• Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009.

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  • 23 Times Kelly Rowland Was So Gorgeous It Almost Hurt

    Somebody make this woman the face of their beauty company ASAP.

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  • A Photographer Went To North Korea To Prove That Female Beauty Is Everywhere

    “I was so curious to see North Korean women and to photograph them. I knew that they live in a different world, far away from global trends, and I wanted to observe how beauty evolved in this kind of environment,” she told BuzzFeed News.

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  • Not the sharpest stick with which to prod the ANC

    Whites build and blacks destroy? This false construct should be knocked down SOME time in the early 1990s, I was driving through Cape Town's City Bowl with two members of my extended family. We turned a corner to find ourselves staring at the face of Table Mountain. It was a glorious sight. "Do you think that they are capable of breaking even that?" one of my relatives commented. "They", of course, were the black people who were about to take power in South Africa. My relative was drawing upon the old, racist adage, uttered in many homes across white South African under apartheid, that whatever you give black people they will break. Are they going to destroy the country so thoroughly, he was

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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  • DJ Zinhle confirms Bonang wrecked her home with cheating AKA

    Taking to her blog, Zinhle Jiyane wrote an entry about how she found out that Matheba and AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes had hooked up behind her back for five months. This means AKA and Matheba carried on with their saucy dalliance while Jiyane was pregnant. Matheba was linked to D'Banj, and while dating him, she also juggled her affair with AKA. Jiyane wrote that because of all the media attention Matheba and AKA were receiving she felt it was time to come clean about their affair.  Bonang and AKA in Los Angeles - where their affair is said to have started. Image via Bonang's Instagram. "A week before our daughter was born, I found out about an affair between Kiernan (the father of my child)

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  • Pirates trio's Bafana call upsets club

    Orlando Pirates are questioning the fairness of three of their key players travelling more than a quarter of the globe for Bafana Bafana's friendlies on the back of Bucs' trip to Egypt. Bafana will play two friendly internationals during their tour of central America. Pirates beat Al Ahly 4-3 in a stirring second-leg performance in Suez on Sunday to reach the CAF Confederation Cup final with a 5-3 aggregate victory. Bucs arrived back in Johannesburg yesterday afternoon with Mpho Makola, Thamsanqa Gabuza and Thabo Matlaba set to jet out for Costa Rica today. Bafana meet Costa Rica in the city of Liberia at 4am SA time on Friday morning. With SA playing Honduras in San Pedro Sula at midnight on

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  • Three quit DA over Kohler Barnard furore - Politics | IOL News

    Cape Town - A DA proportional representative councillor has abandoned his Durbanville office and R35 000-a-month salary, with benefits, to defect to the ANC citing “systematic racism” which was highlighted when DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard shared a Facebook post calling for the resurrection of PW Botha. Cyril Mack, the PR councillor for Ward 67, was joined by his secretary Danny Bolton and his UWC student activist son Grant as they shed their blue DA T-shirts for yellow ones, to the delight of ANC provincial chairman Marius Fransman. The former DA members and councillor left their prominent positions within the party to become ordinary ANC members on Tuesday at the party’s offices in Sahara House

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  • Nigeria: Alison-Madueke's UK Interrogation Continues, Husband Flies in Legal Team

    Following the arrest of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on allegations of bribery, corruption and money laundering, her interrogation continued yesterday at the Charing Cross Police Station, just as her husband, a former Chief of Naval Staff, Rear-Admiral Alison Madueke (rtd), has put together a legal team to defend his wife against the charges by the United Kingdom authorities. The former minister was arrested last Friday in London by the British National Crime Agency (NCA) alongside four other people, but was granted bail after over five hours of questioning. Even though the identities of the four other people arrested along with Mrs. Alison-Madueke

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Any form of formal ownership is a Western concept. You cannot take something from somebody WHO NEVER HAD IT. In fact, what is it that white people, specifically white men, are supposed to "give back" to black people? LAND: Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Any form of formal ownership is a Western concept. The 'black' tribes of the mid 19th century haphazardly SETTLED in an ad hoc manner - effectively governed by tribal savagery, in other words, the most savage ruled the land (a bit like Hillbrow today). They simply ran away until they could not run anymore - not having ANY grasp of the concept of a horizon or for that matter any measure of finite land

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  • Rihanna On Rachel Dolezal: “Is It Such A Horrible Thing That She Pretended To Be Black?”

    In an interview with Vanity Fair, Rihanna praised Rachel Dolezal, the former Spokane, Washington, NAACP president who was forced to resign after her parents said she was a white person pretending for years to be black, sparking a national controversy over her racial identity. “I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit,” said Rihanna in Vanity Fair’s November cover story. While members of Dolezal’s family have offered proof of her being white, she has consistently maintained that she identifies as black. In interviews she said she has been through the black experience by having her hair searched by airport security. In a July interview with Vanity Fair, Dolezal insisted that she did not deceive anyone about her race.

