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Top stories of the day: June 14

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DA lays another charge against Dlamini (eNCA)

Bathabile Dlamini in a yellow shirt

The Democratic Alliance has laid another charge against former minister Bathabile Dlamini. This relates to Dlamini’s claim that the wives of prominent ANC figures benefitted from a controversial contract to pay social grants. (Read More)

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The critical choices Cyril Ramaphosa will have to make (IOL)

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Members of the Landless People’s Movement protest outside the Constitutional Court in Joburg.    File picture: Ziphozonke Lushaba/African News Agency (ANA) © Provided by Independent Media Members of the Landless People’s Movement protest outside the Constitutional Court in Joburg. File picture: Ziphozonke Lushaba/African News Agency (ANA) South Africa’s economy is in dire straits. Unemployment has reached a 15-year high of 27.6%. And in the first quarter of this year GDP growth dropped by 3.2%. That’s the biggest quarterly drop in a decade. (Read More)

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Ferguson Films Warns of Scam (Zalebs)

MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 03: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) TV & Film Winner Connie Ferguson during the Glamour Women of the Year 2018 at Mall of Africa on November 03, 2018 in Midrand, South Africa. The event, a celebration of the strong and confident women, making their mark on the world by driving change in their field. (Photo by Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images/Getty Images) © Getty MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 03: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) TV & Film Winner Connie Ferguson during the Glamour Women of the Year 2018 at Mall of Africa on November 03, 2018 in Midrand, South Africa. The event, a celebration of the strong and confident women, making their mark on the world by driving change in their field. (Photo by Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images/Getty Images) Almost every other month we hear of film production companies warning aspiring actors to not fall victim from the many scams that pose as authentic auditions. The latest production company to warn people of such a scam is Ferguson Films. (Read More)

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Massive landslide wipes out parked vehicles (Newsflare)

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This is the terrifying moment mud and trees sliding down a mountain wiped out parked vehicles, sweeping them across the road after the strong rainstorm. (Watch now)

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Serena Williams’s Latest Instagram Is a Lesson on the Tradition of Braiding (Vogue)

Serena Williams holding a baby © Vogue Throughout her decades-spanning career, Serena Williams has worn her hair in a variety of braided styles, from delicate micro-plaits wound into a towering topknot to the hip-grazing ponytail cast in Senegalese twists that she wore to the royal wedding. (Read More)

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Angry fan's reaction during Aus vs Pak match goes viral (Khaleej Times)

a group of people posing for the camera © Provided by Galadari Printing & Publishing LLC A Pakistani fan's reaction at the 17th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia and Pakistan went viral after ICC's twitter handle shared it. In the GIF that has now gone viral, the fan can be seen disappointed and angry as his team's batting collapsed on the field. (Read More)

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MPs to get 88 free single-flight journeys a year as part of their perks (EWN)

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: New members of Parliament, including Cyril Ramaphosa (right) and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (second right), being sworn in at the National Assembly. © EWN New members of Parliament, including Cyril Ramaphosa (right) and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (second right), being sworn in at the National Assembly.

Members of Parliament will be receiving nearly 100 single-journey flight tickets as part of their list of perks. (Read More)

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Rihanna's secret Royal friendship (DailyMail)

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file photo, singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Rihanna is partnering with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to launch a new fashion label. The pop star, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, announced Friday, May 10, 2019, that a new line called Fenty will debut this spring and will be based in Paris.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) © AP FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file photo, singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Rihanna is partnering with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to launch a new fashion label. The pop star, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, announced Friday, May 10, 2019, that a new line called Fenty will debut this spring and will be based in Paris. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Rihanna has reportedly forged a secret friendship with Meghan Markle, after moving to London. Sources told Radar: 'Rihanna, 31, and Meghan, 37, have found similar interests to bond over and both appreciate the need for maintaining privacy. (Read More)

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President Ramaphosa, the honeymoon is over (EWN)

a man wearing a white shirt: FILE: President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed farmers at the Beyerskloof wine farm in Stellenbosch. © Bertram Malgas/EWN FILE: President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed farmers at the Beyerskloof wine farm in Stellenbosch. What we need from the president is straight talk, solutions and deadlines so we are all reassured that he is in charge and is prepared to lead, no matter the unethical sabre-rattling from Luthuli House, says Judith February. (Read More)

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Semenya denied entry into Rabat 800 metres race (Reuters)

© Reuters Caster Semenya has been denied participation in her favoured 800 metres race in Morocco, the athlete said on Thursday, despite Switzerland's highest court rejecting an IAAF request for eligibility regulations to be reimposed on the South African. (Read More)

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President Trump refers to Charles as 'Prince of Whales (USA Today)

Britain's Prince Charles and U.S. President Donald Trump are seen at Winfield House during Trump's state visit in London, Britain, June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis © Reuters Britain's Prince Charles and U.S. President Donald Trump are seen at Winfield House during Trump's state visit in London, Britain, June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis The Twitterverse had a whale of a time with a tweet from President Donald Trump that had a rather comical typo. In a now-deleted tweet Thursday, seen by USA TODAY, the nation's leader recalled meeting with "the Prince of Whales." (Read More)

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