• Man arrested for insulting Mugabe on WhatsApp | The New Age Online

    Man arrested for insulting Mugabe on WhatsApp. Picture: AFP Zimbabwean man has been arrested for mistakenly posting an 'insulting message' about President Robert Mugabe to the wrong WhatsApp group. According to reports, Nduna Matshazi, a councillor for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change sent a message about Mugabe “by mistake”. Matshazi's post was meant to be sent to a political chat group but instead it was posted to a group of councillors for the rural district of Bubi in southern Zimbabwe. The message was a mockery of the Lord's Prayer in the Bible. The administrator of the Whatsapp group quoted the prayer "twisted to demean and attack the president”, according to zim24. It emerged

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  • Watch angry AKA walk out of interview when asked about Bonang affair

    Despite telling an interviewer that he is comfortable with controversy and thrives on it, an upset AKA, hurriedly walks away from a video interview after the reporter asks if he still denies he had an affair with media personality Bonang Matheba.

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  • Women aren’t Bonang’s enemy - The Star

    The inspiration gig that Bonang Matheba plays for young women the continent over is surely done, says Therese Owen. Johannesburg - There is a classic scene in the Eighties film 9½ Weeks where Kim Basinger performs a sexy strip show for Mickey Rourke to the Joe Cocker song You Can Leave Your Hat On. By leaving only her hat on, that scene made Basinger the legendary sex kitten we knew and loved. Although she later won an Oscar for her role in LA Confidential, she was mostly typecast after that as the siren with the squeaky scream. While human beings love to leave their hats on, we also love to judge celebrities who leave their hats on. It makes us feel better about ourselves and, let’s face it,

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  • Why DJ Zinhle is unlikely to apologise to Bonang

    When asked if Jiyane will release a statement of apology regarding an order by Matheba's lawyers to apologise by close of business on Monday - DJ Zinhle's spokesperson Nomndeni Mdakhi said nothing of the sort will be released. "We are not going to be releasing anything," said Mdakhi over the phone. When requested to indicate whether that meant DJ Zinhle will not apologise, Mdakhi asked to be sent questions over email. In her email response, Mdakhi changed her tune. "We have no comment at this point," she replied to a question "Does this mean there would be no apology as you have indicated over the phone?" Matheba's lawyers are attempting to gag Jiyane for speaking up about having a saucy five-month

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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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  • Zuma's former pilot sent to prison for murder

    Yesterday, the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg sentenced Ramolefi to 15 years in prison for murder. His crime: Stabbing the man who had an affair with his wife. In April 2013, Ramolefi, 50, and his wife were at a car wash in Midrand when he spotted Sibusiso Buthelezi, the man who had wooed his wife. Social worker Mosidi Sennelo, who was appointed by the defence to make recommendation for sentencing, compiled a report that painted a picture of a meek Ramolefi who was “greeted by a hot punch in his face” after Buthelezi tapped him on the shoulder. Acting in self-defence, the pilot pulled out a Swiss pocket knife and stabbed Buthelezi, Sennelo said. But Magistrate Gideon Scheidler snubbed

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  • Real Madrid jump the gun on Ronaldo scoring record

    Real, and some Spanish media, believe an effort five years ago that was deemed an own goal by centre back Pepe should have been awarded to the Portugal captain and he therefore has 324 goals, one more than Raul. The disputed goal came in a La Liga game at Real Sociedad in September 2010 when Ronaldo's shot arrowed towards the Sociedad wall, looped up off Pepe's back and over goalkeeper Claudio Bravo into the net. "I would never have imagined when I put on this shirt for the first time that I would be the team's best goal scorer," Ronaldo said at a presentation at the Bernabeu stadium where he received a trophy marking his achievement. "I am very happy," added the 30-year-old. "Firstly, I want

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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  • I’ll quit if players turn on me - Jose - Premier League

    Having dared Roman Abramovich to sack him, Jose Mourinho has issued a similar challenge to his players. Amid reports that the dressing room has turned against him, the Portuguese said if it had, he would resign. The Chelsea manager, who left Real Madrid in part because of a players' revolt, said of claims his players are no longer responding to him: “People can say what they want. You should really ask the players and not go with sources and fake sources, and the players told a friend, and the friend told the agent, and the agent is not happy with me because I don't play his player. “You should go straight to the players. Get our media office to arrange a table at Cobham [Chelsea's training ground]

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  • Noah must nail political colours to the mast

    IT FEELS quite strange that with so many questions of political import to tackle, it is difficult to not make some kind of comment on Trevor Noah. His ascendancy as anchor of the Daily Show is so hard to ignore that, on the day of his debut, I felt compelled to tweet: "Is it crazy that the most anticipated hand-over of power and moral authority on the planet was from one comedian to another? #TrevorNoah." The thing is, most of us wish Noah well, and feel a sense of anxiety that he survives the cutthroat world of US TV. Whichever way his stint with the Daily Show goes, Noah is one of ours, and we feel protective over him. If it bombs, who cares about the fake world of US pop culture anyway? In

