• Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Man arrested for insulting Mugabe on WhatsApp | The New Age Online

    Man arrested for insulting Mugabe on WhatsApp. Picture: AFP Zimbabwean man has been arrested for mistakenly posting an 'insulting message' about President Robert Mugabe to the wrong WhatsApp group. According to reports, Nduna Matshazi, a councillor for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change sent a message about Mugabe “by mistake”. Matshazi's post was meant to be sent to a political chat group but instead it was posted to a group of councillors for the rural district of Bubi in southern Zimbabwe. The message was a mockery of the Lord's Prayer in the Bible. The administrator of the Whatsapp group quoted the prayer "twisted to demean and attack the president”, according to zim24. It emerged

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  • Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has blamed mass shootings, like Thursday's deadly attack in Roseburg, Oregon, on mental illness, saying stricter gun laws would not eliminate the problem.

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  • I’ll quit if players turn on me - Jose - Premier League

    Having dared Roman Abramovich to sack him, Jose Mourinho has issued a similar challenge to his players. Amid reports that the dressing room has turned against him, the Portuguese said if it had, he would resign. The Chelsea manager, who left Real Madrid in part because of a players' revolt, said of claims his players are no longer responding to him: “People can say what they want. You should really ask the players and not go with sources and fake sources, and the players told a friend, and the friend told the agent, and the agent is not happy with me because I don't play his player. “You should go straight to the players. Get our media office to arrange a table at Cobham [Chelsea's training ground]

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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  • ANC and thuggery have some of our universities on the run

    SOMETHING alarming is going on at the University of Stellenbosch. About a month ago Piet le Roux, head of the research institute of the Solidarity trade union and a member of the university’s council, sent out a tweet which, in English translation, read: "Blade Nzimande and transformania won’t win. Support the Afrikaanse Alumni Association." The demands for transformation at Stellenbosch are clearly partly motivated by a desire for vengeance against Afrikaners. This is bad enough, but there are other issues at stake as well. Shortly after the tweet was posted, a spokesman for Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said the council should "discuss Le Roux’s continued membership

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  • Zuma's former pilot sent to prison for murder

    Yesterday, the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg sentenced Ramolefi to 15 years in prison for murder. His crime: Stabbing the man who had an affair with his wife. In April 2013, Ramolefi, 50, and his wife were at a car wash in Midrand when he spotted Sibusiso Buthelezi, the man who had wooed his wife. Social worker Mosidi Sennelo, who was appointed by the defence to make recommendation for sentencing, compiled a report that painted a picture of a meek Ramolefi who was “greeted by a hot punch in his face” after Buthelezi tapped him on the shoulder. Acting in self-defence, the pilot pulled out a Swiss pocket knife and stabbed Buthelezi, Sennelo said. But Magistrate Gideon Scheidler snubbed

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  • 'Should I die first, don't come to my funeral': Sfiso Ncwane to his family - report - SundayWorld

    Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane does not want his family to attend his funeral.Next When he dies, the 'Kulungile Baba' does want his mother and sister to be present when is laid rest. A TimesLIVE report suggests that the Ncwane family feud that has been widely published has 'reached point of no return'. Sfiso was highly criticised recently following reports that he bought his pastor a Mercedes Benz that costs almost R2million while his own mother does not have food. According to a Drum Magazine report seen by Times LIVE, Sfiso was arguing with his step sister Sbahle Ncwane via SMS over Sfiso refusing to attend a family meeting. Sfiso allegedly sent a text saying: “I will never come home again.” “Should

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  • Nigeria: Abuja Blasts Expose Those Behind Them - Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari, condemning yesterday the latest terrorist attacks in Abuja, Maiduguri and Yola, asserted that the attacks have exposed the real faces of their perpetrators. Buhari, in a statement he personally signed, said the attacks were "apparently timed to coincide with the Independence Day celebrations when Nigerians would be commemorating" the nation's independence. According to him, it is clear that the battle is not ideological but an act between the forces of peace and order as well as the evil forces of murder and destruction. "These cowardly attacks expose the real faces of the planners and perpetrators of these crimes. What quarrel do they have with the good people of

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  • Sandton streets shutdown

    During that month, the movement of all private vehicles to and from the Sandton inner business district will be restricted, forcing motorists to walk, cycle or use public transport. Sandton will host the EcoMobility World Festival in October and the City of Johannesburg will be making drastic changes to the area's traffic flow to accommodate it. At the festival, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, delegates from 86 countries will discuss environmentally friendly mobility. Sandton is one of the most congested areas in South Africa. Between 7.30am and 8.30am every weekday about 95700 people move into Sandton and just over 50000 leave. Of allthe traffic on Sandton streets during peak hours,

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  • No 1 gets an earful over pic

    Did he show the etiquette required of presidents or did he offend the sensibilities of one of the world's most powerful leaders. These questions are keeping social media abuzz. According to photographer Chip Somodevilla, who shot the image, Zuma was sitting at the table on Monday on his own, talking on his cellphone. Obama, unbeknown to Zuma, had entered the room and was coming up behind him, greeting other diners. He tapped Zuma on the shoulder as he walked past, and No 1 turned around with a big smile, stuck out his hand and shook POTUS's hand. POTUS, seeing Zuma still on his cell, gestured with his hand that No1 should call him when he was less busy. Somodevilla said Obama, who was "working

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  • Correctional Services confirms Pistorius's parole is set aside

