• Cassper Nyovest caught in fat lie

    Reigning African king of hip-hop Refiloe "Cassper Nyovest" Phoolo has been accused of composing two embarrassing fat lies. The multi-award winning muso was given a standing ovation by his legion of fans when he announced on Twitter on October 14 last year that he bought his mother Mazuki Rebecca Phoolo a house. Making the announcement on the social media network, Cassper wrote: "Drove home to surprise her with my new baby. The Doc Shebeleza hitmaker, who once claimed to be raking in R1-million a month in royalties, also announced that he had acquired a luxury Mercedez-Benz mini bus as one of his toys and flaunted it on Twitter earlier this month.

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  • Mom told 3-year-old fell out of window at creche, in fact teacher kicked him, watch shocking abusive footage

    A mother has discovered CCTV footage of son being kicked by a daycare facility teacher who then proceeded to lock him in an office alone.

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  • I've spent £150k trying to get my African wife into the UK - CameroonOnline.org

    Great-grandad has left his wife to marry woman in Cameroon 36yrs his junior. AS Paul Catchpole said goodbye to his wife of 43 years for a work stint in Cameroon she thought the absence would make his heart grow fonder. After fathering two more children with his new wife — John Paul, now two, and Blessing, six months — Paul ploughed his life savings and inheritance into their long-distance relationship in a desperate bid to get Angele and their kids to the UK. The money has gone on air tickets, hotel and hospital fees, renting property, utilities, food, car and running costs, schooling, (kids start at two in Cameroon), property building costs and fees.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Wife Opens Up On Family

    The First Lady gave the interview as part of her 50th birthday celebration.

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  • Bobbi Kristina wants children - IOL Tonight

    Bobbi Kristina was planning to have children before she fell ill. The 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston was preparing for her wedding to partner Nick Gordon when he found her collapsed in a bath at the couple's home. Now the star's cousin, Jerod Brown, has revealed that her “mission in life” was to have a baby of her own. Meanwhie, the tragic circumstances surrounding Bobbi's illness - as she lies in a hospice and has been taken off medication - are still unclear.

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  • South Africa: Idols SA Judges Swoon Over Some Singers' Auditions in KZN

    Idols SA’s esteemed judging team of Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana, Gareth Cliff and new addition Somizi Mhlongo travelled to the beautifully restored Durban Playhouse this week to see if the Zulu Kingdom could once again produce a singing sensation. KZN once again lived up to all expectations, but if the judges' reactions to the Golden Ticket winners is anything to go by, we might just see some of these faces in this year's Top 10.

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  • Khune set to rejoin Chiefs this week

    Former Kaizer Chiefs captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune looks set to rejoin the club. This is after Khune, together with midfielder Mandla Masango, met with Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung on Friday at the club’s Naturena Village training ground in an attempt to reach a deal that would see the club retain the two players. Khune, Masango and defender Tefu Mashamaite’s contract renewal negotiations with the club collapsed just before the end of last season, due to their alleged steep financial demands and all three are without contracts with the new season set to get underway. While Chiefs are said to have reconsidered their position, the club will meet Masango and Khune tomorrow to conclude talks and lay down the law.

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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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  • New EFF MP fixed to ‘moer’ Zuma - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA New EFF MP Phillip Mhlongo said he would not be apologetic when he held Zuma accountable. Durban - New EFF MP Phillip Mhlongo said on Sunday that he would join his party colleagues in Parliament to hold President Jacob Zuma and his executive to account. “I’m part of the collective of the EFF which took a firm position to tell nothing but the truth. The outspoken Mhlongo on Friday took up the position previously occupied by Lucky Twala, who resigned as an MP.

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  • R1.3bn mosque and varsity complex

    Hoping to leave a legacy in South Africa, "Uncle Ali", as he is popularly known, has already spent more than R210-million on the new Nizamiye mosque and community complex, and has no plans for slowing down. If you look at the richest men in history, they're often forgotten. During the planning stages, Katircioglu travelled back and forth between Turkey and South Africa. When construction started in October 2009, he moved to South Africa with his wife to oversee the project in person.

