• Leap in death rate of SA youngsters - South Africa | IOL News

    Young black South Africans are more likely to die of natural causes, while the percentage of whites who die of unnatural causes is higher. The number of young South Africans who died increased from 57 000 in 1997 to 77 822 in 2013, according to new research released by Statistics SA. In a report on the morbidity and mortality rates among young South Africans in 2013, black and coloured youth had the highest mortality rate with the black mortality rate five times that of the white population group. There were fewer deaths among young white South Africans than other groups within the 15 to 35 year-old group.

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  • The Big Read: When African solutions fail

    What happened outside a farm some 32km from Maseru on Thursday was tantamount to Lesotho showing a middle finger to South Africa's diplomatic efforts. Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao was driving out of the farm with his nephew when three Lesotho Defence Force vehicles intercepted him. According to Mahao's family, occupants of one of the vehicles fired three AK47 shots at him without provocation. In self-defence, the army claims, the arresting soldiers shot Mahao in his right arm and then took him to hospital, where he later died "due to over-bleeding".

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  • Nigeria: 'Cybercrime Law Will Bring Sanity to Nigeria's Online Space'

    World Wide Web (internet)THE Information Security Society of Africa-Nigeria (ISSAN) has commended the signing into law of the bill on cyber-crime by the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, saying it would save the nation billions of Naira being lost to cyber criminals every year while also helping to sanitise the country's cyberspace already riddled with a web of frauds and malpractices. According to ISSAN President and General Manager, Union Bank, Dr. David T Isiavwe, the society expressed delight that with the law now in place, it will no longer be business as usual for criminals whose business is to defraud innocent people of their hard earned money and resources through the internet and other electronic means. "We are delighted that Nigeria has joined the few countries in Africa and indeed, the world at large, to have a law which provides effective, unified and comprehensive legal, regulatory and institutional framework for the prohibition, detection, prosecution and punishment of cyber-crime in the country, while also ensuring the protection of computer systems and networks, electronic communications, data and computer programs, intellectual property and piracy rights.

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  • What’s the fuss over armpit hair? - IOL Lifestyle

    . Miley Cyrus and, right, Jemima Kirke flaunt their armpit hair.

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  • "We are done": Motaung on Khune and Masango - Sowetan LIVE

    Kaizer Chiefs is not in talks with former players Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango. This was revealed by the club's football manager Bobby Motaung on Tuesday when the two's contracts were coming to an end. Motaung had said last week goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and winger Mandla Masango had returned to Chiefs trying to re-start negotiations on failed contract renewal talks‚ and been given time to go home and think clearly about their futures. Although Khune and Masango’s contracts came to an end on Tuesday‚ Chiefs’ football manager was not interested in commenting on negotiations‚ if any‚ were taking place.

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  • 450kg Jhb man finally admitted to hospital

    Corrie La Granj will receive urgent medical treatment at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital after being turned away by more than 10 hospitals.

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  • Two big e-toll changes to come into effect at midnight

    From midnight the new lower tariffs will be charged regardless of whether motorists have e-tags or not.

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  • 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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  • Holly Madison Reveals The Hell That Is Playboy Mansion Life

    Holly Madison decided to write a book when she was excelling in her career — starring in the long-running Peepshow in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood, as well as her own E! “Women would come up to me, and say, ‘Don’t you miss the mansion?’ Or, ‘I’m sorry Hef didn’t marry you,’” Madison recalled during a recent interview with BuzzFeed News at her home on a tree-lined Los Angeles street. It’s safe to say that after the revelations in Madison’s just-released Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, she has successfully squashed any such questions in the future. With little preamble — Madison and her collaborator, Leslie Bruce, know what the reader came for — Down the Rabbit Hole tells the story of Madison’s time with Hefner from 2001 to 2008 and its aftermath.

