• Contralesa calls on Mandla Mandela to step down

    Mandela married a Muslim woman at the weekend and is believed to have converted to Islam last year. Mandla Mandela Muslim Contralesa Mandla Mandela married CAPE TOWN - The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South African (Contralesa) has called on Mvezo Chief Mandla Mandela to step down following his conversion to Islam.  Mandela married Rabia Clarke, a Muslim woman, at the weekend and is believed to have converted to Islam late last year.  It's his fourth marriage.  Contralesa’s Xolile Ndevu says Mandela’s new religious affiliation is a problem.  Ndevu believes Chief Mandela cannot both lead the people of Mvezo and the Eastern Cape and be a Muslim at the same time. “It means now he is no longer

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  • Nigeria: N780 Billion MTN Fine

    Lagos — The Federal Government has given MTN Nigeria conditions including paying certain amount of money to accept the out of court settlement offered by the telecoms firm in the N780 billion fine imposed on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Minister of communications Barrister Adebayo Shittu said this at a media parley in Lagos on Monday night. MTN had taken the NCC to court after the commission in November 2015 slammed a N1.04 trillion fine on it for failing to deactivate millions of unregistered subscribers. The fine was later reduced to N780 billion by the NCC. Shittu said: "When MTN came, we understood their pleas. However, we added that if you cannot meet up with the fine,

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  • Nigeria's Most Wanted Corruption Suspect Lives in UK

    President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that one of Nigeria's biggest corruption suspects is currently residing in the United Kingdom. Buhari said this during an interview with The Telegraph. He said his government would put its trust in British officials to ensure that the unnamed suspect was brought to justice. Despite his refusal to identify the individual in question, all fingers seemed to point to former Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to have embezzled $20m from the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Buhari also said that he had enlisted the co-operation of the British National Crime Agency (NCA) in prosecuting individuals

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  • What's next for Zuma?

    Talk Radio 702 | Political analyst Prince Mashele makes sense of Jeremy Gauntlett's concession at the ConCourt hearing yesterday. CAPE TOWN – Yesterday, President Jacob Zuma's lawyer Jeremy Gauntlett said the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla was binding. Political analyst Prince Mashele said Gauntlett’s concession in the Constitutional Court hearing against Zuma exposed attempts by the African National Congress (ANC) and Zuma to undermine the Constitution. Mashele says many more embarrassments are coming the ANC’s way. “It appears to me that all along, he has adopted an arrogant posture thinking that this case had no serious implications.” He adds if the Constitutional Court rules against

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  • A humble DJ Sbu takes to the streets of Joburg to sell his energy drink

    Armed with a can of Mofaya, matching clothing and a large poster advertising a music concert in benefit of student funding - DJ Sbu sold his drink to drivers in peak traffic. Hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to students of the Sbu Leope Fund which provides tuition and accomodation for disadvantaged school kids. The bold entrepreneur wasn't shy as he walked up and down, selling the drink.  "Thank you to all who gave us words of encouragement, shared laughter with us & bought our entire stock today. We appreciate you guys. We doing this not for us but for your kids. We hope to serve as an inspiration on what active citizenship is all about," said Leope. Watch the DJ below. A video

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  • EFF gives 25 reasons why ‘the Guptas must go’

    THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Wednesday released the full list of the "25 reasons why the Guptas must leave or be made to leave the country immediately #Guptasmustgo". The party had launched the campaign on Tuesday night‚ hours after it and its leader‚ Julius Malema‚ were indicted by the North Gauteng High Court from inciting acts of violence against the Gupta family‚ Oakbay Investments‚ The New Age‚ ANN7 and other of the family’s subsidiary company’s shareholders‚ staff and property. By Tuesday night‚ the EFF had shared the first three reasons on its Instagram account‚ and on Wednesday morning released the full list. A defiant Mr Malema had‚ in reaction to the High Court ruling‚ said: "We must respect the courts.

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  • Minnie Dlamini, Thomas Mlambo exit SABC's Soccerzone

    A public commitment to publish its Social Labour Plan on the company’s website by Mark Cutifani‚ Chief Executive of Anglo American PLC‚ is a step in the right direction and more companies need to follow suit‚ says the Bench Marks Foundation.

