• Linda Sibiya on bail for fraud

    TELEVISION and radio personality Linda Sibiya appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit court in Johannesburg on a fraud rap yesterday. Court documents reveal that Sibiya is accused along with a Lwazi Thathakahle of theft after they allegedly swindled a leading clothing retail group of R1.8-million. It is alleged that Thathakahle, who was the head of department at Edcon at the time, misrepresented the company in a deal that would see Sibiya, through his company Magic Entertainment, organise an event in honour of Ukhozi FM employees. Edcon then paid R1.8-million between January and July 2013 towards the event that never took place.

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  • AKA, Nyovest beef still sizzling - City Press

    Cassper Nyovest and rapper AKA are still at war. In December the pair publicly shook hands and claimed they had settled a long-running beef marked by insults, shoving and – on one occasion – a gun being drawn. “They did not even sit next to each other throughout the shoot,” the second source told City Press. Both sources said AKA and Cassper Nyovest determinedly continued to ignore each other, even as they stood together for photographs.

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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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  • 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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  • Zuma stands by his JSE remark despite uproar - Companies | IOL Business

    PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma reiterated his previous assertion yesterday, pinning black ownership of the JSE at 3 percent, the Presidency said. “The president stands by his assertion, which was based on the measure used by the National Empowerment Fund to assess direct black ownership and control in the economy, using the JSE as a proxy.” Maharaj said commentators had contested Zuma’s statistic by referring to a JSE statement that suggested black ownership of the top 100 companies had increased to 23 percent. Maharaj pointed out various technical differences between how the different sets of statistics were arrived at.

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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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  • Mugabe’s 91st birthday bash - PICS - Africa | IOL News

    The elephant might have been in the room but it was not on the menu, after all, at Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s 91st birthday party at the Elephant Hills hotel in the country’s premier tourist attraction, Victoria Falls, on Saturday. Although Zanu PF supporter Tendai Musasa, who farms on disputed game land in the area, had promised to shoot a couple of elephant, buffalo, possibly a crocodile and other game for the dinner, none arrived at the hotel in the end. All 1060 hotel rooms were booked well before the festivities and the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe said “a couple of hundred” more rooms in the bed and breakfast lodges and rooms in private houses were also booked.

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  • ‘How we found Zephany’ - Weekend Argus

    An astonishing coincidence has led to the discovery of Zephany Nurse stolen from her mother s arms in Groote Schuur Hospital as a newborn 17 years ago. A DNA test has confirmed that Zephany, now in matric at a Cape Town school, is the daughter of Celeste and Morn� Nurse (who are seen here outside the Magistrate's Court after the hearing), who lost their three-day-old daughter when she was snatched from Celeste's arms in her hospital bed in April 1997. INFORMAL chitchat to his daughter’s new best friend, and the casual mention of her birthday triggered a suspicion in Cape Town father Morné Nurse that the teenager could be Zephany, the daughter he’d been searching for over 17 years.

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  • 'Senzo's killing ushered me to God'

    The horror scene of the cold-blooded murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa still lingers in Sello "Chicco" Twala's son's memory. Longwe Twala was among those who witnessed the brutal killing of Meyiwa at Kelly Khumalo's Vosloorus home. Khumalo's children, Christian and Thingo, as well as her mother, Ntombi, and her sister Zandi were in the house during the shooting. In seeking help after the tragedy, Longwe has found solace in God.

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  • 51 Tips To Start Getting In Shape From People Who Have Been There

    Realistic health and fitness advice that works for real people. No more crash diets and get-ripped-quick schemes.

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  • Malema supporters take over EFF in KZN

    Several Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members, who were among the founding leaders of the party in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), have been ousted from their positions following a hastily convened provincial elective assembly where they were replaced by supporters of party leader Julius Malema amid accusations of vote rigging and flouting of processes. Members of the media who had waited the entire day for proceedings to begin on Saturday had to leave after EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu told them the opening session was not open to the media. The most important thing for us is that the assembly went very well,” said Vukani Ndlovu, who was elected new EFF leader in KZN.

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  • 'Isibaya' rocks Saftas

    LOCAL soapie Isibaya continues its dominance on the small screen, scooping a handsome 12 nominations at last night's SA Film and TV Awards (Saftas). Isibaya competes with Rhythm City and Binnelanders in the Best TV Soap category. Isibaya actors also dominated. Bongani Gumede, who plays Mandla Ndlovu, is up against Jamie Bartlett of Isidingo and Motlatsi Mafatshe of Isidingo for the Best Actor in a Lead Role - TV soap award.

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  • Police Find Lupita Nyong'o's Pearl-Studded Oscar Dress

    Save the pearls. Update: Nyong'o's dress was discovered Friday back in the hotel where it was originally stolen.

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  • Sbu dishes out leadership advice

    EVERY Saturday after his Sound Revival show on Metro FM, DJ Sbu leaves the studio to do a totally different job that he is not paid for. On weekends a large number of people wait for the DJ and businessman outside the studio for a free consultation . Some ask for help to fund bursaries while others seek assistance to get into the entertainment industry and business. This is where Sbu, born Sbusiso Leope, dispenses his leadership and business advice.

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  • Black lawyers blast Mbete - City Press

    Black lawyers’ organisations are furious that the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, hires expensive, white-male advocates to win court cases involving Parliament. The chairperson of Advocates for Transformation, Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, said the chief justice had repeatedly appealed to all sectors of government to promote the transformation of the legal profession by appointing black advocates, but it appeared even Parliament could not be bothered. “Sometimes, when you ask some government attorneys why they are not appointing black advocates, they say: ‘We want people who are going to win the case,’” Ntsebeza said.

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  • These Stunning Photographs From Around The World Are Shortlisted For Sony's Photo Award

    Professionals and amateurs alike compete to be the world's best photographer.

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  • Will Smith Has Come Back Down To Earth

    Two years ago, Will Smith faced something he’d never experienced before: An unforgiving box office belly-flop. Not only did After Earth open in third place with just $27.5 million — a pittance for a sci-fi adventure with a reported $130 million budget — but it opened up Smith and his son and costar Jaden Smith to a degree of unrelenting ridicule that the elder Smith had astutely avoided since he catapulted to stardom in 1995’s Independence Day. The movie did earn a face-saving $183.3 million overseas, maintaining Smith’s reputation as a global box office draw. Instead, the movie suggests a kind of new normal for Smith, neither a return to his 2000s height as the world’s biggest movie star, nor a collapse into the sad swamp of Hollywood has-beens.

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  • Medupi unit six produces power

    "The electricity flowing into the grid marks a new beginning," Eskom chief executive Tshediso Matona said in a statement. This was the first of Medupi power station's six units to be synchronised. Synchronisation, or first power, involves the generator being electrically connected to the power grid so that its power is aligned with all the other generators to deliver electricity into the grid. Unit six of the new power station has faced numerous construction delays.

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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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