• 'I experienced racism far beyond that of America in SA': Popular DJ

    A recent visit to South Africa has left a bitter taste in the mouth for well known house music DJ and producer Afefe Iku Osunlade. Afefe Iku Osunlade was one of the headline acts at the Spring Fiesta festival which took place at Wild Water in Boksburg this past weekend. This is what Osunlade had to say about his experience in the country in a Facebook post: “Now im certain I’ll get lots of shit for this post however it must be said. It’s been about ten years since my last visit to South Africa and I must say this trip has more than opened my eyes that apartheid is alive and kickin! It’s absolutely the most white privileged place I’ve ever experienced in my life and from this date I vow never

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  • Mbalula trolls US losers at World Cup - World Rugby

    We South Africans know nobody trolls a bunch of losers like our Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula. But the USA just got introduced to his flavour of trash talking. Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article capturing all the ways Mbalula heckled the US rugby team before, during and after they played the Springboks and lost. The author, Marissa Payne, wrote: “Politicians aren’t known for their realness, at least in the United States. But things must work differently in South Africa because Fikile Mbalula… left nothing on the table when it came to expressing his glee on Twitter over the Springboks’ 64-0 shutout of the United States during their Rugby World Cup match on Wednesday.”

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  • Actress accused of drug-running stays behind bars

    An actress allegedly bust with drugs at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport will remain behind bars after abandoning her bail application. Ottilia Mmatjatji Malatji‚ 29‚ from Ivory Park made a brief appearance in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Johannesburg’s East Rand on Wednesday where she was due to apply for bail. The court was packed with friends and family of Malatji who were there to offer their support. Advocate Leon Khoza‚ on behalf of Malatji‚ said she would not apply for bail. The case was postponed to November 27 for further investigation. Speaking outside court after the proceedings‚ Khoza said: “We have abandoned bail‚ as we [the defence lawyers] have not received

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  • Sfiso Ncwane in baby mama drama, says 'I'm not going to support another man's child'

    Pinky Dlamini, 29, added to Ncwane’s woes after she told Drum magazine’s latest issue that the Kulingile Baba hit-maker is not supporting the boy. But the Bayede Baba singer denies paternity and rubbished Dlamini as “jealous and bitter.” Ncwane challenged her to do DNA tests to prove that he is truly not the father of the boy, according to the report. “That boy is not mine and I know who the real father is. I’m not going to support another man’s child. Pinky knows the truth and if she insists on saying I’m the father, then let’s go for a DNA test,” Ncwane told Drum. “Like all ex-girlfriends she’s not happy that I dumped her and became successful.” Pinky said: “My son doesn’t even have shoes as

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  • LETTER: Masses stoning Oscar

    I HAVE been vocal from the outset about the double standards and victimisation of Oscar Pistorius, without taking sides or venturing into the "guilty or not guilty" debate. Blatant political interference has again, in effect, led to an extension of his prison sentence. It is shocking to see how the uninformed masses rejoice in this victimisation (I saw a barbaric comment on Facebook that his arms should have been cut off too). The infamous necklacing, or "mob justice", functions on exactly the same basis: the hysterical and bloodthirsty masses stone a defenceless human being, taking them right back to the Dark Ages. These armchair judges are no different from people participating in mob justice

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  • Erasmus believes Pirates can pull it off

    Orlando Pirates are not overconfident but do believe in their ability to beat Etoile Du Sahel in next month's CAF Confederation Cup final, says Bucs' key striker Kermit Erasmus. Erasmus, Pirates' joint top scorer with Thamsanqa Gabuza in the Confed Cup with five goals, turned the tide as a substitute in Pirates' 4-3 away victory against Al Ahly in the second leg semifinal in Suez on Sunday. The striker said Pirates learnt lessons from a 4-1 defeat to Ahly's Cairo rivals Zamalek in the final group stage match in the Egyptian capital. "We took a lot of positives from the Zamalek game. We knew losing 4-1 didn't mean we were a bad team, we just didn't pitch on the day. "Coming to the Al Ahly game,

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  • Cops have never heard of ‘new drug’ - Western Cape | IOL News

    Cape Town - A Facebook post about a “deadly new drug” resembling sweets went viral on social media, but police say they have never heard of it before. The Facebook group Mitchells Plain Gangwatch posted the photo and a message warning parents that the “drug” is being distributed at schools. The colourful sweets come in shapes of dominos, a white skull, an orange triangle with the S from Superman and round green ones with bells on. The message said the group were not sure what the new “drug” was called, but that it was lethal, and would “kill your child”. People who commented on the post said they thought the tablets could be ecstasy. However, authorities are not aware of the new drug. On Tuesday,

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  • These are the South African provinces where you are most likely to be murdered

    Over the past three years the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100,000 to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100,000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eight out of 167 countries with data available for 2012. Between April 2014 and March 2015, on average 49 people were murdered each day. This is on average two more killings a day than in the previous year and a staggering six more deaths a day than in 2011/12. The 2013/14 South African Police Service annual report showed that 5% of murder victims were children and 14% were women, most of whom were murdered by their intimate partners. By far the

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  • Zuma gets rousing welcome at ANC NGC

    President Jacob Zuma received a rousing welcome from ANC members packing the Gallagher Estate hall for the ANC’s national general council (NGC) in Midrand, Gauteng. There was jubilation and excitement as Zuma made his way into the venue. ANC topbrass gracing the council include African Union commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and former ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa. Dlamini-Zuma is punted as a candidate to take over from Zuma as ANC president and head of state. The council is seen as a launching pad for ANC leadership race. The ANC Women’s League had said it would urge the council to push for a female president to take over from Zuma as ANC president in 2017 and ultimately as

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  • 21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

    Taken when she was only an 18-year-old princess, this picture shows the young Elizabeth Alexandra Mary during her time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, 1945.

