• Viral video a perfect example of animosity between motorists and metro police: JPSA

    The latest video to go viral on social media‚ this time depicting the interactions between a motorist accused of committing a traffic infringement and the Johannesburg metro policewoman who took him to task “is a perfect example of how things should not be done as it clearly demonstrates the unnecessary animosity which exists between motorists and metro police and vice versa”‚ Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) said on Tuesday.

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  • Clive Naidoo: South Africa, I'm sorry! - Gauteng | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Calssifieds & more.

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  • Zambia's power woes: All roads lead to Kariba Dam | Daily Maverick

    Fifty years ago the Kariba Dam was the centrepiece of collaboration of the Central African Federation. There is a view that the sense of ‘crisis’ is seriously trumped up – and for good reasons: 300-million of them, in fact.

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  • Is there no end to Zimbabwe’s decline? - Business News | IOL Business

    Zimbabwe’s decision to scrap the local currency in 2009 helped end hyperinflation as it cut off the government’s ability to print money to pay debts. With Zimbabwe adopting the US dollar and currencies such as the South African rand as legal tender, authorities have no ability to boost money supply in the economy. “The macro-economy is under enormous pressure,” Joseph Rohm, a fund manager who helps oversee about $1.3 billion in African investments in countries other than South Africa for Investec Asset Management, said by phone from Cape Town on August 31.

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  • Ramakatsa fears for his life

    Expelled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Mpho Ramakatsa said yesterday his life was under threat because of the choices he made in the past. The EFF expelled Ramakatsa, Andile Mngxitama and Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala in April after they publicly accused its leadership of financial mismanagement. Ramakatsa told The Citizen he recently received death threats from unknown people at different times. “I am being followed by suspicious cars and some people call and insult me,” said Ramakatsa.

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  • Adebayor waiting for sign from God to leave Spurs - Cape Times

    Emmanuel Adebayor killed off any chance of playing football again before January after rejecting a Tottenham Hotspur pay-off and turning down a host of summer moves on the advice of his pastor, reports The Telegraph. The future of Adebayor has been one of the sagas of the summer and Telegraph Sport revealed that he not only demanded huge money to leave Spurs, but also pulled out of a move to Aston Villa because he claimed he needed a sign from God. Tottenham were desperate to offload Adebayor this summer and made the striker a deadline-day offer to cancel the remaining year of his £100 000-a-week contract, so that he could join a new club as a free agent.

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  • Details: Rapper AKA and Zinhle split saga gets ugly

    According to Sunday Sun, Zinhle found out about AKA's cheating ways when she found smses exchanged between him and Bonang Matheba. The two are said to have started seeing each other behind Zinhle's back. A source told Sunday Sun that Zinhle and AKA were leading separate lives even while she was pregnant. A well-known DJ had already tipped Zinhle off that AKA’s illicit love affair had blossomed at Metro FM.

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  • Judges pepper Vodacom counsel on SMS idea

    JUDGES of the Constitutional Court quizzed Vodacom on Tuesday on whether it was just that the company had reaped billions from its former employee’s idea without rewarding him for it. The court is the last stop for Nkosana Makate, who has fought a seven-year battle to get compensated for his "Please Call Me" idea, which allows cellphone users to send free call-back text messages, and which continues to be a money-spinner for network service providers. Last year, Mr Makate lost out in the High Court in Johannesburg, which found that while he had entered into a contract with former Vodacom director and product development head Phillip Geissler over the idea, the company could only be liable if it had authorised Mr Geissler to contract on its behalf. In July last year, Judge Phillip Coppin said Mr Makate had not made a sufficient case of "ostensible authority" — he had not shown that Vodacom had acted in such a way that he was entitled to rely on the agreement with Mr Geissler.

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  • Meet Trevor Noah's 'Best F#@king News Team' ever

    'The Daily Show' has released its latest advert ahead of new host Trevor Noah's debut later this month.

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  • Australian man claims he is Jesus Christ reincarnated, garners followers

    Alan John Miller of Kingaroy in the state of Queensland, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home, says Sky News. According to the Daily Mail, the presence of Miller and Luck has sparked a property boom in the area - appropriately dubbed Queensland's Bible Belt. Some 30 followers have aggressively bought much of the land surrounding Miller's compound, where he has been living since 2007, leaving very little available to locals.

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  • Promiscuity is murdering us

    Why does South Africa have the largest HIV-positive population in the world? DA leader Helen Zille asked these questions in her statement on Sunday, "Tackling the new Aids denialism", - and she was also kind enough to give us the answer to bringing our HIV-infection rate under control. Zille said the reason we top the list of countries with the largest number of people living with HIV is because we are unfaithful. Quoting Dr Helen Epstein's book, The Invisible Cure on the HIV Pandemic in South Africa, Zille said the only countries in Africa that have turned the Aids pandemic around are those that have focussed on partner reduction.

