• ‘Paramedics could have saved her’ - Western Cape | IOL News

    Cape Town - A bullied school girl who committed suicide could have been saved by paramedics – but she wasn’t regarded as a “priority”. Family of 17-year-old Charne Roberts, from Tambo Village, says she was still alive after they took her down from where she hanged herself. Her mother Magdalene said paramedics came running into their house, but when she asked where their equipment was, they said they didn’t have any because it was stolen. A second ambulance was called, but by then the teen was already dead. “She could still have been alive,” Magdalene said. Charne killed herself on September 14, after being bullied at Silverstream High School in Manenberg. Her sister Stacey, 16, said a clique

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Soweto derby tickets go on sale

    Tickets for the much-anticipated Soweto derby match between rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are now available for purchase to the public, Amakhosi announced on their official Twitter account. The Absa Premiership match scheduled for the 31st of October 2015 serves as the first official meeting of the Soweto giants this season, in all competitions. “Kaizer Chiefs vs. Orlando Pirates tickets now on sale at Computicket #KCExcel,” read the tweet from Chiefs.

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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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  • This Adorable 3-Year-Old Is A Better DJ Than You

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  • 21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

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  • Actress accused of drug-running stays behind bars

    An actress allegedly bust with drugs at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport will remain behind bars after abandoning her bail application. Ottilia Mmatjatji Malatji‚ 29‚ from Ivory Park made a brief appearance in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Johannesburg’s East Rand on Wednesday where she was due to apply for bail. The court was packed with friends and family of Malatji who were there to offer their support. Advocate Leon Khoza‚ on behalf of Malatji‚ said she would not apply for bail. The case was postponed to November 27 for further investigation. Speaking outside court after the proceedings‚ Khoza said: “We have abandoned bail‚ as we [the defence lawyers] have not received

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  • Zimbabwe: Govt Blocks Nigerian Prophet Who Said Mugabe Would Die

    Security agents in Zimbabwe allegedly detained two Nigerian pastors and blocked their leader, Chris Okafor - who last year prophesied President Robert Mugabe's death - from entering the country, reports said on Wednesday. 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

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  • Mourinho responds to Capello criticism - Premier League

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at criticism levelled by Fabio Capello and said he is determined to lift the Blues out of the rut that has seen them slump to the lower reaches of the Premier League. Chelsea are currently two places above the relegation zone after losing four and winning only two of their first eight league games. Their worst start to a season in 37 years has prompted criticism of Mourinho's methods, with Capello notably claiming the Portuguese coach “burns out his players” after two seasons. Mourinho, speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday, admitted he “can't hide the reality” of Chelsea's dire straits but took exception to Capello's assessment of his leadership

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  • DJ Zinhle confirms Bonang wrecked her home with cheating AKA

    Taking to her blog, Zinhle Jiyane wrote an entry about how she found out that Matheba and AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes had hooked up behind her back for five months. This means AKA and Matheba carried on with their saucy dalliance while Jiyane was pregnant. Matheba was linked to D'Banj, and while dating him, she also juggled her affair with AKA. Jiyane wrote that because of all the media attention Matheba and AKA were receiving she felt it was time to come clean about their affair.  Bonang and AKA in Los Angeles - where their affair is said to have started. Image via Bonang's Instagram. "A week before our daughter was born, I found out about an affair between Kiernan (the father of my child)

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  • Stars sue Paris firm over knock-offs - IOL Tonight

    New York/Paris - Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have jointly sued a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, mobile phone cases and other items featuring their likenesses without permission. The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York said ElevenParis has ignored the singers' warnings to stop the sales, including in a store in Manhattan's SoHo district, and on its website. ElevenParis said in a statement on Wednesday that negotiations had been under way with these celebrities for nearly a year and were continuing. “ElevenParis is determined to find a fair and balanced agreement with them and their advisers,”

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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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  • EFF may ask court to review Zwane's appointment

    The party questions how new minerals minister Mosebenzi Zwane was sworn in as an MP. EFF Mosebenzi Zwane JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has threatened to go to court to challenge how new Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane was sworn in as a member of Parliament. It says his appointment is not in line with the Electoral Act, which spells out the process parties have to follow when submitting names of candidates within a specific time frame. The party has written to speaker Baleka Mbete telling her to annul his membership and wants the president to reverse Zwane’s appointment as minister. The EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says they are yet to get a response from the speaker.

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  • Tambo no-fly zone

    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 yesterday. The meeting - during which it was revealed that aviation crashes and deaths had decreased - follows two deadly aircraft crashes in Limpopo and North West this week. The second occurred yesterday when a helicopter crashed, allegedly after losing power. Two people were critically injured. The spokesman

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  • Parliament welcomes court ruling on Speaker Mbete

    Parliament on Wednesday welcomed a Western Cape High court ruling dismissing an application by three opposition parties to remove National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete from office. “The judgment significantly states that any attempt by the court to substitute the decision of the Speaker would be tantamount to an intrusion in the doctrine of separation of powers,” Parliament said in a statement. “It is inconceivable how Speaker is attributed blame for ‘chaos’ in the National Assembly. The Speaker is obliged to conduct proceedings within confined boundaries set by Parliament rules and procedures, the judgment states.” Agang SA, the United Democratic Movement, and Cope, three of Parliament’s smaller

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  • The 25 Best Moments From "The Great British Bake Off" 2015

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  • Bok in biting furore - Cape Times

    Matt Lawton South Africa might have left the Olympic Stadium believing they had emerged from a crisis but they could yet find themselves at the centre of a biting scandal. While the match commissioner will want to examine video evidence in an effort to assess an incident that occurred in the first half of this Pool B encounter, a photograph, taken by the Daily Mail’s Kevin Quigley, appears to show Springboks prop Frans Malherbe sinking his teeth into the shoulder of American lock Matt Trouville. When shown the photograph, Trouville told team USA officials he could not recall the incident, although he was wearing padding across his shoulders. A spokesman for the South Africa team, who was also

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