• Nigeria: How Dangote Escaped Mali Hotel Attack

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  • Bachelor knifed in absurd sortie - SundayWorld

    2012-05-28 07:36:47.0 | KHETHIWE CHELEMU | FORMER Bafana Bafana, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates soccer star Marc Bachelor was rushed to hospital last Saturday night after being stabbed with a pair of scissors. Sunday World can reveal that the stabbing happened during a fight with Palestinian national Hazem Malaka (27) at Cedar Square in Fourways, northern Jozi. The fight broke out along Cedar and Willow Roads in Fourways after the men allegedly exchanged "funny looks". Bachelor had walked past a barber shop where Malaka and his friends were standing. It is said that one of the men asked Bachelor why he was looking at them but the retired soccer ace allegedly ignored the men and walked into

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  • ‘Bozwana blocked ANC Premier League tenders’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Johannesburg - Four months before he was killed, North West billionaire Wandile Bozwana successfully stopped the former North West Human Settlements MEC Collen Maine from distributing tenders worth R470 million. This is among the latest allegations that Bozwana’s supporters believe could also have led to him being killed execution-style last month. Bozwana was shot and killed on the N1 near Garsfontein off-ramp in Pretoria on October 2. He was with a female companion when his attackers fired nine bullets into his body. Last week, a special Gauteng police task team nabbed two suspected killers of Bozwana, in what they believe is a major breakthrough in their investigations. The men, aged 30 and

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  • ‘My son was not an IS terrorist’ - Daily News | News

    Durban - The South African driving licence held up next to the body of an alleged Islamic State (IS) terrorist by an Iraqi soldier on Twitter, has been verified as authentic by South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs. Departmental spokesman, Mayihlome Tshwete, said on Monday he could not comment further. On Monday the licence owner, Aqeel Abdul-Haq Kloberie’s mother, a Durban resident, was still anxiously awaiting news from the authorities about the fate of her son. Joyce Snyman, 70, of Umbilo, is clinging to the hope that her son is alive despite the picture of his licence appearing on the internet on Thursday. On Sunday, she said she was haunted by new images on the internet of a soldier

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  • Sadtu endorses Ramaphosa as Zuma’s replacement

    The union made the proposal during a debate on Cosatu’s political report at the federation’s congress. President Jacob Zuma Cosatu Cyril Ramaphosa SADTU JOHANNESBURG - Despite an appeal to delegates not to discuss ANC (ANC) succession at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) congress, the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has endorsed Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Jacob Zuma as ANC president at the ruling party’s next conference. Sadtu made the proposal during a debate on Cosatu’s political report at the federation’s twelfth congress underway in Midrand. While Sadtu did not mention Ramaphosa by name, they proposed that Cosatu endorse a long-standing principal of deputies

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  • The Big Read: Those who died for Zuma

    Cosatu had 2.2million members. Each one could go home and mobilise their family members. The trade union federation's then secretary-general, Zwelinzima Vavi, proclaimed that he was prepared to kill for ANC president Jacob Zuma. SACP leader Dr Blade Nzimande was always with Vavi on stage, flanking Zuma at rallies and stepping in to protect Zuma from making intellectual gaffes. This trio was complemented by a rampant and voluble ANC Youth League president, Julius Malema, who also proclaimed his preparedness to kill for Zuma. Providing guidance and political cover was a graduate from the ANC Youth League, Fikile Mbalula, who ran a vigorous election campaign and pulled off a major coup by bundling

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  • We’ll occupy Absa offices, warns Malema - Special Features | IOL News

    Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema said business, starting with Absa, must prepare for the occupation of their premises next year as the party moved to force the hand of employers to empower their workers instead of individual black economic empowerment (BEE) beneficiaries. Addressing the German Chamber of Commerce at the Johannesburg Country Club in Auckland Park on Friday, Malema said business needed to submit plans on how black workers in particular would be empowered through owning a stake in the entities they worked for. Malema though assured employers that the 51 percent stake the party was punting for workers would be negotiable. But he said BEE was no longer relevant as it benefited

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  • Banks under fire over R99 debit order scam

    Fin24 has been inundated with emails from irate bank customers following an expose on Special Assignment on Sunday which lifted the lid on how easy it is for dubious companies operating in the call centre space to gain access to bank accounts through unauthorised debit orders. Banks in the South Africa process about 56 million debit orders a month and from these close to a million inter-bank debit orders, including non-authenticated early debit orders, are disputed every month, according to the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA). The dispute ratio for non-authenticated debit orders is between 4.5% and 6%. Lucas Mlangeni said it worried him that his bank account has been invaded by fraudsters.

