• South Africa: Comedian Trevor Noah Lands Top U.S. Television Job

    South African comedian Trevor Noah has reportedly been given a big promotion - following in American television host Jon Stewarts's footsteps, according to the New York Times. Comedy Central is set to announce that Noah has been chosen as the new host of The Daily Show. Noah has been quoted as saying: "You don't believe it for the first few hours... need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you're in a place where you can't really get alcohol." He was speaking from Dubai. On his Twitter account, he shared his excitement: "No-one can replace Jon Stewart.

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  • Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

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  • Germanwings pilot’s chilling prophesy - City Press

    Andreas Lubitz was a man with a dark side. In fact, Andreas was breathing calmly while his captain was shouting in the background and trying to break the door down. Over the past few days, it has been revealed that Lubitz (27) had probably planned the murder-suicide. The 26-year-old, who asked no to be named, said Lubitz’s personal problems and unpredictable behaviour led to her recently breaking off their relationship.

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  • South Africa: Live Show: Lebo and Ex Choose Cash Over the Game!

    It's official, after only six days in the Big Brother Mzansi house, Ex and Lebo are out of the game. As fate would have it, Ex answered the red telephone and Biggie ordered him to exit the house with Lebo in tow. While Lebo wanted to take the money and run, Ex was more eager to continue with playing the game. "You've gained enough exposure to go on with your Rap career and this is enough to set you up," Lebo reasoned with her partner.

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  • Tbo Touch falls foul of Metro FM’s rules - City Press

    Metro FM suspended a second DJ, Thabo “Tbo Touch” Molefe, this week following the uproar over Sibusiso “DJ Sbu” Leope last week. City Press understands the national broadcaster, SABC, took the action after Leope and “his people” questioned why Molefe had not been suspended for punting his own commercial products, as well as American boxer Floyd Mayweather, on his drive-time show a few weeks ago.

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  • N1, N2 proposed toll: Sanral’s secrets exposed

    The Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday ruled that court papers had to be made available to the public.

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  • Gauteng’s new elite billion-rand cities - City Press

    The house also has a a basement garage to showcase multibillionaire insurance magnate Douw Steyn’s collection of sports and vintage cars. With an eye-watering price tag of R254 million – costlier than President Jacob Zuma’s homestead that cost the taxpayer R246 million – the mansion, built by Steyn and his wife Carolyn, is the jewel in the crown of the 809-hectare Steyn City, located between Fourways and Diepsloot. Upon completion, the complex will boast a private hospital, two private schools and a number of office parks inside its gated perimeter. Developers say Steyn City is “six times the size of Sandton City, four times the size of Monaco and two and a half times the size of Central Park in New York”.

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  • In & Out: Coming in hot for the dreaded C-word - City Press

    As the white ball went steaming over the boundary rope from Grant Elliott’s willow off the second-last ball of New Zealand’s successful run chase on Tuesday, there were all sorts of dramatic elements scripted into the live television broadcast. The first was AB fumbling the ball and falling over the stumps when Corey Anderson was caught in no man’s land. The throw came in a little low, AB couldn’t hold on and Anderson went on to score 58 from 57 balls. “Show me a hero,” wrote F Scott Fitzgerald, “and I’ll write you a tragedy.” As it turned out, AB was the author of his own demise.

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  • New Miss SA overwhelmed & excited about new role

    Liesl Laurie from Eldorado Park was crowned last night at the Sun City Super Bowl.

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  • Justin Timberlake Almost Accepted Taylor Swift's iHeartRadio Award

    And there was never a more perfect moment.

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  • Homeless man allegedly raped with pole - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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  • Not one but two plasma screen TVs - IOL Travel Western Cape

    The biggest nightmare when travelling as I do (ie, according to African time) is finding parking without missing my flight – and it feels like I’m not living unless I’m on the final boarding call list. Recently on a trip to Cape Town, I couldn’t afford to be late. Having exhausted my phone battery taking pictures at the aquarium, we had a bit of concern finding the Three Cities Bantry Bay Suites Hotel.

