• Kaizer Chiefs star 'devastated' after surviving hijacking

    In the aftermath of the recent attacks in Paris, the SA Rugby Legends Association have joined forces with the large Gauteng-based French community to honour those fallen and to help raise funds to assist the families who lost loved ones in the attacks.

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  • Home Affairs gives man identity crisis - Gauteng | IOL News

    Johannesburg - Is Phineas Ndlovu a South African, a Lesotho national or a Zimbabwean? Is his real name even Phineas Ndlovu? According to the 63-year-old man and his family, he was born at the then Coronation Hospital (now Raheema Moosa Mother and Child Hospital) and lived his whole life in Soweto, where he attended Motsaneng Lower Primary School in Mapetla. However, the Department of Home Affairs and its officials disagree. They say their records indicate that Ndlovu is a Lesotho national who committed a crime there in 1969 when he was 17 years old, while other records show that he is actually a Zimbabwean man. It was only when he went to apply for a smart card that all this was revealed, leaving

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  • Malema’s UK visit ‘sends a message’ - Special Features | IOL News

    London - He’s perhaps the second best-known politician in South Africa, a firebrand agitator who is revered and disliked across South Africa in equal measure. However this week Julius Malema is in the old colonial power of the UK where he is less well known and where he will be addressing some distinctly English and internationally highbrow institutions. On Wednesday he will kick off his England tour by travelling to the “dreaming spires” of Oxford where he will address the Oxford Union at the world famous university. He will speak in the Debating Chamber on a subject “loosely agreed” beforehand, a spokeswoman for the Union said. The chamber can take up to 450 people and after the speech there

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  • Is Zimbabwe’s New ‘Mister Ugly’ Too Handsome to Wear the Crown? - CameroonOnline.org

    This weekend, Zimbabwe’s newly crowned “Mister Ugly” hitched up his slouching coveralls and smiled widely as supporters poured beer over his head to celebrate the 42-year-old’s win in the country’s annual anti-beauty pageant. Mison Sere beat out 35 other entrants for the coveted title, surviving three rounds of runway modeling at a nightclub in Harare. The purpose of the event — to look as ugly as humanly possible — is simple. The stakes are anything but: The winner takes home a grand prize of $500, roughly half the annual income in hyper-inflation wracked Zimbabwe. This time around, though, the fourth-annual competition turned even uglier than usual, when sore losers claimed Sere simply wasn’t

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  • Arsenal, Chelsea wins keep hopes alive - World Leagues

    Alexis Sanchez was the creator and finisher supreme as Arsenal kept their Champions League hopes alive with a 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in London on Tuesday night. And Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea similarly stayed in the race for qualification to the last 16 with a 4-0 thrashing of Maccabi Tel Aviv away from home in Haifa. Barcelona didn’t disappoint on the night either, putting six of the best past Roma at the Nou Camp in Spain. Chilean international Sanchez scored two of three goals for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side at The Emirates, with German star midfielder Mesut Ozil netting the other. Sanchez set up Ozil’s opener with a stunning cross from the left, which saw his German teammate time his sliding

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  • Murdered businessman Bozwana's colleague dares assassins to come for him

    A business colleague of murdered North West businessman Wandile Bozwana has dared assassins to come after him following revelations of an alleged hit list. Former Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality mayor Themba Gwabeni said he was prepared to take on hitmen and would "fight fire with fire". Gwabeni's name allegedly appears on the list along with those of North West Business Forum secretary-general Sello Mogodiri and chairperson Fana Moraka. It is not clear how many names were on the list. Police spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko, however, has said police were not aware of any hit list. Bozwana, who was chairperson of the forum before his death, was apparently at the top of the list. He

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  • Glitz and glam at the 2015 South African Sports Awards (PHOTOS)

