• Revenge of the raped

    A foreign rape activist, allegedly raped in Cape Town at the weekend, is the latest to name her assailant on Facebook. The woman, who cannot be named, used social media to describe the alleged assault and reveal her alleged attacker's identity before going to the police. Her complaint is under investigation. On Twitter last week, a University of Cape Town student named a man she alleged had raped her. She has since changed the charge to sexual assault. Gender rights activists say "outing assailants" is about victims reclaiming their voice and dignity, but lawyers and prosecutors, and social media experts, warn that it is "reputation murder" and has dire consequences for those innocent of the

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  • Malema’s UK visit ‘sends a message’ - Special Features | IOL News

    London - He’s perhaps the second best-known politician in South Africa, a firebrand agitator who is revered and disliked across South Africa in equal measure. However this week Julius Malema is in the old colonial power of the UK where he is less well known and where he will be addressing some distinctly English and internationally highbrow institutions. On Wednesday he will kick off his England tour by travelling to the “dreaming spires” of Oxford where he will address the Oxford Union at the world famous university. He will speak in the Debating Chamber on a subject “loosely agreed” beforehand, a spokeswoman for the Union said. The chamber can take up to 450 people and after the speech there

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  • Home Affairs gives man identity crisis - Gauteng | IOL News

    Johannesburg - Is Phineas Ndlovu a South African, a Lesotho national or a Zimbabwean? Is his real name even Phineas Ndlovu? According to the 63-year-old man and his family, he was born at the then Coronation Hospital (now Raheema Moosa Mother and Child Hospital) and lived his whole life in Soweto, where he attended Motsaneng Lower Primary School in Mapetla. However, the Department of Home Affairs and its officials disagree. They say their records indicate that Ndlovu is a Lesotho national who committed a crime there in 1969 when he was 17 years old, while other records show that he is actually a Zimbabwean man. It was only when he went to apply for a smart card that all this was revealed, leaving

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  • Arsenal hope scandal ups their chances

    LONDON — Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger still believes his side have a "strong chance" to qualify for the Champions League last 16 for a 16th consecutive season as the Premier League side and Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb face a do-or-die contest. With both sides struggling at the foot of Group F, each six points adrift of Bayern Munich and Olympiakos Piraeus, their chances will be buried unless one of them can win at the Emirates Stadium Tuesday night. Even then, they have to rely on the prospect that Bayern and Olympiakos do not play out a draw at the Allianz Arena. Yet Wenger’s hopes will have been raised by a period of turmoil for Zagreb, who were hit by two scandals in a space of three

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  • Is Zimbabwe’s New ‘Mister Ugly’ Too Handsome to Wear the Crown? - CameroonOnline.org

    This weekend, Zimbabwe’s newly crowned “Mister Ugly” hitched up his slouching coveralls and smiled widely as supporters poured beer over his head to celebrate the 42-year-old’s win in the country’s annual anti-beauty pageant. Mison Sere beat out 35 other entrants for the coveted title, surviving three rounds of runway modeling at a nightclub in Harare. The purpose of the event — to look as ugly as humanly possible — is simple. The stakes are anything but: The winner takes home a grand prize of $500, roughly half the annual income in hyper-inflation wracked Zimbabwe. This time around, though, the fourth-annual competition turned even uglier than usual, when sore losers claimed Sere simply wasn’t

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  • Zimbabwe: Farewell Professor Sam Moyo (1954-2015)

    press release We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic passing away of Prof. Sam Moyo. Sam died in New Delhi in the early hours of November 22, succumbing to injuries sustained in a car accident. He was in New Delhi for a conference organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Labour Questions in the Global South. Sam was the founder and Executive Director of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS), Zimbabwe. He dedicated his life to advancing agrarian reform and worked with a range of institutions and actors including, the Government of Zimbabwe, universities, research groups, peasant associations and social movements across the South. Sam will be remembered not only in Zimbabwe

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  • New SA airline to take to skies next month

