• Trevor Noah asks Twitter 'which one of us died?'

    Noah took to Twitter to say: "Thanks to some crafty journalism my family and I have spent the whole day trying to figure out if one of us died. The Sunday Times reported that Noah's cousin‚ Cebisile Happiness Khoza‚ a teacher from a village near Wasbank in KwaZulu-Natal had been buried by relatives. The newspaper added that "Noah had not been reached by his family as he was travelling overseas"‚ which might explain Noah's tweets. The newspaper quoted Noah's grandmother‚ Nomalizo Noah‚ confirming the death on the record.

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  • Zahara's house on the line - SundayWorld

    The City of Johannesburg and Nedbank are said to be gunning for her plush house in Little Falls, west of Joburg, because of her alleged tardiness with payments. The award-winning songbird, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, was reportedly R35000 in arrears after defaulting for two months and the bank was planning to hand her account over to the repo men if she failed to settle the debt in the third month. The City of Johannesburg allegedly handed her account over to its lawyers because she was about R200000 in arrears for water and electricity. Zahara laughed off the allegations that her house is about to go under the hammer.

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  • Mugabe sued over Hong Kong haven

    The house already proved controversial after President Robert Mugabe's wife and his daughter, Bona, were found to be living there while studying in Hong Kong. Asked how they could afford the expensive property, the Mugabes claimed it belonged to the Zimbabwean government and their daughter had been "borrowing it". Mugabe has subsequently claimed the original purchase of the flat was part of a "secret government project". Expensive lawyers from Hong Kong and South Africa have been hired for the dispute, which is due to go to mediation this week.

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  • Minnie and Nonhle slam newspaper

    TV presenter and actress Minnie Dlamini could not contain her “disgust” over the reports published by Sunday Sun on 24 May. The TV personality took to Twitter to speak her mind about what she thinks of the paper. Sunday Sun is a prime example of #junkyardjournalism in SA: unethical, unprofessional and irresponsible.

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  • EFF interrupts Zuma in National Assembly again

    MPs from the Economic Freedom Fighters protested silently but visibly as President Jacob Zuma tabled his budget vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Despite gasps from ANC benches, Zuma ignored the interruption from the defiant EFF MPs and continued with his speech. Earlier, EFF MP and spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had tried unsuccessfully to raise a “point of privilege” demanding that Zuma release the Farlam commission of inquiry report into the killing of at least 44 people during the 2012 upheaval in the platinum mining sector. Ndlozi insisted that Zuma release the report following a threat by injured miners and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union to take the President to court in a bid to force his hand.

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  • Suspected hijacker kills himself - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Bonginkosi Ndlovu shot and killed himself before the police could arrest him for his alleged involvement in truck hijackings. Johannesburg - Police believe that they are closing in on hijacking syndicates operating in Soweto. On Monday morning, they arrested four suspects and the fifth man shot and killed himself before the police could make an arrest. Bonginkosi Ndlovu, 25, who is believed to have been part of a gang involved in hijackings trucks, shot and killed himself when he was cornered by police in a room he was renting in Emndeni, Soweto.

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  • Hi, Minister, this is your boss speaking - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF leader Julius Malema and DA leader Mmusi Maimane are among the politicians whose cellphone numbers have been made public. The list includes the contact details of ANC heavyweights Gwede Mantashe and Zweli Mkhize, DA Leader Mmusi Maimane, EFF president Julius Malema, NFP president Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi and IFP stalwarts Narend Singh and Blessed Gwala.

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  • Pitso out for top players

    Pitso Mosimane has been provocative in response to reports linking Mamelodi Sundowns to several high-profile players who are out of contract at their equally high-profile clubs next month. "I don't know the exact words to use, but if we want to be different we can be different," Mosimane said.

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  • ON THE WATER: Resistance to e-tolling is not about the money

    IT TOOK apartheid’s bullies a long time to learn that force will be met with force, that violence begets violence, and so on. Most citizens lived through apartheid’s endgame, especially those in the plush seats with their struggle credentials, which is why citizens may safely assume that their government knows it cannot serve the people by abusing them. At least, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should know it, but also in great part because he is a flyfisher, which by definition means he is a man of good character and superior intelligence, and possessed of goodwill towards his fellow citizens. Such an event (as related by Business Day columnist Allister Sparks) — in which Ramaphosa wielded the pliers and National Party negotiator Roelf Meyer was the beneficiary — became central to the myth of SA’s negotiated revolution.

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  • Brazilian begs EU to take in SA whites

    The petition on the website www.change.org, had about 15000 signatures last night. It calls for the EU to allow white South Africans, Namibians and Zimbabweans to be given automatic European citizenship. Rodrigo de Campos, a Brazilian, is behind the campaign and his motivation is that "the white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions at the hands of the ANC government, the Economic Freedom Fighters and various individual anti-white aggressors. Neither the ANC nor the EFF could be reached for comment last night.

