• Mandla Mandela marries again - Western Cape

    Cape Town - Mandla Mandela tied the knot in a Muslim ceremony in Cape Town at the weekend. The grandson of former president Nelson Mandela confirmed his union to Rabia Clarke of Cape Town on Twitter on Sunday evening and issued a brief statement. “I am honoured and delighted to announce my marriage to Rabia Clarke, in Cape Town, on 6 February 2016,” he said in the statement. “I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Rabia’s parents, her extended family, and the Muslim community, for welcoming me into their hearts. Although Rabia and I were raised in different cultural and religious traditions, our coming together reflects what we have in common - we are South Africans,” he said. According to

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  • Soccer player Oupa Manyisa finds out about wife's 'secret child'

    Former Orlando Pirates captain and Bafana Bafana midfielder Oupa Manyisa has allegedly been keeping a big marital secret for over seven years. This comes after he learnt that his wife Johanna Louw had "forgotten" to tell him that she had a son with another man before they got married in 2013. Sunday World understands that Manyisa discovered after getting married to his wife that she had a child from her previous relationship. The information was revealed after Manyisa's close friends, including an official who is part of his management team, told him about the existence of the child. The informant claimed that Louw had told Manyisa that the child was her aunt's when they were still dating in

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  • Ronaldo hoping to score with Jenner?

    Kendall Jenner is reportedly "flattered" by the interest shown in her by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. The 31-year-old sportsman recently hinted at his admiration for Kendall, 20, by liking one of her photographs on Instagram and it's now reported Ronaldo followed that up by sending her a series of flirty messages inviting her out to party with him when she was in Barcelona, Spain last week. A source close to the situation told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Kendall is very flattered by the attention as Ronaldo is one of the most famous men in the world." The American model is rumoured to have recently ended her brief relationship with singer Harry Styles. However, she is said to be undecided

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    Popular model, actress and TV presenter Pearl Thusi has been going through her fair share of drama in recent weeks - now the talk is that her sports presenter boyfriend, Robert Marawa, has dumped her. Independent Media contacted Thusi’s manager, Sarit Tomlinson, of Capacity Relations, to establish the facts. “Pearl and Robert are very much together. The rumour is a 100 percent lie. It is very disappointing that people can create such malicious stories. There have been malicious acts and it’s been disappointing. “We have not been paying attention to every rumour but it has been a matter of setting the record straight about lies that have been circulating,” she said. Rumours are flying after an

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  • Guptas launch urgent application to interdict Malema, EFF

    The interdict relates to comments Malema made about Gupta-owned ANN7 & 'The New Age' last week. Julius Malema EFF Gupta Gupta family Court interdict (Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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  • Minnie Dlamini's job spared, all thanks to Hlaudi Motsoeneng

    SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has rescued Soccer Zone and its presenter Minnie Dlamini from the guillotine. Motsoeneng confirmed that the axe won' t fall on the Monday night football highlights show on SABC1 that channel bosses had recommended it be axed along with presenters Dlamini and Thomas Mlambo. "It didn't make sense to get rid of a programme that was doing well as compared with other magazine shows. You can't compare Soccer Zone with Generations and later make a decision that it's not doing well and the numbers are going down. It's doing better than SuperSport," Motsoeneng said. He said that the SABC did not believe in discarding its talent and that was the reason why

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  • A humble DJ Sbu takes to the streets of Joburg to sell his energy drink

    Armed with a can of Mofaya, matching clothing and a large poster advertising a music concert in benefit of student funding - DJ Sbu sold his drink to drivers in peak traffic. Hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to students of the Sbu Leope Fund which provides tuition and accomodation for disadvantaged school kids. The bold entrepreneur wasn't shy as he walked up and down, selling the drink.  "Thank you to all who gave us words of encouragement, shared laughter with us & bought our entire stock today. We appreciate you guys. We doing this not for us but for your kids. We hope to serve as an inspiration on what active citizenship is all about," said Leope. Watch the DJ below. A video

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  • Students’ ‘blackface’ apology

    Carlo Petersen Stellenbosch University (SU) student Poekie Briedenhann says she and her friend were dressed up as purple aliens and not blackfaces, for a residence party. Briedenhann posted a photograph of herself and a fellow SU student – both covered in dark purple paint and wearing silver foil hats and shoes – on Instagram on Friday night. The photograph sparked a social media outcry under the hashtag #blackface. Blackface is in reference to white people who paint themselves black to poke fun at black people. In an apology, Briedenhann took full responsibility for the incident at the “Stellar Space” party held at the university’s Heemstede residence. “We are aware that our actions in the blackfacing

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  • South Africa: Zimbabwean Woman Banned Despite Minister's Promise

    A woman finds herself unable to re-enter South Africa even though she has the correct permit Tracey (not her real name) was denied entry into South Africa at Beitbridge on 6 January 2016. "I don't know what to do, where to go ... In South Africa, I have to pay my bills," she says. "Really I will lose my job and since I am a single parent, who then will look after my children?" Her children are aged 10 and 14. She was married for four years before her husband abandoned her. Although Tracey appears to have followed all the correct procedures, she finds herself blacklisted and stuck outside the country, in what appears to be a problem of communication between the ministry, the department and the

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  • Zuma defied Public Protector: EFF legal team

    WATCH: EFF members rally before their #PayBackTheMoney march to the Constitutional Court...Posted by Times LIVE on  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Counsel for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Wim Trengove SC also said Zuma defied Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s recommendations in order to protect his ill-gotten gains. The court on Tuesday began hearing separate applications by the EFF and the Democratic Alliance (DA) to seek a declaration that Zuma and the National Assembly had failed to comply with their constitutional obligation to comply with remedial action recommended by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Trengove said the president had accepted‚ in his reply to arguments presented by another

