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These Photos of Jennifer Lopez Pole Dancing Are Everything

If you thought Jennifer Lopez couldn't be any more badass, think again. The actress, dancer, and singer is adding yet another talent to her already colossal résumé: pole dancing.

Her S.O.-turned-Instagram-boyfriend Alex Rodriguez recently took to his Stories to share a couple videos of J.Lo working it on the pole as part of her training for her upcoming role in the film Hustler.

RELATED: Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Her Killer Abs on Day 9 of Her 10-Day Challenge

Wearing nothing but a black sports bra, shorts and heels, Lopez is seen kicking her legs over around the pole and spinning like a seasoned pro. Naturally, "I've Had the Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing was playing in the background.

Photo: Instagram / @arod

RELATED: Jennifer Lopez Wows in Half-Naked Photo Shoot: 'I've Taken Care of Myself and It Shows'

FYI, as fun and easy as J.Lo makes the whole thing look, pole dancing requires some serious strength and skill—so much so that the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) is thinking of turning it into an Olympic sport. "Pole Sports requires great physical and mental exertion; strength and endurance are required to lift, hold, and spin the body," GAISF said in a statement. "A high degree of flexibility is needed to contort, pose, demonstrate lines, and execute techniques."

That's why J.Lo isn't taking her training lightly. "It's very hard!" she said during a visit to Jimmy Kimme Live! earlier this month. "I have bruises everywhere. It's so hard. I have a lot of respect for people who do the pole. It's much more difficult than [professional dancing]. It's, like, acrobatic. It's different muscle groups and the things they do with their legs, upside down, I'm like, 'What? I can't… hold on. Can we do that part again?' It's hard!" (Inspired? Here are some of the reasons you should take a pole dancing class yourself.)

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News24.com | WATCH: We ‘work nights trying to get tenders over the weekend’ – Bosasa boss Gavin Watson

A new video clip has provided a rare glimpse of elusive and infamous Bosasa boss Gavin Watson in action, berating his staff for mistakes that nearly led to the company losing an R800m tender.

Watson, who has run Bosasa since 1999, does not lead a public life. He shot to infamy in January as a result of damning testimony of grand corruption by former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.

In the video, he can be heard talking about how he and politically connected fixer for Bosasa Sesinyi Seopela “work in the night, trying to get tenders over the weekend” and speaks of tender “networks” the company ran.

During Agrizzi’s testimony, Watson was painted as the key figure in a nearly two-decade-long scheme that involved paying numerous bribes to government officials and political leaders in exchange for lucrative government contracts.

Data from National Treasury shows that between 2004 and 2019, Bosasa netted an estimated R12bn from numerous state departments, a conservative calculation that is likely to increase.

Seopela, who is known as “Commander” in Bosasa circles, emerged as a key figure with strong political connections who was able to open doors to political leaders for the company.

Seopela has previously been approached to comment on these claims and his role at Bosasa, but did not respond.  

The video, shot during a staff “imbizo” in March 2017 at Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp, captures Watson belittling staff.

Tears and sarcasm

He takes his “tender office” to task for mistakes in documents that nearly cost the company a lucrative contract.

At one point he tells Gina Peters, a 17-year veteran of the Bosasa trenches, not to cry.

Watson, in a sarcastic manner, berates Bosasa accounts department staff member Jacques van Zyl.

“Jacques complains that he couldn’t do the tenders, because there are so many tenders,” Watson says.

Van Zyl also featured in testimony before the state capture commission, when a video was shown of him taking a box, believed to be filled with cash, from a middleman.

News24 also previously reported that Van Zyl was instructed to deposit R276 667 cash into the business account of ANC MP Vincent Smith’s company, Euro Blitz 48, on July 14, 2015.

READ: Bosasa paid top ANC MP

“Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy! Question mark, accurate!” Watson continues in the video.  

“We then have to send people around to go and fix up your documents. If we didn’t have that network, we would have lost the tender. The tender’s R800m,” he says.

Watson then asks Bosasa chairperson Joe Gumede, seated in the crowd, if the “tender office” is accurate in its work.

“Definitely not, that’s why people shouldn’t be complaining,” Gumede retorts.

Watson then marches across the room, looking for Seopela, whom he calls “Commander”.

