• Clive Naidoo: South Africa, I'm sorry! - Gauteng | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Calssifieds & more.

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  • Australian man claims he is Jesus Christ reincarnated, garners followers

    Alan John Miller of Kingaroy in the state of Queensland, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home, says Sky News. According to the Daily Mail, the presence of Miller and Luck has sparked a property boom in the area - appropriately dubbed Queensland's Bible Belt. Some 30 followers have aggressively bought much of the land surrounding Miller's compound, where he has been living since 2007, leaving very little available to locals.

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  • Is there no end to Zimbabwe’s decline? - Business News | IOL Business

    Zimbabwe’s decision to scrap the local currency in 2009 helped end hyperinflation as it cut off the government’s ability to print money to pay debts. With Zimbabwe adopting the US dollar and currencies such as the South African rand as legal tender, authorities have no ability to boost money supply in the economy. “The macro-economy is under enormous pressure,” Joseph Rohm, a fund manager who helps oversee about $1.3 billion in African investments in countries other than South Africa for Investec Asset Management, said by phone from Cape Town on August 31.

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  • De Gea doesn’t need olive branch - United - Premier League

    Reuters Manchester United insist it is not necessary for Louis van Gaal to make a trip to Madrid to repair his relationship with David De Gea. Manchester United insist it is not necessary for manager Louis van Gaal to make a trip to Madrid to repair his relationship with David De Gea, after the collapse of the goalkeeper's proposed transfer shattered the 24-year-old's hopes of a move back to his home city. As Ander Herrera insisted his compatriot was too good a professional not to reintegrate rapidly at Old Trafford, sources at the top of United rejected the suggestion that a trip was required similar to the one Sir Alex Ferguson made to Lisbon in 2008 when he persuaded Cristiano Ronaldo to delay a move to Real Madrid for one more year.

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  • Details: Rapper AKA and Zinhle split saga gets ugly

    According to Sunday Sun, Zinhle found out about AKA's cheating ways when she found smses exchanged between him and Bonang Matheba. The two are said to have started seeing each other behind Zinhle's back. A source told Sunday Sun that Zinhle and AKA were leading separate lives even while she was pregnant. A well-known DJ had already tipped Zinhle off that AKA’s illicit love affair had blossomed at Metro FM.

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  • Ramakatsa fears for his life

    Expelled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Mpho Ramakatsa said yesterday his life was under threat because of the choices he made in the past. The EFF expelled Ramakatsa, Andile Mngxitama and Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala in April after they publicly accused its leadership of financial mismanagement. Ramakatsa told The Citizen he recently received death threats from unknown people at different times. “I am being followed by suspicious cars and some people call and insult me,” said Ramakatsa.

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  • Six amazing sights that look even better from the International Space Station

    The astronauts on the International Space Station(ISS) are among the lucky few who will have this humbling, once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing the beauty of Earth from space. The ISS doesn’t just offer spectacular and countless views of the natural and man-made landscapes of our planet. It also immerses its residents into the Earth’s space environment and reveals how dynamic its atmosphere is, from its lower layers to its protective magnetic shield, constantly swept by the solar wind. The best views are seen from the Cupola, an observation deck module attached to the ISS in 2010 and comprising seven windows.

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  • Rihanna smells the past - IOL Tonight

    Rihanna banned her make-up artist from wearing a perfume. The 'Princess of China' hitmaker, who has previously dated Chris Brown, Drake and baseball player Matt Kemp, admits she once ordered the employee not to wear the unidentified fragrance again because it reminded her too much an of ex-boyfriend. The 27-year-old singer, who is currently rumoured to be romancing British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, said: “[Scent] is something that connects you to a specific time, a memory, a place, a person.

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  • Meet Trevor Noah's 'Best F#@king News Team' ever

    'The Daily Show' has released its latest advert ahead of new host Trevor Noah's debut later this month.

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  • South Africa: Woman Killed in Freak Road Crash

    An elderly woman has been killed in what medics have described as a "freak accident" on Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli Freeway on Tuesday. The woman, understood to be in her 70s, was killed when she was hit by a flying wheel and side-shaft while sitting in the seat of a minibus taxi. Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said the woman had succumbed to her injuries before paramedics arrived at the scene. It was a freak accident," he said.

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  • ‘Mutant tobacco’ to fuel planes - Companies | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA SAA is trying out mutant tobacco as fuel. Cape Town - If mutant tobacco seed being used to fly aeroplanes sounds like your kind of future, stick around. Or, better still, head to the Limpopo province, where a project supported by South African Airways, Boeing and SkyNRG this week got the thumbs up from the leading global sustainability authority. Project Solaris, which uses a “mutagenised” seed for the production of the energy-rich tobacco crop, has been recognised by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), which has been identified by the World Wildlife Fund and other leading international NGOs as the “strongest sustainability guarantee on the market”.

