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Newspaper fury over Facebook 'Napalm girl' censorship

Facebook has controversially removed the iconic image of a girl fleeing a Napalm attack during the Vietnam war from a post, on the grounds of nudity. The editor of Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten said the entire post, which was about iconic war imagery, was later deleted and the account of the reporter behind it suspended. Espen Egil Hansen has accused Mark Zuckerberg of “an abuse of power”. Facebook said it has

Transnet deals fall into Gupta man's lap

A close Gupta associate is set to profit from lucrative mystery-shrouded Transnet contracts that are under investigation by the National Treasury. Salim Essa, who recently benefited from a multibillion-rand partnership with state arms contractor Denel that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan wants reversed, could now be in line to score millions more. This follows a decision by the board of Transnet last week to approve the cession of major advisory contracts

All set for Durban International Film Festival

It’s all systems go ahead of the 37th instalment of the Durban International Film Festival.  Event organisers officially launched the festival at the Maharani Hotel on the Durban beachfront this morning. Head of the Durban Film Office, Toni Monty, says the event will showcase a series of films and documentaries that will not be shown anywhere else. ”We are so excited, this year we had to bring the entire programme

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Hawks nail social grants fraud syndicate

Johannesburg – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks), SA Police Service (SAPS) crime intelligence, the fraud management and compliance department of the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), together with a private auditing and accounting firm on Friday arrested 14 people allegedly part of a massive social grants fraud syndicate operating within the Sassa grants system, the Hawks said. “The syndicate operates inter-provincially and the operation is the biggest one

Preview: Orlando Pirates v SuperSport

Cape Town – SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates will battle for the 2016 Nedbank Cup when they meet in the final at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on May 28.CURRENT FORMSuperSport advanced into the final of the Nedbank Cup by overcoming Moroka Swallows (1-0 away), University of Pretoria (3-3 away, won 4-2 on penalties), Black Aces (2-1 home) and Baroka FC (2-0 home). Pirates advanced into the final thanks to

Family first! Zahara is set on taking her sisters all the way to the top

Zahara has teamed up with her sisters for a gospel collaboration Image by: WALDO SWIEGERS Zahara has offered her helping hand to her three sisters to get their music careers off the ground. After forming a gospel music trio a few years ago, Zahara’s sisters – Nomonde, Lumka and Bandezwa Mkutukana, are all ready to release their debut album this year, under their sister’s record label, Zahara Army. Speaking to

Protests: KZN Education raises concern for pupils who've missed schooling

The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department says with mid-year exams around the corner, it’s concerned about pupils who’ve missed days and in some cases months of schooling due to community protests. Spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi says they’re confident in their preparations especially after last week’s review of the first three months of the academic year. Learning and teaching at Folweni, south of Durban, was disrupted for two months. Eight schools in Mtshezi remained