• WATCH: Caster Semenya and her wifey break it down Pedi style

    A criminal investigation has been launched following allegations that an aftercare supervisor at Grey Junior primary school in Port Elizabeth performed sexual acts on boys as young as 12 and sent them sexually explicit photographs.

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  • Madonsela 'not surprised' by Mkhwebane's decision on state capture report

    JOHANNESBURG Advocate Thuli Madonsela says she is not surprised by her successor Busisiwe Mkhwebane's decision not to oppose President Jacob Zuma's application to block the release of the state capture report. Madonsela was speaking on the sidelines of the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners Gala dinner held in Sandton last night, where she received an honorary award. Madonsela says if she was the new Public Protector, she probably would have also chosen not to oppose presidents application. "She didn't get the opportunity to meet with me and get a sense of my thinking, but even if she had gotten my thinking, she has a right to make her own decision." The state capture report, which was

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  • Open Letter to Thabo Mbeki: The DRC needs your help – now more than ever

    I am a proud Congolese-South African and I write to you today because my beloved homeland is burning – and you, sir, the father of modern Pan-Africanism, are yet to say anything. You have often spoken of the great potential of the Democratic Republic of Congo, of its wealth and vibrancy. You were in fact the principal architect of the 2001 Sun City Accords which brought warring factions to the same table and laid the foundations for what would eventually become our cherished and beloved constitution. It saddens me to say that all this work will be for nought if President Joseph Kabila is allowed to stay in office past his constitutional mandate, which ends on the December 19, 2016. I, like many

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  • Groom files for divorce after two hours of marriage

    A groom in Saudi Arabia has divorced his wife two hours after tying the knot. According to metro.co.uk, the groom filed for divorce after wife shared a wedding picture on snapchat. The couple reportedly had an agreement that they will not share a picture of their wedding ceremony on social media. The groom’s brother said that there had been a prenuptial agreement between his sister and her fiance which stated that no pictures will be shared on social media. “There was a prenuptial agreement between my sister and her fiancé that she would not use social-media applications such as Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter to post or send her pictures,” the brother said. Meanwhile there was a feud between

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  • Bonang Matheba gets big payday for MAMAs

    TV presenter Bonang Matheba received quite the pay cheque for her last minute hosting gig at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards. According the gossip website Zalebs, the Queen B billed MTV R500 000 for the last minute booking.

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  • Zuma's days are numbered

    Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema warned on Tuesday morning that President Jacob Zuma’s days in office were numbered. He made a call on all South Africans to unite on November 2 to march in support of embattled Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The march is to start at Church Square, in Tshwane, at 8am. “Zuma’s days are numbered, the man will go. Let’s unite on the 2nd Nov 2016 at Church Square Tshwane in defence of a democratic state,” wrote the EFF leader. “The power is in the hands of the masses, let’s occupy Tshwane on the 02 November 2016, if u love this country come to the picket lines…” Head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Shaun Abrahams announced that

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  • Road Accident Fund is broke

    Cape Town - The wheels have come off the Road Accident Fund (RAF). It’s paying out more to accident victims than it’s receiving from the fuel levy every month. And, if the fuel levy was increased enough to make the RAF sustainable, no one would be able to afford to drive. That was the grim message this week from RAF senior manager Chris Willemse. He and other fund personnel told journalists the RAF was technically insolvent and had accumulated “unfunded” liabilities of a staggering R145 billion. The R3 billion it gets monthly from the fuel levy doesn’t cover the claims it has to pay out. In June for example, these totalled more than R9.5 billion. However, legal and medical professionals say the

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  • I was dead for two-and-a-half minutes, says Tovey

