• South Africa: Mandela's Grandson Weds His Muslim Bride

    The grandson of former president Nelson Mandela, Nkosi Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela announced his marriage to Muslim bride, Rabia Clarke on Sunday. "I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Rabia's parents, her extended family and the Muslim community, for welcoming me into their hearts," Mandela said in a statement. The marriage, which took place on Saturday in Cape Town, is the fourth for Mandela, whose heritage is isiXhosa and who currently serves as the traditional chief of Mveso. "Although Rabia and I were raised in different cultural and religious traditions, our coming together reflects what we have in common: We are South Africans," he said. According to most recent reports, Mandela

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  • Ronaldo hoping to score with Jenner?

    Kendall Jenner is reportedly "flattered" by the interest shown in her by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. The 31-year-old sportsman recently hinted at his admiration for Kendall, 20, by liking one of her photographs on Instagram and it's now reported Ronaldo followed that up by sending her a series of flirty messages inviting her out to party with him when she was in Barcelona, Spain last week. A source close to the situation told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Kendall is very flattered by the attention as Ronaldo is one of the most famous men in the world." The American model is rumoured to have recently ended her brief relationship with singer Harry Styles. However, she is said to be undecided

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  • Soccer player Oupa Manyisa finds out about wife's 'secret child'

    Former Orlando Pirates captain and Bafana Bafana midfielder Oupa Manyisa has allegedly been keeping a big marital secret for over seven years. This comes after he learnt that his wife Johanna Louw had "forgotten" to tell him that she had a son with another man before they got married in 2013. Sunday World understands that Manyisa discovered after getting married to his wife that she had a child from her previous relationship. The information was revealed after Manyisa's close friends, including an official who is part of his management team, told him about the existence of the child. The informant claimed that Louw had told Manyisa that the child was her aunt's when they were still dating in

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  • A humble DJ Sbu takes to the streets of Joburg to sell his energy drink

    Armed with a can of Mofaya, matching clothing and a large poster advertising a music concert in benefit of student funding - DJ Sbu sold his drink to drivers in peak traffic. Hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to students of the Sbu Leope Fund which provides tuition and accomodation for disadvantaged school kids. The bold entrepreneur wasn't shy as he walked up and down, selling the drink.  "Thank you to all who gave us words of encouragement, shared laughter with us & bought our entire stock today. We appreciate you guys. We doing this not for us but for your kids. We hope to serve as an inspiration on what active citizenship is all about," said Leope. Watch the DJ below. A video

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  • AU summit of ghosts, guns and Mugabe’s angels

    THE recently concluded African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa was a tale of political ghosts. The outgoing AU chair, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, started off this theme when he told United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon that Africans "are also human, not ghosts". After bemoaning the dehumanisation of Africans, the 91-year old Zimbabwean leader — in power for 36 years — controversially confirmed his president-for-life intentions: "I will still be there until God says, come join the other angels." Mugabe then called for greater African representation on the 15-member UN Security Council, before suggesting that the UN Secretariat be moved from New York to China, India or Africa.

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  • Minnie Dlamini's job spared, all thanks to Hlaudi Motsoeneng

    SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has rescued Soccer Zone and its presenter Minnie Dlamini from the guillotine. Motsoeneng confirmed that the axe won' t fall on the Monday night football highlights show on SABC1 that channel bosses had recommended it be axed along with presenters Dlamini and Thomas Mlambo. "It didn't make sense to get rid of a programme that was doing well as compared with other magazine shows. You can't compare Soccer Zone with Generations and later make a decision that it's not doing well and the numbers are going down. It's doing better than SuperSport," Motsoeneng said. He said that the SABC did not believe in discarding its talent and that was the reason why

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  • South Africa: Zimbabwean Woman Banned Despite Minister's Promise

    A woman finds herself unable to re-enter South Africa even though she has the correct permit Tracey (not her real name) was denied entry into South Africa at Beitbridge on 6 January 2016. "I don't know what to do, where to go ... In South Africa, I have to pay my bills," she says. "Really I will lose my job and since I am a single parent, who then will look after my children?" Her children are aged 10 and 14. She was married for four years before her husband abandoned her. Although Tracey appears to have followed all the correct procedures, she finds herself blacklisted and stuck outside the country, in what appears to be a problem of communication between the ministry, the department and the

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  • Zimbabwe: SA Car Dealers Cut Ex-JAP Vehicles Prices

    South African car dealers have started reducing prices of pre-owned vehicles mainly from Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom at Beitbridge Border Post as they battle to clear huge stocks which have been necessitated by low business in the last five months. High rates of import duty on vehicles at Beitbridge had also resulted in many people preferring to use alternative ports such as Kazungula, Plumtree and Chirundu where the duty is relatively low. A snap survey over the weekend revealed that most of the car dealers on the South African side of the border have reduced prices by between $300 and $900. On average, one needs at least $3,000 excluding duty to get a modest car from dealers on the South African side.

