• Unathi says sorry for vulgar language - Gauteng | IOL News

    SUPPLIED File photo: Idols SA judge and radio host Unathi Msengana has apologised for her Twitter tirade. Johannesburg - The Unathi Msengana saga has hopefully come to an end, with the Idols SA judge apologising for the vulgar words she sent to a 19-year-old. This is after the Metro FM presenter was on Wednesday suspended by the SABC for her Twitter tirade. In a statement on Thursday, Msengana said: “Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University.

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  • Nigeria-Bound Terrorist Leader Coming On Invitation

    The ISIS leader, Ahmed Al-Assir, who was arrested in Lebanon on his to Nigeria lately, was coming on the invitation of a foreign company operating in the country, Daily Trust has gathered. Sources in Nigeria's security circles, who spoke to Daily Trust on condition of anonymity, said the visa was issued by a Foreign Service official (name withheld) in Beirut based on that invitation.

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  • ‘Zimbabweans will miss Mugabe when he dies’

    Grace Mugabe says that Zimbabweans will miss her husband's leadership when he's gone.

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  • Charity must begin at home for graft-riddled Department of Home Affairs

    THE Department of Home Affairs has never been particularly efficient. Recent events have confirmed that its traditional weaknesses have not been addressed, while showing that new problems have developed, particularly in relation to how foreigners and, above all, migrants are being treated. With a view to resolving the impasse, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is now leading an interministerial committee, comprising Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, his tourism counterpart, Derek Hanekom, and their colleagues from the security cluster. Last year, the department announced new rules for foreign travellers and migrants.

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  • Gaddafi billions found in SA

    The Sunday Times has established that Libyan investigators have already met top government officials to discuss locating, securing and repatriating the loot brought here by Gaddafi and his children. The investigators believe there is evidence of more than $1-billion in cash, gold and diamonds being held by four banks and two security companies in South Africa. It could be the largest haul of Libyan assets found until now, although it is only a fraction of the estimated $80-billion of Gaddafi's foreign assets.

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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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  • Miley Cyrus hits out at Nicki Minaj rant

    Miley Cyrus doesn't think Nicki Minaj came from a ''place of love'' when she ranted about not being nominated for Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs. The MTV Video Music Awards host has hit out at the 'Anaconda' rapper's rant last month about being overlooked for the prestigious Video of the Year prize. At the time Nicki claimed she would have been nominated if she was a ''different kind of artist'' and said: ''Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it (sic)''. The comments sparked a response from Taylor, who is nominated in the Video of the Year category, and felt Nicki was taking aim at her.

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  • ‘South Africans should be worried by Malema’s attack statements’

    The African National Congress (ANC) says South Africans should be “very worried” now that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has publicly announced his red berets will not tolerate disruptions by other parties and will attack if provoked. This week Malema ordered EFF members and supporters to attack a group of South African Students Congress (Sasco) members at the Tshwane University of Technology when they tried to disrupt a campaign meeting.

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  • Nigeria: Igbo Group Condemns Suspension of Work On Second Niger Bridge

    An Igbo group, Aka Ikenga, has expressed displeasure over the suspension of work on the second Niger Bridge, describing it as an unpleasant development which does not promote the economic interest of the people in the region. The group, which disclosed this in a statement made available to THISDAY by its President, Goddy Uwazurike, said the suspension of the private public partnership project would greatly affect economic activities in the South-south and South-east regions respectively, noting that the nascent industries in these regions will suffer from the suspension due to heavy reliance on the bridge to ease transportation problems. The Igbo group also berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his appointments of key officials, describing them as "frightening." It urged the president to ensure that this irreparable exclusion of Ndigbo is revised. On the second Nigeria Bridge, Uwazurike said: "We have received the news of the suspension of work on the second Niger Bridge with incredulity.

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  • Iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' dies of cancer

    The family of Marcy Borders announced her death on Monday on Facebook. Borders, who was 28 at the time of the attacks, was just one month into a job for Bank of America in one of the Twin Towers. As one of the World Trade Centre towers collapsed, she took refuge in a nearby office building, where photographer Stan Honda took a haunting photo of her completely covered in a thick layer of ash, which earned her the moniker the "Dust Lady". The air appeared heavy and a distraught Borders was shrouded in a cloud of dust and backlit by an eerie yellow luminescence.