“Where’s Commander? The two of us (Watson and Seopela) work nights, trying to get tenders over the weekend,” he says.

Seopela is a shadowy figure shrouded in mystery. He is not on social media and no pictures of him had been published by any news agency until earlier this week when News24 revealed a picture of Seopela with a Bosasa delegation meeting former ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize, taken at Luthuli House in 2014.

ALSO READ: The ANC accepted Bosasa millions for years 

“Do we have to run around?” Watson asks. Seopela responds: “Yes, chief.”

The video clip is short, only two minutes, but according to Bosasa insiders, it is indicative of how Watson would conduct himself when dealing with staff.

“This is how people are treated in what is supposed to be an open forum to encourage people, an ‘imbizo’,” one Bosasa insider told News24.

“[Watson] would interject, purposefully embarrass individuals he targeted.”

The insider, who did not wish to be named, referred to Peters, who Watson told not to cry in the video.

“Gina has been an employee of Bosasa for 17 years. She has worked nights to ensure that the professionalism of the company is maintained. On weekends she is at Watson’s beck and call, having to attend to personal chores. And this is how a Christian deals with people. It’s a disgrace,” the insider said.

News24 approached Bosasa spokesperson Papa Leshabane to verify if the video was indeed indicative of the manner in which Watson spoke to staff, and to clarify details around the R800m tender mentioned.

At the time of writing, Leshabane had not responded. This article will be updated if a response is given.

On Monday, Bosasa announced the company had been placed under voluntary liquidation following a decision by its bank, FNB, to close Bosasa’s accounts at the end of February.

The process to appoint liquidators is now under way with the Master of the High Court in Johannesburg.

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Accountant – Muizenberg

Accountant – Muizenberg in Western Cape | Other Finance/Accounting | Job Mail | 4378213

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Our client in Muizenberg has an exciting opportunity for an Accountant.

Please Note:

If you do not fit the specification with the minimum requirements your application will not be accepted for this position. Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete an Assessment or Test to demonstrate your knowledge of this position.

Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification (diploma or degree) in finance/accounting
  • 4 years plus experience in a senior bookkeeping or accountant role including processing foreign currency transactions and production of consolidated accounts
  • Good knowledge and experience of the Xero Accounting package.
  • Experience preparing international payments on a complex online banking platform.
  • Expert skill level in Excel, including the use of pivot tables,
  • Full accounting processing duties (cashbook, debtors, creditors, processing journals and intercompany transactions etc)
  • Trial balance and management accounts pack for 5 entities,
  • Responsible for extracting and analysing booking and reservations data and statistics, analysed by project and by agent or direct sales, which data is then used to generate sales revenue and invoicing data.
  • The candidate will need to be able to manage a high workload with good attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.

Applicants must reside in Muizenberg or surrounding area.

Only South African citizens, who are suitably qualified, live in the applicable area and meet the requirements of the position are eligible to apply for this vacancy.

Please take note: if you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

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Low Code Developer (hillcrest, Kwazulu-natal)

OUR CLIENT WITHIN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY HAS AN OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE AS A LOW CODE DEVELOPER IN HILLCREST, KWAZULU-NATAL

Please Note:

If you do not fit the specification with the minimum requirements your application will not be accepted for this position. Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete an Assessment or Test to demonstrate your knowledge of this position.

Requirements:

  • 5+years software development (C# is an added advantage)
  • Technical background
  • Business analysis
  • Understanding of C# and database programming
  • Understanding the full SDLC
  • Leading and managing others

 

Applicants must reside in HILLCREST, KWAZULU-NATAL or surrounding area.

Only South African citizens, who are suitably qualified, live in the applicable area and meet the requirements of the position are eligible to apply for this vacancy.

Please take note: if you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

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News24.com | Sasol intentionally polluted the Vaal River, SAHRC inquiry hears

An official at Sasol Secunda has accused the petrochemical giant of intentionally polluting the Vaal River.

The employee made submissions at the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) inquiry into the contamination of the river, held at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg.

“Sasol excretes a type zero waste which is not allowed to be landfilled at all. And if it (Sasol) wishes to do so, it will have to treat it (the waste) to be type one, to reduce harm,” he said.

Some residents in the Vaal claimed that the foul smell in the area made them sick and wanted their concerns to be attended to urgently.

