• FW de Klerk sparks outrage

    Former president FW de Klerk sparked outrage on social networking sites last night following controversial remarks he made during an interview screened on CNN. Interviewed by the global news network's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, at a summit of Nobel laureates in Chicago, De Klerk discussed his "historical antagonism" and current friendship with Nelson Mandela, the failure of the apartheid system, and the shortcomings of the current government.

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  • Oscar's cell raided in Krejcir mob drama

    The Sunday Times can today reveal shocking details of Krejcir's crime operations, apparently run from prison - and the alleged involvement of top-ranking police officials in a string of crimes linked to the Czech gangster. Pistorius - according to officials who were part of the raid and investigating Krejcir - was targeted because of the close ties he had forged with Krejcir during his 10 months in prison. On June 25, at 4.30am, prison officials stormed the cells of Pistorius, Krejcir and two of his co-accused in a murder case. A hard drive with unspecified content was taken from Pistorius's cell in the hospital wing of the prison.

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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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  • Zuma pays tribute to Mqwebu - IOL Tonight

    . Mqwebu was known as Baba Mkhize in the isiZulu television sitcom, Emzini Wezinsizwa

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  • Four nabbed for visa and permit fraud | The New Age Online

    The Hawks have arrested four people for visa and permit fraud and extorting money from foreign nationals.

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  • One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

    Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. The first HI-SEAS experiment involved studies about cooking on Mars and was followed by a four-month and an eight-month co-habitation mission.

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  • Unathi apologises for Twitter rant

    "Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter my opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate," said the Idols SA judge in a statement on Thursday. Some took Msengana's comments as her defending the policy and as a result she trended on Twitter. A Twitter user who retweeted a hashtag with Unathi's name bore the brunt of the DJ's frustration who made several rude comments to her.

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  • City maintain perfect start, Chelsea suffer 2nd defeat

    Manchester City maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-0 victory over promoted Watford as champions Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday. Raheem Sterling scored his first goal for the club and Fernandinho netted a superb second to lift City to their fourth successive win and open an eight-point advantage over Chelsea. The Stamford Bridge side’s underwhelming start to the season continued at Stamford Bridge despite Radamel Falcao’s first goal for the club, Joel Ward grabbing the Palace winner nine minutes from time to put his side second in the table. Liverpool, who had taken seven points from their opening three games, slumped to a surprise 3-0 home defeat by West Ham United and had midfielder Philippe Coutinho sent off.

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  • South Africa: Get Well Soon, Cabinet Tells Health Minister

    Cabinet has wished Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi a speedy recovery.

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  • Now Thuli targets ANC veteran Maharaj

    Public protector Thuli Madonsela was yesterday afternoon tracing the whereabouts of former presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in connection with an investigation she has started into his free stay at an exclusive village reserved for senior public servants. Madonsela's office confirmed that she was investigating Maharaj's five-year stay at the Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria, which is reserved for ministers and their deputies. The DA alleged that Maharaj's accommodation arrangement - which was done when he was a special envoy and spin-doctor to President Jacob Zuma - was flagrant abuse of state resources. By lunch time yesterday, Madonsela's office had not located Maharaj.

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  • R50m drug bast at OR Tambo

    Police at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng have seized 143kg of cocaine with a street value of some R50 million, the SA Police Service (SAPS) said on Saturday. “The continuous state of alertness by the authorities at the OR Tambo International Airport has led to the discovery of a cocaine consignment weighing 143 kilograms with an estimated value [of] R50 million,” SAPS spokesman Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said in a statement. This was one of the largest drug recoveries by the authorities at South Africa’s ports of entry. During a normal routine search on Friday morning, members of the SAPS anti-smuggling unit based at the cargo section of the airport found the drugs hidden in 147 hair product bottles.

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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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  • Woolies removes sweets from checkout aisles - South Africa | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Woolworths will no longer exploit the pester power of chocolate- and sweet-hungry children and adults and have followed in the footsteps of UK retailers by removing all sweets and chocolates from its checkout queues. Johannesburg - Woolworths will no longer exploit the pester power of chocolate- and sweet-hungry children – and adults – and have followed in the footsteps of UK retailers by removing all sweets and chocolates from its checkout queues.

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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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  • Nxasana may have to pay back R17m payout

    Former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana may have to pay back the R17-million golden handshake he was paid by the state. Two nonprofit organisations are seeking a court order to declare the settlement agreement between Nxasana and President Jacob Zuma "invalid and set aside". According to papers filed in the North Gauteng High Court, dated August 3 2015, Corruption Watch and Freedom Under Law intend to apply for an order that would see the decision to authorise a payment of more than R17-million to Nxasana reviewed. In the papers, executive director David Lewis said the "golden handshake" Nxasana received was equal to the amount he would have received if he had served the remaining eight years of his term in office.

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  • Drugs were in transit to Benin - SAPS - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Police at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng have seized 143kg of cocaine with a street value of about R50-million. Pretoria - Police at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng have seized 143kg of cocaine with a street value of about R50-million, the SA Police Service (SAPS) said on Saturday. “The continuous state of alertness by the authorities at the OR Tambo International Airport has led to the discovery of a cocaine consignment weighing 143 kilograms with an estimated value [of] R50 million,” SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said in a statement.

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  • US retailers prod China for lower prices after devaluation

    US retailers including Toys R Us are starting to negotiate with their Chinese suppliers to take advantage of lower manufacturing costs after China devalued the yuan, with many saying they want to be ready if currencies in China and other Asian countries drop more against the dollar. Earlier this month, China devalued its tightly controlled currency in an effort to boost growth and help flagging exports. The nearly 2% cut on August 11, the most significant downward adjustment to the yuan since 1994, will make imports from China cheaper. The Chinese currency is down 3.2% versus the dollar so far this year.

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  • Domestic workers cheer Malema in Alexandra

    There was jubilation on Sunday afternoon at San Kopano Community Centre in Alexandra, north of Joburg, as hundreds of people exploded into a frenzy when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema arrived. Malema walked into the centre at about 1pm flanked by other  EFF leaders, including national chairperson Dali Mpofu. The Department of Labour’s sectoral determination prescribed that the minimum wage for domestic workers in area A (those in major metropolitan areas is) should be R2 065.47 per month from December 1 2014.

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  • DA has ‘big five’ in its sights for 2016 municipal poll: Maimane

    The Democratic Alliance has “the big five” in its sights for next year’s local government elections, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday. “We have identified five local governments where we have a real chance to either increase our lead or to take over from the ANC,” he told a gathering in Tlokwe, North West, as part of his national Vision 2029 tour. Most of the talk until now had been about Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane, and Johannesburg. “But the fifth big municipality that we’re aiming for is this very municipality here in Tlokwe,” Maimane said.

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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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