• ANC showdown as Mashatile rips into Nkandla report

    The ANC leadership is set for a showdown as the party's Gauteng chair‚ Paul Mashatile‚ became the highest-profile member to distance himself from police minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla.

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  • The Big Read: When African solutions fail

    What happened outside a farm some 32km from Maseru on Thursday was tantamount to Lesotho showing a middle finger to South Africa's diplomatic efforts. Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao was driving out of the farm with his nephew when three Lesotho Defence Force vehicles intercepted him. According to Mahao's family, occupants of one of the vehicles fired three AK47 shots at him without provocation. In self-defence, the army claims, the arresting soldiers shot Mahao in his right arm and then took him to hospital, where he later died "due to over-bleeding".

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  • Leap in death rate of SA youngsters - South Africa | IOL News

    Young black South Africans are more likely to die of natural causes, while the percentage of whites who die of unnatural causes is higher. The number of young South Africans who died increased from 57 000 in 1997 to 77 822 in 2013, according to new research released by Statistics SA. In a report on the morbidity and mortality rates among young South Africans in 2013, black and coloured youth had the highest mortality rate with the black mortality rate five times that of the white population group. There were fewer deaths among young white South Africans than other groups within the 15 to 35 year-old group.

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  • "We are done": Motaung on Khune and Masango - Sowetan LIVE

    Kaizer Chiefs is not in talks with former players Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango. This was revealed by the club's football manager Bobby Motaung on Tuesday when the two's contracts were coming to an end. Motaung had said last week goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and winger Mandla Masango had returned to Chiefs trying to re-start negotiations on failed contract renewal talks‚ and been given time to go home and think clearly about their futures. Although Khune and Masango’s contracts came to an end on Tuesday‚ Chiefs’ football manager was not interested in commenting on negotiations‚ if any‚ were taking place.

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  • Zuma's wives cost you R54.6-million in his first term

    The average annual cost of the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for the last four years of former president Thabo Mbeki's administration, from 2005 to 2008, was R7.1-million. In Zuma's first term, the average rose to R10.9-million a year - an increase of R3.8-million. In response to questions, the spokesman for the president, Mac Maharaj, said the unit cost R7.877-million in 2010-11; R11.165-million in 2011-12; R7.068-million in 2012-13 and R13.019-million in 2013-14. The last time information was made publicly available on the unit was in February 2010 when the Presidency revealed in response to a parliamentary question that during Zuma's first year in office, 2009 to 2010, the unit cost R15.517-million.

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  • Families count cost of tavern tragedy - Western Cape | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Six young women lost their lives at Osi s Place - also known as Osawa tavern - in the early hours of Sunday. Cape Town - Seven of the eight young women who died in the tavern stampede in Khayelitsha have been identified, but families say they do not have money to bury their loved ones. Ongeziwe Xekethwane, Abulele Nkepu, Vuyolwethu Mbono, Athi Zokufa, Assipho Dana, Ongezwa Ndaba and Zimkhitha Malinge died early on Sunday.

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  • Two big e-toll changes to come into effect at midnight

    From midnight the new lower tariffs will be charged regardless of whether motorists have e-tags or not.

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  • 450kg Jhb man finally admitted to hospital

    Corrie La Granj will receive urgent medical treatment at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital after being turned away by more than 10 hospitals.

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  • Nigeria: 'Cybercrime Law Will Bring Sanity to Nigeria's Online Space'

    World Wide Web (internet)THE Information Security Society of Africa-Nigeria (ISSAN) has commended the signing into law of the bill on cyber-crime by the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, saying it would save the nation billions of Naira being lost to cyber criminals every year while also helping to sanitise the country's cyberspace already riddled with a web of frauds and malpractices. According to ISSAN President and General Manager, Union Bank, Dr. David T Isiavwe, the society expressed delight that with the law now in place, it will no longer be business as usual for criminals whose business is to defraud innocent people of their hard earned money and resources through the internet and other electronic means. "We are delighted that Nigeria has joined the few countries in Africa and indeed, the world at large, to have a law which provides effective, unified and comprehensive legal, regulatory and institutional framework for the prohibition, detection, prosecution and punishment of cyber-crime in the country, while also ensuring the protection of computer systems and networks, electronic communications, data and computer programs, intellectual property and piracy rights.

