• Bobby Motaung gets hot "klap" from female fan

    Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung got a hot klap across the face from a female fan he tried to seduce at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday, where his team played to a 1-1 draw with Maritzburg United.

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  • Former Pirates player arrested for cruising in stolen car

    Metro police made the discovery when the former midfielder was stopped at a roadblock yesterday. Bafana Bafana Orlando Pirates Former Orlando Pirates player arrested JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have confirmed a former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana player has been arrested in Orange Farm for driving a stolen car. Metro police made the discovery when the former midfielder was stopped at a roadblock yesterday. It’s understood the VW Polo was stolen in Randburg last November. Officers say the car had a fake licence disk and number plate. The police’s Johannes Motsiri says the suspect is also facing a charge of fraud. “They found that the vehicle was stolen in Randburg last year. The former

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  • Motsepe, Ramaphosa

    He stopped short of calling former president Nelson Mandela a sellout, saying Madiba took the revolution as far as he could "he was too old, tired" and it was now up to this generation to carry on the fight to implement the Freedom Charter, including the equitable sharing of all South Africa's resources. Malema said: "The deviation from the freedom charter was the beginning of selling out of the revolution. When Mandela returned from prison he got separated from Winnie Mandela and went to stay in a house of a rich white man, he was looked after by the Oppenheimers, Mandela used to attend those club meetings of those white men who owned the SA economy. He stayed in one of their houses, they had

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  • 'Boko Haram' lift Cyril's chances

    A group of ANC heavyweights calling themselves “Boko Haram” appear to have bolstered Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s chances of succeeding President Jacob Zuma as ANC leader in 2017. According to reports, a number of party bigwigs serving in national and provincial legislatures joined the group over the weekend. They are said to include two former premiers, one former provincial secretary and a host of MECs, party regional secretaries and heads of departments in the Limpopo provincial government. This paper has been informed that ANC leaders from Gauteng, along with “Boko Haram”, met secretly in Makgobaskloof outside Tzaneen in Limpopo a fortnight ago. They decided to back Ramaphosa. Yesterday,

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  • Idols SA winner Karabo on his big plans

    When Idols SA Season 11 winner Karabo Mogane couldn’t afford to study at Stellenbosch University anymore, he dropped out and set his sights on a different goal – making a career out of his love for music. Almost a year later, Mogane is the winner of the country’s biggest reality show and has bagged prizes that include R700 000 in cash, a new car and a recording deal with Universal Music. “I’ve always known that it’s my responsibility to make my dreams come true,” he says. “I didn’t want to drop out of school, but I had to. I didn’t give up on myself though, so I took a chance and auditioned for Idols.” The 24-year-old former Geo-informatics student grew up in Nelspruit and is the youngest of

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  • Adele 'wants a peaceful life'

    London-born singer Adele craves a ''peaceful, happy life'', according to a friend.  The 27-year-old singer is among the best-selling artists in the world, but a source close to the 'Hello' hitmaker has revealed she'd prefer to keep a lower profile. The insider said: ''She really just wants a peaceful, happy life and she's trying her best to maintain it.'' Although the London-born star mixes with other celebrities, she is said to find her elevated status to be slightly ''surreal''. A friend told Us Weekly: ''All the Hollywood stuff seems surreal to her.'' What's more, the insider revealed Adele feels torn between her career and her family life, which includes her boyfriend of four years Simon

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  • Malema’s UK visit ‘sends a message’ - Special Features | IOL News

    London - He’s perhaps the second best-known politician in South Africa, a firebrand agitator who is revered and disliked across South Africa in equal measure. However this week Julius Malema is in the old colonial power of the UK where he is less well known and where he will be addressing some distinctly English and internationally highbrow institutions. On Wednesday he will kick off his England tour by travelling to the “dreaming spires” of Oxford where he will address the Oxford Union at the world famous university. He will speak in the Debating Chamber on a subject “loosely agreed” beforehand, a spokeswoman for the Union said. The chamber can take up to 450 people and after the speech there

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  • Trevor Noah finds love in the US

    The long legged and dark haired beauty is a model who moved from Los Angeles to New York and currently lives with Noah.  The two are said to have met a few weeks ago but are already head over heels in love. According to US magazine, Taylor works at Ram, modelling in the dealer’s auto shows. Photos from her Instagram - where she has more than 17,000 followers - show her posing in a Ram polo.   It also appears Taylor accompanied Noah when he visited SA recently. They both uploaded images posing in a game reserve with cheetahs. Noah previously dated Dani Gabriel of Cape Town. The pair split when Noah took up a job as the host of The Daily Show.