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  • Controversial Metro FM DJ Phat Joe is in hot water again

    Phat Joe, who hosts the Metro FM radio show The Real Phat Joe, has been reported to the CCMA for allegedly dismissing his long-time domestic worker via SMS. It is the second controversy the DJ has been involved in recently. Last week the Sunday World reported that Phat Joe and co-host, Pearl Thusi, had been suspended by the SABC after listeners complained to the public broadcaster that the “duo allegedly daily bashed” their colleague Bonang Matheba and rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes on the show. Matheba and AKA have been in the spotlight after it emerged that they had a relationship behind DJ Zihle Jiyane’s back. The rapper and Jiyane have a daughter together. Domestic worker Nontembiso Vumazonke

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  • Guptas focus helping mining firms get away with murder: Mantashe

    African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said big mining companies operating in South Africa lack patriotism and a focus on the Gupta family was not helping in dealing with mischief committed by these companies. Speaking to the SABC ahead of President Zuma’s State of the Nation Address, Mantashe said a concerted focus on Gupta family was actually helping big mining companies like Exxaro, Glencore and Anglo American evade tough questions about their transformative roles in the South African economy. Asked whether he thinks there is a Gupta obsession, Mantashe said: “The point I am making is that the obsession is when you leave Exxaro, Glencore and Anglo American scot-free

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  • Mbete's bumbling advocate admits Parly was wrong in Nkandla matter

    She raised her voice, used dramatic hand gestures, and occasionally stood in silence before the judges after they asked her questions. Her demeanour and comments even amused Public Protector Thuli Madonsela who laughed when Nkosi-Thomas made a comment about her powers. Nkosi-Thomas was asked if the National Assembly had erred in how it approached the remedial action recommended by Madonsela in her report on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead. "Did the National Assembly fail to exercise oversight of the president as a member of executive?" Justice Edwin Cameron asked. After mumbling, Nkosi-Thomas conceded, "Parliament took a wrong position." Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke

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  • Why there is only one race

    Tim Crowe explains how the origin of the KhoiSan tells us that “race” has no place in human ancestry. The ancient origins, anatomical, linguistic and genetic distinctiveness of southern African San and Khoikhoi people are matters of confusion and debate. They are variously described as the world’s first or oldest people; Africa’s first or oldest people, or the first people of South Africa. They are in fact two evolutionarily related but culturally distinct groups of populations that have occupied southern Africa for up to 140,000 years. Their first-people status is due to the fact that they commonly retain genetic elements of the most ancient Homo sapiens. This conclusion is based on evidence

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  • Nigeria: Rescued Girl Longs for Boko Haram 'Husband'

    Almost a year after she was rescued from Boko Haram captivity by the Nigerian army, Zara John, 16, is still in love with one of the fighters who abducted her. She was delighted to discover that she was pregnant with his child following a urine and blood test carried out by a doctor in the refugee camp to which she was taken after her rescue. "I wanted to give birth to my child so that I could have someone to replace his father, since I cannot reconnect with him again," said Zara, one of hundreds of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram during a seven-year insurgency in northeast Nigeria. But any decision over the baby was taken out of her hands. Her father drowned during flooding in 2010 so her uncles

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  • Zimbabwe: State Media Turns Against Former Handler As Mugabe Succession Wars Deepen

    What happens when the media you once controlled turns against you? Zimbabwe's ex-information minister Jonathan Moyo was left fuming Monday after his radio interview was cancelled and the state Herald daily carried allegations that he was illegitimate. As ruling party wrangles deepen, ZiFM radio station announced suddenly on Monday morning that its scheduled interview with Moyo had been "postponed due to a clash of schedules." Moyo, 59, hit back, accusing the station -- which is closely linked to the ruling party -- of not telling the truth. "Truth is you 'postponed' the... program tonight under pressure from a successionist who feared the program would stray into politics!" he tweeted. That was

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  • Don't kid yourself about BAs

