• Woman's remains exhumed at boyfriend's home

    Pretoria – After long hours of digging on Friday, police finally found the remains of a 36-year-old woman buried in the garden of the home of her partner and father of her child. Stinkwater police dug up the body of Meisie Molefe, who has been missing since October last year. Her boyfriend allegedly reported Molefe missing at Temba police station on October 27 last year. He told officers she went missing on October 8. Provincial SAPS spokesman Captain Kay Makhubela said that after months of investigations someone went to the police station and said he suspected the boyfriend had killed her. Makhubela said that when the boyfriend heard that they were looking for him, he handed himself in on Thursday

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  • Mashaba acts against illegal immigrants working for city

    “Today‚ my office has received a final report detailing alleged fraudulent activity and misconduct perpetrated by eight current employees at Joburg Theatre. The contents of the report flow from an investigation into the authenticity of asylum permits and special work permits held by various foreign nationals employed in the catering and hospitality sections of the theatre‚” Mashaba said in a statement. Investigations into the alleged fraudulent activity was conducted by Nexus Forensic Services. In its investigations the firm uncovered evidence revealing that six asylum permits held by implicated employees were fraudulent while two other permits had expired in early June 2016. A case of fraud

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  • Sbahle rumoured to replace Minnie on Soccerzone

    After four years of presenting the sports show, Minnie shocked fans in November last year, when she announced her resignation. Although TV presenter Vaylen Kirtley has been co-presenting the show in the interim, a permanent replacement has not yet been announced. Twitter users took aim at Sbahle questioning her presenting experience and dragged her romance with soccer star Itumeleng Khune into the mix. This saw Sbahle top the Twitter trends list for more than 24 hours.

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  • Oh, the depths you will plumb: Trump’s first press conference, a painful spectacle

    In less than 24 hours, Americans (and the world) got to see what presidential bearing, gravitas and demeanour really are – as well as their exact antonym. It was both heartbreaking and terrifying, all on the same roller coaster ride. This writer rose at 04:00 a.m. in order to catch Obama’s speech live – and then stayed stolidly in front of the television for much of the day to watch the eventual house on fire that came later. On Tuesday evening, Barack Obama delivered a deeply personal farewell address to the nation, live before some 12,000 people gathered in an arena in downtown Chicago. Presidential farewell speeches have typically been delivered from the Oval Office of the White House via

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  • Somizi tells you how to find your joy

    Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who led his country for 22 years but refused to accept his election defeat last month, has agreed to step down and go into exile, a senior advisor to new President Adama Barrow on Friday.

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  • 'Circulating video of cop being shot by a colleague is insensitive'

    Johannesburg - The South African Police Service (SAPS) on Tuesday said circulating the video, which shows a policeman accidentally shooting a colleague in the head from behind while tackling armed robbers, was "insensitive".  "The insensitivity of the media in circulating a traumatic video of this nature is conspired sensational journalism and unfortunate," said acting police national commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane.  In a statement Phahlane said the SAPS was aware of a "disturbing" video circulating online depicting the fatal shooting of a police officer during an armed robbery and was investigating the incident.  Constable Tshepo Tladi (35), died in hospital after being shot

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  • Taxi driver killed in a road rage incident

    An Eastern Cape taxi driver has been killed in a road rage incident involving another taxi driver following a head-on collision. The two drivers chased each other down after the crash‚ which happened near East London’s Frere hospital‚ according to East London police spokesman Captain Mluleki Mbi. The dead man was identified as Bubele Mvendaba (43) of Storny Drift‚ Amalinda. The incident took place on the Amalinda Main Road in East London at about 5pm yesterday.

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  • Time is up ANC, warns EFF

    Johannesburg – The Economic Freedom Front says the time is up for the ANC and that the ruling party should pack its bags. The party has gathered its central, regional and provincial structures for a three-day plenary session in Kempton Park to organise itself and strengthen its muscle in time for the 2019 general elections. "We are preparing a machinery that must win national elections. We are preparing an organisation that must win elections in provinces and at national level. If we don't win we will possibly be number two. But one thing we know is that there will be a good number of provinces (we win). There won't be one party that wins elections," deputy president Floyd Shivambu said on the

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  • Spurs bigger than Man City, says Pochettino

    City have won two league titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup since their 2008 takeover by Sheikh Mansour and enrolled superstar manager Pep Guardiola prior to the current campaign. But with Spurs three places above City in second place, Pochettino says he feels none of the trepidation he felt when taking his former club Espanyol to face Guardiola’s all-conquering Barcelona. “We are talking about Barcelona, one of the best teams in the world,” Pochettino told reporters at Spurs’ Lilywhite House offices this week. “The gap was massive. Now, historically, Tottenham is bigger than Manchester City. Fans? Tottenham is bigger. “But it’s true that Manchester City is in a different philosophy. Not

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  • How to sell a R5 coin for R50000

    This article was first published in the first-quarter 2012 edition of Personal Finance magazine. You must have come across commemorative coins in your loose change – the ordinary circulation coins that recall 10 years of democracy, the presidential inauguration in 1994, the cricket World Cup in South Africa and other milestones in our history. Some people may have saved a few of these coins in the hope that they will be worth a bit in the future. The R5 coins with the face of former president Nelson Mandela have a special nostalgic appeal, and the most recently issued one was to celebrate his 90th birthday in 2008. But would you believe it if you were told that one of these 90th birthday coins

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  • Six shot dead in Georgedale house

