• 'Gupta family must leave SA': Malema

    Gupta family must leave the country with immediate effect; this is according to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Leader Julius Malema revealed that the EFF has launched a war against the Gupta family because they are corrupt. In a stern statement made at the party's headquarters in Braamfontein, Malema said the Guptas are not a legitimate body and that their businesses are a 'machinery for corruption'. He said that the EFF are going to take physical actions against them and President Jacob Zuma during their march to the Constitutional Court on February 9. "The Guptas are not in the media business and anyone working for the Guptas is perpetuating corruption," said Malema. He also urged The New

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  • 'I'm not poor, but I'm broke,' DJ Sbu on how MoFaya took toll on his pocket

    Thousands of unemployed Zimbabwe graduates could soon find themselves with first jobs in South Sudan but there's just one catch: President Robert Mugabe's government is thinking of taking 25 percent of their salaries.

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  • Tragedy strikes retired Irish couple - Western Cape

    Cape Town - Irish couple PJ and Rachel Daly was about to retire in Tulbagh, where they were going to spend the rest of their lives. But, at the weekend, tragedy struck. The couple went sailing in the yacht Tara with their friend George Mills, but early on Monday morning their vessel ran aground and Mills and Rachel died. Rachel, 49, PJ, 66, and Mills, 60, were sailing from Langebaan to Cape Town to celebrate PJ’s birthday when the Tara ran aground near Melkbosstrand along the West Coast. The Irish embassy and British High Commission liaised with local authorities to give support to their families and the South African Maritime Safety Authority is investigating the incident. The couple’s friend,

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  • Mariah Carey rules out kids with James Packer

    Mariah Carey is adamant she and her fiancé James Packer won't be having any children together after they get hitched because her four-year-old twins will get ''jealous.'' The 'Hero' hitmaker and her billionaire beau may be heading down the aisle soon following their engagement last month, but she's adamant they won't be adding any little ones to their brood as it won't be fair on the blonde beauty's four-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, whom she has with her ex-husband Nick Cannon. Asked if she and James will be having any kids together, Mariah replied: ''No, those [Moroccan and Monroe] are my two babies and I think they will get too jealous.'' And, in order to prevent too much disruption

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  • Got skills? South African employers want you

    The Department of Higher Education’s latest list of occupations that are in high demand lists hundreds of positions for which it says there are either shortages being experienced in the labour market or which have either shown relatively strong employment growth or are likely to show growth in the future. Just for professionals alone‚ there are some 164 occupations listed – ranging from engineers in all fields to educators at all levels and judges. There are also the usual high number of medical or health professionals that are in high demand. ICT continues to remain a popular field where professionals are in demand‚ as does the business world. Managers and technically-skilled people are also

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  • South Africa: Nene Resigns As ANC MP

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  • Zuma vs two angry cops

    Yesterday, suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega - reacting to recommendations by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate that she be criminally charged - made it clear she will not go down without a fight. Her refusal to accept either a golden handshake or to resign, follows on action by her predecessor, Bheki Cele, who is still fighting Zuma's decision to fire him in 2012. The Times has been reliably informed that Cele's matter is still before court and that settlement negotiations have been under way since late 2013. The negotiations, which include Cele's demand that the board of inquiry report into his fitness to hold office be set aside, began after Zuma realised none

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  • Zimbabwe graduates can find jobs abroad

    The official Chronicle newspaper reported on Thursday that South Sudan wanted "20,000 graduates to work in different fields in the North African country." With high levels of unemployment in Zimbabwe, Mugabe's government last year announced a scheme to export graduates to countries including South Sudan, Botswana, Angola and Namibia, according to a report in the Herald of June 2015. The scheme was aimed at promoting "brain circulation" on the African continent, officials said then. They conceded that there would be a financial benefit to Zimbabwe's government. Now the authorities are debating whether to make exported workers send back 25 percent of their salaries to their families "or deposit

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  • Sturridge set to quit Anfield

    London - Daniel Sturridge is ready to quit Liverpool this summer over his fury at criticism questioning his desire to play for the club. Manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken publicly of his frustrations over Sturridge’s fitness and several former Anfield stars have intimated it is time for the club to sign a replacement. Sturridge is fed up at a growing perception that he lacks the hunger to fulfil his potential and believes a clean break is required this summer. The 26-year-old still has two-and-a-half years to run on his £150 000-per-week contract, meaning Liverpool are likely to demand a high price. He has the qualities of a £60million striker, but his fitness record means he is likely to be valued

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  • Race to digital TV begins for SA groups - Companies

    Johannesburg - Multichoice yesterday launched GOtv, a digital terrestrial television service, as the country prepares for the long-awaited migration from analogue to digital television. The pay-TV channel company’s launch comes days after Communications Minister Faith Muthambi declared the start of the dual illumination period, which will see both digital and analogue signals being broadcast until most South Africans have decoders. Analysts said yesterday that the introduction of GOtv would see MultiChoice grab market share and ward off potential competitors while the government rolled out subsidised decoders across the country. “We are excited to launch our digital terrestrial television service

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  • Nkandla investigation 'manipulated' to protect Zuma: report

    In its report, Netwerk24 quoted three independent sources with direct knowledge of the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) probe into Nkandla who claimed the final report was “sanitised” to protect Zuma. The Afrikaans digital publication has now applied to the North Gauteng High Court to obtain all the SIU’s draft Nkandla reports. According to a sworn statement by Netwerk24 editor, Adriaan Basson, he was informed by credible sources in 2015 that the final SIU report, which effectively cleared Zuma of all blame, was sanitised to remove all evidence that implicated him in the "prestige project". “I was informed that the evidence in this regard contains incontrovertible evidence that contradicts

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  • Zimbabwe: Villagers Forced to Donate for Mugabe's Birthday Bash – Report

