• Woman shot dead for car, phone outside her home - Crime & Courts

    Cape Town - Metrorail security guard Akhona Siduka was sitting in her car when she was shot and killed in front of her home. Her death came during the 16 Days of Activism against violence towards women and children campaign. Police spokeswoman Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said Siduka, 37, from Langa was killed in front of her house. “According to information the victim was inside the vehicle outside her residence when armed suspects shot and killed her. The suspects fled the scene with the Polo and a cellphone.” She said the motive for the murder was robbery and a case of murder is being investigated. The killers were still at large. As news broke about her death, some of her friends and family

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  • WATCH: You called Thando a yellow bone

    The soccer agency Gestifute has denied that clients including Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho are involved in any tax evasion after a media consortium reported that they had used tax havens to handle tens of millions of...

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  • Ministers: we will quit if Zuma stays

    The ministers made the dramatic threat on the sidelines of a tense extended national executive (NEC) committee meeting. The threat can be viewed as a pre-emptive strike against Zuma, who has been planning a Cabinet reshuffle to purge his political opponents. The ministers are known to Business Day. It is understood a stalemate in the meeting prompted ANC Northern Cape chairman Zemani Saul to propose a "compromise".

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  • I can actually trace my roots back in SA further than most black people, says Steve Hofmeyr

    It's no secret that Steve is one of South Africa's favourite sound-bite machines. Virtually every time he opens his mouth in public, words tumble out that would send most PR officers into a stress-induced epileptic shock. He has subsequently been labelled a lot of things, one of them being a "racist". Spikiri calls radio stations out for ‘not playing’ kwaito music  Speaking on Cliffcentral recently, he revealed that it doesn't bother him what he's called, before pointing out that he is often unafraid to distinguish between races. "People would like to stereotype me as one of those old right wingers; there’s no Eugene [Terre’Blanche] to shoot, so we’ve got to find somebody else, and then ‘ah there’s

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  • Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    He made this startling claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing battle with the taxman. This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled

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  • ANC scotches Hlaudi's minsterial ambitions - Politics

    Durban - Any thoughts that the African National Congress Youth League had of controversial South African Broadcasting Corporation Group Executive for corporate affairs Hlaudi Motsoeneng becoming a minister were scotched on Friday, less than 24 hours after the organisation endorsed him. The ANC's provincial chairman Sihle Zikalala, speaking at a memorial service to the recently deceased Cuban leader Fidel Castro in the Durban City Hall made it quite clear on Friday evening, that Motsoeneng could not simply jump into the organisation at the whim of the youth league and take up a leadership position. Zikalala pointed out that to become a member of any regional executive committee the party's rules

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  • Twitter is beyond angry with Gareth Cliff for Mara Louw booze claims

    "It's not common practice to have a drink on set, but that evening one of the crew brought a bottle of vodka for a pre-show celebratory drink. I passed Marah her drink and all was well until halfway through the show when she became a touch emotional, or maybe delirious. Needless to say, the press had a field day and I was the one Marah threw under the bus during a radio interview the next day." Mara received massive backlash after the incident as it appeared she was drunk on air. Her contract was not renewed after the incident. The Sunday Times reported that in her autobiography, to be released early next year, Mara said that the incident tarnished her reputation. "You'll be shocked at what lengths

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  • Malaysia player beats Messi, Neymar to FIFA shortlist

    Midfielder Mohamad Faiz Subri's cracker of a free kick for Penang state in the Malaysian Super League in February was reminiscent of the swerving thunderbolt by Brazil legend Roberto Carlos against France in 1997. Footage of the 29-year-old scoring a viciously swerving goal from 35 metres (115 feet) out has gone viral, making him a sensation in football-crazy Malaysia. "This is something I will never forget and it motivates me to improve my game further," Faiz told AFP on Thursday. "Football brings people together and football supporters here are of many races, Chinese, Indians and Malays, and they voted for my goal," he added. Ten FIFA Puskas Award 2016 finalists, chosen from thousands of goals

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  • Thandiswa is 'not surprised' by sister Ntsiki's Twitter outbursts

    Ntsiki has made headlines several times this year for her rants and shade-fests on social media. "When my sister voices her opinions, I am not surprised. It runs in the family," Thandiswa said. Thandiswa said that their mother was also outspoken and, if she were still alive, would "probably be in a (political) party like the EFF".

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  • Bank ‘overcharging’ black homebuyers

    Thousands of black homebuyers on the books of FNB have been overcharged by up to 100 percent, according to bond recalculator Emerald van Zyl. The home loan accounts were inherited by the banking giant when it took over the bond book of failed finance provider Saambou in 2002. But Van Zyl says FNB has done little to sort out the problems left behind when Saambou crashed. Van Zyl, who has been fighting Saambou overcharges since he discovered his own bond had been miscalculated, said each of his nearly 2 000 clients had been overcharged by the bank, but black home buyers suffered far more excessively than whites. Black bond holders were overcharged by R60 000 on bonds of R60 000 on average, Van

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  • 7 amazing Steve Komphela quotes that should be motivational posters

    1. On an unconvincing win in a Nedbank Cup match: 2. On repeating your mistakes: 3. On keeping the hope alive: 4. On the Bafana coaching job: 5. On the nature of coaching: 6. Referring to Mamelodi Sundowns: 7. The context of this doesn't even matter - it's simply an amazing statement:   -This article was originally published on Daily Planet.