    Independent Media Former Bafana Bafana captain and Safa Technical director Neil Tovey has spoken about his close brush with death. Neil Tovey plans to make the most of a ‘second chance I have been given’ - much like one of the clubs he has coached, Sundowns, which used a lucky break in the CAF Champions League to claim the trophy at the weekend. Tovey, who suffered a heart attack during the Amashova Cycle Classic on October 16, said he had received a double boost on Sunday: he had been allowed to leave Hillcrest Hospital after a ‘heavy week’ and then watched the television highlights of how Sundowns clinched Africa’s biggest prize for clubs against powerful Egyptian team, Zamalek, in Alexandria. As the respected technical director of the SA Football Association (Safa) and former Bafana Bafana skipper, he was well aware that Sundowns had been eliminated earlier in the competition by Congolese club AS Vita but regained their place through the sudden disqualification of Vita for unlawful conduct.

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  • Trump’s campaign finally admits that he is losing - World News

    New York - The campaign of Donald Trump has for the first time conceded something that has been clear to political observers for some time – that he is trailing in his battle against Hillary Clinton. Speaking over the weekend, Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitted that her client was losing to his Democratic rival, as a new poll by NBC News put him 12 points behind. “We are behind,” Conway said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “Clinton has some advantages, like $66m in ad buys just in the month of September, thereby doubling her ad buys from August. Now, most of those ads are negative against Donald Trump – classic politics of personal destruction, cesspool kind of ads.” She added: “And

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  • Sexwale to probe claims against Trillian Capital over Van Rooyen appointment

    JOHANNESBURG - Tokyo Sexwale says as chairperson of Trillian Capital, which has been accused of knowing in advance that Des Van Rooyen was going to be appointed finance minister, he's going to set up an independent investigation into the matter. TheSunday Timeshas claimed that senior members of the firm told staff that Van Rooyen was going to give them contracts when he became Finance Minister. Van Rooyen was only in the position for four days after President Jacob Zuma fired Nhlanhla Nene. Pravin Gordhan was later appointed to the position and Van Rooyen redeployed to head up the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs. In a statement, Sexwale says he views the claims against

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  • Mamelodi residents divided by Prasa's 'Berlin Wall'

    A wall being built in Mamelodi to prevent pedestrians from crossing the railway tracks has become the subject of much debate among Mamelodi residents, east of Pretoria, Pretoria East Rekord reports. The wall is a project by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) that will stretch from Pienaarspoort train station to Pretoria stations. Many Mamelodi residents say they are against the project, which started earlier this year, as there are no alternative routes to other parts of the township other than crossing the railway line. “For years we have asked to have bridges built so we can avoid crossing railway lines but Prasa is not listening to us,” said Bavumile Mavimbela. Mavimbela lives in Mamelodi

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  • Child services probes more ‘incidents’ involving Pitt

    The Department of Children and Family Services have reportedly extended their investigation into Brad Pitt. Angelina Jolie, Brad and their children - Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - were previously interviewed after an alleged altercation on a private plane between Brad and Maddox and TMZ reports that the "DCFS has now expanded its investigation to other alleged incidents". The reported incident on the plane - where Brad is alleged to have gotten "verbally abusive" and "physical" with his son while under the influence of alcohol - occurred on September 14 and Angelina filed for divorce just days later. However, it was later reported that

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  • First mega mall in Africa set to open

    Pretoria - When the newly-refurbished R2.5 billion Menlyn Park Shopping Centre opens at the end of next month, it will join the ranks of the biggest shopping centres in the country and continent. In addition, Menlyn Park will consolidate Pretoria East’s position of having the biggest formal retail space in the country. The new-look mall also re-enters the retail sector as a strong rival to the three malls which hold the position as the largest shopping malls on the continent. “This redevelopment is an ambitious undertaking that has been two years in the making, and once complete, the new shopping centre will be the largest mall in Africa,” said Malose Kekana, group chief executive for Menlyn

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  • Mthembu motivated by his '2019 fears'

