• Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    World number one Serena Williams has opted to pull out of the WTA Finals and end her season early following a roller coaster campaign that has taken its toll on her body, the American said on Thursday.

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  • I’ll quit if players turn on me - Jose - Premier League

    Having dared Roman Abramovich to sack him, Jose Mourinho has issued a similar challenge to his players. Amid reports that the dressing room has turned against him, the Portuguese said if it had, he would resign. The Chelsea manager, who left Real Madrid in part because of a players' revolt, said of claims his players are no longer responding to him: “People can say what they want. You should really ask the players and not go with sources and fake sources, and the players told a friend, and the friend told the agent, and the agent is not happy with me because I don't play his player. “You should go straight to the players. Get our media office to arrange a table at Cobham [Chelsea's training ground]

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Correctional Services confirms Pistorius's parole is set aside

    The department's directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Oscar Pistorius Reeva Steenkamp Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years Oscar Pistorius parole JOHANNESBURG – The Correctional Services Department has now confirmed the decision to release Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision has been set aside. The says the board sat today and its chairperson, Judge Lucy Mailula, concurred with the concerns raised by Minister Michael Masutha that the decision to release the Paralympian was taken prematurely. It’s now directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Pistorius was sentenced to five years

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  • A Dad Halted His Daughter's Wedding So Her Stepdad Could Help Give Her Away

    The couple’s photographer, Delia D. Blackburn, told BuzzFeed News that Brittany Peck’s father, Todd Bachman, was proceeding down the aisle when he suddenly stopped and walked over to her stepfather, Todd Cendrosky.

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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Bashir issue shows shift in SA’s priorities

    THE collusion of President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet in the flight from SA of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in defiance of our international obligations and a domestic court order is one of the darkest moments of the democratic era. Yet, when Parliament adopted the mechanisms to ensure suspected genocide leaders like Bashir were nabbed by SA, its MPs — many of whom still serve government today — were motivated by notions of justice and human rights, and swore that people like him would be arrested and face justice. SA adopted the Rome Statute, bringing the International Criminal Court (ICC) into domestic law, which means it had a responsibility to arrest Bashir when he was in the country

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  • No 1 gets an earful over pic

    Did he show the etiquette required of presidents or did he offend the sensibilities of one of the world's most powerful leaders. These questions are keeping social media abuzz. According to photographer Chip Somodevilla, who shot the image, Zuma was sitting at the table on Monday on his own, talking on his cellphone. Obama, unbeknown to Zuma, had entered the room and was coming up behind him, greeting other diners. He tapped Zuma on the shoulder as he walked past, and No 1 turned around with a big smile, stuck out his hand and shook POTUS's hand. POTUS, seeing Zuma still on his cell, gestured with his hand that No1 should call him when he was less busy. Somodevilla said Obama, who was "working

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  • Vavi-Malema coup conspiracy: ‘Premier league’ shows its usefulness | Daily Maverick

    Apparently Supra Mahumapelo does not like conspiracy theories. On Monday night he urged people to refrain from spreading conspiracy theories about the dramatic killing of businessman Wandile Bozwana in Pretoria on Friday. Bozwana died after the car he was travelling in was peppered with bullets in a dramatic daylight shooting. He said Mahumapelo called on those with information to approach the law enforcement agencies rather than to raise suspicions in the public space. It is rather ironic then that just the day before, Mahumapelo was “raising suspicions in the public space” about Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Speaking

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  • South Africa: Mallett - Du Preez Key to Boks Going Far

    Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett says scrumhalf Fourie du Preez is vital to South Africa's cause in this year's Rugby World Cup. Du Preez captained the Boks to a 34-16 win over Scotland in Newcastle on Saturday. The veteran scrumhalf again impressed with his decision-making and sound tactical game. "Like any great scrumhalf, Fourie du Preez scans before he gets his hands on the ball, so when he gets to a ruck his head is already turning to assess the options, and by the time he gets his hands on the ball he's got a clear understanding of which side he's going to go and who he's going to play... " Mallett said in the SuperSport studio after the game. "He is calm and controlled, he scans for

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  • Killing comes on eve of money talks - Politics | IOL News

    Johannesburg - The brutal killing of controversial ANC funder and businessman Wandile Bozwana happened just days before the ANC was due to discuss the role of money in the affairs of the party. Bozwana was recently accused of having financially influenced the election of Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas as provincial treasurer of the ANC following the death of former treasurer and disgraced MP Yolanda Botha in March. Botha succumbed to cancer while facing a multimillion-rand fraud and corruption charge along with provincial chairman and MEC for Finance John Block and MEC for Co-operative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements Alvin Botes. Block and Botes are due in the High Court

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  • WhatsApp slur against Mugabe gets Zim man arrested - report

    Nduna Matshazi, a councillor for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, says he sent on a message about Mugabe "by mistake", the state-owned Chronicle reported this weekend. Instead of sending it to a political chat group, Matshazi posted the message to a group of councillors for the rural district of Bubi in southern Zimbabwe. The group's administrator, who is not being named, reported him to the police. It's not clear exactly when Matshazi was arrested nor in which police station he is being held. According to the Chronicle, which is published in Bulawayo, the message is a parody of the Lord's Prayer in the Bible. The administrator of the Whatsapp group says the prayer is "twisted to

