• Home Affairs ordered to pay costs of attorney barred entry into South Africa | The New Age Online

    The home affairs department has been ordered to pay costs incurred by a Pretoria-based attorney, Eucan Gwanangura, after officials at the Beitbridge border post barred him entry on his return from Zimbabwe. The ruling by Judge Veyelwa Tlapi followed another ruling ordering home affairs to allow Gwanangura into the country. Gwanangura, a South African permanent resident, filed an urgent application while he was stuck at the Beitbridge border post.

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  • Pastor brags about his riches on Facebook

    “Find me a pastor who is living in a house same like mine on the picture and I will give you R2500 (100,000)”, writes Pastor Hastings Salanje. The Malawian Pastor who is the leader of the Wells of Revival Ministries in Johannesburg has become a social media sensation and has gained more than 4000 followers since starting his Facebook page earlier this year. Unlike most men of the clergy, Salanje does not use the platform to share scriptures or reach out to his followers but rather uses it to brag and show off his riches.

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  • Video demonstrates how Nkandla fire pool works

    Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has defended the fire pool at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead‚ following on his department’s investigation into the upgrades. -The proximity of the huts to one another and their thatched roofs means that fire would be difficult to control should it occur. -Firefighting experts tested the water pressure and found that “an open water source is best for firefighting and nothing could be better than the pool or dam“. The local fire brigade took one hour and 10 minutes to arrive.

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  • Nigeria: The Change Game Begins

    Abuja — "Since the telephone call you made, you have changed the course of Nigeria's political history and for that you have earned yourself a place in our history, for stabilising multi-party democratic system and you have earned the respect of not only Nigerians but world leaders". Speaking at the Presidential Villa after receiving the hand-over notes as well as the report of the National Conference from President Jonathan, Buhari said by the singular phone call that Jonathan made to him conceding defeat, he has changed the course of the nation's political history.

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  • British teen gang raped in Thailand - World News | IOL News

    AFP This 2014 combination of handout images shows British students, Hannah Witheridge, left, and David Miller. A British teenager has been brutally kidnapped, raped and robbed by a gang of local bikers at a picturesque backpacking resort in Thailand, it was claimed last night. The 19-year-old had been dining with friends in a popular town in western Thailand before she was allegedly grabbed off the street by a motorbike gang. The attack comes just eight months after British backpackers David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were murdered on a Thai beach.

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  • Minnie, Kenny, Dineo and Zahara make news

    Another week has passed in celeb ville and these are stories you might have missed about Kenny Kunenen, Sophie Ndaba, Joey Rasdien and Minnie Dlamini. Minnie Dlamini has revealed that Bonang Matheba AKA Queen B is not her friend. Minnie apparently revealed this after she became tired of the two being compared. According to earlier claims from Matheba’s camp, when she was a presenter on SABC’s music show Live Dlamini was strictly instructed not to speak to her co-star.

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  • I think my colour is a problem, says Bafana Bafana's Shakes Mashaba

    BAFANA Bafana coach Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba has entered dangerous territory by playing the race card in response to criticism of the team’s semi-final exit from the Cosafa Cup on Wednesday. The South Africans again failed to score and were even less convincing against Malawi, managing one effort on target. After a bright start 10 months ago, guiding a young team to qualification for their first major tournament — the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) — in years, questions are being asked if the technical team have lost their way. A first-round exit from the Afcon in Equatorial Guinea in January has been followed by Bafana falling at the first hurdle in a tournament Mashaba had identified as important to win if they were to make an impact on the continent.

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  • EFF leaders down their red berets

    EFF leader Julius Malema last night laughed off the resignation of the eight Mpumalanga members saying he thought they left long ago. "I am here addressing communities and do not know what they are talking about," Malema said when asked about allegations levelled against him and other EFF leaders. The eight leaders, led by party chief whip in the provincial legislature, Ayanda Tshabalala, downed their red berets yesterday during a press briefing in Nelspruit.

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  • Tutu: Nhleko's Nkandla report has humiliated SA

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla, in which he found President Jacob Zuma does not have to pay for the R246 million upgrades to his KwaZulu-Natal homestead, has humiliated South Africa and its people. Nhleko’s report exonerated Zuma of any wrongdoing in relation to spending on his Nkandla homestead. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, whose initial report found Zuma liable to pay back a portion of the money says her findings cannot be ignored. The public protector says she never asked Nhleko to comment on her Nkandla report but rather wanted him to determine the amount the president had to pay for non-security upgrades at his private home in Nkandla.

