• 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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  • 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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  • South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • Saif Gaddafi’s execution could save Blair - Africa | IOL News

    Four years after he was captured trying to flee the country, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 43, has been sentenced to death by firing squad, having been convicted of murder and inciting genocide during Libya’s 2011 civil war. Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi take to the grave what he knows about the politicians and businessmen who courted him and his family? Chief among them, of course, was Tony Blair, who helped Saif with his philosophy PhD thesis during his controversial student days at the London School of Economics (LSE) - an institution later revealed to have accepted hundreds of thousands in “donations” from Saif’s charitable foundation and the Gaddafi clan. As Prime Minister, Tony Blair became acquainted with him soon after the young man was appointed by his father, the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in 2001, to act as the public, modern face of his country while Gaddafi senior lived in a Bedouin tent in his compound in Tripoli on the edge of the Sahara.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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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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  • Kenya Moore's Obsession With Beyoncé Has Reached New Levels

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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  • THE INSIDER: The utter importance of being Robert Mugabe

    ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe’s main apple-polisher, George Charamba, rates his boss’s importance as being on par with US President Barack Obama. Commenting on Obama not meeting Mugabe, chairman of the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community, during the US president’s visit to AU headquarters in Ethiopia last week, Charamba said Mugabe was unmoved by Obama’s visit.

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  • Trump makes Malema look good - Cape Argus

    AP Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is like Steve Hofmeyr with R100 billion in his pocket, says the writer. The race for the US presidency in 2016 is, by turns, comical, alarming or depressing, says Mike Wills. Cape Town - Anytime I’m feeling worried about our politics – and that’s pretty much all of the time – I find solace in the weirdness going on across the water.

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  • Insults for Mbalula over Limpopo ANCYL - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula was on the recieving endo of crude insults from his fellow ANC comrades on social media. Johannesburg - Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula found himself on the receiving end of crude insults from his fellow ANC comrades on social media this week. “@MbalulaFikile No wonder Cde Tony Yengeni took u to the initiation school, (he) realised that gore (that) ure soo stupid #$@%& (insult uttered in Sesotho removed)”. The insults came after the ANC Youth League’s National conference preparatory committee - headed by Mbalula - on Sunday reinstated all members of the Limpopo ANCYL provincial executive committee (PEC) that were dissolved by an earlier court order.

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  • Foreign students stranded in SA

    The students, mainly from Cameroon and Zimbabwe, have been waiting for more than six months for their visa renewals. This means they are unable to leave South Africa or visit their home countries. Kamdem Fabrice, 28, a third-year engineering student, said the wait had affected his studies. Fabrice went to the Visas Facilitation Services Global, which manages visas on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs, to complain.

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  • Bey and Jay are finally pregnant again - Tonight News

    AP/Frank Franklin II In this May 2, 2014 file photo Beyonce, right, and Jay-Z watch the first half of a NBA basketball playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors, in New York. Jay Z and Beyoncé are reportedly expecting a baby. The couple - who already have three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together - are feeling incredibly "lucky" over their apparent impending arrival.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Nigeria: 'Infrasonic Weapon' Caused TB Joshua Church Collapse - Academic

    An "infrasonic weapon" caused the collapse of a church's guest house in Lagos where 81 South Africans were killed last year. Its author, Paul Biedomo Iguniwei, claims the building absorbed "high energy infrasound", which caused its atoms to resonate. Eighty-one South Africans were among the 116 people killed on September 12 2014 when the six-storey guest house belonging to the Synagogue Church Of All Nations in Lagos, led by preacher TB Joshua, collapsed.

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  • Minister vs Minister in visa rules fiasco

    Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba has described as “brutal and uncaring”, the argument against South Africa's new visa regulations. On Wednesday morning, Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom admitted that the new laws have had a massive impact on tourism figures and that the numbers used to justify them are not accurate. Gigaba dug his heels in saying that the safety of children who face being trafficked cannot come second to chasing profits and tourism numbers.

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  • Spate of malls reflects an African metamorphosis

    The supermarket, however, is a newer phenomenon. Serene, air-conditioned and well stocked, it is an experience urban Africans are becoming increasingly accustomed to as South African retailers advance north. Where the supermarkets have led, other international brands have followed: from Barclays to KFC and Nando’s. Before supermarkets arrived in Lusaka, Anga Kasanda, an account assistant, did her shopping at the sprawling open-air Soweto market.

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  • Poo-flinger urges public to 'kill for justice'

    Lili made the remarks outside the Bellville Magistrate's Court after he and another former ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla, along with seven members of the NGO, were convicted of contravening the Civil Aviation Act in February. The nine were arrested in June 2013 after they dumped human faeces at the Cape Town International Airport in protest against portable flush toilets the city provided informal settlements. Lili grabbed a bullhorn and said the court should have convicted the bureaucrats that had failed to deliver a vital service, rather than those who had protested on the community's behalf. Said Lili: "We thought that by having a black person at the top, like Mogoeng Mogoeng, at least things will change in the justice system.

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  • MH370: has the mystery been solved? - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS French gendarmes and police carry a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Kuala Lumpur - Investigators scrambled on Thursday 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 two-metre (six-foot) 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.

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  • Africa’s new trade zone needs insurance backing - Business News | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA A trader sells oranges in Durban, South Africa. The Tripartite Free Trade Area was launched in Egypt in June this year by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community. Sun City, South Africa - The recently launched African free trade area can succeed only if it is backed by good credit insurance that covers payment risk as well as political and country risk.

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