• SA retailers jump in on Black Friday craze

    Black Friday originated in the US and is the Friday after the American Thanksgiving when retailers sell their merchandise at massive discounts. The term is historically known in the American retail industry as the day on which business began to turn a profit (in the black) after having operated at a loss (in the red) since January. It is also regarded as the official start of the Christmas shopping season. Checkers was the first retailer to bring the US sales day to SA shores in 2014 and has decided to go big on Friday November 27. "In 2014 we served more than one million customers on Black Friday. This year we have even more deals on offer, on everyday products that were carefully selected with

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  • Mafia warns Islamic State: stay out of New York

    Giovani Gambino, son of the infamous gangster John Gambino, is reported to have said in a television interview that the Mafia would protect New York citizens from Islamic State (IS), and that they were better placed to do so than officials in America because of their reach within communities. “Wherever the Sicilian influence is strong in New York, ISIS interlopers simply won’t be able to set up shop. “The world is dangerous today, but people living in New York neighbourhoods with Sicilian connections should feel safe, we make sure our friends and families are protected from extremists and terrorists, especially the brutal, psychopathic organization that calls itself the Islamic State. “The Mafia has a bad reputation, but much of that’s undeserved.

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  • DJ Cleo disappointed with Idols results | The New Age

    Multi-award winning producer DJ Cleo who is behind Idols runner-up Mmatema Moremi’s single Because Of You is a disappointed man after Moremi’s loss to Karabo Mogane who hails from Mpumalanga. “The result for me was disappointing. In my view Mmatema is a Jennifer Hudson in the making or a Brenda Fassie if you like. Granted an opportunity to work with her by M-Net, Universal and the management agencies involved with the top 16, I believe she will go very far. “Remember Jennifer Hudson was not the overall winner when she took part in Idols. We are at the stage where now it’s the real thing. These artists are leaving the ‘production’ behind. “There are no more choreographers, dancers, lighting and

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  • Nigeria: South Africa Threatens to Arrest Nigeria's Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

    The South African government has threatened a jail term for Chris Oyakhilome if his church, Christ Embassy, fails to release its financial records, the South African based News24 is reporting. The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities said several religious leaders in the country could be jailed if they fail to comply with the demands of the commission. ‎The commission said it was investigating the commercialization of religion and abuse of people's beliefs and had summoned several churches to appear before it with their ordination certificate, registration certificate, bank statements, and annual financial statements from 2012. Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva

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  • Letsholonyane nearing Chiefs exit door?

    Midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane facing an uncertain future a Kaizer Chiefs.

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  • Visa regulations changes to be implemented – Gigaba

    The Department of Home Affairs will implement concessions that have been made to the controversial visa regulations within three months, the department said on Wednesday. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said during a discussion on visa regulations that his department has “taken note of recent statements concerning actions taken regarding concessions that Cabinet had made to ease the implementation of the amended immigration legislation and regulations”. The concessions would include the capturing of biometrics in a pilot phase at ports of entry into South Africa. The biometrics pilot would start with OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Durban’s King Shaka International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.

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  • ‘ANC is bordering on lying to SA’ - Politics | IOL News

    Cape Town - “The ANC is bordering on lying to the masses.” This was one of the revealing remarks made by former ANC treasurer general, Mathews Phosa, in recent interview with eNCA when he spoke about the promises the political party made when it came into power. “We made many promises, now the expectations of our people are around those issues, there are founded on our own promises, there is an extent to which we tried to meet those expectations but the backlog is huge and massive, and it has become intolerable to the masses.” Phosa elaborated that the ANC understood the scale of the problem they faced when they came into power. “The ANC understood the scale of the problem, we had many arguments

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  • Lekoelea off the hook in car theft case

