• SA reacts to Afrikaner-only area plan - Gauteng | IOL News

    Pretoria - There has been an overwhelming response on social media both in favour of and against Front Nasionaal’s plan to have areas that will be exclusively for Afrikaners in Pretoria. Front Nasionaal, a newly formed political party which claims to represent cultural and ethnic Afrikaner communities in South Africa, will on Friday hold a march for self-determination. The march was set to start at 10am at the Pretoria Art Museum on the intersection of Francis Baard and Wessels streets in Arcadia Park. They were then to make their way to the Union Buildings. Wessel Basson, Front Nasionaal’s Gauteng leader, said other Afrikaner groups would be joining them, including the Boere Afrikaner Volksraad.

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  • Watch: Mugabe's slow Turkey walk sets tongues wagging

    The 91-year-old's less-than-speedy progression up a long blue carpet was filmed by New China TV, Xinhua news agency's official TV channel, and then posted on YouTube. "As [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan waited while Mugabe walked ever so gingerly the short distance from his Mercedes limousine to the entrance of the conference venue, the Turkish leader probably wondered whether he should not have let the Zimbabwean stay at home," news website NewZimbabwe quipped. The report said Mugabe "appeared to walk with some difficulty". Mugabe attended the G-20 summit as head of the African Union, though Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change said he had "no business" there and his attendance at the meeting was "a serious national embarrassment".

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  • Malema failed woodwork again‚ says Mandla Mandela

    Mandla Mandela issued a scathing attack on Julius Malema on Friday‚ accusing the EFF leader of “trash can politics“. In a statement defending ANC policy and practice‚ the grandson of Nelson Mandela said: “It appears‚ though‚ that Julius Malema has capitulated to the kind of thinking that characterised Eugene Terreblanche’s mission to undermine our nascent democracy at any cost.” Mandla Mandela was reacting to a stinging attack on his grandfather by Malema at Oxford University in the United Kingdom on Wednesday. Malema also attacked Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and businessman Patrice Motsepe at the student forum. “The deviation from the Freedom Charter was the beginning of selling out of

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  • ‘Outsiders in our own land’ - Politics | IOL News

    Johannesburg - Afrikaner political party Front Nasionaal set itself on a collision course with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) by burning an EFF T-shirt and a poster showing the face of leader Julius Malema. The party led a march to the Union Buildings from the Pretoria Art Museum on Friday to hand over a memorandum, addressed to President Jacob Zuma, signalling its intention to have areas for Afrikaners to live out their heritage and exercise their right to self-determination as per the constitution. The relatively small group, led by Marius Coertze, Front Nasionaal’s legal representative, set the red EFF T-shirt, as well as a poster with Malema’s face on it, alight. Soon afterwards the

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  • Trevor’s back, better than ever

    Trevor Noah is back in SA to do what he does best – make us laugh at ourselves. For a little over an hour, Noah did his thing on the first night of the Comedy Central International Comedy Festival at Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp. Noah, host of The Daily Show in the US, is in SA with his comedy show, the Nationwild Gala. With 60 comedians performing at the festival until tomorrow, it is believed to be the largest comedy festival on the continent. But on Wednesday night it was evident the crowd had come to see one man – Noah. He may be an international star, but was just as awkward on the red carpet as his fellow comedians, who couldn’t wait to move away from the media’s gaze. But when he started

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  • Nigerian superstar robbed of R791,000 in Sandton

    Davido, who has received global acclaim for his funky brand of Nigerian music infused with pop and afro soul influences - encountered crime first hand in Johannesburg. Davido was passing through the country en route to Atlanta, USA where he is based and regularly performs.

