• Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

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  • Teens Are Sharing The Most Disturbing Images On Twitter

    Warning: The images you see may contain extremely slovenly behavior.

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  • Raven is from 'every continent in Africa'

    Actress Raven Symone seems to be suffering from a bad case of 'foot-in-mouth' disease. Symone received a lot of criticism last year after she told media mogul Oprah Winfrey that she didn't want to be 'labelled' as 'African-American'. Last week she proved how little geographical knowledge she has by referring to African countries as continents. “I never said I wasn’t black, I said I wasn’t African American – to me that’s a difference,” she stated.

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  • South Africa: Dear Black Person, White People Simply Don't See You

    Five years ago I walked out in the middle of my South African political thought tutorial in absolute outrage after the whole class and the white tutor agreed that Cecil John Rhodes was a great leader. Many white apologists have come forward to "condemn" white racist, patriarchal, paternalistic, unoriginal responses to the Rhodes Must Fall movement.

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  • South Africa: Comedian Trevor Noah Lands Top U.S. Television Job

    South African comedian Trevor Noah has reportedly been given a big promotion - following in American television host Jon Stewarts's footsteps, according to the New York Times. Comedy Central is set to announce that Noah has been chosen as the new host of The Daily Show. Noah has been quoted as saying: "You don't believe it for the first few hours... need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you're in a place where you can't really get alcohol." He was speaking from Dubai. On his Twitter account, he shared his excitement: "No-one can replace Jon Stewart.

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  • Nigeria election nightmare

    A fingerprint recognition machine refused to identify President Goodluck Jonathan as a legitimate voter in Nigeria's crucial national election on Saturday. Widespread technical and logistical problems, along with Islamist Boko Haram militants killing more than a dozen people in drive-by shootings, led to voting being extended into a second day. It is seen as the first election in which an opposition candidate has a serious chance of unseating the incumbent, and widespread fears it could trigger violence are already becoming reality. Islamist insurgents launched several attacks on voters in the northeast on election day, killing three in Yobe state and 11 in neighbouring Gombe, including an opposition parliamentary candidate.

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  • N1, N2 proposed toll: Sanral’s secrets exposed

    The Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday ruled that court papers had to be made available to the public.

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  • Crash pilot had suicidal tendencies - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this 2009 file photo. Duesseldorf, Germany - The German pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago before he received his pilot's license, German prosecutors said on Monday. This was the first acknowledgement from German officials that the pilot, Andreas Lubitz, had suffered bouts of depression and it is likely to intensify a debate about how airlines screen and monitor their pilots. Investigators believe Lubitz, serving as co-pilot on a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf on March 24th, locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the Airbus A320 plane into the side of a mountain while passengers screamed in horror.

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  • Philander cynically undermined by CSA

    Cricket SA's (CSA) board hung Vernon Philander out to dry by demanding his selection for the World Cup semifinal in a move that made captain AB de Villiers reluctant to play in the match, sources close to the SA team say. The other side of the equation is that the in-form Kyle Abbott was denied the opportunity he deserved - which probably cost SA a place in yesterday's final. Asked if Philander had been selected on transformation grounds and, if so, how and why the decision was made, CSA president Chris Nenzani said: "Team management could perhaps be in a better position to respond to your query. Asked to comment, team doctor and manager Mohammed Moosajee said he was "not aware of political selection or interference".

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  • SA’s visa requirements ‘hurting tourism’

    THE Department of Home Affairs’ "draconian" regulations for foreign tourists have led to a drop in numbers from key markets such as China and India, the Southern African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) says. Last year, home affairs said foreign visitors would have to appear in person to apply for visas to have biometrics taken. In September to December last year, the number of tourists from China fell nearly 50% and those from India were down 15% year on year. Tourist numbers from Brazil fell 37%, but this was largely due to concern about the Ebola virus, Satsa said.

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  • Zimbabwe Needs U.S $22 Million for HIV Viral Load Monitoring

    ZIMBABWE requires about $22,5 million annually to monitor the health of 750,000 HIV positive locals who are currently on anti-retroviral treatment (ART). The latest World Health Organisation (WHO) HIV treatment guidelines call for patients to receive a viral load test once a year to allow the switching of clients to favourable drugs. A viral load test measures the number of HIV particles in a blood sample.

