• Zimbabwe: Mugabe Blasts Mandela - And Speaks on Xenophobia

    Admitting he was spewing "poison", President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday blamed unemployment in South Africa for the vicious xenophobic attacks against foreigners there, including Zimbabweans. Clearly revelling in his role as Africa's political grandee and elder statesman, Mugabe claimed that Africa's second biggest economy needed help from its poorer neighbours. Zimbabwe has struggled with a serious economic crisis for about 15 years. The crunch shows no sign of easing and has forced an estimated one million locals across the border into South Africa in search of a better life.

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  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

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  • Fake doctor worked at Bara hospital for 5 years | The New Age Online

    It has now emerged that a fake doctor worked at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital for more than five years before his false qualification was detected. According to Mahlangu, Dr JM Albuquerque worked at the hospital from 1 March 2007 to 28 June 2012, although he holds fake qualifications.

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  • Mazibuko earns master’s degree from Harvard

    Lindiwe Mazibuko is celebrating a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her time at Harvard — the world-renowned university first established in 1636 — Mazibuko has shared her excitement at the extreme season changes and taken up cycling. Mazibuko first attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study a Bachelor of Music degree then moved to the University of Cape Town‚ where she obtained a BA (French‚ Classics‚ Media & Writing) in 2006 and a BA Honours (Political Communication) degree in 2007.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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  • Zuma apologises to Mozambique - Africa | IOL News

    GCIS President Jacob Zuma signs the visitors book in Mozambique s parliament. Zuma met Mozambican parliamentary Speaker Veronica Macamo and members of the Mozambican National Assembly in Maputo on Thursday. Maputo - President Jacob Zuma has apologised to Mozambique for the xenophobic attacks earlier this year in which three Mozambicans died. Zuma, who is on a two-day state visit to Mozambique this week, offered the apology during a meeting with his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi.

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  • Home Affairs allows big business to jump visa queue

    The one-stop Premium Visa and Permit Centre will fast-track their visas and those of their family members. This centre was launched yesterday at the Gauteng Investment Centre in Sandton by Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba. The new centre was established in partnership with the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency and VFS Global. Its core function is to facilitate increased investment and infrastructure development in South Africa by making it easy for corporate clients to process their visa and permit applications.

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  • Dame Shirley Bassey blasts Beyonce for 'skimpy' Met Ball dress

    Dame Shirley Bassey has blasted Beyonce and other modern singers who feel the need to ''see who can wear the skimpiest outfit''. Dame Shirley said: ''It is like they are all in competition with each other. ''When I saw Beyonce at the Met Ball the other night I was like, 'excuse me?' I think you have to leave a lot to the imagination. Speaking at the 'Shooting Star' book launch in London, Dame Shirley said: ''Of course it is a bad impression for young people to follow because they want to dress like that.

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  • Applying for SA visas made easy for senior executives

    SENIOR executives seeking to make visa and permit applications will no longer have to visit the usual Home Affairs branches in Johannesburg‚ after a "premium" centre was launched by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in Sandton on Wednesday. The application process at the centre took about 10 minutes and thereafter the applicant would wait for nearly four months to get the visa or permit as opposed to the initial eight months‚ the department said. Most of the application process is done electronically‚ including payment. The biometrics and applications are approved at the department’s head office in Pretoria.

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  • Mathoho’s absence at Chiefs awards explained  

    Erick Mathoho’s absence at the Kaizer Chiefs awards on Wednesday night raised eyebrows, football fans formulated a number of theories on Twitter as to why he wasn’t present. Phakaaathi investigated the matter and found that Mathoho was home recovering from a toe surgery.

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  • In plane sight: Why are airlines photo-sensitive? - IOL Travel Tips

    AP Shirazi, a music agent, was recently waiting in the Reagan National terminal for a flight from Washington to Los Angeles when he decided to take a picture of an American Airlines aircraft with his smartphone. Washington - Next time you're tempted to take a snapshot of an interesting cloud formation or your seatmate sprawling into your personal space on a plane, remember Arash Shirazi and Steven Leslie. With only days before the busy summer travel season unleashes millions of shutterbugs on America's airports, it's helpful to know about the airline industry's little problem with cameras, so that your own camera doesn't become hung up on it. Shirazi, a music agent, was recently waiting in the Reagan National terminal for a flight from Washington to Los Angeles when he decided to take a picture of an American Airlines aircraft with his smartphone.

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  • SAPS to recruit former officers

    The SA Police Service (SAPS) is set to recruit former officers who left the organisation, it said on Thursday. The SAPS said the decision was taken after an analysis on loss of police officers was done.

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  • TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

    There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. "Honorable Members, I hereby introduce to you the Mayor of P.E Dr Danny Jordaan. Profile: Fikile Mbalula is SA’s minister of sport and recreation and an African National Congress (ANC) MP. Citation: The cult of personality, by and large, dominates South African politics.

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  • Big Brother duo reflect on near-win - IOL Tonight

    . Chelsea, left, and Mbali: Being a Big Brother contestant is no holiday .

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  • ‘Drivers smell victory’ and won’t pay reduced tolls: Vavi

    Government’s announcement of a new dispensation for e-tolls “is an admission that the mass campaign against e-tolls is winning and the system is collapsing‚ as thousands of motorists continue to refuse to pay”‚ said Zwelinzima Vavi. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that toll fees for unregistered users will be reduced by almost half and payment will be a condition of receiving a renewed licence disc.

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  • We Ate The World's Most Expensive Pie And It Nearly Killed Us

    2. Before we begin this tale of bravery, perseverance and unashamed gilded gluttony, it’s important to understand why a meat pie worth $12,000 exists. The dish, affectionately known as the “Posh Pie” inside the kitchen where it was born at Paddington’s Lord Dudley Hotel, was created to celebrate the sale of the two millionth Groupon voucher in Australia. 3. The pie’s ~fancy pants~ ingredient list includes Australia’s dearest wagyu eye fillet, West Australian rock lobsters, french truffles worth $180 a pop and German gold leaf.

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  • Is it a UFO? Sun halo sparks fear and jokes in Mexico

    Was it a UFO? A rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun over Mexico City on Thursday, an optical phenomenon that triggered a social media frenzy of pictures and jokes about the end of the world. “I have received some 30 phone calls from people who are scared and think that it’s a bad omen, others think it means it will rain more than expected,” the coordinator of the National Weather Service, Juan Manuel Caballero, told AFP.

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  • Six load shedding jokes - Connect

    Need a pick me up? Whenever your feeling down, refer back to this. I promise it will help.

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  • Minister warns SA mercenaries in Nigeria - Africa | IOL News

    Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has issued a stern warning to South African mercenaries battling Boko Haram in Nigeria that they face serious consequences for their actions. While the former South African Defence Force soldiers have been enlisted by the Nigerian government to help them fight the terrorist group, Mapisa-Nqakula said on Wednesday the Foreign Military Assistance Act prohibits South Africans from fighting outside the country for financial gain.

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  • Operation Fiela: Over 12,000 arrested in KZN

    Suspects were apprehended for murder, rape, robbery and other serious crimes.

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  • Clarkson admits he was sacked over his ‘own silly fault’

    Jeremy Clarkson has admitted that his Top Gear sacking was his “own silly fault” and that he has no idea what he will do next. Meanwhile, Top Gear host James May said he would not return to the top-rated motoring show without co-host, Clarkson. You can’t just put a surrogate Jeremy in and expect it to carry on.

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