• Trevor Noah compares Trump to Zuma on show

    Noah said Trump's offensive comments about foreigners are familiar as it reminded him of Jacob Zuma. Jacob Zuma Trevor Noah Donald Trump Trevor Noah hosts the daily show JOHANNESBURG – Days after making his debut as host of The Daily Show, comedian Trevor Noah has used the show to lampoon US presidential hopeful Donald Trump and compare him to Jacob Zuma.  The South African comedian says Trump's offensive comments about foreigners are familiar and even remind him of the South African president. Earlier this year, Trump criticised Mexican immigrants accusing them of being criminals and rapists. On last night's show, Noah played a clip of Zuma speaking about foreigners. He went on to argue that

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  • 'Arrest Obama when he visits'

    It submitted a 600-plus page document to the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions on Friday asking for an investigation into Obama's involvement in the Middle East. Group spokesman Yousha Tayob said Obama ordered drone strikes that killed innocent civilians. In terms of the Rome Statute, South Africa has the right to prosecute a war criminal on its territory, said Tayob. Researchers from New York University School of Law and Stanford University Law School recently released a report entitled "Living Under Drones: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians From US Drone Practices in Pakistan". They found that in four years Obama commissioned five times more drone attacks than former

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  • Nigeria: Only One Nigerian University Ranked Among World's Top 800 Universities

    Only one Nigerian university is ranked among the top 800 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015/2016 released this week. PREMIUM TIMES' analysis of the report showed that the University of Ibadan, Nigeria's oldest university, is ranked 601st of the world's top 800 universities featured in the survey, 200 steps lower than Makerere University, Uganda, which is ranked 401st. The ranking was released on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The University of Cape Town, South Africa, at 120th position, is the highest ranked university in Africa, 481 steps higher than the University of Ibadan. Five other South African universities are included in

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  • Watch: Trevor Noah uses Zuma, Ida Amin, Mugabe, Gaddafi to argue Trump is an African president

    The 'light xenophobia with just a dash of diplomacy' of Donald Trump made the Daily Show's Trevor Noah nostalgic for President Jacob Zuma. After noting the similarities between Trump and various African leaders, Noah suggested America follow up its first black president - with its first African one. Video posted to YouTube by WILKINSON.

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  • AKA stops interview and leaves when asked about Bonang affair - VIDEO

    Moments after rapper AKA admits to an interviewer that "controversy is his comfort zone", he stops the interview when asked about the rumoured affair with Bonang Matheba. The interviewer explains that she was not briefed not to bring up the affair but he gets up and leaves.

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  • ANC will bring about its own downfall: iLIVE

    If this is the case, why did we see the fall of the Roman empire? The fall of all empires, for that matter ? Why is power shifting away from the US? It is true that the ANC is playing dirty and that as long as people are dependent on grants, they probably will have no other option but to support the hand that feeds them. The ANC will bring about its own downfall. We are already witnessing the start of this, with public service and other strikes. Even a poor man will be led by the nose for only so long. The same people who voted ANC in the local elections are burning down the houses of ANC councillors. We saw the crumbling of the first pillar of power of the ANC with the formation of the Congress

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  • Cassper sides with Zinhle dumping AKA in diss track: 'its nearly impossible to raise two kids'

    In the emotionally charged track, Cassper Nyovest spares no expense as he goes on a personal attack against his nemesis, AKA. The jam already has over 22,000 listens and has been shared just as many times on various social networks. In it, Cassper puts AKA on blast for being on cocaine and getting kicked out of his ex, DJ Zinhle's Bryanston house which he claimed to own. But it doesn't end there for Cassper as he slams AKA for not owning his music and having to ask his manager for his share of earnings. The award winning rapper goes on to mock the former Entity member for taking deals he turned down, namely the latest Hunters Dry advert. Cassper claims he was approached first and declined because

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  • Madonsela wants in on Nkandla court fight

