• 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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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown died while surrounded by family

    After being hospitalised for six months, Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina brown died surrounded by family and relatives, at the age of 22. Brown had been found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in January and suffered irreversible brain damage that saw her condition worsen over the months. Kristina Brown’s family say she died surrounded by her relatives.

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  • Mom told 3-year-old fell out of window at creche, in fact teacher kicked him, watch shocking abusive footage

    A mother has discovered CCTV footage of son being kicked by a daycare facility teacher who then proceeded to lock him in an office alone.

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  • South Africa: Man, Three Kids Killed As Brand New Car Sliced in Half

    The proud owner of a new car was killed with three of his neighbour's children when his car was sliced in half when he crashed while taking them for a drive to show off his new wheels. Police spokesperson Captain Khanyisile Zwane said that Joe Majajula, had just bought the Golf 7 on Friday. At around 20:30 he took his 10-year-old son and three of the neighbour's children, two girls and a boy aged 5, 10 and 7, for a drive. "The three children from the neighbours all died," said Zwane.

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  • Benitez plays down De Gea rumours after Real crush Inter

    Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez brushed off rumours of making a bid for David de Gea and said he was confident Sergio Ramos would stay at his club after watching his side beat Inter Milan 3-0 in Guangzhou on Monday. Real’s Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo put on a scintillating first-half show, James Rodriguez capped a brief cameo with a stunning goal and Jese and Raphael Varane also scored either side of half-time.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Shares Bed With Teenage Son, Wife Reveals

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe often turns to his teenage last born son, Bellarmine Chatunga, for a bedroom companion - when his wife is away from home. Chatunga, by his own parents' admission, is something of a slouch at school, and his father often invites him to bed - to talk. This was revealed by First Lady, Grace Mugabe, as she tried to show that her 91-year-old husband finds time for his children despite his busy schedule always travelling abroad. Chatunga, who was born in 1997, failed his Grade 7 exams.

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  • Kenya: Why Auma Holds Special Place in Her Famous Brother's Life

    When Barack Hussein Obama, a lanky young American, came to Kenya in search of his roots in 1988, he was picked up from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by his half-sister, Dr Auma Obama, in a battered Volkswagen Beetle -- a brand locally nicknamed "The Tortoise" at the time. In a scene Mr Obama describes in his book Dreams from my Father, it is clear the car was worse for wear. As we sputtered out onto the four-lane highway, Auma clutching the steering wheel with both hands, I couldn't keep from laughing," Obama writes.

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  • 'Whites should be killed' - UCT reveals charges against Chumani Maxwele

    According to the university on Mayday, Maxwele went into the Mathematics building after being informed that "as it was a public holiday, all lecture theatres and classrooms were locked. As such UCT held him to be "a potential risk to staff and students".

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  • Nigeria: We Will Protect Nigerians in South Africa, Says Nigeria Union

    The President of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, says the body is determined to protect the interest and welfare of Nigerians in that country. Anyene told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pretoria, South Africa, that the union had implemented some key programmes aimed at uniting and protecting Nigerians in South Africa. " The present executive of the Nigeria Union has opened new offices in some wards in the provinces. " We are happy to know that some key programmes like the identity card, monthly publication known as NaiRand News and opening of our National Secretariat have been carried out," he said.

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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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  • Where was Nzimande in the Struggle? - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA There is no trace of Blade Nzimande s involvement in the Struggle, despite his being 18 when the youth rose in Soweto and other parts of South Africa against apartheid, says the writer. There is no trace of Blade Nzimande’s involvement in the Struggle, says Floyd Shivambu. Johannesburg - When Blade Nzimande was reported as having said the EFF should be killed, we dismissed him as an opportunistic intellectual dwarf with no sensible ideological and political programme to confront our party. As will be seen from his political life, Nzimande is an opportunist who was a staff rider of the liberation movement, using empty and often-confusing rhetoric.

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  • Charged Up' Drake hits back at ghostwriting claim | The New Age Online

    Hip-hop star Drake has hit back at charges he relies on ghostwriters for his songs, releasing a new track dissing his accuser which quickly went viral online. Fellow rapper Meek Mill recently took to Twitter to accuse Drake of not writing his own songs and suggested that the Toronto-born artist retaliated for his knowledge of the secret by not promoting Mill's work. The song soon hit number one on Billboard's Trending 140 chart, which looks at social media impact in the United States. "Wow, I'm honored that you think this is staged," Drake raps over a minimalist beat.

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  • Khune set to rejoin Chiefs this week

    Former Kaizer Chiefs captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune looks set to rejoin the club. This is after Khune, together with midfielder Mandla Masango, met with Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung on Friday at the club’s Naturena Village training ground in an attempt to reach a deal that would see the club retain the two players. Khune, Masango and defender Tefu Mashamaite’s contract renewal negotiations with the club collapsed just before the end of last season, due to their alleged steep financial demands and all three are without contracts with the new season set to get underway. While Chiefs are said to have reconsidered their position, the club will meet Masango and Khune tomorrow to conclude talks and lay down the law.

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  • Circumcision is not enough to fight HIV: iLIVE

    Here is a professor from Britain's Oxford University, discussing the many problems with those studies. A study in Uganda showed that female partners of circumcised men were more likely to contract HIV, than female partners of men with foreskins. No-one in the US believes that circumcision is enough to fight HIV. The circumcision rate in the US has been steadily declining since the 1980s.

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  • Maharaj breaks ranks on Nkandla payback

    In an interview with the London-based Financial Times, Maharaj - who served as Zuma's spokesman for five years - said he told his boss to prepare to repay some of the money long before public protector Thuli Madonsela's investigation found that he had unduly benefited from security upgrades on his Nkandla home. Zuma's current spokesman Harold Maloka could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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  • Bleak job equity picture as whites still dominate - Cape Times

    Commenting on the Employment Equity statistics in the Western Cape, Cosatu provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich said: What this points to is that the DA is creating a protective enclave for whites in the Western Cape, with them getting all the jobs, even though they are not the sharpest knives in the drawer.

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  • White South Africans no longer packing for Perth

    Numbers released by Stats SA yesterday show that over a 30-year period the country experienced a net loss of only 650,000 white people. This figure, released in the stats agency's mid-year 2015 population estimates, is just over 10% of the current white population. The number of whites thought to have left between 2011 and last year is 95,158, just over 2% of the current population. "In numbers it is not so high," SA Institute of Race Relations researcher Thuthukani Ndebele said.

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  • Zuma’s Nkandla security upgrades ‘not enough’

    THE South African Police Service (SAPS) has been forced to put in place a "contingency plan" to secure President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence, despite the controversial R246m upgrades that were halted after a series of investigations into the spending were launched. A media site visit to Nkandla on Sunday, hosted by the Presidency and the SAPS, showed that a security command centre intended to monitor and control security on the premises was an empty shell, with monitors lying disconnected. Ahead of last year’s election, Mr Zuma told journalists that the upgrades to his residence were necessary because he and his family were vulnerable at Nkandla — he said his wife had been raped on the property.

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  • UK database helps connect dots of slavery in the Cape

    A BRITISH project has cast new light on one of the most neglected areas of South African history – slavery. Researchers at University College London (UCL) spent six years compiling a database that allows anyone to check whether their ancestors were slaveowners. The Legacies of British Slave-ownership database sparked a media tizz in the UK recently, with newspapers reporting that the likes of writers Graham Greene and George Orwell, and Prime Minister David Cameron, have ancestors who benefited from slavery. The UCL researchers have digitised the records of the Slave Compensation Commission.

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