• Spur incident: Eyewitness explains what happened before cameras rolled

    A tornado of remarks regarding the incident that happened at the Texamo Spur in The Glen Shopping Centre on Sunday have been posted on social media. The incident showed a man and a woman – both parents of children who had caused havoc in the playground – yelling profane remarks at each other. Since the incident, various eyewitnesses have contacted the Krugersdorp News stating that they saw what really happened. Johan Lloyd and his wife were sitting next to the playground against the glass divider when the havoc started. Lloyd said he noticed a large group of children playing next to him. Suddenly, one child grabbed another by the arm and hit her in the face with the back of his fist. “The girl

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  • She would be bleeding if I were that man, says white man on Spur incident

    Following the Spur incident involving a black woman and a white man on Sunday, South Africans have responded in anger, with most condemning the man’s actions. However, there are those who have come to his defence, such as Facebook user Chris Kruger Snr, who is trending on Facebook for his comments. Commenting on the incident, Kruger said what that man did to the woman was nothing, as he did not even touch her. If it were Kruger instead of that man, the woman would have “bled”. “All the blacks are bastards in my eyes. She should be bleeding if I was that man…for sure. Blacks belong in the locations and not in public places in town,” he said in a post that has been circulating on Facebook. People

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  • Why foreigners are fleeing our market

    There’s an old saying in shipping circles that when the rats start jumping overboard you shouldn’t question why: just follow them and do the same. They probably know something you don’t. Foreign investors in the local equity and bond markets have seemingly been acting like proverbial rats aboard the good ship SS South Africa: they have been selling in their droves and in the billions of rands. Should we as local investors take note and be worried? Or should we, as some are prone to do,  say good riddance and goodbye. The truth is likely to be somewhere in the middle. Many foreigners investors were not long-term investors in the first place (are they ever?). When the going was good and the commodity

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  • Gaddafi billions found in SA

    The Sunday Times has established that Libyan investigators have already met top government officials to discuss locating, securing and repatriating the loot brought here by Gaddafi and his children. The investigators believe there is evidence of more than $1-billion in cash, gold and diamonds being held by four banks and two security companies in South Africa. It could be the largest haul of Libyan assets found until now, although it is only a fraction of the estimated $80-billion of Gaddafi's foreign assets. It has been established that the Libyans: Met President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on December 10 2012; Held a follow-up meeting with Zuma at Nkandla on April 20, which was also attended by

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  • Chinese shop looted after guard stabs customer dead

    Angry residents of Itsoseng township near Lichtenburg, North West, looted a supermarket owned by a Chinese national yesterday after a man was stabbed to death inside the shop on Friday. Timothy "Lance" Mokgele, 25, died after he was stabbed in the chest by asecurity guard at Saverite supermarket. According to resident Johannes Sebolao, the guard followed Mokgele to a shelf and started slapping him . Sebolao said the two started fighting. He said the guard told Mokgele that he was banned from the supermarket because he was a thief. "While the two were fighting, the Chinese man gave the security guard a knife. The security guard then stabbed Mokgele," Sebolao said. He said after the incident, the

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  • IN MEMES: Twitter zones in on that Date My Family kiss!

    The comedian left viewers with mixed reactions after he managed to get a kiss on the first date. The bachelor set a new standard with the kiss considering how 'rude' he was to the families. Twitter could not believe that the super-confident comedian managed to rapidly move from being single to being in a relationship after one date.

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  • Nigeria: Fresh Attacks On Nigerians in South Africa Not Xenophobic

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said the latest attacks at a motor park in Polokwane in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, in which two Nigerians were involved, was not a xenophobic attack. The ministry, in a statement by its spokesperson, Clement Aduku, said though there was no reported loss of live in the latest incident, two Nigerians were said to be injured and properties destroyed in the fracas. "Contrary to media reports, the recent incident was a scuffle that took place on Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 in a motor park in Polokwane in the Limpopo Province in which two Nigerians were injured one of who has already been discharged from the hospital and the other receiving treatment," Aduku said.

