• KFC's knives are streetwise too - video

    It had been filmed by Ashrana Chanderanberg, from the balcony of a nearby hotel. “This is what happens every morning @KFC Coastlands Umhlanga.... "We residence [sic] off Horizon view and Ridgeton Towers back of KFC Coastlands instead of awakening to the smell of KFC we awaken by this agonising sounds of sharpening knives....” she wrote. Earlier this month KFC had responded to another street scandal, after footage of their chickens being washed on the street in Braamfontein.

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  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

    He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

  • ANC-linked group scores as their Capitec stake soars to R2.5bn

    The consortium includes Pilisiwe Twala-Tau, the wife of Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau; Gugu Mtshali, wife of former president Kgalema Motlanthe; and the Batho Batho Trust, which was founded in 1992 by former president Nelson Mandela and other ANC stalwarts. In 2007, Coral Lagoon paid R300-million for 12.2% of the Stellenbosch banking group at R30 a share in a deal funded entirely by the state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

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  • DJ Sbu opens up - The Citizen

    Following controversial headlines, DJ Sbu chats to us about his life, and what's really going on.

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  • Don’t boo Sterling - Rodgers - Premier League

    Reuters Brendan Rodgers has urged Liverpool fans not to turn on Raheem Sterling in the last game of the season at Stoke City. Brendan Rodgers has urged Liverpool fans not to turn on Raheem Sterling in the last game of the season at Stoke City after a turbulent week at the club regarding the player's future.

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  • Why it's been raining spiders in Australia

    The town is experiencing what is called an Angel Hair event (spider migration). @OsricChau if I were in Australia I would be wearing a hazmat suit and standing on a chair with a flamethrower. Scientists shed some light on why it has been “raining spiders” in Australia. “This is not the first time this webbing of entire landscapes has happened and it is not the last,” said naturalist Martyn Robinson from the Australian Museum.

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  • 'Location' cheating doesn't count! - Movies | Tonight

    Sir Michael Caine has "never been tempted to stray" from his wife. The 82-year-old actor has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years and insists that despite working alongside Hollywood beauties such as Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson, he's never thought about cheating on her.

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  • SA hit in US-China trade battle - Business News | IOL Business

    The collapse of the Doha trade negotiations has pitted the US against China in a bid to dictate new global terms of trade, with developing countries like South Africa caught in the middle. South Africa’s former ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Faizel Ismail, told a colloquium on China and Africa relations at UCT on Friday there was “a massive global competition for the ability to make new rules in the world trading system”.

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  • Female shoe shoppers targeted - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Women shoppers have become the latest targets for criminals in the east of Pretoria, shown by an increase in the number of theft cases being opened at the Brooklyn police station. Police spokeswoman Captain Colette Weilbach said female shoe shoppers fell prey to criminals as they left their handbags on the floor or on benches while fitting on shoes. Weilbach said shoppers often paid little regard to their handbags while walking around and trying on shoes or while pushing trolleys. “Criminals see an opportunity in this shoe-shopping ritual and are using it to steal from shoppers,” Weilbach said.

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  • TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

    There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. "Honorable Members, I hereby introduce to you the Mayor of P.E Dr Danny Jordaan. Profile: Fikile Mbalula is SA’s minister of sport and recreation and an African National Congress (ANC) MP. Citation: The cult of personality, by and large, dominates South African politics.

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  • Nigeria: Controversy as Diezani Boards Buhari's London Flight

    The President-elect Muhammadu Buhari yesterday morning left for Britain on a private visit, his first such trip outside the country since winning the March 28th presidential election, a statement last night by the Head of his Media Team, Malam Garba Shehu. Buhari, who was expected at the pre-handover Special Prayers at the Abuja National Mosque, was represented by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The plane departed Abuja yesterday morning at 9:00am Nigerian time. It was reported that Diezani had been billed to travel to the UK next week Tuesday, but changed here plans after learning that Buhari was travelling to London, to afford her an opportunity to discuss directly with him.

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  • Plunder of eThekwini’s coffers uncovered - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    From municipal gravediggers to VIP guards to a department head, eThekwini employees – and their relatives – continue to plunder city coffers, raking in millions of rands in contracts awarded. This is the shocking revelation contained in a report before the city’s municipal public accounts committee (MPAC). The report – which The Mercury is in possession of – is titled “Conflict of interest – awards to municipal staff, employees in the service of the state (and) close family members: 2012/13-2013/14 financial year”. Its purpose was to “update the MPAC of the status of conflict of interest and the internal controls implemented to ensure compliance with Supply Chain Management Regulations 44, 45 and 46 (2) (e)”.

