• South Africa: Durban Businessman Shot Three Times in the Head

    Police detectives are probing the hit-style slaying of a man, shot as he left his Jacobs business premises in the early hours of Monday morning. The man was understood to have been shot several times in the head in an apparent business robbery. Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said that officers had responded to a report of a shooting on Manchester Road after 6:00. He said that when they had arrived, they had made a grim discovery - the body of the 57-year-old man. "A 57-year-old male was fatally shot by an unknown male while he was coming from work along Manchester Road, Jacobs," he said. "The suspect fled on foot and the victim sustained three gunshot wounds. The motive of the killing

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  • A humble DJ Sbu takes to the streets of Joburg to sell his energy drink

    Armed with a can of Mofaya, matching clothing and a large poster advertising a music concert in benefit of student funding - DJ Sbu sold his drink to drivers in peak traffic. Hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to students of the Sbu Leope Fund which provides tuition and accomodation for disadvantaged school kids. The bold entrepreneur wasn't shy as he walked up and down, selling the drink.  "Thank you to all who gave us words of encouragement, shared laughter with us & bought our entire stock today. We appreciate you guys. We doing this not for us but for your kids. We hope to serve as an inspiration on what active citizenship is all about," said Leope. Watch the DJ below. A video

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  • What's next for Zuma?

    Talk Radio 702 | Political analyst Prince Mashele makes sense of Jeremy Gauntlett's concession at the ConCourt hearing yesterday. CAPE TOWN – Yesterday, President Jacob Zuma's lawyer Jeremy Gauntlett said the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla was binding. Political analyst Prince Mashele said Gauntlett’s concession in the Constitutional Court hearing against Zuma exposed attempts by the African National Congress (ANC) and Zuma to undermine the Constitution. Mashele says many more embarrassments are coming the ANC’s way. “It appears to me that all along, he has adopted an arrogant posture thinking that this case had no serious implications.” He adds if the Constitutional Court rules against

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  • Guptas focus helping mining firms get away with murder: Mantashe

    African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said big mining companies operating in South Africa lack patriotism and a focus on the Gupta family was not helping in dealing with mischief committed by these companies. Speaking to the SABC ahead of President Zuma’s State of the Nation Address, Mantashe said a concerted focus on Gupta family was actually helping big mining companies like Exxaro, Glencore and Anglo American evade tough questions about their transformative roles in the South African economy. Asked whether he thinks there is a Gupta obsession, Mantashe said: “The point I am making is that the obsession is when you leave Exxaro, Glencore and Anglo American scot-free

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  • Minnie Dlamini, Thomas Mlambo exit SABC's Soccerzone

    A public commitment to publish its Social Labour Plan on the company’s website by Mark Cutifani‚ Chief Executive of Anglo American PLC‚ is a step in the right direction and more companies need to follow suit‚ says the Bench Marks Foundation.

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  • Uganda: HIV Single Pill Has Great Positives, Serious Side Effects

    One of the biggest medical advances in the treatment of HIV/Aids is the single pill therapy that contains a combination of different HIV drugs. The pill is taken once daily instead of the standard three pills taken twice daily. In Uganda, we have the Trioday pill which combines three first-line ARVs namely: tenofovir, emtricitabine and efavirenz into one. According to Hussein Oria, the former head of the pharmacy department at Makerere University, this triple therapy is needed to maximize the level of HIV suppression while minimizing the likelihood of the virus becoming resistant to any one drug. Combination drugs also ensure to target the virus' different stages by blocking its entry into the

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  • EFF gives 25 reasons why ‘the Guptas must go’

    THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Wednesday released the full list of the "25 reasons why the Guptas must leave or be made to leave the country immediately #Guptasmustgo". The party had launched the campaign on Tuesday night‚ hours after it and its leader‚ Julius Malema‚ were indicted by the North Gauteng High Court from inciting acts of violence against the Gupta family‚ Oakbay Investments‚ The New Age‚ ANN7 and other of the family’s subsidiary company’s shareholders‚ staff and property. By Tuesday night‚ the EFF had shared the first three reasons on its Instagram account‚ and on Wednesday morning released the full list. A defiant Mr Malema had‚ in reaction to the High Court ruling‚ said: "We must respect the courts.

