• ANC NGC: Paul Mashatile on ANC succession, e-tolls and the premier league | Daily Maverick

    The Gauteng ANC is known for rattling cages and swimming against the tide. From playing a central role in the botched campaign to replace President Jacob Zuma at the ANC’s 2012 national conference in Mangaung to digging in its heels on e-tolls, the Gauteng ANC has a tendency to stir things up. In June, provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile defied the ANC line of march on the Nkandla issue and said at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering that the ANC had not approved Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko’s report on the security upgrades, nor had the organisation endorsed any more funds being spent on the project. At an alliance summit a few weeks later, Mashatile was mauled for talking about these matters publicly.

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  • PW Botha: Racism has become a fine art | Daily Maverick

    Comrades, cadres and revolutionaries in the African National Congress (ANC) may stamp their feet. The communists in Luthuli House may scream their lies. The designer-democrats in the Democratic Alliance might threaten sanctions against Dianne Kohler Barnard, but here is the reality. And I will state it most categorically and even repeat it with conviction. It is 2015 and apartheid is dead! Democratic South Africa no longer practices apartheid. Why practice it, when racism under the ANC has become a fine art? Yes, for security reasons my government made legalised racism our policy. Today the ANC just uses racism as an excuse. Of course we served the members of the public far better under my regime,

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  • Did Boks have too much bite? - Springboks

    AFP Springbok prop Frans Malherbe allegedly sunk his teeth into the shoulder of American lock Matt Trouville. South Africa might have left east London last night believing they had emerged from a crisis but they could yet find themselves at the centre of a biting scandal. While the match commissioner will want to examine video evidence to assess an incident that occurred in the first half of this Pool B encounter, Sportsmail’s photograph appears to show Springbok prop Frans Malherbe sinking his teeth into the shoulder of American lock Matt Trouville. When shown the photograph here last night, Trouville told team USA officials he could not recall the incident, although he was wearing padding across his shoulders.

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  • 21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

    Taken when she was only an 18-year-old princess, this picture shows the young Elizabeth Alexandra Mary during her time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, 1945.

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  • Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

    According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed impending demise of Mugabe. A Malawi publication, the Maravi Post, reported at the time that Liabunya had predicted, during a New Year’s Day service, that Mugabe would pass away this year. This was not the first time the

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  • Sfiso Ncwane in baby mama drama, says 'I'm not going to support another man's child'

    Pinky Dlamini, 29, added to Ncwane’s woes after she told Drum magazine’s latest issue that the Kulingile Baba hit-maker is not supporting the boy. But the Bayede Baba singer denies paternity and rubbished Dlamini as “jealous and bitter.” Ncwane challenged her to do DNA tests to prove that he is truly not the father of the boy, according to the report. “That boy is not mine and I know who the real father is. I’m not going to support another man’s child. Pinky knows the truth and if she insists on saying I’m the father, then let’s go for a DNA test,” Ncwane told Drum. “Like all ex-girlfriends she’s not happy that I dumped her and became successful.” Pinky said: “My son doesn’t even have shoes as

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  • Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    He made this startling claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing battle with the taxman. This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled

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

    Nato yesterday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the airspace of alliance member Turkey at the weekend by mistake and said Russia was sending ground troops to Syria and building up its naval presence.

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  • Rihanna still cares for Chris - Tonight News

    Rihanna will care for Chris Brown “until the day I die”. The 'Where Have You Been' hitmaker insists she will never stop thinking about her ex-boyfriend despite admitting the pair aren't “friends” anymore. She said: “I will care about him until the day I die. We're not friends, but it's not like we're enemies. We don't have much of a relationship now.” The 27-year-old beauty admits she thought she could change the 'Loyal' hitmaker following the abuse, which Chris subsequently served community service for. She explained: “I was that girl. That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I'm one of those people built to handle

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Explore Durban’s hidden gems - IOL Travel KwaZulu Natal

    Durban - I have lived in Durban all my life. I grew up in Clermont near Pinetown and in the late 1980s our family moved to KwaNdengezi township, also outside Pinetown. And in all this time, I had never realised that we had such a rich history to tell the world. I have made a note in my diary to one day take my children for a tour around Durban – and not just to the beach and other popular places, but to the heritage sites, the ignored and untouched areas that many Durbanites don’t know about. World Tourism Day is celebrated annually on September 27, and Durban Tourism hosted a tour to various heritage sites around eThekwini to raise awareness of the importance of tourism and its impact on the

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  • Nigeria: Terror Financier, Drug Supplier Arrested

    The Army believes it has made a major breakthrough against the Boko Haram sect following the arrest with the arrest of analleged financier of the insurgents in Borno State. The suspect, Mohammed Maina, is also alleged to be supplying theterrorists with drugs.He has been arrested in the Bama Local Government Area of the terror-pronestate.Maina has been arrested with the sum of One Million Naira cash and some items. Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, saidthe suspect, a native of Ngurosoye came from Shuari village. It is suspected he plies Maiduguri-Dikwa-Kulli axis where he gathersmonetary and other materials contributions from Boko Haram sympathisersalong that axis and send same to the terrorists camps.

