• Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled his lavish lifestyle, and that of Zuma's trusts.

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  • Xenophobia: Sodom and South Africa - City Press

    “Alan, they are coming down our street, door to door, searching for foreigners, and I have a woman from Zimbabwe staying with me … I will not let them have her!” The call was from Rose, a woman in my congregation who lived in Ivory Park in 2008. Once again, we hear of gangs going door to door searching for foreigners and threatening those offering them shelter. Although there are differences between this ancient story and the xenophobia we are dealing with today, there may still be some lessons in it for us. Sodom and Gomorrah were wealthy regions, like South Africa.

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  • Zuma: Emmanuel Sithole used a false name

    President Jacob Zuma on Monday said the Mozambican man who was killed in Alexandra two weeks ago was an illegal immigrant using a false name. Media reports identified the man as Emmanuel Sithole after he was brutally attacked during xenophobic violence in the township a little over a week ago. Zuma was speaking at a Freedom Day event in Pretoria earlier. During his speech, Zuma said Sithole had used a false name to avoid detection because he was an illegal immigrant.

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  • West Africa: Kenya Airways to Resume West Africa Flights After Ebola Outbreak

    Kenya Airways is likely to resume its flight operations in Liberia and Sierra Leone in two weeks. Health CS James Macharia said the decision was made after establishing that the two countries, worst-hit by the Ebola virus, had stabilised. "We have also resolved not to send the second cohort of volunteer health workers to the two countries as the first has done a tremendous job," Macharia said. The team of 170 will return in six weeks, he said in an interview with the Star, after the launch of the World Immunization Week at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi on Monday.

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  • Flashy new reality show flaunts the riches of young black South Africans

    The best things in life are free? It used to be that if you wanted to see a reality show featuring inexplicably rich people rolling around in troughs of money, you'd have to watch something American. Rich Kids promises to introduce us to a whole bunch of home-grown youngsters with the tastes of Marie Antoinette and the wardrobes of Mobutu Sese Seko.

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  • SA tones down response to Nigeria recalling diplomats

    Government on Tuesday distanced itself from a scathing statement issued by international relations spokesman Clayton Monyela following the recall of Nigerian diplomats from Pretoria. At a media briefing in Pretoria, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe was asked to explain whether the strongly-worded statement issued by the department had assisted in mending bilateral relations with Abuja.

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  • SABC boss hides R500m loss from parliament

    The Sunday Times can reveal that the public broadcaster faces a loss of about R500-million - which Motsoeneng concealed from parliament this week - in stark contrast to the profit of R641-million last year. This means that with Motsoeneng at the helm, the SABC has suffered a loss of R1.1-billion in a year. The SABC has lurched from one crisis to another on Motsoeneng's watch, but he appears to be immune to being fired amid persistent speculation of his close relationship with President Jacob Zuma. On Friday, a defiant Motsoeneng returned to work after a court ordered that he be suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing for dishonesty and abuse of power.

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  • Kim Kardashian's Ex-Husband Tweeted An Apparent Diss About Bruce Jenner

    It happened right after Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer.

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  • Passport puzzle in 'SA mule' case

    The woman, identified as 22-year-old Lynette Nosipho, was nabbed at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday last week, allegedly in possession of 19kg of narcotics valued at more than R100000. The drugs - 17kg of pseudoephedrine, a popular party drug, and 2kg of heroin - were concealed in women's shoes, a laptop bag and arm guards used by cricketers. India's Central Industrial Security Force said this week that Nosipho's passport stated she was a South African citizen. Spokesman Hemendra Singh said she had been travelling on a tourist visa.

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  • LETTER FROM LONDON: Africa not served by hotheads in Nigeria and SA

    THE immaturity displayed by both Nigeria and SA in their handling of the fallout over xenophobic violence in SA does the continent no good. Nigeria’s decision to recall its High Commissioner to SA was the diplomatic equivalent of a hissy-fit. Likewise, the response by Clayson Monyela of the Department of International Relations and Co-operation was ill-considered and poorly worded. In an effort to "stick it" to Nigeria, Monyela used Boko Haram’s abduction of the Chibok girls to score cheap points.

