• Malusi Gigaba's alleged ex-mistress details scandalous affair, R288,000 cash gift and trips

    New York based stylist, Buhle Mkhize has written an open letter lifting the lid on the  surreptitious affair she allegedly had with Malusi Gigaba. Their dalliance started in July 2014, lasting an entire year. Mkhize who is married says she met Gigaba on Instagram and realised they shared the same sense of humour. "By the end of July he’d started sending me private messages that were very basic at first but quickly graduated to flirting. The messages were flattering but uncomfortable, I am married and had had a relationship with a public figure in the past and hated what comes with it so this wasn’t the route I wanted to take even if I was single," Mkhize said. The exchange of private messages

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  • Malema’s rant ‘crossed the line’ - Politics | IOL News

    Durban - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has now crossed the red line with his “warped logic and rantings” about former president Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal said on Sunday. Malema, himself a former ANCYL leader until his expulsion from the ANC, said at the Oxford Union in the UK on Wednesday that Mandela had sold out the struggle of the people and of South Africa and deviated from the Freedom Charter. Malema has been universally condemned by political parties and civil society for his statements. KwaZulu-Natal ANCYL provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabela said Malema had now taken his “vicious attacks against the icons of South Africa’s

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  • Juju backs down on Madiba jibe

    Malema, who is on a week-long visit to the UK, caused a storm back in South Africa when he told an audience during his address to the Oxford Union on Wednesday that "the deviation from the Freedom Charter was the beginning of selling out ... the revolution". He added: "The Nelson we celebrate now is a stage-managed Mandela who compromised the principles of the revolution which are captured in the Freedom Charter." But on Friday night, speaking at an intimate event at the Pan African People's Movement in Tottenham, Malema moderated his remarks. "[Zimbabwean President Robert] Mugabe took it from here to here; Madiba took it from here to here. We cannot complain that 'No, these old men have sold

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  • Zimbabwe: First Lady Hints At New Leadership for 2018 Election

    FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe last week hinted that Zanu PF was likely to choose a new presidential candidate to represent the party in the 2018 general elections, in what was seen as an admission that President Robert Mugabe, 91, may be too frail to run - in fact stand - for re-election. Zanu PF is scheduled to hold its next congress in 2019, having held one last year which resulted in former Vice-President Joice Mujuru and her high-profile allies, among them the party's former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, falling by the wayside. The party holds its congresses after every five years, but the Zanu PF constitution provides for an extraordinary congress where leaders can be replaced before

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  • Reports: Phiyega threatens to take Mbete to court

    Riah Phiyega has reportedly told Baleka Mbete to revoke a committee report criticising her. Riah Phiyega Baleka Mbete National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete Riah Phiyega suspended JOHANNESBURG - Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has reportedly told parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete to revoke a committee report criticising her - or else she will go to court.  The City Press today says it’s in possession of emails sent to Mbete and parliamentary police portfolio committee chair Francois Beukman, where Phiyega makes the ultimatum.  Phiyega claims the committee's findings relating to her leadership were unfair and unconstitutional and says she was not given an opportunity to state

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  • Krejcir’s JHB, Vaal properties sold for R17m

    They were auctioned off yesterday, with the one in Bedfordview attracting 4 registered bidders. Radovan Krejcir Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir Radovan Krejcirs properties on auction JOHANNESBURG - Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir’s two houses, one in Bedfordview and another in the Vaal, now have two new separate owners. Eyewitness News understands his Bedfordview mansion was sold for R12,8 million (all inclusive), while his Vaal home was sold for R4,2 million (all inclusive).  The homes were auctioned off yesterday, with the one in Bedfordview attracting four registered bidders. One bidder who participated in the auction in Bedfordview - but pulled out as the price climbed - says he was disappointed

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  • Siza Mzimela: First black woman to own an airline - Connect

