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@City_Press #Trending 23 April 2014 14:00

FOMI, it’s hot! And Ethiopian. And they have the cutest damn Tumblr. We want it all!

DJ William: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, looks on as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is shown how to play on DJ decks at the youth community centre, The Northern Sound System in Elizabeth near Adelaide, on Wednesday (April 23 2014). The couple are on a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George.

Picture: Morne de Klerk/Reuters

Are racists making you fat?

@City_Press 20 April 2014 15:00

Ever wonder why some black women are heavier than their white counterparts? Well, new ­research suggests that its because they experience racism more often.

Cape wine farm the SA feather in Richard Branson’s cap

@City_Press 20 April 2014 15:00

Lunch at British tycoon Sir Richard Branson’s new Boland wine estate is a low-key affair, costing a palatable R140 for catch-of-the-day cob washed down with a glass of dry white.

Hot or Not

  • This Week

    Hot:

    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.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    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.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    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
    celebrities? Sickening.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    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.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    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.

Are racists making you fat?

@City_Press 20 April 2014 10:00

Ever wonder why some black women are heavier than their white counterparts? Well, new ­research suggests that it’s because they experience racism more often.

Movie review – Forgotten Kingdom: The hills are alive with the sound of cliches

18 April 2014 14:00

First feature film shot in Lesotho is layered and beautiful, but the characters are pitiful stereotypes, writes Percy Mabandu

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Don’t be voting cattle. Think before you make that cross.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu tells South Africans before they cast their ballots on May 7

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