• Xenophobia: Sodom and South Africa - City Press

    “Alan, they are coming down our street, door to door, searching for foreigners, and I have a woman from Zimbabwe staying with me … I will not let them have her!” The call was from Rose, a woman in my congregation who lived in Ivory Park in 2008. Once again, we hear of gangs going door to door searching for foreigners and threatening those offering them shelter. Although there are differences between this ancient story and the xenophobia we are dealing with today, there may still be some lessons in it for us. Sodom and Gomorrah were wealthy regions, like South Africa.

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  • Flashy new reality show flaunts the riches of young black South Africans

    The best things in life are free? It used to be that if you wanted to see a reality show featuring inexplicably rich people rolling around in troughs of money, you'd have to watch something American. Rich Kids promises to introduce us to a whole bunch of home-grown youngsters with the tastes of Marie Antoinette and the wardrobes of Mobutu Sese Seko.

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  • Zuma: Emmanuel Sithole used a false name

    President Jacob Zuma on Monday said the Mozambican man who was killed in Alexandra two weeks ago was an illegal immigrant using a false name. Media reports identified the man as Emmanuel Sithole after he was brutally attacked during xenophobic violence in the township a little over a week ago. Zuma was speaking at a Freedom Day event in Pretoria earlier. During his speech, Zuma said Sithole had used a false name to avoid detection because he was an illegal immigrant.

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  • SABC boss hides R500m loss from parliament

    The Sunday Times can reveal that the public broadcaster faces a loss of about R500-million - which Motsoeneng concealed from parliament this week - in stark contrast to the profit of R641-million last year. This means that with Motsoeneng at the helm, the SABC has suffered a loss of R1.1-billion in a year. The SABC has lurched from one crisis to another on Motsoeneng's watch, but he appears to be immune to being fired amid persistent speculation of his close relationship with President Jacob Zuma. On Friday, a defiant Motsoeneng returned to work after a court ordered that he be suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing for dishonesty and abuse of power.

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  • Zim tycoon foots bill for xenophobia victims - City Press

    Ordinary people are now helping foreign nationals, who were displaced during the recent xenophobic attacks, to return to their home countries. City Press has learnt that apart from several foreign governments’ initiatives to evacuate their citizens, several business people are lending a helping hand. Zimbabwean property tycoon, Frank Buyanga, last week wrote to aid organisation Gift of the Givers pledging to provide 10 buses to transport foreign nationals to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo and Malawi.

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  • Kim Kardashian's Ex-Husband Tweeted An Apparent Diss About Bruce Jenner

    It happened right after Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer.

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  • Passport puzzle in 'SA mule' case

    The woman, identified as 22-year-old Lynette Nosipho, was nabbed at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday last week, allegedly in possession of 19kg of narcotics valued at more than R100000. The drugs - 17kg of pseudoephedrine, a popular party drug, and 2kg of heroin - were concealed in women's shoes, a laptop bag and arm guards used by cricketers. India's Central Industrial Security Force said this week that Nosipho's passport stated she was a South African citizen. Spokesman Hemendra Singh said she had been travelling on a tourist visa.

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  • Sarah Baartman grave plaque defaced - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Reuters The 1816 complete cast in plaster of Sarah Baartman is displayed during a ceremony at the South African Embassy in Paris in 2002, in preparation for Baartman's remains to be returned to South Africa for burial. The indigenous woman, born in 1789, was taken to London by a British navy doctor around 1810 where she was shown off in freak shows. Port Elizabeth - A plaque at Sarah Baartman’s grave in Hankey has been defaced, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday. Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said a group of men were seen throwing white paint on the plaque on Saturday.

