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Independent Online, popularly known as IOL, is one of South Africa’s leading news and information websites bringing millions of readers breaking news and updates on Politics, Current Affairs, Business, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Travel, Sport, Motoring and Technology.

IOL also hosts the digital offerings of some of the country’s most prominent newspapers including The Star and Pretoria News in Gauteng, The Cape Times and Cape Argus in the Western Cape and The Mercury and Daily News in KwaZulu-Natal as well as national business publications Business Report and Personal Finance.

  • Tributes have continued to pour in for the late rap legend Coolio.The “Gangsta's Paradise” hitmaker's longtime manager Jarez Posey confirmed that Coolio, who was 59, was found dead at a friend's house in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest.A number of his fellow rappers have paid their respects.Watch video:!function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];n=e.createElement("script"),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src="https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js",a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,"oovvuu-player-sdk");MC Hammer wrote: "One of the nicest dudes I’ve known. Good people. R.I.P. Coolio."Snoop Dogg wrote: "Gangstas paradise. R. I. P. . @coolio."Questlove said: "Peaceful Journey Brother. #Coolio."Denzel Curry tweeted: "Rest in Gangsta’s Paradise Coolio."“Bad Boys” actor Martin Lawrence penned: "My deepest condolences and prayers go […]
  • Local influencer and reality TV star Faith Nketsi Njilo was left shocked after her mother was allegedly robbed by the household helper and gardener.They have apparently fled the country to go back to their birth place, Malawi.She recently took to Twitter to share details about the ordeal, saying that they trusted the family, which also appeared on her Showmax reality show, “Have Faith”.She wrote in a thread: “I have land/house next door 2 the house I bought 4my mom.The gardener and his wife and baby stayed ther 4 over a year. We fed them, clothed them, my mom even babysat […]
  • A few weeks ago, DJ and social media influencer Sithelo Shozi jetted off to Turkey for a mommy makeover.Shozi has been having fun with her new hot body and teeth and has been serving her followers content. Throughout her journey, Shozi has been open with her followers, sharing her before and after surgery images.She previously emphasised that there was nothing wrong with “giving yourself a makeover” as she shared her wish to end “surgery stigma”.Now that her body has healed, she is ready to show off the results of her Brazilian butt lift and liposuction done in Istanbul.The DJ had […]
  • Rapper Kanye West isn’t done attacking his former mother-in-law Kris Jenner. The ‘Famous’ hitmaker, who didn’t mince his words about his former mother-in-law in his Instagram rants earlier this month, took a subtle jab at the Kardashian-Jenner matriarch with his Instagram profile.Fans noticed that West changed his Instagram profile picture to a photo of Kris.While his move doesn't violate any rules, he obviously did it to provoke “The Kardashians” star. It was only for a moment though, as Ye has now replaced the picture of his ex-mother-in-law with a plain black image, reports aceshowbiz.com.Kanye West briefly used Kris Jenner's photo […]
  • Oprah Winfrey has dropped a hint she's planning to return to acting.!function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];n=e.createElement("script"),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src="https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js",a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,"oovvuu-player-sdk");The TV titan has performed in a number of movies while also juggling her career as a talk show host, notably winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in 1985 drama “The Color Purple” and starring in films such as “The Butler” and “Selma” with her last major acting role coming four years ago in Ava DuVernay's 2018 offering “A Wrinkle in Time”.Now Winfrey has appeared in Variety's The Power of Women Issue alongside moviemaker DuVernay and suggested a big screen return is on […]
  • Chris Redd is dating the estranged wife of Kenan Thompson.Christina Evangeline, 33, is separated from her husband – with whom she has Georgina, eight, and four-year-old Gianni with him – but is said to be "happier than she has ever been" since striking up a relationship with Thompson’s fellow “Saturday Night Live” star.!function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];n=e.createElement("script"),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src="https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js",a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,"oovvuu-player-sdk");A source said: "Christina and Chris started dating at the beginning of this year. The pair met before (Chris) started doing 'SNL' and they have been friends for years.“They’ve always been very close. He was there for her last year through some of the hardest times […]
