• R246m for Krejcir jailbreak - Sunday Independent

    Johannesburg - A staggering R246 million had been made available to ensure the smooth escape of Czech Radovan Krejcir from prison before the plot was thwarted last week. The Sunday Independent can today also reveal that three prison warders were paid R1.5m to help expedite the prison break. Impeccable sources close to the investigation have revealed: - The three warders have already been identified and their arrest is imminent. - The fugitive has been transferred to an underground isolation cell after it had been established a helicopter was going to be used in the daring raid to free him. - Some of the R246m was to pay for the chopper to spirit Krejcir away once he had escaped. - A part of the

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Treat for fans as Boks travel by train - Cape Times

    Mike Greenaway LONDON: There was an unexpected treat for hundreds of Springbok fans at Newcastle Central train station yesterday morning when the Boks pitched up to catch the same train to London as the travelling supporters. Thousands of South African ex-pats from all over England journeyed to the north-eastern city to contribute to an English football-type atmosphere at St James’ Park, the home of Newcastle United, for the big clash between the Boks and Scotland. There were no shortage of Scots in attendance at the game, with the Scottish border just to the north. It was minor pandemonium at the station as the players were swamped by thrilled fans. There was a frenzy of selfies and the autographing

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  • Opposition furious over 'parasitic' VIP jets for Zuma and co

    According to The Mercury, the SANDF has defended the purchase of the jets, which are apparently set to cost the nation R2 billion, saying that SA Airways was not a reasonable alternative owing to President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's schedules. “One would need to look at the schedules and see if it would make sense for them to travel commercial together with the detail of the entourage, at short notice, and the quickest possible times,” SANDF spokesman Siphiwe Dlamini said. According to the report, SAAF spokeswoman Brigadier-General Marthie Visser said that the current fleet was insufficient to meet the increase in the country’s international relations commitments. COPE president, Mosiuoa Lekota said that the purchase shows how wasteful spending has become the norm.

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  • Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    World number one Serena Williams has opted to pull out of the WTA Finals and end her season early following a roller coaster campaign that has taken its toll on her body, the American said on Thursday.

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • This Woman Perfectly Explains Why You Shouldn't Ask People Why They Don't Have Kids

    “Even if it feels like it’s not a big deal for you, it might be a really big deal to the person you are asking.”

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  • I’ll quit if players turn on me - Jose - Premier League

    Having dared Roman Abramovich to sack him, Jose Mourinho has issued a similar challenge to his players. Amid reports that the dressing room has turned against him, the Portuguese said if it had, he would resign. The Chelsea manager, who left Real Madrid in part because of a players' revolt, said of claims his players are no longer responding to him: “People can say what they want. You should really ask the players and not go with sources and fake sources, and the players told a friend, and the friend told the agent, and the agent is not happy with me because I don't play his player. “You should go straight to the players. Get our media office to arrange a table at Cobham [Chelsea's training ground]

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  • Correctional Services confirms Pistorius's parole is set aside

    The department's directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Oscar Pistorius Reeva Steenkamp Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years Oscar Pistorius parole JOHANNESBURG – The Correctional Services Department has now confirmed the decision to release Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision has been set aside. The says the board sat today and its chairperson, Judge Lucy Mailula, concurred with the concerns raised by Minister Michael Masutha that the decision to release the Paralympian was taken prematurely. It’s now directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Pistorius was sentenced to five years

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  • Malema’s turn to quiz magistrate

    JOHANNESBURG magistrate Colleen Collis’s interview for judicial appointment may well be a Judicial Service Commission (JSC) first: she will be interviewed by someone she previously found guilty of hate speech when JSC hearings to fill six posts in the Gauteng division of the High Court begin in Cape Town Monday. As the JSC is made up of politicians and lawyers, candidates often face questions from those they have ruled against. But a personal finding against a commissioner is highly unusual. In 2010, Ms Collis, as an Equality Court magistrate, found Economic Freedom Fighters leader and JSC commissioner Julius Malema guilty of hate speech. Speaking to Business Day, Ms Collis said she would not

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  • Are you schooled or are you educated?

     Those of you who have had schooling followed the rules of the school, attended your classes, did your homework, wrote the tests, passed, and received a certificate of some kind. When you fell out of line, and came late or missed an assignment deadline, you were punished for this bad behaviour. You were, in a sense, institutionalised. But you can be schooled and still be a barbarian. You can frame and hang your certificates against a wall and still be uneducated. You can attend many years of formal schooling and still be reckless. I see this all the time. School, in this sense, is therefore not primary school or high school; it is all forms of institutionalisation, including college and university,

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  • Hunt for killer of ANC donor - Politics | IOL News

    Johannesburg - Gauteng police are still on a massive manhunt for the killers of controversial ANC funder and North West businessman Wandile Bozwana in a drive-by shooting on the N1 highway on Friday. Bozwana was travelling north from Johannesburg with female companion Mpho Baloyi when the fatal attack took place. Baloyi was in the driver’s seat when a silver-grey BMW M3 pulled up next to their vehicle near the Garsfontein off-ramp. A gunman simply pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots in the direction of Bozwana, who was alongside Baloyi in the passenger seat. He fired 12 times and 9 of the bullets hit Bozwana in his body. Baloyi was also hit in the attack but she managed to drive to the

