• Is Hlaudi's mom Zuma's sangoma?

    There is no denying that former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been a force to be reckoned with, once describing himself as an “intellectual lecher” (he meant lecturer, we think). Motsoeneng, like President Jacob Zuma, has to date survived everything thrown at him throughout his career, with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and the courts ruling against his chief operating officer (COO) appointment at the public broadcaster. On Tuesday, the public broadcaster held a media briefing to address, among other issues, the court ruling. It announced that the former COO would be reverting to his old position as group executive of corporate affairs, further saying Motsoeneng was free to apply for the COO position once it was advertised (as early as next week).

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  • SABC board could face legal costs, warns Thuli

    HLAUDI Motsoeneng’s “triumphant” return to the top echelons of the public broadcaster might be short-lived. Shortly after SABC board chairperson Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe announced Motsoeneng had been appointed to his old job as group executive of corporate affairs, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela indicated she would scrutinise the decision. She pointed out that the SABC could face personal legal costs for Motsoeneng’s reappointment. Maguvhe also said Motsoeneng was free to apply for the position of chief operating officer, which he held until Monday, when the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld the Western Cape High Court ruling that Motsoeneng’s appointment to that position was irrational

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  • ANC leaders defy Zuma on EFF

    While an Emirati woman seeks permission from the courts in the United Arab Emirates to have that country’s first sex change operation‚ hundreds of people are faced with the prospect of having to wait for up to 25 years to get the surgery done in South Africa.

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  • Mercedes-Benz S65 at the centre of legal squabble - Crime & Courts

    Cape Town - A Cape Town car dealer claims former Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya misrepresented himself at a meeting in Cape Town to resolve a squabble over the ownership of an expensive Mercedes-Benz S65. Nafiz Modak says he bought the car from Johannesburg dealer Mohamed Khan “in early July”. Two weeks ago, he received notice from Sibiya for a sit-down meeting to discuss handing over the car. Sibiya, now working as a private investigator, was appointed by Johannesburg’s Ian Levitt Attorneys, on instruction by Laurence Hodes SC, to get the vehicle back to its owner, Linda Ines Gieskes, the daughter of controversial Congolese businessman Jean Norbert Mwamba. In an affidavit, Giekes, a candidate

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  • Bonang likes 'trashy' guys – Ntsiki Mazwai

    Following the altercation between Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and the DStv iRock Festival organisers on Saturday night, poet Ntsiki Mazwai has concluded that Bonang Matheba just likes “trashy” guys. In a series of tweets, Mazwai questioned Bonang’s choices of men, asking how she could date a guy who was always involved in brawls. “Cabanga [imagine] being that girl who has to run around shouting ‘baby stop!’ Gaaaard how embarrassing. Violent men are so humiliating gosh,” she said. She also suggested an application form Bonang’s boyfriends should fill in before she gets into a relationship with them. “On Bonang’s application form her boyfriends have to tick next to the question: are you violent?” Mazwai

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  • 'I don't believe every woman my age should get married,' says actress Sibulele Gcilitshana

    During an interview with Move!, the single mother of two girls was unafraid to share her thoughts about marriage - which does not appeal to her. She revealed that in bringing up her daughters, she realised that it isn't all that important  for children to have both actively involved parents. US singer Fantasia steps out in Gert-Johan Coetzee dress  "This may sound controversial, but I don't believe every woman my age should get married or rush themselves to raise their kids with a significant other," she told the local publication. She further explained that while her stance on marriage is unpopular among her peers, her little family has been able to adapt to her choices and that they've been

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  • 10 most beautiful hiking trails in SA

    Cape Town - One of the best things to do - if you're sick of visiting museums, coffee shops, and shopping centres - is to step out into nature. Surrounded by the earthy smell of the forest, hearing only the crunching of leaves, and the twittering of birds, reconnects you to your inner self. Jenman African Safaris has curated our Top Hikes of South Africa. We've included many day hikes that range from moderate to difficult that you can easily fit into your weekend schedule or into your itinerary. For the more serious hiker, we've also included an overnight hike or two. See how many hikes you can tick off! Leopards Kloof Situated in the unspoiled botanical gardens of Harold Porter in the splendid

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  • 31 state properties to be sold at auction in October

    Thirty one properties owned by the Gauteng government‚ including the premier’s official residence‚ will be sold at auction next month‚ Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced on Tuesday. Makhura has not stayed at the official residence‚ despite millions of rands being spent on it during the time of his predecessor‚ now Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokanyane. He announced two years ago that the mansion would be used to host official events‚ while he remained in his own home. The property was purchased in 2004 for R11.4 million‚ but further renovations costing an additional R4 million were subsequently made due to what government called “structural defects” to areas such as the

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  • Nigeria accuses MTN of illegally moving $14bn out of the country

    MTN Group shares slumped the most in three months after Nigerian legislators raised new allegations about the wireless carrier, this time accusing the company of illegally moving almost $14bn out of its largest market. Nigeria’s senate will thoroughly investigate the claim, it said on its Twitter on Tuesday. The Johannesburg-based company, Africa’s biggest wireless carrier by sales, is accused of repatriating the funds over 10 years starting in 2006, according to Dino Melaye, the politician who made the motion. The four banks involved in the alleged illegal transfers are Citigroup, Standard Chartered, and Nigerian lenders Stanbic IBTC Holdings and Diamond Bank. Representatives for MTN and two

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  • Chippa star moves to Moroccan club

    Ex-Chippa United midfielder Ugonna Uzochukwu has joined Moroccan club Olympique de Khouribga after his contract with the Chilli Boys was not renewed.

