• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kempton Park ‘a magnet for dealers’ - Gauteng

    Kempton Park on the East Rand is not only home to the biggest airport on the continent, the OR Tambo International Airport, but a magnet for drug dealers and abusers. Over the years Joburg has become the main drug den of Gauteng, with drug-related crime rising out of control, according to the police and a leading community leader. “Hillbrow has lost the top spot in drug use and dealing to Kempton Park. Streets and schools are flooded with all kinds of drugs. Our hands are full - we call for the assistance of members of the community to stop this plague,” says an off-duty policeman who does not wish to be named. He says rape, theft, drugs and hijackings have become a daily occurrence in the previously

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  • "If they want war, we are ready for them" - EFF

    The EFF in Gauteng says it is all systems go for Tuesday’s #PayBackTheMoney march to the Constitutional Court. Speaking to The Citizen, EFF provincial spokesperson, Ntobeng Ntobeng said they are expecting no less than 20 000 people to take part in the march. Responding to reports that the march might be countered by members from the ANC Youth League, Ntobeng responded: “That trolley of grocery called Collen Maine can come with his supporters, and if they want war, we are ready for them…we will defend ourselves. The EFF is the only party that applied successfully for this march, but having said that, anyone irrespective of their political affiliation is welcome to be part of this big march,” Ntobeng

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  • Mugabe’s health in the spotlight as 92nd birthday approaches

    A Zimbabwean lawyer wants parliament to investigate if Mugabe is really fit enough to rule. Robert Mugabe Robert Mugabes government Robert Mugabes party ZIMBABWE – A Zimbabwean lawyer is putting President Robert Mugabe's health in the spotlight as he celebrates his 92nd birthday this month. Tinomudaishe Chinyoka wants parliament to investigate if the president really is fit enough to rule. Chinyoka is well known, both as a former student activist and as a lawyer who has practised in the United Kingdom.   He announced he was joining the ruling Zanu-PF in 2013, though state media now refers to him as an MDC activist.  Chinyoka has launched an appeal with the Constitutional Court over Mugabe’s continued

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  • Zimbabwe: SA Car Dealers Cut Ex-JAP Vehicles Prices

    South African car dealers have started reducing prices of pre-owned vehicles mainly from Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom at Beitbridge Border Post as they battle to clear huge stocks which have been necessitated by low business in the last five months. High rates of import duty on vehicles at Beitbridge had also resulted in many people preferring to use alternative ports such as Kazungula, Plumtree and Chirundu where the duty is relatively low. A snap survey over the weekend revealed that most of the car dealers on the South African side of the border have reduced prices by between $300 and $900. On average, one needs at least $3,000 excluding duty to get a modest car from dealers on the South African side.

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  • Mourinho: I'll be back... soon

    Mourinho says he's not enjoying his time out of work and will soon be back. Manchester United Chelsea Jose Mourinho LONDON - Jose Mourinho, sacked as manager of Chelsea in December seven months after winning the Premier League title, has said he is not enjoying his time out of work and will soon be back in management. He did not comment directly on media reports that have heavily linked him with Louis Van Gaal's job at Manchester United. But he did say that his family will remain in London and that he liked the competitiveness of English football. "For sure, I will be back soon," the Portugese told GQ magazine in an interview published on its website (www.gq-magazine.co.uk). It did not say when

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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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  • 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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  • Mbeki's letters the ravings of a bitter man

    When former president Thabo Mbeki announced his intention to publish weekly articles, he declared his chief object as the correction of history. Thus, his first dispatch was anchored on Winston Churchill, who during his time set out to soften the heart of history by writing it himself. As Mbeki acknowledges, "Churchill did write the history of WWII, producing a series of six books." By making reference to Churchill's series of books on as weighty a historical subject as the Second World War, Mbeki aroused our appetite to expect no less from his articles. It was tempting to expect a serious reflection on the evolution of South Africa, through the lenses of a former president whose intellectual

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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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  • Maine's monkey comments offensive: ANC

    "It's offensive to describe a people, because you don't agree with them, [as] monkeys, especially in the context of South Africa where monkeys were used to describe certain groups of people based on racial expression," spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said. South Africans were still carrying the scars of racism and such comments should not be seen as jokes or gestures. "Any description of people as any animal, we don't believe is correct." Maine made the comments at a rally in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, at the weekend. He warned opposition parties against fighting with President Jacob Zuma. "The country will be defended. We cannot allow Julius Malema and his monkeys to run our country amok and turn

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  • EFF #PayBackTheMoneyMarch: No sign of Collen Maine & his civil war

    The #PayBackTheMoney march has now officially started and it will proceed to the Constitutional Court where the Nkandla matter is being heard. – Steven Tau Buses ferrying EFF members from various parts of Gauteng could still be seen tricklin in at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg. EFF leader is expected to lead the march which was scheduled to proceed to the Constitutional Court at 10am on Tuesday. The most talked about Nkandla matter is being heard at the court. Marchers are singing and dancing, shouting “Zuma must fall,” while others are hoisting placards reading “Pay back our money”. Police officers are also keeping a close eye on the march which has been peaceful. There

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