• Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled his lavish lifestyle, and that of Zuma's trusts.

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  • Passport puzzle in 'SA mule' case

    The woman, identified as 22-year-old Lynette Nosipho, was nabbed at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday last week, allegedly in possession of 19kg of narcotics valued at more than R100000. The drugs - 17kg of pseudoephedrine, a popular party drug, and 2kg of heroin - were concealed in women's shoes, a laptop bag and arm guards used by cricketers. India's Central Industrial Security Force said this week that Nosipho's passport stated she was a South African citizen. Spokesman Hemendra Singh said she had been travelling on a tourist visa.

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  • South Africa, Nigeria trade barbs over attacks on migrants | The New Age Online

    The South African government reacted angrily Sunday to Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador from Pretoria over a wave of mob attacks on African migrants that killed at least seven people. "We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting," the South African foreign ministry said in a statement.

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  • Flashy new reality show flaunts the riches of young black South Africans

    The best things in life are free? It used to be that if you wanted to see a reality show featuring inexplicably rich people rolling around in troughs of money, you'd have to watch something American. Rich Kids promises to introduce us to a whole bunch of home-grown youngsters with the tastes of Marie Antoinette and the wardrobes of Mobutu Sese Seko.

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  • Malema says he knows who funded Zuma: Report | The New Age Online

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says he has first-hand knowledge of secret donors who funded President Jacob Zuma using obscure trusts, the Sunday Times reported. Malema made the claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing legal battle with the SA Revenue Service, the newspaper reported. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at African National Congress rallies “and from unidentified donors” before he became president of the country in 2009. There is no difference between his Ratang Family Trust, which paid for his lifestyle, and that of Zuma’s trusts, he claimed.

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  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

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  • I’m no degree cheat, says set-top box boss - City Press

    Pumla Radebe has appointed a top lawyer to act for her. The woman in charge of South Africa’s multibillion-rand digital TV set-top box roll-out is embroiled in a qualifications-fraud row after a former employee approached Parliament querying the authenticity of her degree. Now Pumla Radebe, chairperson of the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (Usaasa), is suing Mmatlou Morudu, the agency’s former executive manager of programmes, for R750 000 in damages for injuring her reputation. Morudu wrote to Parliament asking why Radebe’s BA degree did not show up in a record search at her alma mater, Fort Hare.

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  • Tripartite Alliance to announce action on Israel | The New Age Online

    The African National Congress (ANC) and its tripartite alliance partners – the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) – will today hold a press conference to denounce the Israeli government for denying senior South African government officials visas to Palestine.

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  • Sarah Baartman grave plaque defaced - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Reuters The 1816 complete cast in plaster of Sarah Baartman is displayed during a ceremony at the South African Embassy in Paris in 2002, in preparation for Baartman's remains to be returned to South Africa for burial. The indigenous woman, born in 1789, was taken to London by a British navy doctor around 1810 where she was shown off in freak shows. Port Elizabeth - A plaque at Sarah Baartman’s grave in Hankey has been defaced, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday. Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said a group of men were seen throwing white paint on the plaque on Saturday.

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • Kim Kardashian's Ex-Husband Tweeted An Apparent Diss About Bruce Jenner

    It happened right after Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer.

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  • SA braces for economic backlash from xenophobic attacks

    Calls for a boycott of South African products have multiplied amid anger in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and elsewhere on the continent over their citizens being attacked by mobs in Johannesburg and Durban. "Since the start of the attacks, our country has lost billions of rands in export foreign revenue," trade and industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina said Wednesday, without giving further details. Nigeria's foreign ministry summoned South Africa's high commissioner over the attacks, while influential Zimbabwe National Students Union president Gilbert Mutubuki called on youths to target local South African businesses. Other South African brand names operating across southern Africa include such giants as the MTN telecoms group, Shoprite, Old Mutual insurer and the Standard Bank and Nedbank.

