• Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • EFF items burnt over Malema's 'dictatorship'

    Enraged Economic Freedom Fighters in Limpopo yesterday allegedly burnt party paraphernalia in a protest against what they called ‘dictatorship’ of their leader Julius Malema. The items included a poster bearing Malema’s face and what appeared to be T-shirts, overalls and CDs of EFF’s struggle songs. Junior told Saturday Citizen the items were burnt by disgruntled EFF members somewhere in the Vhembe district in Limpopo. “People defend Malema unnecessarily.

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  • Cecil’s killing a disgrace: IFP - Africa | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Walter Palmer (left) with a trophy hunt and fellow hunter in Africa. Cape Town – The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) on Thursday condemned canned lion hunting and the killing of Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, Cecil.

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  • ANC firebrand Andile Lili arrested for incitement

    AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) Western Cape provincial executive member and leader of the controversial Ses’khona pressure group, Andile Lili, was arrested on Wednesday night following his remarks earlier this week in which he encouraged vigilantism. Mr Lili who survived a shooting outside his house last year, was arrested on charges of inciting violence after he told a crowd that criminals should be "killed immediately and brutally". "I have been arrested for incitement. The ANC in province this week condemned Mr Lili’s remarks.

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  • Jose taunts Wenger, again - Premier League

    PA Wire/Press Association Images Arsene Wenger has not beaten Jose Mourinho in 13 attempts, and the Chelsea boss was quick to remind him of that. Jose Mourinho has piled the pressure on Arsene Wenger, saying he would have found a solution to the Frenchman’s dreadful run against him by now. The Arsenal manager has not beaten Mourinho in 13 attempts, a record Wenger will be hoping to put right at Wembley tomorrow. No. I think I lost twice against Tony Pulis, I lost against Crystal Palace and against West Bromwich Albion.

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  • The Failure Of Tom Cruise 2.0

    If you’re of a certain age — an age whose childhood, and even early adulthood, didn’t involve cell phones or wireless internet — chances are you remember what it was like to watch Tom Cruise and realize, in whatever simple and clear manner, that you were observing greatness. Cruise was who we’d act like when we sang “Danger Zone” and drove our bikes in frantic, dizzying circles around the cul-de-sac.

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  • Zimbabwe: Govt Imports 400 000 Set-Tops From China

    Zimbabwe has started importing 400 000 television set-top boxes from China to enable locals to continue watching TV after switching from analogue to digital. A set-top box enables the receiving and decoding of digital television broadcasts and Zimbabwe is currently in the process of installing digital transmitters as the country battles to complete broadcasting digitalisation before year-end. Information, Media and Broadcasting Services permanent secretary Mr George Charamba on Wednesday revealed that Government had already ordered the TV set-top boxes from Huawei in China as the country geared up for digitalisation.

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  • Jimmy Tau hands over R200,000 lobolo for wealthy girlfriend

    A celebration in honour of Tau and his girlfriend, Sizakele Manonga apparently took place in the lavish suburb of Pretoria East two weeks ago. The family bash was to celebrate Tau finishing off lobola for Manonga whom he got engaged to a few months ago. According to Sunday Sun, Tau paid the hefty amount to the Manonga family who are known for their immense wealth - they own a mansion with fourteen bedrooms on a private estate and are in possession of more than 30 German cars.

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  • South African Hotel Is the World's Greenest

    Hotel Verde at Cape Town International Airport has been given its second Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum Green Building Certification by the United States Green Building Council, making it the first hotel in the world to achieve a double platinum accreditation. The hotel received its first platinum endorsement in 2014 in the New Construction in the Green Building Design and Construction category, making it one of only six hotels in the world and the only African hotel to achieve the award. This second certification has now been awarded for fulfilling the Existing Building Operations and Maintenance prerequisites - and it has made Hotel Verde the most environmentally friendly hotel in the world. In announcing the news, the hotel said that, together with its sustainability consultants Ecolution Consulting and Ecocentric building consulting, hotel management and staff were dedicated to developing a practical and effective environmental building philosophy that exceeded conventional industry practices.

