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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Baxter, Chiefs on collision course - PSL

    Gallo Images Premier Soccer League champions Kaizer Chiefs and their successful head coach, Stuart Baxter, are heading for a showdown. Kaizer Chiefs and their successful head coach, Stuart Baxter, are headed for a showdown this week. The two parties are set to meet to determine whether the 61-year-old Briton will continue at the helm of the popular Soweto club, who are also the current Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions.

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  • A letter to Kenny Kunene

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zuma does not have to #PayBackTheMoney for #Nkandla: Nhleko

    In summarising his 51-page investigation into the features‚ which Public Protector Thuli Madonsela questioned as being security related‚ Nhleko said that not only were these security features‚ but investigations revealed that certain elements needed to be urgently upgraded and fixed. The visitor's centre was "strategic as well as crucial" while the amphitheatre had a "clear security purpose". Earlier today‚ opposition leader Mmusi Maimane announced that the report exonerated him from having to repay any taxpayer funds. “As expected the minister of police who works for President Zuma has determined that He does not owe us a cent‚” Maimane said on Twitter.

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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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  • 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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  • DJ Sbu making bread now - SundayWorld

    It’s not over until DJ Sbu says so. It seems the SABC suspension has not halted Sibusiso Leope. Sbu was suspended by SABC after he pissed off his bosses when he defiantly promoted his energy drink at the Metro FM Awards which were beamed live on SABC 1 last Saturday night. According to Sbu the project of getting his Nzo Bread into our supermarket aisles has taken him 3 years to achieve.

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  • Residents taking roads for granted, says Sanral CEO

    A CULTURE of nonpayment and a high tolerance for white collar crimes, such as driving without a licence or with a fake number plate, are issues that SA has to overcome — yet such practices are being actively promoted, South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) CEO Nazir Ali says. Speaking at the i-Transport conference in Midrand on Tuesday, Mr Ali said Gauteng residents take roads for granted, even though they are vital for security, social and economic development. Mr Ali was speaking publicly for the first time since last week’s announcement by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of a new dispensation for e-tolls, which included a 50% reduction on the monthly cap for tolls. In Gauteng, a culture of nonpayment seems to be what is being promoted and a high tolerance for white collar crime," said Mr Ali.

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  • Chris Brown in legal battle over child support | The New Age Online

    Chris Brown is engaged in a legal battle over paying child support to Nia Guzman, the mother of his 11-month-old daughter Royalty.

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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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  • Jose wants to keep his squad intact - Premier League

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has no plans to let any of his English Premier League title-winning squad depart Stamford Bridge. Bangkok - Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has no plans to let any of his English Premier League title-winning squad depart Stamford Bridge in the close season.

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  • Meek Mill not ready to wed Nicki Minaj | The New Age Online

    The 28-year-old rapper had gifted the 'Anaconda' hitmaker a 15-carat heart-shaped white and yellow diamond ring last month, but insisted that they were not engaged, the Mirror reported. Talking about their relationship, Mill said that it was definitely real but it was not really time to get married yet as they were still learning each other, feeling each other out.

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  • South Africa: Video of Zuma is Why Many Love to Hate Him

    President Jacob Zuma made a whole lot of people angry on Wednesday. This time he made fun of parliamentarians, in particular DA leader Mmusi Maimane's pronunciation of 'Nkandla'. If the president is meant to be under increasing pressure to answer questions over the R246 million upgrades to his private homestead in Nkandla, he certainly refused to show it. "Some people who could not pronounce Nkandla, they've now learned.

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