (CSA) board hung Vernon Philander out to dry by demanding his selection for the World Cup semifinal in a move that made captain AB de Villiers reluctant to play in the match, sources close to the SA team say. The other side of the equation is that the in-form Kyle Abbott was denied the opportunity he deserved - which probably cost SA a place in yesterday's final. Asked if Philander had been selected on transformation grounds and, if so, how and why the decision was made, CSA president Chris Nenzani said: "Team management could perhaps be in a better position to respond to your query. Asked to comment, team doctor and manager Mohammed Moosajee said he was "not aware of political selection or interference".

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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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  • 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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  • Canada: BlackBerry in surprise profit - International | IOL Business

    BLACKBERRY chief executive John Chen said revenue was nearing a bottom as he proceeded with his turnaround, including selling more software to professional customers. The company reported on Friday a surprise fourth-quarter profit of 4 cents a share

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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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  • William starts work as ambulance pilot - World News | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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  • Resurrection of Caster Semenya - City Press

    A young fan (left) takes a selfie with Caster Semenya (centre) and Justine Palfram (right) during the Varsity Athletics meeting in Potchefstroom last week. A leaner Caster Semenya says three months at her new base at the North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom have made a huge difference in her revival.

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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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  • 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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  • Murderer considered for early parole - Western Cape | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Sylvia Farmer, the mother of 14-year-old Valencia Farmer who was gang-raped and murdered in 1999, says everyone seems to have forgotten about her since the perpetrators were convicted 14 years ago. One of the men jailed for life for the 1999 rape and murder of Eerste River teenager Valencia Farmer – one of the country’s most gruesome slayings – is being considered for release on parole. Franklyn Roberts has served 14 years of the double life sentence imposed on him in March 2001 after Judge Siraj Desai convicted him of raping and murdering Valencia.

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  • What can Mugabe teach us about #RhodesMustFall? - City Press

    Barely 35 years ago, our northern neighbour Zimbabwe was still called Rhodesia. The truth is, Zimbabwe has been wrestling with colonial remnants – and, in particular, Cecil John Rhodes’ remnants – for longer than we have. This week, a Zanu-PF official attempted to rekindle the conversation about moving Rhodes’ remains to the UK, but it is largely expected that the 2012 decision made by the governing party and President Robert Mugabe will remain party policy. In 2012, Mugabe said Rhodes’ body should not be removed from its burial site in the Matobo National Park, 35km south of Bulawayo.

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  • Expect fireworks when WhatsApp allows calls

    WHATSAPP, the world’s most popular smartphone instant messaging platform, has started rolling out voice services as part of its application (Android users only for now), striking fear into the hearts of mobile telecommunications industry executives everywhere. Industry executives feared that WhatsApp and other so-called over-the-top, or OTT, services would not only eat away at their lucrative voice profits, but undermine the business model for installing the next-generation broadband networks the OTT providers need if they are to offer services to consumers. The reason the rest of the mobile industry is so concerned about WhatsApp is its vast subscriber base of more than 700-million users. The company will soon overtake China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, in subscriber numbers.

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  • Cricketer’s girl out before she gets in - Movies | Tonight

    Virat Kohli and ANUSHKA SHARMA’S love affair is not a secret anymore after the cricketer recently called the actress his love on Twitter. A leading publication reported that Sharma had been asked to cancel her visit to avoid controversy, like what happened during India’s last tour to England. At the time, Kohli’s poor performance during the England tour was ascribed to Sharma’s visit as it was said that Kohli was distracted by her presence.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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