• Mantashe warns whites on land issue - The Star

    On the right is the Transformation Initiative's Roelf Meyer. Gauteng - ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has warned of disastrous economic consequences similar to Zimbabwe if white South Africans don’t stop trivialising land reform by persisting with their defence of the status quo. Speaking at the Land Reform Imbizo in Joburg, Mantashe was responding to a question from the floor, citing the Freedom Charter and querying the government’s commitment to food production.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reveals Secret to Long Life

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, said on Thursday that one of his secrets to a long life was "not filling my stomach". In a televised interview ahead of a huge birthday party in Victoria Falls, Mugabe said: "I do certain things that I believe sustain life. You must eat well, and really not go for food because it's attractive and feed yourself until your tummy is full," the longtime Zimbabwean leader said. Mugabe's half sister, Regina Gata, recently confirmed her brother's disciplined habits, saying he neither smokes nor drinks.

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  • South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications. The Democratic Alliance on Friday called for Pheko to be suspended.

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  • Mohau Pheko regrets faking doctorate

    South Africa's ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, told the SABC on Friday she regrets saying she has a doctoral degree, when she does not. Pheko claimed she received her PhD from the American La Salle University in 2000. Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • South Africa: M&G Column On White Privilege Hits a Nerve in SA

    Mail & Guardian columnist Verashni Pillay has caused a stir with her article, "Six things white people have that black people don't".

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  • EFF punch-up in Bhisho legislature

    Wele has since written to the Speaker of the legislature, Noxolo Kiviet, asking her to ban people visiting the EFF's offices unless prior permission had been given. Wele also asked Kiviet to file charges against Rubela for damaging his office telephone. The party's two MPLs - Wele and Siyabulela Peter - are no longer on speaking terms.

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  • Fetch spirits from Nigeria - King Zwelithini - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    Families of the 82 South Africans who died while attending Pastor T B Joshua’s The Synagogue, Church of all Nations in Nigeria should not be “confused by being born again” and should collect the spirits of their loved ones from the foreign land, King Goodwill Zwelithini said on Thursday.

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  • South Africa: Missing Child Found After 17 Years - Report

    Zephany Nurse, who was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town 17 years ago, has been found, Beeld reported on Friday. The woman who raised her, and allegedly took her, was taken into custody by the Hawks, following a DNA test and is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday. According to the report, the Nurses' second daughter, born four years after Zephany's disappearance, started Grade 8 at a school in Cape Town this year.

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  • Zuma, a burden to ANC and society - South Africans must demand the best in office

    The question was not answered, for the column sought mainly to illustrate that South Africa is in the throes of serious political problems. The pandemonium that broke out at the State of the Nation Address (Sona) brings back Popper's question like a ghost that will not stop haunting the living until they meet all its demands. Here it is: a morally and intellectually compromised leader of a political party is a burden not only to his party, but to society as a whole. Eugene Terre'Blanche was a leader of the AWB, but he was a burden for the rest of South Africa.

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  • Nigeria: Ibadan-Based Prophet Predicts Coming of Nigeria's 'Messiah'

    An Ibadan-based prophet, Apostle Perez Iyiola Oluyemi, has predicted the coming of "a messiah" whom he said will lead Nigeria out of the lingering social and economic woes. Apostle Oluyemi, founder of Achievers Rock Commission International who is also the President, Africa Evangelical Council, Ibadan, made the prediction in his newly published 'Prophetic Roadmap on Nigeria 2015 and Beyond', copies of which were made available to journalists in the Oyo State capital. The publication declared pointedly that "Jonathan would not be the messiah, but an unnamed 'David' would be".

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  • Kenya: Lupita Nyong'o Sh14 Million Dress Stolen in Hollywood

    The Sh14 million custom-made dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars on Sunday has been stolen in Hollywood, the BBC reports. Lupita was stunningly dressed when she appeared at red carpet event where she was also a presenter. The Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress studded with 6,000 natural white pearls was stolen from her room at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. "Sheriff's Lt William Nash said the dress appeared to be stolen on Wednesday evening and officers were checking CCTV footage," the BBC stated in its online report.

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  • Nigeria: Synagogue Building Erected Under Standard Procedures, Says Construction Company

    MANAGING Director of Hardrock Construction and Engineering Ltd, Mr. Akingbola Fatiregun yesterday told the Coroner Court investigating the cause of the collapse of a six-storey building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) that the construction of the structure followed standard procedures. In his testimony, Fatiregun told Chief Magistrate Komolafe Oyetade that his company was contracted to supply the manpower and equipment for the six-storey building, while the church opted to supply the materials for the building.

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  • IEC commissioner resign

    IEC commissioner Raenette Taljaard has resigned, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

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  • The Great Wall of Keny

    Kenya is going to build a wall. Not just any wall, but a separation barrier, to employ the euphemism coined by Israel to describe the towering, snaking monstrosity that now separates it from Palestine’s West Bank. Kenya’s version will be on sections of its notoriously porous border with Somalia, a physical rendering in bricks, mortar and barbed wire of that line on the map. As yet, more details on the project are not forthcoming, and Lamu County did not respond to requests for comment.

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  • Kanye Broke Down Into Tears In Emotional Zane Lowe Interview

    Kanye West sat down with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe today to speak openly about his struggles in the fashion industry — and not-so-openly about his upcoming album and feature spots. 1. Kanye was deeply moved by the passing of fashion professor Louise Wilson. Kanye, pictured above leaving a memorial for the late Wilson, choked up in the midst of his interview when discussing his relationship with the fashion professor. In Kanye’s words, Wilson was “the baddest professor of all time of any fashion school ever.

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  • South Africa: Xenophobic Attacks in Philippi - "It's Like They Can't Even Think We Are Human Like Them"

    Looting and xenophobic violence erupted after protestors from the Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement clashed with Somali nationals in Bellville on Tuesday. Foreign nationals in Bellville fled and the clashes soon spread to Philippi, where the looting continued on Wednesday. One person has reportedly been shot and killed, and at least 11 arrests have been made. RA'EESA PATHER spoke to members of the community where the looting continued on Wednesday.

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  • EFF to begin massive land occupation campaign

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will begin a massive land occupation campaign in the City of Tshwane next week and will hold meetings with communities on how this will transpire over the next two days.

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  • Botswana: Short Hair Takes Centre Stage

    For many decades, many black women sternly believed that stretched, straightened and tightly curled hair defined their beauty. Natural hair as a result has continuously suffered denigration linked with backwardness, lack of taste and blindness in the look-good arena. Not anymore, most modern and trendy black women are redefining the boundaries. A fashion artist and co-founder of GaTsh Fros, Tsholo Dikobe agrees that more women have found a new sense of confidence which has its roots in African lifestyle and culture.

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  • Zimbabwe child minder jailed for 22 year

    Violet Moyo, 22, killed infant Ethan Phiri in a "cruel and brutal manner", Bulawayo High Court Judge Lawrence Kamocha ruled. "Time has come for such people to be dealt with in a harsh and adequate manner," he was quoted as saying.

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  • Africa: 15 Nigerian Models Storm South Africa

    AFTER the successful completion of two editions, organizers are set to hold the 3rd edition of model competition tagged 'Pearl Look 2015', which is a fresh initiative born out a desire to give back to the society by empowering young ladies. Thousands of ladies trooped out en-masse to attend auditions of 'Pearl Look 2015' at cities across Nigeria - Calabar, Port Harcourt, Benin, Abuja and Lagos which marked the final destination for the auditions. The contestants will be travelling to South Africa on tour and will be accommodated in Sandton, Johannesburg. "We made it different this year; all chosen contestants will be going to South Africa on tour.

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