• How Operation Fiela crept into CTown's gang-torn areas

    “They were the police and that “something” ended up being live ammunition. Fiela members then found the suspect who had thrown the bullets out of the window when he heard a raid was happening, arresting the other occupant of the same house and taking him to the Grassy Park police station. Being likened to a gang member, the very person who terrorises you and your loved ones’ lives? Although the other residents ANA spoke to did not necessarily want to don a police badge, there appeared to be a consensus in the Ottery community – the police were wanted.

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  • DJ Sbu opens up - The Citizen

    Following controversial headlines, DJ Sbu chats to us about his life, and what's really going on.

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  • Trevor Noah's relentless arc to fame and fortune

    This week, he bagged another appearance on the English comedian John Bishop's upcoming BBC series The John Bishop Show, where he is set to appear alongside British musicians Leona Lewis, Florence and the Machine, The Vaccines and Jessie Ware. The eight-part variety show shot at London's Hackney Empire will air on BBC One from Saturday May 30.

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  • EFF faction turns their backs on Malema

    A faction of Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) members have defied an order from head office to support party leader Julius Malema in his court battle against the South African Revenue Service(Sars.

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  • The Itumeleng Khune conundrum

    The image of soccer supremo Khoza is of an all-powerful man who goes gung-ho where angels fear to tread. In May 2013, Khune was the man of the moment at the Premier Soccer League (PSL) awards. Then captain and undisputed first choice for Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana, he was a sweepstakes winner: footballer of the season, players' player of the season, goalkeeper of the season and Nedbank Cup player of the tournament. Khune's star is shedding its diamond sparkle.

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  • Gigaba stands by new visa requirements

    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will not go back on a decision to implement new visa requirements next week. Concerns have been raised about a requirement that demands children carry unabridged certificate when they travel to and from South Africa. Parents say this will delay their travels and that the department is generally slow to issue unabridged certificates. Home affairs has already begun the process by converting over half a million abridged birth certificates.

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  • Asthma attack ended life of missing SA man - Gauteng | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Shaun Beukes pictured with a friend (right) was confirmed dead by Bahamas police. Family and friends who had been frantric trying to locate Shaun Beukes, received confirmation on Tuesday this week that the 34-year-old businessman had died of natural causes in the Bahamas two weeks ago. South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) contacted the Shaun Beukes to confirm that he had died on the island. Beukes’s parents had reported their son missing after he missed his flight back to South Africa two weeks ago.

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  • South Africa's economy is still in the hands of whites

    This view by one of the country's leading business minds Phumzile Langeni enjoyed overwhelming support from the participants. Langeni, the chairwoman of AfroPulse Group, said the recent spate of xenophobic attacks was just one of many things that showed the extent of frustration about the lack of opportunities in the country. "People are feeling left out" Langeni said. Agreeing with Meyer, Langeni said a sluggish economy, the high unemployment rate and dependency on state grants were some of the things that point to a need for dialogue.

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  • Cash-strapped home owners fell for scam - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    WEEKEND ARGUS The Eerste River house that belonged to William Mottel and his wife Betta. Cape Town - A man acting as an estate agent lured two parishioners from the church he attended in the late 1990s into a property scam, the Western Cape High Court has heard. According to the evidence before the court, Marshall Skei told the Hagans he was an estate agent who helped people who had fallen on hard times. The parishioners would act as investors and buy the properties with bonds secured from major banks.

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  • Bail bid exposes double life - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Murder accused Christopher Panayiotou hired a hitman to shoot his wife on whom he had cheated for years after his messy double life and rumoured debt finally caught up with him, according to the narrative the State presented this week in its bid to keep him in prison until his trial begins. Prosecutor Marius Stander told the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s court there had been several failed attempts to kill Jayde Panayiotou, a popular teacher at Riebeek College, before the plot allegedly masterminded by her husband succeeded last month. Panayiotou allegedly paid R70 000 for the hit that was made to look like a robbery and kidnapping - R40 000 going to the hitman and the rest to Luthando Siyoli, a bouncer at a night club he owns, who reportedly acted as the middleman. Stander read the court transcripts of recorded conversations that had taken place between the burly husband and the bouncer and said he believed the State had a rock solid case.

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  • KFC to investigate ‘pavement knife sharpening’ incident (VIDEO)

    Chicken franchise KFC is embroiled in yet another scandal following the release of a video showing a staff member sharpening a knife on the pavement. A video was posted by Ashrana Chanderanberg on a restaurant review page on Facebook with the caption: “This is what happens every morning @KFC Coastlands Umhlanga. As expected the video has gone viral, with many expressing disgust at the fast food franchise’s health and safety standards or lack thereof.

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  • ANC-linked group scores as their Capitec stake soars to R2.5bn

    The consortium includes Pilisiwe Twala-Tau, the wife of Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau; Gugu Mtshali, wife of former president Kgalema Motlanthe; and the Batho Batho Trust, which was founded in 1992 by former president Nelson Mandela and other ANC stalwarts. In 2007, Coral Lagoon paid R300-million for 12.2% of the Stellenbosch banking group at R30 a share in a deal funded entirely by the state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

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  • Plans to sabotage Danny Jordaan revealed

    Reports indicate some ANC councillors are planning to sabotage Danny Jordaan’s election at a council meeting.

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  • Ronaldo backs coach Ancelotti - World Leagues

    EPA Real top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has signalled strong support for coach Carlo Ancelotti and sent a clear message to club president Florentino Perez that he does not want the Italian to be sacked. Madrid – Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has signalled strong support for coach Carlo Ancelotti and sent a clear message to club president Florentino Perez that he does not want the Italian to be sacked. Perez is widely expected to make Ancelotti the scapegoat after Real ended the season without winning a major trophy but the intervention of dressing-room heavyweight Ronaldo may make him think twice.

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  • 'Location' cheating doesn't count! - Movies | Tonight

    Sir Michael Caine has "never been tempted to stray" from his wife. The 82-year-old actor has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years and insists that despite working alongside Hollywood beauties such as Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson, he's never thought about cheating on her.

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  • Clean your house, EU tells Mswati - Africa | IOL News

    The European Parliament this week called on King Mswati’s government in Swaziland to immediately and unconditionally release an imprisoned news editor, a political rights lawyer and two other political prisoners. A parliamentary resolution also established a monitoring of Swaziland’s human rights abuses in what could be the first step toward international censuring or even trade sanctions toward sub-Saharan Africa’s only unelected national leader.

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  • Feud mars Mompati funeral - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA President Jacob Zuma with his wife, Bongi Ngema, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Speaker of the National Assembly and chairwoman of the ANC, Baleka Mbete, were among the party faithful to bid farewell to ANC stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati at her funeral service in Vryburg on Saturday. Johannesburg - The “towering” role played by struggle stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati in bringing democracy to South Africa was marred by family feuds openly displayed at her funeral held at the Vryburg Showgrounds in the North West province on Saturday.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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