    Durban - Six people have been shot dead by five armed men in a house in Georgedale near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday. The shooting happened on Friday night shortly after 9pm, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said. “The men knocked at the door asking for someone by the name of Siyanda,” she said.  As soon as the door was opened the men opened fire, going through the whole house and shooting whoever they came across. According to Mbhele there were five gunmen. Four men and two women were killed, while a seventh person was seriously wounded. Three of those killed were from the same family. They were aged between 20 and 37. The motive for the shooting was not immediately known but the drug

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  • Zimbabwe: Why Mugabe Stays But Jammeh Goes

    Harare — "We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!" That was the tweeted wail from prominent Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere this week as she and many Zimbabweans watched events up in the Gambia with envy. Much as President Robert Mugabe is widely thought to have done in March 2008, Gambia's ex-president Yahya Jammeh lost polls in his west African nation last month and then insisted on staying put. What happened next was very different. While Jammeh has been ostracised by regional body Ecowas (its forces and troops from Senegal and other Western nations are poised for action), SADC did no such thing nine years ago. When it became clear that the Zimbabwean president was about to lose, he was allowed

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  • Grace Mugabe on R100m spending spree

    With Zimbabwe teetering on the edge of financial collapse, First Lady Grace Mugabe is spending millions on new properties and jewellery and is building the country’s most expensive schools for the elite. With grinding poverty and a cash crisis which means there are never-ending queues outside banks, many Zimbabweans, including some within the ruling Zanu-PF, are embarrassed by Mugabe, 51, because there is no rational explanation for the source of her R100 million spending spree. Among her recent “shopping” was a spectacular diamond, a massive property in the heart of Harare’s richest suburb, a luxury villa and construction of the most expensive private schools in the country. Many are shocked that Mugabe recently paid more than R60m for a property of about 48.5 hectares in the heart of Borrowdale, about 15km north of Harare close to the mansion which the First Family built for about R140m, and where they choose to live rather than in the smaller, colonial era State House.

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  • PSL transfer news: All the comings and goings

    Cape Town – January has been a busy period for club administrators, as the PSL teams look to invigorate their challenges for the second half of the 2016/17 season with new signings. Ajax Cape Town have acquired former Maritzburg United full-back Rheece Evans on an 18-month deal from Mamelodi Sundowns, where he has only featured in a handful of matches over the last two seasons. The Urban Warriors have also brought in Sameehg Doutie for a second stint at the club (on a six-month deal) after his contract at Indian Super League side Atletico de Kolkata recently expired. The Cape team have also snapped up a new number 10 in the form of Zambian international Rodrick Kabwe. Fellow Mother City side

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  • Cape Town only has enough water stored 'for the next 100 days'. Here's what's about to happen...

    According to the experts‚ there will be drastic effects in both the short term and the long term if dams reach critical levels. Here are some of the consequences: - Poorer quality water: Professor Bob Scholes‚ an expert in climate change at the University of the Witwatersrand‚ says that the quality of the water deteriorates when it reaches such low levels. “Contaminants are not diluted enough in a situation like that‚” he said‚ “The water tends to be warmer because it is shallower‚ and that leads to pollution problems as well.” WATCH: Drone footage shows Cape Town's desperate water situation  - Unemployment: According to the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) in the USA‚ when dam levels

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  • Man seriously injured after his dogs attack him

    Durban – An 82-year-old man was seriously injured on Friday, when he was attacked by his own two dogs in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said that paramedics were called by his wife after he was attacked and bitten by their two dogs. "Paramedics found the man seated in his living room. Assessments showed that the man had sustained numerous bite wound over his arms, neck and head," Meiring said. "Paramedics treated the man for his injuries and thereafter transported him to St Augustine's Hospital for urgent treatment." Meiring said the incident was reported to the local authorities. Further details were not immediately available. African News Agency

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  • Standard Bank intervenes in Gordhan-Gupta fray

    Johannesburg – Standard Bank has this week filed an explanatory affidavit in the legal dispute between several companies owned by Oakbay and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan revealed earlier this year in a court affidavit that R6.8 billion in payments made by Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta, companies they controlled and other individuals with the same surname had been reported to the authorities as suspicious since 2012. The affidavit, deposed by the bank’s general council Ian Sinton and filed in the North Gauteng High Court, is in response to being cited as a respondent in Gordhan’s affidavit. Sinton notes that, until June this year, several Gupta companies had accounts with the bank. He

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  • WATCH: 5 videos from B and AKA's trip that gave us the feels

    Going onto Bonang and AKA's Instagram is usually a daily activity, but since they left for their guaped vaycay, most of us have been checking in hourly. Why? Well, whether you're fan, you love to hate or are just stalking, we've all got the feels in some way or another.

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  • President turns left, takes radical stance on economy

    Zuma, speaking behind closed doors at the ANC policy workshop in Irene last week, also took a populist view on land, calling for its speedy redistribution. The president also called for black people to take ownership of major sectors, including construction. Zuma's comments appear to be in line with a campaign being run by his friends, the Guptas, on their media platforms. The Gupta-owned ANN7 has intensified its attacks on South African financial institutions in the past few days. The TV channel has been running an advert for a campaign dubbed "The New Age's fight for financial liberation". Zuma's stance is in line with the rhetoric of his backers, who claim there is a conspiracy driven by "Western

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  • Alleged rapist nabbed after falling asleep

    King William's Town – A 35-year-man has been arrested, after he fell asleep, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman, Eastern Cape police said. It was alleged that the victim and the suspect were in a tavern on Thursday at Mzantsi location, Rwantsana village, Centane, Captain Jackson Manatha said. "The victim decided to go home at about [10pm] on the night in question. The suspect pretended to be a good samaritan as he volunteered to accompany the victim. "Once the two arrived at the home of the victim the suspect is alleged to [have] overpowered the victim and raped her. The victim noticed that the suspect was fast asleep and snoring on January 20 at about 2am. She escaped through the door

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