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  • Nkosazana dumps AU business to back Zuma

    The Sunday Times has established from several ANC insiders that Dlamini-Zuma had already tendered her apology for not intending to attend the NEC meeting in Irene, Gauteng, citing an invitation from the Confederation of African Football to take part in programmes related to the Africa Women Cup of Nations. She arrived in the Cameroonian capital of Yaoundé on Thursday last week and was scheduled to spend the weekend there attending several women's soccer games. Cameroon media cited "last-minute changes to her agenda" for her sudden departure. But the Sunday Times can reveal that she left after panicking Zuma loyalists called for her support as the president came under fire at the NEC meeting.

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  • A gross misreading of black consciousness

    In his article Cannibalising Biko, historian Steve Lebelo adopts the methods of a politician - he over-promises and delivers little, writes Andile Mngxitama. In his article, Cannibalising Biko’s Thinking Simply Cannot Go Unchallenged, Steve Lebelo presents a typical case of the death of the black intellectual tradition and emergence of charlatans of all sorts in South Africa. The historian adopts the methods of a politician - he over-promises and delivers little. I leaped to my feet after reading his opening paragraph hoping that finally someone was engaging with our political thinking and praxis in a critical yet enriching way. I was wrong. Let’s consider this tantalising promise in the second

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  • Shock for Eskom fraudster as magistrate throws switch on 20-year sentence

    Bellville Commercial Crimes Court handed the businessman a 20-year prison sentence on Friday for defrauding the parastatal of more than R10-million. Malherbe and his company were convicted earlier this year of fraud and money laundering. Eskom execs should decline bonuses‚ Reward Association says  After living it up on the lap of luxury‚ the 63-year-old with a greying beard is struggling to keep even a house and car after being hit with a confiscation order by the Asset Forfeiture Unit. The fraudster was the manager of PN Energy Services (PNES)‚ an Eskom subsidiary that built and maintained electrical infrastructure in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha. PNES was incorporated into the parastatal

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  • These are the 10 biggest radio stations in South Africa

    The Broadcast Research Council (BRC) released its second RAM (Radio Audience Measurement) figures this week‚ which delivered a clear indication of South Africa’s radio listening patterns over the course of the year. This comes after the second radio audience survey report was released from the new BRC RAM format‚ which introduced fresh measurement instruments. A few radio stations‚ such as Metro FM‚ Thobela FM and Motsweding FM saw a drop in their daily and weekly numbers this year‚ while others managed to climb up the ranks. The top 10 radio stations in South Africa‚ based on weekly listenership figures running from January to September 2016‚ are: 1. Ukhozi FM — 7‚ 294‚ 000 2. Umhlobo Wenene

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  • Billionaire Reddy offers shares in plush hotel

    Durban - Billionaire businessman Vivian Reddy wants to share his wealth with the people of South Africa. On Tuesday Reddy announced that the public would be able to buy shares in the Raddison Blu Hotel which will be built at his Oceans development in uMhlanga Rocks. He called on other business leaders to follow suit. Reddy is offering shares for only R20 with a minimum investment of R1 000. Shares worth R2 billion will be made available. “It gives me the greatest pleasure to see even a domestic worker taking her family to this world class five star hotel and proudly say I am a shareholder. “Some of my business colleagues questioned my actions of giving away such substantial future wealth and

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  • Gaxa loses DRC case for compensation from Kaizer Chiefs

    Gaxa had been seeking compensation after his contract was not renewed by Chiefs at the end of last season. The statement on Chiefs’ site read: “Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Siboniso Gaxa’s claim for compensation against the Club has been rejected by the NSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber. Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung was quoted as saying: “We are pleased that the DRC has exonerated us regarding Siboniso Gaxa’s contractual claim against us.

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  • Graca Machel throws shade at government: Twitter reacts

    The soccer agency Gestifute has denied that clients including Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho are involved in any tax evasion after a media consortium reported that they had used tax havens to handle tens of millions of...

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  • 'I lost virtually everything'

    Mutare, Zimbabwe - Brian van Buuren, a white former farmer in Burma Valley, eastern Zimbabwe, couldn't hide his anger as he recalled how he lost almost everything during the country's controversial land reforms. After investing most of his money in his tobacco farm, van Buuren was left almost destitute when his land was seized by the government in 2010. "I lost virtually everything," Van Buuren, 80, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Today, he is one of many evicted elderly white landowners struggling to make ends meet as they wait for compensation that many fear may never come - since the black farmers expected to stump up the cash say they don't have it. In 2001, President Robert Mugabe introduced

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  • We will never accept money from white people, says Malema

    “If we sell our soul‚ if we compromise the radical EFF‚ we can have the biggest posters we want. But we're not going to do that. We will rely on ourselves to finance the EFF‚ not anyone else‚” he said. Malema said that R7‚000 of his salary was given to the party monthly to ensure that it could be financially self-sufficient. This was also the reason for the party deducting 50% of all 78 of its councillors' salaries for the first three months of their term‚ and 10% every month after that. “We're taking half of their salaries‚ and we're not apologising about that. Let me explain why we are taking their money. The EFF must be self sustainable. If the EFF doesn't have its own money it will depend

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