• Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • South Africa: Big Petrol Price Drop On the Cards

    There might be good news for motorists at petrol pumps in August, the Automobile Association of SA (AA) said on Wednesday. In terms of current data the AA expects the petrol price could decrease by between 47 cents to 49c a litre. Commenting on unaudited data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) this week, the AA said encouraging mid-month fuel price data has been buoyed by receding international petroleum prices. "The oil price has shown a gradual downward trend and has continued to decline since our mid-July review of the fuel price picture," said the AA said.

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  • Jose Mourinho targets Rafael Benitez's wife

    Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard’s wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese. Montserrat Seara triggered the attack after Spanish newspaper La Region published her light-hearted remark following Benitez’s appointment at the Bernabeu last month, the third time he has joined a club previously managed by his rival. Mourinho was clearly not amused and speaking to reporters after Chelsea beat European champions Barcelona on penalties in a Washington friendly, he delivered a withering straight-faced response. “Her husband went to Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti.

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  • Kenya Moore's Obsession With Beyoncé Has Reached New Levels

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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  • Kaizer Chiefs confirm Khune’s return

    Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that the club has reached an agreement in principle with Itumeleng Khune and that the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper will return to the club. “The club has reached an agreement in principle with goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and he will be joining us. Some internal procedures still need to take place though and then the deal will be 100% finalised,” read a statement issued by the club. Meanwhile, Chiefs also revealed that talks between the club and former midfielder Mandla Masango are still ongoing and no agreement has been reached yet.

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  • Trump makes Malema look good - Cape Argus

    AP Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is like Steve Hofmeyr with R100 billion in his pocket, says the writer. The race for the US presidency in 2016 is, by turns, comical, alarming or depressing, says Mike Wills. Cape Town - Anytime I’m feeling worried about our politics – and that’s pretty much all of the time – I find solace in the weirdness going on across the water.

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  • THE INSIDER: The utter importance of being Robert Mugabe

    ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe’s main apple-polisher, George Charamba, rates his boss’s importance as being on par with US President Barack Obama. Commenting on Obama not meeting Mugabe, chairman of the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community, during the US president’s visit to AU headquarters in Ethiopia last week, Charamba said Mugabe was unmoved by Obama’s visit.

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  • Saif Gaddafi’s execution could save Blair - Africa | IOL News

    Four years after he was captured trying to flee the country, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 43, has been sentenced to death by firing squad, having been convicted of murder and inciting genocide during Libya’s 2011 civil war. Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi take to the grave what he knows about the politicians and businessmen who courted him and his family? Chief among them, of course, was Tony Blair, who helped Saif with his philosophy PhD thesis during his controversial student days at the London School of Economics (LSE) - an institution later revealed to have accepted hundreds of thousands in “donations” from Saif’s charitable foundation and the Gaddafi clan. As Prime Minister, Tony Blair became acquainted with him soon after the young man was appointed by his father, the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in 2001, to act as the public, modern face of his country while Gaddafi senior lived in a Bedouin tent in his compound in Tripoli on the edge of the Sahara.

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  • Safaree Samuels slams Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill - with audio

    Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has blasted her and her new fiance Meek Mill in a new song titled 'Lifeline'.

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  • Khune too rich even for Sundowns' taste

    Khune, 28, could not agree terms with Amakhosi and left at the end of last month after spending over 10 years at the Naturena club. "Khune is the No1 goalkeeper in the country, but it's not easy to sign a player. If you want to sign a player like him you must also be able to afford it," said Mosimane. "Domingues (Elias Pelembe) had to leave and he had to take a pay cut at Bidvest Wits.

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  • Insults for Mbalula over Limpopo ANCYL - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula was on the recieving endo of crude insults from his fellow ANC comrades on social media. Johannesburg - Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula found himself on the receiving end of crude insults from his fellow ANC comrades on social media this week. “@MbalulaFikile No wonder Cde Tony Yengeni took u to the initiation school, (he) realised that gore (that) ure soo stupid #$@%& (insult uttered in Sesotho removed)”. The insults came after the ANC Youth League’s National conference preparatory committee - headed by Mbalula - on Sunday reinstated all members of the Limpopo ANCYL provincial executive committee (PEC) that were dissolved by an earlier court order.

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  • Whitney ‘there’ in Bobbi’s last moments - Tonight News

    Whitney Houston's music was repeatedly played to Bobbi Kristina Brown while she was in a coma. The 22-year-old aspiring singer passed away on Sunday, almost six months after she was found unresponsive in her bath, and her loved ones felt her late mother was always in the room with them. Family friend Wanda Shelley said: "I played her mom's music. Wanda - who became close to the family when she worked as executive producer on 'Being Bobby Brown' - and Bobbi's other friends and family members were by her bedside round-the-clock, and a typical day involved reading from the Bible, playing music, and giving her leg rubs with coconut oil.

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  • Angelina Jolie's son Maddox, will take over charity

    The Oscar-winning actress, who adopted Maddox, 13, from an orphanage in western Cambodia in 2002, says he will take over the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which she set up there 12 years ago ''to help local families overcome problems associated with poverty in the region and to help preserve the remarkable habitat and wildlife for future generations,'' in the future. Asked if he would be involved in her upcoming Netflix film, 'First they Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,' about the country's Khmer Rouge communist regime, during which 1.7 million civilians died in the 1970s, the director said: ''Maddox will be on set every day after school and involved behind the scenes. "As Maddox and I prepare the film we will be side by side learning about his country.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Zimbabwe hunter given bail over death of Cecil the lion

    A professional Zimbabwean hunter was granted bail Wednesday on charges of “failing to prevent an illegal hunt” after he organised an expedition in which an American dentist killed a lion popular with tourists. The death of Cecil the lion triggered an outpouring of anger around the world after it was alleged that the beast was lured out of Hwange National Park and shot with a powerful bow and arrow. Theo Bronkhorst, wearing a green sleeveless jacket, was ordered to lodge a $1,000 deposit at the court in Hwange in northwestern Zimbabwe after a day of negotiations between police, prosecutors and lawyers. Dentist Walter Palmer, an experienced trophy hunter from Minnesota, is thought to have left Zimbabwe some weeks ago.

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  • South Africa: E-Tolls - Legal Glitch Halts Licence Discs Being Withheld

    A glitch in a law that would halt the issuing of vehicle licence discs to drivers with unpaid e-toll bills means non-compliant Gauteng road users won't have anything to fear - for now. The Department of Transport's Gazette 38997, released on 17 July 2015, referenced an e-road regulation that had not as yet been published for comment. "Contrary to recent reports that vehicle licence discs can be withheld for unpaid e-toll bills - following the release of Gazette 38997 - as it turns out, paragraph 2 of the gazette made an erroneous reference to an e-Road regulation that had not as yet been published for comment," he said in a statement.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • Malema's Parliamentary office burgled

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say the Parliamentary office of party leader Julius Malema has been burgled. EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says when Malema’s personal assistant returned this morning after the winter recess she found doors leading to Malema’s office open, and files missing.

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