• Summer bodies are made in winter: Check out Sbahle and Amanda owning the gym

    The Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start Monday, with a major internal row over leaked emails playing havoc with nominee Hillary Clinton's bid to present a united front against Donald Trump.

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  • ANC's Mokonyane could face action after revealing party's election spend

    Mokonyane said the ANC had spent more than a billion rand on campaigning. 2016 local government elections 2016 Municipal Elections Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane Elections campaign Nomvula Mokhonyane CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress’s (ANC) head of elections Nomvula Mokonyane could find herself in hot water for publicly revealing how much the party has spent on its campaign. Speaking in Philippi last week, the Water and Sanitation Department minister said the ANC had spent more than a billion rand on campaigning ahead of the municipal polls. The party has since distanced itself from the statement. ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says only Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize is

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  • Mbeki's quiet campaigning diplomacy

    This week's ghost cartoon is a comment on the fact that former president Thabo Mbeki is yet to publicly utter the words 'vote ANC'.

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  • Zuma given 45 days to #PayBackTheMoney

    The Constitutional Court has today confirmed the amount that treasury determined he pay. President Jacob Zuma Nkandla Democratic Alliance EFF Advocate Thuli Madonsela CAPE TOWN - The clock is now ticking on the 45-day deadline for President Jacob Zuma to pay the R7.8 million he owes for the non-security upgrades to his Nkandla home. The Constitutional Court today confirmed the amount that Treasury determined he has to pay. More than two years ago, Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela found that Zuma and his family benefitted unduly from some of the refurbishments. In her 2014 report titled "Secure in Comfort," Madonsela said Zuma should repay a reasonable portion of taxpayers’ money spent

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  • Big fuel price drop likely in August

    After months of being squeezed by higher fuel prices, South African motorists are likely to receive some relief at the pumps in August. According to the Automobile Association, mid-month fuel data is pointing towards a petrol price decrease of up to 83 cents a litre, with diesel coming down by around 45 cents and illuminating paraffin by around 42 cents. The usual 'don't get your hopes up too high' disclaimer applies here though as these predictions are based on mid-month data and the final price for August will depend on how the rand and international oil prices perform between now and the end of the month, but so far both factors have been working in our favour. Brexit has been playing to our

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  • Zimbabwe's war veterans summoned to Zanu-PF headquarters

    Government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors on Saturday. Robert Mugabe ZANU PF Zimbabwes government HARARE -  Zimbabwe’s war veterans have now been summoned to Zanu-PF ’s headquarters in the wake of their hard-hitting statement against President Robert Mugabe.  Top ranking party officials say the statement was treasonous, so this appears to be yet another attempt to show Zimbabwe and the world that Mugabe is still popular. There’s little doubt that this meeting is in direct response to the war veterans’ never-before-voiced claim that the president is dictatorial. The government says no genuine war veteran would be that disparaging of Mugabe. The war veterans are now being

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  • Mpofu throws shade at AKA

    On Tuesday, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were celebrating their third birthday and its national chairperson Advocate Dali Mpofu could not hold back but share on Twitter what the party had achieved so far. In one of his tweets, Mpofu took the time to congratulate the party’s leaders who had graduated in their respective fields, implying that his party was for the educated. “Happy3rdAnniversary to these LEARNED FRIENDS & all fellow Fighters for Economic Freedom,” he tweeted. As he was busy with the celebrations on Twitter, one user tweeted at him, thanking him for paying for music group Entity’s album. Mpofu’s son Sizwe was a member of the group. According to the user, the group’s separation

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  • Al Ahly ready to splash the cash for Billiat

    Johannesburg - Pitso Mosimane celebrated after capturing Sibusiso Vilakazi to bolster what is already a formidable Mamelodi Sundowns side, but the coach then quickly revealed that the growing interest in Khama Billiat has him a bit on edge as the club gets closer to a CAF Champions League semi-final spot. Vilakazi’s move from Bidvest Wits to Sundowns was confirmed on Sunday in a deal that included an undisclosed transfer fee as well as playmaker Mogakolodi Ngele and striker Cuthbert Malajila going in the opposite direction in a swap deal. The Brazilians host Zamalek in a Champions League group stage encounter Wednesday night at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, and a draw will be enough to guarantee

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  • WATCH: DJ Sbu gets 'attacked' during his radio show

    The Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start Monday, with a major internal row over leaked emails playing havoc with nominee Hillary Clinton's bid to present a united front against Donald Trump.

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  • Zimbabwe: Beitbridge-Chirundu Road Project Begins

    PRESIDENT Mugabe will next week commission the construction and dualisation of the Beitbridge-Chirundu Highway after Government awarded tenders to an Austrian construction company, Geiger Pvt Ltd and Chinese company, China Harbour. In an interview on the sidelines of Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) national drivers' awards, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo said officials from the two companies were already in the country and were in negotiations with Government on the implementation strategy. Dr Gumbo said the companies were required to give a stipulated percentage of work to local companies. He said work on the 897km stretch from Chirundu to Beitbridge

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  • Labour Court rules in favour of four fired SABC journalists

    Labour Court has ruled that the South African Broadcasting Corporation must reinstate the journalists. SABC Labour Court Breaking News Censorship allegations at the SABC Save Our SABC JOHANNESBURG – The Labour Court has ruled that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) must reinstate the four journalists who were sacked by the public broadcaster. The court found the SABC acted unlawfully when it dismissed the senior reporters for voicing their concerns over the public broadcaster’s controversial editorial policy. Judge Andre Van Niekerk also granted an interdict prohibiting the public broadcaster from instituting disciplinary hearings against the group.  He also says those responsible

