• South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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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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  • Mugabe not scheduled to attend AU meeting | The New Age Online

    Zimbabwe says the current Chairperson of the African Union, President Robert Mugabe, was not scheduled to attend the African Union meeting, refuting claims that United State President Barack Obama snubbed him. Obama addressed the African Union Commission on Tuesday, a meeting Mugabe did not attend. Zimbabwe's secretary for Foreign Affairs Joey Bimha says, "If President Obama had wished to see President Mugabe as Chair of the African Union he would not have summoned him to Addis Ababa, protocol does not allow that.

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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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  • Saif Gaddafi’s execution could save Blair - Africa | IOL News

    Four years after he was captured trying to flee the country, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 43, has been sentenced to death by firing squad, having been convicted of murder and inciting genocide during Libya’s 2011 civil war. Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi take to the grave what he knows about the politicians and businessmen who courted him and his family? Chief among them, of course, was Tony Blair, who helped Saif with his philosophy PhD thesis during his controversial student days at the London School of Economics (LSE) - an institution later revealed to have accepted hundreds of thousands in “donations” from Saif’s charitable foundation and the Gaddafi clan. As Prime Minister, Tony Blair became acquainted with him soon after the young man was appointed by his father, the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in 2001, to act as the public, modern face of his country while Gaddafi senior lived in a Bedouin tent in his compound in Tripoli on the edge of the Sahara.

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  • Kenya Moore's Obsession With Beyoncé Has Reached New Levels

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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  • Jose Mourinho targets Rafael Benitez's wife

    Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard’s wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese. Montserrat Seara triggered the attack after Spanish newspaper La Region published her light-hearted remark following Benitez’s appointment at the Bernabeu last month, the third time he has joined a club previously managed by his rival. Mourinho was clearly not amused and speaking to reporters after Chelsea beat European champions Barcelona on penalties in a Washington friendly, he delivered a withering straight-faced response. “Her husband went to Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • Bezuidenhout returns to Mango - Companies | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Nico Bezuidenhout is returning to his Mango post. Johannesburg - South African Airways said that Nico Bezuidenhout, its acting chief executive officer, will stand down and return to the Mango low-cost arm. Bezuidenhout, who has been running the unprofitable state-owned carrier since November following the suspension of Monwabisi Kalawe, will move back to Mango, which he previously ran, with immediate effect, spokesman Tlali Tlali said in a text message.

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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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  • Prasa receives approval to test new locomotives

    JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has received a progress report from the railway safety regulator regarding the testing of locomotives purchased for local use. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has purchased several locomotives, and in recent weeks it has been criticised because the trains were too high for local railway lines. What this means that Prasa has the authority to proceed with the testing and commissioning phase for a period of six months. Prasa has been embroiled in a public spat between its board chairman Popo Molefe and former group CEO Lucky Montana.

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  • Muvhango actor details being rushed to hospital - SundayWorld

    Tshirumbula, who prefers to be known as Nkuli, was treated and discharged from a local clinic after feeling dizzy because of an allergic reaction. The actor recently lost weight as part of his preparations to take part in the SABC3 reality television dance competition. Perceived in many quarters as a television hunk, Tshirumbula plays Gundo Mukwevho on the multi-lingual SABC2 soapie and on Friday was due to compete for a place in the top three of the dance show with partner Nombulelo Hlathi. "Ag man, it was just an allergic reaction.

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  • MH370: has the mystery been solved? - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS French gendarmes and police carry a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Kuala Lumpur - Investigators scrambled on Thursday to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation's greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777.

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  • Chiefs keep Khune, Masango waiting

    A "clash of schedules" led to yesterday's much-anticipated meeting between Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung and the clubless duo of Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango being postponed. Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Khune and winger Masango were expected to sit down with Motaung to discuss their return to the club following their failed negotiations to extend their contracts soon after the end of last season. "The meeting is not cancelled, but postponed," said Vina Maphosa, the Chiefs spokesman. Khune and Masango remain in the hunt for clubs with less than a week before the Premier League campaign kicks off next week.

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  • Insults for Mbalula over Limpopo ANCYL - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula was on the recieving endo of crude insults from his fellow ANC comrades on social media. Johannesburg - Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula found himself on the receiving end of crude insults from his fellow ANC comrades on social media this week. “@MbalulaFikile No wonder Cde Tony Yengeni took u to the initiation school, (he) realised that gore (that) ure soo stupid #$@%& (insult uttered in Sesotho removed)”. The insults came after the ANC Youth League’s National conference preparatory committee - headed by Mbalula - on Sunday reinstated all members of the Limpopo ANCYL provincial executive committee (PEC) that were dissolved by an earlier court order.

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  • Foreign students stranded in SA

    The students, mainly from Cameroon and Zimbabwe, have been waiting for more than six months for their visa renewals. This means they are unable to leave South Africa or visit their home countries. Kamdem Fabrice, 28, a third-year engineering student, said the wait had affected his studies. Fabrice went to the Visas Facilitation Services Global, which manages visas on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs, to complain.

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  • Whitney ‘there’ in Bobbi’s last moments - Tonight News

    Whitney Houston's music was repeatedly played to Bobbi Kristina Brown while she was in a coma. The 22-year-old aspiring singer passed away on Sunday, almost six months after she was found unresponsive in her bath, and her loved ones felt her late mother was always in the room with them. Family friend Wanda Shelley said: "I played her mom's music. Wanda - who became close to the family when she worked as executive producer on 'Being Bobby Brown' - and Bobbi's other friends and family members were by her bedside round-the-clock, and a typical day involved reading from the Bible, playing music, and giving her leg rubs with coconut oil.

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  • South Africa: Visa Rules 'Putting 1 Million New Jobs At Risk'

    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba should be asked why he is not taking heed of the private sectors' concerns regarding the decline in tourist numbers and the resulting outcry of the tourism industry, Beverley Schäfer, DA Western Cape spokesperson on economic opportunities, tourism and agriculture, said on Tuesday. According to the latest Tourism Business Index of the Tourism Business Council of SA business performance levels across the tourism value chain have dropped from 99.9 points in the first quarter to 83.6 points in the second quarter. This is the lowest performance level since the third quarter of 2011. "These [visa] regulations can potentially destroy 22 000 jobs, split families and prevent people from entering SA that could positively contribute to our economy," she said.

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  • I shouldn't be alive - Jabu Mahlangu

    “I know I shouldn’t be alive today,” Jabu Mahlangu said, candidly, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton. Mahlangu is wearing lots of suits these days with a number of ambassadorial positions from SuperSport United, to the MultiChoice Diski Challenge, the Engen Knockout Challenge and the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA). Beating his alcohol abuse has seen him show the Grim Reaper the middle finger and play double jeopardy with his scythe as he has come back from the dead a number of times. “There are so many incidents where I should have died,” Mahlangu said.

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