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  • Mathoho’s future to be decided soon

    Kaizer Chiefs should shed further light soon on whether Eric Mathoho will still be at the club next season. Mashamaite’s contract with Chiefs expires at the end of June and there have been reports that talks between him and Amakhosi have broken down, with Mamelodi Sundowns being mentioned as his next possible destination.

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  • Madonsela: My Nkandla findings can't simply be ignored

    Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says her findings and remedial action on upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home can't simply be ignored, and this has been reaffirmed by a court of law. Last year, Madonsela found Zuma unduly benefitted from non-security features including a swimming pool, visitor's centre and an amphitheatre.

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  • South Africa: White South Africans Are Worse Than Hitler, Says Suspended Wits SRC President

    White South Africans are worse than Hitler, Education Minister Blade Nzimande is anti-Black, Wits University is an animal farm and he will never work for the fathers of "arrogant Zionist Jewish kids". Dlamini had written on Facebook last month that he admired Hitler for his "charisma and organisational skills" and that there was an element of Hitler in all white men.

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  • 15 Bollywood Celebrities That Are Way, Way Smarter Than You Think

    Preity Zinta could have been a criminal psychologist if she wasn't an actress.

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  • Texas floods bring snakes to homes - IOL SciTech

    REUTERS File photo: 'I opened my grill cover and he jumped at me,' said Lara, who lives Edmond, north of Oklahoma City. Dallas - The heavy rains that have pelted Texas and Oklahoma this week have brought some unexpected visitors to homes in the region, like the 4-foot (1.22-meter) rat snake that found cover in an unexpected spot at Jeff Lara's residence. “I opened my grill cover and he jumped at me,” said Lara, who lives Edmond, north of Oklahoma City. Wildlife officials have warned that flooding in Texas and Oklahoma is causing snakes, alligators and other reptiles to seek dry land in populated areas.

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  • PetroSA confirms suspension of three executives

    PetroSA has confirmed three senior executives have been placed on forced leave pending an investigation into their performance. The parastatal’s CEO Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo is one of the executives who has been requested to take leave or face suspension along with the Chief Financial Officer and acting vice-president of upstream operations. Others who have been suspended are CFO Lindiwe Mthimunye-Bakoro and vice president of upstream operations, Andrew Dippenaar.

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  • Visa rules cited for Air China not flying to SA - Business News | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Industry surveys suggest South Africa will lose foreign visitors with the new visa rules. AIR China has reportedly cancelled the launch of its direct flights to South Africa due to the new visa regulations. This comes on the heels of studies by airline industry players that indicated that the new visa regulations could lose the local tourism business close to R6.8 billion. From Monday, June 1, children under the age of 18 will be required to have an unabridged birth certificate if they are entering or leaving the country as part of South Africa’s new immigration regulations.

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  • Two South Africans implicated in 2010 FIFA World Cup scandal

    At least two South Africans have now been implicated in corruption allegations regarding the 2010 World Cup bidding process. There is no further indication of who the two South Africans might be, but co-conspirator number 15 is accused of having handed over thousands of dollars as far back as 2004, for deals with the Carribbean Football Union. Co-conspirator number 16 is accused of agreeing to pay then CONCACAF president Jack Warner $10-million to secure three votes for 2010. Warner is accused of then diverting some of the bribe for his own use, rather than handing it over to two co-conspirators, one of whom has been identified as American Chuck Blazer.

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  • Khan has Mayweather in his sights … after beating Algieri

    BRITAIN’s former world champion Amir Khan is aiming to punch his ticket to a bout with Floyd Mayweather Friday night with victory over Chris Algieri in a nontitle welterweight fight. Khan, the former unified light-welterweight world champion who headlines a card at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, is reckoned to have the inside track on a fight with unbeaten pound-for-pound king Mayweather. Although he has been chasing Mayweather for years, Khan insisted he would not look past Algieri.

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  • ANC failing education system – Mmusi Maimane

    The African National Congress (ANC) has failed the education system of the country, the Democratic Alliance said on Saturday. “The ANC’s greatest failure is not Nkandla. The greatest failure is the education system. A school in Mamelodi must be the same as in Waterkloof,” party leader Mmusi Maimane said in his address at the party’s North West provincial congress.

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  • Nigerian wins AFDB presidency - International | IOL Business

    Nigeria's Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina won an election on Thursday to become the new president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), a post that will see him guide the institution through Africa's increasingly complex financial environment. During six rounds of voting, Adesina defeated seven rivals from across the continent.

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