• #MduMasilela’s 'baeness' breaks Twitter

    Kwaito legend Mdu Masilela started trending during #MandozaFuneral. The 'Chomi ya Bana' star clearly stood out during a tribute by kwaito stars, and the ladies went into a frenzy over how "baeable" Mdu is.

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  • The day Winnie took Malema and pals to police

    Then a mere 22, Malema confesses some of them then fled the scene of anarchy at its most intense. They didn’t know what to do, or where to turn, and so they ran to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s house in Soweto. “We felt there must be an elder with some experience to help us with this type of a situation,” he reflects. He relates how Madikizela-Mandela listened to them and heard their defences. “Then she said, ja, you’re not listening - I’m taking you to the police station. She took us there (to Hillbrow), there they charged us, and when they were supposed to lock us up, she fought and said, no, I didn’t bring them here for you to lock them up. They have messed up. Charge them. Then let them be

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  • WATCH: DJ Black Coffee slaps AKA's manager

    Arnold Palmer was not only one of the great champions of golf; through the panache and daring of his play. He did more than anyone else to turn the game - and in particular the British Open - into a spectacle which commanded the attention of millions.

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  • Zuma launches his stay-out-of-jail bid

    He asked the Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday to give him a hearing on the spy tapes. In an affidavit submitted days after the ANC lost metros during local elections, Zuma said the case was "important" to him and raised matters of "public interest". Zuma asked the SCA for leave to appeal against the Pretoria High Court's decision in April to set aside the dropping of 783 charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering against him. Zuma said it was not in the "public interest" to prosecute him and that the timing of the charges was manipulated. In April 2009 former National Prosecuting Authority head Mokotedi Mpshe dropped the charges, citing interference by former Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy

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  • ANC is going to make Hlaudi president – Ndlozi

    The African National Congress (ANC) will one day make Hlaudi Motsoeneng a minister or even president, tweeted Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on Tuesday. Ndlozi’s statement follows the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s media briefing in which it announced that the former COO would be reverting back to his old position as group executive of corporate affairs. During the briefing, SABC chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe said Motsoeneng was free to apply for the COO position once it was advertised. However, the decision seems to have disappointed the EFF spokesperson, who was hoping for a different outcome. Democratic Alliance communications Phumzile

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  • Repo men ready to pounce on Zuma's biggest fan

    In the build-up to last month’s local government elections, self-proclaimed king of kwasa kwasa and President Jacob Zuma die-hard supporter Malo A Botsheba criss-crossed the country in a convoy consisting of his fleet of cars and taxis campaigning for the ruling party. But Malo A Botsheba, real name Steven Sefofa, is likely to now be dispossessed of his cars and taxis. Malo has turned to appealing to Good Samaritans to help him with funds to pay his debts on these vehicles. All his cars and taxis are branded in ANC colours. On Monday, Malo confirmed that he was set to lose his wheels. “Please,  come and assist me,” Malo pleaded. “I was volunteering for the ANC. “The bank has written a letter

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  • Angelina 'hired PI to spy on Brad and co-star'

    Pitt, 52, was said to be devastated by Jolie's decision to file for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. And he is furious at swirling suggestions that she was concerned by his alleged alcohol consumption, marijuana smoking and anger issues. Jolie supposedly hired a private eye to follow Pitt on set with French actress Marion Cotillard - who is currently expecting her second child with her partner, actor Guillaume Canet - and is said to be "absolutely devastated" at being dragged into the circus. WATCH! George Clooney learns of Brangelina split on live TV interview By awkward coincidence, a trailer for Allied, the steamy World War 2 spy drama starring Pitt and Cotillard, due

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  • Treasury denies Malusi Gigaba’s travel request

    HOME Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba had a request for cushier travel for his staff turned down. Gigaba had sought permission from Treasury — whose belt-tightening measures for government include travel costs — for his staff to travel business class. The motivation for the deviation from the Treasury’s cost-containment measures read: "The minister was inconvenienced and had to further wait for the disembarking of the personnel assistant from another terminal to be able to proceed with the trip which resulted in the minister arriving late for scheduled appointments." In refusing Gigaba’s request, Treasury said these time delays should be taken into account by the Department of Home Affairs when

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  • If you say I’m a spy, be smart enough to know spies use codes – Madonsela

    Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela has once again come out to deny claims that she is a spy under the payroll of the US intelligence agency the CIA following the resurgence of the allegations made in a report by a blog belonging to political party Black First Land First (BLF). Last week Thursday, Black Opinion alleged Madonsela had been in a “big rush” to conclude a complaint lodged by the Democratic Alliance (DA) into state capture by the controversial Gupta family because she wanted to give the DA “one more big political gift” before she leaves office in October when her seven-year term ends. “Sources say that Advocate Madonsela has been promised a big political role for the 2019 elections by the DA.

