• Zimbabwe: No Goats in Harare City Centre, This Isn't West Africa - Mugabe

    Goats will not be allowed to roam in central Harare, President Robert Mugabe vowed Wednesday, insisting that his government would not tolerate the sort of chaos he has witnessed travelling in West Africa. The veteran leader was addressing a small enterprises expo in the capital when he declared that vendors who have flooded towns and cities across the country will be forcibly moved to designated trading places. Alarmed by the mayhem, the government has ordered the traders to relocate to designated trading places but many have refused to move. "If you were selling your wares at an illegal point but have now been discovered and offered a properly designated place to trader from, then you should move," said Mugabe Wednesday speaking partly in Shona.

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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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  • Chaos around Bobbi Kristina’s funeral - IOL Tonight

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral plans are “constantly changing”. A source has claimed that the service for the late daughter of Whitney Houston, who tragically passed away on 26 July at the age of just 22, has been thrown into chaos by the feuding families. It has also been revealed that the aspiring actress - who will be buried next to her late mother - will be laid to rest on 1 August in order for family members to be able to attend. Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's father Bobby Brown is said to be “taking comfort” in knowing his daughter is now “at peace”.

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  • Robert Mugabe shares bed with teenaged son when I'm away: Grace

    Grace Mugabe told Zimbabwe's state newspaper that when she's away - Chatunga Bellarmine is his father, Robert Mugabe's, favourite companion in bed.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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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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  • Julia Roberts’ man has ' had enough' - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Julia Roberts from HBO's 'The Normal Heart' arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on August 25, 2014. Julia Roberts' relationship is reportedly on the rocks. The 47-year-old beauty has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 but he is said to have "had enough" of the star.

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  • Nigeria: Air Force Cuts Boko Haram Supply Routes

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram terrorists has intercepted over 4,000 drums and jerry cans of petroleum products and other smuggled items.

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  • Cecil’s killing a disgrace: IFP - Africa | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Walter Palmer (left) with a trophy hunt and fellow hunter in Africa. Cape Town – The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) on Thursday condemned canned lion hunting and the killing of Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, Cecil.

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  • Mystery of missing flight MH370 may finally be solved - Cape Times

    Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an important development . Kuala Lumpur: Investigators scrambled today 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 2m-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. Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an “important development”.

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  • Montana reveals shocking details about Prasa chairman

    Axed Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) group CEO Lucky Montana has opened several criminal cases, one of them against Chairman Popo Molefe for allegedly trying to blackmail the rail agency’s head of engineering. Montana was told to leave before his notice period by the board of Prasa earlier this month. At the time, issues were raised about the trains Prasa bought which are allegedly too tall for South Africa’s rail lines. Engineering head Daniel Mthimkhulu was also suspended and now he has resigned for not being able to prove the engineering and PhD qualifications which he claimed he had.

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  • Cecil the lion: Zim’s biggest news story since 2008 elections

    It’s been suggested that Cecil the lion has been the biggest international news story to come out of Zimbabwe since the elections in 2008. International appetite for the Cecil story is still high but many locals just don’t share the outrage. The ‘Cecil the lion’ story broke in South Africa just over two weeks ago but it took until this week for global attention and outrage to really pick up. Many Zimbabweans have been left feeling bemused and irritated by the international media frenzy over the story, which isn’t being matched inside Zimbabwe.

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  • South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Announces Commencement Date for Property Valuation Act

    President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 21 of the Property Valuation Act, 2014 (Act No. 17 of 2014), determined 1 August 2015 as the date on which the said Act shall come into operation. President Zuma assented to the Act in July 2014.

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  • Komphela said to be keen on Khune returning

    While Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was cagey about the likely return of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and midfielder Mandla Masango‚ new Amakhosi captain Siphiwe Tshabalala on Wednesday talked up the talent of the clubless duo‚ whose acrimonious departure made headlines last month. Khune and Masango‚ who became free agents on June 30 when their contracts at Chiefs expired‚ are still due to meet the club’s football manager Bobby Motaung this week for talks that should put an end to speculation regarding their future. The two players‚ along with Tefu Mashamaite‚ the Amakhosi skipper last season‚ were accused of making unreasonable demands when negotiating new deals. It is understood that Komphela is keen to see Khune in particular rejoin the Glamour Boys‚ however‚ on Wednesday‚ the coach was mum on any updates.

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  • Ex NBA player lost $100 million to alcoholism, proudly works as a Starbucks barista

    According to Mail Online, he now works at Starbucks in Rhode Island and is grateful to Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Shultz - the owner of the Seattle SuperSonics (now, the Oklahoma City Thunder) when Baker played for them - for the 'excellent' opportunity. Baker admitted he was a recovering alcoholic after his weight ballooned, his game performance worsened and his coach smelled alcohol on him. Toward the end of his career, Baker wiped out nearly his entire $100 million of earnings through his alcohol dependence and what the Journal describes as a 'series of financial missteps', which include a failed restaurant and financially detrimental partnerships.

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  • Parliament yet to make official statement on EFF 'mystery burglary'

    Parliament is yet to make any official statement about the mystery burglary at the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) offices in Parliament. The party says important files containing information about party leader Julius Malema’s travel and security arrangements are missing.

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  • Kenny Kunene defends teen 'injured' by Woolies bread

    A 17-year-old Sandton teenager will miss her matric dance tonight because she is recovering from a throat injury which her family claims was caused by a broken plastic bottle cap in the Woolworths bread she ate. The teenager’s mother, who did not want to be named, said yesterday they bought the bread from a Woolworths store in Sandton City on Sunday. “My daughter only ate the bread on Tuesday,” she said. The teenager’s neighbour, businessman Kenny Kunene, said they took her to Dr Junaid Hoosen’s surgery in Sandton City for a medical examination.

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  • What President Barack Obama didn’t see on his trip to Africa - Opinion | IOL Business

    REUTERS US President Barack Obama (left) speaks with a farmer (second righ) participating in the Feed The Future programme as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 28, 2015. On his fourth trip to Africa, President Barack Obama celebrated a changing continent. A change that he did not see, however, was growing numbers of workers in jobs that pay good wages and offer some employment security. In fact, except for a few high-tech entrepreneurs in Kenya and the staff of a US-sponsored food supplement plant in Ethiopia it is unlikely he saw many Africans engaged in modern, high productivity jobs at all.

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  • Mourinho targets Benitez over wife's messy remark

    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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  • Atandwa, Sizwe, Sbu and Rolene make news

    Here is what you might have missed in the world of celebs and all things glitz and gossip. According to a report in the Daily Sun, George Lebese has a new squeeze. The lady in question is actress Wendy Entle Mtyu. When this made it to the front page of the Sunday Sun, we thought no…it’s not true and then many reports came out.

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