    THE public protector has a lot riding on the Economic Freedom Fighters’ Constitutional Court quest to force President Jacob Zuma’s hand on the Nkandla debacle. This has emerged from papers Thuli Madonsela has filed to the highest court in the country, asking it to either admit her as a respondent in the matter, or as a friend of the court, citing the continued erosion of her powers as a result of politicians ignoring her recommendations and remedial action. The EFF’s case, scheduled to be heard in February and joined by the Democratic Alliance, is one of many being fought on Nkandla. The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution has approached the high court in Pretoria to

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  • ANC takes Grabouw from DA - Politics | IOL News

    Cape Town - The ANC emerged as the big winner in the latest round of ward by-elections held in the Western Cape, snatching a crucial ward in Grabouw from the DA. The ANC said its candidate, John Michels, secured 1 240 votes while the DA’s Rodney Johnson obtained 1 036 and Jaftha Fortuin of the Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (Icosa) received 68 votes. Ward 11 in Grabouw was previously represented by the DA and became vacant after a councillor’s death. Michels, who led numerous protest action in the town, has been a thorn in the side of the DA, which accused him of being a centre figure in the ANC’s ungovernably campaign. “The message to the DA is clear, enough is enough. They brought

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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Gaddafi billions found in SA

    The Sunday Times has established that Libyan investigators have already met top government officials to discuss locating, securing and repatriating the loot brought here by Gaddafi and his children. The investigators believe there is evidence of more than $1-billion in cash, gold and diamonds being held by four banks and two security companies in South Africa. It could be the largest haul of Libyan assets found until now, although it is only a fraction of the estimated $80-billion of Gaddafi's foreign assets. It has been established that the Libyans: Met President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on December 10 2012; Held a follow-up meeting with Zuma at Nkandla on April 20, which was also attended by

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  • Watch angry AKA walk out of interview when asked about Bonang affair

    Despite telling an interviewer that he is comfortable with controversy and thrives on it, an upset AKA, hurriedly walks away from a video interview after the reporter asks if he still denies he had an affair with media personality Bonang Matheba.

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  • KZN mall boosts leisure offering - Business News | IOL Business

    SUPPLIED The Pavilion shopping centre in Durban is set to get a massive R1.1 billion makeover and expansion designed to reposition the centre and significantly increase its leisure and retail offering. Johannesburg - The Pavilion shopping centre in Durban is to get an R1.1 billion makeover and expansion to entrench it as one of South Africa’s top super regional shopping centres. It follows Pareto completing a R220 million upgrade at The Pavilion last year, which included a new food court and expanded cinema and entertainment offering. Pareto is one of South Africa’s major shopping centre investors with interests that include the Cresta Shopping Centre, Southgate Mall, Westgate Regional Shopping Centre, which are all properties located in Johannesburg, as well as the Tyger Valley Shopping Centre in Cape Town.

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  • Nigeria: Why It Pays to Shoot Your Video in Nigeria - the Adekunle Gold Example

    The first time I watched the video for Adekunle Gold's smash hit single Orente, I couldn't shake the feeling that something was strange about it. Then it hit me, I recognised the locations used in the video. I had visited them once. I was amazed that the director used places like Erin Ijesha Waterfall and Osogbo art gallery to bring the Orente video to life. It made me want to visit them all over again. With this said, I still wonder why the bulk of our record labels still insist on shooting their videos in places like South Africa and other countries. Yes, S.A has several pristine locations which may or may not aid the video director to interpete the song, or the artiste just wants to 'feel

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • No 1 gets an earful over pic

    Did he show the etiquette required of presidents or did he offend the sensibilities of one of the world's most powerful leaders. These questions are keeping social media abuzz. According to photographer Chip Somodevilla, who shot the image, Zuma was sitting at the table on Monday on his own, talking on his cellphone. Obama, unbeknown to Zuma, had entered the room and was coming up behind him, greeting other diners. He tapped Zuma on the shoulder as he walked past, and No 1 turned around with a big smile, stuck out his hand and shook POTUS's hand. POTUS, seeing Zuma still on his cell, gestured with his hand that No1 should call him when he was less busy. Somodevilla said Obama, who was "working

