• AKA smashes Twitter user: You piece of sh*t. Where is your compassion

    This is what caused the drama: Nick Theodoropoulos tweeted: "Hope the #tornado coverage is not on SABC. Images of its destruction may incite violence and looting. #SABCcensorship" AKA replied with this: The anger continued with AKA taking shots at political parties: "Don't even get me started on The DA using Mandela's name to campaign. White privilege has now, truly .... Lost its mind and its bearings." "Mandela was considered the head of a "terrorist organization" ....today he's a part of their narrative." "Did Mandela ever denounce the ANC or Jacob Zuma? .... Ok, I get it ... So he died and made you his spokesperson. Gotcha!" Extreme weather conditions have hit various parts of South Africa

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  • Van Damme slams 'coward' Mbalula and AKA

    National spokesperson of the DA Phumzile Van Damme slated Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula and rapper Kiernan Forbes, otherwise known as AKA. This after AKA aired his disapproval of the DA using former president Nelson Mandela in canvassing for votes ahead of the August 3 local government elections. He said Mandela was once seen as a leader of a terrorist organisation by the DA, and now “he’s a part of [the DA’s] narrative”. Forbes asked whether Mandela had ever condemned the ANC or its leader President Jacob Zuma. “Don’t even get me started on the DA using Mandela’s name to campaign. White privilege has now, truly …. Lost its mind and its bearings,” he tweeted. “Mandela was considered

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  • Guptas' opulent mansion irks neighbours - Gauteng

    THE STAR City of Joburg officials are seen entering the Gupta residence in Saxonwold to investigate the complaints. Johannesburg - It’s four floors of luxury that might be empty, but it’s still causing ructions with the neighbours. On Wednesday, the battle between the Gupta family and irate residents of Saxonwold over an “illegally built” mansion that was allegedly devaluing the upmarket Joburg suburb raged on, with City of Joburg officials stepping in to conduct their own inspections. Joining officials during the inspection of the multimillion- rand property was a lawyer representing the Gupta family as well as urban planner Craig Pretorius, who was representing residents belonging to the Saxonwold and Parkwood Residents Association.

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  • 'All whites must be hacked and killed'

    National spokesperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the party was looking into a matter that allegedly involves one of its members. A screenshot bearing what appears to be the name of EFF member Thabo Mabotja is making the rounds on social media. In the screenshot are the words “All white people must be hacked and killed”. Mabotja could not be immediately reached for comment regarding the matter. Ndlozi said the party was aware of the incident, but they were still looking into the factuality of the matter. “Well, as you would know, we are going to familiarise ourselves with the facts of the case.” The party spokesperson said he was in a rally and could not comment

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  • 'Crude‚ silly painting won't distract us': Mmusi Maimane

    The Democratic Alliance's leader (DA) says a painting posted on Twitter by controversial “Sushi King” Kenny Kunene‚ depicting three of its members in their birthday suits‚ is irrelevant. Kunene posted a photo of himself behind the image saying‚ "I am now a proud owner of this master piece. Powerful story telling through art...Thanks to the fearless Artist..." The painting portrays what appears to be Western Cape premier Helen Zille‚ DA leader Mmusi Maimane and DA shadow minister of correctional services James Selfe with their private parts exposed. Maimane is pulling a cart carrying Zille and Selfe. The words "modern slavery" are hanging from the cart. The DA leader is no strangers to accusations

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  • EFF Limpopo boss rejoins ANC, saying EFF lives in dreamland

    Economic Freedom Fighters Limpopo’s MPL and chairman Mike Mathebe rejoined the ANC on Thursday, claiming that Julius Malema’s party policy was mere theory. “At that time there was a theory, but when we look at the practice it looks impossible to implement. I see that there is no any practicality in terms of what EFF is thinking about their policy,” Mathebe said when he was welcomed by ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe on Thursday in Polokwane. Mathebe said he would not want to settle in EFF’s “dreamland” but wanted to live to see a practical policy. However, he failed to point out which EFF policy he deemed impractical. He denied the notion that he was joining the ANC as a spy. “There were

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  • Frugal Cassper rents his house out online for R2K a night

    Keegan Dolly took a morning plane on Thursday from OR Tambo International to Sao Paulo in excited mood as participation in this year's Olympic Games follows fast on the heels of Mamelodi Sundowns reaching the semifinals of the African Champions League.

