• More than 300 bikers down in 62 days - IOL Motoring Bikes, Quads & Karts

    INL When a motorcycle and a four-wheeled vehicle collide, the rider always comes off second best. Cape Town - South Africa's ER24 emergency service has been called out to more than 300 motorcycle crashes since the beginning of the year. Spokeswoman Chitra Bodasing called on all road users to be more alert and courteous. "Sadly, many riders either lost their lives, or sustained serious or critical injuries," she said.

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  • JZ ally gets Royal Hotel for R78m

    The hotel, which first opened its doors in 1845, went under the hammer after its owner, Swazi businessman Moses Motsa, decided to get out of the hotel business. The auction, conducted by Reliance, set the starting bid for the Royal Hotel at R120-million. Naidu, an ANC funder who has close ties with President Jacob Zuma, is the head of the Saantha Naidu Group that owns the Coastlands group of hotels in Durban. Among them are the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Alfred, Nelson Mandela, Mark Twain, Cecil Rhodes, Sir Henry Rider Haggard, Marlene Dietrich, Margaret Thatcher, Phil Collins and Stevie Wonder.

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  • Cops, doctors, pastor bust over RAF scam - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Three police officers have been arrested in what police say is a major breakthrough involving a syndicate that committed fraud worth millions of rand against the Road Accident Fund. The RAF, which has been beset by financial problems, is funded through the fuel levy. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene increased the fuel levy by 30c a litre during his Budget speech last week, and the RAF levy by 50c. In recent years, the RAF has been described as technically bankrupt, with the auditor-general in 2012 saying a lack of internal controls had not curbed the wasting of taxpayers’ money.

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  • Kelly did not assault me, says 'Bhaka'

    Durban herbalist Zamokwakhe “Bhaka” Nzama yesterday claimed he had been misquoted regarding last weekend’s events in a Durban hotel room, in which his new girlfriend, the controversial singer Kelly Khumalo, allegedly assaulted him after the herbalist rebuffed demands to dump his common law wife for the singer. On Sunday, City Press reported Kelly, who has a child with late Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, poked him in the eye shortly before the Metro FM Music Awards at the Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Saturday. Bhaka had then said his comment had not gone down well with Kelly, given he had a moment earlier rejected the singer’s demand for him to dump his common law wife, Jabu, for her.

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  • Mashaba quiet on Khune recall

    Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba was cagey on whether he would call up Itumeleng Khune for South Africa’s friendly against Nigeria on March 29. Phakaaathi understands that Bafana were keen to call-up Khune for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals, but were concerned by his lack of game time at Amakhosi. Now that the former Bafana captain is playing again at Chiefs, it seems more likely Mashaba will select him for the game against the Super Eagles at Mombela Stadium.

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  • CIA claims: state probes Thuli and Juju - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA The government has launched an inquiry into allegations that, amongst others, EFF leader Julius Malema, above, and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, below, are CIA agents. Pretoria - The government has launched an inquiry into allegations that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and some political leaders, including EFF leader Julius Malema, former DA Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko and head of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), Joseph Mathunjwa are agents of America’s CIA.

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  • Nigeria: Queen of Bleaching Disses Lupita Over 'Stolen' Dress

    Nigerian and Cameroonian singer and cosmetics seller, Dencia has hit out at Lupita Nyong'o over the theft of her Oscar red carpet "pearl dress". In her usual fashion, Dencia took to her Twitter page and posted, "Moral of the story, cut Ur coat according to Ur size. Lupita's stolen dress was returned after the thieves found out the pearls were fake. The Calvin Klein dress was said to be covered in more than 6,000 pearls and valued at more than $150,000.

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  • South Africa: Police Officer Recognised Child as Kidnapped Baby

    The moment he laid eyes on Zephany Nurse he knew she was the baby kidnapped in 1997, Lt-Col Mike Barkhuizen told Beeld newspaper in a report published on Thursday. Barkhuizen, who works for the Hawks, had been searching for Zephany, now 17, for the past five years. Zephany was found after her biological parents' second daughter, born four years after Zephany's disappearance, started grade eight at a school in Cape Town this year.

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  • Three-year-old girl snatched and killed by crocodile in Zimbabwe

    The Southern Eye newspaper reported on Thursday that Lubelihle Nyoni was snatched from the banks of the Zambezi River in Hwange, northern Zimbabwe, on February 22. Villagers said the child's grandfather and uncle were killed by crocodiles several years ago. Nyoni was playing with her eight-year-old friend Mawili Reno when the crocodile attacked. Relative Margi Reno told the Southern Eye: "I was doing something some few metres from the river when I heard screams before I lifted up my eyes and saw a big crocodile snatching Luba from the banks, where they were bathing.

