• Zimbabwe: Clinton Responds to Mugabe's 'We Are Not Gay' Speech

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe used his recent address at the United Nations general assembly to again rail against gay rights. In a widely reported rant, the homophobic Zimbabwean leader shouted "We are not gays", receiving laughs from the audience. "We equally reject attempts to prescribe new rights that are contrary to our values, norms, traditions, and beliefs," he declared. US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, responded to Mugabe Saturday as she outlined her vision for advancing gay rights. Clinton said it was important to protect LGBT rights overseas. "I'm guessing that the LGBT activists in prison in Zimbabwe would disagree with him if ever given a chance to have a platform," she added.

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  • Women aren’t Bonang’s enemy - The Star

    The inspiration gig that Bonang Matheba plays for young women the continent over is surely done, says Therese Owen. Johannesburg - There is a classic scene in the Eighties film 9½ Weeks where Kim Basinger performs a sexy strip show for Mickey Rourke to the Joe Cocker song You Can Leave Your Hat On. By leaving only her hat on, that scene made Basinger the legendary sex kitten we knew and loved. Although she later won an Oscar for her role in LA Confidential, she was mostly typecast after that as the siren with the squeaky scream. While human beings love to leave their hats on, we also love to judge celebrities who leave their hats on. It makes us feel better about ourselves and, let’s face it,

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  • Zuma's former pilot sent to prison for murder

    Yesterday, the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg sentenced Ramolefi to 15 years in prison for murder. His crime: Stabbing the man who had an affair with his wife. In April 2013, Ramolefi, 50, and his wife were at a car wash in Midrand when he spotted Sibusiso Buthelezi, the man who had wooed his wife. Social worker Mosidi Sennelo, who was appointed by the defence to make recommendation for sentencing, compiled a report that painted a picture of a meek Ramolefi who was “greeted by a hot punch in his face” after Buthelezi tapped him on the shoulder. Acting in self-defence, the pilot pulled out a Swiss pocket knife and stabbed Buthelezi, Sennelo said. But Magistrate Gideon Scheidler snubbed

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Why DJ Zinhle is unlikely to apologise to Bonang

    When asked if Jiyane will release a statement of apology regarding an order by Matheba's lawyers to apologise by close of business on Monday - DJ Zinhle's spokesperson Nomndeni Mdakhi said nothing of the sort will be released. "We are not going to be releasing anything," said Mdakhi over the phone. When requested to indicate whether that meant DJ Zinhle will not apologise, Mdakhi asked to be sent questions over email. In her email response, Mdakhi changed her tune. "We have no comment at this point," she replied to a question "Does this mean there would be no apology as you have indicated over the phone?" Matheba's lawyers are attempting to gag Jiyane for speaking up about having a saucy five-month

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  • South Africa: Three Arrested for Metro Cop Murder

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  • 'Should I die first, don't come to my funeral': Sfiso Ncwane to his family - report - SundayWorld

    Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane does not want his family to attend his funeral.Next When he dies, the 'Kulungile Baba' does want his mother and sister to be present when is laid rest. A TimesLIVE report suggests that the Ncwane family feud that has been widely published has 'reached point of no return'. Sfiso was highly criticised recently following reports that he bought his pastor a Mercedes Benz that costs almost R2million while his own mother does not have food. According to a Drum Magazine report seen by Times LIVE, Sfiso was arguing with his step sister Sbahle Ncwane via SMS over Sfiso refusing to attend a family meeting. Sfiso allegedly sent a text saying: “I will never come home again.” “Should

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  • Egypt Supports Russian Air Raids Against Terrorist Groups in Syria - Diplomats

    Cairo — Egypt "fully supports besieging terrorism and fighting it wherever it is," Egypt's foreign ministry spokesman told Aswat Masriya on Sunday, adding that Egypt supports Russia's recent decision to strike targets in Syria. On Wednesday, Russia launched airstrikes on targets in Syria using the Syrian airfield Hmeymim. Russia says its targets have so far been Islamic State fighters in or near Idlib, Hamah and Homs. But major Western powers are saying Russia does not distinguish between Islamic State fighters and other opposition groups to President Bashar al-Assad. U.S. President Barack Obama described the Russian move as "a recipe for disaster," in a conference on Friday. Egyptian Foreign

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  • Pirates steal golden victory against the Pharaohs

    The Buccaneers won the first leg of the semi-finals 1-0, to finish with a 5-3 aggregate victory. Orlando Pirates Confederation of African Football CAF JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates are through to the final of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup after beating Al Ahly 4-3 in the semi-final second leg at the Suez Stadium in Egypt on Sunday night. The Buccaneers won the first leg of the semi-finals 1-0, to finish with a 5-3 aggregate victory. They will meet Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in the final. Al Ahly dominated the opening half hour before Orlando Pirates started to find their stride, but still couldn’t get passed that Ahly’s defence line. Ahly broke the deadlock, opening the scoring

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  • DA ready for a border war over Western Cape

    DA Western Cape leader Patricia de Lille said yesterday the ANC's push to reconfigure provinces was about "the ANC illegitimately wanting to govern the Western Cape without facing an election". Though the ANC's plan to review the number of provinces has been on the cards for some time, it appears to be gaining traction before the party's national general council this week. In 2012 the party resolved to "reform" provinces with a view to streamlining the sphere of government and giving more power to municipalities, which the ruling party considers the coalface of the government. Some members propose provinces be cut from nine to six to "strengthen" them and improve service delivery. There is speculation

