• Prasa’s multibillion rand contract could be set aside

    Concerns were raised by the public protector and the Auditor General about the deal. PRASA Prasa report Swifambo Rail JOHANNESBURG – Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) chairman, Popo Molefe, says he believes there’s a good chance a multi-billion rand contract will be set aside, based on the evidence the rail agency has. Prasa is seeking a refund after finding that a contract signed with a local company to supply new locomotives was rigged from the start. It’s been reported Swifambo Rail Leasing has no experience in the rail industry and partnered with Spanish manufacturer Vossloh to supply 70 locomotives. Concerns were raised by both the public protector and the Auditor General about

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  • Malusi Gigaba's alleged ex-mistress details scandalous affair, R288,000 cash gift and trips

    New York based stylist, Buhle Mkhize has written an open letter lifting the lid on the  surreptitious affair she allegedly had with Malusi Gigaba. Their dalliance started in July 2014, lasting an entire year. Mkhize who is married says she met Gigaba on Instagram and realised they shared the same sense of humour. "By the end of July he’d started sending me private messages that were very basic at first but quickly graduated to flirting. The messages were flattering but uncomfortable, I am married and had had a relationship with a public figure in the past and hated what comes with it so this wasn’t the route I wanted to take even if I was single," Mkhize said. The exchange of private messages

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  • Prophet Radebe faces arrest

    Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) chairwoman Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva has opened a case against prophet Samuel Radebe of the Revelation Church of God. Radebe has refused to appear before the commission. Section 41 of the commission's act states that if someone has received a summons but refuses to appear before it, that person is in violation of the act. Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said it was frustrating to work with uncooperative pastors. "Only a few pastors refused to appear before the commission. If they continue, we'll come here and report them to the police and let the law take its course. It has been very frustrating because

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  • Siza Mzimela: First black woman to own an airline - Connect

    South African businesswoman, Siza Mzimela, is making history as the first black woman to start and own an airline. About Siza Mzimela According to about.com, Siza Mzimela, founder and CEO of Fly Blue Crane, a start-up South African airline that began taking flights September 2015, with O.R. Tambo International Airport in Jozi as the airline’s operational hub. The start-up has thus far been operating as an airline that offers low cost domestic routes within South Africa. According to About.com, Mzimela has been vocal about eventually expanding her business to have more regional scope: “We hope to expand our flight destinations to Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • Khune’s younger brother promoted at Pirates

    Itumeleng Khune's brother, Jacob, was promoted from the Augusto Palacios Apprentice academy to the Orlando Pirates academy.

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  • Malema’s rant ‘crossed the line’ - Politics | IOL News

    Durban - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has now crossed the red line with his “warped logic and rantings” about former president Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal said on Sunday. Malema, himself a former ANCYL leader until his expulsion from the ANC, said at the Oxford Union in the UK on Wednesday that Mandela had sold out the struggle of the people and of South Africa and deviated from the Freedom Charter. Malema has been universally condemned by political parties and civil society for his statements. KwaZulu-Natal ANCYL provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabela said Malema had now taken his “vicious attacks against the icons of South Africa’s

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  • Shake-up in Meyiwa murder probe - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    A shake-up has begun in the Senzo Meyiwa murder investigation. Acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane has asked that the dossier be handed to him so he can engage with the investigators and help them solve the case. The intervention by Phahlane comes more than a year after Meyiwa was shot at the home of the mother of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, on October 26 last year. It also comes a month after Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza said the Hawks, the elite unit that he heads, was going to help. Police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that Phahlane had asked for the docket. He said it was part of the acting police chief’s

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  • Chelsea better without stroppy Costa - Premier League

    In many ways it was a throwback, a return to a period of English football when two teams could kick lumps out of each other and still shake hands afterwards. Diego Costa would have loved it out there. This brooding London derby was right up Costa’s street, with an air of menace about the place as Tottenham and Chelsea snarled at each other for 90 minutes. Chelsea looked like a team again, stubborn and resistant to pretty much everything Spurs could muster after their long-distance trip to play Qarabag in Azerbaijan. Costa had thrown a king-sized strop when he was named on the substitutes’ bench, failing to warm up or warm down with the rest of his team-mates at White Hart Lane. He is a stain

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  • Nigeria: Does President Muhammadu Buhari Have a Conscience?

    "Aside the 105 soldiers killed by Boko Haram, additional 34 soldiers were killed two days ago but it wasn't in the news"- Deji Adeyanju. I concur with Mr. Deji Adeyanju. The most heartless and reprehensible thing that our government could have done is to cover-up the fact that 105 of our soldiers were killed by Boko Haram a few days ago. To do such a thing is simply evil. A soldier ought to be honored in death and this is especially so if he dies in the course of doing his duty and fighting for his nation. The government has not only dishonored them by not acknowledging their sacrifice but they have also buried them in the wilderness like rabid dogs. This is wickedness of the highest order and

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  • Is Cyril fit to replace Zuma? - Sunday Independent

    ANC diehards left the National General Council vowing to do better, but Mcebisi Ndletyana sees no change. More than a month has passed since the ANC held its fourth National General Council (NGC) at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand. In the interim, a number of provincial and regional conferences have followed in various parts of the country. This includes KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the Eastern Cape’s regions of OR Tambo, Buffalo City and Joe Ggabi. The latter two are the largest regions in a province that formerly had the biggest ANC membership. That distinction now belongs to KZN. It claimed it in 2012 en route to Mangaung, where Jacob Zuma was re-elected ANC president over the conscientious Kgalema

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Comes Face-to-Face With Gays

