• Schuks! Pay Back the Money review (trailer)

    You either love Leon Schuster or you would rather have your toe nails pulled out live on television than watch any of his prank movies. There are readers who have admitted they “managed to watch the occasional Schuster film because friends forced us”. This unwilling fan will get great joy from some of the scenes and even develop a stronger fondness for Schuster. This review is therefore not for the uninitiated – who will not watch Schuster even with a gun against their heads – nor is it aimed at die-hard fans who break down the doors of any cinema showing his pranks.

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ranked 5th Worst African Leader but the Most Educated

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been judged the most educated African leader by a popular African website which however places him an ignominious third among the continent's worst leaders. According to the latest rankings published by AnswersAfrica.com, which focuses on African affairs, Zimbabwe's founding leader outshines his younger peers with seven degrees to his name. Among Mugabe's academic credentials are degrees in economics and law obtained with South African and London universities. The veteran President, who leads Africa's most literate nation, also holds 14 honorary degrees from both local and international universities.

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  • Karrueche ‘bored and tired’ of Chris - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Karrueche Tran is 'bored and tired' of Chris Brown and his friends. Karrueche Tran is “bored and tired” of Chris Brown and his friends. The 27-year-old model is furious with her ex-boyfriend, who she dumped in March after discovering he fathered 15-month-old daughter Royalty with mutual friend, Nia Guzman, after one of his crew allegedly sent a death threat to actor Marques Houston for liking a photograph of her on Instagram.

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  • Charity must begin at home for graft-riddled Department of Home Affairs

    THE Department of Home Affairs has never been particularly efficient. Recent events have confirmed that its traditional weaknesses have not been addressed, while showing that new problems have developed, particularly in relation to how foreigners and, above all, migrants are being treated. With a view to resolving the impasse, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is now leading an interministerial committee, comprising Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, his tourism counterpart, Derek Hanekom, and their colleagues from the security cluster. Last year, the department announced new rules for foreign travellers and migrants.

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  • Learn from the Zimbabwe land mess

    It is rather late in the day for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to acknowledge that he has so thoroughly screwed up land restitution in his country. To propose making amends for past sins by compensating farmers for the loss of their farms through land grabs sounds pathetic, relative to the brutal way farmers were smashed, often through violent means. One of the additional motives, it seems, is to conduct a land audit of who owns farms so they can extract rentals from them to pay former farmers, who are now poor and destitute. How Mugabe hopes to do that when many of the “new” farmers are already in debt, owing thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes, is a mystery.

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  • Mugabe reaches out to the West

    Giving his state of the nation address in the capital Harare, Mugabe, 91, also called for the strengthening of ties with multilateral institutions, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. "My government values re-engagement of the Western world in the Zimbabwean economy," he said in the first such statement in a decade-and-a-half of strained relations with the US and Europe. Mugabe said he planned to amend the country's investment laws, a move that might be seen as a climbdown from the tough stance on indigenisation. Several measures, such as amending the Companies Act to increase the ''ease of doing business'' and a new procurement bill, have been given a December deadline by Mugabe.

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  • Khune defends Chiefs coach

    KAIZER Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says the club’s supporters should give coach Steve Komphela the same respect they would give a European coach, as he urged followers to exercise patience. Komphela has come under some criticism from fans despite the club’s unbeaten run in all competitions thus far. Chiefs have drawn three of the five matches they have played this season and fans want to see the club getting more victories, but Khune and captain Siphiwe Tshabalala came to the defence of the former Maritzburg United coach. South African coaches have not been given chance to coach this team and the chairman (Kaizer Motaung) and the board rewarded the coach for his hard work," Khune said on Thursday, ahead of Amakhosi’s MTN8 second-leg semifinal clash against Bloemfontein Celtic," said Khune.

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  • Black on the outside white on the inside

    Instead of becoming the trusted go-betweens between black and white, we are turning to conceptions of blackness and mobilising our anger at the very idea of the Rainbow Nation. The fantasy of a colour-blind, post-race South Africa has been projected onto Coconuts but our lived experiences are far from free of racism. A "coconut" is described as a person who is black on the outside but white on the inside. According to Coconut McKaiser, knowledge of "white grammar" is how you would know that, for example, a "sarmie" is a sandwich or that "bru" and "oke" are white-speak for "mfwethu".

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  • Tales from other kingdoms and parallel universes

    Lesotho prime minister Phakalitha Mosisili has made known what he thinks of Swaziland, that is apparently host to some Basotho who claim to be in exile. "A friend of mine once said: 'eSwatini sibona tibunu' [in Swaziland we see bums]", Mosisili said at a press conference the other day, in apparent reference to the reed dance. While waiting for him to translate, Mosisili said, to his own amusement, that interpretation of the line would distort the meaning.

