• 'Govt knew chartered jet was owned by Guptas'

    The South African National Defence Union (Sandu) says government officials had to have known that the Gupta family owned the private jet chartered by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and his delegation to fly to Japan. This week Eyewitness News revealed that the Department of Defence (DOD) had chartered the Gupta-owned Bombardier at an estimated cost of approximately R5 million.

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Bafana player Nhlapo robbed of R50k

    Nhlapo was robbed at gunpoint in the parking bay of his home in the Johannesburg CBD yesterday afternoon.

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  • Bafana Bafana star robbed R50,000 at gunpoint

    Bafana Bafana and Bidvest Wits defender Siyabonga Nhlapo was robbed of R50,000 in cash by gun-totting criminals on Thursday afternoon in Johannesburg.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ranked 5th Worst African Leader but the Most Educated

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been judged the most educated African leader by a popular African website which however places him an ignominious third among the continent's worst leaders. According to the latest rankings published by AnswersAfrica.com, which focuses on African affairs, Zimbabwe's founding leader outshines his younger peers with seven degrees to his name. Among Mugabe's academic credentials are degrees in economics and law obtained with South African and London universities. The veteran President, who leads Africa's most literate nation, also holds 14 honorary degrees from both local and international universities.

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  • Charity must begin at home for graft-riddled Department of Home Affairs

    THE Department of Home Affairs has never been particularly efficient. Recent events have confirmed that its traditional weaknesses have not been addressed, while showing that new problems have developed, particularly in relation to how foreigners and, above all, migrants are being treated. With a view to resolving the impasse, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is now leading an interministerial committee, comprising Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, his tourism counterpart, Derek Hanekom, and their colleagues from the security cluster. Last year, the department announced new rules for foreign travellers and migrants.

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  • ‘It’d be unlawful & irregular for Mandela to be treated at 1 Military Hospital’

    The South African National Defence Force Union (SANDF) says it would be “highly irregular and unlawful” if the rape accused grandson of Nelson Mandela is being treated at the 1 Military hospital in Pretoria. The Star newspaper says it received confirmation from the NPA stating the 24-year-old is being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder at the military facility. “He should not be receiving treatment at 1 Military Hospital.

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  • Learn from the Zimbabwe land mess

    It is rather late in the day for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to acknowledge that he has so thoroughly screwed up land restitution in his country. To propose making amends for past sins by compensating farmers for the loss of their farms through land grabs sounds pathetic, relative to the brutal way farmers were smashed, often through violent means. One of the additional motives, it seems, is to conduct a land audit of who owns farms so they can extract rentals from them to pay former farmers, who are now poor and destitute. How Mugabe hopes to do that when many of the “new” farmers are already in debt, owing thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes, is a mystery.

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  • Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna's family

    Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna's ''second mother'' during a recent visit to Barbados.

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  • Black on the outside white on the inside

    Instead of becoming the trusted go-betweens between black and white, we are turning to conceptions of blackness and mobilising our anger at the very idea of the Rainbow Nation. The fantasy of a colour-blind, post-race South Africa has been projected onto Coconuts but our lived experiences are far from free of racism. A "coconut" is described as a person who is black on the outside but white on the inside. According to Coconut McKaiser, knowledge of "white grammar" is how you would know that, for example, a "sarmie" is a sandwich or that "bru" and "oke" are white-speak for "mfwethu".

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  • Schuks! Pay Back the Money review (trailer)

    You either love Leon Schuster or you would rather have your toe nails pulled out live on television than watch any of his prank movies. There are readers who have admitted they “managed to watch the occasional Schuster film because friends forced us”. This unwilling fan will get great joy from some of the scenes and even develop a stronger fondness for Schuster. This review is therefore not for the uninitiated – who will not watch Schuster even with a gun against their heads – nor is it aimed at die-hard fans who break down the doors of any cinema showing his pranks.

