• Senzo Meyiwa's parents know who killed their son

    Senzo Meyiwa's parents have revealed in an interview with Drum that they know who killed Senzo. Ntombifuthi and Sam Meyiwa say they know what really happened the night of Senzo's death and claim that it was not a robbery that took their son's life in Kelly Khumalo's childhood home. "If I were to give you the name of the killer, I would be arrested," said Ntombifuthi Meyiwa. According to previous reports the Meyiwas have hired private investigators from Magma Security to assist the police with the case.

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  • The morning after: Reconciliation after #RhodesHasFallen: iLIVE

    When I applied for the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship in 2007, I must admit, I had only a vague idea of who Cecil John Rhodes was. Looking back, and perhaps even looking forward, Rhodes’s name was so naturalised into the landscape of southern Africa that the absence of any heated public debates on his role and place in a new, post-1994 South Africa seemed odd. Being part of a spirited young group of post-graduate students who had the dubious honour of being called Mandela Rhodes Scholars, placed us at the nexus of needing to decide whether or not this was something to be ashamed of or proud of. How could Madiba allow his wholesome brand to be tarnished by the association with such a ruthless man?

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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria in selection drama ahead of Bafana clash

    Nigeria assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has caused a stir in the Super Eagle’s camp by telling FA bosses that Stephen Keshi, and not him, was the one who selected the team that suffered a shock defeat at home to Uganda.

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  • The king’s xenophobic statements are a disgrace - City Press

    South Africa is a democratic state. It is governed by the Constitution, domestic and international laws as well as declarations signed within the United Nations. It is reported that his majesty the king, Goodwill Zwelithini, made statements over the weekend in Pongola that foreigners should leave the country because they are the direct cause to immorality and unruliness. Let me start by saying that in the African culture the King is never wrong and should never apologise to anyone for statements made.

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  • Video of a drunk police officer goes viral

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  • Nigerians Uprooted By Boko Haram Angry At Losing Chance to Vote

    Dakar/Maiduguri — When Islamist Boko Haram militants beheaded Salma Buba's father in northern Nigeria last weekend, Buba was overcome by anger at what she saw as the government's failure to protect her family. Boko Haram has killed thousands of people in a six-year insurgency aimed at establishing an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria's Muslim northeast.

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  • Cassper accuses Kanye West of 'stealing' Kwaito

    Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter this week to voice his frustration about Kanye West stealing kwaito from South African artists. The world is doing Kwaito. “First it was Years and Years with a beat that sounds Exactly like Spikiri ‘s style and now this Wale record Kanye made with Ty Dollar?

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  • Zimbabwe: Govt Sinks Deeper in Fiscal Crisis

    GOVERNMENT is irretrievably sinking deeper into a fiscal crisis as Zimbabwe's tax base continues to shrink, while revenue collections dwindle at an alarming rate amid a severe liquidity crunch which has spawned low capacity utilisation, company closures and job loses. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said in his 2015 budget statement more than 55 000 people had been laid off and 4 600 companies closed since 2011. As a result, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has failed yet again to meet its target, with figures from January indicating a 14% revenue decline.

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  • In jet's last moments, calm co-pilot ignores pleas to open cockpit

    Andreas Lubitz was breathing, steady and calm, in the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525. It was the only sound from within the cockpit that the voice recorder detected as Lubitz, the co-pilot, sent the plane into its descent. The sounds coming from outside the cockpit door on Tuesday were something else altogether: knocking and pleading from the commanding pilot that he be let in, then violent pounding on the door and finally passengers’ screams moments before the plane, carrying 150 people, slammed into a mountainside in the French Alps. The sound of Lubitz’s breathing indicated that he was conscious to the end, Brice Robin, the Marseille public prosecutor, said at a news conference.

