• ‘Malema wrong about Indian South Africans’ - Politics | IOL News

    Durban - The notion that Indian South Africans dominated “every sphere of life” in KwaZulu-Natal, as was reportedly said by EFF leader Julius Malema last week, was complete “nonsense”. This was the view of civil rights organisation SA Minority Rights Equity Group, reacting to weekend reports. While questioning Judge Shyam Gyanda in an interview for the vacant KZN High Court deputy judge-president post, Malema reportedly said Indians dominated every sphere of life, “particularly economic and judicial”. Malema also reportedly asked him: “Do you think that the appointment of a deputy judge-president, if we were to consider an African person, would be in line with the transformation of the judiciary?”

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  • King Dalindyebo: I am in this situation because of Madiba

    The controversial king – who was handed down 12 years in jail by the Supreme Court of Appeals in Bloemfontein two weeks ago after he appealed a 15-year sentence imposed by the Mthatha High Court in 2009 – vowed to never go to jail. Dalindyebo was addressing a general meeting of the AbaThembu nation at his Bumbane Great Place near Mthatha on Sunday afternoon regarding his decision to appeal his 12-year jail sentence at the Constitutional Court. He was initially convicted for crimes ranging from culpable homicide, kidnapping, assault, arson and defeating the ends of justice. The appeals court acquitted him on the culpable homicide charge but upheld the other convictions. “I am not going to hand

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  • 23 Stunning Curvy Brides Who Are Slaying This Whole Wedding Thing

    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something daaamn, girl.

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  • New Mrs SA wants to help others - Sunday Independent

    Candice Abrahams, a Roodepoort mom of two, beat 25 other hopefuls to walk away with the coveted title of Mrs South Africa at a swanky event held at Emperors Palace, east of Joburg, on Friday night. Abrahams – a fashion blogger who started modelling at the age of 5 – had previously tried her hand at Miss South Africa when she was 17, when she went as far as the top 16. The 32-year-old is married to Metro FM DJ Ismail, who presents the 9pm to midnight slot, Monday to Friday. The couple have a 10-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. “It is something I thought about for a while. I was not quite sure if I wanted to do it. On the final day of submission of the entries, I sat down with my husband

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  • Parties planned at Oscar’s ex-home - Cape Times

    Nomaswazi Nkosi OSCAR Pistorius’s family have refused to be drawn into the “bizarre issue” of a video about the disgraced athlete’s former home in Pretoria East. It is the house in which he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, which was sold and is now rented by business partners David Scott, 33, and Kagiso Mokoape, 23. They were captured in the two-minute video showcasing the inside of the house while holding what looked like beer cans. The video was posted on YouTube on Saturday by the two men. “We will decorate the house in honour of what happened here and then we will invite people over,” Scott says in the video. The two said they wanted to make the house a party house and invite people

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  • Back to the future: Afrikaners unveil R3.5-billion plan to secure future autonomy | Daily Maverick

    Welcoming delegates and guests to the conference at the Heartfelt Arena opposite the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria on Saturday, Solidarity chief executive Dirk Hermann reminded those gathered that there was another summit happening in South Africa at the weekend, the African National Congress's (ANC's) national general council 40km down the road in Midrand. The ANC policy conference's registration figure was 2,315. Hermann encouraged those present, including the Democratic Alliance's Anchen Dreyer and Freedom Front Plus Leader Pieter Mulder, to use 21st century technology to get the summit's handvatsel (hashtag) Toekoms2020 trending on Twitter (it didn't) as well as post photographs on “bakkiesblaie” (Facebook).

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  • After Discovering She Had Been Turned Into A Cruel Meme, This Woman Decided To Speak Out

    Ever wonder what happens to the people behind a viral photo?

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  • ANC slams Madonsela for joining EFF’s Constitutional Court bid

    THE African National Congress has labelled Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s decision to join the Economic Freedom Fighters’ Constitutional Court bid to force President Jacob Zuma to pay back some of the R246m spent on his private Nkandla home as ill advised and unfortunate. Spokesperson of the ANC in Parliament Moloto Mothapo on Monday said there was nothing in law and in terms of court procedures that prevented Madonsela’s office from aligning itself with political parties in legal matters. But‚ though perceptions‚ just like morality‚ could never be sufficiently regulated under the law‚ they were critical to the institution’s work and public image. "It is thus important that the institution‚

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  • E-tolls on brink of collapse - Gauteng | IOL News

    The much-maligned Gauteng e-tolls project appears to be teetering on the brink of total collapse with monthly revenue collections dropping to R60 million while the SA National Roads Agency’s (Sanral) bond repayment remains R260m every month. Sources close to the situation reveal that knives are already out for embattled Sanral boss Nazir Alli as angry ANC leaders blame him for the messy e-tolls saga. They believe e-tolls are costing the ruling party significant votes as traditional ANC voters either turn against the party or simply refuse to cast their votes in favour of the ANC in protest against e-tolling. Sanral has faced unprecedented resistance from various civil and political formations.

