• Manchester United 'lack negotiating experience': Florentino Perez

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has blamed Manchester United’s “lack of negotiating experience” for the failure of goalkeeper David De Gea’s move to the Spanish capital on Monday. The construction magnate noted that a similar situation had occurred last year when United wanted to buy Real’s Portugal fullback Fabio Coentrao and also when they were tying up a deal to sign midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao.

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  • Dangote ‘did his homework’ on Zimbabwe - International | IOL Business

    REUTERS Aliko Dangote has visited Zimbabwe this week to strike investment deals. Harare - Zimbabwe already counts South African mining magnate Mzi Khumalo, telecoms tycoon Strive Masiyiwa and companies, such as Impala Platinum and Pick n Pay, among its high net investors. Now, the mineral rich southern African country is about to add Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, to its list of investors. The Nigerian billionaire, worth an estimated $17 billion (about R228bn) in fortune, visited Zimbabwe this week and struck investment deals in mining, cement manufacturing and power generation.

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  • My friend betrayed me, says drug mule

    It took two women several hours to weave 600g of cocaine into South African drug mule Nolubabalo Nobanda's hair.

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  • South Africa: EFF Scores Nkandla Victory - DA Wants to Join in

    Efforts by political parties to call President Jacob Zuma to account over the Nkandla matter should not be seen as turf battles, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday. This is vitally important jurisprudence for our constitutional democracy and it's too important to indulge in who won what battle," MP James Selfe said. Selfe said the party was surprised by the Constitutional Court's decision.

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  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis on Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • ‘Petrol pastor’ defends ‘snake pastor’ | The New Age Online

    “Petrol” pastor Desmond Murathi from the Lion Pott’s House in Limpopo has defended controversial snake pastor Penuel Mnguni .

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  • Tyga the next Jay Z? - Music | Tonight

    AFP WEST LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Kylie Jenner (L) and Tyga attend the Equinox "Celebrity Basketball Spectacular" To Benefit Sports Spectacular on May 30, 2015 in West Los Angeles, California. Kylie Jenner wants her mother to manage her boyfriend. The 18-year-old television personality isreportedly desperate for Kris Jenner to allowed the 'Rack City' air time on their reality show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' as she's convinced he could be as big as Jay Z. A source said: “Kylie knows Kris's connections could take Tyga's career to the next level.

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  • PE shows up ANC's poll fears

    This is according to Mcebisi Ndletyana, head of the political economy faculty at Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection. Ndletyana suggested that the decision to install a new team to run the Eastern Cape municipality - a directive from President Jacob Zuma rather than ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe - mirrored the contrasting factional interests currently besetting the ANC ahead of the ruling party's 2017 elective conference.

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  • Black on the outside white on the inside

    Instead of becoming the trusted go-betweens between black and white, we are turning to conceptions of blackness and mobilising our anger at the very idea of the Rainbow Nation. The fantasy of a colour-blind, post-race South Africa has been projected onto Coconuts but our lived experiences are far from free of racism. A "coconut" is described as a person who is black on the outside but white on the inside. According to Coconut McKaiser, knowledge of "white grammar" is how you would know that, for example, a "sarmie" is a sandwich or that "bru" and "oke" are white-speak for "mfwethu".

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  • The mystical nature of the Indian South African

    I was at a bookstore yesterday and this woman who saw me pick up a copy of Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet came up to me and said: “Naarmarstaaay! I’ve read that book! Hinduism is just so cool, you know.” She showed me the red string on her arm and said: “I just loooove Vikram Seth, you know. And Bollywood, you know.”

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • Why not a ‘jackass’ for president? - Tonight News

    From Steve Jobs and Walt Disney, to Pablo Picasso and even the man who walked on water Himself... Kanye West has certainly always held high ambitions (or serious delusions) about his position on the totem pole of life. While political pundits may turn up their noses at such a seemingly preposterous notion, they would do well not to ignore the juggernaut that is the KW brand. After all, in an age where a nest-haired, thrice divorced, thrice bankrupted billionaire, who brazenly declares all Mexicans to be drug-pedalling rapist criminals, and makes embarrassingly inappropriate allusions to female reporters’ monthly cycles, can be regarded as a serious contender for the Oval Office, why not “a jackass”?

