• 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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  • Oscar's cell raided in Krejcir mob drama

    The Sunday Times can today reveal shocking details of Krejcir's crime operations, apparently run from prison - and the alleged involvement of top-ranking police officials in a string of crimes linked to the Czech gangster. Pistorius - according to officials who were part of the raid and investigating Krejcir - was targeted because of the close ties he had forged with Krejcir during his 10 months in prison. On June 25, at 4.30am, prison officials stormed the cells of Pistorius, Krejcir and two of his co-accused in a murder case. A hard drive with unspecified content was taken from Pistorius's cell in the hospital wing of the prison.

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  • Zuma pays tribute to Mqwebu - IOL Tonight

    . Mqwebu was known as Baba Mkhize in the isiZulu television sitcom, Emzini Wezinsizwa

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ranked 5th Worst African Leader but the Most Educated

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been judged the most educated African leader by a popular African website which however places him an ignominious third among the continent's worst leaders. According to the latest rankings published by AnswersAfrica.com, which focuses on African affairs, Zimbabwe's founding leader outshines his younger peers with seven degrees to his name. Among Mugabe's academic credentials are degrees in economics and law obtained with South African and London universities. The veteran President, who leads Africa's most literate nation, also holds 14 honorary degrees from both local and international universities.

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  • Iran's Rouhani urges patience over opposition leaders | The New Age Online

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani signalled Saturday there would be no quick resolution to the house arrest of the reformist political leaders who said an election was rigged in 2009. Mousavi and Karroubi have been under such restrictions since 2011. Both said that the presidential election two years earlier, which saw Mahmoud Ahmadinejad re-elected, was fraudulent.

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  • Live Report: Kaizer Chiefs vs Celtic

    Refresh page for results Starting XI Chiefs: Khune, Gaxa, Xulu, Mathoho, Katsande, Mthembu, Tshabalala,

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  • Unathi apologises for Twitter rant

    "Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter my opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate," said the Idols SA judge in a statement on Thursday. Some took Msengana's comments as her defending the policy and as a result she trended on Twitter. A Twitter user who retweeted a hashtag with Unathi's name bore the brunt of the DJ's frustration who made several rude comments to her.

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  • Four nabbed for visa and permit fraud | The New Age Online

    The Hawks have arrested four people for visa and permit fraud and extorting money from foreign nationals.

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  • Mixed reaction to Meyer’s Boks - Springboks

    Reuters The Springbok squad selected for the Rugby World Cup has been met with a predictably mixed reaction. The Springbok squad selected for the Rugby World Cup has been met with a predictably mixed reaction, from calls to support the Boks as they gear up for the Cup next month, to calls to boycott the side. Eight players of colour were selected, and concerns have been raised about injuries carried by several squad members. Chester Williams, former Springbok wing, questioned how many of the eight black players “are actually going to play?

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  • Methodist church stands firm on its gay marriage beliefs

    The Methodist church says there’s huge debate among its members about gay marriage and that the Constitutional Court's decision on this matter could “tear the religious body apart”. Six years ago Ecclesia De Lange was dismissed as a minister because she is a lesbian who wanted to marry her partner. De Lange is challenging her dismissal as a minister of the church in 2009, allegedly because of her sexual orientation and because she announced her plans to marry her female partner. The church's Advocate Wim Trengove says there are churches who are still deciding what their stance on gay marriage should be.

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  • Now Thuli targets ANC veteran Maharaj

    Public protector Thuli Madonsela was yesterday afternoon tracing the whereabouts of former presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in connection with an investigation she has started into his free stay at an exclusive village reserved for senior public servants. Madonsela's office confirmed that she was investigating Maharaj's five-year stay at the Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria, which is reserved for ministers and their deputies. The DA alleged that Maharaj's accommodation arrangement - which was done when he was a special envoy and spin-doctor to President Jacob Zuma - was flagrant abuse of state resources. By lunch time yesterday, Madonsela's office had not located Maharaj.

