• My friend betrayed me, says drug mule

    It took two women several hours to weave 600g of cocaine into South African drug mule Nolubabalo Nobanda's hair.

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  • No space for racism in learning institutions - Ramaphosa

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has come out strongly against racism at institutions of higher learning which have reared its head lately. “We continue to hear how young black people continue to be discriminated against at a number of universities in our country,” Ramaphosa told delegates at the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) elective congress in Midrand, Johannesburg, yesterday. “We must state that there is no space for racism at the institutions of higher learning in South Africa.

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  • South Africa: EFF Scores Nkandla Victory - DA Wants to Join in

    Efforts by political parties to call President Jacob Zuma to account over the Nkandla matter should not be seen as turf battles, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday. This is vitally important jurisprudence for our constitutional democracy and it's too important to indulge in who won what battle," MP James Selfe said. Selfe said the party was surprised by the Constitutional Court's decision.

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  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis on Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • Why Bieber broke down on the MTV stage - Tonight News

    Matt Sayles/Invision/AP Justin Bieber breaks down in tears after performing at the MTV

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  • ‘Petrol pastor’ defends ‘snake pastor’ | The New Age Online

    “Petrol” pastor Desmond Murathi from the Lion Pott’s House in Limpopo has defended controversial snake pastor Penuel Mnguni .

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  • Australian man claims he is Jesus Christ reincarnated, garners followers

    Alan John Miller of Kingaroy in the state of Queensland, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home, says Sky News. According to the Daily Mail, the presence of Miller and Luck has sparked a property boom in the area - appropriately dubbed Queensland's Bible Belt. Some 30 followers have aggressively bought much of the land surrounding Miller's compound, where he has been living since 2007, leaving very little available to locals.

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  • Nigeria: Presidency Discloses Details of Buhari, Osinbajo's Assets

    President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, finally, disclosed details of their declared assets Thursday, bowing to growing public pressure for the new government to do so within its first 100 days. Mr. Buhari had N30 million in his bank account before taking office on May 29, while Mr. Osinbajo had N94 million and $900,000, the presidency said in a statement Thursday, quoting details from the asset declaration forms filed by the two leaders at the Code of Conduct Bureau. Mr. Buhari also has farms, an orchard, ranch, livestock including 270 cattle, 25 sheep, five horses, a variety of birds and a number of economic trees, according to the statement.

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  • Tyga the next Jay Z? - Music | Tonight

    AFP WEST LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Kylie Jenner (L) and Tyga attend the Equinox "Celebrity Basketball Spectacular" To Benefit Sports Spectacular on May 30, 2015 in West Los Angeles, California. Kylie Jenner wants her mother to manage her boyfriend. The 18-year-old television personality isreportedly desperate for Kris Jenner to allowed the 'Rack City' air time on their reality show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' as she's convinced he could be as big as Jay Z. A source said: “Kylie knows Kris's connections could take Tyga's career to the next level.

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  • ‘ANC didn’t pick youth candidates’ - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa with Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula at the Pretoria High Court after an urgent attempt by three ANC Youth League members to stop the ANCYL national conference in Pretoria. Johannesburg - ANC Youth League convenor Fikile Mbalula on Friday denied reports that some ANC leaders imposed presidential candidates such as Collen Maine at the league’s national elective conference.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • Ranking African universities is a futile endeavour

    African higher education circles have reacted with suspicion and disdain after it was revealed that a system is being developed to rank the continent’s universities against each other. The simple question is this: how would one claim to rank institutions when comparable and meaningful data from Africa’s universities is virtually non-existent?

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  • Is United losing its identity? - Premier League

    AP Louis Van Gaal took United from seventh back into the Champions League and there are some very good players in his squad. London - How much money is it going to take for Manchester United to become Barclays Premier League champions again? Louis van Gaal has been in charge for over a year and United’s net spend is around £170million. Van Gaal took United from seventh back into the Champions League and there are some very good players in his squad.

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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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  • Diamonds on her #BeyDay shoes - IOL Tonight

    The hashtag #BeyDay is trending on Twitter and the Beyhive is enthusiastically wishing her a happy birthday by posting pictures and videos of the birthday girl. Jay Z is treating Beyoncé to a pair of designer heels. The pair will then celebrate with a vegan dinner with their three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, the 'XO' hitmaker's mother Tina and sister Solange Knowles as well as close pal Kelly Rowland expected to attend, The Sun newspaper reports. Meanwhile, it was previously claimed Beyoncé spent £200,000 on a pair of designer shoes whilst shopping in Birmingham, England.

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  • Black on the outside white on the inside

    Instead of becoming the trusted go-betweens between black and white, we are turning to conceptions of blackness and mobilising our anger at the very idea of the Rainbow Nation. The fantasy of a colour-blind, post-race South Africa has been projected onto Coconuts but our lived experiences are far from free of racism. A "coconut" is described as a person who is black on the outside but white on the inside. According to Coconut McKaiser, knowledge of "white grammar" is how you would know that, for example, a "sarmie" is a sandwich or that "bru" and "oke" are white-speak for "mfwethu".

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  • Selfie madness: Too many dying to get the picture

    The rise of selfie photography in some of the world’s most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide. The act of taking a picture of oneself with a mobile phone, placing the subject centre-stage, has exploded in popularity in recent years, with everyone from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to U.S. President Barack Obama joining in. Dozens of grisly selfie-related deaths and injuries in early 2015 led Russia’s Interior Ministry to launch a campaign warning avid mobile phone snappers about the danger of, among other things, posing for a selfie with a lion. In June, two men in the Ural Mountains died after posing pulling the pin from a hand grenade; in May a woman survived shooting herself in the head in her Moscow office; a month later a 21-year-old university graduate plunged 40 feet (12 metres) to her death while posing hanging from a Moscow bridge.

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  • Assad ready to share power, says Putin - World News | IOL News

    AFP Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech at the Russia's first ever Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Vladivostok, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is ready to hold snap parliamentary elections and could share power with “healthy” opposition. Putin's comments are the closest in weeks to outlining what Moscow might see as an acceptable way forward on dealing with Assad.

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  • Details: Rapper AKA and Zinhle split saga gets ugly

    According to Sunday Sun, Zinhle found out about AKA's cheating ways when she found smses exchanged between him and Bonang Matheba. The two are said to have started seeing each other behind Zinhle's back. A source told Sunday Sun that Zinhle and AKA were leading separate lives even while she was pregnant. A well-known DJ had already tipped Zinhle off that AKA’s illicit love affair had blossomed at Metro FM.

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  • Africa's Millionaire Hot Spots Revealed

    Nearly 42% of all dollar millionaires in Africa were living in South Africa's top four cities in 2015, according to a report by global research company New World Wealth released on Wednesday. Johannesburg tops the list with the most millionaires (23 400), while Cape Town (8 900), Durban (2 700) and Pretoria (2 500) are all in the top 10, according to the report. There are about 163 000 millionaires living in Africa as of June 2015, with combined wealth holdings of $670bn. Cairo in Egypt had the second most millionaires (10 200), while Lagos, Nigeria had the third most (9 100).

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