• Mandela gets closure on 1969 death of eldest son: iLIVE

    Thembi Mandela was killed in a car accident on 13 July 1969 while his father was in prison on Robben Island. A devastated Mr Mandela was filled with anguish at not being allowed to attend his funeral or to have access to details about the crash. A recent search, with the assistance of Sipho Rala at the South African Library in Cape Town, unearthed a front-page report in the Cape Argus about the accident. Mr Mandela was only informed of his son’s death by telegram the day after the newspaper appeared. The article headlined TEN DIE IN W.P. ROAD ACCIDENTS  described “South Africa’s blackest weekend for years” with 25 people killed in road accidents around the country and ten in the Western Cape

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  • 'I experienced racism far beyond that of America in SA': Popular DJ

    A recent visit to South Africa has left a bitter taste in the mouth for well known house music DJ and producer Afefe Iku Osunlade. Afefe Iku Osunlade was one of the headline acts at the Spring Fiesta festival which took place at Wild Water in Boksburg this past weekend. This is what Osunlade had to say about his experience in the country in a Facebook post: “Now im certain I’ll get lots of shit for this post however it must be said. It’s been about ten years since my last visit to South Africa and I must say this trip has more than opened my eyes that apartheid is alive and kickin! It’s absolutely the most white privileged place I’ve ever experienced in my life and from this date I vow never

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  • Why Rihanna took Chris Brown back - Tonight News

    NEW YORK - Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna said she once felt she was strong enough to take back boyfriend Chris Brown after he famously assaulted her in 2009, but finally realised she had been stupid to think that way. “I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn't understand him,” she told Vanity Fair magazine in a cover story for the November issue. Explaining why she took him back after he left her bloodied on the eve of the Grammy awards, Rihanna, 27, said she thought “Maybe I'm one of those people built to handle ... this. “Maybe I'm the person who's almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they're not strong enough” and to be able to “say the right thing.”

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  • Indian chiefs rankle Malema

    That was the question Judge Shyam Gyanda posed during his interview with the Judicial Services Commission in Cape Town that set off sparks with Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, a member of the interviewing panel. Gyanda was a candidate for the position of deputy judge president of the KwaZulu-Natal division of the high court. He was up against judges Mjabuliseni Madondo, Gregory Kruger and Kate Pillay. Simon Ndlovu withdrew his application. After lengthy deliberations late yesterday the JSC did not recommend any of the candidates for appointment because none had received a majority vote. The debate began with Malema saying Indians dominated "every sphere of life", particularly

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  • Parole board meets to consider Pistorius' parole application | The New Age Online

    Staff Reporter The parole board in Kgosi Mampuru correctional facility will Today meet to reconsider Oscar Pistorius' placement under correctional supervision. Pistorius was initially expected to be released on August 21 to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest, but, two days before the release, Justice Minister Michael Masutha put a hold on his release. The South African state prosecutors will argue at an appeal hearing set for November 3

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  • Mbalula trolls US losers at World Cup - World Rugby

    We South Africans know nobody trolls a bunch of losers like our Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula. But the USA just got introduced to his flavour of trash talking. Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article capturing all the ways Mbalula heckled the US rugby team before, during and after they played the Springboks and lost. The author, Marissa Payne, wrote: “Politicians aren’t known for their realness, at least in the United States. But things must work differently in South Africa because Fikile Mbalula… left nothing on the table when it came to expressing his glee on Twitter over the Springboks’ 64-0 shutout of the United States during their Rugby World Cup match on Wednesday.”

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  • Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

    According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed impending demise of Mugabe. A Malawi publication, the Maravi Post, reported at the time that Liabunya had predicted, during a New Year’s Day service, that Mugabe would pass away this year. This was not the first time the

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  • SA to have fewer provinces? - Politics | IOL News

    Durban - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal wants the government to start a 10-year programme that will culminate in the reduction in the number of provinces and also strengthen municipalities. This is what the provincial branch will take as one of the policy issues for discussion to the ANC national general council, which starts in Gauteng on Friday. “We are not in support of the quasi-federal system we have. We must have a unitary state where we must have central and strong local government,” provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala said on Wednesday. Zikalala made the comments at a press conference in Durban when outlining outcomes of the provincial general council, where they reviewed party work done since

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  • These are the South African provinces where you are most likely to be murdered

    Over the past three years the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100,000 to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100,000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eight out of 167 countries with data available for 2012. Between April 2014 and March 2015, on average 49 people were murdered each day. This is on average two more killings a day than in the previous year and a staggering six more deaths a day than in 2011/12. The 2013/14 South African Police Service annual report showed that 5% of murder victims were children and 14% were women, most of whom were murdered by their intimate partners. By far the

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  • Mashaba left purring after win - Bafana

