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Pearl finds true grit

Landing a movie role is not all fun and games, as local actress Pearl Thusi has learnt.

Hungry thief is no criminal

Stealing a little food should not be considered a crime if you really need it, Italy's highest court has ruled.

A first-class ticket to a tantrum

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SARS Customs officials bust a South African woman carrying 4kg of cocaine worth R1.2-million which was concealed in chocolate containers at Cape Town International Airport on Monday afternoon.

Herbalife has nothing to do with me losing weight: Sophie Ndaba

Actress Sophie Ndaba has come out strongly to rubbish claims that she is a Herballife ambassador and that the weight loss products helped her shed those unwanted kilos.

AfriForum meets with police commissioner on farm murders

The civil rights organisation AfriForum will meet on Wednesday with the Acting National Police Commissioner‚ Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane‚ to discuss strategies regarding the prioritisation of farm murders.
South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula addresses a media conference in Cape Town

Fikile Mbalula: Artists should have a heart and conscience

It’s a long-standing debate: does an artist’s performance at a political rally or event mean that they are in support of the party?

Human Rights Commission to probe Matthew Theunissen after Patricia de Lille lodges complaint

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to investigate Matthew Theunissen after he posted racial comments on social media directed at Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula's decision to reprimand sporting codes for a lack of transformation.

EFF must suspend Paulsen for calling MP a “k*****”‚ DA demands

The Democratic Alliance is demanding that the Economic Freedom Fighters immediately suspend one of its MPs‚ Nazir Paulsen‚ for an alleged racist rant.

Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur dies

The mother of hip hop legend Tupac has died at age 69.

‘Slow down on black-on-black jealousy‚’ says DJ Black Coffee

Having conquered dance floors from every corner of the world‚ it’s no surprise that DJ Black Coffee’s meteoric rise to fame shows no signs of slowing down.

Phiyega's hearing finds in favour of evidence leaders

The Claassen Board of Inquiry into suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office found in favour of evidence leaders on two preliminary points raised by Phiyega on Tuesday.
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Caesarean section: The fatal option

The number of women bleeding to death as a result of a Caesarean section is a national emergency.

DNA needed to identify bodies of students

Police are collecting DNA samples from relatives of the victims of this week's Limpopo horror taxi crash to help identify the deceased.

Phiyega's 'secret meeting'

The inquiry into the fitness to hold office of suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega will hear testimony from witnesses with knowledge of a "secret meeting" at which it was decided that mortuary vans be sent to "Marikana police station for any disaster that can occur during the Marikana/Lonmin strike".

Tau ready to tout Jozi as 'modern city'

Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau is set to deliver his last state of the city address.

Guns and ammo stored unprotected by police

Firearms and ammunition sufficient for a small army lie unprotected in a dilapidated kitchen on the Pretoria base of a specialised counter-terrorism police unit - just metres from an informal settlement.

'Superbug is everywhere'

The potentially fatal klebsiella bacteria, which recently infected nine babies in KwaZulu-Natal, has become common in South African hospitals, according to the provincial health department.

Noah sees Trump in Malema

Donald Trump, aka The Donald, and our very own Julius Malema, or Juju Baby, are ideologically miles apart but have a lot in common, according to Trevor Noah.

Stormers wing Zas slips up but dodges a bullet

Leolin Zas received a two-week ban after receiving a red card while playing for the Stormers against the Waratahs last weekend but will only miss one Super Rugby game.

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Ronaldo 100 percent, Benzema, Casemiro out for City clash, confirms Zidane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claimed three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for his side's Champions League semi-final, second leg showdown with Manchester City on Wednesday.

Olympics: Flame lands in Brazil for three month relay to Games

The Olympic flame arrived on Tuesday in Brazil's capital, where it will start a three-month relay through more than 300 towns and cities that will end with the opening of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro's Maracaná stadium on August 5.

Yaya Toure trains with Man City ahead of Madrid trip

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure returned to training on Tuesday on the eve of his side's Champions League semi-final second leg away to Real Madrid.

Stormers wing Zas slips up but dodges a bullet

Leolin Zas received a two-week ban after receiving a red card while playing for the Stormers against the Waratahs last weekend but will only miss one Super Rugby game.

Fired, fingered, forgotten ... SA's most forgettable IPL

David Miller has been fired as captain; Faf du Plessis is out with a shattered finger; Dale Steyn has played one game.

Up to $15bn stolen from Nigeria in arms deals

Around $15-billion - equal to about half of Nigeria's foreign currency reserves - was stolen from state coffers under the previous government through fraudulent arms procurement deals, the vice-president said.

Aston Martin goes to the extreme

British luxury sportscar maker Aston Martin has taken the wraps off the Vantage GT8, a limited-edition £165,000 ($234,000) version of its standard Vantage that the company claims is as close to a road-going racing car as the law allows.

Many companies cock a snook at Consumer Ombud

Many South African businesses are effectively giving the Consumer Goods & Services Ombud (CGSO) the middle finger‚ by failing to register with his office‚ while some refuse to cooperate when the office investigates a complaint against them‚ or comply with its rulings.

Retirement savings industry lament onerous regulations

Retirement industry groups finding asset allocation rules increasingly restrictive, and say they are not able to benefit from stronger economic growth offered in other countries

Business must win friends and influence government

The private sector needs to show how businesses will contribute towards remedying urgent social priorities, write Richard Calland and Lawson Naidoo

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American rap icon‚ Snoop Dogg seems to be a fan of local rapper AKA. This after the Drop It Like It’s Hot rapper was spotted on Snapchat rapping along to the beat of AKA’s latest track‚ Dreamwork.

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