• 'Khune is not a keeper after all'

    News surfaced that Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane broke up. Mpisane posted a picture and explained that she is no longer dating the soccer star. Tweeps weighed in and said that Khune doesn't take his relationships seriously. MojoIOL

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  • House fit for metro king

    Umashi Dhlamini, who is believed to earn about R60000 a month, has built a palatial home valued at about R10-million in Heatherdale, Pretoria North. According to information from Thuli Madonsela's office in April last year, his fortunes improved after Harama Security Services was awarded three contracts amounting to R60-million. The company is owned by his sister-in-law, Hellen Malema. The contracts with Harama are said to have been first awarded in 2009 and were renewed in 2013. Madonsela's spokesman, Kgalalelo Masibi, said the office was also investigating whether Rivongo Security Services, which is also contracted toTshwane municipality, is owned by Dhlamini's niece. "The public protector

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  • I am no longer dating Khune

    Fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune are not a couple any more, unfortunately. Mpisane took to Instagram on Sunday morning to share the heartbreaking news, posting a picture with the caption: “Not everything works out the way you wish for it to do … Some situations are worth removing yourself away from! I am no longer dating the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goal keeper anymore sadly.” This after the couple celebrated their one-year anniversary in June. The couple were among our relationship goals, proving that they were partners in everything. Khune used to post videos of the two working out together, and calling her his Woman Crush Everyday. Though the

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  • How to sell a R5 coin for R50000

    The R5 coins with the face of former president Nelson Mandela have a special nostalgic appeal, and the most recently issued one was to celebrate his 90th birthday in 2008. But would you believe it if you were told that one of these 90th birthday coins sold for R2.5 million? Others sell for anything between R50 000 and a couple of thousand rands. These, remember, are simply R5 coins. There is nothing special or rare about them – more than 22 million were issued by the South African Mint. But a lucrative trade has developed in which clever sellers convince gullible buyers that certain R5 Mandela coins are extremely rare and are therefore worth a lot of money. Any coins could be sold in this way,

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  • The end of Mugabe is at hand

    A growing number of other war veterans have joined the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association in calling Mugabe, 92, a “dictator”, demanding he quit and vowing not to support him in the next elections in 2018 if he does not. The association also criticised the government’s recent attacks against peaceful protesters who spoke out about the economy and against the police via social media and conducted a stayaway three weeks ago. Mugabe was facing “an endgame of tragic dimensions”, Zimbabwe weekly The Independent‘s editor Dumisani Muleya said on Friday. On Saturday the governing Zanu-PF struck back at the war veterans, calling them “treasonous” and “traitorous.” Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also a war veteran, delivered a more muted response.

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  • Don't dump us over Zuma – Makhura's voter plea

    With the latest polls suggesting the ANC may lose control of many of the key metros in Gauteng, the provincial premier, David Makhura, has issued an earnest plea to voters not to abandon the party. Some surveys suggest that ANC and national president Jacob Zuma is a key reason the more upwardly mobile, urban voters in South Africa’s economic powerhouse province may be having second thoughts about the 104-year-old governing party. In Tshwane, Zuma is among the least popular leaders, according to Ipsos. The Sunday Times has reported that the premier told members of the Hellenic, Italian and Portuguese Alliance on Thursday night that he didn’t want his party to be judged “on its leader’s behaviour”.

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  • The entire SABC board needs to be fired and a new one hired

    CRAZY censorship, questionable financial management, and now the brazen dismissal of credible journalists for no good reason. This is the sad story of the SABC. The public broadcaster has suffered terrible neglect over the years, with successive boards, CEOs and communications ministers presiding over its decline. No corporation can have as many CEOs as the SABC has had and remain stable. The only comparable institution that has had as many leaders is Bafana Bafana, and we all know the quality of the football that team has produced. The last decent SABC CEO was Peter Matlare, who introduced a semblance of professionalism in the place and reportedly told politicians to buzz off. That is the only

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  • The Company Man: Trevor Manuel marries the Rothschilds