    Johannesbyrg - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba showered his players with praise after beating hosts Costa Rica 1-0 in a highly charged friendly international match at a packed San Jose National Stadium on Thursday. A clinical finish by Andile Jali in the ninth minute separated the two sides in a match which was played at a high tempo throughout the 90 minutes. “The boys showed they can mix it with the best in the world when their backs are against the wall,” said Mashaba. “I thought we really took total control of the game in the first half and we were full value of the good lead going to the break. “The defence was watertight and the midfielders played like a well-oiled machine in the first

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  • Zuma lashes out at ‘premier league’

    The ANC is bleeding hundreds and thousands of members due to dirty money used in gatherings to buy votes, divisions and fights among its leaders, and perceptions of corruption committed by its members. This is one of the startling confessions ANC president Jacob Zuma made today when opening the governing party's national general council. Addressing more than 4000 delegates gathered at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Zuma conceded that the membership of the party had dropped from 1 million in 2012 to just under 770 000 – which represents a loss of more than 200 000 members. Zuma, who received a lukewarm welcome from delegates, also sought to stamp his authority, stressing that there was no “league”

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  • OR Tambo International Airport a no-fly zone

    The failure of control-tower equipment at OR Tambo International Airport left dozens of planes grounded and thousands of passengers frustrated on Wednesday. The problems slowed international and local arrivals and departures at Africa’s busiest airport to a snail’s pace. Airline companies warned that there would be a huge knock-on effect on flights leaving and arriving in Johannesburg. The radio technology problems arose as South Africa’s leading civil aviation safety and security experts met in Johannesburg for a safety and security conference on Wednesday.

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Zimbabwe: It's Economy, Not Mujuru a Problem

    "The commander of Zimbabwe's Presidential Guard, Brigadier-General Anselem Sanyatwe has threatened to use violent tactics to stop ousted vice-president Joice Mujuru, now People First leader, amid indications the army will be covertly deployed to combat her new movement ahead of the crucial 2018 elections," the Zimbabwe Independent reported last Friday. "Professionalism is over and many of you are wondering what is happening in the country. I do not want you to hear through the grapevine or read in the newspapers but the animal called Zanu PF shall rule until donkeys have horns. That is why I am saying forward with Zanu PF! Forward with President Robert Mugabe! Down with Joice Mujuru!)," Sanyatwe

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  • Hunt for dumped baby’s mom - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Bloemfontein – Police have appealed for help in tracking down the mother of a newborn baby whose body was recovered from a municipal pump station in the Free State last month. Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Malebo Khosana said the South African Police Service in Thabong were investigating a concealment of birth case after the discovery of the body. He said several Matjhabeng municipality workers were going about their daily maintenance of the sewerage pipes near the Virginia Correctional Services centre on the morning of September 3 when “one of them noticed a black plastic bag floating on top of the water.” A worker retrieved the bag out of the water with a rake and “when they unwrapped

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  • Madonsela vindicated

    This is the view of the ANC, which yesterday insisted - contrary to a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling - that it still considered Madonsela's findings mere recommendations not equal in stature to court judgments. And the party may yet refer the matter to a higher court. The government has previously threatened to take Madonsela's findings up for judicial review but subsequently deferred to parliament, where her findings were overturned by the ANC's majority. "That will have to be reviewed. There is no recommendation that is binding," ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said yesterday. The SCA ruling could have implications for other findings by Madonsela, including those relating to the spending

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  • Rihanna Revealed The Artwork For Her New Album, And It's Fire

    *aggressively hopes this is a sign that the music will come soon*

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  • Bozwana ‘killed for fighting corruption’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Mahikeng – North West businessman Wandile Bozwana was killed for fighting corruption, mourners heard on Thursday. “Wandile was questioning the irregular awarding of tenders. We have companies that were awarded multi-million (rand) tenders even when they did not have tax certificates. Bozwana was fighting this corruption,” said Mothusi Montwedi from Taung, an ANC member attending Bozwana’s memorial service in Mahikeng. “The ANC is infiltrated by the premier league. They decide the outcome of conferences. Business in the province cannot be available to Supra (Mahumapelo) and few of his friends,” he said to a chorus of applause from the crowd. The so-called Premier League is believed to be made

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  • Arsene Wenger blasts rivals Liverpool for Brendan Rodgers' sacking

    South Africa's new visa regulations are having an adverse impact on the country's tourism industry without proof that they are making any impact on child trafficking, according to Hussein Dabbas, International Air Traffic Association (Iata) regional vice-president for...

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  • 19 Times Angela Bassett Was Absolutely Flawless

    Sidenote: Sometimes I still get angry when I see Laurence Fishburne even though I know he’s not Ike Turner. He played him so well, I just still have feelings.

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