• Gigaba urges businesses not to employ illegal immigrants

    JOHANNESBURG - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has urged local business owners not to employ undocumented immigrants. Speaking in Parliament on Thursday, Gigaba confirmed a protest march against foreigners will be allowed to take place in the Pretoria CBD on Friday. He has urged those taking part to act within the law. Dozens of shops and properties owned by foreigners have been targeted in Attridgeville, Mamelodi, Pretoria West and Rosettenville this month. A march led by a group of Mamelodi residents against foreign nationals will take place in the Pretoria CBD on Friday, fuelling concerns of further xenophobic violence. Malusi Gigaba has appealed to participants to abide by the law. “Disgruntlement

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  • Top 5 most romantic Julius Malema moments

    There’s more to the man than meets the eye! Don’t believe us? We don’t blame you. The man is famous for his controversial quotes and outspokenness. More often than not, his tongue gets him in hot political waters but for what it’s worth, he certainly does entertain us! Check out are our favourite Bra Juju romantic moments: 1. Julius celebrates his queen on her birthday Celebrating Mmago bašimane’s birthday, Papa and the boys wish you many more years to come. We now have a family because of your presence and without you we are just lost souls. With you in our lives, we have found the true purpose of life. #TheMalemas 😍😘❤️🎼🎤🎧🍷🍾🎂🎶🎵 2. Julius Malema’s playfulness comes out on baecation

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  • Nigerian govt summons SA ambassador over attacks on foreigners

    Amid confirmation that MTN’s offices in Nigeria’s capital were vandalised by anti-xenophobia demonstrators, the International Relations Department says South Africa's ambassador has been summoned by that country’s government to explain the attacks on foreigners here. The cellphone service provider has issued a brief statement calling on people to remain calm and to exercise restraint. It’s understood their offices in Abuja were vandalised and office equipment was stolen during a protest against attacks on foreigners in South Africa. International Relations’ Clayson Monyela has confirmed that South Africa’s ambassador to Nigeria has been summoned to that country’s foreign ministry for a meeting.

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  • Angry Pretoria residents assault church pastor during violent protest

    Police fired stun grenades to disperse the angry crowd‚ who were walking around the area to "search and burn spaces that are known to be selling nyaope to school children". At least two houses were burnt down. The throng of community members‚ some drinking beer‚ entered Celestial Church of Christ in Atteridgeville planning to "search the church for drugs and any illegal activity". Angry residents torch houses in Pretoria West  The church's prophet‚ Samson Sangojinmi‚ was immediately called. When he arrived in his Mercedes Benz he was assaulted by the mob‚ leaving his white robe bloodied before his congregation managed to drag him inside. Prophet Samson Sangijnmi from Central Church of Christ

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  • 'Unsuitable for office: A Pence presidency inevitable'

    Donald Trump's presidency is likely to be the second shortest ever, a leading historian and author has claimed.  Professor Ronald L Feinman predicted that the former reality TV star will stay in the top job "between the 31 days of William Henry Harrison in 1841", who died of pneumonia, and the "199 days of James A. Garfield in 1881", who died 79 days after he was shot by an assassin "after terrible suffering and medical malpractice". Even if his time in office is "dragged out", Feinman predicted that Trump is unlikely to last the 16 months and five days of 12th president Zachary Taylor, who died of a digestive ailment while head of state in 1850. The 20th century American history professor, who

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  • Opinion: AKA and Bonang's perilous cry wolf game will come back to haunt them

    Y'all doubted it from the moment that AKA used Twitter instead of WhatsApp to air his dirty laundry "confirming" that he and Bonang Matheba had "split."  It wasn't an unusual move on the part of the musician as he's had public slinging matches with his ex, his rivals, his haters... anyone who he decides to take aim at, really. The point is that we know that he wasn't allowed to see his kid because of his strained relationship with his baby mama, DJ Zinhle. That things were tense between himself and his mom. That he and Bonang have 'split' before (remember how they deleted all their pictures off Instagram?) only to reconcile. And breaking up on social media certainly isn't new. Two words: Slikour.

