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Julius Malema: ‘NDZ And CR17 Different Sides Of Same Coin’

Today at 08:21 AM, via Huffington Post

EFF leader Julius Malema believes ANC presidential hopefuls Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are “different sides of the same coin”, both of whom, Malema says, will sell the country to “capturers”.

Malema took to Twitter on Thursday night to outline his predictions for the ANC’s national conference on Saturday where the governing party will elect its new leadership.

He pegged the...

Presidency: SA Made Progress In 2017 Despite ‘Severe Headwinds’

Today at 07:32 AM, via Huffington Post

The Presidency on Thursday said progress had been made in “moving South Africa forward,” while acknowledging it had been an “eventful year” for the country.In a lengthy statement on government’s assessment of itself, the Presidency detailed ‘progress’ and ‘challenges’ in the economy, education, the fight against crime and corruption, health, education and other key areas of governance.

It also...

Reckless Zuma leaves a country in tatters

Today at 07:30 AM, via News24

Jacob Zuma is stepping down from the ANC presidency, leaving behind a trail of wanton destruction. A mess of unspeakable magnitude, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Zuma’s Legal Fees Estimated At R6-million

Today at 07:26 AM, via Huffington Post

President Jacob Zuma’s legal fees are almost as high as the amount he had to pay back for the Nkandla upgrades, at R6-million, the DA estimates. According to The Times, this is a conservative estimate by the party, which includes its own expenses in the State of Capture court case.

This week, the High Court in Pretoria ordered Zuma to pay the legal costs of opposition parties who brought the...

Nigerian Man Pleads Guilty To Taking Part In Global Email Scams

Today at 07:18 AM, via Huffington Post

A Nigerian man was sentenced to three years and five months in prison by a U.S. judge on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to taking part in email scams to defraud thousands of victims around the world of millions of dollars, U.S. prosecutors said.

David Chukwuneke Adindu, 30, was sentenced U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan, according to an announcement from Acting U.S. Attorney Joon...

Christo Wiese Resigns From Steinhoff As Company Weighs Selling Off Assets

Today at 06:46 AM, via Huffington Post

Steinhoff chairperson Christo Wiese has resigned from the company following the accounting-fraud allegations that have rocked it, leading to a drop in the share price by over 80%, Business Day reported.

The board accepted Wiese’s resignation on Thursday. He stepped in as interim CEO after the resignation of CEP Markus Jooste.

This follows an announcement by the company on Wednesday that it...

De Lille Placed On Suspension By DA

Today at 06:30 AM, via Huffington Post

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has been suspended by the DA from party activities pending the outcome of several investigations, News24 reported. De Lille has been asked to give the DA’s federal executive reasons why she should not resign as mayor.

This follows an investigation by a subcommittee which reportedly found “sufficient management and governance-related challenges prevalent...

Skolopad Says She Meant ‘Slay’, Not ‘Slut’ In Tweet

Today at 06:25 AM, via Huffington Post

Local entertainer Skolopad got social media all mixed up with emotions when on Thursday she tweeted that, when she grows up, she wants to be a “slut”.

When i grow up I’d like to be a Slut🙌

— #Queen.Skolopad 👑🐢 (@queenskolopad) December 14, 2017

Known for her penchant to show skin, the 32-year-old later tweeted that she did not mean to write “slut” but instead “slay queen”. She shifted the blame...

Anger over ‘Grinch’ #Uber

Today at 06:24 AM, via The Star

As the ANC elective conference kicks off this weekend and the festive season approaches, Uber has come under fire for “illegally” increasing its prices.

MultiChoice Rape Allegations: ‘Full-Scale Investigation’ Launched

Today at 06:15 AM, via Huffington Post

MultiChoice has launched a “full-scale investigation” after claims emerged this week that a female employee had been raped by colleagues in 2014.

The company said it noted “with grave concern very serious allegations” made on social media after a hashtag started circulating along with the name of the victim and that of one of the alleged rapists.

In a statement, MultiChoice said the incident...

Worker Says Colleague Faked Out Her iPhone X’s Facial Recognition ID

Today at 05:55 AM, via Huffington Post

A worker in the Chinese city of Nanjing claims a colleague has bested the facial recognition technology on her new iPhone X — twice.

The woman, identified only by her surname Yan, told the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corp. that her co-worker was able to get into both phones — her original as well as the new one Apple gave her as a replacement, reports the South China Morning Post.

An Apple spokesman...

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