• Zimbabwe: Mugabe Struggles to Walk

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe needed assistance from First Lady Grace to walk up and down the podium during proceedings to lay to rest national hero and former High Court judge Andrew Mutema. A jaded looking Mugabe, 91, had to take a few breaks to walk the just over hundred metres from his car to the high table with Grace holding his hand. Mugabe admitted he is feeling his age. "After the Chaplin General (Joseph Nyakudya) spoke about us having plans but some of them not coming to fruition.

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  • 14 Female Characters Who Climax Immediately

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  • FW de Klerk sparks outrage

    Former president FW de Klerk sparked outrage on social networking sites last night following controversial remarks he made during an interview screened on CNN. Interviewed by the global news network's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, at a summit of Nobel laureates in Chicago, De Klerk discussed his "historical antagonism" and current friendship with Nelson Mandela, the failure of the apartheid system, and the shortcomings of the current government.

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  • Confusion still reigns over death-toll in horror Swaziland accident

    Confusion continues to reign over the number of people killed in a horrific truck accident in Swaziland on Friday. In the first official statement on the accident‚ posted on Sunday‚ the Royal Swaziland Police Service states on its website that 13 people were killed – two of them men‚ both aged 25‚ while the other victims were all young girls aged between 11 and 19. SNN claimed on Saturday that‚ “as expected”‚ the media and the police had been barred from reporting extensively on the accident. According to the Times of Swaziland‚ they were apparently travelling in an open truck which smashed into another vehicle and was then hit in the rear by a second truck.

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  • Unathi made to eat humble pie

    The decision to take the musician off air followed a Twitter rant in which she swore at a listener who had criticised her for views she expressed during the show. Now, in an about turn, the MetroFM DJ and Idols SA judge has eaten humble pie and apologised. "Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter, my opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate.

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  • Oscar's cell raided in Krejcir mob drama

    The Sunday Times can today reveal shocking details of Krejcir's crime operations, apparently run from prison - and the alleged involvement of top-ranking police officials in a string of crimes linked to the Czech gangster. Pistorius - according to officials who were part of the raid and investigating Krejcir - was targeted because of the close ties he had forged with Krejcir during his 10 months in prison. On June 25, at 4.30am, prison officials stormed the cells of Pistorius, Krejcir and two of his co-accused in a murder case. A hard drive with unspecified content was taken from Pistorius's cell in the hospital wing of the prison.

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  • Mourinho’s threat to stars - Premier League

    EPA Jose Mourinho has promised to not think twice about wielding the axe after seeing Chelsea lose for a second time in four games. Jose Mourinho holds Eden Hazard among those responsible for Chelsea’s stuttering start and promised to not think twice about wielding the axe following their shock home defeat. Hazard, who made the clean sweep of the Player of the Year awards last season, was accused of underperforming after Palace became only the second team to beat Mourinho’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Barclays Premier League. Mourinho, who last month described Hazard as better than Cristiano Ronaldo, criticised the 24-year-old winger, saying: ‘If you are the best in the league, I think it should be a good responsibility to have a similar season than in the previous season.

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  • Eskom: now for the really bad news

    The head of one of South Africa's largest business chambers, the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut, says the government's fixation with ideology and politics is steering the country to disaster - and nowhere is this more apparent than in the collapse of Eskom. Christo van der Rheede was part of a delegation of business leaders who were briefed on the energy crisis by Eskom this week. At the meeting, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona told them his parastatal needed an immediate R20-billion bailout to keep the lights on.

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  • 38 girls reportedly killed in Swaziland horror crash

    It said the accident occurred on the Mbabane–Manzini highway. The girls were on their way to the Swazi king’s royal residence to cut reeds for the annual Umhlanga Reed dance. According to the Times of Swaziland‚ they were apparently travelling in an open truck which smashed into another vehicle and was then hit in the rear by a second truck. "We were about 50 on board the first truck that smashed into the Toyota van‚" said Siphelele Sigudla‚ 18‚ a survivor quoted by the Times of Swaziland.

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  • Nigeria: How Nigeria's Ambassador to U.S. Prof Adefuye Died

    More facts have emerged on how Nigeria's Ambassador to the United States, Professor Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye died in the United States. An ambulance was called for him and he was rushed to Suburban Hospital in Washington, DC. At about 6pm on the same Wednesday, the late Adefuye was said to be walking around his hospital room, playing and gisting with his family members.

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  • ‘Students awakening from 20-year sleep’ - Politics | IOL News

    Student politics have not suddenly taken centre stage at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), University of Pretoria and other institutions of higher learning – students are merely waking up from a two-decade political slumber. Experts say the already complicated situation on campuses was further complicated by the EFF entering the political sphere. The debate about politics on campus has been raging long before students were injured during violent clashes between the EFF and SA Students Congress (Sasco) last week.

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  • Probe into Zulu king almost done

    Investigations into Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's call for all foreign nationals to be kicked out of South Africa are at an advanced stage. SA Human Rights Commission spokesman Isaac Mangena said the investigations were nearly finalised. The king was criticised for the widespread xenophobic attacks that hit KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country in March. Zwelithini reportedly said certain countries playing a role in South Africa's struggle for liberation "should not be used as an excuse to create a situation where foreigners are allowed to inconvenience locals".

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  • Domestic workers cheer Malema in Alexandra

    There was jubilation on Sunday afternoon at San Kopano Community Centre in Alexandra, north of Joburg, as hundreds of people exploded into a frenzy when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema arrived. Malema walked into the centre at about 1pm flanked by other  EFF leaders, including national chairperson Dali Mpofu. The Department of Labour’s sectoral determination prescribed that the minimum wage for domestic workers in area A (those in major metropolitan areas is) should be R2 065.47 per month from December 1 2014.

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  • SA’s online ‘cheaters’ caught out - South Africa | IOL News

    Dating website Ashley Madison has been rocked by a breach in security. Durban - A total of R21 million – that’s the amount of money South African men have forked out to use “cheaters” dating website Ashley Madison over the past seven years. Apparently the highest number of philanderers in South Africa were revealed to be from Joburg, with more than 15 000 users. There have also been revelations that women are contacting the popular South African sex therapist Marlene Wasserman, known as Dr Eve, hoping to save their marriages.

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  • Petrol price falls as recession looms - Business News | IOL Business

    Good news for South African consumers is that from Wednesday they will pay less for fuel after the Department of Energy announced a decrease in the price of all petroleum products. The decrease in the price of petroleum products is due mainly to the continued drop in crude oil prices during the period under review. The department said the weakening rand had reduced the over-recovery on the basic fuel price by more than 20c/litre. Next week’s drop will mark the second consecutive month that has seen fuel prices drop.

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  • Generals line up to replace Phiyega - Politics | IOL News

    As a cloud of uncertainty hangs over National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s future, and speculation continues about her replacement – should she be suspended, redeployed or fired – there are greater concerns that replacing her could be a more difficult process than anticipated.  Both the South African Policing Union (Sapu) and the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) were asked to name their preferred candidate to replace Phiyega, and both expressed a preference for a career police officer to a civilian, but refused to give specific names.

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  • Bid to bar Boks from World Cup - Springboks

    REUTERS The Springbok rugby team to represent South Africa in the Rugby World Cup pose for a picture in Durban. Pretoria - A little-known political party called Agency for New Agenda will head to the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday for an urgent order to prevent the Springboks from participating in the Rugby World Cup. The party wants the South African national rugby team to be barred from from participating in the tournament, which kicks off in England on September 18, citing lack of transformation in the sport.

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