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  • Who wants to go to jail for King Dalindyebo?

    eNCA reports that the council is calling on the abaThembu nation to appoint a chief to go to jail in the controversial leader's place. According to the report the NPA has dismissed the idea. The king meanwhile will not be going to jail today - as his lawyers have managed to extend his bail for two weeks. The Mthatha High Court convicted Dalindyebo in 2009 on three charges of arson, three of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, two of defeating the ends of justice, one of culpable homicide and one of kidnapping. The victims were his subjects and the crimes were committed on the farm Tyalara, near Mthatha, Eastern Cape. He was sentenced to a total of 44 years imprisonment - an effective

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  • Obama says Pacific trade deal will "level the playing field" | The New Age Online

    Obama says Pacific trade deal will "level the playing field". Picture: AFP U.S. President Barack Obama said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal reached on Monday will "level the playing field" for American workers and businesses. In a statement released Monday, Obama said Americans would have months to read the deal before he signs it into law. The deal, which Obama campaigned for the right to negotiate this summer, now goes to the U.S. Congress for consideration.

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  • Malema’s turn to quiz magistrate

    JOHANNESBURG magistrate Colleen Collis’s interview for judicial appointment may well be a Judicial Service Commission (JSC) first: she will be interviewed by someone she previously found guilty of hate speech when JSC hearings to fill six posts in the Gauteng division of the High Court begin in Cape Town Monday. As the JSC is made up of politicians and lawyers, candidates often face questions from those they have ruled against. But a personal finding against a commissioner is highly unusual. In 2010, Ms Collis, as an Equality Court magistrate, found Economic Freedom Fighters leader and JSC commissioner Julius Malema guilty of hate speech. Speaking to Business Day, Ms Collis said she would not

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  • Giggs would have been manager now - Premier League

    Ryan Giggs would have succeeded Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager if the winger had stopped playing at the age of 35 instead of continuing until he was 40, the Scotsman has said. Ferguson, who makes the comments in the documentary 'Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success', to be screened on BBC One on Oct. 31, also defends David Moyes' ill-fated appointment as his successor. “If Ryan Giggs had retired six, seven years ago ... at, say, 35, quite likely I would have made him my assistant and quite likely he could have moved straight into the job with the experience of being an assistant manager to me as he is doing with Louis van Gaal at the moment,” Ferguson says. “But I would never have

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  • Watch angry AKA walk out of interview when asked about Bonang affair

    Despite telling an interviewer that he is comfortable with controversy and thrives on it, an upset AKA, hurriedly walks away from a video interview after the reporter asks if he still denies he had an affair with media personality Bonang Matheba.

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  • KZN ANC leader Sihle Zikalala: Sunday Times quoted me out of context

    The Sunday Times reported that the ANC Youth League told Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa that it would back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for president in 2017.   The newspaper reported that the message was conveyed to Ramaphosa at a meeting in KwaZulu-Natal.   The report quoted a high-ranking youth league leader as having said: "We are told that his response was diplomatic. He did not commit to anything the comrades raised." The report continues to say that the call to have Ramaphosa stay on as deputy president after 2017 was a view shared by Zikalala. The report quoted Zikalala as having said: "We are happy with our deputy president. We did not know there’s any other view on him, if any. Woman leader

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  • No 1 gets an earful over pic

    Did he show the etiquette required of presidents or did he offend the sensibilities of one of the world's most powerful leaders. These questions are keeping social media abuzz. According to photographer Chip Somodevilla, who shot the image, Zuma was sitting at the table on Monday on his own, talking on his cellphone. Obama, unbeknown to Zuma, had entered the room and was coming up behind him, greeting other diners. He tapped Zuma on the shoulder as he walked past, and No 1 turned around with a big smile, stuck out his hand and shook POTUS's hand. POTUS, seeing Zuma still on his cell, gestured with his hand that No1 should call him when he was less busy. Somodevilla said Obama, who was "working

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Any form of formal ownership is a Western concept. You cannot take something from somebody WHO NEVER HAD IT. In fact, what is it that white people, specifically white men, are supposed to "give back" to black people? LAND: Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Any form of formal ownership is a Western concept. The 'black' tribes of the mid 19th century haphazardly SETTLED in an ad hoc manner - effectively governed by tribal savagery, in other words, the most savage ruled the land (a bit like Hillbrow today). They simply ran away until they could not run anymore - not having ANY grasp of the concept of a horizon or for that matter any measure of finite land

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  • Woman Allegedly Attempts Suicide On Nauru After Daughter Raped, Family Separated

    Department of Immigration Omid, a 20-year-old Iranian refugee, told BuzzFeed News his mother’s mental health had deteriorated sharply since his 23-year-old sister, Nazanin, was sent to a hospital in Brisbane in August. After being raped on Nauru in May, Nazanin was airlifted to Australia in August after suffering from kidney failure. Omid and his mother had been told the authorities had to send Nazanin to Brisbane “as soon as we can” but promised they would be able to follow the next day. This didn’t happen. “They sent her, the day after that they said no,” Omid said, adding that psychologists had recommended the family stay together to aid Nazanin’s recovery from the physical and mental trauma.

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