• Petrol price hike: S.Africans urged to cut costs

    As motorists brace themselves for next week’s fuel price increase, South Africans have been urged to find areas where they can cut their expenses. The Energy Department announced last night that the price of petrol will go up by 96 cents a litre while a litre of diesel will cost 74 cents more. The petrol price is expected to go up from 4 March and will be the first increase in the fuel price after it hit record lows last year. The last time petrol increased was in April last year by 7 cents a litre and before that in March when it increased by 36 cents a litre.

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  • Envoy quiet after fake CV exposed - Politics | IOL News

    South Africa’s ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, was lying low on Friday after revelations that she claimed to have a doctorate on her CV that she never received. Amid calls from the opposition DA for her immediate recall and suspension, a tired-sounding Pheko initially answered a call from Independent Newspapers around 10pm Japanese time, but ended it abruptly when she was asked to confirm the story. The Financial Mail reported that Pheko had made the same claim on her CV when she was posted to Canada in 2010, but had corrected it when the Canadians raised the alarm. The Department of International Relations and Co-operation declined to comment, as did the Canadian high commission and the Japanese embassy.

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  • 'Senzo's killing ushered me to God'

    The horror scene of the cold-blooded murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa still lingers in Sello "Chicco" Twala's son's memory. Longwe Twala was among those who witnessed the brutal killing of Meyiwa at Kelly Khumalo's Vosloorus home. Khumalo's children, Christian and Thingo, as well as her mother, Ntombi, and her sister Zandi were in the house during the shooting. In seeking help after the tragedy, Longwe has found solace in God.

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  • Nigeria: Capturing Shekau Alive and Other Conspiracy Theories

    The above statement by President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has sparked off a fresh round of debate and with it came several conspiracy theories. It is good to notice the renewed confidence in Nigeria's military as well as its government in the lingering war against terror, since the controversial six-week postponement of the general elections; a period security chiefs asked for, to wipe out the dreaded Boko Haram Islamist sect once and for all.

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  • EFF to begin massive land occupation campaign

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will begin a massive land occupation campaign in the City of Tshwane next week and will hold meetings with communities on how this will transpire over the next two days.

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  • South Africa: R15 Million Worth of Drugs, Seven Arrested in Sandton Sting

    Seven suspects have been arrested in Sandton, Johannesburg, for allegedly dealing drugs worth R15 million, the Hawks said on Friday. Police found 42kg of Crystal Methamphetamine, commonly known as Tik, in one of the rooms of a hotel in Sandton. One suspect was found with a further 14kg of Tik in his vehicle," spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Friday. The suspects, aged between 30 and 51, will appear before the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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  • Zuma, a burden to ANC and society - South Africans must demand the best in office

    The question was not answered, for the column sought mainly to illustrate that South Africa is in the throes of serious political problems. The pandemonium that broke out at the State of the Nation Address (Sona) brings back Popper's question like a ghost that will not stop haunting the living until they meet all its demands. Here it is: a morally and intellectually compromised leader of a political party is a burden not only to his party, but to society as a whole. Eugene Terre'Blanche was a leader of the AWB, but he was a burden for the rest of South Africa.

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  • Justin Bieber kicks off 21st birthday celebrations

    The 'Boyfriend' hitmaker, who is set to celebrate the milestone on Sunday, kicked off his celebrations early after John and Sammy Shahidi presented him with a 1965 Lincoln Continental last night. Justin was clearly thrilled with the gift as he spent much of last night driving it up and down the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, according to gossip website TMZ.com. The insider said the car looks similar to the one that features in the opening credits of 'Entourage,' which was one of Justin's favourite TV shows. The singer is gearing up to star in a Comedy Central Roast as part of his birthday celebrations, during which a number of comedians including Kevin Hart will poke fun at him.

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  • US vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group. Washington - President Barack Obama's administration has pledged to kill or capture the masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John,” who is pictured in videos beheading several hostages including Americans. Attorney General Eric Holder said on CNN the United States “wouldn't put anything off the table,” including sending military troops, to “hunt” the man.