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  • Kenya: Ruto Abandoned on ICC Case, Say URP MPs

    Deputy President William Ruto's ICC case threatens to cause a major split in the ruling Jubilee Coalition, the Star has learnt. With Ruto's side claiming the government is not doing enough to help him, President Uhuru Kenyatta's side is working on how to avoid being seen to be abandoning the DP. Five URP MPs yesterday claimed that the government has "dumped" Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang. "After the dropping of case two, we are no longer seeing the Ministry of Foreign of Affairs' Amina Mohamed and the Office of the Attorney General moving around trying to lobby other countries.

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  • Zero-hour contracts up in UK - International | IOL Business

    Zero-hours contracts are popular with employers in the hospitality, social care and further education sectors, but the opposition Labour Party had pledged to restrict their use before losing a national election in May. The Office for National Statistics said it estimated 744 000 people, equivalent to 2.4 percent of Britain's workforce, were employed on zero-hours contracts in the second quarter of 2014, compared with 624 000 a year earlier. Some of the increase might be due to more people being aware that they were on zero-hours contracts, the ONS said. Britain's unemployment rate has fallen faster than elsewhere in Europe over the past two years, dropping to 5.6 percent from 7.8 percent, but some economists say this is partly due to more self-employment and other insecure work.

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  • Game of Thrones breaks world record - Tonight TV & Radio

    AFP Actress Maisie Williams attends Entertainment Weekly's Annual Comic-Con Party. 'Game of Thrones' has picked up a Guinness World Record. Maisie Williams - who plays Arya Stark in the programme - accepted the award on behalf of the 'Game of Thrones' cast and joked that she won't spoil the surprise for her step-brother who “gets the book every year for Christmas”. On receiving the accolade, she said: “So pleased for 'Game of Thrones' to be a part of Guinness World Records, I'm not going to tell my step-brother as he gets the book every year for Christmas.

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  • Serena to headline Day Three at U.S. Open | The New Age Online

    Serena Williams will look to move one step closer to completing a calendar sweep of the four grand slams when she meets unseeded Kiki Bertens in a second-round U.S. Open clash on Wednesday. Top seed Williams, seeking to become the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1988 to complete a rare calendar Grand Slam, will face the tall, big-hitting Bertens in the third match of the day at Arthur Ashe Stadium. A well-rested Williams, who needed only 30 minutes to win her first-round match when her opponent retired with a knee injury, will start a prohibitive favourite against her 110th-ranked opponent from the Netherlands.

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  • The Stars Of "Million Dollar Listing: LA" Guess How Much These Homes Cost

    See how you stack up against Josh Flagg and Josh Altman.

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  • SA expats grab top jobs

    This is according to this year's Expat Insider survey, which polled over 14,000 individuals of 170 nationalities in 195 countries of residence. It found that most South Africans abroad would spend "at least five years living comfortably in predominantly English-speaking social circles, and in top management positions". It said that 25% of South Africans abroad identified as "employees or managers" whereas only 11% of expats of other nationalities stated the same. Of the South Africans polled, 22% have children and the three main factors they considered before moving abroad werepersonal safety (62%), cost of living (31%) and economic and labour market (30%).

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  • Zimbabwe: South African King Apologizes For Xenophobic Attacks

    King Bhungane III of AmaHlubi Nation has apologised for the xenophobic attacks that displaced Zimbabweans in South Africa early this year.

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  • Hello Cape Town, say Chiefs - Cape Times

    Backpagepix COME AND SEE US AT THE STADIUM: Kgotso Moleko and Siphiwe Tshabalala share a laugh at training. Chiefs have a big following in the Mother City and their fans will be keen to see stars like Tshabalala and charismatic goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. Kaizer Chiefs have announced that they will play three of their home games in the Mother City. The controversial scenario, which will see a Gauteng club using the Cape Town Stadium as its home venue, was confirmed yesterday via Chiefs’ Twitter account.

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  • ANA's bid to bar Boks 'fatally defective'

    Transformation was an issue of such national importance that the Agency for New Agenda (ANA) deserved to be assisted by senior counsel in its bid to stop South Africa from competing in the Rugby World Cup, a High Court Judge in Pretoria has said. The small political party not only wants the court to stop the National rugby team from competing in the World Cup in England and Wales later this month, but also wants the players and officials from the Sports and Recreation Department and SA Rugby Union to hand in their passports. The party wants the court to order the Executive to establish a judicial commission of enquiry into the lack of transformation in South African rugby.

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