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  • 'We'll set the world on fire,' proclaims Turkish minnows after signing Eto'o and Ronaldinho

    Newly promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor have completed the signing of Samuel Eto'o and are on the verge of adding Ronaldinho to their squad as the minnows prepares for the Super League season.

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  • ANC showdown as Mashatile rips into Nkandla report

    The ANC leadership is set for a showdown as the party's Gauteng chair‚ Paul Mashatile‚ became the highest-profile member to distance himself from police minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla.

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  • As Greece crumbles, European dream sinks

    THE shuttered banks of Greece represent a profound failure for the European Union (EU). The crisis is not just a reflection of the failings of the Greek state, it is also about the failure of a European dream of unity, peace and prosperity. The idea behind the EU was that European nations could consign the tragedies of war, fascism and occupation to the past. When the Greek colonels were overthrown in 1974, Greece became the pioneer of a new model for Europe — in which the restoration of democracy was secured by a simultaneous application to join the then European Economic Community (EEC).

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  • Rihanna payback with the money, Diddy falls, Minaj wins - eight moments from #BETAwards2015

    Okay, Rih did a few things. Apparently Rih wanted to throw a stack of cash at the audience and she was told she couldn't, so she threw it in BET Head of Music Programming Stephen Hill's face. Can we have one more look at Rih, tho?

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  • Malawi Ambassador Suprises Zimbabweans

    A Zimbabwean publication NewsDay has reported that the Malawi ambassador to the country Jane Kambalame surprised Zimbabweans and other Malawians living around Mbare township in Zimbabwe on Sunday 28 June. While they have managed enough to cause alarm and make some Malawians who adore Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe panic for fear of the fact that the ambassador might have worsened relations between the two countries, Malawi24 understands that the surprise was in a positive manner.

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  • Sandton City suffers structrural collapse | The New Age Online

    Popular shopping centre Sandton City has suffered another structural collapse, the second incident at the centre in the past few weeks.

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  • England pick Test rookie

    Rashid, 27, who has played both one-day international and Twenty20 but not Test cricket for England, took eight wickets and performed well with the bat during England's recent 3-2 50-over series win at home to World Cup finalists New Zealand. The 26-year-old Finn played the last of his 23 Tests in the 2013 Ashes opener at Trent Bridge but has worked his way back into the squad after suffering problems with his bowling action. Rashid was not included in England's 14-man pre-Ashes training camp in Spain, where most of the squad met with their new Australian coach Trevor Bayliss for the first time. Alastair Cook will captain the squad for the first Test at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens starting on Wednesday , where England will begin their bid to regain the Ashes following a 5-0 thrashing in Australia in 2013-2014.

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  • Ousted Wits SRC president proclaims 'Jews are devils'

    According to IOL Dlamini was attempting to defend his statements about loving Hitler in a PowerFM interview.  “When a black student says that ‘white people hate Adolf Hitler, but they are doing exactly what he did’, I say that I love Adolf Hitler,” he said. Adolph Hitler, the German Chancellor of Germany who perpetrated one of the worst genocides in human history. Apartheid president BJ Vorster was also a Hitler fan, having joined the Ossewabrandwag during World War Two.

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  • Chiefs looking to add another Stars player

    It has emerged that Kaizer Chiefs are still speaking to Free State Stars over striker Moeketsi Sekola.

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  • Zuma's wives cost you R54.6-million in his first term

    The average annual cost of the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for the last four years of former president Thabo Mbeki's administration, from 2005 to 2008, was R7.1-million. In Zuma's first term, the average rose to R10.9-million a year - an increase of R3.8-million. In response to questions, the spokesman for the president, Mac Maharaj, said the unit cost R7.877-million in 2010-11; R11.165-million in 2011-12; R7.068-million in 2012-13 and R13.019-million in 2013-14. The last time information was made publicly available on the unit was in February 2010 when the Presidency revealed in response to a parliamentary question that during Zuma's first year in office, 2009 to 2010, the unit cost R15.517-million.

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