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  • 17 Power Snacks Every College Student Should Know

    This simple, three-ingredient snack (Greek yogurt, berries, and crushed-up breakfast biscuits) will last you the whole week. Sleep in late and grab a bar to go. —kaylayandoli

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  • More trouble for King Dalindyebo | The New Age Online

    The AbaThembu Royal Family in the Eastern Cape has accused King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of using the Constitutional Court challenge as a delaying tact and has called for his immediate suspension. The royal family is demanding his immediate suspension pending the finalisation of his court challenge. Dalindyebo faces 12 years in jail after the Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday refused most of his appeal against his conviction for crimes committed in the 1990s. He was convicted of arson, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice. The royal family's spokesperson, Chief Thanduxolo Mtirara says Dalindyebo must be suspended. “We're saying as the Royal Kingdom of AbaThembu, this person should be

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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Jeered for praising ANC at state event

    Award-winning gospel artist Hlengiwe Mhlaba was booed by a crowd when she used a government event to campaign for the ANC in Mpendle in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. Mhlaba was booked for the day by the government to entertain residents and dignitaries at the launch of a communal estates project. She didn't expect the hostile reception when she wooed attendants to vote for the ANC in the upcoming local government elections. Mhlaba stepped on stage with her famous hit Ngizwile Isandla, much to the applause of the guests, but she ruined the moment when she staged her campaign in the middle of her performance. Mhlaba told the crowd to vote for the political party (ANC) that had made remarkable change

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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  • Robin Williams' widow settles lawsuit

    Robin Williams' widow Susan Schneider Williams has settled the lawsuit against his children, Zelda, Cody and Zak, over disputes about how to split his fortune. Susan Schneider Williams - who was married to the 'Night at the Museum' star for three years until his tragic death in August 2014 - has reportedly made a settlement with Zelda, 26, Cody, 23, and Zak, 32, on how to split the star's fortune. Court documents filed earlier this year stated that the family were feuding over the star's money and property after Robin's will stated his Californian home should be left to Susan. The document also stated she should be allowed enough money to help her maintain the property though she claimed the

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  • Our Trevor is now a US asset - IOL | Sunday Tribune

    AP SA's favourite comedian was everything his legion of fans hoped he would be on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah is so adaptable, intelligent and disarmingly funny, he’ll have ’em eating pie out of his hand in no time, writes Dennis Pather. Comedian Trevor Noah’s impressive debut this week on The Daily Show had millions of South Africans rallying behind him, understandably so. Yes, the Noah faithful will tune in a second time, maybe even a third and fourth, but my bet is that local interest will start waning when South Africans begin to realise they’ve traded their precious home-brewed Mzansi-humour for the more formulaic Ameri-humour, which one critic once unkindly described as “high on lip gloss and low on IQ”.

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  • Lack of investing knowledge leaves consumers vulnerable

    The National Consumer Council is probing 9 questionable investment schemes following complaints from SARS. National Consumer Commission Pyramid scheme Ponzi scheme CAPE TOWN - A consumer rights expert says many people fall prey to pyramid schemes due to a poor understanding of legitimate investment models. The National Consumer Commission (NCC) is currently investigating nine suspected pyramid and Ponzi schemes following complaints from the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Consumer rights lawyer Professor Tanya Woker says people who have a poor understanding of investments are easily duped into believing pyramid and Ponzi schemes are sound investment options. Woker says this lack of knowledge

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  • Opposition furious over 'parasitic' VIP jets for Zuma and co

    According to The Mercury, the SANDF has defended the purchase of the jets, which are apparently set to cost the nation R2 billion, saying that SA Airways was not a reasonable alternative owing to President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's schedules. “One would need to look at the schedules and see if it would make sense for them to travel commercial together with the detail of the entourage, at short notice, and the quickest possible times,” SANDF spokesman Siphiwe Dlamini said. According to the report, SAAF spokeswoman Brigadier-General Marthie Visser said that the current fleet was insufficient to meet the increase in the country’s international relations commitments. COPE president, Mosiuoa Lekota said that the purchase shows how wasteful spending has become the norm.

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  • TKO last 8 draw results | The New Age Online

    Telkom Knockout semi finals have been drawn on Monday at the PSL headquarters. Picture: SuperSport United's hope of retaining the Telkom Knockout trophy looks feasible as they were drawn with topflight returnees Golden Arrows in the quarter-finals. While their neighbours Mamelodi Sundowns will travel to Free State to take on troublesome Free State Stars. Mpumalanga Black Aces will be looking to continue with the fine performance when they welcome Steve Komphela's boys. Aces coach Muhsin Ertugral will be looking to defeat his former employers. The Soweto giants Orlando Pirates are yet to play University of Pretoria in the last-16 of the competition on October 16.  Should Pirates win against AmaTuks,

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