• R87m Powerball winner hasn't claimed winnings

    The winner of the weekend’s R87-million Powerball jackpot has not claimed their winnings yet. Ithuba‚ which is the National Lottery operator‚ told TMG Digital on Monday that the winner‚ who bought the ticket in Mokopane‚ Limpopo had not yet come forward or arrived at the Lotto offices to claim its biggest Powerball jackpot.  The total amount won is R87 624 435.  The winner purchased a quick-pick ticket for R20 at Global Filling Station in Mokopane on Friday. Ithuba’s Zukiswa Nomnganga said winners have 365 days from the date of the draw to claim their money.  “This was the biggest PowerBall jackpot since Ithuba took over the operation of running the National Lottery in June last year. In addition‚

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  • The end of Mugabe is at hand

    A growing number of other war veterans have joined the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association in calling Mugabe, 92, a “dictator”, demanding he quit and vowing not to support him in the next elections in 2018 if he does not. The association also criticised the government’s recent attacks against peaceful protesters who spoke out about the economy and against the police via social media and conducted a stayaway three weeks ago. Mugabe was facing “an endgame of tragic dimensions”, Zimbabwe weekly The Independent‘s editor Dumisani Muleya said on Friday. On Saturday the governing Zanu-PF struck back at the war veterans, calling them “treasonous” and “traitorous.” Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also a war veteran, delivered a more muted response.

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  • I am no longer dating Khune

    Fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune are not a couple any more, unfortunately. Mpisane took to Instagram on Sunday morning to share the heartbreaking news, posting a picture with the caption: “Not everything works out the way you wish for it to do … Some situations are worth removing yourself away from! I am no longer dating the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goal keeper anymore sadly.” This after the couple celebrated their one-year anniversary in June. The couple were among our relationship goals, proving that they were partners in everything. Khune used to post videos of the two working out together, and calling her his Woman Crush Everyday. Though the

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  • Nigeria: FIFA President Promises Two More World Cup Slots for Africa

    Abuja — President of world football governing body ‎(FIFA), Gianni Infantino, has said that he will‎ propose two more teams to come from Africa whenever the world football decides to increase the number of countries to participate in future World Cup tournaments. Speaking with journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday Infantino said Africa deserves more slot at the Mundial. "If FIFA will be increasing more football teams in the World Cup competition, I will propose two more teams to come from Africa," stressed the 46-year-old football chief. He confessed to have had very useful discussions with Buhari on the way forward for

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  • Axing from Uzalo 'a blessing', says actor Bonga Dlamini

    Failure to land a role in the new season of SABC1 drama series Uzalo and the creative industry's inconsistent income has prompted one of President Jacob Zuma's nephews to venture into selling luxury leather bags. Bonga Dlamini was the star of the first season of one of SABC1's most-watched drama series. He played the character of Mkhonto Xulu, a troublesome and murderous brother of Gxabhashe (Mpumelelo Bhulose), leader of a notorious car theft syndicate in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal. "Of course I was saddened to learn that I would not be featured in the new season of the drama series I loved with all my heart, but life must go on," said Dlamini. "That is water under the bridge now and you know what

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  • Africa: 'The World' Praying That Trump Should Not Win U.S. Elections

    American politics matter to everyone in the world. No one can ever ignore what is taking place across the Atlantic, even if you are in the Indian ocean. But it is enough to show that if Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, who else is expected to approve. We learn that even the Bush family had declined to comment on Trump. Some Americans despite trusting the Electoral College still keep their fingers crossed that Trump should not be elected. It is obvious that he has enough delegates to vote for him though some political analysts and self styled commentators think that his chances of being elected are near

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  • Cops seize illegal Landrovers worth R3m

    Cape Town - Police on Thursday seized four brand-new 2016 Land Rover Defenders, worth an estimated total of R3 million, at a storage facility in Carlisle Road, Paarden Eiland, in a crackdown on what they suspect is an illegal vehicle export syndicate. Norman Lamprecht, executive manager of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), said on Friday that because the automotive industry was the largest manufacturing sector in South Africa’s economy, contributing 7.5 percent to its GDP last year alone, the illegal import and export of vehicles was eroding foreign investment and local employment. Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said in a statement: “Fraudulent