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  • Zuma: I'm tired of being insulted in the House

    Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma is tired of being insulted and humiliated in Parliament. He is going to write a letter to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, so she can put a stop to it. Speaking to community radio listeners, he said other African leaders were shocked by the behaviour of MPs in the House. “I meet heads of state in Africa who look at our television. They ask what is happening to you guys. We are learning from South Africa. We are even learning how you are dealing with democracy. How could you fail us the way you do?” He criticised the EFF and said he didn’t understand why people voted for it. “If a party stands in Parliament to deprive people to get a report from the president,

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  • Cape’s population by the numbers

    Cape Town - The white and coloured populations of the Western Cape have shrunk, while the number of black Africans in the province has grown by nearly 7 percent over the past decade. This was revealed on Wednesday in a presentation to the province’s social development standing committee. According to the statistics, based on the 2011 Census, the Bitou and Overstrand municipalities were the fastest-growing regions of the Western Cape. The population of the two municipalities grew by 160 percent and 120 percent respectively between 2001 and 2011. The growth has been mainly attributed to migration by jobseekers from the Eastern Cape. The percentage of coloured people in the Western Cape dropped

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  • Kim killing suspects hiding out in embassy

    Tensions between the two countries are high following the killing of the half-brother of Kim Jong-un, North Korea's "supreme leader", at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last Monday. Malaysian police said yesterday Hyon Kwang Song, a senior North Korean diplomat who works at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, was still in the country. Malaysian officials believe the 44-year-old is holed up inside the embassy in the west of the capital. "Hyon Kwang Song is the supervisor of the whole plot," said a senior Malaysian security source who did not want to be named. "He supervised arrangements. He's hiding in the embassy." A second North Korean suspect, Kim Uk Il, is also being sheltered at

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  • South Africa: 'We Are Coming for You'

    Unethical businesses that employ illegal immigrants are going to be dealt with harshly and managers will be arrested for not adhering to the law, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba warned on Thursday. "Companies, businesses: Be warned. We are coming for you. We will charge them, there's no doubt. The manger will be charged. Often times, we focus on the undocumented employee and not the company," he said. They would deport the illegal immigrants, he said, but the businesses would not be left unscathed. Gigaba made an example of a large supermarket group that had employed 63 people without documentation. Three shops were found to have employed undocumented immigrants, and two managers were arrested,

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  • What AKA's new song reveals about DJ Zinhle and Bonang

    AKA’s new song, Caiphus Song, may have revealed a lot more than we would otherwise have known about his relationship with Bonang Matheba, and we get a hint that perhaps DJ Zinhle could be a contributing factor to the couple’s “problems”. AKA, who raps that his music videos are proof that he has been after Bonang for a long time, says in the chorus that he is running out of ways he could prove himself to his girlfriend. You was even in my video See I wanted you for a long time Couple years later now you’re all mine His song further suggests that even before the the two came out as a couple, they had problems, with Bonang getting impatient with AKA, who was at the time failing to break up with

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  • Nigeria: EFCC Presents Video Evidence of $1 Million Cash Recovered From Ex-Defence Chief

    A Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, presided over by Justice Okon Abang on Wednesday admitted in evidence the search warrant used by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in conducting a search on a house located at No. 6, Ogun Rivers Street, Maitama, Abuja belonging to a former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh. during which $1million cash was recovered in his wardrobe. Mr. Badeh is standing trial alongside Iyalikam Nigeria Limited on a 10-count charge bordering on money laundering, criminal breach of trust and corruption to the tune of N3.97 billion. He allegedly abused his office as CDS by using the dollar equivalent of the sum of N1.4 billion removed from the accounts

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia

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  • Where's the 'corrupt bastard'? EFF MPs ask during Molefe's first sitting

    A few hours after former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe was sworn in as a member of parliament (MP), opposition parties wasted no time lambasting his appointment, calling him a “corrupt bastard” during his first sitting. Molefe was officially sworn in as an MP on Thursday morning, replacing Abram Mudau. According to EWN, when National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete announced Molefe’s appointment, Economic Freedom Fighter MP Sipho Mbatha interrupted her announcement, asking where the “corrupt bastard” was. Additionally, the EFF’s Floyd Shivambu took exception to the manner in which Molefe’s announcement was made. Molefe was appointed after a nomination by the ANC in the North West last week, a move that sparked