    Organisers of President Robert Mugabe's 92nd birthday bash are reportedly struggling to raise the proposed $800 000 for the celebrations. This year's event would be held at Mucheke stadium in Masvingo province on February 28. According to News Day, the ruling Zanu-PF party youths in the province had resorted to coercing villagers to help fund it. A human rights advocacy group, Community Tolerance, Reconciliation and Development (Cotrad), alleged that the Zanu-PF youths were forcing villagers to donate $1 per household, while civil servants were being told to donate $3. "The expensive birthday bash, which is earmarked for Masvingo, is underfunded and the Zanu-PF apparatchiks are now employing

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  • DA to file PAIA on Motsoeneng's salary increase

    The Democratic Alliance is to submit a PAIA (Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application to request the SABC’s record of decision on COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s R912‚000 salary increase last year. DA spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme said this comes after Communications Minister Faith Muthambi refused to make public the record of the decision for the “unjustified and above-inflation” increase in Motsoeneng’s salary.  In reply to a parliamentary question‚ Muthambi said that “records of decisions are confidential internal documents that should be kept as such”‚ Van Damme said. “Minister Muthambi seems to have forgotten that the SABC is publicly funded by way of allocations from National

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  • Criminal charges laid against 'mass murderers' De Klerk and Vlok

    Former EFF leader Andile Mngxitama did not mince words when he called former president FW De Klerk a mass murderer and a wanted man as he and several others laid charges at the Hillbrow police station on Wednesday. “Yesterday the mass murderer, the criminal, De Klerk was celebrated by people who don’t know this man should be in jail. After 22 years... when you see De Klerk next time you must know he is a wanted man,” said Mngxitama. Mngxitama is a supporter of the newly-formed Anti-Racism Action Forum, which laid 22 criminal charges against De Klerk and apartheid's law and order minister, Adriaan Vlok, for crimes committed against black people.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mutsvangwa, Moyo Verbal Tiff Escalates

    Bulawayo — A verbal war between Zanu-PF Politburo members Professor Jonathan Moyo and Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa escalated yesterday with Mutsvangwa challenging Prof Moyo to go for a DNA test, claiming the Tsholotsho North MP was the son of the late Zanu (Ndonga) leader Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole. Cde Mutsvangwa was addressing representatives of war veterans, ex-political detainees and restrictees during a regional stakeholder consultation workshop in Bulawayo when he fired his latest salvo at Prof Moyo, claiming the Higher and Tertiary Education Minister was a chameleon, whose life needs to be unpacked. In an earlier interview published by NewsDay last month, Mutsvangwa said Moyo was Sithole's

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  • Cosatu: Gupta influence on govt a serious concern

    Media reports claim the Guptas stand to benefit from a deal with state-owned arms manufacturer Denel. Cosatu Gupta Gupta family Guptagate The Congress of South African Trade Unions Cosatu JOHANNESBURG – As fresh controversy emerges around the Gupta family this morning, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is warning that their influence on government is a serious concern. But the trade union federation denies it raised their relationship with the Zuma family at a recent African National Congress (ANC) meeting. The Mail & Guardian is this morning reporting that the Guptas stand to benefit from a lucrative deal with state-owned arms manufacturer Denel, which recently expanded into

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  • 12 things that happened this week you should know about

    1) Zuma proposes plan to 'pay back the money' The Presidency on Tuesday night issued a statement saying President Zuma had asked the Constitutional Court to appoint the auditor-general and minister of finance to “independently and impartially” determine how much money he owes for the Nkandla upgrades.  However opposition parties appeared unimpressed by the move. The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it will go ahead with its Constitutional Court action against the president while EFF leader Julius Malema came out guns blazing, calling Zuma a crook and demanding the influential Gupta family 'get out of South Africa'. 2) Drought hits home and neighbours Ratings firm Moody's this week warned that South

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  • Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai and Biti in Talks

    In what could be a make-or-break attempt to dislodge President Robert Mugabe in the forthcoming harmonised elections in 2018, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has sent emissaries to People Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti to initiate talks that could lead to the formation of a coalition of opposition parties ahead of the 2018 polls, Zimbabwe Independent has learnt. This comes at a time former vice-president Joice Mujuru's movement, People First (PF), is keen to have Biti as a senior advisor. Biti has also been tasked with negotiating with Mujuru on behalf of other opposition parties once she launches her party. Critics say divisions in the opposition have been an Achilles Heel in pushing

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  • Coal deliberately held back, claims Eskom - Companies

    Johannesburg - Power utility Eskom yesterday accused Glencore of deliberately withholding coal from Hendrina Mine in order to force the utility’s hand by exacerbating load shedding last year. Eskom chief executive, Brian Molefe, said Glencore wanted to renegotiate the coal price increase from R150 to R570 per ton, and when Eskom refused, the mining company stopped supplying the power utility and filed for business rescue. Read: Molefe wades in to defend Eskom Molefe argued that it would have been difficult for Eskom to explain the increase in coal costs to the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa). Eskom’s management of its primary energy costs, especially coal, often comes under the spotlight

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  • DA wants Gupta Competition Commission report tabled in Parliament

    The Democratic Alliance (DA)‚ late on Thursday‚ said it “will be urging the Competition Commission to act in terms of Section 21 of the Competition Commission Act (CCA) to ensure that any irregularities – for which the Guptas are infamous- are made known to Parliament”. This comes‚ the DA’s Natasha Mazzone said‚ after “reports this week have confirmed that Competition Commission is to investigate the deal between Glencore‚ who owned Optimum Mines‚ and the Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration”. Mazzone said the deal was shrouded in “controversy and secrecy” as “Glencore was offered a much higher offer of R3.17-billion from a competitor‚ Endulweni Mining‚ which would have protected workers and provided

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