    The department's directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Oscar Pistorius Reeva Steenkamp Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years Oscar Pistorius parole JOHANNESBURG – The Correctional Services Department has now confirmed the decision to release Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision has been set aside. The says the board sat today and its chairperson, Judge Lucy Mailula, concurred with the concerns raised by Minister Michael Masutha that the decision to release the Paralympian was taken prematurely. It’s now directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Pistorius was sentenced to five years

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  • Nigeria: 50 French Companies On "First-of-a-Kind" Business Trip to Nigeria

    A delegation of 50 heads of French companies is expected to visit Nigeria next week to explore business opportunities and establish bilateral links in the country, the French Embassy said on Friday. A statement from Georges Vanin, First Counsellor, Political Affairs and Communication, Embassy of France, said the business delegation was the first of a kind from France to any African country. The statement said the delegation was organised by the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF), France's leading network of entrepreneurs and the largest employer federation with 800,000 member firms. According to it, the French companies on the delegation include those in the sectors such as building, transportation, environment, energy and sustainable cities.

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  • Amber Rose forgives Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa

    Amber Rose has forgiven Kanye West and ex-husband Wiz Khalifa for making hurtful comments about her in the past. The 31-year-old star hosted her first ever SlutWalk event in Los Angeles on Saturday (03.10.15), in protest of slut-shaming and other vicious comments directed at women, and opened up about her own experiences - breaking down in tears over the rappers' previous digs. Speaking about ex-husband Wiz, with whom she has two-year-old son Sebastian, Amber admitted it was ''extremely hurtful'' to hear him refer to her as just a 'stripper'. She sobbed: ''[Wiz] went on to make a song saying that he fell in love with a stripper, but fell out of love quicker. As you can imagine, him being the

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  • Nigeria: Throwback (I) - Oil Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke in N2.2 Billion Bribery Scandal

    The scam is breathtaking in its brazenness: in exchange for obtaining the authorisation to import gasoline, oil marketers are being instructed by an agency in the petroleum industry to call a mobile telephone number and pay a bribe of $8 per metric tonne of petroleum allocated to them. This single scam, which was imposed just last week on oil marketers such as Conoil, Total, Sahara, Oando, African Petroleum, Mobil and the rest of the 36-member field, involves the 1.8 million tonnes of refined petroleum approved for importation for the April to June quarter by Diezani Alison-Madueke, the petroleum minister. The agency at the heart of this particular scandal is the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, or PPPRA, which is in charge of government subsidies to keep gasoline prices low.

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  • Are you schooled or are you educated?

     Those of you who have had schooling followed the rules of the school, attended your classes, did your homework, wrote the tests, passed, and received a certificate of some kind. When you fell out of line, and came late or missed an assignment deadline, you were punished for this bad behaviour. You were, in a sense, institutionalised. But you can be schooled and still be a barbarian. You can frame and hang your certificates against a wall and still be uneducated. You can attend many years of formal schooling and still be reckless. I see this all the time. School, in this sense, is therefore not primary school or high school; it is all forms of institutionalisation, including college and university,

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  • DA to go to court if ANC persists with proposal to adjust provincial borders

    THE Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will approach the Constitutional Court should the African National Congress (ANC) proceed with proposal to slash the number of provinces. DA Western Cape leader Patricia de Lille said on Monday that the ANC’s push to reconfigure provinces was about "the ANC illegitimately wanting to govern the Western Cape without facing an election". Although the ANC’s plan to review the number of provinces has been on the cards for some time, it appears to be gaining traction ahead of the party’s national general council this week. In 2012, the ANC resolved to "reform" provinces with a view to streamlining the sphere of government and giving more power to municipalities,

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  • Real Madrid jump the gun on Ronaldo scoring record

    Real, and some Spanish media, believe an effort five years ago that was deemed an own goal by centre back Pepe should have been awarded to the Portugal captain and he therefore has 324 goals, one more than Raul. The disputed goal came in a La Liga game at Real Sociedad in September 2010 when Ronaldo's shot arrowed towards the Sociedad wall, looped up off Pepe's back and over goalkeeper Claudio Bravo into the net. "I would never have imagined when I put on this shirt for the first time that I would be the team's best goal scorer," Ronaldo said at a presentation at the Bernabeu stadium where he received a trophy marking his achievement. "I am very happy," added the 30-year-old. "Firstly, I want

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  • Robin Williams' widow settles lawsuit

    Robin Williams' widow Susan Schneider Williams has settled the lawsuit against his children, Zelda, Cody and Zak, over disputes about how to split his fortune. Susan Schneider Williams - who was married to the 'Night at the Museum' star for three years until his tragic death in August 2014 - has reportedly made a settlement with Zelda, 26, Cody, 23, and Zak, 32, on how to split the star's fortune. Court documents filed earlier this year stated that the family were feuding over the star's money and property after Robin's will stated his Californian home should be left to Susan. The document also stated she should be allowed enough money to help her maintain the property though she claimed the

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  • Zimbabwe: Moyo's No Maths, Science, No Degree Cry Stirs Hornet's Nest

    HIGHER and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has stirred a hornet's nest by declaring that secondary school students who fail maths and science will not be allowed to enrol at local universities. Moyo made the announcement in Masvingo last week during one of his consultative meetings with tertiary institutions in the country, declaring that soon learners would not be allowed to proceed to A' Level as long as they did not pass mathematics and science at O'Level. He said the education curriculum should emphasise on mathematics and science from an early level. Moyo said the curriculum should be anchored on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, if Zimbabwe was to transform its

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