• South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications. The Democratic Alliance on Friday called for Pheko to be suspended.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reveals Secret to Long Life

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, said on Thursday that one of his secrets to a long life was "not filling my stomach". In a televised interview ahead of a huge birthday party in Victoria Falls, Mugabe said: "I do certain things that I believe sustain life. You must eat well, and really not go for food because it's attractive and feed yourself until your tummy is full," the longtime Zimbabwean leader said. Mugabe's half sister, Regina Gata, recently confirmed her brother's disciplined habits, saying he neither smokes nor drinks.

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  • Fetch spirits from Nigeria - King Zwelithini - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    Families of the 82 South Africans who died while attending Pastor T B Joshua’s The Synagogue, Church of all Nations in Nigeria should not be “confused by being born again” and should collect the spirits of their loved ones from the foreign land, King Goodwill Zwelithini said on Thursday.

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  • Mantashe warns whites on land issue - The Star

    On the right is the Transformation Initiative's Roelf Meyer. Gauteng - ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has warned of disastrous economic consequences similar to Zimbabwe if white South Africans don’t stop trivialising land reform by persisting with their defence of the status quo. Speaking at the Land Reform Imbizo in Joburg, Mantashe was responding to a question from the floor, citing the Freedom Charter and querying the government’s commitment to food production.

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  • Mohau Pheko regrets faking doctorate

    South Africa's ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, told the SABC on Friday she regrets saying she has a doctoral degree, when she does not. Pheko claimed she received her PhD from the American La Salle University in 2000. Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • Zuma, a burden to ANC and society - South Africans must demand the best in office

    The question was not answered, for the column sought mainly to illustrate that South Africa is in the throes of serious political problems. The pandemonium that broke out at the State of the Nation Address (Sona) brings back Popper's question like a ghost that will not stop haunting the living until they meet all its demands. Here it is: a morally and intellectually compromised leader of a political party is a burden not only to his party, but to society as a whole. Eugene Terre'Blanche was a leader of the AWB, but he was a burden for the rest of South Africa.

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  • Madonna explains nasty fall - Tonight News

    Madonna is feeling "fine" after falling off stage during her BRIT Awards performance. The 56-year-old star was singing her track 'Living For Love' during her first performance at the annual awards ceremony in two decades last night (25.02.15) when she was seen falling backwards down a set of stairs after members of her team attempted to remove her massive black and red cape. The blonde beauty has now taken to her Instagram account to blame the garment for her fall while insisting she didn't suffer any injuries. Despite the nasty fall - during which the audience heard a loud thud as she toppled down the stairs and dropped her microphone - the 'Hung Up' hitmaker managed to continue with her performance.

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  • Planned terror attack in South Africa foiled according to leaked spy documents

    The information arises from two State Security Agency presentations, which are among several leaked documents the broadcaster obtained. According to the presentations, the foiled attack came to light through Jermaine Grant, who was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 for alleged links to terrorism. During his arrest police found materials similar to those used during the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks in London. The presentations stated that a financier arrested in April/May of 2011 said he was tasked by Al-Qaeda figure Harun Al Fadul, also known as Harun Fazul, to go to the United Arab Emirates and meet another person regarding the attack in South Africa.

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  • Juju 'purging EFF' - Suspended MP

    Suspended Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Mpho Ramakatsa has lashed out at Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu, accusing them of purging party members who did not support them at the December elective congress. “The EFF leadership is disintegrating the organisation,” Ramakatsa told The Citizen. “People who did not support Julius and Floyd are being purged.

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  • South Africa: Missing Child Found After 17 Years - Report

    Zephany Nurse, who was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town 17 years ago, has been found, Beeld reported on Friday. The woman who raised her, and allegedly took her, was taken into custody by the Hawks, following a DNA test and is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday. According to the report, the Nurses' second daughter, born four years after Zephany's disappearance, started Grade 8 at a school in Cape Town this year.

