• Germanwings pilot’s chilling prophesy - City Press

    Andreas Lubitz was a man with a dark side. In fact, Andreas was breathing calmly while his captain was shouting in the background and trying to break the door down. Over the past few days, it has been revealed that Lubitz (27) had probably planned the murder-suicide. The 26-year-old, who asked no to be named, said Lubitz’s personal problems and unpredictable behaviour led to her recently breaking off their relationship.

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  • Did SA man mastermind world's biggest ponzi scheme?

    "I wouldn't know if it was a Ponzi scheme," he said on Friday, putting on a brave front despite accusations that he masterminded a transnational criminal enterprise. The accusations centre on Belvedere Management, a Mauritius-based fund manager which manages and administers about $16-billion in funds. It is headed up by the Cape-town-based Kellermann, Irish businessman David Cosgrove and Mauritian Kenneth Maillard. Despite Kellermann's denials, the company, which manages hundreds of hedge funds and businesses around the world, has begun to look increasingly questionable after two of its Mauritian-based funds were shut down and others placed under investigation.

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  • Tbo Touch falls foul of Metro FM’s rules - City Press

    Metro FM suspended a second DJ, Thabo “Tbo Touch” Molefe, this week following the uproar over Sibusiso “DJ Sbu” Leope last week. City Press understands the national broadcaster, SABC, took the action after Leope and “his people” questioned why Molefe had not been suspended for punting his own commercial products, as well as American boxer Floyd Mayweather, on his drive-time show a few weeks ago.

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  • Naledi Pandor appointed acting president

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Gauteng’s new elite billion-rand cities - City Press

    The house also has a a basement garage to showcase multibillionaire insurance magnate Douw Steyn’s collection of sports and vintage cars. With an eye-watering price tag of R254 million – costlier than President Jacob Zuma’s homestead that cost the taxpayer R246 million – the mansion, built by Steyn and his wife Carolyn, is the jewel in the crown of the 809-hectare Steyn City, located between Fourways and Diepsloot. Upon completion, the complex will boast a private hospital, two private schools and a number of office parks inside its gated perimeter. Developers say Steyn City is “six times the size of Sandton City, four times the size of Monaco and two and a half times the size of Central Park in New York”.

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  • Ghana: Why a 15-Year-Old Decided to Build Bikes From Bamboo in Ghana

    "It's so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries," says Winifred Selby. At an African Leadership Academy event in Johannesburg last year, I asked a young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Winifred Selby, what motivated her to co-start Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative when she was just 15. The award winning company makes bicycles out of bamboo and has caught the attention of global organisations. Whilst at school Selby discovered a number of things about Ghana, and the continent in general, that deeply upset her.

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  • 25 Things That Happened At The 2015 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

    WWE's most glamorous night of the year included a big butt, old dudes licking each other, tears, and lots of boos for Roman Reigns.

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  • King denies xenophobic comments - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA King Goodwill Zwelithini s alleged xenophobic comments have sparked criticism. Durban - King Goodwill Zwelithini has denied saying foreigners should be deported from South Africa or making xenophobic comments while speaking in Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal last week. A complaint was lodged with the Human Rights Commission earlier this week. The Royal Household has written to the Human Rights Commission seeking clarity on the nature of the complaints.

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  • Policeman dies after shootout on N3 south

    One policeman has died following a shootout on N3 south in Johannesburg.

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  • The Rhodes debate: My biggest fear is that we will find ourselves in a racial civil war - City Press

    The response of UCT students to a society still drenched in racism is an early warning of racial war – which we would do well to heed. A colleague insisted I should go to show solidarity with the students. The students started by asking the president of convocation, Barney Pityana, to step down as chairperson of the event. The students had managed to do what we had been advising the university to do in the first place, which was to have the students host the discussions themselves instead of coming with prepackaged solutions to them.

