• Trevor Noah leaves SA fans in stitches

    Kgothatso Mogale & Neo Koza | Trevor Noah entertained a sold out crowd at the Silverstar Casino in Joburg as part of the Comedy Central International Comedy Festival.

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  • Nigeria: South Africa Threatens to Arrest Nigeria's Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

    The South African government has threatened a jail term for Chris Oyakhilome if his church, Christ Embassy, fails to release its financial records, the South African based News24 is reporting. The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities said several religious leaders in the country could be jailed if they fail to comply with the demands of the commission. ‎The commission said it was investigating the commercialization of religion and abuse of people's beliefs and had summoned several churches to appear before it with their ordination certificate, registration certificate, bank statements, and annual financial statements from 2012. Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva

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  • EFF’s Malema takes aim at ‘sellout black billionaires’ in Oxford address

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told Oxford students that South Africa would never follow Zimbabwe’s bloody land redistribution method; that billionaires Patrice Motsepe and Cyril Ramaphosa had "sold their black skin" to become rich; and that he would "never" agree to be in a coalition government with the African National Congress. In his address to the Oxford Union on Wednesday the EFF leader stopped short of calling former president Nelson Mandela a sellout, saying Madiba took the revolution as far as he could but "he was too old, tired" and it was now up to this generation to carry on the fight to implement the Freedom Charter, including the equitable sharing of all of South Africa’s resources.

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  • DJ Cleo disappointed with Idols results | The New Age

    Multi-award winning producer DJ Cleo who is behind Idols runner-up Mmatema Moremi’s single Because Of You is a disappointed man after Moremi’s loss to Karabo Mogane who hails from Mpumalanga. “The result for me was disappointing. In my view Mmatema is a Jennifer Hudson in the making or a Brenda Fassie if you like. Granted an opportunity to work with her by M-Net, Universal and the management agencies involved with the top 16, I believe she will go very far. “Remember Jennifer Hudson was not the overall winner when she took part in Idols. We are at the stage where now it’s the real thing. These artists are leaving the ‘production’ behind. “There are no more choreographers, dancers, lighting and

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  • Watch: Mugabe's slow Turkey walk sets tongues wagging

    The 91-year-old's less-than-speedy progression up a long blue carpet was filmed by New China TV, Xinhua news agency's official TV channel, and then posted on YouTube. "As [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan waited while Mugabe walked ever so gingerly the short distance from his Mercedes limousine to the entrance of the conference venue, the Turkish leader probably wondered whether he should not have let the Zimbabwean stay at home," news website NewZimbabwe quipped. The report said Mugabe "appeared to walk with some difficulty". Mugabe attended the G-20 summit as head of the African Union, though Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change said he had "no business" there and his attendance at the meeting was "a serious national embarrassment".

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  • Nigeria Tops in Supply of African Students to U.S.

    The number of international students at United States colleges and universities increased by 10 per cent to a record high of 974, 926 students in the 2014/15 academic year, marking the highest rate of growth in 35 years. This is as Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Isaac Asuzu, has said that the number would continue to swell as far as adequate facilities were not put in place to address the burgeoning clan of tertiary education seekers. The Institute of International Education's (IIE) 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, which made this disclosure recently, added that the strong growth was a confirmation of the fact that U.S. remains the destination

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  • Lekoelea off the hook in car theft case

    The soccer star was arrested on Tuesday for driving a stolen car with a fake licence disc and number plates. Stolen car Steve Chippa Lekoelea JOHANNESBURG - The case against former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana star Steve ‘Chippa’ Lekoelea has been struck off the roll due to a lack of evidence. Lekoelea was arrested in Orange Farm on Tuesday for driving a stolen car which Metro Police discovered while conducting a road block. The soccer star was arrested driving a VW Polo which was found to have a fake licence disc and number plates. It’s understood that the vehicle was stolen in Randburg a year ago. The Police’s Johannes Motsiri says despite the disc, charges were withdrawn. “The case has

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  • Zuma is a tsunami, says EFF MP - Politics | IOL News

    Parliament - An Economic Freedom Fighters MP was booted from the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Thursday for comparing President Jacob Zuma to a giant wave. “Today we are listening to a man whose view of democracy is as twisted and dangerous as a tsunami telling us about what ought to be done to ensure democracy benefits all South Africans,” Vusiwana Mtileni said as he responded to Zuma’s annual address to the NCOP. ANC MPs jumped to the President’s defence, and asked that Mtileni’s comments be ruled out of order. NCOP chairwoman Thandi Modise agreed, saying: “In this particular instance you are deliberately impugning on a member of this Parliament.” Zuma ceased to be a member of Parliament

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  • Afrikaners want own community - Gauteng | IOL News

    Pretoria - Afrikaners want their own community which looks after itself in Pretoria, something along the lines of Kleinfontein and Orania. This should happen as early as after the municipal elections next year, and the area would have its own schools and universities where children are taught in Afrikaans. The statue of Paul Kruger at Church Square could also be moved there. The areas that have been identified are those where many Afrikaans-speaking people live, such as Centurion and Pretoria Moot. Orania in the Northern Cape and Kleinfontein in Gauteng were established by Afrikaners. Only people who identify themselves as Afrikaners are welcome there. And now the Front Nasionaal political party

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  • High Court deals heavy blow to SABC’s Hlaudi

    BELEAGUERED South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been dealt another heavy blow following a Western Cape High Court judgment on Friday ordering his appointment be set aside. The Western Cape High Court last month heard part B of a review application by the Democratic Alliance (DA) which specifically sought to have Mr Motsoeneng’s permanent appointment as the SABC’s chief operating officer set aside as being irrational. The DA believes that there is a strong legal case that Mr Motsoeneng’s permanent appointment was irrational and unlawful‚ given Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings against him. The first part of the DA’s application

