• Zimbabwe: We Will Leave the Useless UN, Cdes

    Dear Cabinet and Politburo members COMRADES, you all agree with me that the United Nations (UN) and its many useless agencies has become the new vehicle through which the imperialists in the West have been trying to re-colonise the African continent. The ferocious way western nations have been resisting all our efforts to reform that global body shows that there is something nefarious about the organisation. It is no longer serving the purpose for which it was established more than 70 years ago. What makes it sad is that the UN is now effectively doing what it was set up to stop ... instead of uniting the peoples of the world, it is now dividing them. It is putting them in little paddocks ...

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  • While King Zuma slumbers, palace aides are stirring

    THE ANC is now in open war with itself. But this is not a bad thing. Finally, Luthuli House is not afraid to show it has awoken to the excesses of the Zuma administration. A glance inside the palace gates from the increasingly frustrated city streets paints a quizzical picture. The king appears increasingly cut off in the west wing, appearing not to hear the shouts from the throne room below. President Jacob Zuma addressed the Black Business Council on Tuesday night, seemingly completely unaware of the ferocity of the student protests threatening the existence of the country’s universities, or the incessant battles in state institutions around him, or the increasing frustration by the labour

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  • Free education was an 'impossible promise': Winnie

    Madikizela-Mandela was speaking at a briefing in Soweto to announce a partnership with former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand‚ to establish a youth employment initiative. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says ANC needs fresh leadership  "We all know all the universities are on fire. Students want assistance in relation to their fees‚" she said "When we got into government from 1994‚ we realised that the free education we had promised wasn't going to be easy‚ because we had had a society that was stratified so strangely… We had divided our society into four classes. 'We are prepared to be arrested for the cause of free education': Wits activist  "Free education is difficult to attain today because

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  • ANC leaders defy Zuma on EFF

    While an Emirati woman seeks permission from the courts in the United Arab Emirates to have that country’s first sex change operation‚ hundreds of people are faced with the prospect of having to wait for up to 25 years to get the surgery done in South Africa.

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  • Nigeria: Economic Survival Depends On Agric, Manufacturing Sector

    As the nation grapples with severe economic crisis, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that its survival was dependent on the agricultural and manufacturing sector. Buhari stated this at the 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) held at Transcorp Hilton hotel, Abuja on Thursday. He lauded the association over the theme of the conference "Diversifying the Nigerian Economy: the Role of Government in Manufacturing", saying it was timely. He said: "This event is timely and the theme 'Diversifying the Nigerian Economy: the Role of Government in Manufacturing' quite apt as it is coming at a time when the nation is faced with the urgent need to diversify

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  • The gloves are off: Bonang and Ntsiki go head-to-head over 'threatening email

    TV personality Bonang Matheba has come out strongly to set the record straight on a threatening email‚ which was apparently sent from her account to Ntsiki Mazwai. Not one to shy away from tackling disagreements head-on‚ a fuming Ntsiki shared the email on Twitter for the entire nation to see. This quickly led to Ntiski’s post going viral with Bonang and the controversial singer becoming the talk of the town. The threatening email which appears to have been sent from Bonang’s email account‚ warns Ntsiki to stay in her lane and throws massive shade at her singing abilities. “Don’t start what you cannot finish sisi. I’m not the one you want to mess with in this media zone. Focus on why your music

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  • I've been blocked from roles because of my accent, says actor Luthuli Dlamini

    Speaking to TMG Entertainment in a sit down interview recently, Luthuli opened up about the struggles of the industry and says that he has "definitely" been overlooked for certain roles over the last few years because of his accent. "Especially in the last five years or so when they (film producers) are looking for an authentic Zulu accent and a delivery that is authentically Zulu," Luthuli explains. Iconic Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu teams up with John Legend in war on Aids  He revealed that the snubs have affected him and believes that he would have been able to fill the roles if he was given the opportunity. "It has affected me because I feel like, given the script and if the dialogue is

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  • Black Coffee, Juju and the barbarity that slaps all our faces

