• Taking you inside Radovan Krejcir's mansion

    Christa Eybers | EWN & Talk Radio 702 tour Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's Kloof Road mansion in Bedfordview that will be auctioned off this weekend along with another one of his luxury properties.

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  • Mafia warns Islamic State: stay out of New York

    Giovani Gambino, son of the infamous gangster John Gambino, is reported to have said in a television interview that the Mafia would protect New York citizens from Islamic State (IS), and that they were better placed to do so than officials in America because of their reach within communities. “Wherever the Sicilian influence is strong in New York, ISIS interlopers simply won’t be able to set up shop. “The world is dangerous today, but people living in New York neighbourhoods with Sicilian connections should feel safe, we make sure our friends and families are protected from extremists and terrorists, especially the brutal, psychopathic organization that calls itself the Islamic State. “The Mafia has a bad reputation, but much of that’s undeserved.

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  • DJ Cleo disappointed with Idols results | The New Age

    Multi-award winning producer DJ Cleo who is behind Idols runner-up Mmatema Moremi’s single Because Of You is a disappointed man after Moremi’s loss to Karabo Mogane who hails from Mpumalanga. “The result for me was disappointing. In my view Mmatema is a Jennifer Hudson in the making or a Brenda Fassie if you like. Granted an opportunity to work with her by M-Net, Universal and the management agencies involved with the top 16, I believe she will go very far. “Remember Jennifer Hudson was not the overall winner when she took part in Idols. We are at the stage where now it’s the real thing. These artists are leaving the ‘production’ behind. “There are no more choreographers, dancers, lighting and

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  • EFF’s Malema takes aim at ‘sellout black billionaires’ in Oxford address

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told Oxford students that South Africa would never follow Zimbabwe’s bloody land redistribution method; that billionaires Patrice Motsepe and Cyril Ramaphosa had "sold their black skin" to become rich; and that he would "never" agree to be in a coalition government with the African National Congress. In his address to the Oxford Union on Wednesday the EFF leader stopped short of calling former president Nelson Mandela a sellout, saying Madiba took the revolution as far as he could but "he was too old, tired" and it was now up to this generation to carry on the fight to implement the Freedom Charter, including the equitable sharing of all of South Africa’s resources.

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  • Zikalala puts his foot (or bum) in it - Politics | IOL News

    Pietermaritzburg - Sihle Zikalala’s first day in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature as leader of the ruling African National Congress kicked off in dramatic fashion on Thursday when three opposition parties stormed out in a huff over his decision to sit in the seat normally reserved for the province’s premier. Members of the provincial legislature (MPL) from the Democratic Alliance, the Inkatha Freedom Party and the National Freedom Party staged a walkout during the sitting. The problem, according to them, was that although Zikalala had replaced Senzo Mchunu as chairman of the ANC, Mchunu was still the province’s premier. “We want to say that this is unprecedented when a new member gets

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  • Alleged Bloemfontein clitoris collector denied bail

    “The court is not amused by the attitude displayed by the applicant. The applicant has no ties in the country. His children cannot be regarded as ties because he also has children in Denmark,” Magistrate Marlene Marais said. She said there is a likelihood he could intimidate witnesses. "The applicant said he has businesses in the country but does not have documents to validate the claims." Marais said Frederiksen has multiple travelling documents and has no regard for the South African justice system. Being investigated for wife’s murder Frederiksen, dressed in a white T-shirt and green pants with a maroon jersey tied around his neck, remained seated in the dock when his application was denied.

