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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gaddafi billions found in SA

    The Sunday Times has established that Libyan investigators have already met top government officials to discuss locating, securing and repatriating the loot brought here by Gaddafi and his children. The investigators believe there is evidence of more than $1-billion in cash, gold and diamonds being held by four banks and two security companies in South Africa. It could be the largest haul of Libyan assets found until now, although it is only a fraction of the estimated $80-billion of Gaddafi's foreign assets.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Africa's Richest Man to Invest in Zimbabwe

    Nigerian Aliko Dangote stated that he is planning to invest in coal mining and power generation projects, as well as to set up a large cement factory.

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  • Teen’s trip of a lifetime - Daily News | News

    Backpagepix Zanele Mweni, 18, is one of 10 young South Africans chosen to take part in the race. An 18-year-old from Mtubatuba has embarked on the journey of a lifetime taking part in the 40 000 nautical-mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Zanele Mweni had never been on a boat before and will now face a challenge like no other. This week Mweni joined the team of amateur crew on board the IchorCoal, one of 12 Clipper ocean racing yachts to race the first leg of 5 630 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean from London to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, spending almost a month at sea.

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  • Zimbabwe: South African King Apologizes For Xenophobic Attacks

    King Bhungane III of AmaHlubi Nation has apologised for the xenophobic attacks that displaced Zimbabweans in South Africa early this year.

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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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  • South Africa: For Better or Worse, Zimbabweans Keep Surviving

    Zimbabwe may be in political and economic disarray but its people are still standing, and they owe their continued resilience to an unyielding entrepreneurial spirit, writes THEMBA MAZINGWANE. As a Zimbabwean handyman living in South Africa, I do not need a university degree to know that Zimbabwe continues to descend perilously quickly. Once the breadbasket of the continent, former African war hero Robert Mugabe and his cronies have pillaged the country over the last two decades, leaving a country in economic and political disarray in their wake. While this state-manufactured dysfunction persists, one of the most bewildering stories in Africa in the last fifteen years has become the perceived silence of Zimbabweans.

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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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  • Six amazing sights that look even better from the International Space Station

    The astronauts on the International Space Station(ISS) are among the lucky few who will have this humbling, once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing the beauty of Earth from space. The ISS doesn’t just offer spectacular and countless views of the natural and man-made landscapes of our planet. It also immerses its residents into the Earth’s space environment and reveals how dynamic its atmosphere is, from its lower layers to its protective magnetic shield, constantly swept by the solar wind. The best views are seen from the Cupola, an observation deck module attached to the ISS in 2010 and comprising seven windows.

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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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  • 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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  • LETTER: Zuma has lost the plot on business

    THE exhortations by President Jacob Zuma to business to desist from retrenchments undertaken "to maintain profit margins" (Look past profit margins — Zuma, August 31) show an extraordinary lack of understanding of how business works. In more than 30 years of serving on the boards of several major companies, I have found that managers go the retrenchment route only as an absolute last resort, once the very survival of the business unit concerned is under threat and all of its employees’ jobs are otherwise at risk. Mr Zuma’s comments reflect an attitude on the part of many ministers and public servants, full of misconceptions of and hostility towards business, which helps to explain why business creation and new employment are moribund. Instead of fostering and encouraging new business, foreign investment and job creation, there is endless archaic garbage about "monopoly capitalism" and an almost xenophobic attitude towards foreign investment.

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  • Game of Thrones breaks world record - Tonight TV & Radio

    AFP Actress Maisie Williams attends Entertainment Weekly's Annual Comic-Con Party. 'Game of Thrones' has picked up a Guinness World Record. Maisie Williams - who plays Arya Stark in the programme - accepted the award on behalf of the 'Game of Thrones' cast and joked that she won't spoil the surprise for her step-brother who “gets the book every year for Christmas”. On receiving the accolade, she said: “So pleased for 'Game of Thrones' to be a part of Guinness World Records, I'm not going to tell my step-brother as he gets the book every year for Christmas.

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