• Man offers lobola for Obama's 16-year-old daughter

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  • Lindiwe Mazibuko is now a Harvard graduate

    She now holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

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  • Beef over Chris over?

    Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran has finally opened up about how she feels about Rihanna. Chris Brown dumped Karrueche Tran for Rihanna after the Barbadian singer’s Oprah interview, where she said Brown was the love of her life. Chris Brown also revealed that he was inlove with both of them.

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  • 11 Celeb Twins That Prove That Everything Old Is New Again

    Style twins across the decades. From the new People Stylewatch Style Twins issue, out now.

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  • A letter to Kenny Kunene

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  • The seven most ridiculous things Fikile Mbalula said about the World Cup bribery allegations

    Sports and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula gave a press conference today, presenting his transformation report.

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  • Briefcases stacked with dollars: How South Africa rigged the 2010 World Cup bid

    By May 2004, Jack Warner knew exactly which country he was going to back to host the 2010 World Cup. Warner, the head of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football or CONCACAF, had been a FIFA vice president since 1997 and had served on its executive committee since 1983. During this time, he had turned the choosing of World Cup hosts into a lucrative enterprise that paid him handsome bribes and kickbacks in exchange for his influence over voting in FIFA elections and for host countries.

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  • Prosecutor grilled over Mpisane case - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Leading KwaZulu-Natal state prosecutor, advocate Meera Naidu, is facing internal disciplinary action from the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) over her conduct in the tax trial of Durban businesswoman, Shauwn Mpisane, two years ago. While the NPA has said it could not comment on the internal hearing, a source confirmed the hearing began on Tuesday and was due to continue on Wednesday.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari to Query Secret Sale of Over U.S.$1 Billion New Telecom Spectrums

    Once President-elect Muhammadu Buhari assumes office, he will focus his searchlight on the circumstances surrounding the secret sale of Digital Dividend Spectrum (DDS) licences valued at over $1 billion in the last few months by President Goodluck Jonathan. Already, one of the terms of reference handed to the Alhaji Ahmed Joda-led transition committee last week was to provide a brief overview of the goings-on at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), among other key government agencies, and provide quick-fixes within 30 days, 100 days and six months for the Buhari-led government. According to an exclusive report published this week by online newspaper, Technology Times, ahead of the 2015 general elections, President Jonathan secretly sold two spectrums in the 800MH and 700MH to the chairman of Visafone, Mr Jim Ovia, and Otunba Mike Adenuga's Globacom respectively without recourse to public auction. The licensing did not pass through the normal bidding process, thereby preventing the NCC, the statutory body, from advertising and supervising a public auction.

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  • Michelle Obama worth $40 as a slave, says IS

    In a new edition of its propaganda magazine, IS vows to bring slave markets to the West and claims the American First Lady isn't worth all that much.

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  • Armed soldiers ‘clean’ taxi rank - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    DFA Heavily armed soldiers, police officers and immigration officials conducted a surprise raid at the Craven Taxi Rank in the CBD. Operation Fiela is aimed at reducing crime. Seen here are army vehicles at the taxi rank. Kimberley - Kimberley’s central business district on Tuesday resembled a war zone as Operation Fiela continued in the city.

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  • Hendrik Verwoerd's grandson welcomes plaque removal

    Wilhelm Verwoerd says honouring his grandfather rubbed salt in the wounds of black South Africans.

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  • Blatter 'meets heads of six FIFA confederations'

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has met with the heads of FIFA’s six confederations in Zurich on Thursday morning as a vast corruption scandal continues to engulf world football’s governing body, sources confirmed. The president of European governing body UEFA Michel Platini attended along with the heads and representatives of the Asia Football Conderation (AFC), CONMEBOL (South America), CAF (Africa), OFC (Oceania) and CONCACAF (North, Central American and Caribbean).

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  • Zuma defends Marikana report delay | The New Age Online

    President Jacob Zuma has defended his decision to delay the release of the Marikana report. The President was replying to the debate on the Presidency's budget vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Zuma has accused the opposition of disregarding due processes that have to take place by demanding the release of the highly anticipated Marikana report.

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  • A Petition Has Been Started To Take Away Iggy Azalea's "Top Rap Song" Award

    People think the singer wasn't eligible for the Billboard Music Award.

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  • Nkandla amphitheatre is a measure to deter intruders

    Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says the amphitheatre at Nkandla is a measure to deter intruders. Addressing a briefing on his department’s investigation on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s home‚ the Minister quoted a Wikipedia definition of what an amphitheatre is. Showing pictures of an entertainment amphitheatre and the Nkandla “amphitheatre“- Nhleko said it “clearly does not resemble an entertainment area“. “Dwarf stepping walls” were a security feature as they did not allow for intruders to hide out the same way that straight walls did.

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  • Study reveals why girls join IS - World News | IOL News

    AP In this still taken from CCTV, Amira Abase, left, Kadiza Sultana, centre, and Shamima Begum walk through Gatwick airport, south of London. The three teenage girls left the country in a suspected bid to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group. London - The notion that young women are travelling to Syria solely to become “jihadi brides” is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalised, new research suggests. Young women are joining the so-called Islamic State group for many reasons, including anger over the perceived persecution of Muslims and the wish to belong to a sisterhood with similar beliefs, according to a report released on Thursday by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London.

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  • Khayelitsha fire deaths blame game - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The tragic deaths of four children trapped inside their burning home in Khayelitsha has sparked a debate around the risk of fire faced by residents living in informal settlements. While the mothers have been left reeling, distraught and grieving after discovering the bodies of their children dead in the doorway of the still-smouldering shack on Monday night, residents are fearful the next blaze might gut more than just four homes. The ANC has been quick to blame the deaths of the children, two of whom were infants, on the local government.

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  • Open letter to Chiefs and Pirates - The Mercury

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Swazi King Mswati III plans to use Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in a political publicity stunt designed to detract from oppressive laws and abuse of powers, says the writer. The Swaziland Solidarity Network calls on Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to boycott Swazi King Mswati’s Super King’s Cup. Today, human rights violations continue and despotic regimes still desperately seek unsuspecting sports and music personalities to use as pawns. King Mswati is one such dictator and he has found perfect pawns in two of southern Africa’s biggest sports clubs, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

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