• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Saif Gaddafi’s execution could save Blair - Africa | IOL News

    Four years after he was captured trying to flee the country, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 43, has been sentenced to death by firing squad, having been convicted of murder and inciting genocide during Libya’s 2011 civil war. Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi take to the grave what he knows about the politicians and businessmen who courted him and his family? Chief among them, of course, was Tony Blair, who helped Saif with his philosophy PhD thesis during his controversial student days at the London School of Economics (LSE) - an institution later revealed to have accepted hundreds of thousands in “donations” from Saif’s charitable foundation and the Gaddafi clan. As Prime Minister, Tony Blair became acquainted with him soon after the young man was appointed by his father, the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in 2001, to act as the public, modern face of his country while Gaddafi senior lived in a Bedouin tent in his compound in Tripoli on the edge of the Sahara.

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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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  • Trump makes Malema look good - Cape Argus

    AP Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is like Steve Hofmeyr with R100 billion in his pocket, says the writer. The race for the US presidency in 2016 is, by turns, comical, alarming or depressing, says Mike Wills. Cape Town - Anytime I’m feeling worried about our politics – and that’s pretty much all of the time – I find solace in the weirdness going on across the water.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • Whitney ‘there’ in Bobbi’s last moments - Tonight News

    Whitney Houston's music was repeatedly played to Bobbi Kristina Brown while she was in a coma. The 22-year-old aspiring singer passed away on Sunday, almost six months after she was found unresponsive in her bath, and her loved ones felt her late mother was always in the room with them. Family friend Wanda Shelley said: "I played her mom's music. Wanda - who became close to the family when she worked as executive producer on 'Being Bobby Brown' - and Bobbi's other friends and family members were by her bedside round-the-clock, and a typical day involved reading from the Bible, playing music, and giving her leg rubs with coconut oil.

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  • Muvhango actor details being rushed to hospital - SundayWorld

    Tshirumbula, who prefers to be known as Nkuli, was treated and discharged from a local clinic after feeling dizzy because of an allergic reaction. The actor recently lost weight as part of his preparations to take part in the SABC3 reality television dance competition. Perceived in many quarters as a television hunk, Tshirumbula plays Gundo Mukwevho on the multi-lingual SABC2 soapie and on Friday was due to compete for a place in the top three of the dance show with partner Nombulelo Hlathi. "Ag man, it was just an allergic reaction.

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  • Foreign students stranded in SA

    The students, mainly from Cameroon and Zimbabwe, have been waiting for more than six months for their visa renewals. This means they are unable to leave South Africa or visit their home countries. Kamdem Fabrice, 28, a third-year engineering student, said the wait had affected his studies. Fabrice went to the Visas Facilitation Services Global, which manages visas on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs, to complain.

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  • Nigeria: No, Nigeria Is Not the World's Biggest Champagne Consumer After France

    On what do Africa's super-wealthy spend their money? Starting at a "luxury and wealth" summit in Johannesburg, reporter Milton Nkosi took viewers on a tour of a sports car dealership and a posh property. One of the interviews was with the head of the Southern Africa Luxury Association, Silvana Bottega. Africa's most populous country overtook South Africa as the continent's largest economy last year, but do Nigerians pop nearly as much bubbly as the French themselves?

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

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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  • Mugabe not scheduled to attend AU meeting | The New Age Online

    Zimbabwe says the current Chairperson of the African Union, President Robert Mugabe, was not scheduled to attend the African Union meeting, refuting claims that United State President Barack Obama snubbed him. Obama addressed the African Union Commission on Tuesday, a meeting Mugabe did not attend. Zimbabwe's secretary for Foreign Affairs Joey Bimha says, "If President Obama had wished to see President Mugabe as Chair of the African Union he would not have summoned him to Addis Ababa, protocol does not allow that.

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  • Komphela said to be keen on Khune returning

    While Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was cagey about the likely return of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and midfielder Mandla Masango‚ new Amakhosi captain Siphiwe Tshabalala on Wednesday talked up the talent of the clubless duo‚ whose acrimonious departure made headlines last month. Khune and Masango‚ who became free agents on June 30 when their contracts at Chiefs expired‚ are still due to meet the club’s football manager Bobby Motaung this week for talks that should put an end to speculation regarding their future. The two players‚ along with Tefu Mashamaite‚ the Amakhosi skipper last season‚ were accused of making unreasonable demands when negotiating new deals. It is understood that Komphela is keen to see Khune in particular rejoin the Glamour Boys‚ however‚ on Wednesday‚ the coach was mum on any updates.

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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.

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  • South Africa: E-Tolls - Legal Glitch Halts Licence Discs Being Withheld

    A glitch in a law that would halt the issuing of vehicle licence discs to drivers with unpaid e-toll bills means non-compliant Gauteng road users won't have anything to fear - for now. The Department of Transport's Gazette 38997, released on 17 July 2015, referenced an e-road regulation that had not as yet been published for comment. "Contrary to recent reports that vehicle licence discs can be withheld for unpaid e-toll bills - following the release of Gazette 38997 - as it turns out, paragraph 2 of the gazette made an erroneous reference to an e-Road regulation that had not as yet been published for comment," he said in a statement.

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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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  • 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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