• Nigeria: UK Announces New Immigration Rules, Welcomes Legitimate Applicants

    The United Kingdom (UK) yesterday expressed its readiness to welcome only travellers who have legitimate purposes and who will not cause harm or seek to abuse the country's immigration system. Speaking at a media interview on visa services in Nigeria yesterday in Lagos, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Lagos, Ray Kyles, said Nigeria is the fourth largest nationality in terms of total UK visa application and that six per cent of the global demand for a UK visa was from legitimate Nigerians.

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  • Petrol price shocker in pipeline - IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA If the price of petrol drops in August, there'll be little for South African consumers to celebrate, warns the AA. Johannesburg - A pending decrease in the price of fuel is good news for heavily indebted consumers, although the cheer may be short-lived, according to debt management company Debt Rescue. CEO Neil Roets says consumers must be aware that other economic indicators remained largely negative. According to the Central Energy Fund’s latest official update, the price of petrol could drop by 29c a litre from next Wednesday, after increasing on July 1 by between 41c and 44c.

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  • South Africa: Operation "Fiela" in Full Swing in Cape Town CBD

    A crime fighting approach popularly known as Operation "Fiela" started early this morning (Thursday 2015-07-30) in the Cape Town CBD area where different government departments, including the police, deployed in full strength to ensure that they rid the streets of Cape Town of any criminal activities and elements. The assembly point of the operation was at the Cape Town Stadium where the role-players, which included the Cape Town Cluster police, Border Police, Public Order Police and the Firearm Liquor and Second Hand Goods component, gathered together with other law enforcement, Metro police, Traffic, Department of Community as well as SARS, Social Development, Immigration and Home Affairs members. At about 09:30 the forces moved to the Station Deck, Grand Parade, Long Street and St George's Mall, where they stopped and searched many community members in the streets of Cape Town.

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  • Mario barred from Reds first-team - Premier League

    Reuters Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad. Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad along with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique, whom the club are also looking to offload this summer. Balotelli, 24, was not on the pre-season tour to Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, and neither has he been included in the squads for the friendly games against HJK Helsinki in Finland tomorrow or Swindon Town on Sunday.

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  • Outpouring of affection for Oscar - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    In 20 days, Pistorius will walk out of the Kgosi Mumpuru prison in Pretoria. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. In June, Correctional Services officials confirmed Pistorius would be releasedinto house arrest on August 21 after having spent less than a year behind bars.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Michelle Obama: 'I want to be Beyonce'

    First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has joked that she wants to be Beyonce Knowles.

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  • EFF items burnt over Malema's 'dictatorship'

    Enraged Economic Freedom Fighters in Limpopo yesterday allegedly burnt party paraphernalia in a protest against what they called ‘dictatorship’ of their leader Julius Malema. The items included a poster bearing Malema’s face and what appeared to be T-shirts, overalls and CDs of EFF’s struggle songs. Junior told Saturday Citizen the items were burnt by disgruntled EFF members somewhere in the Vhembe district in Limpopo. “People defend Malema unnecessarily.

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  • Nigeria: Eagles Job - Why I Changed My Mind - Oliseh

    Super Eagles' new coach, Sunday Oliseh, has told fifa.com that Nigerians made up his mind on taking on the responsibility of becoming the coach to replace Stephen Keshi. "When I came into Nigeria to have talks, I came out of the airport and I knew there was no going back because all the way from the airport, my countrymen where saying: 'You have to take the job, you have to take the job.' So I did," he said. Oliseh has since signed a three-year contract with the task of getting Nigeria to the Nations Cup semi-finals and then to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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  • Bin Laden relatives killed in jet crash - report - World News | IOL News

    Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United Kingdom says family members of the late al-Qaeda leader were killed in a private jet crash in southern England. - A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesperson for Britain's Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Zim couple approach SA embassy to reverse travel ban

    A Zimbabwean couple has approached the South African embassy in Harare seeking a reversal of the one year travel prohibition imposed on them by Home Affairs officials at the Beitbridge border post. “On July 17, Sithobekile, who has a history of cardiac related ailments, collapsed. “That led to our ban from South Africa as we arrived two hours after June 27 ended,” he said.

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  • Canada pastor ‘confesses to all crimes’ - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS Hyeon Soo Lim speaks during a news conference in Pyongyang, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 30, 2015. Seoul - The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations who has been detained by North Korea since February appeared before media in Pyongyang and confessed to crimes aimed at overthrowing the state, the North's official news agency said on Friday. The KCNA news agency said Hyeon Soo Lim, of the 3 000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, “honestly admitted to all crimes” he was accused of committing.

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  • Africa: South Africa Goes High-Tech to Stop Fraud

    The South African Revenue Service (Sars) introduced a new, state-of-the-art container scanner at the Cape Town harbour on Wednesday. This is the second scanner of its kind in South Africa; the first one was installed in Durban. "With the new high-tech scanners in Durban and Cape Town, Sars is doing end-to-end integrated cargo scanning for the first time," the organisation said. Sars commissioner Tom Moyane told Fin24 that "we should deter those who would like to avoid paying their fair value in terms of customs.

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  • Africa: How African Doctorates and Doctoral Candidates Are Changing

    People's attitudes towards and expectations of doctoral candidates have changed several times in Africa. At the time, South Africa was heading towards its own independence - not from traditional colonialism, but from apartheid rule. The senior professors in our conservative South African faculty of education refused to support the recruitment of postgraduate students.

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  • Zimbabwe: Repay U.S$1,5 Billion, China Tells Zim

    New details are emerging from Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's recent trip to China amid revelations the Chinese will not give Zimbabwe the much-needed financial bailout unless it provides a payment plan for loans totalling US$1,5 billion accessed from the Asian economic giant over the past few years. It has emerged that part of the reason for Mnangagwa's visit to Beijing between July 5 and 10 was to seek an emergency rescue package for the country, which is facing a severe liquidity crunch. During his visit Mnangagwa met several officials from the Communist Party of China (CPC), including Vice-President Li Yuanchao, in need of help. China, which has told Harare that it does not provide budgetary support, has provided Zimbabwe with over US$1 billion in concessionary and preferential loans.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • Jimmy Tau hands over R200,000 lobolo for wealthy girlfriend

    A celebration in honour of Tau and his girlfriend, Sizakele Manonga apparently took place in the lavish suburb of Pretoria East two weeks ago. The family bash was to celebrate Tau finishing off lobola for Manonga whom he got engaged to a few months ago. According to Sunday Sun, Tau paid the hefty amount to the Manonga family who are known for their immense wealth - they own a mansion with fourteen bedrooms on a private estate and are in possession of more than 30 German cars.

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  • Nigeria: Power Transmission Hits 4662MW

    The Federal Government said, Wednesday that power transmission from the national grid has increased to 4662 megawatts.

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