Johannesburg - It has always been a strange feeling for me to sweep dust particles outside the kitchen door at night. I also still get the heebie-jeebies every time I see a black cat. My desk mate, Karishma, pats my head whenever an ambulance drives past us on the road and I never open an umbrella in the house. These are the superstitious beliefs - though weird when you think about it - we grew up with. They were never questioned, just understood, because everything the parents said was Bible truth.
HONOUR: Rapper Nasty C and American rapper A$AP Ferg address the media at the Mall of Africa in Midrand. Nomuzi Mabena MC'd the event. Picture: Itumeleng EnglishJohannesburg- A$AP Ferg was excited to see how "dope" South Africa was when he landed here for the first street culture festival, Capsule, happening on Saturday in Newtown. The rapper, famous for the 2013 trap hit song Shabba, was hosted at the Mall of Africa Sportscene branch on Thursday.
Bonang Matheba hosted a relaunch book signing of her book From A to B. The Being Bonang reality star faced a lot of criticism after the initial release of her book in August was met with disappointment from social media when extracts from her book were posted online with several spelling mistakes and grammatical errors including the wrong date of birth for the day she was born.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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