• South African lion to be isolated after killing US tourist

    A 22-year-old American woman was killed on Monday when the lion leapt through her open car window and mauled her to death at the Lion Park, northwest of South Africa's biggest city. "The lion has been locked away in her night pen and we'll be keeping the enclosure where it happened locked while we investigate the incident," Lion Park operations manager Scott Simpson told AFP. "Out of respect for the wishes of the family, we are not providing any details," embassy spokesman Jack Hillmeyer said. Signs throughout Lion Park, which guarantees "super close-up animal views", warn visitors to keep their car windows closed.

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  • Rihanna dating soccer star Karim Benzema? | The New Age Online

    Rihanna, 27, previously struck up a friendship with the Real Madrid striker over Twitter during the World Cup last year (14), when she sent her condolences to Benzema after France lost to Germany in the quarter finals, writing, "@Benzema I feel your pain right now!". If Rihanna is dating Benzema, he won't be the first sportsman she has been linked to.

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  • South Africa: FIFA Exposes Chink in ANC's Control of Govt

    The resignation was to be expected since American criminal investigators last week indicted a host of FIFA executives on charges related to corruption and wire fraud. Notably, these charges allege that South Africa paid over a hundred million rand in bribes to secure its 2010 World Cup Bid. In South Africa this should hardly be breaking news: one would be hard pressed to find a South African that honestly believes FIFA is an open, transparent and fair organisation. Further, the perpetual media attention on government corruption in South Africa makes the potential complicity of the South African Government hardly surprising.

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  • Police officers caught sleeping on duty

    Pictures of police officers allegedly sleeping while on duty went viral on social media on Monday. Uploaded onto Facebook by Amoré Sameera Jooste, the images show the two officers seemingly in deep sleep in a Wierdabrug police van, Rekord Centurion reported. The men were parked outside a Pick n Pay Express shop at the BP petrol station in Eldoraigne, Centurion, south of Pretoria at around 04:00 on Sunday morning, Jooste said. Crime Line head Yusuf Abramjee also shared the images on his Facebook and said: “I have asked the Gauteng police commissioner to urgently investigate this and take the necessary action.

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  • Kaizer Motaung slams Khune's agent

    Kaizer Motaung believes Itumeleng Khune has been badly advised in negotiations with Kaizer Chiefs, as Amakhosi confirmed today that their number one goalkeeper is leaving the club. Chiefs confirmed the exit of Khune, captain Tefu Mashamaite and top scorer Mandla Masango, with the club unable to agree new contracts with all three players. “As far as Itu is concerned it is a lack of good advice,” said Motaung. The only time we see some agents is in negotiations, and after that we see nothing … With the question of Itu we are dealing with someone whose agent is not in the country, is communicating by email or by phone and obviously has a different way of doing things.

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  • Customer satisfaction - who’s tops? - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    Top-rated sales attributes included listening to the customer and understanding their needs, delivering the right vehicle, on time, and providing an enjoyable handover experience. Pretoria - Each year since 2004 market research company Ipsos has cold-called 25 000 new car and bakkie buyers in South Africa to ask them how satisfied they were. Not with the vehicle itself, although that's bound to affect their answers, but with their purchasing experience in the showroom and, more importantly, with the dealer's workshop staff when it came to after-sales service. Mazda was excluded for 2014, however, because the results would not have been representative due to the restructuring of its dealer network after its split from Ford.

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  • This Special Effects Artist Hoaxed Tons Of People Into Thinking A Spider Crawled Out Of Him

    1. Over the weekend, special effects artist Bruce Branit posted a video on YouTube showing what looked like a small spider crawling out of his ear, which he claimed he got from swimming in a lake in central Missouri.

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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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  • Axed CEO lifts lid on king’s spending - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    The former chief executive of the Royal Household Trust is fighting for compensation because, he says, he had no choice but to leave the job after nine months because of unrelenting financial demands from King Goodwill Zwelithini, his wives and children. Lucas Buthelezi, who ran his own business before taking the R100 000-a-month job in October 2013, says he was “constructively dismissed” because he was completely divested of any authority in running the trust and its R22 million annual budget.

