• Flashy new reality show flaunts the riches of young black South Africans

    The best things in life are free? It used to be that if you wanted to see a reality show featuring inexplicably rich people rolling around in troughs of money, you'd have to watch something American. Rich Kids promises to introduce us to a whole bunch of home-grown youngsters with the tastes of Marie Antoinette and the wardrobes of Mobutu Sese Seko.

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  • Zuma: Emmanuel Sithole used a false name

    President Jacob Zuma on Monday said the Mozambican man who was killed in Alexandra two weeks ago was an illegal immigrant using a false name. Media reports identified the man as Emmanuel Sithole after he was brutally attacked during xenophobic violence in the township a little over a week ago. Zuma was speaking at a Freedom Day event in Pretoria earlier. During his speech, Zuma said Sithole had used a false name to avoid detection because he was an illegal immigrant.

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  • Xenophobia: Sodom and South Africa - City Press

    “Alan, they are coming down our street, door to door, searching for foreigners, and I have a woman from Zimbabwe staying with me … I will not let them have her!” The call was from Rose, a woman in my congregation who lived in Ivory Park in 2008. Once again, we hear of gangs going door to door searching for foreigners and threatening those offering them shelter. Although there are differences between this ancient story and the xenophobia we are dealing with today, there may still be some lessons in it for us. Sodom and Gomorrah were wealthy regions, like South Africa.

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  • SABC boss hides R500m loss from parliament

    The Sunday Times can reveal that the public broadcaster faces a loss of about R500-million - which Motsoeneng concealed from parliament this week - in stark contrast to the profit of R641-million last year. This means that with Motsoeneng at the helm, the SABC has suffered a loss of R1.1-billion in a year. The SABC has lurched from one crisis to another on Motsoeneng's watch, but he appears to be immune to being fired amid persistent speculation of his close relationship with President Jacob Zuma. On Friday, a defiant Motsoeneng returned to work after a court ordered that he be suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing for dishonesty and abuse of power.

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  • Freedom Day? SANDF conducts Johannesburg stop-and-search patrols. | Daily Maverick

    In a joint operation featuring both the police and the SANDF on Monday, around 50 undocumented migrants were arrested across Hillbrow, Johannesburg central and Mayfair in stop-and-search patrols in the morning. The deployment of defence force officers follows raids last week in Johannesburg on the Wolhuter Hostel in Jeppe and the Madala Hostel in Alexandra in the state's response to xenophobic violence. Gauteng police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said the deployment was part of crime prevention. Nigel Branken, who moved his family to Hillbrow to engage with the social challenges in the area, saw the SANDF on the streets on Sunday and perceived it as a type of war on the poor.

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  • Kim Kardashian's Ex-Husband Tweeted An Apparent Diss About Bruce Jenner

    It happened right after Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer.

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  • Passport puzzle in 'SA mule' case

    The woman, identified as 22-year-old Lynette Nosipho, was nabbed at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday last week, allegedly in possession of 19kg of narcotics valued at more than R100000. The drugs - 17kg of pseudoephedrine, a popular party drug, and 2kg of heroin - were concealed in women's shoes, a laptop bag and arm guards used by cricketers. India's Central Industrial Security Force said this week that Nosipho's passport stated she was a South African citizen. Spokesman Hemendra Singh said she had been travelling on a tourist visa.

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  • Zim tycoon foots bill for xenophobia victims - City Press

    Ordinary people are now helping foreign nationals, who were displaced during the recent xenophobic attacks, to return to their home countries. City Press has learnt that apart from several foreign governments’ initiatives to evacuate their citizens, several business people are lending a helping hand. Zimbabwean property tycoon, Frank Buyanga, last week wrote to aid organisation Gift of the Givers pledging to provide 10 buses to transport foreign nationals to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo and Malawi.

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  • Sarah Baartman grave plaque defaced - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Reuters The 1816 complete cast in plaster of Sarah Baartman is displayed during a ceremony at the South African Embassy in Paris in 2002, in preparation for Baartman's remains to be returned to South Africa for burial. The indigenous woman, born in 1789, was taken to London by a British navy doctor around 1810 where she was shown off in freak shows. Port Elizabeth - A plaque at Sarah Baartman’s grave in Hankey has been defaced, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday. Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said a group of men were seen throwing white paint on the plaque on Saturday.

