• Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ambushed and Humiliated in Nigeria

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe may perhaps have to find another phrase to describe Nigeria after he was humiliated by a group of journalists who took him to task over his prolonged stay in power and lack of democracy in Zimbabwe. As soon as Mugabe and his entourage had arrived for president Buhari's inauguration, Nigerian journalists swarmed around his vehicle to ask a barrage of provocative questions, in apparent contempt for the 91-year old strongman. Was Mugabe happy to be in Nigeria? What was his feeling over the fact that he was in Abuja to witness a democratic handover of power when there was no such in his own country?

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  • Twitter reacts to lion attack - Connect

    On Monday afternoon a woman was killed at the Lion Park, located just outside of Johannesburg after she was pulled from the car by, well, a lion. Brochures are handed out to all of the tourists who visit the park,” Scots Simpson, operations manager at the park, told Fourways Review.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner: I was 'mistreated' by Kris Jenner

    The 65-year-old former Olympian - who was previously known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - says she chose to end her relationship with the 59-year-old television personality because of the way she was treated. People would see how I got mistreated. Caitlyn also admitted things changed when the pair secured a contract for Keeping Up With The Kardashians. "The relationship was different.

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  • Chiefs parts ways with Khune | The New Age Online

     Kaizer Chiefs have amicably parted ways with goalkeeper and Captain Itumeleng Khune, the club chairman confirmed at a media briefing at the club village on Tuesday. “The Club and Itumeleng Khune have agreed to part ways. There has been wide speculation about Khune's next move after the club could not afford to meet his salary demands. Khune is expected to sign for Mamelodi Sundowns after the club has shown huge interest in the former Bafana player.

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  • Stop moaning about apartheid and lift yourself up

    This is what was on my mind as I imbibed the work of historian David Killingray at the British Library, in London, at the weekend. Simply sitting back and moaning about apartheid is akin to that struggling, and often rowdy, rural boy and girl who have given up on transforming themselves for the better because they believe witchcraft is weighing on them. Witchcraft or no witchcraft, apartheid or not, the African child must pick himself up and defy the odds. More than 100 years ago, a number of natives worked on defying the odds and armed themselves with the knowledge and skills that were to be key in politically liberating SA. After being vanquished by the colonialists, many of these great African ancestors did not just resign themselves to bars and empty sloganeering.

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  • Rebellion may send e-tolls to the scrap heap of apartheid laws

    In accordance with the inept manner in which it has handled the revolt against e-tolling, the government has played into the rebels’ hands with contradictory advertisements on the revised charges announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The response to this by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) was suitably chirpy: "There are fun and games ahead. In one sense — though not the scale of penalties — the threat to withhold licence discs is reminiscent of how the National Party (NP) government attempted to break the campaign of defiance against unjust laws in the 1950s. Popular defiance is the name of the game, and there are many lessons from our history about attempts to enforce laws with so little popular legitimacy.

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  • 23 Things You Never Knew About Your Boobs

    The fancy medical term for this is fibrocystic breast changes, and it refers to breast tissue that’s particularly lumpy, with little fluid-filled cysts. It used to be called fibrocystic breast disease, but it’s actually something that affects more than half of women at some point, so doctors dropped the word “disease,” Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, an internist specializing in breast cancer prevention research at the Mayo Clinic, tells BuzzFeed Life. You’ll probably notice more lumps, breast pain, and tenderness as you approach your period, and it’s most common between the ages of 20 and 50 (it usually calms down after menopause). There is some evidence that caffeine may increase breast pain and tenderness, especially in people with fibrocystic breast changes, Dr. Elisa Port, chief of breast surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the co-director of the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai, tells BuzzFeed Life.

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  • Visa rules could add to SAA’s hardships

    NEW visa rules, which have already caused a drop in tourist numbers to SA, could be a risk to South African Airways’s (SAA’s) turnaround plan, says an industry body. The new visa regulations come into effect today, and the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) has blamed them for a decline in tourists from key markets such as China and India. Air China last week cited the new rules and recent xenophobic violence for delaying the start of direct flights to SA. This prompted Satsa CEO David Frost to ask on Friday: "How is SAA going to implement its turnaround strategy with a decline in tourist arrivals?

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  • FIFA statement on R120 million 'bribe' for 2010 World Cup

    FIFA claimed in the statement that the late Julio Grondona approved the payment, not secretary general Jerome Valcke. “In 2007, as part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the South African Government approved a USD 10m project to support the African diaspora in Caribbean countries as part of the World Cup legacy.