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  • You just bought a new Benz for Mosebenzi Zwane, a Porsche for his deputy

    The Sowetan newspaper reported on Tuesday that Zwane is the new owner of a Mercedes Benz S400‚ which costs R1.35 million. His deputy Godfrey Oliphant recently also bought a Porsche Cayenne costing an estimated R1.33 million. Editorial: Now is not the time for Gupta payback  The purchases occurred despite Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan capping the cost of new cars for ministers at R750‚000. Zwane has been accused of not doing enough to help families affected by the Lily Mine accident and subsequent bankruptcy‚ as well as trying to speak on behalf of Cabinet in defence of the Guptas. He also has the poorest parliamentary attendance record of all Cabinet ministers‚ according to a Business Day report

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  • DA's youngest MP tells ageing ANC: 'You're scared of us, the youth'

    The youngest MP in South Africa’s history, Hlomela Bucwa, gave her maiden speech in parliament this week and, despite her clearly being nervous, she has been given great acclaim for her eloquence. “Madam chair, I am moved to share the words of [William Butler Yeats]: ‘But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.'” She was quoting the poem The Cloths of Heaven. She charged that the young generation in South Africa’s “dreams have been denied, hope has been diminished, trust has been broken, whose talents have been crippled”. She said this “lost generation” was the victim of two decades of government corruption and

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  • How Guptas leach off SABC, according to Molefe

    The SABC’s questionable relationship with Gupta-owned 24-hour news channel ANN7 has been laid bare by the public broadcaster’s former CEO Phil Molefe, with new evidence suggesting the SABC paid more than R1 million for an episode of The New Age (TNA) breakfast show broadcast on SABC2. Parliament’s ad hoc committee established to probe the fitness of the SABC’s defunct board to hold office, on Tuesday revealed that Molefe, in his submissions to the committee, gave evidence that the parastatal footed the bill associated with the controversial breakfast briefings that feature high-ranking government officials. ALSO READ: Replacing Jonas with disgraced Molefe a blow to SA’s integrity Molefe further

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  • Twitter uproar over Minnie gracing KickOff Magazine cover

    Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini is the first woman ever to be on the cover of KickOff Magazine, and Twitter is really not impressed. Minnie is trending, with most saying she was not supposed to be the first woman to be on the cover of the soccer magazine when there are many sportswomen who could have done the job. Sports presenter Carol Tshabalala and former Banyana Banyana player Portia Modise, Desiree Ellis, Noko Matlou, Amanda Dlamini, to name a few, were overlooked, Twitter has argued. “The saddest thing about this Minnie cover on KickOff is that Portia Modise was a Banyana Banyana star for close to a decade. No cover,” one said. Some have, however, defended Minnie, saying it was the magazine that

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  • BREAKING: Zuma withdraws interdict against state capture report

    The full bench of the High Court in Pretoria had been set to hear arguments for and against the issuing of the findings. “My instructions are to withdraw the application‚” Zuma’s advocate Anthea Platt told the court. Opposition parties call for immediate release of state capture report after Zuma backs down  She added that she had no instructions about costs. The court on Tuesday afternoon had granted the Democratic Alliance (DA)‚ Economic Freedom Fighters‚ the Congress of the People and the United Democratic Movement leave to intervene in the Zuma application. A lawyer for the DA asked the court to order that‚ should costs be awarded‚ Zuma should pay them from “his own resources”. He said the

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  • Personal income tax: This is what you’ll pay

    National Treasury has proposed the introduction of a new top personal income tax rate of 45% for individuals with taxable incomes above R1.5 million. It is estimated that 1.4% or roughly 103 300 registered taxpaying individual taxpayers will fall into this category during the 2017/18 tax year accounting for about 26% of the overall income tax payable. Finance minister Pravin Gordhan steered clear of a VAT rate hike during his 2017 Budget Speech, with R16.5 billion of the additional tax revenue of R28 billion coming from the new super tax bracket (R4.4 billion) as well as granting only partial relief for bracket creep (R12.1 billion). Bracket creep is the increased real tax liability that arises when personal income tax tables are not fully adjusted to account for inflationary increases in wages.

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