    National chairperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Dali Mpofu has sarcastically complimented ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu for his recent remarks against ANC leaders. Mpofu said Mthembu was motivated by the ANC’s loss of power in the big metros of Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay, which are now in the hands of the DA for the first time. The EFF national chairperson, who served in the ANC for many years, also said the ANC chief whip was now vocal against the party’s national executive committee (NEC) because he feared that the ruling party would lose power in the 2019 national government elections. “At least Jackson Mthembu is honest that his sudden finding of his voice is

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  • Juju welcomes baby Munzhedzi to the world

    Malema let the cat out of the bag when he posted a picture of him and Mantwa on Friday morning with a caption that read: “Mma Munzhedzi re a leboga‚ Modimo le Badimo ba leboloke"‚ which‚ loosely translated‚ is “Munzhedzi's mother we thank you‚ May god and the gods protect you”. TMG Digital understands that Munzhedzi - a Venda name which means a self-starter or leader - is the name given to the child; it is either a boy or a girl’s name. WATCH: Malema opens up about love, weight loss and politics  Three senior EFF officials declined to comment‚ saying the matter is private. “I have been struggling to say that name‚ but I don’t want to say anything. You should call him yourself‚” EFF commissar

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  • PICS: EFF MP Hlengiwe Hlophe's 'revolutionary' wedding

    The leadership of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) gathered at the weekend to celebrate the wedding of one of their own, Hlengiwe Hlophe, the party’s deputy secretary and MP. Hlophe tied the knot to her husband at a beautiful ceremony in the presence of family and comrades. The party’s commander-in-chief Julius Malema offered some advice to the groom and bride as they embarked on their life journey. Malema said marriage was an institution “only for the brave” and “cowards do not get married” in his speech of banter and some serious moments. The party’s Twitter accounted quoted his words in a tweet with the hashtag, #revolutionarywedding. A statement by the party congratulated the newlyweds:

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  • Sundowns set to sign two Zamalek players

    In the wake of Sundowns clinching the Caf Champions League title and qualifying for the Club World Cup in December, Mosimane feels he needs to reinforce him squad before playing against the world’s best clubs by signing two of Zamalek’s players. “Mostafa Fathi caused us a lot of problems.

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  • Hlengiwe Twala crowned Mrs South Africa 2017

    Thirty-seven-year-old model and mother of three Hlengiwe Twala was crowned as the 2017 Mrs South Africa at Emperors Palace‚ Johannesburg‚ on Friday. Olwethu Leshabane was crowned first princess and Lilliana Lulli-Marruchi won the second princess title‚ while Claire Gardiner who raised the most funds for CANSA during her tenure as a finalist was crowned Mrs Charity 2016. The newly crowned Mrs South Africa‚ who hails from Hartebeespoort Dam in North West province‚ will represent the country at the Mrs World competition in Incheon‚ South Korea‚ on Wednesday (October 26).

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  • Vulgar word in song about Zuma returns to sting eTV

    The offensive word was “blurted out” by comedian Tats Nkonzo‚ while singing a satirical song about President Jacob Zuma‚ in a pre-recorded episode of The Big Debate screened at 10am on Sunday‚ July 31. Itumeleng Montsho complained about “this foul vulgarity” to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA)‚ saying it was broadcast while children were watching. “The programme was flighted on a Sunday with children and the mayor of Johannesburg in the audience amongst other political dignitaries‚” said Montsho. “The comedian used the (Zulu) word while singing a satirical song about the president.” eTV argued‚ in its defence‚ that although the word referred to genetalia it was “clearly

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  • Schwarzenegger for US president?

    Arnold Schwarzengger wishes he could have run for the US presidency. The 'Terminator' actor - who was governor of California for eight years until 2011 - is unable to contest for the position because he was born in Austria but thinks it would have been the right time to campaign for the Republican candidacy if he'd been able to. Arnold - who recently revealed he won't be voting for Republican Donald Trump, who is contesting for the Commander-in-Chief's role with Democrat Hillary Clinton - told Adweek magazine: "If I'd been born in America, I would've run. "Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race." But the 69-year-old star admitted he doesn't "love" politics. He added: "I didn't

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