• Mandla Mandela’s Muslim wedding - PICS - Western Cape

    Cape Town - Nelson Mandela’s eldest grandson, Mandla Mandela, married Rabia Clarke in a private Muslim ceremony at the weekend. The union took place at the Kensington Mosque on Saturday followed by a reception at the 15 On Orange Hotel in Cape Town. Mandela is a traditional chief in the Eastern Cape village of Mvezo where his grandfather was born. Former Muslim Judicial Council president Sheikh Ebrahim Gabriels officiated at the ceremony attended by family and friends. Mandela made the announcement late Sunday afternoon. “I am honoured and delighted to announce my marriage to Rabia Clarke, in Cape Town, on 6 February 2016. I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Rabia’s parents, her extended

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  • Ronaldo hoping to score with Jenner?

    Kendall Jenner is reportedly "flattered" by the interest shown in her by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. The 31-year-old sportsman recently hinted at his admiration for Kendall, 20, by liking one of her photographs on Instagram and it's now reported Ronaldo followed that up by sending her a series of flirty messages inviting her out to party with him when she was in Barcelona, Spain last week. A source close to the situation told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Kendall is very flattered by the attention as Ronaldo is one of the most famous men in the world." The American model is rumoured to have recently ended her brief relationship with singer Harry Styles. However, she is said to be undecided

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  • South Africa: Zimbabwean Woman Banned Despite Minister's Promise

    A woman finds herself unable to re-enter South Africa even though she has the correct permit Tracey (not her real name) was denied entry into South Africa at Beitbridge on 6 January 2016. "I don't know what to do, where to go ... In South Africa, I have to pay my bills," she says. "Really I will lose my job and since I am a single parent, who then will look after my children?" Her children are aged 10 and 14. She was married for four years before her husband abandoned her. Although Tracey appears to have followed all the correct procedures, she finds herself blacklisted and stuck outside the country, in what appears to be a problem of communication between the ministry, the department and the

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  • Soccer player Oupa Manyisa finds out about wife's 'secret child'

    Former Orlando Pirates captain and Bafana Bafana midfielder Oupa Manyisa has allegedly been keeping a big marital secret for over seven years. This comes after he learnt that his wife Johanna Louw had "forgotten" to tell him that she had a son with another man before they got married in 2013. Sunday World understands that Manyisa discovered after getting married to his wife that she had a child from her previous relationship. The information was revealed after Manyisa's close friends, including an official who is part of his management team, told him about the existence of the child. The informant claimed that Louw had told Manyisa that the child was her aunt's when they were still dating in

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  • A humble DJ Sbu takes to the streets of Joburg to sell his energy drink

    Armed with a can of Mofaya, matching clothing and a large poster advertising a music concert in benefit of student funding - DJ Sbu sold his drink to drivers in peak traffic. Hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to students of the Sbu Leope Fund which provides tuition and accomodation for disadvantaged school kids. The bold entrepreneur wasn't shy as he walked up and down, selling the drink.  "Thank you to all who gave us words of encouragement, shared laughter with us & bought our entire stock today. We appreciate you guys. We doing this not for us but for your kids. We hope to serve as an inspiration on what active citizenship is all about," said Leope. Watch the DJ below. A video

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  • Guptas launch urgent application to interdict Malema, EFF

    The interdict relates to comments Malema made about Gupta-owned ANN7 & 'The New Age' last week. Julius Malema EFF Gupta Gupta family Court interdict (Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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  • Minnie Dlamini's job spared, all thanks to Hlaudi Motsoeneng

    SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has rescued Soccer Zone and its presenter Minnie Dlamini from the guillotine. Motsoeneng confirmed that the axe won' t fall on the Monday night football highlights show on SABC1 that channel bosses had recommended it be axed along with presenters Dlamini and Thomas Mlambo. "It didn't make sense to get rid of a programme that was doing well as compared with other magazine shows. You can't compare Soccer Zone with Generations and later make a decision that it's not doing well and the numbers are going down. It's doing better than SuperSport," Motsoeneng said. He said that the SABC did not believe in discarding its talent and that was the reason why

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  • AU summit of ghosts, guns and Mugabe’s angels

    THE recently concluded African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa was a tale of political ghosts. The outgoing AU chair, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, started off this theme when he told United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon that Africans "are also human, not ghosts". After bemoaning the dehumanisation of Africans, the 91-year old Zimbabwean leader — in power for 36 years — controversially confirmed his president-for-life intentions: "I will still be there until God says, come join the other angels." Mugabe then called for greater African representation on the 15-member UN Security Council, before suggesting that the UN Secretariat be moved from New York to China, India or Africa.

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  • Students’ ‘blackface’ apology

    Carlo Petersen Stellenbosch University (SU) student Poekie Briedenhann says she and her friend were dressed up as purple aliens and not blackfaces, for a residence party. Briedenhann posted a photograph of herself and a fellow SU student – both covered in dark purple paint and wearing silver foil hats and shoes – on Instagram on Friday night. The photograph sparked a social media outcry under the hashtag #blackface. Blackface is in reference to white people who paint themselves black to poke fun at black people. In an apology, Briedenhann took full responsibility for the incident at the “Stellar Space” party held at the university’s Heemstede residence. “We are aware that our actions in the blackfacing

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  • EFF members: Why we’re marching today - Politics

    Johannesburg - They put a yellow ANC T-shirt on the floor ground with a picture of a smiling bespectacled Jacob Zuma on the front. Some then started singing and a few joined in the song. Then just as suddenly as the song had started a woman started jumping up on the shirt, especially on the face smiling on the T-shirt. After she had jumped to the point of exhaustion, a man took over, singing and jumping on the T-shirt then kicking it. By the time the woman and the man were done jumping, the smiling face was filled with dirt. This is what some members of the Economic Freedom Fighters who had gathered at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown on Tuesday morning did to show their absolute dislike

