• Malusi Gigaba's alleged ex-mistress details scandalous affair, R288,000 cash gift and trips

    New York based stylist, Buhle Mkhize has written an open letter lifting the lid on the  surreptitious affair she allegedly had with Malusi Gigaba. Their dalliance started in July 2014, lasting an entire year. Mkhize who is married says she met Gigaba on Instagram and realised they shared the same sense of humour. "By the end of July he’d started sending me private messages that were very basic at first but quickly graduated to flirting. The messages were flattering but uncomfortable, I am married and had had a relationship with a public figure in the past and hated what comes with it so this wasn’t the route I wanted to take even if I was single," Mkhize said. The exchange of private messages

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  • Prophet Radebe faces arrest

    Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) chairwoman Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva has opened a case against prophet Samuel Radebe of the Revelation Church of God. Radebe has refused to appear before the commission. Section 41 of the commission's act states that if someone has received a summons but refuses to appear before it, that person is in violation of the act. Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said it was frustrating to work with uncooperative pastors. "Only a few pastors refused to appear before the commission. If they continue, we'll come here and report them to the police and let the law take its course. It has been very frustrating because

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  • Siza Mzimela: First black woman to own an airline - Connect

    South African businesswoman, Siza Mzimela, is making history as the first black woman to start and own an airline. About Siza Mzimela According to about.com, Siza Mzimela, founder and CEO of Fly Blue Crane, a start-up South African airline that began taking flights September 2015, with O.R. Tambo International Airport in Jozi as the airline’s operational hub. The start-up has thus far been operating as an airline that offers low cost domestic routes within South Africa. According to About.com, Mzimela has been vocal about eventually expanding her business to have more regional scope: “We hope to expand our flight destinations to Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • Khune’s younger brother promoted at Pirates

    Itumeleng Khune's brother, Jacob, was promoted from the Augusto Palacios Apprentice academy to the Orlando Pirates academy.

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  • Malema comments ‘disrespectful’‚ says AbaThembu royal family

    A stinging attack on struggle icon Nelson Mandela by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has been condemned as “mischievous and disrespectful” by the AbaThembu family. In a speech to the Oxford Union in the UK last Wednesday‚ Malema accused Mandela of turning his back on parts of the revolution after being released from prison. “Comments made by Julius Malema on Nkosi Dalibhunga Nelson Mandela while addressing Oxford Union in the United Kingdom is mischievous and disrespectful. The Royal Family for the Kingdom of AbaThembu‚ fully understood the commitment of Madiba on issues affecting South Africa while he was still active in politics. “We were comfortable to allow him to serve the

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  • South Africa: Joburg Home Owner Slashes Robber With Sword

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  • Ray of hope for Ponzi scheme investors - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    There may be a ray of hope on the horizon for the investors who were duped into investing more than R1 billion in alleged ponzi scheme Carmol Distributors. One investor, Themba Madlala, who poured over R1 million into Carmol’s coffers, made a high court application to have the company committed to business rescue. With Carmol in financial straits and liquidation looming, he suggested in court documents that investors are likely to receive up to four times more money back under business rescue than if Carmol were to be liquidated. In his statement, Madlala said, “If investors accept the proposed business rescue plan, it would result in creditors receiving 86.5 cents in the rand (R500m divided

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  • Shake-up in Meyiwa murder probe - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    A shake-up has begun in the Senzo Meyiwa murder investigation. Acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane has asked that the dossier be handed to him so he can engage with the investigators and help them solve the case. The intervention by Phahlane comes more than a year after Meyiwa was shot at the home of the mother of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, on October 26 last year. It also comes a month after Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza said the Hawks, the elite unit that he heads, was going to help. Police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that Phahlane had asked for the docket. He said it was part of the acting police chief’s

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  • Family & friends bid farewell to Jonah Lomu

    Six simple words eloquently summed up the impact Jonah Lomu had on rugby union when New Zealand paid its final respects to the former All Blacks winger on Monday. “Too big, too fast, too much,” Lomu’s high school coach Chris Grinter told the thousands of people who had flocked to Eden Park for a public memorial service. Lomu’s casket was carried to a specially built stage by former team mates, including All Blacks Michael Jones, Frank Bunce and Jerome Kaino.

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  • Mugabe proclaims Africa 'cannot and will not' assume more climate obligations

    Nigerian preacher TB Joshua and two contractors facing trial for criminal negligence over a church building collapse that killed 116 worshippers failed to appear in court on Monday, prompting the judge to adjourn the case.

