• Sexy Boy spends big

    Two Porsche Cayennes were sold for R425000 and R230000 to bidders who appeared to be taking instructions from reputed gang leader Jerome "Donkie" Booysen, who was standing with about 20 other gangsters at the back of the auction room situated in Montague Gardens. The successful bidders left immediately after the Porsches and a Lexus sedan were sold. The Lexus was sold for R90000 to another bidder, who said he intended to resell it for at least R150000. The cars were the items with the highest value at yesterday's auction, which also included computers, television sets, printers and a large quantity of office equipment and furniture. A policeman observing the auction confirmed that the men who

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  • Zuma's resignation, Guptas and Nene take centre stage

    Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address in a joint sitting in the National Assembly, but opposition parties made life difficult for him. The Democratic Alliance's MPs heckled, mumbled and laughed throughout Zuma’s speech. This was after the Economic Freedom Fighters and Cope walked out of the National Assembly. The EFF walked out an hour after the start of SONA, chanting “Zupta must fall”.

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  • Madonsela steals the show at #SONA2016

    The public protector made her way down the grey streets towards the Cape Town political landmark, with a grace and deportment that would put many a beauty queen to shame. Earlier, Madonsela tweeted her thanks to fashion designer Gert Johan Coetzee for the gown, adding: “Hope I do justice to it today”. Meanwhile, other parliamentarians also made their sartorial contribution to the traditional fashion extravaganza that marks the SONA. Clearly bouncing back from her recent controversy over a Facebook post, Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler Barnard dressed up for a big night out in a black sleeveless dress, green beaded necklace and drop earrings, as well as a paisley pashmina and blinged-up silver clutch.

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  • Mourinho to axe Mata, Fellaini

    Jose Mourinho will begin a ruthless purge of the Manchester United squad by selling £37million Juan Mata and £27m Marouane Fellaini if he is given the job. The former Chelsea manager, who is in advanced talks to replace his friend Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, has told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to sell the midfield pair. Mourinho, who has never made any secret of his ambition to manage United, outlined his intentions for the squad during a meeting with Woodward. The Portuguese was behind the decision to cash in on Mata when Chelsea sold him to United with David Moyes still in charge at Old Trafford. Although Mata was named in the PFA team of the year in 2013, Mourinho authorised his

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  • Mandla Mandela’s wedding blues - South Africa

    Cape Town - It seems like Mandla Mandela might lose more than his heart to love... he could also love his Xhosa crown. While his new Muslim wife may be the queen of his heart, Mandla may soon be the king of none – or rather chief of none – after traditional leaders slammed his fourth marriage. The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Controlesa) say they were shocked to learn that Nelson Mandela’s grandson had converted to Islam when he married 22-year-old Rabia Clarke from Pinelands. Mandla is the traditional chief of Mvezo in the Eastern Cape. Contralesa Provincial Chairperson Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana said: “As traditional leaders, we expect the woman to convert to the Thembus, because

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  • Activists retract ‘blackface’ apology - Western Cape

    INSTAGRAM Stellenbosch University (SU) student Poekie Briedenhann says she and her friend were dressed up as purple aliens and not blackfaces, for a residence party.  Cape Town - Open Stellenbosch (OS) has retracted its “blackface” apology and has once again called for the two students involved to be expelled from Stellenbosch University (SU). The student activist group initially condemned the actions of two SU students who dressed up as aliens and painted themselves dark purple for a fancy dress party at the university’s Heemstede residence. OS called for the students to be expelled, and for the residence head and committee to be “removed” for allowing the incident to take place on Friday night.

