• Another metro cop caught asking for bribe (video)

    Another video of a Johannesburg Metro Police officer allegedly soliciting a bribe from a motorist has emerged. The video, captured on a cellphone and later posted on YouTube, shows an exchange between a Johannesburg Metro Police officer and a motorist who was stopped for allegedly driving drunk. The officer then tells the unidentified motorist that a breathalyser test can be avoided if he pays R200. “We can talk now, give only R200 [and] you can go, because if [my captain and superintendent] can say you are drunk, there is no more talking”, the officer says.

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  • Montsho finds happiness

    Every day for two years, Mmabatho Montsho was a nervous wreck while shooting scenes on Generations. Montsho played the role of Lumka Dlomo, villain Sibusiso's daughter. Being a perfectionist, Montsho felt she did not have enough training to handle such a big role.

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  • Nicki Minaj reportedly dumps Meek Mill

    Nicki Minaj has reportedly split up with Meek Mill after he became involved in bitter feuds with her pal Drake and ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels.

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  • Zuma lashes out at Madonsela - Report

    President Jacob Zuma has reportedly lashed out at Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, accusing her of disrespecting the police minister and undermining Parliament. The Sunday Times is reporting that Madonsela responded to Zuma's criticism of her, drawing attention to what she calls an altered Nkandla report, where Zuma asked Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to determine whether he should repay some of the R246 million spent on the homestead. The paper says in a letter, the president rebukes Madonsela saying he finds her criticism and innuendo unfair and warranted because a police minister is a member of Cabinet. It says Zuma further accuses Madonsela of interfering with the work of Parliament suggesting that she allow Members of Parliament (MPs) to proceed with their work.

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  • Mourners pay respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown amidst family feud

    Family members including Bobby Brown's wife, Alicia Etheredge, were seen arriving at the service whilst Bobbi Kristina's aunt Pat Houston's car was seen in a convoy heading for the church, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. Meanwhile, a source has revealed Bobby said his ''final private goodbye'' to his daughter - who he had with the late Whitney Houston - at the Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta on Frida. Controversy has surrounded the funeral after Pat was said to have specifically requested the service should have a ''sweet 16'' theme, angering Bobbi Kristina's godmother Dionne Warwick who reportedly threatened to boycott the funeral. Members of the Brown family are also believed to be fearful that photographs of the deceased star's body in her casket may be taken and sold to the media, which is what happened to her mother Whitney.

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  • Michelle Obama: 'I want to be Beyonce'

    First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has joked that she wants to be Beyonce Knowles.

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  • Bobby Brown says 'final private goodbye' to Bobbi Kristina

    Bobby Brown said his ''final private goodbye'' to his daughter Bobbi Kristina when he visited her funeral home.

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  • Wenger beats Mourinho at long last - Cape Times

    London: FA Cup winners Arsenal beat champions Chelsea 1-0 in England’s Community Shield season curtain-raiser at Wembley on Sunday to end a long wait for victory over their London rivals. ||| LONDON: FA Cup winners Arsenal beat champions Chelsea 1-0 in England’s Community Shield season curtain-raiser at Wembley on Sunday to end a long wait for victory over their London rivals. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s brilliant goal after 24 minutes settled a match played in warm sunshine. The 21-year-old received a pass from Theo Walcott and cut inside Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta before firing an unstoppable shot into the top corner of Thibaut Courtois’ goal. It was the first time in 14 attempts that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had got the better of Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho. – Reuters

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  • Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash

    In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash one can take on board a plane is $10,986.00. Snoop Dogg, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album “Bush” earlier this year, will have to pay a fine, said Andrea Parisi, his lawyer.

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  • First lady denies knowing of plot to poison Zuma

    First lady Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma has denied newspaper reports that she allegedly crumbled and confessed to having knowledge of a plot to poison her husband and president of the country Jacob Zuma. The City Press is today reporting that plans are afoot to lay charges of conspiracy to commit murder against Ntuli-Zuma. The allegations surfaced following newspaper reports that the president had been poisoned and his wives were suspected of being behind it. Attorneys representing the first lady have issued a letter denying that she was part of any plot to poison the president or that she was aware of it.

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  • King of Maskandi leaves fans crushed

    Maskandi singer Mtshengiseni Gcwensa, who died on Monday morning in a hospital in Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal, was regarded as "the Michael Jackson" of maskandi due to his popularity. According to Velo Bhengu, a leader of the Mtshengiseni Fan Club, Gcwensa's humility and respect for other people endeared him to his fans. Gcwensa has won nine South African Traditional Music Awards, four Amantshontsho ka Maskandi Awards, as well as two Maz Ambassador Maskandi Awards.

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  • Investors place bets on Africa - International | IOL Business

    From milk churning in Zimbabwe to rose growing in Ethiopia, private equity investments in Africa have returned to pre-crisis levels and should keep rising as funds seek big returns in far-flung markets. Private equity deals in Africa totalled $8.1 billion (R103.1bn) last year, the second highest on record after the $8.3bn posted in 2007, according to the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). This year could be even bigger as investors tired of low returns in developed markets look to cash in on the rapidly emerging middle-class consumers in Africa. Private equity deals in Africa between 2007 and 2013 earned 60 percent more than the MSCI emerging market index, AVCA said.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • 'Axed' SABC presenter seeks legal advice

    SABC Ndebele weather anchor Lebo Dlamini is seeking legal advice to ascertain why her contract with the broadcaster was not renewed. As reported in The Citizen yesterday, Dlamini said she had not returned to work from maternity leave because her boss at the SABC insisted on vetting her attire before she went on air. “I am talking to a lawyer in order to take the matter further,” Dlamini said yesterday. A senior staffer, whose name has been withheld for legal reasons dismissed Dlamini’s claims.

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  • ANC will fix immigration act - Mantashe

    "There is a lot about the [immigration] act that is good," Mantashe told Business Times on Friday. Mantashe was speaking in the wake of a minor public spat between Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, whose department is responsible for immigration, and his counterpart in tourism, Derek Hanekom. In an interview with Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday, Hanekom broke ranks and talked about the woeful effects the new immigration laws were having. The number of visitors to South Africa is drastically down (in the case of those from China, by 40% year on year), which cuts into tourism revenue (a major contributor to GDP) and puts much-needed jobs at risk.

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  • Triumphant return for Ronaldinho - Soccer Cup Competitions

    REUTERS Ronaldinho Gaucho made a triumphant return to Brazilian soccer on Saturday setting up the goal that gave Fluminense a 1-0 win over Gremio at the Maracana stadium. Sao Paulo – Ronaldinho Gaucho made a triumphant return to Brazilian soccer on Saturday when he set up the goal that gave Fluminense a 1-0 win over Gremio at the Maracana stadium. The former Barcelona forward was a shadow of his former self but his flighted pass into the box after 76 minutes was knocked down for Marcos Junior, who dribbled around the keeper and slotted the ball into the net.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • 7 amazing Steve Komphela quotes that should be motivational posters

    Steve Komphela has been named the new Kaizer Chiefs coach. So we thought we'd remind you how quotable the man is. Here are some of our favourite words to live by, according to Steve.

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