• PICS: R78m airport cash bust - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    On the same day, R50m worth of cocaine stashed in hair product bottles was seized at the same airport, in one of the biggest crime-busting days at OR Tambo. On Monday, SA Revenue Service (Sars) officials said five people had been arrested after being caught with the undeclared cash as they were about to leave South Africa. “Risk profiling earlier by Sars custom officials identified the passengers, and led to their apprehension as they boarded the aircraft at 9.45pm. “Upon noticing the officials, the passengers retreated and headed back to the entrance of the boarding gate.

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  • Senzo Meyiwa's BMW X6 repossessed

    Slain Orlando Pirates goal keeper, Senzo Meyiwa's BMW X6 has been repossessed after it was found that it was not insured.

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  • Details: Rapper AKA and Zinhle split saga gets ugly

    According to Sunday Sun, Zinhle found out about AKA's cheating ways when she found smses exchanged between him and Bonang Matheba. The two are said to have started seeing each other behind Zinhle's back. A source told Sunday Sun that Zinhle and AKA were leading separate lives even while she was pregnant. A well-known DJ had already tipped Zinhle off that AKA’s illicit love affair had blossomed at Metro FM.

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  • Zimbabwe: Ex-Bodyguard - Mugabe Worse Than Ian Smith

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was worse than colonial ruler Ian Smith, one of Mugabe's former bodyguards said on Monday. "He is now worse than the Smith regime and he is against his people," South African-born Chinoto Zulu said in Harare. Zulu is a former army chief and worked as Mugabe's personal bodyguard for several years after independence before retiring. This is an evil regime, as I speak, I also have been put under surveillance by Mugabe spy agents.

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  • Constitutional Court to hear Vodacom's “Please Call Me” case | The New Age Online

    The case between Vodacom and former employee Nkosana Makate over the popular 'Please Call Me' function will be heard in the Constitutional Court today. Last year the High Court in Johannesburg decided Mr Makate’s idea did lead to the "Please Call Me" service. Vodacom acted in a way that he was entitled to rely on certain verbal agreements.

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  • Why Khune's pledge of loyalty has a hollow ring to it

    Since he returned to Kaizer Chiefs following a standoff with the club over a new contract, the goalkeeper has been on a weird mission to spin the whole thing and make it seem like some media creation. It was the second time I had noticed Khune turning this saga into the sole fault of the media.

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  • Is Africa’s boom over? - Business News | IOL Business

    REUTERS An aerial view shows the central business district in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos. Johannesburg - Disappointing growth in Africa's two biggest economies has highlighted the role of China in the expansion of recent years, now that China's own economy is slowing. Expectations of more than 4 percent growth in Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, are probably now too high, and South Africa's prospects also look in need of revising. Second-quarter growth for both countries was worse than the most pessimistic forecasts - in South Africa's case, by the biggest margin in at least half a decade of Reuters polls.

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  • Cyrus rejects Swift’s squad - IOL Tonight

    EPA US singer Miley Cyrus arrives on the red carpet at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California on August 30, 2015. Miley Cyrus isn't interested in being in Taylor Swift's squad. The 'Bad Blood' singer has assembled an impressive group of celebrity friends, including Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne, but Miley insists she isn't looking to join them as she'd rather be friends with non-famous people.

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  • Nigeria: FG, USAID Move Against Chaotic Medicines Distribution

    The Federal Government will address the current chaotic distributions of medicines and other health commodities in the country with the construction of a N1billion Warehouse -in-a Box (WIB) project. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health (FMoH), Linus Awute disclosed this at the ground breaking ceremony for the laying of blocks of the WIB project at Federal Medical store in Oshodi, Lagos.

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  • This Kid Had The Perfect Reaction When He Spotted Wayne Rooney Next To Him

    The Swansea City football mascot had the most honest reaction ever after spotting a sporting idol.

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  • FW de Klerk sparks outrage

    Former president FW de Klerk sparked outrage on social networking sites last night following controversial remarks he made during an interview screened on CNN. Interviewed by the global news network's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, at a summit of Nobel laureates in Chicago, De Klerk discussed his "historical antagonism" and current friendship with Nelson Mandela, the failure of the apartheid system, and the shortcomings of the current government.