  • Los Angeles -Grammy-winning rapper Coolio died on Wednesday after being found unresponsive at a friend's Los Angeles home, the New York Times reported. He was 59. !function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];n=e.createElement("script"),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src="https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js",a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,"oovvuu-player-sdk");Coolio, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was best known for his 1995 single "Gangsta's Paradise," from an album of the same name. That song, a massive hit featured in the film Dangerous Minds, won a Grammy Award for best rap solo performance the following year. The rapper died at about 5pm pacific time (8pm EDT) at a local hospital, his manager Jarez Posey told the Times. Posey told the paper that Ivey […]
  • Last week, Cassper Nyovest and Priddy Ugly held a press conference at Moloko Pretoria ahead of their exhibition boxing match at Pretoria’s Sun Arena this coming weekend.During Nyovest’s remarks, he appeared to take a potshot at AKA and K.O when he bemoaned that their latest chart-topping singles, “Sete” and “Lemons”, aren’t actually hip hop songs and are instead more Afrobeats leaning.“If you listen to ‘Sete’ and you listen to afrobeats, it’s the same,” he said. “But it’s a hot song. Fortunately for everyone else they can explore, but as soon as I touch another sound it’s, ‘Yho you’re disrespecting hip-hop’. […]
  • The wait is over. “Blood Psalms” has officially dropped on Showmax. The highly anticipated action-packed fantasy series, produced by Yellow Bone Entertainment, is an epic tale, set eleven thousand years ago, in ancient Africa.A fiercely determined young princess named Zazi (Bokang Phelane) battles a world-ending prophecy to navigate her people through ancient curses, long-standing tribal vendettas, the wrath of the gods and her unexplainable role as the damning prophecy’s chief harbinger.Actor Richard Lukunku stars as Senator Jabari, who is sent to the Akachi citadel from the mighty Great Nziwemabwe to attend the wedding of King Letsha (Mothusi Magano) but also […]
  • Highly anticipated action-packed fantasy series “Blood Psalms” has officially dropped on Showmax.!function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];n=e.createElement("script"),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src="https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js",a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,"oovvuu-player-sdk");On Tuesday, the cast and production got together to launch the series ahead of its debut on the streaming platform. The stars came dressed in their finest African opulence for the black-tie affair.After gracing the red carpet guests were treated to an intimate dinner, where they got to experience a taste of all that is set to come on the stellar production.Produced by Yellow Bone Entertainment, “Blood Psalms” is an epic tale set 11 000 years ago in ancient Africa, and is Showmax’s most ambitious series yet. […]
  • Former “Our Perfect Wedding” presenter Kayise Ngqula made headlines in 2019 after her husband, Farai Sibanda, and her were involved in a car accident, which claimed his life and left her severely injured, on June 16. At the time the couple shared a baby boy. A little over two years later, the media personality will talk about her journey and how she dealt with the grief of losing her husband, on the award-winning SABC2 talk show “Motswako”, hosted by Sechaba Gqeba. Taking to Instagram, she shared a snippet of the show with her followers.In the heartfelt caption, she wrote: “Wounded […]
  • If Cape Town Opera’s “Sing Like a Pro” didn't hit the high notes in 2020, then be prepared to be whisked away by their latest project, “Conduct Like a Pro”.The CTO’s new online series called “CLAP” will include eight modules on their YouTube channel as of September 30.The new training series is the company's commitment to promoting talent among emerging opera and choral practitioners.Head of Youth Development and Education at CTO, Madré Loubser said the project is finally ready to launch since the lockdown levels have eased and the pandemic is under control.“The time is right to launch the new […]
  • By Bethonie ButlerThe true-crime cottage industry that exploded in the years following “Serial”, the podcast that became a cultural phenomenon in 2014, is inherently exploitative – even when the work in question has an ostensibly noble mission. In the case of “Serial”, the mission was to find out whether an innocent man had been convicted of a murder he long maintained he did not commit. But even as the ‘This American Life“ spin-off inspired fervent interest in Adnan Syed’s 2000 conviction for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, it has also received criticism for what – and whom […]
  • History Channel’s reality show “Alone: Polar Bear Island” is the ultimate test of human will as contestants endure total isolation among predators looking for a meal.Season 9 of the self-documented series follows 10 participants who are dropped into a remote valley in the wilderness of Labrador, Canada, where they are only allowed to carry 10 items that will help them with their stay in polar bear territory – in the hopes of outlasting everyone else to claim the $500 000 prize.Contestant Dr Teimojin Tan, who took along a sleeping bag, axe, multitool, ferro rod, pot, bow and arrows, paracord, trapping […]