    Earlier this week, a press release printed on parchment fashioned from the bark of the Tree of Knowledge was placed in the beaks of gold-plated carrier pigeons and sent forth into bright blue skies of a mining town. Paradoxically, the release was both the announcement of a union and a note of bereavement—a wedding and a funeral, if you will. In calligraphy painted by angels with diamonds for eyes, it stated that long-serving former minister Trevor Manuel was recently appointed “a senior advisor to the Group worldwide and Deputy Chairman of Rothschild in South Africa”. He would be whisked to Johannesburg on October 1 by one of those angels, and start generating capital forthwith. I sort of made

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  • Nigeria: Hundreds Living in South Africa Defraud Gov

    Nigeria's Consul-General in South Africa, Uche Ajulu-Okeke, said on Sunday that the Federal Government lost $39,370 (about N10.9 million) to visa and passport fees at processing centres in that country. Ms. Okeke told the News Agency of Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa, that the Online Integrated Solutions (OIS), a firm that processes passport and visa on behalf of the Nigeria Immigration Service abroad, reported the loss to the Consulate. "Concrete evidence that we have got shows a recent compilation of 254 online payment fraudulent reversals of passport applications which occurred between the months of April and June 2016. "These acts were deliberately done by Nigerians to defraud their

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  • Mbeki is protesting silently – Malema

    Never listen to veterans who are ignored by their own party, EFF leader Julius Malema told his supporters in Zamdela, Sasolburg, in the Free State yesterday. He was referring to the ANC’s use of veterans such as Ahmed Kathrada and Kgalema Motlanthe to campaign for the party in the upcoming local government elections. “They are so desperate, they even went and asked Winnie Mandela to endorse them. “Can you really ask your own party member to endorse you?” he said. Commenting on the uncertainty around whether former president Thabo Mbeki would campaign for the ANC, Malema said Mbeki was refusing silently, saying to the ANC “when you recalled me, you said you will manage without me”. “[President

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  • 'Pregnant' Lindsay outs 'cheating' fiancé

    London - Lindsay Lohan has accused her fiancé of cheating on her. The 30-year-old actress took to Instagram and Twitter in the early hours of Sunday morning to claim that millionaire businessman Egor Tarabasov, 22, had been unfaithful to her with a “Russian hooker”. She wrote: “I guess I was the same at 23... S***ty time- it changes at 26/27 @e2505t thanks for not coming home tonight. Fame changes people “Wow thanks #fiancé with Russian hooker @dasha_pa5h “Home? First time in my life- bare with me/ he cheated on me with hooker #meangirls#meanboysu b. “You're suits are As only as myself, Roman and tags ahi. Wiggins v (sic).” Lindsay also posted a video of Egor enjoying himself at a nightclub.

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  • Nel 'hounding' Oscar

    Hitting back at yesterday's announcement by the National Prosecuting Authority that it would appeal against Pistorius's sentence, his uncle, Arnold, said: "It's in Nel's character to do these things. What is not personal?" Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Pistorius in the Pretoria High Court to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Her earlier conviction of Pistorius and imposition of a five-year sentence for culpable homicide was overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal last year. Reeva’s parents had ‘no input’ on decision to appeal Pistorius sentence: lawyer Arnold Pistorius said the appeal was a waste of time and resources. Legal experts believe the NPA

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  • Controversy brews for Semenya once again

    Star athlete Caster Semenya could be heading for another storm as she chases a possible double gold at the Rio Olympics in August, and it seems there is little anyone can do to prevent the controversy, least of all the athlete. This week at the African Athletics Championships in Durban, Semenya has shown she has returned to world-beating form with an easy victory in the 1 500m on Friday, with a personal best of 4.01.99. On Saturday she followed that with a win in the 800m heats and will run that final on Sunday. But while Cape Town’s Ross Tucker, an internationally respected sports scientist, is confident Semenya will cruise to gold in the women’s 800m in Rio, possibly with a world record time,

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  • Nats joined the ANC too ... don't forget that – Mpofu

