• FW de Klerk sparks outrage

    Former president FW de Klerk sparked outrage on social networking sites last night following controversial remarks he made during an interview screened on CNN. Interviewed by the global news network's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, at a summit of Nobel laureates in Chicago, De Klerk discussed his "historical antagonism" and current friendship with Nelson Mandela, the failure of the apartheid system, and the shortcomings of the current government.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mixed Reaction to Nigerian Tycoon's Zim Investment Plans

    Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express mixed views following indications by Nigeria's Aliko Dangote that he plans to invest in the southern African country. Dangote, who is considered Africa's richest man, said on Monday he planned mining and power generation projects for investment-starved Zimbabwe, as well as to set up a large cement factory. This came after he met President Robert Mugabe in Harare. One is power, second one is cement and third one is coal," Dangote was quoted as saying.

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  • Australian man claims he is Jesus Christ reincarnated, garners followers

    Alan John Miller of Kingaroy in the state of Queensland, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home, says Sky News. According to the Daily Mail, the presence of Miller and Luck has sparked a property boom in the area - appropriately dubbed Queensland's Bible Belt. Some 30 followers have aggressively bought much of the land surrounding Miller's compound, where he has been living since 2007, leaving very little available to locals.

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  • South Africa: I Am Not Attending Braai - Malema On Invite After Viral Traffic Video

    EFF leader Julius Malema clarified on Tuesday that he will not be attending a braai at the home of the man whose video of a Metro Police officer went viral. The man, Clive Naidoo, filmed the traffic officer issuing him with a fine and the cheeky exchange between them that followed. The video has since gone viral, with more than 32 000 views. A user named TruckerDude posted the personal details that Naidoo gives to the officer in the video, saying: "Braai this weekend.

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  • PICS: R78m airport cash bust - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    On the same day, R50m worth of cocaine stashed in hair product bottles was seized at the same airport, in one of the biggest crime-busting days at OR Tambo. On Monday, SA Revenue Service (Sars) officials said five people had been arrested after being caught with the undeclared cash as they were about to leave South Africa. “Risk profiling earlier by Sars custom officials identified the passengers, and led to their apprehension as they boarded the aircraft at 9.45pm. “Upon noticing the officials, the passengers retreated and headed back to the entrance of the boarding gate.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • Senzo Meyiwa's BMW X6 repossessed

    Slain Orlando Pirates goal keeper, Senzo Meyiwa's BMW X6 has been repossessed after it was found that it was not insured.

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  • Berto ready for Mayweather - Boxing

    AFP Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog. Los Angeles - Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog but also as a man “on a mission” as he bids to end his fellow American's perfect 48-0 record. Berto, 31, he has blinkered himself from all the hype and hoopla that usually surrounds the build-up to a Mayweather bout and claims he has never been fitter as he prepares to step into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 12. “I've had a tremendous training camp, a long camp but a tremendous camp,” twice former welterweight world champion Berto told reporters on a conference call on Tuesday.

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  • Harry Potter's Son Is Officially A Gryffindor, According To J.K. Rowling

    Rowling also revealed that Teddy Lupin is a Hufflepuff (and Head Boy no less)!

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  • Regulations may make kids' fast food meals healthier

    Regulating fast food kids’ meals that include toys may end up making the meals healthier, according to a new study. If a proposed new policy in New York City is approved, then fast food meals that come with toys would contain fewer calories overall, and fewer from fat and sodium, researchers report. “We can create policies that will nudge us toward healthier behaviours,” said senior author Marie Bragg, of NYU Langone Medical Centre in New York. The proposed policy, which was introduced to the New York City Council, says fast food meals that come with a small toy must include a serving of fruit, vegetable or whole grain.

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  • Zimbabwe: Ex-Bodyguard - Mugabe Worse Than Ian Smith

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was worse than colonial ruler Ian Smith, one of Mugabe's former bodyguards said on Monday. "He is now worse than the Smith regime and he is against his people," South African-born Chinoto Zulu said in Harare. Zulu is a former army chief and worked as Mugabe's personal bodyguard for several years after independence before retiring. This is an evil regime, as I speak, I also have been put under surveillance by Mugabe spy agents.

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  • Minaj's b***h rant ‘was very real’ - IOL Tonight

    Matt Sayles/Invision/AP Nicki Minaj unleashes a verbal attack on Miley Cyrus during her acceptance speech for her hip-hop video of the year award for 'Anaconda' at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles. Nicki Minaj is "livid" with Miley Cyrus. The 'Anaconda' hitmaker's anger towards the 'Wrecking Ball' singer on stage on Sunday (30.08.15) at the MTV Video Music Awards was "very real", a source has claimed.

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  • Gavin Hunt's ex-wife demands more moolah - SundayWorld

    The woman is now demanding that Hunt pay R120 000 per month in papgeld instead of the current R40000. The woman approached the Germiston Magistrate's Court in June to make new demands for maintenance. In the court documents, she was now demanding that Hunt pay her and her two kids three times the amount he was currently paying. "The respondent is to increase his annual contribution towards the minor children and my abroad holiday as was ordered by the honourable court on the 3rd of May," her affidavits read.

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  • More good news for cash-strapped South Africans

    Iran wants to re-enter the energy market, which may further ease fuel prices.

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  • EDITORIAL: A meeting to reset relations

    THE meeting between President Jacob Zuma, members of his executive and senior judges led by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was unprecedented. In many respects, the statement issued following the meeting carried no surprises. It had to reaffirm principles sacrosanct to our system of politics — otherwise the meeting would have been in vain. For instance, the judiciary has not attacked the executive and, therefore, it is moot to implore it to refrain from doing so.

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  • The hero everyone forgot: Josia Thugwane

    The picture is of an ageing, tan-brick farmhouse at the end of a long, dusty road.

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  • Iran: US remains our number one enemy - World News | IOL News

    The United States remains Iran's “number one enemy” despite a recent nuclear deal with world powers, the chief of Tehran's top clerical body said on Tuesday, Iranian media reported. The Assembly of Experts is among Iran's most influential institutions, comprising 86 elected clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country's supreme leader, led by ultraconservative Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi.

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  • Phoenix crash: culpable homicide for driver - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    REACTION UNIT SA Police have opened a case of culpable homicide against the 17-year-old driver of the wrecked VW Polo after it crashed into eThekwini Municipality water services workers in Phoenix, killing one of them. Durban - Police have opened a case of culpable homicide against a 17-year-old driver after a municipal worker died in hospital following an accident in Phoenix on Friday. Three eThekwini Water Services employees were inspecting valves on the verge in Tatford Road when a red VW Polo crashed into them. The police initially opened a case of reckless and negligent driving, but one of the three workers died in hospital on Friday after going into cardiac arrest.

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  • Fight breaks out at Elsenburg College in Stellenbosch (VIDEO)

    The videos show some black students carrying sjamboks, one is dressed in a red overall, getting into fight with another group of mainly white students. Students had been protesting the college’s language policy. One of the bystanders alluded that the protesting students were from the EFF. ''But as they started opening the door, there was resistance from the EFF [Economic Freedom Fighters].

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