• Repo men ready to pounce on Zuma's biggest fan

    In the build-up to last month’s local government elections, self-proclaimed king of kwasa kwasa and President Jacob Zuma die-hard supporter Malo A Botsheba criss-crossed the country in a convoy consisting of his fleet of cars and taxis campaigning for the ruling party. But Malo A Botsheba, real name Steven Sefofa, is likely to now be dispossessed of his cars and taxis. Malo has turned to appealing to Good Samaritans to help him with funds to pay his debts on these vehicles. All his cars and taxis are branded in ANC colours. On Monday, Malo confirmed that he was set to lose his wheels. “Please,  come and assist me,” Malo pleaded. “I was volunteering for the ANC. “The bank has written a letter

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  • Rooney reaps what he sows

    It was late afternoon on Saturday when Wayne Rooney walked out of the Manchester United dressing room and down the players’ tunnel with sons Kai and Klay, and a football. This has become a routine in these past few years when he has had the run of the place. A kick-about with Kai and his mates in the Stretford End six-yard box has often ensued. Considering that the side had just demonstrated in their 4-1 win over Leicester that Rooney, an 80th minute substitute, is dispensable now, the way he rejected the request to stop and speak was gracious. His demeanour in the dressing room pre-match impressed the players, too. “He is often one of the most vocal and he was the same today,” said stand-in

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  • DA accuses ANC of sabotage over racist toilet signs

    The mysterious notice pasted on the front door of the hall, which Grobbelaar and his staff deny erecting, was discovered on Wednesday by temporary government workers employed through the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP). The notice, stuck on the inside of the door, reads: “Down stairs tiolets for non-whites or if you black wearing EPWP overall – By order councillor’s office.” Grobbelaar and his staff denied putting up the notice, saying they were being sabotaged. EPWP worker Joyce Sanusi, 47, left, confronts DA Ward 40 councillor Jason Grobbelaar at the Kuyga Community Hall. Picture: Eugene Coetzee DA chief whip Werner Senekal said he believed the ANC was behind the debacle as it was battling

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  • Nigeria: Top 10 Celebrated International Artists You Won't Believe Are Nigerians

    No doubt, the growth and importation of African music world wide is synonymous with Nigeria. The Afro pop and juju music, which is one of the biggest genre of music in the world, is deeply rooted in Nigeria. Nigerians are well known to travel far and wide in search of greener pastures. They not only survive in whichever country they find themselves, but become successful world-famous celebrities. In the music industry today, there are several famous blacks that are excellent in their craft. People sometimes assume they are black Americans, or from other parts of Africa, but the fact remains, some of these musicians are Nigerians by descent. Here are 10 world famous artistes who are truly Nigerians

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  • Zuma launches his stay-out-of-jail bid

    He asked the Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday to give him a hearing on the spy tapes. In an affidavit submitted days after the ANC lost metros during local elections, Zuma said the case was "important" to him and raised matters of "public interest". Zuma asked the SCA for leave to appeal against the Pretoria High Court's decision in April to set aside the dropping of 783 charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering against him. Zuma said it was not in the "public interest" to prosecute him and that the timing of the charges was manipulated. In April 2009 former National Prosecuting Authority head Mokotedi Mpshe dropped the charges, citing interference by former Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy

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  • #MduMasilela’s 'baeness' breaks Twitter

    Kwaito legend Mdu Masilela started trending during #MandozaFuneral. The 'Chomi ya Bana' star clearly stood out during a tribute by kwaito stars, and the ladies went into a frenzy over how "baeable" Mdu is.

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  • SA universities drop in world rankings

    Durban - South African universities have dropped markedly in the QS World University Rankings survey, with the country's best ranked tertiary institution, the University of Cape Town, slipping 20 places. Apart from the new entrants - North West University and the University of the Western Cape, both ranked in the 700+ category - all South African universities which had previously featured in the survey conducted by the higher education think tank QS Quacquarelli, declined in rank - some by more than 100 places. The University of KwaZulu-Natal, which was ranked in the 551-600 category last year and sixth in South Africa, has dropped to the 651-700 category. The University of Johannesburg remained

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  • Angelina 'hired PI to spy on Brad and co-star'

    Pitt, 52, was said to be devastated by Jolie's decision to file for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. And he is furious at swirling suggestions that she was concerned by his alleged alcohol consumption, marijuana smoking and anger issues. Jolie supposedly hired a private eye to follow Pitt on set with French actress Marion Cotillard - who is currently expecting her second child with her partner, actor Guillaume Canet - and is said to be "absolutely devastated" at being dragged into the circus. WATCH! George Clooney learns of Brangelina split on live TV interview By awkward coincidence, a trailer for Allied, the steamy World War 2 spy drama starring Pitt and Cotillard, due

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  • WATCH: Mourners dance to Nkalakatha on Mandoza's grave

    The University of the Witwatersrand on Monday confirmed that one of its employees died as a result of protest action at the institution last week. Wits management took to Twitter to express its sympathies to the family‚ friends and colleagues of the worker.