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  • Help get rid of apartheid symbols - Malema - Politics | IOL News

    Julius Malema has urged students at Wits University and other tertiary institutions to remove the statues of apartheid leaders and other vestiges of white supremacy. The EFF commander-in-chief said that would make white South Africans appreciate that they were not superior to black people. Malema, who was addressing the EFF students’ command summit at Wits University, warned, though, that collapsing white supremacy should not mean substituting it with black people because that would only serve to perpetuate the domination of one race over another.

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  • Sterling set to reject bumper new deal - Premier League

    EPA Raheem Sterling is prepared to turn down one of the biggest deals in Liverpool s history. Raheem Sterling is prepared to turn down one of the biggest deals in Liverpool’s history. Negotiations with Sterling have reached yet another impasse and it is understood that even if Liverpool offer £180 000 a week he will not sign. The forward, who has vowed to concentrate on his football for the rest of the season and not be distracted by contract talks, has returned to Merseyside after spending a week with England.

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  • Zimbabwe: 'Pray for President Mugabe'

    Prophet Walter Magaya has appealed to Zimbabweans and other people from all over the world to pray for President Robert Mugabe. Magaya said Mugabe's "wisdom" was from God hence people should pray for the 91-year- old leader. "Pray for President Robert Mugabe. Speaking to journalists later, Magaya said his message on praying for Mugabe was not political.

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  • New Miss SA overwhelmed & excited about new role

    Liesl Laurie from Eldorado Park was crowned last night at the Sun City Super Bowl.

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  • South Africa and Nigeria: It’s complicated | Daily Maverick

    Nowhere are these views more entrenched than in South Africa. As I talked to him, it became clear that much of his own ignorance about Nigerians was linked to a broader ignorance about the rest of the African continent. Apartheid was a system that not only dehumanised and impoverished black South Africans, it also isolated them physically and imaginatively from their continent. While this pattern of distrust between individual Nigerians and South Africans can be broken down by simple acts of kindness, the reality is that at a state-to-state level, the animosity between South Africa and Nigeria is deeply problematic and less easy to break down.

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  • 14 Seemingly Harmless Things That Could Actually Kill You

    If you get enough air, blown at sufficient force, it can result in a fatal air embolism — when air bubbles get into your blood stream and kill you. According to a 1998 report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were roughly 15,600 dryer fires that year, causing 20 deaths and 370 injuries.

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  • Nigeria awaits tense poll results - Africa | IOL News

    Nigerians on Monday awaited the first results of a closely fought general election pitting President Goodluck Jonathan against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for calm after deadly riots followed 2011 polls. The United Nations Secretary General congratulated Nigeria for holding a “largely peaceful and orderly” ballot, as the head of the country's electoral commission said Sunday that the first results could be announced the following day.

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  • Is it because DJ Sbu’s black? - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA DJ Sbu has earned the ire of many due to his aggressive campaign to market his new energy drink MoFaya, says the writer. File photo: Bhekikhaya Mabaso Is the problem with DJ Sbu that black people are not expected to be aggressive

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  • White privilege carved in stone - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA A student who only gave her first name, Katie, argues her point with the protesters at the Rhodes statue at UCT. Reactions to the Rhodes Must Fall campaign show up the white disconnectedness from issues that plague black lives, writes Gillian Schutte. Johannesburg - The media coverage of the “Rhodes Must Fall” student movement that started at the University of Cape Town (UCT) this month, has all but exposed the violence of white privilege and enduring white disconnectedness from issues that continue to plague black lives. The black students listen with incredulous looks on their faces.

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  • King Mswati’s jet held over debt - Africa | IOL News

    Swaziland’s King Mswati III’s personal jet has been impounded in Canada by order of a Canadian court for settlement of R35 million, part of the R1.6bn a businessman claims the monarch owes him. The plane was in Canada for maintenance when businessman Shanmuga Rethenam petitioned to have the asset seized. Rethenam’s firm, Southern Africa Resources Limited (Sarl), is suing Mswati for R1.6bn in damages for the closure, without Sarl’s consent, of a mining operation in Swaziland.

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