• Parker praises new Kaizer Chiefs coach

    Bernard Parker says Steve Komphela has won the hearts of the Kaizer Chiefs players. Parker said the new coach has his team-mates in awe ahead of the coming campaign where they plan to defend the Absa Premiership and the MTN8 titles they won last season. “The coach has been motivating us to improve,” Parker told the Chiefs website, “both as a team and as individuals. Parker’s new coach takes over from Stuart Baxter, who has since moved to Turkey.

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  • Woman has to leave behind spouse, kids - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    CAPE ARGUS Lea and Heath Stewart are taking the Home Affairs Department to court. Cape Town - A Zimbabwean woman who faces the “devastating prospect” of being indefinitely separated from her South African husband and four children has turned to the Western Cape High Court to challenge the constitutionality of South Africa’s Immigration Act. Lea Stewart, 39, moved to South Africa with her husband Heath and their boys Joshua, Aiden, Luke and Ethan, all of whom have South African citizenship, in May last year, hoping to secure a better future for the children.

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  • Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    President Barack Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • Judge Masipa got it right – on the law

    Masipa cleared the athlete of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, instead finding him guilty of culpable homicide and of one firearm-related charge. This was because Masipa found that the state had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Pistorius had the necessary intention to murder Steenkamp. Despite finding the athlete was a “very poor witness”, Masipa accepted that Pistorius’s version – that he genuinely believed there was an intruder in his house – could reasonably possibly be true, which is all that was necessary for an acquittal on murder. Masipa’s verdict has created a ruckus for a number of reasons, with the most common criticism relating to her application of dolus eventualis.

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  • Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Bedroom Coup

    WHEN former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda last October warned of a "bedroom coup" brewing in Zanu PF ahead of the party's acrimonious December congress, his remarks could have simply been dismissed as polemics in an intensifying succession battle. In fact, Grace -- using her now widely acknowledged influence over Mugabe at home and in the office -- did something unthinkable: ousted a liberation struggle stalwart and precipitated unprecedented political purges in the party's history. At the height of succession-fuelled factionalism and infighting, Sibanda threatened that real war veterans would resist Grace's "a bedroom or boardroom coup".

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  • Lesotho: 'A Fractious Lot' - Anatomy of Another Coup in Lesotho

    Despite having suffered its first military coup earlier that year, the mountain kingdom remained reasonably prosperous, helped by a paradox of anti-Apartheid aid and remittances from its miners in South Africa. The overdue signature of this scheme was one stated reason for the coup that saw Major General Justin Metsing Lekhanya evict Chief Leabua Jonathan who had ruled with steadily increasing authoritarianism since independence in October 1966. GREG MILLS describes the impact of decades of coups and unrest in South Africa's fractious neighbour. Democracy followed in 1993, but in September 1998, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) lost 11 members during...

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  • Watch Julius Malema praise Robert Mugabe

    Julius Malema sang the praises of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, claiming that the 'true African leader' has never killed any of 'our own people'. Evidently Ndebeles don't count as 'our people' to the EFF's leader. Video posted to YouTube by My Africa.

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  • No firepool at Mandela's Qunu home: Ndileka

    Nelson Mandela's eldest grandchild has come out guns blazing following the revelation by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko that the swimming pool in Qunu is actually also a fire pool. Ndileka Mandela was quoted by the Mail and Guardian saying that there is no firepool at her grandfather's home and that it was not paid for by the government. It was not built by the government,” said Ndileka. This is was in response to Nhleko's latest attempt to defend the R240million spent at President Jacob Zuma's for 'security upgrades'.

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  • Cyril probed after EFF lays charges - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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  • Mariah Carey swims in high heels

    Diva Mariah Carey has quipped that she swims in evening gowns and high heels and surprisingly, revealed herself to be something of a domestic goddess. The diva - who is currently dating Australian billionaire James Packer - is rarely seen without her stilettos and admitted she doesn't even like to take them off in the water. Meanwhile, Mariah insisted she doesn't observe birthdays but, tongue firmly in cheek, said that she, ''celebrates the anniversary of my birth [March 27] every day at 3:27 a.m., p.m., EST, PST, and ST!''. Other gems from Mariah's 25 Things You Don't Know About Me interview, include her ''extreme aversion to overhead lighting''.

