• We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

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  • Malema says he knows who funded Zuma: Report | The New Age Online

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says he has first-hand knowledge of secret donors who funded President Jacob Zuma using obscure trusts, the Sunday Times reported. Malema made the claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing legal battle with the SA Revenue Service, the newspaper reported. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at African National Congress rallies “and from unidentified donors” before he became president of the country in 2009. There is no difference between his Ratang Family Trust, which paid for his lifestyle, and that of Zuma’s trusts, he claimed.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender and admits contemplating suicide

    In his tell-all interview yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce Jenner confirmed he has undergone a gender transition to become a woman, admitting he contemplated suicide when things got bad eighteen months ago.

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  • Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • Zimbabwe: Murder Most Foul

    Shell-shocked villagers could not hold back their tears as they prepared to bid farewell to Mrs Naume Garusa (41) (in the portrait, right), who was brutally murdered under unclear circumstances in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week. Naume's uncle, Mr Thomas Mhondiwa Garusa (73), said he was speechless following the grisly murder.

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  • Nigeria asks SA for compensation for xenophobia victims

    Nigeria has asked the South African government for compensation for the victims of the xenophobic attacks. Three weeks ago, xenophobic violence flared up in KwaZulu-Natal then spread to Gauteng. Seven people have since been killed. The South African High Commissioner in Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, says he has been in consultations with the foreign affairs department. He says that while ties between the two countries are strong the South African government must protect the lives of foreigners.

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • 36 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometers into the sky. A competitor spits water as he passes under a fence during the first Belik Race on April 19, 2015, in Cabanillas del Campo, in the region of Guadalajara, Spain.

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  • Nzimande/Israel visa matter escalated | The New Age Online

    The matter of Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande refused a visa to enter Palestine, has been escalated to diplomatic level between Israel and South Africa.

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  • The Zulus are our cousins - Swazis - Africa | IOL News

    Swazis working in South Africa are reacting with fear, confusion and a sense of betrayal at the prospect of becoming victims of ongoing anti-foreigner violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. “The Zulus are our cousins. How can King (Goodwill) Zwelithini do this to us? In Mbabane on Thursday, police broke up a march by the Swaziland Anti-Xenophobia Society.

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  • ‘Black Friday’ for SA shops in Malawi - Africa | IOL News

    AFP A South African holds a sign as she stands on the side od a road in Sandton, as xenophobic violence continued. Blantyre - There was an eerie atmosphere in Malawi’s major cities as South African-owned chain stores closed and tightened security amid calls by consumer rights groups for a boycott on what some people dubbed “Black Friday”. Shops like Pep Stores, Shoprite and Game remained closed in the commercial capital, Blantyre, the eastern city of Zomba, the capital, Lilongwe, and the northern city of Mzuzu. “We have Pep Stores and Shoprite here in Mzuzu – they are both closed and armed police are all over,” journalist Winnie Botha said from the northern city.

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  • Firefighters battle blaze near Ceres

    Western Cape firefighters are still battling a blaze that started near Ceres four days ago. At least eight Working on Fire teams have been dispatched to the area on the slopes of the Bainskloof mountains between Ceres and Wellington. This week two firefighters Darrel Rea and Jastun Visagie were killed when their helicopter crashed while assisting in efforts to extinguish the blaze. Working on Fire spokesperson Linton Rensburg says they’ve brought in additional reinforcements.

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  • The next top cop to fall from grace? - Politics | IOL News

    Beleaguered National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega could be hauled before a disciplinary committee (DC), a move that could signal the beginning of an end to her tenure as South Africa’s top cop. A special committee set up last year by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to investigate a number of allegations against Phiyega has recommended that she face the DC.Various independent sources close to the investigation have told The Sunday Independent that the committee – called the Reference Group – has completed its six month investigation and has already handed its report to Nhleko. Nhleko’s Reference Group is believed to have arrived at similar findings to those made by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which previously recommended that Phiyega face an internal disciplinary hearing – and not criminal charges – for her alleged interference in the criminal investigation that led to last week’s arrest of Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer on fraud, racketeering and corruption charges.

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  • More than 600 dead in Nepal quake, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

    Reports say the death toll from powerful earthquake that struck Nepal this morning has now passed the 600 mark. The quake sent tremors through northern India on Saturday toppling a 19th-century tower in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and triggering a fatal avalanche on Mount Everest. Nepal’s tourism ministry says at least eight people have been killed in the Everest avalanche triggered by the quake.

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  • Zimbabwe: Is He the Next Diego Maradona Protégé?

    Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport. This is the case with DilIian Munashe Chipunza, a Zimbabwean born soccer star based in the United Kingdom who has had the good fortune to take part in major competitions and playing for Fulham junior team which he said has created unforgettable moments. CLS caught up with the soccer player who is in Zimbabwe for a holiday. "I started playing soccer at the age of seven.

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  • ‘Execution of Bali Nine imminent’ - World News | IOL News

    The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of “Bali Nine” drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was “imminent”. “Indonesian authorities today advised Australian consular officials that the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be scheduled imminently at Nusakambangan prison in central Java,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.

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  • Whites-only bursaries to be scrapped - South Africa | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Judge Siraj Desai. Whites-only student bursaries at Stellenbosch University are set to become a thing of the past after a ruling in a test case in the Western Cape High Court declared such discriminatory bequests violate the constitution. The investigation resulted in the adoption of a policy that these discriminatory bursaries would no longer be advertised, and that steps would be taken to remedy the situation. The application went to court on Monday, where Judge Siraj Desai declared the word “white” in the will of one Martha Maria Hattingh null and void, and in violation of the constitution.

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  • Five dead in Gauteng crash - Gauteng | IOL News

    Five people died and one was injured when two vehicles collided head-on on Sunday morning on the N14, Gauteng, paramedics said. ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said they arrived on the scene and found both wrecked vehicles in the middle of the road. “On assessment, paramedics found that five occupants had been traveling in the first vehicle while only one had been in the second vehicle,” he said. “When paramedics inspected the first vehicle, they found the lifeless bodies of two occupants, while the third lay in a critical condition.

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