• Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    He made this startling claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing battle with the taxman. 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

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  • Sfiso Ncwane in baby mama drama, says 'I'm not going to support another man's child'

    Pinky Dlamini, 29, added to Ncwane’s woes after she told Drum magazine’s latest issue that the Kulingile Baba hit-maker is not supporting the boy. But the Bayede Baba singer denies paternity and rubbished Dlamini as “jealous and bitter.” Ncwane challenged her to do DNA tests to prove that he is truly not the father of the boy, according to the report. “That boy is not mine and I know who the real father is. I’m not going to support another man’s child. Pinky knows the truth and if she insists on saying I’m the father, then let’s go for a DNA test,” Ncwane told Drum. “Like all ex-girlfriends she’s not happy that I dumped her and became successful.” Pinky said: “My son doesn’t even have shoes as

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  • Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

    According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed impending demise of Mugabe. A Malawi publication, the Maravi Post, reported at the time that Liabunya had predicted, during a New Year’s Day service, that Mugabe would pass away this year. This was not the first time the

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  • 21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

    Taken when she was only an 18-year-old princess, this picture shows the young Elizabeth Alexandra Mary during her time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, 1945.

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  • Boks named in Barbarians squad - Springboks

    Johannesburg - Five of South Africa's major rugby stars will join the Barbarians line-up for two high-profile games in November. Flyhalf Pat Lambie, lock Victor Matfield, prop Tendai Mtawarira and centre Jean de Villiers will be joined by veteran forward Bakkies Botha against Gloucester on November 17 and Argentina on November 21. The Barbarians, who celebrate their 125th anniversary this year, have named Michael Cheika as coach and have also included some of Australia's star forwards. Captain Stephen Moore, prop Greg Holmes, and flanks Michael Hooper and Scott Fardy were all prominent in last weekend's 33-13 win over England which secured their World Cup quarter-final place. And all four - plus

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  • PW Botha: Racism has become a fine art | Daily Maverick

    Comrades, cadres and revolutionaries in the African National Congress (ANC) may stamp their feet. The communists in Luthuli House may scream their lies. The designer-democrats in the Democratic Alliance might threaten sanctions against Dianne Kohler Barnard, but here is the reality. And I will state it most categorically and even repeat it with conviction. It is 2015 and apartheid is dead! Democratic South Africa no longer practices apartheid. Why practice it, when racism under the ANC has become a fine art? Yes, for security reasons my government made legalised racism our policy. Today the ANC just uses racism as an excuse. Of course we served the members of the public far better under my regime,

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  • Mourinho is the best manager for Chelsea, says Fabregas

    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has joined captain John Terry in backing manager Jose Mourinho after the Blues’ abysmal start to their Premier League title defence. Currently in his second stint with the club, Mourinho has come under intense scrutiny this campaign as Chelsea head into the international break with eight points from the same number of games that leave them fifth from bottom in the table. The Blues lost just three games in the league last season as they went on to win the title with a comfortable eight-point gap. They have already lost four times in the current campaign but the former Real Madrid manager, who described the start to the season as “worst period in my career“, continues

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  • Rihanna still cares for Chris - Tonight News

    Rihanna will care for Chris Brown “until the day I die”. The 'Where Have You Been' hitmaker insists she will never stop thinking about her ex-boyfriend despite admitting the pair aren't “friends” anymore. She said: “I will care about him until the day I die. We're not friends, but it's not like we're enemies. We don't have much of a relationship now.” The 27-year-old beauty admits she thought she could change the 'Loyal' hitmaker following the abuse, which Chris subsequently served community service for. She explained: “I was that girl. That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I'm one of those people built to handle

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  • Zuma’s ex gains traction

    Rumours are rife the ANC’s heir apparent will be the outgoing chair of African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Supported strongly by the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL), the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) and some Zuma-supporting premiers, her ticket to the presidency is almost guaranteed. The ANCWL supports her on the grounds that a woman president for SA is long overdue. Truth be told, it is not so much about a feminist consciousness as it is about retaining the status quo, where the positions of incumbents in the Cabinet will remain unchallenged. In SA politics, gender interests have never trumped political interests. If it were so, the women in power would have used their position to

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  • ANC NGC: Paul Mashatile on ANC succession, e-tolls and the premier league | Daily Maverick

    The Gauteng ANC is known for rattling cages and swimming against the tide. From playing a central role in the botched campaign to replace President Jacob Zuma at the ANC’s 2012 national conference in Mangaung to digging in its heels on e-tolls, the Gauteng ANC has a tendency to stir things up. In June, provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile defied the ANC line of march on the Nkandla issue and said at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering that the ANC had not approved Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko’s report on the security upgrades, nor had the organisation endorsed any more funds being spent on the project. At an alliance summit a few weeks later, Mashatile was mauled for talking about these matters publicly.