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  • Impaired credit records highest ever - Nzimande

    The number of South Africans with impaired credit records has reached its highest ever levels, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Sunday. “The National Credit Regulator has just released a report that South Africa has reached its highest levels ever in terms of people with impaired credit records. All because of the drive to make profits at any cost by finance and financial institutions, including through reckless lending,” he said at the launch of the SACP’s Red October campaign at Lethabong, near Rustenburg in North West. This year’s campaign focuses on transformation of the financial sector and the media. “It is estimated that there are 19 million credit active South

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  • A Dad Halted His Daughter's Wedding So Her Stepdad Could Help Give Her Away

    The couple’s photographer, Delia D. Blackburn, told BuzzFeed News that Brittany Peck’s father, Todd Bachman, was proceeding down the aisle when he suddenly stopped and walked over to her stepfather, Todd Cendrosky.

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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Meyer keeps continuity for USA match - Springboks

    Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer decided to keep continuity for the Springboks’ final Rugby World Cup Pool B match, against the USA at London’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday. The starting line-up shows only two changes from the team that played in the 34-16 victory over Scotland in Newcastle on Saturday. As a result Frans Malherbe will start his first match of the season for South Africa while Rudy Paige could make his Test debut off the bench against the USA. Malherbe comes in at tighthead prop for Jannie du Plessis in the only change to the pack. The backline shows only one personnel change as well, at wing where Lwazi Mvovo takes over from JP Pietersen, with Bryan Habana moving over

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  • Nigeria: Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Arrested in London

    The immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was on Friday arrested in London, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively and authoritatively report. The former minister, who was one of the most powerful officials of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, was arrested Friday morning by the UK National Crimes Agency, alongside four other people. The identities of the four other people arrested along with her could not be immediately ascertained. PREMIUM TIMES learnt she was arrested for offences related to bribery, corruption and money laundering. Two top British officials in London confirmed the development to this newspaper. They requested not to be named because they

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  • Killing comes on eve of money talks - Politics | IOL News

    Johannesburg - The brutal killing of controversial ANC funder and businessman Wandile Bozwana happened just days before the ANC was due to discuss the role of money in the affairs of the party. Bozwana was recently accused of having financially influenced the election of Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas as provincial treasurer of the ANC following the death of former treasurer and disgraced MP Yolanda Botha in March. Botha succumbed to cancer while facing a multimillion-rand fraud and corruption charge along with provincial chairman and MEC for Finance John Block and MEC for Co-operative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements Alvin Botes. Block and Botes are due in the High Court

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  • 'Western Cape is hideout for racists' - Politics | IOL News

    Cape Town - The Western Cape is a hideout for racists who do not want a black government and the country could run more effectively with fewer provinces, ANC leaders said yesterday. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, a speaker at a provincial ANC meeting, yesterday likened the Western Cape to Orania, a Northern Cape town where only white Afrikaners are allowed to live. Joemat-Pettersson is also a member of the ANC’s national executive committee. She said the Western Cape had become painted as a place where “there is an influx of the rural poor from the Eastern Cape”. “Those who do not believe in black majority rule, who still want to perpetuate white minority (rule), have moved from Gauteng

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  • WhatsApp slur against Mugabe gets Zim man arrested - report

    Nduna Matshazi, a councillor for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, says he sent on a message about Mugabe "by mistake", the state-owned Chronicle reported this weekend. Instead of sending it to a political chat group, Matshazi posted the message to a group of councillors for the rural district of Bubi in southern Zimbabwe. The group's administrator, who is not being named, reported him to the police. It's not clear exactly when Matshazi was arrested nor in which police station he is being held. According to the Chronicle, which is published in Bulawayo, the message is a parody of the Lord's Prayer in the Bible. The administrator of the Whatsapp group says the prayer is "twisted to

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  • Porsche announces Cayman Black Edition | The New Age Online

    Following similar 911 and Boxster models, the company's diminutive sports coupe is finally getting an extra touch of exclusivity. The Cayman Black Edition comes with a special black exterior finish with contrasting aluminum window trim and bigger, 20-inch Carrera alloy wheels. The cabin is trimmed in black leather, and a host of creature comforts are offered as standard, including two-zone climate control, Porsche's navigation system and a premium sound system. For those worried about scratching the paintwork, reversing sensors front and rear, anti-dazzle mirrors and cruise control are all fitted as standard. As are rain sensors and Porsche's dynamic headlights that offer better illumination

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  • Phiyega praises Saps on drug raid

    The South African Police Service raided over 107 drug outlets around the country over the past few days. Police Raids Drug raids in gang communities Springs Operation Fiela Operation Zonke JOHANNESBURG – National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says officers are committed to routing out drug abuse in society.   The South African Police Service raided over 107 drug outlets around the country over the past few days. Over 100 suspects were arrested after being found in possession of drugs. Police also seized a variety of substances, including nyaope, dagga, cat and crystal meth. In an effort to combat drug dealing in the country, the police service has embarked on a multi-disciplinary operation

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