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  • Plane debris identified as Boeing 777 - World News | IOL News

    Malaysian authorities confirmed on Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared without trace in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The Malaysia Airlines flight was one of only three Boeing 777s to have been involved in major incidents, along with the downing of the MH17 over Ukraine last year and the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco airport in 2013 that left three dead.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari, Biya Resolve Nigeria/Cameroon Border Demarcation

    President Muhammadu Buhari and his Cameroonian counterpart, President Paul Biya yesterday resolved to ensure that the demarcation of the land border between Nigeria and Cameroon is completed before the end of the year. A communiqué issued at the conclusion of President Buhari's official visit to Cameroon, noted that both leaders expressed satisfaction with the progress made so far in the exercise being undertaken under the auspices of the United Nations. The demarcation process had generated controversy late last last year when the People of Cross River State raised the alarm that Cameroon, Nigeria's neighbour to the east along with officials from the United Nations were carrying out a demarcation of its border with Nigeria that was fashioned to annex the Obudu Ranch Resort along with over 20 other Cross River villages.

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  • Nigerian Varsities Fail Global Ranking, Again

    Nigeria performed poorly in the latest global ranking of universities, with none of its ivory towers making the world's top 1,000 universities. The United States alone has eight universities in the top 10, with Harvard University ranking first as the world's best higher institution. It is followed by Stanford University in the second position and Massachusetts Institute of Technology coming third. While Cambridge and oxford universities in the United Kingdom ranked 4th and 5th, universities of Columbia, California, Chicago, Princeton, and Cornell University all in the US, came 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th in the ranking.

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  • Zim couple approach SA embassy to reverse travel ban

    A Zimbabwean couple has approached the South African embassy in Harare seeking a reversal of the one year travel prohibition imposed on them by Home Affairs officials at the Beitbridge border post. “On July 17, Sithobekile, who has a history of cardiac related ailments, collapsed. “That led to our ban from South Africa as we arrived two hours after June 27 ended,” he said.

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  • Obama Wants To Build World's Most Powerful Supercomputer

    On Wednesday, President Obama signed an executive order to launch a technology initiative designed to take American computing through the next decade. Called the National Strategic Computer Initiative, it lays out a plan “to maximize benefits of high-performance computing research, development, and deployment.” Which means, in layman’s terms, that the President wants to build the most powerful computers that have ever existed. About thirty times more powerful than anything working today, if the order’s stated capability goal of an exascale computing system can be achieved. Right now, China’s Tianhe-2 holds the world record for most powerful computer at 33.86 petaflops, and there are 1,000 petaflops in an exascale system.

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  • Disputed German Michael Jackson memorial may have to beat it

    A memorial set up in Germany by some of Michael Jackson’s most ardent fans the day after his sudden 2009 death has come under threat in a strangely emotional turf war. Authorities in the southern city of Munich, where Jackson was a frequent guest at the plush Bayerischer Hof hotel, say the memorial may have to go to keep the peace. A letter this month from the Bavarian state culture ministry in the tone of an exasperated parent warned that “if peaceful coexistence between the different groups of fans behind the Michael Jackson memorial is not possible, the memorial will unfortunately have to disappear”. Just opposite the hotel’s entrance is a statue of Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso that Jackson devotees have commandeered as a shrine for the eccentric entertainer.

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  • Zimbabwe: Repay U.S$1,5 Billion, China Tells Zim

    New details are emerging from Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's recent trip to China amid revelations the Chinese will not give Zimbabwe the much-needed financial bailout unless it provides a payment plan for loans totalling US$1,5 billion accessed from the Asian economic giant over the past few years. It has emerged that part of the reason for Mnangagwa's visit to Beijing between July 5 and 10 was to seek an emergency rescue package for the country, which is facing a severe liquidity crunch. During his visit Mnangagwa met several officials from the Communist Party of China (CPC), including Vice-President Li Yuanchao, in need of help. China, which has told Harare that it does not provide budgetary support, has provided Zimbabwe with over US$1 billion in concessionary and preferential loans.

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  • Mario barred from Reds first-team - Premier League

    Reuters Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad. Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad along with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique, whom the club are also looking to offload this summer. Balotelli, 24, was not on the pre-season tour to Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, and neither has he been included in the squads for the friendly games against HJK Helsinki in Finland tomorrow or Swindon Town on Sunday.

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