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  • Learn from the Zimbabwe land mess

    It is rather late in the day for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to acknowledge that he has so thoroughly screwed up land restitution in his country. To propose making amends for past sins by compensating farmers for the loss of their farms through land grabs sounds pathetic, relative to the brutal way farmers were smashed, often through violent means. One of the additional motives, it seems, is to conduct a land audit of who owns farms so they can extract rentals from them to pay former farmers, who are now poor and destitute. How Mugabe hopes to do that when many of the “new” farmers are already in debt, owing thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes, is a mystery.

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  • Zuma and ministers salaries increase

    The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has made its recommendation on public sector salaries. Public office bearers earning more than R1m will receive a five percent increase and officer bearers earning less than R1m will receive six percent from April 1, 2014. This meant that Zuma would receive about R100,000 in back payments as his salary increased from R2.62m to R2.75m. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's salary would increase from R2.47m to R2.6m, while ministers would receive R2.21m from R2.1m and the salaries of deputy ministers would increase from R1.73m to R1.82m.

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  • South Africa: 'Department of Horror Affairs' Returns Home

    "We used to be called the Department of Horror Affairs," said Mayihlome Tshwete, spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs. Home Affairs is the only government department that deals with every single South African citizen - as well as millions of foreigners who enter and exit the country annually. Not long ago it was common for members of the public to wait for months on end for identity documents, passports, birth certificates or other necessary papers that can be attained only through the department.

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  • 'Hands off Steve, he's good'

    Komphela has come under some criticism from fans despite the club's unbeaten run in all competitions thus far. South African coaches have not been given a chance to coach this team and the chairman (Kaizer Motaung) and the board rewarded the coach for his hard work," Khune said.

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  • Michael Jackson's kids cost R29 million a year

    Michael Jackson's children cost about R29 million to care for in a single year, new court papers have revealed.

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  • Schuks! Pay Back the Money review (trailer)

    You either love Leon Schuster or you would rather have your toe nails pulled out live on television than watch any of his prank movies. There are readers who have admitted they “managed to watch the occasional Schuster film because friends forced us”. This unwilling fan will get great joy from some of the scenes and even develop a stronger fondness for Schuster. This review is therefore not for the uninitiated – who will not watch Schuster even with a gun against their heads – nor is it aimed at die-hard fans who break down the doors of any cinema showing his pranks.

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  • Will proactive political citizens please stand up?

    FOR the smug and insulated African National Congress (ANC) elite, few things are more satisfying than hearing white South Africans complain. Accusing the president of rape, or corruption, or declaring John Block guilty before judgment, is not just inaccurate, it reinforces the ANC’s position that public opinion is influenced by the media — from its perspective, one demographic’s obsession with fragmented aspersions is just another kind of prejudice.

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  • Ethiopia: Haile Selasse - Lion of Judah or Pro-Western Dictator?

    Haile Selassie I came to the phone. Official sources spoke the following day of his "respiratory failure" but many believe the "lion of the tribe of Judah" was assassinated by revolutionaries determined to overthrow a centuries-old monarchy. Under his stewardship Ethiopia remained an independent country, the only one in Africa to never have been colonised even though it was occupied by fascist Italy - an invasion he condemned before the League of Nations in an historic speech in 1936. Ethiopia was a founding member of both the United Nations and the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union), whose headquarters were established in Addis when it was created in 1963.

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  • ‘It’d be unlawful & irregular for Mandela to be treated at 1 Military Hospital’

    The South African National Defence Force Union (SANDF) says it would be “highly irregular and unlawful” if the rape accused grandson of Nelson Mandela is being treated at the 1 Military hospital in Pretoria. The Star newspaper says it received confirmation from the NPA stating the 24-year-old is being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder at the military facility. “He should not be receiving treatment at 1 Military Hospital.

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  • Nigeria: 'I Never Said Jonathan Fought Corruption in More Civilised Manner Than Buhari' - Falana

    Lagos-based senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has said he never suggested that immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, fought corruption in a more civilised manner than President Muhammadu Buhari as it is being claimed in some reports.

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