    Over the weekend, President Jacob Zuma again asserted his belief that the Democratic Alliance (DA) could not be separated from its “parent party”, the apartheid National Party. That belief appears to be based on the fact that the Democratic Party (DP) went into a coalition with the New National Party (NNP) in 2000. NNP leader Marthinus van Schalkwyk helped to form the Democratic Alliance in the merger between the NNP and Tony Leon’s DP, but that didn’t last long. Van Schalkwyk and other members of his party crossed over to the ANC in 2001. In so doing, they reduced the DA’s 52.5% outright majority win in Cape Town and handed power to the ANC in the city and the Western Cape. During the 2002 floor-crossing

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  • Lebese looks for 'personal trainer' after Khune's break-up

    Now Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Lebese shared on Twitter that he was looking for a professional fitness trainer. Whether this is shade being thrown at Khune or Lebese really just looking for a fitness trainer remains to be seen. It would not be such a bad idea for Mpisane and Lebese to hook up; after all, history has showed us that it always works out the second time around. Lebese previously dated Sizakele Manonga, who later accused him of physically abusing her.

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  • From DJ to 'terror twin'

    Brother and sister Ibrahim and Fatima Patel were charged with illegal possession of explosives and ammunition relating to the alleged terror plot. Hours after the four appeared in two separate Johannesburg courts yesterday, family and friends spoke to The Times about how the twins apparently began leading double lives. The 24-year-old Thulsie brothers, in grey hooded tracksuits under black thawbs, appeared crestfallen in the dock of the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on three charges relating to terrorism. The twins' provisional charge sheet states that, between April 2015 and July 8 2016, they allegedly "conspired to commit the crime of terrorism by planning to cause explosions at a Mission of the United States of America and Jewish institutions".

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  • 12 ANC candidates gunned down in election hell

    Johannesburg - The road to the August 3 local government elections has been bloody for the ANC. The party has already lost 12 councillor candidates and ordinary members this year, allegedly as a result of infighting. Phillip Dlamini, 68, was killed at an SACP meeting in Nchanga outside Durban on January 23. His death heightened tensions in the Tripartite alliance, with the SACP saying they had been “shut out” by ANC members. ANC PR councillor in eThekwini Municipality, Zodwa Sibiya, 47, was murdered at Glebelands Hostel where she lived, in uMlazi on April 16. She was lauded as a fighter who lobbied for women to live in hostels. Sibiya was fatally shot in the head, chest and arm in front of her

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  • Africa: 'The World' Praying That Trump Should Not Win U.S. Elections

    American politics matter to everyone in the world. No one can ever ignore what is taking place across the Atlantic, even if you are in the Indian ocean. But it is enough to show that if Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, who else is expected to approve. We learn that even the Bush family had declined to comment on Trump. Some Americans despite trusting the Electoral College still keep their fingers crossed that Trump should not be elected. It is obvious that he has enough delegates to vote for him though some political analysts and self styled commentators think that his chances of being elected are near

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  • Scholes: Pogba's not worth £86m

    London - Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes has questioned whether the club should pay a world-record fee for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, saying the 23-year-old is not in the same bracket as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. United have been negotiating with Juventus over the transfer of Pogba, who is a top target for new manager Jose Mourinho, according to media reports in Britain. Scholes was Pogba’s teammate when the latter was a teenager at United and feels despite his obvious talent, the France international has a long way to go before he can stake his claim as one of the world’s top players and command a record fee. “He was a very talented young player, I played

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  • 'Fatigue killed doctor'

    She crashed on her way home from Paarl Hospital on Friday after working a shift of at least 24 hours. The young doctor, who qualified in 2008, was described as someone who went out of her way to help others. Markwat veered into oncoming traffic on the N1 in Paarl in an accident that killed three others. The police have not said what caused the accident but doctors believe working long hours was almost certainly to blame. Markwat worked in the obstetric unit of Paarl Hospital, where interns last year complained to the Junior Doctors' Association of SA about overly long shifts. Legally, a doctor's shift can be 30 hours but many doctors said they worked an average of 300 hours a month. Safe Working

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