• From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • Big test of Arsenal’s title credentials - Premier League

    EPA Arsenal's readiness to mount a sustained title challenge in 2015-16 will be tested at Wembley on Sunday when they face Premier League champions Chelsea in the Community Shield. Arsenal's readiness to mount a sustained title challenge in 2015-16 will be tested at Wembley on Sunday when they face Premier League champions Chelsea in the Community Shield. Arsene Wenger's team finished last season at a gallop, winning 20 of their final 26 games in all competitions and retaining the FA Cup by swamping Aston Villa 4-0 in a one-sided final.

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  • South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Announces Commencement Date for Property Valuation Act

    President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 21 of the Property Valuation Act, 2014 (Act No. 17 of 2014), determined 1 August 2015 as the date on which the said Act shall come into operation. President Zuma assented to the Act in July 2014.

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  • Chaos around Bobbi Kristina’s funeral - IOL Tonight

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral plans are “constantly changing”. A source has claimed that the service for the late daughter of Whitney Houston, who tragically passed away on 26 July at the age of just 22, has been thrown into chaos by the feuding families. It has also been revealed that the aspiring actress - who will be buried next to her late mother - will be laid to rest on 1 August in order for family members to be able to attend. Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's father Bobby Brown is said to be “taking comfort” in knowing his daughter is now “at peace”.

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  • Clarkson trio sign up for new show - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    Sacked BBC “Top Gear,” host Jeremy Clarkson has signed a deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show alongside his former co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May. Clarkson was fired from the BBC for physically attacking a member of Top Gear's production staff in March. Amazon said the new show, to be overseen by the trio's long time executive producer Andy Wilman, will be available on its subscription streaming service Amazon Prime next year and run for three seasons.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Robert Mugabe shares bed with teenaged son when I'm away: Grace

    Grace Mugabe told Zimbabwe's state newspaper that when she's away - Chatunga Bellarmine is his father, Robert Mugabe's, favourite companion in bed.

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  • Zimbabwe: No Goats in Harare City Centre, This Isn't West Africa - Mugabe

    Goats will not be allowed to roam in central Harare, President Robert Mugabe vowed Wednesday, insisting that his government would not tolerate the sort of chaos he has witnessed travelling in West Africa. The veteran leader was addressing a small enterprises expo in the capital when he declared that vendors who have flooded towns and cities across the country will be forcibly moved to designated trading places. Alarmed by the mayhem, the government has ordered the traders to relocate to designated trading places but many have refused to move. "If you were selling your wares at an illegal point but have now been discovered and offered a properly designated place to trader from, then you should move," said Mugabe Wednesday speaking partly in Shona.

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  • I told Zuma to prepare himself for repayment, says Mac Maharaj on Nkandla: report

    The official Nkandla report found that South African president Jacob Zuma benefited unduly from the improvements of his homestead, which cost taxpayers R246 million.

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  • The Failure Of Tom Cruise 2.0

    If you’re of a certain age — an age whose childhood, and even early adulthood, didn’t involve cell phones or wireless internet — chances are you remember what it was like to watch Tom Cruise and realize, in whatever simple and clear manner, that you were observing greatness. Cruise was who we’d act like when we sang “Danger Zone” and drove our bikes in frantic, dizzying circles around the cul-de-sac.

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  • Mystery of missing flight MH370 may finally be solved - Cape Times

    Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an important development . Kuala Lumpur: Investigators scrambled today to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation’s greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The 2m-long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an “important development”.

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  • Julia Roberts’ man has ' had enough' - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Julia Roberts from HBO's 'The Normal Heart' arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on August 25, 2014. Julia Roberts' relationship is reportedly on the rocks. The 47-year-old beauty has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 but he is said to have "had enough" of the star.

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  • EFF rejects rules over disruptions in Parliament

    THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) stood alone on Thursday as the National Assembly adopted tough new rules designed to combat the style of disruptions the party has brought to Parliament. The rule changes come a week ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s next scheduled appearance in Parliament to answer MPs’ questions. When the recommended changes were put to the vote, EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu said the party "rejects with absolute contempt the provision for the removal of MPs for something they have said". Chief whip John Steenhuisen said the Democratic Alliance supported the changes because the party that shouted the loudest would not prevail — "in a race to the bottom".

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  • Kaizer Chiefs confirm Khune’s return

    Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that the club has reached an agreement in principle with Itumeleng Khune and that the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper will return to the club. “The club has reached an agreement in principle with goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and he will be joining us. Some internal procedures still need to take place though and then the deal will be 100% finalised,” read a statement issued by the club. Meanwhile, Chiefs also revealed that talks between the club and former midfielder Mandla Masango are still ongoing and no agreement has been reached yet.

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  • Pretoria shootout leaves two dead

    Two people, including a police officer, were killed during a shootout with police. The constable from Themba, north of Pretoria, was responding to a business robbery with a colleague during the early hours of this morning. Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said one of the two suspects was also fatally wounded. Police are also hot on the heels of four suspects who opened fire on a group of tourists outside the Sheraton Hotel in Arcadia, in Pretoria last night, leaving one wounded.

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  • Cameroon: Warm Welcome to President Buhari At Hilton Hotel in Yaounde

    Drumbeats, chants and even traditional trumpet sounds greeted the arrival of the presidential motorcade as it cruised yesterday July 29, 2015 through the Yaounde May 20 Boulevard, from the Nsimalen International Airport, into the premises of the imposing Hilton Hotel at about 11:50 am. When the motorcade finally came to a halt, the visiting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, alighted from the presidential black colour S800 V12 Mercedes Benz limousine, accompanied by his host, President Paul Biya. At the end of the red carpet, the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Hilton Hotel, Hendrick Calles, welcomed both smiling Heads of State before ushering them into the lobby where hotel staff and clients greeted their arrival with a lengthy applause.

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  • Plane debris identified as Boeing 777 - World News | IOL News

    Malaysian authorities confirmed on Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared without trace in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The Malaysia Airlines flight was one of only three Boeing 777s to have been involved in major incidents, along with the downing of the MH17 over Ukraine last year and the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco airport in 2013 that left three dead.

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  • Carey committed to psych ward - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Singer Mariah Carey arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 17, 2015. Mariah Carey's sister claims she is being kept in hospital as a patient for a serious head injury against her will. Alison Carey, 54, was admitted to a Long Island psychiatric ward at a hospital in New York City after suffering a severe head injury in a mysterious home attack three months ago.

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  • Zimbabwe: Repay U.S$1,5 Billion, China Tells Zim

    New details are emerging from Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's recent trip to China amid revelations the Chinese will not give Zimbabwe the much-needed financial bailout unless it provides a payment plan for loans totalling US$1,5 billion accessed from the Asian economic giant over the past few years. It has emerged that part of the reason for Mnangagwa's visit to Beijing between July 5 and 10 was to seek an emergency rescue package for the country, which is facing a severe liquidity crunch. During his visit Mnangagwa met several officials from the Communist Party of China (CPC), including Vice-President Li Yuanchao, in need of help. China, which has told Harare that it does not provide budgetary support, has provided Zimbabwe with over US$1 billion in concessionary and preferential loans.

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