• Ntsiki declares war on Bonang

    The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has expressed outrage over attacks on journalists by University of Johannesburg security during the “FeesMustFall’’ campaign at the institution on Wednesday night.

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  • Zimbabwe: U.S Dollar Notes Disappear

    ZIMBABWE'S fragile economic situation is lurching towards fresh depths amid indications that small United States dollar denominations are disappearing from circulation, thereby raising the possibility of a change crisis, the Financial Gazette can exclusively report. The development has triggered speculation of a conspiracy to mop up the small denomination US dollar notes to pave way for the planned introduction of bond notes of similar denominations by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) at the end of next month. Despite widespread resistance against the proposed introduction of bond notes, government is proceeding with the introduction of the domestic currency which, it insists, is a surrogate of the US dollar -- the major currency under Zimbabwe's multiple currency regime. RBZ governor, John Mangudya , announced this month that the central bank would release bond notes in $2 and $5 denominations at the end of October before eventually introducing higher value bond notes in $10 and $20 denominations.

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  • Zimbabwe: We Will Leave the Useless UN, Cdes

    Dear Cabinet and Politburo members COMRADES, you all agree with me that the United Nations (UN) and its many useless agencies has become the new vehicle through which the imperialists in the West have been trying to re-colonise the African continent. The ferocious way western nations have been resisting all our efforts to reform that global body shows that there is something nefarious about the organisation. It is no longer serving the purpose for which it was established more than 70 years ago. What makes it sad is that the UN is now effectively doing what it was set up to stop ... instead of uniting the peoples of the world, it is now dividing them. It is putting them in little paddocks ...

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  • Private sector expected to transfer economic ownership to blacks – Zuma

    President Jacob Zuma told a gathering of black business people the private sector was expected to transfer skills and economic ownership and control to them. Speaking at the Black Business Council (BBC) Awards Gala Dinner in Sandton on Tuesday, Zuma said: “The private sector is expected to share and transfer economic ownership, control and the necessary skills and capabilities to black people.” The gathering included BBC president Dr Danisa Baloyi, billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe, cabinet ministers Lindiwe Zulu, Malusi Gigaba and Nathi Mthethwa as well as African Nation Congress (ANC)  treasurer-general Dr Zweli Mkhize. Zuma said: “Our black economic empowerment and affirmative action

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  • Three killed in electoral campaign shooting in Brazil

    Three people were shot dead and a deputy state governor was wounded on Wednesday when a disgruntled city employee opened fire on a campaign rally motorcade in central Brazil ahead of municipal elections on Sunday that have turned violent. A candidate for city council and a security guard were killed by the gunman, a 53-year-old driver, who also died in a shootout with Vice Governor José Eliton’s bodyguards, officials in the town of Itumbiara in Goias state said. The shooting follows a wave of killings of local politicians in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro in recent months that law enforcement officials said appeared to be the work of organised crime trying to get their candidates elected. “Everybody thought the man was coming to shake our hands when he suddenly drew a gun and began to shoot at us,” said federal lawmaker Jovair Arantes, who was on the open vehicle targeted by the gunman.

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  • Nigeria: N12 Million Jeep Tussle

    A Nigeria pastor, resident in South Africa, Obinna Ikenna Ezenwanne, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an alleged illegal harassment, intimidation and confiscation of his black Range Rover (Sports Utility Vehicle) by some operatives of the Commission. This is even as the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu has immediately ordered investigations into the issue. In the petition letter, obtained by our correspondent, the petitioner alleged that some operatives of the EFCC, led by one Mrs Deborah Oni had collaborated with one Mr Marcus to confiscate his SUV at his Onitsha resident. Part of the letter read that: "sometime in August, 2014, Pastor Obinna, who was visiting Nigeria

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  • China warns Japan not to ‘play with fire’ in S. China Sea

    China on Thursday warned Japan against “playing with fire” in the contested waters of the South China Sea, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the region. China also sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan on Monday as part of a group of more than 40 jets headed to train in the West Pacific. The move followed remarks by Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada this month that Tokyo would increase its engagement in the South China Sea through joint training with the US Navy, exercises with regional navies and capacity-building assistance to coastal nations. “If Japan wants to conduct any joint patrol or joint exercises in waters administered by China, it is just like playing with fire, and the Chinese military will not sit and watch,” ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told a regular press briefing.