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  • Kris Jenner 'wants Kendall to date Lewis Hamilton'

    Showbiz matriarch Kris Jenner is reportedly eager to see her daughter Kendall date Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

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  • ‘Operation Fiela casts fear into foreigners’

    Doctors Without Borders said the remaining foreign nationals at refugee camps in KwaZulu-Natal are afraid of going back to their homes because of Operation Fiela. The camps were set up in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to accommodate those displaced during xenophobic attacks last month. Doctors Without Borders Borrie la Grange said they are providing therapy to prepare people who will have to reintegrate into society. Last week, KwaZulu-Natal police said they've arrested over 12,000 people for crimes ranging from rape to theft thanks to Operation Fiela.

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  • Kendall Jenner 'snubbed by Hollywood film-makers'

    US model Kendall Jenner was reportedly snubbed by movie producers at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • South Africa: The Brazilian Who Thinks White South Africans Should Get Asylum in the EU Because Ethnic Cleansing

    More than 25,000 people have supported a Change.org petition for the European Union to allow white South Africans citizenship in Europe, because white people could die from ethnic cleansing in South Africa at any moment. The man who started the petition is Rodrigo de Campos - who is based in Brazil, but concerned for the well-being of white people in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. "Many white South Africans today live in poverty and squalor as a consequence of the ANC government's Black Economic Empowerment," de Campos said his petition, which alleged that more than 4,000 white farmers had been slain in the country, a claim that has been thoroughly debunked by Africa Check. De Campos - who blames the Economic Freedom Fighters, the African National Congress and mysterious "individual anti-white aggressors" for the alleged deadly circumstances white South Africans find themselves in - wrote that his philosophy to return white people to their European motherlands was inspired by Israel's policy to allow Jewish people the right of return to Israel.

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  • Nigeria: Fuel Scarcity Bites

    Nigeria is facing a full-blown national crisis as virtually all sectors of the economy has grounded to a halt as the fuel scarcity bites harder across the country. As the economy races to breakdown, the Nigerian government appears helpless, with President Goodluck Jonathan merely counting days to hand over the problem to the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. From the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to the 36 states of the federation, reports are that virtually all public and private institutions have shut down in the face of shortage of fuel to maintain normal businesses. For most part of last week, several airline operators announced plans to significantly alter their normal flight schedules, blaming it on their inability to get aviation fuel for their aircraft.

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  • Soldiers for hire: SA’s great security risk | Daily Maverick

    The first of these started immediately after the elections that saw outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan lose in the democratic elections. The Nigerian military launched a joint operation with troops from Cameroon, Chad and Benin, as well as a few Canadian trainers. Boko Haram began its terrorism and insurgency seven years ago. Before the elections, which had to be postponed owing to terror threats, Boko Haram controlled an area compatible to the size of Belgium inside the territory of Nigeria and her neighbours.

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  • Post office, Telkom, Eskom becoming obsolete

    TWENTY years ago, it was unthinkable that SA could manage without efficient service from the post office, Telkom and Eskom. Today, the post office hardly matters in economic terms. Management’s unwillingness to curb widespread theft meant that parcel delivery has been increasingly replaced by private couriers. As a result, the four-month post office strike last year scarcely registered on the economic radar.

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  • Kenny Kunene's book of dirt on Sophie Ndaba - SundayWorld

    According to the associate, who asked to remain anonymous on the basis of having business dealings with Kunene, the Sushi King wrote that he dated Ndaba but broke up with her because she was "toxic" to him. In the past, there was speculation that Ndaba was sleeping with Kunene's business partner Gayton McKenzie. Kunene's associate said he had also informed Ndaba about the coming kiss-and-tell tale from Kunene. When contacted for comment, Kunene said he was attending a funeral and promised to respond afterwards.

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  • Zuma plans xeno probe

    In his Africa Day speech at the University of Pretoria, in Mamelodi, Zuma insisted that xenophobia was not to blame for attacks on foreigners. "I hope as we prepare to debate xenophobia we will not perpetuate the notion that South Africans are xenophobic.

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  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Anger At Mugabe's U.S $30 Million Kaukonde Debt

    ZANU PF leaders were falling over each other Tuesday, expressing anger on behalf of their 91-year-old leader. The source of the outrage was a report by a local daily claiming Mugabe last week admitted to politburo colleagues that he owes expelled former Zanu PF Mashonaland East chairman Ray Kaukonde about $30 million. According to the report, Mugabe said he would finally repay the sum, having ignored the obligation for years. The veteran leader was said to have opened up as Kaukonde and several other party heavies became the latest casualties of a purge targeting alleged allies of former vice president Joice Mujuru.

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