• Gwede Mantashe speaks up about Nkandla

    The newspaper reports there were heated exchanges among delegates at this week’s alliance summit involving the ANC, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Unions, where Paul Mashatile's suggestions for the ANC to pay for the non-security-related upgrades at Nkandla were shot down. The alliance partners resolved that government needed to move fast to ensure the matter was finalised, which entailed holding accountable those found guilty of inflating costs of upgrading Zuma's homestead, and ensuring the money was recovered. Mantashe says the failure to go beyond the “more money” phrase had only served to irritate the public further and Nhleko had a clumsy way of stating his intentions. Madeonsela found that Zuma and his family unduly benefited from the R246 million upgrades to his private home.

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  • Bobbi Kristina's family rages anger over 'death bed' pics | The New Age Online

    Bobby Brown's sister Leolah Brown recently broke her anger over news that someone has been selling Bobbi Kristina's death bed pictures . Further, responding to the claims that the person who is selling the photo might be an extended family member, she said that she will make sure that anyone who comes near Bobby Brown's daughter takes a lie detective test.

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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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  • Nkandla: Has Mantashe adopted Mashatile's genie? | Daily Maverick

    A few weeks ago, it seemed the top leadership of the ANC had retreated into the underground, much in the way the organisation operated during exile. Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko had released his astonishing report on Nkandla and it felt like people ran for cover – not knowing what to say about it. It was certainly difficult to get a coherent position on Nkandla then from the ANC, especially with Nhleko’s blasé announcement that more taxpayers’ money is likely to be spent at President Jacob Zuma’s home to step up security. Then ANC Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile broke the conspiracy of silence and said at The Gathering last month that the ANC had not endorsed this position.

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  • Chris Brown cuts off child support | The New Age Online

    Singer Chris Brown has stopped paying $10,000 per month in child support after he was denied visitation with daughter Royalty. The agreement was set to start on July 1, but it fell apart when Brown sought a visitation with Royalty this week only to learn that she was with his mother Joyce Hawkins in Virginia, reports dailymail.co.uk. The 26-year-old initially wanted to pay $2,500 per month, but settled on the amount after Royalty's mother Nia Guzman was seeking $15,000 per month, according to an article on Thursday by TMZ.

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  • Insults fly between ANC, EFF - Politics | IOL News

    THE STAR The ANCYL has declared that EFF leader Julius Malema and his party were not welcome in KZN. Durban - The verbal sparring between the KwaZulu-Natal ANC Youth League and its arch-enemy, the Economic Freedom Fighters, is getting increasingly hostile. The ANC’s youth wing declared last month that EFF leader Julius Malema and his party were not welcome in KZN. This was in response to the EFF’s alleged plotting of a “civil war”, according to the youth league, and rendering Parliament dysfunctional.

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  • Two fake cops arrested in Alexander township | The New Age Online

    Police arrest two people masquerading as police officers. Cops made the arrests Saturday in Alexandra township, Johannesburg.

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  • Pics: Princess Charlotte christened - IOL Tonight

    Britain's Princess Charlotte is pushed in a pram after her christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England

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  • Imported locomotives ‘unsuitable for SA’s railway lines’

    THE government has been harshly criticised by opposition parties for the "reckless" use of taxpayers’ funds to purchase locomotives they say are unsuitable for South African railway lines. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) recently imported 13 brand new diesel locomotives to the value of R600m, part of a larger order of 70 locomotives valued at of R3.5bn from Spanish manufacturer Vossloh Espaa. On Sunday‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA)‚ Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Congress of the People (COPE) all called for an investigation into the procurement of the locomotives‚ saying they were unsuitable for South African railway tracks.

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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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  • Nkandla: Mantashe calls Nhleko reckless - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has slammed Police Minister Nathi Nhleko as "reckless". Cape Town - ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has slammed Police Minister Nathi Nhleko as “reckless” for saying more money must be spent on Nkandla. Now Mantashe wants Nhleko to explain exactly why more tax money is needed for President Jacob Zuma’s private homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. In March 2013, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that Zuma and his family unduly benefited from the R246 million upgrades to his private home.

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  • Nigeria: Keshi's Sack - Who Should Be Blamed?

    If former Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, had left the stage when he was hailed as a hero, especially after guiding the team to the second round of the last World Cup in Brazil, his ignominious sack last Saturday night would not have happened. Today, Keshi is a classical study of someone who fell from grace to grass. The coach, who became an instant hero after winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013; 19 years after the country last won the trophy, was sacked ignominiously on Saturday, though expectedly. Things turned upside down for keshi, when he announced his resignation a day after winning the Africa Cup of Nations in a South African radio on the premise that the federation led by Aminu Maigari, worked against him in South Africa.

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  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Unmoved By Muchinguri 'Tape'

    Zanu PF party remains unmoved by reports of a damning recording in which former Women's League boss and Higher Education minister Oppah Muchinguri allegedly made disparaging remarks against fellow party bigwigs. In the 45-minute recording, a woman believed to be Muchinguri is heard making critical remarks and insinuations of plots and counter plots within the former guerrilla movement as the internecine struggles for power continue unabated. Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya-Moyo yesterday said he had only heard about the recording in the media. Do you expect a serious party to call for an emergency meeting based on a newspaper report?" Khaya-Moyo asked rhetorically.

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  • Man dies after Soweto hospital turns him away because he didn't have R20

    How much is the life of a 64-year-old man worth in Soweto?

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  • Nigeria: Why Igbo, Yoruba Groups Are Not Happy With Buhari

    South-East and South-West groups have faulted what they described as the lopsided appointments made by President Muhmammadu Buhari, recently. The groups, Afenifere, Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF), the Movement for Oodua Republic (MOR), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, The Igbo World Union, Njiko Igbo Group and the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), said that so far, Buhari's appointments favoured the Northern parts of the country, while disregarding the federal character policy.

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  • Sanral warns against fake e-toll information

    Last week, a Tshwane Metro Police officer reportedly told the motorist he could not renew his disk because a warrant had been issued for his arrest over the outstanding debt. The South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) said no arrest warrants are being issued over e-toll fines and has urged motorists to report cases of this nature.

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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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  • Zimbabwe: 'Presidential Scholarship a Drain On Fiscus'

    The scheme, whose patron is President Robert Mugabe, has had its fair share of public disdain as government has not been able to justify the millions of dollars being poured into the programme annually. Critics have questioned the rationale behind spending millions of dollars on students who have gone to various universities in South Africa under the scheme, at the expense of heavily under-funded local colleges and universities. A student studying at any South African university pays a minimum of R30 000, (close to US$4 000) a year without accommodation. At most Zimbabwe universities, students pay less than $1 000 for two semesters, which is less than a third of what is required across the border.

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  • Trump weighs in on California shooting - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is facing heavy criticism for his comments about Mexicans. New York - A random fatal shooting in San Francisco, allegedly by an immigrant, proves the United States must tighten its borders, according to a statement on Friday by US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is facing heavy criticism for his comments about Mexicans. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was fatally shot as she walked with her father along the popular Embarcadero pier on Wednesday in what San Francisco police described as an apparent random attack. Francisco Sanchez, 45, was quickly arrested nearby.

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  • Nigeria: We Will Only Negotiate With Boko Haram From the Position of Strength - Presidency

    The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Saturday in Abuja said government would only negotiate with Boko Haram from the position of strength, not weakness. Adesina, who was reacting to comments on interview he granted to a foreign media on the subject matter, said President Muhammadu Buhari was resolute and poised to win the war against insurgency.

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