• Only whites will be welcome in this Eden

    Project leader Jaqui Gradwell is also one of the administrators of Die Eden Projek’s private Facebook page, which accepts only people without black friends and which has amassed more than 1 500 members. Ten days ago he posted on social media that he and colleagues had started laying out 371 plots on the Karoo farm in the Saartjie Baartman District of the Eastern Cape for the “people of the covenant”. While Gradwell is appealing for people to join the project, which he estimated can house between 20 000 and 40 000 people (20-plus times the more than 1 200 residents of Orania), he has also been asking for contributions. Approached for comment, he told Weekend Argus on Friday that he had no further comment about any aspects of the development.

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  • Madonsela on state capture: Many doing what they are paid to do

    Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has finally broken the silence on the criticism she recently received over the state capture report that she did not release before the end of her term. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Madonsela responded to a follower who said they were appalled at how the former public protector was being treated “for doing her job well”. What he didn’t say was: Shooting at you will go on long after delisting,” referring to how the criticism was still ongoing even after she was no longer the country’s public protector. Madonsela has received criticism from, among others, former Cabinet spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi, Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama and poet Ntsiki Mazwai, who called the former public protector a “fairy princess”.

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  • WATCH: Everything is about Minnie, obsessed Cassper admits

    Progress in closing the global workplace gender gap is slowing dramatically, according to a World Economic Forum study, with a notable exception in Rwanda, a country still emerging from the aftermath of genocide that has become the world's leader on equal pay.

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  • No money to help bring Senzo Meyiwa's spirit back home

    As today marks exactly two years since renowned Orlando Pirates captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was gunned down, his family believes his soul is not resting well. "He is not resting in peace. He sees our struggles. He is not happy," his father Sam told Sowetan yesterday. Senzo, 30, who was also Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, was gunned down at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's family home in Vosloorus, on the East Rand exactly 730 days ago. Meyiwa senior said the family had been struggling to deal with his son's murder and the lack of an update on police investigations was tearing them apart. He said the prolonged delay in the payout of his son's life insurance, administered by the Premier Soccer

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  • Mcebo Dlamini speaks of 'gross reality' from prison

    He has called on members of society to join over 100 academics, university staff and parents who have gathered outside Parliament today to call for government to address “underfunding” in the education sector. Dlamini says being in prison has opened his eyes to “the gross reality that so many young black lives have been condemned to”. The Swaziland-born ANC Youth League member says, even in incarceration, “ours is to awaken the consciousness of society”. “We are reminded each day in prison of the importance of our struggle continuing, whether we are free or whether we are in prison; ours is to awaken the consciousness of society. “Being in prison, my eyes have been opened to the gross reality

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  • Malema wants to shut down Pretoria to demand Zuma must go

    A prominent Nigerian asylum seeker and activist is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention centre, a case that has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release.

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  • Mthembu wants Motsoeneng to retract ‘defamatory’ comments

    JOHANNESBURG - The ANC in Parliament says its chief whip Jackson Mthembu believes comments made by Hlaudi Motsoeneng that he must keep quiet or he will release information about him are defamatory. Mthembu has previously criticised Motsoeneng's conduct and the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that allowed him to be re-appointed to the position of group executive for corporate affairs. Motsoeneng made the comments during a New Age business breakfast broadcast on the SABC this morning. “Jackson Mthembu should know that I met him at a Sandton hotel where maybe it is capture, but no one can capture me. He knows That meeting was coordinated by someone and we met; I met so

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  • Zim terror cell bust in SA

    Six Zimbabweans suspected of plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe’s government are being held by the Hawks in Limpopo following their arrests a fortnight ago. The five men and a woman, aged between 22 and 34, were apprehended at the Grobler’s Bridge border post in Witpoort near Lephalale on their way to Mozambique to receive military training to force regime change in neighbouring Zimbabwe. According to the Hawks, the suspects were arrested with the help of foreign military assistance. Their arrest comes shortly after claims by a Zimbabwean “terrorist” group, Smoke That Thunders, that Mozambique’s Renamo bandits had offered them a military training base. The group claimed they were preparing

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  • HHP is going through a lot at the moment, says Cassper Nyovest

    HHP, or Jabba as he is affectionately known, has had a rollercoaster last few months. In April, the star revealed that he had tried to commit suicide at least three times last year. He later booked himself into rehab to detox himself from antidepressants. To add to the pain, HHP's hardrive with all his "life's works" was stolen from his home. SABC says it hasn't banned Babes Wodumo's new song, but can't say if it is being aired  And the events of the recent past has left Cassper concerned. Speaking to DJ Fresh on 5FM on Monday, Cassper said that he tried to reach out to HHP and offer his support but has not heard from his idol. "Jabba is just going through a lot at the moment. I haven't spoken

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  • Babes Wodumo's Wololo removed from YouTube due to copyright claim

    Babes made history this week in the local music scene, after clocking more than 2 million YouTube views on the music video for Wololo in just three months. However, a copyright claim soon showered on the song's parade as it had to be taken down on Friday, after Mausay Media asserted that one of their artists, Wyzle, released a video with the same title in December last year. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Cobus Burger, who is the MD at Mausay Media said the issue would have been easily resolved if West Ink Records - Mampintsha's label which Babes is signed to - had responded when they tried to reach out to them. "We released a song by Wyzle in December. But after some time, we were surprised to see

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  • 'Fork-tongued' Mthembu 'lucky' to be NEC member