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  • ANC leaders defy Zuma on EFF

    While an Emirati woman seeks permission from the courts in the United Arab Emirates to have that country’s first sex change operation‚ hundreds of people are faced with the prospect of having to wait for up to 25 years to get the surgery done in South Africa.

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  • Hlaudi Motsoeneng splits ANC

    Hlaudi Motsoeneng has emerged as one of the names deepening divisions within the ANC and its alliance partners. Yesterday, ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu came out guns blazing, blasting the SABC board for announcing Motsoeneng's reappointment into a senior executive post and called for a parliamentary inquiry into their conduct. The SABC crisis is set to be one of the vexing issues that will cause serious divisions between ANC leaders at the party's national executive committee at the weekend. Mthembu - also chairperson of the party's sub-committee on communication - said he was "gravely concerned" about the situation at the SABC as their "shenanigans" were cause for embarrassment. But the ANC

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  • Free education was an 'impossible promise': Winnie

    Madikizela-Mandela was speaking at a briefing in Soweto to announce a partnership with former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand‚ to establish a youth employment initiative. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says ANC needs fresh leadership  "We all know all the universities are on fire. Students want assistance in relation to their fees‚" she said "When we got into government from 1994‚ we realised that the free education we had promised wasn't going to be easy‚ because we had had a society that was stratified so strangely… We had divided our society into four classes. 'We are prepared to be arrested for the cause of free education': Wits activist  "Free education is difficult to attain today because

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  • The gloves are off: Bonang and Ntsiki go head-to-head over 'threatening email

    TV personality Bonang Matheba has come out strongly to set the record straight on a threatening email‚ which was apparently sent from her account to Ntsiki Mazwai. Not one to shy away from tackling disagreements head-on‚ a fuming Ntsiki shared the email on Twitter for the entire nation to see. This quickly led to Ntiski’s post going viral with Bonang and the controversial singer becoming the talk of the town. The threatening email which appears to have been sent from Bonang’s email account‚ warns Ntsiki to stay in her lane and throws massive shade at her singing abilities. “Don’t start what you cannot finish sisi. I’m not the one you want to mess with in this media zone. Focus on why your music

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  • 'I don't believe every woman my age should get married,' says actress Sibulele Gcilitshana

    During an interview with Move!, the single mother of two girls was unafraid to share her thoughts about marriage - which does not appeal to her. She revealed that in bringing up her daughters, she realised that it isn't all that important  for children to have both actively involved parents. US singer Fantasia steps out in Gert-Johan Coetzee dress  "This may sound controversial, but I don't believe every woman my age should get married or rush themselves to raise their kids with a significant other," she told the local publication. She further explained that while her stance on marriage is unpopular among her peers, her little family has been able to adapt to her choices and that they've been

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  • Doctor accused of rape to apply for bail next month

    He appeared in court yesterday on four counts of rape and has been remanded in custody. Rape Alleged rape Hospital rape CAPE TOWN – A Nyanga doctor accused of raping a patient is expected in court next month for a formal bail application. Oluwabusuyi Babalola works as a locum at a Nyanga clinic. He appeared in court yesterday on four counts of rape and has been remanded in custody. Babalola’s lawyer has argued for his client to be released on bail, because he is the sole breadwinner, is married and has two young children. The prosecution has told the court the doctor sexually assaulted a patient who had gone to the Nyanga Community Clinic with a back ache. Babalola had apparently told the woman

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  • Out, Hlaudi & Proud: ‘I perform miracles wherever I am’