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  • 'We'll set the world on fire,' proclaims Turkish minnows after signing Eto'o and Ronaldinho

    Newly promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor have completed the signing of Samuel Eto'o and are on the verge of adding Ronaldinho to their squad as the minnows prepares for the Super League season.

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  • ‘Mugabe is the only leader holding Africa together’

    Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is the only African leader who “holds the continent together” and still “pushes for an African agenda”. Malema was speaking in Braamfontein on Thursday afternoon where he discussed President Jacob Zuma’s handling of the Omar al-Bashir debacle. The Sudanese president was allowed to slip out of South Africa despite a court interdict barring him from leaving.

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  • Birth certificate ordeal at OR Tambo - Gauteng | IOL News

    AP A plane takes off from OR Tambo International Airport. Johannesburg - An American doctor and her three children have avoided deportation after spending a day in detention at OR Tambo International Airport for not complying with the new visa regulations. Martina Mookadam and her children, aged 10, 14 and 15, were refused entry for not having unabridged birth certificates and a police affidavit upon their arrival at the airport on Monday, Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman said on Tuesday. “(The husband) accompanied his family to the UK and was travelling to South Africa with them when he got called back urgently to treat a patient from the royal family of one of the Middle Eastern states,” he said.

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  • R135m at Nkandla still unaccounted for

    No one knows who authorised the spending of R135 million rand of tax payer’s money on 21 houses built for soldiers deployed at President Jacob Zuma’s private residence at Nkandla. Police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko made the shocking revelation yesterday at a press conference he held at the National Press Club in Pretoria. Nhleko said R135 million – which is part of the estimated R250m spent on security upgrades at Zuma’s Nkandla residence – was spent on the 21 houses built for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). A clinic for soldiers was also proposed as part of the controversial security upgrades.

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  • Rihanna payback with the money, Diddy falls, Minaj wins - eight moments from #BETAwards2015

    Okay, Rih did a few things. Apparently Rih wanted to throw a stack of cash at the audience and she was told she couldn't, so she threw it in BET Head of Music Programming Stephen Hill's face. Can we have one more look at Rih, tho?

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  • Holly Madison Reveals The Hell That Is Playboy Mansion Life

    Holly Madison decided to write a book when she was excelling in her career — starring in the long-running Peepshow in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood, as well as her own E! “Women would come up to me, and say, ‘Don’t you miss the mansion?’ Or, ‘I’m sorry Hef didn’t marry you,’” Madison recalled during a recent interview with BuzzFeed News at her home on a tree-lined Los Angeles street. It’s safe to say that after the revelations in Madison’s just-released Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, she has successfully squashed any such questions in the future. With little preamble — Madison and her collaborator, Leslie Bruce, know what the reader came for — Down the Rabbit Hole tells the story of Madison’s time with Hefner from 2001 to 2008 and its aftermath.

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  • England pick Test rookie

    Rashid, 27, who has played both one-day international and Twenty20 but not Test cricket for England, took eight wickets and performed well with the bat during England's recent 3-2 50-over series win at home to World Cup finalists New Zealand. The 26-year-old Finn played the last of his 23 Tests in the 2013 Ashes opener at Trent Bridge but has worked his way back into the squad after suffering problems with his bowling action. Rashid was not included in England's 14-man pre-Ashes training camp in Spain, where most of the squad met with their new Australian coach Trevor Bayliss for the first time. Alastair Cook will captain the squad for the first Test at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens starting on Wednesday , where England will begin their bid to regain the Ashes following a 5-0 thrashing in Australia in 2013-2014.

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  • Hitler admirer charged

    Dlamini made a series of comments about Jews in an interview on talk radio station PowerFM on Tuesday last week. Dlamini said: "They are devils. The board has also made a complaint of hate speech against Dlamini to the SA Human Rights Commission in connection with comments made by him over the past few months, including expressing admiration for Adolf Hitler. The board also wants the commission to investigate Dlamini's latest comments.

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  • Miley Cyrus and rumoured girlfriend Stella Maxwell spotted kissing

    Miley Cyrus has been pictured kissing her rumoured girlfriend Stella Maxwell in a car park in Hollywood.

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  • 9 things black people will dance for according to South African adverts

    Despite the fact that our advertising industry is one of the most well respected in the world, we are constantly bombarded with adverts of black people dancing for food, alcohol, sweets and even airtime.

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