• Posts appears on FB page of Jayde’s alleged killer

    Vumazonke‚ 30‚ is accused of shooting dead 29-year-old Uitenhage school teacher Jayde Panayiotou in April. Jayde’s husband‚ Christopher‚ 28‚ allegedly hired a bouncer at his club‚ Luthando Siyoli‚ 31‚ to arrange the hit. On Saturday‚ Ayanda Tengo posted on his Facebook wall: “No‚ no‚ my tummy is sore thanks to you for making me laugh so much. Vumazonke‚ or someone with access to his Facebook account‚ then responds: “No no‚ what have I done?

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  • Warning signs of a cheating spouse | The New Age Online

    Relationships, especially a bond like marriage, is supposed to last a lifetime. However, most people say that they were shocked when they found out that their lovey-dovey partner is very much in love... but with someone else!

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  • 89 Thoughts I Had While Watching The "BBHMM" Video

    "Viewer discretion advised" would be putting it lightly.

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  • Zuma's wives cost you R54.6-million in his first term

    The average annual cost of the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for the last four years of former president Thabo Mbeki's administration, from 2005 to 2008, was R7.1-million. In Zuma's first term, the average rose to R10.9-million a year - an increase of R3.8-million. In response to questions, the spokesman for the president, Mac Maharaj, said the unit cost R7.877-million in 2010-11; R11.165-million in 2011-12; R7.068-million in 2012-13 and R13.019-million in 2013-14. The last time information was made publicly available on the unit was in February 2010 when the Presidency revealed in response to a parliamentary question that during Zuma's first year in office, 2009 to 2010, the unit cost R15.517-million.

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  • I am definitely not retracting my comment: 'homophobic' Pae

    UCT SRC acting president Zizipho Pae says she will “definitely not” retract a “homophobic” comment made on Facebook.. Pae told Cape Times: “I am definitely not retracting my comment. Pae wrote on her Facebook, “we are institutionalising and normalising sin. May God have mercy on us,” a few days after the announcement that gay marriage was legalised by the Supreme Court in all states of the US.

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  • "We are done": Motaung on Khune and Masango - Sowetan LIVE

    Kaizer Chiefs is not in talks with former players Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango. This was revealed by the club's football manager Bobby Motaung on Tuesday when the two's contracts were coming to an end. Motaung had said last week goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and winger Mandla Masango had returned to Chiefs trying to re-start negotiations on failed contract renewal talks‚ and been given time to go home and think clearly about their futures. Although Khune and Masango’s contracts came to an end on Tuesday‚ Chiefs’ football manager was not interested in commenting on negotiations‚ if any‚ were taking place.

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  • DJ Fresh heads to the Press Council | The New Age Online

    5FM's DJ Fresh, Thato Sikwane is ready to drag Sunday Sun and Daily Sun to the South African Press Council. This comes only a few months after Graeme Smith dragged Sunday Times to the same council over a front page story that claimed he lied to his wife before the two announced their separation and imminent divorce in May this year. According to the Citizen DJ Fresh’s has laid a formal complaint against the Sunday Sun and Daily Sun with the Press Council for what he refers to as a defamatory story detailing an allegation he fathered a love child.

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  • Holly Madison Reveals The Hell That Is Playboy Mansion Life

    Holly Madison decided to write a book when she was excelling in her career — starring in the long-running Peepshow in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood, as well as her own E! “Women would come up to me, and say, ‘Don’t you miss the mansion?’ Or, ‘I’m sorry Hef didn’t marry you,’” Madison recalled during a recent interview with BuzzFeed News at her home on a tree-lined Los Angeles street. It’s safe to say that after the revelations in Madison’s just-released Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, she has successfully squashed any such questions in the future. With little preamble — Madison and her collaborator, Leslie Bruce, know what the reader came for — Down the Rabbit Hole tells the story of Madison’s time with Hefner from 2001 to 2008 and its aftermath.

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  • Home Affairs and the ‘newborns’ | Daily Maverick

    South Africa became one of the fastest-developing African countries after attaining democracy, which made it a preferred destination for millions of job-seeking foreign nationals. The imagination does not have to stretch too far: creating a South African identity requires some illegal assistance and a little corruption from Home Affairs officials. Sindi Gumbo, (not his real name) a 55-year-old Zimbabwean national, says she entered South Africa illegally for the first time in 2012. “I was assisted through the process of obtaining a South African ID by a middle-aged man who seemed to ease in and out of a Johannesburg Home Affairs as if it were his own personal property.

