• Man offers lobola for Obama's 16-year-old daughter

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  • Support grows for SA whites to return to Europe petition

    More than 25,000 people have supported a Change.org petition for the European Union to allow white South Africans citizenship in Europe, because white people could die from ethnic cleansing in South Africa at any moment. The man who started the petition is Rodrigo de Campos – who is based in Brazil, but concerned for the well-being of white people in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. “Many white South Africans today live in poverty and squalor as a consequence of the ANC government’s Black Economic Empowerment,” de Campos said his petition, which alleged that more than 4,000 white farmers had been slain in the country, a claim that has been thoroughly debunked by Africa Check.

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  • Zuma an inarticulate, homophobic, sexist, afrophobic, kleptomaniac clown: opposition

    "He accused the opposition of “political poverty”. Zuma must explain what is “politically rich” about his constant “my babo” refrain or if that is a political concept worth responding to," the Economic Freedom Fighters' Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi said in a media release. "If this ANC provided any substance like the ANC of Thabo Mbeki, Joel Netshitendze, and Sidney Mufumadi, the opposition would probably have something to nibble on; but on Zuma’s table of discourse is only unrelated sophomore broken speech accompanied by super unethical and uncontrollable parasitic appetite for public resources.

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  • Briefcases stacked with dollars: How South Africa rigged the 2010 World Cup bid

    By May 2004, Jack Warner knew exactly which country he was going to back to host the 2010 World Cup. Warner, the head of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football or CONCACAF, had been a FIFA vice president since 1997 and had served on its executive committee since 1983. During this time, he had turned the choosing of World Cup hosts into a lucrative enterprise that paid him handsome bribes and kickbacks in exchange for his influence over voting in FIFA elections and for host countries.

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  • Michelle Obama worth $40 as a slave, says IS

    In a new edition of its propaganda magazine, IS vows to bring slave markets to the West and claims the American First Lady isn't worth all that much.

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  • A letter to Kenny Kunene

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  • Nigerian ‘sweetheart scam syndicate’ fight extradition to face music in US

    The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will on Wednesday hear an application in which eight Nigerians nabbed for a “sweetheart” cyber scam seek to stop the South African government from extraditing them to stand trial in the US. The matter was on the roll on Tuesday‚ but Judge Elizabeth Kabushi postponed the matter for the preparations of heads of argument by the state and the applicants. Last week Thursday‚ Judge Kabushi granted an interim order stopping the extradition of the eight. The judge also ordered “the state to immediately take necessary steps to have” Seson Olimede Farin and Femi Alexandra Mewase — who had already been extradited — returned to SA pending the finalisation of the matter.

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  • The seven most ridiculous things Fikile Mbalula said about the World Cup bribery allegations

    Sports and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula gave a press conference today, presenting his transformation report.

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  • South Africa: Banned in Ethiopia, Now Forced to Leave South Africa

    Legesse Seifu, a 46-year-old Ethiopian asylum seeker, has been ordered to get out of the country before 28 May (tomorrow) by the South African department of home affairs. My problems began after the 2005 Ethiopian election - the president, Meles Zenawi, refused to get out of office despite the opposition party win. Press freedom is a myth in Ethiopia, therefore, I was arrested and detained for three days for criticising the government.

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  • Open your mind to a changing world - The Mercury

    The future belongs to those who realise the inevitability of a cosmopolitan world, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya. It belongs to those who realise the inevitability of a cosmopolitan world and start preparing for it now. The hints are all there, in South Africa and abroad. The Department of Basic Education has announced that as part of the selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary programme, offered to a quarter of the national student teacher intake at universities, prospective recipients who want to study foundation phase (grades 1-3) teaching would already need to be trained in an indigenous African language.

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  • Singapore Airlines plane loses power mid-flight

    A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai, SIA confirmed Wednesday after a flight tracker said the plane had to descend 13,000 feet (3.96 kilometres) before normal operation was restored. The carrier said it was investigating the May 23 incident together with Airbus and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. In a statement, SIA said the Airbus A330-300, carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members, “encountered bad weather at 39,000 feet about three and a half hours after departure” from Singapore.

