PATIENTS waiting for surgery at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Joburg had something to smile about this week.
The health department is keeping its promise to reduce the waiting period from the usual nine months for some operations.
FOR MONTHS the pastor has allegedly found excuses for not paying his security company.
But the boss of the security company is tired of being taken for a ride.
Pay me my money, Pastor Mboro, or I keep your car, said the company boss.
South Africa is shining with three nominations for the 2015 International Emmy Awards with M-Net's (DStv 101) MasterChef South Africa, StarSat's Puppet Nation ZA and the local documentary Miners Shot Down all nominated.
ELWIRA Standili (22) gave up her studies to pursue a life in the limelight.
So it was sad when she found that she received the least number of votes on Idols SA season 11 on Sunday night at the State Theatre in Tshwane.
A WOMAN’S sexy dancing at a popular shisa nyama led to a cat fight on Sunday night. The woman, known to her friends as Nyoso (28), made another woman furious after she twerked in front of her boyfriend at the popular venue in Mangaung.
For many actors, the best roles they play are mostly of characters with a completely opposite personality to their own.
And that’s exactly how 21-year-old Mpho Sibeko, who plays Lucky Gumede on e.tv’s Gold Diggers, feels about his role.
MONDE Manyasha is in terrible pain, physically and emotionally. This is because he nearly lost his balls when a dog attacked him two weeks ago – and then was dumped by his girlfriend because he couldn’t poke any more! The 29-year-old from KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage said he was attacked by his neighbours’ dog Striker.
ZWELINZIMA Vavi made a brief appearance in the Edenvale Magistrates Court yesterday on a speeding charge. The former Cosatu General Secretary was charged with driving at 182km/h in an Audi Q7 on the R24 in Ekurhuleni on Sunday.
The start of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central (DStv 122) last week pulled 352 855 DStv viewers. The 2. 6 rating makes it the highest viewership ever achieved by Comedy Central in South Africa since the channel launched in Africa on DStv in December 2011.
MISSION accomplished! And now for cup final success. A jubilant Orlando Pirates head coach Eric Tinkler revealed yesterday that his half-time pep-talk helped his side score a stunning 4-3 come-from-behind win over Egyptian super-club Al Ahly at Suez Stadium on Sunday to reach the Caf Confederation Cup final.
KING Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the abaThembu smiled as he announced that his son Prince Azenathi will take over from him if he goes to jail. But his arch enemies say Prince Azenathi can’t take to the throne! About 200 members of the houses of the abaThembu tribe met for five hours on Sunday at Bumbane Great Place near Mthatha.
MAZWENI Cele became worried when his friend told him he was bullied by another boy at his school. The 21-year-old grade 11 pupil at Buhlebemfundo High School in KwaDabeka, west of Durban took it upon himself to ensure the safety of his friend.
THE body of eight-year-old Ntando Khakudi, who went missing on Saturday, has been found in a river. The horrific discovery at SNS River in Mamelodi East, Tshwane was made by a passerby who alerted the cops and informed residents, who were still searching for her.
A SOMALI spaza shop owner remained calm when thugs pointed a gun at him while raiding his shop. He thought they were just threatening him, like they usually do during a robbery, and would not harm him.
THE KZN team that won last year’s Clash of the Choirs is very unhappy. Members claim choir master and music producer Robbie Malinga and gospel star Rebecca Malope have cheated them out of their money! They say they were not paid a cent for the work they did as backing vocalists on all the songs on Rebecca’s latest album, Ama VIP.
FANS of American rapper will have to wait until next year to see the star in Mzansi. The concert promoter, Airey Scott, announced that they had decided to postpone the inaugural Jack Daniel’s Boomtown festival.
A FRUSTRATED Mpumalanga bottlestore owner who fell for fake R200 banknotes has asked police to find the culprits. James Mondlane, who owns Mondlane Bottle Store and Coke Depot in Komatipoort, made the plea while addressing police and officials from the department of trade and industry during a consultation session held in Zibokwane Village near Komatipoort.
FOR three years, sangoma Queen Molapo (48) and her 26-year-old son Kearabetswe have been living in fear. Jealous residents accused her of being someone who used muthi to protect her son, who they suspected of being a thief.
SANGOMA MICHAEL Rumbu said he and his dog were a team that healed the sick and brought happiness to his clients. Michael loved his dog so much he even named him Sangoma as a sign of respect and affection.
WHEN they entered the shop, they looked like slim, innocent gogos. But by the time they were leaving, they had become fat old thieves! Two gogos were bust on Thursday at Boxers Supermarket in Polokwane, Limpopo with R3 500 worth of groceries tucked under their clothes.
