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Vuzu’s rich kids: The upper class skhotanes

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Vuzu’s rich kids: The upper class skhotanes

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There’s a mantra that soap opera producers throw around: We want to see people on TV who are richer than us, more beautiful than us and with bigger problems than us. Two of these three apply to the new reality show Rich Kids.
When E! Entertainment introduced the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills last year, it was intriguing to catch a glimpse of a day in
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SEX- The art of talking dirty

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SEX- The art of talking dirty

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“Who’s your daddy?” My partner once asked me this in the throes of passion, and I couldn’t help but giggle.
I liked that he was trying to make things more exciting, but I found it more funny than enticing. We’re finding our way around dirty talk and not without the initial awkwardness and laughter.
So far “You taste so good”, “Spank me” and “I like i
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Design of the week: New furniture collection mimics the human spine

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Design of the week: New furniture collection mimics the human spine

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A new range of sculptural and near-sexual furniture by South African-born, Paris-trained industrial designer Tatiana Etienne has come closer to the form of the human body by taking its inspiration from the perfect construction and movement of our spinal column.

Called Spine, the collection takes the form of wooden and concrete tables of...

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Duduzane Zuma set to marry

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Duduzane Zuma set to marry

Wedding bells are again ringing in the Zuma household, this time for the eligible bachelor and heartthrob, Duduzane Zuma.

Zuma will say “I do” to Shanice Stork, in front of 500 guests at an intimate affair at the New Apostolic Church in Newlands, Durban, this afternoon.

The 32-year-old is the twin brother of Duduzile, who married is to Lonwabo...

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Royal baby watch: Duchess of Cambridge in labour

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Royal baby watch: Duchess of Cambridge in labour

London – Kate, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, was admitted to hospital in the early stages of labour early today, Kensington Palace has said.

The Duchess of Cambridge was taken to the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital, West London by car, accompanied by Prince William at 7am (South African time), the palace added.

The new baby will be...

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‘Hitler student’ is a rhetorical hooligan and needs to apologise

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‘Hitler student’ is a rhetorical hooligan and needs to apologise

Rhetorical hooligans: those who use their gifts of oratory to introduce mayhem into society; people who have the gift of the gab and use it to spew garbage. These are rhetorical thugs!

The worst elements of society are not those who violently kill, it is those who teach them through their words.

When someone declares they love Hitler. When they...

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Ahead of elections, state speeds up housing delivery in Eastern Cape

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Ahead of elections, state speeds up housing delivery in Eastern Cape

The national government has moved in to intervene and fast-track the delivery of human settlements in the controversial Nelson Mandela Bay municipality.

In what is the biggest government intervention to date, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu announced that R4.6 billion would be spent over the next three years on building 15 600 houses in...

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Panyaza Lesufi’s open letter to school governing bodies

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Panyaza Lesufi’s open letter to school governing bodies

Call me an optimist, but I think there’s hope for everyone. Let me start by thanking Gauteng parents who are willing to put our children first by electing the current crop of school governing bodies.

In the third largest elections after the National General and Local Government Elections, the Gauteng Department of Education has successfully...

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Would Vodafone ditch SA for global cable firm?

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Would Vodafone ditch SA for global cable firm?

Could Vodafone sell its South African network in favour of taking over leading international cable company Liberty Global?

The company is staying mum, but the United Kingdom’s Telegraph newspaper reported today that Vodafone could raise £30 billion (nearly R550 billion) by selling its AMAP division – covering Africa, the Middle East and Asia...

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Pics – Feast your eyes on SA’s top 10 residential estates

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Pics – Feast your eyes on SA’s top 10 residential estates

South Africa is rich in natural beauty, and residential estates allow home owners to capitalise on this, optimising their lifestyles in a safe, tranquil environment. The first New World Wealth survey has named what it believes is the top 10 residential estates in South Africa. The survey took into consideration value for money and resale...

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Forget kinky or funny. SA googles load shedding, Earth Day and soccer

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Forget kinky or funny. SA googles load shedding, Earth Day and soccer

Google is our best friend, our go-to for anything from health to politics and even something to pass the time.

Most South Africans have access to it at their finger tips and as curious as the nation is, it is only fair to know what other people are thinking – or should we say googling.

Load shedding, Earth Day and soccer: this is what you searched...

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And the top 10 residential estates in SA are …

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And the top 10 residential estates in SA are …

You’ve seen them as you drive past their grand entrances and high, fortified walls. Some of them have been featured in glossy magazines. But which residential estates are the most sought after?

