• 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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  • Shock twist after shark attack - Western Cape | IOL News

    NSRI Dylan Reddering from Plettenberg Bay was rescued from the water by fellow surfers after being bitten by a shark on Friday. Cape Town - A Plettenberg Bay rescuer has described how he responded to a call about a shark attack and discovered that the victim was his son. Marty Reddering, still reeling from shock on Saturday, spoke of how his son, Dylan, 23, a University of Cape Town student and avid surfer, survived an attack by a three-metre great white shark. Dylan kicked and beat the shark away, only to became stuck in a current while trying to swim back to shore, said Reddering, who has been an NSRI volunteer for 41 years.

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  • ANCYL to thwart EFF ‘civil war plan’ - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema has been accused of hatching a civil war plan. Durban - EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema has been accused of hatching a civil war plan and now the ANC Youth League is preparing what it claims will be the mother of all marches to declare KwaZulu-Natal a no-go zone for the opposition party. League provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo said the date for the protest would be decided before the end of the week. The youth league said the march aimed to express its displeasure about the disruptive tactics employed by the EFF in the National Assembly.

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  • Wife killer gets life

    A Pretoria businessman who masterminded the gruesome murder of his heavily pregnant wife yesterday smiled and waved to his family after he and the two men he hired to help him were sentenced to life imprisonment. Judge Winston Msimeki sentenced Brooklyn Peter Moon, Thapelo Kekana and Tshepiso Maluleke to life imprisonment for the June 2008 murder of Moon’s common-law wife Antoinette Botha. Umalu Waluzimbi, the Ugandan sangoma Moon roped in to help with the murder, was sentenced to ten years imprisonment on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

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  • Singapore billionaire acquires Ronaldo image rights

    Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, the owner of Spanish club Valencia, has expanded into sports marketing by acquiring the image rights for football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, it was announced Monday. Mint Media, a Hong Kong-based firm owned by Lim, said in a statement the six-year contract with Ronaldo would help grow the Portuguese icon’s brand in Asia. Under the deal, Mint Media “will own and administer all of Ronaldo’s image rights” except for those relating to his professional football club Real Madrid.

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  • Residents scurry to flee sinking SA ship

    Immigration lawyers have noticed a spike in inquiries from residents interested in emigrating from one or two a week last year to about 10 a week now. Homecoming Revolution CEO Angel Jones puts the feelings of despair down to load-shedding, xenophobic attacks, weak leaders, crime, the Omar al-Bashir saga and South Africa's alleged involvement in the Fifa corruption scandal. "The main destinations people plan to go to are the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in that order," immigration lawyer Chris Watters said.

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  • Ex hits out at Graeme Smith on Twitter - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Morgan Deane and cricketer Graeme Smith exit the church on their wedding day. Johannesburg - Former Protea cricket captain Graeme Smith’s estranged wife has again aired their dirty laundry on social media – this time decrying the fact that she was stuck in South Africa without the support of family and friends. Morgan Deane, who left Ireland to marry Smith in 2011, tweeted on Sunday that the cricketer has taken her children’s Irish and South Africa passports, forbidding her from leaving the country with them.

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  • Hamilton pulls fast one with queen

    The mineral water had barely been poured before Hamilton was chided by Her Majesty for poor table manners. Speaking to the BBC's Graham Norton, he said: "I got invited to a lunch and was sitting next to the queen. Etiquette expert Major-General James Cowan said the convention encourages flowing conversation.

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  • Arrested foreigners to be deported - Western Cape | IOL News

    Some 44 African foreigners arrested during an Operation Fiela swoop will be deported. About 44 African foreigners arrested last weekend during an Operation Fiela swoop will be deported. Government spokeswoman Phumla Williams said 37 others arrested “without the necessary documentation” had been released. Operation Fiela is the government’s crime-combating initiative.

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  • Cell C to provide free internet access to subscribers | The New Age Online

    As of Wednesday, mobile operator Cell C will provide free internet access to its subscribers. Subscribers will be able to access online services such as, Facebook, news, health and educational information. Cell C is working with Facebook and Internet-dot-org.

