• Qwabe says he wishes he'd 'whipped the white bastard'

    The diminutive leader of the Oxford University #RhodesMustFall campaign has spoken out about the controversial incident that made news this week during the latest round of student protests at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He was filmed in the footage below using a stick to hit a phone out of a white student’s hand. He said afterwards that the phone’s owner was guilty of “white apartheid settler colonial entitlement”. Qwabe’s campaign at Oxford to remove a small Rhodes statue there failed. The 25-year-old law student has been back in South Africa after completing his studies in England. He made the news again after making a white Capetonian waitress cry. It caused outrage earlier this year

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  • 'I recognise you.' Baleka gives the matrimonial nod to her 'Ben10'

    This love could not have come from a better source than a fellow "cadre of the movement". Mbete, who celebrated her 67th birthday yesterday, tied the knot with her "Ben10" - Bloemfontein businessman Nape Khomo - in a traditional ceremony in Mqanduli, Eastern Cape, where the bride's parents were laid to rest. About 100 guests, including Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and husband Charles Nqakula, attended the wedding ceremony. Mbete wore a peach and silver traditional outfit and Khomo kept it simple with a grey suit. It was a joyous celebration all round, with villagers ululating and Mbete's family giving the union their blessing. Nkuli Kgositsile, Mbete's daughter, said she was "very

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  • Zuma's brother makes dramatic plea: Quit now or risk being killed

    Michael Zuma and his wife Thembekile MaXulu Zuma spoke to the Sunday Times this week at their home in Nkandla, where they expressed their fears for the president's life amid growing calls for him to step down. "My brother is having a very difficult time and I have never seen such difficulty. My brother has such difficulty in such a way that you fear that they are going to kill him," said Michael. His wife added that some members of the family thought that if Zuma resigned and returned home to Nkandla he would "be safe from these enemies". She said: "We fear for his life. As a family we sometimes think that they are going to kill him. And in our humble view we tell ourselves that maybe if he comes

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  • Nomzamo Mbatha reflects on her humble beginnings: 'First year at IsiBaya I earned peanuts'

    While reflecting on her journey in the entertainment industry, Nomzamo Mbatha revealed that she was "very underpaid'' during her first year on Mzansi Magic's hit telenovela IsiBaya. Speaking to a group of students at Nedbank's Talks 4 Success, Nomzamo said her bank account was often overdrawn in most months when she first started out at the telenovela. "First year at IsiBaya, I earned peanuts, but I was working hard. Most months my bank account was in a minus," she revealed, before quipping about how she would go to industry events without a "black cent" in her account. She added that on top of being underpaid, she was overworked. "I was underpaid but I was overworked. The problem was there was

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  • PICS: Celebrating 200 years since the birth of the Zulu nation - Politics

    Durban - The dominance of the Zulus in South African life was evident yesterday when the whole country was supposed to be celebrating Heritage Day, but the Zulu component of the population took centre stage. It resulted in President Jacob Zuma, a proud Zulu, delegating the responsibility of giving the main address of Heritage Day at Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley to his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma was at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban to attend an uMkhosi weLembe (Shaka’s Day) celebration that marked 200 years since King Shaka founded the mighty Zulu kingdom. The momentous occasion, which coincided with Heritage Day, also marked the 45-year reign of the incumbent monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini.

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  • Less braaiing, more learning to pronounce our names, asks Malema

    As a message to white South Africans for Heritage Day today, EFF leader Julius Malema took to Twitter yesterday to encourage his white compatriots to make more of an effort to pronounce African names as they were intended. He also retweeted outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s message about the importance and sweetness of having your name said properly. Another hashtag in a similar vein that trended yesterday was the humorous one #AfricanNamesInEnglish, which played on how some white people pronounce names, as well as the real and not so real meanings of African names. Check out some of them below: https://twitter.com/DaRealTshepiegh/status/779295257817210881 https://twitter.com/lupinion/status/779224105920921600

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  • Madonsela squares up to Hlaudi - Independent on Saturday

    Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has threatened to probe the SABC board if they reappointment Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operations officer. Madonsela said on Cape Talk Radio on Friday she had written to Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to say Motsoeneng should not be considered for the position of COO and said if he was appointed it would raise questions “about the ability of this board to discharge its responsibilities”. Meanwhile Motsoeneng remained defiant about his controversial reappointment when he spoke at the funeral of kwaito star Mandoza in Soweto, saying that no one would decide his future. Madonsela, said on Cape Talk Radio on Friday she had written to Muthambi

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  • South Africa: Joburg Man Killed Chasing Lotto Ticket On N1

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  • Abuse claims against Brad ‘exaggerated, fabricated’

    London - Allegations of abuse against Brad Pitt are “exaggerated and fabricated”. After it was revealed that Brad is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for child abuse after a confrontation whilst drunk on a private jet, sources close to the actor have hit out at the “smear campaign” against him. A source told DailyMail.com: “These claims are exaggerated and fabricated. “It's unfortunate for the whole family that people are insisting on continuing this endless smear campaign against Brad that hurts everyone. “They are a solid family with two caring parents and a normal share of verbal disagreements like major households. “Hopefully people can move on and leave them all alone to work this

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  • PICS: Tide hits Cape Town beaches

    Cape Town - A high spring tide has swept up beaches in the city, leaving debris in its wake. December 26 is traditionally a day when many Capetonians head to the beach. Clifton resident Cyril Harrisberg says that Clifton 4th beach has been swept away. “Vendors’ beach chairs, usually secured at the back of 4th beach, were picked up and scattered by the churning waves, “ he wrote. “ The crashing waves covered the whole beach and lapped up at the pathway steps at the back of Clifton 4th beach, washing into the public facilities. This is very unusual for this time of year.” Residents in Kommetjie and Hout Bay are posting pictures of the devastation on Facebook. PICTURES: Cyril Harrisberg. 