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  • Who wants to go to jail for King Dalindyebo?

    eNCA reports that the council is calling on the abaThembu nation to appoint a chief to go to jail in the controversial leader's place. According to the report the NPA has dismissed the idea. The king meanwhile will not be going to jail today - as his lawyers have managed to extend his bail for two weeks. The Mthatha High Court convicted Dalindyebo in 2009 on three charges of arson, three of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, two of defeating the ends of justice, one of culpable homicide and one of kidnapping. The victims were his subjects and the crimes were committed on the farm Tyalara, near Mthatha, Eastern Cape. He was sentenced to a total of 44 years imprisonment - an effective

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

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has blamed mass shootings, like Thursday's deadly attack in Roseburg, Oregon, on mental illness, saying stricter gun laws would not eliminate the problem.

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  • 'No Maths, Science, No Degree' - Zimbabwe's Minister

    Critics are accusing the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Jonathan Moyo, of trying to exclude the disadvantaged from tertiary education. Zimbabwe:  Moyo's No Maths, Science, No Degree Cry Stirs Hornet's Nest Zimbabwe Standard, 4 October 2015 Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has stirred a hornet's nest by declaring that secondary school students who fail maths and science will not be allowed to enrol ... read more » Minister Jonathan Moyo. Zimbabwe:  Textbook Levy Scrapped The Herald, 5 October 2015 Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has ordered the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to scrap a 40 percent levy on imported textbooks. read more »

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • EFF welcomes decision that Madonsela can join court bid

    This would give Thuli Madonsela the opportunity to clarify her powers in relation to the office of the president and allow her to explain her remedial action against Zuma, spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement. "This decision is significant because the powers of the Public Protector have been ridiculed and challenged by many in government, including by Zuma himself. "This case will restore the dignity and respectability to the office of the Public Protector because many who steal and abuse state resources in government no longer hold the work of the Public Protector in high esteem because they think that they can get away with it like Zuma." The EFF wanted the Constitutional Court

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  • MaNtuli banned from Nkandla over Zuma 'poison plot'

    After months of speculation about the president's relationship with Ntuli-Zuma, sources said the reason she had been cast out related to suspicion by the president of her involvement in an alleged plan to poison him. She now lives in Durban North with her three children. The president's office has refused to comment on the claim, which has been confirmed to the Sunday Times by three sources. They claim that although the president fell ill and was hospitalised in June last year, it was only during a trip to the US two months later that a still-ailing Zuma was told he had been poisoned. However, he did not trust the Americans and went to Russia for treatment. Russian doctors confirmed the diagnosis.

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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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  • DA ready for a border war over Western Cape

    DA Western Cape leader Patricia de Lille said yesterday the ANC's push to reconfigure provinces was about "the ANC illegitimately wanting to govern the Western Cape without facing an election". Though the ANC's plan to review the number of provinces has been on the cards for some time, it appears to be gaining traction before the party's national general council this week. In 2012 the party resolved to "reform" provinces with a view to streamlining the sphere of government and giving more power to municipalities, which the ruling party considers the coalface of the government. Some members propose provinces be cut from nine to six to "strengthen" them and improve service delivery. There is speculation

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  • No 1 gets an earful over pic

    Did he show the etiquette required of presidents or did he offend the sensibilities of one of the world's most powerful leaders. These questions are keeping social media abuzz. According to photographer Chip Somodevilla, who shot the image, Zuma was sitting at the table on Monday on his own, talking on his cellphone. Obama, unbeknown to Zuma, had entered the room and was coming up behind him, greeting other diners. He tapped Zuma on the shoulder as he walked past, and No 1 turned around with a big smile, stuck out his hand and shook POTUS's hand. POTUS, seeing Zuma still on his cell, gestured with his hand that No1 should call him when he was less busy. Somodevilla said Obama, who was "working

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  • 7 amazing Steve Komphela quotes that should be motivational posters

    1. On an unconvincing win in a Nedbank Cup match: 2. On repeating your mistakes: 3. On keeping the hope alive: 4. On the Bafana coaching job: 5. On the nature of coaching: 6. Referring to Mamelodi Sundowns: 7. The context of this doesn't even matter - it's simply an amazing statement:   -This article was originally published on Daily Planet.

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  • Meyer taking no chances - Springboks

    London – Bismarck du Plessis remembers clearly the try that Bryan Habana has never been to be allowed to forget. And we are not talking about one of the 61 he has scored in Test rugby but the magical moment when a “nobody” from the US (actually from Zimbabwe) called Takudza Ngwenya ran around the Bok wing for a spectacular score in a pool match in Montpellier in the 2007 tournament. Habana shrugged off that humiliation and went on to be the Player of the Tournament, while the Boks proceeded to win that match 64-15 and then went all the way to the title. And Ngwenya was awarded Try of the Tournament. “We gave Bryan a good teasing about that, and he took it like a man,” recalled Du Plessis, who

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