• 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.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • Ashifashabba takes back his lobola: Report

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Saif Gaddafi’s execution could save Blair - Africa | IOL News

    Four years after he was captured trying to flee the country, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 43, has been sentenced to death by firing squad, having been convicted of murder and inciting genocide during Libya’s 2011 civil war. Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi take to the grave what he knows about the politicians and businessmen who courted him and his family? Chief among them, of course, was Tony Blair, who helped Saif with his philosophy PhD thesis during his controversial student days at the London School of Economics (LSE) - an institution later revealed to have accepted hundreds of thousands in “donations” from Saif’s charitable foundation and the Gaddafi clan. As Prime Minister, Tony Blair became acquainted with him soon after the young man was appointed by his father, the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in 2001, to act as the public, modern face of his country while Gaddafi senior lived in a Bedouin tent in his compound in Tripoli on the edge of the Sahara.

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  • Africa: Newspaper Ownership - Political Influence Trumps the Promise of Profits

    The Financial Times, one of the great global journalism institutions, has been sold by the Pearson Group to the Japanese media company Nikkei. Now the Pearson Group says it wants to concentrate on its core educational publishing business.

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  • Komphela said to be keen on Khune returning

    While Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was cagey about the likely return of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and midfielder Mandla Masango‚ new Amakhosi captain Siphiwe Tshabalala on Wednesday talked up the talent of the clubless duo‚ whose acrimonious departure made headlines last month. Khune and Masango‚ who became free agents on June 30 when their contracts at Chiefs expired‚ are still due to meet the club’s football manager Bobby Motaung this week for talks that should put an end to speculation regarding their future. The two players‚ along with Tefu Mashamaite‚ the Amakhosi skipper last season‚ were accused of making unreasonable demands when negotiating new deals. It is understood that Komphela is keen to see Khune in particular rejoin the Glamour Boys‚ however‚ on Wednesday‚ the coach was mum on any updates.

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  • Kenya Moore's Obsession With Beyoncé Has Reached New Levels

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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  • Minister vs Minister in visa rules fiasco

    Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba has described as “brutal and uncaring”, the argument against South Africa's new visa regulations. On Wednesday morning, Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom admitted that the new laws have had a massive impact on tourism figures and that the numbers used to justify them are not accurate. Gigaba dug his heels in saying that the safety of children who face being trafficked cannot come second to chasing profits and tourism numbers.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • I shouldn't be alive - Jabu Mahlangu

    “I know I shouldn’t be alive today,” Jabu Mahlangu said, candidly, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton. Mahlangu is wearing lots of suits these days with a number of ambassadorial positions from SuperSport United, to the MultiChoice Diski Challenge, the Engen Knockout Challenge and the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA). Beating his alcohol abuse has seen him show the Grim Reaper the middle finger and play double jeopardy with his scythe as he has come back from the dead a number of times. “There are so many incidents where I should have died,” Mahlangu said.

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  • Nigeria: 'Infrasonic Weapon' Caused TB Joshua Church Collapse - Academic

    An "infrasonic weapon" caused the collapse of a church's guest house in Lagos where 81 South Africans were killed last year. Its author, Paul Biedomo Iguniwei, claims the building absorbed "high energy infrasound", which caused its atoms to resonate. Eighty-one South Africans were among the 116 people killed on September 12 2014 when the six-storey guest house belonging to the Synagogue Church Of All Nations in Lagos, led by preacher TB Joshua, collapsed.

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  • Muvhango actor details being rushed to hospital - SundayWorld

    Tshirumbula, who prefers to be known as Nkuli, was treated and discharged from a local clinic after feeling dizzy because of an allergic reaction. The actor recently lost weight as part of his preparations to take part in the SABC3 reality television dance competition. Perceived in many quarters as a television hunk, Tshirumbula plays Gundo Mukwevho on the multi-lingual SABC2 soapie and on Friday was due to compete for a place in the top three of the dance show with partner Nombulelo Hlathi. "Ag man, it was just an allergic reaction.

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  • 'Nobody should be president for life': Obama

    US President Barrack Obama has told the African Union in Addis Ababa that leaders should not break the law to extend their stay in office. This was especially so if the individuals who wanted to stay in power were already rich‚ he said.

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  • Pressure doesn’t worry Bok centre De Allende

    Springbok centre Damian de Allende has been a power of strength in the Bok No 12 jersey and admitted that he is more comfortable in the inside centre role compared to the No 13 position. In his debut season last year he looked a bit out of his depth in 13 but since coach Heyneke Meyer restored him to the 12 jumper he has been incredible. “I like to get stuck in the middle of things be in the heat of things and that’s what 12 brings to my game,” said De Allende. De Allende however admitted his defence at 13 is not as good as it is at 12.

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  • Malaysia: Debris found in Reunion is from a Boeing 777

    KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS- Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished without a trace in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. Search efforts led by Australia have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia, roughly 3,700 km from France’s Reunion Island.

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  • Lion killer lambasted by celebs

    Walter Palmer, the American dentist who has left the internet in an uproar for killing the Zimbabwe’s famous lion Cecil, has raised the ire of global icons and celebrities. Famous people such as Sharon Osbourne and local model Candice Swanepoel took to social media to express their fury at the self-proclaimed hunting enthusiast from Minnesota. Osbourne tweeted: “I hope that Walter Palmer loses his home, his practice & his money.

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  • Angelina Jolie's son Maddox, will take over charity

    The Oscar-winning actress, who adopted Maddox, 13, from an orphanage in western Cambodia in 2002, says he will take over the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which she set up there 12 years ago ''to help local families overcome problems associated with poverty in the region and to help preserve the remarkable habitat and wildlife for future generations,'' in the future. Asked if he would be involved in her upcoming Netflix film, 'First they Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,' about the country's Khmer Rouge communist regime, during which 1.7 million civilians died in the 1970s, the director said: ''Maddox will be on set every day after school and involved behind the scenes. "As Maddox and I prepare the film we will be side by side learning about his country.

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  • Safaree Samuels slams Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill - with audio

    Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has blasted her and her new fiance Meek Mill in a new song titled 'Lifeline'.

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