• FW de Klerk sparks outrage

    Former president FW de Klerk sparked outrage on social networking sites last night following controversial remarks he made during an interview screened on CNN. Interviewed by the global news network's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, at a summit of Nobel laureates in Chicago, De Klerk discussed his "historical antagonism" and current friendship with Nelson Mandela, the failure of the apartheid system, and the shortcomings of the current government.

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  • Oscar's cell raided in Krejcir mob drama

    The Sunday Times can today reveal shocking details of Krejcir's crime operations, apparently run from prison - and the alleged involvement of top-ranking police officials in a string of crimes linked to the Czech gangster. Pistorius - according to officials who were part of the raid and investigating Krejcir - was targeted because of the close ties he had forged with Krejcir during his 10 months in prison. On June 25, at 4.30am, prison officials stormed the cells of Pistorius, Krejcir and two of his co-accused in a murder case. A hard drive with unspecified content was taken from Pistorius's cell in the hospital wing of the prison.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ranked 5th Worst African Leader but the Most Educated

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been judged the most educated African leader by a popular African website which however places him an ignominious third among the continent's worst leaders. According to the latest rankings published by AnswersAfrica.com, which focuses on African affairs, Zimbabwe's founding leader outshines his younger peers with seven degrees to his name. Among Mugabe's academic credentials are degrees in economics and law obtained with South African and London universities. The veteran President, who leads Africa's most literate nation, also holds 14 honorary degrees from both local and international universities.

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  • Zuma pays tribute to Mqwebu - IOL Tonight

    . Mqwebu was known as Baba Mkhize in the isiZulu television sitcom, Emzini Wezinsizwa

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  • Methodist church stands firm on its gay marriage beliefs

    The Methodist church says there’s huge debate among its members about gay marriage and that the Constitutional Court's decision on this matter could “tear the religious body apart”. Six years ago Ecclesia De Lange was dismissed as a minister because she is a lesbian who wanted to marry her partner. De Lange is challenging her dismissal as a minister of the church in 2009, allegedly because of her sexual orientation and because she announced her plans to marry her female partner. The church's Advocate Wim Trengove says there are churches who are still deciding what their stance on gay marriage should be.

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  • Cops seize cocaine valued at R50m at JHB airport

    Authorities discovered the drugs on Friday in the cargo section hidden in 147 hair product bottles.

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  • Monaco shows off its twins - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Prince Albert II and his wife Princess Charlene of Monaco arrive with their twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, to take part in the traditional "Pique Nique Monegasque" (Monaco's picnic) in Monaco. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco showed off their baby twins in public this week for the first time since their sun-blessed christening in May.

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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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  • 38 Swazi girls killed en route to Reed Dance

    The accident comes just a day before King Mswati the third is expected to choose a new wife.

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  • Bid to bar Boks from World Cup - Springboks

    REUTERS The Springbok rugby team to represent South Africa in the Rugby World Cup pose for a picture in Durban. Pretoria - A little-known political party called Agency for New Agenda will head to the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday for an urgent order to prevent the Springboks from participating in the Rugby World Cup. The party wants the South African national rugby team to be barred from from participating in the tournament, which kicks off in England on September 18, citing lack of transformation in the sport.

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  • Mbuli lashes out at the 'snake prophet'

    Popular poet Mzwakhe Mbuli has been called on to mediate between the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and the controversial pastor who fed his congregants a snake and a rat. Mbuli said the SACC had not lost hope in interacting with Pastor Penuel Mnguni after feeding his congregants human hair, a snake and a rat.

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  • Airport top cops face rap - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA File photo: The officers are the same group of high-ranking officials who were illegally transferred from their posts at the airport in 2013. Johannesburg - Ten high-ranking police officers at OR Tambo International Airport have been described as “threats to the security of South Africa” for walking out of several meetings chaired by their new commander. The group of lieutenant-colonels allege that what they regard as Colonel Mokotedi Makuwa’s “irregular appointment” early this year had not been finalised when he chaired the meetings, so they refused to acknowledge his authority.

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  • Mixed reaction to Meyer’s Boks - Springboks

    Reuters The Springbok squad selected for the Rugby World Cup has been met with a predictably mixed reaction. The Springbok squad selected for the Rugby World Cup has been met with a predictably mixed reaction, from calls to support the Boks as they gear up for the Cup next month, to calls to boycott the side. Eight players of colour were selected, and concerns have been raised about injuries carried by several squad members. Chester Williams, former Springbok wing, questioned how many of the eight black players “are actually going to play?

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  • Zim laments looming power crisis - Business News | IOL Business

    REUTERS Rehabilitation of Kariba Dam, separate from plant extensions, fell under the auspices of the multinational Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project, and US295 million had been spent through a combination of grants and loans to Zimbabwe and Zambia. Harare - Zimbabwe's business sector has lamented the looming power crisis if the country's biggest electricity producer Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) goes ahead with a proposed shutdown of hydro-electricity plant Kariba Power Station.

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  • Karrueche ‘bored and tired’ of Chris - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Karrueche Tran is 'bored and tired' of Chris Brown and his friends. Karrueche Tran is “bored and tired” of Chris Brown and his friends. The 27-year-old model is furious with her ex-boyfriend, who she dumped in March after discovering he fathered 15-month-old daughter Royalty with mutual friend, Nia Guzman, after one of his crew allegedly sent a death threat to actor Marques Houston for liking a photograph of her on Instagram.

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  • Stellenbosch elects first black SRC leader - Weekend Argus

    Axolile Diamond Qina is the first black SRC chairman at Stellenbosch University. CAMPAIGNING and electioneering for student representative councils are in full swing at Western Cape universities with Stellenbosch announcing the first black SRC leader in the university’s history. The elections were held at Stellenbosch two weeks ago and the new chairman named yesterday. The university, facing a barrage of criticism about non-transformation, announced Axolile Diamond Qina as the new chairman.

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  • Ownership of Ramaphosa’s chartered plane ‘not disclosed’

    The owners of a private plane chartered to transport Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on an official trip to Japan were not disclosed, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said yesterday. “ExecuJet (the company which manages the chartered the plane) is not obliged to disclose to us who the owner of the plane is. Necessary process was followed,” she told reporters at a briefing at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.

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  • Drugs were in transit to Benin - SAPS - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Police at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng have seized 143kg of cocaine with a street value of about R50-million. Pretoria - Police at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng have seized 143kg of cocaine with a street value of about R50-million, the SA Police Service (SAPS) said on Saturday. “The continuous state of alertness by the authorities at the OR Tambo International Airport has led to the discovery of a cocaine consignment weighing 143 kilograms with an estimated value [of] R50 million,” SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said in a statement.

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  • Nimrod Nkosi to host Utatakho

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Black on the outside white on the inside

    Instead of becoming the trusted go-betweens between black and white, we are turning to conceptions of blackness and mobilising our anger at the very idea of the Rainbow Nation. The fantasy of a colour-blind, post-race South Africa has been projected onto Coconuts but our lived experiences are far from free of racism. A "coconut" is described as a person who is black on the outside but white on the inside. According to Coconut McKaiser, knowledge of "white grammar" is how you would know that, for example, a "sarmie" is a sandwich or that "bru" and "oke" are white-speak for "mfwethu".

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