• FW de Klerk sparks outrage

    Former president FW de Klerk sparked outrage on social networking sites last night following controversial remarks he made during an interview screened on CNN. Interviewed by the global news network's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, at a summit of Nobel laureates in Chicago, De Klerk discussed his "historical antagonism" and current friendship with Nelson Mandela, the failure of the apartheid system, and the shortcomings of the current government.

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  • Easy Living at The Park at Centerville Commons

    Ryan Homes offers luxurious living at an unbeatable price in Greenbrier. Single-family homes within 3 minutes of Virginia Beach! Priced from $370s.

  • Oscar's cell raided in Krejcir mob drama

    The Sunday Times can today reveal shocking details of Krejcir's crime operations, apparently run from prison - and the alleged involvement of top-ranking police officials in a string of crimes linked to the Czech gangster. Pistorius - according to officials who were part of the raid and investigating Krejcir - was targeted because of the close ties he had forged with Krejcir during his 10 months in prison. On June 25, at 4.30am, prison officials stormed the cells of Pistorius, Krejcir and two of his co-accused in a murder case. A hard drive with unspecified content was taken from Pistorius's cell in the hospital wing of the prison.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ranked 5th Worst African Leader but the Most Educated

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been judged the most educated African leader by a popular African website which however places him an ignominious third among the continent's worst leaders. According to the latest rankings published by AnswersAfrica.com, which focuses on African affairs, Zimbabwe's founding leader outshines his younger peers with seven degrees to his name. Among Mugabe's academic credentials are degrees in economics and law obtained with South African and London universities. The veteran President, who leads Africa's most literate nation, also holds 14 honorary degrees from both local and international universities.

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  • Unathi apologises for Twitter rant

    "Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter my opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate," said the Idols SA judge in a statement on Thursday. Some took Msengana's comments as her defending the policy and as a result she trended on Twitter. A Twitter user who retweeted a hashtag with Unathi's name bore the brunt of the DJ's frustration who made several rude comments to her.

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  • Zuma pays tribute to Mqwebu - IOL Tonight

    . Mqwebu was known as Baba Mkhize in the isiZulu television sitcom, Emzini Wezinsizwa

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Now Thuli targets ANC veteran Maharaj

    Public protector Thuli Madonsela was yesterday afternoon tracing the whereabouts of former presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in connection with an investigation she has started into his free stay at an exclusive village reserved for senior public servants. Madonsela's office confirmed that she was investigating Maharaj's five-year stay at the Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria, which is reserved for ministers and their deputies. The DA alleged that Maharaj's accommodation arrangement - which was done when he was a special envoy and spin-doctor to President Jacob Zuma - was flagrant abuse of state resources. By lunch time yesterday, Madonsela's office had not located Maharaj.

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  • Cops seize cocaine valued at R50m at JHB airport

    Authorities discovered the drugs on Friday in the cargo section hidden in 147 hair product bottles.

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  • Methodist church stands firm on its gay marriage beliefs

    The Methodist church says there’s huge debate among its members about gay marriage and that the Constitutional Court's decision on this matter could “tear the religious body apart”. Six years ago Ecclesia De Lange was dismissed as a minister because she is a lesbian who wanted to marry her partner. De Lange is challenging her dismissal as a minister of the church in 2009, allegedly because of her sexual orientation and because she announced her plans to marry her female partner. The church's Advocate Wim Trengove says there are churches who are still deciding what their stance on gay marriage should be.

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  • 38 Swazi girls killed en route to Reed Dance

    The accident comes just a day before King Mswati the third is expected to choose a new wife.

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  • Airport top cops face rap - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA File photo: The officers are the same group of high-ranking officials who were illegally transferred from their posts at the airport in 2013. Johannesburg - Ten high-ranking police officers at OR Tambo International Airport have been described as “threats to the security of South Africa” for walking out of several meetings chaired by their new commander. The group of lieutenant-colonels allege that what they regard as Colonel Mokotedi Makuwa’s “irregular appointment” early this year had not been finalised when he chaired the meetings, so they refused to acknowledge his authority.

