• Robert Mugabe shares bed with teenaged son when I'm away: Grace

    Grace Mugabe told Zimbabwe's state newspaper that when she's away - Chatunga Bellarmine is his father, Robert Mugabe's, favourite companion in bed.

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  • Chaos around Bobbi Kristina’s funeral - IOL Tonight

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral plans are “constantly changing”. A source has claimed that the service for the late daughter of Whitney Houston, who tragically passed away on 26 July at the age of just 22, has been thrown into chaos by the feuding families. It has also been revealed that the aspiring actress - who will be buried next to her late mother - will be laid to rest on 1 August in order for family members to be able to attend. Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's father Bobby Brown is said to be “taking comfort” in knowing his daughter is now “at peace”.

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  • Mystery of missing flight MH370 may finally be solved - Cape Times

    Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an important development . Kuala Lumpur: Investigators scrambled today to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation’s greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The 2m-long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an “important development”.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Blames UK, U.S for Vendors Menace, Threatens to Kick Out Envoys

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has accused Britain and the United States of sponsoring vendors to resist government orders to move out of the country's city centres. The 91-year-old leader always blames everything that goes wrong with the country on former coloniser Britain and its ally, the US. On Wednesday he said the UK and Britain were demon-possessed for wanting to see Zimbabwe ruined. An unemployment crisis has seen millions of Zimbabweans turn to vending to survive, many flooding city centres for prime hawking spots.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • Ex-Prasa chief engineer in dock - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Former Prasa head of engineering services Daniel Mtimkulu has appeared in court on a charge of fraud and uttering. Johannesburg - Former Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) head of engineering services Daniel Mtimkulu appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a charge of fraud and uttering relating to his qualification, the National Prosecuting Authority in Gauteng said. Mtimkulu’s qualifications woes followed a report in Rapport newspaper that new trains ordered by Prasa from Spain were too high for South African rail infrastructure.

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  • Montana reveals shocking details about Prasa chairman

    Axed Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) group CEO Lucky Montana has opened several criminal cases, one of them against Chairman Popo Molefe for allegedly trying to blackmail the rail agency’s head of engineering. Montana was told to leave before his notice period by the board of Prasa earlier this month. At the time, issues were raised about the trains Prasa bought which are allegedly too tall for South Africa’s rail lines. Engineering head Daniel Mthimkhulu was also suspended and now he has resigned for not being able to prove the engineering and PhD qualifications which he claimed he had.

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  • Kenny Kunene defends teen 'injured' by Woolies bread

    A 17-year-old Sandton teenager will miss her matric dance tonight because she is recovering from a throat injury which her family claims was caused by a broken plastic bottle cap in the Woolworths bread she ate. The teenager’s mother, who did not want to be named, said yesterday they bought the bread from a Woolworths store in Sandton City on Sunday. “My daughter only ate the bread on Tuesday,” she said. The teenager’s neighbour, businessman Kenny Kunene, said they took her to Dr Junaid Hoosen’s surgery in Sandton City for a medical examination.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • 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.

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  • Nigeria: How Fifth Columnists in Nigerian Military Leaked Operational Plans to Boko Haram - Ex-Defence Chief

    Alex Badeh, the immediate past commander of the Nigerian military, has revealed that the effectiveness of the fight against the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, was greatly hampered by fifth columnists within the military who leaked sensitive information and operational plans to the terrorist sect. Mr. Badeh, whose hometown, Mubi, was briefly captured by Boko Haram in 2014, was speaking on Thursday during his valedictory ceremony from the Nigerian Armed Forces.

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  • Komphela said to be keen on Khune returning

    While Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was cagey about the likely return of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and midfielder Mandla Masango‚ new Amakhosi captain Siphiwe Tshabalala on Wednesday talked up the talent of the clubless duo‚ whose acrimonious departure made headlines last month. Khune and Masango‚ who became free agents on June 30 when their contracts at Chiefs expired‚ are still due to meet the club’s football manager Bobby Motaung this week for talks that should put an end to speculation regarding their future. The two players‚ along with Tefu Mashamaite‚ the Amakhosi skipper last season‚ were accused of making unreasonable demands when negotiating new deals. It is understood that Komphela is keen to see Khune in particular rejoin the Glamour Boys‚ however‚ on Wednesday‚ the coach was mum on any updates.

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  • What President Barack Obama didn’t see on his trip to Africa - Opinion | IOL Business

    REUTERS US President Barack Obama (left) speaks with a farmer (second righ) participating in the Feed The Future programme as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 28, 2015. On his fourth trip to Africa, President Barack Obama celebrated a changing continent. A change that he did not see, however, was growing numbers of workers in jobs that pay good wages and offer some employment security. In fact, except for a few high-tech entrepreneurs in Kenya and the staff of a US-sponsored food supplement plant in Ethiopia it is unlikely he saw many Africans engaged in modern, high productivity jobs at all.

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  • Carey committed to psych ward - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Singer Mariah Carey arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 17, 2015. Mariah Carey's sister claims she is being kept in hospital as a patient for a serious head injury against her will. Alison Carey, 54, was admitted to a Long Island psychiatric ward at a hospital in New York City after suffering a severe head injury in a mysterious home attack three months ago.

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  • Ex NBA player lost $100 million to alcoholism, proudly works as a Starbucks barista

    According to Mail Online, he now works at Starbucks in Rhode Island and is grateful to Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Shultz - the owner of the Seattle SuperSonics (now, the Oklahoma City Thunder) when Baker played for them - for the 'excellent' opportunity. Baker admitted he was a recovering alcoholic after his weight ballooned, his game performance worsened and his coach smelled alcohol on him. Toward the end of his career, Baker wiped out nearly his entire $100 million of earnings through his alcohol dependence and what the Journal describes as a 'series of financial missteps', which include a failed restaurant and financially detrimental partnerships.

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  • Plane debris identified as Boeing 777 - World News | IOL News

    Malaysian authorities confirmed on Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared without trace in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The Malaysia Airlines flight was one of only three Boeing 777s to have been involved in major incidents, along with the downing of the MH17 over Ukraine last year and the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco airport in 2013 that left three dead.

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  • South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Announces Commencement Date for Property Valuation Act

    President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 21 of the Property Valuation Act, 2014 (Act No. 17 of 2014), determined 1 August 2015 as the date on which the said Act shall come into operation. President Zuma assented to the Act in July 2014.

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  • Cecil’s killing a disgrace: IFP - Africa | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Walter Palmer (left) with a trophy hunt and fellow hunter in Africa. Cape Town – The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) on Thursday condemned canned lion hunting and the killing of Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, Cecil.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • Kylie Jenner's boyfriend Tyga sued over unpaid rent totalling $50,000

    The 25-year-old rapper - who is dating Kylie Jenner - is the subject of a lawsuit front his landlord after failing to pay two months rent on his house in the upmarket Calabasas area of California, with the amount totalling $50,000. According to TMZ, if Tyga doesn't pay up by Saturday, the landlord will seek to have him evicted and charge him $833.33 a day in rent. Tyga's ex-girlfriend, Black Chyna - the mother of his two-year-old son King Cairo  - is also listed as a defendant. The case comes a month after Tyga was ordered to pay a second landlord $80,000 in back rent.

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