• Kelly Khumalo’s Metro fist fight - City Press

    Just a few hours before the Metro FM Music Awards started in Durban last night, singer Kelly Khumalo and her maskandi musician boyfriend Zamokwakhe “Bhaka” Nzama allegedly fought in a hotel. Speaking to City Press, Nzama said the couple had fought at Durban’s Elangeni Hotel on the beachfront just before 5pm. Nzama said he came to the hotel to visit to Khumalo.

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  • Teen Allegedly Urged Friend To Kill Himself, Then Tweeted How Much She Missed Him

    Moments before 18-year-old Conrad Roy was going to kill himself last summer, he had second thoughts and climbed out of his running truck. The message allegedly came from Michelle Carter, who police now say sent Roy a series of texts in the last days of his life encouraging him to commit suicide. Roy apparently listened; police later found him dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. In a report, police said that before dying, Roy told Carter “he was scared and didn’t want to leave his family,” the Sun Chronicle reported.

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  • A Mom Posted A Picture Of Her Sick Toddler Online And Thousands Of Strangers Mocked It

    For the family of Mariah Anderson, every day is a gift. Last month, her mother Kyra Pringle posted a picture of her daughter on Facebook to celebrate her second year of life, News 2 reported. According to Pringle, somehow the photo began being shared all over the Internet. This why I say watch who you have kids with .... Baby look like the leprechaun.

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  • Tshwane metro cop stable after shootin

    A Tshwane metro police officer who was shot by criminals during a foiled robbery at a petrol station last week is in a critical but stable condition hospital. The officer, whose name is with held for his own safety, is expected to undergo surgery today while a second metro police officer who was also shot at is due to undergo counselling after being traumatised by the shooting. “They were approached by a man who sought their assistance saying he was almost hijacked near a Total garage,” Tshwane metro police spokesperson Console Tleane said.

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  • Community Post: 8 Important Life Lessons We Learned From Nicki Minaj Songs

    Beneath her eccentric style and suggestive lyrics, there are some valuable life lessons to be found.

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  • Meryl Streep's Daughters Look Flawless In This Fashion Campaign

    Those are some good genes — and jeans.

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  • Hands off, Palestinian activist tells South Africa

    A leading Palestinian peace activist has called for South Africa to back off the Middle East. While South Africans marked the beginning of Israeli Apartheid Week through various activities, Palestinian peace activist Bassem Eid on Monday urged the South African government and its people not to get involved in the Israeli-Palestine conflict. Eid, a founder of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, was critical of South Africans, saying there was little doubt they were “pro-Palestine”.

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  • Emwazi’s mother recognised son in video - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group. The mother of Mohammed Emwazi realised he was Jihadi John when she saw a beheading video, it emerged yesterday. A close up exterior view of the Quintin Kynaston Secondary school in St John's Wood, north west London where Mohammed Emwazi, otherwise known as Jihadi John, was a pupil.

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  • What did Mugabe want for his birthday? Less whites

    No. We are now equipped with skills," Mugabe told thousands of guests at a luxury safari lodge. Songs in his honour, and poems recited by children, were part of the tribute to Zimbabwe's leader of the past 35 years, who has faced criticism in the West for repression of the opposition, corruption and for redistributing thousands of white-owned farms to inexperienced black farmers. In a speech deviating from its original script and lasting more than an hour, Mugabe said he was "shocked" to discover that 163 farms were still owned by whites. Mugabe also told the birthday party he wanted blacks to enter the safari tourism business, which is largely controlled by whites.

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  • Shuttleworth in court showdown

    TECH wunderkind and space tourist Mark Shuttleworth will face off against the South African Reserve Bank in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday as the central bank argues why it must not repay R250m to Mr Shuttleworth. The bank first hit Mr Shuttleworth with a R250m “exit levy” when he tried to repatriate about R4.3bn in 2009. Mr Shuttleworth paid this under protest and then challenged the exchange control system in the high court in 2010. A few months later, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan repealed that levy — but it was too late for Mr Shuttleworth.

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  • Pabi Moloi reinvents hersel

    Having won prestigious prizes and graced popular magazine covers, not to mention hosting an O Magazine workshop with Oprah Winfrey, Pabi Moloi is one of the sharpest, smartest and most in-demand presenters around today. The bubbly radio and TV personality has hosted several award shows and demonstrated her star power when she was only 18, landing the converted 94.7 Hot Jock Talent Search title. With a newfound love for fitness and nutrition, Pabi has now reinvented herself and elevated her lifestyle to match her genuinely wholesome image. The Power FM presenter is now at the top of the invite list to host sporting brand events, like her recent gig at the Adidas running shoe launch last year.