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  • OPINION: Preventing World War Three in Syria

    Syria Russia Islamic State Turkey Bashar alAssad Joshua W Walker looks at the tension between Turkey and Russia over conflicting Syria policies. Nato entered uncharted territory on Tuesday when one of its members, Turkey, shot down a Russian warplane. There is an urgent need for Washington to bring both sides together to avoid World War Three. Details are still emerging to corroborate Ankara’s insistence that the jet had been repeatedly warned and violated Turkish airspace near its border with Syria. What is clear is that this incident has been a long-time in the making given the precipitous build-up between Ankara and Moscow over conflicting Syria policies. Since Russia started flying its warplanes

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  • Players who were victims of crime

    The name of late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa comes to mind, as he lost his life in what was reported to be a robbery. Erick Mathoho The Bafana Bafana defender is the latest victim of crime, Mathoho was robbed of his possessions before the suspects made off with his car in Atteridgeville on Monday night. His car was later recovered by the Police using a helicopter. Benni McCarthy The former Orlando Pirates striker was robbed at gunpoint while he was visiting a salon in Johannesburg. McCarthy went to the salon for his hairdo after landing at the OR Tambo International airport ahead of a television appearance later that evening. Benni was asked to handover his earrings,

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  • 'Who are you calling a Teletubby?' - EFF MP

    "Who are you calling a Teletubby?" demanded Mmabatho Mokause, standing up in the bright red attire that her party wears in Parliament. Earlier, when DA leader Mmusi Maimane went to the podium, somebody had called him a "sellout". An attempt was being made to find out who had called Maimane a sellout when DA MP John Steenhuisen waved his hand seemingly in the direction of the EFF benches and said: "Ask that Teletubby over there." An annoyed Mokause complained: This man stood here and called one member a Teletubby." After the debate, Speaker Baleka Mbete wanted to know who had called Maimane "a sellout" and when all she got was blank faces, she moved on to root out the person who had made the Teletubby

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  • 'They downed us without warning'

    One of the two airmen who ejected from the stricken aircraft has been rescued and has said that no warning was given by the Turks about violation of airspace. Ankara has sought to play down tensions and its allies in Nato have appealed for restraint. Moscow said Russian and Syrian special forces had rescued one of the two airmen who ejected from the burning fighter-bomber as it plunged to earth but confirmed that the second airman and a soldier sent to rescue him had been killed. In his first interview, rescued airman Konstantin Murakhtin told Russian state media there had been no warning before his plane was shot down by Turkish fighter jets "not by radio exchange or visually. There was no contact

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  • Russian pilot: No warnings issued before jet shot down

    Turkey insists the Russian jet ignored as many as 10 alerts about violating Turkish airspace. Russia Russian plane Turkey airspace Russian jet JOHANNESBURG – The rescued co-pilot of a Russian war plane that was shot down near the Turkey-Syria border has now claimed there were no warnings before the jet was attacked.    A second pilot is believed to be dead after both ejected from the plane which was shot down by a Turkish fighter jet on Tuesday.    Turkey insists the plane ignored as many as ten alerts about violating Turkish airspace while Russia denies this.   Russian president Vladimir Putin has made it clear he has no intention of waging war against turkey but the incident has heightened

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  • ‘ANC is bordering on lying to SA’ - Politics | IOL News

    Cape Town - “The ANC is bordering on lying to the masses.” This was one of the revealing remarks made by former ANC treasurer general, Mathews Phosa, in recent interview with eNCA when he spoke about the promises the political party made when it came into power. “We made many promises, now the expectations of our people are around those issues, there are founded on our own promises, there is an extent to which we tried to meet those expectations but the backlog is huge and massive, and it has become intolerable to the masses.” Phosa elaborated that the ANC understood the scale of the problem they faced when they came into power. “The ANC understood the scale of the problem, we had many arguments

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  • Banks under fire over R99 debit order scam

    Fin24 has been inundated with emails from irate bank customers following an expose on Special Assignment on Sunday which lifted the lid on how easy it is for dubious companies operating in the call centre space to gain access to bank accounts through unauthorised debit orders. Banks in the South Africa process about 56 million debit orders a month and from these close to a million inter-bank debit orders, including non-authenticated early debit orders, are disputed every month, according to the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA). The dispute ratio for non-authenticated debit orders is between 4.5% and 6%. Lucas Mlangeni said it worried him that his bank account has been invaded by fraudsters.

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  • Nigeria: Exclusive - Obasanjo to Jonathan: Use Your Foundation to Show Remorse for Your Past Actions

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan urging him to use the new Foundation he is establishing to engage in soul-searching and in reviewing his past actions. In the letter, dated October 12, 2015, Mr. Obasanjo also advised Mr. Jonathan to consider the Foundation as a platform through which he can heal his conscience and demonstrate penitence over his past actions. Mr. Obasanjo wrote the letter in response to an earlier letter written to him by Mr. Jonathan on September 22, informing him of his plans to set up a foundation through which he would continue to service humanity. "... I will be devoting the rest of my life and energy to making the world a better

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  • Nigerian superstar robbed of R791,000 in Sandton

    Davido, who has received global acclaim for his funky brand of Nigerian music infused with pop and afro soul influences - encountered crime first hand in Johannesburg. Davido was passing through the country en route to Atlanta, USA where he is based and regularly performs.

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  • Zimbabwe's Mr Ugly pageant turns ugly

    Maison Sere, who was missing several teeth and dressed in torn overalls, beat off five other contestants for the $500 Mr Ugly prize -- a large sum in a country facing massive unemployment. Show organiser David Machowa said he created the pageant in 2012 to celebrate "beauty in ugliness".

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