• Charity must begin at home for graft-riddled Department of Home Affairs

    THE Department of Home Affairs has never been particularly efficient. Recent events have confirmed that its traditional weaknesses have not been addressed, while showing that new problems have developed, particularly in relation to how foreigners and, above all, migrants are being treated. With a view to resolving the impasse, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is now leading an interministerial committee, comprising Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, his tourism counterpart, Derek Hanekom, and their colleagues from the security cluster. Last year, the department announced new rules for foreign travellers and migrants.

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • ‘Zimbabweans will miss Mugabe when he dies’

    Grace Mugabe says that Zimbabweans will miss her husband's leadership when he's gone.

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  • Zuma and ministers salaries increase

    The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has made its recommendation on public sector salaries. Public office bearers earning more than R1m will receive a five percent increase and officer bearers earning less than R1m will receive six percent from April 1, 2014. This meant that Zuma would receive about R100,000 in back payments as his salary increased from R2.62m to R2.75m. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's salary would increase from R2.47m to R2.6m, while ministers would receive R2.21m from R2.1m and the salaries of deputy ministers would increase from R1.73m to R1.82m.

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  • Iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' dies of cancer

    The family of Marcy Borders announced her death on Monday on Facebook. Borders, who was 28 at the time of the attacks, was just one month into a job for Bank of America in one of the Twin Towers. As one of the World Trade Centre towers collapsed, she took refuge in a nearby office building, where photographer Stan Honda took a haunting photo of her completely covered in a thick layer of ash, which earned her the moniker the "Dust Lady". The air appeared heavy and a distraught Borders was shrouded in a cloud of dust and backlit by an eerie yellow luminescence.

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  • Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna's family

    Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna's ''second mother'' during a recent visit to Barbados.

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  • South Africa: 'Department of Horror Affairs' Returns Home

    "We used to be called the Department of Horror Affairs," said Mayihlome Tshwete, spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs. Home Affairs is the only government department that deals with every single South African citizen - as well as millions of foreigners who enter and exit the country annually. Not long ago it was common for members of the public to wait for months on end for identity documents, passports, birth certificates or other necessary papers that can be attained only through the department.

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  • ‘South Africans should be worried by Malema’s attack statements’

    The African National Congress (ANC) says South Africans should be “very worried” now that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has publicly announced his red berets will not tolerate disruptions by other parties and will attack if provoked. This week Malema ordered EFF members and supporters to attack a group of South African Students Congress (Sasco) members at the Tshwane University of Technology when they tried to disrupt a campaign meeting.

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  • Miley Cyrus hits out at Nicki Minaj rant

    Miley Cyrus doesn't think Nicki Minaj came from a ''place of love'' when she ranted about not being nominated for Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs. The MTV Video Music Awards host has hit out at the 'Anaconda' rapper's rant last month about being overlooked for the prestigious Video of the Year prize. At the time Nicki claimed she would have been nominated if she was a ''different kind of artist'' and said: ''Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it (sic)''. The comments sparked a response from Taylor, who is nominated in the Video of the Year category, and felt Nicki was taking aim at her.

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  • New search engine has it all | The New Age Online

    South Africa can brace itself for a new search engine called YA (Your Assistant), conceived by two Johannesburg-based men, set to be launched in September. The founders of the search engine, Thabang Lefoa, 26, and Andrea Maphosa, 32, have expressed their faith in the project which they say has passed its first and second testing phases. Lefoa said the search engine is the first of its kind in South Africa and this is due to its unique features and service offerings it will provide to its clients. One of the challenges Lefoa said they encountered with his team was getting investors to fund their project.

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  • ‘It’d be unlawful & irregular for Mandela to be treated at 1 Military Hospital’

    The South African National Defence Force Union (SANDF) says it would be “highly irregular and unlawful” if the rape accused grandson of Nelson Mandela is being treated at the 1 Military hospital in Pretoria. The Star newspaper says it received confirmation from the NPA stating the 24-year-old is being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder at the military facility. “He should not be receiving treatment at 1 Military Hospital.