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  • Home Affairs to close for system upgrade - South Africa | IOL News

    Cape Town - The Department of Home Affairs will not be processing applications for IDs and passports at a third of its 400 offices from this Friday until next Wednesday to allow for an upgrade. The upgrade will affect 17 offices in the Western Cape, and 123 throughout the country. On Sunday Home Affairs Director general Mkuseli Apleni said the upgrade was for the production of new smart ID cards and passports. Apleni said the department will be increasing the bandwidth to make the system faster and more secure. “It used to take 54 days to get an ID book. Now with the new smart-ID card it takes less than 10 days,” Apleni said. Home Affairs spokesperson Thabo Mokgola said all affected offices will

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  • Zimbabwe: Mujuru Plotted to Kill Me Kabila Way - Mugabe

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has again claimed that former deputy, Joice Mujuru, wanted to kill him in order to take over power. Speaking in Gweru Saturday, the 91-year-old president also attacked opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai saying he could not think for himself and depended on whites for funding and ideas. Mugabe was addressing guests at the handover of Gushungo House at Woodlands Park suburb in the Midlands capital. The property was donated by Gweru businesswoman, Smelly Dube, in honour of Mugabe's contribution to the liberation struggle. The Zanu PF leader said although they had been comrades in the liberation struggle, Mujuru plotted to kill him the Laurent Kabila way. Kabila, the

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  • Zuma: Price of bread, oil are dictated to people

    He says it’s the capitalist class that decides the price of oil and bread and the people have no choice. President Jacob Zuma Cosatu Cosatu special national congress JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma says that the price of bread and oil are dictated to people because they are controlled by a class that must make a profit. The president was speaking at the Congress of South African Trade Unions' (Cosatu) congress in Midrand this evening. He says it’s the capitalist class that decides the price of oil and bread and the people have no choice but to eat and fill up their cars. Zuma says because this is a class that must make profit. As a result, he says the alliance and Cosatu must be united to

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  • The reality of racism - IOL News

    Part A: Oh my word, guys, isn’t South Africa, like, just the most awesome place to live in now that apartheid is over? So many bad things don’t happen any more. It’s totally cool. Racism, for example, doesn’t exist anymore. Ja, sure, we like have cultural differences and stuff, and poverty and unemployment are bad. But racism was last a big deal way back when Verwoerd and them were in charge. Not anymore. Nowadays racism is fortunately as rare as food that doesn’t cause cancer – good luck finding an example. Obviously a couple of darkies are race obsessed and pretend racism exists. They are so annoying. There’s that McKaiser guy for example. He is not even really really black and he keeps banging

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  • Bomber was 'extrovert'

    But on Wednesday morning Hasna Aitboulahcen, 26, became Europe's first woman suicide bomber as police stormed the flat where she was holed up with two fellow Islamic State terrorists. One of the two men killed in the siege was thought to be her cousin Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the mastermind of Friday's attacks in Paris which left 132 dead. Aitboulahcen had appeared at a window to the flat shortly after 6am, as police special forces accompanied by soldiers moved in. She was later heard screaming "help me, help me!", moments before detonating a suicide vest packed full of explosives as armed French anti-terror police stormed the flat. It is suspected her plea was made with the intent of luring police

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  • Parker most valuable player in the PSL

    According to football statistics site, Bernard Parker is the most valuable player in the Premier Soccer League.

