• JZ ally gets Royal Hotel for R78m

    The hotel, which first opened its doors in 1845, went under the hammer after its owner, Swazi businessman Moses Motsa, decided to get out of the hotel business. The auction, conducted by Reliance, set the starting bid for the Royal Hotel at R120-million. Naidu, an ANC funder who has close ties with President Jacob Zuma, is the head of the Saantha Naidu Group that owns the Coastlands group of hotels in Durban. Among them are the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Alfred, Nelson Mandela, Mark Twain, Cecil Rhodes, Sir Henry Rider Haggard, Marlene Dietrich, Margaret Thatcher, Phil Collins and Stevie Wonder.

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  • Kelly did not assault me, says 'Bhaka'

    Durban herbalist Zamokwakhe “Bhaka” Nzama yesterday claimed he had been misquoted regarding last weekend’s events in a Durban hotel room, in which his new girlfriend, the controversial singer Kelly Khumalo, allegedly assaulted him after the herbalist rebuffed demands to dump his common law wife for the singer. On Sunday, City Press reported Kelly, who has a child with late Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, poked him in the eye shortly before the Metro FM Music Awards at the Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Saturday. Bhaka had then said his comment had not gone down well with Kelly, given he had a moment earlier rejected the singer’s demand for him to dump his common law wife, Jabu, for her.

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  • CIA claims: state probes Thuli and Juju - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA The government has launched an inquiry into allegations that, amongst others, EFF leader Julius Malema, above, and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, below, are CIA agents. Pretoria - The government has launched an inquiry into allegations that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and some political leaders, including EFF leader Julius Malema, former DA Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko and head of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), Joseph Mathunjwa are agents of America’s CIA.

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  • Money never sleeps - City Press

    Money makes money without breaking a sweat. Moyagabo Maake does the maths on two tycoons’ fortunes to see how they grow.

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  • Chris Brown secretly fathered baby girl?

    Chris Brown has secretly fathered a baby girl with a former model named Nia, it has been claimed. The 'Yeah 3x' hitmaker - who has an on/off relationship with model Karrueche Tran - is reportedly the proud father of a nine-month-old baby girl, and though he is on ''very good terms'' with the youngster's mother, a 31-year-old model named Nia, they are not together.

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  • Harrison Ford badly hurt in LA plane crash

    “Indiana Jones” star Harrison Ford was critically injured Thursday when his small plane crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, media reports and officials said. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman, who did not identify Harrison, said the pilot of a single-engine plane was critically injured in the crash. “We cannot disclose any of our patients’ names,” spokesman Erik Scott told AFP, recounting the early afternoon crash at the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, southwest of Los Angeles.

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  • EFF rebel group submits ‘mountain of evidence’ against Malema

    A group of disgruntled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members have submitted what they say is a mountain of evidence showing intimidation and the gross mismanagement of the party's National People's Assembly and is now calling on the High Court to nullify the outcome. The members are led by suspended EFF Member of Parliament (MP) Andile Mngxitama who has accused EFF leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu of abusing party funds and suppressing internal democracy.

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  • Rain helping Cape Town fir

    The rain in Cape Town is helping firefighters battling the blaze in Muizenberg that broke out over the weekend, the city's disaster risk management centre said on Wednesday. "The rain is good news for us because it helps," spokeswoman Charlotte Powell said. "When it rains, visibility is a problem for the helicopters so we will have to withdraw our aerial support. She said the rain was falling especially in the Hout Bay area.

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  • India asks YouTube to remove Delhi rape doccie

    India has asked YouTube to remove all links to a controversial documentary about the gang rape and murder of a woman in Delhi after banning its broadcast, a government official told Reuters on Thursday. Leslee Udwin’s India's Daughter features an interview with Mukesh Singh, one of four men sentenced to death for the rape and torture of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in December 2012. Comments released to the media show that Singh blames the victim for the crime.

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  • Thug to thug - Gayton McKenzie's letter to Julius Malem

    Thu Mar 05 11:05:23 SAST 2015 Dear fellow thug,Julius Malema, our Commander in Thief, you haven’t held back in expressing your disdain for me. So allow me to respond. Pull up a chair.I have no problem with someone drawing attention to my dark past,

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  • 50 Cent says he's betting R19 million Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao - video

    50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather appear to have put whatever issues they had behind them - at least enough for the Hip Hop star to bet millions of rands on the undefeated boxer’s fight against Manny Pacquiao.

