• 'I experienced racism far beyond that of America in SA': Popular DJ

    A recent visit to South Africa has left a bitter taste in the mouth for well known house music DJ and producer Afefe Iku Osunlade. Afefe Iku Osunlade was one of the headline acts at the Spring Fiesta festival which took place at Wild Water in Boksburg this past weekend. This is what Osunlade had to say about his experience in the country in a Facebook post: “Now im certain I’ll get lots of shit for this post however it must be said. It’s been about ten years since my last visit to South Africa and I must say this trip has more than opened my eyes that apartheid is alive and kickin! It’s absolutely the most white privileged place I’ve ever experienced in my life and from this date I vow never

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  • Why Rihanna took Chris Brown back - Tonight News

    NEW YORK - Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna said she once felt she was strong enough to take back boyfriend Chris Brown after he famously assaulted her in 2009, but finally realised she had been stupid to think that way. “I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn't understand him,” she told Vanity Fair magazine in a cover story for the November issue. Explaining why she took him back after he left her bloodied on the eve of the Grammy awards, Rihanna, 27, said she thought “Maybe I'm one of those people built to handle ... this. “Maybe I'm the person who's almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they're not strong enough” and to be able to “say the right thing.”

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  • Zuma lashes out at ‘premier league’

    The ANC is bleeding hundreds and thousands of members due to dirty money used in gatherings to buy votes, divisions and fights among its leaders, and perceptions of corruption committed by its members. This is one of the startling confessions ANC president Jacob Zuma made today when opening the governing party's national general council. Addressing more than 4000 delegates gathered at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Zuma conceded that the membership of the party had dropped from 1 million in 2012 to just under 770 000 – which represents a loss of more than 200 000 members. Zuma, who received a lukewarm welcome from delegates, also sought to stamp his authority, stressing that there was no “league”

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  • Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

    According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed impending demise of Mugabe. A Malawi publication, the Maravi Post, reported at the time that Liabunya had predicted, during a New Year’s Day service, that Mugabe would pass away this year. This was not the first time the

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  • These are the South African provinces where you are most likely to be murdered

    Over the past three years the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100,000 to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100,000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eight out of 167 countries with data available for 2012. Between April 2014 and March 2015, on average 49 people were murdered each day. This is on average two more killings a day than in the previous year and a staggering six more deaths a day than in 2011/12. The 2013/14 South African Police Service annual report showed that 5% of murder victims were children and 14% were women, most of whom were murdered by their intimate partners. By far the

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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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  • Mbalula trolls US losers at World Cup - World Rugby

    We South Africans know nobody trolls a bunch of losers like our Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula. But the USA just got introduced to his flavour of trash talking. Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article capturing all the ways Mbalula heckled the US rugby team before, during and after they played the Springboks and lost. The author, Marissa Payne, wrote: “Politicians aren’t known for their realness, at least in the United States. But things must work differently in South Africa because Fikile Mbalula… left nothing on the table when it came to expressing his glee on Twitter over the Springboks’ 64-0 shutout of the United States during their Rugby World Cup match on Wednesday.”

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  • Blame the players, not Mourinho - Costa - Premier League

    Chelsea's Diego Costa admitted to being overweight at the start of the season and defended under-fire manager Jose Mourinho, insisting the players are to be blamed for the champions' poor start to the Premier League season. Chelsea languish 16th in the league table and owner Roman Abramovich was moved to publicly back the manager after their fourth league loss of the season against Southampton at the weekend. Costa scored 20 league goals last term as Chelsea went on to win the title with a comfortable eight-point margin but has struggled so far this campaign. The Spain international has a solitary league goal and has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, including being retrospectively

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  • Indian chiefs rankle Malema

    That was the question Judge Shyam Gyanda posed during his interview with the Judicial Services Commission in Cape Town that set off sparks with Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, a member of the interviewing panel. Gyanda was a candidate for the position of deputy judge president of the KwaZulu-Natal division of the high court. He was up against judges Mjabuliseni Madondo, Gregory Kruger and Kate Pillay. Simon Ndlovu withdrew his application. After lengthy deliberations late yesterday the JSC did not recommend any of the candidates for appointment because none had received a majority vote. The debate began with Malema saying Indians dominated "every sphere of life", particularly

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  • South Africa: DA Shocked By Nw Deputy Leader Plane Disappearance

    The DA in the North West was in a state of shock on Thursday following the disappearance of a plane in Nepal carrying deputy leader Petro Nel. "The Democratic Alliance North West has learned with shock today that the ultra-light aircraft in which our deputy provincial leader was travelling today has been reported as missing in Nepal," provincial leader Joe McGluwa said in a statement. "Petro Nel was on a holiday trip there on a sight-seeing flight over a mountainous area when all contact was lost with the aircraft." Search teams have already started looking for her and the Russian pilot. "Petro has to date served as a DA Ward Councillor in the Matlosana Municipality in Klerksdorp and earlier

