• From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Saif Gaddafi’s execution could save Blair - Africa | IOL News

    Four years after he was captured trying to flee the country, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 43, has been sentenced to death by firing squad, having been convicted of murder and inciting genocide during Libya’s 2011 civil war. Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi take to the grave what he knows about the politicians and businessmen who courted him and his family? Chief among them, of course, was Tony Blair, who helped Saif with his philosophy PhD thesis during his controversial student days at the London School of Economics (LSE) - an institution later revealed to have accepted hundreds of thousands in “donations” from Saif’s charitable foundation and the Gaddafi clan. As Prime Minister, Tony Blair became acquainted with him soon after the young man was appointed by his father, the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in 2001, to act as the public, modern face of his country while Gaddafi senior lived in a Bedouin tent in his compound in Tripoli on the edge of the Sahara.

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  • Insults for Mbalula over Limpopo ANCYL - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula was on the recieving endo of crude insults from his fellow ANC comrades on social media. Johannesburg - Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula found himself on the receiving end of crude insults from his fellow ANC comrades on social media this week. “@MbalulaFikile No wonder Cde Tony Yengeni took u to the initiation school, (he) realised that gore (that) ure soo stupid #$@%& (insult uttered in Sesotho removed)”. The insults came after the ANC Youth League’s National conference preparatory committee - headed by Mbalula - on Sunday reinstated all members of the Limpopo ANCYL provincial executive committee (PEC) that were dissolved by an earlier court order.

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  • Black Coffee to perform at Cassper Nyovest’s  #FillUpTheDome concert

    Cassper Nyovest, real name Refiloe Phoolo may be a dreamer but he is also realist when it comes to his dream to host a sold out concert the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. Cassper Nyovest has revealed to Sowetan LIVE that he has no intentions of filling up The Dome, which accommodates about 20 000 people, by himself. Nyovest said that he will be featuring both local and international artists on the night. Cassper Nyovest has also revealed that house music legend DJ Black Coffee will be part of the countless artists set to perform on the night.

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  • Kenya Moore's Obsession With Beyoncé Has Reached New Levels

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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  • Kaizer Chiefs confirm Khune’s return

    Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that the club has reached an agreement in principle with Itumeleng Khune and that the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper will return to the club. “The club has reached an agreement in principle with goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and he will be joining us. Some internal procedures still need to take place though and then the deal will be 100% finalised,” read a statement issued by the club. Meanwhile, Chiefs also revealed that talks between the club and former midfielder Mandla Masango are still ongoing and no agreement has been reached yet.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • Let’s put struggle credentials aside - The Mercury

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA President Jacob Zuma s struggle credentials are unquestionable yet he sees nothing wrong with a quarter of a billion rand of taxpayers money being spent on what some say is for his own good. According to Christian tradition, two of the faith’s poster boys Simon, (who became Peter) and Paul (who was once Saul) were both executed in Rome circa 60AD.

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  • Sierra Leone: Mohamed Bangura, Listen - Nigerians and Ghanaians Are Not Fraudsters!

    A PRACTICAL JOKE... Bangura displaying his PPRC registration letter but only to tell his supporters to pitch tents with the ruling APC at the eleventh hour. "The U.S. hopes to partner with the African nation so that Nigeria ends up being not only an anchor of prosperity and stability in the eastern [sic] part of the continent, but can also be an outstanding role model for developing countries around the world," President Barack Obama, July 20th, 2015. Mohamed Bangura, the garrulous leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) and former chairman of the All Political Parties Association (APPA), a few days ago on FM 98.1 was asked what he does for a living; whether he pays his taxes. Rather than answer the questions, Mohamed Bangura aimed a swipe at Nigerians and Ghanaians whom he claimed, without any proof, would go overseas, commit fraud (419), and return home to build houses.

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  • Nigeria: Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade, Dies in London

    The Ooni of Ife, a foremost traditional ruler in Yorubaland, South Western Nigerian, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, is dead. Oba Sijuwade died in London, United Kingdom Tuesday evening, at the age 85, Ile-Ife sources confirmed. Oba Sijuwade inherited the Ooni stool in 1980, becoming the 50th monarch of Ile-Ife regarded as the source of the Yoruba people. While he lived, one of the defining aspects of his reign was rivalry with the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, over supremacy claims.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari Taking Credit for Jonathan's Achievements - Rep

    A ranking member of the House of Representatives, Linus Okorie, has decried President Muhammadu Buhari's lack of acknowledgment of former President Goodluck Jonathan's legacies and achievements while in office. Mr. Okorie asked President Buhari to take note of the natural law that "what goes around comes around", adding that if Mr. Buhari cannot be fair to his predecessor, he should expect the same treatment when he leaves office. Mr. Okorie, who represents Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo federal constituency in Ebonyi State, said he is worried with the pattern of appropriating achievements of the immediate past administration and called on President Buhari to acknowledge the contributions of former President Goodluck Jonathan to nation building.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Lion killer lambasted by celebs

    Walter Palmer, the American dentist who has left the internet in an uproar for killing the Zimbabwe’s famous lion Cecil, has raised the ire of global icons and celebrities. Famous people such as Sharon Osbourne and local model Candice Swanepoel took to social media to express their fury at the self-proclaimed hunting enthusiast from Minnesota. Osbourne tweeted: “I hope that Walter Palmer loses his home, his practice & his money.

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  • Jose Mourinho targets Rafael Benitez's wife

    Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard’s wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese. Montserrat Seara triggered the attack after Spanish newspaper La Region published her light-hearted remark following Benitez’s appointment at the Bernabeu last month, the third time he has joined a club previously managed by his rival. Mourinho was clearly not amused and speaking to reporters after Chelsea beat European champions Barcelona on penalties in a Washington friendly, he delivered a withering straight-faced response. “Her husband went to Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti.

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  • MH370: has the mystery been solved? - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS French gendarmes and police carry a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Kuala Lumpur - Investigators scrambled on Thursday to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation's greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777.

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  • THE INSIDER: The utter importance of being Robert Mugabe

    ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe’s main apple-polisher, George Charamba, rates his boss’s importance as being on par with US President Barack Obama. Commenting on Obama not meeting Mugabe, chairman of the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community, during the US president’s visit to AU headquarters in Ethiopia last week, Charamba said Mugabe was unmoved by Obama’s visit.

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  • Whitney ‘there’ in Bobbi’s last moments - Tonight News

    Whitney Houston's music was repeatedly played to Bobbi Kristina Brown while she was in a coma. The 22-year-old aspiring singer passed away on Sunday, almost six months after she was found unresponsive in her bath, and her loved ones felt her late mother was always in the room with them. Family friend Wanda Shelley said: "I played her mom's music. Wanda - who became close to the family when she worked as executive producer on 'Being Bobby Brown' - and Bobbi's other friends and family members were by her bedside round-the-clock, and a typical day involved reading from the Bible, playing music, and giving her leg rubs with coconut oil.

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  • Nigeria: No, Nigeria Is Not the World's Biggest Champagne Consumer After France

    On what do Africa's super-wealthy spend their money? Starting at a "luxury and wealth" summit in Johannesburg, reporter Milton Nkosi took viewers on a tour of a sports car dealership and a posh property. One of the interviews was with the head of the Southern Africa Luxury Association, Silvana Bottega. Africa's most populous country overtook South Africa as the continent's largest economy last year, but do Nigerians pop nearly as much bubbly as the French themselves?

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