• South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications. The Democratic Alliance on Friday called for Pheko to be suspended.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reveals Secret to Long Life

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, said on Thursday that one of his secrets to a long life was "not filling my stomach". In a televised interview ahead of a huge birthday party in Victoria Falls, Mugabe said: "I do certain things that I believe sustain life. You must eat well, and really not go for food because it's attractive and feed yourself until your tummy is full," the longtime Zimbabwean leader said. Mugabe's half sister, Regina Gata, recently confirmed her brother's disciplined habits, saying he neither smokes nor drinks.

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  • Kanye West breaks down during interview with Zane Lowe - with video

    Kanye West broke down in tears during an interview with Radio 1's Zane Lowe tonight as he remembered his friend the late Louise Wilson.

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  • Mohau Pheko regrets faking doctorate

    South Africa's ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, told the SABC on Friday she regrets saying she has a doctoral degree, when she does not. Pheko claimed she received her PhD from the American La Salle University in 2000. Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • Mantashe warns whites on land issue - The Star

    On the right is the Transformation Initiative's Roelf Meyer. Gauteng - ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has warned of disastrous economic consequences similar to Zimbabwe if white South Africans don’t stop trivialising land reform by persisting with their defence of the status quo. Speaking at the Land Reform Imbizo in Joburg, Mantashe was responding to a question from the floor, citing the Freedom Charter and querying the government’s commitment to food production.

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  • Juju 'purging EFF' - Suspended MP

    Suspended Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Mpho Ramakatsa has lashed out at Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu, accusing them of purging party members who did not support them at the December elective congress. “The EFF leadership is disintegrating the organisation,” Ramakatsa told The Citizen. “People who did not support Julius and Floyd are being purged.

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  • MTV's "Pimp My Ride" Contestants Say The Show Was Basically A Lie

    Pimp My Ride casting director Nick Chiodini, who worked for MTV for eight years, told BuzzFeed News the show never set out to fix mechanical problems in cars. Chiodini doesn’t deny the contestants’ assertions to the Huffington Post that parts of the storyline were re-filmed or changed. “Most of the story elements that maybe were fudged or overproduced a little bit, I’m sure it probably happened,” Chiodini said.

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  • Bob hates to love locals, loves to hate English

    WHEN I suggested in 2013 that an effective means of dismantling Zimbabwe’s arguably illegitimate regime involved cutting off Zimbabwe’s oil supply from SA, all manner of Zimbabweans in SA — possibly beneficiaries of a Zanu (PF) patronage network — became enraged. This was in the wake of Zanu (PF)’s election victory, allegedly assisted by Israeli electoral counting technology, which performed the miracle of turning one dead voter into 100,000 live ones. With a recent history of deliberate obfuscation, identifying where the truth lies in the benighted Zimbabwe has become a complex exercise. On Saturday, President Robert Mugabe will celebrate his 91st birthday — or his 86th birthday, if you believe foreign intelligence sources.

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  • Nike ultimatum to Ronaldo: Drop your CR7 footwear range or lose contract

    Nike has forced Cristiano Ronaldo to withdraw his range of CR7 footwear and threatened to break off their contract with him.

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  • Planned terror attack in South Africa foiled according to leaked spy documents

    The information arises from two State Security Agency presentations, which are among several leaked documents the broadcaster obtained. According to the presentations, the foiled attack came to light through Jermaine Grant, who was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 for alleged links to terrorism. During his arrest police found materials similar to those used during the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks in London. The presentations stated that a financier arrested in April/May of 2011 said he was tasked by Al-Qaeda figure Harun Al Fadul, also known as Harun Fazul, to go to the United Arab Emirates and meet another person regarding the attack in South Africa.

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  • Zuma denies meeting EFF in Maputo - Special Features | IOL News

    President Jacob Zuma has for the first time officially denied meeting members of the EFF in Mozambique to negotiate their return to the ANC as has been alleged in recent weeks. In a written reply to a parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance on Thursday, Zuma denied attending a meeting at the Southern Sun Hotel in Maputo on 18 January this year, which was allegedly attended by EFF leaders.