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  • Get real, white South Africa

    We did it in 1910 when the Union of South Africa was birthed by the British. We did it in 1948 when our new apartheid laws turned us into the most unethically dressed nation in Africa. We did it again in 1961 when the National Party declared South Africa a republic, free from the British Commonwealth. Our newest outfit, the dress from our historic Autumn/Winter 1994 collection, is now 21 years old, and evidently in tatters. Unfortunately, South Africa has never fundamentally changed over the years, we simply changed clothes. The greatest problem we face as a nation is not our neo-liberal imperialist economy that favours US and British capitalist endeavours. It's not that the police criminalise

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  • Zimbabwe: Heavily Pregnant Sandy Delays Flight

    Scores of Air Zimbabwe passengers yesterday morning endured a delay of more than one hour after airline officials refused to let a heavily pregnant Sandra Ndebele board a flight from Harare to Bulawayo. The songstress told our Bulawayo Bureau yesterday that the airline was demanding official confirmation from her gynaecologist that she was fit to fly.She said they apparently feared she could go into labour in midflight. The passengers included Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and mourners who was going to attend the former Nust Vice Chancellor Professor Lindela Ndlovu's burial in Bulawayo. The morning flight normally takes off

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  • Zimbabwe: Sere Crowned Zimbabwe's Ugliest Man for 2015

    TWO-TIMES reigning Mr Ugly champion William Masvinu, who had vowed to make it three in a row, got the shock of his life when he was dethroned by Miso Sere. Masvinu came second in a competition that was held Friday night at a Harare night club. Sere who was competing in the pageant for the second time beat 12 other Ugly finalists in a tightly contested Mr Ugly 2015 competition. This year had a record number of Ugly contestants with organisers receiving 36 entries and preliminary rounds had to take place to reduce the number of finalist to 12. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com after being crowned Mr Ugly 2015, Sere said he had prepared for the competition, having been fourth in the previous competition.

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  • New SA airline to take to skies next month

    Bookings for flights on the new airline open this Tuesday. “Fly Blue Crane has anticipated and is positioned to deliver on what customers want: the enhanced convenience of frequent flights through high on-time performance‚ commitment to consistent service excellence‚ advanced online technologies that will make the booking and travel process fuss-free‚ and of course highly competitive fares‚” said Fly Blue Crane CEO Siza Mzimela. The COO of Fly Blue Crane‚ Theunis Potgieter‚ said the airline was poised to become an African aviation innovator by responding to market needs and implementing invaluable insights from global travellers who have revealed that customer value is not based on low pricing alone‚ but also in areas such as consistency‚ frequency‚ professionalism and reliability‚ as well as softer touch-points which include complimentary quality meals and the level of attention to detail paid to customers’ special needs when flying. “Fly Blue Crane’s customers can look forward to such a fresh approach to air travel‚ which blends the best of both worlds without compromising on premium service‚” he said.

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  • Big mountain to climb for Bucs at Sahel's backyard

    From the moment Etoile Sahel trotted on to Orlando Stadium for Saturday's CAF Confederation Cup final first leg, it was clear Orlando Pirates faced a tall ask - almost literally. Etoile have gigantic, imposing players whose physique made the likes of Thandani Ntshumayelo and Kermit Erasmus look like junior players. Even a sold-out, packed Orlando at one stage seemed intimidated to the point that after Etoile equalised, they celebrated as though the trophy had already been won. The Tunisian club were the better side on a night Pirates were reduced to so much defending that Thabo Rakhale and Mpho Makola, two of their most creative players, spent the better part of the evening helping out Happy

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  • Maimane is inconsistent in firing Kohler Barnard

    THE Mmusi Maimane-led Democratic Alliance (DA) federal executive should not have terminated Dianne Kohler Barnard’s membership for sharing a Facebook post that called for the return of former president PW Botha and praised the apartheid president for providing better services to the public. The decision to fire her will not help the DA steal votes from the African National Congress (ANC), nor will it help it source more funds from the JSE-listed companies that support political parties. In fact, that decision is inconsistent with the values for which Maimane claims to stand. I bet if a senior person from the ANC had tweeted something thought to be racist, the party’s national executive committee

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