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  • The Big Read: Unravel history, don't erase it

    For years many of them did not utter a word of protest as they lived off the generous stipends of these famous scholarships and basked in the prestige of the Rhodes name as students at the great University of Oxford. Now it appears their collective consciousness was awoken from its slumber as human excrement trickled down the man's ponderous statue at the foot of the steps coming down from UCT's Jameson Hall. There are generations of students, myself included, who accepted bursaries part-funded by the government of the US at the very point in history when President Ronald Reagan advanced his policy of constructive engagement in Southern Africa.

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  • Nigeria votes in tight presidential election

    From megacity Lagos and the oil hub of Port Harcourt in the south to Kano and Maiduguri in the restive north, polling stations opened at 07:00, to begin accreditation for voting proper from 12:30. The late arrival of election officials and materials delayed the process at some polling stations, where thousands of people had begun queueing from the early hours and some slept overnight, AFP reporters said. Jonathan, wearing his trademark fedora and black suit, stood at a polling station with his wife Patience and his mother in Utuoke, southern Bayelsa state, as officials sought to resolve the problem. APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari, turned up in a white robe with a traditional Muslim cap at a polling station in his hometown of Daura, in northern Katsina state and acknowledged that the accreditation process went smoothly.

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  • Close Cosby encounter no joke: Chelsea - Tonight News

    Chelsea Handler believes one small decision saved her from being one of Bill Cosby’s alleged rape victims. At like 3 o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said ‘Oh, you know, Mr Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite’. “I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out,” Handler said.

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  • One Direction fever hits SA

    According to clinical psychologist Lee-Ann Hartman, who specialises in self-harm cases and mood and anxiety disorders, self-harm is a physical manifestation of deeper psychological or psychiatric issues. Teenagers, Hartman said, often feel alienated from society during adolescence, which is a time of positive identity formation. One Direction will perform in Johannesburg tomorrow and Sunday, and on April 1 in Cape Town.

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  • Held for ransom after getting on taxi - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Felista Ndlovu, 29, a Zimbabwean living in South Africa says she was kidnapped after boarding a taxi at Beit Bridge. Johannesburg - She bursts into tears and shakes as she describes 25 hours of terror and beatings after being kidnapped and held for ransom. Felista Ndlovu, 29, a Zimbabwean living legally in South Africa, describes how when returning to South Africa after a visit to her family, she boarded a taxi at Beit Bridge on the South African side of the border. There were five other people in the taxi – a woman and four men.

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  • Tshwane’s statues are safe - Gauteng | IOL News

    While colonial and apartheid era statutes across South Africa face an uncertain future, Oom Paul Kruger on Church Square is going nowhere, and Marthinus Wessel Pretorius will continue to stand proud outside the City Hall along with Chief Tshwane.

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  • Nigerian army says it has destroyed Boko Haram headquarters

    The Nigerian military has been hunting down Boko Haram soldiers with the aim of destroying the terrorist group.

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  • Tutu: Why not raise a statue to Graça? - Western Cape | IOL News

    The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation have weighed in on the Rhodes statue debate. Cape Town - The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation weighed in on the Rhodes statue debate on Friday, proposing that a statue of UCT’s chancellor, Graça Machel, could be erected on the university’s campus. It added that a monument to the white UCT students who played a role in the anti-apartheid struggle should also be considered.

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  • Health benefits of coffee | The New Age Online

    Contrary to popular belief, experts insist that coffee is indeed good for health. Other than preventing skin cancer and melanoma-related diseases, coffee has antioxidant ingredients that can help reduce the occurrence of skin problems and diseases in general. The coffee plant is grown in the shade with the help of natural soil organisms to sustain its growth. Thus, the valuable nutrients needed to preserve coffee beans are retained, adding to their health quotient.

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  • Apple's Tim Cook giving his R9.4 billion fortune to charity

    Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million (About R9.4 billion) fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook told the magazine. Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about $120 million. The 54-year-old CEO's revelation in Fortune's lengthy profile of him is an example of the increasingly public philanthropy of the world's richest people.

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