• 'I experienced racism far beyond that of America in SA': Popular DJ

    A recent visit to South Africa has left a bitter taste in the mouth for well known house music DJ and producer Afefe Iku Osunlade. Afefe Iku Osunlade was one of the headline acts at the Spring Fiesta festival which took place at Wild Water in Boksburg this past weekend. This is what Osunlade had to say about his experience in the country in a Facebook post: “Now im certain I’ll get lots of shit for this post however it must be said. It’s been about ten years since my last visit to South Africa and I must say this trip has more than opened my eyes that apartheid is alive and kickin! It’s absolutely the most white privileged place I’ve ever experienced in my life and from this date I vow never

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  • Mbalula trolls US losers at World Cup - World Rugby

    We South Africans know nobody trolls a bunch of losers like our Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula. But the USA just got introduced to his flavour of trash talking. Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article capturing all the ways Mbalula heckled the US rugby team before, during and after they played the Springboks and lost. The author, Marissa Payne, wrote: “Politicians aren’t known for their realness, at least in the United States. But things must work differently in South Africa because Fikile Mbalula… left nothing on the table when it came to expressing his glee on Twitter over the Springboks’ 64-0 shutout of the United States during their Rugby World Cup match on Wednesday.”

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  • Why Rihanna took Chris Brown back - Tonight News

    NEW YORK - Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna said she once felt she was strong enough to take back boyfriend Chris Brown after he famously assaulted her in 2009, but finally realised she had been stupid to think that way. “I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn't understand him,” she told Vanity Fair magazine in a cover story for the November issue. Explaining why she took him back after he left her bloodied on the eve of the Grammy awards, Rihanna, 27, said she thought “Maybe I'm one of those people built to handle ... this. “Maybe I'm the person who's almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they're not strong enough” and to be able to “say the right thing.”

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  • These are the South African provinces where you are most likely to be murdered

    Over the past three years the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100,000 to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100,000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eight out of 167 countries with data available for 2012. Between April 2014 and March 2015, on average 49 people were murdered each day. This is on average two more killings a day than in the previous year and a staggering six more deaths a day than in 2011/12. The 2013/14 South African Police Service annual report showed that 5% of murder victims were children and 14% were women, most of whom were murdered by their intimate partners. By far the

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  • Nigerian prophet who said Mugabe would die blocked from entering Zimbabwe

    Security agents in Zimbabwe allegedly detained two Nigerian pastors and blocked their leader, Chris Okafor - who last year prophesied President Robert Mugabe's death - from entering the country, reports said on Wednesday. According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed

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  • Turning 63 - Putin style - World News | IOL News

    Sochi, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his 63rd birthday on Wednesday in his favourite Black Sea resort of Sochi by taking part in an ice hockey match and holding a briefing on his country's military campaign in Syria. State TV showed Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu telling Putin that the Russian military had struck 112 targets in Syria since it began its air campaign last Wednesday, and that cruise missiles had been fired overnight from Russian warships in the Caspian Sea at Islamist militants in Syria. “That we carried this out from the Caspian Sea at a distance of around 1,500 kilometres (932.06 miles), with high-precision weapons and hit all our targets, reflects of course

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  • Calls for currency devaluation as confidence sinks - Business News | IOL Business

    The continued fluctuation in the rand is hurting Zimbabwean manufacturers, prompting them to call for internal devaluation of the US dollar after the first manufacturing confidence index showed confidence in the industry at a lowly negative 33 percent. Zimbabwe has apparently become a warehouse for goods produced in other countries, mainly from South Africa, Malawi, Zambia and China, despite lobby efforts to promote local producers. Manufacturers in Zimbabwe are struggling against a heavy saddle of power outages, high electricity tariffs and other costs, as well as expensive borrowing on the local market. Busisa Moyo, the president of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), said in Harare yesterday that the prices of products produced in Zimbabwe “are a reflection of the Zimbabwean environment”.

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  • Sfiso Ncwane in baby mama drama, says 'I'm not going to support another man's child'

    Pinky Dlamini, 29, added to Ncwane’s woes after she told Drum magazine’s latest issue that the Kulingile Baba hit-maker is not supporting the boy. But the Bayede Baba singer denies paternity and rubbished Dlamini as “jealous and bitter.” Ncwane challenged her to do DNA tests to prove that he is truly not the father of the boy, according to the report. “That boy is not mine and I know who the real father is. I’m not going to support another man’s child. Pinky knows the truth and if she insists on saying I’m the father, then let’s go for a DNA test,” Ncwane told Drum. “Like all ex-girlfriends she’s not happy that I dumped her and became successful.” Pinky said: “My son doesn’t even have shoes as

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  • Nigeria: International Friendly - Eagles Test-Run With Leopards in Belgium

    After Tuesday's face-off between Super Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh and team Captain, Vincent Enyeama, Nigeria is to continue her rebuilding programme with Republic of Congo in an International friendly in Belgium tonight. Today's clash of the Eagles and Leopards will start at 7pm at the VISE Stadium, and will be the first between both countries' senior teams in five-and-half-years. The game is the third for Oliseh who took charge of the Eagles after his erstwhile national team mate, Stephen Keshi was booted out of the job for failing to lead Nigeria to the 2015 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations even as defending champions. Eagles are expected to have put behind them the bust up to concentrate