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  • Gunmen open fire on buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne | The New Age Online

    Two tour buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne and his entourage came under fire early Sunday in Georgia, according to US media, which said no one was injured in the shooting. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported that the shooting by unknown assailants occurred in Cobb County, near Atlanta, around 3:30 am (0730 GMT), after the music star completed a performance at an area night club. Police determined that two tour buses used by Lil Wayne and his crew had been shot multiple times, the daily said. Officials said the two buses were carrying a total of about a dozen passengers at the time of the shooting.

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  • I’m no degree cheat, says set-top box boss - City Press

    Pumla Radebe has appointed a top lawyer to act for her. The woman in charge of South Africa’s multibillion-rand digital TV set-top box roll-out is embroiled in a qualifications-fraud row after a former employee approached Parliament querying the authenticity of her degree. Now Pumla Radebe, chairperson of the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (Usaasa), is suing Mmatlou Morudu, the agency’s former executive manager of programmes, for R750 000 in damages for injuring her reputation. Morudu wrote to Parliament asking why Radebe’s BA degree did not show up in a record search at her alma mater, Fort Hare.

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  • Xenophobic thugs: ‘We’ll burn you alive’ - City Press

    Security has been beefed up at the Durban offices of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after a series of violent threats. Anonymous callers have threatened to burn down the office if it continued its investigation into Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini after his alleged anti-foreigner speech in Pongola last month, which is widely believed to have sparked the xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal three weeks ago. Another was directed at SAHRC staff: “Be careful. SAHRC spokesperson Isaac Mangena confirmed the organisation had received numerous threatening letters and calls that came through to the provincial offices “regarding our investigation into the alleged utterance by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini at the moral regeneration event in Pongola”.

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  • Bribery scandal rocks metro - City Press

    Zidhaan Pillay has accused Bongiwe and Sibusiso Sithole of extortion. A Durban businessman has accused Bongiwe Sithole, the wife of eThekwini city manager Sibusiso Sithole, of being part of an extortion ring that tried to extract a R1.5 million bribe from him. Zidhaan Pillay said his company, Aaliqah Waste Management, was entangled in a four-year legal dispute with the City of eThekwini over two cancelled tenders worth R12 million.

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  • Big hype, huge money for 'fight of the century'

    The countdown is on to Saturday’s showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, the $400 million “fight of the century” with a place in boxing’s pantheon of greats on the line. Fanned by instant Internet publicity and social media, global interest in the contest has skyrocketed.

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  • 23 Awkward Movie Mistakes That'll Make You Question Everything

    Why were Lily Potter's eyes brown? Why?!

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe to Go This Year - Tsvangirai

    MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said President Robert Mugabe's "inevitable end was nigh" and vowed that the opposition party would remove the Zanu PF strongman from power this year. Tsvangirai said this while addressing about 10 000 party supporters outside Mucheke Stadium as part of his countrywide by-election boycott campaign rallies. Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans had lost faith in the ballot, but ruled out violence.

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  • Johnny Depp's Transformation To Whitey Bulger Is Truly Chilling

    "Just sayin' could get you buried real quick."

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  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

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  • Here's How Much Of London Is Actually Owned By Qatar

    The Gulf emirate has bought three landmark London hotels – Claridge's, The Connaught, and The Berkeley – for a reported £1.6 billion. Here's a rundown of what it owns in the capital.

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  • South Africa: Live Show: R30 000 for Chelsea and Mbali?

    Biggie called Chelsea and Mbali the winners of the Friday night games into the diary room to give them their prize. For you to keep your R30 000, you have to check on it before every hour. When you leave the dairy room, you will find a see through cube in the garden that contains a miniature version of your R30 000 cheque. You will notice there’s an axe inside the cube, above your miniature cheque.

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  • Amcu leader laid to rest - Politics | IOL News

    The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will not back down from its promise to bring economic change to the country, general secretary Jeff Mphahlele said on Sunday. “We are not going to run away even though we are slaughtered day and night,” he said at the funeral service of union leader Collen Petlele. Amcu overtook the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in membership numbers in 2012, becoming the dominant union in the platinum mining sector.

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