• Eskom: now for the really bad news

    The head of one of South Africa's largest business chambers, the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut, says the government's fixation with ideology and politics is steering the country to disaster - and nowhere is this more apparent than in the collapse of Eskom. Christo van der Rheede was part of a delegation of business leaders who were briefed on the energy crisis by Eskom this week. At the meeting, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona told them his parastatal needed an immediate R20-billion bailout to keep the lights on.

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  • 14 Female Characters Who Climax Immediately

    Because that is exactly how it works!

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  • Unathi made to eat humble pie

    The decision to take the musician off air followed a Twitter rant in which she swore at a listener who had criticised her for views she expressed during the show. Now, in an about turn, the MetroFM DJ and Idols SA judge has eaten humble pie and apologised. "Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter, my opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate.

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  • Confusion still reigns over death-toll in horror Swaziland accident

    Confusion continues to reign over the number of people killed in a horrific truck accident in Swaziland on Friday. In the first official statement on the accident‚ posted on Sunday‚ the Royal Swaziland Police Service states on its website that 13 people were killed – two of them men‚ both aged 25‚ while the other victims were all young girls aged between 11 and 19. SNN claimed on Saturday that‚ “as expected”‚ the media and the police had been barred from reporting extensively on the accident. According to the Times of Swaziland‚ they were apparently travelling in an open truck which smashed into another vehicle and was then hit in the rear by a second truck.

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  • Zimbabwe: Ageing Mugabe - Moyo Pokes Mnangagwa

    Clearly aware that Mugabe's biological clock may be ticking its last, the veteran leader's wife Grace last week said Zimbabweans would miss the 91-year-old when he is gone. "We shall miss him (Mugabe) dearly.

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  • Petrol price falls as recession looms - Business News | IOL Business

    Good news for South African consumers is that from Wednesday they will pay less for fuel after the Department of Energy announced a decrease in the price of all petroleum products. The decrease in the price of petroleum products is due mainly to the continued drop in crude oil prices during the period under review. The department said the weakening rand had reduced the over-recovery on the basic fuel price by more than 20c/litre. Next week’s drop will mark the second consecutive month that has seen fuel prices drop.

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  • Oscar's cell raided in Krejcir mob drama

    The Sunday Times can today reveal shocking details of Krejcir's crime operations, apparently run from prison - and the alleged involvement of top-ranking police officials in a string of crimes linked to the Czech gangster. Pistorius - according to officials who were part of the raid and investigating Krejcir - was targeted because of the close ties he had forged with Krejcir during his 10 months in prison. On June 25, at 4.30am, prison officials stormed the cells of Pistorius, Krejcir and two of his co-accused in a murder case. A hard drive with unspecified content was taken from Pistorius's cell in the hospital wing of the prison.

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  • ‘Students awakening from 20-year sleep’ - Politics | IOL News

    Student politics have not suddenly taken centre stage at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), University of Pretoria and other institutions of higher learning – students are merely waking up from a two-decade political slumber. Experts say the already complicated situation on campuses was further complicated by the EFF entering the political sphere. The debate about politics on campus has been raging long before students were injured during violent clashes between the EFF and SA Students Congress (Sasco) last week.

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  • FW de Klerk sparks outrage

    Former president FW de Klerk sparked outrage on social networking sites last night following controversial remarks he made during an interview screened on CNN. Interviewed by the global news network's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, at a summit of Nobel laureates in Chicago, De Klerk discussed his "historical antagonism" and current friendship with Nelson Mandela, the failure of the apartheid system, and the shortcomings of the current government.

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  • Transfer deadline

    With the transfer deadline a few hours away, we could be in store for a few surprise signing by Premier Soccer League teams. Mahlangu’s future hangs in the balance as the Bafana Bafana midfielder is currently a free agent and could join a PSL team before the end of today. The signing of Aristide Bance and Zaid Patel by Chippa United and the possible return of David Zulu on the cards, Chippa will have one of the strongest striking force in the league. Zulu’s return to Chippa is set to be completed today.

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  • How super are these food really? - IOL Lifestyle

    I struggle with the term “superfood”. The fact is, for all of our perceived health awareness, we simply don't know that much about our food, and we certainly don't know enough to say exactly what makes a true “superfood”. As a dietician, I decided to turn a critical eye to all the hype that surrounds so many so-called superfoods. In my book, Unmasking Superfoods, I look at which of these foods we should approach with caution and which have more to offer than their reputation suggests.

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  • 22 Borderline Genius Ways To Make Your Clothes Last Longer

    Save your clothes — and your money.

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  • Chocolates, sweets taken from Woolies checkout lines

    “Maybe I’ll have a Kit Kat”, will be a thing of the past the next time you are paying for your groceries at Woolworths. As part of its Good Food Journey, the retailer will remove all sweets and chocolates from their checkout queues. Over the past 10 years, Woolworths has taken significant steps towards providing customers with better choices.

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  • New cancer drug hailed

    After 18 chemotherapy sessions failed to stop the spread of her deadly skin cancer, Melissa Taylor, of Johannesburg, was told she had six months to live. She was 34 and had a four-year-old daughter.

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  • Young, groundbreaking 'Les Miserables' actor dies | The New Age Online

    Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first black man and youngest to play Jean Valjean in Broadway's "Les Miserables," died in New York, the production and local reports said. The 21-year-old made his Broadway debut at the end of July after being an understudy as the protagonist of the long-running show. "The entire Les Miserables family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic -- and history -- in his Broadway debut," the show said in a statement. Police said Jean-Baptiste's death seemed to be accidental and that he fell from a fourth-floor fire escape in Brooklyn after slipping, The New York Times reported.

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  • SA’s online ‘cheaters’ caught out - South Africa | IOL News

    Dating website Ashley Madison has been rocked by a breach in security. Durban - A total of R21 million – that’s the amount of money South African men have forked out to use “cheaters” dating website Ashley Madison over the past seven years. Apparently the highest number of philanderers in South Africa were revealed to be from Joburg, with more than 15 000 users. There have also been revelations that women are contacting the popular South African sex therapist Marlene Wasserman, known as Dr Eve, hoping to save their marriages.

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  • Russia's Putin, Venezuela's Maduro to discuss oil price stabilisation - Kremlin | The New Age Online

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro will discuss "possible mutual steps" to stabilise global oil prices during a visit to China this week, a Kremlin aide said on Monday.

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  • Kardashians sued over firework display - Tonight News

    Instagram A picture posted by Kylie Jenner. From left: Kendall Jenner, Brody Jenner,

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