    Bookings for flights on the new airline open this Tuesday. “Fly Blue Crane has anticipated and is positioned to deliver on what customers want: the enhanced convenience of frequent flights through high on-time performance‚ commitment to consistent service excellence‚ advanced online technologies that will make the booking and travel process fuss-free‚ and of course highly competitive fares‚” said Fly Blue Crane CEO Siza Mzimela. The COO of Fly Blue Crane‚ Theunis Potgieter‚ said the airline was poised to become an African aviation innovator by responding to market needs and implementing invaluable insights from global travellers who have revealed that customer value is not based on low pricing alone‚ but also in areas such as consistency‚ frequency‚ professionalism and reliability‚ as well as softer touch-points which include complimentary quality meals and the level of attention to detail paid to customers’ special needs when flying. “Fly Blue Crane’s customers can look forward to such a fresh approach to air travel‚ which blends the best of both worlds without compromising on premium service‚” he said.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari - Jonathan's Men Now Returning Loot

    President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that those who looted the nation's treasury during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan have voluntarily started returning the funds. Buhari revealed this in Tehran, Iran, on Tuesday while fielding questions from members of the Nigerian community there. The president was in Iran for the third summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). President Buhari noted that but for the needed thorough investigation and evidence that would aid their eventual trial, the looters would have been prosecuted before now. "On corruption; yes, they (alleged looters) are still innocent. But, we are collecting documents. And some of them have started

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  • Glitz and glam at the 2015 South African Sports Awards (PHOTOS)

    South African Sports Awards went down with great grandeur and style on Sunday night in Bloemfontein at the Sand du Plessis Theatre. Top sprinter Wayde van Niekerk walked away with a Mercedes Benz C-Class as well as a R500000 cheque after a stiff competition from cyclist Greg Minnaar and swimming sensation Chad le Clos. Politicians, celebrities, media personalities, fashion idols and soccer stars looked sensational at the event. They dressed to evoke envy as they sashayed on the red carpet elegantly. Football figures present at the event included Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba, Mamelodi Sundowns defender Thabo Nthethe, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo, Happy Jele, Lucky Lekgwathi

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  • Trevor Noah finds love in the US

    The long legged and dark haired beauty is a model who moved from Los Angeles to New York and currently lives with Noah.  The two are said to have met a few weeks ago but are already head over heels in love. According to US magazine, Taylor works at Ram, modelling in the dealer’s auto shows. Photos from her Instagram - where she has more than 17,000 followers - show her posing in a Ram polo.   It also appears Taylor accompanied Noah when he visited SA recently. They both uploaded images posing in a game reserve with cheetahs. Noah previously dated Dani Gabriel of Cape Town. The pair split when Noah took up a job as the host of The Daily Show.

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  • Turkey ‘downs Russia warplane’ - World News | IOL News

    Ankara - Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian-made warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeatedly warning it over air space violations, Turkish officials said, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space. Turkish presidential sources said the warplane was a Russian-made SU-24. The Turkish military, which did not confirm the plane's origin, said it had been warned 10 times in the space of five minutes about violating Turkish airspace. Russia's defence ministry said one of its fighter jets had been downed in Syria, apparently after coming under fire from the ground, but said it could prove the plane was over Syria for the duration of its flight, Interfax

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  • South Africa: Home Affairs Failing to Implement Amendments to 'Job-Killing' Visa Regulations

    press release The Democratic Alliance (DA) condemns the failure by the Department of Home Affairs to implement the revised visa regulations after government's much-hyped promise to amend the job-killing visa regulations last month. Key members of the Tourism Industry players are complaining that the visa changes have not been implemented by the Department. For instance, the unabridged birth certificate requirement is still in place, nearly four weeks after the announcement by Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, that SA would amend its visa regulations following a drop in numbers of visitors to the country and billions lost in revenue. Department of Home Affairs spokesperson, Mayihlome Tshwete

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  • Mathews Phosa takes swipe at Zuma over 'ANC comes first' comment

    “The country and its people must come first,” Phosa said in his keynote address at the 13th Annual Business Awards in Kempton Park. He said no organisation or individual must come before South Africa. Phosa’s comments come as Zuma was at pains to explain and justify his comments at the ANC KwaZulu-Natal provincial conference earlier this month. His utterances also took centre stage when Zuma appeared in parliament for this year’s last presidential question and answer session. Phosa said leaders should not compromise ethics and democracy. He said South Africa’s path to success was through the Bill of Rights. In a wide-ranging speech, Phosa, a former Treasurer General of the ANC and Mpumalanga

