• PICS: R78m airport cash bust - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    On the same day, R50m worth of cocaine stashed in hair product bottles was seized at the same airport, in one of the biggest crime-busting days at OR Tambo. On Monday, SA Revenue Service (Sars) officials said five people had been arrested after being caught with the undeclared cash as they were about to leave South Africa. “Risk profiling earlier by Sars custom officials identified the passengers, and led to their apprehension as they boarded the aircraft at 9.45pm. “Upon noticing the officials, the passengers retreated and headed back to the entrance of the boarding gate.

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  • Senzo Meyiwa's BMW X6 repossessed

    Slain Orlando Pirates goal keeper, Senzo Meyiwa's BMW X6 has been repossessed after it was found that it was not insured.

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  • South Africa: I Am Not Attending Braai - Malema On Invite After Viral Traffic Video

    EFF leader Julius Malema clarified on Tuesday that he will not be attending a braai at the home of the man whose video of a Metro Police officer went viral. The man, Clive Naidoo, filmed the traffic officer issuing him with a fine and the cheeky exchange between them that followed. The video has since gone viral, with more than 32 000 views. A user named TruckerDude posted the personal details that Naidoo gives to the officer in the video, saying: "Braai this weekend.

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  • FW de Klerk sparks outrage

    Former president FW de Klerk sparked outrage on social networking sites last night following controversial remarks he made during an interview screened on CNN. Interviewed by the global news network's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, at a summit of Nobel laureates in Chicago, De Klerk discussed his "historical antagonism" and current friendship with Nelson Mandela, the failure of the apartheid system, and the shortcomings of the current government.

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  • Zimbabwe: Ex-Bodyguard - Mugabe Worse Than Ian Smith

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was worse than colonial ruler Ian Smith, one of Mugabe's former bodyguards said on Monday. "He is now worse than the Smith regime and he is against his people," South African-born Chinoto Zulu said in Harare. Zulu is a former army chief and worked as Mugabe's personal bodyguard for several years after independence before retiring. This is an evil regime, as I speak, I also have been put under surveillance by Mugabe spy agents.

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  • Constitutional Court to hear Vodacom's “Please Call Me” case | The New Age Online

    The case between Vodacom and former employee Nkosana Makate over the popular 'Please Call Me' function will be heard in the Constitutional Court today. Last year the High Court in Johannesburg decided Mr Makate’s idea did lead to the "Please Call Me" service. Vodacom acted in a way that he was entitled to rely on certain verbal agreements.

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  • Details: Rapper AKA and Zinhle split saga gets ugly

    According to Sunday Sun, Zinhle found out about AKA's cheating ways when she found smses exchanged between him and Bonang Matheba. The two are said to have started seeing each other behind Zinhle's back. A source told Sunday Sun that Zinhle and AKA were leading separate lives even while she was pregnant. A well-known DJ had already tipped Zinhle off that AKA’s illicit love affair had blossomed at Metro FM.

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  • The hero everyone forgot: Josia Thugwane

    The picture is of an ageing, tan-brick farmhouse at the end of a long, dusty road.

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  • Cyrus rejects Swift’s squad - IOL Tonight

    EPA US singer Miley Cyrus arrives on the red carpet at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California on August 30, 2015. Miley Cyrus isn't interested in being in Taylor Swift's squad. The 'Bad Blood' singer has assembled an impressive group of celebrity friends, including Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne, but Miley insists she isn't looking to join them as she'd rather be friends with non-famous people.

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  • Nigeria: Army Recaptures Gamboru Ngala From Insurgents, Seek Brazil's Assistance

    Nigerian troops, yesterday, liberated and re-took Gamboru Ngala, the strategic neighbouring town to Cameroon and Niger after a fierce battle. It will be recalled that Gamboru Ngala is the town where Nigerian troops crossed into Cameroon in a tactical manoeuvre after fierce fighting. A statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, confirming the successful takeover of the town said: "The Nigerian Army has retaken the economic and strategic town of Gamboru Ngala, Borno State, from the Boko Haram terrorists group today (yesterday).