The situation prompted the SAHRC to establish an inquiry to determine whether the spillage amounted to an infringement of basic human rights, and what may have caused the pollution in the first place.

READ: SANDF pulls out all the stops to tackle Vaal River contamination

The Emfuleni municipality, which is the most affected, has since been placed under administration and the mayor, Jacob Khawe, tendered his resignation in December.

Among some of the chemicals the whistleblower said Sasol continues to spill, is vanadium.

A quick Google search reveals that a person’s exposure to vanadium may affect the central nervous system, with symptoms including headaches, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea and a green colour to the tongue.

Another chemical the Sasol official testified that his company unlawfully discharges is potassium carbonate, which can cause severe irritation of the gastro-intestinal tract and result in nausea, vomiting and burns.

READ MORE: Vaal River pollution: ‘There have been challenges to compliance’, Sasol says

“Those chemicals should never be allowed into a stream, and I have been advised that some of the chemicals can cause birth defects,” the whistleblower said.

He also explained to the inquiry that he had been subjected to intimidation after he spoke out about the matter to his superiors.

“The intimidation is worsening despite the fact that I have followed proper procedures to report the irregularities to relevant authorities, I am just surprised that I am not shot in the head yet,” he continued.

These revelations come despite Sasol having appeared before the same inquiry in November and denied its involvement in the pollution of the river from its Secunda plant.

ALSO READ: Municipalities to blame for ‘contamination of Vaal River system’ – Parliament

The petrochemical giant at the time only conceded that it had struggled to interpret some compliance requirements about regulations on the discharge of waste.

Sasol also revealed that three of its incinerators were closed last year due to non-compliance.

The SAHRC’s inquiry sat for the last time on Wednesday and its chairperson Buang Jones said “all written and verbal submissions will be considered, evaluated” and added so that a final report would be compiled in three months.

Earlier on Wednesday, the water and sanitation’s Gauteng head Sibusiso Mthembu said that the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) intervention at the severely polluted river has received a R240m cash injection.

R900m is still needed for the intervention, a mission which is set to be completed in March 2020, to be fruitful.

The SANDF deployed soldiers, among them specialist engineers, to find solutions to the contamination of the river.

As he closed the hearing, Jones said that his team would still be taking written submission until February 28.

for Rent. R 12 500 : 2.0 BEDROOM APARTMENT TO LET IN RONDEBOSCH… South Africa Property Portal

Two Bedroom Apartment in Greenwich Village!!

This apartment situated on the 3rd floor and accessed by stairs only is on the railway side in Greenwich Village. Available from 1st April 2019. The double bedrooms have built-in cupboards and the bathroom has a bath with a shower over the bath.

An open plan lounge/dining room leads on to a balcony and the kitchen has a free-standing stove. There is one open parking bay allocated to the apartment.

The complex has a perimeter electric fence and a tennis court. Conveniently located, it is close to Rondebosch Station and Varsity College.
 

for Sale. R 6 495 000 : 3.0 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR SALE IN CLAREMONT UPPER… South Africa Property Portal

A warm and cosy family home offers an inviting environment to retreat to at the end of each day.

Surrounded by huge trees and very centrally located, this comfortable home offers three spacious, light and airy bedrooms. The main bedroom is surrounded by leafy trees and has a gracious dressing room, large ensuite bathroom and balcony.

A spacious study offers a work from home option. The downstairs living area with beautiful fireplace is warm and inviting allowing the option of an open plan space, which can be closed off to create a private lounge for cosy winter evenings. Open up all the doors during the summer and living area flows onto a lovely outdoor patio flanked by a small pool.

A low maintenance garden wraps around the home.

Additional features include – central air-conditioning upstairs, a very spacious separate scullery, guest toilet, double garage, ample secure visitors parking and a handy inside utility room.

Situated close to WPPS, Herschel, Kirstenbosch and Cavendish Shopping Centre.
 

Sport24.co.za | Caster: ANC calls IAAF ruling ‘dehumanising’

Cape Town – The African National Congress (ANC) has joined the chorus of support for South African athlete Caster Semenya.

The Olympic champion is appearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland to challenge rules proposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that would force her to lower her testosterone levels.

Track and field’s governing body says it is introducing the rules to create a “level playing field” for other female athletes.

