• Robert Mugabe shares bed with teenaged son when I'm away: Grace

    Grace Mugabe told Zimbabwe's state newspaper that when she's away - Chatunga Bellarmine is his father, Robert Mugabe's, favourite companion in bed.

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  • Itu back at Chiefs

    The drawn-out saga - which first saw Khune, defender Tefu Mashamaite and winger Mandla Masango all told by the club they could leave earlier last month - produced a new twist when Khune accepted a new deal "in principle" just days before the start of the Premier Soccer League season. Prior to an official statement from Chiefs about Khune "returning home", the Bafana goalkeeper posted a picture of himself on Twitter at about 10am yesterday captioned: "Be walking in a Boardroom like this, please wish me luck good people. Chiefs also confirmed in a statement that discussions with Masango were ongoing and an announcement would be made soon. The club still needs to follow internal procedures and processes, but in principle Itu is home.

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  • Obama Wants To Build World's Most Powerful Supercomputer

    On Wednesday, President Obama signed an executive order to launch a technology initiative designed to take American computing through the next decade. Called the National Strategic Computer Initiative, it lays out a plan “to maximize benefits of high-performance computing research, development, and deployment.” Which means, in layman’s terms, that the President wants to build the most powerful computers that have ever existed. About thirty times more powerful than anything working today, if the order’s stated capability goal of an exascale computing system can be achieved. Right now, China’s Tianhe-2 holds the world record for most powerful computer at 33.86 petaflops, and there are 1,000 petaflops in an exascale system.

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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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  • EFF items burnt over Malema's 'dictatorship'

    Enraged Economic Freedom Fighters in Limpopo yesterday allegedly burnt party paraphernalia in a protest against what they called ‘dictatorship’ of their leader Julius Malema. The items included a poster bearing Malema’s face and what appeared to be T-shirts, overalls and CDs of EFF’s struggle songs. Junior told Saturday Citizen the items were burnt by disgruntled EFF members somewhere in the Vhembe district in Limpopo. “People defend Malema unnecessarily.

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  • Nigerian Varsities Fail Global Ranking, Again

    Nigeria performed poorly in the latest global ranking of universities, with none of its ivory towers making the world's top 1,000 universities. The United States alone has eight universities in the top 10, with Harvard University ranking first as the world's best higher institution. It is followed by Stanford University in the second position and Massachusetts Institute of Technology coming third. While Cambridge and oxford universities in the United Kingdom ranked 4th and 5th, universities of Columbia, California, Chicago, Princeton, and Cornell University all in the US, came 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th in the ranking.

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  • Sebolai's trousers were stained with girlfriend's blood: forensics analyst

    A pair of trousers that contained traces of former Jozi FM DJ Donald “DJ Donald Duck” Sebolai’s DNA was stained with the blood of his slain girlfriend. This was the testimony on Thursday of Captain Phineas Masetla‚ a senior forensics analyst at the police’s Forensics Science Laboratory‚ in the DJ’s murder trial at the Johannesburg High Court sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court‚ southeast of Johannesburg.

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  • Carey committed to psych ward - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Singer Mariah Carey arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 17, 2015. Mariah Carey's sister claims she is being kept in hospital as a patient for a serious head injury against her will. Alison Carey, 54, was admitted to a Long Island psychiatric ward at a hospital in New York City after suffering a severe head injury in a mysterious home attack three months ago.

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  • 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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  • Jose taunts Wenger, again - Premier League

    PA Wire/Press Association Images Arsene Wenger has not beaten Jose Mourinho in 13 attempts, and the Chelsea boss was quick to remind him of that. Jose Mourinho has piled the pressure on Arsene Wenger, saying he would have found a solution to the Frenchman’s dreadful run against him by now. The Arsenal manager has not beaten Mourinho in 13 attempts, a record Wenger will be hoping to put right at Wembley tomorrow. No. I think I lost twice against Tony Pulis, I lost against Crystal Palace and against West Bromwich Albion.

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  • Mystery of missing flight MH370 may finally be solved - Cape Times

    Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an important development . Kuala Lumpur: Investigators scrambled today to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation’s greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The 2m-long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an “important development”.

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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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  • Zimbabwe: SA Students Hail Country, President

    Former University of Zimbabwe South African students have hailed President Mugabe and Zimbabweans for being peace-loving and God-fearing people. Mr Philly Nchabeleng and Miss Kutollo Mphahlele, who had been studying for an Agriculture Engineering degree and will be graduating in September, said they had a great experience in Zimbabwe and found the truth about the country. Miss Mphahlele said it was disturbing that the image of Zimbabwe was tarnished by the media when the situation on the ground was different. "We came to Zimbabwe in 2011.

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  • Zim couple approach SA embassy to reverse travel ban

    A Zimbabwean couple has approached the South African embassy in Harare seeking a reversal of the one year travel prohibition imposed on them by Home Affairs officials at the Beitbridge border post. “On July 17, Sithobekile, who has a history of cardiac related ailments, collapsed. “That led to our ban from South Africa as we arrived two hours after June 27 ended,” he said.

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  • Man survives shark attack in Australia - World News | IOL News

    EPA In this image released by the World Surf League, Australian surfers Mick Fanning (left, in blue) and Julian Wilson (centre, in red) climb to safety after a shark attack during the final round of the JBay Open competition in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, on July 19, 2015. Sydney - A surfer punched a shark after being attacked on Australia's east coast on Friday, suffering bite wounds to his legs and hands in what a witness said was like “a Mick Fanning replay”. The incident occurred near a popular tourist spot north of Sydney, close to where a bodyboarder was mauled this month, and recalled dramatic images weeks earlier from South Africa when Australian three-time world champion surfer Fanning fought off a shark.

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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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  • The Failure Of Tom Cruise 2.0

    If you’re of a certain age — an age whose childhood, and even early adulthood, didn’t involve cell phones or wireless internet — chances are you remember what it was like to watch Tom Cruise and realize, in whatever simple and clear manner, that you were observing greatness. Cruise was who we’d act like when we sang “Danger Zone” and drove our bikes in frantic, dizzying circles around the cul-de-sac.

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  • SAA acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout returns to Mango

    Bezuidenhout, who has been running the unprofitable state- owned carrier since November following the suspension of Monwabisi Kalawe, will move back to Mango, which he previously ran, with immediate effect, spokesman Tlali Tlali said in a text message late on Wednesday. While Tlali didn’t give a reason for the transfer, an internal memo circulated within SAA and obtained by Bloomberg said it’s being carried out following the completion of a turnaround program that Bezuidenhout had led. SAA, which has been surviving on government-guaranteed loans, had been working to reduce costs and improve efficiencies under Bezuidenhout. SAA’s operating costs in April and May, the first two months of the carrier’s financial year, declined 14% from 12 months earlier, Bezuidenhout said on June 30.

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  • South Africa: ANC Alliance 'Has Power As Strong As God's'

    ANC KwaZulu-Natal chair Senzo Mchunu on Thursday compared the power of the party and its alliance to that of God. "The [Democratic Alliance] has no power. If you combine the power of the ANC, SACP and [civic movement] Sanco in KwaZulu-Natal, that power can only compete with God. Okay, maybe that power is just a little less than God's power.

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