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

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has blamed mass shootings, like Thursday's deadly attack in Roseburg, Oregon, on mental illness, saying stricter gun laws would not eliminate the problem.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ANC worse than apartheid govt: Tutu

    "Our government is worse than the apartheid government, because at least you were expecting it from the apartheid government," he said in a news conference on the government's failure to grant Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama a visa. "We were expecting we would have a government that was sensitive to sentiments of our Constitution," Tutu said. "The trouble is that the ANC on the whole reckons that the freedom that we enjoy is due to them. They reckon everyone else is just a sideline." Tutu, who shouted and shook his finger as he spoke, said President Jacob Zuma did not represent him. "Hey Mr Zuma, you and your government don't represent me. You represent your own interests. "I am warning

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  • Your Weekly Gossip Roundup: Justin Long And Amanda Seyfried Call It Quits, Blake Lively Shuts Down Her Website, And More

    OK, what the hell is going on in Hollywood. That’s right — another split. Actors Justin Long and Amanda Seyfried have reportedly called it quits after two years. This makes AmandJustin (Justinmanda?) the billionth breakup of the year. Please Hollywood, no more!

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  • 26 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Lifting Weights

    “How’s everyone doing? GREAT? What a beautiful day, am I right? I mean could life be better?”

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  • Op-Ed: The long and very winding road to re-instatement of Zuma's corruption charges | Daily Maverick

    Charges against President Jacob Zuma have lingered throughout his rise and incumbency, even though they were withdrawn. It seems now that these questions may remain unresolved after his term of office is completed and may be a significant factor in choosing his successor. The hundreds of fraud and corruption charges do not merely concern the fate of Zuma. The functionality and independence of state institutions have been undermined in a range of ways in order to accommodate not only Zuma but also others over the past 10 years. How this question is addressed will be important in determining whether we can recover the independence and respect for state institutions that are the cornerstones of

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  • Vavi-Malema coup conspiracy: ‘Premier league’ shows its usefulness | Daily Maverick

    Apparently Supra Mahumapelo does not like conspiracy theories. On Monday night he urged people to refrain from spreading conspiracy theories about the dramatic killing of businessman Wandile Bozwana in Pretoria on Friday. Bozwana died after the car he was travelling in was peppered with bullets in a dramatic daylight shooting. He said Mahumapelo called on those with information to approach the law enforcement agencies rather than to raise suspicions in the public space. It is rather ironic then that just the day before, Mahumapelo was “raising suspicions in the public space” about Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Speaking

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 31 Jack-O'-Lanterns That Don't Deserve To Die After Halloween

    So the grudge can continue haunting you IRL.

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  • 'Should I die first, don't come to my funeral': Sfiso Ncwane to his family - report - SundayWorld

    Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane does not want his family to attend his funeral.Next When he dies, the 'Kulungile Baba' does want his mother and sister to be present when is laid rest. A TimesLIVE report suggests that the Ncwane family feud that has been widely published has 'reached point of no return'. Sfiso was highly criticised recently following reports that he bought his pastor a Mercedes Benz that costs almost R2million while his own mother does not have food. According to a Drum Magazine report seen by Times LIVE, Sfiso was arguing with his step sister Sbahle Ncwane via SMS over Sfiso refusing to attend a family meeting. Sfiso allegedly sent a text saying: “I will never come home again.” “Should

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  • History-maker Cristiano Ronaldo casts doubt on Real Madrid future

    Ronaldo equalled Raul's record of 323 goals for the Spanish giants in their 2-0 Champions League win over Malmo despite Raul playing over 400 games more for Los Blancos than the Portuguese star, who also passed 500 career goals on the night. Ronaldo has long been linked with a return to Manchester United, where he starred between 2003 and 2009 before a then world record 80 million euro ($90 million, £59 million) transfer to Madrid. A move to Paris Saint Germain or even a shock transfer to Major League Soccer in the United States have also been rumoured. "I am happy here, I want to win things here. I feel good, but as I have said millions of times no one knows what will happen in the future,"

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  • Bozwana feared for his life - Politics | IOL News

    Johannesburg - “It was not the first time an attempt on Wandile Bozwana’s life was made, but this time it was fatal.” These were the sentiments expressed by Modisenyane Segapo – Bozwana’s “best friend” and municipal manager of Naledi Municipality in Vryburg in North West – yesterday. Segapo said Bozwana had always had a premonition that ANC members in the North West wanted to kill him. He said Bozwana never wanted to be in the same vicinity as ANC provincial executive members. Segapo said a failed attempt on Bozwana’s life had allegedly occurred on the same N1 highway in July this year. On Friday, unknown gunmen fired multiple gunshots at Bozwana and his girlfriend Mpho Baloyi while the two were

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  • 19 Classic Soul Food Dishes Worth Passing On To Your Kids

    Beans don't burn in the kitchen, fish don't fry on the grill.

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  • Nigeria: We Started Investigating Alison-Madueke Since 2013 - UK National Crime Agency

    The UK National Crime Agency [NCA] on Saturday said investigation into allegations of corruption against Nigeria's former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and the four other people arrested Friday had been on since 2013. In an update on its website, the NCA said, "The investigation commenced in 2013 under the Proceeds of Corruption Unit, and transferred to the NCA earlier this year." Until recently, the Proceeds of Corruption Unit was domiciled at the Metropolitan Police Service. But after the International Corruption Unit was created at the NCA in line with the UK Anti-Corruption Plan, the Proceeds of Corruption Unit at the Metropolitan Police and the Overseas Anti-Corruption

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  • Developing nations pushing renewable energy - Cape Times

    Lisa Isaacs DEVELOPING nations have increased their investment in renewable energy by 36 percent, almost equalling investments made by developed nations. Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) executive secretary Christine Lins said Africa and Asia were among continents which had made substantial investments in the renewable energy sector. Lins was speaking at a round-table discussion held at the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (Sairec), which opened at the Cape Town International Convention Centre yesterday. In 2014, she said, developed countries invested $138.9 billion (R1.907 trillion), an increase of 3 percent compared to 2013, while developing

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