• Schuks! Pay Back the Money review (trailer)

    You either love Leon Schuster or you would rather have your toe nails pulled out live on television than watch any of his prank movies. There are readers who have admitted they “managed to watch the occasional Schuster film because friends forced us”. This unwilling fan will get great joy from some of the scenes and even develop a stronger fondness for Schuster. This review is therefore not for the uninitiated – who will not watch Schuster even with a gun against their heads – nor is it aimed at die-hard fans who break down the doors of any cinema showing his pranks.

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  • FW de Klerk sparks outrage

    Former president FW de Klerk sparked outrage on social networking sites last night following controversial remarks he made during an interview screened on CNN. Interviewed by the global news network's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, at a summit of Nobel laureates in Chicago, De Klerk discussed his "historical antagonism" and current friendship with Nelson Mandela, the failure of the apartheid system, and the shortcomings of the current government.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ranked 5th Worst African Leader but the Most Educated

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been judged the most educated African leader by a popular African website which however places him an ignominious third among the continent's worst leaders. According to the latest rankings published by AnswersAfrica.com, which focuses on African affairs, Zimbabwe's founding leader outshines his younger peers with seven degrees to his name. Among Mugabe's academic credentials are degrees in economics and law obtained with South African and London universities. The veteran President, who leads Africa's most literate nation, also holds 14 honorary degrees from both local and international universities.

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  • Four nabbed for visa and permit fraud | The New Age Online

    The Hawks have arrested four people for visa and permit fraud and extorting money from foreign nationals.

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  • Michael Jackson's kids cost R29 million a year

    Michael Jackson's children cost about R29 million to care for in a single year, new court papers have revealed.

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  • Learn from the Zimbabwe land mess

    It is rather late in the day for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to acknowledge that he has so thoroughly screwed up land restitution in his country. To propose making amends for past sins by compensating farmers for the loss of their farms through land grabs sounds pathetic, relative to the brutal way farmers were smashed, often through violent means. One of the additional motives, it seems, is to conduct a land audit of who owns farms so they can extract rentals from them to pay former farmers, who are now poor and destitute. How Mugabe hopes to do that when many of the “new” farmers are already in debt, owing thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes, is a mystery.

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  • Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna's family

    Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna's ''second mother'' during a recent visit to Barbados.

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  • Top job for axed Eskom CEO - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Former Eskom chief executive Tshediso Matona was unceremoniously suspended in March following an announcement of an inquiry into the electricity utility s troubles. Parliament - Cabinet announced on Friday it had appointed former Eskom chief executive officer Tshediso Matona to the National Planning Commission (NPC). Matona, who was unceremoniously suspended from Eskom in March following an announcement of an inquiry into the electricity utility’s troubles, was appointed secretary of the NPC.

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  • Gaddafi billions found in SA

    The Sunday Times has established that Libyan investigators have already met top government officials to discuss locating, securing and repatriating the loot brought here by Gaddafi and his children. The investigators believe there is evidence of more than $1-billion in cash, gold and diamonds being held by four banks and two security companies in South Africa. It could be the largest haul of Libyan assets found until now, although it is only a fraction of the estimated $80-billion of Gaddafi's foreign assets.

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Karrueche ‘bored and tired’ of Chris - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Karrueche Tran is 'bored and tired' of Chris Brown and his friends. Karrueche Tran is “bored and tired” of Chris Brown and his friends. The 27-year-old model is furious with her ex-boyfriend, who she dumped in March after discovering he fathered 15-month-old daughter Royalty with mutual friend, Nia Guzman, after one of his crew allegedly sent a death threat to actor Marques Houston for liking a photograph of her on Instagram.

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  • Cops seize cocaine valued at R50m at JHB airport

    Authorities discovered the drugs on Friday in the cargo section hidden in 147 hair product bottles.

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  • Milestones for Mourinho - Premier League

    Reuters Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reaches two more milestones at the club in their

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  • Mugabe reaches out to the West

    Giving his state of the nation address in the capital Harare, Mugabe, 91, also called for the strengthening of ties with multilateral institutions, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. "My government values re-engagement of the Western world in the Zimbabwean economy," he said in the first such statement in a decade-and-a-half of strained relations with the US and Europe. Mugabe said he planned to amend the country's investment laws, a move that might be seen as a climbdown from the tough stance on indigenisation. Several measures, such as amending the Companies Act to increase the ''ease of doing business'' and a new procurement bill, have been given a December deadline by Mugabe.

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  • Dangote's Cameroon venture to create thousands of jobs [+video] - CameroonOnline.org

    Dangote Group is set to create thousands of jobs after it opened a cement factory in Cameroon, according to its Managing Director Onne Vander Weijde. Weijde told CNBC Africa that about 150 to 300 jobs have been created directly due to the Dangote factory in Cameroon and many more indirectly. “Thousands of jobs are being created [indirectly] through having this factory here,” he added. Dangote Cement’s factory has the capacity to produce 1.5 million metric tonnes of cement annually.

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  • Mbuli lashes out at the 'snake prophet'

    Popular poet Mzwakhe Mbuli has been called on to mediate between the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and the controversial pastor who fed his congregants a snake and a rat. Mbuli said the SACC had not lost hope in interacting with Pastor Penuel Mnguni after feeding his congregants human hair, a snake and a rat.

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  • Springboks World Cup Squad - Springboks

    BackpagePix Jean de Villiers will captain South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Umhlanga, Kwazulu-Natal - Midfielder Jean de Villiers will captain South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup starting mid-September in England. SARU (South African Rugby Union) deputy president Mark Alexander announced the eagerly-anticipated 31-man Springbok squad at the team hotel in Umhlanga on Friday evening.

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  • South Africa: Selling Apartheid - New Book Lays Bare Extent of South Africa's Propaganda War

    At its height, the Apartheid government was running one of the most expensive international propaganda campaigns the world has ever known. Pivotal to this were a number of black Americans, paid by the South African government to lobby in the US to try to win support for Apartheid. Journalist Ron Nixon's new book Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War tells the fascinating story of a regime desperate to get the international community on side. When journalist Ron Nixon was growing up as a young black child in the US, his grandmother gave him a magazine about South Africa.

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  • Airport top cops face rap - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA File photo: The officers are the same group of high-ranking officials who were illegally transferred from their posts at the airport in 2013. Johannesburg - Ten high-ranking police officers at OR Tambo International Airport have been described as “threats to the security of South Africa” for walking out of several meetings chaired by their new commander. The group of lieutenant-colonels allege that what they regard as Colonel Mokotedi Makuwa’s “irregular appointment” early this year had not been finalised when he chaired the meetings, so they refused to acknowledge his authority.

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  • Nigeria: NUC Names 65 Illegal Varsities, Prosecutes Eight Others

    Image source troutlakeccTHE National Universities Commission (NUC) has released a list of 65 illegal degree awarding institutions operating in the country for sometimes now. A good number of the "degree mills" are found in the South Eastern part of the country as well as the South South states of Anambra, Ebonyi, Abia, Enugu, Imo, Delta, Rivers and Akwa Ibom. Some North Central states, including Kogi, Abuja, Benue, Kwara and Nasarawa also play host to some of the illegal schools.

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  • Former Eskom CEO appointed to Planning Commission

    In May, Eskom announced that Matona and Eskom had “parted ways amicably”, and insisted it in no way meant Matona was guilty of wrongdoing. The power utility refused to divulge the size of the golden handshake Matona was offered. Earlier on Friday, President Jacob Zuma denied media reports that he had apologised to Matona after the Eskom debacle.

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