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  • Cosatu names SA’s worst employer - Companies | IOL Business

    Johannesburg – The Gupta family-owned news television channel, ANN7, was the worst employer in South Africa, according to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu). “Indeed we have (ANN7) workers here, some of them are our members. We are sending a message to them (ANN7), that for them to be recognised, they must follow processes and pay workers correctly, and resolve all the issues affecting their workers,” Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini said on Tuesday at the federation’s 12th congress taking place in Midrand. The news channel beat other “bad employers” such as Telkom, the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg and television channel e.tv, said Cosatu second deputy president Zingiswa Losi.

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  • Russia ratchets up anti-Turkish rhetoric as Nato calls for calm

    SOCHI/ANKARA — Russia ratcheted up criticism of Turkey and moved to reinforce its operations in Syria as US President Barack Obama and the Nato military alliance called for an easing of tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet. Turkey showed no sign of backing down. "We certainly don’t have any idea to escalate this issue," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Istanbul Wednesday, though "we will maintain our stance" and protect the country’s airspace. Russia would have to respond to any future air incidents, President Vladimir Putin said. "We are taking this incident in the most serious possible way and all means will be used" to maintain security, he said on Wednesday in Yekaterinburg,

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  • Pupil dies after being struck by train - Western Cape | IOL News

    Cape Town - She would have been preparing for her last matric exams paper set to be written on Wednesday, but a walk to the shop ended in tragedy for Megan Smith. Instead of planning to celebrate, Megan’s family is now planning her funeral. The Grade 12 Scottsdene High pupil was killed on Sunday when she was knocked down by a train. School principal Karel Cupido said Megan was walking to the shop with two friends when tragedy struck. He said they were walking on a train bridge near Meerlust farm, where Megan lives, when the train struck her. “It happens that they misjudged the speed of the train, because the train didn’t warn them by hooting. Two of the children that were with her managed to

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  • Mourinho: Costa row sorted with ‘kisses and cuddles’ - World Leagues

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he and striker Diego Costa have made up with “kisses and cuddles” after their halftime row in Tuesday’s 4-0 Champions League win over Israeli opponents Maccabi Tel Aviv. The pair appeared to be engaged in an angry exchange of views as they headed towards the players’ tunnel at halftime. Mourinho took issue with Costa’s lack of movement in the first half, but the Spain international went on to finish the match after the 52-year-old Portuguese displayed a more tender side in the dressing room. Costa was involved in the major flashpoint of the first half, after he was chopped down by a terrible challenge from Maccabi’s Tal Ben Haim, which led to the former Chelsea

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  • Two TUT campuses shut down - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Pretoria - All academic activities at two Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) campuses have been suspended for the remainder of the year following days of violence. University management also informed students to vacate the Soshanguve North and South campuses for safety reasons. The students had been given until 5pm on Monday to leave the premises. The rest of the TUT campuses will not be affected by the closure, and will carry on with exams. Signs that something big was brewing were evident on Sunday evening when TUT management notified students that all exams at the two campuses had been postponed indefinitely. This was amid discussions at management level on the best possible way to defuse

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  • New SA airline to take to skies next month

    Bookings for flights on the new airline open this Tuesday. “Fly Blue Crane has anticipated and is positioned to deliver on what customers want: the enhanced convenience of frequent flights through high on-time performance‚ commitment to consistent service excellence‚ advanced online technologies that will make the booking and travel process fuss-free‚ and of course highly competitive fares‚” said Fly Blue Crane CEO Siza Mzimela. The COO of Fly Blue Crane‚ Theunis Potgieter‚ said the airline was poised to become an African aviation innovator by responding to market needs and implementing invaluable insights from global travellers who have revealed that customer value is not based on low pricing alone‚ but also in areas such as consistency‚ frequency‚ professionalism and reliability‚ as well as softer touch-points which include complimentary quality meals and the level of attention to detail paid to customers’ special needs when flying. “Fly Blue Crane’s customers can look forward to such a fresh approach to air travel‚ which blends the best of both worlds without compromising on premium service‚” he said.

