• 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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  • '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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  • 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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  • 'Rat skull' found in Woolies mushrooms

    Woolies customer Alison Matthews said she was “absolutely disgusted to say the least”. Matthews had purchased the mushrooms from a Woolworth store in Amanzimtoti, and made the discovery when she arrived home to cook dinner. “It’s a good thing I didn’t just empty the mushrooms straight into my meal… can’t even imagine how disgusting that would have been especially considering that I cook for my children,” said Matthews. “This is just beyond shocking given the exclusivity that Woolworths pride themselves on.

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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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  • SA engineers condemn hiring of Cubans for water projects

    THE employment of 34 Cuban engineers by the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation has caused an uproar in local engineering circles and now the Democratic Alliance (DA) is posing parliamentary questions over the matter. Earlier this month Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane welcomed the Cubans to SA to work on a number of projects to refurbish crumbling water infrastructure.

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  • Tide turning against Zuma in KZN - Politics | IOL News

    For the first time in nearly nine years KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC’s biggest and most powerful province, appears to be fragmented and patchy, its closely-guarded unity having all but vanished. Gone are the days when KwaZulu-Natal jumped hurdle after hurdle in ensuring the tsunami that is President Jacob Zuma entrenched all political hegemony. With all 11 regions having held their conference and the eThekwini region emerging under murky conditions, it has become a known secret that the tide is turning. Provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala is known to be a Zuma man, but he is haplessly watching his grip slip as rebellion takes form.

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  • Zimbabwe: 'Grand Coalition Needs Mujuru, Tsvangirai'

    The long-awaited grand coalition that will see a convergence of opposition political parties now rests on roping in ousted Vice-President Joice Mujuru and MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai. This, analysts say, is necessitated by the lack of numbers at the MDC Renewal Team and the MDC led by Welshman Ncube, whose representation in parliament remains too small to be significant. The coalition needs Tsvangirai with his multitude of supporters and Mujuru who still enjoys sympathy after being purged at a time when she had endeared herself well with the grassroots of Zanu PF. After her purge, Mujuru remains a favourite of many who have viewed her as a sober option to take over the leadership of Zimbabwe.

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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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  • Ex-Bafana star's gang used signal jammer in heist

    FORMER Bafana Bafana player Lebogang Morula allegedly staged a daring cash-in-transit heist at the Standard Bank branch in Ogies, Mpumalanga, using a signal jamming device while he was out on bail for attempted murder. Morula - who was part of the Bafana Bafana squad that represented the country at the 1998 World Cup in France - and two of his accomplices were arrested during the armed robbery . Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told Sowetan that a charge of illegal possession of the signal jamming device would be added to the charges.

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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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  • 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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  • India won’t play minnows - Dhoni - World Cricket

    AP India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni dealt a huge blow to cricket's non-Test nations when he warned that his world champions have no plans to play regular fixtures against them. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni dealt a huge blow to cricket's non-Test nations when he warned that his world champions have no plans to play regular fixtures against them. With controversy over the make-up of the 2019 World Cup – where the number of teams is set to be slashed from 14 to 10 – threatening to overshadow the ongoing tournament, Dhoni slammed the door on minnows' aspirations.

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  • KZN sisters sentenced to 35 years for murde

    Two sisters have been sentenced to 20 and 15 years respectively for the murder of Mduduzi Njoko in Umlazi in 2012, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday. Smangele Ndlovu, 39, was sentenced to 15 years for murder after she and her sister Thabile Vilakazi, 44, hired a hitman to kill Njoko at his home in Umlazi Z-Section in January 2012, Colonel Jay Naicker said. Vilakazi was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sourcing the hitman, who was from Johannesburg.

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  • 19 Times Jennifer Lopez Proved She Was The Celeb Having The Most Fun On Instagram

    Or 19 times we're reminded just how incredible it would be to live like J.Lo.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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