• Vavi joins EFF as interim head | Daily Maverick

    During a shock press conference called overnight by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), President and Commander in Chief Julius Sello Malema said that he would step down from his leadership roles with immediate effect in order to fight a slew corruption charges regarding the non-payment of taxes. In his stead, recently fired former Cosatu Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi will take over both roles on an interim basis. Vavi has a reputation for calling lengthy press conferences in which he says nothing, but on this occasion the information spilled out at a near supersonic rate. “We are a Marxist-Leninist Fanonian party,” Malema stated.

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  • Foreigners attacked in Isipingo - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA The locals allegedly told the foreigners that King Goodwill Zwelithini had given them an ultimatum that by April 1 they should have gone back to their home countries. Durban - Congolese living and running businesses in Isipingo came under siege on Monday when locals attacked them in their shops and trashed the house they had run to for refuge. The locals allegedly told the foreigners that King Goodwill Zwelithini had given them an ultimatum that “by April 1” they should have gone back to their home countries.

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  • President Jacob Zuma wins lotto, plans to pay back Nkandla money

    President Jacob Zuma has won the lotto – and plans to use it to pay off part of the expenses involved in upgrading his homestead in Nkandla.

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  • Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa reunite | The New Age Online

    Actress Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa have agreed to put aside their differences for their two-year-old son Sebastian. Rose and Khalifa were at each other's throats, each calling the other a horrible parent and unfit to care for their two-year-old toddler. Khalifa asked Rose to listen to the song, and after she heard it, she tearfully called him back and they agreed to work as parents to care for their son Sebastian.

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  • Germanwings: New video shows last seconds before crash

    A video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week has been discovered near the site, Germany’s Bild daily reported on Wednesday, saying it had seen the footage. The video was found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the passengers killed on the flight when German pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew into a mountain, said the paper. The scenes seen on the video were chaotic and very wobbly, said Bild, adding screams and shouts of “My God” could be heard, indicating the passengers knew what was happening. Prosecutor Brice Robin, who is handling the case in France, said none of the mobile telephones collected at the crash site had been sent for analysis.

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  • Mbeki responds to NPA conspiracy claims

    Former President Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday said he would deal with claims in court papers lodged by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) once he’s had a chance read all the affidavits in the case. On Tuesday the NPA lodged papers claiming former Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy had prosecuted President Jacob Zuma as part of a political conspiracy in support of Mbeki. The papers are part of a response from the NPA to a case brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA) claiming the decision to withdraw corruption charges against Zuma in 2009 was wrong.

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  • Paula Patton's divorce from Robin Thicke made her feel like a 'real woman'

    The 39-year-old actress first started dating the 'Blurred Lines' hitmaker, whom she officially divorced last month, when she was just 14 years old and she believes she's been forced to grow up since ending their nine-year marriage in 2014.

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  • Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash: Reports

    French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild said the authenticity of the video filmed on a mobile phone is “unquestionable” and that it had been retrieved from the wreckage of last Tuesday’s crash. The recording lasting just a few seconds showed that passengers knew what was happening to them before the plane crashed into the French Alps, instantly killing all 150 people on board, according to the reports.

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  • Mandla Mandela convicted of assaulting motorist

    Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla, was today found guilty of assault and grievous bodily harm by the Mthatha Magistrate’s Court. Mandela was on trial for assaulting a motorist. The complainant, Mlamli Ngudle, also accused Mandla of butting him on the head with a firearm. Under cross-examination, state witness Lwandile Madala said he had heard Mandela say to the complainant: “Are you insulting my mother?”, before the accused went to fetch the firearm in his black Toyota double cab, which was parked nearby.

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  • Metro FM refreshes its line-up, poaches former YFM DJs

    Metro FM is looking to appeal to a younger audience. The station has poached radio presenters Mo Flava and Sammy Sosa who were previously with YFM. Pearl Modiadie who left YFM when she began presenting and producing SABC 1's Zaziwa is also joining Metro FM.

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  • EDITORIAL: SA scores an own goal

    ONE thing that can be said about Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba: when he takes a view, however misguided, he stands firm. In the case of new visa regulations, SA is only just starting to count the cost in terms of lost tourist visits, particularly from fast-growing markets such as China and India. It is not clear what problem Mr Gigaba was trying to fix when he introduced the regulations last year, but they have proved controversial. There has been blanket condemnation from the tourist industry, in particular of the demands for extra documentation for child travellers, and the requirement that tourists apply for visas in person.

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  • Has Khune signed a pre-contract with Sundowns?

    Speculation is rife that Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will leave Amakhosi at the end of the season to join rivals Mamelodi Sundowns. Phakaaathi has learnt that the Bafana Bafana shot-stopper has already signed a pre-contract with the Absa Premiership champions. Now it seems that Sundowns have won the race for his signature, with the news that he has signed a pre-contract with them.

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  • Kanye West And Kris Jenner Taking A Nap, Together

    Two angelic souls, sleeping their way to Paris.

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  • Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

    The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared victory for its candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, in Nigeria’s presidential election on Tuesday and said the country was “witnessing history”. “This is the first time in Nigeria that a sitting government will be voted out of power using purely democratic means,” APC spokesman Lai Mohammed told Reuters at the house in the capital where Buhari was watching the results come in.

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  • Meet Britain’s First HIV-Positive Parliamentary Candidate

    In a poignant interview, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Lib Dem candidate for Vauxhall, reveals the extraordinary and harrowing story of how he contracted the virus, and explains why he felt so compelle...

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  • Sanral’s Cape toll secrets revealed - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    CAPE ARGUS Sanral's proposed Winelands toll project. Cape Town - The secret’s out – Cape Town’s N1 and N2 toll tariffs will be almost triple those of the e-toll tariffs being charged in Gauteng if the South African National Roads Agency’s Winelands project gets the go-ahead. Cape Town motorists could be paying toll tariffs as high as 84.59c/km, compared with the 30c/km charged by the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project for light vehicles.

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  • Pitbull breeder runs foul of law - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Acting on a tip-off from a member of the public, law enforcement and the SPCA recently carried out a surprise raid on a house in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain, whose tenants were suspected of breeding pitbulls with the intention of selling them. On arrival, law enforcement found two tan pitbulls in the front concrete yard without access to water or shade. Two teenagers at the home did not want to allow access to the house, but were quickly overruled by law enforcement officers. At the back of the premises, a female pitbull was found suckling three puppies.

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  • Red carpet glamour at Miss SA 2015 (PHOTOS)

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Rhodes protester repeats faults he reviles

    WHEN Chumane Maxwele threw faeces over the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, he sparked a largely unhelpful "poo debate". Interviewed by Chris Barron of the Sunday Times, he struggled to offer an argument. Barron was repeatedly told he could/would not understand because he’s "a white male and privileged and so on".

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