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  • Malema the target of a plot - EFF - Politics

    #SONA2016 / Cape Town - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday night claimed that their leader, Julius Malema, was the target of a government intelligence plot in Parliament. EFF MPs made these allegations when they were addressing their supporters in St George’s Mall in Cape Town on Thursday night after they were ejected from the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by President Jacob Zuma in Parliament. Read: SONA2016: It's all about the money Secretary general of the EFF, Godrich Gardee, said the party had intelligence information that Malema has been targeted since May 2014. “On the 7th of May, 2014, the president (Malema) had to be whisked away due to an intelligence information

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  • South Africa: The Harsh Realities About South Africa That the World Bank Dare Not Speak

    Sometimes silences speak volumes. In his seminal book The Anti-Politics Machine Stanford University anthropologist James Ferguson criticised the World Bank's 1980s understanding of Lesotho as a "traditional subsistence peasant society." Apartheid's migrant labour system was explicitly ignored by the bank, yet remittances from Basotho workers toiling in mines, factories and farms across the Caledon River accounted for 60% of rural people's income: Acknowledging the extent of Lesotho's long-standing involvement in the modern capitalist economy of South Africa would not provide a convincing justification for the "development" agencies to "introduce" roads, markets and credit. Using Michel Foucault's

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  • Madonsela gets request to probe Gupta-Denel link

    Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s office has confirmed receipt of the request to probe the controversial partnership between state arms manufacturer Denel and the Gupta family. Her spokesperson‚ Oupa Segwale‚ said on Thursday they have received the letter from trade union Solidarity requesting that the joint venture be probed. Solidarity’s quest for Madonsela’s probe stems from media reports last Friday that the controversial Gupta family‚ which has come under fire for its alleged state capture through links with President Jacob Zuma‚ have teamed up with Denel to profit from the sale of its products in the East. Denel reportedly announced the formation of joint venture company Denel Asia last

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  • #SONA2016: Beauty and the bles

    Cape Town - The State of the Nation Address is a great opportunity for politicians to show off their fashionable side, and this year they did not disappoint. The Daily Voice roped in three fashion experts to give their opinion on the style of the nation. Our panel - Zilin Ayoki, Emogen Moore, and Laylah Zokufa Khan - loved the African themed outfits, but also gave thumbs up to some Western frocks. In a surprise move, the panel agrees that the belle of the ball was undisputedly President Jacob Zuma’s youngest wife Gloria Bongekile Ngema who stunned in a figure hugging silver and black lacy creation, showing off her curves to perfection. “Her dress suits her age, and her hair and make up were on

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  • DA wants a State of Resignation Address

    Maimane said the “most appropriate pronouncement Zuma could make…this evening is to announce his resignation from the highest office in the land”. “South Africa continues to suffer from a leadership crisis‚ as the president hops from one scandal to the next‚ all to protect himself and his cronies‚” the head of the opposition said. It cannot continue any longer.” Maimane said that Zuma could spare Parliament having to debate the motion of no confidence that he requested – and got –after the president’s “catastrophic decision to fire the competent Minister of Finance‚ Nhlanhla Nene‚ in December last year”. “The president should himself expedite the process of his removal from office by doing the honourable thing and resigning‚” Maimane advised.

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  • End of season for Sangweni

    Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler does not expect defender Siyabonga Sangweni to return from injury this season. The former Golden Arrows defender, who last featured for the Buccaneers against Ajax Cape Town in November, has played only seven matches in the league this season and three in knockout competitions "Siya has a knee ligament injury. I don't think we will see him again for the rest of the season," said Tinkler, as he gave an update on the progress of other players who have been out on the sidelines. "Rooi Mahamutsa is still out with a hamstring. Happy Jele is doing a bit of field work now and hopefully we will have him back in a week or two. (Thandani) Ntshumayelo is down with flu

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  • Cyber-crime: SA the most targeted on the continent

    Cisco Annual Security report said that “today’s attackers launch more sophisticated‚ bold and resilient campaigns”. Greg Griessel‚ Consulting Systems Engineer Security Solutions at Cisco South Africa‚ said: “Cyber criminals are getting smarter and employing a number of personalised tactics‚ which places businesses at greater risk. 92% of business leaders agree that regulators and investors will expect companies to manage cyber-security risk exposure. These leaders need to essentially increase measures to secure their organizations’ future‚ particularly as they digitize their operations.” Griessel believes that an understanding of the tactics employed by cyber criminals is an absolute necessity.