Not surprisingly, estates in the Western Cape dominated the first New World Wealth survey of Top 10 Residential Estates in South Africa, with Pearl Valley...

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City Press website moves to News24 platform

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City Press website moves to News24 platform

City Press Online is moving to the News24 platform as part of Media24’s integration of digital assets and enhancing user experience across all 24.com offerings.

The site, still offering quality City Press content, will now be on www.news24.com/citypress from Sunday, May 3 2015.

The current URL www.citypress.co.za will redirect you to the new site...

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Looting of foreign-owned shops ‘pure criminality’

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Looting of foreign-owned shops ‘pure criminality’

Limpopo police arrested eight people for looting foreign-owned shops in Thabazimbi, Colonel Ronel Otto said today.

Four foreign-owned shops were looted and a tuck shop was set alight on Monday. The public order policing unit was deployed in the area to maintain peace.

“We are not going to tolerate any criminal behaviour, people must know that we w...

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Zimbabweans come to defence of ‘ugly’ beauty queen

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Zimbabweans come to defence of ‘ugly’ beauty queen

A number of Zimbabweans have rallied to the defence of newly elected Miss World Zimbabwe after locals said she was “ugly”.

Financial adviser Emily Kachote (25) was given Zimbabwe’s top modelling title in a ceremony in Harare on Saturday. She will represent Zimbabwe in the Miss World contest.

Her selection prompted a flood of sometimes spiteful...

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Xenophobia: ICC gets hate-speech complaint against King Zwelithini

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Xenophobia: ICC gets hate-speech complaint against King Zwelithini

A Nigerian human rights organisation has asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate a complaint of hate speech against Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.

The Socioeconomic Rights and Accountability Project (Serap) also asked ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to investigate the alleged complicity or negligence of South Africa’s p...

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‘Westernisation’ of African diet ups colon cancer risk ‘dramatically’

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‘Westernisation’ of African diet ups colon cancer risk ‘dramatically’

Planning on getting cheeseburgers for dinner tonight? How about a greasy serving of fried chicken from your favourite take-out joint?

It may be a quick and easy way of feeding the family, but researchers have warned that the increasing “Westernisation” of African diets could turn colon cancer into a major health issue.

A study that involved...

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Maimane, James in battle for DA hearts and minds

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Maimane, James in battle for DA hearts and minds

Move over Khanyi Mbau. There are new reality TV stars in town – DA bigwigs Mmusi Maimane and Wilmot James.

The two main contenders for the Democratic Alliance leadership are reportedly going to face off in a TV debate on Monday. This news couldn’t have come at a better time for Mzansi reality TV viewers.

» Big Brother has been in the news lately for...

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Global warming to blame for last year’s flooding, say scientists

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Global warming to blame for last year’s flooding, say scientists

Global warming is to blame for most extreme hot days and almost a fifth of heavy downpours, including the heavy flooding that hit South Africa last year.

This is according to climate scientists, who released a study yesterday that gives new evidence of how rising manmade greenhouse gases are skewing the weather.

Last year was the warmest since...

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Safety officer killed in Joburg train collision

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Safety officer killed in Joburg train collision

A safety officer was killed after his train collided with another at Denver station, south of Johannesburg.

About 80 others were injured in the incident, said ER24’s Russel Meiring today.

“ER24 paramedics, along with various services, arrived on the scene and found the wrecked trains blocking the tracks completely. Bent metal and parts of the train h...

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Friends Friction: Gag King Goodwill Zwelithini

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Friends Friction: Gag King Goodwill Zwelithini

The African refugee crisis, and its xenophobic consequences at home and abroad, will not be solved until Africans look in the mirror, and accept that we are the architects of our own misery.

We allow whey to rise to the top and then we throw away the cream. Our leaders are generally third-rate contenders who sell their souls for less than the...

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Freedom shouldn’t be just an F-word

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Freedom shouldn’t be just an F-word

Freedom Day is here again – and so are the speeches about where we’ve come from, the strides we’ve made and our common destiny. But what does it mean to ordinary folk who mark the days about when they last ate and for whom the next meal is a major milestone?

A recent encounter with an old man who can’t read to save his life reminded me that we h...

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Miss Bossypants on Helen Zille stepping down and Hillary Clinton stepping up

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Miss Bossypants on Helen Zille stepping down and Hillary Clinton stepping up

One of the nicest things anyone ever said to me was meant as a put-down.