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  • Zimbabwe: Chombo Seeks Mutasa, Mliswa Parliament Recall

    ZANU PF administration secretary, Ignatius Chombo, has written to the Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda notifying him of the party's decision to recall Didymus Mutasa and Hurungwe West MP, Temba Mliswa. Two weeks ago, Zanu PF expelled Mutasa and Mliswa on allegations of factionalism, insubordination.

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  • Kanye West breaks down during interview with Zane Lowe - with video

    Kanye West broke down in tears during an interview with Radio 1's Zane Lowe tonight as he remembered his friend the late Louise Wilson.

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  • Africa: 15 Nigerian Models Storm South Africa

    AFTER the successful completion of two editions, organizers are set to hold the 3rd edition of model competition tagged 'Pearl Look 2015', which is a fresh initiative born out a desire to give back to the society by empowering young ladies. Thousands of ladies trooped out en-masse to attend auditions of 'Pearl Look 2015' at cities across Nigeria - Calabar, Port Harcourt, Benin, Abuja and Lagos which marked the final destination for the auditions. The contestants will be travelling to South Africa on tour and will be accommodated in Sandton, Johannesburg. "We made it different this year; all chosen contestants will be going to South Africa on tour.

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  • Nigeria coach laments ‘slave contract’ - Soccer

    Coach Stephen Keshi has said a new deal offered him by Nigeria amounted to a “slave contract”. A debate has raged whether 52-year-old Keshi should be given a new contract after he failed to qualify the Super Eagles for the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

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  • Not just scary scribbles on a wall - Connect

    Almost everywhere you go, from Johannesburg, all around South Africa and even abroad, you’ll find colourful letters and images on walls, bridges, and under tunnels. Johannesburg local Cale Waddacor is changing this idea. This 27-year-old just released Graffiti South Africa, a book filled with photographs showcasing the talents of South African graffiti artists – or rather graffiti writers, as he refers to them in his book. Some hate the fact that you call them graffiti artists, because they’re just tagging.

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  • Fransman belongs in jail

    This column is a plea to the African National Congress to desist from stoking the flames of anarchy. No sooner had we recovered from that spectacle, with the speaker and opposition members apologising to each other, when Marius Fransman and his followers obstructed the Western Cape provincial opening of parliament. Surely when the ANC allows its members to undermine our constitutional democracy, by using the minstrels as its shock troops, it embeds practices in the social fabric of the nation that will become second nature. Firstly, Marius Fransman should be in jail for allegedly appropriating National Lottery funds for the minstrels for party political purposes.

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  • The Great Wall of Keny

    Kenya is going to build a wall. Not just any wall, but a separation barrier, to employ the euphemism coined by Israel to describe the towering, snaking monstrosity that now separates it from Palestine’s West Bank. Kenya’s version will be on sections of its notoriously porous border with Somalia, a physical rendering in bricks, mortar and barbed wire of that line on the map. As yet, more details on the project are not forthcoming, and Lamu County did not respond to requests for comment.

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  • How Demi Lovato Learned To Love Her Body

    Demi Lovato is the rare pop star who uses her voice to do more than just belt. The outspoken singer has been impressively candid about her own struggles and become an advocate for young people battling eating disorders, mental illness, and addiction in the process. What does “healthy living” entail for you? DL: For me, healthy living involves taking care of myself — both mentally and physically.

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  • MTV's "Pimp My Ride" Contestants Say The Show Was Basically A Lie

    Pimp My Ride casting director Nick Chiodini, who worked for MTV for eight years, told BuzzFeed News the show never set out to fix mechanical problems in cars. Chiodini doesn’t deny the contestants’ assertions to the Huffington Post that parts of the storyline were re-filmed or changed. “Most of the story elements that maybe were fudged or overproduced a little bit, I’m sure it probably happened,” Chiodini said.

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  • IEC commissioner resign

    IEC commissioner Raenette Taljaard has resigned, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

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