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  • Error costs Team SA in relay - Athletics

    AP Henrico Bruintjies of South Africa lays on the track after he dropped the baton during a men's 4x100m relay round one at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium. Johannesburg - The South African men's 4x100 metre relay team failed to finish their morning heat and were eliminated from the competition at the IAAF World Championship in Beijing, China, on Saturday. The South African team of Henricho Bruintjies, 200 metre bronze medalist Anaso Jobodwana, Antonio Alkana and Akani Simbine had the pedigree to progress, but an error on a changeover meant they could not finish their heat.

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  • Karrueche ‘bored and tired’ of Chris - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Karrueche Tran is 'bored and tired' of Chris Brown and his friends. Karrueche Tran is “bored and tired” of Chris Brown and his friends. The 27-year-old model is furious with her ex-boyfriend, who she dumped in March after discovering he fathered 15-month-old daughter Royalty with mutual friend, Nia Guzman, after one of his crew allegedly sent a death threat to actor Marques Houston for liking a photograph of her on Instagram.

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  • Domestic workers cheer Malema in Alexandra

    There was jubilation on Sunday afternoon at San Kopano Community Centre in Alexandra, north of Joburg, as hundreds of people exploded into a frenzy when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema arrived. Malema walked into the centre at about 1pm flanked by other  EFF leaders, including national chairperson Dali Mpofu. The Department of Labour’s sectoral determination prescribed that the minimum wage for domestic workers in area A (those in major metropolitan areas is) should be R2 065.47 per month from December 1 2014.

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  • Zim laments looming power crisis - Business News | IOL Business

    REUTERS Rehabilitation of Kariba Dam, separate from plant extensions, fell under the auspices of the multinational Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project, and US295 million had been spent through a combination of grants and loans to Zimbabwe and Zambia. Harare - Zimbabwe's business sector has lamented the looming power crisis if the country's biggest electricity producer Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) goes ahead with a proposed shutdown of hydro-electricity plant Kariba Power Station.

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  • JSE gains more than 1% after Asian markets continue to rally

    THE JSE closed firmer on Friday taking it cue from Asian markets which rallied again after an overnight surge on Wall Street due to stronger than expected second quarter US growth figures. A US gross domestic product (GDP) print on Thursday showed economic expansion of 3.7% in the second quarter, up from an initial estimate of 2.3% growth. Most global markets ended the week on a positive note after a very volatile week that saw global market routs due to concerns about slowing Chinese economic growth which triggered panic selling across the globe. European equity markets were lower in late trade after trading firmer earlier in the day.

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  • One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

    Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. The first HI-SEAS experiment involved studies about cooking on Mars and was followed by a four-month and an eight-month co-habitation mission.

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  • Bogeymen Swansea end Man Utd's unbeaten start

    Swansea City defeated Manchester United 2-1 for the third successive meeting as Louis van Gaal’s side’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season ground to a halt on Sunday. United went ahead through Juan Mata early in the second half at the Liberty Stadium, but Andre Ayew equalised in the 61st minute and then set up Bafetimbi Gomis for the winner five minutes later.

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  • Cops appeal for help on Bafana player's robbery

    Siyabonga Nhlapo was held at gunpoint at his home in the Johannesburg CBD & robbed of R50,000 in cash.

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  • Nxasana may have to pay back R17m payout

    Former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana may have to pay back the R17-million golden handshake he was paid by the state. Two nonprofit organisations are seeking a court order to declare the settlement agreement between Nxasana and President Jacob Zuma "invalid and set aside". According to papers filed in the North Gauteng High Court, dated August 3 2015, Corruption Watch and Freedom Under Law intend to apply for an order that would see the decision to authorise a payment of more than R17-million to Nxasana reviewed. In the papers, executive director David Lewis said the "golden handshake" Nxasana received was equal to the amount he would have received if he had served the remaining eight years of his term in office.

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  • Mugabe reaches out to the West

    Giving his state of the nation address in the capital Harare, Mugabe, 91, also called for the strengthening of ties with multilateral institutions, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. "My government values re-engagement of the Western world in the Zimbabwean economy," he said in the first such statement in a decade-and-a-half of strained relations with the US and Europe. Mugabe said he planned to amend the country's investment laws, a move that might be seen as a climbdown from the tough stance on indigenisation. Several measures, such as amending the Companies Act to increase the ''ease of doing business'' and a new procurement bill, have been given a December deadline by Mugabe.

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