• Why Rihanna took Chris Brown back - Tonight News

    NEW YORK - Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna said she once felt she was strong enough to take back boyfriend Chris Brown after he famously assaulted her in 2009, but finally realised she had been stupid to think that way. “I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn't understand him,” she told Vanity Fair magazine in a cover story for the November issue. Explaining why she took him back after he left her bloodied on the eve of the Grammy awards, Rihanna, 27, said she thought “Maybe I'm one of those people built to handle ... this. “Maybe I'm the person who's almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they're not strong enough” and to be able to “say the right thing.”

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  • 'I experienced racism far beyond that of America in SA': Popular DJ

    A recent visit to South Africa has left a bitter taste in the mouth for well known house music DJ and producer Afefe Iku Osunlade. Afefe Iku Osunlade was one of the headline acts at the Spring Fiesta festival which took place at Wild Water in Boksburg this past weekend. This is what Osunlade had to say about his experience in the country in a Facebook post: “Now im certain I’ll get lots of shit for this post however it must be said. It’s been about ten years since my last visit to South Africa and I must say this trip has more than opened my eyes that apartheid is alive and kickin! It’s absolutely the most white privileged place I’ve ever experienced in my life and from this date I vow never

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  • Indian chiefs rankle Malema

    That was the question Judge Shyam Gyanda posed during his interview with the Judicial Services Commission in Cape Town that set off sparks with Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, a member of the interviewing panel. Gyanda was a candidate for the position of deputy judge president of the KwaZulu-Natal division of the high court. He was up against judges Mjabuliseni Madondo, Gregory Kruger and Kate Pillay. Simon Ndlovu withdrew his application. After lengthy deliberations late yesterday the JSC did not recommend any of the candidates for appointment because none had received a majority vote. The debate began with Malema saying Indians dominated "every sphere of life", particularly

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  • Mbalula trolls US losers at World Cup - World Rugby

    We South Africans know nobody trolls a bunch of losers like our Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula. But the USA just got introduced to his flavour of trash talking. Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article capturing all the ways Mbalula heckled the US rugby team before, during and after they played the Springboks and lost. The author, Marissa Payne, wrote: “Politicians aren’t known for their realness, at least in the United States. But things must work differently in South Africa because Fikile Mbalula… left nothing on the table when it came to expressing his glee on Twitter over the Springboks’ 64-0 shutout of the United States during their Rugby World Cup match on Wednesday.”

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  • Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    He made this startling claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing battle with the taxman. This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled

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  • These are the South African provinces where you are most likely to be murdered

    Over the past three years the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100,000 to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100,000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eight out of 167 countries with data available for 2012. Between April 2014 and March 2015, on average 49 people were murdered each day. This is on average two more killings a day than in the previous year and a staggering six more deaths a day than in 2011/12. The 2013/14 South African Police Service annual report showed that 5% of murder victims were children and 14% were women, most of whom were murdered by their intimate partners. By far the

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  • Bok in biting furore - Cape Times

    Matt Lawton South Africa might have left the Olympic Stadium believing they had emerged from a crisis but they could yet find themselves at the centre of a biting scandal. While the match commissioner will want to examine video evidence in an effort to assess an incident that occurred in the first half of this Pool B encounter, a photograph, taken by the Daily Mail’s Kevin Quigley, appears to show Springboks prop Frans Malherbe sinking his teeth into the shoulder of American lock Matt Trouville. When shown the photograph, Trouville told team USA officials he could not recall the incident, although he was wearing padding across his shoulders. A spokesman for the South Africa team, who was also

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  • Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

    According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed impending demise of Mugabe. A Malawi publication, the Maravi Post, reported at the time that Liabunya had predicted, during a New Year’s Day service, that Mugabe would pass away this year. This was not the first time the

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  • OR Tambo International Airport a no-fly zone

    The failure of control-tower equipment at OR Tambo International Airport left dozens of planes grounded and thousands of passengers frustrated on Wednesday. The problems slowed international and local arrivals and departures at Africa’s busiest airport to a snail’s pace. Airline companies warned that there would be a huge knock-on effect on flights leaving and arriving in Johannesburg. The radio technology problems arose as South Africa’s leading civil aviation safety and security experts met in Johannesburg for a safety and security conference on Wednesday.

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  • Mourinho responds to Capello criticism - Premier League

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at criticism levelled by Fabio Capello and said he is determined to lift the Blues out of the rut that has seen them slump to the lower reaches of the Premier League. Chelsea are currently two places above the relegation zone after losing four and winning only two of their first eight league games. Their worst start to a season in 37 years has prompted criticism of Mourinho's methods, with Capello notably claiming the Portuguese coach “burns out his players” after two seasons. Mourinho, speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday, admitted he “can't hide the reality” of Chelsea's dire straits but took exception to Capello's assessment of his leadership

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  • ANCYL lambasts Frank Chikane

    The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) on Thursday added its voice to mounting criticism leveled against veteran party leader Reverend Frank Chikane for making public comments about “renewal” of the ANC, ahead of the national general council (NGC). Criticizing Chikane, the ANCYL said while it welcomed robust debates within the structures of the ANC “we are, however, disappointed by the populist posturing by Cde. Reverend Frank Chikane”. Chikane this week said he hoped his document containing proposals for the renewal of the ANC would be placed on the agenda of the NGC, which starts Friday. The reverend’s comments immediately drew rebuke from ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, who accused Chikane of

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  • 21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

    Taken when she was only an 18-year-old princess, this picture shows the young Elizabeth Alexandra Mary during her time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, 1945.

