• JLo a factor in Affleck's divorce: source - Weekend Argus

    John Shearer/Invision/AP FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, married actors Jennifer Garner, left, and Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars in Los Angeles. The statement notes that the decision comes after careful consideration and that they will stay committed to co-parenting their three children, Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Garner Affleck. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, 43, split up partly because of Jennifer Lopez. The Hollywood couple - known as Bennifer - announced their divorce on Tuesday - just a day after their tenth wedding anniversary, and, according to friends, one of the reasons for the break-up was the 42-year-old actor's continued friendship with his ex-fiancée J-Lo, 45.

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  • Woman has to leave behind spouse, kids - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    CAPE ARGUS Lea and Heath Stewart are taking the Home Affairs Department to court. Cape Town - A Zimbabwean woman who faces the “devastating prospect” of being indefinitely separated from her South African husband and four children has turned to the Western Cape High Court to challenge the constitutionality of South Africa’s Immigration Act. Lea Stewart, 39, moved to South Africa with her husband Heath and their boys Joshua, Aiden, Luke and Ethan, all of whom have South African citizenship, in May last year, hoping to secure a better future for the children.

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  • Watch Julius Malema praise Robert Mugabe

    Julius Malema sang the praises of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, claiming that the 'true African leader' has never killed any of 'our own people'. Evidently Ndebeles don't count as 'our people' to the EFF's leader. Video posted to YouTube by My Africa.

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  • Zuma's wives cost you R54.6-million in his first term

    The average annual cost of the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for the last four years of former president Thabo Mbeki's administration, from 2005 to 2008, was R7.1-million. In Zuma's first term, the average rose to R10.9-million a year - an increase of R3.8-million. In response to questions, the spokesman for the president, Mac Maharaj, said the unit cost R7.877-million in 2010-11; R11.165-million in 2011-12; R7.068-million in 2012-13 and R13.019-million in 2013-14. The last time information was made publicly available on the unit was in February 2010 when the Presidency revealed in response to a parliamentary question that during Zuma's first year in office, 2009 to 2010, the unit cost R15.517-million.

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  • Judge Masipa got it right – on the law

    Masipa cleared the athlete of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, instead finding him guilty of culpable homicide and of one firearm-related charge. This was because Masipa found that the state had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Pistorius had the necessary intention to murder Steenkamp. Despite finding the athlete was a “very poor witness”, Masipa accepted that Pistorius’s version – that he genuinely believed there was an intruder in his house – could reasonably possibly be true, which is all that was necessary for an acquittal on murder. Masipa’s verdict has created a ruckus for a number of reasons, with the most common criticism relating to her application of dolus eventualis.

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  • No firepool at Mandela's Qunu home: Ndileka

    Nelson Mandela's eldest grandchild has come out guns blazing following the revelation by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko that the swimming pool in Qunu is actually also a fire pool. Ndileka Mandela was quoted by the Mail and Guardian saying that there is no firepool at her grandfather's home and that it was not paid for by the government. It was not built by the government,” said Ndileka. This is was in response to Nhleko's latest attempt to defend the R240million spent at President Jacob Zuma's for 'security upgrades'.

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  • Why alliance is doing stock-taking - IOL News

    Reuters President Jacob Zuma sings the "Shoot the Boer" song during the ANC s centenary celebrations in Bloemfontein on January 8, 2012. For the first time since South Africa held democratic elections 21 years ago leaders of the governing African National Congress (ANC) and its alliance partners, the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), have gathered for a summit stretching over an entire week.

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  • Can you help Martin graduate? 

    Sifunda is a B.Sc Agricultural Economics student at the North West University, Mafikeng Campus, who was supposed to graduate on the 5th of May this year but  couldn’t due to a R5000 outstanding fee. 24 year old Sifunda passed all his subjects with flying colours, some with Distinctions. To further fund his studies, Sifunda worked as a student assistant at the University but it just wasn’t enough. Sowetan LIVE asked Sifunda if he had tried other means to raise the money, he said he didn’t.

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Mandela children douse fire pool 'nonsense'

    Nelson Mandela's Qunu home does not have a fire pool.

