• Has Beyonce had Botox? - IOL Tonight

    Kevin Federline has accused Beyonce of having Botox injections and surgery. The 37-year-old DJ - who is best known for his three-year marriage to pop star Britney Spears - has taken to social media to accuse the 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker of having Botox surgery after she was seen on TV alongside her husband Jay Z at a boxing fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Kevin tweeted: "She looked botoxed. (sic)" Later, he added: "So sad when a beautiful woman chops and screws her face up with Botox and surgery." Of course, Twitter users responded to Federline's jab at QueenBey: Earlier this year, Kevin admitted his high-profile relationship with Britney was "chaos", adding that the attention they received

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  • Former Pirates player arrested for cruising in stolen car

    Metro police made the discovery when the former midfielder was stopped at a roadblock yesterday. Bafana Bafana Orlando Pirates Former Orlando Pirates player arrested JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have confirmed a former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana player has been arrested in Orange Farm for driving a stolen car. Metro police made the discovery when the former midfielder was stopped at a roadblock yesterday. It’s understood the VW Polo was stolen in Randburg last November. Officers say the car had a fake licence disk and number plate. The police’s Johannes Motsiri says the suspect is also facing a charge of fraud. “They found that the vehicle was stolen in Randburg last year. The former

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  • 'Boko Haram' lift Cyril's chances

    A group of ANC heavyweights calling themselves “Boko Haram” appear to have bolstered Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s chances of succeeding President Jacob Zuma as ANC leader in 2017. According to reports, a number of party bigwigs serving in national and provincial legislatures joined the group over the weekend. They are said to include two former premiers, one former provincial secretary and a host of MECs, party regional secretaries and heads of departments in the Limpopo provincial government. This paper has been informed that ANC leaders from Gauteng, along with “Boko Haram”, met secretly in Makgobaskloof outside Tzaneen in Limpopo a fortnight ago. They decided to back Ramaphosa. Yesterday,

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  • Idols SA winner Karabo on his big plans

    When Idols SA Season 11 winner Karabo Mogane couldn’t afford to study at Stellenbosch University anymore, he dropped out and set his sights on a different goal – making a career out of his love for music. Almost a year later, Mogane is the winner of the country’s biggest reality show and has bagged prizes that include R700 000 in cash, a new car and a recording deal with Universal Music. “I’ve always known that it’s my responsibility to make my dreams come true,” he says. “I didn’t want to drop out of school, but I had to. I didn’t give up on myself though, so I took a chance and auditioned for Idols.” The 24-year-old former Geo-informatics student grew up in Nelspruit and is the youngest of

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  • Motsepe, Ramaphosa

    He stopped short of calling former president Nelson Mandela a sellout, saying Madiba took the revolution as far as he could "he was too old, tired" and it was now up to this generation to carry on the fight to implement the Freedom Charter, including the equitable sharing of all South Africa's resources. Malema said: "The deviation from the freedom charter was the beginning of selling out of the revolution. When Mandela returned from prison he got separated from Winnie Mandela and went to stay in a house of a rich white man, he was looked after by the Oppenheimers, Mandela used to attend those club meetings of those white men who owned the SA economy. He stayed in one of their houses, they had

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  • Malema’s UK visit ‘sends a message’ - Special Features | IOL News

    London - He’s perhaps the second best-known politician in South Africa, a firebrand agitator who is revered and disliked across South Africa in equal measure. However this week Julius Malema is in the old colonial power of the UK where he is less well known and where he will be addressing some distinctly English and internationally highbrow institutions. On Wednesday he will kick off his England tour by travelling to the “dreaming spires” of Oxford where he will address the Oxford Union at the world famous university. He will speak in the Debating Chamber on a subject “loosely agreed” beforehand, a spokeswoman for the Union said. The chamber can take up to 450 people and after the speech there

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  • Home Affairs gives man identity crisis - Gauteng | IOL News

    Johannesburg - Is Phineas Ndlovu a South African, a Lesotho national or a Zimbabwean? Is his real name even Phineas Ndlovu? According to the 63-year-old man and his family, he was born at the then Coronation Hospital (now Raheema Moosa Mother and Child Hospital) and lived his whole life in Soweto, where he attended Motsaneng Lower Primary School in Mapetla. However, the Department of Home Affairs and its officials disagree. They say their records indicate that Ndlovu is a Lesotho national who committed a crime there in 1969 when he was 17 years old, while other records show that he is actually a Zimbabwean man. It was only when he went to apply for a smart card that all this was revealed, leaving

