• Woman has to leave behind spouse, kids - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    CAPE ARGUS Lea and Heath Stewart are taking the Home Affairs Department to court. Cape Town - A Zimbabwean woman who faces the “devastating prospect” of being indefinitely separated from her South African husband and four children has turned to the Western Cape High Court to challenge the constitutionality of South Africa’s Immigration Act. Lea Stewart, 39, moved to South Africa with her husband Heath and their boys Joshua, Aiden, Luke and Ethan, all of whom have South African citizenship, in May last year, hoping to secure a better future for the children.

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  • 89 Thoughts I Had While Watching The "BBHMM" Video

    "Viewer discretion advised" would be putting it lightly.

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  • Mandela children douse fire pool 'nonsense'

    Nelson Mandela's Qunu home does not have a fire pool.

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  • Chiefs boss on Khune, Masango latest: 'We're done'

    Both Khune and Masango's contract expired on Tuesday July 30. Last week, Motaung had said that both players, who were key in Chief's march to League and Cup double, had returned to Chiefs trying to re-start negotiations on failed contract renewal talks. Motaung said that the players had been given time to go home and think clearly about their futures but it now appears as if the players and the club have parted ways for good. Although Khune and Masango’s contracts came to an end on Tuesday‚ Motaung was not interested in commenting on negotiations‚ if any.

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  • JLo a factor in Affleck's divorce: source - Weekend Argus

    John Shearer/Invision/AP FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, married actors Jennifer Garner, left, and Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars in Los Angeles. The statement notes that the decision comes after careful consideration and that they will stay committed to co-parenting their three children, Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Garner Affleck. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, 43, split up partly because of Jennifer Lopez. The Hollywood couple - known as Bennifer - announced their divorce on Tuesday - just a day after their tenth wedding anniversary, and, according to friends, one of the reasons for the break-up was the 42-year-old actor's continued friendship with his ex-fiancée J-Lo, 45.

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  • Judge Masipa got it right – on the law

    Masipa cleared the athlete of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, instead finding him guilty of culpable homicide and of one firearm-related charge. This was because Masipa found that the state had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Pistorius had the necessary intention to murder Steenkamp. Despite finding the athlete was a “very poor witness”, Masipa accepted that Pistorius’s version – that he genuinely believed there was an intruder in his house – could reasonably possibly be true, which is all that was necessary for an acquittal on murder. Masipa’s verdict has created a ruckus for a number of reasons, with the most common criticism relating to her application of dolus eventualis.

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Vavi apologises to Thabo Mbeki for backing Zuma

    Mbeki’s 73rd birthday. Zuma was sacked as deputy president by then president Mbeki‚ amidst a wave of corruption allegations‚ in 2005. Vavi‚ general secretary of the then powerful Cosatu union movement‚ became a vocal supporter of Zuma which helped JZ beat Mbeki at an ANC elective conference two years later. “I believed the charges were being made up by Mbeki and his clique… 10 years down the line I don’t believe in that anymore‚” Vavi said in an interview on Power FM.

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  • Zuma's wives cost you R54.6-million in his first term

    The average annual cost of the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for the last four years of former president Thabo Mbeki's administration, from 2005 to 2008, was R7.1-million. In Zuma's first term, the average rose to R10.9-million a year - an increase of R3.8-million. In response to questions, the spokesman for the president, Mac Maharaj, said the unit cost R7.877-million in 2010-11; R11.165-million in 2011-12; R7.068-million in 2012-13 and R13.019-million in 2013-14. The last time information was made publicly available on the unit was in February 2010 when the Presidency revealed in response to a parliamentary question that during Zuma's first year in office, 2009 to 2010, the unit cost R15.517-million.

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  • Malema to take Ramaphosa to court

    https://youtu.be/Vai2vcZfzZY The announcement was made by EFF leader Julius Malema during a media briefing in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, today.

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  • Messi can end Argentina’s drought - Soccer Cup Competitions

    EPA Lionel Messi s lack of success with Argentina is well documented. The prospect of leading his country to a first major title in 22 years is driving Lionel Messi as Argentina meet Chile Saturday in a Copa America final clash of the golden generations. The three-week South American football showpiece reaches its climax at the Estadio Nacional with a dream final pitting the favourites against the hosts, and the stakes could not be any higher for both sides. Messi heads a star-studded Argentina desperate to write their own piece of history by winning a first international title since 1993, 12 months after an agonizing defeat to Germany in last year's World Cup final.