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  • Tomorrow's news: we take you inside Krejcir's mansion

    Lobola and being gay South Africa was one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to legalising gay marriages. However, this does not mean that the general mood in the country has been welcoming people from the LBGT+ community. We profile a lesbian couple and their journey through this traditional practice. Be sure to grab your copy of The Citizen. A peak inside the luxurious world of Krejcir We take a tour through the luxurious mansion of Radovan Krecjir as his properties go under the hammer, showing you the life he lived before being incarcerated. If the walls of Radovan Krejcir’s house could talk, what secrets would they reveal? Yet they remained as closed mouth as the Czech gangster

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  • Murdered businessman Bozwana's colleague dares assassins to come for him

    A business colleague of murdered North West businessman Wandile Bozwana has dared assassins to come after him following revelations of an alleged hit list. Former Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality mayor Themba Gwabeni said he was prepared to take on hitmen and would "fight fire with fire". Gwabeni's name allegedly appears on the list along with those of North West Business Forum secretary-general Sello Mogodiri and chairperson Fana Moraka. It is not clear how many names were on the list. Police spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko, however, has said police were not aware of any hit list. Bozwana, who was chairperson of the forum before his death, was apparently at the top of the list. He

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  • South Africa: Zimbabwe Special Permit Programme Near Conclusion

    Cape Town — Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the Zimbabwe Special Permit programme is at its final stages of conclusion. The Minister said this when he briefed the media to give an update on the programme. He also used the briefing to announce developments around the Lesotho Dispensation Programme. "The total number of applications made online reached 208 967. "The number of applicants who submitted their applications and biometrics was 197 950," he said. "With the exception of a small section of problem cases still to be resolved, the Zimbabwean Special Permit programme is at its final stages of conclusion," he said. The Minister said a total of 197 790 Zimbabwe Special Permits were

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  • ANC accused of betraying workers - Cape Times

    Shanti Aboobaker Labour Bureau THE National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), Cosatu’s biggest affiliate, yesterday accused the ANC of betraying workers – going as far as to rubbish parts of President Jacob Zuma’s speech to congress. Nehawu first deputy president Mike Shingange slammed Zuma’s comments on Monday that the ANC was not a socialist organisation, saying this meant he had divorced the ruling party from the national democratic revolution. “What we have observed, is in our movement there’s a disjuncture… the movement is being led by the state instead of the movement leading the state,” Shingange said. “It does look like the ANC alone has failed as a strategic centre

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  • Glitz and glam at the 2015 South African Sports Awards (PHOTOS)

    South African Sports Awards went down with great grandeur and style on Sunday night in Bloemfontein at the Sand du Plessis Theatre. Top sprinter Wayde van Niekerk walked away with a Mercedes Benz C-Class as well as a R500000 cheque after a stiff competition from cyclist Greg Minnaar and swimming sensation Chad le Clos. Politicians, celebrities, media personalities, fashion idols and soccer stars looked sensational at the event. They dressed to evoke envy as they sashayed on the red carpet elegantly. Football figures present at the event included Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba, Mamelodi Sundowns defender Thabo Nthethe, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo, Happy Jele, Lucky Lekgwathi

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  • Almost 16-million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns

    Some 15.8-million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations (UN) AIDS programme said on Tuesday. Estimates show new HIV infections have fallen by 35% since the peak of the three-decade-old pandemic in 2000, and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42% since a peak in 2004, UNAIDS said in a report timed for release before World Aids Day on December 1. Every five years we have more than doubled the number of people on life-saving treatment," Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS executive director, told reporters at a briefing. By the end of 2014, 36.9-million people were infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS, and more than half of them do not have access to treatment.

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