• Zimbabwe hunter given bail over death of Cecil the lion

    A professional Zimbabwean hunter was granted bail Wednesday on charges of “failing to prevent an illegal hunt” after he organised an expedition in which an American dentist killed a lion popular with tourists. The death of Cecil the lion triggered an outpouring of anger around the world after it was alleged that the beast was lured out of Hwange National Park and shot with a powerful bow and arrow. Theo Bronkhorst, wearing a green sleeveless jacket, was ordered to lodge a $1,000 deposit at the court in Hwange in northwestern Zimbabwe after a day of negotiations between police, prosecutors and lawyers. Dentist Walter Palmer, an experienced trophy hunter from Minnesota, is thought to have left Zimbabwe some weeks ago.

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  • Ashifashabba takes back his lobola: Report

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • Kenya Moore's Obsession With Beyoncé Has Reached New Levels

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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  • Komphela said to be keen on Khune returning

    While Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was cagey about the likely return of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and midfielder Mandla Masango‚ new Amakhosi captain Siphiwe Tshabalala on Wednesday talked up the talent of the clubless duo‚ whose acrimonious departure made headlines last month. Khune and Masango‚ who became free agents on June 30 when their contracts at Chiefs expired‚ are still due to meet the club’s football manager Bobby Motaung this week for talks that should put an end to speculation regarding their future. The two players‚ along with Tefu Mashamaite‚ the Amakhosi skipper last season‚ were accused of making unreasonable demands when negotiating new deals. It is understood that Komphela is keen to see Khune in particular rejoin the Glamour Boys‚ however‚ on Wednesday‚ the coach was mum on any updates.

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  • Is 17-year-old Kylie Jenner married? - IOL Tonight

    Kylie Jenner appears to be married, if her Instagram account is to be believed. Engagement rumours about Kylie, who is in a relationship with 25-year-old rapper Tyga, initially started in May when she was spotted with a ring on her wedding finger. In the premier episode of I Am Cait, Kylie seemed to hint that a secret wedding may already have taken place. Caitlyn's mom Esther gave Kylie a photo of her 17-year-old self.

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  • Calvin Harris Shared A Photo From 2002 To Remind Us How Much He's Changed

    He's not always been an Armani super-model, and that's fine by us.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • I shouldn't be alive - Jabu Mahlangu

    “I know I shouldn’t be alive today,” Jabu Mahlangu said, candidly, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton. Mahlangu is wearing lots of suits these days with a number of ambassadorial positions from SuperSport United, to the MultiChoice Diski Challenge, the Engen Knockout Challenge and the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA). Beating his alcohol abuse has seen him show the Grim Reaper the middle finger and play double jeopardy with his scythe as he has come back from the dead a number of times. “There are so many incidents where I should have died,” Mahlangu said.

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  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead, Afghanistan says

    The insurgents have not officially confirmed the death of their supreme leader, who has not been seen publicly since the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan that toppled the Taliban government in Kabul. Rumours of Omar's ill-health and even death have regularly surfaced in the past, but the latest claims -- just two days before fresh peace talks with the insurgents -- mark the first such confirmation from the Afghan government. "The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, based on credible information, confirms that Mullah Mohammad Omar, leader of the Taliban died in April 2013 in Pakistan," a statement from the presidential palace said.

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  • Angelina Jolie's son Maddox, will take over charity

    The Oscar-winning actress, who adopted Maddox, 13, from an orphanage in western Cambodia in 2002, says he will take over the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which she set up there 12 years ago ''to help local families overcome problems associated with poverty in the region and to help preserve the remarkable habitat and wildlife for future generations,'' in the future. Asked if he would be involved in her upcoming Netflix film, 'First they Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,' about the country's Khmer Rouge communist regime, during which 1.7 million civilians died in the 1970s, the director said: ''Maddox will be on set every day after school and involved behind the scenes. "As Maddox and I prepare the film we will be side by side learning about his country.

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  • Lion killer lambasted by celebs

    Walter Palmer, the American dentist who has left the internet in an uproar for killing the Zimbabwe’s famous lion Cecil, has raised the ire of global icons and celebrities. Famous people such as Sharon Osbourne and local model Candice Swanepoel took to social media to express their fury at the self-proclaimed hunting enthusiast from Minnesota. Osbourne tweeted: “I hope that Walter Palmer loses his home, his practice & his money.

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  • Nigeria: Corruption - We're On Same Page With the President - PDP

    In response to the another diversion by the APC today, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the umpteenth time says it is on the same page with the Federal Government on the fight against corruption, but stated that due process must be followed to ensure that it is not used as a guise to victimize innocent citizens and curtail the freedom of Nigerians. The PDP in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh on Tuesday said the clarification has become necessary to remove any misconception that it is against the decision of the present administration to probe some past officials of government because they are PDP members. "The PDP supports the decision of the Federal Government to fight corruption in our country. Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria and no citizen, irrespective of political, religious or ethnic affiliation should be denied access to due process and the rule of law in the process.

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  • Nudism in full swing in KZN as opposition backs down

    After bringing in police to arrest nudists when the province's first legal nudist beach opened in April, threatening to lodge a complaint with the public protector and appeal to the Hibiscus Coast Municipality to change its approval, the opposition group has "vanished". The Concerned Citizens Group, which claimed to represent thousands of residents in towns along the province's South Coast, has not "put a stop" to the nudist beach, as it had planned to do. "It seems as if all those who were opposing the beach have ridden into the sunset," said SA National Naturists Association chairman Serge Pavlovic yesterday. The group's spokesman, the Rev Mike Effanga, could not be reached for comment.

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  • THE INSIDER: The utter importance of being Robert Mugabe

    ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe’s main apple-polisher, George Charamba, rates his boss’s importance as being on par with US President Barack Obama. Commenting on Obama not meeting Mugabe, chairman of the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community, during the US president’s visit to AU headquarters in Ethiopia last week, Charamba said Mugabe was unmoved by Obama’s visit.

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  • Whitney ‘there’ in Bobbi’s last moments - Tonight News

    Whitney Houston's music was repeatedly played to Bobbi Kristina Brown while she was in a coma. The 22-year-old aspiring singer passed away on Sunday, almost six months after she was found unresponsive in her bath, and her loved ones felt her late mother was always in the room with them. Family friend Wanda Shelley said: "I played her mom's music. Wanda - who became close to the family when she worked as executive producer on 'Being Bobby Brown' - and Bobbi's other friends and family members were by her bedside round-the-clock, and a typical day involved reading from the Bible, playing music, and giving her leg rubs with coconut oil.

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  • Muvhango actor details being rushed to hospital - SundayWorld

    Tshirumbula, who prefers to be known as Nkuli, was treated and discharged from a local clinic after feeling dizzy because of an allergic reaction. The actor recently lost weight as part of his preparations to take part in the SABC3 reality television dance competition. Perceived in many quarters as a television hunk, Tshirumbula plays Gundo Mukwevho on the multi-lingual SABC2 soapie and on Friday was due to compete for a place in the top three of the dance show with partner Nombulelo Hlathi. "Ag man, it was just an allergic reaction.

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  • Prasa receives approval to test new locomotives

    JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has received a progress report from the railway safety regulator regarding the testing of locomotives purchased for local use. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has purchased several locomotives, and in recent weeks it has been criticised because the trains were too high for local railway lines. What this means that Prasa has the authority to proceed with the testing and commissioning phase for a period of six months. Prasa has been embroiled in a public spat between its board chairman Popo Molefe and former group CEO Lucky Montana.

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