Zodwa’s fiance to take her surname after they marry

The performer refuses to live her life according to ancient cultural dictates and wants to ‘do things differently’. Zodwa Wabantu is breaking all the rules and her fiance is happy to join her on this journey. The controversial performer first shot to fame some years ago for her preference for ditching underwear and has since […]

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Award-winning Zambian singer Sampa The Great to perform in Joburg

Sampa the Great has a penchant for poetry and weaves lyrical mazes with her verses, drawing listeners into a lush, imaginative world.  Australia-based Zambian singer Sampa The Great will be performing on African soil as part of a world tour that includes shows in Johannesburg and in Lusaka. Her first Jozi date on Friday May […]

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Inside the lawsuits against Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash

A French woman whose husband was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines March crash has become the latest victim to sue American planemaker Boeing, following lawsuits from Rwandan, Kenyan, American and Canadian families among others. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, involving a Boeing 737 MAX airliner,killed all 157 passengers and crew aboard, near the capital Addis […]

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Fifteen of East Africa’s coffee species face extinction

Fifteen out of 75 species of coffee in East Africa are facing possible extinction which is threatening exports by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Poor agricultural practices among many smallholder farmers are causing the decline of Arabica and Robusta, two of the most popular brands of coffee, the East African reported.  The United Nation Environment Programme […]

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Women still ‘invisible’ in SA media: Study

Non-governmental organisation Gender Links has released a study showing that women are still not being seen and heard as much as men in the South African media. The organisation wants more diversity, balance, and sensitivity in the coverage of women on local television. On Tuesday evening, the organisation released results of a study showing that […]

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Kenyan court due to rule on decriminalising homosexuality

Kenya’s High Court is on Friday expected to deliver a long-awaited ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, a verdict that could have repercussions across Africa. However, the LGBT community fears yet another postponement. In February, the three-judge bench pushed back its decision, citing a heavy workload, prompting dismay from a persecuted […]

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Deputy president David Mabuza asks not to be sworn in as ANC MP

ANC deputy president David Mabuza has asked not to be sworn in as a member of parliament. This was announced on Wednesday morning by ANC presidency head Zizi Kodwa ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday of newly elected MPs by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. In a statement, Kodwa said Mabuza had decided to “postpone” […]

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Chef Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant business goes into administration

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain went into administration on Tuesday, threatening around 1,300 jobs in the latest blow for Britain’s high street. Oliver, 43, a well-known figure in Britain and beyond for his popular TV shows and top-selling cookery books, founded his Jamie’s Italian brand of high street restaurants in 2008. “I am […]

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Swearing in of deputy president David Mabuza postponed

Deputy president David Mabuza will not be sworn in with the rest of the members of parliament today. According to a statement from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office, Mabuza requested that his swearing in be postponed pending outcomes of the integrity committee. “The deputy president made the request in light of a report by the ANC […]

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