• Malema: If you don't know how to propose, don't blame Nigerians

    The Economic Freedom Fighters is celebrating Africa Day in Joubert Park in Johannesburg. Taking to the stage, leader Julius Malema criticised those who do not celebrate Africa Day, saying they behaved as if the day had nothing to do with them. “It’s our day as Africans,” he said, calling for Africans to unite. Malema said Africans would never achieve anything if they failed to unite, something the “colonisers” managed to do, hence they “conquered”. Xenophobia must come to an end, he said, telling the crowd that true Africans should exercise ubuntu and embrace people from other countries. South Africans must stop attacking people from other African countries over an excuse that they were taking

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  • Trevor Noah finds love in the US

    The long legged and dark haired beauty is a model who moved from Los Angeles to New York and currently lives with Noah.  The two are said to have met a few weeks ago but are already head over heels in love. According to US magazine, Taylor works at Ram, modelling in the dealer’s auto shows. Photos from her Instagram - where she has more than 17,000 followers - show her posing in a Ram polo.   It also appears Taylor accompanied Noah when he visited SA recently. They both uploaded images posing in a game reserve with cheetahs. Noah previously dated Dani Gabriel of Cape Town. The pair split when Noah took up a job as the host of The Daily Show.

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  • Polygamist Musa opens up about being a dedicated dad to his 10 children

    During an interview with TshisaLIVE Musa shared that one of the reasons he chose to lead a polygamous lifestyle was because he wanted to raise his "Mseleku nation". "I always told my grandmother that 'I want to have my own little nation when I grow up.' That is why I took many wives because I wanted many children," he said. Polygamist Musa's last wife talks budgets: 'Because of him I can enjoy my money'   Musa Mseleku and his family have grabbed the attention of many on their reality show Uthando Ne Sthembu which airs on Mzansi Magic. The polygamist has 10 children and has shared that he wants over 20 children. He described how he manages to be a hands on dad and insists he is always present.

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  • Chikane: ‘Last opportunity’ for ANC NEC to take action against Zuma, state capture

    With widespread speculation ahead of the African National Congress’ national executive committee (NEC) on Friday evening that some members of the structure might force President Jacob Zuma to step down, ANC stalwart Reverend Frank Chikane says NEC members have no choice but to act by removing Zuma from power. In an interview with Talk Radio 702’s Xolani Gwala on Friday morning, Chikane said the NEC – the governing party’s highest decision-making body – must do everything in its authority to resolve issues of state capture and leadership problems within the party. He said members of the NEC had the responsibility to give confidence to South Africans that the ANC was the leader of the nation. “If

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  • WATCH: Woman wakes up to find a black mamba by her bed

    Nick Evans of the KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation organisation was called out to deal with the unwelcome intruder at the house in Dawncliff, Westville. In a post on Facebook, Evans described how he arrived to find the elderly woman and her sister at the front door. "The caller explained that she had just woken up from a nap, when she heard something moving next to her bed. That's when she spotted this large black mamba right next to her bed. Feeling terrified, and wanting to get out the room to call for help, she used her duvet as a shield, and walked past the mamba," Evans said. WATCH: WTF! Massive snake takes a slither across a golf course  Evans discovered the mamba hiding

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  • How Marli van Breda fought for her life: pathologist tells court of 'severe scuffle' with axeman

    Her brother Henri – accused of killing their parents and brother – hung his head as forensic pathologist Dr Daphne Anthony described how Marli had several “defensive wounds” and that there were signs of “a severe scuffle” with her attacker. Anthony said that the nature and location of Marli’s wounds on her hands showed definite signs of “struggling going on during the attack” and that she had fought hard to “save her life”. Brother Rudi had probably been lying in bed on his side when the attacker struck‚ and it is likely the attack on him was most violent. Pathologist's description of family's wounds reduces Henri van Breda to tears  “I can postulate that since his injuries were all on the left

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  • Unemployed Umlazi man wins R34.4m in Lotto

