How ispoti became the bucket hat, the cool kid's guide to trendy lingo

Since when did ispoti become a bucket hat? Or light skinned people referred to as yellow bones? How about the phenomena of calling ikasi the hood? If you are scratching your head then you better read on. We are about to school you on the cool kid's guide to trendy lingo!

Bloemfontein principal sacked over class display of Malema alongside monkeys

The principal of Wilgehof Primary in Bloemfontein, where the old South African flag and pictures of Julius Malema alongside monkeys were displayed in a class, has been fired, according to a report.

Close friend reveals another side of Reeva

Intimate photographs of Reeva Steenkamp show her life through the eyes of a close friend - as Oscar Pistorius begins his sentence of five years' imprisonment.

Alberton truck driver previously acquitted of culpable homicide

The driver accused of killing three people when his truck ploughed into 48 vehicles in Alberton, was previously acquitted of culpable homicide, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

Farmer shoots 'eyes in the night', kills collared leopard

A farmer shot and killed a leopard that was collared for research in the Boesmanland area in the Northern Cape earlier this month.

Fat, lazy and unmotivated

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Transformation lagging at Afrikaans universities

University of Free State boss Jonathan Jansen woke up one morning to find two dozen ''for sale'' signs outside his house.

Kruger safari camp named world's top resort and hotel

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Breeder who lost arm to his dogs arrested after they attack two women

An English dog breeder who lost his arm after being attacked by his own American bulldogs was arrested after his remaining animals attacked two other people.

No teddy bear for jailbird

In a desperate bid to give her brother a bag of toiletries and clothing, Aimee Pistorius dashed for the cells of the Pretoria High Court.

Two die in Sierra Leone riot sparked by Ebola tests

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Australia's spooks accidentally spy on themselves

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Kim is the dopest wife: Kanye West

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United job was just too big for Moyes, says Ferguson

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Hitler, Mussolini coffee cream leaves Swiss retailer red-faced

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Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

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Renée Zellweger 'thrilled with different look'

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Alberton truck driver claims he isn't guilty as state argues he's a flight risk

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Apple chief meets Chinese leader amid iCloud hacking storm

Apple's chief executive met a Chinese leader on Wednesday amid reports that a hacking attack on Apple's iCloud file-storage application may have originated in China.

Virgin sacks 'prostitute' attack coach

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ICC 'concerned' by India-West Indies dispute

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed its concern about the dispute between the Indian and West Indian cricket boards but says it is powerless to intervene.
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