• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ray of hope for Ponzi scheme investors - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    There may be a ray of hope on the horizon for the investors who were duped into investing more than R1 billion in alleged ponzi scheme Carmol Distributors. One investor, Themba Madlala, who poured over R1 million into Carmol’s coffers, made a high court application to have the company committed to business rescue. With Carmol in financial straits and liquidation looming, he suggested in court documents that investors are likely to receive up to four times more money back under business rescue than if Carmol were to be liquidated. In his statement, Madlala said, “If investors accept the proposed business rescue plan, it would result in creditors receiving 86.5 cents in the rand (R500m divided

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  • Malema comments ‘disrespectful’‚ says AbaThembu royal family

    A stinging attack on struggle icon Nelson Mandela by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has been condemned as “mischievous and disrespectful” by the AbaThembu family. In a speech to the Oxford Union in the UK last Wednesday‚ Malema accused Mandela of turning his back on parts of the revolution after being released from prison. “Comments made by Julius Malema on Nkosi Dalibhunga Nelson Mandela while addressing Oxford Union in the United Kingdom is mischievous and disrespectful. The Royal Family for the Kingdom of AbaThembu‚ fully understood the commitment of Madiba on issues affecting South Africa while he was still active in politics. “We were comfortable to allow him to serve the

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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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  • Six hurt in nine-car Durban pile-up - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    Durban - Six people were injured in a multiple vehicle accident on the N2 north-bound near Queen Nandi Drive in Durban on Sunday morning, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said. Crisis Medical spokesman Kyle van Reenen said paramedics, along with other emergency services, arrived on the scene to find nine vehicles had collided, leaving six commuters with minor to moderate injuries. “The injured were triaged and treated on scene before being taken by ambulance to various nearby hospitals for further assessment and care,” he said. Traffic was severely affected as emergency services worked to clear the scene and the authorities were on the scene to assist. The cause of the pileup was unclear at present,

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  • Putin ups ante after jet shot down - Sunday Independent

    A Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter launched a missile at a Russian Sukhoi-24 front-line bomber returning to base in Syria on Tuesday morning after a raid against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation’s infrastructure. If Turkey is to be believed, the Russian jet twice strayed into its airspace and was warned 10 times that it was too close to the border. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Sukhoi-24 jet was attacked 1km inside Syrian airspace and crashed 4km from the Turkish border. The crew ejected. The commander was killed in the air, while the navigator, Konstantin Murakhtin, landed safely and was rescued. During the search operation, a Russian Mi-8 helicopter was lost and a Russian

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  • South Africa: MTN Boss Nhleko Quits Anglo American

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Khoisan: It's our land and we want it back

    "The colonial powers became rich from our land: our diamonds, our gold," said John van Rooyen, chairman of the Gauteng Khoisan Council. He was speaking during the SA Human Rights Commission hearings into the alleged marginalisation of the Khoisan community. The group is demanding better representation for the Khoisan at all levels of government in South Africa, and wants Khoisan languages to be officially recognised. SA Human Rights Commission member Danny Titus said the commission was holding hearings in Northern Cape and Western Cape on the rights of indigenous people. "The general experience in this country is that we have constitutional rights but we don't have implementation of them," Titus

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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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  • New SA airline to take to skies next month

    Bookings for flights on the new airline open this Tuesday. “Fly Blue Crane has anticipated and is positioned to deliver on what customers want: the enhanced convenience of frequent flights through high on-time performance‚ commitment to consistent service excellence‚ advanced online technologies that will make the booking and travel process fuss-free‚ and of course highly competitive fares‚” said Fly Blue Crane CEO Siza Mzimela. The COO of Fly Blue Crane‚ Theunis Potgieter‚ said the airline was poised to become an African aviation innovator by responding to market needs and implementing invaluable insights from global travellers who have revealed that customer value is not based on low pricing alone‚ but also in areas such as consistency‚ frequency‚ professionalism and reliability‚ as well as softer touch-points which include complimentary quality meals and the level of attention to detail paid to customers’ special needs when flying. “Fly Blue Crane’s customers can look forward to such a fresh approach to air travel‚ which blends the best of both worlds without compromising on premium service‚” he said.

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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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  • ANC declares 'Zille must fall' in bid to impeach Western Cape leader

    ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman gave notice on Monday of the intention to impeach Zille. "The ANC believes there are legal grounds to have Zille democratically removed as premier. The ANC will debate this matter on Tuesday and move for the legislature to kick her out. "It is clear she is not fit for purpose to proceed as premier; she transgressed laws and her misconduct in the whole spy saga is so serious, Zille must fall,” Fransman said in a statement. However, Zille said she was not worried. In her government newsletter published on Monday, Zille said this would turn out to be nothing but "ANC grandstanding". The ANC brought the notion to the legislature in terms of Section 130

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  • Turkey preparing to hand over body of pilot to Russia

    ANKARA — The body of the pilot killed when Turkey shot down a Russian jet was taken to Turkey late on Saturday to be handed over to Russia, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. The body is being treated in accordance with the Orthodox tradition, Mr Davutoglu said in a news conference in Ankara on Sunday before going to Brussels for a meeting with European Union leaders on migration. He did not say how the body was delivered to Hatay in southern Turkey but said Russia’s military attache was going there on Sunday as part of procedures to recover the remains. Relations between Turkey and Russia have sharply deteriorated since Tuesday’s incident, with Russia imposing economic sanctions and revoking

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  • Prince takes tumble from his pony - Tonight News

    Prince Harry’s royal standard flew above the polo field at Val de Vie estate outside Paarl on Saturday, where he took part in a charity match. Harry survived a tumble from his pony and finished the match. This was the first time the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup has taken place in South Africa. The Sentebale charity was established nine years ago by the prince and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso to raise funds for vulnerable children, many of whom suffer from the effects of HIV and Aids. Socialites, polished and poised, joined a host of celebrities who turned out to support the good cause. They included Olympic swimming medallist Cameron van der Burgh, former Proteas captain Graeme Smith, presenter

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