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  • ‘Help find Thuli’s replacement’ - South Africa

    Johannesburg - Corruption Watch, the South African public advocacy group, on Monday urged the public to actively participate in the process of appointing a new public protector to replace outgoing incumbent Thuli Madonsela. Corruption Watch launched the “Bua Mzansi” campaign at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness on the role of the public protector as well as encouraging the public to get involved in the appointment of a new Public Protector. “There are many important roles to be filled this year including the public protector as well as two constitutional court judges that need to be replaced as they are retiring,” said David Lewis, Corruption Watch

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  • SA deports 140 Zimbabwean ex-cons, 100s more to follow this week

    The official Chronicle newspaper said that 950 Zimbabwean migrants who had broken South African immigration regulations had been identified at Lindela Holding Centre in Johannesburg. Zimbabwe's consul-general to South Africa Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro told the paper on Saturday that "most of the immigrants at the transit camp will be sent home on Wednesday [this] week". A total of 140 Zimbabweans, who had served jail time in South Africa, were being sent home on two trucks with a police escort at the weekend. Their offences range from housebreaking to murder, according to the Chronicle.  South Africa has been a destination of choice for decades for Zimbabweans seeking jobs away from home, but migrants

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  • Malema unapproachable, only listens to Shivambu says disgruntled EFF member

     "Julius is a liar," said Economic Freedom Fighters member Lufuno Gogoro. "He is lying that we can sit down with him. Julius doesn't want to listen to anyone except [EFF chief whip] Floyd [Shivambu] and we cannot run an organisation through friendship." Gogoro is among a group of EFF members, calling itself defenders of the EFF constitution, which had planned to approach the High Court in Johannesburg on Friday for an urgent interdict against Malema and the EFF's leadership. It wanted a stop put to the party's provincial conferences and its national people's assembly, which is expected to be held in December. Earlier on Friday, Malema told reporters in Johannesburg that disgruntled members were

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  • Nigerians' Reputation for Crime Has Made Them Unwelcome in Britain, Says Country's President

    Nigeria's president has warned his fellow citizens to stop trying to make asylum claims in Britain, saying that their reputation for criminality has made it hard for them to be "accepted" abroad. Muhammadu Buhari, the tough ex-general elected last year, said those who had joined the migrant exodus to Europe were doing so purely for economic reasons rather than because they were in danger. He added that because of the number of Nigerians imprisoned for law-breaking in Britain and elsewhere, they were also unlikely to get much sympathy. "We have an image problem abroad and we are on our way to salvage that" Muhammadu Buhari "Some Nigerians claim is that life is too difficult back home, but they

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  • Guptas launch urgent application to interdict Malema, EFF

    The interdict relates to comments Malema made about Gupta-owned ANN7 & 'The New Age' last week. Julius Malema EFF Gupta Gupta family Court interdict (Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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  • Thousands pray for Fransman - Politics

    Cape Town - Suspended Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman is literally praying for his job back. Church leaders on Sunday called on God to protect Fransman and his family from the “evil forces” that are trying to destroy him. Reverend Deon Nkomfa said during the prayer meeting: “You are a chosen leader, God has chosen you. Father, we ask, protect him from the devil.” The service, held at the Shekinah Healing Ministries at Old Crossroads Hall and attended by about a thousand people, was organised by a support group on Facebook called “Friends of Marius Fransman”. However, several ANC members, including provincial executive committee member Lionel Adendorf, asked to be removed from the group,

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  • Nigeria: Country Loses Over U.S.$28 Billion to Birth Tourism Annually

    Nigeria loses over 28 billion United States dollars annually to medical tourism, and risks losing more this year, as over 23 percent of pregnant Nigerian women insist on having their children abroad, in spite of the stern warning by the Ministry of Health that babies of pregnant travellers to the United States and Latin America, risk contracting the deadly Zika fever. The Medical Tourism Association research statistics, disclose that "23 percent of Nigeria's population has access to a combined buying power in excess of US28 billion dollars, mostly made up of professional and middle-class Nigerians whose desire to seek privileges such as better health care services or simply dual citizenship options for their child/children is on the rise", despite the warning.

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  • EFF members: Why we’re marching today - Politics

    Johannesburg - They put a yellow ANC T-shirt on the floor ground with a picture of a smiling bespectacled Jacob Zuma on the front. Some then started singing and a few joined in the song. Then just as suddenly as the song had started a woman started jumping up on the shirt, especially on the face smiling on the T-shirt. After she had jumped to the point of exhaustion, a man took over, singing and jumping on the T-shirt then kicking it. By the time the woman and the man were done jumping, the smiling face was filled with dirt. This is what some members of the Economic Freedom Fighters who had gathered at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown on Tuesday morning did to show their absolute dislike

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  • Lingard is United’s bright light

    London - Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard showed England coach Roy Hodgson what he could do on Sunday with a superb strike at Chelsea that looked set to secure victory until the hosts snatched a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw. With just over an hour played at Stamford Bridge, Lingard, a 23-year-old forward with fewer than 15 United appearances to his name, showed a touch of class to silence the home crowd. A low cross from 19-year-old Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was laid back by Wayne Rooney to Lingard about 12 metres from goal. Facing away from goal, Lingard brilliantly twisted around before firing a half-volley into the top corner of the net beyond the reach of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

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  • Ntsiki Mazwai has a go at Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse

    Official moves towards the deployment -- fiercely opposed by China -- of a US missile defence system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea's growing military threat, analysts say.

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  • Students’ ‘blackface’ apology

    Carlo Petersen Stellenbosch University (SU) student Poekie Briedenhann says she and her friend were dressed up as purple aliens and not blackfaces, for a residence party. Briedenhann posted a photograph of herself and a fellow SU student – both covered in dark purple paint and wearing silver foil hats and shoes – on Instagram on Friday night. The photograph sparked a social media outcry under the hashtag #blackface. Blackface is in reference to white people who paint themselves black to poke fun at black people. In an apology, Briedenhann took full responsibility for the incident at the “Stellar Space” party held at the university’s Heemstede residence. “We are aware that our actions in the blackfacing

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