• PICS: Celebrating 200 years since the birth of the Zulu nation - Politics

    Durban - The dominance of the Zulus in South African life was evident yesterday when the whole country was supposed to be celebrating Heritage Day, but the Zulu component of the population took centre stage. It resulted in President Jacob Zuma, a proud Zulu, delegating the responsibility of giving the main address of Heritage Day at Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley to his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma was at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban to attend an uMkhosi weLembe (Shaka’s Day) celebration that marked 200 years since King Shaka founded the mighty Zulu kingdom. The momentous occasion, which coincided with Heritage Day, also marked the 45-year reign of the incumbent monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini.

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  • The day Winnie took Malema and pals to police - Special Features

    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s influence on young black revolutionaries was immense, as Julius Malema recalled in an interview with Janet Smith a few years ago. Julius Malema tells a story from 2003 when Cosas staged its infamous march in Joburg, and some of its young members ran amok, running wild through the ranks, overturning hawkers' stands and breaking car windows. A Cosas leader then, he admits now that it was “a very difficult” day. He and other young leaders were terrified as noise and chaos overpowered the streets. Then a mere 22, Malema confesses some of them then fled the scene of anarchy at its most intense. They didn’t know what to do, or where to turn, and so they ran to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s

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  • #MduMasilela’s 'baeness' breaks Twitter

    Kwaito legend Mdu Masilela started trending during #MandozaFuneral. The 'Chomi ya Bana' star clearly stood out during a tribute by kwaito stars, and the ladies went into a frenzy over how "baeable" Mdu is.

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  • WATCH: Mourners dance to Nkalakatha on Mandoza's grave

    The University of the Witwatersrand on Monday confirmed that one of its employees died as a result of protest action at the institution last week. Wits management took to Twitter to express its sympathies to the family‚ friends and colleagues of the worker.

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  • Mixed report for global health progress

    "Progress varied widely," said The Lancet medical journal which published the assessment of 188 countries' progress since 1990, measured against the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On the positive side, nearly two-thirds of countries have already met the 2030 targets of reducing maternal and child mortality, it said. But not a single country had met any target on eliminating tuberculosis and viruses like HIV, or reducing weight problems in childhood and partner violence. Children being overweight "considerably worsened in the past 15 years," the study authors wrote, whereas alcohol abuse "worsened slightly". The researchers measured performance against 33 health-related SDG targets

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  • More than 1 400 zama-zamas arrested in Free State

    More that 1 400 illegal miners, or so-called “zama zamas”, have been arrested in the Free State goldfields since March, Free State police said on Saturday. Another 16 zama-zamas – 12 Zimbabweans and four Lesotho nationals – were arrested on Friday afternoon at Harmony’s Eland shaft mine in Welkom and charged with trespassing, attempted theft of gold-bearing material, and illegal immigration, Captain Stephen Thakeng said. The 16 would appear in the Welkom Magistrates’ Court on Monday. So far, 1 405 zama–zamas had been arrested since March. Sixty inquest cases had also been opened for illegal miners – mainly from Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique – who had died underground. Most of the arrested

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  • Duarte ‘didn’t get son-in-law a job’

    Johannesburg - The ANC has denied its deputy secretary-general (DSG) Jessie Duarte had anything to do with the appointment of her son-in-law as the chief of staff for David (Des) van Rooyen, South Africa’s shortest-serving finance minister and now co-operative governance minister. Ian Whitley has come into the spotlight following allegations published by UK-based publication Africa Confidential that he was one of the two “advisers” who attempted to take charge of the Treasury when Van Rooyen was appointed finance minister in a shock move in December. It has since emerged that Whitley, a former banker with Absa, Standard Bank and African Bank, and alleged by Africa Confidential to have strong

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  • SABC's Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere has died in a car accident

    An opposition group taking part in a so-called "national dialogue" to resolve a political crisis in DR Congo said Friday it had suspended its participation after deadly violence in the capital this week.

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  • Bonang sparks engagement rumours

    There is a possibility that AKA might have secretly proposed to Bonang Matheba on Heritage Day, according to Twitter, based on her tweet. Bonang accompanied her boyfriend, AKA, who was set to perform at the DStv IRock Festival in Polokwane on Saturday night. The couple took a private plane to the event, only for AKA to end up not performing after an already infamous slapping incident involving Black Coffee. However, in the midst of the drama last night, Queen B tweeted four emoticons that left her fans speculating that the Supa Mega might finally have popped the question. She tweeted: It set Twitter alight. Though some say she might have attended a wedding on the day, most are convinced the couple

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  • EDITORIAL: The SABC’s endless farce

    THE story of the SABC and its erratic chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has now run the full gamut from oddity to tragedy to farce. The Sunday newspapers reported this weekend that Motsoeneng has been given an extraordinary R11.4m bonus in the same month the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed his application for leave to appeal a ruling that set aside his permanent appointment. In addition, it is reported the SABC board has redeployed Motsoeneng as group executive for corporate affairs. If that does not constitute a flagrant violation of a legal stipulation, it is hard to know what does. Just following the travails of the SABC is, in its own way, exhausting. The road of destruction,

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  • Zimbabwe: Chief Says Mujuru Must Come Back and Campiagn, Hires Lawyers

    NTABAZINDUNA chief, Nhlanhlaya Mangwe Felix Ndiweni, has vowed to create an even political environment in his area where all parties are free to carry out their activities without hindrance from anybody. Chief Ndiweni's pledge comes in the wake of a recent incident where police blocked a Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) rally which was scheduled for Ntabazinduna Hall grounds in Matabeleland North. Police cited manpower shortage as the main reason for stopping the rally in which ZimPF leader, Joice Mujuru, was expected to speak. "That incidence which came out in the paper where there was shoving and pushing at People First's rally, I will be addressing and rectifying it so that they come back.