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  • Khune, one of the highest paid players: Motaung

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  • Nigerian central bank officials accused of $40m fraud

    Nigeria’s anti-corruption body is set to charge senior officials from the central bank and some commercial lenders following their arrest in connection with an alleged 8-billion naira ($40m) currency fraud scheme, the agency said on Monday. The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) said six central bank officials and 16 commercial bank staff accused of currency theft and re-circulating naira notes intended for destruction would appear in court on Tuesday.

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  • Zimbabwe: Sahara TV Exposed

    The Nigerian activist group masquerading as journalists under the false banner of Sahara TV that accosted President Mugabe at the inauguration of the country's President Muhammadu Buhari last Friday, has been exposed as an American-sponsored outfit used to target and abuse African Heads of State. The so-called television station led by American trained Adeola Fayehun that tried to side-step President Mugabe with the intention of embarrassing him, also targeted South African President Jacob Zuma, it has been learnt. Fayehun also attacked the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe last year. The activists, whose genesis stems from a project launched in the US under the guise of community activism and agitation for democracy and tried out in countries like Colombia, in a bid to impress United States secretary of State John Kerry who attended the ceremony, took advantage of the poor protocol arrangement by Nigerian authorities to launch an assault on President Mugabe.

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  • Sars: Why we dropped Malema case - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF leader Julius Malema addresses his supporters outside the Pretoria High Court after Sars withdrew its sequestration application against him. Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (Sars) confirmed on Tuesday that it had withdrawn its application to have the provisional sequestration order against Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema be made final. In a statement, the revenue service said: “Sars based its decision to withdraw its sequestration request after weighing up the issues raised by the judge with the Sars legal counsel.

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  • Mandla Mandela to be sentenced on Wednesday

    Mandela’s lawyer Billy Gundelfinger has argued for the Mvezo chief to be cautioned and discharged.

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  • Joice Mujuru regrets working for Mugabe govt

    Zimbabwe’s former vice president Joice Mujuru has issued a statement saying she’s sorry for being part of President Robert Mugabe’s government because it has failed Zimbabwe. Mujuru says that since she was sacked in December, she's been able to experience the challenges of life as an ordinary citizen. The former vice president says she’s had time for reflection and introspection. In a statement, Mujuru says she’s been cooking for her grandchildren and working in the fields.

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  • 'Rat skull' found in Woolies mushrooms

    In the latest Woolworths blunder, a customer has discovered what appeared to be the skull of a rat in a packet of sliced mushrooms. Woolies customer Alison Matthews said she was “absolutely disgusted to say the least”. Matthews had purchased the mushrooms from a Woolworth store in Amanzimtoti, and made the discovery when she arrived home to cook dinner. “It’s a good thing I didn’t just empty the mushrooms straight into my meal… can’t even imagine how disgusting that would have been especially considering that I cook for my children,” said Matthews.

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  • OPINION: Get off your marijuana high horse

    Last week on the news, I saw images of police choppers spraying cannabis crops with Monsanto poison in Port St. Johns in the Eastern Cape. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and around 70 that can cause cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 1964, at least 2,500,000 non-smokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to second-hand smoke. At the same time, many people die every year because of alcohol abuse throughout the country.

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  • The other side of the Limpopo, part one: How Zimbabweans deal with ‘xenophobic’ violence | Daily Maverick

    The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition is located in a sprawling Rhodesian-era bungalow on Samora Machel Avenue, in the Harare suburb of Eastlea. The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition is, as one would expect from a country terminally in crisis, always busy. Lewanika is a big man with a deep voice dressed in a black suit, who understands that the trouble confronting his countrymen at home and abroad is a feedback loop of violence and shame. The so-called “xenophobic” or “Afrophobic” violence that bedevils Zimbabweans in South Africa is little more than a reflection of the violence that bedevils Zimbabweans at home.

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  • Why SAFA's letter to FIFA is so incriminating

    There are a number of important pieces of the World Cup 2010 bribe puzzle that are completed by the letter sent to FIFA by Molefi Oliphant on 4 March 2008. The first is that it fits in exactly with claims made in the US indictment.

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  • President Obama supports Caitlyn Jenner

    President Barack Obama has joined stars including Lady Gaga, Demi Moore and Susan Sarandon in praising Caitlyn Jenner after she revealed her new identity yesterday.

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