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KZN govt places ‘stop xenophobia’ newspaper adverts

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KZN govt places ‘stop xenophobia’ newspaper adverts

The KwaZulu-Natal government placed adverts in at least two Durban newspapers today urging locals to stop their attacks on foreigners.

The adverts were both in English and isiZulu.

In the English-language Mercury newspaper, the quarter page advert headlined “STOP XENOPHOBIA” carried a picture of Premier Senzo Mchunu and appears on page three of the m...

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Allan Donald calls it quits after 4 years as Proteas bowling coach

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Allan Donald calls it quits after 4 years as Proteas bowling coach

Allan Donald has stepped down from his role as bowling coach of the Proteas.

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat thanked and paid tribute to Donald for his valuable guidance and contributions made to the national players over the past four years.

“Allan was and always will be a stalwart in South Africa having served his country with d...

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SA is hell on earth, says Somali shopkeeper

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SA is hell on earth, says Somali shopkeeper

A Somali shopkeeper, protected by heavily armed riot police, loaded what remained of his stock into a bakkie in Lindelani, near KwaMashu, last night.

Bashir Mahmoud, 27, said he had not slept for six days fearing he may be killed and his general dealer – his entire livelihood – plundered.

About 200 people stood at a distance, kept at bay by police....

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Liverpool boss to bring Sterling back to earth after nitrous oxide high

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Liverpool boss to bring Sterling back to earth after nitrous oxide high

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers “will speak to” striker Raheem Sterling after footage emerged of the England international apparently taking nitrous oxide.

Images published on The Sun’s website appeared to show the 20-year-old Sterling passing out unconscious after taking the substance, which is described as a legal high.

Sterling, who scored the...

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The money must go to the people, not Zuma and the king

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The money must go to the people, not Zuma and the king

Do not blame King Goodwill Zwelithini for purchasing Mercedes-Benzes at R5 million. He “did not know”. Blame officials. A fall guy will be created.

For how long will be the king be a burden on taxpayers together with the president and their latest wives?

The king called on KwaZulu-Natal to stop its izimbizos because these feedback meetings with the...

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Those statues should have been removed 21 years ago

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Those statues should have been removed 21 years ago

It is rather disappointing that we have only realised now that the apartheid and colonial statues are no longer suitable to be displayed in public.

These apartheid and colonial symbols should have been removed and kept in museums in 1994.

For the past 21 years these statues have been standing tall, watching over the land and the people they once...

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What drives black anger?

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What drives black anger?

Liberation has done little to unite a nation divided more than ever by economics. Moeletsi Mbeki elaborates

The fact that the white population in South Africa retained its wealth after the introduction of democracy in 1994 has been a driver of much anger in certain black circles. However, these are not the only circles angry with the outcomes of a...

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Our long story of transformation

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Our long story of transformation

Celebrated Nigerian-born novelist and poet Ben Okri was in town to deliver a public address for Africa Month this week. Mondli Makhanya sat down with him.

It is a week after the horrific massacre at Kenya’s Garissa University College. And it is two weeks after Nigeria marked its first smooth democratic handover of political power. It is the morning...

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Chained to a divided past

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Chained to a divided past

Four City Press readers weigh in on the war of statues and what it means

Blacks need to lose their inferiority complex

Nomfundo Mbeki
For a long time, my views about racism were moderate. It didn’t affect me much. The white people who acted unpleasantly towards me, I could tell, did so for reasons that were not related to my race. Most white people t...

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Rules female entrepreneurs should live by

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Rules female entrepreneurs should live by

Following your dream to become your own boss can be scary, but there are strategies to help you crush unfounded fears

When I became an entrepreneur, I was motivated by one thing: freedom. I wanted the flexibility to follow my dream. Entrepreneurship allowed me to do work that was engaging and empowering. I’m not alone.

According to a Cox Business...

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Stealing from schools is tantamount to stealing our kids’ future

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Stealing from schools is tantamount to stealing our kids’ future

It is disgusting to learn that there have been more than 280 break-ins in Gauteng schools, from which many computers, tablets and other valuable goods were stolen.

This problem is escalating at an alarming rate and has become a national problem. The matter is becoming so serious that the Gauteng MEC for education was prompted to call on security...

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Politics behind Malema’s new tax woes – lawyer

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Politics behind Malema’s new tax woes – lawyer

The collapse of an agreement EFF leader Julius Malema reached with Sars to settle his tax bill, and its bid to sequestrate him, is politically motivated, says his lawyer.