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  • Like Trump, Mashaba targets illegal immigrants

    Johannesburg - Johannesburg’s new mayor, Herman Mashaba, says he’s on a mission to clean up Africa’s richest city, and the prime targets in his sights are undocumented immigrants and allegedly corrupt deals by the officials of South Africa’s ruling party. The influx of undocumented immigrants is so “massive” that the government should close South Africa’s border, Mashaba said in an interview at Bloomberg’s Johannesburg office. And if the national police authorities continue to fail to bring charges against corrupt officials, as he claimed they have, he said he’s prepared to bring private prosecutions. “There’s massive corruption happening in our city. Unfortunately I am not getting the full cooperation

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  • Veteran actor Joe Mafela died in a car accident

    Metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane confirmed the news to TshisaLIVE on Sunday morning. She confirmed that Mafela was involved in a car accident at around 10pm on the M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton Road off-ramps in Johannesburg. "We can confirm that at 21:45 on M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton turn-offs there was an accident between a Ford Figo and a bakkie which took place in construction zone. The Bakkie hit the Ford which caused damage to the left hand side of the Ford Figo. The driver of the Figo [Mr Mafela] was declared fatal by paramedics on the scene. His fatal condition may have been a medical condition that was brought in during the accident but an investigation

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  • WATCH: Video emerges showing moment of London attack, pedestrian jumps off bridge

    A video has emerged of Westminster Bridge on Wednesday showing the moment a car was driven into pedestrians earlier in the day in the worst attack in London since 2005. Five people were killed and around 40 injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament. Four people were killed and 40 injured after being run over and stabbed in a lightning attack at the gates of British democracy attributed by police to "Islamist-related terrorism". The attack unfolded across Westminster Bridge in the shadow of Big Ben, a towering landmark that draws tourists by the millions and stands over Britain's Houses of Parliament

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  • The five big talking points of the new F1 season

    The new Formula One season begins with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday. Here are five talking points ahead of the new campaign. An ‘aspirin’ for ailing racing Wider cars, more downforce and fatter and faster tyres should mean lap times in 2017 are around five seconds quicker than last year. “From a driver’s point of view it’s better everywhere,” said four-times champion Sebastian Vettel. “Braking is better, cornering is better, you’ve got more grip. It works pretty much like an aspirin, it fixes pretty much everything.” Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is also excited about the new cars. “Having spoken to the drivers, these machines are violent – just like Formula One cars

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  • New OPW presenter Nomsa Buthelezi ready to take over the reins for the next season

    TV presenter and actress Nomsa Buthelezi is set to bring a “new vibe” to Mzansi Magic’s hit reality show Our Perfect Wedding when she takes over the helm in May. Nomsa will be stepping in for Safta-winning presenter Thembisa Mdoda while she takes a break for the next season. Nomsa revealed that when she got the call from OPW producers she was excited and nervous simultaneously. “Look‚ Thembisa is beautiful and calm and she has been doing a great job. I am ready to bring a different vibe to OPW. I mean‚ people that know me‚ know I know how to have a good time. “Viewers can expect big and bold joy from me‚ I want to carry the energy of a wedding. I don’t want to be presenting at a wedding‚ I am

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  • Zille to meet with DA's Breytenbach over colonialism tweets

    CAPE TOWN - A meeting between Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Democratic Alliance (DA) officials this weekend will determine whether or not she will face disciplinary proceedings over her tweets about colonialism. Last week, Zille tweeted that the legacy of colonialism was not only negative. She later apologised, denying the tweets were in defence of colonialism. DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he referred Zille’s tweets on colonialism to the Federal Legal Commission, as they may have violated the party’s social media policy for public representatives. DA Federal Caucus Chairperson James Selfe says Zille will meet the chairperson of the commission Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach on Saturday. “Advocate

