• Cecil the lion's hunt 'went wrong from the beginning' - Theo Bronkhorst

    Speaking exclusively to the Telegraph Bronkhorst gave a detailed account of the incident that has left his hunting business devastated by the international fury directed at him since US dentist Walter Palmer shot Cecil in Zimbabwe. Cecil, aged about 13, had a distinctive black mane and was a popular tourist attraction among visitors to Hwange National Park. The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force charity claims Palmer and Bronkhorst had gone out at night with a spotlight and tied a dead animal to their vehicle to lure Cecil into range.

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  • Extent of airport crime exposed

    The South African Police Service says it requires a multi-skilled team to repel the syndicates and criminal suspects from transiting through the airport‚ explaining in a statement: “The types of crimes and challenges they are faced with requires certain specialities from the various role-players”. “They encounter suspects‚ syndicates and crime from all over the world‚” also requiring the team to liaise closely with Interpol and regional police chiefs. The biggest challenge that ORTIA police encounter is the problem of drugs attempted to be brought in or taken out of the country. The drugs seized at ORTIA include Cocaine‚ Crystal Meth‚ Ephedrine‚ Heroine‚ Khat‚ Dagga‚ and Steroids – the most common being cocaine in powder format‚ police say.

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  • Outpouring of affection for Oscar - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    In 20 days, Pistorius will walk out of the Kgosi Mumpuru prison in Pretoria. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. In June, Correctional Services officials confirmed Pistorius would be releasedinto house arrest on August 21 after having spent less than a year behind bars.

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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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  • Returning Khune to part ways with 'absent' agent

    Itumeleng Khune is expected to part ways with his agent Dan Lichman following his career-threatening long wait to renew his contract at Kaizer Chiefs. While player and team are now happy, the biggest casualty in this long-drawn saga will be Khune's England-based agent Lichman who recently acted as director for Triple S Sports & Entertainment Group as Khune's representative. "Khune took the initiative to go back and renegotiate with Chiefs. The agent has been nowhere.

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  • 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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  • Jose taunts Wenger, again - Premier League

    PA Wire/Press Association Images Arsene Wenger has not beaten Jose Mourinho in 13 attempts, and the Chelsea boss was quick to remind him of that. Jose Mourinho has piled the pressure on Arsene Wenger, saying he would have found a solution to the Frenchman’s dreadful run against him by now. The Arsenal manager has not beaten Mourinho in 13 attempts, a record Wenger will be hoping to put right at Wembley tomorrow. No. I think I lost twice against Tony Pulis, I lost against Crystal Palace and against West Bromwich Albion.

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  • EFF items burnt over Malema's 'dictatorship'

    Enraged Economic Freedom Fighters in Limpopo yesterday allegedly burnt party paraphernalia in a protest against what they called ‘dictatorship’ of their leader Julius Malema. The items included a poster bearing Malema’s face and what appeared to be T-shirts, overalls and CDs of EFF’s struggle songs. Junior told Saturday Citizen the items were burnt by disgruntled EFF members somewhere in the Vhembe district in Limpopo. “People defend Malema unnecessarily.

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  • Leigh-Anne Williams is a dancing queen

    If Leigh Anne Williams wins the eighth season of Strictly Come Dancing SA it will be the first time she's ever won anything.

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  • Mbeki checks in on Arch after readmission - Cape Times

    IN GOOD SPIRITS: Former president Thabo Mbeki visited Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in hospital yesterday. The Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu said her father and the Tutu family were moved by the support he has received. FORMER president Thabo Mbeki visited Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in hospital yesterday. Tutu was admitted to a city hospital for observation earlier this week.

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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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  • Plane debris identified as Boeing 777 - World News | IOL News

    Malaysian authorities confirmed on Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared without trace in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The Malaysia Airlines flight was one of only three Boeing 777s to have been involved in major incidents, along with the downing of the MH17 over Ukraine last year and the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco airport in 2013 that left three dead.

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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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  • DRC tourist in hospital after robbery - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Three Congolese nationals had a bloody welcome to South Africa when they were attacked on arriving at the luxurious Sheraton Hotel in Arcadia. The robbers, who were still at large by late on Thursday afternoon, held up the trio, shooting and injuring one outside the hotel on Wednesday night. Gauteng police spokesman Mack Mngomezulu told the Pretoria News that a police hunt had been launched for an armed gang last seen driving a silver Audi A3. The guests were arriving from the OR Tambo International Airport.

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  • Arrows announce 13 new signings

    Newly promoted Premiership side Golden Arrows have announced their new signings for the 2015/2016 season.

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  • Cape’s White House was once a home - IOL News

    A once proud family home has been demolished while we are burdened with a crippling housing backlog, says Cape Times photographer Jeffrey Abrahams. Cape Town - It was with some trepidation that I stood in front of the so-called White House in Hout Bay.

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  • Jimmy Tau hands over R200,000 lobolo for wealthy girlfriend

    A celebration in honour of Tau and his girlfriend, Sizakele Manonga apparently took place in the lavish suburb of Pretoria East two weeks ago. The family bash was to celebrate Tau finishing off lobola for Manonga whom he got engaged to a few months ago. According to Sunday Sun, Tau paid the hefty amount to the Manonga family who are known for their immense wealth - they own a mansion with fourteen bedrooms on a private estate and are in possession of more than 30 German cars.

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  • Where do broken hearts go? - Tonight News

    AP The late Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, California on February 12, 2011. Bobbi Kristina Brown may never have reached the heights of her mother’s success – nor did she have her singing skill.

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  • Hlaudi calls on fired Generations stars to return 'home' - SundayWorld

    Motsoeneng's call was directed at the actors who have joined e.tv's two new drama series, Ashes to Ashes and Z'bondiwe, which are currently giving the SABC a run for their money. The actors include Nambitha Mpumlwana, Zenande Mfenyana, Maggie Benedict, Menzi Ngubane, Mandla Gaduka, Patrick Shai and Anga Makhubalo. Motsoeneng said that actors who remained loyal to the SABC have now been "empowered" and given an opportunity to provide content to the public broadcaster through their own production companies. The actors that Hlaudi was referring to are Sophie Ndaba, Winnie Ntshaba and Thato Molamu.

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  • Zimbabwe: Economy Melts Down As Succession Battle Rages

    IN one of his short stories, Civil Peace, Chinua Achebe says an African leader who avoids major social and economic issues of contemporary Africa will end up being completely irrelevant "like the absurd man in the proverb who leaves his burning house to pursue a rat fleeing from the flames". This could be an apt description of President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF party leaders as they continue to be seized with long-running succession power struggles while failing to deal with problems dogging the majority of Zimbabweans, most of which are related to the worsening economic crisis. Although Zanu PF controversially won elections on the back of a promise to create 2,2 million jobs through the implementation of an ambitious economic blue print, ZimAsset crafted after the polls, little has been done to implement the programme because of a combination of a lack of funding and pre-occupation with factional politics informed by Mugabe's succession. On the one hand, while the economy continues to nosedive, with thousands of workers being thrown onto the streets as companies either retrench, terminate contracts on three months' notice or close shop altogether, the major focus for Zanu PF officials seems to be positioning themselves strategically for life after Mugabe.

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