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  • The Big Read: When African solutions fail

    What happened outside a farm some 32km from Maseru on Thursday was tantamount to Lesotho showing a middle finger to South Africa's diplomatic efforts. Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao was driving out of the farm with his nephew when three Lesotho Defence Force vehicles intercepted him. According to Mahao's family, occupants of one of the vehicles fired three AK47 shots at him without provocation. In self-defence, the army claims, the arresting soldiers shot Mahao in his right arm and then took him to hospital, where he later died "due to over-bleeding".

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  • ANC showdown as Mashatile rips into Nkandla report

    The ANC leadership is set for a showdown as the party's Gauteng chair‚ Paul Mashatile‚ became the highest-profile member to distance himself from police minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla.

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  • Kenyatta Wins Africa's President of the Year Award

    President Uhuru Kenyatta has been voted Africa's President of the Year 2014/2015 for his outstanding leadership. The Head of State was picked for the prestigious Africa Education and Leadership Awards for his ability to build consensus locally and abroad, efforts to change policies for the better and supervise solutions that address Kenya's pressing issues. Thousands of university students from across hundreds of institutions of higher learning in the continent also recognised President Kenyatta for initiating progressive economic programmes aimed at uplifting the lives of Kenyans. The students, who are members of the All-Africa Students Union (AASU), presented President Kenyatta with the award which, among other things, celebrates "outstanding leadership and educational excellence".

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  • Rihanna payback with the money, Diddy falls, Minaj wins - eight moments from #BETAwards2015

    Okay, Rih did a few things. Apparently Rih wanted to throw a stack of cash at the audience and she was told she couldn't, so she threw it in BET Head of Music Programming Stephen Hill's face. Can we have one more look at Rih, tho?

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  • Birth certificate ordeal at OR Tambo - Gauteng | IOL News

    AP A plane takes off from OR Tambo International Airport. Johannesburg - An American doctor and her three children have avoided deportation after spending a day in detention at OR Tambo International Airport for not complying with the new visa regulations. Martina Mookadam and her children, aged 10, 14 and 15, were refused entry for not having unabridged birth certificates and a police affidavit upon their arrival at the airport on Monday, Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman said on Tuesday. “(The husband) accompanied his family to the UK and was travelling to South Africa with them when he got called back urgently to treat a patient from the royal family of one of the Middle Eastern states,” he said.

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  • Pearl Thusi and Lerato Kganyago take on Africa | The New Age Online

    The television and radio personalities are the new hosts in the new talk show Moments which aired on EbonyLife TV on Wednesday evening.

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  • Sandra Bullock Had The Best Reaction To Being Named "World's Most...

    "I laughed when they said they were going to be generous and bestow me this wonderful privilege."

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Machel speaks from the heart to inspire students

    FORMER first lady Graca Machel says African leaders can be role models for the rest of the world. Delivering the keynote address recently to "Africa’s next generation of leaders" — graduates of the African Leadership Academy — she called on young people to be proud to be Africans. "Dr Chris Barnard, Chinua Achebe, Isabel dos Santos are worth mentioning. The African Leadership Academy works with organisations across the continent — government departments, nongovernmental organisations, charities and firms — who identify young people with leadership potential and are offered two years of training and a lifetime of guidance from the academy.

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  • Zuma: overwhelming support for Phakisa process

    The Presidency and CEOs of mining companies‚ representatives of civil society and national office bearers of labour unions had held more than 15 consultative meetings and there was overwhelming support for the Phakisa process‚ President Jacob Zuma said yesterday. The Phakisa process is an initiative aimed at fast-tracking the delivery of the priorities outlined in the National Development Plan‚ which is South Africa’s 30-year framework for growing the economy while tackling unemployment‚ poverty and inequality. In the State of the Nation Address in February this year‚ the president announced that a Mining Phakisa programme would be implemented by government and the mining sector later this year. “We are determined‚ together with our stakeholders‚ to steer the mining industry towards increased investment‚ growth and transformation whilst being mindful of the social‚ environmental and health impacts on our people in mining towns and labour-sending areas‚” the president said.

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