• Southern Africa: Kariba Dam Wall Faces Collapse

    A catastrophic failure of the Kariba Dam on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia would put three and a half million lives at risk and knock out forty per cent of southern Africa's hydroelectricity supply, according to a recent report.

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  • Bozwana’s last words to his wife - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Pretoria - “Love, I hear you,” were the last words uttered by slain businessman Wandile Bozwana to his wife before he was wheeled into the operating room where he died of his injuries. His widow, Tsholofelo Bozwana, told mourners at his funeral service that she had rushed to his side at Unitas Hospital after hearing of the shooting, and was with him in his final moments. “From the emergency centre to the theatre, I was with him. He would say things, but I did not hear him. However, I was able to hear him say ‘Love, I hear you’,” she said. Bozwana was gunned down on October 2 while travelling with a colleague on the N1 highway in Pretoria. It is understood that when the company-branded Renault

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  • Floyd Mayweather's luxury cars go up in flames

    Recently, the boxer tried to transport four of his luxury cars from his home in Las Vegas to Miami. Floyd Mayweather Jr Mayweathers luxury cars burnt JOHANNESBURG - Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a known big spender with a passion for luxury cars. Recently he tried to transport four of his luxury cars from his home in Las Vegas to Miami. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way (apparently around Phoenix, Arizona), the trailer truck transporting Mayweather's cars caught fire and burnt all four of his cars, including two Rolls Royce and a Bentley. Karma or bad luck? WATCH: The TMZ sports report on the story. 

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  • Trump won't be next president: Obama | The New Age Online

    President Barack Obama is fairly certain of one thing when it comes to next year's election: Donald Trump won't succeed him in the White House. The billionaire businessman, the frontrunner in the race to become the Republican party's White House nominee, has raised hackles with his controversial comments on immigration, gun control and women, among other issues. "He knows how to get attention. He is, you know, the classic reality TV character, and at this early stage, it's not surprising that he's gotten a lot of attention," Obama said of Trump in an interview on CBS television's "60 Minutes" news program. "I don't think he'll end up being president of the United States," Obama said in the interview,

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  • 'I am in this situation because of Madiba': Dalindyebo

    An unrepentant AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has promised to fight his court case to the bitter end. The controversial king – who was handed down 12 years in jail by the Supreme Court of Appeals in Bloemfontein two weeks ago after he appealed a 15-year sentence imposed by the Mthatha High Court in 2009 – vowed to never go to jail. He was initially convicted for crimes ranging from culpable homicide, kidnapping, assault, arson and defeating the ends of justice. The appeals court acquitted him on the culpable homicide charge but upheld the other convictions. He said some of the people who turned state witness in order to guarantee his conviction were murderers who were being protected by

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram and Jonathan - the Truth Unfolds

    We are suddenly back to those dark days when Boko Haram terrorists strike with ease and attack military formations. That was precisely what these blood-thirsty bastards did on Tuesday when they attempted to dislodge the 120 Task Force Battalion located in Goniri, Yobe State. Our gallant soldiers repelled the attack, killing over 100 of these terrorists. On the same day, there were multiple bomb attacks in Damaturu and two mosques in Maiduguri; 38 innocent Nigerians were killed in these attacks. Earlier on October 2, the terrorists attacked Abuja, leaving 20 people dead and scores injured. October is just 10 days old and 83 innocent lives have been lost to Boko Haram. In summary, about 1300 Nigerians

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  • South Africa: 'I Was Just a Normal Village Girl' - First Black Female Navy Commander

    As a girl in the village of Lady Frere, Zimasa Mabela's life revolved around school, and fetching firewood and water from the river. The country's first black female navy commander says she only saw the sea for the first time when she was 18. "I guess, having read books and watched movies, it was not something to be shocked by and say: 'so much water!'" the 38-year-old told News24 aboard her vessel, the SAS Umhloti. "I wasn't scared of the water because where I grew up, we had swimming pools." Mabela and her friends used to sneak off to the pools at a Catholic mission in McKay's Neck Village. It was the place to be "for fun and to relax" especially on hot Eastern Cape days, although their parents

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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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  • Judge questions timing of Motsoeneng case - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance’s application for a review of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as chief operating officer of the SABC got underway on Tuesday, with Western Cape High Court Judge Dennis Davis voicing reservations about letting it proceed, given Motsoeneng’s pending disciplinary process and the upcoming court case over the powers of the Public Protector. Davis told the DA’s counsel, Anton Katz, there was a risk that by the time he had ruled on whether it was indeed irrational, as the opposition contends, to appoint Motsoeneng, the SABC may already have decided to remove him from his post. “By the time the disciplinary is finished Mr Motsoeneng might already be on his bicycle,”

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  • 'All Limpopo universities belong to EFF' - Malema

    Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has declared that “all universities in Limpopo belong to the EFF” after their victory in University of Limpopo’s SRC elections. Malema’s celebratory tweet comes after the EFF got 3558 votes in the elections, an increase from last year’s 2794 votes. In a statement, the EFF says it has attained eight seats in the SRC, same as (South African Students’ Congress) SASCO, while the Students’ Christian Organisation (SCO) attained one seat. The EFF further accused SASCO of “violently” disrupting the elections on the first voting day last week Thursday “when it was clear that numbers were not on their side”. According to the EFF, SASCO further demanded

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  • Dalindyebo’s son to take over as successor if he's jailed

