• Watch: Little green ship? UFO spotted over South Africa

    Is this little green UFO filled with little green men? Will Home Affairs demand their full unabridged birth certificates? Probably not. The light in the sky was spotted in Cape Town, Soweto and Durban - but may well have just been drones. Video posted to YouTube by Paranormal Videos Africa.

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  • South Africa: Joburg Home Owner Slashes Robber With Sword

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  • Khune’s younger brother promoted at Pirates

    Itumeleng Khune's brother, Jacob, was promoted from the Augusto Palacios Apprentice academy to the Orlando Pirates academy.

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  • Malusi Gigaba's alleged ex-mistress details scandalous affair, R288,000 cash gift and trips

    New York based stylist, Buhle Mkhize has written an open letter lifting the lid on the  surreptitious affair she allegedly had with Malusi Gigaba. Their dalliance started in July 2014, lasting an entire year. Mkhize who is married says she met Gigaba on Instagram and realised they shared the same sense of humour. "By the end of July he’d started sending me private messages that were very basic at first but quickly graduated to flirting. The messages were flattering but uncomfortable, I am married and had had a relationship with a public figure in the past and hated what comes with it so this wasn’t the route I wanted to take even if I was single," Mkhize said. The exchange of private messages

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  • EFF’s door is open to Vavi but egos are in the way, says Malema

    THE door is still open for Zwelinzima Vavi and trade union Numsa, both ousted from union federation Cosatu, to join hands with the Economic Freedom Fighters, says Julius Malema. Mr Malema said talks had been ongoing with Mr Vavi and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa because "we are supposed to be natural allies … but it looks like there’s a problem with egos. But we hope we can find each other, we continue to engage." He did not expand on whose egos were getting in the way. This was among the interesting revelations during the EFF leader’s whirlwind tour of the UK. He addressed captains of industry, pan-Africanists in Tottenham, the Chatham House think-tank, students at Oxford

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  • Siza Mzimela: First black woman to own a public airline - Connect

    South African businesswoman, Siza Mzimela, is making history as the first black woman to start and own an airline called Fly Blue Crane. About Siza Mzimela According to about.com, Siza Mzimela, founder and CEO of Fly Blue Crane, a start-up South African airline that began taking flights September 2015, with O.R. Tambo International Airport in Jozi as the airline’s operational hub. The start-up has thus far been operating as an airline that offers low cost domestic routes within South Africa. According to About.com, Mzimela has been vocal about eventually expanding her business to have more regional scope: “We hope to expand our flight destinations to Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic

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  • Banks under fire over R99 debit order scam

    Fin24 has been inundated with emails from irate bank customers following an expose on Special Assignment on Sunday which lifted the lid on how easy it is for dubious companies operating in the call centre space to gain access to bank accounts through unauthorised debit orders. Banks in the South Africa process about 56 million debit orders a month and from these close to a million inter-bank debit orders, including non-authenticated early debit orders, are disputed every month, according to the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA). The dispute ratio for non-authenticated debit orders is between 4.5% and 6%. Lucas Mlangeni said it worried him that his bank account has been invaded by fraudsters.

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  • Get real, white South Africa

    We did it in 1910 when the Union of South Africa was birthed by the British. We did it in 1948 when our new apartheid laws turned us into the most unethically dressed nation in Africa. We did it again in 1961 when the National Party declared South Africa a republic, free from the British Commonwealth. Our newest outfit, the dress from our historic Autumn/Winter 1994 collection, is now 21 years old, and evidently in tatters. Unfortunately, South Africa has never fundamentally changed over the years, we simply changed clothes. The greatest problem we face as a nation is not our neo-liberal imperialist economy that favours US and British capitalist endeavours. It's not that the police criminalise

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  • Malema needs pyschological help - ANCYL

    This was in reaction to Malema's statements during a visit to the UK last week. "The attacks on [former] president Nelson Mandela, the father of the nation, were most unfortunate, but considering the state of mind of the man who makes them, the nation should not be worried, but should raise concern on how many people believe in this fellow given his views," the ANCYL said in a statement. The organisation said Mandela's stature and legacy spoke for itself, not only in South Africa, but globally and did not deserve such unwarranted remarks from anyone "let alone a creature of Malema's stature". Malema told the Oxford Union in the UK Mandela had turned his back on parts of the revolution after being released from prison.

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  • TB Joshua to face charges over church collapse that killed 81 South Africans

    81 of the victims were South Africans. According to Premium Times, the trustees, of whom TB Joshua is one, would be arraigned before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja. They would be prosecuted alongside the engineers who constructed the collapsed six-storey building, the report said. A Vanguard report said Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos had dismissed suits filed by the engineers - Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun - to stop their planned trial. The engineers had filed two separate suits before Justice Buba seeking an order restraining the police from inviting, arresting or prosecuting them over the victims’ death, the report said. An inquest called earlier this

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  • South Africa: Noakes Hearing Will Run Longer Than Expected - Defence Team