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  • Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    He made this startling claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing battle with the taxman. 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

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  • Mourinho responds to Capello criticism - Premier League

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at criticism levelled by Fabio Capello and said he is determined to lift the Blues out of the rut that has seen them slump to the lower reaches of the Premier League. Chelsea are currently two places above the relegation zone after losing four and winning only two of their first eight league games. Their worst start to a season in 37 years has prompted criticism of Mourinho's methods, with Capello notably claiming the Portuguese coach “burns out his players” after two seasons. Mourinho, speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday, admitted he “can't hide the reality” of Chelsea's dire straits but took exception to Capello's assessment of his leadership

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  • 21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

    Taken when she was only an 18-year-old princess, this picture shows the young Elizabeth Alexandra Mary during her time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, 1945.

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  • Zimbabwe: Thieving Maid Spared Extradition

    The State is no longer extraditing the Zimbabwean housemaid accused of stealing R1,5 million, hundreds of euros and British pounds from her employer in South Africa early this year. Constance Mujeyi (28) allegedly swindled her former employer and fled back home with her loot. The woman early this month successfully challenged her extradition to South Africa at the High Court. The magistrates' court had notified Mujeyi of her return to South Africa to face trial despite the fact that the prosecution had not made an application for extradition. This impelled the defence led by Mr Norman Mugiya to file an urgent chamber application challenging the extradition on the grounds that it was improperly

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  • LETTER: Masses stoning Oscar

    I HAVE been vocal from the outset about the double standards and victimisation of Oscar Pistorius, without taking sides or venturing into the "guilty or not guilty" debate. Blatant political interference has again, in effect, led to an extension of his prison sentence. It is shocking to see how the uninformed masses rejoice in this victimisation (I saw a barbaric comment on Facebook that his arms should have been cut off too). The infamous necklacing, or "mob justice", functions on exactly the same basis: the hysterical and bloodthirsty masses stone a defenceless human being, taking them right back to the Dark Ages. These armchair judges are no different from people participating in mob justice

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  • Tambo no-fly zone

    The problems slowed international and local arrivals and departures at Africa's busiest airport to a snail's pace. Airline companies warned that there would be a huge knock-on effect on flights leaving and arriving in Johannesburg. The radio technology problems arose as South Africa's leading civil aviation safety and security experts met in Johannesburg for a safety and security conference yesterday. The meeting - during which it was revealed that aviation crashes and deaths had decreased - follows two deadly aircraft crashes in Limpopo and North West this week. The second occurred yesterday when a helicopter crashed, allegedly after losing power. Two people were critically injured. The spokesman

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  • 17 Affordable Vacation Spots All Budget Travelers Need To Know About

    Some places are farther away than others — meaning the plane ticket is more expensive — but they’re all still amazing budget destinations overall. We highly suggest you steal these affordable itineraries.

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  • Bozwana ‘killed for fighting corruption’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Mahikeng – North West businessman Wandile Bozwana was killed for fighting corruption, mourners heard on Thursday. “Wandile was questioning the irregular awarding of tenders. We have companies that were awarded multi-million (rand) tenders even when they did not have tax certificates. Bozwana was fighting this corruption,” said Mothusi Montwedi from Taung, an ANC member attending Bozwana’s memorial service in Mahikeng. “The ANC is infiltrated by the premier league. They decide the outcome of conferences. Business in the province cannot be available to Supra (Mahumapelo) and few of his friends,” he said to a chorus of applause from the crowd. The so-called Premier League is believed to be made

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  • OR Tambo International Airport a no-fly zone

    The failure of control-tower equipment at OR Tambo International Airport left dozens of planes grounded and thousands of passengers frustrated on Wednesday. The problems slowed international and local arrivals and departures at Africa’s busiest airport to a snail’s pace. Airline companies warned that there would be a huge knock-on effect on flights leaving and arriving in Johannesburg. The radio technology problems arose as South Africa’s leading civil aviation safety and security experts met in Johannesburg for a safety and security conference on Wednesday.

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  • Don't worry Chelsea fans, only 48.4 days left for Jose Mourinho

    Powered by caffeine and adrenaline, hundreds of Kenyan and Canadian geeks will compete over Skype in a 28-hour ''hackathon'' to develop apps to improve rural Kenyans' health, farms and access to education.

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  • Syria army in 'vast offensive' backed by Russian strikes

    Moscow has dramatically stepped up its nine-day-old air war against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, with heavy bombing by warplanes and cruise missile strikes from the Caspian Sea. A Syrian general said the Russian intervention had weakened the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group and other armed opponents of Assad. But according to Washington, more than 90 percent of Russia's strikes have targeted the moderate opposition. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said there had been a "troubling escalation" in Moscow's air campaign. "We will assess the latest developments and their implications for the security of the alliance," Stoltenberg said as he went into a NATO defence ministers meeting

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