• Traffic cops seek ex-Generations star

    The KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) is looking for a former Generations soapie star and lead actor in the Isibaya TV series, after he was allegedly clocked travelling at 153km/h north of Durban on Wednesday. RTI spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu said Siyabonga Twala was stopped by officers from the RTI’s Groutville office when he was allegedly speeding in a borrowed car on the N2 near Ballito. Mngomezulu said the officer took down Twala’s details and handed his licence back to him, but Twala failed to wait to receive his R1500 fine for speeding. “The officer managed to take down his details but then he ran away.

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  • Nigeria: 10-Year-Old Nigerian in UK Varsity

    Ten year old Esther Okade, one of UK's youngest students from Nigeria, has been accepted to start her maths degree at the Open University. Esther, who enrolled three weeks ago, is already top of her class, scoring 100 per cent in a recent test. Esther's mother, Efe, said the process of applying to the university was 'an interesting one because of her age. From the age of seven Esther has wanted to go to university.

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  • Nigeria: Jonathan Procures N11 Billion Equipment 'to Tap Phones'

    Nigeria's active 120 million GSM subscribers need to know this: The Nigeria Police, the State Security Service [SSS] and the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited [NIGCOMSAT] are, on behalf of the Nigerian government, possibly hacking your phones and listening in to your conversations. The three state agencies are able to do this with the aid of an over N11 billion sophisticated equipment procured and installed for them by President Goodluck Jonathan. Knowing what Nigerians are discussing over the telephone was too important a necessity for Mr. Jonathan that he awarded two different contracts for the same purpose in less than two months interval. On August 31, 2010, less than six months after he became acting president, Mr. Jonathan awarded an approximately N6billion contract to an Israeli-owned but Abuja-based security firm, V & V Nigeria Limited, for the "Procurement of strategic GSM Tracking System for the Nigeria Police Force and expansion/upgrade of the existing system with the DSS".

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  • White widow’s SA plot revealed - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA British citizen Samantha Lewthwaite, who lived in South Africa under a false identity, is linked to planned suicide bombings in South Africa. Johannesburg - South Africa’s State Security Agency (SSA) and foreign intelligence services foiled planned suicide bomb attacks by al-Qaeda in South Africa between 2007 and 2010, including one against a Jewish centre in Cape Town, according to secret SSA reports.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reveals Secret to Long Life

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, said on Thursday that one of his secrets to a long life was "not filling my stomach". In a televised interview ahead of a huge birthday party in Victoria Falls, Mugabe said: "I do certain things that I believe sustain life. You must eat well, and really not go for food because it's attractive and feed yourself until your tummy is full," the longtime Zimbabwean leader said. Mugabe's half sister, Regina Gata, recently confirmed her brother's disciplined habits, saying he neither smokes nor drinks.

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  • Chris Brown thinks Rihanna made good choice dating Leonardo DiCaprio

    The Yeah 3x hitmaker - who was convicted of assaulting the Diamonds star in 2009 - insists he isn't "jealous" of his former girlfriend's rumoured new boyfriend and thinks she has made a good choice with the Hollywood hunk. Anything u need to hear is in all our music.

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  • Nike ultimatum to Ronaldo: Drop your CR7 footwear range or lose contract

    Nike has forced Cristiano Ronaldo to withdraw his range of CR7 footwear and threatened to break off their contract with him.

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  • 'Jihadi John' killer from Islamic State beheading videos named by media

    In videos released by Islamic State (IS), the masked, black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent appears to have carried out the beheadings of hostages including Americans and Britons. The Washington Post said Emwazi was believed to have travelled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined IS. "His real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case, is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming," the Post said. In each beheading video, he is dressed entirely in black, a balaclava covering all but his eyes and the ridge of his nose.

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  • Generations, Muvhango snubbed as Isibaya, Binnelanders lead SAFTA nominations

    Cast and crew of the Mzansi Magic telenovela turned full time soapie may have their arms full with Safta gongs come 20 and 22 March. The drama received a slew of nominations including best TV soapie and nods for best actor for Bongani Gumede, best supporting actor nominations for Celeste Ntuli and Pallance Dladla. Since it's inception about three years ago, Isibaya has proven itself a force to be reckoned with despite losing key characters in the form of Sdumo Mtshali, Nomzamo Mbatha and Pallance Dladla.