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  • Berto ready for Mayweather - Boxing

    AFP Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog. Los Angeles - Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog but also as a man “on a mission” as he bids to end his fellow American's perfect 48-0 record. Berto, 31, he has blinkered himself from all the hype and hoopla that usually surrounds the build-up to a Mayweather bout and claims he has never been fitter as he prepares to step into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 12. “I've had a tremendous training camp, a long camp but a tremendous camp,” twice former welterweight world champion Berto told reporters on a conference call on Tuesday.

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  • Chief Justice pays tribute to judge Skweyiya

    In a tribute to the late Skweyiya‚ Mogoeng said‚ “We received news of the passing of former justice Skweyiya with deep sadness. Skweyiya was born on June 17 1939 in Worcester‚ Western Cape. Following his matriculation at the Healdtown Institution‚ Skweyiya obtained a Bachelor of Science and LLB degrees from the University of Natal in 1963 and 1967 respectively.

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  • Nigeria: 'How Lawyers Aid Corruption in Oil Industry'

    A senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and one of the lead discussants at a special session at the recent 55th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Lucius Nwosu has disclosed that Nigerian lawyers are guilty of aiding corrupt practices that denigrate the country's oil and gas sector. Nwosu, who spoke in the session, 'Legal and Regulatory Framework of the Petroleum Industry Bill in Nigeria' 'accused some of his colleagues in the legal profession of helping operators in the country's oil and gas sector to defraud Nigeria and perpetrate corruption.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • The five richest black South Africans - and their politics

    As of January this year, these are the richest black South Africans. Patrice Motsepe of African Rainbow Minerals is a schoolteacher turned businessman. Starting with a modest spaza shop popular with mineworkers, he has become South Africa's first billionaire. In 2012 African Rainbow Minerals was the ANC's largest benefactor at Mangaung.

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  • Harry Potter's Son Is Officially A Gryffindor, According To J.K. Rowling

    Rowling also revealed that Teddy Lupin is a Hufflepuff (and Head Boy no less)!

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  • Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote in Zimbabwe

    Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote from Nigeria, met with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and said he will begin constructing a cement factory in the country early next year. Dangote, who met with Mugabe on Monday, said he already used Zimbabwe’s coal for his cement factory in Ndola, Zambia, and now he would expand his operation to fire up the new cement factory in Zimbabwe.

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  • Gavin Hunt's ex-wife demands more moolah - SundayWorld

    The woman is now demanding that Hunt pay R120 000 per month in papgeld instead of the current R40000. The woman approached the Germiston Magistrate's Court in June to make new demands for maintenance. In the court documents, she was now demanding that Hunt pay her and her two kids three times the amount he was currently paying. "The respondent is to increase his annual contribution towards the minor children and my abroad holiday as was ordered by the honourable court on the 3rd of May," her affidavits read.

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  • Di Maria takes dig at Van Gaal - Cape Times

    Louis van Gaal’s job has become even harder. Not only did he lose for the third consecutive time against Swansea, but he now has frustrated goalkeeper David De Gea in his ranks, whose dream transfer to Real Madrid was messed up; and Angel di Maria has hit out at his former manager’s “philosophy” and claimed he rowed with the Dutchman. To top it all, after the dismal failures of Di Maria and Rademel Falcao, agents think United are paying almost £25 million over the odds for the Monaco teenager Anthony Martial, who cost £36 million – the most expensive teenager in world football.

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  • Zimbabwe: Land Audit Fails to Kick Off As Government Fails to Raise U.S $35 Million

    The much-awaited national land audit which is expected to look into multiple farm ownership and under-utilised land, is yet to start as the government fails to raise $35 million required for the exercise. The audit was expected to start in April, in Mashonaland East province where over 200 white farmers are being targeted for removal. A pilot project of the audit carried out by the ministry early this year revealed that senior government officials and top Zanu PF politicians owned more than two farms each. Senate President Edna Madzongwe has six, Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo five, State Security minister Kembo Mohadi has four, Transport minister Obert Mpofu, three, Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, two, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa two and President Mugabe's nephew, Leo Mugabe three.

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