• 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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  • '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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Orlando Pirates are 'top-class,' says Kaizer Chiefs boss Bobby Motaung

    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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: International Friendly - Eagles Test-Run With Leopards in Belgium

    After Tuesday's face-off between Super Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh and team Captain, Vincent Enyeama, Nigeria is to continue her rebuilding programme with Republic of Congo in an International friendly in Belgium tonight. Today's clash of the Eagles and Leopards will start at 7pm at the VISE Stadium, and will be the first between both countries' senior teams in five-and-half-years. The game is the third for Oliseh who took charge of the Eagles after his erstwhile national team mate, Stephen Keshi was booted out of the job for failing to lead Nigeria to the 2015 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations even as defending champions. Eagles are expected to have put behind them the bust up to concentrate

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  • Nigeria: Troops Kill 180 As 18 Die in Yobe Blasts

    At least 100 bodies of suspected Boko Haram gunmen were counted after a deadly nocturnal attack on a military formation left seven soldiers dead in Goniri village of Yobe State, military officials said. Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Col Sani Usman, described the death of the seven soldiers as paying the supreme price, even as he said the incident was a major victory for the troops as all the terrorists were killed. Usman also stated in a statement that the attack (at about 3am) was supposed to be a desperate assault by the depleting terrorists to embarrass the army and give a false impression of still being in force. He said, "The fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in a great sign of desperation

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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  • Zuma gets rousing welcome at ANC NGC

    President Jacob Zuma received a rousing welcome from ANC members packing the Gallagher Estate hall for the ANC’s national general council (NGC) in Midrand, Gauteng. There was jubilation and excitement as Zuma made his way into the venue. ANC topbrass gracing the council include African Union commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and former ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa. Dlamini-Zuma is punted as a candidate to take over from Zuma as ANC president and head of state. The council is seen as a launching pad for ANC leadership race. The ANC Women’s League had said it would urge the council to push for a female president to take over from Zuma as ANC president in 2017 and ultimately as

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  • Don't worry Chelsea fans, only 48.4 days left for Jose Mourinho

    Powered by caffeine and adrenaline, hundreds of Kenyan and Canadian geeks will compete over Skype in a 28-hour ''hackathon'' to develop apps to improve rural Kenyans' health, farms and access to education.

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  • LETTER: Masses stoning Oscar

    I HAVE been vocal from the outset about the double standards and victimisation of Oscar Pistorius, without taking sides or venturing into the "guilty or not guilty" debate. Blatant political interference has again, in effect, led to an extension of his prison sentence. It is shocking to see how the uninformed masses rejoice in this victimisation (I saw a barbaric comment on Facebook that his arms should have been cut off too). The infamous necklacing, or "mob justice", functions on exactly the same basis: the hysterical and bloodthirsty masses stone a defenceless human being, taking them right back to the Dark Ages. These armchair judges are no different from people participating in mob justice

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  • Sfiso Ncwane in baby mama drama, says 'I'm not going to support another man's child'

    Pinky Dlamini, 29, added to Ncwane’s woes after she told Drum magazine’s latest issue that the Kulingile Baba hit-maker is not supporting the boy. But the Bayede Baba singer denies paternity and rubbished Dlamini as “jealous and bitter.” Ncwane challenged her to do DNA tests to prove that he is truly not the father of the boy, according to the report. “That boy is not mine and I know who the real father is. I’m not going to support another man’s child. Pinky knows the truth and if she insists on saying I’m the father, then let’s go for a DNA test,” Ncwane told Drum. “Like all ex-girlfriends she’s not happy that I dumped her and became successful.” Pinky said: “My son doesn’t even have shoes as

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  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Lying About Kariba Dam Levels, Mangoma

    FORMER Energy Minister Elton Mangoma says the current electricity crisis is a result of a failing administration which is "lying" to Zimbabweans that Kariba Dam has dried up. The country is struggling to produce enough electricity to meet its needs and has drastically reduced power supply to homes and industries. The situation has worsened in recent days with households forced onto load-shedding schedules that see many around the country going for up to 18 hours without power each day. Government blames the crisis on low water levels at Kariba Dam which have reduced generation capacity at Kariba Power Station from 750 MW to 475 MW. In an interview with Newzimabwe.com on the side-lines of Germany

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  • 'Indians are black people too', judge candidate tells JSC

    People of Indian origin should not be penalised in appointments to the bench in KwaZulu-Natal because of the perception that they already dominate in the province, the Judicial Service Commission heard on Thursday. "We are hard working. Indians are black people as well, we have also been at the ends of injustice," said Judge Shyam Gyanda who is applying for the post of deputy judge president of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court. This comes after EFF leader Julius Malema said there was the perception that people of Indian origin controlled everything in KZN, referring to it as the "Indian question". Malema wanted to know whether it would be in line with the judiciary's commitment to transform if it

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  • Africa: U.S.$100 Million Grofin SGB Fund Launched to Support SMEs in Africa

    press release Kampala — Wednesday 23 September marked the official launch of the GroFin Small and Growing Businesses (SGB) Fund. It aims to catalyse sustainable job creation through supporting small and growing businesses in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa and Egypt. The Fund aims to support over 9,800 under-served entrepreneurs and help create 47,000 sustainable jobs across Africa over the next 10 years. The Fund has initial commitments of US$100 million, expected to grow to US$150 million in two years, making it one of the largest funds specifically targeting SMEs in Africa. This follows on the fully invested US$170 million GroFin Africa Fund. The Fund

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  • 'Give back the money. Give back the name': DA to Chancellor House

    “But fast-forward half a century‚” Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday outside Chancellor House Holdings in Sandton‚ “and you will find that the name has been stolen and defiled.” Maimane was addressing a protest against what his party said is the “flagrant abuse of public funds by the African National Congress (ANC)‚ and the devastating effect it is having on South Africa”. Most recently‚ Chancellor House was said to have received “$6-million in dividends and barely-disguised kickbacks labelled ‘success fees’ and ‘consultation fees’ ” from Japanese company “Hitachi in order to secure Eskom tenders”. The company agreed to pay $19-million to the United States Securities and

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