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  • Jihadi John tried to enter SA

    According to British media, Emwazi was arrested as he tried to force his way past a security checkpoint onto a Johannesburg-bound flight without a passport. Emwazi has beheaded several Islamic State hostages over the past year. It is reported that at the time of his arrest in Tanzania he was with two members of Somalia-based Islamic terrorist organisation al-Shabab: Bilal Berjawi and Mohamed Sakr. It is not clear why Emwazi wanted to fly to Johannesburg.

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  • Nigeria: 'Synagogue - Collapsed Building Not as a Result of Structural Defects'

    The consultant engineer, Mr. Oladele Ogundeji, who supervised the construction of the collapsed six-storey guesthouse belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), yesterday, told the Coroner's Inquest investigating the incident that the collapse was not due to structural defects. Ogundeji, a structural building engineer also told the inquest presided over by Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe that the foundation of the collapsed guesthouse was built to standard with 28 columns. The Lagos State Government inaugurated the Coroner's inquest under the state Coroner's System Law No.7 of 2007 to investigate the cause and circumstances resulting in the death of 166 people following the building collapse and bring its findings and recommendations to the appropriate authorities.

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  • Tide turning against Zuma in KZN - Politics | IOL News

    For the first time in nearly nine years KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC’s biggest and most powerful province, appears to be fragmented and patchy, its closely-guarded unity having all but vanished. Gone are the days when KwaZulu-Natal jumped hurdle after hurdle in ensuring the tsunami that is President Jacob Zuma entrenched all political hegemony. With all 11 regions having held their conference and the eThekwini region emerging under murky conditions, it has become a known secret that the tide is turning. Provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala is known to be a Zuma man, but he is haplessly watching his grip slip as rebellion takes form.

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  • Madikizela-Mandela’s Qunu house claim ‘baseless’

    WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela had not explained why she waited until Nelson Mandela had died before claiming to own the former president’s Qunu property, said struggle lawyer George Bizos SC in court papers on Monday. The court dispute over who rightfully owns the Qunu property is one of a number of ugly, public spats involving members of the Mandela family following the death of the revered statesman. Mr Bizos’s affidavit on behalf of the executors of Mandela’s estate — Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Eastern Cape High Court Judge President Themba Sangoni and Mr Bizos — was filed in the Mthatha High Court on Monday.

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  • Samsung answers iPhone 6 with Galaxy S6

    Samsung Electronics introduced a flagship smartphone with a curved screen and mobile-payment system, seeking to spark sales after a painful year that saw its leadership eroded by Apple and Chinese upstarts like Xiaomi. The new Galaxy S6 and its double curved-screen variant the Galaxy S6 Edge, released on Sunday on the sidelines of an annual trade show here, outlines Samsung’s latest strategy for finding its footing: take on Apple’s iPhone head on, while bringing even more of the manufacturing process under its control. In the US, Samsung said it would be offered by all the major carriers, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. The stakes are high for Samsung, which saw its previous flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, fall flat with consumers.

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  • Lesotho Votes - 'I Hope It Will Be Boring Now'

    On Saturday, Lesotho voted in emergency elections designed to solve its political crisis. With results still a few days away, GREG NICOLSON and SIMON ALLISON took the pulse of a rain-soaked Maseru - and a few pictures too. Maseru on election day was a ghost town. The DJ on Radio Ultimate just about summed up the mood: "There's a new train coming, and it's bringing peace!" So far, that optimism has not been misplaced, although the real test will come when the election results are announced on Wednesday or Thursday.

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  • SA’s US ambassador in new ‘dodgy degree’ drama - City Press

    South Africa’s new ambassador to Washington, DC, Mninwa Mahlangu, has set tongues wagging in the US after it emerged that he may have received his distance-learning degree from an unaccredited institution. Mahlangu has, however, insisted his qualification is solid. In his official short bio, submitted for the ambassadorial position – Mahlangu’s first – he counts a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Fairfax in 1995 as among his qualifications. The Louisiana-based Fairfax University was established in 1986 and discontinued in 2004 when, according to Wikipedia, it relocated to the Cayman Islands.

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  • Forget the myths about foreigners

    AS reports surfaced this week of a new wave of attacks on foreign migrants working in the informal economy, this time in Bellville and Philippi in Cape Town and near Secunda in Mpumalanga, it is clear that the problems that bubbled over recently are far from resolved. The official response from Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu was to suggest that “foreigners” had certain underhand “trade secrets” that they should be made to share with their South African competitors. This suggestion is akin to insisting that big formal retailers such as PicknPay share their business strategies with their competitors. It is also off the mark because new research shows that far from resorting to underhand business practices that give them a competitive edge, foreign migrants are simply particularly hard-working entrepreneurs who employ similar techniques to those of formal retailers.

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  • On Zuma’s claims regarding the JSE – I’m confused

    This is why I find it so confusing when the presidency claims that only three percent of the JSE is owned by black people to emphasise the need for transformation. One of the ANC’s mandate issues for the past twenty years was economic transformation and they’re giving me a metric to show that they haven’t pulled it off as some sort of argument in favour of the ANC?

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