• SABC suspends Unathi over Twitter tirade - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Metro FM presenter Unathi Msengana has been suspended from her breakfast show, The First Avenue. Johannesburg - Unathi Msengana has been suspended by the SABC after she allegedly called a 19-year-old student a “psycho b***h” in a messy Twitter spat. The Idols SA judge and Metro FM presenter has been suspended from her breakfast show, The First Avenue, after launching a vulgar Twitter tirade against the University of the Witwatersrand student, Palomino Jama. SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago told Destiny magazine on Wednesday: “The questions she asked on air were valid and there was nothing wrong with her questions.

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  • 'F@#k you black people' - yells cop who had just been caught shoplifting

    A pair of police officers got caught shoplifting at the Vodacom store in Cradlestone Mall.

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  • Chris Brown's new tattoo

    Chris Brown has got a new tattoo of the Ancient Greek sculpture Venus de Milo on the back of his head. The 'Loyal' hitmaker has had an inking of the Ancient Greek sculpture Venus de Milo on the back of his scalp, much to the horror of his fans.

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  • ‘The rand is falling... HAHA!’ - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Zim minister Jonathan Moyo has sparked a patriotic Mexican Wave on Twitter by gloating over the fall of the rand. Johannesburg - Zimbabwe’s poison-tongued cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has sparked a patriotic Mexican Wave on Twitter by gloating over the fall of the rand on Twitter.

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  • Snake pastor makes congregants speak Chinese - Connect

    Rekord North reports that ‘Snake pastor’ Penuel Mnguni now claims to make congregants speak Chinese and Nigerian. The controversial Soshanguve pastor was out of the spotlight for a while after the tent he uses as his church building was torn to shreds and then burnt.

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  • Female students at TUT Nelspruit are fat – EFF’s Ndlozi

    Students at the Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Mbombela campus in Mpumalanga are fat and out of shape, according to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Ndlozi was addressing the students at the campus on Tuesday during the party’s rally ahead of the SRC elections to be held today, Mpumalanga News reported. “The girls here will wonder why the men leave them for girls in Gauteng – it is because there are sports facilities there where students are able to attend gym and keep fit,” Ndlozi said.

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  • Former SABC 2 'Stokvel' actress allegedly beaten up by cop

    After requesting a police officer's name and identification after being pulled over on Monday evening for failing to yield at a stop sign - a former 'Stokvel' and current 'Rhythm City' actress was allegedly assaulted by a metro police officer.

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  • 9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ dies from cancer - World News | IOL News

    A survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York who was featured in one of the most haunting photographs of the outrage has died of stomach cancer. The family of Marcy Borders first announced her death on Monday on Facebook. Borders, who was 28 at the time of the attacks, was just one month into a job for Bank of America in one of the Twin Towers.

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  • King’s budget reeks of favouritism - The Mercury

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA King Goodwill Zwelithini s annual remuneration is about 50 times that of other recognised traditional kings in the country who, in turn, earn about 10 times more than traditional headmen. King Goodwill Zwelithini gets R50m a year while KZN complains it cannot afford to pay headmen R84 125, writes Monica da Souza. Durban - Outrage over the budget allocated to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini in recent months has concentrated attention on the salaries and resources set aside for traditional leaders. The king’s annual budget of more than R50 million has been defended by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government, while it simultaneously complains that it cannot afford to pay headmen in the province an annual salary of R84 125.

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  • SA singer opens up about working with Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem

    Pietermaritzburg born Candice Pillay spills the details on working with Hip Hop's greats after she was featured in Dr Dre's first album in sixteen years.

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  • Mandela’s red Merc becomes art

    An exhibition that deals with labour relations at East London’s Mercedes-Benz plant in 1990 will open on Friday at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery. Red is an exhibition by Johannesburg artist Simon Gush and has previously been on display in Cape Town‚ Johannesburg and Grahamstown. It will run in East London until September 30. Speaking to the Daily Dispatch on Tuesday‚ one of the organisers‚ Gary Minkley‚ said that when Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990 after serving 27 years in jail‚ workers at the West Bank plant decided to pay tribute to him by building a Mercedes-Benz sedan during unpaid overtime.