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  • ANC at war with itself in fractured Limpopo - Politics

    Johannesburg - The ANC has denied fresh allegations that Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha could be axed. ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said it would be disingenuous to recall Mathabatha while the party was still dealing with the political dynamics which led to the loss of support in the key metros and other municipalities in the country during recent municipal elections. Despite the party’s assurances that Mathabatha’s job was safe, allies of Knocks Seabi, the ANC’s secretary in Limpopo, and Mathabatha’s supporters are at each other’s throats. The tension between the two factions is intensifying, with Seabi accused of plotting to remove Mathabatha from office. Seabi, who has been dubbed “Premier

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  • Screams as 'blood' hits punk sisters

    The Soap Girls, punk-rocker sisters Mille, 23, and Mie, 22, of Cape Town's Hout Bay, said two audience members at a UK pub threw the liquid at them. They want to take legal action against the pub owner who reportedly called them "sluts". "Mie's eyes burned for hours. I had my microphone repeatedly knocked into my mouth by the individual who chucked the liquid at me," said Mille. "It was hard for my sister to breathe and see. "She started screaming she was going blind. But we couldn't stop because we had fans that had driven like six hours to get there." They said they were "hassled" by people asking "what we were doing there from South Africa". After the attack, Mie had "severe panic attacks".

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  • Did student activist Qwabe influence world university rankings?

    This is according to the 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings‚ released on Thursday. The results‚ listing the top 1000 universities globally‚ saw Oxford University in England overtake the USA's Caltech‚ which has held the top spot since 2012. This is the first time an American university has not ruled the roost in the 13 years of the Times Higher Education rankings. UCT's lacklustre performance and Oxford's rise to No1‚ was quickly spotted by Biznews.com editor and publisher Alec Hogg: “The irony would be lost on Ntokozo Qwabe‚ the 25-year-old Rhodes scholar famous for biting the long-dead hand of his benefactor‚ making waitresses cry and‚ now‚ leading the chaos at UCT. “But

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  • More revelations before Thuli Madonsela goes? - Business News

    Johannesburg - Thuli Madonsela was called a CIA spy by a South African deputy minister and received death threats as she pursued politicians in her role as the nation’s graft ombudsman. Now she’s planning a last round of potentially explosive revelations before she steps down next month. In her sights is what South Africans call “state capture” - a reference to allegations that the Guptas used their friendship with President Jacob Zuma for profit and influence. In one instance, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said the Guptas offered him the post of finance minister. The controversy around the family prompted the nation’s largest banks to close accounts belonging to companies owned by the

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  • Why Kenny Kunene won't stop catching the feels over Malema

    Hot on the heels of an explosive interview on SABC's Morning Live on Wednesday, Kunene has told TMG Entertainment that he aims to show South Africa that Malema is a "fake" and  a "liar". During his interview on Morning Live, Kunene blasted the EFF leader labelling him a "sell out," and accused him of "deceiving the nation". Kunene also challenged Malema to a public debate. Taking to Twitter shortly after the interview aired the red beret hit back, saying that he would not entertain Kunene until he got "20,000 national votes". WATCH! Musicians perform Nkalakatha tribute for Mandoza  Speaking to TMG Entertainment the businessman explained why he decided to air his opinions on national television.

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  • South Africa: Hlaudi Motsoeneng Can't Be Re-Appointed, He Must Vacate the Seat

    press release Congress of the People condemns the SABC board's resolution to ask Minister Faith Muthambi to re-appoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The Board can't keep on defending Motsoaneng. We all know that his appointment was unlawful. COPE will embark on a sit-in to oppose Motsoeneng's illegally re-appointment. We say this is a total contempt of the Supreme Court and we are ready to embark on a sit in at the SABC until the board reverses its embarrassing verdict. We have said it so many times that Motsoeneng must vacate the broadcasting seat immediately. Now the Board is ready to break the law just in defence of Motsoeneng after the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed his application for leave to appeal

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  • Nigeria/Zambia: Injury Blow for Super Eagles

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  • Saru the root of all Boks’ ‘evil’

    SA Rugby Union (Saru) are the root of all that is wrong with rugby in the country. The Boks’ underwhelming performances in the last few years are but a symptom of the lack of leadership and self-serving interests that have long engulfed the organisation. In the modern and professional era of the game one would have thought that Saru would move with the times but they seem to be stuck in a galaxy where rugby is played by dinosaurs and the word “professional” is a sin to mention. Many of the men entrusted with taking the game forward in Saru’s general council are mostly the same men who have taken rugby to the brink of disaster and they cannot be the same people given the responsibility to take

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  • Faster, cheaper internet to be rolled out

    Johannesburg - South Africans will soon experience super-fast internet connection. Wireless Business Solutions (WBS) announced this week that it is investing billions in a new national high-speed LTE-A network in South Africa. The company, run by former FirstRand co-founder Paul Harris, tech-savvy former FNB chief executive Michael Jordaan and Design Indaba boss Ravi Naidoo, aims to bring fibre-like speeds, initially to home users, bypassing the growing fashion of fibre-optic cable connections in South Africa’s suburbs. The WBS network is expected to be rolled out in the next few months, and is further set to enable 5G technology and make South Africa “leaders in the field”. The new wireless

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