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  • Chicco calls Meyiwa's dad to order - SundayWorld

    Meyiwa senior told Drum magazine that the killers of Senzo were those who were with him on the day he was murdered last year. "I am saying this because my son was present when Meyiwa was killed, so it's irresponsible for him to talk as if he (Senzo's father) was present when this incident occurred," he said in a written statement to Sunday World. Meyiwa senior hit back at Twala saying the musician was out of order for criticising him. Meyiwa's utterances came after an alleged prankster posted a statement on Twitter that the footie player was killed by the boyfriend of Kelly Khumalo's sister Zandi who was with the soccer star in the house.

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  • 8 Things Men Are Trained Not To Say

    I can't wait to be a dad.

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  • Nigeria: Between Awolowo and Tinubu

    It has become seemingly pervasive among some overzealous political activists to seek to compare Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Emeritus of Lagos State and National Leader of the ruling party in-waiting, the All Progressives Congress (APC), with Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the late Premier of the defunct Western Region. Such comparison has not only led to some hazy conclusions, but also tend to unduly obfuscate the peculiarities of the dynamics that separate Awolowo politics from that of the present era. Such comparison based on uncritical evaluation leads to suggestions to the effect that Tinubu is effectively the new Awolowo or were Awolowo to be around, he could not have achieved as much as Tinubu. If Tinubu is the new Awolowo, who then are the new Azikiwe, Ahmadu Bello, Tawafa Balewa, Enahoro or Dennis Osadebey, etc?

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  • Rodgers ready to concede defeat in top four fight | The New Age Online

    Brendan Rodgers conceded Liverpool will be hard-pressed to qualify for the Champions League after a 0-0 draw at West Brom dealt a major blow to their bid for a top-four finish. Rodgers' fifth-placed side drew a blank at the Hawthorns and the Reds now sit seven points behind fourth placed Manchester United, who can widen the gap further with a win at Everton on Sunday. With speculation linking Liverpool with a move for PSV Eindhoven's talented young striker Memphis Depay, Rodgers' glaring need to bolster Liverpool's firepower was underlined as they were frustrated by Tony Pulis' resilient side.

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  • Nelson Mandela Bay buses worth R100m gather dust in ‘failed project’ - City Press

    Six years on and buses that were supposed to start the bus rapid transit system in Port Elizabeth are still gathering dust outside a fresh produce market. The 60 buses were acquired by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in 2009 for R100 million as part of its integrated public transport system, but it has been plagued by problems and allegations of corruption. As a result, the buses remain idle, parked outside the fresh produce market in Motherwell outside Port Elizabeth. The buses were meant to diversify and improve the city’s transport system, but are now exposed to the elements all year round.

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  • Xenophobic thugs: ‘We’ll burn you alive’ - City Press

    Security has been beefed up at the Durban offices of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after a series of violent threats. Anonymous callers have threatened to burn down the office if it continued its investigation into Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini after his alleged anti-foreigner speech in Pongola last month, which is widely believed to have sparked the xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal three weeks ago. Another was directed at SAHRC staff: “Be careful. SAHRC spokesperson Isaac Mangena confirmed the organisation had received numerous threatening letters and calls that came through to the provincial offices “regarding our investigation into the alleged utterance by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini at the moral regeneration event in Pongola”.

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  • Selaelo Selota, Bianca le Grange take to the road to find new talent - City Press

    Gold miner turned jazz legend, Selaelo Selota and Idols finalist Bianca le Grange were unveiled as the talent scouts and judges of the inaugural Transnet Rising Starz Talent competition, which will dazzle the underserved small towns and rural areas of South Africa. The pair was unveiled at an intimate function held at the Sophiatown Bar Lounge in Newtown, Joburg, on Friday afternoon. The Northern Cape, where Le Grange hails from, was chosen as the pilot province to host the talent competition, which will culminate in a series of workshops to identify and develop talent.

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  • Johnny Depp's Transformation To Whitey Bulger Is Truly Chilling

    "Just sayin' could get you buried real quick."

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