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  • Bonang likes 'trashy' guys – Ntsiki Mazwai

    Following the altercation between Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and the DStv iRock Festival organisers on Saturday night, poet Ntsiki Mazwai has concluded that Bonang Matheba just likes “trashy” guys. In a series of tweets, Mazwai questioned Bonang’s choices of men, asking how she could date a guy who was always involved in brawls. “Cabanga [imagine] being that girl who has to run around shouting ‘baby stop!’ Gaaaard how embarrassing. Violent men are so humiliating gosh,” she said. She also suggested an application form Bonang’s boyfriends should fill in before she gets into a relationship with them. “On Bonang’s application form her boyfriends have to tick next to the question: are you violent?” Mazwai

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  • Nigeria: ICT SMEs Identified As Panacea to Nigeria's Economic Woes

    As Nigeria continues to look out for ways of lifting its economy out of economic recession, the ICT industry has been identified as one of the sectors that can support the economy. Speaking in Lagos at the 5th and maiden Lagos edition of the "Startup Friday", organised by the Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE), a subsidiary of National Information Technology Development (NITDA),the Acting Director-General, National Information Technology Development (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji said the body was looking for a way of proposing to government what it could take to take Nigeria out of recession. He added: "We've seen that in the ICT and that's why we're trying to support startups

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  • Laughing all the way to a bankable error

    PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma is well known for his three-part harmony chuckle, often rendered as "heh heh heh" in cartoons and other writings chronicling his mirth. Following the news that he timeously paid the money he was ordered by the Constitutional Court to hand over for five nonsecurity enhancements to his home in Nkandla, he has cause to chuckle frequently. Simple arithmetic reveals that the president has, thus far anyway, escaped with only the lightest of "fines" for the malfeasance perpetrated during the Department of Public Works’ debacle of excessive expenditure during the execution of supposed "security upgrades" at his country seat in Nkandla. Estimates of the total expenditure vary: taking the lowest of these, R246m, and deducting, for the purposes of argument and not in expectation of recovery, the R155m the president niftily instructed the Special Investigating Unit (which can act only if so instructed by him) to recover from his errant architect, as well as the R7.8m craftily raised from an obscure bank and paid over by the president, there is a notional R162.8m that could possibly be paid back if the architect loses the case he is fighting and is good for the R155m.

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  • ANC stages EFF-style disruption of Tshwane council sitting

    African National Congress councillors‚ now in opposition in the City of Tshwane‚ on Tuesday disrupted a planned sitting of the council — even getting into a brief physical scuffle. This came after ANC supporters earlier broke a glass door to force their way into the council chambers‚ prompting police to use pepper spray to disperse them. During the sitting at the council chambers in the Sammy Marks centre in Pretoria CBD‚ ANC councillors demanded that the chair of chairs in council steps down‚ saying he was not properly appointed. Speaker Rachel Mathebe had made her opening remarks‚ greeting the executive mayor Solly Msimanga‚ chief whip of council and chair of chairs — who is from the Democratic

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  • WATCH: Mourners dance to Nkalakatha on Mandoza's grave

    Arnold Palmer was not only one of the great champions of golf; through the panache and daring of his play. He did more than anyone else to turn the game - and in particular the British Open - into a spectacle which commanded the attention of millions.

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  • Hell of a school

    A security guard from a special needs school in Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal still reports for duty, despite being accused of molesting pupils. The guard -at Vulekani Special School Skills and Training Centre for children with various intellectual disabilities - was arrested in March but was released on bail. Sources at the school said the guard still reported for duty and they feared for the safety of the children. "Most of his victims are still at the school. They come face to face with him every day," said a source. An investigation by Sowetan can reveal that allegations of rape and other cases of sexual misconduct date back to 2013 at the school. In a report compiled by social workers who held

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  • Zimbabwe: Where Are Locals in MTV Awards?

    With only three months to go before the curtain comes down on the year 2016, focus is now on who will emerge tops in the various awards categories. The race is on for the top gongs of being Top Businessman of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Personality of the Year, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe and Best Musician of the Year, among others. These are the accolades that have over the years come to characterise the fashion and fabric of local television where esteemed personalities are seen oozing with all smiles and faces of success. Thanks to the local television broadcaster, ZTV in tandem with their various corporate partners like Delta Beverages through its Coca Cola brand, have been at the forefront

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  • No luxury cars... not even for me - Tshwane mayor

    Pretoria - Mayor of Tshwane Solly Msimanga will continue using the BMW 5 Series he inherited from his predecessor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, but will replace it with a cheaper car when it “retires”. Upon reaching its prescribed lifespan of 100 000km in accordance with the regulations, the vehicle will retire to the government garage. “Most of the cars have passed the cap or are very close,” Msimanga said on Tuesday. In its place will be a low cost model to ferry the city’s first citizen around. The BMW would not be changed now as procurement of a new cheaper one would constitute wasteful expenditure. “I will not allow public money to be spent on luxury cars, while our people struggle for services,

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  • In Pictures: Durban July fashion

    International war crimes judges are to rule on Tuesday in the case of a former Islamist rebel who pleaded guilty to wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict and apologised for the damage he caused in Timbuktu.

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  • Zidane dismisses talk of rift with Ronaldo

    Dortmund - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane denied on Monday there was a rift between him and Cristiano Ronaldo after the team's talisman appeared to react angrily to being substituted in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Las Palmas. Ronaldo's response to being taken off in the 72nd minute of the game has been the subject of much attention in the Spanish media in the build up to Tuesday's heavyweight Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. Zidane, however, said the incident has already been forgotten. “Everything is normal. Cristiano wasn't the only one angry after the game but it's over now and we are thinking about tomorrow's game,” the Frenchman told a news conference on Tuesday. “I understand

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  • SABC board could face legal costs, warns Thuli

    HLAUDI Motsoeneng’s “triumphant” return to the top echelons of the public broadcaster might be short-lived. Shortly after SABC board chairperson Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe announced Motsoeneng had been appointed to his old job as group executive of corporate affairs, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela indicated she would scrutinise the decision. She pointed out that the SABC could face personal legal costs for Motsoeneng’s reappointment. Maguvhe also said Motsoeneng was free to apply for the position of chief operating officer, which he held until Monday, when the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld the Western Cape High Court ruling that Motsoeneng’s appointment to that position was irrational

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