• Unathi says sorry for vulgar language - Gauteng | IOL News

    SUPPLIED File photo: Idols SA judge and radio host Unathi Msengana has apologised for her Twitter tirade. Johannesburg - The Unathi Msengana saga has hopefully come to an end, with the Idols SA judge apologising for the vulgar words she sent to a 19-year-old. This is after the Metro FM presenter was on Wednesday suspended by the SABC for her Twitter tirade. In a statement on Thursday, Msengana said: “Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University.

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    Massive saving on counter-depth refrigerators and much more. Compare the latest prices and see great bargains at HomeGardenPro!

  • Charity must begin at home for graft-riddled Department of Home Affairs

    THE Department of Home Affairs has never been particularly efficient. Recent events have confirmed that its traditional weaknesses have not been addressed, while showing that new problems have developed, particularly in relation to how foreigners and, above all, migrants are being treated. With a view to resolving the impasse, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is now leading an interministerial committee, comprising Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, his tourism counterpart, Derek Hanekom, and their colleagues from the security cluster. Last year, the department announced new rules for foreign travellers and migrants.

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  • ‘Zimbabweans will miss Mugabe when he dies’

    Grace Mugabe says that Zimbabweans will miss her husband's leadership when he's gone.

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  • Miley Cyrus hits out at Nicki Minaj rant

    Miley Cyrus doesn't think Nicki Minaj came from a ''place of love'' when she ranted about not being nominated for Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs. The MTV Video Music Awards host has hit out at the 'Anaconda' rapper's rant last month about being overlooked for the prestigious Video of the Year prize. At the time Nicki claimed she would have been nominated if she was a ''different kind of artist'' and said: ''Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it (sic)''. The comments sparked a response from Taylor, who is nominated in the Video of the Year category, and felt Nicki was taking aim at her.

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  • South Africa: 'Department of Horror Affairs' Returns Home

    "We used to be called the Department of Horror Affairs," said Mayihlome Tshwete, spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs. Home Affairs is the only government department that deals with every single South African citizen - as well as millions of foreigners who enter and exit the country annually. Not long ago it was common for members of the public to wait for months on end for identity documents, passports, birth certificates or other necessary papers that can be attained only through the department.

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  • ‘South Africans should be worried by Malema’s attack statements’

    The African National Congress (ANC) says South Africans should be “very worried” now that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has publicly announced his red berets will not tolerate disruptions by other parties and will attack if provoked. This week Malema ordered EFF members and supporters to attack a group of South African Students Congress (Sasco) members at the Tshwane University of Technology when they tried to disrupt a campaign meeting.

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  • Zuma and ministers salaries increase

    The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has made its recommendation on public sector salaries. Public office bearers earning more than R1m will receive a five percent increase and officer bearers earning less than R1m will receive six percent from April 1, 2014. This meant that Zuma would receive about R100,000 in back payments as his salary increased from R2.62m to R2.75m. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's salary would increase from R2.47m to R2.6m, while ministers would receive R2.21m from R2.1m and the salaries of deputy ministers would increase from R1.73m to R1.82m.

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  • Iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' dies of cancer

    The family of Marcy Borders announced her death on Monday on Facebook. Borders, who was 28 at the time of the attacks, was just one month into a job for Bank of America in one of the Twin Towers. As one of the World Trade Centre towers collapsed, she took refuge in a nearby office building, where photographer Stan Honda took a haunting photo of her completely covered in a thick layer of ash, which earned her the moniker the "Dust Lady". The air appeared heavy and a distraught Borders was shrouded in a cloud of dust and backlit by an eerie yellow luminescence.

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  • Mugabe reaches out to the West

    Giving his state of the nation address in the capital Harare, Mugabe, 91, also called for the strengthening of ties with multilateral institutions, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. "My government values re-engagement of the Western world in the Zimbabwean economy," he said in the first such statement in a decade-and-a-half of strained relations with the US and Europe. Mugabe said he planned to amend the country's investment laws, a move that might be seen as a climbdown from the tough stance on indigenisation. Several measures, such as amending the Companies Act to increase the ''ease of doing business'' and a new procurement bill, have been given a December deadline by Mugabe.