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  • Six hurt in nine-car Durban pile-up - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    Durban - Six people were injured in a multiple vehicle accident on the N2 north-bound near Queen Nandi Drive in Durban on Sunday morning, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said. Crisis Medical spokesman Kyle van Reenen said paramedics, along with other emergency services, arrived on the scene to find nine vehicles had collided, leaving six commuters with minor to moderate injuries. “The injured were triaged and treated on scene before being taken by ambulance to various nearby hospitals for further assessment and care,” he said. Traffic was severely affected as emergency services worked to clear the scene and the authorities were on the scene to assist. The cause of the pileup was unclear at present,

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  • Khoisan: It's our land and we want it back

    "The colonial powers became rich from our land: our diamonds, our gold," said John van Rooyen, chairman of the Gauteng Khoisan Council. He was speaking during the SA Human Rights Commission hearings into the alleged marginalisation of the Khoisan community. The group is demanding better representation for the Khoisan at all levels of government in South Africa, and wants Khoisan languages to be officially recognised. SA Human Rights Commission member Danny Titus said the commission was holding hearings in Northern Cape and Western Cape on the rights of indigenous people. "The general experience in this country is that we have constitutional rights but we don't have implementation of them," Titus

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  • Mary J. Blige coming to South Africa

    Featuring contestants from a caretaker and nurse to a lawyer, a reality television show in Liberia is on the hunt for a different kind of star - a civil servant who embodies honesty in a country often blighted by accusations of corruption.

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  • How Shopping Can Save You Money

    United States drivers are stunned that they never knew this. If you drive less than 50 mi/day, you better read this...

  • UKZN chief accused of racism - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    Universities the length and breadth of South Africa have been under fire, but this week it wasn’t students venting their anger against fee hikes, it was a group of aggrieved academics whose discontent has exploded into a war of words. Disgruntled University of KwaZulu-Natal academics this week signed a letter of complaint against vice-chancellor and principal, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, levelling accusations that he had “racist tendencies” when it came to running the university. The academics are professors John Mubangizi, Cheryl Potgieter, Deo Jaganyi and Renuka Vithal. Other accusers are chief finance officer, Bulelani Mahlangu, and head of student services, Sibusiso Chalufu. Because of the ongoing

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  • Turkey preparing to hand over body of pilot to Russia

    ANKARA — The body of the pilot killed when Turkey shot down a Russian jet was taken to Turkey late on Saturday to be handed over to Russia, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. The body is being treated in accordance with the Orthodox tradition, Mr Davutoglu said in a news conference in Ankara on Sunday before going to Brussels for a meeting with European Union leaders on migration. He did not say how the body was delivered to Hatay in southern Turkey but said Russia’s military attache was going there on Sunday as part of procedures to recover the remains. Relations between Turkey and Russia have sharply deteriorated since Tuesday’s incident, with Russia imposing economic sanctions and revoking

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  • Former regulator to handle Capitec’s risk

    CAPITEC has appointed former top South African regulator Nkosana Mashiya group chief risk officer, a key position at the Stellenbosch-based bank. There is speculation that Mr Mashiya, a former deputy registrar of banks at the South African Reserve Bank, is being groomed for a top executive position at Capitec. The appointment makes Mr Mashiya the first black chief risk officer at the 14-year-old banking group, which has traditionally drawn its leadership from the Afrikaner community. The only other black executive at Capitec is Nathan Motjuwadi, the head of human resources. Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie said Mr Mashiya’s appointment was not just about transformation, but hiring the "best skills"

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  • Sundowns most valuable club in South Africa

    According to football statistics site, Mamelodi Sundowns are the most valuable club in South Africa.

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  • South Africa: Thousands of Zimbabwean Permits Uncollected in SA

    Cape Town — Zimbabwean nationals that successfully applied for permits in neighbouring South Africa have been urged to collect the documents as the process to regularise their stay draws to an end. South African Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, on Wednesday said more than 11 000 permits were still to be collected. "When we reported to the nation back in August 2015, we said permits that still needed to be collected from VFS Global centres which were in the region of 26 986. "The number has come down to 11 499," Gigaba said as he briefed the media on the exercise to document Zimbabwean nationals. Home Affairs appointed VFS Global to oversee the process to apply for the permits. Gigaba said

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  • Prasa fights its BEE locomotive supplier

    BLACK economic empowerment consortium Swifambo Rail Leasing says Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) are the only companies doing business with it. Prasa has taken action against Swifambo and wants a R5bn contract to supply it with locomotives set aside. Swifambo was responding to allegations in an affidavit by Prasa chairman Popo Molefe that it did not have experience in the rail industry as it was formed four months before the contract was awarded. Last week, Prasa applied to the High Court in Johannesburg to review and set aside the contract with Swifambo to supply 70 Spanish locomotives from manufacturer Vossloh España. The contract was initially for 88 locomotives at R3.5bn,

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  • Twitter abuzz after ‘UFO sighting’ above city - Cape Times

    Carlo Petersen THERE was not enough “data” yesterday to confirm whether an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) was hovering above the city at the weekend. The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) will view photographs taken with its Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7) today to find an explanation for the green light in the sky on Saturday night. City revellers took to social media at the weekend, posting photographs to report a “UFO” high in the night sky. The hashtag #UFOSA trended on Twitter yesterday after numerous people reported seeing “green orbs floating in the sky”. However, no videos have surfaced. SAAO spokesperson Lorenzo Raynard said it was impossible for SAAO to comment on the sightings.

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