• Woman escapes python attack: Beeld | The New Age Online

    A 44-year-old woman survived a python attack in Lephalale, Limpopo, Beeld reported on Tuesday. Janet Prinsloo thought she was going to die on Saturday morning when the four-meter long snake sailed out from under her bed and started squeezing her. According to the report, Prinsloo got out of the shower and got dressed when she felt something around her ankle, when she looked down she saw the snake's head.The snake started turning itself tighter around her leg.

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  • Home Affairs sent packing for now as immigration law challenge still looms

    Two foreigners married to South Africans can remain in the country with their families for now after the Constitutional Court told the Department of Home Affairs it cannot appeal a temporary High Court order. The court ruled on Tuesday on the department's application for leave to appeal a Western Cape High Court decision granting temporary relief to two families separated by a new immigration regulation that came into effect at the end of May last year. The foreign spouses of Brent Johnson and Cherene Delorie were stranded outside South Africa after being refused re-entry and declared "undesirable". Delorie’s Zimbabwean husband, David Henderson, was declared an undesirable person after leaving South Africa - where he has lived for seven years - to travel to Zimbabwe on May 28 last year, while Johnson’s Danish wife, Louise Egedal-Johnson, was declared an undesirable person after a family holiday to Namibia the same month.

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  • South Africa: Zulu King's Comments On Foreigners Causes Alarm

    Comments by the Zulu king that foreigners should go back to their home countries because they are changing the nature of South African society with their amanikiniki or goods and enjoying wealth that should have been for local people have horrified foreigners, IOL reports. King Goodwill Zwelithini made the comments in a "moral regeneration" event in Pongola days ago. IOL reports that the Somali Association of South Africa (SASA) chairman Ismail Ahmed said the statements could spark violence that would cause irreparable damage to the relationship between South Africans and the rest of Africa.

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  • Swaziland: King Zwelithini Must Deport His Wives, His Son Back From Swaziland and Get a Job

    This is the fate that king Goodwill Zwelithini shares with his equally delusional brother in-law king Mswati. A month after telling Swazis in Swaziland that they should not engage in industrial action, he has come out to declare that all foreigners should be deported from South Africa. This shocking declaration comes from a man who has in his harem two foreign nationals from Swaziland who live on South Africans' taxes. As if that was not enough hypocrisy, Zwelithini's son Mandlesizwe Zulu is actually an employee of the Swazi army.

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  • Helen Zille is democracy's enemy

    Democratic Allliance leader Helen Zille has finally shown her true colours.

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  • Absolute agony! - Proteas Cricket

    A gutted Proteas give their all in classic clash but fall agonisingly short at Eden Park. It made no bit of difference to AB de Villiers, nor the courageous group of players he led last night, that this World Cup semi-final was among the best games of cricket ever played. Grant Elliot, on the flip side of the result, gave a sweet answer about processes later, saying: “Things happen, you can’t be too results driven; it’s not just about winning as there’s a lot of processes that work towards it.” There are. De Villiers was on the point of tears when he addressed the media.

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  • SA's new immigration rules challenged in court

    The path has been cleared for the Western Cape High Court to hear a case challenging the Constitutionality of South Africa's new immigration rules. On Tuesday, the Constitutional Court dismissed the Home Affairs Department's appeal against an order granting temporary relief to two families affected by the changes. The appeal was against a High Court judgment that two foreigners, who were declared "undesirable" under the new regulation, be allowed back into the country pending the outcome of the second part of their application. The two were separated from their South African spouses when the new rule came into effect last year.

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  • Muntari splashes on $900,000 Mercedes

    Footballers are known to be the all eyes on me when comes to exotic pimped cars but AC Milan and Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has taken it to another level. On Tuesday the talented midfielder took a picture of himself next to his top of the range Mercedes Brabus G63 AMG 6×6 limited edition. Since 2013, Muntari has owned a 4fk Motorsport garage in Milan where the wealthy go to pimp their rides.

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  • DJ Sbu: marketing genius or ‘African hustler’ finding his feet? - City Press

    Sibusiso Leope, AKA DJ Sbu, has certainly proved to be the Moflava of the week. In his attempt to pull out all the stops to promote his energy drink, the “young African industrialist”, as he referred to himself in an interview with Forbes magazine, has certainly been industrial about scoring free advertising wherever possible. As the old adage goes, any publicity is good publicity, and Leope is treading a fine line between social media savviness, guerrilla marketing and media law. First, he created a mini media frenzy when he was suspended by Metro FM after unashamedly promoting his energy drink, Mofaya, at the radio station’s recent awards function.