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  • ON WORK: Billionaires are born strange

    Justine Musk, who spent eight years married to the man behind PayPal, SpaceX and now Tesla Motors, has taken it upon herself to share with the world her view that those who achieve great things are mostly "freaks and misfits". According to her it comes in two types: normal success — involving hard work, talent etc — and extreme success — as enjoyed by her ex. At a stroke Ms Musk has destroyed the whole self-help industry. Seen like this, there is absolutely no point in studying extreme success.

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  • Nigeria: Presidency Denies Recalling Nigerian Envoy from South Africa

    The Presidency on Monday said it was not true that Nigeria had recalled its envoy in South Africa on account of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country. Briefing State House correspondents, presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati said there was a mix up and misinformation on the matter. "The truth is that Nigeria has not recalled his envoy from South Africa. "What has been done is to invite the Charge De Affairs in that country for routine consultation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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  • Gunmen open fire on buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne | The New Age Online

    Two tour buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne and his entourage came under fire early Sunday in Georgia, according to US media, which said no one was injured in the shooting. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported that the shooting by unknown assailants occurred in Cobb County, near Atlanta, around 3:30 am (0730 GMT), after the music star completed a performance at an area night club. Police determined that two tour buses used by Lil Wayne and his crew had been shot multiple times, the daily said. Officials said the two buses were carrying a total of about a dozen passengers at the time of the shooting.

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  • Misbehaving champs to pay - City Press

    Kaizer Chiefs, who clinched their second league title in three seasons on Wednesday, have been fined R140 000 by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for misconduct. The club and its personnel were found guilty at a disciplinary hearing on Thursday on charges of bringing the league into disrepute, insulting a match official and the transgression of league rules. On the same day, George Lebese appeared in court on charges of assault and malicious damage to property after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and damaged her car. On Tuesday, defender Simphiwe Mtsweni also greeted a court official on a charge of reckless driving after being caught speeding last weekend.

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  • Bribery scandal rocks metro - City Press

    Zidhaan Pillay has accused Bongiwe and Sibusiso Sithole of extortion. A Durban businessman has accused Bongiwe Sithole, the wife of eThekwini city manager Sibusiso Sithole, of being part of an extortion ring that tried to extract a R1.5 million bribe from him. Zidhaan Pillay said his company, Aaliqah Waste Management, was entangled in a four-year legal dispute with the City of eThekwini over two cancelled tenders worth R12 million.

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  • 23 Awkward Movie Mistakes That'll Make You Question Everything

    Why were Lily Potter's eyes brown? Why?!

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  • I’m no degree cheat, says set-top box boss - City Press

    Pumla Radebe has appointed a top lawyer to act for her. The woman in charge of South Africa’s multibillion-rand digital TV set-top box roll-out is embroiled in a qualifications-fraud row after a former employee approached Parliament querying the authenticity of her degree. Now Pumla Radebe, chairperson of the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (Usaasa), is suing Mmatlou Morudu, the agency’s former executive manager of programmes, for R750 000 in damages for injuring her reputation. Morudu wrote to Parliament asking why Radebe’s BA degree did not show up in a record search at her alma mater, Fort Hare.

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  • Zimbabwe: Bob Jumbo Donor's Mum Up for Poaching

    THE mother of Tendai Musasa, who two months ago courted controversy when he donated a whole hunting quota worth $120k towards President Mugabe's birthday bash, has been dragged to court for operating an unregistered conservancy and poaching a buffalo. Judith Maphosa and her son Engineer Musasa are board directors of Victoria Falls Woodlands Farm through a company called Words of Advice which was formed by villagers. Maphosa and her son assumed leadership in 2013 after elbowing a board then led by Themba Nyathi, to lead Words of Advice through a court order.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe to Go This Year - Tsvangirai

    MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said President Robert Mugabe's "inevitable end was nigh" and vowed that the opposition party would remove the Zanu PF strongman from power this year. Tsvangirai said this while addressing about 10 000 party supporters outside Mucheke Stadium as part of his countrywide by-election boycott campaign rallies. Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans had lost faith in the ballot, but ruled out violence.

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  • Khune fined for Twitter outburst

    The Premier Soccer League's disciplinary committee has slapped Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune with a fine of R50 000 of which R25 000 was suspended for 12 months for his Twitter outburst about match officials. The club was fined R 50 000 and was ordered to pay the costs of the sitting of the DC.

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