It happened in high school while I was working on a group assignment with a few classmates in the library. I can’t say what the project was about, or for which subject, but I do recall and will concede I was being rather pushy.

I wanted to take the lead so that whatever we...

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Are we really stealing your jobs?

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Are we really stealing your jobs?

A Nigerian-South African remembers what it was like to grow up in this country and her family’s relentless slog to get ahead

Are we really stealing your jobs?

These street vendors ply their trade on the streets of Joburg. The writer says there is a disgusting entitlement attached to the notion that jobs can be stolen. This implies that there are jobs waiting for you.
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Freedom Day: Days of future past

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Freedom Day: Days of future past

SA is looking to the past because the future is too hard to conquer, writes Ferial Haffajee

If Chumani Maxwele were Chinese, there is a good chance he would own a string of start-ups and be well on his way to becoming a multimillionaire. Instead, this student leader is engaged, almost full time it seems, in the #RhodesMustFall movement.

He is a...

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Reuel Khoza made things happen

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Reuel Khoza made things happen

Reuel Khoza, one of the founding members of the BMF, is leaving his post as chair of Nedbank. Langa Manqele and Mbhazima Makhubele pay tribute to his work

Reuel Khoza steps down as chair of Nedbank next month, leaving a remarkable legacy and the indelible imprint of a man who exemplified black corporate excellence.

He will be a tough act to follow.

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Dear oldies, it’s time to go

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Dear oldies, it’s time to go

There was a fascinating element to the government’s response to the xenophobic attacks that had little to do with the matter at hand. It had to do with the style of the politicians who were handling the crisis and what it said about our state of politics.

Let us start with the man at the top. In 2008, an unemployed Jacob Zuma led ANC leaders on an...

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Inside Labour: When history doesn’t need to be bent

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Inside Labour: When history doesn’t need to be bent

It must have been quite puzzling for readers to see Mac Maharaj attack me in City Press (“Bending History”, April 12 2015) for something that had never appeared on these pages.

He claims I falsified facts in my “online blog update on Fin24”, a weekly filmed promotion that lasts for three and a half minutes as part of my Inside Labour column, which...

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Winning Women – Terry Volkwyn: Change leader

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Winning Women – Terry Volkwyn: Change leader

Terry Volkwyn, CEO of Primedia Broadcasting and the founder of Lead SA, is the hurricane that has been blowing through radio in SA since she joined Talk Radio 702’s sales department nearly 30 years ago, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Barack Obama and his presidential election team might have created the “yes we can” slogan, but if you ever want to see t...

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Robben Island welcomes the world

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Robben Island welcomes the world

Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada is the face of a new Robben Island virtual tour launched on the historic island last week.

This was somewhat ironic as the 85-year-old admits to being technologically illiterate and barely able to operate an ATM. After all, he was imprisoned on the island at the dawn of the age of computers, and the technological...

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SA counts the cost of xenophobia

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SA counts the cost of xenophobia

South African businesses will be counting the costs of the recent xenophobic violence for a while to come as imports are battling to cross borders, stiffer business laws in Nigeria loom, and construction and development projects are delayed.

Added to that are damaged perceptions ahead of a multimillion-rand bid to host the Commonwealth Games.

While...

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Sodom and SA

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Sodom and SA

The biblical story of Lot protecting foreign guests has many uncomfortable lessons for us today, writes Reverend Alan Storey

It was 1am when the phone rang. “Alan, they are coming down our street, door to door, searching for foreigners, and I have a woman from Zimbabwe staying with me … I will not let them have her!” The call was from Rose, a woman...

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FASHION- Winter’s must-have items

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FASHION- Winter’s must-have items

It’s the season for layering and wonderful winter fashion. Clothes for the colder months are always way ahead of summer fashion trends and offer the opportunity for mixing styles and fabrics in a way the hotter months don’t allow. With the multitude of  options available,Gugulethu Mhlungu picks out the best.
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Faux fur is a necessary
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Agoa 2.0: The US gives and takes

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Agoa 2.0: The US gives and takes

The current version of the act making its way through the US congress creates a new arsenal to use against African countries

The second version of the US’s signature trade deal with Africa looks set to shift the balance of power to American companies – while only making one major concession to the continent.

The African Growth and Opportunity Act...

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All this ‘simunye Africanness’ is not helping

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All this ‘simunye Africanness’ is not helping

Two critical things have been sorely lacking from attempts to analyse the prevailing xenophobic violence.