    No job‚ in his 30s. But now a Durban man is “beyond happy” after winning a R34.4 million Lotto jackpot. He bought his ticket at a Spar in Umlazi‚ where he spent R60. The South African National Lottery said the winner plans to buy property.  He also intends to help his family improve their lives and will buy a house for his parents.  The winner also plans to start a business‚ and travel.  He is promising to invest some of the huge sum. This is the second big win from KwaZulu-Natal — Another man has won R58.7 million in the PowerBall. He bought his ticket for only R30 and randomly selected his numbers.  The man‚ who is in his 50s‚ told lottery operator Ithuba that he plans on investing most of

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  • Scandal! actor nabbed in brothel raid: reports

    An Ethiopian court sentenced an opposition politician to six and a half years in prison on Thursday over a series of anti-government comments on Facebook that it said encouraged terrorist acts, his lawyer said.

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  • Do not buy Ford: forensic expert assisting Kuga fire victim's family

    An independent forensic investigator assisting the family of Reshall Jimmy‚ who burned to death in his Ford Kuga‚ has urged South Africans to stop buying Ford vehicles due to the “appalling” manner in which the company has allegedly handled the incident. Jimmy burnt to death in December 2015 in his luxury Ford Kuga SUV while holidaying in the Wilderness in the Western Cape. Dr David Klatzow‚ the forensic scientist the family has roped in to assist with the matter‚ said it was time to put out a message to the buying public to boycott Ford vehicles. Speaking in Pretoria on Wednesday‚ Klatzow said Ford has come up with a string of versions on the cause of Jimmy’s death‚ all designed to take the

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  • The secret behind the Lions' 'explosive' scrum

    JOHANNESBURG - They play an exciting brand of rugby and the backs are often the big stars, but that doesn’t mean they don’t do the basics well. In fact, their whole game is dependent on their scrumming and line-out. Lions boss Johan Ackermann and captain Warren Whiteley always credit the forwards first because without them, without their work up front, and laying the foundation, the likes of Elton Jantjies, Harold Vorster, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Ruan Combrinck and Courtnall Skosan can’t do their thing. And now workhorse and scrum machine Jacques van Rooyen - who is one of the unlucky ones to miss out on Springbok and SA “A” selection - has revealed what makes the Lions such a powerful scrumming

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  • WATCH: God help us

    Religious leaders gathered on Table Mountain to pray for rain on Thursday. The prayers were hosted by City of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille‚ who said the event was part of “exploring all possible avenues” to address the drought caused by inadequate rainfall for the past two winters. “The residents and businesses of Cape Town have made great efforts to save water but we have to do more and we especially need the rains to come‚” said De Lille. Prayers were offered at the lower cableway station by representatives from various churches‚ the Muslim Judicial Council‚ the Western Cape Christian Ministers’ Association‚ the Western Cape Traditional Leaders and Cultural Council‚ the Khoisan Griqua Royal House‚ the Bahaí Community of South Africa‚ the Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Centre‚ and the Hindu and Jewish communities.

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  • DStv division set to pay R180m price fixing punishment‚ and must fund black business

    DStv Media Sales has admitted to price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions in contravention of South Africa’s Competition Act.  The admission forms part of a consent agreement concluded between the company and the Competition Commission of South Africa. In terms of the consent agreement filed with the Competition Tribunal today‚ DStv Media Sales has agreed to an accumulative remedy of R180 million. They agreed to pay an administrative penalty amounting to R22 262 599 (twenty two million‚ two hundred and sixty two thousand‚ five hundred and ninety nine rand).  The company will also pay R8 000 000 (eight million rand) to the Economic Development Fund over three years‚ to enable the development

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  • Gordhan makes rousing comeback in Parliament

    Gordhan‚ who was axed as finance minister in March‚ led the roasting of the Eskom board and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Tuesday over the reappointment of Brian Molefe. The former finance minister has been referred to as a 'back-bencher'‚ an informal term used to describe a member of parliament who does not serve in the executive and is not a chairperson. Gordhan's back... and Eskom knows it  Speaking to TimesLive‚ Nonceba Mhlauli‚ acting spokesperson for the office of the Chief Whip in parliament‚ said Gordhan has been deployed to the public enterprises as well as higher education committees. Eleven searing observations made in Parliament about the return of Brian 'Papa Action'