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  • Pros and cons of the new tax law on pension payouts

    PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has signed the Taxation Amendment Act into law, bringing about changes to South African legislation governing pension funds. From March 1, members of a pension fund are entitled to get only a third of the total benefit in a cash lump sum, with the other two thirds to be paid out in a form of a pension over the rest of their lives. While one cannot argue that there are disadvantages to members receiving all of their benefits in a lump sum — such as spending the money quickly and not investing it in a vehicle that would yield a financial return, so that they end up depending on the government for a state pension for the rest of their lives — one can also argue that the decision to amend the pension fund laws also poses the risk of denying retired individuals the right to participate meaningfully in the economy, such as creating and accumulating wealth for themselves. First, let us consider an employee who has worked for 15 years with a plan to start a small business upon his or her retirement.

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  • Ntsiki Mazwai has a go at Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse

    Official moves towards the deployment -- fiercely opposed by China -- of a US missile defence system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea's growing military threat, analysts say.

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  • LVG in bizarre rant

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal angrily derided the latest reports about his future after his team were pegged back in injury time in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea. Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea in the 91st minute at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, cancelling out Jesse Lingard's opener and leaving United six points below the Champions League places in the Premier League. Reports emerged on Friday that United have approached ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to succeed Van Gaal, but the Dutchman attempted to slap down a journalist who raised the matter at his post-match press conference. When it was put to him that United have not publicly denied the reports, Van Gaal replied: “Why do they have

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  • Zimbabwe: Cont Mhlanga Calls It a Day

    Cont Mhlanga is a name associated with arts, creativity and growth and one cannot talk of the Zimbabwean arts scene without Mhlanga's name. The Godfather of Arts, Mhlanga has published three books and wrote more than 20 plays among them The Good President, The End, Sinjalo, Children on Fire, Games and Bombs, The Members, Vikela and has directed Bamqgibela Ephila and Omunye Umngcwabo. Mhlanga's politically-charged play The Good President won him an Art Venture Freedom to Create award, shrugging off challenge from nearly 1 000 entrants from 86 countries. Although presented as a fictional account, its depiction of an African dictator who has ruled his country since 1980 closely mirrors current events in Zimbabwe.

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  • SA deports 140 Zimbabwean ex-cons, 100s more to follow this week

    The official Chronicle newspaper said that 950 Zimbabwean migrants who had broken South African immigration regulations had been identified at Lindela Holding Centre in Johannesburg. Zimbabwe's consul-general to South Africa Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro told the paper on Saturday that "most of the immigrants at the transit camp will be sent home on Wednesday [this] week". A total of 140 Zimbabweans, who had served jail time in South Africa, were being sent home on two trucks with a police escort at the weekend. Their offences range from housebreaking to murder, according to the Chronicle.  South Africa has been a destination of choice for decades for Zimbabweans seeking jobs away from home, but migrants

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  • Nigerians' Reputation for Crime Has Made Them Unwelcome in Britain, Says Country's President

    Nigeria's president has warned his fellow citizens to stop trying to make asylum claims in Britain, saying that their reputation for criminality has made it hard for them to be "accepted" abroad. Muhammadu Buhari, the tough ex-general elected last year, said those who had joined the migrant exodus to Europe were doing so purely for economic reasons rather than because they were in danger. He added that because of the number of Nigerians imprisoned for law-breaking in Britain and elsewhere, they were also unlikely to get much sympathy. "We have an image problem abroad and we are on our way to salvage that" Muhammadu Buhari "Some Nigerians claim is that life is too difficult back home, but they

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  • ‘Help find Thuli’s replacement’ - South Africa

    Johannesburg - Corruption Watch, the South African public advocacy group, on Monday urged the public to actively participate in the process of appointing a new public protector to replace outgoing incumbent Thuli Madonsela. Corruption Watch launched the “Bua Mzansi” campaign at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness on the role of the public protector as well as encouraging the public to get involved in the appointment of a new Public Protector. “There are many important roles to be filled this year including the public protector as well as two constitutional court judges that need to be replaced as they are retiring,” said David Lewis, Corruption Watch

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  • Racist student to appear before HRC

    Photos of an unregistered student wearing a shirt that read 'F-white people' has sparked outrage. Racism Wits University Racism in South Africa JOHANNESBURG - Wits University says an unregistered student who was photographed on campus wearing a T-shirt with racist language on it will appear before the Human Rights Commission on Wednesday. Photos of the man wearing the shirt that said “F#%& white people” has sparked outrage on social media. The university says he’s received support from a group of students at Wits, who have sprayed similar graffiti on some of the walls at the institution. The graffiti has since been removed. The universities’ Shirona Patel says, “We believe that there are some

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  • Nigeria: Country Loses Over U.S.$28 Billion to Birth Tourism Annually

    Nigeria loses over 28 billion United States dollars annually to medical tourism, and risks losing more this year, as over 23 percent of pregnant Nigerian women insist on having their children abroad, in spite of the stern warning by the Ministry of Health that babies of pregnant travellers to the United States and Latin America, risk contracting the deadly Zika fever. The Medical Tourism Association research statistics, disclose that "23 percent of Nigeria's population has access to a combined buying power in excess of US28 billion dollars, mostly made up of professional and middle-class Nigerians whose desire to seek privileges such as better health care services or simply dual citizenship options for their child/children is on the rise", despite the warning.

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