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  • Nigeria: Northwest Tops Buhari's Appointments

    Of 19 key appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari, six are from the north-west geo-political zone, five from north-east, four from south-south, three from south-west, one from north central and nil from south-east.

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  • Outa launches ads to rival Sanral's celebrity campaign

    The group has published adverts from the perspective of ‘ordinary citizens’.

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  • Mugabe reaches out to the West

    Giving his state of the nation address in the capital Harare, Mugabe, 91, also called for the strengthening of ties with multilateral institutions, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. "My government values re-engagement of the Western world in the Zimbabwean economy," he said in the first such statement in a decade-and-a-half of strained relations with the US and Europe. Mugabe said he planned to amend the country's investment laws, a move that might be seen as a climbdown from the tough stance on indigenisation. Several measures, such as amending the Companies Act to increase the ''ease of doing business'' and a new procurement bill, have been given a December deadline by Mugabe.

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  • 'Hands off Steve, he's good'

    Komphela has come under some criticism from fans despite the club's unbeaten run in all competitions thus far. South African coaches have not been given a chance to coach this team and the chairman (Kaizer Motaung) and the board rewarded the coach for his hard work," Khune said.

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  • DA has ‘big five’ in its sights for 2016 municipal poll: Maimane

    The Democratic Alliance has “the big five” in its sights for next year’s local government elections, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday. “We have identified five local governments where we have a real chance to either increase our lead or to take over from the ANC,” he told a gathering in Tlokwe, North West, as part of his national Vision 2029 tour. Most of the talk until now had been about Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane, and Johannesburg. “But the fifth big municipality that we’re aiming for is this very municipality here in Tlokwe,” Maimane said.

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  • Tyga, Kylie ‘humbled’ by visit - Tonight News

    AFP WEST LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Kylie Jenner (L) and Tyga attend the Equinox "Celebrity Basketball Spectacular" To Benefit Sports Spectacular on May 30, 2015 in West Los Angeles, California. Tyga and Kylie Jenner found it "humbling" to visit sick children. The 'Rack City' hitmaker and his 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star girlfriend are seen visiting a local hospital in a new episode of 'Kingin' With Tyga' and the rapper loves making the kids happy when he goes to see them.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Top Officials Face Purges

    Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF faction and government allies are pushing for a clear-out in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) where they say ousted Vice-President Joice Mujuru's loyalists remain ensconced in powerful positions. High-level official sources say Mnangagwa's allies particularly want the three deputy secretaries to chief secretary in the OPC Misheck Sibanda, retired Colonel Christian Katsande, Justin Mupamhanga and Ray Ndhlukula, removed.

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  • Michael Jackson's kids cost R29 million a year

    Michael Jackson's children cost about R29 million to care for in a single year, new court papers have revealed.

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  • Zuma, judges agree on ‘mutual respect’

    A MEETING to clear the air between the judiciary and executive on Thursday ended with agreement on measures on how to deal with each other with "mutual respect". Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng made it clear judges were doing what was required of them by the Constitution and the fact that it "pinched" at times demonstrated this. It was clear that the issue of judges "overreaching" and the separation of powers remained a sticking point after a seven-hour meeting between SA’s top judges and President Jacob Zuma and Cabinet members that was prompted by strident criticism of the judiciary by politicians. The meeting was hailed as "historic" and "epoch making" by Mr Zuma and Justice Mogoeng.

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  • Beware those skin lighteners! - IOL Lifestyle

    Reuters Nonhlanhla Khumalo, head of dermatology at Groote Schuur, said this raised the question of whether South Africa had become a dumping ground for illegal cosmetics. Cape Town - Nearly 80 percent of skin lighteners tested in a UCT study have been found to contain illegal or banned ingredients. The study, published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, revealed that of the 29 skin lighteners tested, 79.5 percent contained illegal or banned ingredients.

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