The ANC released a press statement on the matter on Wednesday night, calling the IAAF’s ruling “dehumanising”.

The statement read: “The African National Congress joins President (Cyril) Ramaphosa and millions of South Africans in expressing support for Caster Semenya, as she challenges the dehumanising ruling of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.

“We are encouraged by the resounding support the government and people of South Africa have expressed for our national champion, Caster Semenya. As the minister of sports, Thokozile Xhasa, travels to Switzerland to support Caster and personally convey the support of government and the nation, we commend her bold step to demonstrate to the world that South Africa will never forsake one of its own when subjected to bigotry and dehumanising treatment.

“Ours is a democracy built on a human rights foundation, where the right to have one’s human dignity respected and protected, is entrenched in our supreme law. We declare for all the nations of the world to know that our struggles for a just world, underpinned by respect and protection of human rights will never be compromised.

“The legacy bestowed on us by the giants of our liberation struggle such as Nelson Mandela, require of us to lead from the frontlines in demonstrating to the world that its support in declaring apartheid a crime against humanity was never in vain.”

The ANC added that it was appalled by the IAAF’s actions.

“We will never stand on the sidelines when the human rights legacy of our young democracy is under threat. We call on the international sporting world to raise their voices and condemn the despicable actions of the IAAF, which seek to force Caster Semenya to deny her nature and take drugs to alter what nature bestowed on her.”

Semenya won the 800 metre gold medals at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and also won her third world title in London two years ago.

Health24.com | Americans more likely to die of opioid overdose than car crash

In the United States, the probability of dying from opioids has for the first time surpassed the likelihood of being killed in a car crash, according to a new report by the National Safety Council. 

Published recently and based on National Center for Health Statistics’ 2017 data, the report found that opioid overdose was the fifth most probable cause of preventable death, with a one-in-96 odds. The odds of dying in a vehicular crash were one-in-103. 

Worsening crisis

More probable causes than opioids overdoses were heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease and suicide. 

Opioids contributed to the overwhelming majority – 69% – of fatal drug overdoses in 2016, totalling 37 814 deaths, according to the NSC. 

These opioids include the use of illegal narcotics, such as heroin, and prescription pain killers, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. 

“The nation’s opioid crisis is fuelling the Council’s grim probabilities, and that crisis is worsening with an influx of illicit fentanyl,” the council said in a statement, referring to a synthetic opioid often used to treat severe pain. 

Just a day before the report was released, one person died and at least 12 people were hospitalised in northern California in what police described as a “mass overdose” stemming from fentanyl use. 

In 2017, overdose deaths soared, surpassing 70 000, according to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics.

And between 2013 and 2017, fatal drug overdose rates grew in 35 of the 50 US states as well as the District of Columbia. In many of those states, synthetic opioids were behind a growing number of deaths, per CDC statistics.

Scourge of drug addiction

In December, a separate report concluded that fentanyl had become more common than heroin in drug overdose deaths in the country.

US President Donald Trump signed an opioid law in late October. The bipartisan law expanded medical treatment for opioid users and made it more difficult to mail illicit drugs.

“Together we are going to end the scourge of drug addiction in America,” Trump said during an event at the time.

“We are going to end it or we are going to at least make an extremely big dent in this terrible, terrible problem.”

The legislation expands access to substance abuse treatment in Medicaid, the government health insurance programme for the poor and disabled.

Empty words and broken promises

It also cracks down on mailed shipments of illicit drugs such as fentanyl, and provides a host of new federal grants to address the crisis.

In October 2017, Trump declared opioid addiction a 90-day emergency, a limited declaration that critics said fell short of implementing the measures needed to combat the crisis. 

Critics also point to Trump’s previous attempts to slash hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid, which provides treatment to around one-third of people seeking help with substance abuse. 

In July 2018, Senator Elizabeth Warren, a vocal opponent of Trump, accused the Trump administration of undermining programmes that are pivotal to tackle the opioid crisis. 

In a nine-page letter to the president, Warren said his administration “failed to take the actions needed to meaningfully address this crisis … (and has) continued to substitute empty words and broken promises for real action and bold ideas”.