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  • Nigeria: Queen of Bleaching Disses Lupita Over 'Stolen' Dress

    Nigerian and Cameroonian singer and cosmetics seller, Dencia has hit out at Lupita Nyong'o over the theft of her Oscar red carpet "pearl dress". In her usual fashion, Dencia took to her Twitter page and posted, "Moral of the story, cut Ur coat according to Ur size. Lupita's stolen dress was returned after the thieves found out the pearls were fake. The Calvin Klein dress was said to be covered in more than 6,000 pearls and valued at more than $150,000.

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  • South Africa: Generations the Legacy Might Be Left in Ashes By New Competition

    Many Generations fans were shaken and discouraged by the departure of 16 of their favourite actors from the much-loved SABC soapie in August last year, due to salary disagreements with executive producer Mfundi Vundla. Late last year Monde Twala, the director of eTV 's channels division, told Sunday World: "South African viewers deserve the best television - eTV is brewing a brand new and spectacular 8pm line-up in the new year," and the channel was rumoured to be targeting the 16 dismissed actors.

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  • South Africa: False Bay Domestic Worker Paid Nothing for 14 Years

    A 61-year-old Zimbabwean domestic worker, Gladys Mafita, claims her False Bay employer fired her without payment after 14 years.The employer is Daniel Deng, son of Francis Deng, the first ambassador of South Sudan to the United States. Francis Deng was previously Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Prevention of Genocide. Mafita came to South Africa in 2001.

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  • Zuma to face new no confidence motion - Politics | IOL News

    President Jacob Zuma faced another vote of no confidence after Parliament acknowledged receipt of a motion tabled by the country’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday. DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane wrote to Speaker Baleka Mbete shortly after one of the smaller parties, AGANG-SA, abandoned a similar motion on Tuesday in apparent protest of Mbete’s refusal to allow a secret ballot. “The Democratic Alliance has condemned this act of wasting South Africa and Parliament’s time by trivialising such an important matter,” Maimane said.

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  • Bafana legend Moshoeu becomes latest victim of irresponsible Twitter hoax

    Brazen recklessness of death tweets were hugely convincing, writes Mninawa Ntloko

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  • Parliamentary dress code tips - PHOTO

    Wed Mar 04 16:56:00 SAST 2015 The fifth Parliament has not yet been constituted but there is already quibbling over how Ministers in Parliament (MPs) should dress.ANC has been arguing that MPs should be given a dress code - to stop standards slipping

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  • SAPS credibility hurt by Ngobeni allegations - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The SAPS can never be credible if those in charge are implicated or investigated for fraud, corruption or any other wrongdoing and get “shielded” by their seniors. This is according to the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), which was reacting to reports that KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, is facing an internal disciplinary investigation. According to the police, the investigation was prompted by an Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) report. Ngobeni’s troubles date back to when she testified before the Moloi Commission in May 2012, in an inquiry that sought to establish whether Bheki Cele, when he was national police commissioner, was fit to hold office.

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  • Muslim marriage dispute lands in court - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    AP The Women s Legal Centre Trust has taken President Jacob Zuma, Parliament and two government departments to court to have the Muslim Marriages Bill made law within a year. Cape Town - The Women’s Legal Centre Trust (WLCT) has taken President Jacob Zuma, Parliament and two government departments to court to have the Muslim Marriages Bill made law within a year. Muslim marriages will be recognised when the bill becomes law. The process’s genesis was in 2010 when a notice was published in the Government Gazette - followed by invitations for public comment.

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  • Mugabe's ex-allies slam Grace in court filings

    The statements came as part of an application to nullify the results of ZANU-PF's December congress, where Grace was placed in an influential post and numerous opponents purged in ongoing infighting to succeed Mugabe. "We want the court to invalidate the congress as it was illegal and unprocedural," Rugare Gumbo, former spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF, told AFP on Thursday. Gumbo and the party's former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa filed an application at the High Court challenging the December congress, which saw Mugabe stay on as leader while elevating his wife Grace to head of the influential women's wing.

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