• Mandela hitched again

    The marriage appears to have been kept a closely guarded secret until pictures of the happy bride and groom appeared on social media. Mandela confirmed he married Clarke yesterday. "I am honoured and delighted to announce my marriage to Rabia Clarke, in Cape Town, on February 6. I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Rabia's parents, her extended family and the Muslim community for welcoming me into their hearts. "Although Rabia and I were raised in different cultural and religious traditions, our coming together reflects what we have in common: We are South Africans." A family friend told The Times the wedding took place at a mosque in Kensington, followed by a reception at Cape Town hotel,

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  • Ronaldo hoping to score with Jenner?

    Kendall Jenner is reportedly "flattered" by the interest shown in her by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. The 31-year-old sportsman recently hinted at his admiration for Kendall, 20, by liking one of her photographs on Instagram and it's now reported Ronaldo followed that up by sending her a series of flirty messages inviting her out to party with him when she was in Barcelona, Spain last week. A source close to the situation told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Kendall is very flattered by the attention as Ronaldo is one of the most famous men in the world." The American model is rumoured to have recently ended her brief relationship with singer Harry Styles. However, she is said to be undecided

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  • South Africa: Zimbabwean Woman Banned Despite Minister's Promise

    A woman finds herself unable to re-enter South Africa even though she has the correct permit Tracey (not her real name) was denied entry into South Africa at Beitbridge on 6 January 2016. "I don't know what to do, where to go ... In South Africa, I have to pay my bills," she says. "Really I will lose my job and since I am a single parent, who then will look after my children?" Her children are aged 10 and 14. She was married for four years before her husband abandoned her. Although Tracey appears to have followed all the correct procedures, she finds herself blacklisted and stuck outside the country, in what appears to be a problem of communication between the ministry, the department and the

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  • Soccer player Oupa Manyisa finds out about wife's 'secret child'

    Former Orlando Pirates captain and Bafana Bafana midfielder Oupa Manyisa has allegedly been keeping a big marital secret for over seven years. This comes after he learnt that his wife Johanna Louw had "forgotten" to tell him that she had a son with another man before they got married in 2013. Sunday World understands that Manyisa discovered after getting married to his wife that she had a child from her previous relationship. The information was revealed after Manyisa's close friends, including an official who is part of his management team, told him about the existence of the child. The informant claimed that Louw had told Manyisa that the child was her aunt's when they were still dating in

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  • Guptas launch urgent application to interdict Malema, EFF

    The interdict relates to comments Malema made about Gupta-owned ANN7 & 'The New Age' last week. Julius Malema EFF Gupta Gupta family Court interdict (Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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  • Minnie Dlamini's job spared, all thanks to Hlaudi Motsoeneng

    SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has rescued Soccer Zone and its presenter Minnie Dlamini from the guillotine. Motsoeneng confirmed that the axe won' t fall on the Monday night football highlights show on SABC1 that channel bosses had recommended it be axed along with presenters Dlamini and Thomas Mlambo. "It didn't make sense to get rid of a programme that was doing well as compared with other magazine shows. You can't compare Soccer Zone with Generations and later make a decision that it's not doing well and the numbers are going down. It's doing better than SuperSport," Motsoeneng said. He said that the SABC did not believe in discarding its talent and that was the reason why

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  • EFF official gets R1 million and a free house

    February will mark exactly a year since expelled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) legislature leader Themba Wele was suspended and later expelled by his party. However‚ he continues to receive R1.02-million a year salary as the leader of the minority party at the Bhisho legislature. Even after his expulsion from the EFF last October‚ he also continued to receive his benefits that included medical aid‚ an iPhone‚ a state house and a tablet. This situation arose after he had interdicted the legislature and his party late last year against replacing him as one of only two EFF MPLs at the provincial legislature. Legislature’s acting spokesman Velisile Bukula confirmed that Wele was still a MPL and

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  • A humble DJ Sbu takes to the streets of Joburg to sell his energy drink

    Armed with a can of Mofaya, matching clothing and a large poster advertising a music concert in benefit of student funding - DJ Sbu sold his drink to drivers in peak traffic. Hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to students of the Sbu Leope Fund which provides tuition and accomodation for disadvantaged school kids. The bold entrepreneur wasn't shy as he walked up and down, selling the drink.  "Thank you to all who gave us words of encouragement, shared laughter with us & bought our entire stock today. We appreciate you guys. We doing this not for us but for your kids. We hope to serve as an inspiration on what active citizenship is all about," said Leope. Watch the DJ below. A video

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  • Students’ ‘blackface’ apology

    Carlo Petersen Stellenbosch University (SU) student Poekie Briedenhann says she and her friend were dressed up as purple aliens and not blackfaces, for a residence party. Briedenhann posted a photograph of herself and a fellow SU student – both covered in dark purple paint and wearing silver foil hats and shoes – on Instagram on Friday night. The photograph sparked a social media outcry under the hashtag #blackface. Blackface is in reference to white people who paint themselves black to poke fun at black people. In an apology, Briedenhann took full responsibility for the incident at the “Stellar Space” party held at the university’s Heemstede residence. “We are aware that our actions in the blackfacing

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  • Tourism ‘will take years to recover’ from visa issues

    IT WILL take the tourism industry four to five years to recover from the damage to South Africa’s reputation caused by the Department of Home Affairs’ immigration regulations, Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO Mmatati Ramawela says. But her organisation has welcomed the regulatory concessions announced by the department. These include waiving the requirement for Chinese travellers to apply for a visa in person as long as they are part of a tour group. The department’s director-general, Mkuseli Apleni, says that a 10-year visa waiver for business executives from Brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) is also available, allowing such executives to remain in South Africa for

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  • Mourinho: I'll be back... soon