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  • 'Give back the money. Give back the name': DA to Chancellor House

    “But fast-forward half a century‚” Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday outside Chancellor House Holdings in Sandton‚ “and you will find that the name has been stolen and defiled.” Maimane was addressing a protest against what his party said is the “flagrant abuse of public funds by the African National Congress (ANC)‚ and the devastating effect it is having on South Africa”. Most recently‚ Chancellor House was said to have received “$6-million in dividends and barely-disguised kickbacks labelled ‘success fees’ and ‘consultation fees’ ” from Japanese company “Hitachi in order to secure Eskom tenders”. The company agreed to pay $19-million to the United States Securities and

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  • Sfiso Ncwane in baby mama drama, says 'I'm not going to support another man's child'

    Pinky Dlamini, 29, added to Ncwane’s woes after she told Drum magazine’s latest issue that the Kulingile Baba hit-maker is not supporting the boy. But the Bayede Baba singer denies paternity and rubbished Dlamini as “jealous and bitter.” Ncwane challenged her to do DNA tests to prove that he is truly not the father of the boy, according to the report. “That boy is not mine and I know who the real father is. I’m not going to support another man’s child. Pinky knows the truth and if she insists on saying I’m the father, then let’s go for a DNA test,” Ncwane told Drum. “Like all ex-girlfriends she’s not happy that I dumped her and became successful.” Pinky said: “My son doesn’t even have shoes as

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  • Malema asks judge candidate if he was deployed by DA

    Advocate Lawrence Lever, from Mahikeng in the North West, studied law at Rhodes University in the 1980s - a tumultuous time during apartheid. After going through his CV and experience, "Commissioner Malema" was first on the mic. Lever's CV included his stint as a member of Parliament for the Democratic Party - a predecessor of the DA - between 1999 and 2004. He left apparently because he felt he had reached his "political shelf life". "In the eighties you were at the university? And you were conscious of what was happening in society at the time? And you went with the flow?" Malema asked. Lever replied that he did not claim to have participated in politics. "You took a decision not to be involved

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  • Don't worry Chelsea fans, only 48.4 days left for Jose Mourinho

    Powered by caffeine and adrenaline, hundreds of Kenyan and Canadian geeks will compete over Skype in a 28-hour ''hackathon'' to develop apps to improve rural Kenyans' health, farms and access to education.

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  • Calls for currency devaluation as confidence sinks - Business News | IOL Business

    The continued fluctuation in the rand is hurting Zimbabwean manufacturers, prompting them to call for internal devaluation of the US dollar after the first manufacturing confidence index showed confidence in the industry at a lowly negative 33 percent. Zimbabwe has apparently become a warehouse for goods produced in other countries, mainly from South Africa, Malawi, Zambia and China, despite lobby efforts to promote local producers. Manufacturers in Zimbabwe are struggling against a heavy saddle of power outages, high electricity tariffs and other costs, as well as expensive borrowing on the local market. Busisa Moyo, the president of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), said in Harare yesterday that the prices of products produced in Zimbabwe “are a reflection of the Zimbabwean environment”.

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  • A 17-Year-Old Created This Insanely Detailed "Map Of Stereotypes"

    You might remember Vargic from such other cartographical wonders as the Map of Literature and the Map of the Internet.

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  • Clinton message rises: She won't be Obama 2.0

    As Barack Obama’s secretary of State, Hillary Clinton loyally carried out his agenda, but since mounting her presidential bid she has split with the White House on several key issues, including global trade. Drilling in the Arctic Ocean is too risky, she argues. Deportations? The administration’s record rate of sending undocumented immigrants home is unnecessarily “breaking up families,” according to Clinton. The White House has dilly-dallied long enough on whether to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, and Clinton recently came out against it. As for Syria, she has complained that aiding and arming Syrian rebels was taking too long.  Gun violence? If elected, Clinton said she would try to circumvent

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  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Lying About Kariba Dam Levels, Mangoma

    FORMER Energy Minister Elton Mangoma says the current electricity crisis is a result of a failing administration which is "lying" to Zimbabweans that Kariba Dam has dried up. The country is struggling to produce enough electricity to meet its needs and has drastically reduced power supply to homes and industries. The situation has worsened in recent days with households forced onto load-shedding schedules that see many around the country going for up to 18 hours without power each day. Government blames the crisis on low water levels at Kariba Dam which have reduced generation capacity at Kariba Power Station from 750 MW to 475 MW. In an interview with Newzimabwe.com on the side-lines of Germany

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