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  • Nigeria: Govt to Safeguard $20 Billion Remitted By Nigerians in Diaspora

    Dominic Offiong, 54, had one thing in mind when he relocated to the United States of America, USA in 1998. Although he was looking for greener pastures, he promised himself he would one day return home to settle down. As a medical doctor, his dream had always been to build a world-class hospital in Nigeria where he would continue his medical practice after his sojourn in America. So, after a brief spell in the U.S., he started thinking of home. But his problem was how to get a trustworthy person in Nigeria to help him take custody of monies he planned to start sending to establish businesses and buy properties in Nigeria. Then his cousin, Effiong, an architect who is also based in the U.S., introduced

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  • Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes on the controversial measure despite challenges over whether Trump and ally House Speaker Paul Ryan have enough backing to get the measure over the finish line. With Democrats opposed to Trump's effort to rip out his predecessor's crowning domestic policy achievement, and his own party's right flank in revolt, Trump brought in wavering lawmakers Wednesday to try to tip the scales in his favor. "Big day for healthcare. Working hard!" Trump tweeted. Insiders say Trump's meetings have been focused less on specifics than on the politics of "Trumpcare" failing -- an outcome that would be a humiliating defeat for the billionaire leader at the

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  • Octagenarian checks out of hospital, steals ambulance

    East Meadow, New York — Authorities on Long Island say an 83-year-old man has been arrested after checking himself out of a hospital and stealing an ambulance. Police say Donald Winkler, of Merrick, was upset with the quality of care he was receiving and checked himself out of Nassau University Medical Center on Tuesday. Investigators say Winkler then stole an ambulance from the hospital parking lot that had the keys in the ignition. Police say they later found the man at a nearby 7-Eleven. Investigators say he admitted to taking the ambulance. Winkler was arrested, taken back to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Bail was set at $3 000 (about R37 000) at a bedside arraignment. Winkler

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  • Lungisa defies 'advice' givers

    ANC Eastern Cape secretary Oscar Mabuyane has accused Andile Lungisa of using delaying tactics by refusing to resign, saying that he was "advised" last year not to contest the post of Nelson Mandela Bay metro regional leader. Mabuyane wrote to Lungisa on Monday, giving him until today to resign as ANC regional chairman.

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  • Glen Lewis ditches Metro FM for Touch HD

    After 22 years at the SABC, radio veteran Glen Lewis is leaving Metro FM for a new show on Tbo Touch's internet radio station Touch HD. Touch HD spokesperson Lulu Ndevu confirmed to TshisaLIVE on Wednesday that both Glen and Tim Modise had joined the station. "We can confirm that they have joined the station. We are excited to welcome them on board. Their appointment is in line with our strategy to bring the best talent on the African continent to the station," Lulu said. It is understood that Glen will host the morning show on Touch HD, with Touch taking the reins of afternoon drive show. Tim previously featured on Tbo Touch's TouchCentral where he hosted a weekday evening talkshow. The new

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  • Pearl Thusi on why every South African should watch Kalushi

    The actress believes it’s important for every South African as well as the rest of the world to go and watch Kalushi. “I wish the whole world could see this film. The caliber and the quality of the film can stand its own worldwide. Honestly and truly, if you’ve see the film you’ll know what I’m talking about. The acting, the production value, the sound, the music, the way we shot it & directed it is absolutely brilliant.” Pearl believes the film will touch the hearts of many South Africans. “The message in the story is absolutely brilliant – especially for young people around the world. I guess more especially in South Africa because it’s something that’ll touch our hearts and we will know the

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  • Dolly joins bafana in camp

    Dolly’s arrival now means stand-in Bafana Bafana head coach Owen da Gama has all the 25 selected players in camp. Meanwhile, the squad’s practice match against Golden Arrows has been moved to King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi. Da Gama’s charges are using the encounter to prepare for the upcoming international friendly matches against Guinea-Bissau and Angola.

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