  • The echoes of the massive crowd at the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival 2022 singing along to Burna Boy’s song have died down. Now that the dust has settled, you are most likely wondering how to cash out your leftover funds on your Howler card or wristband.!function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];n=e.createElement("script"),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src="https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js",a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,"oovvuu-player-sdk");Many people who attended the festival on day one spent most of their time in long queues for food and drinks.The story of everyone’s day was queues on queues on queues, meaning that you might not have been able to spend the money that you loaded on your Howler card […]
  • Caleb McLaughlin has felt the "toll" of racism since rising to fame on “Stranger Things”.The 20-year-old actor – who has played Lucas Sinclair on the show since its first series launched on Netflix in 2016 and has appeared in all four seasons to date – has recalled the treatment he's been forced to deal with over the years.Appearing at the Heroes Comic Con in Brussels, Belgium over the weekend, he said: "It definitely took a toll on me as a younger kid. My very first Comic-Con, some people wouldn't stand in my line because I was black.!function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];n=e.createElement("script"),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src="https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js",a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,"oovvuu-player-sdk");"Some people […]
  • It’s all roads lead to Tshwane this weekend where rappers Priddy Ugly and Cassper Nyovest will battle it out in the boxing ring.The most anticipated “Celeb City” event is set to take place at the Sun Bet Arena on Saturday, October 1.!function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];n=e.createElement("script"),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src="https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js",a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,"oovvuu-player-sdk");Seemingly confident and ready to be crowned a champion this weekend, the “Soil” star took to Twitter to set the record straight regarding rumours that he might be using drugs to help him defeat Nyovest.“I’m seeing talks of steroids under my post, it’s wild that gents think I look so good that it can’t be natural 😂” said […]
  • Tom Cruise allegedly built a soccer pitch to "woo" David Beckham for the Church of Scientology.!function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];n=e.createElement("script"),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src="https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js",a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,"oovvuu-player-sdk");The “Mission: Impossible” actor was reportedly keen to introduce famous faces to the faith, with the sportsman and his fashion designer wife Victoria Beckham at the top of his list.So it was agreed to have a "professional-grade" pitch constructed at the Gold Base headquarters in California in order for the Hollywood star to have a reason to bring the former England player to visit the site with him.Mike Rinder – a former high-ranking officer in the church – wrote in his new book […]
  • The Royal Family’s social media accounts have been updated to mark the end of the official mourning period for Queen Elizabeth.Accounts for the family and those of the Prince and Princess of Wales, which had displayed the royal crest as their profile pictures following the monarch’s death on September 8, have been updated to show pictures of the reigning monarch King Charles and the Queen Consort, as well as one of Prince William and his wife.The national mourning period for the Queen, who passed away aged 96, ended after a 10-day series of events that culminated with her state funeral […]
  • Prince William doesn't plan to have a formal investiture ceremony as Prince of Wales.!function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];n=e.createElement("script"),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src="https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js",a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,"oovvuu-player-sdk");The 40-year-old royal was given the controversial title following the death of Queen Elizabeth, but it's now been confirmed by Kensington Palace that he won't have an investiture "anything like his father had" as Prince of Wales.A spokesperson told the BBC: "Right now is about deepening trust with the people of Wales and representing the dynamic Wales that there is today."There are no plans for the investiture yet."A petition, signed by more than 35,000 people, has called for the title to be scrapped, with campaigners […]