• Petrol price shocker in pipeline - IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA If the price of petrol drops in August, there'll be little for South African consumers to celebrate, warns the AA. Johannesburg - A pending decrease in the price of fuel is good news for heavily indebted consumers, although the cheer may be short-lived, according to debt management company Debt Rescue. CEO Neil Roets says consumers must be aware that other economic indicators remained largely negative. According to the Central Energy Fund’s latest official update, the price of petrol could drop by 29c a litre from next Wednesday, after increasing on July 1 by between 41c and 44c.

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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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  • Outpouring of affection for Oscar - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    In 20 days, Pistorius will walk out of the Kgosi Mumpuru prison in Pretoria. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. In June, Correctional Services officials confirmed Pistorius would be releasedinto house arrest on August 21 after having spent less than a year behind bars.

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  • Gigi Hadid And Martha Hunt Came To Taylor Swift's Defense On Twitter

    The models backed up their friend when indie artist Edward Droste came for TSwift, proving they're the ultimate #friendshipgoals.

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  • 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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  • Zim couple approach SA embassy to reverse travel ban

    A Zimbabwean couple has approached the South African embassy in Harare seeking a reversal of the one year travel prohibition imposed on them by Home Affairs officials at the Beitbridge border post. “On July 17, Sithobekile, who has a history of cardiac related ailments, collapsed. “That led to our ban from South Africa as we arrived two hours after June 27 ended,” he said.

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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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  • Michelle Obama: 'I want to be Beyonce'

    First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has joked that she wants to be Beyonce Knowles.

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  • Jimmy Tau hands over R200,000 lobolo for wealthy girlfriend

    A celebration in honour of Tau and his girlfriend, Sizakele Manonga apparently took place in the lavish suburb of Pretoria East two weeks ago. The family bash was to celebrate Tau finishing off lobola for Manonga whom he got engaged to a few months ago. According to Sunday Sun, Tau paid the hefty amount to the Manonga family who are known for their immense wealth - they own a mansion with fourteen bedrooms on a private estate and are in possession of more than 30 German cars.

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  • EFF items burnt over Malema's 'dictatorship'

    Enraged Economic Freedom Fighters in Limpopo yesterday allegedly burnt party paraphernalia in a protest against what they called ‘dictatorship’ of their leader Julius Malema. The items included a poster bearing Malema’s face and what appeared to be T-shirts, overalls and CDs of EFF’s struggle songs. Junior told Saturday Citizen the items were burnt by disgruntled EFF members somewhere in the Vhembe district in Limpopo. “People defend Malema unnecessarily.

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  • Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion

    A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday charged a professional hunter with failing to prevent an American from unlawfully killing ‘Cecil’, the southern African country’s best-known lion, in a case that has triggered widespread revulsion at trophy hunting. The American, Walter James Palmer, a Minnesota dentist who paid $50,000 to kill the lion, has left Zimbabwe. Local hunter Theo Bronkhorst appeared in a courthouse in Hwange, 800 km west of Harare, and was charged with "failing to supervise, control and take reasonable steps to prevent an unlawful hunt". Game park owner Honest Ndlovu, who is also accused of assisting Palmer, was not charged on Wednesday and parks officials said he would first testify for the state and be charged later.

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  • Kris meets Caitlyn - IOL Tonight

    Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner have met for their first time. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star and the 65-year-old former Olympian - who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - have met up at Caitlyn's Malibu house, where they talked about any issues they had. According to gossip website TMZ, the 59-year-old momager was upset that the exes never speak despite having daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner together and being married for 24 years. Meanwhile, Kris recently praised Caitlyn for her “amazing [and] brave” speech as she collected the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs.

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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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  • Plane debris identified as Boeing 777 - World News | IOL News

    Malaysian authorities confirmed on Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared without trace in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The Malaysia Airlines flight was one of only three Boeing 777s to have been involved in major incidents, along with the downing of the MH17 over Ukraine last year and the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco airport in 2013 that left three dead.

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  • Mario barred from Reds first-team - Premier League

    Reuters Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad. Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad along with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique, whom the club are also looking to offload this summer. Balotelli, 24, was not on the pre-season tour to Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, and neither has he been included in the squads for the friendly games against HJK Helsinki in Finland tomorrow or Swindon Town on Sunday.

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  • Obama Wants To Build World's Most Powerful Supercomputer

    On Wednesday, President Obama signed an executive order to launch a technology initiative designed to take American computing through the next decade. Called the National Strategic Computer Initiative, it lays out a plan “to maximize benefits of high-performance computing research, development, and deployment.” Which means, in layman’s terms, that the President wants to build the most powerful computers that have ever existed. About thirty times more powerful than anything working today, if the order’s stated capability goal of an exascale computing system can be achieved. Right now, China’s Tianhe-2 holds the world record for most powerful computer at 33.86 petaflops, and there are 1,000 petaflops in an exascale system.

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  • Nigerian Varsities Fail Global Ranking, Again

    Nigeria performed poorly in the latest global ranking of universities, with none of its ivory towers making the world's top 1,000 universities. The United States alone has eight universities in the top 10, with Harvard University ranking first as the world's best higher institution. It is followed by Stanford University in the second position and Massachusetts Institute of Technology coming third. While Cambridge and oxford universities in the United Kingdom ranked 4th and 5th, universities of Columbia, California, Chicago, Princeton, and Cornell University all in the US, came 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th in the ranking.

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  • Zimbabwe: Minister Backs Job Cuts Bloodbath After Court Ruling

    Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday effectively came out in support of a Supreme Court ruling which has led to a bloodbath in job losses with about 9 000 workers kicked out of employment in two weeks. While President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised to put an end to the job cuts and save workers, sentiments that his remarks were mere politicking were buttressed by Chinamasa's clear support for the Supreme Court ruling, as well as his indication that the government was also moving to retrench workers in a bid to slash its unsustainable wage bill. In this regard, the recent ruling by the Supreme Court to the effect that '... the employer and the employee had a common law right to terminate an employment relationship on notice' is being reviewed in the context of protecting rights of the worker, while at the same time ensuring continued survival and viability of the businesses ... ," said Chinamasa. In March this year, Mugabe's government set up a cabinet committee led Chinamasa and Labour minister Prisca Mupfumira to explore ways of reducing the government wage bill.

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  • Canada pastor ‘confesses to all crimes’ - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS Hyeon Soo Lim speaks during a news conference in Pyongyang, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 30, 2015. Seoul - The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations who has been detained by North Korea since February appeared before media in Pyongyang and confessed to crimes aimed at overthrowing the state, the North's official news agency said on Friday. The KCNA news agency said Hyeon Soo Lim, of the 3 000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, “honestly admitted to all crimes” he was accused of committing.

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