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  • Zimbabwe: If not Mugabe, then who?

    On Wednesday, Robert Mugabe had an instruction for members of my tribe. “Journalists, tell those you are representing that Robert Mugabe is still here, well and strong. This is me, and my people are going to have me for some time,” he said, in a rousing speech delivered at a supporters rally in Harare. We won’t be implementing this instruction on these pages. Mugabe’s right on one thing: yes, he’s still here, he’s still in charge. But no one’s quite sure for how long, because recent events have left the Zimbabwean president weaker than ever before. The #ThisFlag campaign represents an unprecedented expression of people power which if harnessed effectively could topple the whole system, Arab Spring-style.

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  • Gugu Zulu's family don't blame Trek4Mandela for his death

    During an emotionally charged memorial service in honour of late racing car driver Gugu Zulu‚ at Kyalami Race Track on Tuesday‚ his family quashed swirling backlash against the Trek4Mandela organisation. Zulu died last Monday while on a Trek4Mandela expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for sanitary pads for impoverished school girls. Shortly after news of Zulu’s death emerged‚ questions surrounding the circumstances inundated social media. Fans widely questioned and levelled blame against the Trek4Mandela on social media. Setting the record straight on the speculation‚ Zulu’s family said that they do not blame anyone for his death. “There’s an issue that we need to address as

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  • Mokonyane could be disciplined for comments on ANC's R1bn campaign

    Mokonyane‚ who is Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation‚ appears to have irked senior members of the party by stating that the ANC had spent more than R1-billion campaigning for the local government elections. She made the comment in Cape Town last week‚ where‚ to the surprise of many‚ she also stated that ANC provincial chair Marius Fransman – embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal – was back at work. Eyewitness News reported on Tuesday that Mokonyane could be disciplined by the party for commenting on its finances. ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said: "The secretary-general indicated that anybody that comments about this issue to the media would need to be disciplined in line with the of the

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  • Komphela content to do it the ‘Chiefs way’

    Johannesburg - To each his own. That is how to best sum up coach Steve Komphela’s response on Wednesday when he was quizzed about whether Kaizer Chiefs were falling behind in the transfer market compared to rivals Orlando Pirates, league champions Mamelodi Sundowns and even Bidvest Wits. It’s been a month since Amakhosi unveiled eight new players. The general feeling was that last season’s squad was relatively average following a fifth place finish to surrender the Absa Premiership title. Over that period, the biggest transfer story has been that of Sibusiso Vilakazi leaving Wits to join Sundowns this week, with the Clever Boys gaining Mogakolodi Ngele and Cuthbert Malajila in a swap deal. Wits

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  • While you were sleeping: 28 July 2016

    “I actually pray every night for a white rhino to die,” says former gangster and newly minted political boss Gayton McKenzie. “Why am I saying this? Because when the last white rhino is dead, maybe people will start caring about the coloured man in this country, who is truly going extinct.” McKenzie is now a (very) minor political boss. His Patriotic Alliance (PA) party may have only garnered 13,500 votes in the 2014 national campaign, and he may be running in only two municipalities (Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay), but the former bank robber believes that the PA is the future. Fringe parties with specific constituencies – in this case, coloured folk in Cape Town and Johannesburg – will

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  • Malema heaps praise on old ANC rival Maile

    EFF leader Julius Malema tweeted on Wednesday evening about the “enormous respect” he had for his former ANC Youth League comrade Lebogang Maile, who is now the MEC for economic development and an ANC Gauteng provincial executive committee member. Maile served as head of social transformation in the ANC Youth League’s provincial executive committee. Malema tweeted: “I have enormous respect for Lebogang Maile, the guy is real and not fake. I hope @MYANC won’t destroy him, this country needs people like him.” In 2010, the Youth League in Gauteng elected Maile as the organisation’s chairman in Gauteng. He was unofficially backed by Gauteng ANC chairman Paul Mashatile, who was contesting the position

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  • Clinton makes history, wins US presidential nomination

    Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party’s White House nomination, coming back from a stinging defeat in her first presidential run in 2008 and surviving a bitter primary fight to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in US history. In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton’s former rival, US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the chairwoman from the convention floor that Clinton, 68, should be selected as the party’s nominee at the dramatic climax of a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Capping nearly a quarter century in public life, Clinton will become the party’s standard-bearer against Republican nominee Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election when she accepts the nomination on Thursday.

