• Mazibuko earns master’s degree from Harvard

    Lindiwe Mazibuko is celebrating a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her time at Harvard — the world-renowned university first established in 1636 — Mazibuko has shared her excitement at the extreme season changes and taken up cycling. Mazibuko first attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study a Bachelor of Music degree then moved to the University of Cape Town‚ where she obtained a BA (French‚ Classics‚ Media & Writing) in 2006 and a BA Honours (Political Communication) degree in 2007.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Blasts Mandela - And Speaks on Xenophobia

    Admitting he was spewing "poison", President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday blamed unemployment in South Africa for the vicious xenophobic attacks against foreigners there, including Zimbabweans. Clearly revelling in his role as Africa's political grandee and elder statesman, Mugabe claimed that Africa's second biggest economy needed help from its poorer neighbours. Zimbabwe has struggled with a serious economic crisis for about 15 years. The crunch shows no sign of easing and has forced an estimated one million locals across the border into South Africa in search of a better life.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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  • Mashamaite gives Kaizer Chiefs award to Mathoho!

    Tefu Mashamaite has given his Kaizer Chiefs Player of the Season Award to Eric Mathoho! The 30 year old Amakhosi defender picked up R100 000 as Kaizer Chiefs’ Player of the Season, but immediately said he was giving the award to his central defensive partner Mathoho, who played along side him as Amakhosi romped to the Absa Premiership title. Mashamaite also picked up another R50 000 as the Fans’ Player of the Season, and 20 000 more as the Player of the Month for February and May.

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  • TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

    There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. "Honorable Members, I hereby introduce to you the Mayor of P.E Dr Danny Jordaan. Profile: Fikile Mbalula is SA’s minister of sport and recreation and an African National Congress (ANC) MP. Citation: The cult of personality, by and large, dominates South African politics.

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  • VIDEO: Krugersdorp funeral home robbed

    Almost R20 000 worth of goods, inclusive of cash, was taken during a robbery at a funeral home in the Monument area of Krugersdorp, on the West Rand. In the CCTV footage of the robbery, three robbers unexpectedly surprise employees of Martin’s Funerals Home just after 5.30pm on Friday, May 15. Ramón Collins, general manager at Martin’s, said the three employees were working overtime when three men, one armed with what seems to be a 9mm firearm, gained entry through the back door, Krugersdorp News reported. From what I understand, the robbers must have gained entry to the property unseen by climbing over the wall either from the back or the side,” he said.

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  • Dame Shirley Bassey blasts Beyonce for 'skimpy' Met Ball dress

    Dame Shirley Bassey has blasted Beyonce and other modern singers who feel the need to ''see who can wear the skimpiest outfit''. Dame Shirley said: ''It is like they are all in competition with each other. ''When I saw Beyonce at the Met Ball the other night I was like, 'excuse me?' I think you have to leave a lot to the imagination. Speaking at the 'Shooting Star' book launch in London, Dame Shirley said: ''Of course it is a bad impression for young people to follow because they want to dress like that.

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  • We Ate The World's Most Expensive Pie And It Nearly Killed Us

    2. Before we begin this tale of bravery, perseverance and unashamed gilded gluttony, it’s important to understand why a meat pie worth $12,000 exists. The dish, affectionately known as the “Posh Pie” inside the kitchen where it was born at Paddington’s Lord Dudley Hotel, was created to celebrate the sale of the two millionth Groupon voucher in Australia. 3. The pie’s ~fancy pants~ ingredient list includes Australia’s dearest wagyu eye fillet, West Australian rock lobsters, french truffles worth $180 a pop and German gold leaf.

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  • 'Either Zuma must fire Jiba or she must resign'

    The president is the only person with the legal authority to suspend or remove the deputy NPA boss.

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  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

    He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

  • Burundi leader postpones elections - Africa | IOL News

    EPA An injured protester pleads as he and others are taken into custody by police officers during an anti-government demonstrations in Bujumbura. Bujumbura - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza delayed by a week local and parliamentary elections set for May 26, after nearly a month of political unrest and a failed military coup in the east African state, his adviser said on Wednesday. Nkurunziza made the decision after a recommendation by the election commission and following requests from opposition politicians and the international community for a postponement, Willy Nyamitwe told Reuters on Wednesday.

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  • Home Affairs allows big business to jump visa queue

    The one-stop Premium Visa and Permit Centre will fast-track their visas and those of their family members. This centre was launched yesterday at the Gauteng Investment Centre in Sandton by Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba. The new centre was established in partnership with the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency and VFS Global. Its core function is to facilitate increased investment and infrastructure development in South Africa by making it easy for corporate clients to process their visa and permit applications.

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  • These Are The Hottest Soccer Players In The World

    Someone grab me a water bottle because the thirst is real.

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  • Six load shedding jokes - Connect

    Need a pick me up? Whenever your feeling down, refer back to this. I promise it will help.

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  • Home Affairs jacking up its ability to process visa and work permits | The New Age Online

    Home Affairs reports that it is to accelerate the process of securing visas and work permits. The move is said to be helpful to big businesses and could lead to greater international business input. It could also lead to more foreign investment in an ailing economy.In an effort to accelerate the process of securing work permits and a visa, Home Affairs Minister  Malusi Gigaba launched a visa and permit centre in Johannesburg which will exclusively deal with work visa applications of large companies.

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  • Operation Fiela: 12 000 arrested in KZN

    Police in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday reported the arrests of over 12,000 suspects through Operation Fiela, calling the it a “major success”.

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  • Ramaphosa’s blue light blues - Politics | IOL News

    Ethekwini metro police officers compromised the safety of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa when they refused to escort him, citing a dispute over overtime pay. The drama unfolded at the Albert Park police station last Thursday after a shift team scheduled to escort Ramaphosa was denied overtime by senior metro police officials who allegedly cited the city’s austerity measures. Thursday afternoon was the team’s last shift before they were due to take their rest days from Friday, but they were scheduled to transport Ramaphosa on Friday. Ramaphosa was in Durban on Friday to deliver a keynote address at the National Sanitation Indaba hosted by the Department of Water and Sanitation at the International Convention Centre.

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  • ‘Jayde was a teacher of note’

    Port Elizabeth Life orientation teacher Jayde Panayiotou was “delightful, spunky and adaptable”. A few months ago she taught a class on the girls abducted by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram. As the bail application for Christoper Panayiotou – her husband accused of orchestrating her murder – resumes today, school principal Marilyn Woods of Riebeek College Girls High School recalled the person she had been. “Jayde was a delightful person.

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  • BET not a good punt

    Over the past few years some of South Africa's finest musicians have been nominated in the category best international artist in Africa, but Nigerian artists have consistently walked away with the gongs. This week AKA and a cappella group The Soil were both nominated for a BET award. Mafikizolo was nominated last year. Before that it was Donald and Toya Delazy, and Lira held her own in 2012.

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  • SAPS to recruit former officers

    The SA Police Service (SAPS) is set to recruit former officers who left the organisation, it said on Thursday. The SAPS said the decision was taken after an analysis on loss of police officers was done.

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  • Why Sepp Blatter will remain supreme as The Pope of Football

    It is almost inconceivable that any of the 79-year-old's three challengers, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan of FIFA's executive committee, Dutch FA president Michael van Praag or former World Footballer of the Year Luis Figo will unseat him. Five of FIFA's six continental confederations publicly expressed their support for Blatter before the World Cup in Brazil last year, with UEFA declaring its opposition, meaning the vast majority of FIFA's 209 members will vote for him.

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