• Petrol price shocker in pipeline - IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA If the price of petrol drops in August, there'll be little for South African consumers to celebrate, warns the AA. Johannesburg - A pending decrease in the price of fuel is good news for heavily indebted consumers, although the cheer may be short-lived, according to debt management company Debt Rescue. CEO Neil Roets says consumers must be aware that other economic indicators remained largely negative. According to the Central Energy Fund’s latest official update, the price of petrol could drop by 29c a litre from next Wednesday, after increasing on July 1 by between 41c and 44c.

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  • TV star at war with SABC over dress code

    Weather anchor Lebo Dlamini says she has not returned to work after maternity leave because her boss at the SABC insists on vetting her attire before she goes on air. A familiar face for millions of SABC1 viewers, Dlamini has been a Ndebele weather presenter for the past three years. “I cannot be made to go to the man’s office and show him how I am dressed every day,” protested Dlamini.

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  • Outpouring of affection for Oscar - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    In 20 days, Pistorius will walk out of the Kgosi Mumpuru prison in Pretoria. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. In June, Correctional Services officials confirmed Pistorius would be releasedinto house arrest on August 21 after having spent less than a year behind bars.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • EFF items burnt over Malema's 'dictatorship'

    Enraged Economic Freedom Fighters in Limpopo yesterday allegedly burnt party paraphernalia in a protest against what they called ‘dictatorship’ of their leader Julius Malema. The items included a poster bearing Malema’s face and what appeared to be T-shirts, overalls and CDs of EFF’s struggle songs. Junior told Saturday Citizen the items were burnt by disgruntled EFF members somewhere in the Vhembe district in Limpopo. “People defend Malema unnecessarily.

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  • Zimbabwe calls for US hunter to be extradited over Cecil the lion's death

    Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 for the hunt earlier this month in which he shot the lion with a powerful bow and arrow close to Hwange national park in the west of Zimbabwe. Cecil, who had a distinctive black mane, was a popular tourist attraction among visitors to the park and was also wearing a collar as part of a University of Oxford research project. "We are appealing to the responsible authorities for (Palmer's) extradition to Zimbabwe so that he can be made accountable for his illegal actions," environment minister Oppah Muchinguri told reporters in Harare. Palmer, who has gone into hiding amid a flood of angry abuse and criticism, has apologised for killing Cecil and said he was misled by professional guide Theo Bronkhorst.

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  • Plane debris identified as Boeing 777 - World News | IOL News

    Malaysian authorities confirmed on Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared without trace in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The Malaysia Airlines flight was one of only three Boeing 777s to have been involved in major incidents, along with the downing of the MH17 over Ukraine last year and the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco airport in 2013 that left three dead.

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  • Humbled Khune to rejoin Chiefs - PSL

    BackpagePix Matshelane Mamabolo says Itumeleng Khune s return to Kaize Chiefs proves power has shifted from the players back to club bosses. The return of Itumeleng Khune to Kaizer Chiefs spells a death-knell for ‘player power’ and puts the club bosses back in control of the game. Chiefs yesterday reported, on their website, that the country’s No1 goalkeeper will once again be turning out for them.

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  • Nigeria: UK Announces New Immigration Rules, Welcomes Legitimate Applicants

    The United Kingdom (UK) yesterday expressed its readiness to welcome only travellers who have legitimate purposes and who will not cause harm or seek to abuse the country's immigration system. Speaking at a media interview on visa services in Nigeria yesterday in Lagos, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Lagos, Ray Kyles, said Nigeria is the fourth largest nationality in terms of total UK visa application and that six per cent of the global demand for a UK visa was from legitimate Nigerians.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Canada pastor ‘confesses to all crimes’ - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS Hyeon Soo Lim speaks during a news conference in Pyongyang, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 30, 2015. Seoul - The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations who has been detained by North Korea since February appeared before media in Pyongyang and confessed to crimes aimed at overthrowing the state, the North's official news agency said on Friday. The KCNA news agency said Hyeon Soo Lim, of the 3 000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, “honestly admitted to all crimes” he was accused of committing.

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  • Zim couple approach SA embassy to reverse travel ban

    A Zimbabwean couple has approached the South African embassy in Harare seeking a reversal of the one year travel prohibition imposed on them by Home Affairs officials at the Beitbridge border post. “On July 17, Sithobekile, who has a history of cardiac related ailments, collapsed. “That led to our ban from South Africa as we arrived two hours after June 27 ended,” he said.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • Arrows announce 13 new signings

    Newly promoted Premiership side Golden Arrows have announced their new signings for the 2015/2016 season.

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  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s powerful message to Africa

    Certainly, the African Union (AU) delegates who attended Obama’s address at the organisation’s headquarters in Addis Ababa earlier in the week were enthusiastic in their response, rising as one to give him a standing ovation. One has to wonder whether they were actually listening, though, because to his credit, the US president did not waste the opportunity by just mouthing platitudes. This is noteworthy because it is clear that the African countries Obama chose to visit — Kenya and Ethiopia — were not selected solely because of his familial ties to the former and the fact that the AU is headquartered in the latter. Both are also strategically important to the US from a security perspective, being at the coal face in the battle against Islamic extremism and the international spread of religiously inspired terror.

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  • Jose taunts Wenger, again - Premier League

    PA Wire/Press Association Images Arsene Wenger has not beaten Jose Mourinho in 13 attempts, and the Chelsea boss was quick to remind him of that. Jose Mourinho has piled the pressure on Arsene Wenger, saying he would have found a solution to the Frenchman’s dreadful run against him by now. The Arsenal manager has not beaten Mourinho in 13 attempts, a record Wenger will be hoping to put right at Wembley tomorrow. No. I think I lost twice against Tony Pulis, I lost against Crystal Palace and against West Bromwich Albion.

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  • Bin Laden relatives killed in jet crash - report - World News | IOL News

    Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United Kingdom says family members of the late al-Qaeda leader were killed in a private jet crash in southern England. - A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesperson for Britain's Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

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  • Jimmy Tau hands over R200,000 lobolo for wealthy girlfriend

    A celebration in honour of Tau and his girlfriend, Sizakele Manonga apparently took place in the lavish suburb of Pretoria East two weeks ago. The family bash was to celebrate Tau finishing off lobola for Manonga whom he got engaged to a few months ago. According to Sunday Sun, Tau paid the hefty amount to the Manonga family who are known for their immense wealth - they own a mansion with fourteen bedrooms on a private estate and are in possession of more than 30 German cars.

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  • South Africa: Operation "Fiela" in Full Swing in Cape Town CBD

    A crime fighting approach popularly known as Operation "Fiela" started early this morning (Thursday 2015-07-30) in the Cape Town CBD area where different government departments, including the police, deployed in full strength to ensure that they rid the streets of Cape Town of any criminal activities and elements. The assembly point of the operation was at the Cape Town Stadium where the role-players, which included the Cape Town Cluster police, Border Police, Public Order Police and the Firearm Liquor and Second Hand Goods component, gathered together with other law enforcement, Metro police, Traffic, Department of Community as well as SARS, Social Development, Immigration and Home Affairs members. At about 09:30 the forces moved to the Station Deck, Grand Parade, Long Street and St George's Mall, where they stopped and searched many community members in the streets of Cape Town.

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