• Twitter reacts to lion attack - Connect

    On Monday afternoon a woman was killed at the Lion Park, located just outside of Johannesburg after she was pulled from the car by, well, a lion. Brochures are handed out to all of the tourists who visit the park,” Scots Simpson, operations manager at the park, told Fourways Review.

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  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

    He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ambushed and Humiliated in Nigeria

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe may perhaps have to find another phrase to describe Nigeria after he was humiliated by a group of journalists who took him to task over his prolonged stay in power and lack of democracy in Zimbabwe. As soon as Mugabe and his entourage had arrived for president Buhari's inauguration, Nigerian journalists swarmed around his vehicle to ask a barrage of provocative questions, in apparent contempt for the 91-year old strongman. Was Mugabe happy to be in Nigeria? What was his feeling over the fact that he was in Abuja to witness a democratic handover of power when there was no such in his own country?

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  • Confirmed: Chiefs fire Khune, Mashamaite and Masango

    “Mandla was made an offer and then he made a counter offer and we made another counter offer and he came back with another counter offer. Mandla has been here for too long but obviously his actions speak louder than words. “With Tefu it was a scenario where he was made an offer quite early to renew his contract, his agent came back with a counter offer. The long and short of it is that we decided that we cannot go forward and therefore we have terminated negotiations as far as Mashamaite is concerned.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner: I was 'mistreated' by Kris Jenner

    The 65-year-old former Olympian - who was previously known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - says she chose to end her relationship with the 59-year-old television personality because of the way she was treated. People would see how I got mistreated. Caitlyn also admitted things changed when the pair secured a contract for Keeping Up With The Kardashians. "The relationship was different.

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  • SARS withdrawal allows EFF to focus on ‘imminent seizure of state power’

    The state wanted to seize the party leader’s possessions‚ but halted the effort at the last minute. The withdrawal of a sequestration application against Economic Freedom Fighters president Julius Malema now frees him up to seize “state power”‚ the party’s KwaZulu-Natal branch said on Tuesday. South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) abandonment of the court action on Monday‚ the branch said‚ “is an emphatic vindication of the thoughts and feelings of all sober and sane South Africans that the case was a malicious harassment of the EFF president aimed at destroying both him as a person” and the party. Should SARS have succeeded in its application Malema would be prohibited from sitting in Parliament.

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  • Police officers caught sleeping on duty

    Pictures of police officers allegedly sleeping while on duty went viral on social media on Monday. Uploaded onto Facebook by Amoré Sameera Jooste, the images show the two officers seemingly in deep sleep in a Wierdabrug police van, Rekord Centurion reported. The men were parked outside a Pick n Pay Express shop at the BP petrol station in Eldoraigne, Centurion, south of Pretoria at around 04:00 on Sunday morning, Jooste said. Crime Line head Yusuf Abramjee also shared the images on his Facebook and said: “I have asked the Gauteng police commissioner to urgently investigate this and take the necessary action.

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  • SA’s 2010 huge ticket sales shock - Soccer

    The controversy swirling around South Africa’s 2010 World Cup has deepened further with fresh claims that Fifa allegedly identified serious issues with South Africa’s bid two weeks before choosing it as the host nation – but did nothing about it. This was because football’s world governing body was more concerned with putting on a good “TV show” when it named South Africa as the winning bidder, according to a new report, which also says the tournament has left the country with “an oversupply of underutilised stadiums”. The report says South Africans are still shouldering the financial burden of the tournament years down the line. The research, published by a British academic days before nine Fifa officials were charged with decades of corruption, appears to undermine the idea that the organisation has been a positive force in Africa – a factor that played a key part in Sepp Blatter’s re-election as president, on Friday.

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  • Smith wears dress to friend’s prom - Tonight News

    Jaden Smith wore a dress to take Amandla Stenberg to her prom. The 16-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith - who has previously been linked to Kendall Jenner - ditched the traditional tuxedo for a black and white dress with a black suit jacket to attend the 16-year-old actress' party to celebrate graduating from high school.

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  • Visa rules could add to SAA’s hardships

    NEW visa rules, which have already caused a drop in tourist numbers to SA, could be a risk to South African Airways’s (SAA’s) turnaround plan, says an industry body. The new visa regulations come into effect today, and the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) has blamed them for a decline in tourists from key markets such as China and India. Air China last week cited the new rules and recent xenophobic violence for delaying the start of direct flights to SA. This prompted Satsa CEO David Frost to ask on Friday: "How is SAA going to implement its turnaround strategy with a decline in tourist arrivals?

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  • Stop moaning about apartheid and lift yourself up

    This is what was on my mind as I imbibed the work of historian David Killingray at the British Library, in London, at the weekend. Simply sitting back and moaning about apartheid is akin to that struggling, and often rowdy, rural boy and girl who have given up on transforming themselves for the better because they believe witchcraft is weighing on them. Witchcraft or no witchcraft, apartheid or not, the African child must pick himself up and defy the odds. More than 100 years ago, a number of natives worked on defying the odds and armed themselves with the knowledge and skills that were to be key in politically liberating SA. After being vanquished by the colonialists, many of these great African ancestors did not just resign themselves to bars and empty sloganeering.