    South African businesswoman, Siza Mzimela, is making history as the first black woman to start and own an airline. About Siza Mzimela According to about.com, Siza Mzimela, founder and CEO of Fly Blue Crane, a start-up South African airline that began taking flights September 2015, with O.R. Tambo International Airport in Jozi as the airline’s operational hub. The start-up has thus far been operating as an airline that offers low cost domestic routes within South Africa. According to About.com, Mzimela has been vocal about eventually expanding her business to have more regional scope: “We hope to expand our flight destinations to Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • Kill thy neighbour: Alex attack brings home SA's shame

    His attackers had followed him down a street, keeping their prey at arm's length, waiting for an opening to land the fatal blow. They circled him as, on his knees amid rubbish, he pleaded for mercy. In those moments, Emmanuel Sithole was no longer a man, a neighbour, a human being. The intensity on his attackers' faces showed that he had become a thing to kill - each thrust aimed with ferocity. Around the macabre scene - where children had played and adults had strolled moments before - some now held their hands to their mouths in horror. Others stood seemingly detached, as if watching a movie. The attack on Sithole lasted about two minutes. Alexandra township, next door to Sandton, had just

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  • Get real, white South Africa

    We did it in 1910 when the Union of South Africa was birthed by the British. We did it in 1948 when our new apartheid laws turned us into the most unethically dressed nation in Africa. We did it again in 1961 when the National Party declared South Africa a republic, free from the British Commonwealth. Our newest outfit, the dress from our historic Autumn/Winter 1994 collection, is now 21 years old, and evidently in tatters. Unfortunately, South Africa has never fundamentally changed over the years, we simply changed clothes. The greatest problem we face as a nation is not our neo-liberal imperialist economy that favours US and British capitalist endeavours. It's not that the police criminalise

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  • Family & friends bid farewell to Jonah Lomu

    Six simple words eloquently summed up the impact Jonah Lomu had on rugby union when New Zealand paid its final respects to the former All Blacks winger on Monday. “Too big, too fast, too much,” Lomu’s high school coach Chris Grinter told the thousands of people who had flocked to Eden Park for a public memorial service. Lomu’s casket was carried to a specially built stage by former team mates, including All Blacks Michael Jones, Frank Bunce and Jerome Kaino.

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  • Khoisan: It's our land and we want it back

    "The colonial powers became rich from our land: our diamonds, our gold," said John van Rooyen, chairman of the Gauteng Khoisan Council. He was speaking during the SA Human Rights Commission hearings into the alleged marginalisation of the Khoisan community. The group is demanding better representation for the Khoisan at all levels of government in South Africa, and wants Khoisan languages to be officially recognised. SA Human Rights Commission member Danny Titus said the commission was holding hearings in Northern Cape and Western Cape on the rights of indigenous people. "The general experience in this country is that we have constitutional rights but we don't have implementation of them," Titus

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  • FNB apologises to customers for technical problem

    Irate customers vented their frustrations as their debit and credit cards were declined. FNB First National Bank FNB system problems Irate customers took to social media yesterday venting their frustrations as their debit and credit cards were declined. FNB says the problem was caused by a queue on the system slowing down transactions. The institution’s Vidya Medapati said, “FNB apologises to our customers for the inconvenience caused. We do view this problem quite seriously especially if it affects our customers. Sufficient remediation has been put in place almost immediately after the problem was experienced. We are confident that his should not happen again.” (Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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  • Banks under fire over R99 debit order scam

    Fin24 has been inundated with emails from irate bank customers following an expose on Special Assignment on Sunday which lifted the lid on how easy it is for dubious companies operating in the call centre space to gain access to bank accounts through unauthorised debit orders. Banks in the South Africa process about 56 million debit orders a month and from these close to a million inter-bank debit orders, including non-authenticated early debit orders, are disputed every month, according to the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA). The dispute ratio for non-authenticated debit orders is between 4.5% and 6%. Lucas Mlangeni said it worried him that his bank account has been invaded by fraudsters.

