• Senzo Meyiwa's parents know who killed their son

    Senzo Meyiwa's parents have revealed in an interview with Drum that they know who killed Senzo. Ntombifuthi and Sam Meyiwa say they know what really happened the night of Senzo's death and claim that it was not a robbery that took their son's life in Kelly Khumalo's childhood home. "If I were to give you the name of the killer, I would be arrested," said Ntombifuthi Meyiwa. According to previous reports the Meyiwas have hired private investigators from Magma Security to assist the police with the case.

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  • White ignorance in a time when #RhodesMustFall - City Press

    As a white South African, watching reactions to #RhodesMustFall unfold is horrifying. For some reason, be it the design of our cities, the segregated character of our schools, the whiteness of universities or white economic power, us white people seem to think we are the majority and therefore, can dictate the terms of how things should be – white, of course.

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  • What can Mugabe teach us about #RhodesMustFall? - City Press

    Barely 35 years ago, our northern neighbour Zimbabwe was still called Rhodesia. The truth is, Zimbabwe has been wrestling with colonial remnants – and, in particular, Cecil John Rhodes’ remnants – for longer than we have. This week, a Zanu-PF official attempted to rekindle the conversation about moving Rhodes’ remains to the UK, but it is largely expected that the 2012 decision made by the governing party and President Robert Mugabe will remain party policy. In 2012, Mugabe said Rhodes’ body should not be removed from its burial site in the Matobo National Park, 35km south of Bulawayo.

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  • Video of a drunk police officer goes viral

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • ‘No one wants to touch a Mandela’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    REUTERS A case of fraud against Zondwa Mandela, a director of Aurora, was registered in 2012 after he deposited two fraudulent cheques to buy shares into an account of the lawyer representing the company. Both cheques bounced, said Mulaudzi. Johannesburg - It has been more than three years, but the Hawks have not questioned Nelson Mandela’s grandson Zondwa in connection with a fraud case. Hawks spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi said a case of fraud against Mandela, a director of Aurora, was registered in 2012 after he deposited two fraudulent cheques to buy shares into an account of the lawyer representing the company.

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  • Arab coalition warplanes pounds Yemen rebel camps

    Arab coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen on Friday in a second consecutive day of strikes led by Saudi Arabia, which accused Iran of "aggression" across the region. A months-long rebellion by Shiite fighters has escalated into a regional conflict that threatens to tear apart the impoverished state at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia has vowed to do "whatever it takes" to prevent the fall of its ally President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, accusing Shiite Iran of backing the Huthi rebels’ power grab.

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  • Tutu: Why not raise a statue to Graça? - Western Cape | IOL News

    The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation have weighed in on the Rhodes statue debate. Cape Town - The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation weighed in on the Rhodes statue debate on Friday, proposing that a statue of UCT’s chancellor, Graça Machel, could be erected on the university’s campus. It added that a monument to the white UCT students who played a role in the anti-apartheid struggle should also be considered.

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  • Cassper accuses Kanye West of 'stealing' Kwaito

    Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter this week to voice his frustration about Kanye West stealing kwaito from South African artists. The world is doing Kwaito. “First it was Years and Years with a beat that sounds Exactly like Spikiri ‘s style and now this Wale record Kanye made with Ty Dollar?

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  • EFF, ANC take on farmer

    THE threat of eviction has united political foes ANC and EFF against a farmer in KwaZulu-Natal. A total of six families are facing possible eviction from a peach and livestock farm in Kokstad. Noel Fleming bought the farm last year. The matter has been reported to the department of rural development and land reform, but the farmer has apparently increased his efforts in intimidating the farm tenant s.

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  • The king’s xenophobic statements are a disgrace - City Press

    South Africa is a democratic state. It is governed by the Constitution, domestic and international laws as well as declarations signed within the United Nations. It is reported that his majesty the king, Goodwill Zwelithini, made statements over the weekend in Pongola that foreigners should leave the country because they are the direct cause to immorality and unruliness. Let me start by saying that in the African culture the King is never wrong and should never apologise to anyone for statements made.

