• Police officers caught sleeping on duty

    Pictures of police officers allegedly sleeping while on duty went viral on social media on Monday. Uploaded onto Facebook by Amoré Sameera Jooste, the images show the two officers seemingly in deep sleep in a Wierdabrug police van, Rekord Centurion reported. The men were parked outside a Pick n Pay Express shop at the BP petrol station in Eldoraigne, Centurion, south of Pretoria at around 04:00 on Sunday morning, Jooste said. Crime Line head Yusuf Abramjee also shared the images on his Facebook and said: “I have asked the Gauteng police commissioner to urgently investigate this and take the necessary action.

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  • New visa regulations kick in today

    New visa regulations have officially taken effect this morning amid concerns that tourism could be severely affected. As of today, children traveling in and out of South Africa will be required to present unabridged birth certificates at airports across the country. If the new visa regulations are having an impact on flights in and out of South Africa at OR Tambo International Airport this morning, there’s no sign of it yet. The first of the morning international flights has arrived and several children are making their way through the arrivals hall.

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  • The Massive Real Estate of the Jonathans

    Lying next to it is an elephant project that could not be completed since tenure of corrupt former governor of the State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. President Goodluck Jonathan while he was governor of Bayelsa State took over the project but also did not finish it. The first lady’s new hotel is only few months away from completion and almost ready for business. Also in Otueke the family compound of the Jonathans is being fully guarded by military men.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ambushed and Humiliated in Nigeria

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe may perhaps have to find another phrase to describe Nigeria after he was humiliated by a group of journalists who took him to task over his prolonged stay in power and lack of democracy in Zimbabwe. As soon as Mugabe and his entourage had arrived for president Buhari's inauguration, Nigerian journalists swarmed around his vehicle to ask a barrage of provocative questions, in apparent contempt for the 91-year old strongman. Was Mugabe happy to be in Nigeria? What was his feeling over the fact that he was in Abuja to witness a democratic handover of power when there was no such in his own country?

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  • Confirmed: Chiefs fire Khune, Mashamaite and Masango

    “Mandla was made an offer and then he made a counter offer and we made another counter offer and he came back with another counter offer. Mandla has been here for too long but obviously his actions speak louder than words. “With Tefu it was a scenario where he was made an offer quite early to renew his contract, his agent came back with a counter offer. The long and short of it is that we decided that we cannot go forward and therefore we have terminated negotiations as far as Mashamaite is concerned.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner: I was 'mistreated' by Kris Jenner

    The 65-year-old former Olympian - who was previously known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - says she chose to end her relationship with the 59-year-old television personality because of the way she was treated. People would see how I got mistreated. Caitlyn also admitted things changed when the pair secured a contract for Keeping Up With The Kardashians. "The relationship was different.

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  • Twitter reacts to lion attack - Connect

    On Monday afternoon a woman was killed at the Lion Park, located just outside of Johannesburg after she was pulled from the car by, well, a lion. Brochures are handed out to all of the tourists who visit the park,” Scots Simpson, operations manager at the park, told Fourways Review.

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  • Malema now owes Sars R31m - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    PRETORIA NEWS Economic Freedom Fighters supporters protested outside the High Court in Pretoria on Monday as arguments in Julius Malema's tax case were being heard. Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (Sars) wants EFF leader Julius Malema to be sequestrated, saying that the compromised deal it had with Malema was off the table. Sars alleges that Malama was not honest about the source he used to settle his debt, and that he now owed the taxman around R31 million. Malema initially owed Sars R18 million, but this was reduced in May last year to R7.2 million in a compromising deal.

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  • How Did This Woman's Decision Not To Shave Become A Megaviral News Story?

    Yasmin Gasimova hoped to write an opinion piece about beauty standards, but instead became the unwanted focus of a viral news story. BuzzFeed News spoke to the Liverpool University student about he...

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  • Chiefs parts ways with Khune | The New Age Online

     Kaizer Chiefs have amicably parted ways with goalkeeper and Captain Itumeleng Khune, the club chairman confirmed at a media briefing at the club village on Tuesday. “The Club and Itumeleng Khune have agreed to part ways. There has been wide speculation about Khune's next move after the club could not afford to meet his salary demands. Khune is expected to sign for Mamelodi Sundowns after the club has shown huge interest in the former Bafana player.

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  • Smith wears dress to friend’s prom - Tonight News

    Jaden Smith wore a dress to take Amandla Stenberg to her prom. The 16-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith - who has previously been linked to Kendall Jenner - ditched the traditional tuxedo for a black and white dress with a black suit jacket to attend the 16-year-old actress' party to celebrate graduating from high school.

