Tom Ford puts ‘Pussy Power’ center stage at NY Fashion Week

Tom Ford puts ‘Pussy Power’ center stage at NY Fashion Week

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Tom Ford on Thursday put female empowerment centre stage at NY Fashion Week, kicking off the global Fall/Winter 2018 season with models prowling the runway as cat women, very much wearing the trousers. If the biannual style fest battles an identity crisis as top-name labels flee to Europe, the 56-year-old Texan-born designer turned movie director
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Parliament to reject SASSA’s request to extend CPS contract

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Social Development has warned that it will not accept the extension of the contract between social security agency South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

SASSA and the Department of Social Development are in trouble for asking the Constitutional Court for a six-month extension of its contract with CPS.

This comes after the court ruled in 2014 that the contract that SASSA signed with CPS in 2012 was invalid.

The committee’s chairperson Zoleka Capa says, “It will not be a cut and dry matter when that time for CPS comes … they have to report every other action but an extension we won’t agree.”

 

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Sona blow for showbiz

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THE Cape Town party scene was dealt a hard blow after the postponement of the state of the nation address (Sona). A number of celebrities along with some of country’s top fashion designers lamented the decision as they were forced to count their losses after forking out hefty prices on hotel fees and high-end designer
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Kim Jong Un’s sister arrives in South Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister landed in the South Friday, the first member of Pyongyang’s ruling dynasty to set foot in its rival since the Korean War. Kim Yo Jong was part of a high-level diplomatic delegation led by the North’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam — its highest-level official ever
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Zuma briefs family on exit

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President Jacob Zuma is set to convene a family gathering at his Mahlamba Ndlopfu residence in Pretoria this weekend to inform them of his decision to step down as head of state. “He (Zuma) is meeting with his family in Pretoria this weekend to discuss his exit plan. Depending on the outcome of this meeting,
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Still no word on President Zuma’s fate

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The African National Congress (ANC) is still mum on the details of the talks on the fate of President Jacob Zuma.

This as opposition parties prepare to force the Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete to reschedule the debate of the motion of no confidence in Zuma as early as next week.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has spent the week holding talks with the embattled Zuma to discuss issues relating to his imminent departure from high office.

Following the postponement of the State of the Nation Address (Sona), Zuma has had his public engagements reduced as the nation anxiously awaits a decision on his future.

It’s been one of the most toughest week for the ANC top leadership, as tension over the future President Zuma as Head of State heightened.

On Thursday, Ramaphosa addressed the ANC parliamentary caucus for the first time this year, amid growing anxiety over plans by opposition parties to stage a major government shutdown in protest against President Zuma’s continued stay in office.

Faced with mounting pressure to expedite Zuma’s recall, Ramaphosa was forced to issue a statement earlier in the week to assure South Africans that talks regarding the fate of the country’s President were on course.

Both Ramaphosa and ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe had to cancel their participation in the planned weekend ANC mass mobilisation campaigns in the Cape, to concentrate on discussions to secure Zuma’s dignified exit.

The postponement of the Ubuntu Awards due to be addressed by President Zuma, fuelled more speculations that the fate of the President might be sealed this weekend.

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Thousands flee militia violence in Central African Republic

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About 7,400 people have been forced to flee their homes as fighting raged between rival militias in northwest Central African Republic, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday.

The internally displaced people in the area of Markounda since late  December have faced living conditions that “are extremely difficult,”, according to the ICRC, which is working alongside the Central African Red Cross and the NGO Doctors Without Borders.

“Families are confined to makeshift huts. The only health centre in Markounda has been looted since the outbreak of hostilities, there are not enough showers and latrines,” said Jean-Francois Sangsue, head of the ICRC delegation in Bangui.

For more than a month two rival armed groups, the National Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Republic (MNLC) and Revolution and Justice (RJ), have been battling for control of the area.

Up until the end of last year, they divided territory and checkpoints — a crucial source of income where businessmen, travellers and farmers are charged a fee to pass through.

But the murder of an RJ leader in November set off a chain reaction of killing and counter-killing.

More than 65,000 people have already fled fighting in the area to take refuge in Paoua, a town whose normal population is 40,000, according to the UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

An operation by a United Nations peacekeeping force (MINUSCA) has been under way since mid-January to neutralise the armed groups.

The Central African Republic — one of the poorest countries in the world — has been mired in a deadly conflict since 2013.

The state has control over only a small part of the territory, while armed groups battle in the provinces for control of diamonds, gold and silver

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Man to appear in court for killing 107-year-old woman

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A 36-year-old man is due to appear in the Howick Magistrate’s Court in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on charges of murder, rape and house-breaking on Friday morning.

He was arrested last week in connection with the murder of a 107-year-old woman at Mpophomeni outside Pietermaritzburg.

The elderly woman was attacked in her bedroom. When her grandchildren went to investigate, they found the suspect trying to flee and handed him over to police.

He was out on parole in two other rape cases.

He has abandoned his bail application, for safety reasons.

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Arrest of Mabuyakhulu not politically-motivated: Hawks

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Hawks spokesperson Simphiwe Mhlongo has denied suggestions that the timing of the investigation and arrest of for KwaZulu-Natal MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu are politically-motivated.

Mabuyakhulu was arrested earlier this week on charges of corruption linked to a R28 million tender to hold the North Sea Jazz Festival in Durban in 2012.

Mhlongo says the provincial government referred the case to them after alleged irregularities were noticed in the tender.

“The issue of political association is not the thing that the Hawks are taking into consideration when they are investigating. Remember the Hawks mandate is to investigate serious corruption, serious organised crime, serious commercial crime without any fear or favour of who the suspects are,” explains Mhlongo.

Watch Mabuyakhulu appearing in court for tender corruption….

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UP bans private accommodation

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THE University of Pretoria (UP) banned a private owned student accommodation from its list of residences due to lack of transformation and won’t be participating in its upcoming events. The Sonop residence apparently doesn’t meet the university’s transformation quota, accommodating black students in only six out of 160 residences of Sonop remains predominantly Afrikaans and
Source: The New Age

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