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  • Thirty-five of Cosby's alleged victims speak out

    Thirty-five women who allege they were sexually assaulted by US comedy legend Bill Cosby were united Monday on a magazine cover to tell startlingly similar stories of abuse. The New York magazine cover story is the largest expose yet of alleged abuse from nearly 50 women who have publicly accused Cosby of assault from the 1960s to 1996 across the United States. Cosby, a pioneering African-American comedian who played a beloved family doctor on the hit 1980s sitcom “The Cosby Show,” has become a pariah in the wake of the snowballing scandal. New York photographed and interviewed each woman separately in a project that was six months in the making before the stories were uploaded on the web edition late Sunday.

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  • Neurosurgeon killed in Cape crash - Western Cape | IOL News

    Well known Cape Town neurosurgeon Dr Gerrit Coetzee was among those who died in crashes on the roads at the weekend. Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa confirmed that Coetzee died on Saturday when he collided with a taxi on the N2 near Somerset West. Coetzee was the first doctor in South Africa to perform an artificial-disc operation in 2001.

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  • Jimmy Tau hands over R200,000 lobolo for wealthy girlfriend

    A celebration in honour of Tau and his girlfriend, Sizakele Manonga apparently took place in the lavish suburb of Pretoria East two weeks ago. The family bash was to celebrate Tau finishing off lobola for Manonga whom he got engaged to a few months ago. According to Sunday Sun, Tau paid the hefty amount to the Manonga family who are known for their immense wealth - they own a mansion with fourteen bedrooms on a private estate and are in possession of more than 30 German cars.

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  • Collaborators and the riven truth behind Zuma’s Nkandla

    IN 1879, the British destroyed the Zulu kingdom, putting paid to one of the last major precolonial polities in southern Africa. To hear white supremacists and apologists for the British Empire tell it, the defeat of King Cetshwayo’s army marked the triumph of European enlightenment over African barbarism; to hear Zulu and African nationalists tell it, the destruction of the Zulu kingdom signalled not the end of Zulu political sovereignty but the beginning of a pan-African struggle against white rule. Both accounts present the overthrow of the kingdom in stark terms, as a struggle between African and European, black and white. Sure, the British army was the most powerful military force at the time, with the hardware and training befitting its status as the defender of the world’s reigning superpower, and the Zulu warriors who went to battle for Cetshwayo were a rudimentary force with the most basic weapons (and some guns) at their disposal.

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  • Fake iPhones: China shuts factory - International | IOL Business

    REUTERS An Apple iPhone 6 is seen on display at the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City. In the United States, the newest Apple handsets can fetch $649, or more, depending on the model. Beijing - Police in Beijing have busted a factory that produced more than 41 000 fake iPhones worth as much as 120 million yuan ($19 million), including some that reached the United States, and have arrested nine suspects in the counterfeiting operation. Apple is one of the most popular brands in China, where authorities have stepped up efforts in recent years to dispel the country's reputation for turning out counterfeit goods.

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  • Where was Nzimande in the Struggle? - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA There is no trace of Blade Nzimande s involvement in the Struggle, despite his being 18 when the youth rose in Soweto and other parts of South Africa against apartheid, says the writer. There is no trace of Blade Nzimande’s involvement in the Struggle, says Floyd Shivambu. Johannesburg - When Blade Nzimande was reported as having said the EFF should be killed, we dismissed him as an opportunistic intellectual dwarf with no sensible ideological and political programme to confront our party. As will be seen from his political life, Nzimande is an opportunist who was a staff rider of the liberation movement, using empty and often-confusing rhetoric.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • DJ Sbu gives cattle to King Mswati as apology for slurs he made against the monarch

    Controversial businessman DJ Sbu, real name Sibusiso Leope, donated three head of cattle to Swazi King Mswati III as apology for the negative statements he made about the monarch in 2011, according to a report.

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