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  • NSFAS, Sars unite to track student debtors

    Johannesburg - Tax authorities are helping to track down former students who owe billions on their National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) loans. This means that when former students are employed and start paying tax, it will be harder for them to dodge repaying loans. On Friday, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) issued a notice allowing its officials to hand over certain taxpayer information to the NSFAS. This doesn't mean handing over their tax records but it does allow Sars to provide information to help the NSFAS trace them. It includes the taxpayers’ names and tax numbers; any identifying number which would include an ID number, addresses and contact details; and their employers’

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  • Man sets himself on fire at MonteCasino

    A man has died after setting himself alight at Montecasino in northern Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. Tsogo Sun Group Communications’ Priya Naidoo said an incident involving a possible suicide‚ involving a man who set himself alight at the entrance‚ before the security checkpoint of Montecasino‚ has been reported to the South African Police Service‚ who are currently investigating. “Emergency services are also on the scene and precautionary measures were immediately taken to ensure the safety of visitors. Our thoughts are with the family and friends“‚ said Naidoo. On Sunday evening red tape was still visible at the Casino‚ preventing access from the Monte Casino Clinic elevators to level 4.

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  • Highlanders travel to hell and back to get to semi - Cape Times

    JOHANNESBURG: The Lions will be overwhelming favourites to win through to the Super Rugby final when they host the defending champions, the Highlanders, in the semi-finals at Ellis Park, at 3pm on Saturday. While Lions skipper Warren Whiteley stated “it doesn’t matter who we play” after his team’s quarter-final win against the Crusaders, he’ll probably not mind at all that it’s the men from Dunedin. Sure, the Highlanders are the defending champions and comfortably beat the Lions at the beginning of March, but if there was ever an example of how daft this new-look Super Rugby structure can be, and is, regarding favouring some teams over others, this is it. Consider what the Highlanders will have

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  • South Africa: SAA-BnP Cancellation a Ruse to Enrich Myeni's Cronies

    It should come as no surprise that the Chairperson of SAA, Ms. Dudu Myeni, is incapable of doing what is right and what is in fact best for the airline. Now we know from today's Sunday Times, that the cancellation of the BnP contract was just a charade by the SAA board chair and board in an attempt to look good, whilst in the background Myeni and her cronies were planning to pay R 49.9 million to BnP for doing nothing. The directors, led by Ms Dudu Myeni, are not only recklessly allowing SAA to continue to trade at a loss and apparently knowing that the entity is "financially distressed" as defined in the Companies Act but they are participating in the looting of a further R 49.9 million from SAA and thus from service delivery that is so desperately needed.

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  • Mbeki is protesting silently – Malema

    Never listen to veterans who are ignored by their own party, EFF leader Julius Malema told his supporters in Zamdela, Sasolburg, in the Free State yesterday. He was referring to the ANC’s use of veterans such as Ahmed Kathrada and Kgalema Motlanthe to campaign for the party in the upcoming local government elections. “They are so desperate, they even went and asked Winnie Mandela to endorse them. “Can you really ask your own party member to endorse you?” he said. Commenting on the uncertainty around whether former president Thabo Mbeki would campaign for the ANC, Malema said Mbeki was refusing silently, saying to the ANC “when you recalled me, you said you will manage without me”. “[President

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  • SABC to look into complaints over Khanyi, Somizi and Ntombi's show

    The under-fire SABC has assured Metro FM listeners that their complaints about the new mid-morning show, Whose Show Is It Anyway, will be evaluated. The 8-10AM show, which recently debuted and is presented by Ntombi Ngcobo, Khanyi Mbau and Somizi Mhlongo, has seen relentless bashing from Metro FM listeners on social media platforms. Some fans have said on Twitter that Mhlongo is more suited for the graveyard shift, whereas some said the trio is too loud to be listened to in the morning. Other fans even tweeted that they will be migrating to other radio stations. SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said management will have to look at exactly what is not working. "The show has been on air for just