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  • Zuma's wives cost you R54.6-million in his first term

    The average annual cost of the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for the last four years of former president Thabo Mbeki's administration, from 2005 to 2008, was R7.1-million. In Zuma's first term, the average rose to R10.9-million a year - an increase of R3.8-million. In response to questions, the spokesman for the president, Mac Maharaj, said the unit cost R7.877-million in 2010-11; R11.165-million in 2011-12; R7.068-million in 2012-13 and R13.019-million in 2013-14. The last time information was made publicly available on the unit was in February 2010 when the Presidency revealed in response to a parliamentary question that during Zuma's first year in office, 2009 to 2010, the unit cost R15.517-million.

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  • Mandela children douse fire pool 'nonsense'

    Nelson Mandela's Qunu home does not have a fire pool.

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  • Jen & Ben’s not so perfect 10 - Tonight News

    AP Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck arrive for the Oscars in Los Angeles on February 24, 2013. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, you need only examine the relationship upon doomed relationship that has come crumbling down under the merciless glare of the showbiz scene. Some romances are so completely incongruent, that they should be fleeting is not the startling factor; rather, that they should have ever been regarded as anything other than an obvious ploy for added publicity (Miley Cyrus!) is what boggles. Until recently, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were chief among them.

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  • Ramos is quick fix LVG needs - Premier League

    REUTERS Sergio Ramos, in some ways, the antithesis of the players Ferguson sought towards the end of his tenure. London - The restructuring of Manchester United in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era continues apace. Old Trafford’s academy system is being remodelled along more modern lines while United’s scouting network remains under review. It is, however, deep within the first-team squad that dramatic change at England’s most successful club is being felt and nowhere is that more apparent than in the pursuit of Spain international Sergio Ramos.

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Malema calls on SA not to pay e-tolls

    Economic Freedom Front leader Julius Malema was the latest to hit back against the controversial users pay system. “These are public roads they, should not be privatised,” Malema told reporters yesterday. “Unjustifiable laws should not be complied with … we call upon our people not to pay (for) e-tolls.” Malema was of the view tarrifs would increase in six months and if motorists registered “there is no turning back”. The new tariffs and monthly caps for registered users were gazetted on June 17 and are the first part of the new dispensation announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in late May.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills Scores During Ramadan Prayers

    Boko Haram fighters gunned down at least 80 Muslims praying in mosques in a northeast Nigerian town during the holy month of Ramadan, a government official and a self-defense fighter said. The attack on Wednesday night on the town of Kukawa came the day after the group attacked a village 35 km away and killed another 48 men and boys, according to witnesses who counted the dead. The people of Kukawa were in several mosques, praying ahead of breaking their day-long fast, when the extremists attacked, the official said on Thursday. Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege, reporting from Abuja, said at least 80 people, mostly men, but the death toll was expected to rise.

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  • African leaders must respect constitutions or face turmoil - Hollande

    French President Francois Hollande urged African leaders on Thursday to respect their constitutional term limits amid concerns that some are prepared to risk political instability in order to cling to power. Hollande was speaking a day after at least six people were killed in violent clashes in Burundi, where opposition parties are furious over the decision of President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term, which they say is unconstitutional. Burkina Faso's longtime ruler Blaise Compaore was toppled in a popular uprising last October after making a similar attempt to remain in power. "We witnessed it again in Burkina Faso.

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  • Child advocacy groups back new visa rules

    CHILD advocacy groups emerged as an unlikely ally of the Department of Home Affairs on Thursday when they backed its contentious new travel requirements despite teething problems with implementation. The new visa regulations, which came into effect last month, have been met with fierce resistance by the tourism industry and South Africans, who have bemoaned the turnaround time of unabridged birth certificates — a core requirement when travelling with minors. Parents travelling with their offspring are required to be in possession of unabridged birth certificates detailing the biographical information of both parents.

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