• Independent Online

    Bushiri's wings clipped as NPA wins court fight over his private jet

    Johannesburg - Controversial prophet Shepherd Bushiri looks set to lose his luxury jet after National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi, successfully applied for a court order to have the pastor forfeit the aircraft to the state. North Gauteng High Court Judge Takalani Raulinga granted the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) a preservation order against Bushiri on February 4, stating to interested parties that “if you have interest in the aircraft, you should understand that it is now at risk” in his order. The preservation order was granted in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (Poca), as the NPA suspects the aircraft is “the proceeds of unlawful activities” and was

  • www.timeslive.co.za

    Airport follow-home robbery showdown in Northcliff

    A driver was shot when a family was followed home by robbers from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg over the weekend, a security company says. In the latest of a series of "follow-home" robberies, the Suburban Control Centre and Intelligence Bureau SA said the incident occurred on Saturday February 16. The family and their driver were accosted by four robbers in Smuts Avenue, Waterval Estate, Northcliff. Two shots were fired by the suspects. The driver of their transport company later stopped at the Engen garage at Northcliff Corner, just down the road, after realising that he had been shot. "The driver is in a stable condition," after being transported to hospital by ER24 paramedics.

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    'I come from old money, my hands are clean,' says Patrice Motsepe

    Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe on Monday distanced himself and his business interests from the government's proposed independent power producers' contract. Motsepe has two brothers-in-law in the cabinet: President Cyril Ramaphosa and energy minister Jeff Radebe.  He told a Sandton news briefing that there was no favouritism in the renewable energy project bids and admonished South Africans for thinking of irregularities when a black businessperson became rich. It was unclear which detractors he was referring to. EFF leader Julius Malema has previously taken swipes at Motsepe. To the bemusement of social media, Motsepe's news conference included a reference to how he grew up with money

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    After money spent on Bushiri 'special prayers', congregant has no taxi fare to go home

    Tebogo Mogashoa made her usual trek from Krugersdorp to Pretoria to hear Shepherd Bushiri preach.

  • www.sowetanlive.co.za

    Former Eskom bosses Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko blasted

    Two controversial former Eskom executives Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko have leapt to the power utility's crisis to make a public comeback. The two, who were implicated in allegedly running Eskom down, appeared to have found their voices when they gave TV interviews as experts on load-shedding at the weekend. Their re-emergence has attracted criticism from some quarters. Yesterday, eNCA aired its interview with Molefe on the problems at Eskom, a few days after Koko was interviewed by the SABC. The two believe that Eskom has sufficient capacity and there is no reason for load-shedding. "When I joined Eskom there was a huge maintenance backlog and we devised a plan to implement maintenance in

  • Independent Online

    Experts, environmentalists warn on Total's gas find

    Industry experts and environmentalists have warned that the euphoria around Total's announcement of a gas find in the Outeniqua Basin, could be premature. While politicians have hailed the find, the energy and environmental sectors are less enthusiastic about the French company's discovery at Brulpadda, 175km off the southern coast of Mossel Bay. They cite environmental concerns and volatile oil markets as reasons to curb enthusiasm. In his State of the Nation Address last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government was “extremely encouraged” about the find. “This could well be a game-changer for our country and will have significant consequences for our country's energy security and

  • BuzzFeed

    Black Women Are Sharing Photos Of Themselves In Front Of The Mona Lisa And Here's Why

    The 28-year-old from Los Angeles, who was a staffer at BuzzFeed News until 2017, said that the message behind the thread was a wider comment on standards of beauty. "Anyone who has seen the Mona Lisa in real life knows it can be underwhelming, as it is pretty small; however the image is significant due to her mysterious gaze and because it's by Leonardo da Vinci. But I also think the painting has, over time, contributed to ideals around beauty and what's acceptable," said Harvin. "My hope was that if I shared my photo, other black girls would feel encouraged to as well, and we could reinforce the idea that beauty comes in all forms. Like I said in a subsequent tweet: I just feel like Mona Lisa