• South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Announces Commencement Date for Property Valuation Act

    President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 21 of the Property Valuation Act, 2014 (Act No. 17 of 2014), determined 1 August 2015 as the date on which the said Act shall come into operation. President Zuma assented to the Act in July 2014.

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  • Julia Roberts’ man has ' had enough' - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Julia Roberts from HBO's 'The Normal Heart' arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on August 25, 2014. Julia Roberts' relationship is reportedly on the rocks. The 47-year-old beauty has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 but he is said to have "had enough" of the star.

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  • Nigeria: Air Force Cuts Boko Haram Supply Routes

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram terrorists has intercepted over 4,000 drums and jerry cans of petroleum products and other smuggled items.

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  • Zimbabwe: No Goats in Harare City Centre, This Isn't West Africa - Mugabe

    Goats will not be allowed to roam in central Harare, President Robert Mugabe vowed Wednesday, insisting that his government would not tolerate the sort of chaos he has witnessed travelling in West Africa. The veteran leader was addressing a small enterprises expo in the capital when he declared that vendors who have flooded towns and cities across the country will be forcibly moved to designated trading places. Alarmed by the mayhem, the government has ordered the traders to relocate to designated trading places but many have refused to move. "If you were selling your wares at an illegal point but have now been discovered and offered a properly designated place to trader from, then you should move," said Mugabe Wednesday speaking partly in Shona.

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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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  • Chaos around Bobbi Kristina’s funeral - IOL Tonight

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral plans are “constantly changing”. A source has claimed that the service for the late daughter of Whitney Houston, who tragically passed away on 26 July at the age of just 22, has been thrown into chaos by the feuding families. It has also been revealed that the aspiring actress - who will be buried next to her late mother - will be laid to rest on 1 August in order for family members to be able to attend. Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's father Bobby Brown is said to be “taking comfort” in knowing his daughter is now “at peace”.

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  • Mourinho targets Benitez over wife's messy remark

    Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard's wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese. Montserrat Seara triggered the attack after Spanish newspaper La Region published her light-hearted remark following Benitez's appointment at the Bernabeu last month, the third time he has joined a club previously managed by his rival. Mourinho was clearly not amused and speaking to reporters after Chelsea beat European champions Barcelona on penalties in a Washington friendly, he delivered a withering straight-faced response. "Her husband went to Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti.

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  • Montana reveals shocking details about Prasa chairman

    Axed Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) group CEO Lucky Montana has opened several criminal cases, one of them against Chairman Popo Molefe for allegedly trying to blackmail the rail agency’s head of engineering. Montana was told to leave before his notice period by the board of Prasa earlier this month. At the time, issues were raised about the trains Prasa bought which are allegedly too tall for South Africa’s rail lines. Engineering head Daniel Mthimkhulu was also suspended and now he has resigned for not being able to prove the engineering and PhD qualifications which he claimed he had.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • Debris could end the hunt for Flight MH370

    The object, which appeared to be part of a wing, was being sent to offices of France's BEA crash investigation agency in Toulouse to verify if it was, indeed, the first trace of the lost plane to be found, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said. Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished in March last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. Search efforts led by Australia have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia. Reunion Island, where the debris was found washed up on Wednesday, is a French overseas department roughly 3700km away, east of Madagascar.

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  • Robert Mugabe shares bed with teenaged son when I'm away: Grace

    Grace Mugabe told Zimbabwe's state newspaper that when she's away - Chatunga Bellarmine is his father, Robert Mugabe's, favourite companion in bed.

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  • Kaizer Chiefs confirm Khune’s return

    Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that the club has reached an agreement in principle with Itumeleng Khune and that the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper will return to the club. “The club has reached an agreement in principle with goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and he will be joining us. Some internal procedures still need to take place though and then the deal will be 100% finalised,” read a statement issued by the club. Meanwhile, Chiefs also revealed that talks between the club and former midfielder Mandla Masango are still ongoing and no agreement has been reached yet.

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  • Atandwa, Sizwe, Sbu and Rolene make news

    Here is what you might have missed in the world of celebs and all things glitz and gossip. According to a report in the Daily Sun, George Lebese has a new squeeze. The lady in question is actress Wendy Entle Mtyu. When this made it to the front page of the Sunday Sun, we thought no…it’s not true and then many reports came out.

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  • Plane debris identified as Boeing 777 - World News | IOL News

    Malaysian authorities confirmed on Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared without trace in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The Malaysia Airlines flight was one of only three Boeing 777s to have been involved in major incidents, along with the downing of the MH17 over Ukraine last year and the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco airport in 2013 that left three dead.

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  • 117 Boko Haram fighters killed: Chad - Africa | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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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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  • ANC tries to stonewall credit card abuse probe

    A forensic audit report found that Herbert Mkhize, special adviser to Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, allegedly took more than R1-million from Nedlac while he was its executive director. The audit found that Mkhize used his Nedlac credit card to pay for travel, car hire and shopping sprees at Makro. Despite being informed of the findings of the report, Oliphant appointed Mkhize as her special adviser at a further cost to the taxpayer. The report was also kept from the public for years, and only came to light after DA MP Ian Ollis obtained it through an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act and tabled it to the portfolio committee.

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  • LETTER: Jacob Dlamini and the revision of history

    JACOB Dlamini’s article (Collaborators and the riven truth behind Zuma’s Nkandla, July 27) is extraordinary in many respects. From the onset, it’s important to accept that the Anglo-Zulu war was fought not only between the Zulu and the English, but it cut across many families and tribes. The British colonial army was constituted largely by the Natal Native Contingent, which was an auxiliary force of black soldiers. There was also the Natal Native Horse, which was a black cavalry force drawn largely from the amaNgwane tribe.

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  • What President Barack Obama didn’t see on his trip to Africa - Opinion | IOL Business

    REUTERS US President Barack Obama (left) speaks with a farmer (second righ) participating in the Feed The Future programme as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 28, 2015. On his fourth trip to Africa, President Barack Obama celebrated a changing continent. A change that he did not see, however, was growing numbers of workers in jobs that pay good wages and offer some employment security. In fact, except for a few high-tech entrepreneurs in Kenya and the staff of a US-sponsored food supplement plant in Ethiopia it is unlikely he saw many Africans engaged in modern, high productivity jobs at all.

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  • Zapiro challenges comrades in government

    Describing himself as a “patriotic sceptic”, Shapiro, who endured detention without trial for his roles in the United Democratic Front and End Conscription Campaign in the 1980s, describes in an interview how perceptions of his work have changed from when he served as an “activist cartoonist” during apartheid to the eras of presidents Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. While Madiba loved cartoons and understood their socio-political role, even when his government was being criticised, Shapiro said he was increasingly viewed as “an enemy” by erstwhile comrades when he tackled issues like the arms deal, Mbeki’s position on HIV/Aids and Zuma’s legal battles.

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