• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SA tones down response to Nigeria - Africa | IOL News

    Government on Tuesday distanced itself from a scathing statement issued by international relations spokesman Clayton Monyela following the recall of Nigerian diplomats from Pretoria. At a media briefing in Pretoria, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe was asked to explain whether the strongly-worded statement issued by the department had assisted in mending bilateral relations with Abuja.

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  • LETTER FROM LONDON: Africa not served by hotheads in Nigeria and SA

    THE immaturity displayed by both Nigeria and SA in their handling of the fallout over xenophobic violence in SA does the continent no good. Nigeria’s decision to recall its High Commissioner to SA was the diplomatic equivalent of a hissy-fit. Likewise, the response by Clayson Monyela of the Department of International Relations and Co-operation was ill-considered and poorly worded. In an effort to "stick it" to Nigeria, Monyela used Boko Haram’s abduction of the Chibok girls to score cheap points.

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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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  • South Africa: A Very Serious, Not-a-Joke Letter to Eskom

    A version of this blog post was originally published on Kerry Contrary. Capetonian blogger and copywriter, Kerry Beetge, who blogs as Kerry Contrary, likes short walks on the beach, talking to strangers and watching Pokémon with her 6-year-old son.

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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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  • This champ punches women - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS GIVEN A PASS : Floyd Mayweather at a news conference before his bout with Manny Pacquiao. Five women say he has hit them. While world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, 38, prepares for his May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao, women’s advocates believe his history of domestic violence is merely a footnote to the biggest fight in years. Mayweather hit his then-girlfriend in front of two of their children in 2010, resulting in a 90-day prison sentence, just one incident in highlighting his turbulent relationships with women.

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  • ON WORK: Billionaires are born strange

    Justine Musk, who spent eight years married to the man behind PayPal, SpaceX and now Tesla Motors, has taken it upon herself to share with the world her view that those who achieve great things are mostly "freaks and misfits". According to her it comes in two types: normal success — involving hard work, talent etc — and extreme success — as enjoyed by her ex. At a stroke Ms Musk has destroyed the whole self-help industry. Seen like this, there is absolutely no point in studying extreme success.

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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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  • Stephen Hawking Perfectly Responded To A Question About Zayn

    "Finally, a question about something important."

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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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  • BBC wanted a woman for Top Gear - Tonight TV & Radio

    REUTERS Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been axed by the BBC. London - The BBC tried to force Top Gear to take on a woman presenter shortly before the all-male relaunch that eventually made it one of the corporation’s most successful programmes, its executive producer has claimed. Andy Wilman, regarded as the brains behind the motoring show, said BBC executives were worried about having three “middle-class public schoolish blokes of a certain age” as hosts. Instead, they tried to force Jeremy Clarkson to co-present it with a woman, he revealed.

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  • Hate ANC not foreigners, says Malema - Politics | IOL News

    DAILY NEWS EFF leader Julius Malema addresses a Freedom Day rally at Inanda s John Dube stadium. Durban - South Africa has achieved political freedom, but has been unable to attain economic freedom. This was the message from Julius Malema at a Freedom Day rally at the John Dube stadium in Inanda, Durban, on Monday. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader told a crowd of about 3 000 that the party was “not celebrating Freedom Day” because political power did not put food on the table for the poor.

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  • Queen’s ‘grandbabies’ love Snoop - IOL Tonight

    Snoop Dogg is only allowed in the UK because of Britain's Prince Harry and Prince William. The 43-year-old US rapper claims that when he was about to get kicked out of England, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II granted him permission to stay, telling him that her “grandbabies” loved his music. “Those grandbabies grew up to be Prince William and Harry, so I had influence on them, and they had influence on their grandmother, which enabled me to get into this beautiful country.

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  • Nigeria: I'll Probe Missing U.S.$20 Billion Oil Money - Buhari

    Determined to fight the high level of corruption in the country, President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari has stated his intention to launch a probe into the alleged missing $20 billion Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil revenue. Buhari, who stated that the manner in which the current administration handled the issue did not conform to global practices, also hinted that some people in the outgoing administration of Dr Goodluck Jonathan had started returning looted money to the treasury. The president-elect stated this yesterday at the party's presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja while receiving members of Adamawa State All Progressives Congress (APC) who were at the office to congratulate him on his victory at the poll. The allegation of missing fund was raised by the former governor of Central Bank, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

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  • Khune fined for Twitter outburst

    The Premier Soccer League's disciplinary committee has slapped Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune with a fine of R50 000 of which R25 000 was suspended for 12 months for his Twitter outburst about match officials. The club was fined R 50 000 and was ordered to pay the costs of the sitting of the DC.

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  • Cellphone store robbers linked to Park Station cop killing

    Gauteng police say two of the nine suspects allegedly involved in an armed robbery at a cellphone shop in Heidelberg on Friday have been linked to the killing of a police officer at Park Station. The police’s Lungelo Dlamini says community members to work with the police in putting these criminals behind bars. The slain Gauteng public policing head David Makhubela’s death raised the number of police officers killed by criminals in Gauteng alone. In March, Constables Mthokozisi Myezi and Casey Mafokoane were shot dead after stopping a vehicle near the Modderfontein off-ramp.

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