• 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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  • PICS: R78m airport cash bust - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    On the same day, R50m worth of cocaine stashed in hair product bottles was seized at the same airport, in one of the biggest crime-busting days at OR Tambo. On Monday, SA Revenue Service (Sars) officials said five people had been arrested after being caught with the undeclared cash as they were about to leave South Africa. “Risk profiling earlier by Sars custom officials identified the passengers, and led to their apprehension as they boarded the aircraft at 9.45pm. “Upon noticing the officials, the passengers retreated and headed back to the entrance of the boarding gate.

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  • Senzo Meyiwa's BMW X6 repossessed

    Slain Orlando Pirates goal keeper, Senzo Meyiwa's BMW X6 has been repossessed after it was found that it was not insured.

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  • South Africa: I Am Not Attending Braai - Malema On Invite After Viral Traffic Video

    EFF leader Julius Malema clarified on Tuesday that he will not be attending a braai at the home of the man whose video of a Metro Police officer went viral. The man, Clive Naidoo, filmed the traffic officer issuing him with a fine and the cheeky exchange between them that followed. The video has since gone viral, with more than 32 000 views. A user named TruckerDude posted the personal details that Naidoo gives to the officer in the video, saying: "Braai this weekend.

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  • Zimbabwe: Ex-Bodyguard - Mugabe Worse Than Ian Smith

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was worse than colonial ruler Ian Smith, one of Mugabe's former bodyguards said on Monday. "He is now worse than the Smith regime and he is against his people," South African-born Chinoto Zulu said in Harare. Zulu is a former army chief and worked as Mugabe's personal bodyguard for several years after independence before retiring. This is an evil regime, as I speak, I also have been put under surveillance by Mugabe spy agents.

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  • Power plan B for Koeberg closure

    An additional 1 700MW of power from other power stations will be used to replace the 900MW that was producing power from Koeberg power station’s unit 2, Eskom said yesterday. Technicians began scaling down electricity production by the unit on Friday last week, before officially switching it off early yesterday. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the power utility had planned to switch off the unit and had put other measures in place. At the weekend, President Jacob Zuma, who was officially opening Medupi power station’s unit 6, said it signalled there was light at the end of the tunnel.

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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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  • Backlash for banks over missing cash - Western Cape | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA More clients have slammed the response of banks to "fraudulent withdrawals" from their accounts. Cape Town - The response of banks to allegations of card fraud and money being illegally withdrawn from clients’ bank accounts has come under the spotlight after an article published in the Cape Argus last month. Cape Town journalist Yazeed Kamaldien complained of his three-month battle with Standard Bank when his bank card was cloned and R14 937.52 fraudulently withdrawn from his account. Standard Bank had offered to pay him back 50 percent of what he lost.

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  • Constitutional Court to hear Vodacom's “Please Call Me” case | The New Age Online

    The case between Vodacom and former employee Nkosana Makate over the popular 'Please Call Me' function will be heard in the Constitutional Court today. Last year the High Court in Johannesburg decided Mr Makate’s idea did lead to the "Please Call Me" service. Vodacom acted in a way that he was entitled to rely on certain verbal agreements.

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  • Lopez indexes her wardrobe - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Jennifer Lopez. Picture: REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

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  • Harry Potter's Son Is Officially A Gryffindor, According To J.K. Rowling

    Rowling also revealed that Teddy Lupin is a Hufflepuff (and Head Boy no less)!

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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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  • 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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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • Gavin Hunt's ex-wife demands more moolah - SundayWorld

    The woman is now demanding that Hunt pay R120 000 per month in papgeld instead of the current R40000. The woman approached the Germiston Magistrate's Court in June to make new demands for maintenance. In the court documents, she was now demanding that Hunt pay her and her two kids three times the amount he was currently paying. "The respondent is to increase his annual contribution towards the minor children and my abroad holiday as was ordered by the honourable court on the 3rd of May," her affidavits read.

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  • Di Maria takes dig at Van Gaal - Cape Times

    Louis van Gaal’s job has become even harder. Not only did he lose for the third consecutive time against Swansea, but he now has frustrated goalkeeper David De Gea in his ranks, whose dream transfer to Real Madrid was messed up; and Angel di Maria has hit out at his former manager’s “philosophy” and claimed he rowed with the Dutchman. To top it all, after the dismal failures of Di Maria and Rademel Falcao, agents think United are paying almost £25 million over the odds for the Monaco teenager Anthony Martial, who cost £36 million – the most expensive teenager in world football.

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  • Berto ready for Mayweather - Boxing

    AFP Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog. Los Angeles - Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog but also as a man “on a mission” as he bids to end his fellow American's perfect 48-0 record. Berto, 31, he has blinkered himself from all the hype and hoopla that usually surrounds the build-up to a Mayweather bout and claims he has never been fitter as he prepares to step into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 12. “I've had a tremendous training camp, a long camp but a tremendous camp,” twice former welterweight world champion Berto told reporters on a conference call on Tuesday.

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  • THE INSIDER: Spousal communication of the highest order?

    IT WAS gut-check time in Parliament last week when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs took aim at President Jacob Zuma for "getting his employee", State Security Minister David Mahlobo, to evict Zuma’s estranged wife Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma from his Nkandla home. During a session for motions without notice, a raging EFF member likened Zuma’s treatment of the first lady to abuse and called him a coward for acting against traditional norms and common human decency. The Insider is tempted to wonder if it was just a matter of delegating personal assistant duties. DULL rock band Smokie is celebrating its 40th year on the international music scene this year, and South African fans will have the opportunity to celebrate with the band when it visits the country next month.

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  • Tempers flare in Parly after DA sends condolences to Mubu’s family

    Sparks flew when the condolence motion for DA MP Kenneth Mubu, who died on Monday, was blocked.

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  • Baxter helps ex-Chiefs trio get overseas moves

    Phakaaathi understands that it was former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter used his Scandinavian contacts to help Mandla Masango, Tefu Mashamaite and Matthew Rusike find clubs in Europe.

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