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  • New Miss SA overwhelmed & excited about new role

    Liesl Laurie from Eldorado Park was crowned last night at the Sun City Super Bowl.

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  • Liverpool to cash in on Sterling? - Premier League

    AFP Raheem Sterling has turned down the chance to treble his money and sign a long-term deal at Liverpool worth �100 000 per week. Raheem Sterling is increasingly likely to leave Liverpool this summer, with the club's stance hardening against making the 20-year-old their highest-paid player. Liverpool and Sterling are at an impasse over a new contract and the England forward has turned down the chance to treble his money and sign a long-term deal worth £100,000 per week. There is a feeling at Liverpool that Sterling now sees his future elsewhere and that he is open to offers from teams who would be willing to pay him far more than they currently are.

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  • Tale of two women with a different take on Angola’s vast oil wealth

    THIS is the tale of two women, each an emblem in her own way of one of the world’s most corrupt and dysfunctional nations. One of the women is Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman. The daughter of Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos, she is worth $3bn and is Africa’s only female billionaire as well as its youngest billionaire, according to Forbes. Dos Santos declined to comment, but she is widely seen as a symbol of Angola’s status as one of the most corrupt countries in the world — "graft on a scale never before seen in Africa", says Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais.

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  • 25 Things That Happened At The 2015 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

    WWE's most glamorous night of the year included a big butt, old dudes licking each other, tears, and lots of boos for Roman Reigns.

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  • South Africa: Live Show: Lebo and Ex Choose Cash Over the Game!

    It's official, after only six days in the Big Brother Mzansi house, Ex and Lebo are out of the game. As fate would have it, Ex answered the red telephone and Biggie ordered him to exit the house with Lebo in tow. While Lebo wanted to take the money and run, Ex was more eager to continue with playing the game. "You've gained enough exposure to go on with your Rap career and this is enough to set you up," Lebo reasoned with her partner.

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  • Kenya: U.S. President Obama to Visit Kenya in July

    US President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American President to visit Kenya, come July. "His visit will build on the success of the August 2014 US-Africa Leaders Summit and will continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions and improve security," Godec explained. The announcement of President Obama's visit to Kenya, the home country of his father Barack Obama Snr, has elicited mixed reactions with some holding the opinion that it's long overdue while others see it as testament to Kenya's strategic importance.

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  • Graeme Smith linked to blonde Cape beauty

    Friends say the former Proteas captain has formed a close relationship with blonde beauty Justine Haddon, a Cape Town businesswoman who owns a clothing boutique. Smith, who is in Australia, has refused to comment on the claims, but Haddon this week said she was not responsible for the break-up of Smith's marriage and denied she was involved in a romantic relationship with him. "They have been seeing each other for a few months and Morgan [Deane] is gutted," said a friend, who did not want to be named. Earlier this month, the Sunday Times reported that Deane only learnt about Smith's plans to divorce her when he mistakenly sent her an SMS meant for his lawyer.

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  • Cricket a gentleman's game? No ways, not in South Africa

    If it is true that quotas played a part in the selection of South Africa's team to play in their losing semi-final against New Zealand at the Cricket World Cup, Cricket SA board members should bow their heads in shame. Is a World Cup semi-final the place and time to regurgitate the bitterness of the past by going back to a system that should have been scrapped 10 years into the new democracy? It is simply disgusting to think Chris Nenzani, Norman Arendse and their fellow board members might have perpetrated something like this. The great Nelson Mandela endorsed the 1995 Springbok rugby team even though only one player of colour was in the World Cup winning lineup -- Chester Williams.

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  • Zimbabwe: Use Local Hospitals, Mugabe Challenged

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has come under fire from political opponents who accuse the veteran leader and his family of snubbing local hospitals for those abroad when poor citizens are condemned to poor medical services back home. This is after the First Lady Grace Mugabe was this past week reportedly flown to Dubai to seek treatment on an ailment suspected to be colon cancer. It is the second time in three months the Zanu PF women's league boss has accessed medical services in a foreign country while her powerful husband is known for patronising Singaporean hospitals. In interviews with NewZimbabwe.com at the weekend, the MDC-T and the MDC Renewal parties savaged Mugabe for turning his back on a country he prides himself in having liberated.

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