    It was unlikely that proceedings against Professor Tim Noakes by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) would be completed by Tuesday as planned, his legal team said on Friday. Adam Pike said proceedings would "definitely" run longer than expected and most likely only conclude late next week. The hearing had been set down for seven days after Noakes was charged with unprofessional conduct following a complaint to the HPCSA. Earlier this year, Noakes, in a Twitter posting, advised a mother to wean her child on to low carbohydrate, high fat foods - commonly abbreviated as LCHF. The tweet read: "Baby doesn't eat the dairy and cauliflower. Just very healthy high fat breast milk. Key

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  • Neymar can define an era - Alves - World Leagues

    Barcelona - Barcelona forward Neymar can be as good as he wants to be and will follow Lionel Messi in defining an era in soccer, his Barca and Brazil team mate Dani Alves predicted on Monday. Neymar has reached new heights at Barca this season, his third with the Spanish and European champions, and was named on Monday along with Messi and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo on the three-player shortlist for the 2015 Fifa Ballon d'Or award. Neymar, 23, is the top scorer in La Liga this term with 12 goals in 11 appearances, with two more in five Champions League outings, and was particularly impressive during Messi's recent two-month absence with a knee injury. The pair form a formidable attacking

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  • Nigeria: Burying the Ghost of Biafra

    Mohammadu Buhari is a wise man. Like my twelve-year-old son, he has all the answers to all the problems of Nigeria. To unemployment, he intends to pay each unemployed youth five thousand Naira - at least he said so in his campaigns. My son applauds the idea but wants him to pay secondary school and primary school students as well. "Are we not human beings too?' he asked. Hmmm! Are you wondering why he has not started paying the money yet? Lie (sorry, I mean "Lai") Mohammed, Disinformation (you really must forgive me, "Information") Minister, claims it is because the erstwhile administration of Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan did not include it in the budget. This Goodluck Jonathan was a villain -

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  • Serious Bargains on Top Name Refrigerators

    Find an incredible selection of refrigerators at amazingly cheap prices here. Find the right size at the right price!

  • Why is the very idea of white privilege so threatening to Gareth?

    TWENTY years into democracy, with that creeping feeling of having gone astray as a nation, we ask ourselves: who can we blame? Is it the fault of an ailing African National Congress? Or is it the "neoliberal consensus" that has let us down? We also ask: how can we fix it? Should we engage in a radical redistributive project to change patterns of ownership? Or do we play harder and better at impressing foreign investors? A conscious approach to race and racism is intertwined with these questions, but it is not dependent on them. You do not have to be "left-aligned" to understand and work against your own "privilege". For many people from across the political spectrum, unpacking privilege is a

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  • Mugabe proclaims Africa 'cannot and will not' assume more climate obligations

    The African continent has the agricultural potential not only to feed itself‚ but to provide food security for millions of people worldwide‚ delegates at an agricultural forum were told this week. But there are challenges ahead.

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  • Sundowns most valuable club in South Africa

    According to football statistics site, Mamelodi Sundowns are the most valuable club in South Africa.

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  • Prasa fights its BEE locomotive supplier

    BLACK economic empowerment consortium Swifambo Rail Leasing says Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) are the only companies doing business with it. Prasa has taken action against Swifambo and wants a R5bn contract to supply it with locomotives set aside. Swifambo was responding to allegations in an affidavit by Prasa chairman Popo Molefe that it did not have experience in the rail industry as it was formed four months before the contract was awarded. Last week, Prasa applied to the High Court in Johannesburg to review and set aside the contract with Swifambo to supply 70 Spanish locomotives from manufacturer Vossloh España. The contract was initially for 88 locomotives at R3.5bn,

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  • The end of HIV as a public health threat is in sight: Ramaphosa

    But while “all of us have worked together and have risen to the challenge”‚ Ramaphosa added that “we are still facing many challenges”. SA’s success is evidenced in the fact that that we “have the biggest HIV treatment programme in the world‚ with more than 3 million of our people on life-saving antiretrovirals”‚ he said “People are living longer and fewer people are dying of Aids and TB. “Life expectancy has increased from 53 years in 2006 to just over 62 years in 2013. We have reduced mother-to-child transmission further.” Yet‚ despite acting “in various ways…to spread information‚ to fight stigma and to promote healthy lifestyles”‚ the “number of new HIV infections is still extremely high‚

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  • Zimbabwe: 'Power Cuts Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Zimbabwe next week on a two-day State visit. The visit is expected to give impetus to the mega deals that were sealed during President Mugabe's State visit to China in August last year. Major infrastructure projects that cover electricity, transport and irrigation were top of Zimbabwe's priority list. A Chinese company, Sinohydro, is currently implementing those deals, like the Kariba South Power Station expansion while a financial closure for Hwange Thermal Power Station is set to be sealed next week during President Xi' visit. Our senior reporter, Lloyd Gumbo (LG) talks to Sinohydro Zimbabwe senior administrator Mr Noel Gonah (NG) about these and other

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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Muthambi appeal shows contempt

    THERE is no rational explanation why Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executives are intent on defending chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng at all costs, other than contempt for the public protector. The ink had hardly dried on the ruling by the High Court in Cape Town setting aside Mr Motsoeneng’s appointment as irrational and unlawful when Ms Muthambi said she would appeal, while the SABC’s lawyers are studying the judgment to follow similar action. "(We) will be meeting with our legal team to review the judgment and to prepare our appeal," said spokesman Mish Molakeng. The Democratic Alliance (DA), aggrieved that Public Protector

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