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It Support Tecnician

Reference: JHB006792-RG-1
Description
Senior IT Technical. Installation, repairing, certification and technical support of electronic.
products and systems to the highest technical and safety standards on the
specified mine/s.
Set up and tests units to meet specified requirements.
Quality checks all work as per company quality policy.
Troubleshoot problems to determine root cause of issue and recommend a
corrective action.
Ordering of components.
Responsible for the maintenance of the electronic equipment and software,
according to company standards and if necessary send to head office for
repairs and follow through until product has returned to site.
Recording of changes on the system to a centralised location.
New Projects.
Housekeeping
Any other reasonable duties given to you by your direct supervisor /
Manager.
Support Liaise with other technical employees, and customers on the site to support.
in ensuring quality and safety of work and that contractual obligations are
met.
Keep supervisor updated of all unresolved and/or potential problems that
would negatively affect the customer or our company.
Feedback on a regular basis to Technical coordinator and Supervisor.
Health and Safety Adhere to all customer safety regulations at all times.
Adhere to specific risk assessment before commencing daily tasks. Send CV to info@mecs.co.za

Mid-level Ict Engineer

Reputable ICT Company requiring the services of a mid-level engineer. Requirements include:
– Minimum of 5 years ICT experience
– Desktop and Server Experience.
– Knowledge of wireless, setting up of switches and routers.
– ICT qualifications advantageous
– Own reliable transport mandatory. ictcareerspe@gmail.com

Graphic and Multimedia Designer (North)

Remuneration: R20000 – R30000 per month Basic salary 
Benefits: TBA
Location: North
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Mid/Senior
Type: Permanent
Reference: #YG#MW Web
Company: Cardilogix

Job description

A fantastic opportunity exists with an amazing creative agency – the search is on for a phenomenally talented web designer.

Do you?

– deliver beyond the ordinary?
– are you skills a cut above the rest?
– are you a web savvy designer, who udnerstands the technological and user issues which govern good web sites from mediocre?
– are you a photoshop expert?
– are you a fundi when it comes to flash?
– are you able to design world-class interfaces leading to rich customer journeys through the sites?
– do you create interactive multimedia projects?
– do you have solid exp in production of visual content and preparing this content for the programmers? (including creation of visuals and animations, cutting, sizing, optimising of content???)

Read enough to make you want to attach your cv and hit the send button????

Lets see if you meet the rest of our criteria, and then by all means SEND!

Requirements

It would be nice if you had action script and video make ready for web experience skills….

also…. you need to be a self-starter, well groomed so you can interact with clients if and when necessary…

STILL KEEN, well then there’s the last bit to get through and you will be well on your way to a stunning new career!!!

– you need to be able to produce and maange web absed plojects, inclusive of web site development, intra and extranets, maimtenance, online applications etc….

GOT IT, RIGHT, NOW SEND IT….

please send some links with your application, so we can see what you can and cant do.

also a small motivation of why you should be hired, should be included in your cover page…

– Must have min 5 years working exp in a reputable agency
– Stable track record with contactable references
– Own transport and valid license essential

Posted on 20 Feb 14:10

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Business Analyst (Capr Town)

Remuneration: R400000 – R800000 per year Cost to company 
Location: Capr Town
Type: Permanent
Reference: #MH39648
Company: E-merge IT Recruitment

An exceptional role has presented itself at a top banking business. Their Wealth division is looking for skilled resources across the board from intermediate to senior. You are required to have full SDLC experience, exposure to Agile as well as experience with Visio, UML and SQL.

Required

  • IT degree
  • Business analysis background
  • SDLC
  • Agile
  • UML
  • Visio
  • SQL
  • Wealth management
  • Insurance 

If you are ready to take your career to the next level, then this may be the right opportunity for you!

Reference Number for this position is MH39648 which is a permanent position based in Cape Town offering in the region of R400k to R800k per annum based on skillset and experience.

The time for change is NOW! e-Merge IT recruitment are specialist niche recruiters with a wide range of positions available. We offer researched positions with top companies to strong technical candidates. Email Michelle on

az.oc.egrem-e@ellehcim

or call her on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

Check out our website www.e-merge.co.za  for more positions that might be right for you!

Do you have a friend who is a technology specialist? We pay big cash to you if we place a friend that you sent us!

If you haven’t heard from e-Merge IT within two weeks of your application, please consider it unsuccessful for this position.

Posted on 20 Feb 13:25

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