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  • EFF rebel group submits ‘mountain of evidence’ against Malema

    A group of disgruntled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members have submitted what they say is a mountain of evidence showing intimidation and the gross mismanagement of the party's National People's Assembly and is now calling on the High Court to nullify the outcome. The members are led by suspended EFF Member of Parliament (MP) Andile Mngxitama who has accused EFF leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu of abusing party funds and suppressing internal democracy.

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  • Gareth Bale reveals the things he doesn't like about Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale has revealed the only thing he does not like about playing for Real Madrid is being embarrassed by his superstar teammates in training and dealing with Spanish spiders.

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  • Justin Bieber does Men’s Health - Tonight News

    The 21-year-old singer, who split from Selena Gomez last October after four years of dating and has recently been linked to model Hailey Baldwin, claims the biggest misconception about him is "that I'm self-centred" and insists he prefers focusing his attention on one girl at a time. Justin thinks his life spun out of control because he had to grow up in the spotlight.

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  • Thug to thug - Gayton McKenzie's letter to Julius Malem

    Thu Mar 05 11:05:23 SAST 2015 Dear fellow thug,Julius Malema, our Commander in Thief, you haven’t held back in expressing your disdain for me. So allow me to respond. Pull up a chair.I have no problem with someone drawing attention to my dark past,

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  • 50 Cent says he's betting R19 million Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao - video

    50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather appear to have put whatever issues they had behind them - at least enough for the Hip Hop star to bet millions of rands on the undefeated boxer’s fight against Manny Pacquiao.

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  • Parliamentary dress code tips - PHOTO

    Wed Mar 04 16:56:00 SAST 2015 The fifth Parliament has not yet been constituted but there is already quibbling over how Ministers in Parliament (MPs) should dress.ANC has been arguing that MPs should be given a dress code - to stop standards slipping

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  • Letter: Dirt, disorder at Beit Bridge border - The Star

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Immigrants queue at the Beit Bridge border post. The writer says the service at the crossing leaves much to be desired. File picture: Motshwari Mofokeng Beit Bridge border post is anything but a pleasant experience for a tired

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  • Mugabe's ex-allies slam Grace in court filings

    The statements came as part of an application to nullify the results of ZANU-PF's December congress, where Grace was placed in an influential post and numerous opponents purged in ongoing infighting to succeed Mugabe. "We want the court to invalidate the congress as it was illegal and unprocedural," Rugare Gumbo, former spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF, told AFP on Thursday. Gumbo and the party's former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa filed an application at the High Court challenging the December congress, which saw Mugabe stay on as leader while elevating his wife Grace to head of the influential women's wing.

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  • McDonald’s eyes natural chicken - Companies | IOL Business

    REUTERS A McDonald's 10-piece chicken McNuggets box is photographed at the Times Square outlet in New York. Washington - A plan by McDonald's to phase out chicken raised with certain kinds of antibiotics at its 14 000 US restaurants will put additional pressure on an already-stressed supply chain. The decision by the world's biggest restaurant chain to jump into the fray seems likely to complicate things further, tightening supply and thereby raising prices, said Athlos Research principal Jonathan Feeney. “This is very likely to cause a disruption in McDonald's food supply and will likely raise operating costs for McDonald's franchisees,” added Richard Adams, a former McDonald's franchisee who now runs the consulting firm Franchise Equity Group.

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  • British luxury cars on a Roll(s) - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    The Rolls-Royce stand featured what was undoubtedly the most luxurious car on show, the one-off Serenity, trimmed throughout in hand-embroidered and painted raw silk and marquetry-inlaid cherrywood. Geneva Motor Show - Britain’s booming luxury car makers have stormed into Les Halles to steal the limelight from under the noses of their foreign rivals. Show-stopping Aston Martin and Bentley set tongues wagging by taking the wraps off cars which had remained hidden before the show – but that point the way towards significant expansion of both brands, including into each others’ territory. Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer arrived at Geneva hot-foot from the Far East where he had been accompanying Prince William – complete with chauffeur-driven white Aston Martin – on a British export drive to Japan.

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  • South Africa: False Bay Domestic Worker Paid Nothing for 14 Years

    A 61-year-old Zimbabwean domestic worker, Gladys Mafita, claims her False Bay employer fired her without payment after 14 years.The employer is Daniel Deng, son of Francis Deng, the first ambassador of South Sudan to the United States. Francis Deng was previously Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Prevention of Genocide. Mafita came to South Africa in 2001.

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