• '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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  • The Big Read: When will Zuma and Co stop gambling with our money?

    It gave the SABC five days to comply and institute the order "retrospectively". Even before Icasa had published its full finding, Hlaudi Motsoeneng - the SABC's de facto leader, and the man who apparently our president "loves so much" - was declaring that the public broadcaster would approach the highest court in the land if necessary to challenge the decision. "We are challenging that ruling . we are equal to the task," Motsoeneng told reporters. There isn't a single legal opinion - except those paid for by the SABC when and if the SABC does actually consult them - that indicates that the Icasa ruling can be challenged. But what makes me stop to ponder is this: who pays for these frivolous legal

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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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  • Mazibuko rips into DA’s white males

    Johannesburg - Former DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has urged the DA to interrogate the almost exclusive dominance of white males within the party’s “brains trust”. Mazibuko, a resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, has referred to them as “highly disconnected men callously strutting about social media like a law unto themselves”. She commented online about DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s anti-racism pledge this week: “It would be easy to cast aspersions on his timing and see it as reactionary, but one of the vital tasks of any public leader is to read the national mood and interrupt the conversation in a way that is productive and shows leadership. “The party,” she says,

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  • FlyAfrica – not worth the gamble

    But, two days after their Harare and Bulawayo offices celebrated their first birthday, the airline pressed criminal charges of fraud against a relative of one of their Zimbabwe shareholders. The company then suspended their Zimbabwe partner for breach of directorial and fiduciary duties. In retaliation, the Zimbabwe partner “illegally and unilaterally” tried to surrender their Air Operator Certificate to the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, according to a company statement. So, as a result of boardroom and aviation authority squabbles, both the Zimbabwe and Namibia routes were cancelled. On Facebook, flights were announced, but travellers complained they were not notified and only realised

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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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  • Man sets himself on fire at MonteCasino

    A man has died after setting himself alight at Montecasino in northern Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. Tsogo Sun Group Communications’ Priya Naidoo said an incident involving a possible suicide‚ involving a man who set himself alight at the entrance‚ before the security checkpoint of Montecasino‚ has been reported to the South African Police Service‚ who are currently investigating. “Emergency services are also on the scene and precautionary measures were immediately taken to ensure the safety of visitors. Our thoughts are with the family and friends“‚ said Naidoo. On Sunday evening red tape was still visible at the Casino‚ preventing access from the Monte Casino Clinic elevators to level 4.

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  • Al Ahly ready to splash the cash for Billiat

    Johannesburg - Pitso Mosimane celebrated after capturing Sibusiso Vilakazi to bolster what is already a formidable Mamelodi Sundowns side, but the coach then quickly revealed that the growing interest in Khama Billiat has him a bit on edge as the club gets closer to a CAF Champions League semi-final spot. Vilakazi’s move from Bidvest Wits to Sundowns was confirmed on Sunday in a deal that included an undisclosed transfer fee as well as playmaker Mogakolodi Ngele and striker Cuthbert Malajila going in the opposite direction in a swap deal. The Brazilians host Zamalek in a Champions League group stage encounter Wednesday night at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, and a draw will be enough to guarantee

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  • Zimbabwe: Govt Plays the Blame Game Amid Protests

    IF it was not tragic, Zimbabweans would have probably laughed at how President Robert Mugabe and his coterie of hangers-on fell back to their old ways of blaming the West, the opposition and everybody else other than themselves for the socio-economic problems afflicting the country. On July 1, violent protests rocked the border town of Beitbridge leaving property worth hundreds of thousands of dollars destroyed. This was after government issued a wholesale ban on the importation of several basic goods, thus destroying the livelihoods of many ordinary people who depend on buying and selling imports whom the state purported to be protecting through Statutory Instrument 64/2016. The statute is a drawback to the Rhodesian era where it was first used in 1964 by a minority regime under different material conditions.

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  • SABC to look into complaints over Khanyi, Somizi and Ntombi's show

    The under-fire SABC has assured Metro FM listeners that their complaints about the new mid-morning show, Whose Show Is It Anyway, will be evaluated. The 8-10AM show, which recently debuted and is presented by Ntombi Ngcobo, Khanyi Mbau and Somizi Mhlongo, has seen relentless bashing from Metro FM listeners on social media platforms. Some fans have said on Twitter that Mhlongo is more suited for the graveyard shift, whereas some said the trio is too loud to be listened to in the morning. Other fans even tweeted that they will be migrating to other radio stations. SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said management will have to look at exactly what is not working. "The show has been on air for just

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  • Freedom Charter wrong

    That was the message Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) commander-in-chief Julius Malema gave at an election rally in Newcastle at the weekend. Eyewitness News reported that he said the Freedom Charter – which states: “restrictions of land ownership on a racial basis shall be ended‚ and all the land redivided amongst those who work it” - was problematic. “If we say that South Africa belongs to whites too it means we are defeating what our forefathers were fighting for‚” the site quoted Malema as saying. South Africa would be boring without white people: Julius Malema  “These whites found us here and not one of them came with a piece of land in their pockets.” “So‚ if you see a piece of land and

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zimbabwe not obliged to buy electricity from SA, says Eskom

    POWER utility Eskom has said its northern neighbour, Zimbabwe, is under no compulsion to continue buying electricity from it, amid indications that Zimbabwe might struggle to keep up with tariffs. Zimbabwe is spending $6.6m a month to buy electricity on a prepaid basis from Eskom. The possibility of Zimbabwe pulling the plug on its power imports heightened after a 49% tariff hike sought early in 2016 by Zimbabwe’s power utility company, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa), was rejected last week by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera). Zera chairwoman Ester Khosa said the electricity tariff would remain at 9.86 US cents per kilowatt hour for the remainder of 2016. "In

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