• South Africa: Man, Three Kids Killed As Brand New Car Sliced in Half

    The proud owner of a new car was killed with three of his neighbour's children when his car was sliced in half when he crashed while taking them for a drive to show off his new wheels. Police spokesperson Captain Khanyisile Zwane said that Joe Majajula, had just bought the Golf 7 on Friday. At around 20:30 he took his 10-year-old son and three of the neighbour's children, two girls and a boy aged 5, 10 and 7, for a drive. "The three children from the neighbours all died," said Zwane.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Mom told 3-year-old fell out of window at creche, in fact teacher kicked him, watch shocking abusive footage

    A mother has discovered CCTV footage of son being kicked by a daycare facility teacher who then proceeded to lock him in an office alone.

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  • Khune set to rejoin Chiefs this week

    Former Kaizer Chiefs captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune looks set to rejoin the club. This is after Khune, together with midfielder Mandla Masango, met with Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung on Friday at the club’s Naturena Village training ground in an attempt to reach a deal that would see the club retain the two players. Khune, Masango and defender Tefu Mashamaite’s contract renewal negotiations with the club collapsed just before the end of last season, due to their alleged steep financial demands and all three are without contracts with the new season set to get underway. While Chiefs are said to have reconsidered their position, the club will meet Masango and Khune tomorrow to conclude talks and lay down the law.

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  • 'Whites should be killed' - UCT reveals charges against Chumani Maxwele

    According to the university on Mayday, Maxwele went into the Mathematics building after being informed that "as it was a public holiday, all lecture theatres and classrooms were locked. As such UCT held him to be "a potential risk to staff and students".

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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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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Shares Bed With Teenage Son, Wife Reveals

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe often turns to his teenage last born son, Bellarmine Chatunga, for a bedroom companion - when his wife is away from home. Chatunga, by his own parents' admission, is something of a slouch at school, and his father often invites him to bed - to talk. This was revealed by First Lady, Grace Mugabe, as she tried to show that her 91-year-old husband finds time for his children despite his busy schedule always travelling abroad. Chatunga, who was born in 1997, failed his Grade 7 exams.

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  • Kenya: Why Auma Holds Special Place in Her Famous Brother's Life

    When Barack Hussein Obama, a lanky young American, came to Kenya in search of his roots in 1988, he was picked up from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by his half-sister, Dr Auma Obama, in a battered Volkswagen Beetle -- a brand locally nicknamed "The Tortoise" at the time. In a scene Mr Obama describes in his book Dreams from my Father, it is clear the car was worse for wear. As we sputtered out onto the four-lane highway, Auma clutching the steering wheel with both hands, I couldn't keep from laughing," Obama writes.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown, Daughter Of Whitney Houston, Dead At 22

    Bobbi Kristina Brown — the daughter of actor and singer Bobby Brown and the late singer Whitney Houston — died on Sunday, according to the Houston family. Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31 in her Roswell, Georgia, home by a friend and her boyfriend, Nick Gordon. On June 24, Bobbi Kristina was taken off medication and moved into hospice care. It was there that family members, including her father and aunt, Pat Houston, gathered in her room during her last weeks.

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  • Charged Up' Drake hits back at ghostwriting claim | The New Age Online

    Hip-hop star Drake has hit back at charges he relies on ghostwriters for his songs, releasing a new track dissing his accuser which quickly went viral online. Fellow rapper Meek Mill recently took to Twitter to accuse Drake of not writing his own songs and suggested that the Toronto-born artist retaliated for his knowledge of the secret by not promoting Mill's work. The song soon hit number one on Billboard's Trending 140 chart, which looks at social media impact in the United States. "Wow, I'm honored that you think this is staged," Drake raps over a minimalist beat.

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  • Nkandla will hit ANC where it hurts most - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA The ANC should have long recognised the controversy around Nkandla, its views notwithstanding, required political leadership, management as well as foresight, says the writer. There is no denying that Nkandla has been overwhelmingly mishandled by the ANC, says Jovial Rantao. Johannesburg - It’s the sheer arrogance and political brinkmanship with which the ANC has handled the shameful scandal around the millions spent on President Jacob Zuma’s house that gets to you. Granted, the ANC may totally disagree with those who believe the president has lots to answer for in relation to the R246 million splurge on Nkandla.

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  • 23 Times Helen Mirren Made You Go: "She's 70?! WTF"

    In honour of her 70th birthday today. Happy birthday, Queen!

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  • Load shedding: Stage 2 kicks in at 8am

    Eskom says the system is constrained because of a shortage of generating capacity.

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  • Kenya: U.S. Drones Hit Shabaab

    The United States intensified drone strikes against al Shabaab militants in Somalia ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya.

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  • Journalists taken on Nkandla tour

    Last week Parliament's ad-hoc committee visited the KwaZulu-Natal homestead where it found the costs had been grossly inflated by construction companies. The tour comes after the South African National Editors' Forum said it was disappointed by the limited access journalists had during a Parliamentary committee oversight visit to Zuma's home on Wednesday. The committee has since called for Members of Parliament from the Department of Public Works and the Police Ministry to explain why the costs of the security upgrades appeared to have ballooned out of control.

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  • White South Africans no longer packing for Perth

    Numbers released by Stats SA yesterday show that over a 30-year period the country experienced a net loss of only 650,000 white people. This figure, released in the stats agency's mid-year 2015 population estimates, is just over 10% of the current white population. The number of whites thought to have left between 2011 and last year is 95,158, just over 2% of the current population. "In numbers it is not so high," SA Institute of Race Relations researcher Thuthukani Ndebele said.

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  • Zimbabwe: Triumphant Boxer Manyuchi's Has Passport and Trophy Seized By Airport Officials

    WORLD Boxing Council welterweight bronze champion, Charles Manyuchi, recently defended his crown in Italy and would have expected a hero's welcome as he arrived at Harare International Airport. Eager beavers from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) were waiting for him. The taxman reportedly wanted him to pay duty for his trophy. The tax officials apparently argued that the boxer was importing the trophy since his name was not inscribed on to prove it was part of his prize for knocking out Italian challenger Gianluca Frezza in the sixth round.

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  • South Africa: 'My Company Is Not a Pyramid Scheme' - Accused

    The man fingered in a Pyramid scheme has denied allegations that he collected about R100m from unsuspecting members of the public. The Hawks put an end to the scheme operating out of Parow, Cape Town, last week after a crackdown in conjunction with the Financial Intelligence Centre and the Financial Services Board. In a statement, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the Western Cape High Court had granted the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) a preservation order amounting to R138m against the scheme, Platinum Forex, and its sole member, Colin Davids.

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