• Racist now has two black 'daughters'

    A self-confessed white Afrikaner racist has opened his home to the two daughters of a deceased black ANC woman activist. Gansbaai businessman Ferdi Kritzinger admits he has always been a racist. "I desperately needed a black partner and an attorney friend of mine recommended I contact businesswoman Yvonne Lungcuzo. "I was very conservative, a gentle racist, and in the beginning I did not trust her.

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  • Lesotho warning to SA

    The warning by an international governance analyst follows President Jacob Zuma, who described the security situation as "explosive", dispatching his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, to Lesotho to meet that country's political leaders. Ramaphosa's mission follows a fact-finding visit by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to Lesotho over the weekend after the killings of several high-ranking opposition politicians over the last week. Last year, Ramaphosa succeeded in ensuring a coup was averted and that this year's elections were brought forward from 2017. Last year's violence saw then prime minister Tom Thabane flee Lesotho months before he lost the election to Pakalitha Mosisili.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • Slain general’s family snub Lesotho PM - Africa | IOL News

    DoC President Jacob Zuma welcomes Lesotho Prime Minister Phakalitha Mosisili, who arrived in South Africa to attend an extraordinary meeting of the SADC s double troika. Lesotho was top of the agenda. Johannesburg - The family of slain former Lesotho army head Brigadier-General Maaparankoe Mahao have turned down a request by Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili to visit their home to pay his condolences.

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  • Mandela children douse fire pool 'nonsense'

    Nelson Mandela's Qunu home does not have a fire pool.

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  • ANC faces a slow death in Limpopo - Politics | IOL News

    Supplied Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha. Johannesburg - The ANC in Limpopo is declining and could disappear, as its membership has dropped nearly 60 percent in the past three years. The Sunday Independent can reveal that the ruling party has experienced a decline from 161 000 to 72 000 members since December 2012. The figures are given in the party’s organisational records and are said to have been discussed by the provincial executive committee (PEC) at its latest meeting.

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  • Cape in asteroid tsunami zone

    The map, which combines data on population density with data on where asteroids would most likely hit, came about after software was developed at the University of Southampton in the UK. Astronomer Nicola Laoring, of the South African Astronomical Observatory, says the map indicates that Western Cape would be at risk. "If an asteroid hits water, which is a distinct possibility given that 70% of the Earth is covered in water, then the impact could result in a tidal wave causing a tsunami in coastal regions. "The western coast of South Africa is also a high risk area as it lies along an asteroid impact corridor," she said.

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  • Zim’s power-hungry first lady eyes top job - Africa | IOL News

    Zimbabwe’s apparently fit first lady, Grace Mugabe, says she is working closely with the country’s two vice-presidents, developing policies and charting the way forward. As President Robert Mugabe’s health and memory declines, the first lady says she is working closely with Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, appointed by her husband at the Zanu-PF congress in December.

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  • Gallery: Celebrity fashion at Durban July 2015

    Local stars put their best feet forward at the Vodacom Durban July. The event attracts thousands of revellers and betting enthusiasts who flock to the Greyville racecourse where food, drink and fashion become the order of the day.

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  • Malema presses Marikana charges - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will not rest until deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is jailed, party leader Julius Malema said. Marikana - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will not rest until deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is jailed, party leader Julius Malema said on Friday. “We are not going to rest until one of them is jailed,” Malema said after laying criminal charges against Ramaphosa and five others at the Marikana police station near Rustenburg.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari Heartbroken By Boko Haram's Killing Spree

    Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has described the latest wave of killings by ?the Boko Haram sect in Borno State as most inhuman and barbaric, in attempt to express his heartbreak over their actions. An Aso Rock statement said the President considered the murder of up to 150 innocent men, women and children in Kukawa by the terrorists a very heinous atrocity which must be unreservedly condemned by all people of conscience. "The President believes that these last desperate acts of fleeing agents of terrorism underscore the urgent need to bring to early fruition the efforts of his government to form a more effective international coalition against insurgency and terrorism in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. "President Buhari urges Muslims in Nigeria and across the world to reject with one voice the attackers claim to be acting in the name of Islam, and tell the terrorists to stop the abasement of their religion.