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  • Zimbabwe: Shutto Leaves Quietly

    WHEN it finally came, on a chilly Saturday afternoon, there were no fireworks, or even a bouquet of flowers, to mark the end of the road for a footballer whose brilliance turned him into an iconic symbol of excellence at CAPS United before he smashed the barriers to start romantic flings with Dynamos and Highlanders. Only a group photo where his team, an unfashionable Northern Region Division One team, posed with Walter Magaya, a piece of a cake blessed by the prophet, hugs from his teammates, a group of players that he had coached and played with in his swansong season as a footballer and then quietly going home to consider his future. For this month, 19 years ago, Stewart Murisa was the toast of Zimbabwe football, its latest brightest star who had just been honoured, for his exploits on the field as he helped power CAPS United to their first league title in independent Zimbabwe, by being crowned the Soccer Star of the Year.

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  • Don't kid yourself about BAs

    Jonathan Jansen: "So what's the difference between a BA degree and a large pizza?" one of my student leaders recently asked a large group of parents inquiring about sending their child to university. "A large pizza can feed a family of four," she joked. I laughed, then cried. Laughed, because of the obvious wit of the comparison. Cried, because this is one of the most misleading pieces of information about BAs in South Africa today. It was not that I had not overheard "BA jokes". At my previous university, there was rampant talk among female students of a "BA man-soek" specialisation (BA find-a-husband). After all, what other reason could you have for doing a BA than to prowl the campus for a

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  • Zimbabwe: Dr Chivaura Dies

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  • Abandoned police house becomes ‘crime den’

    A vacant house belonging to the South African Police Service (Saps) in Kempton Park on the East Rand has become a crime den, residents in the area have alleged. One resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said the home had not been occupied for some time, which had resulted in it becoming a “hideout” for criminals, Kempton Express reported. “The house is a wreck. The windows are broken and it is very dirty. This is now the home of homeless people and drug addicts. About a month ago a bakkie was stolen behind Nimrod Hardware and Baker’s Centre on Monument Road and the suspects fled to this house where the police caught them,” the resident said. “The police were looking for suspects in connection

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  • 'Politicians like church around elections'

    Influential Archbishop Stephen Zondo advised President Jacob Zuma not to run for a third term so as to avoid disharmony within the ruling ANC. Zondo’s friendship and spiritual connection with Zuma started in 2007, leading to several spiritual meetings and prayers with Zuma. When he became president of the country in 2009, Zondo and his church continued praying for the president. He confirmed: “The last time we spoke to him it was when we said he must not go for the third term. That was in 2012 when we said ‘you will go for the next term but do not go for the third term. There won’t be any grace for you. You’ve got only grace for now’.” Zondo said this was at an informal meeting with the president.

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  • Shabaab warn members against joining IS - Africa | IOL News

    Mogadishu - Somalia's Shabaab fighters have warned they will “cut the throat” of members who shift allegiance from al-Qaeda to Islamic State, amid reports some factions have already been punished for doing so. “If anyone says he belongs to another Islamic movement, kill him on the spot,” top Shabaab official Abu Abdalla, said in a radio broadcast Monday. “We will cut the throat of any one... if they undermine unity.” The Shabaab, East Africa's long-time al-Qaeda branch, is fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu, which is protected by 22 000 African Union troops. The Islamists have lost much ground in recent years but remain a threat in both Somalia and neighbouring

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  • Twitter reacts to #IdrisElba visa row - Travel News | IOL Travel

    Johannesburg - When folks report that celebrities have been turned back for not complying with travel laws, are they suggesting special laws for them? Spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs Mayihlome Tshwete posed this question to Twitter followers, after some people were up in arms that UK-born actor Idris Elba cancelled his trip to South Africa because he did not have the necessary documents for his daughter who was accompanying him on the trip. Tshwete asked that question when people attacked the government for their controversial and stricter laws that govern the travelling of children in and out of the country. He also said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was stopped and searched

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