    The violent protests and destruction of property engulfing the country’s institutions of higher learning, a crisis that has captured national and international headlines, are once again raising that embarrassing question of whether South Africa is an inherently violent society. While recently released crime statistics, which reflect a steep rise in violent crime, may give an answer, it tells a sobering tale about this country when those in leadership positions, and those idolised by young members of society, are either engaged in violent conduct or publicly glorify savagery. The recent example is house music maestro DJ Black Coffee, born Nkosinathi Maphumulo, who is facing charges of common assault after a video of him giving someone a hot klap at a music festival in the early hours of Sunday went viral. Black Coffee is no ordinary South African.

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  • Hlaudi Motsoeneng splits ANC

    Hlaudi Motsoeneng has emerged as one of the names deepening divisions within the ANC and its alliance partners. Yesterday, ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu came out guns blazing, blasting the SABC board for announcing Motsoeneng's reappointment into a senior executive post and called for a parliamentary inquiry into their conduct. The SABC crisis is set to be one of the vexing issues that will cause serious divisions between ANC leaders at the party's national executive committee at the weekend. Mthembu - also chairperson of the party's sub-committee on communication - said he was "gravely concerned" about the situation at the SABC as their "shenanigans" were cause for embarrassment. But the ANC

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  • 'I don't believe every woman my age should get married,' says actress Sibulele Gcilitshana

    During an interview with Move!, the single mother of two girls was unafraid to share her thoughts about marriage - which does not appeal to her. She revealed that in bringing up her daughters, she realised that it isn't all that important  for children to have both actively involved parents. US singer Fantasia steps out in Gert-Johan Coetzee dress  "This may sound controversial, but I don't believe every woman my age should get married or rush themselves to raise their kids with a significant other," she told the local publication. She further explained that while her stance on marriage is unpopular among her peers, her little family has been able to adapt to her choices and that they've been

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  • Zimbabwe: Our Diamond Sector Can Shine Forever

    Given the harsh economic experiences Zimbabwe has gone through over the past 16 years due to, among other things, hostile foreign interference, it is only natural that authorities and ordinary people expect something huge to turn around the country's fortunes. Amid a glut of opportunities and prospects, including initiatives in agriculture which is the traditional backbone of the economy, the diamond sector has always provided a glimmer of hope that Zimbabwe could enjoy economic stability again. As a matter of record, Zimbabwe was touted to possess about a quarter of the world's diamond reserves. First, when, circa 2006, the extraordinary find of alluvial diamonds were discovered in the east of the country -- an area known as Marange (alternatively called Chiadzwa) -- there was an unprecedented rush by fortune seekers who descended on the area from all over the country and afield on the continent.

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  • House arrest for ex-mayor found guilty of fraudulent spending

    Faku is a national Member of Parliament. She had hoped to get away with a small fine - telling the court that she earns R40‚000 per month and can only afford R2‚000 as a fine. Former Buffalo City mayor and ANC regional chairwoman Zukisa Faku being mobbed by hundreds of her supporters during her first court appearance to face fraud charges at the East London Magistrate's Court. This week, she was sentenced to house arrest and community service on nine counts of fraud relating to misuse of a municipal credit card.  Alan Eason Instead‚ Faku was sentenced to three years’ house arrest and community service at an old age home for 16 hours a month in the next year and a half‚ by magistrate Sadia Jacobs.