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  • Get real, white South Africa

    We did it in 1910 when the Union of South Africa was birthed by the British. We did it in 1948 when our new apartheid laws turned us into the most unethically dressed nation in Africa. We did it again in 1961 when the National Party declared South Africa a republic, free from the British Commonwealth. Our newest outfit, the dress from our historic Autumn/Winter 1994 collection, is now 21 years old, and evidently in tatters. Unfortunately, South Africa has never fundamentally changed over the years, we simply changed clothes. The greatest problem we face as a nation is not our neo-liberal imperialist economy that favours US and British capitalist endeavours. It's not that the police criminalise

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  • Drogba just selling books, says Jose - Premier League

    London - Jose Mourinho has slapped down Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, accusing his former player of criticising the club in order to sell books, before telling current striker Diego Costa that he is “not reading the game properly”. Drogba, who scored 164 goals and won 12 major trophies at Chelsea, many of them under Mourinho, had said Chelsea did not have as many leaders as they used to. But the Portuguese hit back last night, saying he had little interest in what he thought was merely promotional material for Drogba's autobiography. “When you speak because you want to sell books, I don't read,” Mourinho said. “I like interviews, I like interviews from big guys like Didier with good journalists

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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. It has been established that the Libyans: Met President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on December 10 2012; Held a follow-up meeting with Zuma at Nkandla on April 20, which was also attended by

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  • Drake: 'I'd do Adele's laundry'

    Drake has said that he would do ''anything with Adele'', even her laundry. The Canadian rapper is such a fan of the 'Hello' singer that he insists he would do anything she wants, even her washing. After Adele, 27, revealed she would love to team up with Drake for a 'Hotline Bling' remix, he responded by saying: ''I'd do anything with Adele. I'd literally go to Adele's house right now and do laundry for her.'' Speaking previously about her admiration for the 29-year-old rapper, Adele said: ''I really want us to do an official remix of 'Hotline Bling'. I love Drake. I love Drake so much. ''I had a drink like three weeks ago [with] my best friends - in fact, it was to celebrate 'Hello'. And I was

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  • South Africa: Chinese Women Nabbed for R27 Million Corruption

    press release Tian Tian Wang, a 26-year-old Chinese national, appeared before the Pretoria Regional Court on Friday following her arrest shortly after she paid a R5.2 million bribe to an employee of the South African Reserve Bank in Brooklyn, Pretoria on Thursday. The Reserve Bank official had noticed a suspicious bank account with R27 million which was scheduled to be transferred abroad in contravention of the Exchange Rate Act. The money was coming from a dubious company whose registered owner new nothing about the existence of the company. The suspect deposited R4 million into the official's account and another R1.2 million was paid in cash at a restaurant in Brooklyn, where the suspect was

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  • Tamar Braxton will no longer perform at BET experience Africa

    R&B singer Tamar Braxton has pulled out of the BET experience Africa due to ill health. The singer also recently had to leave TV dance contest called 'Dancing with the Stars' and cancel a tour with soul singer Kem because of her health problems. This was her message to fans: With a Heavy heart I regret to inform you that my season of #dwts has to come to an end along with the rest of my tour dates with @musicbykem. After yesterday's final #dwts performance I went back to the hospital (after the doctors didn't want me to leave in the first place) only to find out that I don't have pneumonia but something way more serious and that is having several P.E.'s (blood clots in both sides of my lungs)

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  • 2015: shock, awe in world rugby

    All Black captain Richie McCaw has walked away from the game he graced across 148 Test matches and the giant New Zealand wing Jonah Lomu, a man who truly revolutionised the game, tragically died at just 40. It is a matter for the history books now, but just consider some of the walls of perception that came tumbling down when the giants and minnows battled it out for the Webb Ellis Cup. Chief among these was the All Blacks becoming the first side to retain the championship. England, considered one of the pre-tournament favourites playing on their home territory, suffered the humiliation of becoming the first host nation to crash out during the pool stages after falling to Wales and Australia.