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  • "If they want war, we are ready for them" - EFF

    The EFF in Gauteng says it is all systems go for Tuesday’s #PayBackTheMoney march to the Constitutional Court. Speaking to The Citizen, EFF provincial spokesperson, Ntobeng Ntobeng said they are expecting no less than 20 000 people to take part in the march. Responding to reports that the march might be countered by members from the ANC Youth League, Ntobeng responded: “That trolley of grocery called Collen Maine can come with his supporters, and if they want war, we are ready for them…we will defend ourselves. The EFF is the only party that applied successfully for this march, but having said that, anyone irrespective of their political affiliation is welcome to be part of this big march,” Ntobeng

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  • Kempton Park ‘a magnet for dealers’ - Gauteng

    Kempton Park on the East Rand is not only home to the biggest airport on the continent, the OR Tambo International Airport, but a magnet for drug dealers and abusers. Over the years Joburg has become the main drug den of Gauteng, with drug-related crime rising out of control, according to the police and a leading community leader. “Hillbrow has lost the top spot in drug use and dealing to Kempton Park. Streets and schools are flooded with all kinds of drugs. Our hands are full - we call for the assistance of members of the community to stop this plague,” says an off-duty policeman who does not wish to be named. He says rape, theft, drugs and hijackings have become a daily occurrence in the previously

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  • Mugabe’s health in the spotlight as 92nd birthday approaches

    A Zimbabwean lawyer wants parliament to investigate if Mugabe is really fit enough to rule. Robert Mugabe Robert Mugabes government Robert Mugabes party ZIMBABWE – A Zimbabwean lawyer is putting President Robert Mugabe's health in the spotlight as he celebrates his 92nd birthday this month. Tinomudaishe Chinyoka wants parliament to investigate if the president really is fit enough to rule. Chinyoka is well known, both as a former student activist and as a lawyer who has practised in the United Kingdom.   He announced he was joining the ruling Zanu-PF in 2013, though state media now refers to him as an MDC activist.  Chinyoka has launched an appeal with the Constitutional Court over Mugabe’s continued

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  • Pros and cons of the new tax law on pension payouts

    PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has signed the Taxation Amendment Act into law, bringing about changes to South African legislation governing pension funds. From March 1, members of a pension fund are entitled to get only a third of the total benefit in a cash lump sum, with the other two thirds to be paid out in a form of a pension over the rest of their lives. While one cannot argue that there are disadvantages to members receiving all of their benefits in a lump sum — such as spending the money quickly and not investing it in a vehicle that would yield a financial return, so that they end up depending on the government for a state pension for the rest of their lives — one can also argue that the decision to amend the pension fund laws also poses the risk of denying retired individuals the right to participate meaningfully in the economy, such as creating and accumulating wealth for themselves. First, let us consider an employee who has worked for 15 years with a plan to start a small business upon his or her retirement.

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  • Mourinho: I'll be back... soon

    Mourinho says he's not enjoying his time out of work and will soon be back. Manchester United Chelsea Jose Mourinho LONDON - Jose Mourinho, sacked as manager of Chelsea in December seven months after winning the Premier League title, has said he is not enjoying his time out of work and will soon be back in management. He did not comment directly on media reports that have heavily linked him with Louis Van Gaal's job at Manchester United. But he did say that his family will remain in London and that he liked the competitiveness of English football. "For sure, I will be back soon," the Portugese told GQ magazine in an interview published on its website (www.gq-magazine.co.uk). It did not say when

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  • Shembe pupils kicked out of school - KwaZulu-Natal

    Two KwaZulu-Natal teens say they are being excluded from school because they refuse to cut their hair for religious reasons. They follow the Nazareth Baptist Church, or Shembe faith, which stipulates that a man’s strength is in his hair and it cannot be cut. The case is similar to that of Grade 8 Cape Town pupil Azania Stofile, a Rastafarian, who was stopped from starting high school last month when teachers demanded he cut off his dreadlocks. He was eventually allowed back and to keep his hair when the provincial education department became involved. Nkululeko Mahashi, 19, and Lindokuhle Mhlambi, 18, are in Grade 9 at Osizweni High School in Newcastle. They were kicked out of school last week.

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  • Ntsiki Mazwai has a go at Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse

    Official moves towards the deployment -- fiercely opposed by China -- of a US missile defence system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea's growing military threat, analysts say.

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  • ‘Help find Thuli’s replacement’ - South Africa

    Johannesburg - Corruption Watch, the South African public advocacy group, on Monday urged the public to actively participate in the process of appointing a new public protector to replace outgoing incumbent Thuli Madonsela. Corruption Watch launched the “Bua Mzansi” campaign at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness on the role of the public protector as well as encouraging the public to get involved in the appointment of a new Public Protector. “There are many important roles to be filled this year including the public protector as well as two constitutional court judges that need to be replaced as they are retiring,” said David Lewis, Corruption Watch

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  • 'I stand by what I said in my book'

    “I hold former President Mbeki in high esteem. I will not respond publicly. My story is in my book‚ I stand by it‚” Pikoli said in a brief statement. Pikoli was booted by Mbeki when he tried to execute search warrants on Selebi‚ who was subsequently jailed for taking bribes from a drug trafficker‚ Glenn Agliotti. Mbeki‚ in a letter defending his actions when he was president‚ said Pikoli had not understood the sensitivities around the various arms of law enforcement‚ which were engaged in a bitter feud‚ and had refused to follow the protocols of liaising with the then director-general in the presidency‚ Frank Chikane. Pikoli had also wanted to serve the warrant within a week‚ and had refused

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