• Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled his lavish lifestyle, and that of Zuma's trusts.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender and admits contemplating suicide

    In his tell-all interview yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce Jenner confirmed he has undergone a gender transition to become a woman, admitting he contemplated suicide when things got bad eighteen months ago.

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  • Nigeria: Learning in the Face of Xenophobia - Foreign Students in South Africa Speak Up

    According to a 2005 report, South Africa is the number one destination for foreign students in Africa. Considering the fact that a South African University education will cost a foreign student one-third of what he or she would have spent in Britain or the United States, as well as the relative closeness to home and the quality of education the country can boast of, this is a good deal. Elizabeth Johnson left Nigeria four years ago to study law at North-West University, in South Africa. Although, killing of foreigners in the country by a section of disgruntled youths may come as a surprise to many across the globe, she says that Xenophobia in itself is not a new phenomenon in the country.

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  • South Africa, Nigeria trade barbs over attacks on migrants | The New Age Online

    The South African government reacted angrily Sunday to Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador from Pretoria over a wave of mob attacks on African migrants that killed at least seven people. "We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting," the South African foreign ministry said in a statement.

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  • Flashy new reality show flaunts the riches of young black South Africans

    The best things in life are free? It used to be that if you wanted to see a reality show featuring inexplicably rich people rolling around in troughs of money, you'd have to watch something American. Rich Kids promises to introduce us to a whole bunch of home-grown youngsters with the tastes of Marie Antoinette and the wardrobes of Mobutu Sese Seko.

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  • Malema says he knows who funded Zuma: Report | The New Age Online

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says he has first-hand knowledge of secret donors who funded President Jacob Zuma using obscure trusts, the Sunday Times reported. Malema made the claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing legal battle with the SA Revenue Service, the newspaper reported. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at African National Congress rallies “and from unidentified donors” before he became president of the country in 2009. There is no difference between his Ratang Family Trust, which paid for his lifestyle, and that of Zuma’s trusts, he claimed.

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  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • 8 Things Men Are Trained Not To Say

    I can't wait to be a dad.

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  • The next top cop to fall from grace? - Politics | IOL News

    Beleaguered National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega could be hauled before a disciplinary committee (DC), a move that could signal the beginning of an end to her tenure as South Africa’s top cop. A special committee set up last year by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to investigate a number of allegations against Phiyega has recommended that she face the DC.Various independent sources close to the investigation have told The Sunday Independent that the committee – called the Reference Group – has completed its six month investigation and has already handed its report to Nhleko. Nhleko’s Reference Group is believed to have arrived at similar findings to those made by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which previously recommended that Phiyega face an internal disciplinary hearing – and not criminal charges – for her alleged interference in the criminal investigation that led to last week’s arrest of Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer on fraud, racketeering and corruption charges.

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  • Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • #NepalQuake: SA climber trapped on Mt Everest

    SA climber Saray Khumalo and her party are trapped in camp two on Mount Everest after Nepal’s earthquake. This photograph taken from an aircraft shows an aerial view of Mount Everest (C) and The Himalayan mountain range.

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  • Nelson Mandela Bay buses worth R100m gather dust in ‘failed project’ - City Press

    Six years on and buses that were supposed to start the bus rapid transit system in Port Elizabeth are still gathering dust outside a fresh produce market. The 60 buses were acquired by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in 2009 for R100 million as part of its integrated public transport system, but it has been plagued by problems and allegations of corruption. As a result, the buses remain idle, parked outside the fresh produce market in Motherwell outside Port Elizabeth. The buses were meant to diversify and improve the city’s transport system, but are now exposed to the elements all year round.

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  • SA braces for economic backlash from xenophobic attacks

    Calls for a boycott of South African products have multiplied amid anger in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and elsewhere on the continent over their citizens being attacked by mobs in Johannesburg and Durban. "Since the start of the attacks, our country has lost billions of rands in export foreign revenue," trade and industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina said Wednesday, without giving further details. Nigeria's foreign ministry summoned South Africa's high commissioner over the attacks, while influential Zimbabwe National Students Union president Gilbert Mutubuki called on youths to target local South African businesses. Other South African brand names operating across southern Africa include such giants as the MTN telecoms group, Shoprite, Old Mutual insurer and the Standard Bank and Nedbank.

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  • 24 Dreams All '90s Girls Had That Never Came True

    You even knew what your Spice Girl name would be.

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  • Foreign national attacked in North West

    A Bangladeshi national was stabbed and robbed in Taung, North West police said on Saturday.

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  • Springbok training squads named - Springboks

    Gallo Images Key players who are currently injured, like Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, have been included in the training camps. Cape Town – The national selectors have named two squads of 44 players each – including 19 uncapped and a number of injured players – for the Springboks’ first two training camps of the season, in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The first camp, in Johannesburg, will run from May 3 to 6 and the second camp is scheduled for Cape Town from May 31 to June 3.

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  • We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

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  • Hernandez stars for Madrid in six-goal thriller | The New Age Online

    Javier Hernandez struck twice as Real Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga by reducing the Catalans' lead to two points with a enthralling 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday. Nolito fired the hosts into an early lead before goals from Toni Kroos and Hernandez turned the game around. Santi Mina brought Celta level, but James Rodriguez's deflected effort put Madrid in front once more before the break and Hernandez rounded off the scoring in style 22 minutes from time.

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  • Spy tapes final judgment: Jiba and the NPA slammed | Daily Maverick

    When approaching the Zuma Spy Tapes, it’s tempting to start with the phrase “the story so far”. In 2009 the NPA said it had recordings of its former head Bulelani Ngucka and then Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy discussing when to charge Zuma with corruption arising out of the Schabir Shaik trial. The then NPA boss, Mokotedi Mpshe, said this was a justification to withdraw the corruption charges against Zuma as he could not have a fair trial. The DA wants that decision overturned by a judge, and to do that, it wants the tapes to actually listen to them.

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