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  • ANCYL not for sale - Ramaphosa

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa used his opening address at the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) elective congress today to issue a stern warning to ANC members who take the party to court to resolve internal issues. Ramaphosa said court challenges have become a new tendency in the ruling party. “We cannot allow our ANC to be controlled and run by the courts,” Ramaphosa told delegates at the ANCYL elective congress underway in Midrand, Johannesburg. Last night, Judge Moses Mavundla ruled that the application by North West ANCYL members Thabo Molamu, Mbuyisela Booi, Gontse Marupeng and Papa Jood was not urgent.

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  • Selfie madness: Too many dying to get the picture

    The rise of selfie photography in some of the world’s most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide. The act of taking a picture of oneself with a mobile phone, placing the subject centre-stage, has exploded in popularity in recent years, with everyone from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to U.S. President Barack Obama joining in. Dozens of grisly selfie-related deaths and injuries in early 2015 led Russia’s Interior Ministry to launch a campaign warning avid mobile phone snappers about the danger of, among other things, posing for a selfie with a lion. In June, two men in the Ural Mountains died after posing pulling the pin from a hand grenade; in May a woman survived shooting herself in the head in her Moscow office; a month later a 21-year-old university graduate plunged 40 feet (12 metres) to her death while posing hanging from a Moscow bridge.

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  • Woolies’ progress on CEO and sweets nullified by Israeli ties

    Woolworths moved “three steps forward (in terms of gender‚ race and health)” by appointing a black female as its CEO and removing sweets from its checkout aisles. Failing to do so‚ the BDS said‚ “exposes the company to the risk of being guilty of window-dressing and hypocrisy”.

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  • Gaddafi billions found in SA

    The Sunday Times has established that Libyan investigators have already met top government officials to discuss locating, securing and repatriating the loot brought here by Gaddafi and his children. The investigators believe there is evidence of more than $1-billion in cash, gold and diamonds being held by four banks and two security companies in South Africa. It could be the largest haul of Libyan assets found until now, although it is only a fraction of the estimated $80-billion of Gaddafi's foreign assets.

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  • Zimbabwe lion kills tourist guide in Cecil's park

    Last month's killing of Cecil, a 13-year-old, rare black-maned lion by American hunter Walter Palmer, was met with global outrage and triggered a backlash against Africa's lucrative hunting industry. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) said that professional guide Quinn Swales was on a walking safari with six foreign tourists in Hwange park on Tuesday when he was attacked by a male lion wearing a GPS collar. Cases of people killed by wild animals in and around Zimbabwe's national parks often go unreported, and in the past, some lions that have killed humans have been shot.

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  • Details: Rapper AKA and Zinhle split saga gets ugly

    According to Sunday Sun, Zinhle found out about AKA's cheating ways when she found smses exchanged between him and Bonang Matheba. The two are said to have started seeing each other behind Zinhle's back. A source told Sunday Sun that Zinhle and AKA were leading separate lives even while she was pregnant. A well-known DJ had already tipped Zinhle off that AKA’s illicit love affair had blossomed at Metro FM.

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  • From Swans to lack of loyalty: Trends that came to light in transfer window - Cape Times

    If there is a mantra for how to operate in the transfer window, it is to move fast and early. Swansea did just that. The recruits include André Ayew, a steal on a free transfer from Marseilles, snapped up by the Swans while other clubs, including Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle, hesitated.

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  • Cameroon: The threat of religious radicalism | Daily Maverick

    In Cameroon, the rise of Christian revivalist (born again) and Muslim fundamentalist movements is rapidly changing the religious landscape and paving the way for religious intolerance. Fundamentalist groups’ emergence, combined with communal tensions, creates a specific risk in the north and increases competition for the leadership of the Muslim community: such competition has already led to local conflicts. The state and the mainstream religious organisations’ response to the emerging radicalism is limited to the Boko Haram threat and therefore inadequate, and in some cases carries risk. A coherent and comprehensive response has to be implemented by the government and religious organisations to preserve religious tolerance and to avoid the kind of religious violence seen in neighbouring Nigeria and the Central African Republic.

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