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  • Zimbabwe: Missing Activist Found, Envoys Slam 'Worrying Trend'

    THE EU and the British ambassadors on Wednesday led the outrage following the emergence of pictures of one of the leaders of street traders who was abducted, assaulted and injected with an unknown substance and left for dead. Kudakwashe Kambakunje, one of the leaders of the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe, was abducted on Tuesday night and found on a farm on Wednesday morning about 22km outside Harare. Pictures showed an injured Kambakunje being treated in hospital. His colleague, Sten Zvorwadza, said Kambakunje was "badly injured". Kambakunje's legs appeared scarred and swollen in injuries synonymous with those inflicted on opposition members Zanu PF youths in the last decade. EU ambassador

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  • US, Japan, South Korea consider more steps against North Korea

    The United States, Japan and South Korea have been working to cut off North Korean revenue streams from coal and overseas workers and are considering further joint action after Pyongyang's latest nuclear test, a senior US official said on Tuesday. Daniel Russel, the US assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said the three countries had been making progress in key areas, including disrupting North Korea's arms trade and de-flagging North Korean ships. “We’re focusing our efforts on cutting off sources of revenue for the regime's unlawful nuclear and ballistic weapons programs, including revenue generated through the coal trade and overseas by North Korean workers,” Russel said in prepared testimony for a congressional hearing.

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  • WATCH: Mourners dance to Nkalakatha on Mandoza's grave

    Arnold Palmer was not only one of the great champions of golf; through the panache and daring of his play. He did more than anyone else to turn the game - and in particular the British Open - into a spectacle which commanded the attention of millions.

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  • Satawu will not back Ramaphosa for ANC leadership

    THE South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) will not endorse Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the next ANC leader because the Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the Constitution have constrained the ANC’s ability to transform the economy. Satawu is the latest Cosatu affiliate to pronounce on ANC succession even though the union federation said it would be silent on the issue. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Satawu have broken rank on the issue and nailed their colours to different masts. The NUM has backed Ramaphosa, but Satawu general secretary Zenzo Mahlangu said it would not support his candidacy. Satawu is among Cosatu affiliates aligned to the "premier league",

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  • Gwede quashes talk of ousting Zuma - Politics

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA ANC secretary- general Gwede Mantashe speaks at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town on Tuesday. Cape Town - ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has quashed talk of an early conference for the party to elect new leadership following the humbling local government election results in which its support plunged by eight percentage points. Following calls from various structures in the party, starting with the ANC Youth League, for an early conference to deal with its divisions and the implications of the election outcome, Mantashe said all regions had been consulted and “that idea fizzled out”. “We’ve gone to all the regions of the ANC, 53 of them, and in some we went to even zones and sub-regions - the idea of an early conference fizzled out,” he said.

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  • Zimbabwe: Could Fresh Lithium Deposits Transform Economy?

    LITHIUM is set to transform the country's economy following a fresh scramble for the mineral by foreign companies after new deposits were discovered around Harare, Mines and Mining Development Deputy Minister, Engineer Fred Moyo has said. In an interview in Mberengwa South last week, Eng Moyo said there were new deposits of lithium in areas surrounding Harare and foreign companies have been jostling for mining licences.Eng Moyo said Government was shifting focus to lithium following an increased demand for the mineral worldwide adding that this could be a breakthrough for Zimbabwe. "There is a scramble for lithium. Right now we have a lot of lithium potential around Harare. "If you check and

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  • Nxasana says NPA boss Shaun Abrahams is ‘manipulated’

    Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana says he thinks his successor, Shaun Abrahams, is being “manipulated” and, should he start to act independently without any external influence, he will not last long in his job. In an interview with political analyst Justice Malala on weekly analysis show The Justice Factor on Monday, Nxasana said the decisions taken by Abrahams subsequent to his departure from the NPA in May last year can only leave South Africans questioning whose interests he serves, particularly those of the organisation’s embattled deputy head Nomgcobo Jiba and Specialised Commercial Crimes unit head Lawrence Mrwebi. “I don’t want to cast any aspersions on him.

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  • Road Accident Fund blocks huge bill of fraudulent claims

    Almost half a billion rands worth of fraudulent claims were detected by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in the current financial year before payments were finalised. Some of these claims ranged from car accidents that never took place to exaggerated medical reports where a doctor colludes with the claimant. The RAF's annual report for April 2015 to March 2016 shows that the state entity's forensic unit blocked claims totalling R424-million made from a total of 612 fraudulent applications. The report also revealed that 813 cases had been referred to the police and 136 arrests were made, leading to 118 successful convictions. A total of 612 claims totaling R198-million were rejected based on false

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  • ANC is going to make Hlaudi president – Ndlozi

    The African National Congress (ANC) will one day make Hlaudi Motsoeneng a minister or even president, tweeted Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on Tuesday. Ndlozi’s statement follows the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s media briefing in which it announced that the former COO would be reverting back to his old position as group executive of corporate affairs. During the briefing, SABC chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe said Motsoeneng was free to apply for the COO position once it was advertised. However, the decision seems to have disappointed the EFF spokesperson, who was hoping for a different outcome. Democratic Alliance communications Phumzile

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  • Al-Maite Fail: When the hole in your head just won’t quit

    To say that international perceptions about South Africa are presently not good is an understatement. Our economy has been on a steady decline and we tend to be recognised for our scandals – Marikana, Nkandla, Nenegate and the fact that our Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is being pursued by the police for reasons that remain unclear. Ever since President Jacob Zuma fired Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister in December, South Africa is being watched closely for further political and economic turmoil. International ratings agencies, in particular, have a beady eye on our country as relegation to junk status hovers menacingly over us. So when Al Jazeera requested an interview with the Minister of

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