• Racist now has two black 'daughters'

    A self-confessed white Afrikaner racist has opened his home to the two daughters of a deceased black ANC woman activist. Gansbaai businessman Ferdi Kritzinger admits he has always been a racist. "I desperately needed a black partner and an attorney friend of mine recommended I contact businesswoman Yvonne Lungcuzo. "I was very conservative, a gentle racist, and in the beginning I did not trust her.

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  • Gallery: Celebrity fashion at Durban July 2015

    Local stars put their best feet forward at the Vodacom Durban July. The event attracts thousands of revellers and betting enthusiasts who flock to the Greyville racecourse where food, drink and fashion become the order of the day.

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  • Gwede Mantashe speaks up about Nkandla

    African National Congress Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has lashed out at Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's statements that more money must be spent on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. The City Press is reporting that Mantashe said Nhleko's statement was reckless and he must explain why more tax money is needed. The Public Works Department has also distanced itself from Nhleko's claim that he doesn’t know who authorised the construction of 21 three bedroom houses on land just a kilometre from Nkandla.

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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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  • Zim’s power-hungry first lady eyes top job - Africa | IOL News

    Zimbabwe’s apparently fit first lady, Grace Mugabe, says she is working closely with the country’s two vice-presidents, developing policies and charting the way forward. As President Robert Mugabe’s health and memory declines, the first lady says she is working closely with Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, appointed by her husband at the Zanu-PF congress in December.

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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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  • ANC faces a slow death in Limpopo - Politics | IOL News

    Supplied Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha. Johannesburg - The ANC in Limpopo is declining and could disappear, as its membership has dropped nearly 60 percent in the past three years. The Sunday Independent can reveal that the ruling party has experienced a decline from 161 000 to 72 000 members since December 2012. The figures are given in the party’s organisational records and are said to have been discussed by the provincial executive committee (PEC) at its latest meeting.

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  • Miss Universe resists pressure to quit - Tonight News

    AP Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, right, crowns Paulina Vega of Colombia, left, during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, on January 25, 2015. BOGOTA  - The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant’s owner, was “hurtful and unfair” in his comments about Mexican migrants. Vega has been under pressure at home and from abroad to renounce her title over Trump accusing Mexico of sending rapists and drug traffickers into the U.S.

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  • Cape in asteroid tsunami zone

    The map, which combines data on population density with data on where asteroids would most likely hit, came about after software was developed at the University of Southampton in the UK. Astronomer Nicola Laoring, of the South African Astronomical Observatory, says the map indicates that Western Cape would be at risk. "If an asteroid hits water, which is a distinct possibility given that 70% of the Earth is covered in water, then the impact could result in a tidal wave causing a tsunami in coastal regions. "The western coast of South Africa is also a high risk area as it lies along an asteroid impact corridor," she said.

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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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  • Nigeria: Buhari Heartbroken By Boko Haram's Killing Spree

    Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has described the latest wave of killings by ?the Boko Haram sect in Borno State as most inhuman and barbaric, in attempt to express his heartbreak over their actions. An Aso Rock statement said the President considered the murder of up to 150 innocent men, women and children in Kukawa by the terrorists a very heinous atrocity which must be unreservedly condemned by all people of conscience. "The President believes that these last desperate acts of fleeing agents of terrorism underscore the urgent need to bring to early fruition the efforts of his government to form a more effective international coalition against insurgency and terrorism in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. "President Buhari urges Muslims in Nigeria and across the world to reject with one voice the attackers claim to be acting in the name of Islam, and tell the terrorists to stop the abasement of their religion.

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  • Illegal stokvel has five bank accounts frozen

    A popular online stokvel has been declared illegal and had its five bank accounts frozen. The Wealth Hub was set up by former University of North West vice-chancellor and one-time business partner of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Dr Ngoato Takalo. Takalo, her co-directors Dr Lizette Kleynhans and Stefan Minnaar have their five bank accounts, held at Absa and Standard Bank frozen.

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

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  • 14 Celebrities And Their Famous Lookalikes From The Past

    Secret relatives or time travellers?

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  • Education enslaves black minds

    The education system has failed to empower black youth to understand their struggles and the history of their country. Zandisiwe Radebe, a lecturer at the University of South Africa's politics department, argued that institutions of learning were some of the segments of the society that helped to keep white power intact. "Currently, the education system from kindergarten to tertiary level continues to fail us in as far as teaching us our true history, and thereby unlocking our cognitive imagination from which we can imagine freedom," she said. "In our 21 years of freedom, we have not seen an education that liberates the mind of the black child.

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  • Nigeria: Anuku, Former Miss Nigeria, Is Dead

    Former Miss Nigeria, Rita Anuku, has died in an undisclosed Abuja hospital at the age of 47.

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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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  • Mahao: 'It was a classic hit'

    Kouakou said the biggest danger was that the Thabane camp would seek revenge and so force South Africa to intervene in Lesotho militarily. A photograph leaked to The Times indicates that eight bullets hit Mahao on the right side of his body - three struck his arm, three his chest and two his head.

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  • Malema presses Marikana charges - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will not rest until deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is jailed, party leader Julius Malema said. Marikana - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will not rest until deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is jailed, party leader Julius Malema said on Friday. “We are not going to rest until one of them is jailed,” Malema said after laying criminal charges against Ramaphosa and five others at the Marikana police station near Rustenburg.

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  • Threat of Swazi revolution if Bucs, Chiefs match proceeds

    Swaziland human rights lobbyists say they have already put in place "underground" plans to launch a revolution should Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates play in a tournament organised by Swazi King Mswati III. The participation of the two Soweto soccer giants in the King's Cup to be held in Swaziland next month will be discussed in a meeting this week with the clubs' bosses when they meet Swaziland People's United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) and Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN). The lobbyists are fighting against King Mswati III for violating human rights and for ruling the country with an iron fist.

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