• People’s poet sings wife’s praises - South Africa | IOL News

    Johannesburg - It’s official. People’s Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli is married and living blissfully with his young and beautiful wife, Zukiswa Damse, at his home in Mondeor, south of Joburg. The couple decided to go public with their marriage following months of speculation and after being hotly pursued by paparazzi from the tabloids, all vying for a scoop, he says. We were not given the exact date but Mbuli says the matrimonial ceremony took place eight months ago. “We have been running away from gossip columnists since we started going out. We were living a life of hiding. We have been under cover for more than eight months. This interview will demystify the whole thing.” Sunday Independent was the

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Zuma's former pilot sent to prison for murder

    Yesterday, the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg sentenced Ramolefi to 15 years in prison for murder. His crime: Stabbing the man who had an affair with his wife. In April 2013, Ramolefi, 50, and his wife were at a car wash in Midrand when he spotted Sibusiso Buthelezi, the man who had wooed his wife. Social worker Mosidi Sennelo, who was appointed by the defence to make recommendation for sentencing, compiled a report that painted a picture of a meek Ramolefi who was “greeted by a hot punch in his face” after Buthelezi tapped him on the shoulder. Acting in self-defence, the pilot pulled out a Swiss pocket knife and stabbed Buthelezi, Sennelo said. But Magistrate Gideon Scheidler snubbed

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  • Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has blamed mass shootings, like Thursday's deadly attack in Roseburg, Oregon, on mental illness, saying stricter gun laws would not eliminate the problem.

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  • Bozwana feared for his life - Politics | IOL News

    Johannesburg - “It was not the first time an attempt on Wandile Bozwana’s life was made, but this time it was fatal.” These were the sentiments expressed by Modisenyane Segapo – Bozwana’s “best friend” and municipal manager of Naledi Municipality in Vryburg in North West – yesterday. Segapo said Bozwana had always had a premonition that ANC members in the North West wanted to kill him. He said Bozwana never wanted to be in the same vicinity as ANC provincial executive members. Segapo said a failed attempt on Bozwana’s life had allegedly occurred on the same N1 highway in July this year. On Friday, unknown gunmen fired multiple gunshots at Bozwana and his girlfriend Mpho Baloyi while the two were

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  • Pirates steal golden victory against the Pharaohs

    The Buccaneers won the first leg of the semi-finals 1-0, to finish with a 5-3 aggregate victory. Orlando Pirates Confederation of African Football CAF JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates are through to the final of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup after beating Al Ahly 4-3 in the semi-final second leg at the Suez Stadium in Egypt on Sunday night. The Buccaneers won the first leg of the semi-finals 1-0, to finish with a 5-3 aggregate victory. They will meet Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in the final. Al Ahly dominated the opening half hour before Orlando Pirates started to find their stride, but still couldn’t get passed that Ahly’s defence line. Ahly broke the deadlock, opening the scoring

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  • A Dad Halted His Daughter's Wedding So Her Stepdad Could Help Give Her Away

    The couple’s photographer, Delia D. Blackburn, told BuzzFeed News that Brittany Peck’s father, Todd Bachman, was proceeding down the aisle when he suddenly stopped and walked over to her stepfather, Todd Cendrosky.

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  • Jeered for praising ANC at state event

    Award-winning gospel artist Hlengiwe Mhlaba was booed by a crowd when she used a government event to campaign for the ANC in Mpendle in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. Mhlaba was booked for the day by the government to entertain residents and dignitaries at the launch of a communal estates project. She didn't expect the hostile reception when she wooed attendants to vote for the ANC in the upcoming local government elections. Mhlaba stepped on stage with her famous hit Ngizwile Isandla, much to the applause of the guests, but she ruined the moment when she staged her campaign in the middle of her performance. Mhlaba told the crowd to vote for the political party (ANC) that had made remarkable change

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  • Correctional Services confirms Pistorius's parole is set aside

    The department's directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Oscar Pistorius Reeva Steenkamp Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years Oscar Pistorius parole JOHANNESBURG – The Correctional Services Department has now confirmed the decision to release Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision has been set aside. The says the board sat today and its chairperson, Judge Lucy Mailula, concurred with the concerns raised by Minister Michael Masutha that the decision to release the Paralympian was taken prematurely. It’s now directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Pistorius was sentenced to five years

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  • 19 Classic Soul Food Dishes Worth Passing On To Your Kids

    Beans don't burn in the kitchen, fish don't fry on the grill.

