• Racist now has two black 'daughters'

    A self-confessed white Afrikaner racist has opened his home to the two daughters of a deceased black ANC woman activist. Gansbaai businessman Ferdi Kritzinger admits he has always been a racist. "I desperately needed a black partner and an attorney friend of mine recommended I contact businesswoman Yvonne Lungcuzo. "I was very conservative, a gentle racist, and in the beginning I did not trust her.

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  • Nigeria: Anuku, Former Miss Nigeria, Is Dead

    Former Miss Nigeria, Rita Anuku, has died in an undisclosed Abuja hospital at the age of 47.

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  • Mandela children douse fire pool 'nonsense'

    Nelson Mandela's Qunu home does not have a fire pool.

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  • Gwede Mantashe speaks up about Nkandla

    African National Congress Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has lashed out at Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's statements that more money must be spent on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. The City Press is reporting that Mantashe said Nhleko's statement was reckless and he must explain why more tax money is needed. The Public Works Department has also distanced itself from Nhleko's claim that he doesn’t know who authorised the construction of 21 three bedroom houses on land just a kilometre from Nkandla.

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  • Chris Brown unhappy about his mom seeing daughter

    The Loyal hitmaker has filed to have his paternity over 13-month-old Royalty established so he can go to court over custody and child support arrangements with the tot's mother, Nia Guzman, and insiders claim he made the move after his bid to see the youngster this week was blocked because she was with her paternal grandmother Joyce Hawkins - who Brown has a strained relationship with - in Virginia. According to TMZ, Guzman insists this is the only time she has ever stopped the 26-year-old singer from seeing his daughter, but it seems that was enough for him to make the decision to take legal action. While the model had been seeking around $15,000 a month in child support, Brown had wanted to pay $2,500 but they had reportedly agreed on $10,000 a month, effective from this month.

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  • Zim’s power-hungry first lady eyes top job - Africa | IOL News

    Zimbabwe’s apparently fit first lady, Grace Mugabe, says she is working closely with the country’s two vice-presidents, developing policies and charting the way forward. As President Robert Mugabe’s health and memory declines, the first lady says she is working closely with Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, appointed by her husband at the Zanu-PF congress in December.

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  • Education enslaves black minds

    The education system has failed to empower black youth to understand their struggles and the history of their country. Zandisiwe Radebe, a lecturer at the University of South Africa's politics department, argued that institutions of learning were some of the segments of the society that helped to keep white power intact. "Currently, the education system from kindergarten to tertiary level continues to fail us in as far as teaching us our true history, and thereby unlocking our cognitive imagination from which we can imagine freedom," she said. "In our 21 years of freedom, we have not seen an education that liberates the mind of the black child.

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  • Miss Universe resists pressure to quit - Tonight News

    AP Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, right, crowns Paulina Vega of Colombia, left, during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, on January 25, 2015. BOGOTA  - The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant’s owner, was “hurtful and unfair” in his comments about Mexican migrants. Vega has been under pressure at home and from abroad to renounce her title over Trump accusing Mexico of sending rapists and drug traffickers into the U.S.

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  • Man refused licence disc for unpaid e-tolls

    A Pretoria resident is fuming after he was not allowed to renew his licence disc on account of an unpaid e-toll bill. Anton Boswel, an attorney from Wingate Park, went to renew the disc at the Elarduspark post office on Wednesday but was told he could not as a warrant of arrest had been issued against him. SA Roads Agency Limited spokesperson Vusi Mona said this should not happen.

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  • Nigeria: We Will Tame Boko Haram, Restore Peace to North East, Says Army Chief

    The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on Saturday said the Nigerian Army would tame the Boko Haram terrorists and restore peace to the North East region of the country. The Army Chief made the commitment at the passing out parade of Direct Short Service Commission Course 22/2015, held at the Nigeria Army School of Infantry, Jaji, Kaduna State.

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Cape in asteroid tsunami zone

    The map, which combines data on population density with data on where asteroids would most likely hit, came about after software was developed at the University of Southampton in the UK. Astronomer Nicola Laoring, of the South African Astronomical Observatory, says the map indicates that Western Cape would be at risk. "If an asteroid hits water, which is a distinct possibility given that 70% of the Earth is covered in water, then the impact could result in a tidal wave causing a tsunami in coastal regions. "The western coast of South Africa is also a high risk area as it lies along an asteroid impact corridor," she said.

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  • Gallery: Celebrity fashion at Durban July 2015

    Local stars put their best feet forward at the Vodacom Durban July. The event attracts thousands of revellers and betting enthusiasts who flock to the Greyville racecourse where food, drink and fashion become the order of the day.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • Papal visit puts Ecuador in spotlight - World News | IOL News

    People turned out for protest marches across Ecuador to call for the ouster of President Rafael Correa just three days before a visit by Pope Francis. Quito - It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution.

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  • Threat of Swazi revolution if Bucs, Chiefs match proceeds

    Swaziland human rights lobbyists say they have already put in place "underground" plans to launch a revolution should Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates play in a tournament organised by Swazi King Mswati III. The participation of the two Soweto soccer giants in the King's Cup to be held in Swaziland next month will be discussed in a meeting this week with the clubs' bosses when they meet Swaziland People's United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) and Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN). The lobbyists are fighting against King Mswati III for violating human rights and for ruling the country with an iron fist.

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  • R4m ivory shipment seized at OR Tambo - Gauteng | IOL News

    EPA A shipment of ivory worth R4 million was intercepted at Johannesburg airport on its way from Zimbabwe to Vietnam. Johannesburg - A shipment of ivory worth R4 million ($330 000) was intercepted at Johannesburg airport on its way from Zimbabwe to Vietnam, South African officials said Friday, hailing it as one of the biggest recent finds. Officials gave no details on how many tusks were found in the seizure in the cargo area of OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday. Zimbabwe has seen a spike in ivory poaching in recent years, with wildlife authorities in 2013 reporting that over 100 elephants had been killed by poisoning with cyanide in one month.

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  • South Africa: Man Dies On Mango Flight

    A man has died on board a Mango flight, en route to Cape Town from Johannesburg, due to cardiac related problems. The George Herald reported the plane was diverted to George Airport around lunchtime on Thursday in order to get the middle-aged man urgent medical assistance. The man experienced health problems an hour into the flight and George was the nearest available airport, according to Mango spokesperson Hein Kaiser. As a result, flight JE139 was delayed at George Airport for two hours.

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  • Lesotho warning to SA

    The warning by an international governance analyst follows President Jacob Zuma, who described the security situation as "explosive", dispatching his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, to Lesotho to meet that country's political leaders. Ramaphosa's mission follows a fact-finding visit by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to Lesotho over the weekend after the killings of several high-ranking opposition politicians over the last week. Last year, Ramaphosa succeeded in ensuring a coup was averted and that this year's elections were brought forward from 2017. Last year's violence saw then prime minister Tom Thabane flee Lesotho months before he lost the election to Pakalitha Mosisili.

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  • Illegal stokvel has five bank accounts frozen

    A popular online stokvel has been declared illegal and had its five bank accounts frozen. The Wealth Hub was set up by former University of North West vice-chancellor and one-time business partner of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Dr Ngoato Takalo. Takalo, her co-directors Dr Lizette Kleynhans and Stefan Minnaar have their five bank accounts, held at Absa and Standard Bank frozen.

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