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  • Victoria Beckham: 'We spoil our kids with love'

    Victoria and David Beckham insist that they don't spoil their children. The British fashion designer, who has sons Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13 and Cruz, 10, and four-year-old daughter Harper with the former soccer player, insists they don't buy them everything they want. She said: ''Our children are very polite, respectful, they work hard, they have great personalities. We're in a privileged position, and the children are growing up to understand that. The only way we have ever spoiled them is with lots of love.'' David agrees that ''nothing ever comes before [their] kids'' and admits he almost shed a tear during a recent family holiday to Disneyland because he felt so lucky to be with them. Meanwhile,

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  • Cosatu names SA’s worst employer - Companies | IOL Business

    Johannesburg – The Gupta family-owned news television channel, ANN7, was the worst employer in South Africa, according to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu). “Indeed we have (ANN7) workers here, some of them are our members. We are sending a message to them (ANN7), that for them to be recognised, they must follow processes and pay workers correctly, and resolve all the issues affecting their workers,” Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini said on Tuesday at the federation’s 12th congress taking place in Midrand. The news channel beat other “bad employers” such as Telkom, the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg and television channel e.tv, said Cosatu second deputy president Zingiswa Losi.

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  • Russia ratchets up anti-Turkish rhetoric as Nato calls for calm

    SOCHI/ANKARA — Russia ratcheted up criticism of Turkey and moved to reinforce its operations in Syria as US President Barack Obama and the Nato military alliance called for an easing of tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet. Turkey showed no sign of backing down. "We certainly don’t have any idea to escalate this issue," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Istanbul Wednesday, though "we will maintain our stance" and protect the country’s airspace. Russia would have to respond to any future air incidents, President Vladimir Putin said. "We are taking this incident in the most serious possible way and all means will be used" to maintain security, he said on Wednesday in Yekaterinburg,

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  • Is Zimbabwe’s New ‘Mister Ugly’ Too Handsome to Wear the Crown? - CameroonOnline.org

    This weekend, Zimbabwe’s newly crowned “Mister Ugly” hitched up his slouching coveralls and smiled widely as supporters poured beer over his head to celebrate the 42-year-old’s win in the country’s annual anti-beauty pageant. Mison Sere beat out 35 other entrants for the coveted title, surviving three rounds of runway modeling at a nightclub in Harare. The purpose of the event — to look as ugly as humanly possible — is simple. The stakes are anything but: The winner takes home a grand prize of $500, roughly half the annual income in hyper-inflation wracked Zimbabwe. This time around, though, the fourth-annual competition turned even uglier than usual, when sore losers claimed Sere simply wasn’t

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  • New SA airline to take to skies next month

    Bookings for flights on the new airline open this Tuesday. “Fly Blue Crane has anticipated and is positioned to deliver on what customers want: the enhanced convenience of frequent flights through high on-time performance‚ commitment to consistent service excellence‚ advanced online technologies that will make the booking and travel process fuss-free‚ and of course highly competitive fares‚” said Fly Blue Crane CEO Siza Mzimela. The COO of Fly Blue Crane‚ Theunis Potgieter‚ said the airline was poised to become an African aviation innovator by responding to market needs and implementing invaluable insights from global travellers who have revealed that customer value is not based on low pricing alone‚ but also in areas such as consistency‚ frequency‚ professionalism and reliability‚ as well as softer touch-points which include complimentary quality meals and the level of attention to detail paid to customers’ special needs when flying. “Fly Blue Crane’s customers can look forward to such a fresh approach to air travel‚ which blends the best of both worlds without compromising on premium service‚” he said.

