• Failed Pretoria hit victim confirmed as controversial NW businessman

    It’s understood Wandile Bozwana sustained 8 gunshot wounds after an attack at the Garsfontein Road exit. Pretoria shooting Garsfontein Road shooting PRETORIA - Eyewitness News can confirm that the victim of a failed hit in Pretoria yesterday is controversial North West businessman Wandile Bozwana.  He remains in a critical condition in hospital, while the female colleague he was with sustained only minor injuries.  The shooting took place at the Garsfontein road exit off the N1 highway.  Witnesses described how a lone gunman got out of a BMW and fired repeatedly into the Renault that had stopped at a red traffic light. It’s understood Bozwana sustained eight gunshot wounds. One driver says she

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  • Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres on Saturday said it gave the coordinates of the Afghan hospital hit by an airstrike that killed at least nine people to Afghan and U.S. forces several times, to avoid being caught in crossfire.

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  • Restaurant apologises to Kelly

    The Free State restaurant accused of racism by Afro-pop star Kelly Khumalo has offered an apology to her. Sowetan reported yesterday that Antoinette Roos of The Cabin Stall in Clocolan, near Ladybrand, called Khumalo a "liar" after the singer complained that she was told black people were not allowed into the establishment. Roos also maintained that Khumalo owed her an apology. Things changed overnight as Anja Roos, who identified herself as Roos's daughter, extended an olive branch on Khumalo's Instagram account. She said they were sorry and assured Khumalo they were not racists. "We are very sorry if you felt discriminated against. We apologise if there was a misunderstanding on the day you

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  • Are you schooled or are you educated?

     Those of you who have had schooling followed the rules of the school, attended your classes, did your homework, wrote the tests, passed, and received a certificate of some kind. When you fell out of line, and came late or missed an assignment deadline, you were punished for this bad behaviour. You were, in a sense, institutionalised. But you can be schooled and still be a barbarian. You can frame and hang your certificates against a wall and still be uneducated. You can attend many years of formal schooling and still be reckless. I see this all the time. School, in this sense, is therefore not primary school or high school; it is all forms of institutionalisation, including college and university,

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  • Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani-Madueke, 'arrested' in London - CameroonOnline.org

    Five people were arrested across London as “part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money-laundering offences”. NIGERIA’S former oil minister has been arrested in London, the BBC said on Friday quoting unnamed family members, after Britain’s National Crime Agency said it had detained five people over alleged international corruption. The identities and nationalities of those held were not disclosed but the broadcaster said on its website that relatives of Diezani Alison-Madueke confirmed she had been arrested in the British capital. Alison-Madueke was Nigeria’s minister of petroleum resources from 2010 until earlier this year when Muhammadu Buhari defeated Goodluck Jonathan in presidential

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  • ANC worse than apartheid govt: Tutu

    "Our government is worse than the apartheid government, because at least you were expecting it from the apartheid government," he said in a news conference on the government's failure to grant Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama a visa. "We were expecting we would have a government that was sensitive to sentiments of our Constitution," Tutu said. "The trouble is that the ANC on the whole reckons that the freedom that we enjoy is due to them. They reckon everyone else is just a sideline." Tutu, who shouted and shook his finger as he spoke, said President Jacob Zuma did not represent him. "Hey Mr Zuma, you and your government don't represent me. You represent your own interests. "I am warning

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  • Pretoria hit victim dies

    Controversial North West businessman Wandile Bozwana has died after sustaining at least 8 gun shot wounds. Pretoria shooting Garsfontein Road shooting PRETORIA - Eyewitness News can confirm that the victim of a hit in Pretoria yesterday has died in hospital after sustaining as least eight gunshot wounds.  The man was controversial North West businessman Wandile Bozwana. Police officials have told EWN hijacking has been ruled out as a motive as it was clear someone wanted Bozwana killed. The shooting took place at the Garsfontein Road exit off the N1 highway.  Police said a gunman got out of a car at an intersection and fired a dozen rounds into the passenger side where the businessman was seated

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  • Youth League against Cyril for president

    The league's message, conveyed to Ramaphosa during a meeting in KwaZulu-Natal, is a boost for Dlamini-Zuma because the party's young wing has traditionally been billed a "kingmaker" in ANC circles. The league's move also raises new questions about the influence of the so-called "premier league" - comprising three premiers apparently pulling the strings behind the scenes to secure its own candidates in top positions. The ANC has denied the existence of a premier league. Ramaphosa's spokesman, Ronnie Mamoepa, said he did not know if such a discussion had taken place, while league president Collen Maine refused to confirm or deny that a delegation had met the deputy president. However, a league

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  • Outrage as Zuma's pay hike sees him earning R2.7 million a year

    MPs yesterday shouted in objection to an ANC motion confirming that President Jacob Zuma would receive a salary increase of about 5%, taking his total remuneration to R2.7-million a year. Zuma almost didn't get the increase. The ANC just managed to scrape together enough votes, with 203 voting in favour and 88 voting against. Had more than two ANC MPs been absent from the sitting, the opposition could have staged a walkout, making it impossible to get the increase approved. Sittings need a quorum of 201. This increase now means Zuma will receive about R100000 in back payments, as his salary increases from R2.62-million. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's salary will increase from R2.47-million

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  • Sangoma's wife handed 21 years for her role in 17 rapes