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  • The day Winnie took Malema and pals to police - Special Features

    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s influence on young black revolutionaries was immense, as Julius Malema recalled in an interview with Janet Smith a few years ago. Julius Malema tells a story from 2003 when Cosas staged its infamous march in Joburg, and some of its young members ran amok, running wild through the ranks, overturning hawkers' stands and breaking car windows. A Cosas leader then, he admits now that it was “a very difficult” day. He and other young leaders were terrified as noise and chaos overpowered the streets. Then a mere 22, Malema confesses some of them then fled the scene of anarchy at its most intense. They didn’t know what to do, or where to turn, and so they ran to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s

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  • More revelations before Thuli Madonsela goes? - Business News

    Johannesburg - Thuli Madonsela was called a CIA spy by a South African deputy minister and received death threats as she pursued politicians in her role as the nation’s graft ombudsman. Now she’s planning a last round of potentially explosive revelations before she steps down next month. In her sights is what South Africans call “state capture” - a reference to allegations that the Guptas used their friendship with President Jacob Zuma for profit and influence. In one instance, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said the Guptas offered him the post of finance minister. The controversy around the family prompted the nation’s largest banks to close accounts belonging to companies owned by the

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  • Nigeria: Why UI Is Nigeria's Only University in Top 1,000 Globally

    The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, UI, Idowu Olayinka, has asked the Federal Government to allocate special funds to the university to improve research and infrastructure. Mr. Olayinka made the request in the university's bulletin signed by the Registrar, Olufemi Olukoya, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria. He said that the special funding will enable the institution to do more to compete favourably with the world's best universities. He noted that the latest ranking of universities by Times Higher Education (THE) placed UI among the top 1,000 universities in the world. UI was ranked 801 in the rankings. Olayinka described the ranking as a welcome development, noting

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  • Pearl Thusi officially starts filming for Quantico in New York

    The Democratic Alliance (DA) expects to know later this week precisely what kind of legal action it should take against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and its former chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

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  • Union publicly backs Ramaphosa for ANC president

    Johannesburg - The powerful National Union of Mineworkers on Monday backed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the next leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Zuma is expected to stand down as ANC president at a party conference late next year, ahead of national elections in 2019 when his tenure as the country's leader will come to an end. Ramaphosa, a wealthy businessman and founding member of NUM, is likely to face strong competition if he does compete for the ANC leadership, including from Zuma's ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is currently head of the African Union. Neither Ramaphosa or Dlamini-Zuma have said they will run. A decision has

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  • Why Kenny Kunene won't stop catching the feels over Malema

    Hot on the heels of an explosive interview on SABC's Morning Live on Wednesday, Kunene has told TMG Entertainment that he aims to show South Africa that Malema is a "fake" and  a "liar". During his interview on Morning Live, Kunene blasted the EFF leader labelling him a "sell out," and accused him of "deceiving the nation". Kunene also challenged Malema to a public debate. Taking to Twitter shortly after the interview aired the red beret hit back, saying that he would not entertain Kunene until he got "20,000 national votes". WATCH! Musicians perform Nkalakatha tribute for Mandoza  Speaking to TMG Entertainment the businessman explained why he decided to air his opinions on national television.

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  • Two held for brutal attacks on Uber passengers

    Johannesburg - A crack team of police investigators working around the clock for more than a month have arrested two of the three men believed to be responsible for brutal attacks on Uber taxi passengers in Joburg. On July 6, a 64-year-old woman was attacked allegedly by two men hiding in the boot of an Uber vehicle she had ordered in Fourways, north of Joburg. According to police investigators, the men assaulted her and took her to a secluded spot, where she was raped and robbed. About a month later, a couple were attacked in a similar manner after ordering an Uber ride home from the Movida nightclub in Sunninghill, Sandton. Two men hiding in the boot of the vehicle pushed the back seats out,

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  • Will Thandi Moraka escape ire of ANC?

    WILL Thandi Moraka be taken to task the way Julius Malema was? The EFF leader invoked the ire of Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu in Parliament earlier in September when he referred to the South African Airways (SAA) chairwoman as "Dudu Myeni Zuma". That came during a heated question-and-answer session during which Malema said Myeni deserved the "Myeni Zuma" surname because of her alleged close relationship with President Jacob Zuma. Myeni heads the Jacob Zuma Trust. ANC MPs were furious when Malema insisted in using Myeni-Zuma saying it was disrespectful as Myeni was a married woman. Despite Zulu’s complaints that the EFF MP was out of order because of what the appellation "Myeni-Zuma"

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  • Nigeria: Why Ikoyi Apartments Are Unoccupied

    Amid increasing glut in the Nigeria's property market as a result of the economic recession currently facing the country, the Chief Executive Officer of Sujimoto Construction Limited, a Lagos-based real estate development company, Mr. Sijibomi Ogundele, has revealed that the surge in the number of empty apartments in Ikoyi, Lagos, is due to over pricing. Ogundele added that this disturbing phenomenon must have prompted the well-informed and educative research publication of economy watch, Financial Derivatives Company Limited recently, which informed that "The number of vacant properties in the upper class real estate neighbourhoods of Lekki, Victoria Island and Ikoyi has risen by 72 percent over the last 18 months".

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  • No luxury cars... not even for me - Tshwane mayor

    Pretoria - Mayor of Tshwane Solly Msimanga will continue using the BMW 5 Series he inherited from his predecessor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, but will replace it with a cheaper car when it “retires”. Upon reaching its prescribed lifespan of 100 000km in accordance with the regulations, the vehicle will retire to the government garage. “Most of the cars have passed the cap or are very close,” Msimanga said on Tuesday. In its place will be a low cost model to ferry the city’s first citizen around. The BMW would not be changed now as procurement of a new cheaper one would constitute wasteful expenditure. “I will not allow public money to be spent on luxury cars, while our people struggle for services,

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  • Meet SA's top10 endangered heritage sites

    Johannesburg - South Africa's top 10 endangered heritage sites include a diverse range of places sprinkled all over the country, stretching from the tip of the continent to the mining towns of Mpumalanga. In celebration of Heritage Month, the Heritage Monitoring (HMP) Project called the public to nominate heritage sites around the country they felt were most endangered. The short-list named 46 sites altogether, and this was scrutinised by a panel of experts who looked into the importance of the site to local communities, and the extent to which the site can be conserved. The final 10, published on Wednesday, are: "The Heritage Monitoring Project hopes that the campaign will bring awareness of

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