• Judge Masipa got it right – on the law

    Masipa cleared the athlete of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, instead finding him guilty of culpable homicide and of one firearm-related charge. This was because Masipa found that the state had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Pistorius had the necessary intention to murder Steenkamp. Despite finding the athlete was a “very poor witness”, Masipa accepted that Pistorius’s version – that he genuinely believed there was an intruder in his house – could reasonably possibly be true, which is all that was necessary for an acquittal on murder. Masipa’s verdict has created a ruckus for a number of reasons, with the most common criticism relating to her application of dolus eventualis.

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  • Our Perfect Wedding: Bride, groom's brother 'kill it' under the blanket

    We mostly remember last week's episode of Our Perfect Wedding for the mini cooper food warmers, the remote controlled ice bucket and the absent family. This is what we will remember this week's episode for.

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  • What was Rihanna doing to Floyd Mayweather? - Connect

    There was a lot of action on stage at the BET Awards, but what happened off-stage with Rihanna and Floyd still has people wondering.

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  • Lionel Messi 'shouts' helped save the life of Argentine man kidnapped in Nigeria

    An Argentine scientist, who was last week kidnapped in Nigeria by a group of armed men, has Barcelona star Lionel Messi to thank for saving his life.

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  • Mbalula hits hard on Maimane

    Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula, also dubbed the “Razzmatazz”, took to Twitter to lash on DA leader Mmusi Maimane. This follows the Tuesday interview Maimane had with the BBC HARDtalk about corruption, Marikana inquiry, and other matters. Mbalula tweeted that Maimane “fumbled on the AU question, tried to downplay its importance as an African Institution. On the Marikana massacre, Maimane said that “the police commissioner still keeps her job today.

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  • Ten South Africans on Interpol wanted list

    Interpol's wanted list features 10 South Africans sought for crimes including rape and the theft of more than R240-million. One local suspect, Jason Holland, 43, a former director of a Johannesburg mining company, is being sought for fraud and allegedly "misappropriating" more than R240-million. Interpol believes that Holland, who has British and South African citizenship, is currently in Australia, the UK or the Netherlands. Another fugitive is former police officer Mvuleni John Tshoba, 46, who fled the country after being convicted of the rape of an eight-year-old child.

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  • Ghana competes with leading 4×4 manufacturers [+video]

    Until now anyone thinking of buying a new 4×4 car would be unlikely to go for an African brand – largely because there weren’t any. However, this is about to change with the arrival of the Kantanka range, all designed and manufactured in Ghana. But, will it be able to take on world famous brands... Read more »

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  • Cell C to provide free internet access to subscribers | The New Age Online

    As of Wednesday, mobile operator Cell C will provide free internet access to its subscribers. Subscribers will be able to access online services such as, Facebook, news, health and educational information. Cell C is working with Facebook and Internet-dot-org.

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  • King’s fans raise stink with ANCYL - Politics | IOL News

    DoC / GCIS King Goodwill Zwelithini is the only man with the powers to declare war in the Zulu kingdom.  Durban - Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini holds a special privilege in that he is the only man with the powers to declare war in the kingdom. Early this month the group drew the ire of senior government leaders after it compiled and published contact details of public servants, including those of President Jacob Zuma. On Monday the group released a stinging rebuttal of the KwaZulu-Natal ANC Youth League’s declaration that the province was a “no-go area” for Julius Malema’s “stinky feet” and his EFF brigade.

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  • SA's women most at risk of getting HIV

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  • Spurs cut their losses with Paulinho - Premier League

    Reuters Tottenham Hotspur have managed to offload misfit midfielder Paulinho to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for �9.8million. Tottenham Hotspur have managed to offload misfit Brazilian midfielder Paulinho to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for £9.8million. Paulinho arrived in England with a reputation as an all-action midfielder for Brazil.

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  • Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Beyonce win big at BET Awards | The New Age Online

    As Janet Jackson entered the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Brown screamed loudly, Minaj whipped out her phone to record the moment and Laverne Cox was teary-eyed. The pop star was honored with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award as she made one of her first public performances in sometime as she readies a new album and tour this fall.

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  • What lies ahead for IS caliphate? - Western Cape | IOL News

    AP In this undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, in Islamic State group-held territory, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ride tanks during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. Jakarta – A year ago today, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or simply IS) formally declared the establishment of a worldwide Caliphate, with its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the new Caliph.

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  • Rihanna 'is dating Karim Benzema'

    The 27-year-old beauty - who's previously dated the likes of Chris Brown and rapper Drake - was spotted enjoying a cosy meal with the Real Madrid ace at the Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica, California on Saturday evening (13.06.15), MailOnline reported. The pair have been spotted together on numerous occasions over the last few weeks, including when they attended the 1OAK club in Los Angeles on Thursday (11.06.15) and when they were recently seen leaving a New York restaurant at 6am, before boarding a flight across the country. Real Madrid and France star striker Karim Benzema posted this picture of him and his friends on plane to Los Angeles.

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  • Africa: Why Buhari Must Build Conducive Business Climate

    Many domestic and international investors have not realised that Nigeria's Presidential and National Assembly elections of March 28 and the peaceful transition of power from one democratic government to another on May 29 has opened up some exciting opportunities for all kinds of investors. It is no secret that things would start unfolding very soon with the expected economic reform blueprint of the new administration to build formidable capital for driving a stable economy capable of attracting inflow of capital. It is expected that investors and the business community would strategise to explore this emerging opportunities, mitigate risk and expand frontiers to profit from the new dispensation and political stability. The delay by the government in providing policy direction has slowed down business activities in every facet of the economy.

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  • Man reported missing 5 years ago found - World News | IOL News

    An American tourist who vanished from northern Australia five years ago, with his kayak found submerged near a beach, has been discovered alive by police investigating a burglary. The man, named in the media as Kenneth Rodman, was last seen by a friend in 2010 near Port Douglas, 60 kilometres north of popular tourist town Cairns, as he was heading to a beach. “Friends, family and police were unable to make contact with him since 2010,” Queensland state police said in a statement late on Monday. The Cairns Post said he was arrested after being chased down by a police dog while officers were investigating a routine burglary in Cairns.

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  • Clarkson at his worst - the videos - IOL Motoring Special Features

    If there is one thing for former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will always be remembered, it's his complete disregard for political correctness - as well as good taste and sometimes just plain good manners. If ever there was a little boy who got too big for his boots, it was Jezza - in every way there was.

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  • South Africa: Plan Launched for Worst Case Blackout Scenario

    While Eskom is insistent that a total blackout is out of the question, a concerned group has launched a basic emergency guide to living in the dark. The plan offers practical tips on how households can prepare for the eventuality of being without Eskom electricity for up to two weeks, the period it would take for Eskom to turn the lights back on if there was a total blackout. While acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe ruled out any chance of a total blackout from occurring, energy analyst Ted Blom told a public hearing this week that he believed there was more than a 50% chance of it occurring during winter.

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  • Lesotho: Former Army Chief 'Assassinated', Says Family

    The killing of a former Lesotho army chief and the torture of detained soldiers has focused new attention on demands for security sector reforms to end abuses of power by the country's military. Lieutenant-General Maaparankoe Mahao, who served as commander of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) from last August until earlier this year, was shot and killed by soldiers after leaving his home at Mokema, south-east of the capital, Maseru, last Thursday. Without revealing his name, government ministers appeared in Parliament to confirm his death. After his family launched a High Court application to have his body released, a military officer told the court on Friday that he died in the course of investigations and arrests arising from "allegations of mutiny" within the Lesotho Defence Force.

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