• The rich get even richer

    Gates was once again named as the world's richest man, according to Forbes' Rich list - a position he has held 16 times. The ringing cash register may be deafening for us measly beings, but the same cannot be said for those whose net worth earned them a spot on Africa's 50 Richest list, also released by Forbes yesterday. South African luxury goods tycoon Johann Rupert increased his net worth from $6.6-billion to $7.3-billion in a year, retaining his top position as South Africa's richest person. Nicky Oppenheimer came in at third in Africa (and second in South Africa) after his net worth increased from $6.5-billion to $6.8-billion.

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  • Nigeria: Queen of Bleaching Disses Lupita Over 'Stolen' Dress

    Nigerian and Cameroonian singer and cosmetics seller, Dencia has hit out at Lupita Nyong'o over the theft of her Oscar red carpet "pearl dress". In her usual fashion, Dencia took to her Twitter page and posted, "Moral of the story, cut Ur coat according to Ur size. Lupita's stolen dress was returned after the thieves found out the pearls were fake. The Calvin Klein dress was said to be covered in more than 6,000 pearls and valued at more than $150,000.

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  • Money never sleeps - City Press

    Money makes money without breaking a sweat. Moyagabo Maake does the maths on two tycoons’ fortunes to see how they grow.

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  • EFF rebel group submits ‘mountain of evidence’ against Malema

    A group of disgruntled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members have submitted what they say is a mountain of evidence showing intimidation and the gross mismanagement of the party's National People's Assembly and is now calling on the High Court to nullify the outcome. The members are led by suspended EFF Member of Parliament (MP) Andile Mngxitama who has accused EFF leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu of abusing party funds and suppressing internal democracy.

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  • New details revealed about the origin of Aids

    HIV-1, which causes Aids, is composed of four groups, each coming from a separate cross-species transmission of a simian version of the virus from apes to humans. Previous research identified chimpanzees in southern Cameroon as the source of HIV-1 group M, which has infected more than 40 million people worldwide and triggered the AIDS pandemic, as well as the geographically limited group N, identified in only about 20 people. The new research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed those groups originated in western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon.

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  • Oscar goes from caviar to chakalaka - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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  • Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran split

    The 25-year-old singer is said to have hooked up with their mutual friend, Nia Amey, 31, while he and Tran were on a break and now has a nine-month-old daughter with the model. Insiders previously revealed Tran was ready to marry Brown, even if he is sent back to jail later this month after his probation was revoked in January. There's not one man she would rather spend the rest of her life with other than Brown.

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  • Former allies sue Mugabe and Zanu-PF - Africa | IOL News

    AP In this file photo Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, right, arrives for the heads of state meeting of the annual AU summit, held at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Harare - Two former allies of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe whom he fired last year are suing the 91-year-old leader and his Zanu-PF party for unfair dismissal and for breaching the party's constitution, court papers seen by Reuters showed. Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, changed the party's constitution ahead of Zanu-PF's December congress to allow him to appoint his two deputies himself rather than having them elected by the party. Rugare Gumbo, once the Zanu-PF spokesman, and Didymus Mutasa, the party's former secretary general, say in their lawsuit, which also targets a former party chairman, that these changes were illegal.

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  • Nigeria: Ejide Demands Pay Rise

    Super Eagles goalkeeper Austin Ejide is demanding a pay - hike before extending his contract with Hapoel Beer Sheva.

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  • The Bugatti Veyron bows out at Genev

    After 10 years of production and 450 multi-million-dollar examples, the hypercar that broke all records from top speed to price tag is bidding farewell at the Geneva Motor Show with the "La Finale". The farewell model, a Grand Sport Vitesse, takes its exterior design cues from the very first Veyron -- chassis #01 -- and the two cars were unveiled side by side at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday. Bugatti's engineers wanted to ensure that it could retain its crown as the world's fastest production car. Every Bugatti that leaves the factory does so with its prospective owner's input and La Finale is no exception.

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  • Car makers gear up to take on Google and Apple

    For those wondering whether old-school car makers are up to the threat posed by emerging competitors Google and Apple, look no further than Audi’s R8. On the first day of the Geneva Motor Show, Europe’s annual lovefest for the automobile, German luxury car maker Audi rolled out a souped-up electric sports car called the R8 that demonstrates why vehicle executives think they can withstand an onslaught by Silicon Valley that threatens to upend the 129-year-old industry. Audi has run the R8 on autopilot at more than 200km/h around Germany’s Hockenheim Formula One racetrack and packed it with futuristic laser headlights that shine brighter, illustrating where automotive technology ends today.