    South African Sports Awards went down with great grandeur and style on Sunday night in Bloemfontein at the Sand du Plessis Theatre. Top sprinter Wayde van Niekerk walked away with a Mercedes Benz C-Class as well as a R500000 cheque after a stiff competition from cyclist Greg Minnaar and swimming sensation Chad le Clos. Politicians, celebrities, media personalities, fashion idols and soccer stars looked sensational at the event. They dressed to evoke envy as they sashayed on the red carpet elegantly. Football figures present at the event included Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba, Mamelodi Sundowns defender Thabo Nthethe, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo, Happy Jele, Lucky Lekgwathi

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  • Zimbabwe First Lady’s rape stance defies logic

    WOMEN are to blame for rape. That’s official. Pronounced thus by no less an authority than a First Lady whose husband wants to castrate supposedly innocent rapists and whose daughter was raped and lost her virginity (though not according to her mother). "If you are raped, it’s your fault," said Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe. "You walk around wearing miniskirts displaying your thighs and inviting men to drool over you, then you want to complain when you have been raped? It’s unfortunate because it will be your fault." Her "disapproval of miniskirts" is reportedly "well-known". She castigated then vice-president Joice Mujuru for wearing a short skirt, thereby "trying to seduce a man". "Wear

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  • Ramaphosa favoured to lead ANC after Zuma - Business News | IOL Business

    Johannesburg - Cyril Ramaphosa has emerged as a favourite to succeed Jacob Zuma as president of the ANC, during Cosatu’s congress, with some delegates believing Ramaphosa’s election could unify the federation’s affiliates. On Tuesday the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) urged the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) to endorse ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as the next president of the ANC. Sadtu’s deputy general secretary, Nkosana Dolopi, argued that it has been a tradition in the ANC that the deputy president becomes the president of the party. “The deputy presidents of the ANC are prepared to become the leaders of the ANC,” he said during the debate on the

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  • Tomorrow's news: we take you inside Krejcir's mansion

    Lobola and being gay South Africa was one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to legalising gay marriages. However, this does not mean that the general mood in the country has been welcoming people from the LBGT+ community. We profile a lesbian couple and their journey through this traditional practice. Be sure to grab your copy of The Citizen. A peak inside the luxurious world of Krejcir We take a tour through the luxurious mansion of Radovan Krecjir as his properties go under the hammer, showing you the life he lived before being incarcerated. If the walls of Radovan Krejcir’s house could talk, what secrets would they reveal? Yet they remained as closed mouth as the Czech gangster

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  • Lesotho: Minister Malusi Gigaba Briefs Media On Zimbabwean and Lesotho Special Permits, 25 Nov

    Copyright © 2015 South African Government. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here. AllAfrica publishes around 1,700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit

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  • Nigeria: U-23 Afcon - Success, Awoniyi Lead Siasia's Squad

    Isaac Success of La Liga side Granada and FSV Frankfurt striker Taiwo Awoniyi lead Nigeria's U-23 team's final 21-man squad for the 2015 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations as the four players invited by coach Samson Siasia from the victorious U-17 world champions failed to make the cut. Victor Osimhen, who won the Adidas Golden Boot at the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, scoring a record 10 goals and Kelechi Nwakali, who was the tournament's Most Valuable Player were dropped by Siasia alongside their teammates John Lazarus and Udochukwu Anumudu. The other overseas-based players on the list are Junior Ajayi of Tunisian club CS Sfaxien and Azubuike Okechukwu who plays for Turkish side Yeni Matalatyaspor.

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  • UCT gets egg on its face with note to matrics

    The postcard, wishing matrics good luck in their exams, referred to the prospective students by wrong names and gender. Matthew Field, a pupil at SACS High School, said his name was changed to Thobeka Field. "I was given the name Thobeka, which I'm told means 'humility'. It seems they got all our first names wrong," said 18-year-old Field. "At first I found it a bit funny but it is annoying that UCT, which is supposed to be a world-class institution, probably the best in the country, can't even get the first names of the applicants right," said Field. "But part of me thinks it might be something like a statement or a protest, but I don't really mind." The name of Field's schoolmate, Ben Tilley,

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  • Zikalala to fill vacant legislature post - Politics | IOL News