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  • No exceptions to Visa laws, even for Mandela actor Elba: Gigaba

    So believes Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, who was addressing the media in Parliament on the implementation of cabinet concessions to the immigration regulations on Wednesday. This comes after award-winning British actor Idris Elba reportedly cancelled a trip to South Africa at the last minute after his daughter, Isan, failed to meet the new immigration requirements passed into law earlier this year. Elba played the role of Nelson Mandela in the award-winning film based on the icon's life, Long Walk to Freedom. Sovereign laws Gigaba said that as Elba was a British national, he did not have to apply for a visa and therefore only found out when he was told by an airline that he could not

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  • How Nigerian Mogul Escaped Mali Hotel Attack

    Nigerian entrepreneur and Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote had planned to have some meetings there. Nigeria:   How Dangote Escaped Mali Hotel Attack Daily Trust, 20 November 2015 Africa's richest man and Nigerian billionaire business mogul Aliko Dangote ‎escaped the morning attack on a hotel in Bamako, Mali by a whisker. read more » Aliko Dangote. Nigeria:   Dangote Denies Being Held Hostage, As Gunmen Attack Bamako-Mali Hotel Vanguard, 20 November 2015 Gunmen shouting Islamic slogans attacked a luxury hotel full of foreigners in Mali's capital Bamako early on Friday morning, taking 170 people hostage, a senior security source and ... read more » Nigeria:   Mali Attack - Dangote Tweets He Was

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  • Africa: Bushiri Acquires Second Plane - Malawi Prophet Cleared in South Africa Probe

    South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) has grown wings and he is flying unstoppably above hate after adding another major purchase on his heavy list of toys. Forget the red Bentley or that black Porsche Panamera , Bushiri is flying higher and higher with his new Aeroplane ZS-VIP. National Airways Corporation (NAC) a commercial aviation company in South Africa confirmed to Nyasa Times that Bushiri has finalised the purchase of the plane on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries public relations officer Kelvin Sulungwe said the purchase of the Gulfstream plane is a "prophetic growth" for the 'Papa Major 1.' "The

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  • Vavi, Numsa officially expelled from Cosatu

    The congress first voted on whether Numsa's expulsion should be upheld or not. This was after two motions were tabled during a discussion on the expulsion. Delegates who wanted Numsa's expulsion confirmed were told to stand, those against it to sit, and those abstaining to sit with their arms crossed. While the Independent Electoral Commission counted votes, delegates sang songs saying Numsa "must go". A total of 904 delegates voted to confirm Numsa's expulsion, 67 were against it and one person abstained. 'Hamba kahle Numsa' After voting there was a final farewell to the metalworkers union as some sang "hamba kahle Numsa". The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) wanted Numsa's expulsion to

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  • Trevor Noah finds love in the US

    The long legged and dark haired beauty is a model who moved from Los Angeles to New York and currently lives with Noah.  The two are said to have met a few weeks ago but are already head over heels in love. According to US magazine, Taylor works at Ram, modelling in the dealer’s auto shows. Photos from her Instagram - where she has more than 17,000 followers - show her posing in a Ram polo.   It also appears Taylor accompanied Noah when he visited SA recently. They both uploaded images posing in a game reserve with cheetahs. Noah previously dated Dani Gabriel of Cape Town. The pair split when Noah took up a job as the host of The Daily Show.

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  • Banks under fire over R99 debit order scam

    Fin24 has been inundated with emails from irate bank customers following an expose on Special Assignment on Sunday which lifted the lid on how easy it is for dubious companies operating in the call centre space to gain access to bank accounts through unauthorised debit orders. Banks in the South Africa process about 56 million debit orders a month and from these close to a million inter-bank debit orders, including non-authenticated early debit orders, are disputed every month, according to the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA). The dispute ratio for non-authenticated debit orders is between 4.5% and 6%. Lucas Mlangeni said it worried him that his bank account has been invaded by fraudsters.

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  • Chelsea searching for new striker? - Premier League

    AP Chelsea will consider in the next few weeks whether to enter the transfer market for a striker in January amid growing concerns about Diego Costa. Chelsea will consider in the next few weeks whether to enter the transfer market for a striker in January amid growing concerns about Diego Costa. Jose Mourinho is determined to back the Brazil-born Spain international, despite Tuesday night’s on-field row in Israel, but others at the club agree it would be better if there were at least some pressure on his place in the team. Chelsea had not been planning a mid-season move for a centre forward, preferring to pursue long-term targets in the summer, which include Harry Kane of Tottenham and Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid.

