• Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    World number one Serena Williams has opted to pull out of the WTA Finals and end her season early following a roller coaster campaign that has taken its toll on her body, the American said on Thursday.

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  • I’ll quit if players turn on me - Jose - Premier League

    Having dared Roman Abramovich to sack him, Jose Mourinho has issued a similar challenge to his players. Amid reports that the dressing room has turned against him, the Portuguese said if it had, he would resign. The Chelsea manager, who left Real Madrid in part because of a players' revolt, said of claims his players are no longer responding to him: “People can say what they want. You should really ask the players and not go with sources and fake sources, and the players told a friend, and the friend told the agent, and the agent is not happy with me because I don't play his player. “You should go straight to the players. Get our media office to arrange a table at Cobham [Chelsea's training ground]

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Bashir issue shows shift in SA’s priorities

    THE collusion of President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet in the flight from SA of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in defiance of our international obligations and a domestic court order is one of the darkest moments of the democratic era. Yet, when Parliament adopted the mechanisms to ensure suspected genocide leaders like Bashir were nabbed by SA, its MPs — many of whom still serve government today — were motivated by notions of justice and human rights, and swore that people like him would be arrested and face justice. SA adopted the Rome Statute, bringing the International Criminal Court (ICC) into domestic law, which means it had a responsibility to arrest Bashir when he was in the country

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  • Correctional Services confirms Pistorius's parole is set aside

    The department's directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Oscar Pistorius Reeva Steenkamp Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years Oscar Pistorius parole JOHANNESBURG – The Correctional Services Department has now confirmed the decision to release Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision has been set aside. The says the board sat today and its chairperson, Judge Lucy Mailula, concurred with the concerns raised by Minister Michael Masutha that the decision to release the Paralympian was taken prematurely. It’s now directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Pistorius was sentenced to five years

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  • No 1 gets an earful over pic

    Did he show the etiquette required of presidents or did he offend the sensibilities of one of the world's most powerful leaders. These questions are keeping social media abuzz. According to photographer Chip Somodevilla, who shot the image, Zuma was sitting at the table on Monday on his own, talking on his cellphone. Obama, unbeknown to Zuma, had entered the room and was coming up behind him, greeting other diners. He tapped Zuma on the shoulder as he walked past, and No 1 turned around with a big smile, stuck out his hand and shook POTUS's hand. POTUS, seeing Zuma still on his cell, gestured with his hand that No1 should call him when he was less busy. Somodevilla said Obama, who was "working

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  • Opposition furious over 'parasitic' VIP jets for Zuma and co

    According to The Mercury, the SANDF has defended the purchase of the jets, which are apparently set to cost the nation R2 billion, saying that SA Airways was not a reasonable alternative owing to President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's schedules. “One would need to look at the schedules and see if it would make sense for them to travel commercial together with the detail of the entourage, at short notice, and the quickest possible times,” SANDF spokesman Siphiwe Dlamini said. According to the report, SAAF spokeswoman Brigadier-General Marthie Visser said that the current fleet was insufficient to meet the increase in the country’s international relations commitments. COPE president, Mosiuoa Lekota said that the purchase shows how wasteful spending has become the norm.

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  • A Dad Halted His Daughter's Wedding So Her Stepdad Could Help Give Her Away

    The couple’s photographer, Delia D. Blackburn, told BuzzFeed News that Brittany Peck’s father, Todd Bachman, was proceeding down the aisle when he suddenly stopped and walked over to her stepfather, Todd Cendrosky.

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  • WhatsApp slur against Mugabe gets Zim man arrested - report

    Nduna Matshazi, a councillor for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, says he sent on a message about Mugabe "by mistake", the state-owned Chronicle reported this weekend. Instead of sending it to a political chat group, Matshazi posted the message to a group of councillors for the rural district of Bubi in southern Zimbabwe. The group's administrator, who is not being named, reported him to the police. It's not clear exactly when Matshazi was arrested nor in which police station he is being held. According to the Chronicle, which is published in Bulawayo, the message is a parody of the Lord's Prayer in the Bible. The administrator of the Whatsapp group says the prayer is "twisted to

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  • More trouble for King Dalindyebo | The New Age Online

    The AbaThembu Royal Family in the Eastern Cape has accused King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of using the Constitutional Court challenge as a delaying tact and has called for his immediate suspension. The royal family is demanding his immediate suspension pending the finalisation of his court challenge. Dalindyebo faces 12 years in jail after the Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday refused most of his appeal against his conviction for crimes committed in the 1990s. He was convicted of arson, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice. The royal family's spokesperson, Chief Thanduxolo Mtirara says Dalindyebo must be suspended. “We're saying as the Royal Kingdom of AbaThembu, this person should be

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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  • Nigeria: Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Arrested in London

    The immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was on Friday arrested in London, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively and authoritatively report. The former minister, who was one of the most powerful officials of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, was arrested Friday morning by the UK National Crimes Agency, alongside four other people. The identities of the four other people arrested along with her could not be immediately ascertained. PREMIUM TIMES learnt she was arrested for offences related to bribery, corruption and money laundering. Two top British officials in London confirmed the development to this newspaper. They requested not to be named because they