    Johan Mlombo (50) was sentenced to 17 life sentences for raping 17 girls in 24 hours. Rape Initiation school Sangoma Sangoma arrested for rape JOHANNESBURG – The District Court in Mpumalanga has sentenced a woman to 21 years in prison for helping her husband rape 17 young girls at their initiation school. Yesterday, 50-year-old sangoma, Johan Mlombo, was sentenced to 17 life sentences, amounting to 425 years behind bars, for raping 17 girls aged between nine and 17 at the camp in 2012. His wife, Mapalase Khoza, was sentenced on two counts of the assault and one count of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The police's Leanard Hlati said, “The court further heard that Khoza was aware

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  • Boks start to look dangerous - Springboks

    James’ Park – Sometimes arrogance and confidence can be confused, and eyebrows were raised when Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said midweek that his plan that had long ago been conceived for the Rugby World Cup was going to come together against Scotland on Saturday evening and propel his team into the quarter-finals and beyond. South Africa are starting to look ominously dangerous and the other leading contenders for the William Webb Ellis trophy will be looking over their shoulders at the rapidly improving Boks. The difference that Fourie du Preez made since starting his first Test of the year last week against Samoa has been phenomenal. Meyer has never ceased telling us that Du Preez is key to the Boks’ campaign, and never were truer words said.

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  • 14 People Who Are Afraid To Admit They Believe In God

    "I secretly pray in the shower, because I don't want anyone knowing that I believe in God." And more confessions from Whisper.

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  • 'Cops' help steal school tablets - devices worth R2.1m pinched

    Thieves, allegedly working with police, stole 1600 tablets worth R2.1-million due to be delivered to North West schools. The China-made 3G Prestigio tablets were stolen in a more than five-hour operation caught on closed circuit television at the warehouse of MIB Technology in Bramley View, northern Johannesburg. The stolen tablets were part of Operation Phakisa in ICT in education and were due to be delivered to 55 primary schools and 15 high schools in North West this week. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to officially launch the Operation Phakisa in Boksburg, on the East Rand, today. The initiative aims to enhance South Africa' s standard of basic education and train and prepare teachers

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  • Here's Everything You Need To Know About Nightmares And How To Stop Them

    Ever had a terrifying dream that you were kidnapped by random coworkers? Stuck on top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Not too weird actually. The images in nightmares are a mix of memories, recent information you were exposed to, and visual representations of your emotions, Michael Breus, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, tells BuzzFeed Life. And the plot is usually influenced by your fears and stressors, like being chased or tormented. Nightmares tend to be longer than dreams, with frighteningly realistic and memorable details.

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  • Mourinho blasts rift talk, Arsenal look for aggression | The New Age Online

    Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea's Premier League title defence is not being ripped apart by dressing room rifts. Mourinho's side are languishing eight points behind leaders Manchester United after winning just two of their first seven league matches. The Blues' latest slip came in the Champions League on Tuesday when they were beaten 2-1 by Mourinho's former club Porto. But despite claims that Mourinho's decision to drop John Terry and several other stars has created an antagonistic atmosphere in the squad, the Blues boss is adamant there is no threat to the champions' unity. "In here we speak openly. We criticise people without any kind of problems and no prima donnas crying," Mourinho said ahead

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  • 39 Weird And Random Things You'll Find In Every British Family Home

    Half of which are probably kept in one draw. You know the one.

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  • Our Trevor is now a US asset - IOL | Sunday Tribune

    AP SA's favourite comedian was everything his legion of fans hoped he would be on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah is so adaptable, intelligent and disarmingly funny, he’ll have ’em eating pie out of his hand in no time, writes Dennis Pather. Comedian Trevor Noah’s impressive debut this week on The Daily Show had millions of South Africans rallying behind him, understandably so. Yes, the Noah faithful will tune in a second time, maybe even a third and fourth, but my bet is that local interest will start waning when South Africans begin to realise they’ve traded their precious home-brewed Mzansi-humour for the more formulaic Ameri-humour, which one critic once unkindly described as “high on lip gloss and low on IQ”.

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  • Boks not out of woods yet - Springboks

    Cape Town – The Springboks recorded their second victory at the Rugby World Cup when they beat Scotland by 34-16 in Newcastle on Saturday, but coach Heyneke Meyer and captain Fourie du Preez warned against any celebrations as there is still one crucial Pool B match left in the tournament. South Africa will face a four-day turnaround before concluding their pool matches against the US in London’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday. The Boks’ three tries were scored by Schalk Burger, JP Pietersen and Bryan Habana, while Handré Pollard added 19 points with the boot through four penalty goals, two conversions and drop-goal. Scotland wing Tommy Seymour scored a second-half try. Greg Laidlaw added a conversion

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  • Dalindyebo now has 12 days to hand himself in

    The Justice Department has confirmed that AbaThembu King, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, has 12 days to report to a Correction Service facility following his failed attempt to have all his convictions set aside. This is because the original judgment in the Mthatha High Court where Dalindyebo was found guilty of a string of offences in 2009 states that he has to hand himself over to authorities within 14 days, should an appeal fail. On Thursday the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned his conviction for culpable homicide but sentenced him to 12 years in prison for arson, kidnapping and attempts to defeat the ends of justice. Earlier reports had said Dalindyebo had only 24 hours to hand himself over.

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  • Kenya: Impeachment Frenzy Erodes Confidence in Our New Democracy

    opinion The Jubilee Government is fighting to defeat two impeachment motions in the National Assembly. One is an Opposition-sponsored motion to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta for "violating the constitution" because the government has not executed a ruling by the Industrial Court that gave the country's 288,060 teachers a colossal pay rise of 50-60 per cent. The second is a motion sponsored by rebel Jubilee MPs to impeach the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution, Anne Waiguru, over alleged links to a corruption scandal involving the National Youth Service. Impeachment is already drawing political blood. It is dividing the ruling coalition through the middle, unwittingly damaging Kenya's democratic

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