• Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled his lavish lifestyle, and that of Zuma's trusts.

    Times LIVE q
  • US actor falls in love with SA

    US film and television actor Texas Battle is the latest international star to turn South Africa into his happy hunting ground. Battle is taken by the culture, food and the weather in Cape Town - he is even learning to speak a bit of Xhosa. In our telephonic chat, Battle even tried to pronounce words such as umgqusho (samp and beans), which happens to be his favourite dish whenever he is here. Born in Houston, Texas, some 34 years ago, he features in Saf3, an international television drama series set to debut on e.tv tomorrow at 4pm.

    Sowetan LIVE q
  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia or Afrophobia in South Africa - It Is Just Convenient Amnesia

    All those years when South African freedom fighters crisscrossed the continent in search of support for the anti-apartheid struggle, they received only unstinting hospitality and solidarity. Have South Africans forgotten this? What do they teach their children about Africa? Growing up in Zimbabwe, I vividly remember listening to the soulful music of various South Africans on my grandmother's supersonic gramophone stereo.

    AllAfrica.com q
  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

    The Citizen q
  • 'Asylum seeker in coma after scuffle with police'

    An asylum seeker is recovering in hospital after he was injured in an apparent scuffle between police and foreigners at a displacement camp in Isipingo, south of Durban. The altercation was apparently sparked by an attempt by authorities to take down some of the tents housing people who have been displaced in recent flare ups of xenophobic violence in parts of KwaZulu-Natal. At least seven people have been killed in the violence that first erupted in Isipingo, late last month. The lunch queue at the displacement camp where around 1,000 people are being housed.

    ewn.co.za q
  • Hazard was too pricey - Wenger - Premier League

    Getty Images Arsene Wenger insists he isn t haunted by his decision to back out of signing

    Independent Online q
  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

    BuzzFeed q
  • Malema claims to know who is bankrolling Zuma

    Economic Freedom Fighter Commander-in-Chief Julius Malema has claimed to have first-hand knowledge of who has been bankrolling President Jacob Zuma. The Sunday Times reported on Sunday that Malema made this claim in court papers filed in the Pretoria High Court last week in his financial battle with SARS. “More or less formal trust structures were formed into which donations were made – some large, some small – for the benefit of the leaders,” Malema reportedly said in court papers. “I have first-hand knowledge of this: I dealt with donations to President Zuma.

    The Citizen q
  • SA swim star held for theft in US - Western Cape | IOL News

    SUPPLIED South African Duncan Bonney allegedly robbed his US dorm mates blind. The student, award-winning swimmer Duncan Bonney, 22, has now been arrested in connection with 18 counts of burglary at the Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) in Alabama, where he was studying economics. Bonney is the son of Su and Gary Bonney, from Welgedacht in Bellville, who own the well-known Vineyard swimming club. Birmingham police spokesman Lieutenant Sean Edwards confirmed the arrest.

    Independent Online q
  • We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

    AllAfrica.com q
  • JHB residents feel tremor

    Some Johannesburg residents have described to EWN how they felt shaky grounds and trembling windows. FILE: It is not clear what caused the tremor which was felt in areas including Melville, Kagiso and parts of Soweto.Picture: Supplied. JOHANNESBURG – Eyewitness News has been inundated with calls from Johannesburg residents describing shaky grounds and trembling windows. It is not clear what caused the tremor which was felt in areas including Melville, Kagiso and parts of Soweto.

    ewn.co.za q
  • ‘Execution of Bali Nine imminent’ - World News | IOL News

    The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of “Bali Nine” drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was “imminent”. “Indonesian authorities today advised Australian consular officials that the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be scheduled imminently at Nusakambangan prison in central Java,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.

    Independent Online q
  • Criminals hit KZN farm for special kids - Independent on Saturday | News

    The 12 hectare farm in Shongweni is a special care facility for 32 mentally impaired people who cannot live on their own or without assistance. Horse therapy plays a large part in the daily activities and therapies on the farm. The incident happened over the Easter weekend, said farm manager Justin Young. Not just burgled, but our pride and joy, our mainstay, our flagship activity, is now in jeopardy,” read a message posted on the farm’s Facebook page.

    Independent Online q
  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender and admits contemplating suicide

    In his tell-all interview yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce Jenner confirmed he has undergone a gender transition to become a woman, admitting he contemplated suicide when things got bad eighteen months ago.

    Sowetan LIVE q
  • Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

    Independent Online q
  • Foreign national attacked in North West

    A Bangladeshi national was stabbed and robbed in Taung, North West police said on Saturday.

    The Citizen q
  • Chelsea's title bid on hold, Everton overpower United

    Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards the Premier League title was checked by a goalless draw away to Arsenal on Sunday. Had they beaten their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, Jose Mourinho’s men would have travelled to Leicester City on Wednesday knowing that victory over the resurgent Foxes would have been enough to secure Chelsea’s first English title since 2010.

    The Citizen q
  • Surfer loses leg in shark attack - World News | IOL News

    AP Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said. Sydney - Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said on Saturday. “The shark came in and bit his leg off and the guys helped him in and carried him up the cliff,” a witness told the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper. The badly injured surfer was rushed to local hospital and later flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital in critical condition.

    Independent Online q
  • Woman hits Venezuela president with mango

    A woman who bashed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on the head with a mango has been promised a new house for her troubles in a surreal tropical tale that has gone viral in Venezuela. The 52-year-old president was driving a bus through a crowd last weekend in the central state of Aragua when someone in the crowd tossed the fruit at him. “Marleny Olivo had a problem with her house. ... I've approved an apartment for you, Marleny, as part of the 'Grand Venezuelan Housing Mission',” he added, vowing to eat the mango. Venezuela's ever ebullient cybersphere did not miss a beat, with the president's populist gesture drawing admiration and derision, plus plenty of jokes.

    ewn.co.za q
  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

    AllAfrica.com q