    I cannot count the number of times I’ve been to a press conference at Auckland Park. It’s a building I know well (okay, I should admit this, but please, don’t tell anyone. I once worked at the SABC. In 1997. As a student, and then as a paid “ordinary employee” for all of two months.). Over the years, its relationship with reality, with political gravity, with the rest of us, has grown more and more detached. There was the time when Dali Mpofu came in laughing, as he was walking out with R11-million. The time the entire SABC board sat in the front row of a theatre, simply because President Jacob Zuma was speaking there. Last time I was there, Frans Matlala was being appointed CEO. And we still

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  • Why the US presidential race is so close when Clinton should be walking it

    MANY people across the world are probably wondering why Hillary Clinton — who is obviously more prepared and better suited for the American presidency than her opponent, Donald Trump — isn’t waltzing to victory. Many Americans share the world’s bewilderment. Trump has been closing in on Clinton, even threatening to catch up with her in the Electoral College vote, where the Democrats’ control of some of the most populous states (New York and California) give Clinton an advantage. Despite knowing almost nothing about governance or public policy, he has managed to consolidate most Republicans behind him. One motivation is Republicans’ long-held hatred of Clinton. He has also exploited many Americans’

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  • Satawu will not back Ramaphosa for ANC leadership

    THE South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) will not endorse Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the next ANC leader because the Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the Constitution have constrained the ANC’s ability to transform the economy. Satawu is the latest Cosatu affiliate to pronounce on ANC succession even though the union federation said it would be silent on the issue. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Satawu have broken rank on the issue and nailed their colours to different masts. The NUM has backed Ramaphosa, but Satawu general secretary Zenzo Mahlangu said it would not support his candidacy. Satawu is among Cosatu affiliates aligned to the "premier league",

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  • New Zealand secures Serena

    WELLINGTON — Serena Williams will headline the Auckland Classic in January, organisers said on Wednesday, hailing her appearance as a major coup for the New Zealand tournament. The 22-time Grand Slam winner has never played in the January 2-7 tournament before, preferring to warm-up for the Australian Open at the Hopman Cup in Perth in recent years. "We are obviously over the moon with this news. Serena is one of the biggest sporting stars on the planet," tournament director Karl Budge said. Williams is ranked No2 in the world after Angelique Kerber broke her 186-week reign at the top. She is likely to regain the No1 spot if she can claim a seventh Australian Open crown at the season-opening

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  • Man dies in freezer while hiding from flames - Western Cape

    Cape Town - A man who was killed in a fire at his home hid in the family’s freezer in a desperate attempt to survive the blaze. The body of Heinrich Francis, 24, was found curled up in his mother’s deep freezer on Wednesday. He lived in a separate entrance in the back of the Camelot, Kuils River, house that was engulfed by flames in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Heinrich’s 10-year-old daughter Renecia Hartley, who lived in the main house, also died from smoke inhalation after she was rushed to the Eersterivier hospital. His siblings Farren, 22, and Shiloh, eight, and their mother Shirley Ruiters, 50, were all rushed to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. Shirley’s partner Cedric

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  • Putting Tshwane under administration a last resort

    Mashatile met with Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga after a council meeting saw councillors fighting. Tshwane Paul Mashatile Solly Msimanga JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC Paul Mashatile says he would only consider putting the city of Tshwane under administration as a last resort. He met with Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga yesterday after Wednesday’s council meeting saw African National Congress (ANC) and DA councillors throwing objects at each other. Mashatile says the leaders of both the ANC and the Democratic Alliance in Tshwane have agreed that any of their councillors who use violence should lose their right to be a councillor. But he says he’s not considering taking over the

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  • House arrest for ex-mayor found guilty of fraudulent spending

    Faku is a national Member of Parliament. She had hoped to get away with a small fine - telling the court that she earns R40‚000 per month and can only afford R2‚000 as a fine. Former Buffalo City mayor and ANC regional chairwoman Zukisa Faku being mobbed by hundreds of her supporters during her first court appearance to face fraud charges at the East London Magistrate's Court. This week, she was sentenced to house arrest and community service on nine counts of fraud relating to misuse of a municipal credit card.  Alan Eason Instead‚ Faku was sentenced to three years’ house arrest and community service at an old age home for 16 hours a month in the next year and a half‚ by magistrate Sadia Jacobs.

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