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  • Why there is only one race

    Tim Crowe explains how the origin of the KhoiSan tells us that “race” has no place in human ancestry. The ancient origins, anatomical, linguistic and genetic distinctiveness of southern African San and Khoikhoi people are matters of confusion and debate. They are variously described as the world’s first or oldest people; Africa’s first or oldest people, or the first people of South Africa. They are in fact two evolutionarily related but culturally distinct groups of populations that have occupied southern Africa for up to 140,000 years. Their first-people status is due to the fact that they commonly retain genetic elements of the most ancient Homo sapiens. This conclusion is based on evidence

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  • Nigeria's Most Wanted Corruption Suspect Lives in UK

    President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that one of Nigeria's biggest corruption suspects is currently residing in the United Kingdom. Buhari said this during an interview with The Telegraph. He said his government would put its trust in British officials to ensure that the unnamed suspect was brought to justice. Despite his refusal to identify the individual in question, all fingers seemed to point to former Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to have embezzled $20m from the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Buhari also said that he had enlisted the co-operation of the British National Crime Agency (NCA) in prosecuting individuals

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  • Zimbabwe: Emirates Offers Discounted Fares

    Dubai-based Emirates airline at the weekend said it will be offering travellers from Zimbabwe discounted fares to various destinations across the world as it seeks to boost passenger volumes from the country. In what it has dubbed "the companion fare", the global airline said the reduced charges were specially targeted at people who travel in pairs up to a maximum of nine. "The special fares are aimed at encouraging more of Emirates' 'globalistas' looking to travel in pairs and groups to make good on their resolutions to see the world and share experiences," Emirates country manager for Zimbabwe Mr Paulos Legesse said. "Part of what makes travel special for most passengers is the chance to share their experiences with their loved ones.

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  • Obama to ask Congress for funds to fight Zika

    WASHINGTON/LONDON — President Barack Obama will ask the Congress for more than $1.8bn in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but the president added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus. Zika, spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean, has been linked to severe birth defects in Brazil, and public health officials’ concern is focused on pregnant women and women who may become pregnant. Mr Obama’s request to Congress includes $200m for research, development and commercialisation of new vaccines and diagnostic tests for the virus. On Monday, the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA), Europe’s drugs regulator, said it had established an expert task force to advise companies working on Zika vaccines and medicines, mirroring similar action during the two-year-long Ebola epidemic that started in December 2013 and the pandemic flu outbreak in 2009.

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  • Mbete's lawyer involved in SAA debacle

    National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's lawyer Lindi Nkosi-Thomas, who fumbled through her submissions in the Nkandla matter in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday, was previously accused of doctoring a legal opinion while she was an SAA board member. BDlive reported in December 2014 that the allegation was the basis of a complaint to the public protector and the Johannesburg Bar Council in 2013. Nkosi-Thomas resigned from the airline's board in early 2014. The council said at the time that the complaint did not sustain a case of professional misconduct. The public protector's office told the website that its investigation was continuing. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office and Parliament

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  • Controversial Metro FM DJ Phat Joe is in hot water again

    Phat Joe, who hosts the Metro FM radio show The Real Phat Joe, has been reported to the CCMA for allegedly dismissing his long-time domestic worker via SMS. It is the second controversy the DJ has been involved in recently. Last week the Sunday World reported that Phat Joe and co-host, Pearl Thusi, had been suspended by the SABC after listeners complained to the public broadcaster that the “duo allegedly daily bashed” their colleague Bonang Matheba and rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes on the show. Matheba and AKA have been in the spotlight after it emerged that they had a relationship behind DJ Zihle Jiyane’s back. The rapper and Jiyane have a daughter together. Domestic worker Nontembiso Vumazonke

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  • Malema: This is the beginning of the end for Zuma

    Vumani Mkhize | Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says Tuesday's Constitutional Court case is just the beginning of a process to ensure President Jacob Zuma is removed as the head of state.