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  • Saudi air strikes rattle rand and JSE

    Rising tensions rose in the Middle East causes volatility in global markets, dragging down JSE and rand

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  • From jailbirds to platteland queens

    The former jailbirds spent more than a year touring South Africa's criminal justice system, including a stretch in an East London prison. Now they are touring small-town South Africa with a sexy drag show that has injected some "Ooh!" into the Karoo. Gregg's saucy stage persona, "Falicity Spitfire", bears no resemblance to the convicted fraudster with a receding hairline who received a suspended sentence for fraud in 2013.

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  • Proteas big guns misfire - Proteas Cricket

    With the World Cup a thing of the past for for the Proteas, Stuart Hess rates AB De Villiers side. With the World Cup a thing of the past for for the Proteas, Stuart Hess rates AB De Villiers’ side. Got a career best score against Ireland and a half century against the West Indies, but other than that failed to dominate at the top of the order. Could barely scratch a run together until the quarter-final.

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  • In jet's last moments, calm co-pilot ignores pleas to open cockpit

    Andreas Lubitz was breathing, steady and calm, in the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525. It was the only sound from within the cockpit that the voice recorder detected as Lubitz, the co-pilot, sent the plane into its descent. The sounds coming from outside the cockpit door on Tuesday were something else altogether: knocking and pleading from the commanding pilot that he be let in, then violent pounding on the door and finally passengers’ screams moments before the plane, carrying 150 people, slammed into a mountainside in the French Alps. The sound of Lubitz’s breathing indicated that he was conscious to the end, Brice Robin, the Marseille public prosecutor, said at a news conference.

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  • Of mangoes, or not waiting for fruit of fraud to fall

    ON TUESDAY, we were treated to an illuminating lesson on how not to pick mangoes, by the president of the republic, no less. At a conference organised by the South African Local Government Association, President Jacob Zuma explained that placing your sack strategically underneath a mango tree filled with ripe, red, juicy mangoes — coincidentally, my favourite fruit — and waiting for the fruit to fall was not the best way to pick them. This attitude towards work, and picking mangoes, is certainly bearing fruit for our president and is already mimicked in all spheres of the government and society. This at a time when there is a war room — put in place by Zuma — under Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to deal with the ailing parastatal.

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  • Tourists up against a Brics wall - The Star

    REUTERS Fewer travellers from the Brics nations are visiting South Africa thanks to strict visa rules. South Africa begged to be part of the club, but “draconian” visa regulations are turning away visitors from these emerging economies, says Peter Fabricius. Pretoria - It could be said that ministries of Home and Foreign Affairs are natural opposites. Foreign Affairs (or as we call it International Relations and Co-operation) goes out of its way, or should, to welcome foreigners into the country, for business, tourism, culture, education and a host of other forms of exchange.

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  • South Africa: Saqa Develops Qualification Fraud Register

    The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has developed a national fraud register, which lists individuals who have committed qualifications fraud. Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande asked SAQA to develop the register last year. The Department of Higher Education and Training said the register is already in operation at SAQA and it contains information on confirmed forgeries, a list of misrepresented and invalid qualifications.

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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria in selection drama ahead of Bafana clash

    Nigeria assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has caused a stir in the Super Eagle’s camp by telling FA bosses that Stephen Keshi, and not him, was the one who selected the team that suffered a shock defeat at home to Uganda.

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  • 29 Things Only Girls Over Five Foot Nine Will Understand

    We aren't bending our knees to look sexy, we're doing it so we fit in the photo.

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  • Germanwings pilot hid health condition that would have banned flying

    The pilot who crashed an aircraft in the French Alps had received a sick note from doctors showing he suffered a health condition that would have prevented him flying the day of the crash, which he apparently hid from his employer, German prosecutors said. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus A320 on Tuesday and deliberately steered it into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board. "Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors," said the prosecutors’ office in Duesseldorf, where the co-pilot lived and where the doomed flight from Barcelona was heading. "The fact there are sick notes saying he was unable to work, among other things, that were found torn up, which were recent and even from the day of the crime, support the assumption based on the preliminary examination that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and his professional colleagues," the German prosecutors said.

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