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  • Nigeria: President Buhari Should Apologise to Nigerians

    opinion I know that for many, the headline is all they would read and I will forever be vilified as an enemy of President Muhammadu Buhari. Those who can will inflate a simple request into my calling for the President to resign. President Bill Clinton apologised to the Indians and African-Americans for the way they had been treated by other Americans. The Emperor of Japan apologised for his people's behaviour during World War II. But why should President Buhari apologise for his 1983 coup? Basically such an apology will wipe the slate clean and allow him to progress along the route he has chosen. As he has found out twice now the easy part of his job is getting the power. The difficult part,

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  • No e-tolls, no repairs - Sanral - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    Cape Town - Capetonians should prepare themselves for potholes and bad roads. The South AfricaN National Roads Agency Limited has warned the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town they will not get any road upgrades for the next 20 years unless it is allowed to toll the N1 and N2 highways. Sanral made the threat after a Western Cape High Court ruling on Wednesday set aside the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project. Sanral spokesman Vusi Mona was quoted by The Times as saying: “If Sanral is not allowed to proceed with the project now, the province, the city and their constituents will not have upgrades for at least the next 20 years, if at all. “It will also prevent the direct and indirect

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  • Mourinho should have apologised to Carneiro

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho should have apologised to former team doctor Eva Carneiro for his criticism of her, Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has said. Mourinho accused Carneiro and Jon Fearn, the Chelsea physiotherapist, of being “impulsive and naive” and failing to “understand the game” when they entered the field to treat Eden Hazard during the 2-2 draw with Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League season. The FA began an investigation after a member of public complained about Mourinho’s language towards Carneiro during the Swansea game on Aug. 8. The FA cleared the Chelsea manager of making discriminatory comments to Carneiro, who has left the club, but Dyke said

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  • Zimbabweans Encounter Hell, Heaven in SA

    analysis A drive through Phillipi, a shanty township in Cape Town, reveals glaring poverty in a city that prides itself as having the richest population in South Africa. One of the most astonishing sights during the tedious tour was the number of double storey shacks and thousands of satellite dishes. Who said the poor should not enjoy satellite television? For most Phillipi dwellers, electricity is dubiously connected from tower lights with many families having lost their lives through electrical faults. Ink and paper is not enough to tell the story about the deplorable state of affairs in the township, where most Zimbabweans of average incomes reside with the hope of saving enough money to

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  • Smart move by Home Affairs

    The department will set up offices in FNB, Standard Bank and Nedbank branches nationwide which will issue the new IDs from early next year. "Our main challenge is to facilitate smart-card applications. "Our offices are a hard place to handle the sheer number of applications required to fully roll out the smart IDs to all citizens within five years," said Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba. "We have identified the possibility of leverage, the customer network, and geographic footprint of banks as an additional channel of the smart-card ID roll-out." The roll-out will be funded through the R2.5-billion modernisation budget from National Treasury over five years. An e-portal channel on the department's

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  • 'PW post fallout like being hit with a baseball bat'

    Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Dianne Kohler Barnard has spoken for the first time after being pilloried for re-posting a pro-PW Botha Facebook post‚ saying: “It’s as if someone beat me with a baseball bat.” She described re-posting the rant by journalist Paul Kirk as “something stupid“. She said she had frequently shared Kirk’s posts and did not read this one through before sharing it on her profile. “I absolutely have apologised‚ unreservedly apologised. I can only apologise. I have never done something as stupid‚” she said. Asked if the scandal had damaged the DA’s image‚ she said: “It may well have. It is damaging because the narrative is that I said those things.” “I would never have in a million

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