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  • Kill thy neighbour: Alex attack brings home SA's shame

    His attackers had followed him down a street, keeping their prey at arm's length, waiting for an opening to land the fatal blow. They circled him as, on his knees amid rubbish, he pleaded for mercy. In those moments, Emmanuel Sithole was no longer a man, a neighbour, a human being. The intensity on his attackers' faces showed that he had become a thing to kill - each thrust aimed with ferocity. Around the macabre scene - where children had played and adults had strolled moments before - some now held their hands to their mouths in horror. Others stood seemingly detached, as if watching a movie. The attack on Sithole lasted about two minutes. Alexandra township, next door to Sandton, had just

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  • Absa in major Cape letting deal - Companies | IOL Business

    Johannesburg - In one of the largest letting deals in Cape Town in at least the past five years, Absa Bank has signed a 10-year lease to consolidate its 14 offices in the Western Cape to one centrally located regional office at Century City in Cape Town. The lease is believed to have a capital value of about R400 million. It is for 14 000m2 of offices in the newly completed Bridge Park office development, which is located on a high visibility site in Century City’s new conference precinct that is destined to become the new commercial and hospitality hub of Century City. The buildings were developed in a joint venture between Rabie Property Group and listed Growthpoint Properties at a cost of

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  • Bucs need that spark of magic

    Orlando Pirates must find that spark of magic if they are to break a deadlock of two teams who cancelled each other out in the first leg and return home with the CAF Confederation Cup trophy on Sunday (kickoff 4pm SA time). It was only a late defensive error that cost Bucs the win against Etoile du Sahel at Orlando Stadium last Saturday, doing all the hard work securing a lead through Thamsanqa Gabuza's 36th-minute stunner , only for Etoile captain Ammar Jemal to grab an 87th-minute equaliser. Now Pirates have it all to do in the cup final second leg in the Tunisian resort city of Sousse, as they attempt to turn three years of hard toil across the continent into silverware - having also reached the 2013 Champions League final, where they lost to Al Ahly of Egypt.

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  • High Court deals heavy blow to SABC’s Hlaudi

    BELEAGUERED South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been dealt another heavy blow following a Western Cape High Court judgment on Friday ordering his appointment be set aside. The Western Cape High Court last month heard part B of a review application by the Democratic Alliance (DA) which specifically sought to have Mr Motsoeneng’s permanent appointment as the SABC’s chief operating officer set aside as being irrational. The DA believes that there is a strong legal case that Mr Motsoeneng’s permanent appointment was irrational and unlawful‚ given Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings against him. The first part of the DA’s application

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  • We join the bullies

    South Africa - along with 13 other countries including North Korea, Sudan, Syria, China, Russia and Zimbabwe - voted on Wednesday against adopting a resolution that would recognise threats against defenders of human rights. The declaration recognises, in international law, the extreme importance and legitimacy of human-rights activity, and those who carry it out. The unanimity of the 1989 adoption of the declaration was broken after Norway asked to vote on it this week. There were 117 votes in favour of the resolution, 14 against and 40 abstentions. This is the latest action that has brought South Africa's reputation as a defender of human rights into question. In June, Sudanese President Omar

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  • VIDEO: Front Nasionaal members set alight EFF shirt

    Members of the Front Nasionaal have set alight an EFF t-shirt and placard depicting Julius Malema’s face on Friday. The group is calling for the establishment of their own enclave in Pretoria. A memorandum was delivered to the office of Tshwane Mayor and Premier David Makhura this week. Today the group of about 50 are marching to the Union Buildings to deliver a memorandum to the President’s office. Messages here include a stern warning to Malema that “the country might be afraid of you but we are not”. Leaders have told the crowd here they are ready to go to war if their demands are not met. Die Stem was sung just before they started their march.

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  • An evening tea to die for - IOL Travel Western Cape

    Cape Town - The famous afternoon teas at the Mount Nelson are ridiculously popular. Understandably so. The spread of cakes, tarts and pastries is spectacular and quite irresistible. There are two sittings every day, but it’s still not enough. Guests have been begging for more and later in the day as well. The Nellie has responded by introducing a new evening tea. This could be called high tea, a term which usually refers to the evening meal or dinner of the British working class, typically eaten between 5 and 7pm. It would most likely consist of a hot dish, followed by cakes and bread, butter and jam. Occasionally there are cold cuts such as ham salad. The term was first used around 1825 and

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