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  • New dawn for Nigeria?

    Buhari, 72, has said the corrupt and corruption will have no place in his administration, sparking fears of a wide-ranging crackdown similar to his previous time as military ruler in the 1980s. Buhari has promised to declare his personal assets and liabilities for greater transparency and accountability. Boko Haram is currently seen as on the run but security experts say the war is far from over, with sporadic attacks continuing and the likelihood the rebels could regroup in border regions. Nearly 66% of Nigeria's population of more than 170 million is under 30.

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  • Chris sorry for attacking model Tyson - IOL Tonight

    Instagram Chris Brown responded angrily to this photo of his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran with model Tyson Beckford. Chris Brown has admitted he was "wrong" to start a feud with model Tyson Beckford. The 26-year-old singer reacted angrily to an image Tyson, 44, shared of himself and his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran on his Instagram account, but Chris has subsequently acknowledged he overreacted and has issued an apology. Relations between Chris and Tyson turned sour over the weekend, when Chris reacted furiously to the photo of the model alongside his former girlfriend.

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  • Steven Gerrard leads brilliant Kolo and Yaya Toure chant

    Liverpool players left the Britannia Stadium on the back of a humiliating 6-1 defeat to Stoke City on Sunday in their last game of the 2015/2016 season.

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  • Send Cubans back home‚ say SA engineers

    South African engineers are calling for their Cuban counterparts who have been brought in to help improve service delivery in the Free State to go back home. The SA Institution of Civil Engineering on Tuesday expressed its disgust and disapproval at the decision taken by Free State government to bring Cuban engineers to help in delivering services in the province. South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) CEO Manglin Pillay said Cuban engineers should not be allowed to practice in South Africa as they cannot be registered by the Engineering Council of SA (ECSA).

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  • Home Affairs dealing with backlog of unabridged birth certificates

    Home Affairs on Tuesday said the department has a backlog of around 4,000 applications for unabridged birth certificates. From 1 June, children under the age of 18 will be required to have an unabridged birth certificate or equivalent document if they are entering or leaving the country as part of South Africa's new immigration regulations.

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  • A hacker is on the line

    This country is the 14th-most popular target for cyber criminals but few South Africans appreciate the risks they are facing. Vodacom's chief technology security officer, Vernon Fryer, said South Africa was hit by its first cellphone "ransomware" attack last month. Ransomware is software that a hacker uses to embed a virus on a device that encrypts the data stored on the device. The hacker promises to release a decryption code that will make the data available again - if he's paid off.

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  • Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny

    Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation’s greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticised over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean. The Australian-led search, already the most expensive in aviation history, has found no trace of the Malaysia Airlines jet or its 239 passengers and crew, prompting calls for a rethink into the way the mission is conducted. Experts involved in past deep water searches say the search to find MH370 could easily miss the plane as Dutch company Fugro NV, the firm at the forefront of the mission, is using inappropriate technology for some terrain and inexperienced personnel for the highly specialized task of hunting man-made objects. Heightening concerns, Australian authorities said on Wednesday that another search vessel, the Go Phoenix, which is using the world’s best deep sea search equipment and crew provided by US firm Phoenix International Holdings Inc., would pull out within weeks.

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  • South Africa: Trevor Noah's 'Family Curse' No Laughing Matter

    The Sunday Times this week carried a front page story about the brutal murder of comedian Trevor Noah's 24-year-old cousin in KwaZulu-Natal and quoted his granny as having said that "the family is cursed". Sunday Times editor Phylicia Oppelt said the paper still stands by the story, so how all of this came to pass is anyone's guess.

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  • Pitso eyes Kaizer Chiefs trio

    Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane admits that they will continue watching the market and secure quality players to beef up his squad ahead of 2015/16 season. Nedbank Cup winners Sundowns are reportedly said to be head- hunting the signatures of Kaizer Chiefs trio George Lebese, Tefu Mashamaite and Itumeleng Khune.

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