• Independent Online

    Cape woman's sinus infection turns into an inoperable tumour

    Cape Town - What started as a sinus infection for this young woman turned into a massive tumour covering two thirds of her face. After several operations, doctors have now deemed the cancerous tumour inoperable and told a despairing Ntomboxolo Maquela, 31, that she will have to live with it for the rest of her life. The only way she can eat is if her food is liquefied and she also has difficulty breathing. All she can do, to cope with the pain and bleeding, is take medication, but Ntomboxolo says the only thing that provides relief, is cannabis oil. Her life changed forever in 2008, when as a bubbly and optimistic 19-year-old electrical engineering student at CPUT, she developed a bad bout of

  • ewn.co.za

    Jennifer Lopez closes Versace Milan show in that jungle dress

    MILAN - Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez strutted down the Milan catwalk on Friday, closing the Versace fashion show in a recreation of the plunging jungle-themed gown she wore to the Grammy Awards nearly 20 years ago. The 50-year-old joined models including sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid in the Milan Fashion Week presentation, walking the runway after a screen showed a Google voice search for the dress producing photos of Lopez in the frock at the 2000 Grammys. Lopez modelled a newer version of the green dress, which at the time made headlines for its revealing low-cut front and skirt slits. She was later joined by designer Donatella Versace on the catwalk. “For the Spring/Summer 2020 Collection,

  • Independent Online

    Government to ban foreign business from 'certain sectors'

    Johannesburg - The government is developing legislation that will bar foreign nationals from operating in certain sectors of the economy, a key member of President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet revealed this week. Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola told a fundraising gala dinner hosted by the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation on Thursday night that his small business development counterpart, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, was developing legislation in relation to foreign nationals doing business in South Africa. “(The minister) is also developing legislation in relation to foreign nationals doing business in our country - which sectors of the economy can they play in and where and how? That

  • Independent Online

    Nigerian man refuses to sit with SA worker at a bar in Japan

    Durban - African reaction to xenophobia in South Africa has spread as far as Japan. Durbanite and Manchester United fan Jason Jetnarayan, who works as an IT recruitment consultant after starting as an English teacher in the Land of the Rising Sun, discovered this when he went to a pub in Shibuya to watch the recent match between his team and Leicester. “The pub was busy and there weren't any seats available, but I looked around and spotted a black gentleman in a Manchester United jersey with open seats at his table. “I approached him to let him know my friend and I were Manchester supporters too and asked permission to join him. “He gave us his approval in an African accent. As a proud African

  • Independent Online

    Africa's tallest building, The Leonardo, will feature a 3-floor penthouse

    INTERNATIONAL - Africa's tallest building is set to open next month as its developers seek to cash in on security fears and traffic jams by building a high-rise residential and retail complex in the heart of Johannesburg's financial district. The Leonardo is a 234-meter (768-foot) skyscraper within walking distance of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the headquarters of some of Africa's biggest companies and Sandton City, a premier shopping mall. Developed by South Africa's Legacy Group and Nedbank Group Ltd., it will house 254 apartments, a three-floor penthouse and five floors of office space as well as shops, restaurants, a gym and a herb garden. While Johannesburg's run-down city center is

  • TimesLIVE

    Car belonging to Bavelile Hlongwa's cousin goes up in flames on N3

    Stanley Nzuza, the cousin of the late deputy minister of mineral resources Bavelile Hlongwa, narrowly escaped death when his vehicle went up in flames on the N3 freeway on Friday evening. TimesLIVE arrived on the scene near Cato Ridge, about halfway between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, shortly after Nzuza's vehicle had been engulfed in flames. Nzuza said had been travelling to Hlongwa's home in Umbilo, Durban, where relatives and friends had gathered to pay their respects to the 38-year-old chemical engineer before her state funeral on Saturday. “What have we done? Bavelile has just been killed in a car accident and now it's me,” he said. Nzuza said he had refuelled his car at a petrol station

  • ewn.co.za

    DUT stabbing victim Sandile Ndlovu dies in hospital

    JOHANNESBURG - Durban University of Technology (DUT) student Sandile Ndlovu, who was stabbed on campus almost two weeks ago, has died. He died in hospital on Saturday morning. Ndlovu was assaulted in a lecture room at the university's Steve Biko campus on 16 September and was in intensive care since then. Family spokesperson and uncle to Ndlovu, Tshepo Mokoena, confirmed his passing. “Sandile passed on this morning and as a result, I informed his friends and all his supporters on social media before inaccurate information could be published,” Mokoena said. Meanwhile, nine DUT students who were arrested for allegedly attempting to set a security guard alight during protests at the institution