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  • Malema asks judge candidate if he was deployed by DA

    Advocate Lawrence Lever, from Mahikeng in the North West, studied law at Rhodes University in the 1980s - a tumultuous time during apartheid. After going through his CV and experience, "Commissioner Malema" was first on the mic. Lever's CV included his stint as a member of Parliament for the Democratic Party - a predecessor of the DA - between 1999 and 2004. He left apparently because he felt he had reached his "political shelf life". "In the eighties you were at the university? And you were conscious of what was happening in society at the time? And you went with the flow?" Malema asked. Lever replied that he did not claim to have participated in politics. "You took a decision not to be involved

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  • Nigerian Army Arrests Alleged Boko Haram 'Financier'

    The suspect, Mohammed Maina, sells and supplies stimulants used by the insurgents. Nigeria:  Troops Arrest Boko Haram Financier, Destroy Terrorists Camps Daily Trust, 6 October 2015 The Nigerian army on Tuesday said troops on Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole in the north east arrested a suspected Boko Haram financier Mohammed Maina in Bama, Borno state. read more » (file photo). Nigeria:  Troops 'Arrest Boko Haram Financier' Premium Times, 6 October 2015 Nigerian troops have arrested a suspected financier of the extremist sect, Boko Haram, the army said Tuesday. read more »

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  • Zuma's former pilot sent to prison for murder

    Yesterday, the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg sentenced Ramolefi to 15 years in prison for murder. His crime: Stabbing the man who had an affair with his wife. In April 2013, Ramolefi, 50, and his wife were at a car wash in Midrand when he spotted Sibusiso Buthelezi, the man who had wooed his wife. Social worker Mosidi Sennelo, who was appointed by the defence to make recommendation for sentencing, compiled a report that painted a picture of a meek Ramolefi who was “greeted by a hot punch in his face” after Buthelezi tapped him on the shoulder. Acting in self-defence, the pilot pulled out a Swiss pocket knife and stabbed Buthelezi, Sennelo said. But Magistrate Gideon Scheidler snubbed

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • 'No Maths, Science, No Degree' - Zimbabwe's Minister

    Critics are accusing the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Jonathan Moyo, of trying to exclude the disadvantaged from tertiary education. Zimbabwe:  Moyo's No Maths, Science, No Degree Cry Stirs Hornet's Nest Zimbabwe Standard, 4 October 2015 Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has stirred a hornet's nest by declaring that secondary school students who fail maths and science will not be allowed to enrol ... read more » Minister Jonathan Moyo. Zimbabwe:  Textbook Levy Scrapped The Herald, 5 October 2015 Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has ordered the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to scrap a 40 percent levy on imported textbooks. read more »

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  • Zimbabwe: Parly Wants One-Stop Beitbridge Border Post

    Parliament wants Government to attend to infrastructure shortages urgently and beef up staff at Beitbridge Border Post to expedite the process for establishing a one-stop border post. The parliamentary thematic committee on peace and security made the call after hearing oral evidence from border management officials recently, including those from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and the Department of Immigration. The thematic committee members were in Beitbridge on a familiarisation tour recently. Committee chairperson Senator Damian Diamond Mumvuri said the inadequacy in infrastructure at the port of entry was the major bottleneck towards the implementation of the one-stop border post. He said

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  • Women aren’t Bonang’s enemy - The Star

    The inspiration gig that Bonang Matheba plays for young women the continent over is surely done, says Therese Owen. Johannesburg - There is a classic scene in the Eighties film 9½ Weeks where Kim Basinger performs a sexy strip show for Mickey Rourke to the Joe Cocker song You Can Leave Your Hat On. By leaving only her hat on, that scene made Basinger the legendary sex kitten we knew and loved. Although she later won an Oscar for her role in LA Confidential, she was mostly typecast after that as the siren with the squeaky scream. While human beings love to leave their hats on, we also love to judge celebrities who leave their hats on. It makes us feel better about ourselves and, let’s face it,

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  • NATO denounces Russian intrusion into Turkish airspace

    The United States and NATO denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish airspace and Ankara threatened to respond, reporting two incursions in two days and raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the former Cold War adversaries. NATO held an emergency meeting in Brussels of ambassadors from its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called “unacceptable violations of Turkish airspace” after a Russian jet crossed its frontier with Syria on Saturday. A Russian warplane again violated Turkish airspace on Sunday, a Turkish foreign ministry official said late on Monday, prompting Ankara to summon Moscow’s ambassador.

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  • Why DJ Zinhle is unlikely to apologise to Bonang

    When asked if Jiyane will release a statement of apology regarding an order by Matheba's lawyers to apologise by close of business on Monday - DJ Zinhle's spokesperson Nomndeni Mdakhi said nothing of the sort will be released. "We are not going to be releasing anything," said Mdakhi over the phone. When requested to indicate whether that meant DJ Zinhle will not apologise, Mdakhi asked to be sent questions over email. In her email response, Mdakhi changed her tune. "We have no comment at this point," she replied to a question "Does this mean there would be no apology as you have indicated over the phone?" Matheba's lawyers are attempting to gag Jiyane for speaking up about having a saucy five-month

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