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  • Five nabbed in brazen attempt to defraud Sars of millions

    A Pretoria company claimed to have paid R266 million in salaries and wanted to claim VAT. SARS Fraud Fraudulent activities CAPE TOWN - The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has foiled an attempt to swindle it out of millions through a tax fraud scam. This resulted in the arrest of five people at its head offices in Pretoria. Sars says a Pretoria-based company claimed to have paid R266 million in salaries to its employees - and wanted to claim value added tax on that amount. But suspicious officials requested supporting documents, including payslips, only to discover that they were fraudulent. Sars's Luther Lebelo says they then set up a sting operation with police. “The company claimed that

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  • Watch angry AKA walk out of interview when asked about Bonang affair

    Despite telling an interviewer that he is comfortable with controversy and thrives on it, an upset AKA, hurriedly walks away from a video interview after the reporter asks if he still denies he had an affair with media personality Bonang Matheba.

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  • Stars sue Paris firm over knock-offs - IOL Tonight

    New York/Paris - Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have jointly sued a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, mobile phone cases and other items featuring their likenesses without permission. The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York said ElevenParis has ignored the singers' warnings to stop the sales, including in a store in Manhattan's SoHo district, and on its website. ElevenParis said in a statement on Wednesday that negotiations had been under way with these celebrities for nearly a year and were continuing. “ElevenParis is determined to find a fair and balanced agreement with them and their advisers,”

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  • Bozwana ‘killed for fighting corruption’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Mahikeng – North West businessman Wandile Bozwana was killed for fighting corruption, mourners heard on Thursday. “Wandile was questioning the irregular awarding of tenders. We have companies that were awarded multi-million (rand) tenders even when they did not have tax certificates. Bozwana was fighting this corruption,” said Mothusi Montwedi from Taung, an ANC member attending Bozwana’s memorial service in Mahikeng. “The ANC is infiltrated by the premier league. They decide the outcome of conferences. Business in the province cannot be available to Supra (Mahumapelo) and few of his friends,” he said to a chorus of applause from the crowd. The so-called Premier League is believed to be made

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  • Cruyf joins anti-Mourinho brigade - Cape Times

    Sami Mokbel london: Jose Mourinho has come under attack from two of European football’s biggest names. Former England manager Fabio Capello and Holland legend Johan Cruyff have heavily criticised the under-fire Chelsea manager, while Cruyff has also reopened his war of words with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. Capello accused Mourinho of driving his Chelsea players to mental exhaustion while Cruyff said the Portuguese offered a bad example to youngsters with his behaviour and also with his criticism of referees. The Premier League champions have endured a dreadful start to the season and players, privately, have already given up hope of retaining their title. Mourinho was handed a public

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  • Kanye West Unknowingly Fell In Love With A Beck Song While At A Dinner With Taylor Swift

    2. And then Kanye said Beck should give his award to Beyonce, because actually he doesn’t think Beck had album of the year? 3. WELL FAST FORWARD A FEW MONTHS, and Taylor Swift has revealed that actually Kanye West was unknowingly a big fan of Beck. The following is an artistic reimagining of the story, based off real quotes given by Taylor Swift.

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  • Tambo no-fly zone

    The problems slowed international and local arrivals and departures at Africa's busiest airport to a snail's pace. Airline companies warned that there would be a huge knock-on effect on flights leaving and arriving in Johannesburg. The radio technology problems arose as South Africa's leading civil aviation safety and security experts met in Johannesburg for a safety and security conference yesterday. The meeting - during which it was revealed that aviation crashes and deaths had decreased - follows two deadly aircraft crashes in Limpopo and North West this week. The second occurred yesterday when a helicopter crashed, allegedly after losing power. Two people were critically injured. The spokesman

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  • Community Post: Which Disney Villain Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign?

    Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the evilest of them all?

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  • Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

    According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed impending demise of Mugabe. A Malawi publication, the Maravi Post, reported at the time that Liabunya had predicted, during a New Year’s Day service, that Mugabe would pass away this year. This was not the first time the

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  • Zuma’s ex gains traction

    Rumours are rife the ANC’s heir apparent will be the outgoing chair of African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Supported strongly by the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL), the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) and some Zuma-supporting premiers, her ticket to the presidency is almost guaranteed. The ANCWL supports her on the grounds that a woman president for SA is long overdue. Truth be told, it is not so much about a feminist consciousness as it is about retaining the status quo, where the positions of incumbents in the Cabinet will remain unchallenged. In SA politics, gender interests have never trumped political interests. If it were so, the women in power would have used their position to

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