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

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • South Africa: E-Tolls - Legal Glitch Halts Licence Discs Being Withheld

    A glitch in a law that would halt the issuing of vehicle licence discs to drivers with unpaid e-toll bills means non-compliant Gauteng road users won't have anything to fear - for now. The Department of Transport's Gazette 38997, released on 17 July 2015, referenced an e-road regulation that had not as yet been published for comment. "Contrary to recent reports that vehicle licence discs can be withheld for unpaid e-toll bills - following the release of Gazette 38997 - as it turns out, paragraph 2 of the gazette made an erroneous reference to an e-Road regulation that had not as yet been published for comment," he said in a statement.

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  • Nhleko blames 'lying junior officer' for Nkandla saga

    In defending Number One of any wrongdoing in the Nkandla saga, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has pointed the finger of blame at a ‘lying junior’ police official. Briefing Parliament’s ad hoc committee on Nkandla today, Nhleko said it was “a common exercise” for the name of a superior to be “invoked” in order to push through directives or agendas. The memo in question signed by Senior Superintendent LT Linde authorised that the he had been instructed by President Jacob Zuma to move the police barracks on to his private land and as part of his household. It’s a matter of public record, the investigation report of the Special Investigations Unit dealt with this… The SIU makes observations… [that there is a] disturbing tendency to invoke the name of the President to move things along,” said Nhleko.

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  • Zimbabwe hunter given bail over death of Cecil the lion

    A professional Zimbabwean hunter was granted bail Wednesday on charges of “failing to prevent an illegal hunt” after he organised an expedition in which an American dentist killed a lion popular with tourists. The death of Cecil the lion triggered an outpouring of anger around the world after it was alleged that the beast was lured out of Hwange National Park and shot with a powerful bow and arrow. Theo Bronkhorst, wearing a green sleeveless jacket, was ordered to lodge a $1,000 deposit at the court in Hwange in northwestern Zimbabwe after a day of negotiations between police, prosecutors and lawyers. Dentist Walter Palmer, an experienced trophy hunter from Minnesota, is thought to have left Zimbabwe some weeks ago.

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  • South Africa: Big Petrol Price Drop On the Cards

    There might be good news for motorists at petrol pumps in August, the Automobile Association of SA (AA) said on Wednesday. In terms of current data the AA expects the petrol price could decrease by between 47 cents to 49c a litre. Commenting on unaudited data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) this week, the AA said encouraging mid-month fuel price data has been buoyed by receding international petroleum prices. "The oil price has shown a gradual downward trend and has continued to decline since our mid-July review of the fuel price picture," said the AA said.

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  • Lion killer lambasted by celebs

    Walter Palmer, the American dentist who has left the internet in an uproar for killing the Zimbabwe’s famous lion Cecil, has raised the ire of global icons and celebrities. Famous people such as Sharon Osbourne and local model Candice Swanepoel took to social media to express their fury at the self-proclaimed hunting enthusiast from Minnesota. Osbourne tweeted: “I hope that Walter Palmer loses his home, his practice & his money.

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  • Michael Jordan loses China trademark suit: report

    A Beijing court has dismissed a trademark case brought by US basketball superstar Michael Jordan against a company using a similar name and logo to his Nike-produced brand, a report said. The former Chicago Bull is arguably the most popular international basketball star in China and is known in the country as “Qiaodan”, a Chinese version of his name.

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  • 'Top Gear' trio together again on IP TV

    Jeremy Clarkson‚ fired by the BBC after he assaulted a producer on its Top Gear show‚ has joined the new smart TV age by signing a contract with US internet retailer Amazon.com. Clarkson's co-hosts on Top Gear‚ James May and Richard Hammond‚ have signed up with him and it is likely that amazon will launch a show very much like Top Gear‚ but available only on IP TV. May added: "We have become part of the new age of smart TV.

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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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  • Resignation follows costly Cup failure - Cape Times

    THE City’s executive director of tourism, events and marketing, Anton Groenewald, has resigned following the inaugural Cape Town Cup’s spectacular weekend flop. And while the City is still tallying the loss, Groenewald said he was expecting it to be quite significant. It cost the City R28 million to host the tournament at the Cape Town Stadium, which can take 64 100 spectators. “United played to a thrilling one-all draw with Ajax in a friendly match that coincided with Nelson Mandela’s birthday celebrations.

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  • Safaree Samuels slams Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill - with audio

    Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has blasted her and her new fiance Meek Mill in a new song titled 'Lifeline'.

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