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  • The Company Man: Trevor Manuel marries the Rothschilds

    Earlier this week, a press release printed on parchment fashioned from the bark of the Tree of Knowledge was placed in the beaks of gold-plated carrier pigeons and sent forth into bright blue skies of a mining town. Paradoxically, the release was both the announcement of a union and a note of bereavement—a wedding and a funeral, if you will. In calligraphy painted by angels with diamonds for eyes, it stated that long-serving former minister Trevor Manuel was recently appointed “a senior advisor to the Group worldwide and Deputy Chairman of Rothschild in South Africa”. He would be whisked to Johannesburg on October 1 by one of those angels, and start generating capital forthwith. I sort of made

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  • South Africa: A 27-Year-Old Suspect Arrested With Tik Valued At R1.822 Million At Cape Town International Airport

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  • Nats joined the ANC too ... don't forget that – Mpofu

    Over the weekend, President Jacob Zuma again asserted his belief that the Democratic Alliance (DA) could not be separated from its “parent party”, the apartheid National Party. That belief appears to be based on the fact that the Democratic Party (DP) went into a coalition with the New National Party (NNP) in 2000. NNP leader Marthinus van Schalkwyk helped to form the Democratic Alliance in the merger between the NNP and Tony Leon’s DP, but that didn’t last long. Van Schalkwyk and other members of his party crossed over to the ANC in 2001. In so doing, they reduced the DA’s 52.5% outright majority win in Cape Town and handed power to the ANC in the city and the Western Cape. During the 2002 floor-crossing

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  • Zuma wants six months as a dictator

    Johannesburg - All President Jacob Zuma wants is six months as a dictator to solve South Africa’s problems. In that six months Zuma would force the unemployed to return to school or get arrested. “If you just give me six months to be a dictator, things will be straight. Right now, to make a decision you need a resolution, decision, collective, petition. Yoh! It’s a lot of work. I am emphasising that let us pay more attention to our children in education,” said a laughing Zuma. He was visiting Marhulana Primary School in Tembisa on Wednesday along with Gauteng Premier David Makhura, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi as part of the Mandela Month celebrations.

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  • Controversy brews for Semenya once again

    Star athlete Caster Semenya could be heading for another storm as she chases a possible double gold at the Rio Olympics in August, and it seems there is little anyone can do to prevent the controversy, least of all the athlete. This week at the African Athletics Championships in Durban, Semenya has shown she has returned to world-beating form with an easy victory in the 1 500m on Friday, with a personal best of 4.01.99. On Saturday she followed that with a win in the 800m heats and will run that final on Sunday. But while Cape Town’s Ross Tucker, an internationally respected sports scientist, is confident Semenya will cruise to gold in the women’s 800m in Rio, possibly with a world record time,

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  • ‘Madiba would have different views about the DA today’

    Nelson Mandela once spoke out against the DA, calling it a party of ‘white bosses and black stooges’. Democratic Alliance Nelson Mandela Mmusi Maimane 2016 Municipal Elections JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says he believes if Nelson Mandela were alive today, he’d have different views about the party. The late former president once spoke out against the opposition party, calling it a party of “white bosses and black stooges”. The DA launched its latest election poster in Pretoria today, which reads: Honour Madiba’s dream by voting DA. It was in the year 2000, on the eve of the 2001 municipal elections, when Mandela addressed Cosatu’s 15th anniversary and spoke out

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  • Africa: Rwanda Has Risen to the Top of Africa

    In 1963 leaders of African countries that had gained independence met in Addis Ababa to form the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Out of the current 54 African countries only 32 had gained independence at that time. And so the question of independence was on their minds; but even those that had attained it had a plethora of problems that needed to be confronted. In all, there was the realisation that Africa's problems were intertwined and that mutual solidarity was essential. There was a term for this unity of purpose: Pan-Africanism. And so, the likes of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ahmed Sekou Toure, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Nnamdi Azikiwe, and of course, the Osagyefo (The Redeemer) himself, Kwame

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