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  • Ronaldo's celebration lands him in hot water

    Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo could face punishment for his goal celebration when he netted the equaliser in Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico' at Barcelona, the president of Spain's professional soccer league (LFP) said. Ronaldo, not for the first time when he has scored at the Nou Camp, appeared to be urging the Barca fans to calm down when he struck to make it 1-1 for Real in the 31st minute, according to TeamTalk. The Portugal born star, regularly the subject of abuse himself, has gained a reputation for winding up opposing fans and was widely criticised when he tore off his shirt to celebrate his successful penalty in last season's Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid.

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  • EFF condemns Zuma's 'anti-black' remarks

    The EFF on Wednesday condemned President Jacob Zuma’s alleged “anti-black” remarks made in a speech to the SA Local Government Association. “The Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the racist anti-black and self-hating remarks of President Zuma that poor South Africans are lazy particularly because whites are not in control,” spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said.

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  • Pilot ‘was locked out before crash’ - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS French President Francois Hollande (left), Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (right) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) speak with soldiers as they arrive in Seyne-les-Alpes on March 25, 2015, the day after the crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320. Seyne-les-Alpes - Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that crashed into the Alps, killing everyone on board, officials said on Wednesday.

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  • WATCH: Brazilian tour bus swallowed up and spat out

    Amazingly, no injuries were reported.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Wife Seeks Treatment Abroad - Report

    First Lady Grace Mugabe is reportedly seeking treatment abroad with her failing health said to be increasingly worrying her 91-year-old husband. Grace, also secretary for the Zanu PF women's league, has not been seen at her husband's side and, unusually, missed his recent foreign jaunts to Namibia and Algeria. Party officials also said Grace has only visited the Zanu PF headquarters once since returning from Singapore where, according to the husband, she underwent surgery to remove her appendix. President Mugabe recently said his wife was not strong as she was still recovering from the procedure.

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  • Bid to dig up Rhodes

    The Zanu-PF youths assembled at the party's Bulawayo offices, from which they intended to go to the hills. Zweli Malinga, a Zanu-PF youth activist from Masotsha Ndlovu district, where Rhodes is buried, reportedly told NewZimbabwe online: ''We cannot stand seeing whites coming from abroad every day to honour and conduct rituals before their ancestor who is here buried on our own land. The sooner they take [Rhodes] to their own land the better. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe in 2012 blocked attempts by "war veterans" to exhume Rhodes' remains.

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  • 19 Things Everyone In A New Relationship Is Guilty Of Doing

    Pretending you don't have bodily functions.

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  • 'Why I stabbed Flabba' - SundayWorld

    Tue Mar 24 15:31:17 CAT 2015   "Babe, please don't leave me. I love you and I'm sorry for what I have done  These were the last words from hip-hop artist Flabba as he screamed for help after his girlfriend Sindisiwe Manqele allegedly plunged a

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  • Nigeria: Obasanjo Warns Against Military Take-Over

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned against a military government in Nigeria, saying such move will undermine the integrity of the country in the comity of nations. Mr. Obasanjo gave the warning when the wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Aisha Buhari, led South West Women of the party to his home in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The former leader said he was happy Nigeria has gone beyond the rumour of Interim National Government. A lot of rumours are flying around, I think we have gone away from the rumour of Interim Government because that is not in our constitution," Mr. Obasanjo said.

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  • ANC sued for R2.4m - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR The Mercedes-Benz at the centre of the dispute being towed away in the Joburg CBD. Property owner Herman Schoeman says the ANC owes him more than R80 000 in parking fees. Johannesburg - Creditors circled the ANC like vultures on Tuesday, with one company aggrieved that the party splashed R2.2 million on a stadium for its 103rd birthday while another towed away a Mercedes-Benz G class after the party defaulted on parking rental payments. While Indigo Logistics hauled the party to the High Court in Joburg for a sequestration order, another scene played out mere metres from Luthuli House, the ANC HQ.

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  • Clarkson axed, but Top Gear to stay

    Top Gear is expected to continue on the BBC despite the corporation's decision to sack star presenter Jeremy Clarkson, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Lord Hall, the director-general of the BBC, is expected to announce today (Wednesday) that Clarkson will be axed from the show after an internal investigation concluded he did assault producer, Oisin Tymon. Despite the fact Clarkson's departure is unlikely to go down well with Top Gear's loyal army of fans, BBC bosses are determined the show must go on. According to well-placed sources, senior BBC executives are hoping that Chris Evans, the Radio 2 Breakfast Show host and self-confessed "petrol-head", will agree to take over.

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