• Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled his lavish lifestyle, and that of Zuma's trusts.

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  • Klitschko extends 9-year reign - Boxing

    EPA Wladimir Klitschko throws a punch to the face of Bryant Jennings of the US during their title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday. New York – Wladimir Klitschko used his big jab to extend a nine-year reign as world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points decision over a game but limited Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The pro-Klitschko crowd, which numbered more than 17 000, lavished cheers and chants on the champion and his older brother, former champion and now Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko, who helped warm up the winner prior to the bout. “Bryant Jennings was really mobile and really tough to hit,” said Klitschko, sounding apologetic for not supplying a knockout finish to a bout in which he was defending five versions of the world title.

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  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • Whites-only bursaries to be scrapped - South Africa | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Judge Siraj Desai. Whites-only student bursaries at Stellenbosch University are set to become a thing of the past after a ruling in a test case in the Western Cape High Court declared such discriminatory bequests violate the constitution. The investigation resulted in the adoption of a policy that these discriminatory bursaries would no longer be advertised, and that steps would be taken to remedy the situation. The application went to court on Monday, where Judge Siraj Desai declared the word “white” in the will of one Martha Maria Hattingh null and void, and in violation of the constitution.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender and admits contemplating suicide

    In his tell-all interview yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce Jenner confirmed he has undergone a gender transition to become a woman, admitting he contemplated suicide when things got bad eighteen months ago.

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  • Malema claims to know who is bankrolling Zuma

    Economic Freedom Fighter Commander-in-Chief Julius Malema has claimed to have first-hand knowledge of who has been bankrolling President Jacob Zuma. The Sunday Times reported on Sunday that Malema made this claim in court papers filed in the Pretoria High Court last week in his financial battle with SARS. “More or less formal trust structures were formed into which donations were made – some large, some small – for the benefit of the leaders,” Malema reportedly said in court papers. “I have first-hand knowledge of this: I dealt with donations to President Zuma.

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  • JHB residents feel tremor

    Some Johannesburg residents have described to EWN how they felt shaky grounds and trembling windows. FILE: It is not clear what caused the tremor which was felt in areas including Melville, Kagiso and parts of Soweto.Picture: Supplied. JOHANNESBURG – Eyewitness News has been inundated with calls from Johannesburg residents describing shaky grounds and trembling windows. It is not clear what caused the tremor which was felt in areas including Melville, Kagiso and parts of Soweto.

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  • We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

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  • US actor falls in love with SA

    US film and television actor Texas Battle is the latest international star to turn South Africa into his happy hunting ground. Battle is taken by the culture, food and the weather in Cape Town - he is even learning to speak a bit of Xhosa. In our telephonic chat, Battle even tried to pronounce words such as umgqusho (samp and beans), which happens to be his favourite dish whenever he is here. Born in Houston, Texas, some 34 years ago, he features in Saf3, an international television drama series set to debut on e.tv tomorrow at 4pm.

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  • Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • SA swim star held for theft in US - Western Cape | IOL News

    SUPPLIED South African Duncan Bonney allegedly robbed his US dorm mates blind. The student, award-winning swimmer Duncan Bonney, 22, has now been arrested in connection with 18 counts of burglary at the Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) in Alabama, where he was studying economics. Bonney is the son of Su and Gary Bonney, from Welgedacht in Bellville, who own the well-known Vineyard swimming club. Birmingham police spokesman Lieutenant Sean Edwards confirmed the arrest.

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  • Hazard was too pricey - Wenger - Premier League

    Getty Images Arsene Wenger insists he isn t haunted by his decision to back out of signing

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  • Chelsea's title bid on hold, Everton overpower United

    Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards the Premier League title was checked by a goalless draw away to Arsenal on Sunday. Had they beaten their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, Jose Mourinho’s men would have travelled to Leicester City on Wednesday knowing that victory over the resurgent Foxes would have been enough to secure Chelsea’s first English title since 2010.

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  • 'Asylum seeker in coma after scuffle with police'

    An asylum seeker is recovering in hospital after he was injured in an apparent scuffle between police and foreigners at a displacement camp in Isipingo, south of Durban. The altercation was apparently sparked by an attempt by authorities to take down some of the tents housing people who have been displaced in recent flare ups of xenophobic violence in parts of KwaZulu-Natal. At least seven people have been killed in the violence that first erupted in Isipingo, late last month. The lunch queue at the displacement camp where around 1,000 people are being housed.

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  • ‘Black Friday’ for SA shops in Malawi - Africa | IOL News

    AFP A South African holds a sign as she stands on the side od a road in Sandton, as xenophobic violence continued. Blantyre - There was an eerie atmosphere in Malawi’s major cities as South African-owned chain stores closed and tightened security amid calls by consumer rights groups for a boycott on what some people dubbed “Black Friday”. Shops like Pep Stores, Shoprite and Game remained closed in the commercial capital, Blantyre, the eastern city of Zomba, the capital, Lilongwe, and the northern city of Mzuzu. “We have Pep Stores and Shoprite here in Mzuzu – they are both closed and armed police are all over,” journalist Winnie Botha said from the northern city.

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  • Surfer loses leg in shark attack - World News | IOL News

    AP Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said. Sydney - Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said on Saturday. “The shark came in and bit his leg off and the guys helped him in and carried him up the cliff,” a witness told the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper. The badly injured surfer was rushed to local hospital and later flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital in critical condition.

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  • Queen Bonang turns down Vundla - SundayWorld

    Matheba who has her finger in almost every pie in the entertainment industry, apparently snubbed Mfundi Vundla when offered a special role in the soapie. Former Elizabeth Arden model Lerato Moloi then thought what was poison to Matheba could be something delectable to her as she scooped the new role. According to a production insider Matheba was approached towards the end of last month for a screen test but she gave the producers a cold shoulder, saying she was too busy. Matheba said that it was "painful to say no to Generations because it is a very big soapie.

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

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  • Baxter has it all in hand - PSL

    Gallo Images Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has that winning feeling and wants his players to experience it too. Cape Town – Stuart Baxter loves to win, that’s just how he is. The Kaizer Chiefs coach even celebrates each time he beats his own son in game of chess. Yes, he does, with hand gestures and all.

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