    Cracks within the ANC widened yesterday as President Jacob Zuma supporters called on the ruling party to take disciplinary action against party chief whip Jackson Mthembu. Pro-Zuma supporters responded furiously to the remarks made by Mthembu, who called on the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC), including Zuma, to resign. The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Gauteng accused Mthembu of behaving like a “criminal”. ANCYL Gauteng chairperson Matome Chiloane told The Citizen individuals such as Mthembu must be isolated by society. “Society must condemn such individuals who are part of the collective, yet they define themselves outside,” Chiloane said. “They are fork-tongued.” ANC under Zuma worse

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  • Gordhan slams Hawks over Sars hostage incident - Crime & Courts

     Parliament - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday said, if true, the reported manhandling of a Sars official by the Hawks as they tried to obtain evidence to use against him in court, was totally unacceptable. “If it is true, it is totally unacceptable behaviour,” Gordhan told a joint meeting of Parliament’s select and standing committees on finance and appropriations. The minister was asked by Democratic Alliance (DA) finance spokesman David Maynier about reports that Vlok Symington, the group executive of Sars’s legal and policy division, was detained by members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in an attempt to retrieve a document. It was reported that the

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  • This 1951 Ferrari has never been restored!

    Twelve were bodied by Vignale, 11 by Ghia, three by Touring and just one by Motto; this one is thought to be the most original Vignale-bodied example in existence, although it has apparently been resprayed somewhere along the line. It was originally registered to its first owner, Italian actress Anna Magnani, in January 1951 with two-tone paint, which can be clearly seen in the studio portrait of her with the car on the set of the 1951 fantasy comedy La Carrosse d'Or (The Golden Coach). Magnani kept the Inter for six years, after which it had three owners in quick succession before being sold to the Harrah Museum in Reno, Nevada. In 1995 it was bought by its current owner, Argentinian classic-car enthusiast Daniel Sielecki, who actually ran it in the 1996 Mille Miglia.

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  • Zuma wants to postpone court hearing on state capture report

    The case — brought urgently last week — is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday‚ November 1. It is as yet unclear whether the other parties to the case — opposition parties the DA‚ EFF‚ UDM and COPE — would agree to the postponement. Former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s state capture investigation looked into whether there was an inappropriate relationship between the president‚ the Gupta family and other state officials. ‘The chief whip has nothing to hide’ - Mthembu threatens to sue Motsoeneng  Though Mentor’s allegations have been in the public domain for some time‚ Zuma’s response to her court papers could be the first time he responds — under oath — to the allegations. He never answered

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  • The Big Read: Zuma has nothing to fear

    When the DA first raised concern about Busisiwe Mkhwebane in parliament and refused to vote for her appointment as public protector, many of us chose to hold our tongue and give her a chance. When DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach alleged that Mkhwebane worked as a spy while an immigration officer at the South African embassy in China, many of us were unsettled - but still felt that, just as Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was pilloried and vilified before he went into his new role, Mkhwebane, too, would rise to the challenge and the role. But if Mkhwebane's first week in office is anything to go by then we are in deep, deep trouble. I am an optimist and would like to believe that Mkhwebane's first week

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  • Mthembu to sue Motsoeneng for defamation

    ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu has threatened to sue demoted former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng for defamation of character after the man claimed he held a secret meeting with him in a hotel where the chief whip also got “captured”. Motsoeneng told the Gupta-sponsored TNA Business Brief on SABC2’s Morning Live yesterday morning that he held the meeting in a “captured hotel” with Mthembu. Without elaborating and in an apparent attempt to shut him up, Motsoeneng implied Mthembu was involved in a clandestine meeting where he was captured but did not state who captured the politician. Even when programme host Peter Ndoro pressed Motsoeneng to elaborate on his allegations about

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  • Child services probes more ‘incidents’ involving Pitt

    The Department of Children and Family Services have reportedly extended their investigation into Brad Pitt. Angelina Jolie, Brad and their children - Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - were previously interviewed after an alleged altercation on a private plane between Brad and Maddox and TMZ reports that the "DCFS has now expanded its investigation to other alleged incidents". The reported incident on the plane - where Brad is alleged to have gotten "verbally abusive" and "physical" with his son while under the influence of alcohol - occurred on September 14 and Angelina filed for divorce just days later. However, it was later reported that

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  • Lines drawn in ANC succession battle

    Several Cabinet ministers have rallied behind their embattled colleague, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Even President Jacob Zuma, the man accused of being behind the plot to have Gordhan removed from his post, has said he has his full support. Last week, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said Gordhan had the backing of the entire Cabinet. Radebe went as far as assuring the public that Gordhan would deliver his medium-term budget this week. But guess what, the ANC Youth League has singled out Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who it savaged for rallying behind Gordhan. ANCYL secretary-general Njabulo Nzuza criticised Ramaphosa for taking sides, arguing that a leader in government should

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  • Court will throw out Gordhan case, says former NPA boss

    Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana says the fraud charges levelled against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and two other former South African Revenue Service (SARS) officials will be thrown out in court. NPA head Shaun Abrahams announced on Tuesday that Gordhan, Oupa Magashula and Ivan Pillay had been summonsed to appear in court on November 2 to face charges of fraud.

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  • New public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane changes channel to Gupta TV

    According to the Mail & Guardian, Mkhwebane said she wanted the channel that feeds all the TVs in the building to be changed to the Gupta-owned news channel. Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had planned to release the report last Friday‚ on the last day of her seven-year term‚ before separate applications by President Jacob Zuma and Cooperative Minister Des Van Rooyen put a stop to that. Mkhwebane said during a press briefing on Thursday that she had not taken a position in the application by Zuma and  Van Rooyen and had yet to read the report‚ which she said was under lock and key.

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