• Four nabbed for visa and permit fraud | The New Age Online

    The Hawks have arrested four people for visa and permit fraud and extorting money from foreign nationals.

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  • FW de Klerk sparks outrage

    Former president FW de Klerk sparked outrage on social networking sites last night following controversial remarks he made during an interview screened on CNN. Interviewed by the global news network's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, at a summit of Nobel laureates in Chicago, De Klerk discussed his "historical antagonism" and current friendship with Nelson Mandela, the failure of the apartheid system, and the shortcomings of the current government.

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  • Woolworths to remove chocolates and sugary goodies from checkout aisles

    RETAILER Woolworths has a bittersweet treat for its customers — it’s removing all chocolates and other sugary goodies from its checkout queue. Woolworths has already removed MSG and tartrazine‚ along with cutting the quantity of salt and sugar‚ from various food products. Last year the Department of Health said it was considering a sugar tax to encourage South Africans to consume less sugar. Sugar contributes to obesity, which is linked to other lifestyle illnesses‚ including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ranked 5th Worst African Leader but the Most Educated

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been judged the most educated African leader by a popular African website which however places him an ignominious third among the continent's worst leaders. According to the latest rankings published by AnswersAfrica.com, which focuses on African affairs, Zimbabwe's founding leader outshines his younger peers with seven degrees to his name. Among Mugabe's academic credentials are degrees in economics and law obtained with South African and London universities. The veteran President, who leads Africa's most literate nation, also holds 14 honorary degrees from both local and international universities.

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  • Oscar's cell raided in Krejcir mob drama

    The Sunday Times can today reveal shocking details of Krejcir's crime operations, apparently run from prison - and the alleged involvement of top-ranking police officials in a string of crimes linked to the Czech gangster. Pistorius - according to officials who were part of the raid and investigating Krejcir - was targeted because of the close ties he had forged with Krejcir during his 10 months in prison. On June 25, at 4.30am, prison officials stormed the cells of Pistorius, Krejcir and two of his co-accused in a murder case. A hard drive with unspecified content was taken from Pistorius's cell in the hospital wing of the prison.

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  • Nigeria: Why We Now Have Electricity - Amadi

    Sam Amadi is the chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). In this interview with PEMBI DAVID-STEPHEN and PAUL CHIAMA, he speaks of the recent successes made in the power reform initiative, the challenges in the power sector and what Nigerians should expect from the sector, among other issues.

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  • Surprise omissions in Springbok rugby World Cup squad

    The scrumhalf and the fullback have not been in Heyneke Meyer's plans but with the transformation cloud hanging menacingly over the Springboks, they could be termed as quota selections. Paige was one of the better scrumhalves during the Bulls' underwhelming Super Rugby campaign while Kirchner, who started for the Springboks in their previous test match against Argentina in Buenos Aires, seems to have improved his attacking game while in Ireland with Leinster. There were casualties with Sharks players Marcell Coetzee and Cobus Reinach missing the selection boat. Cornal Hendricks was also a surprise omission even though he faced stiff competition at wing.

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  • Unathi apologises for Twitter rant

    "Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter my opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate," said the Idols SA judge in a statement on Thursday. Some took Msengana's comments as her defending the policy and as a result she trended on Twitter. A Twitter user who retweeted a hashtag with Unathi's name bore the brunt of the DJ's frustration who made several rude comments to her.

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  • Time to lay race cards on table - Tonight News

    It’s a lesson that Unathi Msengana learnt through something akin to an old-school public lynching this week, due to her stance on Stellenbosch University’s language policy. The musician, Metro FM radio presenter and Idols judge has been declared persona non grata, following an on-air debate on Monday, which saw her tackle listeners who felt Stellie’s position as a mainly Afrikaans medium university is discriminatory to black students.

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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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  • 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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  • Manqele signs with Chiefs | The New Age Online

    Kaizer Chiefs have bolstered their striking department with the acquisition of striker Edward Manqele on a three year deal from Chippa United. Chiefs have been after the services of Manqele since he broke into the scene with impressive performance in the 2011/12 season with Free State Stars, where he finished the campaign on top of the scoring charts. Manqele move to Naturena will surely be welcomed by coach Steve Komphela, as that will give him more option in his misfiring striking department. “We would like to welcome new Glamour Boy, Edward Manqele on a three year deal.

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  • Karrueche ‘bored and tired’ of Chris - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Karrueche Tran is 'bored and tired' of Chris Brown and his friends. Karrueche Tran is “bored and tired” of Chris Brown and his friends. The 27-year-old model is furious with her ex-boyfriend, who she dumped in March after discovering he fathered 15-month-old daughter Royalty with mutual friend, Nia Guzman, after one of his crew allegedly sent a death threat to actor Marques Houston for liking a photograph of her on Instagram.

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  • Now Thuli targets ANC veteran Maharaj

    Public protector Thuli Madonsela was yesterday afternoon tracing the whereabouts of former presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in connection with an investigation she has started into his free stay at an exclusive village reserved for senior public servants. Madonsela's office confirmed that she was investigating Maharaj's five-year stay at the Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria, which is reserved for ministers and their deputies. The DA alleged that Maharaj's accommodation arrangement - which was done when he was a special envoy and spin-doctor to President Jacob Zuma - was flagrant abuse of state resources. By lunch time yesterday, Madonsela's office had not located Maharaj.

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  • Cops seize cocaine valued at R50m at JHB airport

    Authorities discovered the drugs on Friday in the cargo section hidden in 147 hair product bottles.

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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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  • Airport top cops face rap - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA File photo: The officers are the same group of high-ranking officials who were illegally transferred from their posts at the airport in 2013. Johannesburg - Ten high-ranking police officers at OR Tambo International Airport have been described as “threats to the security of South Africa” for walking out of several meetings chaired by their new commander. The group of lieutenant-colonels allege that what they regard as Colonel Mokotedi Makuwa’s “irregular appointment” early this year had not been finalised when he chaired the meetings, so they refused to acknowledge his authority.

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  • Springbok squad: Meyer includes eight players of colour

    Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has included eight players of colour in the 31-man Springbok squad for the upcoming World Cup in England.

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  • MPs lambaste Phiyega spin doctor - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA National Commissioner of Police General Riah Phiyega has been put on notice of suspension by President Jacob Zuma. Parliament – The South African police’s chief spin doctor on Friday found himself in the firing line of MPs as he explained how a media statement “misrepresenting” Parliament’s portfolio committee on police was issued. MPs indicated they would complain to the police minister after they grilled Solomon Makgale, the SA Police service (SAPS) national spokesman. MPs were not happy with his responses to their concerns about the contents of a media statement issued after MPs had scolded national and provincial police management over their public backing of national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

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  • Domestic workers cheer Malema in Alexandra

    There was jubilation on Sunday afternoon at San Kopano Community Centre in Alexandra, north of Joburg, as hundreds of people exploded into a frenzy when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema arrived. Malema walked into the centre at about 1pm flanked by other  EFF leaders, including national chairperson Dali Mpofu. The Department of Labour’s sectoral determination prescribed that the minimum wage for domestic workers in area A (those in major metropolitan areas is) should be R2 065.47 per month from December 1 2014.

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