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  • Three quit DA over Kohler Barnard furore - Politics | IOL News

    Cape Town - A DA proportional representative councillor has abandoned his Durbanville office and R35 000-a-month salary, with benefits, to defect to the ANC citing “systematic racism” which was highlighted when DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard shared a Facebook post calling for the resurrection of PW Botha. Cyril Mack, the PR councillor for Ward 67, was joined by his secretary Danny Bolton and his UWC student activist son Grant as they shed their blue DA T-shirts for yellow ones, to the delight of ANC provincial chairman Marius Fransman. The former DA members and councillor left their prominent positions within the party to become ordinary ANC members on Tuesday at the party’s offices in Sahara House

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  • 'Premier league' heavily criticised

    The so-called "premier league" refers to the three ANC premiers of Mpumalanga, the Free State and North West. The three are said to be a powerful lobby group that seeks to determine the leadership course of the ruling party. Emerging from its provincial general council meeting over the weekend, the ANC said yesterday that such concepts had created divisions ahead of the national general council meeting. ANC provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala said such terms were uncalled for and sought to factionalise the party. "We only have the Women's League, Youth League and Veterans League. No structure called the premier league was ever launched by the ANC or its NEC." ANC provincial chairman Senzo Mchunu

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  • Madonsela 'protects white capitalism' - Mngxitama (video)

    Resource constraints were among some of the issues holding up the finalisation of the public protector’s investigation into allegations that billions of rands disappeared in the final years of apartheid. The allegations stem from a 1997-report by UK-based private investigations company Ciex, which claimed to identify about R26 billion which was stolen, laundered or held offshore illegally by apartheid-era bankers, arms dealers and senior politicians, according to opensecrets.org.za Despite being told about the public protector’s constraints at the end of September, Andile Mngxitama and about 12 members of his newly formed Black First Land First party went to the public protector’s office in Hatfield

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  • Cruyf joins anti-Mourinho brigade - Cape Times

    Sami Mokbel london: Jose Mourinho has come under attack from two of European football’s biggest names. Former England manager Fabio Capello and Holland legend Johan Cruyff have heavily criticised the under-fire Chelsea manager, while Cruyff has also reopened his war of words with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. Capello accused Mourinho of driving his Chelsea players to mental exhaustion while Cruyff said the Portuguese offered a bad example to youngsters with his behaviour and also with his criticism of referees. The Premier League champions have endured a dreadful start to the season and players, privately, have already given up hope of retaining their title. Mourinho was handed a public

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  • Are you schooled or are you educated?

     Those of you who have had schooling followed the rules of the school, attended your classes, did your homework, wrote the tests, passed, and received a certificate of some kind. When you fell out of line, and came late or missed an assignment deadline, you were punished for this bad behaviour. You were, in a sense, institutionalised. But you can be schooled and still be a barbarian. You can frame and hang your certificates against a wall and still be uneducated. You can attend many years of formal schooling and still be reckless. I see this all the time. School, in this sense, is therefore not primary school or high school; it is all forms of institutionalisation, including college and university,

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  • ANCYL lambasts Frank Chikane

    The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) on Thursday added its voice to mounting criticism leveled against veteran party leader Reverend Frank Chikane for making public comments about “renewal” of the ANC, ahead of the national general council (NGC). Criticizing Chikane, the ANCYL said while it welcomed robust debates within the structures of the ANC “we are, however, disappointed by the populist posturing by Cde. Reverend Frank Chikane”. Chikane this week said he hoped his document containing proposals for the renewal of the ANC would be placed on the agenda of the NGC, which starts Friday. The reverend’s comments immediately drew rebuke from ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, who accused Chikane of

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  • Suspend Hlaudi Motsoeneng says Appeal Court

    The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng must be suspended and face disciplinary charges as ordered by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, stressing that her findings may not be ignored. The ruling comes as a vindication for Madonsela after a 2014 Western Cape High Court judgment in the same case provided government with apparent leverage to overrule her reports, notably on the Nkandla controversy. Thus the SCA upheld Judge Ashton Schippers’s ruling regarding Motsoeneng, but criticised his pronouncement on the powers of the chapter nine institution as potentially confusing. Schippers had held that its findings were not binding in the absolute,

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  • DJ Zinhle confirms Bonang wrecked her home with cheating AKA

    Taking to her blog, Zinhle Jiyane wrote an entry about how she found out that Matheba and AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes had hooked up behind her back for five months. This means AKA and Matheba carried on with their saucy dalliance while Jiyane was pregnant. Matheba was linked to D'Banj, and while dating him, she also juggled her affair with AKA. Jiyane wrote that because of all the media attention Matheba and AKA were receiving she felt it was time to come clean about their affair.  Bonang and AKA in Los Angeles - where their affair is said to have started. Image via Bonang's Instagram. "A week before our daughter was born, I found out about an affair between Kiernan (the father of my child)

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