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  • Nigeria: Inside Boko Haram - Chibok Girls As Status Symbols

    Journalist Wolfgang Bauer has been talking to women in Nigeria who escaped from Boko Haram after being held captive by the Islamists for months. Among their fellow captives were Chibok girls, abducted 500 days ago. You were recently in northern Nigeria where you spoke to women and girls who had been exposed to the horrors of captivity under Boko Haram. There are very few parts of the world which experience such massive, systematic cruelty as is the case as in northeastern Nigeria.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari Approves 65 Licences for Private Refineries

    President Muhammadu Buhari has granted licences to 65 Nigerian companies to construct modular refineries. The decision to award Licence to Establish, LTE, which was taken within 10 days of his assuming office in June, may not be unconnected with his desire to see the increase in domestic refining capacity to meet local demand, thereby reducing huge import bills for subsidy. Although the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, the industry regulator, feigned ignorance of the development, one of the beneficiary companies confirmed to Vanguard that the measure is also meant to cushion the impact of crashing oil prices at the international market. The refinery is operated by Niger Delta Petroleum Resources, NDPR, which produces only automotive gas oil, AGO, popularly called diesel.

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  • Learn from the Zimbabwe land mess

    It is rather late in the day for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to acknowledge that he has so thoroughly screwed up land restitution in his country. To propose making amends for past sins by compensating farmers for the loss of their farms through land grabs sounds pathetic, relative to the brutal way farmers were smashed, often through violent means. One of the additional motives, it seems, is to conduct a land audit of who owns farms so they can extract rentals from them to pay former farmers, who are now poor and destitute. How Mugabe hopes to do that when many of the “new” farmers are already in debt, owing thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes, is a mystery.

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  • 'Hands off Steve, he's good'

    Komphela has come under some criticism from fans despite the club's unbeaten run in all competitions thus far. South African coaches have not been given a chance to coach this team and the chairman (Kaizer Motaung) and the board rewarded the coach for his hard work," Khune said.

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  • Netanyahu cartoon embarrasses Swiss - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media in Jerusalem. Zurich - Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities. Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the image during a speech to hundreds of Swiss and Iranian business people at a Zurich hotel on Thursday. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said the “questionable cartoon” was used without its knowledge.

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  • Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna's family

    Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna's ''second mother'' during a recent visit to Barbados.

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  • ‘It’d be unlawful & irregular for Mandela to be treated at 1 Military Hospital’

    The South African National Defence Force Union (SANDF) says it would be “highly irregular and unlawful” if the rape accused grandson of Nelson Mandela is being treated at the 1 Military hospital in Pretoria. The Star newspaper says it received confirmation from the NPA stating the 24-year-old is being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder at the military facility. “He should not be receiving treatment at 1 Military Hospital.

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  • Michael Jackson's kids cost R29 million a year

    Michael Jackson's children cost about R29 million to care for in a single year, new court papers have revealed.

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  • How to be Black author joins Trevor Noah

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah “has established a new social and multiplatform initiative and has hired multi-hyphenate Baratunde Thurston (@baratunde), digital entrepreneur-comedian-writer-author-performer as supervising producer to oversee the creation and production of original content for digital and social outlets”. With this new initiative, fans of The Daily Show will have access to more original content presented across multiple platforms, giving them an increasingly robust user experience wherever they consume content.

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  • Arsenal scrape past ten-man Newcastle - Premier League

    Arsenal clinched their second Premier League win of the season as Fabricio Coloccini's own goal gifted the Gunners a scrappy 1-0 success at 10-man Newcastle on Saturday. After Monday's goalless draw with Liverpool left them with one victory from their opening three matches, Arsene Wenger's spluttering side were already in danger of being cast adrift in the title race.

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  • Three Gauteng universities take a total of 10 NRF awards

    Three Gauteng-based universities‚ the University of Johannesburg (UJ)‚ the University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)‚ walked away with a combined ten awards at the National Research Foundation (NRF) Annual Award Ceremony in Durban on Thursday. The awards‚ sponsored by Elsevier and Thomson Reuters‚ were presented by the Minister of Science and Technology‚ Naledi Pandor‚ and the NRF’s acting CE‚ Dr Beverley Damonse.

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