“It is quite clear that Sars, after they had made the compromise agreement with Mr Malema, something changed in Sars and there is a new move to sequestrate him for the sake of it....

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Book review – The dazzling whiteness of Cape Town

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Book review – The dazzling whiteness of Cape Town

Close to Home by Cayleigh Bright

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Cayleigh Bright’s debut novel Close to Home is a book that must be read.

Especially now, when the issue of institutional white privilege and its accompanying colonial statues is at the heart of the #RhodesMustFall conversation.

Bright’s characters might be fictional, but i

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Mind Games: Hoskins is right to say ‘no more Mr Nice Guy’

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Mind Games: Hoskins is right to say ‘no more Mr Nice Guy’

SA Rugby Union (Saru) president Oregan Hoskins’ outrage at inequities in rugby disciplinary processes is long overdue.

It’s a boil that had to burst, because for too long South African players have felt hard done by.

The sport’s penalty system has done them no favours since arguably the inception of the SA, New Zealand and Australian Rugby p...

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Tim Spirit: Don’t be big crybabies about how the whistle blows

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Tim Spirit: Don’t be big crybabies about how the whistle blows

The culture of misbehaviour that is slowly creeping into football should be nipped in the bud.

What we saw last week, when Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane charged at referee Thabo Nkosi after the final whistle of their game against Mpumalanga Black Aces, is unacceptable.

A day later, we witnessed barbaric behaviour from Bafana’s top g...

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Executing your will

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Executing your will

If you are anxious to avoid ­executor fees, you may think it is simpler to appoint a family member, such as your spouse or child, as the executor of your estate. However, family members can end up forking out much more in executor fees than necessary, writes Neesa Moodley

When Jon’s father died recently, his estate was worth less than R125 000. Jon...

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Winning Women – Simi Pillay-van Graan: Crime buster

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Winning Women – Simi Pillay-van Graan: Crime buster

Advocate Simi Pillay-van Graan, the versatile CEO of Business Against Crime SA, faced guns, knives and crime syndicate bosses before doing an MBA and moving to Bacsa, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

It’s hard to believe that deep-thinking and profound former state prosecutor Advocate Simi ­Pillay-van Graan has had only one good hour of sleep the night be...

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Rhodes is gone, where to now?

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Rhodes is gone, where to now?

This might sound like a bit of an exaggeration, but there was a brief moment on Thursday evening that felt like midnight on April 26 1994. The Thursday-evening moment was the fall of the Cecil John Rhodes statue and the 1994 moment was the lowering of the old apartheid flag.

Those moments were very distinct in terms of scale and impact. The...

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New site offers free funeral cost calculation

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New site offers free funeral cost calculation

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Local insurer Metropolitan Life has launched a new online funeral calculator that allows you to see what to budget for. The aim is to allow you to effectively plan the kind of funeral you or your family members want and can afford.
The tool allows users to consider a variety of variables, says Liezel Gordon from Metropolitan, such as: “Where will i...

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Meet your maker: The man behind fantasy coffins

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Meet your maker: The man behind fantasy coffins

Meet your maker: The man behind fantasy coffins

Ghanian craftsman Paa Joe and his lion coffin

UK film maker Benjamin Wigley travelled to Ghana in 2010 to make a short film about the country’s greatest living fantasy-coffin maker, Paa Joe.

But he soon realised he needed a full feature film to do the craftsman’s incredible work justice.

Paa Joe was at the forefront of the fantasy-coffin movement...

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Paying a pretty penny for a private grave

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Paying a pretty penny for a private grave

Paying a pretty penny for a private grave

Some are willing to fork out extra to be buried next to struggle icons like Joe Slovo (grave pictured)

Philosopher Publilius Syrus famously said “we are all equal in the presence of death”.
But for those with enough money fora spot in a private burial ground, some are more equal than others.
Burial space in South Africa is dwindling rapidly....

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Zakes Mda’s professional mourner is not alone

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Zakes Mda’s professional mourner is not alone

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Zakes Mda chats to #Trending’s Grethe Koen about themes of life and death in his illustrious works.

South African author Zakes Mda’s celebrated novel Ways of Dying features a professional mourner called Toloki. At the time of writing it, Mda was not aware that such a vocation actually existed. We caught up with the writer, artist and l...

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Dancers spice up SA funerals

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Dancers spice up SA funerals

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The practice of dancing at funerals is new in SA and has become a money-spinner, with funeral planners and families hiring dancers to perform at the burial ceremony.

Aside from a few traditional funeral songs and a sombre walk around the coffin, there has never been much liveliness associated with the burial of a loved one in many cultures,...

