• Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    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 his lavish lifestyle, and that of Zuma's trusts.

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  • Flashy new reality show flaunts the riches of young black South Africans

    The best things in life are free? It used to be that if you wanted to see a reality show featuring inexplicably rich people rolling around in troughs of money, you'd have to watch something American. Rich Kids promises to introduce us to a whole bunch of home-grown youngsters with the tastes of Marie Antoinette and the wardrobes of Mobutu Sese Seko.

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  • Passport puzzle in 'SA mule' case

    The woman, identified as 22-year-old Lynette Nosipho, was nabbed at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday last week, allegedly in possession of 19kg of narcotics valued at more than R100000. The drugs - 17kg of pseudoephedrine, a popular party drug, and 2kg of heroin - were concealed in women's shoes, a laptop bag and arm guards used by cricketers. India's Central Industrial Security Force said this week that Nosipho's passport stated she was a South African citizen. Spokesman Hemendra Singh said she had been travelling on a tourist visa.

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  • Nelson Mandela Bay buses worth R100m gather dust in ‘failed project’ - City Press

    Six years on and buses that were supposed to start the bus rapid transit system in Port Elizabeth are still gathering dust outside a fresh produce market. The 60 buses were acquired by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in 2009 for R100 million as part of its integrated public transport system, but it has been plagued by problems and allegations of corruption. As a result, the buses remain idle, parked outside the fresh produce market in Motherwell outside Port Elizabeth. The buses were meant to diversify and improve the city’s transport system, but are now exposed to the elements all year round.

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  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

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  • SA plays hardball over Nigeria envoy - Africa | IOL News

    The South African government said on Sunday that Nigeria’s decision to recall its acting high commissioner – apparently in protest against some Nigerians’ being affected by xenophobic violence – was “unfortunate and regrettable”. The government also took a swipe at Nigeria, pointing out that it had never blamed the Nigerian government for the deaths of 84 South Africans in the collapse of a church building in Lagos last year. South Africa had also not blamed the Nigerian government for the delay of more than nine months in the repatriation of all the bodies. It also noted that it did not blame the Nigerian government for the atrocities committed by the extremist Islamist group Boko Haram.

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  • Kim Kardashian's Ex-Husband Tweeted An Apparent Diss About Bruce Jenner

    It happened right after Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer.

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  • Amcu leader laid to rest - Politics | IOL News

    The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will not back down from its promise to bring economic change to the country, general secretary Jeff Mphahlele said on Sunday. “We are not going to run away even though we are slaughtered day and night,” he said at the funeral service of union leader Collen Petlele. Amcu overtook the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in membership numbers in 2012, becoming the dominant union in the platinum mining sector.

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  • Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • Sarah Baartman grave plaque defaced - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Reuters The 1816 complete cast in plaster of Sarah Baartman is displayed during a ceremony at the South African Embassy in Paris in 2002, in preparation for Baartman's remains to be returned to South Africa for burial. The indigenous woman, born in 1789, was taken to London by a British navy doctor around 1810 where she was shown off in freak shows. Port Elizabeth - A plaque at Sarah Baartman’s grave in Hankey has been defaced, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday. Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said a group of men were seen throwing white paint on the plaque on Saturday.

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • Malema gets a pop star welcome in uMlazi - Special Features | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema visited eMhlabeni squatter camp near uMlazi on Friday. Durban - Scores of EFF supporters welcomed their leader as they would a pop star at eMhlabeni informal settlement in uMlazi south of Durban. Clad in the party’s T-shirts, the crowd ululated, danced and sang revolutionary songs as Julius Malema, accompanied by the national spokesman, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, made his way on to the packed community sports field on Friday night.

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  • Two Springbok training squads named

    The national selectors have named two squads of 44 players each including 19 uncapped.

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  • Nigeria: Our Pains, Tears, Fear in South Africa - Nigerian Immigrants

    Nigerians who travelled to South Africa in search of greener pastures are biting their fingers after the xenophobic attacks began in that country about two weeks ago. Nnamdi Onyekachi, who hails from Orlu in Imo State but resides in Johannesburgh, South Africa, told LEADERSHIP on phone that the South Africa of today is different from what he saw when he arrived the country in 1997. The king was reported to have incited South Africans against their black African brothers who were visitors to the country. Onyekachi said, "My brother, please tell the Nigerian government to act now.

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  • Shoes reminded me of Ronaldo: Motaung | The New Age Online

    Kaizer Motaung called John “Shoes” Moshoeu the “last of the street footballers”and compared him to Real Madrid’s Christiano Ronaldo in a tribute at the late Bafana Bafana star’s funeral in Soweto on Monday.

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  • I’m no degree cheat, says set-top box boss - City Press

    Pumla Radebe has appointed a top lawyer to act for her. The woman in charge of South Africa’s multibillion-rand digital TV set-top box roll-out is embroiled in a qualifications-fraud row after a former employee approached Parliament querying the authenticity of her degree. Now Pumla Radebe, chairperson of the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (Usaasa), is suing Mmatlou Morudu, the agency’s former executive manager of programmes, for R750 000 in damages for injuring her reputation. Morudu wrote to Parliament asking why Radebe’s BA degree did not show up in a record search at her alma mater, Fort Hare.

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  • Johnny Depp's Transformation To Whitey Bulger Is Truly Chilling

    "Just sayin' could get you buried real quick."

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  • Arsenal 'boring', not Chelsea - Mourinho | The New Age Online

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed that Arsenal were more deserving of the "boring" epithet after his team closed on the Premier League title with a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Chelsea's last seven league wins have come by a single-goal margin and they were taunted with chants of 'Boring, boring Chelsea!' as the clock wound down at the Emirates Stadium.

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  • Zimbabwe: SA-Loving, Anti-Zim Mthwakazi Rediscover Love for Home

    State media polemicist Nathaniel Manheru, who is believed to be President Robert Mugabe's spokesman George Charamba, writes that separatist Mthwakazi activists have rediscovered home (Zimbabwe) after they too were subjected to xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Writing, he says, from Indonesia where President Mugabe is attending a conference, Manheru claims that Mthwakazi activists were rebuffed when they approached Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini for help.

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  • We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

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