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  • Tracy Morgan's Emotional First Interview Since His Car Accident

    On Monday, June 1, almost a year after his limo was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike — leading to many grave injuries and the death of his friend — Tracy Morgan sat down for his first interview on Today. The comedian and actor, along with his lawyer Benedict Morelli, joined Matt Lauer to discuss the June accident and his recovery. While the extent of Morgan’s injuries were not disclosed, Morgan did confirm he was in a coma for two weeks following the accident, has suffered a brain injury, and has broken many bones. The comedian was seated during the interview, but held a cane in his hand, and said he has no memory of the accident.

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  • ‘ANC, DA had unity plan in Oudtshoorn’ - Politics | IOL News

    The battle for control of the Oudtshoorn Municipality has taken a new twist as influential businessmen in the Klein Karoo town revealed details of a “secret” political agreement between the ANC and DA, which would have ended the stalemate in the government. In a hard-hitting letter to Premier Helen Zille, chairmen of Oudtshoorn’s Business Chamber, local and De Rust Tourism and AfriForum Oudtshoorn demanded an investigation into the conduct of provincial Finance MEC Ivan Meyer, who they’ve blamed for preventing the deal. Penned by Johan Strasheim of the Oudtshoorn Business Chamber, Niel Els of Oudtshoorn and De Rust-tourism and George Kersop from AfriForum Oudtshoorn, the letter listed how the ANC would have brought a motion of no-confidence in the political leadership of the municipality, thus ending a year of dodgy dealings and alleged maladministration at the municipality.

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  • Rebellion may send e-tolls to the scrap heap of apartheid laws

    In accordance with the inept manner in which it has handled the revolt against e-tolling, the government has played into the rebels’ hands with contradictory advertisements on the revised charges announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The response to this by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) was suitably chirpy: "There are fun and games ahead. In one sense — though not the scale of penalties — the threat to withhold licence discs is reminiscent of how the National Party (NP) government attempted to break the campaign of defiance against unjust laws in the 1950s. Popular defiance is the name of the game, and there are many lessons from our history about attempts to enforce laws with so little popular legitimacy.

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  • How Did This Woman's Decision Not To Shave Become A Megaviral News Story?

    Yasmin Gasimova hoped to write an opinion piece about beauty standards, but instead became the unwanted focus of a viral news story. BuzzFeed News spoke to the Liverpool University student about he...

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  • New visa regulations kick in today

    New visa regulations have officially taken effect this morning amid concerns that tourism could be severely affected. As of today, children traveling in and out of South Africa will be required to present unabridged birth certificates at airports across the country. If the new visa regulations are having an impact on flights in and out of South Africa at OR Tambo International Airport this morning, there’s no sign of it yet. The first of the morning international flights has arrived and several children are making their way through the arrivals hall.

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  • Another NPA bungle as Zuma gives Ramaite golden handshake

    President Jacob Zuma’s choice as the acting head of the National Prosecuting Authority lacks the necessary security clearance and was until recently facing criminal charges for drunken driving‚ the newspaper reported. Deputy director of public prosecutions Silas Ramaite replaces former NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana‚ who has been given a golden handshake of an estimated R6-million after an aborted commission of inquiry into his fitness to hold office. The commission‚ which was to have looked into Nxasana’s fitness to hold office after his alleged failure to inform the president of his previous encounters with the law‚ had not even started last month when Zuma ended it with a late-night call to the commission head‚ Nazeer Cassim. Ramaite was arrested for drunken driving after allegedly crashing his Jaguar into another vehicle in Limpopo in June 2011.

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  • Sars found ways to recover Malema’s outstanding tax

    The South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Tuesday said its decision to withdraw the sequestration application of Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema came after a High Court judge raised questions over alternative means to recover the outstanding tax debt. Sars withdrew its application in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday, after its advocate spent half the day being grilled by the judge on the decision to pursue the course of action.

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  • 13 celebrities who gave Caitlyn Jenner love on Twitter

    After Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world via a fierce 'Vanity Fair' cover, the 65-year-old has received tons of support from celebrities on Twitter.

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  • Trevor Noah has comedy formula | The New Age Online

    Anxiety and excitement filled the air as a packed Teatro audience at Montecasino awaited the evening’s grand act – Trevor Noah, who now rubs nose bridges with Hollywood’s finest. The venue goes ballistic as Noah comes on stage in a blue suit and black pullover. Noah spoke fondly about his grandmother who he still has a very soft spot for and how she reacted to his new gig as host of The Daily Show. Noah is clearly comfortable with his newbie status and embraces it with great humility, yet his preparedness for the big time is conspicuous in how informed he is about the world around him, current affairs, and other cultures.

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  • Khune, Masango and Tefu named in Bafana squad

    Itumeleng Khune, Tefu Mashamaite and Mandla Masango might have been shown the door at Kaizer Chiefs but Shakes Mashaba opened the door to them in Bafana Bafana.

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