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  • Lupita Nyong’o comes to Joburg - City Press

    Early next month, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is heading to Johannesburg, where parts of a new Disney blockbuster will be filmed. The visit by the beautiful Kenyan actress is shrouded in secrecy, as local producers have signed a confidentiality agreement.

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  • Zim tycoon foots bill for xenophobia victims - City Press

    Ordinary people are now helping foreign nationals, who were displaced during the recent xenophobic attacks, to return to their home countries. City Press has learnt that apart from several foreign governments’ initiatives to evacuate their citizens, several business people are lending a helping hand. Zimbabwean property tycoon, Frank Buyanga, last week wrote to aid organisation Gift of the Givers pledging to provide 10 buses to transport foreign nationals to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo and Malawi.

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  • Government says it's committed to good relations with Nigeria after recall of diplomats

    GOVERNMENT remains committed to maintaining friendly relations with Nigeria after Abuja recalled its ambassador to Pretoria in the wake of attacks on immigrants, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation said on Sunday. Acting High Commissioner Martin Cobham and Deputy High Commissioner Uche Ajulu-Okeke were asked to return to Nigeria for consultations in the latest sign of African countries’ discontent over South Africa’s handling of attacks on foreigners.

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  • Misbehaving champs to pay - City Press

    Kaizer Chiefs, who clinched their second league title in three seasons on Wednesday, have been fined R140 000 by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for misconduct. The club and its personnel were found guilty at a disciplinary hearing on Thursday on charges of bringing the league into disrepute, insulting a match official and the transgression of league rules. On the same day, George Lebese appeared in court on charges of assault and malicious damage to property after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and damaged her car. On Tuesday, defender Simphiwe Mtsweni also greeted a court official on a charge of reckless driving after being caught speeding last weekend.

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  • I’m no degree cheat, says set-top box boss - City Press

    Pumla Radebe has appointed a top lawyer to act for her. The woman in charge of South Africa’s multibillion-rand digital TV set-top box roll-out is embroiled in a qualifications-fraud row after a former employee approached Parliament querying the authenticity of her degree. Now Pumla Radebe, chairperson of the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (Usaasa), is suing Mmatlou Morudu, the agency’s former executive manager of programmes, for R750 000 in damages for injuring her reputation. Morudu wrote to Parliament asking why Radebe’s BA degree did not show up in a record search at her alma mater, Fort Hare.

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  • ON WORK: Billionaires are born strange

    Justine Musk, who spent eight years married to the man behind PayPal, SpaceX and now Tesla Motors, has taken it upon herself to share with the world her view that those who achieve great things are mostly "freaks and misfits". According to her it comes in two types: normal success — involving hard work, talent etc — and extreme success — as enjoyed by her ex. At a stroke Ms Musk has destroyed the whole self-help industry. Seen like this, there is absolutely no point in studying extreme success.

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  • Gunmen open fire on buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne | The New Age Online

    Two tour buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne and his entourage came under fire early Sunday in Georgia, according to US media, which said no one was injured in the shooting. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported that the shooting by unknown assailants occurred in Cobb County, near Atlanta, around 3:30 am (0730 GMT), after the music star completed a performance at an area night club. Police determined that two tour buses used by Lil Wayne and his crew had been shot multiple times, the daily said. Officials said the two buses were carrying a total of about a dozen passengers at the time of the shooting.

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  • 23 Awkward Movie Mistakes That'll Make You Question Everything

    Why were Lily Potter's eyes brown? Why?!

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  • Big hype, huge money for 'fight of the century'

    The countdown is on to Saturday’s showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, the $400 million “fight of the century” with a place in boxing’s pantheon of greats on the line. Fanned by instant Internet publicity and social media, global interest in the contest has skyrocketed.

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