• Man refused licence disc for unpaid e-tolls

    A Pretoria resident is fuming after he was not allowed to renew his licence disc on account of an unpaid e-toll bill. Anton Boswel, an attorney from Wingate Park, went to renew the disc at the Elarduspark post office on Wednesday but was told he could not as a warrant of arrest had been issued against him. SA Roads Agency Limited spokesperson Vusi Mona said this should not happen.

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  • Zim’s power-hungry first lady eyes top job - Africa | IOL News

    Zimbabwe’s apparently fit first lady, Grace Mugabe, says she is working closely with the country’s two vice-presidents, developing policies and charting the way forward. As President Robert Mugabe’s health and memory declines, the first lady says she is working closely with Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, appointed by her husband at the Zanu-PF congress in December.

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  • Nigeria: Anuku, Former Miss Nigeria, Is Dead

    Former Miss Nigeria, Rita Anuku, has died in an undisclosed Abuja hospital at the age of 47.

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  • Racist now has two black 'daughters'

    A self-confessed white Afrikaner racist has opened his home to the two daughters of a deceased black ANC woman activist. Gansbaai businessman Ferdi Kritzinger admits he has always been a racist. "I desperately needed a black partner and an attorney friend of mine recommended I contact businesswoman Yvonne Lungcuzo. "I was very conservative, a gentle racist, and in the beginning I did not trust her.

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  • Nigeria: We're Winning Against Boko Haram - Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said Nigeria is progressively winning the war against Boko Haram under the auspices of Multinational Forces with neighbouring countries. The remarks followed Tuesday and Wednesday's attack in Kukawa and Monguno local government areas of Borno State, where at least 145 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram. In his speech as special guest of honour at the graduation of 174 senior course 37 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Nigeria, the president pointed out the importance of harnessing the strengths of multiple security actors, demonstrated in the fight against terrorism. "Under the auspices of a Multinational Forces, forces of neighbouring countries and our own forces are progressively winning the fight against Boko Haram," he said.

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  • Mandela children douse fire pool 'nonsense'

    Nelson Mandela's Qunu home does not have a fire pool.

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  • Gallery: Celebrity fashion at Durban July 2015

    Local stars put their best feet forward at the Vodacom Durban July. The event attracts thousands of revellers and betting enthusiasts who flock to the Greyville racecourse where food, drink and fashion become the order of the day.

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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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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  • Hillary Clinton Had Some Kind Words For This Gay Teen Pictured On "Humans Of New York"

    "Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing."

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  • Education enslaves black minds

    The education system has failed to empower black youth to understand their struggles and the history of their country. Zandisiwe Radebe, a lecturer at the University of South Africa's politics department, argued that institutions of learning were some of the segments of the society that helped to keep white power intact. "Currently, the education system from kindergarten to tertiary level continues to fail us in as far as teaching us our true history, and thereby unlocking our cognitive imagination from which we can imagine freedom," she said. "In our 21 years of freedom, we have not seen an education that liberates the mind of the black child.

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  • Gwede Mantashe speaks up about Nkandla

    African National Congress Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has lashed out at Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's statements that more money must be spent on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. The City Press is reporting that Mantashe said Nhleko's statement was reckless and he must explain why more tax money is needed. The Public Works Department has also distanced itself from Nhleko's claim that he doesn’t know who authorised the construction of 21 three bedroom houses on land just a kilometre from Nkandla.

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  • Cyril probed after EFF lays charges - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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  • South Africa: Man Dies On Mango Flight

    A man has died on board a Mango flight, en route to Cape Town from Johannesburg, due to cardiac related problems. The George Herald reported the plane was diverted to George Airport around lunchtime on Thursday in order to get the middle-aged man urgent medical assistance. The man experienced health problems an hour into the flight and George was the nearest available airport, according to Mango spokesperson Hein Kaiser. As a result, flight JE139 was delayed at George Airport for two hours.

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  • Threat of Swazi revolution if Bucs, Chiefs match proceeds

    Swaziland human rights lobbyists say they have already put in place "underground" plans to launch a revolution should Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates play in a tournament organised by Swazi King Mswati III. The participation of the two Soweto soccer giants in the King's Cup to be held in Swaziland next month will be discussed in a meeting this week with the clubs' bosses when they meet Swaziland People's United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) and Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN). The lobbyists are fighting against King Mswati III for violating human rights and for ruling the country with an iron fist.

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  • Royals get ready for Charlotte’s christening - IOL Tonight

    PA Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. London - Britain's royal family was gearing up on Saturday for the christening of Princess Charlotte, when the public will have their second chance to glimpse the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate. The two-month-old will be christened on Sunday in a low-key ceremony in a church on her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's country estate of Sandringham in Norfolk, eastern England. The Church of St Mary Magdalene is also a short walk from Anmer Hall, the secluded mansion to which William and Kate have relocated to bring up their children away from the glare of the media.

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  • Cape in asteroid tsunami zone

    The map, which combines data on population density with data on where asteroids would most likely hit, came about after software was developed at the University of Southampton in the UK. Astronomer Nicola Laoring, of the South African Astronomical Observatory, says the map indicates that Western Cape would be at risk. "If an asteroid hits water, which is a distinct possibility given that 70% of the Earth is covered in water, then the impact could result in a tidal wave causing a tsunami in coastal regions. "The western coast of South Africa is also a high risk area as it lies along an asteroid impact corridor," she said.

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  • Ramos is quick fix LVG needs - Premier League

    REUTERS Sergio Ramos, in some ways, the antithesis of the players Ferguson sought towards the end of his tenure. London - The restructuring of Manchester United in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era continues apace. Old Trafford’s academy system is being remodelled along more modern lines while United’s scouting network remains under review. It is, however, deep within the first-team squad that dramatic change at England’s most successful club is being felt and nowhere is that more apparent than in the pursuit of Spain international Sergio Ramos.

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  • Illegal stokvel has five bank accounts frozen

    A popular online stokvel has been declared illegal and had its five bank accounts frozen. The Wealth Hub was set up by former University of North West vice-chancellor and one-time business partner of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Dr Ngoato Takalo. Takalo, her co-directors Dr Lizette Kleynhans and Stefan Minnaar have their five bank accounts, held at Absa and Standard Bank frozen.

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