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  • Cops seize cocaine valued at R50m at JHB airport

    Authorities discovered the drugs on Friday in the cargo section hidden in 147 hair product bottles.

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  • Cops appeal for help on Bafana player's robbery

    Siyabonga Nhlapo was held at gunpoint at his home in the Johannesburg CBD & robbed of R50,000 in cash.

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  • Tales from other kingdoms and parallel universes

    Lesotho prime minister Phakalitha Mosisili has made known what he thinks of Swaziland, that is apparently host to some Basotho who claim to be in exile. "A friend of mine once said: 'eSwatini sibona tibunu' [in Swaziland we see bums]", Mosisili said at a press conference the other day, in apparent reference to the reed dance. While waiting for him to translate, Mosisili said, to his own amusement, that interpretation of the line would distort the meaning.

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  • Karrueche ‘bored and tired’ of Chris - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Karrueche Tran is 'bored and tired' of Chris Brown and his friends. Karrueche Tran is “bored and tired” of Chris Brown and his friends. The 27-year-old model is furious with her ex-boyfriend, who she dumped in March after discovering he fathered 15-month-old daughter Royalty with mutual friend, Nia Guzman, after one of his crew allegedly sent a death threat to actor Marques Houston for liking a photograph of her on Instagram.

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  • NASA spacecraft has next mission after Pluto

    The New Horizons spacecraft, which captured a cornucopia of photographs and data during its Pluto flyby last month, is to make a similar examination of a small, icy body known as 2014 MU69 in 2019 if NASA approves an extension to the mission. While the vistas of this object would not be as breathtaking and varied as those of Pluto, the visit would provide a close-up look at another piece of the frigid debris beyond Neptune, part of what is known as the Kuiper belt. Pluto is about 3 billion miles from the sun; 2014 MU69 is almost 1 billion miles beyond Pluto. NASA has already examined smaller icy objects like comets, some of which originate in the Kuiper belt, and Pluto, the largest Kuiper belt object.

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  • Mugabe reaches out to the West

    Giving his state of the nation address in the capital Harare, Mugabe, 91, also called for the strengthening of ties with multilateral institutions, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. "My government values re-engagement of the Western world in the Zimbabwean economy," he said in the first such statement in a decade-and-a-half of strained relations with the US and Europe. Mugabe said he planned to amend the country's investment laws, a move that might be seen as a climbdown from the tough stance on indigenisation. Several measures, such as amending the Companies Act to increase the ''ease of doing business'' and a new procurement bill, have been given a December deadline by Mugabe.

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  • Misfiring Gunners won't fluster Wenger

    Arsene Wenger refuses to panic about Arsenal’s spluttering start even though the Gunners boss admits his side aren’t firing on all cylinders. Wenger’s men head to Newcastle on Saturday looking to win for just the second time in their first four Premier League matches. A goalless draw against Liverpool on Monday left the north Londoners already lagging five points behind leaders Manchester City after a worrying repeat of the slow opening that eventually doomed their title challenge last season. “We have not had the ideal start and we are conscious of that but we want to play 60 games in the season,” Wenger said.

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  • Airport top cops face rap - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA File photo: The officers are the same group of high-ranking officials who were illegally transferred from their posts at the airport in 2013. Johannesburg - Ten high-ranking police officers at OR Tambo International Airport have been described as “threats to the security of South Africa” for walking out of several meetings chaired by their new commander. The group of lieutenant-colonels allege that what they regard as Colonel Mokotedi Makuwa’s “irregular appointment” early this year had not been finalised when he chaired the meetings, so they refused to acknowledge his authority.

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  • Domestic workers cheer Malema in Alexandra

    There was jubilation on Sunday afternoon at San Kopano Community Centre in Alexandra, north of Joburg, as hundreds of people exploded into a frenzy when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema arrived. Malema walked into the centre at about 1pm flanked by other  EFF leaders, including national chairperson Dali Mpofu. The Department of Labour’s sectoral determination prescribed that the minimum wage for domestic workers in area A (those in major metropolitan areas is) should be R2 065.47 per month from December 1 2014.

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