• 'Cops' help steal school tablets - devices worth R2.1m pinched

    Thieves, allegedly working with police, stole 1600 tablets worth R2.1-million due to be delivered to North West schools. The China-made 3G Prestigio tablets were stolen in a more than five-hour operation caught on closed circuit television at the warehouse of MIB Technology in Bramley View, northern Johannesburg. The stolen tablets were part of Operation Phakisa in ICT in education and were due to be delivered to 55 primary schools and 15 high schools in North West this week. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to officially launch the Operation Phakisa in Boksburg, on the East Rand, today. The initiative aims to enhance South Africa' s standard of basic education and train and prepare teachers

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  • Watch: Trevor Noah uses Zuma, Idi Amin, Mugabe, Gaddafi to argue Trump is an African president

    The 'light xenophobia with just a dash of diplomacy' of Donald Trump made the Daily Show's Trevor Noah nostalgic for President Jacob Zuma. After noting the similarities between Trump and various African leaders, Noah suggested America follow up its first black president - with its first African one. Video posted to YouTube by WILKINSON.

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  • Rihanna Showed Up And Showed Out At The Dior Paris Fashion Week Show

    I mean you can’t make this shit up. She’s soooooo gorgeous, it’s like, unreal.

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  • Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres on Saturday said it gave the coordinates of the Afghan hospital hit by an airstrike that killed at least nine people to Afghan and U.S. forces several times, to avoid being caught in crossfire.

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  • ANC worse than apartheid govt: Tutu

    "Our government is worse than the apartheid government, because at least you were expecting it from the apartheid government," he said in a news conference on the government's failure to grant Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama a visa. "We were expecting we would have a government that was sensitive to sentiments of our Constitution," Tutu said. "The trouble is that the ANC on the whole reckons that the freedom that we enjoy is due to them. They reckon everyone else is just a sideline." Tutu, who shouted and shook his finger as he spoke, said President Jacob Zuma did not represent him. "Hey Mr Zuma, you and your government don't represent me. You represent your own interests. "I am warning

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  • Outrage as Zuma's pay hike sees him earning R2.7 million a year

    MPs yesterday shouted in objection to an ANC motion confirming that President Jacob Zuma would receive a salary increase of about 5%, taking his total remuneration to R2.7-million a year. Zuma almost didn't get the increase. The ANC just managed to scrape together enough votes, with 203 voting in favour and 88 voting against. Had more than two ANC MPs been absent from the sitting, the opposition could have staged a walkout, making it impossible to get the increase approved. Sittings need a quorum of 201. This increase now means Zuma will receive about R100000 in back payments, as his salary increases from R2.62-million. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's salary will increase from R2.47-million

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  • Youth League against Cyril for president

    The league's message, conveyed to Ramaphosa during a meeting in KwaZulu-Natal, is a boost for Dlamini-Zuma because the party's young wing has traditionally been billed a "kingmaker" in ANC circles. The league's move also raises new questions about the influence of the so-called "premier league" - comprising three premiers apparently pulling the strings behind the scenes to secure its own candidates in top positions. The ANC has denied the existence of a premier league. Ramaphosa's spokesman, Ronnie Mamoepa, said he did not know if such a discussion had taken place, while league president Collen Maine refused to confirm or deny that a delegation had met the deputy president. However, a league

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  • Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani-Madueke, 'arrested' in London - CameroonOnline.org

    Five people were arrested across London as “part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money-laundering offences”. NIGERIA’S former oil minister has been arrested in London, the BBC said on Friday quoting unnamed family members, after Britain’s National Crime Agency said it had detained five people over alleged international corruption. The identities and nationalities of those held were not disclosed but the broadcaster said on its website that relatives of Diezani Alison-Madueke confirmed she had been arrested in the British capital. Alison-Madueke was Nigeria’s minister of petroleum resources from 2010 until earlier this year when Muhammadu Buhari defeated Goodluck Jonathan in presidential

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  • Zimbabwe: Chiyangwa Angrily Denies Destroying Bulawayo Industries

    ZANU PF politician and flamboyant tycoon Philip Chiyangwa has angrily rejected charges that he is responsible for destroying companies in Bulawayo - once the country's industrial heartland. Through his Native Investment Africa group, Chiyangwa became a huge player in Bulawayo beginning 1998 when he bought companies such as G & D Shoes, Belmont Leather as well as the listed Zeco Holdings. Most of the companies have since closed with Zeco, which was founded in 1964, in mortal decline. The former engineering behemoth once supplied rail wagons to the NRZ locally as well as regionally to countries such as Ethiopia Kenya, Mozambique, and Zambia. AS of Friday, Zeco's market capitalisation stood at US$46,000;

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  • Bok power too hot to handle for Scots - Cape Times

    Cape Town - The Springboks' pack of forwards dominated the physical exchanges to lay the foundation for a 34-16 Rugby World Cup victory over Scotland on Saturday night. The Boks, who led 20-3 at halftime, came out strongly from the start to snuff out any ideas the Scots had of emulating Japan and causing an upset against the South Africans. The win took Heyneke Meyer's team to the top of Pool B on 11 points, just ahead of Scotland (10) and Japan (8), who beat Samoa 26-5 earlier in the day. The likes of Eben Etzebeth, Man of the Match Lood de Jager, Schalk Burger and Duane Vermeulen imposed themselves on the Scottish pack with their powerful runs and big hits on defence, which ensured that the