    The soccer star was arrested on Tuesday for driving a stolen car with a fake licence disc and number plates. Stolen car Steve Chippa Lekoelea JOHANNESBURG - The case against former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana star Steve ‘Chippa’ Lekoelea has been struck off the roll due to a lack of evidence. Lekoelea was arrested in Orange Farm on Tuesday for driving a stolen car which Metro Police discovered while conducting a road block. The soccer star was arrested driving a VW Polo which was found to have a fake licence disc and number plates. It’s understood that the vehicle was stolen in Randburg a year ago. The Police’s Johannes Motsiri says despite the disc, charges were withdrawn. “The case has

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  • Afrikaners want own community - Gauteng | IOL News

    Pretoria - Afrikaners want their own community which looks after itself in Pretoria, something along the lines of Kleinfontein and Orania. This should happen as early as after the municipal elections next year, and the area would have its own schools and universities where children are taught in Afrikaans. The statue of Paul Kruger at Church Square could also be moved there. The areas that have been identified are those where many Afrikaans-speaking people live, such as Centurion and Pretoria Moot. Orania in the Northern Cape and Kleinfontein in Gauteng were established by Afrikaners. Only people who identify themselves as Afrikaners are welcome there. And now the Front Nasionaal political party

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  • EFF’s Malema takes aim at ‘sellout black billionaires’ in Oxford address

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told Oxford students that South Africa would never follow Zimbabwe’s bloody land redistribution method; that billionaires Patrice Motsepe and Cyril Ramaphosa had "sold their black skin" to become rich; and that he would "never" agree to be in a coalition government with the African National Congress. In his address to the Oxford Union on Wednesday the EFF leader stopped short of calling former president Nelson Mandela a sellout, saying Madiba took the revolution as far as he could but "he was too old, tired" and it was now up to this generation to carry on the fight to implement the Freedom Charter, including the equitable sharing of all of South Africa’s resources.

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  • 'Boko Haram' lift Cyril's chances

    A group of ANC heavyweights calling themselves “Boko Haram” appear to have bolstered Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s chances of succeeding President Jacob Zuma as ANC leader in 2017. According to reports, a number of party bigwigs serving in national and provincial legislatures joined the group over the weekend. They are said to include two former premiers, one former provincial secretary and a host of MECs, party regional secretaries and heads of departments in the Limpopo provincial government. This paper has been informed that ANC leaders from Gauteng, along with “Boko Haram”, met secretly in Makgobaskloof outside Tzaneen in Limpopo a fortnight ago. They decided to back Ramaphosa. Yesterday,

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  • Bomb adds noise to Pirates' preparations for Tunisia CAF final

    A bomb exploded in a bus in the capital on Wednesday, killing at least 12 presidential guards and wounding 17. President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency, saying the country was in a "state of war". Pirates administrative officer Floyd Mbele did not want to comment on whether the club had contacted the South African embassy in Tunis to seek clarity on the security situation. Tuesday's blast was a third major terrorist attack in the north African country this year. An Islamist militant killed 38 foreigners at a beach resort in Sousse earlier this year. It will not be the first time Pirates have visited a country in a state of emergency: the Soweto club played the second leg of their

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  • Southern Kings planning moves nearer completion

    “We have made major progress in preparing an implementation plan for the Vodacom Super Rugby franchise,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SARU, following a meeting of a task team at SARU’s offices. “We have addressed issues around on-field and off-field structures and preparations and are now moving through our governance and communication processes with stakeholders. “I expect that process to be completed by early next week – after we have informed the SARU Exco – after which time we will be able to reveal all the details to the rugby public of Port Elizabeth and the Eastern Cape. “We know the franchise has been slow out of the blocks but there was a spring in everyone’s step at the conclusion of today’s

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  • ANN7 named 'worst employer' in SA

    Cosatu has named the Gupta-owned broadcaster ANN7 as the worst employer in the country. The news television channel was nominated by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents employees at ANN7. Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini warned ANN7 that it could not just fire workers "willy-nilly". "If you want to be recognised as a progressive media house, pay your workers correctly,” he told the Cosatu national congress in Midrand, Johannesburg. ANN7 had to resolve all its worker issues, Dlamini added. "You have been rated the worst among the worst... Any other media house, we know these things are happening, workers tell us everyday what is happening and we are coming," he said in a warning