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  • Movies' Biggest Winners And Losers In 2015, So Far

    The year began with American Sniper and Fifty Shades of Grey setting all-time domestic box office records for January and February respectively. By May, two more movies — Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron — became the fourth- and fifth-highest-grossing films ever in the world. With such a deep bench of massive hits, it is no surprise that overall, domestic box office grosses are up a robust 6.3% from the first half of 2014. With several highly anticipated films still to come this year — including Minions, Spectre, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens — 2015 has the potential to be Hollywood’s biggest year in a decade.

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  • 9 things black people will dance for according to South African adverts

    Despite the fact that our advertising industry is one of the most well respected in the world, we are constantly bombarded with adverts of black people dancing for food, alcohol, sweets and even airtime.

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  • Ten South Africans on Interpol wanted list

    Interpol's wanted list features 10 South Africans sought for crimes including rape and the theft of more than R240-million. One local suspect, Jason Holland, 43, a former director of a Johannesburg mining company, is being sought for fraud and allegedly "misappropriating" more than R240-million. Interpol believes that Holland, who has British and South African citizenship, is currently in Australia, the UK or the Netherlands. Another fugitive is former police officer Mvuleni John Tshoba, 46, who fled the country after being convicted of the rape of an eight-year-old child.

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  • EFF wants civil war – SACP

    The Economic Freedom Fighters wants a civil war, says SA Communist Party’s (SACP) second deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila. In an exclusive interview with The Citizen at Cosatu House yesterday, Mapaila said the EFF’s attitude sought to undermine the integrity of parliament and proper discourse in society. “They have no coherent ideology except being populist and demagogue,” Mapaila said. “Nothing would please the EFF more than a civil war.

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  • Proteas apologise for drone security breach

    South Africa's cricket team apologised Thursday to the Bangladesh military for using a drone at a practice session in Dhaka and breaching national security ahead of the start of their tour. Bangladesh cricket authorities ordered a halt to use of the drone which had been taking photos of the South African players during the Proteas' first practice on Wednesday. "The Proteas' behind-the-scenes TV crew brought the drone over to try and obtain creative views and images to use for our YouTube channel," team manager Mohammed Moosajee said.

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  • Zimbabwe: Kasukuwere Faces Arrest

    A high stakes political game has exploded in ZANU-PF whereby cadres loyal to one of the factions vying to succeed President Robert Mugabe in the event that he vacates office are pushing to have national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere arrested over his handling of the country's many Community Share Ownership Schemes (CSOSs). The Financial Gazette has it on good authority that Mayor Justice Wadyajena, the chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment is under increasing pressure from ZANU-PF hawks that feel threatened by Kasukuwere's rising political stock to exert pressure on Parliament in order to have him investigated for his role in the CSOSs with a view to causing his arrest. Despite his youthful age, Wadyajena has combined his financial clout, sharp tongue and extensive political connections to cause political tremors in ZANU-PF.

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  • Nigeria: Govt Unveils Academic Standards for Studies of Older Persons

    In order to address the challenges being faced caring for the older people in the society, the Federal Government yesterday launched a Benchmark Statement and Minimum Academic Standards for the studies of older persons, Applied Gerontology in Nigeria Universities. Speaking at the formal presentation of the Benchmark to eleven selected Universities, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Julius Okojie said that the unveiled standards will address the challenges facing the studies of Geriatrics and the care of the older persons in the society. Professor Okojie who acknowledged that there are challenges in integrating getriatrics studies into the Nigeria University programmes also identified network of geriatric care centres as a means to deal with problems confronting the care for the senior citizens.

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  • Paris offered $1m for prank: report - IOL Tonight

    Paris Hilton was in on the plane crash prank, it has been claimed. The Egyptian company behind TV show 'Ramex in Control' - which filmed the heiress as she screamed and cried when she thought the aircraft giving her an aerial tour of Dubai was about to crash - circulated a document detailing the gag to a number of US celebrities in March, offering them around a million dollars to participate. It continued: "Dubai official authorities are monitoring this show and providing us with security. If you want to make sure, you can contact the office of crown prince of Dubai, his majesty Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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  • Pae's homophobia is not oppressive 'because she's black'

    Zizipho Pae, UCT’s SRC former acting president should not be regarded as an oppressor for her homophobic remarks as one would regard a white person for making racist comments. Zizipho Pae posted a status update on Facebook on Sunday that many interpreted as homophobic: “We are institutionalising and normalising sin.

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