Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender Barbie doll

Laverne Cox (50), an LGBTQ+ activist, has made history by being the first transgender person to become a Barbie doll. Lisa McKnight, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Barbie and Dolls at Mattel, spoke about how excited they were to make history. “We are proud to highlight the importance of inclusion and acceptance at […]

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No decision yet from govt on extension of fuel levy interventions

Cape Town – Government is still deciding on whether to extend its fuel levy intervention as South Africans brace for another fuel increase. Petrol at the pumps is expected to increase by up to R2.36 per litre from next Wednesday. Mondli Gungubele briefed the media about the matter on Thursday following a Cabinet meeting this […]

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NPA: Lack of capacity in criminal justice system

Johannesburg – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says a lack of capacity is affecting the entire system. There are concerns it’s too slow to arrest, prosecute and secure convictions. The authority was responding to the public outcry over the murder of Namhla Mtwa. She was gunned down outside her home in Mthatha. Police have yet […]

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Cosatu calls on govt to extend temporary fuel levy reduction beyond May 31

Johannesburg – Trade Union federation Cosatu has called on government to extend the temporary fuel levy reduction of R1.50 per litre beyond May 31. Cosatu said government should then use the time to explore a more sustainable solution. The federation held a media briefing at its headquarters in Johannesburg on Thursday following its central executive […]

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Nigeria police arrest wanted internet scammer

Nigeria’s police cyber-crime unit has arrested a 37-year-old man alleged to be the head of a transnational cyber-crime syndicate. According to a statement by Interpol, the syndicate launched mass phishing campaigns and business email compromise schemes targeting companies and individual victims. The Nigerian was arrested at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos in an operation […]

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Minnie on working with Lungile Radu: “I always joke and say he’s my TV husband”

Media personality Minnie Dlamini gave he co-presenter on Mzansi’s Magic’s Homeground, Lungile Radu his flowers. The two have been co-presenting the sports show for the last four years. Gushing about Lungile, Minnie said she’s always joked that he is her “TV Husband, but in all honesty, Lungile is her big brother who has taught her […]

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SARS warns taxpayers to avoid branches amid strike by its workers

Johannesburg – The South African Revenue Services (Sars) is warning taxpayers to avoid visiting their branches amid the strike by their workers. Consumers are advised to rather use the Sars website. This follows threats by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and the Public Servants Association (PSA) to shut down branches. The […]

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