• 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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  • Four nabbed for visa and permit fraud | The New Age Online

    The Hawks have arrested four people for visa and permit fraud and extorting money from foreign nationals.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna's family

    Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna's ''second mother'' during a recent visit to Barbados.

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  • Milestones for Mourinho - Premier League

    Reuters Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reaches two more milestones at the club in their

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  • Gaddafi billions found in SA

    The Sunday Times has established that Libyan investigators have already met top government officials to discuss locating, securing and repatriating the loot brought here by Gaddafi and his children. The investigators believe there is evidence of more than $1-billion in cash, gold and diamonds being held by four banks and two security companies in South Africa. It could be the largest haul of Libyan assets found until now, although it is only a fraction of the estimated $80-billion of Gaddafi's foreign assets.

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  • Black South Africans urged to aid transformation

    FORMER Black Management Forum president Wiseman Nkuhlu says black South Africans have become complacent when it comes to transforming and urged them to aid the cause. Prof Nkuhlu, who is the University of Pretoria’s chancellor, expressed this sentiment late on Thursday while delivering the second annual Lot Ndlovu lecture in Johannesburg. Ndlovu — a former forum president who died in 2013 after a long battle with cancer — lobbied hard for black people to be in management positions, said Prof Nkuhlu. Without his tenacity and clarity on the issue, Prof Nkuhlu said: "We would not be talking about black economic empowerment.

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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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  • 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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  • Top job for axed Eskom CEO - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Former Eskom chief executive Tshediso Matona was unceremoniously suspended in March following an announcement of an inquiry into the electricity utility s troubles. Parliament - Cabinet announced on Friday it had appointed former Eskom chief executive officer Tshediso Matona to the National Planning Commission (NPC). Matona, who was unceremoniously suspended from Eskom in March following an announcement of an inquiry into the electricity utility’s troubles, was appointed secretary of the NPC.

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  • LVG wants more from United’s attack - Premier League

    AP Louis Van Gaal has warned Manchester United that they still have to prove themselves as an attacking force in the Premier League. Louis Van Gaal has warned Manchester United that they still have to prove themselves as an attacking force in the Barclays Premier League despite their four-goal cruise in Bruges. The victory on Wednesday that booked United’s place in the Champions League group stage equalled their biggest win under Van Gaal, as Wayne Rooney returned to goalscoring form with a hat-trick.

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  • Michael Jackson's kids cost R29 million a year

    Michael Jackson's children cost about R29 million to care for in a single year, new court papers have revealed.

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  • Gambia: Fair Enough but ...

    The Independent Electoral Commission's re-demarcation of big electoral constituencies is fair enough, as proper demarcation of the electoral constituencies not only guarantees fair elections, but would also ensure proper representation of the people. Periodic delimitation of electoral constituency is necessary in any representative system, otherwise population inequities develop across districts. The present set-up has made certain constituencies underrepresented.For example, the Kombo North constituency has over 100,000 registered voters while Georgetown has less than 2000 registered voters.And these two constituencies are represented by one person each at the National Assembly.

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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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  • Mapisa-Nqakula defends decision to charter Gupta-owned plane

    DEFENCE Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Friday defended the South African Air Force’s decision to charter a private plane owned by the Gupta family. All due processes were followed, she said on Friday, and charter company ExecuJet was under no obligation to disclose who owned the aircraft used to ferry Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on a working visit to Japan. Addressing the media at the Waterkloof Air Force Base outside Pretoria, Ms Mapisa-Nqakula said there was nothing untoward with regard to processes followed in acquiring transport for Mr Ramaphosa and a government delegation. The Air Force’s primary concern was Mr Ramaphosa’s safety and security, Ms Mapisa-Nqakula said.

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  • Ndlozi calls TUT students "fat" - Connect

    EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi told female students at the Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Mbombela campus in Mpumalanga, that the reason why their partners dump them for Gauteng girls is because they are “fat and out of shape”. “The girls here wonder why the men leave them for girls in Gauteng. It is because there are sports facilities there where students are able to attend gym and keep fit.

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  • Springbok squad: Meyer includes eight players of colour

    Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has included eight players of colour in the 31-man Springbok squad for the upcoming World Cup in England.

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