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  • Bernie Sanders Latest Hire Is A Major Immigration Activist Who Says He Won't Stop Being An Advocate

    In the latest sign that Bernie Sanders is looking to expand his solid base of support beyond white voters and bring minority voters into the fold, the Vermont senator is bringing on longtime immigration activist Arturo Carmona to be his national Latino outreach director and southwest political director. Carmona, who has served as the executive director of Presente.org, a 300,000 member strong advocacy organization, said he believes Latinos need to be part of the political revolution Sanders is calling for. The challenge, Carmona acknowledges, is that Sanders repeatedly scores low in name ID in polls of Hispanics. “We’re going to do it by connecting with everyday families on issues like immigration reform and economic inequality,” he said.

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  • Nigeria: Abuja Multiple Blast - Nema Says Number of Casualties Still Unknown

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  • Here's Some New Lady Gaga To Make Your Weekend Amazing

    She covered Chic's "I Want Your Love" for designer Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2016 collection and it's HOT HOT HOT.

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  • Mining industry’s alpha male Ivan Glasenberg tries to save his realm

    LONDON — The morning he closed the biggest mining deal in history, Ivan Glasenberg pulled out a map dotted with mines around the world. The hard-charging CE of Glencore was jubilant. It was May 3 2013, and his trading company had just merged with Xstrata, one of the world’s biggest mining companies, in a $29.5bn deal. And he had won a boardroom struggle to stay in control. The map detailed his sprawling new empire of mines for everything from copper to coal to zinc. He had even circled competitors’ mines that he could add to his collection. "Damn sure I’m going to be opportunistic," he told Wall Street Journal reporters and editors at his London headquarters. "We’ll buy anything if it makes economic

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  • Zimbabwe: Being a White Politician in Zim

    Former Education minister David Coltart is a victim of Zanu PF politician Jonathan Moyo's acerbic rants on social media, which always have racial undertones. President Robert Mugabe does not hide his disdain for people like Coltart and once encouraged his supporters "to drive fear into the white man's heart". The MDC secretary for legal affairs has also been repeatedly accused by Moyo of being a former member of the infamous Selous Scouts, or a Rhodie, as part of crass tactics to silence him. Yet Coltart remains one of the most vocal opposition politicians in Zimbabwe as he uses social media to speak truth to power. He is one of the few still standing after the likes of former MDC-T treasurer-general

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  • Bye-bye Barbie and hello black, beautiful dolls

    When Johannesburg mom Molemo Kgomo struggled to find an African doll for her daughter, she did the next best thing and created her own line of "beautiful girls". Ten years later and Kgomo's range, initially spurned by local toy stores, is now in demand in the US, UK and in South Africa. The 40-something entrepreneur refused to give up on her dream even after being told that there was no market and she had to sell her creations from her garage. Her research revealed that parents were keen to move away from blonde, super-slim, blue-eyed dolls. For Kgomo, the main purpose of her line is for girls, irrespective of race and culture, to "appreciate and see beauty in all kids and dolls". Johannesburg

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  • World champion Wayde already forgotten - Athletics

    The cheering stopped and the crowds went home, and it was a sad day for South Africa’s newest athletics star Wayde van Niekerk when no one was at the airport to welcome him home. Van Niekerk made headlines when he won gold in the 400m at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing last month. But on Monday, only his mother was at Bloemfontein Airport to welcome him home. Rene Smit, who was at the airport, recognised the star, and posted on Facebook that it was a rather dull return for Wayde, who was born and raised in the Western Cape. With the picture, Rene wrote: “Do u know who this is???? This is Wayde van Niekerk... He just won gold at the World Championships held in Beijing in the 400m in a

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  • For the sake of our kids' future, ANA should be implemented

    May I confess upfront that I am a teacher who left the classroom many years ago at a time when I believed that the struggle that was confronting South Africa was that of transformation . I believed that a democratic government was in power and that as democrats, we should do everything in our power to use every space we were in to build a new nation based on our democratic values. In 1980 the government of the time spent an average of R146 per capita on a black child compared with R1211 for a white child. So for the black child the backlog was huge when transformation started. I also confess to not knowing all the facts around the topic I am writing about, that of the SA Democratic Teachers Union

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  • Mourinho blasts rift talk, Arsenal look for aggression | The New Age Online

    Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea's Premier League title defence is not being ripped apart by dressing room rifts. Mourinho's side are languishing eight points behind leaders Manchester United after winning just two of their first seven league matches. The Blues' latest slip came in the Champions League on Tuesday when they were beaten 2-1 by Mourinho's former club Porto. But despite claims that Mourinho's decision to drop John Terry and several other stars has created an antagonistic atmosphere in the squad, the Blues boss is adamant there is no threat to the champions' unity. "In here we speak openly. We criticise people without any kind of problems and no prima donnas crying," Mourinho said ahead

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  • If Jaden Smith Tweets Were College Textbooks

    Course: Mathematical Reasoning 102 Description: Math can be difficult, but this class teaches an effective shouting technique that should help students arrive at the correct answers.

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