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  • 1000 EFF members join ANC in Mpumalanga

    As many as 1 000 Economic Freedom Fighters denounced their membership over the weekend to join the ruling ANC in Mpumalanga.

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  • Africa: Visa for Africans Visiting Africa

    Traveling in Africa can be such a pain, an inconvenience that I wish I could avoid. After flying for over five hours from Nairobi to Accra aboard Kenya Airways, we landed at Kotoka International Airport where I had to change flights for the last leg of my trip to Abidjan, a 45 minute leap. On arrival there, the South African Airways official said I couldn't proceed. Having left my place in Kigali at midnight and waited in the departure lounge for four hours to make the one hour cruise from Kanombe to Jomo Kenyatta Airport where we arrived at daybreak; then another six hour wait for the next flight at 12:15pm, EA time...

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  • Beyonce, Jay Z slammed by fans over 'all white' team | The New Age Online

    Popular singers Beyonce and Jay Z were recently criticised on social networking sites for having an 'all white' team, when a photo of the couple at their Tidal office in Norway was released.

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  • Investing in a new passport

    With enough money you can buy anything, even a foreign citizenship. “For families with means, it’s really just about giving yourself and your kids options,” says Andrew J. Taylor, vice-chair of Henley & Partners, the company that basically created the citizenship-by-investment concept, turned around the fortunes of a struggling Caribbean island, St Kitts & Nevis. Around 90% of Henley & Partners’ clients don’t want to move from their home country immediately, but would like to do so at a future date or want the convenience of multiple passports, says Taylor. Its latest Visa Restriction Index says South Africans can access 97 of 199 countries visa-free.

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  • What does SA’s future look like under a faded rainbow?

    WHILE a deeply divided SA meanders leaderless in confusion, the wise words of the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) come to mind: "Among the laws that rule human societies, there is one that seems more precise and clear than all others. Unquestionably, mounting threats to political stability in SA derive from the fact that equality of political participation grew more rapidly than "the art of associating together". As the people use their democratic right of participation, a popular demand overload builds up against a government that cannot deliver on its promise of "a better life for all", resulting in anger, racial intolerance and radicalism. Learning and practising the "art of associating together" was our greatest if not most daunting challenge after the demise of white hegemony.

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  • Rare Apple found in garage - IOL SciTech

    A recycling centre in the US is trying to track down a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer which turned out to be worth £130,000 (R2,4 million). The highly collectible Apple I was inside boxes of electronics she had cleared out of her garage after her husband died. It is believed to be one of 200 first-generation desktop computers assembled by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne in 1976, the year the trio founded Apple. It was their first product and Jobs sold his VW Campervan to finance production.

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  • Tracy Morgan's Emotional First Interview Since His Car Accident

    On Monday, June 1, almost a year after his limo was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike — leading to many grave injuries and the death of his friend — Tracy Morgan sat down for his first interview on Today. The comedian and actor, along with his lawyer Benedict Morelli, joined Matt Lauer to discuss the June accident and his recovery. While the extent of Morgan’s injuries were not disclosed, Morgan did confirm he was in a coma for two weeks following the accident, has suffered a brain injury, and has broken many bones. The comedian was seated during the interview, but held a cane in his hand, and said he has no memory of the accident.

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  • South Africa: Cape Town Ready for 'Two Weeks Without Power'

    The possibility of a complete countrywide power failure of up to two weeks has forced the Cape Town City Council to be prepared at the highest level for such an event, reported Netwerk24 on Friday. Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has asked the public "not to panic". In March, the national disaster management team held an information session with the provincial government and asked that preparations should be made for what was described as the "highly unlikely" possibility of a complete blackout across the country. "Although the possibility is very small, the impact of such an event could be disastrous," said De Lille at an information session for the media, which took place on Thursday.

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  • The other side of the Limpopo, part one: How Zimbabweans deal with ‘xenophobic’ violence | Daily Maverick

    The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition is located in a sprawling Rhodesian-era bungalow on Samora Machel Avenue, in the Harare suburb of Eastlea. The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition is, as one would expect from a country terminally in crisis, always busy. Lewanika is a big man with a deep voice dressed in a black suit, who understands that the trouble confronting his countrymen at home and abroad is a feedback loop of violence and shame. The so-called “xenophobic” or “Afrophobic” violence that bedevils Zimbabweans in South Africa is little more than a reflection of the violence that bedevils Zimbabweans at home.

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