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  • Zimbabwe: MDC-T Youth Leader Defies Tsvangirai, Says Pact With Mujuru Would Be a Betrayal

    FORMER Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been openly defied over his proposed coalition with ex-Zanu PF deputy president Joice Mujuru. Tsvangirai last week indicated he would be willing to go "to bed" with Mujuru but some of his most influential lieutenants at the weekend came short of telling the former Premier to "stay away". Addressing a rally in Kuwadzana, combative youth assembly leader Happymore Chidziva led the charge, declaring any coalition with Mujuru would be seen as "betrayal by those who died for the struggle". Chidziva's comments resonated with another veteran MDC-T activist and former Energy Minister Elias Mudzuri who chided Mujuru to come out of her self-imposed cocoon.

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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Our Trevor is now a US asset - IOL | Sunday Tribune

    AP SA's favourite comedian was everything his legion of fans hoped he would be on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah is so adaptable, intelligent and disarmingly funny, he’ll have ’em eating pie out of his hand in no time, writes Dennis Pather. Comedian Trevor Noah’s impressive debut this week on The Daily Show had millions of South Africans rallying behind him, understandably so. Yes, the Noah faithful will tune in a second time, maybe even a third and fourth, but my bet is that local interest will start waning when South Africans begin to realise they’ve traded their precious home-brewed Mzansi-humour for the more formulaic Ameri-humour, which one critic once unkindly described as “high on lip gloss and low on IQ”.

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  • Killing comes on eve of money talks - Politics | IOL News

    Johannesburg - The brutal killing of controversial ANC funder and businessman Wandile Bozwana happened just days before the ANC was due to discuss the role of money in the affairs of the party. Bozwana was recently accused of having financially influenced the election of Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas as provincial treasurer of the ANC following the death of former treasurer and disgraced MP Yolanda Botha in March. Botha succumbed to cancer while facing a multimillion-rand fraud and corruption charge along with provincial chairman and MEC for Finance John Block and MEC for Co-operative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements Alvin Botes. Block and Botes are due in the High Court

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  • Malema’s turn to quiz magistrate

    JOHANNESBURG magistrate Colleen Collis’s interview for judicial appointment may well be a Judicial Service Commission (JSC) first: she will be interviewed by someone she previously found guilty of hate speech when JSC hearings to fill six posts in the Gauteng division of the High Court begin in Cape Town Monday. As the JSC is made up of politicians and lawyers, candidates often face questions from those they have ruled against. But a personal finding against a commissioner is highly unusual. In 2010, Ms Collis, as an Equality Court magistrate, found Economic Freedom Fighters leader and JSC commissioner Julius Malema guilty of hate speech. Speaking to Business Day, Ms Collis said she would not

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  • This Woman Perfectly Explains Why You Shouldn't Ask People Why They Don't Have Kids

    “Even if it feels like it’s not a big deal for you, it might be a really big deal to the person you are asking.”

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  • Boks start to look dangerous - Springboks

    James’ Park – Sometimes arrogance and confidence can be confused, and eyebrows were raised when Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said midweek that his plan that had long ago been conceived for the Rugby World Cup was going to come together against Scotland on Saturday evening and propel his team into the quarter-finals and beyond. South Africa are starting to look ominously dangerous and the other leading contenders for the William Webb Ellis trophy will be looking over their shoulders at the rapidly improving Boks. The difference that Fourie du Preez made since starting his first Test of the year last week against Samoa has been phenomenal. Meyer has never ceased telling us that Du Preez is key to the Boks’ campaign, and never were truer words said.

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  • Porsche announces Cayman Black Edition | The New Age Online

    Following similar 911 and Boxster models, the company's diminutive sports coupe is finally getting an extra touch of exclusivity. The Cayman Black Edition comes with a special black exterior finish with contrasting aluminum window trim and bigger, 20-inch Carrera alloy wheels. The cabin is trimmed in black leather, and a host of creature comforts are offered as standard, including two-zone climate control, Porsche's navigation system and a premium sound system. For those worried about scratching the paintwork, reversing sensors front and rear, anti-dazzle mirrors and cruise control are all fitted as standard. As are rain sensors and Porsche's dynamic headlights that offer better illumination

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  • Jeered for praising ANC at state event

    Award-winning gospel artist Hlengiwe Mhlaba was booed by a crowd when she used a government event to campaign for the ANC in Mpendle in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. Mhlaba was booked for the day by the government to entertain residents and dignitaries at the launch of a communal estates project. She didn't expect the hostile reception when she wooed attendants to vote for the ANC in the upcoming local government elections. Mhlaba stepped on stage with her famous hit Ngizwile Isandla, much to the applause of the guests, but she ruined the moment when she staged her campaign in the middle of her performance. Mhlaba told the crowd to vote for the political party (ANC) that had made remarkable change

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