Following their 34-16 Rugby World Cup win over Scotland at the weekend, the Springboks have moved up one spot in World Rugby’s official rankings. Heyneke Meyer’s men are now fourth on the rankings, having moved up one spot ahead of Ireland, who were 16-9 winners over Italy on Sunday.
MULTI-AWARD winning duo Mafikizolo has promised nothing but fireworks at the Durban Botanical Gardens in two weeks’ time. Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe will entertain fans at the Lake Picnic Concert.
FOMER Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was arrested for allegedly speeding yesterday morning. Metro cops allegedly caught him driving at 182km/h in an Audi Q7 on the 120km/h R24 freeway in Ekurhuleni.
ALMOST 200 world leaders and more than 100 celebrities have created a music video about unity and equality. On 25 September, 193 world leaders committed themselves to end global poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change.
It is unclear when Oscar Pistorius will be released from Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria should he be granted parole. Spokesperson for Correctional Services, Manelisi Wolela, said he could not shed light on the process as the department took instruction from the chairperson of the parole review board.
T HE 10th annual South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards (Satmas) were held in Zululand this year. The awards were attended by traditional musicians, business people, politicians and music lovers from all corners of the world on Friday and Saturday at the University Of Zululand.
A FACTION of the AbaThembu tribe want King Dalindyebo to drop his court challenge and go to jail. AbaThembu spokesman Nkosi Daludumo Mtirara said their convicted king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, must take responsibility for what he did.
TWO stunning goals in referee’s optional time saw Mzansi’s cup kings Kaizer Chiefs weather an early storm from Platinum Stars – and the stifling heat – to advance to the Telkom Knockout quarterfinals with a deserved 3-0 win at a sweltering Moruleng Stadium yesterday.
IT was meant to be a night of music and dancing at this year’s Satmas. Instead, the music world was left reeling after a monstrous taxi accident left two dead and eight in hospital! The taxi was transporting 10 dancers and musicians for the maskandi bands of Vumile Mngoma and Phuzekhemisi to the awards being held at the University of Zululand.
WILLIAM Mokwana thought it was his lucky day when he picked up thousands of rands. But it turned out to be fake money! William (49), from Mamelodi East, Tshwane said he found the money while digging up sand on Friday to build a wall.
THE sick cow lay in the busy kasi street unable to get up, so people called the SPCA who came and put it out of its misery. The shot had barely rung out when dozens of residents descended on the carcass with knives, slicing up the “free meal” in a flash.
DEPUTY president Cyril Ramaphosa’s chances of taking over as ANC leader have taken a knock. The Sunday Times reported yesterday that ANC Youth League leaders told him at their KZN activities last week that the league won’t back him at the 2017 elective conference.
PEOPLE said Lawrence Khoza started acting strangely when his sangoma parents died last year. Then over the weekend their worst fears became real when the 25-year-old man from Barcelona in Etwatwa, Ekurhuleni lost his wits .
Orlando Pirates showed their incredible fighting spirit to reach the Caf Confederation Cup final next month with a stunning come from behind 4-3 win (5-3 on aggregate) over defending champions Al Ahly at the Suez Army Stadium tonight.
A DESPERATE mum wants her teenage daughter to be jailed after she was bust for arson. A brick wrapped in a flaming paraffin-soaked cloth flew into the Magadlela family’s house early on Saturday at Mbekweni block N in Paarl, Cape Town.
TOP DJ and actor, Miza Modibedi, was allegedly caught in a situation involving a video vixen! Allegedly, cleaners at The Sands nightspot in Sandton, in Jozi, found a torrid trio making a three-way connection in one of the toilets.
Beaufort West - The Central Karoo regional secretary of the ANC was shot in Beaufort West on Sunday morning, the party said. Head of the Parliamentary constituency office of the ANC in Beaufort West, Trudy Dijana, said Windy Plaatjies was shot in a township in the early hours of the morning.
THE People’s Poet, Mzwakhe Mbuli, has finally found love. Mzwakhe shed his single status after a dry spell of at least three years. After discovering she’s a God-fearing woman, Mzwakhe wasted no time and put a ring on Zuki Dumse ’s finger in August.
KABELO MABALANE,better known as “Bouga Luv”, used to be a bad boy – who bribed cops, abused substances and mistreated women! This is contained in his book, I Ran For My Life, which will be launched on Tuesday at Exclusive Books in Rosebank, Joburg.