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  • Ramaphosa favoured to lead ANC after Zuma - Business News | IOL Business

    Johannesburg - Cyril Ramaphosa has emerged as a favourite to succeed Jacob Zuma as president of the ANC, during Cosatu’s congress, with some delegates believing Ramaphosa’s election could unify the federation’s affiliates. On Tuesday the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) urged the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) to endorse ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as the next president of the ANC. Sadtu’s deputy general secretary, Nkosana Dolopi, argued that it has been a tradition in the ANC that the deputy president becomes the president of the party. “The deputy presidents of the ANC are prepared to become the leaders of the ANC,” he said during the debate on the

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  • Zuma is a tsunami, says EFF MP - Politics | IOL News

    Parliament - An Economic Freedom Fighters MP was booted from the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Thursday for comparing President Jacob Zuma to a giant wave. “Today we are listening to a man whose view of democracy is as twisted and dangerous as a tsunami telling us about what ought to be done to ensure democracy benefits all South Africans,” Vusiwana Mtileni said as he responded to Zuma’s annual address to the NCOP. ANC MPs jumped to the President’s defence, and asked that Mtileni’s comments be ruled out of order. NCOP chairwoman Thandi Modise agreed, saying: “In this particular instance you are deliberately impugning on a member of this Parliament.” Zuma ceased to be a member of Parliament

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  • Numsa is officially kicked out

    A motion to rescind Numsa’s expulsion at Cosatu's national congress has failed. Cosatu NUMSA Cosatu national congress JOHANNESBURG - A motion to rescind the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa)'s expulsion at Congress of South African Trade Unions' (Cosatu) national congress has failed spectacularly, with the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) unable to secure a supporting motion from any of the 17 affiliates. Only the South Africa Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) has agreed with Fawu that Numsa’s expulsion was wrong, while the Public and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Pawusa) abstained from the debate, saying it won't be drawn into political

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  • Chinamasa’s push irks Mugabe’s party - Business News | IOL Business

    Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party is in the grip of a generational split over Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa’s attempt to improve relations with international financial institutions in a bid to rescue the battered economy, according to about a dozen senior party officials. The old guard, including Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, 69, wants better relations with the International Monetary Fund to rebuild an economy blessed with diamond deposits, the world’s second-biggest reserves of platinum and chrome after South Africa and fertile farm land. Younger leaders see better ties with the West as a threat to their chances of making money because legislation requiring

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  • Death toll from attack in Sinai Peninsula rises to seven

    CAIRO — The death toll from a gun and bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has risen to seven, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Two of the dead in Tuesday’s attack on the Swiss Inn hotel in the North Sinai provincial capital El-Arish were judges who had been overseeing voting in parliamentary elections earlier this week, ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said. Four of the dead were policemen. The seventh victim was a civilian. A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle at the security barrier outside the hotel, allowing at least one other attacker to enter and go from room to room shooting before blowing himself up. Jihadists in the Sinai who have pledged allegiance

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  • Oscar ‘had a normal jail experience’ - Gauteng | IOL News

    Johannesburg - Oscar Pistorius didn't receive preferential treatment while in jail at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre in Pretoria. And the authorities plan to open the facility to prove their case. “We will start opening the doors of our facilities to allow the media to see that we did not give him preferential treatment,” said Correctional Services acting regional commissioner Mandla Mkabela. He was speaking at the Gauteng regional 30-year service recognition ceremony on Wednesday morning. Warders from various Correctional Services facilities across the country were given awards. Mkabela said the department had been on the receiving end of negative publicity from the media, and opening

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  • Zimbabwe: Witness - 'Better to Die Than to Live Such a Life'

    press release At 14, Justine firmly believed that the world was her oyster and the future hers to shape and conquer. She was bright and her mother made enough money as a seamstress to send her to a decent public school in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. "I used to dream about finishing school, finding a job and being independent," the now 38-year-old told me. "I would buy a car or a house and do anything I wanted to do." But shortly after her 14th birthday, her mother died of meningitis, and life as she knew it came to an end. Twenty-four years after the loss of her mother, Justine, married since she was 16, lives in Harare in the back of someone else's dusty yard. Her home is a dimly lit garage

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