• Man arrested for insulting Mugabe on WhatsApp | The New Age Online

    Man arrested for insulting Mugabe on WhatsApp. Picture: AFP Zimbabwean man has been arrested for mistakenly posting an 'insulting message' about President Robert Mugabe to the wrong WhatsApp group. According to reports, Nduna Matshazi, a councillor for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change sent a message about Mugabe “by mistake”. Matshazi's post was meant to be sent to a political chat group but instead it was posted to a group of councillors for the rural district of Bubi in southern Zimbabwe. The message was a mockery of the Lord's Prayer in the Bible. The administrator of the Whatsapp group quoted the prayer "twisted to demean and attack the president”, according to zim24. It emerged

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has blamed mass shootings, like Thursday's deadly attack in Roseburg, Oregon, on mental illness, saying stricter gun laws would not eliminate the problem.

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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  • I’ll quit if players turn on me - Jose - Premier League

    Having dared Roman Abramovich to sack him, Jose Mourinho has issued a similar challenge to his players. Amid reports that the dressing room has turned against him, the Portuguese said if it had, he would resign. The Chelsea manager, who left Real Madrid in part because of a players' revolt, said of claims his players are no longer responding to him: “People can say what they want. You should really ask the players and not go with sources and fake sources, and the players told a friend, and the friend told the agent, and the agent is not happy with me because I don't play his player. “You should go straight to the players. Get our media office to arrange a table at Cobham [Chelsea's training ground]

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  • ANC and thuggery have some of our universities on the run

    SOMETHING alarming is going on at the University of Stellenbosch. About a month ago Piet le Roux, head of the research institute of the Solidarity trade union and a member of the university’s council, sent out a tweet which, in English translation, read: "Blade Nzimande and transformania won’t win. Support the Afrikaanse Alumni Association." The demands for transformation at Stellenbosch are clearly partly motivated by a desire for vengeance against Afrikaners. This is bad enough, but there are other issues at stake as well. Shortly after the tweet was posted, a spokesman for Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said the council should "discuss Le Roux’s continued membership

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  • Zuma's former pilot sent to prison for murder

    Yesterday, the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg sentenced Ramolefi to 15 years in prison for murder. His crime: Stabbing the man who had an affair with his wife. In April 2013, Ramolefi, 50, and his wife were at a car wash in Midrand when he spotted Sibusiso Buthelezi, the man who had wooed his wife. Social worker Mosidi Sennelo, who was appointed by the defence to make recommendation for sentencing, compiled a report that painted a picture of a meek Ramolefi who was “greeted by a hot punch in his face” after Buthelezi tapped him on the shoulder. Acting in self-defence, the pilot pulled out a Swiss pocket knife and stabbed Buthelezi, Sennelo said. But Magistrate Gideon Scheidler snubbed

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  • Nigerian Foot Wear Firm in South Africa Produces 12,000 Shoes Monthly

    Mr Roland Ogboru, the Chief Executive Officer of Fred Foot Wear, a South Africa- based firm, says the company manufactures 12,000 pairs of shoes monthly. Ogboru told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, that the firm had commenced export of its products to Malawi and Lesotho while it was exploring opportunities in other countries in the Southern African region. He said the firm was founded in 2001 as a foot wear designing outfit, adding that in 2003 it began manufacturing of shoes. " We design and manufacture safety shoes, casual and retail shoes for men, women and children. " Within the foot wear industry, we have the men, women

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  • 'Should I die first, don't come to my funeral': Sfiso Ncwane to his family - report - SundayWorld

    Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane does not want his family to attend his funeral.Next When he dies, the 'Kulungile Baba' does want his mother and sister to be present when is laid rest. A TimesLIVE report suggests that the Ncwane family feud that has been widely published has 'reached point of no return'. Sfiso was highly criticised recently following reports that he bought his pastor a Mercedes Benz that costs almost R2million while his own mother does not have food. According to a Drum Magazine report seen by Times LIVE, Sfiso was arguing with his step sister Sbahle Ncwane via SMS over Sfiso refusing to attend a family meeting. Sfiso allegedly sent a text saying: “I will never come home again.” “Should

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  • 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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  • Can We Guess Your Zodiac Sign From The Color You Choose?

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Any form of formal ownership is a Western concept. You cannot take something from somebody WHO NEVER HAD IT. In fact, what is it that white people, specifically white men, are supposed to "give back" to black people? LAND: Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Any form of formal ownership is a Western concept. The 'black' tribes of the mid 19th century haphazardly SETTLED in an ad hoc manner - effectively governed by tribal savagery, in other words, the most savage ruled the land (a bit like Hillbrow today). They simply ran away until they could not run anymore - not having ANY grasp of the concept of a horizon or for that matter any measure of finite land

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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Bashir issue shows shift in SA’s priorities

    THE collusion of President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet in the flight from SA of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in defiance of our international obligations and a domestic court order is one of the darkest moments of the democratic era. Yet, when Parliament adopted the mechanisms to ensure suspected genocide leaders like Bashir were nabbed by SA, its MPs — many of whom still serve government today — were motivated by notions of justice and human rights, and swore that people like him would be arrested and face justice. SA adopted the Rome Statute, bringing the International Criminal Court (ICC) into domestic law, which means it had a responsibility to arrest Bashir when he was in the country

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  • Are you schooled or are you educated?

     Those of you who have had schooling followed the rules of the school, attended your classes, did your homework, wrote the tests, passed, and received a certificate of some kind. When you fell out of line, and came late or missed an assignment deadline, you were punished for this bad behaviour. You were, in a sense, institutionalised. But you can be schooled and still be a barbarian. You can frame and hang your certificates against a wall and still be uneducated. You can attend many years of formal schooling and still be reckless. I see this all the time. School, in this sense, is therefore not primary school or high school; it is all forms of institutionalisation, including college and university,

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  • 23 Things That Happen When You're The Last Single Friend

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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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  • Who wants to go to jail for King Dalindyebo?

    eNCA reports that the council is calling on the abaThembu nation to appoint a chief to go to jail in the controversial leader's place. According to the report the NPA has dismissed the idea. The king meanwhile will not be going to jail today - as his lawyers have managed to extend his bail for two weeks. The Mthatha High Court convicted Dalindyebo in 2009 on three charges of arson, three of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, two of defeating the ends of justice, one of culpable homicide and one of kidnapping. The victims were his subjects and the crimes were committed on the farm Tyalara, near Mthatha, Eastern Cape. He was sentenced to a total of 44 years imprisonment - an effective

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  • UNEMBARGOED: Saving the ANC will take drastic measures

    THIS week, the African National Congress (ANC) will hold yet another national general council, a gathering of the party’s branches that is the highest decision-making structure between national conferences. As always in the post-1994 dispensation, party faithful and the public expect much in the form of profound decisions, or at least signals. The timing could not be more inconvenient. Unemployment, the Achilles heel of the ANC’s promise of a "better life for all", remains high. The economy contracted in the second quarter, far from the 5.4% growth the National Development Plan suggests is needed to start rolling back the tide of socioeconomic depression. It does not help that China, the country’s

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  • Ramaphosa is not black: Malema

    Africa could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).

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  • This Woman Perfectly Explains Why You Shouldn't Ask People Why They Don't Have Kids

    “Even if it feels like it’s not a big deal for you, it might be a really big deal to the person you are asking.”

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