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  • 'We'll set the world on fire,' proclaims Turkish minnows after signing Eto'o and Ronaldinho

    Newly promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor have completed the signing of Samuel Eto'o and are on the verge of adding Ronaldinho to their squad as the minnows prepares for the Super League season.

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  • Ramos is quick fix LVG needs - Premier League

    REUTERS Sergio Ramos, in some ways, the antithesis of the players Ferguson sought towards the end of his tenure. London - The restructuring of Manchester United in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era continues apace. Old Trafford’s academy system is being remodelled along more modern lines while United’s scouting network remains under review. It is, however, deep within the first-team squad that dramatic change at England’s most successful club is being felt and nowhere is that more apparent than in the pursuit of Spain international Sergio Ramos.

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  • What’s the fuss over armpit hair? - IOL Lifestyle

    . Miley Cyrus and, right, Jemima Kirke flaunt their armpit hair.

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  • Japan’s carmakers seal comeback in China - Companies | IOL Business

    Japanese automakers sold a record number of cars in China in the first six months of the year, cementing a comeback from anti-Japanese protests in 2012. Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Company and Nissan Motor Company, Japan’s three biggest carmakers, have boosted sales in China this year despite slowing demand that dragged down deliveries at Volkswagen AG and General Motors Company.

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  • 9 things black people will dance for according to South African adverts

    Despite the fact that our advertising industry is one of the most well respected in the world, we are constantly bombarded with adverts of black people dancing for food, alcohol, sweets and even airtime.

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  • Ten South Africans on Interpol wanted list

    Interpol's wanted list features 10 South Africans sought for crimes including rape and the theft of more than R240-million. One local suspect, Jason Holland, 43, a former director of a Johannesburg mining company, is being sought for fraud and allegedly "misappropriating" more than R240-million. Interpol believes that Holland, who has British and South African citizenship, is currently in Australia, the UK or the Netherlands. Another fugitive is former police officer Mvuleni John Tshoba, 46, who fled the country after being convicted of the rape of an eight-year-old child.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Only Leader Holding Africa Together - Malema

    Veteran Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is the only remaining figure holding the African continent together, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has said. Addressing media in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on Thursday, Malema, said Mugabe has true Pan African blood flowing in his veins saying had it not for him, the then visiting Sudanese President Omar al Bashir could have been arrested in South Africa.

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  • Analysis: The Islamic State is coming for North Africa | Daily Maverick

    For a demilitarised zone, there sure is a lot of fighting in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. According to the Egyptian army, which repelled the attack, 100 militants and 17 soldiers died in the battle; independent estimates suggest the Egyptian army casualty count is significantly higher than that. Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, a radical Islamist group with links to the Islamic State (IS), has claimed responsibility for the attack (the group now refers to itself as the “Sinai Province” of the Islamic State). Although Ansar Bait al-Maqdis has been active in the area for several years, and is responsible for dozens of other attacks that have killed hundreds of people, this one feels like a turning point.

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  • Movies' Biggest Winners And Losers In 2015, So Far

    The year began with American Sniper and Fifty Shades of Grey setting all-time domestic box office records for January and February respectively. By May, two more movies — Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron — became the fourth- and fifth-highest-grossing films ever in the world. With such a deep bench of massive hits, it is no surprise that overall, domestic box office grosses are up a robust 6.3% from the first half of 2014. With several highly anticipated films still to come this year — including Minions, Spectre, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens — 2015 has the potential to be Hollywood’s biggest year in a decade.

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  • Paris offered $1m for prank: report - IOL Tonight

    Paris Hilton was in on the plane crash prank, it has been claimed. The Egyptian company behind TV show 'Ramex in Control' - which filmed the heiress as she screamed and cried when she thought the aircraft giving her an aerial tour of Dubai was about to crash - circulated a document detailing the gag to a number of US celebrities in March, offering them around a million dollars to participate. It continued: "Dubai official authorities are monitoring this show and providing us with security. If you want to make sure, you can contact the office of crown prince of Dubai, his majesty Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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