    Durban - Newly-elected ANC chairman Sihle Zikalala will take up the vacant position left by his successor at the KwaZulu-Natal legislature. This comes after provincial secretary Super Zuma resigned as a member of the provincial legislature (MPL) last week to take up the full-time job of party provincial secretary. While deputy chief whip Nontembeko Boyce said on Monday the ANC would only name Zuma’s replacement at the legislature after changes were made to the candidate list with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). ANC spokesman Mdumiseni Ntuli said Zikalala would take the vacant post. “The view of the ANC is that the provincial secretary should take up the full-time position. It (resignation

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  • Zimbabwe: Farewell Professor Sam Moyo (1954-2015)

    press release We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic passing away of Prof. Sam Moyo. Sam died in New Delhi in the early hours of November 22, succumbing to injuries sustained in a car accident. He was in New Delhi for a conference organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Labour Questions in the Global South. Sam was the founder and Executive Director of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS), Zimbabwe. He dedicated his life to advancing agrarian reform and worked with a range of institutions and actors including, the Government of Zimbabwe, universities, research groups, peasant associations and social movements across the South. Sam will be remembered not only in Zimbabwe

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  • Victoria Beckham: 'We spoil our kids with love'

    Victoria and David Beckham insist that they don't spoil their children. The British fashion designer, who has sons Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13 and Cruz, 10, and four-year-old daughter Harper with the former soccer player, insists they don't buy them everything they want. She said: ''Our children are very polite, respectful, they work hard, they have great personalities. We're in a privileged position, and the children are growing up to understand that. The only way we have ever spoiled them is with lots of love.'' David agrees that ''nothing ever comes before [their] kids'' and admits he almost shed a tear during a recent family holiday to Disneyland because he felt so lucky to be with them. Meanwhile,

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  • Don't kid yourself about BAs

    Jonathan Jansen: "So what's the difference between a BA degree and a large pizza?" one of my student leaders recently asked a large group of parents inquiring about sending their child to university. "A large pizza can feed a family of four," she joked. I laughed, then cried. Laughed, because of the obvious wit of the comparison. Cried, because this is one of the most misleading pieces of information about BAs in South Africa today. It was not that I had not overheard "BA jokes". At my previous university, there was rampant talk among female students of a "BA man-soek" specialisation (BA find-a-husband). After all, what other reason could you have for doing a BA than to prowl the campus for a

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  • Twitter reacts to #IdrisElba visa row - Travel News | IOL Travel

    Johannesburg - When folks report that celebrities have been turned back for not complying with travel laws, are they suggesting special laws for them? Spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs Mayihlome Tshwete posed this question to Twitter followers, after some people were up in arms that UK-born actor Idris Elba cancelled his trip to South Africa because he did not have the necessary documents for his daughter who was accompanying him on the trip. Tshwete asked that question when people attacked the government for their controversial and stricter laws that govern the travelling of children in and out of the country. He also said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was stopped and searched

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  • Trevor Noah finds love in the US

    The long legged and dark haired beauty is a model who moved from Los Angeles to New York and currently lives with Noah.  The two are said to have met a few weeks ago but are already head over heels in love. According to US magazine, Taylor works at Ram, modelling in the dealer’s auto shows. Photos from her Instagram - where she has more than 17,000 followers - show her posing in a Ram polo.   It also appears Taylor accompanied Noah when he visited SA recently. They both uploaded images posing in a game reserve with cheetahs. Noah previously dated Dani Gabriel of Cape Town. The pair split when Noah took up a job as the host of The Daily Show.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mujuru Plotted to Kill Me Kabila Way - Mugabe

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has again claimed that former deputy, Joice Mujuru, wanted to kill him in order to take over power. Speaking in Gweru Saturday, the 91-year-old president also attacked opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai saying he could not think for himself and depended on whites for funding and ideas. Mugabe was addressing guests at the handover of Gushungo House at Woodlands Park suburb in the Midlands capital. The property was donated by Gweru businesswoman, Smelly Dube, in honour of Mugabe's contribution to the liberation struggle. The Zanu PF leader said although they had been comrades in the liberation struggle, Mujuru plotted to kill him the Laurent Kabila way. Kabila, the

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