The first is an honest discussion about how the making of the “rainbow nation” is a contributing factor to xenophobia. The second is the inability to articulate condemnation of xenophobia on the basis of human rights violations alone.

Many...

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SAA’s Kalawe finally gets grounded

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SAA’s Kalawe finally gets grounded

The game of leadership musical chairs at South Africa’s parastatals continues with the official departure of SAA’s CEO, Monwabisi Kalawe, on Friday.

The national carrier announced that it had reached an agreement with its suspended chief, who had agreed to walk away with the equivalent of six months’ salary.

Kalawe – who had been in charge of SAA f...

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Watch – Deputy police minister apologises at Alexandra imbizo

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Watch – Deputy police minister apologises at Alexandra imbizo

On Friday (April 24 2015) the government held an imbizo in Alexandra, three days after the South African National Defence Force was sent in to help quell the recent spate of violence that gripped the area.

Deputy Minister of Police Maggie Sotyu and Gauteng Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba condemned the attack on Emmanuel Sithole after a student...

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Mine union ‘plans to demand gold wage hikes of 75%’

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Mine union ‘plans to demand gold wage hikes of 75%’

The National Union of Mineworkers is planning to submit demands to the gold sector next week calling for a 75% hike in the basic pay for entry-level workers, according to union sources familiar with the matter.

“For the basic wage at the entry level, we are planning to demand a raise to R10 000 a month in the first year from R5700,” said one NUM sou...

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Israel denying Nzimande a visa creates ‘serious diplomatic problem’

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Israel denying Nzimande a visa creates ‘serious diplomatic problem’

The decision to deny Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande a visa to travel to Palestine is “an anti-government protest by Israel”, Nzimande’s spokesperson Khaye Nkwanyana said.

“This is not only an act against him, but also an act against him as a member of Cabinet, so by extension it’s an anti-government protest,” Nkwanyana told News24 yeste...

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Could Africa reclaim her royal history, her glory?

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Could Africa reclaim her royal history, her glory?

It’s almost as if you need never ask about the origins of Africa; there never was a time when Africa was not here.

There is always a sense that whatever story about Africa is told, there is one story before it. And even when that story is told, there never is a sense that it is a story of origin. Africa was always here.

Every time this African story...

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It’s time for all Africans to open their eyes and be proactive

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It’s time for all Africans to open their eyes and be proactive

Your people are hungry, hopeless and confused. While you’re languishing in your multimillion-rand mansion in Nkandla your people are living in shacks and makeshift houses that are falling down.

While you giggle, your people are crying from the pain of losing their loved ones because your administration sent the police to use live ammunition on the...

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Bizos: I know what it means to be a foreigner

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Bizos: I know what it means to be a foreigner

It is unbelievable that a country like South Africa, which had fought against inequality and hatred, can show such cruelty, says human rights advocate George Bizos.

“The xenophobic attacks… have shocked many South Africans, me included,” he said during his keynote address on a discussion on ethics at the University of SA in Pretoria.

“It is u...

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Transformation, quotas or excellence

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Transformation, quotas or excellence

Transformation is going to bring this country to its knees.

South Africa is committing the same mistakes that brought down many African economies. Transformation should be the end result of excellence. Transformation should not merely be replacing black with white.

Creating excellence, however, does not come cheap. It requires a complete overhaul of...

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Hlaudi Motsoeneng put on 60-day suspension

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Hlaudi Motsoeneng put on 60-day suspension

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended for 60 days pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

“The judgment goes to the heart of the Public Protector’s remedial actions in affairs of the State,” the Democratic Alliance’s James Selfe said outside court today.

“If the disciplinary p...

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Basketball stars to headline first NBA exhibition game in Africa

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Basketball stars to headline first NBA exhibition game in Africa

Tall, athletic Africans have long been a fixture of basketball courts in the United States, but is Africa ready for basketball?

The National Basketball Association will stage its first ever exhibition game in Africa later this year as part on an ongoing effort to grow the game on a global scale, the league said yesterday.

Los Angeles Clippers point...

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Ocean output rivals big nations’ GDP, but resources eroding

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Ocean output rivals big nations’ GDP, but resources eroding

Economic output by the world’s oceans is worth nearly R31 trillion a year, rivalling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said today.

“The deterioration of the oceans has never been so fast as in the last decades,” Marco Lambertini, director-general of the...

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