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  • 'I want a blue-eyed Yazidi': teen describes IS slave market

    Jinan, 18, a Yazidi, was captured in early 2014 and held by IS jihadists for three months before she managed to flee, she said on a visit to Paris ahead of the publication Friday of a book about her ordeal. Seized as IS fighters swept through northern regions inhabited by the Yazidi religious minority, Jinan was moved around between several locations before being bought by two men, a former policeman and an imam.

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  • Nigeria: 95 Percent of Nigerians Laud Buhari's Anti-Corruption Campaign - Poll

    More than nine in 10 Nigerians (95 percent) have shown strong support for President Muhammadu Buhari's ongoing campaign against corruption, according to a poll conducted in the week of August 24, 2015, the result of which was released yesterday. This support by Nigerians cut across gender, age and geographical divides of the respondents surveyed. In the same vein, 86 percent of those polled also want the president's campaign against corruption to be channelled towards the public sector, especially the oil and gas sector. According to the corruption poll, a partnership between NOIPolls Ltd and BusinessDay Media, as part of the procedures for the president's anti-corruption campaign, 32 per cent of Nigerians suggested the government should invest the recovered funds on job creation, with the majority of respondents in this category aged between 25 and 30 years.

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  • SA expats grab top jobs

    This is according to this year's Expat Insider survey, which polled over 14,000 individuals of 170 nationalities in 195 countries of residence. It found that most South Africans abroad would spend "at least five years living comfortably in predominantly English-speaking social circles, and in top management positions". It said that 25% of South Africans abroad identified as "employees or managers" whereas only 11% of expats of other nationalities stated the same. Of the South Africans polled, 22% have children and the three main factors they considered before moving abroad werepersonal safety (62%), cost of living (31%) and economic and labour market (30%).

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  • Rooney asks: So who’s Martial? - Cape Times

    LONDON: Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney did not have the faintest idea who new signing Anthony Martial was, according to teammate Morgan Schneiderlin. United yesterday completed the signing of Martial from Monaco on a four-year deal. News of United’s bid broke as the squad were flying back to Manchester after their 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Sunday and the England captain approached Schneiderlin to get the low-down on the club’s rumoured target. “On the plane, Wayne Rooney came to speak to me and asked me who Martial was, because the English press had started to speak,” France international midfielder Schneiderlin was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

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  • Fight breaks out at Elsenburg College in Stellenbosch (VIDEO)

    The videos show some black students carrying sjamboks, one is dressed in a red overall, getting into fight with another group of mainly white students. Students had been protesting the college’s language policy. One of the bystanders alluded that the protesting students were from the EFF. ''But as they started opening the door, there was resistance from the EFF [Economic Freedom Fighters].

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  • Why Khune's pledge of loyalty has a hollow ring to it

    Since he returned to Kaizer Chiefs following a standoff with the club over a new contract, the goalkeeper has been on a weird mission to spin the whole thing and make it seem like some media creation. It was the second time I had noticed Khune turning this saga into the sole fault of the media.

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  • Tiny victim of human catastrophe - World News | IOL News

    AP A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi found washed ashore near Bodrum, one of Turkey's prime tourist resorts. Istanbul - Heart-rending pictures of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach sparked horror on Wednesday as the cost of Europe's growing refugee crisis hit home. The images of a tiny child lying face down in the surf at one of Turkey's main tourist resorts has once more put a human face on the dangers faced by tens of thousands of desperate people who risk life and limb to seek a new life in Europe. Wearing a red T-shirt and blue shorts, the child - identified as three-year-old Aylan Kurdi - is believed to be one of least 12 Syrians who died when their boats sank trying to reach Greece.

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  • New CEO for Woolies SA - Companies | IOL Business

    Woolworths, which has proven to be resilient against economic tough times, has appointed a new CEO for its local unit. The company said in a statement on Wednesday that Zyda Rylands would take up the post of CEO of Woolworths South Africa. Woolworths, SA’s largest retailer by market value, says this brings consistency to the group structure as all its main business units now report into group CEO Ian Moir.

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  • Rihanna smells the past - IOL Tonight

    Rihanna banned her make-up artist from wearing a perfume. The 'Princess of China' hitmaker, who has previously dated Chris Brown, Drake and baseball player Matt Kemp, admits she once ordered the employee not to wear the unidentified fragrance again because it reminded her too much an of ex-boyfriend. The 27-year-old singer, who is currently rumoured to be romancing British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, said: “[Scent] is something that connects you to a specific time, a memory, a place, a person.

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