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  • Mazibuko rips into DA’s white males

    Johannesburg - Former DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has urged the DA to interrogate the almost exclusive dominance of white males within the party’s “brains trust”. Mazibuko, a resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, has referred to them as “highly disconnected men callously strutting about social media like a law unto themselves”. She commented online about DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s anti-racism pledge this week: “It would be easy to cast aspersions on his timing and see it as reactionary, but one of the vital tasks of any public leader is to read the national mood and interrupt the conversation in a way that is productive and shows leadership. “The party,” she says,

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  • Zimbabwe: Woman Assaults Ex-Hubby Over HIV Infection

    A Harare woman reportedly assaults her former husband for infecting her with HIV, a civil court has heard. The woman allegedly harasses her ex-husband and his second wife over the treatment of their positive nine-year-old daughter. The man, who was seeking a protection order against his ex-wife over alleged threats to disfigure him and throw him out of their Glen View home, told magistrate Mr Trevor Nyatsanza that she abuses him each time she visits. "At one point I even slept in the toilet because she was denying me access to the house," he said, adding, "I am now living in fear as she promised to fix and harm me." He also told the court that the abuses started over issues about having their nine-year-old daughter on HIV treatment.

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  • Google honours South African teen for experiment using orange peels

    She is now in line to be one of sixteen global finalists and will travel to the Google headquarters in California for the award ceremony. The finals are in September. Kiara Nirghin‚ from St Martin's High School in Johannesburg‚ decided to tackle the drought affecting Southern Africa and has come up with a revolutionary way of keeping crops hydrated for longer‚ at a much lower cost. Using orange peels and avocado skins‚ the teen has managed to create a material‚ that can hold hundreds of times its weight in water‚ in the soil. This super absorbent polymer then acts as a water reservoir in the earth. By saving water this way‚ her idea - which she titled 'No More Thirsty Crops' - could have a massive

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  • Hlaudi throws in towel‚ reinstates fired journalists

    The South African Broadcasting Corporation will reinstate the seven news employees who challenged their dismissal for speaking out against a decision by the public broadcaster’s chief operating officer‚ Hlaudi Motsoeneng‚ to ban news coverage of violent protests. “The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) management has instructed its legal team not to proceed with further legal action and the SABC will reinstate the seven dismissed news employees‚” SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon. Kganyago added: “The SABC remains committed to fulfilling its public service mandate“.  Four of the seven won their case in the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

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  • Johnny Depp delaying divorce: report

    Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is delaying their divorce. The 'Magic Mike XXL' star has accused her estranged husband of obstructing her request to end their marriage by insisting she signs a non-disclosure agreement before he submits documents about his financial status. In documents obtained by TMZ, Heard's legal team claim Depp is deliberately trying to stop the divorce from going ahead quickly and quietly after he told the 30-year-old actress there would be a $100 000 fine for every time any financial information was leaked. The pair are also reportedly squabbling on a date for Amber's deposition. His team has suggested two dates in August but Amber says she is unable to make it because she

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  • Dlamini-Zuma for president, says KZN ANCYL - Politics

    Durban – Outgoing African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma received her strongest endorsement in KwaZulu-Natal that she should succeed her former husband, President Jacob Zuma as the leader of the African National Congress. Thanduxulo Sabelo, the ANC Youth League’s KwaZulu-Natal secretary speaking at a political rally in KwaMashu where Dlamini-Zuma was the key note speaker, he said: “What we are saying as the ANC Youth League is that we are ready for a woman president. She is heading 54 African states. What is a country? Really?” He said that the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal was leading the charge to ensure that women filled key positions. “We believe, even the ANC, not only in government

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