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  • Mantashe calls the nation hypocrites on Nkandla

    Gwede Mantashe said apartheid architects haven’t apologised to millions of black people. Nkandla Jacob Zuma Nkandla ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe APARTHEID JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe says it is hypocritical for South Africans to ask President Jacob Zuma to apologise over the Nkandla saga while the architects of apartheid have not done the same for the suffering of millions of black people. Earlier this week the Economic Freedom Fighters and Democratic Alliance took the president to the Constitutional Court seeking clarity over the powers of the Public Protector. The court found that Zuma failed to uphold the Constitution when he failed to

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  • Malema, not Zuma opens parliament at #SONA2016

    He was supporting the Economic Freedom Fighter's Floyd Shivambu, who started saying he was seeking clarity on the rules of the House, to which Speaker Baleka Mbete replied that she would "not like to give attention" to the matter now. Shivambu said he wanted assurance he would be allowed to speak before Zuma took to the podium. Mbete attempted to continue with proceedings, but then she exchanged words with Malema, who told her he wanted to deal with questions to the president before the opening ceremony starts. "I don't want to stand up while the president is there," said Malema. Mbete said: "On this occasion, no business other than the address by the president is [being] entertained." Rumblings

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  • No quick fix miracle - Klopp

    Reuters Jurgen Klopp says he feels very comfortable at "special club" Liverpool, but warned fans it will take time to achieve success. Jurgen Klopp says he feels very comfortable at "special club" Liverpool, but warned fans it will take time to achieve success. Victories over Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton have been interspersed with disappointing defeats at West Ham, Watford and Newcastle, but the former Borussia Dortmund chief has been able to guide his side to the Capital One Cup final, where City lie in wait at the end of the month, and also the last 32 of the Europa League. "I've been here for four months now and I really get the impression that everybody in this club is hungry for success," he told a special gathering of German journalists ahead of next week's return home to face Augsburg in the Europa League.

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  • Pressure on Maine to retract threats and EFF monkey jibe

    Pressure is mounting on ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Maine to retract his threats of a civil war and calling Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members monkeys. Maine‚ in his address at an ANCYL rally in Tshwane last week‚ said there would be civil war should the EFF or anyone disrupt President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address. He specifically directed his threats at EFF leader Julius Malema and his supporters whom he referred to as monkeys. Congress of the People (COPE) spokesman Dennis Bloem on Wednesday led a delegation to open a case of incitement of violence against Maine at Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria. Bloem said COPE took Maine’s threats of a civil war seriously.

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  • Courts can't stop us saying we don't like Guptas' curries: Malema

    “We must respect the courts. But the courts can't stop us from saying that we don't love the Guptas. We don't want their curry‚” Malema said. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and its leader were indicted earlier on Tuesday by the Gauteng North High Court from inciting acts of violence against the company’s shareholders‚ staff and property‚ according to Oakbay Investments‚ one of the plaintiffs that also included Ajay‚ Atul and Rajesh Kumar Gupta. This follows the “get out Gupta” statements made by Malema and the Gauteng region of the party last week‚ which the brothers and their lawyers say “we have interpreted as an incitement to violence”. The court document stated that some of the Gupta

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  • Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Demands Apology From Mahoka

    Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has demanded an apology from Zanu PF Women's League secretary for finance Sarah Mahoka who on Wednesday taunted him, in the presence of President Robert Mugabe and thousands of party supporters, saying he was behaving like a duck. Mnangagwa used the politburo meeting to protest to Mugabe over his public humiliation, although he indicated he would forgive Mahoka if she extended an apology. Mahoka, a strong Generation 40 (G40) proponent and an ally of First Lady Grace Mugabe, challenged Mnangagwa to come clean on his presidential ambitions, before equating his silence to a duck, which takes no action even when its ducklets are attacked. She shocked many by stating

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  • EFF's Khawula demands to be addressed in Zulu

    Speaking in isiXhosa, Khawula had stood up in Parliament and questioned why Zuma had not apologised for his wrongdoings ahead of delivering the State of the Nation Address. "Chairperson, I beg, we are not here to play. Please listen to us. First of all our president has not apologised about what he did," Khaula said. She was referring to Zuma finally agreeing to pay back some of the money which had gone into upgrades at his Nkandla homestead. Zuma has for the last two years maintained that he would not pay back the money. He, however, changed his tune earlier this week and said he would pay back some of the money. Speaking in English, Modise ordered Khawula to take her seat. Khawula, however,

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