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  • Zimbabwe: Harare's Dying Industries

    At Trinity Engineering in the Willowvale industrial area, tall grass can be seen adjacent to an abandoned tanker which lies in the yard. The company is owned by Guy Georgias, the Zanu PF central committee member who unsuccessfully tried to get damages over the imposition of sanctions on Zimbabwe by the European Union. Across the road, the signage on one of the country's biggest car assembler, Willowvale Mazda Motor Industries (WMMI) is deteriorating in tandem with what is happening at the company. The story is the same at its sister company, Deven Engineering.

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  • Argentine kidnap victim credits Messi for his release | The New Age Online

    An Argentine agronomist who was kidnapped in Nigeria has credited his release to his mention of Lionel Messi, the Argentine football great. "Tell them to thank Messi -- naming him is what saved me," Santiago Menendez told his brother after his release Friday, two days after being kidnapped by an armed gang in central Nigeria, the newspaper Clarin reported Sunday.

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  • South Africa: Deputy Minister Buti Manamela - Graduation Ceremony of Capacity Building and Training Programme in Mediation for South African Youth

    Thank you for inviting me to speak at this graduation ceremony. The youth of South Africa played an important role in the fight against the evil apartheid system that was declared a crime against humanity by the international community.

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  • A Quick Reminder That Beyoncé Once Gave Terrence Howard A Lap Dance

    Everyone needs to know about this legendary moment in BET Award show history.

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  • Time for COPE and the UDM to join the DA

    THE United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the Congress of the People (COPE) should cash in their few remaining chips and merge with the Democratic Alliance (DA). The local government elections next year will be a chance for them to have a potentially profound influence, particularly in Nelson Mandela Bay, but it’s going to require some visionary leadership on both sides to make it happen. Outside of the DA and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the opposition landscape is like something of a haunted graveyard, with mourners and apparitions everywhere. The Inkatha Freedom Party typifies the situation.

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  • Force Touch for Apple’s iPhones? - Companies | IOL Business

    Apple’s suppliers have started initial production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said. Its newest iPhones, in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, will have a similar exterior design, the people said. Apple is bringing Force Touch, first unveiled for the Apple Watch and the newest MacBook model, to the iPhone at least two years after it started working with suppliers to perfect the pressure-sensitive displays.

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  • Nelson Mandela was "a piece of rubbish, a murderer and a fool" - SundayWorld

    The ANC are a bunch of fools and blacks would still be living in caves and wearing skins if it was not for the Dutch. This is what the principal and owner of Cosmo Primary School in Alberton, south of Joburg, allegedly told some learners during lessons this year.

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  • Zimbabwe: Bring Your Army and We Meet in the Streets, Tsvangirai Dares Mugabe

    THE opposition MDC-T party's leader has challenged President Robert Mugabe to "bring on the military and we meet in the streets", warning that any attempt to use the country's security forces to drive out informal traders will be "strongly resisted". An army general warned vendors that they would have the military to deal with if they ignored an order by local government minister Ignatius Chombo to vacate city centres. The government later backtracked; with defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi saying the army would not be involved while the High Court also made clear that this was no province for the military. "As it becomes apparent that the Zanu PF campaign promise to create two million jobs was just an election gimmick, the streets have provided sanctuary to the many unemployed Zimbabweans seeking to earn a living.

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  • No help for IS fighter’s mom-in-law - World News | IOL News

    The Australian mother-in-law of a notorious Islamic State group fighter said on Monday she was “devastated” that police had refused to help bring her five grandchildren home from Syria. Karen Nettleton's daughter Tara is married to Khaled Sharrouf, who gained global infamy last year when he posted pictures of himself and his seven-year-old son on Twitter holding up the severed heads of soldiers. News emerged last week that Sharrouf may have died in the same drone attack believed to have killed fellow Australian jihadist Mohamed Elomar, raising concerns about what would happen to his children who were taken to Syria last year.

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