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  • Smith wears dress to friend’s prom - Tonight News

    Jaden Smith wore a dress to take Amandla Stenberg to her prom. The 16-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith - who has previously been linked to Kendall Jenner - ditched the traditional tuxedo for a black and white dress with a black suit jacket to attend the 16-year-old actress' party to celebrate graduating from high school.

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  • Malema now owes Sars R31m - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    PRETORIA NEWS Economic Freedom Fighters supporters protested outside the High Court in Pretoria on Monday as arguments in Julius Malema's tax case were being heard. Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (Sars) wants EFF leader Julius Malema to be sequestrated, saying that the compromised deal it had with Malema was off the table. Sars alleges that Malama was not honest about the source he used to settle his debt, and that he now owed the taxman around R31 million. Malema initially owed Sars R18 million, but this was reduced in May last year to R7.2 million in a compromising deal.

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  • Tracy Morgan's Emotional First Interview Since His Car Accident

    On Monday, June 1, almost a year after his limo was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike — leading to many grave injuries and the death of his friend — Tracy Morgan sat down for his first interview on Today. The comedian and actor, along with his lawyer Benedict Morelli, joined Matt Lauer to discuss the June accident and his recovery. While the extent of Morgan’s injuries were not disclosed, Morgan did confirm he was in a coma for two weeks following the accident, has suffered a brain injury, and has broken many bones. The comedian was seated during the interview, but held a cane in his hand, and said he has no memory of the accident.

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  • Sars found ways to recover Malema’s outstanding tax

    The South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Tuesday said its decision to withdraw the sequestration application of Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema came after a High Court judge raised questions over alternative means to recover the outstanding tax debt. Sars withdrew its application in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday, after its advocate spent half the day being grilled by the judge on the decision to pursue the course of action.

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  • EFF MP Fana Mokoena arrested

    Famous actor and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Fana Mokoena has been released after he was jailed this weekend with other twelve EFF members. This comes after Mokoena engaged in a protest to stop the King Dalinyebo Municipality from demolishing people’s homes. No legislation may permit arbitrary evictions’,” the EFF said in a statement. In a statement published on its website, the EFF called on the immediate release of Mokoena and the other 12 detained EFF members.

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  • Investing in a new passport

    With enough money you can buy anything, even a foreign citizenship. “For families with means, it’s really just about giving yourself and your kids options,” says Andrew J. Taylor, vice-chair of Henley & Partners, the company that basically created the citizenship-by-investment concept, turned around the fortunes of a struggling Caribbean island, St Kitts & Nevis. Around 90% of Henley & Partners’ clients don’t want to move from their home country immediately, but would like to do so at a future date or want the convenience of multiple passports, says Taylor. Its latest Visa Restriction Index says South Africans can access 97 of 199 countries visa-free.

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  • Transfer madness heats up | The New Age Online

    The changes at Premiership champions Kaizer Chiefs nextseason is the hottest topic in South African football at the moment. While out of favour goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune seems certain to make a move away from the club, influential captain Tefu Mashamaite’s future at the AmaKhosi is also in doubt. Chiefs are expected to announce the departure of coach Stuart Baxter at a press conference on Tuesday, and the contract of Mashamaite will also be discussed. Mandla Masango and Matthew Rusike could also be making an exit as their contracts end on June 30.One player which could be coming into the Chiefs setup is defender from Free State Stars Daniel Cardoso.

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  • 13 celebrities who gave Caitlyn Jenner love on Twitter

    After Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world via a fierce 'Vanity Fair' cover, the 65-year-old has received tons of support from celebrities on Twitter.

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  • Real Madrid vice-president lets slip signing of Benitez as coach

    Real Madrid vice-president Eduardo Fernandez de Blas has accidentally let slip at the meeting of a fans group that Rafa Benitez will be the new club coach.

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  • Home Affairs pulls off visa miracle

    Pulling out all the stops in an effort to process 4200 birth certificates by yesterday, the department was left with only 800 birth certificates left to process. The new regulations, which affect children under 18 travelling out of South Africa, have created a furore. An unabridged birth certificate, and affidavits from parents, will be required when only one parent is travelling with a child, and when applying for a visa. When both parents are travelling with valid passports and visas an unabridged birth certificate is not required.

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  • New visa regulations kick in today

    New visa regulations have officially taken effect this morning amid concerns that tourism could be severely affected. As of today, children traveling in and out of South Africa will be required to present unabridged birth certificates at airports across the country. If the new visa regulations are having an impact on flights in and out of South Africa at OR Tambo International Airport this morning, there’s no sign of it yet. The first of the morning international flights has arrived and several children are making their way through the arrivals hall.

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