    Dalindyebo's son, Prince Azenethi Dalindyebo, was chosen as the heir to the throne by the AmaDlomo clan. Thembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo CAPE TOWN – AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's 23-year-old son will take over as ruler of the kingdom if the controversial royal is sent to jail. Dalindyebo has launched a Constitutional Court appeal against a 12-year jail sentence for defeating the ends of justice and kidnapping. Traditional leaders met in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape yesterday to deliberate about Dalindyebo's successor should he go to jail. The king’s son Prince Azenethi Dalindyebo has been chosen as the heir to the throne by the AmaDlomo clan. The resolution

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  • Rugby World Cup: Meyer’s anti-logic faces its biggest selection test yet | Daily Maverick

    On Wednesday, when Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer names his team to play against Wales in the quarterfinal of the Rugby World Cup, he will arguably be under more scrutiny than when he announced his team to travel to the tournament. Prior to the World Cup, Meyer might have been excused by the argument that he “does not know” exactly who make up his best team – despite having had the whole duration of the Rugby Championship to prepare. Now, though, he surely knows that the young Lood de Jager’s partnership with Eben Etzebeth is what works best for the Boks. As far as teams South Africa will meet in the knockouts go, Wales are arguably the “weakest”, but that does not mean they should be underestimated.

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  • OPINION: Where to next for the ANC’s ‘premier league’?

    ANC African National Congress Carien du Plessis says the group of three premiers seems keen to demonstrate their loyalty to Jacob Zuma. There’s no such thing as a tune without reason when President Jacob Zuma sings it. At the end of his closing speech to the ANC’s national general council plenary in Midrand on Sunday night, it was this song that was sung: Ngomhla sibuyayo kothula kuthi tu; kokhal’ imbayimbayi. It translates as: On our return, it will all go quiet but the machine gun. It’s a nostalgic song of homecoming that MK soldiers sang in camps in exile. It resurfaced around 2008, when the songs about individual leaders became the trend. Most recently Zuma has been singing it at funerals.

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  • Zimbabwe: Biti - Zanu-PF Against Karanga Mnangagwa Taking Over As President

    THE campaign against Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Zanu PF is tribal with powerful forces in the ruling party determined to stop a Karanga becoming the next president, Tendai Biti has claimed. Biti warned that the succession dispute had become so toxic that Zimbabwe risked chaos of the kind that engulfed Rwanda in 1994 when an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 people were killed. The former finance minister and opposition People's Democratic Party leader was speaking at a SAPES panel discussion on Zimbabwe post-Mugabe in Harare. Following the brutal ouster of former vice president Joice Mujuru, Mnangagwa was thought to be in pole position to succeed the 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

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  • King Dalindyebo: I am in this situation because of Madiba

    The controversial king – who was handed down 12 years in jail by the Supreme Court of Appeals in Bloemfontein two weeks ago after he appealed a 15-year sentence imposed by the Mthatha High Court in 2009 – vowed to never go to jail. Dalindyebo was addressing a general meeting of the AbaThembu nation at his Bumbane Great Place near Mthatha on Sunday afternoon regarding his decision to appeal his 12-year jail sentence at the Constitutional Court. He was initially convicted for crimes ranging from culpable homicide, kidnapping, assault, arson and defeating the ends of justice. The appeals court acquitted him on the culpable homicide charge but upheld the other convictions. “I am not going to hand

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  • No SA player nominated for African Footballer of the Year award

    Kermit Erasmus, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Oupa Manyisa and goalkeeper Felipe Ovono were on a list of 24 released by the Confederation of African Football on Sunday. The lists are compiled by staff members at CAF and reflect a poverty of expertise as they highlight goal-scorers and popular performances, but fail to recognise any consistency of performance. Ovono's selection devalues the merited choice of his three club- mates, although it could be on the basis of his penalty-saving ability for the Equatorial Guinea national team at the African Nations Cup finals at the start of the year. Senegal-born Pirates midfielder Issa Sarr was also outstanding in the campaign and should have been included on the list.

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  • Kylie Jenner and Tyga involved in crash

    The couple had enjoyed a night out at Los Angeles nightspot 10ak, where the Rack City hitmaker had performed but their evening ended on a bad note when the rapper's $320,000 Rolls Royce was hit from behind by another vehicle. Neither Jenner nor Tyga were hurt in the accident and the car suffered minor damage, with just a few scratches to the rear. Meanwhile, 18-year-old Jenner has revealed she keeps a framed copy of Tyga's 2012 mugshot at her home. The  Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has given fans a behind-the-scenes look at her $2.7 million Calabasas mansion, which she bought eight months ago, via her new app and has revealed it features a three-year-old police photograph of her rapper boyfriend.

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  • Two men apologise for promising to turn Pistorius’s home into ‘party pad’

    Two men made a video in Oscar Pistorius's house, promising, ‘every weekend it is going to go down’. Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius house Party house JOHANNESBURG - According to international media reports, business partners David Scott and Kagiso Mokoape have apologised for promising to turn Oscar Pistorius’s house into a place where they would host parties with ‘hot girls’. The property in Pretoria is where the athlete shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Scott and Mokoape made a video of themselves in the house, which they rented, promising that ‘every weekend it is going to go down’ and ‘hot girls can invite themselves’. They also go through the house

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  • Inside the confused mind of Hlaudi Motsoeneng

    ON SEPTEMBER 2 SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng gave an interview to Insig, hosted by Waldimar Pelser. It made headlines because of this sentiment, expressed by Motsoeneng late into the exchange: "Maybe we need to understand the role of media. The role of media is to influence the mind-set of people, young and old. Let’s take example [sic] — the young ones. If you always put crime on media, you report about crime … actually what you are doing you are encouraging young people to commit crime." You can watch the full exchange here. Rightly, a fair bit of criticism has been written about that particular position. However, it was largely at the expense of everything else Motsoeneng

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