The SABC has shelved Pastor Sthembiso Zondo’s slot on Ukhozi FM’s Vuka Motivation until further notice.
Police commissioner Riah Phiyega has sent condolences to former police commissioner Jackie Selebi’s family.
Ghana captain and goal hero Asamoah Gyan is after Bafana Bafana’s scalp.
Head of the Special Investigating Unit, Vas Soni, has resigned.
Power utility Eskom has moved its power cuts from Stage 1 to 2, it has announced on Twitter.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has thrown his weight behind Bafana Bafana, saying he believes they will bounce back and qualify for the next round of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The “dismantling” of the anticorruption task team is evidence that government is not serious about graft, says Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille.
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Captain marvellous AB de Villiers for his amazing feat when the Proteas slayed the West Indies on Sunday. He scored 149 runs off just 44 balls, with nine fours and 16 sixes, the most by a local and the joint highest number of sixes overall in an ODI innings. He equalled the world record of India’s Rohit Sharma. Div reached three figures off just 31 deliveries.Not:
Nothing can stand in the way of the king’s wishes – this much is clear in Swaziland, where King Mswati III ordered that schools not reopen yet. He made the order so that schoolboys can instead help weed his sorghum fields. And in return, the pupils will be rewarded with a 2015 calendar, bearing the face of none other than Mswati himself.
Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has brought hope to the nation. He’s won 10 out of 10 games since his appointment and goes into the first Afcon game against Africa’s powerhouse,
Algeria, in high spirits after drawing with former African champs Zambia and Cameroon, before demolishing Mali midweek. We are behind this bunch of winners. Go for it and make us proud.Not:
Talana-Jo Huysamer (23), pictured above, and Chantlé Hoffmann (42) wanted the same parking spot in Cape Town’s Harfield Village. So Huysamer, who is white, allegedly shocked Hoffmann, who is coloured, with a Taser and called her the k-word. This kind of behaviour won’t help white Cape Town shake off the ‘racist’ tag it hates so much.
In his quest to overhaul a dysfunctional Vatican bureaucracy, Pope Francis delivered a severe dressing-down to his senior churchmen in his Christmas greeting, accusing them of micromanagement, boastfulness, gossip and hypocrisy. This comes in the wake of the pope helping the US and Cuba bring an end to 50 years of public hostility. No wonder the world loves him.Not:
Controversial SABC COO and acting CEO Hlaudi Motsoeneng doesn’t seem to have learnt a thing from the fate of former board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala. Under his leadership, the SABC issued another dumb instruction this week: The visuals of the “Pay back the money” parliamentary fracas will no longer be flighted on TV.
Musician John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, sponsored food trucks in New York so that crowds protesting against the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings by white policemen didn’t have to go hungry. They paid for the trucks on behalf of a Twitter-based activist group, Operation Help or Hush. Nice to know the gorgeous couple are good citizens, too.Not:
‘Harsh’ and ‘abhorrent’ were the toughest words CIA boss John Brennan could find to defend revelations that his agency tortured and brutalised detainees after 9/11. Declassified pages from a massive secret report exposed harrowing details of just how the agency operated – and how the US government knew all about it.
Chad le Clos keeps getting better every time he dives into a swimming pool. On Thursday night, he broke another world record and picked up a second gold medal at the world short-course championships in Qatar. The young swimmer is the kind of sports star who makes us look forward to the next Olympics. After all, he’s our golden boy.Not:
We all have bad days at work, but it seems a little career limiting to complain publicly about how much the job bores us. Gauteng’s community safety MEC, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, who earns R1.7 million a year, took to Facebook to bemoan the “boring” legislature this week. We’re sorry your life’s so tough, ma’am.
Bafana Bafana striker Bernard Parker has urged his teammates to be more aggressive and take responsibility in front of goal against Ghana tomorrow.
The Economic Freedom Fighters has defended the buying of a Golf GTI with the party’s money, even though it was not registered in the party’s name.
Eskom began power cuts today due to problems at its power stations.
You won’t remember me, but I met you many years ago in your hotel room in Grahamstown. You had come to speak to the Pan-Africanist Student Organisation. My two comrades and I came to brief you about our little city.
- Thanks for the visit, but this is how things work
- Friends & Friction: Go slowly on to that gravel road
- Friends & Friction: Like a gynae called in to perform heart surgery
- Friends & Friction: Expect Parliament’s fracas in a boardroom near you
- Friends & Friction: Turn your back on greed, remember you are abantu
The truth about strip club boss Lolly Jackson’s murder will emerge in the trial of Cypriot national George Louka, his lawyer said.
ANC Women’s League president and Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says people should not be so sensitive over comments about women.
The Economic Freedom Fighters have threatened to attend the National Assembly in the buff if they are barred from wearing their red overalls, gumboots and maid uniforms.
Do they think I fought against apartheid just to reinstall it?
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I run because I run, and lately it feels like I’ve been running for my life.
I have a tendency to visit restaurants whenever I reward myself for something that I regard as somewhat significant. What better place to do this than at one of my favourite restaurants at Camps Bay in Cape Town?
Former president Thabo Mbeki made a promise to the world in July 2008.