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  • Stage 2 load shedding on the cards

    Eskom has anounced it's likely to implement stage two load shedding today. The power utility says today's load shedding comes as a result of maintenance being done on a fleet of generators and technicians are reportedly experiencing difficulty bringing the fleet back online. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says, "Our engineers have been trying very hard to restore some of the generating units of power stations but so far they've been unable to return them back to service. In his State of the Nation Address earlier this month, President Jacob Zuma said government was doing everything in its power to resolve the energy challenge.

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  • Zuma denies meeting EFF in Maputo - Special Features | IOL News

    President Jacob Zuma has for the first time officially denied meeting members of the EFF in Mozambique to negotiate their return to the ANC as has been alleged in recent weeks. In a written reply to a parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance on Thursday, Zuma denied attending a meeting at the Southern Sun Hotel in Maputo on 18 January this year, which was allegedly attended by EFF leaders.

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  • Now Bobbi’s aunt rushed to hospital - Tonight News

    AP Entertainer Bobby Brown,right, stands outside of Emory Hospital in Atlanta where his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is being treated, on February 5, 2015. London - Bobby Brown has postponed his upcoming tour so he can remain by his daughter's bedside. The 46-year-old singer was scheduled to perform three concerts in Australia next month, but has delayed the gigs until May while Bobbi Kristina Brown continues to "fight for her life" in hospital in Atlanta. The 21-year-old aspiring singer, whose mother is the late Whitney Houston, has been on life support since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in late January and her family are praying for a miracle.

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  • SA to issue BRICS port of entry visas - Politics | IOL News

    Business and diplomatic travellers from South Africa's BRICS partners - Brazil, Russia, India, and China - are to receive a port of entry visa into South Africa, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday.

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  • Thousands flee Libya after beheadings - Africa | IOL News

    Reuters Men in orange jumpsuits purported to be Egyptian Christians held captive by the Islamic State kneel in front of armed men along a beach said to be near Tripoli, in this still image from an undated video made available on social media. An Egyptian border official says about 20 000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the release of a grisly beheading video by Islamic State militants. The video, showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, prompted Cairo to launch retaliatory airstrikes and ban Egyptians from travelling to the increasingly volatile North African country.

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  • South African Islamic centres shocked by spy cables

    The principal of the country's oldest Islamic school was shocked to learn that the KwaZulu-Natal institution was mentioned in the Spy Cables. Ismail Akoo's voice shook when he said he had "no idea" how to deal with information that Darul Uloom Newcastle featured in a 2010 document titled Operational target analysis. The document states that in KwaZulu-Natal, a person, whose name has been blocked out, was running a special training camp for Muslim students. It goes on to state that the person stemmed from the school but was born in Cape Town.

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  • No SAFTA nomination for Generations

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  • FIFA to move 2021 Confederations Cup from Qatar

    The 2021 Confederations Cup will not be held in Qatar, FIFA announced on Wednesday.

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  • Planned terror attack in South Africa foiled according to leaked spy documents

    The information arises from two State Security Agency presentations, which are among several leaked documents the broadcaster obtained. According to the presentations, the foiled attack came to light through Jermaine Grant, who was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 for alleged links to terrorism. During his arrest police found materials similar to those used during the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks in London. The presentations stated that a financier arrested in April/May of 2011 said he was tasked by Al-Qaeda figure Harun Al Fadul, also known as Harun Fazul, to go to the United Arab Emirates and meet another person regarding the attack in South Africa.

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  • Love gone wrong on Valentine's turns deadl

    Keabetswe, the younger sister of the famed former Sunday Literature show presenter, is alleged to have committed suicide after a fight with her husband of almost two years, Thabo Malebo on Valentine's Day. In a case eerily similar to that of Oscar Pistorius and the late Reeva Steenkamp, security guards at the couple's upmarket Midrand complex are believed to have rushed to the townhouse to intervene during a loud fight. A complex security guard, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he had been on duty on Valentine's evening when the incident occurred at about 11pm.

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  • Nene contradicts SONA: Malema - Help Business Budget | IOL Business

    Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's 2015/16 budget speech contradicts President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation address as there was no emphasis on the Freedom Charter, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday. “There was nothing (of the Freedom Charter).

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