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe will this weekend come face-to-face with gays and lesbians -- whom he has publicly excoriated as being "worse than pigs and dogs" -- when he officially opens the 18th International Conference on Aids and STIs (sexually transmitted infections) (Icasa) in Africa, in Harare on Sunday. It will be held between Sunday and Friday next week, under the theme "Aids in the Post-2015 Era: Linking Leadership, Science and Human Rights". The conference will be attended by thousands of people, including leading scientists, policymakers, activists, gays and lesbians, people living with HIV and Aids, as well as government leaders and civil society representatives. In 1995, government shut

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  • Cops uncover Cape forgery ring - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    What started out as an investigation into nuisance posters led the City of Cape Town’s metro police tactical response unit to a much bigger forgery operation, the city said on Sunday. The unit stumbled upon an apparent counterfeit operation at an address in Bellville’s central business district on Thursday, mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said. The officers moved in on the premises to investigate a tip-off from the local ward councillor and the Voortrekker Road Central Improvement District (VRCID) who had been trying to track down the source of stickers advertising the illegal termination of pregnancies, which had become a problem in the Bellville area, he said. Officers also found counterfeit currency from a number of countries, fake passports, identity documents, asylum permits, fake licence documents, vehicle registration discs, and university and college degrees - notably from the University of the Western Cape.

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  • Twitter abuzz after ‘UFO sighting’ above city - Cape Times

    Carlo Petersen THERE was not enough “data” yesterday to confirm whether an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) was hovering above the city at the weekend. The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) will view photographs taken with its Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7) today to find an explanation for the green light in the sky on Saturday night. City revellers took to social media at the weekend, posting photographs to report a “UFO” high in the night sky. The hashtag #UFOSA trended on Twitter yesterday after numerous people reported seeing “green orbs floating in the sky”. However, no videos have surfaced. SAAO spokesperson Lorenzo Raynard said it was impossible for SAAO to comment on the sightings.

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  • Pastors threaten ANC election numbers over church commission

    The “pastors‚ under the auspices of the Mahikeng Ministers Fellowship (MMF)”‚ said in a statement that “the issuing of summonses against religious communities has displayed a heavy-handed and misguided approach”. MMF chairperson Apostle Zandisile Reginald Mpame said he shared the “view of the African National Congress Chaplaincy that the commission's controversial public posturing and confrontational statements to the media undermine its primary objective”. “We agree wholly with the chaplaincy that‚ though the commission may have powers of subpoena‚ its main mandate and primary duties are to promote peaceful coexistence between religious cultural and linguistic groups in the country‚ educate‚

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  • South Africa: Adjustment of Fuel Prices Effective From 2 Dec 2015

    The Department of Energy herewith informs the public about the fuel prices for December 2015. South Africa's fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors. The pump prices for both grades of petrol will increase by 1.0c/l; diesel and the maximum retail price for LPGas will decrease by between 1.8c/l and 4.0c/l, whilst the wholesale price of illuminating paraffin and the single maximum national retail price (SMNRP) will increase by 1.0c/l with effect from 2 December 2015. The main reasons for these fuel price adjustments are the weakening of the Rand against the US Dollar despite the drop in the prices of all petroleum products during the period under review.

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  • Mary J. Blige coming to South Africa

    Featuring contestants from a caretaker and nurse to a lawyer, a reality television show in Liberia is on the hunt for a different kind of star - a civil servant who embodies honesty in a country often blighted by accusations of corruption.

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  • Barca file complaint against former Real Madrid players

    Barcelona have filed a formal complaint against two former Real Madrid players turned pundits after they suggested Barca forward Neymar deserved the kick he received from Real midfielder Isco in this month’s La Liga ’Clasico’. Isco, who had come on as a substitute 10 minutes into the second half of Barca’s 4-0 win at the Bernabeu, lashed out in apparent frustration at Neymar in the 85th minute and was shown a straight red card. According to Barca, former Real players Manolo Sanchis and Poli Rincon “publically and repeatedly justified the aggression“ on Spanish radio and the club said on Monday they had filed a complaint with a Spanish government commission that seeks to combat violence in sport.

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  • Banks under fire over R99 debit order scam

    Fin24 has been inundated with emails from irate bank customers following an expose on Special Assignment on Sunday which lifted the lid on how easy it is for dubious companies operating in the call centre space to gain access to bank accounts through unauthorised debit orders. Banks in the South Africa process about 56 million debit orders a month and from these close to a million inter-bank debit orders, including non-authenticated early debit orders, are disputed every month, according to the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA). The dispute ratio for non-authenticated debit orders is between 4.5% and 6%. Lucas Mlangeni said it worried him that his bank account has been invaded by fraudsters.

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  • Family & friends bid farewell to Jonah Lomu

    Six simple words eloquently summed up the impact Jonah Lomu had on rugby union when New Zealand paid its final respects to the former All Blacks winger on Monday. “Too big, too fast, too much,” Lomu’s high school coach Chris Grinter told the thousands of people who had flocked to Eden Park for a public memorial service. Lomu’s casket was carried to a specially built stage by former team mates, including All Blacks Michael Jones, Frank Bunce and Jerome Kaino.

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  • Malema needs pyschological help - ANCYL

    This was in reaction to Malema's statements during a visit to the UK last week. "The attacks on [former] president Nelson Mandela, the father of the nation, were most unfortunate, but considering the state of mind of the man who makes them, the nation should not be worried, but should raise concern on how many people believe in this fellow given his views," the ANCYL said in a statement. The organisation said Mandela's stature and legacy spoke for itself, not only in South Africa, but globally and did not deserve such unwarranted remarks from anyone "let alone a creature of Malema's stature". Malema told the Oxford Union in the UK Mandela had turned his back on parts of the revolution after being released from prison.

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