• 'I experienced racism far beyond that of America in SA': Popular DJ

    A recent visit to South Africa has left a bitter taste in the mouth for well known house music DJ and producer Afefe Iku Osunlade. Afefe Iku Osunlade was one of the headline acts at the Spring Fiesta festival which took place at Wild Water in Boksburg this past weekend. This is what Osunlade had to say about his experience in the country in a Facebook post: “Now im certain I’ll get lots of shit for this post however it must be said. It’s been about ten years since my last visit to South Africa and I must say this trip has more than opened my eyes that apartheid is alive and kickin! It’s absolutely the most white privileged place I’ve ever experienced in my life and from this date I vow never

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  • Mbalula trolls US losers at World Cup - World Rugby

    We South Africans know nobody trolls a bunch of losers like our Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula. But the USA just got introduced to his flavour of trash talking. Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article capturing all the ways Mbalula heckled the US rugby team before, during and after they played the Springboks and lost. The author, Marissa Payne, wrote: “Politicians aren’t known for their realness, at least in the United States. But things must work differently in South Africa because Fikile Mbalula… left nothing on the table when it came to expressing his glee on Twitter over the Springboks’ 64-0 shutout of the United States during their Rugby World Cup match on Wednesday.”

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  • These are the South African provinces where you are most likely to be murdered

    Over the past three years the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100,000 to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100,000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eight out of 167 countries with data available for 2012. Between April 2014 and March 2015, on average 49 people were murdered each day. This is on average two more killings a day than in the previous year and a staggering six more deaths a day than in 2011/12. The 2013/14 South African Police Service annual report showed that 5% of murder victims were children and 14% were women, most of whom were murdered by their intimate partners. By far the

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  • 36 Regular People Who Look So Much Like Celebs It's Crazy

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  • Sfiso Ncwane in baby mama drama, says 'I'm not going to support another man's child'

    Pinky Dlamini, 29, added to Ncwane’s woes after she told Drum magazine’s latest issue that the Kulingile Baba hit-maker is not supporting the boy. But the Bayede Baba singer denies paternity and rubbished Dlamini as “jealous and bitter.” Ncwane challenged her to do DNA tests to prove that he is truly not the father of the boy, according to the report. “That boy is not mine and I know who the real father is. I’m not going to support another man’s child. Pinky knows the truth and if she insists on saying I’m the father, then let’s go for a DNA test,” Ncwane told Drum. “Like all ex-girlfriends she’s not happy that I dumped her and became successful.” Pinky said: “My son doesn’t even have shoes as

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  • Mourinho responds to Capello criticism - Premier League

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at criticism levelled by Fabio Capello and said he is determined to lift the Blues out of the rut that has seen them slump to the lower reaches of the Premier League. Chelsea are currently two places above the relegation zone after losing four and winning only two of their first eight league games. Their worst start to a season in 37 years has prompted criticism of Mourinho's methods, with Capello notably claiming the Portuguese coach “burns out his players” after two seasons. Mourinho, speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday, admitted he “can't hide the reality” of Chelsea's dire straits but took exception to Capello's assessment of his leadership

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  • Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    He made this startling claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing battle with the taxman. This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled

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  • LETTER: Masses stoning Oscar

    I HAVE been vocal from the outset about the double standards and victimisation of Oscar Pistorius, without taking sides or venturing into the "guilty or not guilty" debate. Blatant political interference has again, in effect, led to an extension of his prison sentence. It is shocking to see how the uninformed masses rejoice in this victimisation (I saw a barbaric comment on Facebook that his arms should have been cut off too). The infamous necklacing, or "mob justice", functions on exactly the same basis: the hysterical and bloodthirsty masses stone a defenceless human being, taking them right back to the Dark Ages. These armchair judges are no different from people participating in mob justice

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  • Zuma’s ex gains traction

    Rumours are rife the ANC’s heir apparent will be the outgoing chair of African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Supported strongly by the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL), the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) and some Zuma-supporting premiers, her ticket to the presidency is almost guaranteed. The ANCWL supports her on the grounds that a woman president for SA is long overdue. Truth be told, it is not so much about a feminist consciousness as it is about retaining the status quo, where the positions of incumbents in the Cabinet will remain unchallenged. In SA politics, gender interests have never trumped political interests. If it were so, the women in power would have used their position to

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  • Stars sue Paris firm over knock-offs - IOL Tonight

    New York/Paris - Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have jointly sued a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, mobile phone cases and other items featuring their likenesses without permission. The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York said ElevenParis has ignored the singers' warnings to stop the sales, including in a store in Manhattan's SoHo district, and on its website. ElevenParis said in a statement on Wednesday that negotiations had been under way with these celebrities for nearly a year and were continuing. “ElevenParis is determined to find a fair and balanced agreement with them and their advisers,”

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  • Five nabbed in brazen attempt to defraud Sars of millions