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  • DJ Zinhle confirms Bonang wrecked her home with cheating AKA

    Taking to her blog, Zinhle Jiyane wrote an entry about how she found out that Matheba and AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes had hooked up behind her back for five months. This means AKA and Matheba carried on with their saucy dalliance while Jiyane was pregnant. Matheba was linked to D'Banj, and while dating him, she also juggled her affair with AKA. Jiyane wrote that because of all the media attention Matheba and AKA were receiving she felt it was time to come clean about their affair.  Bonang and AKA in Los Angeles - where their affair is said to have started. Image via Bonang's Instagram. "A week before our daughter was born, I found out about an affair between Kiernan (the father of my child)

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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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  • Meyer just happy to avoid Japan in quarter-finals

    LONDON — SA coach Heyneke Meyer does not care which side the Springboks play in the World Cup quarter-finals, as long as it is not Japan. Bryan Habana’s hat-trick of tries helped his side to a 64-0 rout of the US on Wednesday so that the 1995 and 2007 world champions can more confidently look forward to the last eight. But their minds keep going back to their nightmare opening Pool B match when battling Japan delivered a last minute sucker punch to secure a stunning 34-32 win. Wins since over Samoa, Scotland and now the US — in the most lopsided scoreline of this World Cup so far — ensured SA topped their group. They will now face the losers of Saturday’s Pool A clash between Australia and Wales

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  • Are you schooled or are you educated?

     Those of you who have had schooling followed the rules of the school, attended your classes, did your homework, wrote the tests, passed, and received a certificate of some kind. When you fell out of line, and came late or missed an assignment deadline, you were punished for this bad behaviour. You were, in a sense, institutionalised. But you can be schooled and still be a barbarian. You can frame and hang your certificates against a wall and still be uneducated. You can attend many years of formal schooling and still be reckless. I see this all the time. School, in this sense, is therefore not primary school or high school; it is all forms of institutionalisation, including college and university,

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  • Springbok captain lauds team’s tenacity

    The victory over the US sees the Boks top Pool B despite the loss to Japan in their opening fixture. Rugby World Cup Springbok 2015 Rugby World Cup Bryan Habana Fourie Du Preez LONDON - The Springboks have booked their place in the quarterfinal of the Rugby World Cup with an emphatic 64-0 win over the United States of America. The Springboks scored 10 tries, with wing Bryan Habana bagging a hatrick, joining Jonah Lomu on the all-time list for World Cup tries. The win sees the Boks top Pool B despite the loss to Japan in their opening fixture. Captain Fourie du Preez praised the tenacity his team has shown in fighting back from what would have been a tournament-ending defeat, losing to japan in

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  • Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    Nato yesterday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the airspace of alliance member Turkey at the weekend by mistake and said Russia was sending ground troops to Syria and building up its naval presence.

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  • Madonsela 'protects white capitalism' - Mngxitama (video)

    Resource constraints were among some of the issues holding up the finalisation of the public protector’s investigation into allegations that billions of rands disappeared in the final years of apartheid. The allegations stem from a 1997-report by UK-based private investigations company Ciex, which claimed to identify about R26 billion which was stolen, laundered or held offshore illegally by apartheid-era bankers, arms dealers and senior politicians, according to opensecrets.org.za Despite being told about the public protector’s constraints at the end of September, Andile Mngxitama and about 12 members of his newly formed Black First Land First party went to the public protector’s office in Hatfield

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  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Lying About Kariba Dam Levels, Mangoma

    FORMER Energy Minister Elton Mangoma says the current electricity crisis is a result of a failing administration which is "lying" to Zimbabweans that Kariba Dam has dried up. The country is struggling to produce enough electricity to meet its needs and has drastically reduced power supply to homes and industries. The situation has worsened in recent days with households forced onto load-shedding schedules that see many around the country going for up to 18 hours without power each day. Government blames the crisis on low water levels at Kariba Dam which have reduced generation capacity at Kariba Power Station from 750 MW to 475 MW. In an interview with Newzimabwe.com on the side-lines of Germany

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  • LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: Now it’s don’t call us, we’ll call you, Mr President

    MUCH has been read into the photograph of presidents Barack Obama and Jacob Zuma crossing paths at a United Nations (UN) lunch last week. We have no way of knowing what was going on in either man’s head. But it’s fun to guess. Here’s what I hope. Obama was table hopping, saw the South African leader and graciously stopped by to say hello. Zuma, cellphone pressed to his ear with one hand, proffered the other. Obama shook it, gestured "call me when you have a moment", and moved on, not wishing to interrupt. What I fear is that Obama, as he shook Zuma’s hand, was amused to see a head of state on the phone at such an occasion, mimicked him by playing the telephonic equivalent of air guitar, and as

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  • Motsoeneng: I won't shy away from disciplinary hearing

    The SABC COO has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling that he be suspended. SABC Public Protector Hlaudi Motsoeneng CAPE TOWN - SABC operations chief Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he is ‘not running away’ from a disciplinary hearing. Motsoeneng has lost his appeal against a Western Cape High court ruling that he be suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary process. The Supreme Court of Appeal's decision today is the latest development in a legal battle between Motsoeneng and the DA. It began when the opposition party took the SABC and Motsoeneng to the High Court last year for failing to implement the Public Protector's remedial action following a damning report into governance failures

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