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  • Red carpet fit for King Mswati only - Africa | IOL News

    EPA Swaziland's King Mswati III, centre, has banned the use of red - or any other colour carpet - to be used for dignitaries other than himself. Mbababe - If the Oscars or Golden Globes ever desire an African venue for their star-studded shows, they won’t be choosing Swaziland now that police have banned walking on red carpets by anyone other than King Mswati. “The use of red carpets has come under strict monitoring as the Royal Swaziland Police service has been removing such carpets during glamorous social events,” the Times of Swaziland reported on Tuesday. For several years, a red carpet has been rolled out for Mswati as he attends special events and boards or disembarks from his private jet at the national airport.

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  • Putin threatens Turkey over jet downing - World News | IOL News

    Beirut/ Brussels - World leaders called for calm on Tuesday after the Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border, as Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed “serious consequences.” US President Barack Obama warned against escalation, saying it is important for Turkey and Russia talk to determine what happened. French President Francois Hollande said after meeting with Obama that escalation “would be extremely damaging.” After alliance members held an emergency meeting in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “We have to avoid that situations, incidents, accidents spiral out of control.” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was “seriously concerned”

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  • THE INSIDER: Red-carpet treatment by royal command

    THE excesses of Swaziland’s King Mswati have long since ceased to surprise, although he continues to do his utmost to raise eyebrows. According to the Swaziland Solidarity Network, which is admittedly somewhat biased towards democracy as a system of government rather than absolute monarchy, the king ordered the police to enforce a ban on ordinary Swazis and nonroyal visiting dignitaries using red carpets when attending events. In a "most shocking example of dictatorship, insecurity and blatant madness", the Times of Swaziland reported that events managers say whenever they put down red or white carpets to welcome guests to their events, police remove them. The newspaper avoided revealing the source of this bizarre instruction, but the network reported that police were given the order by their commissioner, who was either acting of his own accord or relaying an instruction from Mswati himself that only royalty should be allowed to strut up red or white carpets.

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  • Tomorrow's news today: Lobola from gay perspective, Orlando Pirates and Krejcir

    Lobola from gay perspective Lesbian couple successfully negotiates lobola.  Read the full feature tomorrow.  Pirates trip in doubt Orlando Pirates’ trip to Tunisia was today cast in doubt after Tuesday’s bus bombing incident that left 12 people dead in Tunisia where the Soweto team are due to play the second leg of the Caf Confederation Cup final against Etoile du Sahel. Radovan Krejcir Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir was no ordinary prisoner, made life as difficult as possible for prison authorities and only had himself to blame for the limitation of his rights by becoming involved in an escape attempt, a High Court Judge has said. All these in tomorrow’s copy of The Citizen

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  • Mugabe takes struggling Air Zimbabwe under his wing

    The Zimbabwean president has signed off amendments to the law to protect the airliner from creditors. Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe Air Zimbabwe JOHANNESBURG - As crisis-hit South African Airways (SAA) tries to stave off the publication of an internal memo on its financial status, President Robert Mugabe is stepping in to protect his own country’s loss-making airline. He has signed amendments to the law to protect Air Zimbabwe from having its planes and other assets attached by creditors.             At the last count, Air Zimbabwe had a debt of nearly US$300 million, most of it owed to local creditors. Now President Mugabe has taken the unusual step of granting the airline immunity from those creditors

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  • Banks under fire over R99 debit order scam

    Fin24 has been inundated with emails from irate bank customers following an expose on Special Assignment on Sunday which lifted the lid on how easy it is for dubious companies operating in the call centre space to gain access to bank accounts through unauthorised debit orders. Banks in the South Africa process about 56 million debit orders a month and from these close to a million inter-bank debit orders, including non-authenticated early debit orders, are disputed every month, according to the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA). The dispute ratio for non-authenticated debit orders is between 4.5% and 6%. Lucas Mlangeni said it worried him that his bank account has been invaded by fraudsters.

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