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  • Jail stay extended for Oscar Pistorius

    Pistorius’ brother Carl took the rare step of commenting on social media‚ tweeting: “The parole review board refers the decision back to the parole board! What does that even mean?!” Pistorius was expected to be freed on correctional supervision on the 21st of August. However‚ Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha referred the decision to release him for review by the parole board‚ after discovering the convicted killer had been considered for parole just six months into his five-year jail sentence‚ instead of after 10 months as the law requires. Today‚ the review board declined to free Pistorius. It is not yet clear as yet when the parole board would again decide on the

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  • 26 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Lifting Weights

    “How’s everyone doing? GREAT? What a beautiful day, am I right? I mean could life be better?”

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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Bashir issue shows shift in SA’s priorities

    THE collusion of President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet in the flight from SA of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in defiance of our international obligations and a domestic court order is one of the darkest moments of the democratic era. Yet, when Parliament adopted the mechanisms to ensure suspected genocide leaders like Bashir were nabbed by SA, its MPs — many of whom still serve government today — were motivated by notions of justice and human rights, and swore that people like him would be arrested and face justice. SA adopted the Rome Statute, bringing the International Criminal Court (ICC) into domestic law, which means it had a responsibility to arrest Bashir when he was in the country

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  • 'Should I die first, don't come to my funeral': Sfiso Ncwane to his family - report - SundayWorld

    Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane does not want his family to attend his funeral.Next When he dies, the 'Kulungile Baba' does want his mother and sister to be present when is laid rest. A TimesLIVE report suggests that the Ncwane family feud that has been widely published has 'reached point of no return'. Sfiso was highly criticised recently following reports that he bought his pastor a Mercedes Benz that costs almost R2million while his own mother does not have food. According to a Drum Magazine report seen by Times LIVE, Sfiso was arguing with his step sister Sbahle Ncwane via SMS over Sfiso refusing to attend a family meeting. Sfiso allegedly sent a text saying: “I will never come home again.” “Should

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  • I’ll quit if players turn on me - Jose - Premier League

    Having dared Roman Abramovich to sack him, Jose Mourinho has issued a similar challenge to his players. Amid reports that the dressing room has turned against him, the Portuguese said if it had, he would resign. The Chelsea manager, who left Real Madrid in part because of a players' revolt, said of claims his players are no longer responding to him: “People can say what they want. You should really ask the players and not go with sources and fake sources, and the players told a friend, and the friend told the agent, and the agent is not happy with me because I don't play his player. “You should go straight to the players. Get our media office to arrange a table at Cobham [Chelsea's training ground]

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  • Durban's inner city to be 'restored to former glory'

    Inner City Local Area Plan officials announced yesterday the city is headed for a major upgrade, which will see the reclamation of abandoned buildings and urban spaces in areas such as Albert Park, the CBD and Victoria Embankment. Musa Mbhele, acting deputy city manager for economic development and planning, said the plan would help restore Durban to its former glory and attract businesses and economic growth back to the city. "The purpose of the regeneration programme is to reclaim abandoned buildings and urban spaces, attract new innovative investment and ideas, social housing and the connectivity and integration of different modes of transport." Durban is grappling with challenges of crime,

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  • Are you schooled or are you educated?

     Those of you who have had schooling followed the rules of the school, attended your classes, did your homework, wrote the tests, passed, and received a certificate of some kind. When you fell out of line, and came late or missed an assignment deadline, you were punished for this bad behaviour. You were, in a sense, institutionalised. But you can be schooled and still be a barbarian. You can frame and hang your certificates against a wall and still be uneducated. You can attend many years of formal schooling and still be reckless. I see this all the time. School, in this sense, is therefore not primary school or high school; it is all forms of institutionalisation, including college and university,

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  • No 1 gets an earful over pic

    Did he show the etiquette required of presidents or did he offend the sensibilities of one of the world's most powerful leaders. These questions are keeping social media abuzz. According to photographer Chip Somodevilla, who shot the image, Zuma was sitting at the table on Monday on his own, talking on his cellphone. Obama, unbeknown to Zuma, had entered the room and was coming up behind him, greeting other diners. He tapped Zuma on the shoulder as he walked past, and No 1 turned around with a big smile, stuck out his hand and shook POTUS's hand. POTUS, seeing Zuma still on his cell, gestured with his hand that No1 should call him when he was less busy. Somodevilla said Obama, who was "working

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  • This Woman Perfectly Explains Why You Shouldn't Ask People Why They Don't Have Kids

    “Even if it feels like it’s not a big deal for you, it might be a really big deal to the person you are asking.”

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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