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  • Siphelele in goal-spree mood - Bafana

    Backpagepix Siphelele Ntshangase, who plays for the Black Leopards, has caught the eye of many fans since making his Bafana Bafana debut. Bafana Bafana will look to seal the second of their two-leg tie against Mauritius in the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers at the Stade Anjalay in Mauritius today. The South Africans have an advantage over the hosts, after beating them 3-0 at the Dobsonville stadium two weeks ago. Shakes Mashaba will be hoping his players do not underestimate their opponents.

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  • East African leaders to meet over Burundian crisis

    East African leaders are to meet on Monday in the latest bid to resolve the political crisis in Burundi, after controversial elections were internationally condemned for not being free and fair. More than 70 people have been killed in more than two months of protests and a failed coup attempt sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s defiant bid for a third term, with almost 144,000 refugees fleeing into neighbouring nations. "Heads of state will make an assessment of the situation in the country," said Owora Othieno, spokesman for the five-nation East African Community (EAC). Parliamentary and local elections were held on Monday despite an appeal by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to postpone the polls after months of turmoil.

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  • Illegal stokvel has five bank accounts frozen

    A popular online stokvel has been declared illegal and had its five bank accounts frozen. The Wealth Hub was set up by former University of North West vice-chancellor and one-time business partner of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Dr Ngoato Takalo. Takalo, her co-directors Dr Lizette Kleynhans and Stefan Minnaar have their five bank accounts, held at Absa and Standard Bank frozen.

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  • 14 Celebrities And Their Famous Lookalikes From The Past

    Secret relatives or time travellers?

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  • Miss Universe resists pressure to quit - Tonight News

    AP Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, right, crowns Paulina Vega of Colombia, left, during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, on January 25, 2015. BOGOTA  - The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant’s owner, was “hurtful and unfair” in his comments about Mexican migrants. Vega has been under pressure at home and from abroad to renounce her title over Trump accusing Mexico of sending rapists and drug traffickers into the U.S.

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  • Vavi apologises to Thabo Mbeki for backing Zuma

    Mbeki’s 73rd birthday. Zuma was sacked as deputy president by then president Mbeki‚ amidst a wave of corruption allegations‚ in 2005. Vavi‚ general secretary of the then powerful Cosatu union movement‚ became a vocal supporter of Zuma which helped JZ beat Mbeki at an ANC elective conference two years later. “I believed the charges were being made up by Mbeki and his clique… 10 years down the line I don’t believe in that anymore‚” Vavi said in an interview on Power FM.

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  • No foul play in Mount Zion church fire - World News | IOL News

    AP Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division remove the remains of a door from the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. The African-American church, which was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995, caught fire Tuesday night, but authorities said arson is not the cause. Charleston, South Carolina - A fire that destroyed a Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, on Tuesday was from natural causes and not linked to a spate of fires at similar churches across the South, state police said.

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  • Threat of Swazi revolution if Bucs, Chiefs match proceeds

    Swaziland human rights lobbyists say they have already put in place "underground" plans to launch a revolution should Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates play in a tournament organised by Swazi King Mswati III. The participation of the two Soweto soccer giants in the King's Cup to be held in Swaziland next month will be discussed in a meeting this week with the clubs' bosses when they meet Swaziland People's United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) and Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN). The lobbyists are fighting against King Mswati III for violating human rights and for ruling the country with an iron fist.

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  • FF+ takes farm murder 'genocide' to UN - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA FF+ chairman Dr Pieter Groenewald said that compared to international norms, farm murders in South Africa can justifiably be viewed as genocide . Johannesburg - Afrikaans right-wing party, the Freedom Front Plus (FF+), has approached the UN Human Rights Commission in a bid to force the ANC to deal with farm murders. FF+ chairman Dr Pieter Groenewald said on Thursday that compared to international norms, farm murders in South Africa “can justifiably be viewed as genocide”.

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