• Passport puzzle in 'SA mule' case

    The woman, identified as 22-year-old Lynette Nosipho, was nabbed at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday last week, allegedly in possession of 19kg of narcotics valued at more than R100000. The drugs - 17kg of pseudoephedrine, a popular party drug, and 2kg of heroin - were concealed in women's shoes, a laptop bag and arm guards used by cricketers. India's Central Industrial Security Force said this week that Nosipho's passport stated she was a South African citizen. Spokesman Hemendra Singh said she had been travelling on a tourist visa.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sarah Baartman grave plaque defaced - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Reuters The 1816 complete cast in plaster of Sarah Baartman is displayed during a ceremony at the South African Embassy in Paris in 2002, in preparation for Baartman's remains to be returned to South Africa for burial. The indigenous woman, born in 1789, was taken to London by a British navy doctor around 1810 where she was shown off in freak shows. Port Elizabeth - A plaque at Sarah Baartman’s grave in Hankey has been defaced, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday. Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said a group of men were seen throwing white paint on the plaque on Saturday.

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  • Kim Kardashian's Ex-Husband Tweeted An Apparent Diss About Bruce Jenner

    It happened right after Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer.

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  • Zuma: Emmanuel Sithole used a false name

    President Jacob Zuma on Monday said the Mozambican man who was killed in Alexandra two weeks ago was an illegal immigrant using a false name. Media reports identified the man as Emmanuel Sithole after he was brutally attacked during xenophobic violence in the township a little over a week ago. Zuma was speaking at a Freedom Day event in Pretoria earlier. During his speech, Zuma said Sithole had used a false name to avoid detection because he was an illegal immigrant.

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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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  • Actor in the dark over load shedding - Western Cape | IOL News

    Andy Kropa /Invision/AP Actor Boris Kodjoe is in Cape Town to film a Deon Meyer thriller. Cape Town - When actor Boris Kodjoe arrived in Cape Town to film a Deon Meyer thriller, little did he know that one of his first investigations would be into load shedding. Kodjoe, who has been cast in the role of Sanct Snook in the TV adaption of Meyer’s detective novel Cape Town, posted a selfie of himself looking despondent on Wednesday after the lights went out.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe to Go This Year - Tsvangirai

    MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said President Robert Mugabe's "inevitable end was nigh" and vowed that the opposition party would remove the Zanu PF strongman from power this year. Tsvangirai said this while addressing about 10 000 party supporters outside Mucheke Stadium as part of his countrywide by-election boycott campaign rallies. Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans had lost faith in the ballot, but ruled out violence.

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  • I’m no degree cheat, says set-top box boss - City Press

    Pumla Radebe has appointed a top lawyer to act for her. The woman in charge of South Africa’s multibillion-rand digital TV set-top box roll-out is embroiled in a qualifications-fraud row after a former employee approached Parliament querying the authenticity of her degree. Now Pumla Radebe, chairperson of the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (Usaasa), is suing Mmatlou Morudu, the agency’s former executive manager of programmes, for R750 000 in damages for injuring her reputation. Morudu wrote to Parliament asking why Radebe’s BA degree did not show up in a record search at her alma mater, Fort Hare.

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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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  • Amcu leader laid to rest - Politics | IOL News

    The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will not back down from its promise to bring economic change to the country, general secretary Jeff Mphahlele said on Sunday. “We are not going to run away even though we are slaughtered day and night,” he said at the funeral service of union leader Collen Petlele. Amcu overtook the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in membership numbers in 2012, becoming the dominant union in the platinum mining sector.

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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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  • Kenya Is Safe for Tourism, No Need for Travel Advisories, World Tourist Chief Says

    Kenya is a good destination for tourists and the international community should give the country unconditional support a top world tourism official has said. Speaking at State House Nairobi on Saturday morning when he paid a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta, World Tourism Organization Secretary General, Dr Taleb Rifai said Kenya is a shining example in the tourism sector and that the entire United Nation system supports the country to achieve its goals. Rifai said terror is a global challenge which requires all nations to join hands in combating it.

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  • Justin Bieber Finally Got The Prom Experience He Always Wanted

    Finally getting that quintessential life experience he yearned for.

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  • Here's How Much Of London Is Actually Owned By Qatar

    The Gulf emirate has bought three landmark London hotels – Claridge's, The Connaught, and The Berkeley – for a reported £1.6 billion. Here's a rundown of what it owns in the capital.

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  • Emalahleni owes Eskom R560m but spends R20m on bodyguards - City Press

    A municipality in Mpumalanga has not settled its R560 million electricity bill – but has forked out about R20 million a year on bodyguards for its senior managers. Emalahleni is one of 20 municipalities throughout the country that power utility Eskom is threatening to cut off due to its failure to settle its debt. Combined, the 20 delinquent municipalities owe Eskom R3.68 billion in debt older than 30 days.

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  • 15 things to do during and after an earthquake

    EWN has put together a list of what you can do to protect yourself during and after an earthquake.

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  • Lupita Nyong’o comes to Joburg - City Press

    Early next month, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is heading to Johannesburg, where parts of a new Disney blockbuster will be filmed. The visit by the beautiful Kenyan actress is shrouded in secrecy, as local producers have signed a confidentiality agreement.

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  • Title race is over - Wenger - Premier League

    AP Arsenal may still have a mathematical chance of winning the Premier League but their manager Arsene Wenger conceded it was now impossible for Chelsea not to finish as champions. London - Arsenal may still have a mathematical chance of winning the Premier League but their manager Arsene Wenger conceded it was now “impossible” for Chelsea not to finish as champions following the London rivals' 0-0 stalemate on Sunday.

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