• Kill thy neighbour: Alex attack brings home SA's shame

    His attackers had followed him down a street, keeping their prey at arm's length, waiting for an opening to land the fatal blow. They circled him as, on his knees amid rubbish, he pleaded for mercy. In those moments, Emmanuel Sithole was no longer a man, a neighbour, a human being. The intensity on his attackers' faces showed that he had become a thing to kill - each thrust aimed with ferocity. Around the macabre scene - where children had played and adults had strolled moments before - some now held their hands to their mouths in horror. Others stood seemingly detached, as if watching a movie. The attack on Sithole lasted about two minutes. Alexandra township, next door to Sandton, had just

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  • South Africa: Chinese Women Nabbed for R27 Million Corruption

    press release Tian Tian Wang, a 26-year-old Chinese national, appeared before the Pretoria Regional Court on Friday following her arrest shortly after she paid a R5.2 million bribe to an employee of the South African Reserve Bank in Brooklyn, Pretoria on Thursday. The Reserve Bank official had noticed a suspicious bank account with R27 million which was scheduled to be transferred abroad in contravention of the Exchange Rate Act. The money was coming from a dubious company whose registered owner new nothing about the existence of the company. The suspect deposited R4 million into the official's account and another R1.2 million was paid in cash at a restaurant in Brooklyn, where the suspect was

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  • Drake: 'I'd do Adele's laundry'

    Drake has said that he would do ''anything with Adele'', even her laundry. The Canadian rapper is such a fan of the 'Hello' singer that he insists he would do anything she wants, even her washing. After Adele, 27, revealed she would love to team up with Drake for a 'Hotline Bling' remix, he responded by saying: ''I'd do anything with Adele. I'd literally go to Adele's house right now and do laundry for her.'' Speaking previously about her admiration for the 29-year-old rapper, Adele said: ''I really want us to do an official remix of 'Hotline Bling'. I love Drake. I love Drake so much. ''I had a drink like three weeks ago [with] my best friends - in fact, it was to celebrate 'Hello'. And I was

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  • Watch: Mugabe's slow Turkey walk sets tongues wagging

    The 91-year-old's less-than-speedy progression up a long blue carpet was filmed by New China TV, Xinhua news agency's official TV channel, and then posted on YouTube. "As [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan waited while Mugabe walked ever so gingerly the short distance from his Mercedes limousine to the entrance of the conference venue, the Turkish leader probably wondered whether he should not have let the Zimbabwean stay at home," news website NewZimbabwe quipped. The report said Mugabe "appeared to walk with some difficulty". Mugabe attended the G-20 summit as head of the African Union, though Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change said he had "no business" there and his attendance at the meeting was "a serious national embarrassment".

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  • What if there were no whites in SA? - The Star

    Ferial Haffajee examines South Africa’s history and present in light of the provocative question, 'What if there were no whites in South Africa?', as she traverses the rocky terrain of race in our country and grapples with what it means to be here The #RhodesMustFall movement used the colonial-era statue of Cecil John Rhodes to focus on the incomplete journey of transformation at the University of Cape Town. As the numbers of black students grew over the years at UCT, so did the issues they faced, including cultural alienation, study costs, the dominant culture of the campus, the plight of black academics (and their paltry representation). The monument becomes the beachhead that contains all

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  • Nigerian superstar robbed of R791,000 in Sandton

    Davido, who has received global acclaim for his funky brand of Nigerian music infused with pop and afro soul influences - encountered crime first hand in Johannesburg. Davido was passing through the country en route to Atlanta, USA where he is based and regularly performs.

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  • Malema tells UK investors to include workers

    IF INVESTORS in SA want their investments to be stable and productive, they need to issue shares to the country’s workers rather than enter into corrupt relationships with politically connected individuals, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema told several groups of investors in London this week. He said black economic empowerment had been a disaster and was at the heart of SA’s economic woes and the collapse of state-owned corporations such as South African Airways and the South African Broadcasting Corporation. "So-called broad-based black economic empowerment is a corrupt relationship between the business community and politically connected people in the ruling African National

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  • ANC starts process to have Zille impeached over ‘spy move’

    THE African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape says it has initiated the process of impeaching Premier Helen Zille. The ANC is alleging that Ms Zille hired Paul Scheepers, a senior police crime intelligence officer, in his private capacity to spy on the party. ANC officials recently laid charges at the Cape Town Central police station against Ms Zille for "employing a private covert intelligence investigator to execute illegal communications surveillance work on state land and property". Ms Zille has rubbished the ANC’s claims saying the party is "manufacturing a scandal" in a desperate attempt to influence the outcome of next year’s local government elections. ANC Western Cape leader

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  • Trevor’s back, better than ever

    Trevor Noah is back in SA to do what he does best – make us laugh at ourselves. For a little over an hour, Noah did his thing on the first night of the Comedy Central International Comedy Festival at Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp. Noah, host of The Daily Show in the US, is in SA with his comedy show, the Nationwild Gala. With 60 comedians performing at the festival until tomorrow, it is believed to be the largest comedy festival on the continent. But on Wednesday night it was evident the crowd had come to see one man – Noah. He may be an international star, but was just as awkward on the red carpet as his fellow comedians, who couldn’t wait to move away from the media’s gaze. But when he started

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  • Nigeria: Tell Nigerians Who the Looters Are, How Much They Returned - Fayose

    Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Thursday, berated President Muhammadu Buhari's claim that many of those who looted the public treasuries in the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan had started returning the stolen funds to the government, saying the President should rather stay at home to govern the country instead of junketing around the globe and acting like a saint before the international community. In a statement issued in in Ado-Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose challenged President Buhari to tell Nigerians how much was returned and the looters who returned the stolen funds, adding that "Since the

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  • Zimbabwe's Mr Ugly pageant turns ugly

    Maison Sere, who was missing several teeth and dressed in torn overalls, beat off five other contestants for the $500 Mr Ugly prize -- a large sum in a country facing massive unemployment. Show organiser David Machowa said he created the pageant in 2012 to celebrate "beauty in ugliness".