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  • Zapiro challenges comrades in government

    Describing himself as a “patriotic sceptic”, Shapiro, who endured detention without trial for his roles in the United Democratic Front and End Conscription Campaign in the 1980s, describes in an interview how perceptions of his work have changed from when he served as an “activist cartoonist” during apartheid to the eras of presidents Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. While Madiba loved cartoons and understood their socio-political role, even when his government was being criticised, Shapiro said he was increasingly viewed as “an enemy” by erstwhile comrades when he tackled issues like the arms deal, Mbeki’s position on HIV/Aids and Zuma’s legal battles.

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  • Palace stun Chelsea as slick City set club record

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho suffered only his second Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge as Crystal Palace clinched a shock 2-1 win over the spluttering champions on Saturday. Mourinho was taking charge of his 100th home fixture in England’s top-flight, but Palace ensured that milestone won’t be remembered with any fondness by the Portuguese coach as they inflicted his first league loss on home soil since Sunderland’s victory in April 2014. It was the latest setback for Mourinho’s side, winners only once in their first four matches and already languishing eight points behind leaders Manchester City, who extended the last 100 percent record in the top tier with a 2-0 win against Watford at Eastlands. Just seconds after clearing a Gary Cahill header off the line, Mali forward Bakary Sako struck at the other end, sweeping high into the net from Yannick Bolasie’s cross to give Palace a 65th minute lead.

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  • Beware those skin lighteners! - IOL Lifestyle

    Reuters Nonhlanhla Khumalo, head of dermatology at Groote Schuur, said this raised the question of whether South Africa had become a dumping ground for illegal cosmetics. Cape Town - Nearly 80 percent of skin lighteners tested in a UCT study have been found to contain illegal or banned ingredients. The study, published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, revealed that of the 29 skin lighteners tested, 79.5 percent contained illegal or banned ingredients.

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  • How to be Black author joins Trevor Noah

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah “has established a new social and multiplatform initiative and has hired multi-hyphenate Baratunde Thurston (@baratunde), digital entrepreneur-comedian-writer-author-performer as supervising producer to oversee the creation and production of original content for digital and social outlets”. With this new initiative, fans of The Daily Show will have access to more original content presented across multiple platforms, giving them an increasingly robust user experience wherever they consume content.

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  • DA has ‘big five’ in its sights for 2016 municipal poll: Maimane

    The Democratic Alliance has “the big five” in its sights for next year’s local government elections, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday. “We have identified five local governments where we have a real chance to either increase our lead or to take over from the ANC,” he told a gathering in Tlokwe, North West, as part of his national Vision 2029 tour. Most of the talk until now had been about Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane, and Johannesburg. “But the fifth big municipality that we’re aiming for is this very municipality here in Tlokwe,” Maimane said.

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  • Michael Jackson's kids cost R29 million a year

    Michael Jackson's children cost about R29 million to care for in a single year, new court papers have revealed.

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  • Nigerian Ambassador to U.S., Adebowale Adefuye, Dead

    The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Adebowale Adefuye, is dead. According to Sahara Reporters, Mr. Adefuye, a former History professor died on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in Washington DC. Mr. Adefuye was appointed the head of the Nigerian mission to the U.S. in 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr Adefuye will be remembered for his dogged lobbying for declassification of Nigeria as "a country of interest" in the American terrorism watch list.

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  • Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas stage | The New Age Online

    After a year-long break, Celine Dion returned to the stage in Las Vegas Thursday.

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  • Microsoft learns R95 billion math lesson in its Nokia blunder

    Considering that the deal included $1.5 billion in cash, the write-off means Microsoft now values a business that once controlled 41 percent of the global handset market at just a small fraction of the purchase price. Thanks in large part to the huge accounting charge, Microsoft reported its largest quarterly loss ever last week ($3.2 billion). “If you were talking about any other industry, this would be considered a catastrophe that’s the equivalent to a natural disaster,” said Horace Dediu, who spent eight years at Nokia during its heyday and is now at the San Francisco research firm Clayton Christensen Institute, which studies disruptive technologies. This being the technology business, Microsoft’s still relatively new chief executive, Satya Nadella, gets credit for swiftly confronting reality and taking the hit to earnings.

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  • Cops seize cocaine valued at R50m at JHB airport

    Authorities discovered the drugs on Friday in the cargo section hidden in 147 hair product bottles.

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