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  • Zimbabwe: It's Economy, Not Mujuru a Problem

    "The commander of Zimbabwe's Presidential Guard, Brigadier-General Anselem Sanyatwe has threatened to use violent tactics to stop ousted vice-president Joice Mujuru, now People First leader, amid indications the army will be covertly deployed to combat her new movement ahead of the crucial 2018 elections," the Zimbabwe Independent reported last Friday. "Professionalism is over and many of you are wondering what is happening in the country. I do not want you to hear through the grapevine or read in the newspapers but the animal called Zanu PF shall rule until donkeys have horns. That is why I am saying forward with Zanu PF! Forward with President Robert Mugabe! Down with Joice Mujuru!)," Sanyatwe

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  • Orlando Pirates are 'top-class,' says Kaizer Chiefs boss Bobby Motaung

    South Africa's new visa regulations are having an adverse impact on the country's tourism industry without proof that they are making any impact on child trafficking, according to Hussein Dabbas, International Air Traffic Association (Iata) regional vice-president for...

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  • ANC worse than apartheid govt: Tutu

    "Our government is worse than the apartheid government, because at least you were expecting it from the apartheid government," he said in a news conference on the government's failure to grant Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama a visa. "We were expecting we would have a government that was sensitive to sentiments of our Constitution," Tutu said. "The trouble is that the ANC on the whole reckons that the freedom that we enjoy is due to them. They reckon everyone else is just a sideline." Tutu, who shouted and shook his finger as he spoke, said President Jacob Zuma did not represent him. "Hey Mr Zuma, you and your government don't represent me. You represent your own interests. "I am warning

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  • A 17-Year-Old Created This Insanely Detailed "Map Of Stereotypes"

    You might remember Vargic from such other cartographical wonders as the Map of Literature and the Map of the Internet.

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  • Oscar's parole: To be or not to be... - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    REUTERS Correctional Services has confirmed that a parole board was sitting to reconsider the case of Oscar Pistorius. Pretoria - The Department of Correctional Services confirmed on Friday that the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB) was sitting to “reconsider the case of Oscar Pistorius’s placement under correctional supervision”.

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  • Idols hopeful Karabo not giving up on his education

    Winning the singing competition may be his number one priority at the moment but Karabo Mogane has not given up on his dream of a university qualification. The 24-year-old Nelspruit born singer plans to finish his degree in Geoinformatics while pursuing a career in the music industry. Mogane was not able to complete his studies at Stellenbosch University as the bursary he had received only covered three years. "Last year I was doing my third year at Stellenbosch University doing a four year degree in Geoinformatics,” he says. "The plan essentially is to do music full time but I'd also like to finish my off my studies part-time just to complete because I'm that guy, if I start something I must

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  • Bozwana ‘killed for fighting corruption’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Mahikeng – North West businessman Wandile Bozwana was killed for fighting corruption, mourners heard on Thursday. “Wandile was questioning the irregular awarding of tenders. We have companies that were awarded multi-million (rand) tenders even when they did not have tax certificates. Bozwana was fighting this corruption,” said Mothusi Montwedi from Taung, an ANC member attending Bozwana’s memorial service in Mahikeng. “The ANC is infiltrated by the premier league. They decide the outcome of conferences. Business in the province cannot be available to Supra (Mahumapelo) and few of his friends,” he said to a chorus of applause from the crowd. The so-called Premier League is believed to be made

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  • Nigeria: Throwback (IV) - Former Oil Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Her Jeweller and Their Sweetheart Deal

    On April 7, 2010, a day after her appointment as minister for petroleum resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke flew to Beverley Hills in Los Angeles to revel in a lavish party and fashion show put together by Christopher Aire, a United States-based Nigerian celebrity jewellry designer and merchant, whom she met during her 15-month tenure as minister for solid minerals and steel development. By the time the bejewelled Mrs Alison-Madueke returned home a few days later to assume duties as Nigeria's first female oil minister, she had achieved three clear objectives from the trip - she had unlimited fun, acquired some of Aire's exotic gold and gemstones, and handed Mr Aire an invitation to become one of Nigeria's biggest crude oil lifters. At the time, the 47-year-old Mr Aire had nothing whatever to do with the oil business.

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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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  • SABC has 14 days to serve Motsoeneng with a list of charges

    The SCA yesterday dismissed the COO’s bid to stop his suspension, as directed by the Public Prosecutor. SABC SABC Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoengeng CAPE TOWN - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it’s studying the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA)'s judgment concerning its Chief Operations Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and will consult internally before deciding on a way forward. The court dismissed Motsoeneng’s appeal against a Western Cape High Court order that he be suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary process. The COO’s legal woes began when the Democratic Alliance (DA) took the SABC to court for failing to take disciplinary action against him, as directed

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