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Capitec en route to joining the JSE’s elite

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Capitec en route to joining the JSE’s elite

Its share price has outperformed the JSE’s Top 40 index over the past six months, and it has flighted advertisements boasting 100 000 new customers a month.

Capitec Bank has surged past Reinet, the investment company controlled by the Rupert family with the lowest market capitalisation in the Top 40 at about R48.9 billion. By Friday afternoon, the b...

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SA’s bank execs still raking it in

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SA’s bank execs still raking it in

Nedbank CEO is highest-paid banking executive, but the other big three banks have also coughed up millions to reward their chiefs

The total remuneration package paid to Nedbank boss Mike Brown – disclosed in the bank’s annual report published last week – is the largest paid to an executive of South Africa’s big four banks and shows how lucky local...

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Funeral food: Dikuku to kifyaat

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Funeral food: Dikuku to kifyaat

Funeral food: Dikuku to kifyaat

Cultures do it differently, but all have a way with food after a death

At its sweetest, South African funeral food acts as an expression of support for the deceased’s family.

Less savoury is its role in marking and maintaining social status.

Bereaved families failing to offer postburial nourishment in line with community expectations may discover...

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The high cost of death

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The high cost of death

The high cost of death

Funeral policies do not cover this kind of scale. This tombstone was created to honour a late Russian mafioso PHOTO: ar15.com

 

The cost of death in a family is often the start of a debt trap. #Trending looks into funeral policies.

‘About 85% of people’s debt problems start with a death in the family,” says debt counsellor Deborah Solomon.

“It is...

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Design of the week – Burial pods completing the circle of life

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Design of the week – Burial pods completing the circle of life

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Regardless of your religious beliefs, the burial process always seems quite final.
Now, thanks to some sharp minds in Italy, a burial does not have to mean the end. Instead of becoming another block in a cemetery, burial pods allow the body of a deceased person to become the starting point of a tree – turning cemeteries into rich forests.
The...

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Sharks high and dry in Jozi

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Sharks high and dry in Jozi

23 (11) Lions - 21 (14) Sharks

The Lions rubbed salt into the wounds of the troubled Sharks with a win that was far more convincing than the score line suggested in their Super Rugby match at Emirates Airlines Park last night.

The Lions completely dominated the second half against a Sharks side trying to recover from a spate of bannings and injuries...

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Pics – Chris Hani honoured with memorial walk

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Pics – Chris Hani honoured with memorial walk

President Jacob Zuma on Friday (April 10 2015) declared the grave of Chris Hani a heritage site.

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Swansea, Everton share the spoils

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Swansea, Everton share the spoils

Swansea rallied from a goal down to claim a share of the spoils with Everton in a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium yesterday afternoon.

Everton went into the half-time break with a slender advantage, after Aaron Lennon fired them in front in the 41st minute.

However, it was Jonjo Shelvey who had the last say, converting from the penalty spot to help...

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Richie Benaud: Time called on a ‘marvelous’ innings

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Richie Benaud: Time called on a ‘marvelous’ innings

Former Australian cricket captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud has died at the age of 84.

Benaud’s family said the “voice of cricket” passed away peacefully in his sleep last night.

Benaud had been fighting skin cancer and had suffered serious injuries during a car accident in late 2013.

Tributes from all around the world poured in from...

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Zuma: Hani Memorial part of inclusive SA heritage

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Zuma: Hani Memorial part of inclusive SA heritage

President Jacob Zuma has declared Chris Hani’s grave a heritage site, on the 22nd anniversary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) leader’s assassination in Boksburg.

Hani, chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe‚ the armed wing of the ANC, was assassinated on this day in 1993.

Zuma today participated in a wreath laying ceremony along with family...

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Full speech: Zuma on 22nd anniversary of Hani’s passing

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Full speech: Zuma on 22nd anniversary of Hani’s passing

President Jacob Zuma today reflected on the life and times of Chris Hani at the 22nd commemoration of the freedom fighter’s death in Ekurhuleni. Hani, the leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, was assasinated on April 10 1993.

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Big Easy eases through round one

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Big Easy eases through round one

South Africa’s Ernie Els turned back the clock yesterday with a five-under 67 to sit three shots off the lead after making his best start to the Masters in 21 attempts.

“You know, these guys are good. I’ve got a lot of talent but you’ve got to get the most out of it now, we’re running out of time.”

The 45-year-old Els played in his first Masters in...