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  • R1bn boost for Tshwane residents

    The decision was taken at a council meeting in Pretoria yesterday following a heated debate between the ANC and the DA on the effectiveness of the strategy. The ruling party argued that economic conditions necessitated relief for ratepayers. It said cutting the interest would give them room to settle their debt. The R1-billion in interest is part of the city's debtors book, which stands at R7-billion. Tshwane will also write off debt of R592-million from 2005 . ANC councillor Masindi Morudu said writing off the interest debt was being done to help the poor. "The interest increases the debt burden on consumers and they end up unable to pay. What would we prefer? Is it a growing debtors book or

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  • Russia takes aim at imports from Turkey

    ANKARA — Russia began with trade retaliations against Turkey for downing one of its warplanes over Syria as President Vladimir Putin prepared to hold talks with French President Francois Hollande on combating Islamic State militants. Agricultural products from Turkey would be subjected to additional border checks and laboratory controls after 15% of goods were found to breach Russian requirements, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said in a statement on Thursday. The clampdown followed complaints from customers and industry groups, he said, about "repeated violations of Russian standards by Turkish producers". The announcement came as Mr Hollande was due in Moscow on Thursday to advance

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  • South African pets have medical aid, but not workers - Malema tells Oxford students

    "We have got a situation where the rich love animals [more] than the people," he told the Oxford Union at Oxford University in the United Kingdom on Wednesday.  "The dogs of rich people in South Africa have got medical aid but their domestic workers, and the university workers, and the farm workers, the petrol attendants, the security guards, do not have medical aid.  "Neither do they have rights as workers." Malema said the recent student protests against fees, and the protests by university workers showed that the interests of the poor are being put on the African agenda.   He added that some university workers who have worked for more than 30 years have nothing to show for it.  Malema said

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  • South Africa: Drug Warning - Crystal Meth Sold As Sweets to Schoolkids

    The sugar straws come in four flavours - strawberry, creme soda, bubblegum and caramel - and are giving school children in Johannesburg a rush that only lasts a few seconds, but which is followed by a high which lasts for several hours. It sounds like a drug - and it is! At just R5, "strawberry quick" contains a mixture of crystal methamphetamine, sugar, food colouring and flavourants, and has children as young as 10 years all the way through to 18 in a "fix". No urban legend! "Strawberry quick got its name from an urban legend, which became an actual reality in Johannesburg," Quintin van Kerken from the Anti Drug Alliance SA told Health24. The original urban myth of flavoured methamphetamine

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  • Nigeria: Mary J Blige Joins Tamar Braxton, Flavour, Others At BET Experience Africa

    Multi-Grammy award winning R&B superstar Mary J. Blige is to raise the roof with a trademark heartfelt performance at the BET Experience Africa at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on 12 December. Blige, who last performed in South Africa in 2007, will join Maxwell, Raphael Saadiq, Tamar Braxton and Young Thug on the same stage as African superstars AKA, Flavour and Diamond Platnumz at what is shaping up to be the lifestyle experience of the year. Pure, unadulterated and empowering - that has been Mary J. Blige's calling card ever since her 1992 multi-platinum debut album, What's the 411? In the ensuing years, the singer/songwriter's musical strong suit has attracted an intensely loyal fan base

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  • Get real, white South Africa

    We did it in 1910 when the Union of South Africa was birthed by the British. We did it in 1948 when our new apartheid laws turned us into the most unethically dressed nation in Africa. We did it again in 1961 when the National Party declared South Africa a republic, free from the British Commonwealth. Our newest outfit, the dress from our historic Autumn/Winter 1994 collection, is now 21 years old, and evidently in tatters. Unfortunately, South Africa has never fundamentally changed over the years, we simply changed clothes. The greatest problem we face as a nation is not our neo-liberal imperialist economy that favours US and British capitalist endeavours. It's not that the police criminalise

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  • Gigaba reiterates SA’s visa regulation changes

    HOME Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has directed officials in his department to brief leaders in the tourism industry on the latest developments in the government's visa regulation regime, but has no intention of meeting industry leaders himself. The changes in the regulations, which had led to an unprecedented drop in tourist arrivals, were announced by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe last month. Most problematic have been the requirements that applications for a visa be made in person at a South African mission, and that parents travelling with children produce an unabridged birth certificate and the permission of both parents. This followed the Cabinet’s approval of recommendations

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  • Nigeria: Newcastle, Sunderland Scramble for Obafemi

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  • Jabu Mahlangu asks people not to judge Steve Lekoelea

    Former Kaizer Chiefs fan favourite Jabu Mahlangu pleads with the public to stop criticising Steve Lekoelea. This comes after reports surfaced that the former Orlando Pirates midfielder was arrested for being in possession of a stolen car by traffic officers in Orange Farm. It seems the incident has over shadowed Lekoelea’s past achievement, much to the displeasure of Mahlangu, who has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the past. Mahlangu sympathises with Lekoelea, as he understands what it is like to be judged by the public, and he took to Instagram to defend his friend.

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