• From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • Bey and Jay are finally pregnant again - Tonight News

    AP/Frank Franklin II In this May 2, 2014 file photo Beyonce, right, and Jay-Z watch the first half of a NBA basketball playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors, in New York. Jay Z and Beyoncé are reportedly expecting a baby. The couple - who already have three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together - are feeling incredibly "lucky" over their apparent impending arrival.

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  • Mystery of missing flight MH370 may finally be solved - Cape Times

    Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an important development . Kuala Lumpur: Investigators scrambled today to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation’s greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The 2m-long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an “important development”.

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  • South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • DA’s Maimane gets a bodyguard - Cape Argus

    DA leader Mmusi Maimane has joined the ranks of political and trade union leaders with bodyguards. Maimane was spotted with his bodyguard rushing to Wednesday’s sitting of the ad hoc Nkandla committee after its lunch break. While he was in the meeting, his bodyguard stayed outside, like the protectors of the Police and Public Works ministers, who briefed MPs in the meeting, taking time out from the cabinet lekgotla under way in Pretoria.

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  • Nigeria: 'Infrasonic Weapon' Caused TB Joshua Church Collapse - Academic

    An "infrasonic weapon" caused the collapse of a church's guest house in Lagos where 81 South Africans were killed last year. Its author, Paul Biedomo Iguniwei, claims the building absorbed "high energy infrasound", which caused its atoms to resonate. Eighty-one South Africans were among the 116 people killed on September 12 2014 when the six-storey guest house belonging to the Synagogue Church Of All Nations in Lagos, led by preacher TB Joshua, collapsed. Iguniwei's paper, titled "Elimination of the Structural Failure and the Placement of Chemical Explosives Options, for the Infrasonic Weapon Option as the Cause of the Synagogue (Scoan) Building Collapse" was published in the International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research in its July 7 edition.

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  • Kaizer Chiefs confirm Khune’s return

    Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that the club has reached an agreement in principle with Itumeleng Khune and that the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper will return to the club. “The club has reached an agreement in principle with goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and he will be joining us. Some internal procedures still need to take place though and then the deal will be 100% finalised,” read a statement issued by the club. Meanwhile, Chiefs also revealed that talks between the club and former midfielder Mandla Masango are still ongoing and no agreement has been reached yet.

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  • Kenya Moore's Obsession With Beyoncé Has Reached New Levels

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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  • Property Valuation Act to take effect - Politics | IOL News

    The Property Valuation Act – which would see an independent statutory body determining the purchase price of land sought by the state for expropriation – comes into effect on Saturday, August 1, President Jacob Zuma’s office said on Wednesday. “The Act aims to, amongst others, provide for the establishment, functions and powers of the Office of the Valuer-General,” a statement from the presidency said.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Angelina Jolie's son Maddox, will take over charity

    The Oscar-winning actress, who adopted Maddox, 13, from an orphanage in western Cambodia in 2002, says he will take over the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which she set up there 12 years ago ''to help local families overcome problems associated with poverty in the region and to help preserve the remarkable habitat and wildlife for future generations,'' in the future. Asked if he would be involved in her upcoming Netflix film, 'First they Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,' about the country's Khmer Rouge communist regime, during which 1.7 million civilians died in the 1970s, the director said: ''Maddox will be on set every day after school and involved behind the scenes. "As Maddox and I prepare the film we will be side by side learning about his country.

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  • I shouldn't be alive - Jabu Mahlangu

    “I know I shouldn’t be alive today,” Jabu Mahlangu said, candidly, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton. Mahlangu is wearing lots of suits these days with a number of ambassadorial positions from SuperSport United, to the MultiChoice Diski Challenge, the Engen Knockout Challenge and the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA). Beating his alcohol abuse has seen him show the Grim Reaper the middle finger and play double jeopardy with his scythe as he has come back from the dead a number of times. “There are so many incidents where I should have died,” Mahlangu said.

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  • Safaree Samuels slams Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill - with audio

    Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has blasted her and her new fiance Meek Mill in a new song titled 'Lifeline'.

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  • Wenger, Jose rivalry resumes - Premier League

    PA Wire/Press Association Images Arsene Wenger has hit back at Jose Mourinho's comments about Arsenal's spending, signalling the start of another season of their rivalry. Arsene Wenger has hit back at Jose Mourinho's comments about Arsenal's spending, signalling the start of another season of their timeless rivalry. Mourinho opened festivities this week when he said that, despite Arsenal's frugal reputation, any examination of their spending would produce “surprising” results. Wenger spent £42m on Mesut Özil in 2013 and £35m on Alexis Sanchez last year.

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  • Insults for Mbalula over Limpopo ANCYL - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula was on the recieving endo of crude insults from his fellow ANC comrades on social media. Johannesburg - Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula found himself on the receiving end of crude insults from his fellow ANC comrades on social media this week. “@MbalulaFikile No wonder Cde Tony Yengeni took u to the initiation school, (he) realised that gore (that) ure soo stupid #$@%& (insult uttered in Sesotho removed)”. The insults came after the ANC Youth League’s National conference preparatory committee - headed by Mbalula - on Sunday reinstated all members of the Limpopo ANCYL provincial executive committee (PEC) that were dissolved by an earlier court order.

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  • Black Coffee to perform at Cassper Nyovest’s  #FillUpTheDome concert

    Cassper Nyovest, real name Refiloe Phoolo may be a dreamer but he is also realist when it comes to his dream to host a sold out concert the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. Cassper Nyovest has revealed to Sowetan LIVE that he has no intentions of filling up The Dome, which accommodates about 20 000 people, by himself. Nyovest said that he will be featuring both local and international artists on the night. Cassper Nyovest has also revealed that house music legend DJ Black Coffee will be part of the countless artists set to perform on the night.

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  • MH370: has the mystery been solved? - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS French gendarmes and police carry a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Kuala Lumpur - Investigators scrambled on Thursday to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation's greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777.

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