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Vehicles affected include the eK wagon and eK Space

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Wednesday says it found evidence its employees intentionally falsified fuel mileage test data for several models of vehicles.

The Tokyo-based automaker said Wednesday that the inaccurate tests involved 157,000 of its own-brand eK wagon and eK Space light passenger cars, and 468,000 Dayz Roox vehicles produced for Nissan Motor Co.

The problem was found after Nissan pointed out inconsistencies in data, the company said. Mitsubishi conducted an internal probe and found that tire pressure data was falsified to make mileage appear better than it actually was.

“The wrongdoing was intentional. It is clear the falsification was done to make the mileage look better. But why they would resort to fraud to do this is still unclear,” company president Tetsuro Aikawa told reporters.

He and other company executives bowed in apology.

Aikawa said that although he was unaware the irregularities were happening, “I feel responsible.”

The company said it would investigate whether data were altered for vehicles sold overseas.


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5FM’s live music sessions 5Live comes to Joburg for the first time since its inception last year. The feature is hosted by Rob Forbes and Fix Moeti on the last Friday of every month and usually held in Cape Town. This month the station has invited indie rock band Desmond and the Tutus on Friday, 22 April, a week earlier to accommodate the station’s takeover weekend in Polokwane for Small Town Live Loud.

The special edition of 5Live will be broadcast from the V1 Studios at the SABC in partnership with The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) and The Academy of Television & Screen Arts (ATV) between 15:00 and 16:00. The ASE & ATV will provide technical assistance in a studio they use as part of training for their students. Continue reading


Johannesburg, 20 April 2016: Nigerian actor Ifeanyi Dike leaves BET’sTop Actor Africa” empty-handed but with his head held high after making it through to the Top 5.

This week, Ifeayni and his fellow contestants were taken to the Eastern Cape where their challenge involved participating in a “Wild Coast Sun-Commercial”. The remaining 5 were also given an opportunity to also enjoy the beauty of South Africa’s Wild Coast, before being reminded that being a contestant in Top Actor it is not all fun and games.

In the episode, Alex Khayo conquered his fear of swimming, but many of the contenders faced difficulties with the voiceover section of the challenge, before guest judges Bruce Macdonald and Mahlubandile Thole decided to send Ifeanyi home to Nigeria. Continue reading

South African actor Ivan Zimmermann will depart on a cycling expedition from Beijing to Istanbul on May 14th2016. He will be riding with 14 other cyclists that he has never met before and together they have to complete 12 280km in 145 days. The travelling schedule stretches through the “Silk Route” that consists of ten countries, including China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkey. This is Zimmermann`s second similar challenge. He successfully finished a cycling trip from Cairo to Cape Town in 2015. Continue reading

South Africa’s remarkable and versatile Paralympic athlete Pieter du Preez has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award, following his outstanding performances in 2015.

Du Preez won double gold medals in the time trial and road race In the H1 class at the Para-Cycling World Championships and finished the season No.1 in the world rankings. In wheelchair competition, the 35-year-old broke the 10,000 metres T51 world record and set new African records in the 200, 1,500 and 10,000 metres. He is the 2015 world No.1 at 800, 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 metres. Back in 2013, he famously became the first quadriplegic to complete an ironman triathlon.
He said: “It is one of the biggest honours in my life and I am extremely humbled to be nominated for a Laureus World Sports Award. I am very proud to represent not only my country, South Africa, but also quadriplegics and tetraplegics all over the world.” Continue reading

Gimmies edge Paul Roos

Week two of the Premier Inter-schools competition saw Paarl Gimnasium defeat Paul Roos 28 – 24 in front of their home crowd in Paarl.

Both teams scored 4 tries a piece in a stop start game. The home side dominated up front for most of the match while the visitors made too many mistakes.

Paarl Gim were first on the scoreboard as captain and scrumhalf Zak Burger slipped through the defence to get the first try of the match. Theo Boschoff was on song with the boot succeeding with his first of 4 conversations. Continue reading

This year’s crop of kisses is upon us. And how’s about a big ol’ Metal kiss to start with. Right on the trip switch. Ladies and gents, please welcome to The UNSEA, entering from stage far left: August Burns Red.

August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Pennsylvania. Since their formation in 2003, August Burns Red has evolved into one of the biggest names worldwide in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting fiercely with a colossal legion of fans. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming. Continue reading

ARRANGED (series 2)
Fridays from 10 June at 20:00

Three couples from different cultural backgrounds have one thing in common, the belief in arranged marriages. From a Romani gypsy couple in New York City, a southern couple from the Bible belt, to a couple raised by traditional Eastern Indian parents living in Los Angeles, these brides and grooms don’t just marry each other, their unions include their entire family. Viewers will see each couple’s relationship from the lead up to their weddings to the several months after the reality of married life sinks in. Continue reading

The antioxidant-rich Rooibos tea is best-known for its health benefits, but according to South Africa’s top gardening gurus, it’s also a must for every garden.

Margaret Roberts, a prominent figure in the world of gardening and natural health has been using Rooibos for composting ever since she can remember.  She says Rooibos makes a fantastic natural fertilizer as it contains nutrients and trace minerals beneficial to plant growth.

“Instead of throwing away your used Rooibos tea leaves or bags, use it along with other vegetable and fruit peelings to make a balanced compost mix. Our thriving Herbal Centre near Hartbeespoort dam keeps compost heaps going in much the same way with Rooibos tea being among the critical compostable materials. We use it on all our vegetables and fruits in the huge Herbal Centre gardens that supply our restaurant, and the produce is of excellent quality,” she says. Continue reading

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