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  • Zimbabwe: 'Pray for President Mugabe'

    Prophet Walter Magaya has appealed to Zimbabweans and other people from all over the world to pray for President Robert Mugabe. Magaya said Mugabe's "wisdom" was from God hence people should pray for the 91-year- old leader. "Pray for President Robert Mugabe. Speaking to journalists later, Magaya said his message on praying for Mugabe was not political.

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  • Jacob Zuma chopper taxi gets chopped - City Press

    The air force has cut the backup helicopter service it provided for years to President Jacob Zuma’s family and friends travelling between Durban and Nkandla during the president’s visits to his family home, amid allegations that it was being abused. Military sources confirmed this week the backup Oryx helicopter from 15 Squadron, which usually flew with President Zuma’s military transport, had been grounded because of a lack of funds.

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  • Zayn cheated with two of us, says fling - IOL Tonight

    AP/PA, Mark Runnacles In this May 24, 2014 file photo Zayn Malik of boy band One Direction sings during a performance in Glasgow, Scotland. Zayn Malik has been accused of cheating on his fiancée Perrie Edwards with a 24-year-old Swede while on tour in Thailand. According to Martina Olsson, the 22-year-old singer - who quit One Direction last week - charmed her after a night out in Phuket on March 16 and took her back to his villa, where they showered together and he carried her to his king-size bed. What's more, Martina alleges the pair enjoyed a second tryst 48 hours later - which was also the night Zayn was pictured with Brit Lauren Richardson.

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  • 25 Things That Happened At The 2015 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

    WWE's most glamorous night of the year included a big butt, old dudes licking each other, tears, and lots of boos for Roman Reigns.

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  • Tale of two women with a different take on Angola’s vast oil wealth

    THIS is the tale of two women, each an emblem in her own way of one of the world’s most corrupt and dysfunctional nations. One of the women is Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman. The daughter of Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos, she is worth $3bn and is Africa’s only female billionaire as well as its youngest billionaire, according to Forbes. Dos Santos declined to comment, but she is widely seen as a symbol of Angola’s status as one of the most corrupt countries in the world — "graft on a scale never before seen in Africa", says Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais.

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  • 14 Seemingly Harmless Things That Could Actually Kill You

    If you get enough air, blown at sufficient force, it can result in a fatal air embolism — when air bubbles get into your blood stream and kill you. According to a 1998 report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were roughly 15,600 dryer fires that year, causing 20 deaths and 370 injuries.

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  • STOCK TALK: Street-savvy managers credited as Capitec shares breach R500

    THE share price of Capitec, which has made a bundle by lending to South Africa’s downtrodden, breached the psychological level of R500 for the first time this week. It also makes Capitec the most expensive bank to invest in on the JSE, based on its price-to-earnings ratio of 25.7. This far exceeds Standard Bank (15.4), FirstRand (15.1), Barclays Africa (11.9) and Nedbank (11.2), but then investors believe Capitec is “priced for growth”. It was useful training — instead of relying on fancy PowerPoint presentations from marketers, CEO Gerrie Fourie, who took over from Riaan Stassen, and his team still walk the streets of Thohoyandou in Limpopo to check in on their branches as often as they frequent those in moneyed suburbs in Johannesburg.

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  • SA’s visa requirements ‘hurting tourism’

    THE Department of Home Affairs’ "draconian" regulations for foreign tourists have led to a drop in numbers from key markets such as China and India, the Southern African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) says. Last year, home affairs said foreign visitors would have to appear in person to apply for visas to have biometrics taken. In September to December last year, the number of tourists from China fell nearly 50% and those from India were down 15% year on year. Tourist numbers from Brazil fell 37%, but this was largely due to concern about the Ebola virus, Satsa said.

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