    Mourinho says he's not enjoying his time out of work and will soon be back. Manchester United Chelsea Jose Mourinho LONDON - Jose Mourinho, sacked as manager of Chelsea in December seven months after winning the Premier League title, has said he is not enjoying his time out of work and will soon be back in management. He did not comment directly on media reports that have heavily linked him with Louis Van Gaal's job at Manchester United. But he did say that his family will remain in London and that he liked the competitiveness of English football. "For sure, I will be back soon," the Portugese told GQ magazine in an interview published on its website (www.gq-magazine.co.uk). It did not say when

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  • SA deports 140 Zimbabwean ex-cons, 100s more to follow this week

    The official Chronicle newspaper said that 950 Zimbabwean migrants who had broken South African immigration regulations had been identified at Lindela Holding Centre in Johannesburg. Zimbabwe's consul-general to South Africa Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro told the paper on Saturday that "most of the immigrants at the transit camp will be sent home on Wednesday [this] week". A total of 140 Zimbabweans, who had served jail time in South Africa, were being sent home on two trucks with a police escort at the weekend. Their offences range from housebreaking to murder, according to the Chronicle.  South Africa has been a destination of choice for decades for Zimbabweans seeking jobs away from home, but migrants

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  • Zimbabwe: SA Car Dealers Cut Ex-JAP Vehicles Prices

    South African car dealers have started reducing prices of pre-owned vehicles mainly from Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom at Beitbridge Border Post as they battle to clear huge stocks which have been necessitated by low business in the last five months. High rates of import duty on vehicles at Beitbridge had also resulted in many people preferring to use alternative ports such as Kazungula, Plumtree and Chirundu where the duty is relatively low. A snap survey over the weekend revealed that most of the car dealers on the South African side of the border have reduced prices by between $300 and $900. On average, one needs at least $3,000 excluding duty to get a modest car from dealers on the South African side.

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  • Mugabe’s health in the spotlight as 92nd birthday approaches

    A Zimbabwean lawyer wants parliament to investigate if Mugabe is really fit enough to rule. Robert Mugabe Robert Mugabes government Robert Mugabes party ZIMBABWE – A Zimbabwean lawyer is putting President Robert Mugabe's health in the spotlight as he celebrates his 92nd birthday this month. Tinomudaishe Chinyoka wants parliament to investigate if the president really is fit enough to rule. Chinyoka is well known, both as a former student activist and as a lawyer who has practised in the United Kingdom.   He announced he was joining the ruling Zanu-PF in 2013, though state media now refers to him as an MDC activist.  Chinyoka has launched an appeal with the Constitutional Court over Mugabe’s continued

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  • Guptas have stake in Denel Asia partner - Business News

    Johannesburg - South Africa’s Gupta family, which is in business with one of President Jacob Zuma’s sons, has a minority interest in a joint-venture partnership that the state-owned defence-manufacturing company Denel has in Asia. “The family investment vehicles have a minority shareholding in VR Laser South Africa,” Gary Naidoo, a spokesman for the Gupta family, said in an emailed response to questions on Saturday. “The South African entity has entered a strategic alliance with Denel Asia in which it will handle some of the manufacturing for some of the business generated by the new entity, based on Denel’s evaluation on whether to outsource or handle the manufacturing themselves.” Denel announced

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  • Barclays urged to ditch Africa unit and focus on core UK business

    BARCLAYS CEO Jes Staley should take the "big decisions" to spin off its investment bank and sell its Africa unit to fix the UK lender, which trades at about 40% less than its book value, according to Sanford C Bernstein. Barclays owns 62% of Johannesburg-based Barclays Africa Group, the legacy of a 2005 deal by former Barclays CEO Robert Diamond. "The Africa business has absolutely no synergy whatsoever with the rest of the bank," analyst Chirantan Barua wrote to Mr Staley in an open letter. "With just 10% of your earnings from Africa, you never get a bid up when the continent’s in a bull market, but when the rand is in free-fall, investors are prompt to knock it out of your valuation." Both

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  • Nigerians' Reputation for Crime Has Made Them Unwelcome in Britain, Says Country's President

    Nigeria's president has warned his fellow citizens to stop trying to make asylum claims in Britain, saying that their reputation for criminality has made it hard for them to be "accepted" abroad. Muhammadu Buhari, the tough ex-general elected last year, said those who had joined the migrant exodus to Europe were doing so purely for economic reasons rather than because they were in danger. He added that because of the number of Nigerians imprisoned for law-breaking in Britain and elsewhere, they were also unlikely to get much sympathy. "We have an image problem abroad and we are on our way to salvage that" Muhammadu Buhari "Some Nigerians claim is that life is too difficult back home, but they

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  • Mbeki's letters the ravings of a bitter man

    When former president Thabo Mbeki announced his intention to publish weekly articles, he declared his chief object as the correction of history. Thus, his first dispatch was anchored on Winston Churchill, who during his time set out to soften the heart of history by writing it himself. As Mbeki acknowledges, "Churchill did write the history of WWII, producing a series of six books." By making reference to Churchill's series of books on as weighty a historical subject as the Second World War, Mbeki aroused our appetite to expect no less from his articles. It was tempting to expect a serious reflection on the evolution of South Africa, through the lenses of a former president whose intellectual

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  • Tax experts unimpressed with solar energy incentive

    LOAD shedding has been part of South Africans’ daily lives and, with projected electricity shortages, is likely to remain an inconvenience for some time. A new government intervention to encourage the development of solar units recently took effect, but tax experts question how effective it will be in encouraging the adoption of solar energy. The Income Tax Act already provides for an accelerated capital allowance on assets used in the production of electricity in the renewable energy sector by means of wind, biomass or hydro generation. However, the government has decided to accelerate depreciation from the current three-year period to a one-year period of 100% depreciation. It applies only

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