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  • What’s it like to have China build you a port? Ask Cameroon

    China is investing in ports from Malaysia to Mozambique as part of its vision for a Maritime Silk Road (MSR) linking eastern China with Europe via the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and Mediterranean Sea. With the ambitious plan drawing more attention to the pros and cons of Chinese investment in other countries’ maritime infrastructures, it’s a good time to look at how one such project played out: The Kribi Port project in Cameroon. Cameroon’s largest port is in Douala, which accounts for 95 percent of Cameroon’s imports and exports.

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  • Zambia: Katanga Governor Denounces Fake News in Zambian Online Media

    Katanga province governor Moise Katumbi has reacted angrily to stories on Zambian online media linking him to shady deals in the country. Katumbi, the govenor of Africa's richest mineral province in the Democratic Republic of Congo says anyone reporting about him in that manner must be confused. "I have never signed any arms deal on behalf of Zambia. There are so many stories in Zambia that can be reported; stories that can take the country forward and not lies," he said.

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  • Zambia, Saudi Arabia Ink Oil Deal

    ZAMBIA and Saudi Arabia have signed a one-year Government to Government renewable oil procurement and supply deal effective this year. The deal will see the oil-rich State supply Zambia with 40 million litres of refined crude oil at a much more cost effective rate as compared to other external sources. Energy Permanent Secretary Charity Mwansa said in an interview yesterday that Saudi Arabia will supply Zambia with 15 million litres of petrol and 25 million litres of diesel in the deal. Ms Mwansa said the Government courted Saudi Arabia as an alternative source of fuel to supplement stocks of the commodity procured from other countries and locally from Indeni Petroleum Refinery.

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  • 35 Beautiful Art Photographs Made By Leonard Nimoy

    Take a look through his prolific career as a photographer and artist. NSFW, because all the best art always is.

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  • Zimbabwe: Which Way for Zim Economy?

    The policy pronouncements express the desire to, among many objectives, accelerate the process of post-war reconstruction; engender sustained economic growth; redress social imbalances; expand employment opportunities and job security and empower the indigenous people of Zimbabwe. Zanu PF was in July 2013 ostensibly elected primarily to spearhead the attainment of the above objectives.

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  • Nadal beats Delbonis, reaches semis in Argentina Ope

    Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open.

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  • Zimbabwe: The Ritesh Anand - Zimbabwe an Awakening Giant Don't Be Caught Napping

    Zimbabwe is "back in business" according to the Reserve Bank governor, John Mangudya. There are growing signs of optimism as investors flock to Zimbabwe in search of investment opportunities. Zimbabwe has remained isolated for more than decade due primarily to sanctions imposed on the country following the land reform programme initiated in 2000. The frosty relations between Zimbabwe, Europe and the US appear to be thawing though making Zimbabwe an attractive investment destination.

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  • Zimbabwe: U.S.$100 Million Liability Collapses Afrasia

    AfrAsia Bank Zimbabwe closed on Tuesday after its shareholders retreated due to the bank's huge liabilities of more than US$100 million, low capitalisation levels and a damaged reputation stemming from a costly legal wrangle. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) on Tuesday cancelled AfrAsia Bank Zimbabwe's operating licence after determining that the financial institution was no longer in a sound financial condition. Informed sources said this week that the bank was saddled with liabilities of over US$100 million at a time it had failed to meet the RBZ's current prescribed capital requirements of US$25 million. The central bank requires that commercial banks have a minimum capital base of US$100 million by 2020.

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  • Zimbabwe: Vic Falls Granny Says Will Never Forget Gukurahundi

    AS President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 91st birthday with a big bash in the resort town of Victoria Falls, a 95 year old Gukurahundi survivor said she will never forget how she suffered in the hands of the Fifth Brigade. Elina Maphosa (95) said in as much as she is a recipient of land reform Mugabe's "moment of madness" is still fresh in her memory. In an interview at her homestead in Jambezi, Gogo Maphosa said this painful chapter of her life should be closed. "Yes I'm very much happy, at least I have peace with myself; I have a piece of land that Mugabe gave me, I may be old but I benefitted from what Zimbabweans fought for".

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