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  • South Africa: Nigerian Refugee Crisis Continues

    The exodus of Nigerians fleeing violence in the country's north-eastern regions continues, amid an influx of 16 000 refugees into neighbouring Cameroon, says the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). Clashes between Boko Haram and Nigerian Government forces have intensified in recent weeks as fighting has spilled across borders and become increasingly regionalized. During the past few weeks alone, the group has also perpetrated deadly attacks against civilians in Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Speaking to journalists, on Tuesday, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards said Cameroonian authorities had observed a steady flow of refugees streaming in through the "extremely volatile" border regions of Makaria, Logone Birni and Fotokol, just south of Lake Chad, rendering them vulnerable to attacks from the Nigerian insurgent group, Boko Haram.

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  • Mugabe's ex-allies slam Grace in court filings

    The statements came as part of an application to nullify the results of ZANU-PF's December congress, where Grace was placed in an influential post and numerous opponents purged in ongoing infighting to succeed Mugabe. "We want the court to invalidate the congress as it was illegal and unprocedural," Rugare Gumbo, former spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF, told AFP on Thursday. Gumbo and the party's former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa filed an application at the High Court challenging the December congress, which saw Mugabe stay on as leader while elevating his wife Grace to head of the influential women's wing.

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  • Bafana legend Moshoeu becomes latest victim of irresponsible Twitter hoax

    Brazen recklessness of death tweets were hugely convincing, writes Mninawa Ntloko

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  • Parliamentary dress code tips - PHOTO

    Wed Mar 04 16:56:00 SAST 2015 The fifth Parliament has not yet been constituted but there is already quibbling over how Ministers in Parliament (MPs) should dress.ANC has been arguing that MPs should be given a dress code - to stop standards slipping

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  • ‘No proof my son is Jihadi John’ - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group. London - The father of “Jihadi John” said in an interview published on Wednesday that there was no proof that his son was the Islamic State executioner, adding there were a number of “false rumours” circulating. “There is nothing that proves what is being circulated in the media, especially through video clips and footage, that the accused is my son Mohammed, who is being referred to as the alleged executioner of Daesh (Islamic State),” Jassem Emwazi told the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas. The daily said it spoke to the father of Kuwait-born Mohammed Emwazi at a secret location in his first media interview following accusations that his son is the jihadist who killed several Western hostages.

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  • Krul luck for Newcastle ‘keeper - Premier League

    Manchester United managed to beat Newcastle United at St James Park thanks to to fluffed clearance by Magpies goalkeeper Tim Krul. Perhaps, and it is a very flimsy perhaps at this stage, there is a burning of the old Manchester United DNA inside the team that Louis van Gaal is dragging into the fight for a Champions League qualifying place. It was the 89th minute last night when his misfiring team, with Juan Mata on, Marouane Fellaini off, Radamel Falcao dropped and Angel Di Maria cursing his own substitution, found something to grab an unlikely victory. It was then that Wayne Rooney, whose desire is leading a team who were once more implored to attack by their own supporters in the game's closing stages, forced uncertainty amongst three Newcastle defenders, to such an extent that Mehdi Abeid lost his head and passed to his goalkeeper from a matter of yards.

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  • Julius Malema's maratongfontein birthday celebration

    Wed Mar 04 02:08:34 CAT 2015 The leader is celebrating his 34th birthday today. He posted a picture of himself with his wife Mantwa Matlala. He wrote: "He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD." The best birthday ever#

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  • Government forced to warn staff that lying about qualifications is illegal

    "The incidents of misrepresentation, which appear to be on the rise, will not be tolerated as they impact negatively on the reputation of the country, its institutions and the credibility of the National Qualifications Framework," acting director general Donald Liphoko said. All government departments, their entities and agencies needed to implement public service regulations to deal with the problem decisively, he said. Forging qualifications is illegal, he warned. There have been a number of scandals recently over public officials' misrepresenting their academic qualifications.

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  • Wage increases: what a load of junk

    South Africa is on the brink of having at least one of its credit ratings being cut to junk status. One of the yardsticks rating agencies use to review South Africa’s investment potential is government’s wage bill. In this year’s budget, government’s wage bill will make up 40.6% of noninterest spending. This is scary stuff and largely a result of massive increases in recent years where unions have been able to strong-arm the state into a corner.

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