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  • Zimbabwe's new bond notes to smooth liquidity crunch

    That switch dealt a blow to forex dealers in the parallel market - accustomed to a life of pegging the exchange rate of the local unit against foreign currencies. Its long hiatus appears set to end. Next month, Zimbabwe will introduce its local version of the US dollar - the bond note. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe hopes the bond notes, in values of $2 and $5, will help ease the liquidity crunch of the past nine months. On the streets of Harare, forex dealers await the issuing of the bond notes with glee - and not for the same reasons as the RBZ, the issuer of the currency. In Roadport, the heart of Harare's popular spot for forex dealers, Winnie Makota expects roaring trade once the local currency

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  • #DataMustFall: Cut costs or else, Icasa warns - Politics

    The no-nonsense warning came from Parliament, where a committee has been discussing the reality that South African data costs are among the highest in the world. Mmamoloko Kubayi, chairwoman of Parliament’s portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services, said yesterday that network operators have just over a month to get their act together. There’s been a public outcry over the high costs of data, with mobile networks coming under severe criticism on social media following the #DataMustFall campaign. The movement, spearheaded by radio presenter Tbo Touch, real name Thabo Molefe, announced on Thursday that he has been invited by Parliament’s portfolio committee on telecommunications to address them next week on broadband costs.

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  • Pogba opens his United goal account

    Manchester, United Kingdom – Paul Pogba finally ended his wait for a first goal for Manchester United since his world record transfer in Saturday's clash against Leicester. Pogba had gone five games without scoring following his £89 million ($115 million, 102 million euros) arrival from Juventus and had to endure criticism of some below-par performances. But the 23-year-old France midfielder was on the scoresheet at last in the 42nd minute at Old Trafford. Timing his run perfectly, Pogba met Daley Blind's corner with a powerful header that gave Leicester goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler no chance. It was United's fourth goal of the half as Jose Mourinho's side demolished the Premier League champions.

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  • Black hair, sharp scissors and the totality of white power

    “Arrest us all”, the young women said, contemplating arrest before even fully grasping the uncertainty of puberty. I thought “detention” was a rite of passage for our parents’ generation in the 1980s. I have always been shocked by the anxiety of the old guard at some of South Africa’s model C schools. The kind of anxiety that makes middle aged men call for “reinforcements” when confronted by articulate young teenagers who just want to grow their hair. Black women have always known that their hair is a site of struggle. If it’s not Bra Hugh or Bra Don unhelpfully berating weaves, its confused ‘tannies’ telling our sisters that their hair is wild. The aesthetic, hair and skin more notably, have

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  • Ratepayers cough up for rich Zuma backer’s funeral

     Durban - The eThekwini Metro Municipality paid out more than R750 000 for the funeral of one of Durban’s richest men and a key backer of President Jacob Zuma, it emerged on Wednesday at the municipality’s first executive committee meeting. This was the first meeting held since the August 3, local government elections when Zandile Gumede was elected mayor. The R761 150.31 expenditure on Don Mkhwanazi’s funeral was authorised by municipal manager Sibusiso Sithole, apparently while the eThekwini Metro Council was in recess. The 63-year-old Mkhwanazi died from a suspected heart attack on July 2. His funeral — a lavish affair held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre eight

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  • Pearl Thusi officially starts filming for Quantico in New York

    The Democratic Alliance (DA) expects to know later this week precisely what kind of legal action it should take against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and its former chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

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  • WATCH: Crowd goes 'bananas' over Die Antwoord's performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Just days after dropping their fourth studio album, Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid, the ever-bizarre South African rap duo Die Antwoord took to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! stage recently, and boy did they put on a show.

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  • Wilson B Nkosi's still switched on

    Wilson B Nkosi has been in fashion for 30 years. The Metro FM star DJ shows no signs of waning. He has been at the station from day one and has amassed a fiercely loyal following of his show, Sounds and Stuff Like That. He says that he heard from some of his listeners that if they have to attend church during his show, they will take headphones and sneak in a listen during the sermon. For a radio institution in his own right, Nkosi is modest. He is unassuming when he rocks up for our meeting in casual sportswear and a cap. His muscular physique is imposing. The clean-living star says he's never tasted alcohol and doesn't smoke. He doesn't look a day past 49. "I don't ask for much except good

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  • Krejcir's girlfriend bails back to luxury - Crime & Courts

    Johannesburg - Radovan Krejcir’s former girlfriend and ex-Playboy bunny, Marissa Christopher, has been released on bail following a high court application. Christopher was arrested in July while visiting Krejcir with their two-year-old daughter at Zonderwater prison in Cullinan, Tshwane. The State alleged that Christopher was going to facilitate payments to prison officials and a group of rifle-wielding gunmen to storm the prison and allow Krejcir to escape. However, while the plot was initially planned for March, an undercover police unit in which officers posed as the guns-for-hire stopped the violent escape plan and arrested five suspects, including Christopher. At the beginning of last month,

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  • Taylor Swift’s treatment of Calvin Harris was ‘brutal’

    The Shake It Off hitmaker ended her romance with Calvin in abrupt fashion earlier this year - but the split turned really messy when John tweeted that Taylor had ghost-written Calvin's hit single This Is What You Came For, which prompted a public spat between Calvin and Taylor over why she was initially uncredited. "When I tweeted that, there was a text almost immediately from Calvin. No I'm not [friendly with Taylor any more], I don't agree with what's gone on ... but I shouldn't comment further. Despite her split from Calvin, John admitted he remains a fan of Taylor's music and is sure her next album will be another success, regardless of whether she opens up about the relationship or not.

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