    A Pretoria company claimed to have paid R266 million in salaries and wanted to claim VAT. SARS Fraud Fraudulent activities CAPE TOWN - The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has foiled an attempt to swindle it out of millions through a tax fraud scam. This resulted in the arrest of five people at its head offices in Pretoria. Sars says a Pretoria-based company claimed to have paid R266 million in salaries to its employees - and wanted to claim value added tax on that amount. But suspicious officials requested supporting documents, including payslips, only to discover that they were fraudulent. Sars's Luther Lebelo says they then set up a sting operation with police. “The company claimed that

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  • Tambo no-fly zone

    The problems slowed international and local arrivals and departures at Africa's busiest airport to a snail's pace. Airline companies warned that there would be a huge knock-on effect on flights leaving and arriving in Johannesburg. The radio technology problems arose as South Africa's leading civil aviation safety and security experts met in Johannesburg for a safety and security conference yesterday. The meeting - during which it was revealed that aviation crashes and deaths had decreased - follows two deadly aircraft crashes in Limpopo and North West this week. The second occurred yesterday when a helicopter crashed, allegedly after losing power. Two people were critically injured. The spokesman

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  • Malema asks judge candidate if he was deployed by DA

    Advocate Lawrence Lever, from Mahikeng in the North West, studied law at Rhodes University in the 1980s - a tumultuous time during apartheid. After going through his CV and experience, "Commissioner Malema" was first on the mic. Lever's CV included his stint as a member of Parliament for the Democratic Party - a predecessor of the DA - between 1999 and 2004. He left apparently because he felt he had reached his "political shelf life". "In the eighties you were at the university? And you were conscious of what was happening in society at the time? And you went with the flow?" Malema asked. Lever replied that he did not claim to have participated in politics. "You took a decision not to be involved

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  • Calls for currency devaluation as confidence sinks - Business News | IOL Business

    The continued fluctuation in the rand is hurting Zimbabwean manufacturers, prompting them to call for internal devaluation of the US dollar after the first manufacturing confidence index showed confidence in the industry at a lowly negative 33 percent. Zimbabwe has apparently become a warehouse for goods produced in other countries, mainly from South Africa, Malawi, Zambia and China, despite lobby efforts to promote local producers. Manufacturers in Zimbabwe are struggling against a heavy saddle of power outages, high electricity tariffs and other costs, as well as expensive borrowing on the local market. Busisa Moyo, the president of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), said in Harare yesterday that the prices of products produced in Zimbabwe “are a reflection of the Zimbabwean environment”.

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  • Bozwana ‘killed for fighting corruption’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Mahikeng – North West businessman Wandile Bozwana was killed for fighting corruption, mourners heard on Thursday. “Wandile was questioning the irregular awarding of tenders. We have companies that were awarded multi-million (rand) tenders even when they did not have tax certificates. Bozwana was fighting this corruption,” said Mothusi Montwedi from Taung, an ANC member attending Bozwana’s memorial service in Mahikeng. “The ANC is infiltrated by the premier league. They decide the outcome of conferences. Business in the province cannot be available to Supra (Mahumapelo) and few of his friends,” he said to a chorus of applause from the crowd. The so-called Premier League is believed to be made

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  • Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

    According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed impending demise of Mugabe. A Malawi publication, the Maravi Post, reported at the time that Liabunya had predicted, during a New Year’s Day service, that Mugabe would pass away this year. This was not the first time the

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  • Orlando Pirates are 'top-class,' says Kaizer Chiefs boss Bobby Motaung

    The Sea Robbers, who lost to Ahly in the CAF Champions League final in 2013, will lock horns with Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel in a two-legged final next month following a 1-0 win in Orlando and a gutsy 4-3 triumph in. Motaung, whose side will compete in the Champions League again after winning the Absa Premiership last season, told KickOff on Thursday that Amakhosi definitely participate in Africa’s biggest club competition and they will give it a good go. "As for Pirates, they are top-class; they've done very well,” Motaung told the website. “There is some quality knowledge they have about Africa I'm sure, but I think it also has to do with the energy they put in when playing in Africa.

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  • Danish transfer delight for Masango - Cape Times

    Rodney Reiners Mandla Masango has had a magnificent start to his career in Denmark. The former Kaizer Chiefs winger signed for top Danish club Randers FC three months ago and has already scored a couple of crucial goals for his new club. In the early hours of tomorrow morning (4am, SA time), Bafana Bafana head into the first of two Central American friendlies when they take on Costa Rica, and Masango is keen to transfer his Denmark form to the South African national football squad. Bafana’s second friendly is against Honduras next Tuesday (kickoff midnight, SA time). Masango, along with Bafana teammate Itumeleng Khune, was involved in a salary stand-off with Chiefs earlier this year. Both refused

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  • 17 Affordable Vacation Spots All Budget Travelers Need To Know About

    Some places are farther away than others — meaning the plane ticket is more expensive — but they’re all still amazing budget destinations overall. We highly suggest you steal these affordable itineraries.

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  • 21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

    Taken when she was only an 18-year-old princess, this picture shows the young Elizabeth Alexandra Mary during her time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, 1945.

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