    Jonathan Jansen: "So what's the difference between a BA degree and a large pizza?" one of my student leaders recently asked a large group of parents inquiring about sending their child to university. "A large pizza can feed a family of four," she joked. I laughed, then cried. Laughed, because of the obvious wit of the comparison. Cried, because this is one of the most misleading pieces of information about BAs in South Africa today. It was not that I had not overheard "BA jokes". At my previous university, there was rampant talk among female students of a "BA man-soek" specialisation (BA find-a-husband). After all, what other reason could you have for doing a BA than to prowl the campus for a

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  • Mos Def appears in film on World Passport

    The Western Cape High Court will today‚ Tuesday‚ hear an application from Mos Def‚ who’s birth name is Dante Terrell Smith‚ for an indefinite stay in South Africa. The musician was arrested in January after Home Affairs discovered that he did not have a valid passport. This came after he presented a World Passport to airport officials to travel to a gig in Ethiopia. An investigation reportedly discovered that the rapper's wife‚ Sharon Smith‚ and four children had been living in the country illegally since 2014. His family has been granted an interim order to stay in the country. “My country is called Earth‚” Yasiin Bey says in the new film. “This whole thing belongs to everybody that’s on it.”

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  • Van Gaal refuses to see he is failing

    As he frequently likes to remind the world, Louis van Gaal is a smart man. So it is perplexing that he refuses to grasp why speculation about his future at Manchester United will not go away. It is because this season, his job was easy: and he has made it hard. In this, of all years, it did not need a genius to manage Manchester United. Knowing what we now know, that Chelsea would mount quite the poorest defence of any champions in Premier League history, and that an outlay of more than £100million on players would not greatly improve Manchester City, to have Manchester United in the top four, and challenging for the title, really wasn’t rocket science. Yet Van Gaal has been battling the odds

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  • Zimbabwe: Fears Mount Over Drug-Resistant HIV

    At least 60 percent of people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Zimbabwe, are becoming resistant to the key anti-retroviral drug, Tenofovir, raising fears among scientists that a strain of virus resistant to drugs might have developed. The scientists, whose research was carried out in 36 countries between 2012 and 2015, said another possible cause of the resistance could be due to poor administration of the drug. The study results showed that the 60 percent of people living with HIV continued to have an uncontrolled virus despite being treated with medications, including Tenofovir, compared to 20 percent in Europe. The results further revealed that treatment failure as a result of drug resistance was common in people with a lower CD4 count due to HIV progression, and that the treatment worked best when begun with a high CD4 count.

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  • South Africa: TB Joshua On Course to Win Inaugural Award

    PROMINENT churchman, TB Joshua, is leading the race to become the first African Prophetic Pastoral Award Winner. HOPe AfricA, a nonprofit, public charity organisation, is organising the award, based on popular opinion. Over 30 African pastors were selected for this exercise and four made the final list. Among the pastors and their region, as well as scores, are Paseka Mboro Motsoeneng (87,5 percent, South Africa), Gary Skinner (88 East Africa), Jerry Antonie (85,5 percent (Central Africa) and Joshua (90,5 percent(West Africa). Recommendations from the public close next Tuesday. The winner will be determined in a couple weeks but at a date to be announced in due course. Francis John, founder of

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  • ‘We grilled Guptas on Glencore deal’ - Business News

    Johannesburg - Be transparent with us: Are you involved in any corruption? This was one of the questions posed to the politically connected Gupta family by the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) at a meeting in Sandton yesterday. “I asked them some very tough questions. And they made a presentation which was fairly transparent. They answered all our questions adequately and to our satisfaction that they are not involved in any corruption,” said Ike Moroe, a member of the MKMVA’s national executive committee, speaking to The Star. Read: Commission set to probe Gupta deal The MKMVA convened a media briefing at the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters later to respond to “lies and

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  • Messi set to undergo kidney tests

    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is expected to play in Wednesday's King's Cup semi-final against Valencia despite missing training on Monday to have tests on his kidneys, the La Liga club said. “Barcelona striker Lionel Messi will undergo several tests on Monday and Tuesday to assess the evolution of the kidney problems he suffered last December,” Barcelona said in a statement on their website (www.fcbarcelona.com) “Messi will return to his normal duties with the first team on Wednesday.” The Argentina international missed his team's FIFA Club World Cup semi-final in December as he was suffering from renal colic, a type of abdominal pain often caused by kidney stones. Despite the problem, he played

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