• Owners of nothing, blacks are in trouble

    As we walk into the Melrose Arch Hotel restaurant for our appointment, Mosibudi Mangena looks around and makes a remark that summarises the position of black people in the South African economy. Melrose Arch is, in a way, a microcosm of the South African economy. It is owned by Amdec, a white-run property development company founded by John Wilson in 1989. Last year, insurance group Liberty bought a 25% share of the lucrative property.

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  • '#MayPac fight was incorrectly scored'

    The CEO of Golden Gloves says the Floyd Mayweather/ Manny Pacquaio fight was scored incorrectly.

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  • South Africa split along racial lines by PE teacher's death

    A Facebook group that was set up after Jayde Panayiotou was found dead, which called for the death penalty for the killer, changed its tune when her husband, Christopher, was confirmed as another suspect in her killing by changing its name to

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  • DJ Sbu in MoFire… - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    SUPPLIED DJ Sbu was arrested for drunk driving on Saturday and his Porsche was impounded by the cops in Krugersdorp. Johannesburg - THE arrest on drunk driving allegations of troubled radio DJ and musician DJ Sbu Leope brings to a climax what has been a difficult year for the self-styled businessman. Leope was nabbed about 4am on Saturday in the Randfontein area, west of Johannesburg. The news of his latest brush with the law was broken by Kaya FM on Saturday.

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  • Vavi snubs Malema call | The New Age Online

    Zwelinzima Vavi has snubbed Julius Malema’s call for a rival labour federation to Cosatu.

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  • 33 Wedding Nightmares That'll Make You Glad You're Single

    Bad brides, grooms, and guests, oh my.

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  • Zimbabwe: Activists Lambast Luxury Amid Poverty

    The extravagant lifestyles of some of Zimbabwe's cabinet ministers at a time most workers are suffering due to company closures was one of the topical issues spoken about at this year's May Day celebrations at Gwanzura Stadium on Friday. The Workers' Day celebrations organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) were characterised by very poor attendance, but several representatives of different workers' unions in the country and civic society groups attended. Almost all the solidarity messages at the event blamed government for failing to manage the economy resulting in company closures and job losses. Secretary General of the Unemployed Youth Organisation Donald Mavhudzi said government must step down as it has failed to provide jobs for the youths.

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  • Zola finally cracks the lead role

    Zola Nombona has finally earned her top billing. The actress from Mthatha, Eastern Cape, makes a big splash next week as the co-star of Z'bondiwe, the new e.tv action drama series. Nombona enjoyed relative fame with some small roles in SABC1 dramas such as Intersexions, Single Guys and Ithuba Lokugcina, and now she leads the cast in Z'bondiwe.

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  • Emmanuel's journey home begins where life was ended

    The coffin carrying the body of the man initially identified as Emmanuel Sithole was placed next to where his stall had stood - and where the fatal attack had started. The images taken of Josias as he was beaten and knifed on the streets of Alexandra, Johannesburg, became the rallying point for many South Africans and government agencies during the recent wave of xenophobic violence, even as the Presidency denied the killing was xenophobic. The South African government instead deemed his murder "an act of criminality". On Monday, President Jacob Zuma said he was in the country illegally and that his real name was Josias.

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  • Here Are The First Pictures Of The New Royal Baby

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduce their newborn princess.

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  • Khama defends Zuma at SADC summit - Africa | IOL News

    DoC Botswana's President Ian Khama reportedly came to the aid of President Jacob Zuma telling African leaders that South Africa can t be looked at as the employment bureau for the region . Johannesburg - After taking a pounding from African governments over xenophobic attacks in South Africa, President Zuma was delighted when Botswana President Ian Khama came to his defence at this week’s regional summit in Harare. Khama was apparently the unnamed leader quoted saying at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit on industrialisation that “South Africa can’t be looked at as the employment bureau for the region”.

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  • Nigerians Most Sexually Satisfied People

    Nigerians have been rated as the most sexually satisfied people in the world.

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  • Cassper storms off

    Cassper Nyovest showed his frustrations with the hosts of hip hop festival Back to the City by dropping the mic and walking off stage during a performance on Monday night. The rapper performed a number of his hits, and while performing his last song, the stage manager signalled to him and his DJ that their time was up. Wanting to please the fans, Cassper's DJ delayed the start of the song by getting the crowd excited with the heavy beat. Cassper walked off stage fuming, leaving DJ Capital, who was next in line to play, stunned.

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  • Legal firm eventually pays crash victim - motorcyclist had to wait 5 months

    WHEN the Johannesburg High Court ordered the Road Accident Fund to pay him, 61-year-old Obed Maphotho thought his seven-year wait since he was involved in a motorcycle crash was over. Maphotho underwent surgery to have a metal rod inserted into his knee for a few months.

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  • Nigeria: Man Who Supplies Fuel, Food to Boko Haram Arrested - Nigerian Military

    The Nigerian military said it has arrested a man who specialises in supplying food and fuel to Boko Haram insurgents in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. The culprit, the military said, was arrested Sunday morning in Daban Shata, in the suburbs of Baga, Borno State's third largest community. The Defence Headquarters spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, in a statement said the supplier, wanted by the military, was eventually nabbed in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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  • Pacquiao is a hell of a fighter: Mayweather

    "He is a hell of a fighter," Mayweather said of Pacquiao, the Filipino icon who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions. Mayweather expected to rake in $200 million and Pacquiao was in line for a potential $100 million payday once revenue from sources including pay-per-view television sales was counted. "When the history books are written, this fight will have been worth the wait," Mayweather said, adding that 19 years of ring experience had prepared him for the most scrutinized fight of his career. "He's a very awkward fighter, so I had to take my time and watch him close," Mayweather said.

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  • Parents' tug-of-war lands talented TV teen in care

    A tug-of-war between the parents of a child star with a promising career has spun out of control. Lethabo Gumede, 14, led a busy childhood. By the time he was 12 he had already starred in 26 commercials, six of which were for the international market. The teen also starred in television productions such as The Wild, in which he played Nathi, the son of Itumeleng Tladi, and on SABC1's My Perfect Family.

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  • Criminals pounce on celebs at birthday party

    The TV stars had descended on De Grandiose club in Wynberg - near Pan Africa Mall at 1st Avenue in Alexandra - to toast the 23rd birthday of Selimathunzi presenter Siphesihle Vazi when four robbers made an unwelcome arrival. In the building were Lunga Shabalala, also of Selimathunzi, Asanda Foji from Generations: The Legacy, Clement Maosa of Skeem Saam, Nkululeko Magoba (formerly Tshirumbula) of Muvhango and DJ Monotone of Panja fame, among others. Eyewitnesses told Sowetan that when the intruders stormed in, Tshirumbula was on the decks on the upper floor.

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  • Southern Africa: Mugabe Gives SADC Delegates Comic Relief

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe was at the centre of a cocktail of drama and comedy during the just-ended Sadc Extra-Ordinary Summit in Harare on Wednesday as age continues to take its toll on the 91-year-old leader. Mugabe, who is the Sadc and African Union chairperson, stole the limelight as expected. Known for his penchant for smartness and being particular with his taste, Mugabe shocked many, including his colleague presidents who had lined up for a group photo session when he reached the left pocket of his jacket and took out a plastic hair comb and began to comb his hair in public.

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  • Senior members of Royal Family visit baby princess

    And, senior members of the British Royal Family have been visiting the newest princess in their clan. The baby girl, fourth in line to the throne has spent her first night in Kensington Palace and has now met her grandparents. The Duchess of Cambridge’s parents were the first to arrive.

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