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  • Shouting, threats in Cape legislature - Politics | IOL News

    CAPE ARGUS Leader of the opposition in the House, Marius Fransman, suffered the wrath of Speaker Sharna Fernandez. Cape Town - A debate on transformation in the Western Cape legislature descended into an across-the-floor shouting match as the ANC ripped into the DA over apartheid spatial planning, lack of integrated human settlements and employment equity. Leader of the opposition in the House, Marius Fransman, suffered the wrath of Speaker Sharna Fernandez after he mocked DA chief whip Mark Wiley, who complained about running commentary and interruptions.

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  • Hitler’s bronze horses found - IOL SciTech

    AP Two bronze horse statues by artist Josef Thorak are transported on a flatbed trailer in Bad Duerkheim, southwest Germany. London - Two bronze horses which stood outside Adolf Hitler’s grandiose Reich Chancellery in Berlin have been recovered by police probing a black market art ring in Nazi treasures. One was a 16ft by 33ft granite relief by favoured Nazi sculptor Arno Breker. Bombing destroyed the chancellery in 1945 and the horses, by Josef Thorak, were seized by the invading Soviets.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Gukurahundi Role Exposed

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, some of his ministers and senior army officials were closely involved in the planning and execution of the Gukurahundi massacres, new research and recently declassified Australian government documents have revealed. The revelations are likely to embarrass the ruling Zanu PF government at a time the emotive issue has creeped back into the spotlight. Australian embassy dispatches to Canberra from 1983 reveal how Zanu PF ministers, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangwagwa, Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi and the late Eddison Zvobgo were aware of the 1980s massacres, with the aim to finish off Zapu and create a one-party state. The Australian cables reveal that embassy officials had met with former Midlands governor Cephas Msipa, who revealed that Zanu PF ministers had told him that Gukurahundi massacres had been planned by the party's central committee.

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  • Distrust hurdle to e-toll buy-in by motorists

    AFTER protracted deliberations Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the African National Congress (ANC) have come up with a "deal" on e-tolls that is as unsurprising as it is unimaginative. It was inevitable that they would retain the gantry-based collection model. Commitments made to the collection agency were as opaque as everything else in their patronage-based political system.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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  • South Africa: Army, Cops Descend On Cape Town Suburb

    This was the sentiment of frustrated locals who watched South African Police Service, defence force and metro police officers raid crime hotspots in the Grassy Park police precinct in Cape Town on Friday. By the end of the operation, six people were in police custody. One of the first stops was a home in Grassy Park where police believe drugs were being stored.

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  • Mourinho won’t leave Chelsea easily - Premier League

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would not choose to leave the club he has just steered to another Premier League title but he is prepared to manage another English team, the Portuguese coach has told the BBC. Mourinho, 52, said in an interview with the Football Focus programme that having come back to Stamford Bridge in 2013 for a second spell in charge he would only leave if owner Roman Abramovich did not want him. “I see myself coaching another club, yes, but I love Chelsea and I am in Mr Abramovich's hands and until then I'm here,” he said. “The day Mr Abramovich thinks I'm not good enough for Chelsea, I want to work, and if possible in England too.

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  • Foreign nationals share their experience of starting a business in SA

    Setting up your own successful business is hard enough as it is. Not having proper local identification and business regulations that seem designed to stifle rather than encourage entrepreneurship are just two of the myriad problems encountered by African business people looking to set up shop in South Africa. “My company brings in lots of foreign currency into the country and provides a much needed service in South Africa,” said Tendai*, a 53-year-old Johannesburg-based Zimbabwean IT businessman, who has been in South Africa for the past 8 years. “Although I am a permanent resident of South Africa with a South African ID, I don’t feel as part of South Africa,” he told ANA in the lead up to Africa Day on May 25.

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  • Nigeria: Sign Tobacco Bill Into Law Before Handover, Group Tells Jonathan

    Barely eight days to hand-over date, President Goodluck Jonathan, has been urged to sign into law the recently passed National Tobacco Control Bill before handing over to the new government. Briefing newsmen at a Tobacco Community Media Forum, the Senior Program Officer, Okeke Anya, expressed fears that if the bill is not accented to by the Jonathan-led administration who passed the bill, it may pose a challenge for the in-coming government. According to him, the bill when signed into law would not only ensure control of the products, but guarantee the protection of the Nigerian citizenry, as it empowers them to insist on their rights especially when being infringed by tobacco consumers. Also speaking, the Director, Corporate Campaigns, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, highlighting the content of the bill, noted that the price and non-price elements would ensure the prices of cigarettes are placed beyond the reach of children, as well as the ban of adverts, promotion, sponsorship and selling of tobacco by children below the ages of eighteen.

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