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  • Zapiro challenges comrades in government

    Describing himself as a “patriotic sceptic”, Shapiro, who endured detention without trial for his roles in the United Democratic Front and End Conscription Campaign in the 1980s, describes in an interview how perceptions of his work have changed from when he served as an “activist cartoonist” during apartheid to the eras of presidents Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. While Madiba loved cartoons and understood their socio-political role, even when his government was being criticised, Shapiro said he was increasingly viewed as “an enemy” by erstwhile comrades when he tackled issues like the arms deal, Mbeki’s position on HIV/Aids and Zuma’s legal battles.

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  • Milestones for Mourinho - Premier League

    Reuters Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reaches two more milestones at the club in their

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  • Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna's family

    Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna's ''second mother'' during a recent visit to Barbados.

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  • Cameroon economy taking a huge beating from insecurity – Report - CameroonOnline.org

    Insecurity along Cameroon’s borders is responsible for the huge losses suffered by the country’s economy, according to a new report from the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Territorial Development (MINEPAT). The report said Boko Haram activities along the country’s eastern border with the Central African Republic (CAR), and its northern frontier regions straddling Nigeria are causing extensive damages to the economic fabric of Cameroon. North to the tune of 16 percent as most foreign diplomatic missions accredited to the country formally advise their nationals to stay away from areas regularly rocked by atrocities committed by the Islamic sect Boko Haram now called the West African Province of the Organization of the Islamic State.

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  • Cops seize cocaine valued at R50m at JHB airport

    Authorities discovered the drugs on Friday in the cargo section hidden in 147 hair product bottles.

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  • Zuma and ministers salaries increase

    The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has made its recommendation on public sector salaries. Public office bearers earning more than R1m will receive a five percent increase and officer bearers earning less than R1m will receive six percent from April 1, 2014. This meant that Zuma would receive about R100,000 in back payments as his salary increased from R2.62m to R2.75m. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's salary would increase from R2.47m to R2.6m, while ministers would receive R2.21m from R2.1m and the salaries of deputy ministers would increase from R1.73m to R1.82m.

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  • Microsoft learns R95 billion math lesson in its Nokia blunder

    Considering that the deal included $1.5 billion in cash, the write-off means Microsoft now values a business that once controlled 41 percent of the global handset market at just a small fraction of the purchase price. Thanks in large part to the huge accounting charge, Microsoft reported its largest quarterly loss ever last week ($3.2 billion). “If you were talking about any other industry, this would be considered a catastrophe that’s the equivalent to a natural disaster,” said Horace Dediu, who spent eight years at Nokia during its heyday and is now at the San Francisco research firm Clayton Christensen Institute, which studies disruptive technologies. This being the technology business, Microsoft’s still relatively new chief executive, Satya Nadella, gets credit for swiftly confronting reality and taking the hit to earnings.

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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.

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  • Nigerian Ambassador to U.S., Adebowale Adefuye, Dead

    The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Adebowale Adefuye, is dead. According to Sahara Reporters, Mr. Adefuye, a former History professor died on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in Washington DC. Mr. Adefuye was appointed the head of the Nigerian mission to the U.S. in 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr Adefuye will be remembered for his dogged lobbying for declassification of Nigeria as "a country of interest" in the American terrorism watch list.

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  • Nigeria: Pastors Weren't Responsible for Jonathan's Failure - Reverend Uma-Ukpai

    Frontline evangelist, Rev. (Dr.) Uma Ukpai of the Uma Ukpai Evangelical Ministries in this interview is of the opinion that President Muhammadu Buhari reviews the political landscape and affirms that the clergy was not in anyway responsible for the perceived failure of President Goodluck Jonathan. Do you believe the clergy is culpable for the failure of former President Goodluck Jonathan? To blame the pastors who were around him is like giving a dog a bad name so as to hang the dog.

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  • Surprise omissions in Springbok rugby World Cup squad

    The scrumhalf and the fullback have not been in Heyneke Meyer's plans but with the transformation cloud hanging menacingly over the Springboks, they could be termed as quota selections. Paige was one of the better scrumhalves during the Bulls' underwhelming Super Rugby campaign while Kirchner, who started for the Springboks in their previous test match against Argentina in Buenos Aires, seems to have improved his attacking game while in Ireland with Leinster. There were casualties with Sharks players Marcell Coetzee and Cobus Reinach missing the selection boat. Cornal Hendricks was also a surprise omission even though he faced stiff competition at wing.

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