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  • South Africa: Adjustment of Fuel Prices Effective From 2 Dec 2015

    The Department of Energy herewith informs the public about the fuel prices for December 2015. South Africa's fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors. The pump prices for both grades of petrol will increase by 1.0c/l; diesel and the maximum retail price for LPGas will decrease by between 1.8c/l and 4.0c/l, whilst the wholesale price of illuminating paraffin and the single maximum national retail price (SMNRP) will increase by 1.0c/l with effect from 2 December 2015. The main reasons for these fuel price adjustments are the weakening of the Rand against the US Dollar despite the drop in the prices of all petroleum products during the period under review.

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  • Etoile break Pirates’ hearts in Confed Cup final

    1-0 is how it would end on the day as the former champions reclaimed glory in the Confed Cup, Orlando Pirates Etoile du Sahel CAF Confederation Cup Many expected Etoile to sit back for much of the game to try protect their away goal advantage, letting Pirates come at them, only to catch them on the counter-attack when the opportunity arose. To the Buccaneers fans’ displeasure, that would not be the case, as the home side took the game to Eric Tinkler’s side, looking for the cushion goal and to put Pirates under added pressure. Ammar Jemal found himself in a great place to toe-poke the ball into the back of the net, after the Bucs goalkeeper Felipe Ovono fumbled the ball, giving the home side

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  • Top editor ‘was an apartheid spy’ - South Africa | IOL News

    A legendary figure in journalism, who edited the largest and arguably most influential newspaper of the day, was a “mole” working in the interests of the apartheid government, according to a book released this weekend. God, Spies and Lies: Finding South Africa’s Future Through its Past is written by veteran journalist John Matisonn. He says Tertius Myburgh, who edited the Sunday Times between 1975 and 1990, was the editor whom apartheid secret service head General Hendrik van den Bergh boasted he owned. Gordon Winter, who worked as a government spy in several newsrooms, set tongues wagging when he disclosed that Van den Bergh had told him the Bureau of State Security (Boss) had 37 journalists

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  • Meyiwa murder case: Phalane to step in

    The acting National Police Commissioner has vowed to solve the case and bring closure for the families. Senzo Meyiwa Senzo Meyiwa killed National Police Commissioner JOHANNESBURG - Investigations into the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa have taken a more serious approach, with reports that the acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phalane is assisting investigators.  The Sunday Independent is reporting that Phalane has asked for the dossier so that he can engage with the investigators.  The 27-year-old player was killed at his girlfriend's mother's home in Vosloorus just over a year ago. The investigation into Meyiwa’s murder is now receiving high priority with acting

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  • ‘No serious injuries after SA’s Black Friday frenzy’

    Checkers' marketing director says there were fights between customers over discounted products. Black Friday Black Friday SA JOHANNESBURG - Retailers say there were no serious injuries despite customers fighting over discounted products on "Black Friday". Checkers, which was the first South African retailer to adopt the concept last year, was joined by more than 30 other retailers this year. The concept originated in the United States on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which was historically known as the day on which business began to turn a profit. Checkers' Marketing Director Neil Schreuder says there were some fights between customers over discounted products. “There were one or two incidents

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  • Is Cyril fit to replace Zuma? - Sunday Independent

    ANC diehards left the National General Council vowing to do better, but Mcebisi Ndletyana sees no change. More than a month has passed since the ANC held its fourth National General Council (NGC) at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand. In the interim, a number of provincial and regional conferences have followed in various parts of the country. This includes KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the Eastern Cape’s regions of OR Tambo, Buffalo City and Joe Ggabi. The latter two are the largest regions in a province that formerly had the biggest ANC membership. That distinction now belongs to KZN. It claimed it in 2012 en route to Mangaung, where Jacob Zuma was re-elected ANC president over the conscientious Kgalema

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  • Lies won't save SA, Zuma

    The rest of us have been in this state for a very long time, as corruption, poor governance, lack of delivery, crime and lack of leadership have ravaged our country. Many of us have hung our heads in shame as inequality has increased and unemployment has remained an immovable mountain. Many of us have shaken our heads in despair as our leaders have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar. So it was a great pleasure to hear that Zuma understands what the rest of us are going through. Last Tuesday, the president told a group of journalism students that the South African media's reporting is so negative that he feels like fleeing this country at times. "When I go out, people envy South Africans,

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