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  • Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote in Zimbabwe

    Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote from Nigeria, met with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and said he will begin constructing a cement factory in the country early next year. Dangote, who met with Mugabe on Monday, said he already used Zimbabwe’s coal for his cement factory in Ndola, Zambia, and now he would expand his operation to fire up the new cement factory in Zimbabwe.

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  • Adebayor waiting for sign from God to leave Spurs - Cape Times

    Emmanuel Adebayor killed off any chance of playing football again before January after rejecting a Tottenham Hotspur pay-off and turning down a host of summer moves on the advice of his pastor, reports The Telegraph. The future of Adebayor has been one of the sagas of the summer and Telegraph Sport revealed that he not only demanded huge money to leave Spurs, but also pulled out of a move to Aston Villa because he claimed he needed a sign from God. Tottenham were desperate to offload Adebayor this summer and made the striker a deadline-day offer to cancel the remaining year of his £100 000-a-week contract, so that he could join a new club as a free agent.

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  • Gavin Hunt's ex-wife demands more moolah - SundayWorld

    The woman is now demanding that Hunt pay R120 000 per month in papgeld instead of the current R40000. The woman approached the Germiston Magistrate's Court in June to make new demands for maintenance. In the court documents, she was now demanding that Hunt pay her and her two kids three times the amount he was currently paying. "The respondent is to increase his annual contribution towards the minor children and my abroad holiday as was ordered by the honourable court on the 3rd of May," her affidavits read.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • THE INSIDER: Spousal communication of the highest order?

    IT WAS gut-check time in Parliament last week when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs took aim at President Jacob Zuma for "getting his employee", State Security Minister David Mahlobo, to evict Zuma’s estranged wife Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma from his Nkandla home. During a session for motions without notice, a raging EFF member likened Zuma’s treatment of the first lady to abuse and called him a coward for acting against traditional norms and common human decency. The Insider is tempted to wonder if it was just a matter of delegating personal assistant duties. DULL rock band Smokie is celebrating its 40th year on the international music scene this year, and South African fans will have the opportunity to celebrate with the band when it visits the country next month.

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  • Phoenix crash: culpable homicide for driver - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    REACTION UNIT SA Police have opened a case of culpable homicide against the 17-year-old driver of the wrecked VW Polo after it crashed into eThekwini Municipality water services workers in Phoenix, killing one of them. Durban - Police have opened a case of culpable homicide against a 17-year-old driver after a municipal worker died in hospital following an accident in Phoenix on Friday. Three eThekwini Water Services employees were inspecting valves on the verge in Tatford Road when a red VW Polo crashed into them. The police initially opened a case of reckless and negligent driving, but one of the three workers died in hospital on Friday after going into cardiac arrest.

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  • South Africa: Minister's Promise to Review Zimbabwean Permits Welcomed

    The promise by Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba that rejected applications for Zimbabwean Special Permits are to be reviewed has been welcomed. At a briefing on 24 August, Gigaba said all the 12,228 rejected applications would be reviewed. The announcement was welcomed by People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP) and affected Zimbabweans. "PASSOP appreciates the minister's statement about the review.

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  • Di Maria takes dig at Van Gaal - Cape Times

    Louis van Gaal’s job has become even harder. Not only did he lose for the third consecutive time against Swansea, but he now has frustrated goalkeeper David De Gea in his ranks, whose dream transfer to Real Madrid was messed up; and Angel di Maria has hit out at his former manager’s “philosophy” and claimed he rowed with the Dutchman. To top it all, after the dismal failures of Di Maria and Rademel Falcao, agents think United are paying almost £25 million over the odds for the Monaco teenager Anthony Martial, who cost £36 million – the most expensive teenager in world football.

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  • Black weekend on SA’s roads - South Africa | IOL News

    In one of the blackest periods on South Africa’s road, a total of 141 people are reported to have died on the country’s roads over the weekend, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) confirmed on Monday. The “shocking and unprecedented road carnage” has prompted the RTMC to work with provincial traffic authorities to intensify law enforcement on roads, including the introduction of a 24-hour shift for traffic officers and harsher penalties for drunken driving. “South Africa recorded the most shocking and unprecedented road carnages over the weekend with 141 people confirmed to have been killed in 110 motor vehicles collisions in all provinces,”the RTMC said in a statement.

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