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  • Pravin Gordhan: SAA needs a whole new board, new blood

    The minister is quoted as saying Treasury must ensure that credible people are appointed to the board. SAA Finance Minister Pravin Ghordan SAA deal CAPE TOWN - South African Airways needs a “whole new board,” and an experienced management team which may also require new blood, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday. Gordhan reportedly made the comments at an event in Sandton, hosted by Ernst & Young and the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The cash-strapped airline recently cancelled a controversial debt-restructuring deal with little-known boutique financier BnP Capital. But it has since emerged Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni wanted the financier to be paid a cancellation

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  • 'South Africans can't be fooled by DA's election campaign'

    Zweli Mkhize has described the DA's defence for using Mandela's name on election posters as 'hogwash'. African National Congress 2016 Municipal Elections DA election campaign JOHANNESBURG - As the African National Congress (ANC) says the Democratic Alliances’ use of Nelson Mandela in its campaign shows it’s trying to retain white supremacy, the party’s treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize says the people of South Africa simply cannot be fooled. Yesterday, the DA started putting up posters reading “honour Madiba’s dream, vote DA” Mkhize says the use of Mandela’s name by the DA demonstrates how low the opposition party will go. “This is all about preservation of white privilege and you can’t hide from

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  • Nigeria: Secret Documents Expose Nigerian Oil Mogul's Offshore Hideaways

    Held through a shell company created by the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, Mossack Fonseca, the yacht is now caught up in a massive investigation in Nigeria. The government claims the yacht was bought with profits from crude oil sales that were diverted and never paid to authorities. The Galactica Star's owner is Kolawole Aluko, a petroleum and aviation mogul who is one of four defendants accused of helping to cheat Nigeria out of nearly $1.8 billion owed to the government on massive sales of oil. In a separate investigation, Nigerian authorities are also reportedly probing whether Mr. Aluko helped smuggle millions of dollars out of the country as kickbacks to Nigeria's former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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  • Living undersea becomes a reality for South African researcher

    Du Toit is expected to take the plunge on Tuesday to live and do research along the sea bed as part of a NASA exercise to simulate future deep space missions. Known as NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations project 21 the mission involves studying human and robotic interaction as three to four astronauts from NASA‚ the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) and other subject matter experts are sent to live underwater for up to three weeks. “I will be performing science tasks ranging from DNA sequencing to coral sampling‚ as well as human-robot interaction tasks. “My stay will include five 'spacewalks' and a multitude of habitat-based science tasks and human physiology

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  • Tutu’s open letter to baby goes viral - Western Cape

    Cape Town - It's not every day that someone gets a heart-warming open letter written to them from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. A letter was written earlier this month after the father of an American infant wrote to Tutu, saying that he was collecting letters for his newborn daughter Juliet. All the way from his Cape Town abode, Archbishop wrote the following: Hello, little sister. You don't know me. I am a very old grandfather from South Africa nearing the end of my journey on earth while your journey - on another continent many miles away - is just beginning. We may never meet on earth, so I thought to send you a secret. Well, it's not really a secret because we should all know it. So I

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  • Nigeria: NNPC Intensifies Oil Search in Chad Basins As Buhari Orders Further Exploration in North-East

    press release The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is stepping up measures to ensure a successful operation in the ongoing search for crude oil in the Chad Basin and other parts of the Inland Sedimentary Basin. That is happening even as President Muhammadu Buhari ordered deeper exploration of some hitherto neglected finds in some areas in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Maikanti Baru, made this disclosure on Monday while receiving the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, who was on a courtesy visit to the NNPC Towers, Abuja. Mr. Baru said the renewed search for hydrocarbon deposits in the Chad Basin would entail extensive

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  • John Kerry warns North Korea that US sees its tests as a ‘very serious threat’

    VIENTIANE — The US warned North Korea on Tuesday that it faced "real consequences" over its internationally condemned nuclear and missile tests, which have inflamed tensions in East Asia. "Together we are determined … to make absolutely certain that DPRK (North Korea) understands that there are real consequences for these actions," US secretary of state John Kerry told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of Asian nations in Laos. Tension has soared since Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test in January, followed by a series of missile launches. Analysts say these show it is making progress towards being able to strike the US mainland. The festering issue has been a major theme of

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  • High praise for Michelle Obama after speech at the DNC

    Michelle Obama brought down the house at the DNC, delivering a powerful speech endorsing Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton Michelle Obama Democrats JOHANNESBURG – Many on Twitter are now calling for US First Lady Michelle Obama to run for president of the United State after she gave "the speech of her life" at the Democratic National Convention (DNC). She lit up the Twittershere with many expressing their admiration, love and praise. Obama’s speech was particularly influential on the night where deep divisions were on display on a disorderly first day of the DNC, with Bernie Sanders portraying Hillary Clinton as a fellow soldier in his fight for economic equality while his supporters jeered the

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  • Zimbabwe: UN Avails 20,6 Million Euros for Re-Industrialisation

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has availed a 20,6 million euro three-year support facility towards Zimbabwe's re-industralisation country programme. The country programme focuses on industrialisation through value addition and beneficiation as enablers of economic growth, which is in sync with the Zim-Asset economic blue-print.This also makes Zimbabwe the 11th country out of 54 African countries to be prioritised by the UNIDO's country programmes. The country programme focuses on six components which support delivery of Zim -Asset objectives among them support value addition, quality infrastructure and access to competitive markets for selected value chains. The

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