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  • Mbete's bumbling advocate admits Parly was wrong in Nkandla matter

    She raised her voice, used dramatic hand gestures, and occasionally stood in silence before the judges after they asked her questions. Her demeanour and comments even amused Public Protector Thuli Madonsela who laughed when Nkosi-Thomas made a comment about her powers. Nkosi-Thomas was asked if the National Assembly had erred in how it approached the remedial action recommended by Madonsela in her report on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead. "Did the National Assembly fail to exercise oversight of the president as a member of executive?" Justice Edwin Cameron asked. After mumbling, Nkosi-Thomas conceded, "Parliament took a wrong position." Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke

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  • South Africa: Man Bitten By Snake While Clearing Logs

    A man was taken to hospital after being bitten by a snake on Monday afternoon. According to Netcare911 spokesperson, Chris Botha, the man was working in a smallholding in the Drummond area when he was bitten by what is believed to be a Night Adder. Reports indicate that the worker was clearing logs when he was bitten on the hand. Paramedics stabilised the man at the scene before they transported him to a hospital in Chatsworth for the care that he required. There have been several reports of snake bites recently as the reptiles become more active after the first major rainfall. In January, a Jack Russell terrier died in the Free State after it was bitten by a Cape cobra which it killed in a bid

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  • Soccer star bonks friend's wife

    2016-02-07 10:59:16.0 | AUBREY MOTHOMBENI | Former SuperSport United and Polokwane City midfielder Jabu Maluleke is accused of wrecking another man's marriage. The wayward soccer player was allegedly caught after sending raunchy WhatsApp messages to S'busiso Nkosi's wife Puleng, detailing their alleged sexcapades. It is understood the chats put a strain on the couple's struggling marriage. According to Nkosi, Maluleke, also married, comes from Chiawelo, Soweto, the same neighbourhood as his wife. When the "naughty" duo were contacted for comment, Puleng hung up, and Maluleke could not be reached for two weeks and failed to respond to text messages. Some of the raunchy messages between them took

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  • Mos Def appears in film on World Passport

    The Western Cape High Court will today‚ Tuesday‚ hear an application from Mos Def‚ who’s birth name is Dante Terrell Smith‚ for an indefinite stay in South Africa. The musician was arrested in January after Home Affairs discovered that he did not have a valid passport. This came after he presented a World Passport to airport officials to travel to a gig in Ethiopia. An investigation reportedly discovered that the rapper's wife‚ Sharon Smith‚ and four children had been living in the country illegally since 2014. His family has been granted an interim order to stay in the country. “My country is called Earth‚” Yasiin Bey says in the new film. “This whole thing belongs to everybody that’s on it.”

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  • Malema: We have the right to criticise anyone

    Politicians have the right to criticise anyone without the fear of intimidation, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday. "We have a right as politicians to critique any roleplayer in the media, in the economy, in politics, in society, in general, and no one should dare take away that right from us," Malema told thousands of EFF members who had marched with him from Newtown to the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein. A large police contingent was present at the EFF's meeting point at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, as well at the end point at the court. Ahead of the march to the court, Malema told supporters that people had sacrificed their lives for the right to express themselves.

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  • Van Gaal refuses to see he is failing

    As he frequently likes to remind the world, Louis van Gaal is a smart man. So it is perplexing that he refuses to grasp why speculation about his future at Manchester United will not go away. It is because this season, his job was easy: and he has made it hard. In this, of all years, it did not need a genius to manage Manchester United. Knowing what we now know, that Chelsea would mount quite the poorest defence of any champions in Premier League history, and that an outlay of more than £100million on players would not greatly improve Manchester City, to have Manchester United in the top four, and challenging for the title, really wasn’t rocket science. Yet Van Gaal has been battling the odds

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