• How Operation Fiela crept into CTown's gang-torn areas

    “They were the police and that “something” ended up being live ammunition. Fiela members then found the suspect who had thrown the bullets out of the window when he heard a raid was happening, arresting the other occupant of the same house and taking him to the Grassy Park police station. Being likened to a gang member, the very person who terrorises you and your loved ones’ lives? Although the other residents ANA spoke to did not necessarily want to don a police badge, there appeared to be a consensus in the Ottery community – the police were wanted.

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  • Trevor Noah's relentless arc to fame and fortune

    This week, he bagged another appearance on the English comedian John Bishop's upcoming BBC series The John Bishop Show, where he is set to appear alongside British musicians Leona Lewis, Florence and the Machine, The Vaccines and Jessie Ware. The eight-part variety show shot at London's Hackney Empire will air on BBC One from Saturday May 30.

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  • The Itumeleng Khune conundrum

    The image of soccer supremo Khoza is of an all-powerful man who goes gung-ho where angels fear to tread. In May 2013, Khune was the man of the moment at the Premier Soccer League (PSL) awards. Then captain and undisputed first choice for Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana, he was a sweepstakes winner: footballer of the season, players' player of the season, goalkeeper of the season and Nedbank Cup player of the tournament. Khune's star is shedding its diamond sparkle.

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  • DJ Sbu opens up - The Citizen

    Following controversial headlines, DJ Sbu chats to us about his life, and what's really going on.

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  • Gigaba stands by new visa requirements

    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will not go back on a decision to implement new visa requirements next week. Concerns have been raised about a requirement that demands children carry unabridged certificate when they travel to and from South Africa. Parents say this will delay their travels and that the department is generally slow to issue unabridged certificates. Home affairs has already begun the process by converting over half a million abridged birth certificates.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari Misses Pre-Inauguration Prayers, Jets Out to UK

    THERE was anxiety at the National Mosque yesterday in Abuja over the absence of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari at the special Juma'at prayers to mark the beginning of the week long activities leading to his inauguration on May 29. The President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, 22 May left for Britain on a private visit, his first such trip outside the country since winning the March 28th presidential election. In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by the President-elect's Media Team, Mallam Garba Shehu said: "Buhari left for Britain on a private visit.

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  • ANC-linked group scores as their Capitec stake soars to R2.5bn

    The consortium includes Pilisiwe Twala-Tau, the wife of Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau; Gugu Mtshali, wife of former president Kgalema Motlanthe; and the Batho Batho Trust, which was founded in 1992 by former president Nelson Mandela and other ANC stalwarts. In 2007, Coral Lagoon paid R300-million for 12.2% of the Stellenbosch banking group at R30 a share in a deal funded entirely by the state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

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  • Man shot over a pair of Carvela shoes

    Cops allegedly shot him in the leg after accusing him of wearing a pair of expensive stolen Carvela shoes. In a matter before the South Gauteng High Court, Wiseman Sithole, 27, is suing the minister of police for R13-million in damages. Sithole, of Ivory Park near Tembisa, lost his leg after he was shot in the knee while allegedly resisting arrest in 2013. Sithole also claims he was poisoned while under police guard during his stay at Tembisa Hospital.

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  • EFF faction turns their backs on Malema

    A faction of Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) members have defied an order from head office to support party leader Julius Malema in his court battle against the South African Revenue Service(Sars.

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  • Feud mars Mompati funeral - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA President Jacob Zuma with his wife, Bongi Ngema, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Speaker of the National Assembly and chairwoman of the ANC, Baleka Mbete, were among the party faithful to bid farewell to ANC stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati at her funeral service in Vryburg on Saturday. Johannesburg - The “towering” role played by struggle stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati in bringing democracy to South Africa was marred by family feuds openly displayed at her funeral held at the Vryburg Showgrounds in the North West province on Saturday.

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  • Sylvester Stallone Wants Salman Khan To Join The Cast Of The Next...

    The Italian Stallion thinks #BhaiRoxx.

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  • South Africa's economy is still in the hands of whites

    This view by one of the country's leading business minds Phumzile Langeni enjoyed overwhelming support from the participants. Langeni, the chairwoman of AfroPulse Group, said the recent spate of xenophobic attacks was just one of many things that showed the extent of frustration about the lack of opportunities in the country. "People are feeling left out" Langeni said. Agreeing with Meyer, Langeni said a sluggish economy, the high unemployment rate and dependency on state grants were some of the things that point to a need for dialogue.

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  • Foreign nationals share their experience of starting a business in SA

    Setting up your own successful business is hard enough as it is. Not having proper local identification and business regulations that seem designed to stifle rather than encourage entrepreneurship are just two of the myriad problems encountered by African business people looking to set up shop in South Africa. “My company brings in lots of foreign currency into the country and provides a much needed service in South Africa,” said Tendai*, a 53-year-old Johannesburg-based Zimbabwean IT businessman, who has been in South Africa for the past 8 years. “Although I am a permanent resident of South Africa with a South African ID, I don’t feel as part of South Africa,” he told ANA in the lead up to Africa Day on May 25.

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  • More load shedding expected tomorrow

    The country’s power utility is battling to relieve pressure off the grid.

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  • Asthma attack ended life of missing SA man - Gauteng | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Shaun Beukes pictured with a friend (right) was confirmed dead by Bahamas police. Family and friends who had been frantric trying to locate Shaun Beukes, received confirmation on Tuesday this week that the 34-year-old businessman had died of natural causes in the Bahamas two weeks ago. South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) contacted the Shaun Beukes to confirm that he had died on the island. Beukes’s parents had reported their son missing after he missed his flight back to South Africa two weeks ago.

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  • Clean your house, EU tells Mswati - Africa | IOL News

    The European Parliament this week called on King Mswati’s government in Swaziland to immediately and unconditionally release an imprisoned news editor, a political rights lawyer and two other political prisoners. A parliamentary resolution also established a monitoring of Swaziland’s human rights abuses in what could be the first step toward international censuring or even trade sanctions toward sub-Saharan Africa’s only unelected national leader.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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  • Ferdinand moved by support after wife's death | The New Age Online

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he has been "overwhelmed" by the support he has received following the death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison. Ellison died aged 34 earlier this month following a battle with breast cancer, prompting an outpouring of support from within the football community. "It has been the most difficult period of my life, what with managing the emotions of our three children and watching such a great woman as my wife Rebecca die without being able to do anything about it," Ferdinand wrote in Sunday's edition of British tabloid The Sun. "After Rebecca died, we held a service on a lovely sunny day, which was arranged to perfection.

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  • Cuban Five to visit SA - Gauteng | IOL News

    The recently released Cuban Five will visit South Africa next month to express support for SA's leading role in raising international solidarity with their plight. Rene Gonzales, Ramon Labanino, Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzales were arrested and convicted in the US in 1998 for espionage. The last three of the former Cuban intelligence operatives, who were found guilty of spying on the United States, were released in a prisoner swap last year.

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  • Cash-strapped home owners fell for scam - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    WEEKEND ARGUS The Eerste River house that belonged to William Mottel and his wife Betta. Cape Town - A man acting as an estate agent lured two parishioners from the church he attended in the late 1990s into a property scam, the Western Cape High Court has heard. According to the evidence before the court, Marshall Skei told the Hagans he was an estate agent who helped people who had fallen on hard times. The parishioners would act as investors and buy the properties with bonds secured from major banks.

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