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  • Uganda: Rich Gang's Ivan Semwanga Dies

    Flamboyant Ugandan businessman and socialite Ivan Semwanga who was recently rushed to a South African hospital in critical condition has died. Semwanga, the ex-husband to socialite and businesswoman Zari Hassan is said to have died this morning at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria South Africa. Ms Zari announced the death of the father of her three kids on social media this morning. "God loves those that are special and that's exactly who you were and I guess that's why he wanted you to himself. You have touched and helped thousands, you did wonders and I remember you telling me "life is too short Zee let me live it to the fullest", this very dark hour it makes sense why you always said

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  • Still no word from Presidency, Gigaba on report of ‘silent coup’

    JOHANNESBURG - There’s still no response from the Presidency and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to the claims by a group of academics working with the South African Council of Churches (SACC) that Gigaba and President Jacob Zuma played key roles in setting up a network that has changed the purpose of state organs to ensure money flows to the Zuma and Gupta families. On Thursday, the group said that this network now played such a role in the state that it was akin to a silent coup. Last week, the SACC said that the evidence brought before its unburdening panel showed that the country was on the brink of becoming a mafia state. The report was written by nine academics and one journalist and says

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  • Maimane says Zambian authorities manhandled him

    Johannesburg – Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane on Friday morning described how he and his colleagues were manhandled, had there celllphones and iPads taken away by Zambian authorities and prevented from disembarking from the aeroplane in Lusaka before they were forced to leave that country. The DA leader travelled to Zambia with an intention of attending the treason trial of Hakainde Hichilema, the detained President of Zambia’s largest opposition party – the United Party for National Development (UPND). Hichilema is alleged to have attempted to block Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade, which was travelling on the same road. The treason trial will be held on Friday at the Magistrate

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  • Humans 'not out of Africa after all'

    Researchers in Europe have discovered traces of a precursor of modern man, Graecopithecus freybergi, nicknamed "El Graeco" by scientists. "We were surprised by our results because pre-humans were previously known only from sub-Saharan Africa," said Jochen Fuss, a University of Tübingen doctoral student. But other experts believe it is a "long shot" to claim that El Graeco is our oldest ancestor. The UK's The Daily Telegraph has reported that two fossils of an ape-like creature with teeth similar to those of humans have been found in Bulgaria and Greece. They have been dated to 7.2million years ago. This has led scientists to believe that our ancient ancestors were evolving in Europe 200000 years

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  • DA retains Beaufort West, despite the sun

    The troubled district and the oldest municipality in SA‚ once an ANC stronghold‚ was snatched up by the DA in the 2016 local government elections. Former Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince at the time blamed "bad weather" for the ANC's defeat‚ but clear skies on Wednesday apparently brought out 660 more voters in favour of the DA. DA Western Cape acting leader Bonginkosi Madikizela said the result was "an endorsement of the DA's brand of good governance".

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  • Zimbabwe: Rogue Cops Demand Bribes

    At least five police officers based at Ngundu are accused of demanding between $200 and $300 bribes per day from bus operators to allow free passage of their buses along the Harare-Beitbridge Highway. The officers normally target buses that ply the Harare-Beitbridge route and most of the operators are accused of being involved in smuggling syndicates. Over 23 buses ply the route on a daily basis. Police sources said the five officers were from different sections in the force, but when they hold roadblocks they claim to be from the Border Control Unit. "Most of these buses don't cross the border into South Africa, but they ply the Harare-Beitbridge route and they are being targeted on a daily

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  • WATCH: Pastor's bizarre 'phone call with God'

    Just when you think you have seen it all‚ a Zimbabwean pastor has filmed himself having a telephone conversation “directly with God”. Congregants have endured having Doom sprayed in their faces‚ being fed grass‚ snakes and Rattex in a series of bizarre – and harmful - stunts by charismatic pastors over the past few years. Pastor Paul Sanyangore from Victory World International Ministries Church has gone one better. To rapturous applause he demonstrated‚ on video‚ that he has a telephone number for God. WATCH: From snakes to Doom - 5 pastors that made bizarre headlines in 2016 He was filmed “speaking to God” while pacing up and down during a live church service in March while a female member of

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