• Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender and admits contemplating suicide

    In his tell-all interview yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce Jenner confirmed he has undergone a gender transition to become a woman, admitting he contemplated suicide when things got bad eighteen months ago.

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  • Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    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 his lavish lifestyle, and that of Zuma's trusts.

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  • Arsenal 'boring', not Chelsea - Mourinho | The New Age Online

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed that Arsenal were more deserving of the "boring" epithet after his team closed on the Premier League title with a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Chelsea's last seven league wins have come by a single-goal margin and they were taunted with chants of 'Boring, boring Chelsea!' as the clock wound down at the Emirates Stadium.

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  • Sarah Baartman grave plaque defaced - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Reuters The 1816 complete cast in plaster of Sarah Baartman is displayed during a ceremony at the South African Embassy in Paris in 2002, in preparation for Baartman's remains to be returned to South Africa for burial. The indigenous woman, born in 1789, was taken to London by a British navy doctor around 1810 where she was shown off in freak shows. Port Elizabeth - A plaque at Sarah Baartman’s grave in Hankey has been defaced, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday. Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said a group of men were seen throwing white paint on the plaque on Saturday.

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  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

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  • Passport puzzle in 'SA mule' case

    The woman, identified as 22-year-old Lynette Nosipho, was nabbed at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday last week, allegedly in possession of 19kg of narcotics valued at more than R100000. The drugs - 17kg of pseudoephedrine, a popular party drug, and 2kg of heroin - were concealed in women's shoes, a laptop bag and arm guards used by cricketers. India's Central Industrial Security Force said this week that Nosipho's passport stated she was a South African citizen. Spokesman Hemendra Singh said she had been travelling on a tourist visa.

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  • Mozambique: Zuma Replies to a Letter From Mozambique Top Writer

    South African President Jacob Zuma has replied to the open letter which Mozambique's foremost writer, the novelist and poet Moa Couto, wrote to him last week, urging vigorous measures to end the wave of attacks against foreigners living in South Africa. Zuma said that he recalled the days when he lived in exile in Mozambique, and when Couto was a senior journalist on various of the Mozambican media, including AIM, and the daily paper “Noticias”. “I cannot forget the friendship that Mozambique accorded my comrades and to me personally. In fact Mozambique became my second home and it remains my home”, said Zuma.

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  • Africa: South Africa and Nigeria Spar Over Xenophobic Violence

    The recent xenophobic violence in South Africa against migrant workers has sparked a new diplomatic rift with Nigeria, with the South African government condemning Nigeria's decision to withdraw its envoys from Pretoria. On Sunday, the South African government released a statement calling Nigeria's move "an unfortunate and regrettable step" and said the government and a wide range of civic organisations had been "decisive and unequivocal" in condemning the attacks on foreign nationals in the country. The statement by South Africa's Department of International Cooperation, however, goes on to deride the Nigerian government over its inability to reign in the Boko Haram insurgency in the north of its country.

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  • Johnny Depp's Transformation To Whitey Bulger Is Truly Chilling

    "Just sayin' could get you buried real quick."

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • Nelson Mandela Bay buses worth R100m gather dust in ‘failed project’ - City Press

    Six years on and buses that were supposed to start the bus rapid transit system in Port Elizabeth are still gathering dust outside a fresh produce market. The 60 buses were acquired by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in 2009 for R100 million as part of its integrated public transport system, but it has been plagued by problems and allegations of corruption. As a result, the buses remain idle, parked outside the fresh produce market in Motherwell outside Port Elizabeth. The buses were meant to diversify and improve the city’s transport system, but are now exposed to the elements all year round.

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  • Tell the truth, and the whole truth... - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA One government official who was found to have misled Parliament in recent years is former communications director-general Rosey Sekese. Cape Town - Government officials found to be lying to Parliament could now face disciplinary action or being hauled before a court, should a new rule of the National Assembly get the go ahead. Up to now, rules have not catered for government officials who have to account to Parliament on a regular basis. Home Affairs portfolio committee chairman and member of the rules sub-committee Lemias Mashile reminded members about the proposed rule.

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  • Happiness abundant in colder climates - International | IOL Business

    The World Happiness Report grew out of a project from Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom of 700 000 people in the eastern Himalayas whose Prime Minister, Jigmi Y Thinley, set out to measure gross national happiness. The 10 happiest countries are Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia.

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  • Zimbabwe: SA-Loving, Anti-Zim Mthwakazi Rediscover Love for Home

    State media polemicist Nathaniel Manheru, who is believed to be President Robert Mugabe's spokesman George Charamba, writes that separatist Mthwakazi activists have rediscovered home (Zimbabwe) after they too were subjected to xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Writing, he says, from Indonesia where President Mugabe is attending a conference, Manheru claims that Mthwakazi activists were rebuffed when they approached Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini for help.

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  • We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

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  • 24 Dreams All '90s Girls Had That Never Came True

    You even knew what your Spice Girl name would be.

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  • Robert Marawa’s baby mama airs dirty laundry in open letter - SundayWorld

    Sun Apr 26 21:09:42 SAST 2015 In a lengthy open letter Zoe, who is reportedly expecting a second child with Lebo M, expresses how Robert has been neglecting his duties as a father to their son.Read

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  • Zimbabwe: Intruders Caught At Mujuru Farm

    Former Vice-President Joice Mujuru's life could be in danger amid reports that intruders, including suspected state security officials, were constantly being intercepted at her Beatrice Farm. One of them was reported to be a police officer. According to well-placed sources, the three were taken to Beatrice police station where one of them was identified as a police officer stationed at Harare Central Police Station. Efforts to get confirmation of the incident from Beatrice police station were fruitless yesterday.

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  • Surfer loses leg in shark attack - World News | IOL News

    AP Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said. Sydney - Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said on Saturday. “The shark came in and bit his leg off and the guys helped him in and carried him up the cliff,” a witness told the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper. The badly injured surfer was rushed to local hospital and later flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital in critical condition.

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