• Petrol price shocker in pipeline - IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA If the price of petrol drops in August, there'll be little for South African consumers to celebrate, warns the AA. Johannesburg - A pending decrease in the price of fuel is good news for heavily indebted consumers, although the cheer may be short-lived, according to debt management company Debt Rescue. CEO Neil Roets says consumers must be aware that other economic indicators remained largely negative. According to the Central Energy Fund’s latest official update, the price of petrol could drop by 29c a litre from next Wednesday, after increasing on July 1 by between 41c and 44c.

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  • Outpouring of affection for Oscar - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    In 20 days, Pistorius will walk out of the Kgosi Mumpuru prison in Pretoria. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. In June, Correctional Services officials confirmed Pistorius would be releasedinto house arrest on August 21 after having spent less than a year behind bars.

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  • Extent of airport crime exposed

    The South African Police Service says it requires a multi-skilled team to repel the syndicates and criminal suspects from transiting through the airport‚ explaining in a statement: “The types of crimes and challenges they are faced with requires certain specialities from the various role-players”. “They encounter suspects‚ syndicates and crime from all over the world‚” also requiring the team to liaise closely with Interpol and regional police chiefs. The biggest challenge that ORTIA police encounter is the problem of drugs attempted to be brought in or taken out of the country. The drugs seized at ORTIA include Cocaine‚ Crystal Meth‚ Ephedrine‚ Heroine‚ Khat‚ Dagga‚ and Steroids – the most common being cocaine in powder format‚ police say.

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  • I’d much rather be Hansen now

    I’m first and foremost a South African and it would give me real pleasure to see the Springboks win the Rugby World Cup … but I’m also a realist. There has been a lot of positive talk doing the rounds that South Africa are on track. Of course Hansen is going to talk up South Africa’s chances.

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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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  • Zimbabwe: Repay U.S$1,5 Billion, China Tells Zim

    New details are emerging from Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's recent trip to China amid revelations the Chinese will not give Zimbabwe the much-needed financial bailout unless it provides a payment plan for loans totalling US$1,5 billion accessed from the Asian economic giant over the past few years. It has emerged that part of the reason for Mnangagwa's visit to Beijing between July 5 and 10 was to seek an emergency rescue package for the country, which is facing a severe liquidity crunch. During his visit Mnangagwa met several officials from the Communist Party of China (CPC), including Vice-President Li Yuanchao, in need of help. China, which has told Harare that it does not provide budgetary support, has provided Zimbabwe with over US$1 billion in concessionary and preferential loans.

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  • Jimmy Tau hands over R200,000 lobolo for wealthy girlfriend

    A celebration in honour of Tau and his girlfriend, Sizakele Manonga apparently took place in the lavish suburb of Pretoria East two weeks ago. The family bash was to celebrate Tau finishing off lobola for Manonga whom he got engaged to a few months ago. According to Sunday Sun, Tau paid the hefty amount to the Manonga family who are known for their immense wealth - they own a mansion with fourteen bedrooms on a private estate and are in possession of more than 30 German cars.

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  • Plane debris identified as Boeing 777 - World News | IOL News

    Malaysian authorities confirmed on Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared without trace in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The Malaysia Airlines flight was one of only three Boeing 777s to have been involved in major incidents, along with the downing of the MH17 over Ukraine last year and the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco airport in 2013 that left three dead.

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  • EFF items burnt over Malema's 'dictatorship'

    Enraged Economic Freedom Fighters in Limpopo yesterday allegedly burnt party paraphernalia in a protest against what they called ‘dictatorship’ of their leader Julius Malema. The items included a poster bearing Malema’s face and what appeared to be T-shirts, overalls and CDs of EFF’s struggle songs. Junior told Saturday Citizen the items were burnt by disgruntled EFF members somewhere in the Vhembe district in Limpopo. “People defend Malema unnecessarily.