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I survived Cannibal Corpse

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I survived Cannibal Corpse

The names of the bands alone would make your grandma clutch her pearls: Septic Flesh, Bile of Man, Cannibal Corpse.

No wonder Witchfest, the first South African metal fest with an international line-up of this stature, was booted from three venues before it finally found a place at The Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg. Apparently people didn’t get...

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Nerves of steel will benefit your business

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Nerves of steel will benefit your business

Deciding to start a small business can be a daunting prospect, but if you learn as much as you can and never give up, you can succeed, writes Maya Fisher-French

Being a woman in the steel fabrication business is not easy.

“It is hard sometimes to be taken seriously,” says Gail Small, owner of Angel’s Steel Fabrication in the Western Cape.

The real...

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How much do you pay your domestic worker?

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How much do you pay your domestic worker?

A new tool created by data-gathering company Code4SA can help you determine if you are paying your domestic worker enough, given the financial realities faced by your domestic worker’s household.

Code for South Africa, a non-profit organisation created in 2013, is a company that aims to promote informed decision-making for social good through the...

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Cameroon the real threat but ‘banana peels’ could make Bafana slip up

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Cameroon the real threat but ‘banana peels’ could make Bafana slip up

Bafana Bafana’s toughest test in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will be against Cameroon.

They will also have to overcome Gambia and Mauritania in Group M as they hope to reach the finals in Gabon.

But those two teams shouldn’t give Bafana too many problems. According to Fifa rankings, Gambia are 156th in the world, while Mauritania are 1...

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Rhodes falling is ‘no crisis’ for UCT

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Rhodes falling is ‘no crisis’ for UCT

After nearly a month of protesting, sit-ins and relentless meetings, the statue of Cecil John Rhodes will finally be removed, University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor Max Price announced.

The Rhodes Must Fall debate gained momentum in March after UCT students threw faeces on the statue, situated on UCT’s upper campus, protesting against c...

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Watch – Russell Peters ‘pranks’ Trevor Noah with theft claim

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Watch – Russell Peters ‘pranks’ Trevor Noah with theft claim

First his jokes were too offensive and now his jokes are apparently stolen property. The Daily Show’s new host Trevor Noah continues to be surrounded by controversy after Canadian comedian Russell Peters accused him of being a thief.

In an interview with Lin Xueling, Peters said he did not want the “gig” because of the workload it carries. Peters al...

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I salute my mother for overcoming her drug past – Liesl Laurie

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I salute my mother for overcoming her drug past – Liesl Laurie

Newly crowned Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie has hit the ground running, tackling heavy issues such as drug addiction in the first week of her reign.

Her first official duty as Miss SA took Laurie back to her hometown of Eldorado Park.

She joined the 67 Blankets campaign and helped to knit blankets for girls from the Hadassah Centre for Women in De...

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Thor Rixon advises: Let’s be healthy – fuk bread

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Thor Rixon advises: Let’s be healthy – fuk bread

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If you can look beyond the knobbly camel toes, aggressive body hair removal and spasm-inducing dance moves you will find a message in electronic sound artist Thor Rixon’s latest video release, Fuk Bread, which wisely advises those listening: “Don’t use the microwave, use the oven instead. Let’s be healthy – fuk bread.”

The call to action, built of...

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Amakhosi to pick up the pace in Absa Premiership chase

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Amakhosi to pick up the pace in Absa Premiership chase

Kaizer Chiefs will look to continue on their path to the Absa Premiership title when they host AmaZulu at the Peter Mokaba Stadium tomorrow.

Chiefs returned to winning form in the league when they defeated Moroka Swallows 3-0 (away) last month.

The Soweto side is unbeaten at home this season, with eight wins and four draws from 12 matches.

Their next...

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‘Why is Zuma quiet while EFF burns SA?’

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‘Why is Zuma quiet while EFF burns SA?’

Speaking at a protest against the vandalism of statues in the country, Freedom Front Plus MP Pieter Groenewald asked why President Jacob Zuma kept quiet while the EFF were burning down the country.

“President Zuma, why are you so quiet? Why are you fleeing from your responsibilities?” asked Groenewald.

“It is your responsibility to ensure that we l...

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Friends Friction: No more Tsotsis in the boardroom

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Friends Friction: No more Tsotsis in the boardroom

There’s no more a Tsotsi in the boardroom. Eskom’s former chairperson, Zola Tsotsi, tried to live up to his surname at the parastatal, but it backfired badly. He suspended the utility’s core executive team and, when pressure mounted, claimed he acted on the instructions of President Jacob Zuma.

But like Pontius Pilate, the president washed his...

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