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  • South Africa: Missing Child Found After 17 Years - Report

    Zephany Nurse, who was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town 17 years ago, has been found, Beeld reported on Friday. The woman who raised her, and allegedly took her, was taken into custody by the Hawks, following a DNA test and is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday. According to the report, the Nurses' second daughter, born four years after Zephany's disappearance, started Grade 8 at a school in Cape Town this year.

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  • Spy Cables, Kumi Naidoo and Big Bad Nuclear: Why the Deep State is watching yo

    Kumi Naidoo is either a celebrity activist or an activist celebrity – as the executive director of Greenpeace, the distinctions tend to blur. What would the South Korean state – the country that asked the State Security Agency (SSA) to keep tabs on Greenpeace’s head tree-hugger – want with Kumi Naidoo that they couldn’t get off Amazon for R70?

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  • Fransman belongs in jail

    This column is a plea to the African National Congress to desist from stoking the flames of anarchy. No sooner had we recovered from that spectacle, with the speaker and opposition members apologising to each other, when Marius Fransman and his followers obstructed the Western Cape provincial opening of parliament. Surely when the ANC allows its members to undermine our constitutional democracy, by using the minstrels as its shock troops, it embeds practices in the social fabric of the nation that will become second nature. Firstly, Marius Fransman should be in jail for allegedly appropriating National Lottery funds for the minstrels for party political purposes.

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  • Cartoon karaoke

    Let’s be honest, even Julius Malema must love it, with his ongoing jibes calling Helen Zille madam. The titular Madam from Madam and Eve must have been the inspiration, right? With fans like that, the popular comic strip Madam and Eve possibly has a few haters. South Africa’s unofficial favourite comic strip is set to plant a few earworms, with the announcement that creators Stephen Francis and Rico Schacherl are fundraising to have Madam and Eve – The Musical come alive.

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  • Kanye West apologises to Beck, Bruno Mar

    Hip-hop star Kanye West apologised on Thursday to Beck after he loudly objected to the alternative rocker winning the Grammy for Album of the Year. The statements of contrition come after West stole some of the limelight at the Grammys on February 8 by questioning the surprise honor for Beck's "Morning Phase," a melancholy album driven by acoustic guitar and strings.

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  • South Africa: Xenophobic Attacks in Philippi - "It's Like They Can't Even Think We Are Human Like Them"

    Looting and xenophobic violence erupted after protestors from the Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement clashed with Somali nationals in Bellville on Tuesday. Foreign nationals in Bellville fled and the clashes soon spread to Philippi, where the looting continued on Wednesday. One person has reportedly been shot and killed, and at least 11 arrests have been made. RA'EESA PATHER spoke to members of the community where the looting continued on Wednesday.

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  • South Africa/Zimbabwe: South Africa Amazulu Suspend Warriors Defender Nyadombo

    ZIMBABWE international defender Carlington Nyadombo has been suspended by his South Africa Absa Premiership side AmaZulu indefinitely. The 29-year-old is at the centre of a storm, with certain club supporters accusing him of using muti to ensure the team loses. The team, which released former Warriors skipper Tapuwa Kapini in January, is at the bottom of the log and faces relegation. Reports say AmaZulu have increased security at their training venue, the Moses Mabhida Stadium to keep upset fans at bay, while the Zimbabwean international has also missed the last two matches since the news broke.

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  • South Africa: The Art of Persuasion - Vusi Pikoli's Great New Adventure in Zilleland

    Former national director of public prosecutions, Advocate Vusi Pikoli, is accustomed to finding himself in heavy-duty political crossfire. In December he relocated to Cape Town to take up a pioneering position as the country's first police ombudsman. For the past few weeks a local radio station has been running adverts for the newly created office of the police ombudsman in the Western Cape, the first of its kind in the country. The ombud himself, Advocate Vusi Pikoli, has done the friendly voiceovers inviting members of the public to pop in at his offices on the sixth floor of the Waldorf Building just off Greenmarket Square or to call with any complaints or queries.

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