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  • Man dies in freezer while hiding from flames - Western Cape

    Cape Town - A man who was killed in a fire at his home hid in the family’s freezer in a desperate attempt to survive the blaze. The body of Heinrich Francis, 24, was found curled up in his mother’s deep freezer on Wednesday. He lived in a separate entrance in the back of the Camelot, Kuils River, house that was engulfed by flames in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Heinrich’s 10-year-old daughter Renecia Hartley, who lived in the main house, also died from smoke inhalation after she was rushed to the Eersterivier hospital. His siblings Farren, 22, and Shiloh, eight, and their mother Shirley Ruiters, 50, were all rushed to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. Shirley’s partner Cedric

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  • Durban eatery makes world restaurant list

    Durban - The taste of the authentic South African braai has now grabbed the attention of the world. International luxury travel and lifestyle magazine Condé Nast Traveler has named Durban restaurant Max’s Lifestyle one of the best 207 restaurants in the world. uMlazi-based Max’s joins East Head Cafe in Knysna and The Pot Luck Club in Cape Town as the South African representatives on the list. Reviewer Cherae Robinson wrote that Max’s was “the best place to get braai”. Owner Max Mqadi told The Mercury that he was honoured by the recognition. “I am humbled. I don’t know what I am to say,” he said. “When I was starting in the township where it is disadvantaged, nobody knew me. Today it (Max’s) is

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  • Ntsiki declares war on Bonang

    Authorities on Friday released two videos of police shooting an unarmed black man dead in El Cajon, California, but the grainy footage, much of it without sound, was not likely to pacify community outrage over the incident.

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  • Nigeria: As Speed Limiter Enforcement Begins Tomorrow

    As the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, commences the enforcement of speed limiters on commercial vehicles across the country tomorrow, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer of FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has asked commercial vehicle drivers to show understanding and corporate with the agency, saying that the enforcement was in the interest of all Nigerians. The Corps Marshal told Vanguard Motoring that his men would give the enforcement a human face by starting with advisory enforcement from tomorrow till the end of the year. He however, noted that as from the beginning of next year, the Corps would carry out full enforcement of speed limiter violation by impounding their vehicles until

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  • Nigeria: Soccer Stars Nominated for European Player of the Year

    Sterling performances by Nigerian youngsters, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi has earned the duo nominations for the 2016 Golden Boy awards. The award is given to the most outstanding young player in Europe. The players have been outstanding for their clubs since their promotion to the first team last season, and have also had impressive starts to the new campaign. The award was founded by Italian newspaper, Tuttosport, in 2003. Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Paul Pogba are past winners, while Manchester United's Anthony Martial claimed the prize last year. Iheanacho's Manchester City are currently flying high this season, and are yet to lose a game with the 19-year-old already contributing

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  • Satawu will not back Ramaphosa for ANC leadership

    THE South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) will not endorse Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the next ANC leader because the Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the Constitution have constrained the ANC’s ability to transform the economy. Satawu is the latest Cosatu affiliate to pronounce on ANC succession even though the union federation said it would be silent on the issue. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Satawu have broken rank on the issue and nailed their colours to different masts. The NUM has backed Ramaphosa, but Satawu general secretary Zenzo Mahlangu said it would not support his candidacy. Satawu is among Cosatu affiliates aligned to the "premier league",

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  • The Big Read: Blackmailed and impotent

    Instead, judging from his dysfunctional cabinet and its actions this week, he is a man who is deeply, deathly afraid. He is like a person who is being blackmailed. Afraid of exposure and destruction, he not only does what the blackmailer instructs but allows the blackmailer to get away with murder with acts against those around him. So, Zuma is not captured. The reality is far worse. The events of last Friday indicate that there is a coterie of ministers and ANC officials who no longer take direction or instruction from Zuma. The hapless Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane issued a market-moving statement purporting to be from the cabinet announcing a judicial inquiry into banks and the

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  • Nigeria: N12 Million Jeep Tussle

    A Nigeria pastor, resident in South Africa, Obinna Ikenna Ezenwanne, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an alleged illegal harassment, intimidation and confiscation of his black Range Rover (Sports Utility Vehicle) by some operatives of the Commission. This is even as the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu has immediately ordered investigations into the issue. In the petition letter, obtained by our correspondent, the petitioner alleged that some operatives of the EFCC, led by one Mrs Deborah Oni had collaborated with one Mr Marcus to confiscate his SUV at his Onitsha resident. Part of the letter read that: "sometime in August, 2014, Pastor Obinna, who was visiting Nigeria

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