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  • Larsen resignation: The Reasons

    Celtic described themselves as surprised by Larsen’s decision, which came after a meeting with the club’s management yesterday morning in Bloemfontein. “We didn’t expect it, but going forward he decided he wanted to leave,” said Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco yesterday. “It was for two reasons, the first was the issue of results, we got just three points from our last five games. Number two was some changes we wanted to make with the technical staff that he was not happy with.” Konco confirmed to Phakaaathi that Celtic’s management wanted to appoint Lechesa, previously the head of youth development at Celtic, as an assistant to Larsen alongside the existing assistant Lehlohonolo Seema. As it stands

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  • Trevor Noah finds love in the US

    The long legged and dark haired beauty is a model who moved from Los Angeles to New York and currently lives with Noah.  The two are said to have met a few weeks ago but are already head over heels in love. According to US magazine, Taylor works at Ram, modelling in the dealer’s auto shows. Photos from her Instagram - where she has more than 17,000 followers - show her posing in a Ram polo.   It also appears Taylor accompanied Noah when he visited SA recently. They both uploaded images posing in a game reserve with cheetahs. Noah previously dated Dani Gabriel of Cape Town. The pair split when Noah took up a job as the host of The Daily Show.

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  • Lesotho: Minister Malusi Gigaba Briefs Media On Zimbabwean and Lesotho Special Permits, 25 Nov

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  • Zimbabwe First Lady’s rape stance defies logic

    WOMEN are to blame for rape. That’s official. Pronounced thus by no less an authority than a First Lady whose husband wants to castrate supposedly innocent rapists and whose daughter was raped and lost her virginity (though not according to her mother). "If you are raped, it’s your fault," said Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe. "You walk around wearing miniskirts displaying your thighs and inviting men to drool over you, then you want to complain when you have been raped? It’s unfortunate because it will be your fault." Her "disapproval of miniskirts" is reportedly "well-known". She castigated then vice-president Joice Mujuru for wearing a short skirt, thereby "trying to seduce a man". "Wear

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  • Tomorrow's news: we take you inside Krejcir's mansion

    Lobola and being gay South Africa was one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to legalising gay marriages. However, this does not mean that the general mood in the country has been welcoming people from the LBGT+ community. We profile a lesbian couple and their journey through this traditional practice. Be sure to grab your copy of The Citizen. A peak inside the luxurious world of Krejcir We take a tour through the luxurious mansion of Radovan Krecjir as his properties go under the hammer, showing you the life he lived before being incarcerated. If the walls of Radovan Krejcir’s house could talk, what secrets would they reveal? Yet they remained as closed mouth as the Czech gangster

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  • Pupil dies after being struck by train - Western Cape | IOL News

    Cape Town - She would have been preparing for her last matric exams paper set to be written on Wednesday, but a walk to the shop ended in tragedy for Megan Smith. Instead of planning to celebrate, Megan’s family is now planning her funeral. The Grade 12 Scottsdene High pupil was killed on Sunday when she was knocked down by a train. School principal Karel Cupido said Megan was walking to the shop with two friends when tragedy struck. He said they were walking on a train bridge near Meerlust farm, where Megan lives, when the train struck her. “It happens that they misjudged the speed of the train, because the train didn’t warn them by hooting. Two of the children that were with her managed to

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  • Glitz and glam at the 2015 South African Sports Awards (PHOTOS)

    South African Sports Awards went down with great grandeur and style on Sunday night in Bloemfontein at the Sand du Plessis Theatre. Top sprinter Wayde van Niekerk walked away with a Mercedes Benz C-Class as well as a R500000 cheque after a stiff competition from cyclist Greg Minnaar and swimming sensation Chad le Clos. Politicians, celebrities, media personalities, fashion idols and soccer stars looked sensational at the event. They dressed to evoke envy as they sashayed on the red carpet elegantly. Football figures present at the event included Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba, Mamelodi Sundowns defender Thabo Nthethe, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo, Happy Jele, Lucky Lekgwathi

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  • ‘Clock boy’ seeks $15m over arrest - World News | IOL News

    Irving, Texas - Attorneys for a 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after the homemade clock he took to his Dallas-area school was mistaken for a possible bomb said on Monday he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million. A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters on Monday demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the Irving Independent School District. The letters also threaten lawsuits and seek written apologies. Ahmed took his clock to school in September, and an educator thought it could be a bomb. Ahmed was arrested but never charged. He was suspended from school. “What has happened to this family is inexcusable,” Kelly Hollingsworth, an attorney for Ahmed

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