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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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  • Zimbabwe calls for US hunter to be extradited over Cecil the lion's death

    Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 for the hunt earlier this month in which he shot the lion with a powerful bow and arrow close to Hwange national park in the west of Zimbabwe. Cecil, who had a distinctive black mane, was a popular tourist attraction among visitors to the park and was also wearing a collar as part of a University of Oxford research project. "We are appealing to the responsible authorities for (Palmer's) extradition to Zimbabwe so that he can be made accountable for his illegal actions," environment minister Oppah Muchinguri told reporters in Harare. Palmer, who has gone into hiding amid a flood of angry abuse and criticism, has apologised for killing Cecil and said he was misled by professional guide Theo Bronkhorst.

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  • 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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  • Mozambique: Unemployed Youths Live in 'Waithood'

    Sugar cane juice with a dash of ginger and lemon is a favourite thirst quencher in Maputo. In 2012, 330,000 youth entered the labour market, but only 280,000 jobs were created in Mozambique, including mining jobs in South Africa, according to a 2014 report by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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  • Rwanda: Scrap Presidential Term Limits - Political Parties

    Leaders of political parties have told senators that they want presidential term limits scrapped from the Constitution to allow people choose a leader of their choice. A team of senators led by Tito Rutaremara, yesterday, met leaders of political parties registered in the country as part of the ongoing consultations to hear views on public petitions to amend Article 101 of the Constitution and do away with presidential term limits. Scrapping the term limits from the constitution would require a national referendum to vote on it.

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  • 9 things black people will dance for according to South African adverts

    Despite the fact that our advertising industry is one of the most well respected in the world, we are constantly bombarded with adverts of black people dancing for food, alcohol, sweets and even airtime.

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  • Jose taunts Wenger, again - Premier League

    PA Wire/Press Association Images Arsene Wenger has not beaten Jose Mourinho in 13 attempts, and the Chelsea boss was quick to remind him of that. Jose Mourinho has piled the pressure on Arsene Wenger, saying he would have found a solution to the Frenchman’s dreadful run against him by now. The Arsenal manager has not beaten Mourinho in 13 attempts, a record Wenger will be hoping to put right at Wembley tomorrow. No. I think I lost twice against Tony Pulis, I lost against Crystal Palace and against West Bromwich Albion.

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  • Michelle Obama: 'I want to be Beyonce'

    First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has joked that she wants to be Beyonce Knowles.

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  • Cape’s White House was once a home - IOL News

    A once proud family home has been demolished while we are burdened with a crippling housing backlog, says Cape Times photographer Jeffrey Abrahams. Cape Town - It was with some trepidation that I stood in front of the so-called White House in Hout Bay.

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  • Zimbabwe: Economy Melts Down As Succession Battle Rages

    IN one of his short stories, Civil Peace, Chinua Achebe says an African leader who avoids major social and economic issues of contemporary Africa will end up being completely irrelevant "like the absurd man in the proverb who leaves his burning house to pursue a rat fleeing from the flames". This could be an apt description of President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF party leaders as they continue to be seized with long-running succession power struggles while failing to deal with problems dogging the majority of Zimbabweans, most of which are related to the worsening economic crisis. Although Zanu PF controversially won elections on the back of a promise to create 2,2 million jobs through the implementation of an ambitious economic blue print, ZimAsset crafted after the polls, little has been done to implement the programme because of a combination of a lack of funding and pre-occupation with factional politics informed by Mugabe's succession. On the one hand, while the economy continues to nosedive, with thousands of workers being thrown onto the streets as companies either retrench, terminate contracts on three months' notice or close shop altogether, the major focus for Zanu PF officials seems to be positioning themselves strategically for life after Mugabe.

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  • Nigeria: UK Announces New Immigration Rules, Welcomes Legitimate Applicants

    The United Kingdom (UK) yesterday expressed its readiness to welcome only travellers who have legitimate purposes and who will not cause harm or seek to abuse the country's immigration system. Speaking at a media interview on visa services in Nigeria yesterday in Lagos, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Lagos, Ray Kyles, said Nigeria is the fourth largest nationality in terms of total UK visa application and that six per cent of the global demand for a UK visa was from legitimate Nigerians.

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