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  • Fan applies for Liverpool coaching job

    When Liverpool Football Club fired Brendan Rodgers as coach of the Merseyside club, a lot was said about who would replace him, but no one thought a fan would be considered for the job. Liverpool fan Adam Kneale applied for Rodgers’ position at Anfield and he got a letter from Reds Chief Executive Officer Ian Ayre. Kneale coached Portsmouth for four seasons from League Two to winning the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League on FIFA 15. In the response letter Ayre explained why Kneale couldn’t be Rodgers’ successor. “Unfortunately, we are unable to process your interest at this time as we are looking for someone with more experience in the professional game,” the letter read. “In relation

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  • South Africa: 'I Was Just a Normal Village Girl' - First Black Female Navy Commander

    As a girl in the village of Lady Frere, Zimasa Mabela's life revolved around school, and fetching firewood and water from the river. The country's first black female navy commander says she only saw the sea for the first time when she was 18. "I guess, having read books and watched movies, it was not something to be shocked by and say: 'so much water!'" the 38-year-old told News24 aboard her vessel, the SAS Umhloti. "I wasn't scared of the water because where I grew up, we had swimming pools." Mabela and her friends used to sneak off to the pools at a Catholic mission in McKay's Neck Village. It was the place to be "for fun and to relax" especially on hot Eastern Cape days, although their parents

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  • SA's most exclusive estates for super-rich revealed

    This 700 hectare estate is located next to Balito, 45kms north of Durban. Along with Umhlanga and La Lucia, it has become the premier luxury area on the east coast of South Africa, according to the report. Zimbali features a world class golf course, hotel and spa. It also has access to the beach. Fin24 previously reported on New World Wealth's rating of the top 10 residential estates in SA. This time they rate the most exclusive estates in the country, based on their appeal purely to the super-rich. “The top things that wealthy people look for when buying an estate property are space, exclusivity, security, view, nature and scenery. Locality and lifestyle offerings are also critical,” explained

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  • 'Well behaved' AKA wins big in Dallas

    All eyes were on rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, when he won two awards at the Annual African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) in Dallas, Texas. Hosted by Ugandan comedienne Anne Kansiime and Nigeria’s Basketmouth on Saturday night, the award ceremony saw the controversial rapper scoop “Best Male Southern Africa”, beating rap rival Cassper Nyovest and South African singer Donald as well as Botswana’s Zeus, Zambia’s Slap Dee, Zimbabwe’s Stunner, Namibia’s The Dogg and Botswana’s Vee. He also won another award for “Best Collaboration” for his hit track “All Eyes On Me” featuring Burna Boy, Da L.E.S & J.R. After winning the awards, AKA tweeted: South African songstress Yvonne Chaka Chaka was

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  • 23 Beautiful Cakes That Will Make Your Dreams Come True

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  • Don't Read These Wikipedia Pages If You Want To Sleep Tonight

    The Original Night Stalker murdered 10 people across southern California from the late ’70s through the ’80s. In 1955, seven people at a rural farmhouse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky claimed to have been harassed and terrorized by “creatures similar to gremlins.” If aliens exist, they are scary assholes.

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Zimbabwe: Heat Wave Hits Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe yesterday started experiencing a heat wave with most parts of the country recording a surge in temperatures. According to weather reports, low-lying areas such as Kariba, Chiredzi, Binga and Beitbridge had temperatures ranging between 35 and 40˚C. In Harare and Gweru, temperatures averaged 32˚C, while in Bulawayo they were around 34˚C, the same as Masvingo. Among the major cities and towns, only Mutare experienced slightly cooler temperatures of around 30˚C. The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) on Friday warned that different parts of the country would experience high temperatures of between 35 and 45˚C starting yesterday until next weekend. "Daytime temperatures over the country

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  • Kaizer Chiefs fourth, Orlando Pirates 24th in latest African club rankings

    The rankings raised eyebrows considering the fact that Pirates, who lost to Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League final in 2013, are in this year’s CAF Confederations Cup against Tunisian outfit Etoile du Sahel, who are ranked in 10th place. FootballDatabase website, which allocates points based on the club’s performances, ranked Amakhosi as the fourth best team in the CAF region, behind DR Congo duo TP Mazembe and AS Vita, and Al-Merreikh of Sudan. Even Mamelodi Sundowns, in 12 spot, are ranked higher than the Buccaneers with Bidvest Wits coming in 30th and Bloemfontein Celtic in 42nd. TOP 10: 1. TP Mazembe (DR Congo) - 1623 points 2. AS Vita Club (DR Congo) - 1582 3. Al-Merreikh (Sudan) - 1580

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  • South Africa: Idols Grand Prize Competition Quiz

    Attention all Idols fans, here’s your chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to L.A. to see the American Idol finale live. To celebrate our fans, Telkom, in association with M-Net and Mzansi Magic, will jet you and a friend off to the U.S. to witness the 2016 American Idol finale, a prize valued at over R650 000! So brush up on your Idols and Telkom trivia because to win you have to enter the quiz on the Idols website or from WeChat ID IdolsSA or ID TelkomZA. How do you enter: Simply answer our weekly quiz questions on the Idols Website or on WeChat to earn points. The more points you have at the end of the competition, the better your chances of winning. Here’s how it works: Each week, new

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