A judge in Los Angeles has denied a request to release R&B singer Chris Brown from custody while he awaits trial on an assault charge in Washington.
Radio DJ Gareth Cliff is continuing to explore new avenues, including the launch of his own TV show, which will be broadcast five days a week on Comedy Central Africa.
If the much sought-after SA Music Awards goodie bag is anything to go by, the organisers seem to be on track despite the withdrawal of MTN as a sponsor.
People magazine has named Lupita Nyong’o as the “world’s most beautiful” for 2014.
Finally, a funny South African sitcom!
In a world that defines good behaviour as conformist, being bad can be tinged with liberation.
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, has apologised for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the centre of a bitter international row over Japan’s wartime aggression.
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Julius Malema or Juju, as we have come to know him. He is a master at the stumps. Last week, he boobed by going from place to place in a chopper. Not quite the right image for the radical Bolivarian revolutionary he wants to be. This week, Juju was a political Jesus of Nazareth of sorts. He arrived at an election pit stop on a donkey cart!Not:
Roger Dixon, the geologist who testified about ballistics, crime scene reconstructions and human anatomy for the defence in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Experts like Dixon charge thousands of rands. But the experience of hearing your expert witness admit that he’s a “layman” when it comes to ballistics? Priceless.
National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu for at least setting up the ad hoc committee to consider the president’s submission on the Nkandla matter. His ANC colleagues wanted the issue buried and forgotten, but Sisulu has ensured it will be transparently considered by a multiparty committee, even if the ANC has a majority in Parliament.Not:
Clearly a high-profile individual accused of murder deserves high-class treatment from our government. The R2.9 million spent on a private jet to fly Shrien Dewani to the country from the UK shows the justice department paid way too much. We all want justice in this matter, but several cheaper options could have been explored.
Police constable Beauty-Queen Nchabeleng donned a school uniform and posed as a pupil to catch a brutal serial rapist in Limpopo. She was among the winners at the SAPS’ annual National Excellence Awards late last week – a well-deserved honour for an officer who went above and beyond to remind us just how much good cops can achieve.Not:
Shinawaaz Ahmento and Kyle Fredericks, both 21, were convicted and sentenced this week for
the rape and murder of young Eldorado Park mother Tracey-Lee Martins. The two posed for
reporters outside court, grinning proudly as though they were at a party. Criminals as self-made
Female leaders in the ANC don’t often publicly challenge the sexism that’s endemic across the political spectrum. Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula deserves praise for defending Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. She criticised those in the alliance who decried Madonsela’s “big nose”, saying Madonsela’s detractors should play the ball, not the woman.Not:
Reading up on a subject lends credence to anyone who wants to speak with authority on a matter. So ANC parliamentary chief whip Stone Sizani should have known better when he called a press conference to discuss Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on Nkandla spending. Sizani had not read the report.
During the course of the Nkandla investigation, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was stymied, bullied, insulted and threatened by governing party leaders and supporters.
She stood her ground and proceeded to fulfil her duties of safeguarding the public interest. South Africans are fortunate to have someone of her integrity and courage in that office.Not:
How does one begin to describe Thulas Nxesi? Puppet? Suck-up? Manipulator of truth?
As the frontline man in the defence of the Nkandla plunder, Nxesi has dreamt up wild stories that would make residents of the Weskoppies mental institution envious. He is really working hard to hold on to his R2 million salary.
It took me all of six hours to finish Sold Out! and my first thought was to draw up an invoice and charge the author for wasting my time.
Jay-Z is at the centre of an extortion plot over old recordings.
On April 1, Metro FM listeners woke up to the distinctive voice of Bonang Matheba on a mid-morning slot made popular by the likes of Penny Lebyane and Azania Mosaka.
Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series.
Khanyi Mbau is making her own sugar. The star of 22 low-budget films is now becoming a TV producer. She has dinner with Lesley Mofokeng, author of her biography, Bitch Please, I’m Khanyi Mbau
It’s 7.42pm on Thursday at the News Cafe in the upmarket northern Joburg suburb of Woodmead.
Don’t be voting cattle. Think before you make that cross.
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