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  • Donald Trump pulls the Malema on a reporter - Connect

    Billionaire property mogul Donald Trump is running for president in the United States of America. On Tuesday, in the midst of a press conference in Dubuque, Trump was taking questions from the press – Univisión’s (an American-Spanish television network) reporter Jorge Ramos wanted to pose a question about immigration. Trump did not recognise him and bucked “Excuse me, sit down. You weren’t called… Go back to Univision”.

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  • Japan opens doors of higher learning to SA

    THE Japanese government has opened the doors of higher learning to South Africans interested in pursuing postgraduate studies. The Japanese embassy in SA on Wednesday called on prospective master’s students to apply for an ABE scholarship, which would not only give successful applicants access to the country’s education system but also expose them to its corporate culture. The embassy opened the application process for the two-year scholarship in August and it is scheduled to close on October 31 2015. The embassy said it envisioned that 1,000 African students would be invited to study in Japan over a five-year period.

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  • The wedding ring that could cost you a finger - IOL Lifestyle

    REUTERS Tough, durable and light, the precious metal is seen adorning the fingers of a growing number of brides and grooms. London - Titanium is an increasingly popular choice when it comes to choosing a wedding ring. Tough, durable and light, the precious metal is seen adorning the fingers of a growing number of brides and grooms. Surgeons at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital warn of the problem in the Emergency Medicine Journal.

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  • Blade Nzimande calls for EFF to be killed off

    It charged that Nzimande has called on “a party that openly rejects neoliberalism‚ embraces socialism and uses Marxism-Leninism-Fanonian schools of thought as guide to action to be killed and removed from society because SACP is opposed to these ideals and schools of thought”. “Nzimande‚ who leads a communist party that has supported GEAR‚ ASGISA and NDP-led ANC‚ calls for a party in parliament that rejects GEAR‚ ASGISA and the NDP also because SACP is part of driving these policies by their inclusion in government. “Nzimande has not called for parties like the DA who openly advocate for privatization and neoliberalism to be killed or racist organizations like AfriForum or parties that defend white interests like FF+ to die.

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  • Shabba, Khune stunned by Baxter's sacking

    Siphiwe Tshabalala and Itumeleng Khune have expressed his surprise that former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has been sacked by Turkish club Genclerbirligi after just two games. Baxter guided Amakhosi to two league titles in three seasons, as well as the 2013 Nedbank Cup and the 2014 MTN8, but he was sacked after losing his first two games in the Turkish league. “It came as a surprise and shock to hear the news,” admitted Tshabalala on Thursday. Itumeleng Khune, meanwhile, echoed his captain at Chiefs’ sentiments.

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  • Michael Jackson's kids cost R29 million a year

    Michael Jackson's children cost about R29 million to care for in a single year, new court papers have revealed.

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  • Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna's family

    Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna's ''second mother'' during a recent visit to Barbados.

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  • 'Caitlyn’s driving caused fatal crash' - Tonight News

    REUTERS A damaged vehicle is pictured at the scene of a four-car crash involving reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, then known as Bruce Jenner, in Malibu, California, on February 7, 2015. Los Angeles prosecutors will decide if Caitlyn Jenner will be charged with vehicular manslaughter after a fatal car crash in February. LA County sheriff's detectives passed their findings to prosecutors on Tuesday (25.08.15) so they may decide the fate of the 'I Am Cait' star, who they allege "set off a chain of events" that resulted in the death of Kim Howe in a multi-car pile up. Richard Curry said Caitlyn - who was known as Bruce Jenner at the time of the incident, before undergoing her gender transition - was driving at a speed which was unsafe when her vehicle, a Cadillac Escalade, shunted Kim Howe's Lexus from behind.

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