• I've spent £150k trying to get my African wife into the UK - CameroonOnline.org

    Great-grandad has left his wife to marry woman in Cameroon 36yrs his junior. AS Paul Catchpole said goodbye to his wife of 43 years for a work stint in Cameroon she thought the absence would make his heart grow fonder. After fathering two more children with his new wife — John Paul, now two, and Blessing, six months — Paul ploughed his life savings and inheritance into their long-distance relationship in a desperate bid to get Angele and their kids to the UK. The money has gone on air tickets, hotel and hospital fees, renting property, utilities, food, car and running costs, schooling, (kids start at two in Cameroon), property building costs and fees.

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  • Top unionists working with Malema – Cosatu

    Trade union confederation Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini yesterday dropped a bombshell by claiming top unionists were working with EFF leader Julius Malema. Dlamini claimed National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) president Joseph Mathunjwa and axed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi were “working” with Malema.

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  • Nigeria: Why Davido's Fans Mi Should Be Banned From Being Aired in Nigeria

    The influence entertainers continue to have on Nigerian youths while promoting negativity in their movies and music is becoming visible with the release of Davido's song, Fans Mi featuring Meek Mill. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM writes on why the song and any other that promotes violence and promiscuity should be banned. It was hailed as a welcomed idea when the news broke that multi award-winning music superstar, Davido premieres, perhaps, the biggest single of 2015 which has been very well-anticipated and features Maybach Music Group hip-hop/rap act from Philadelphia, Meek Mill with HKN's lead act who recently graduated with second class honours in Music. Who advised Davido to title the song Fans Mi?

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  • Mom told 3-year-old fell out of window at creche, in fact teacher kicked him, watch shocking abusive footage

    A mother has discovered CCTV footage of son being kicked by a daycare facility teacher who then proceeded to lock him in an office alone.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Cassper Nyovest caught in fat lie

    Reigning African king of hip-hop Refiloe "Cassper Nyovest" Phoolo has been accused of composing two embarrassing fat lies. The multi-award winning muso was given a standing ovation by his legion of fans when he announced on Twitter on October 14 last year that he bought his mother Mazuki Rebecca Phoolo a house. Making the announcement on the social media network, Cassper wrote: "Drove home to surprise her with my new baby. The Doc Shebeleza hitmaker, who once claimed to be raking in R1-million a month in royalties, also announced that he had acquired a luxury Mercedez-Benz mini bus as one of his toys and flaunted it on Twitter earlier this month.

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  • Nudism in full swing in KZN as opposition backs down

    After bringing in police to arrest nudists when the province's first legal nudist beach opened in April, threatening to lodge a complaint with the public protector and appeal to the Hibiscus Coast Municipality to change its approval, the opposition group has "vanished". The Concerned Citizens Group, which claimed to represent thousands of residents in towns along the province's South Coast, has not "put a stop" to the nudist beach, as it had planned to do. "It seems as if all those who were opposing the beach have ridden into the sunset," said SA National Naturists Association chairman Serge Pavlovic yesterday. The group's spokesman, the Rev Mike Effanga, could not be reached for comment.

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  • VIDEO: Another remote jammer caught on camera

    Two suspected car jammers have been arrested after CCTV footage emerged showing one of the suspects opening the backseat door of a parked car in Douglasdale, Johannesburg, and seemingly taking something out of the car. Night Guard Security spokesperson Trevor Hepburn said their operations team responded to a report of suspicious activity at a shopping centre in Douglasdale on July 20 at about 5pm, Fourways Review reported. In the video, the victim is seen parking his car at the shopping centre and walking inside.

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  • Jimmy Tau hands over R200,000 lobolo for wealthy girlfriend

    A celebration in honour of Tau and his girlfriend, Sizakele Manonga apparently took place in the lavish suburb of Pretoria East two weeks ago. The family bash was to celebrate Tau finishing off lobola for Manonga whom he got engaged to a few months ago. According to Sunday Sun, Tau paid the hefty amount to the Manonga family who are known for their immense wealth - they own a mansion with fourteen bedrooms on a private estate and are in possession of more than 30 German cars.

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  • Asylum seekers get cold shoulder

    The Department of Home Affairs has released for public comment a new application form that requires asylum seekers to specify how much money they have in South Africa and how they intend to support themselves here. An asylum seeker who fled his country is unlikely to have taken any of this information with him or to be able to contact a previous employer," said Roni Amit, a senior researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society. South Africa is obliged to protect refugees in terms of the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees.

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  • Foreign students stranded in SA

    The students, mainly from Cameroon and Zimbabwe, have been waiting for more than six months for their visa renewals. This means they are unable to leave South Africa or visit their home countries. Kamdem Fabrice, 28, a third-year engineering student, said the wait had affected his studies. Fabrice went to the Visas Facilitation Services Global, which manages visas on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs, to complain.

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  • Nigeria: Collapsed Synagogue Building - International Science Journal Opposes Coroner's Verdict

    The International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research' (IJSER) has opposed the verdict of a Lagos State Coroner's Court ruling on the controversial collapsed building within The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), arguing that the only viable scientific option that can explain the unique nature of the collapse was an 'infrasonic weapon'. Lagos State Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe, had earlier ruled that the collapse of the building was as a result of structural failure.

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  • Khune, Masango to meet Chiefs | The New Age Online

    Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango are set to rejoin the club.

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  • Nigeria: U.S. Exposé - Jonathan's Minister Stole N1.2 Trillion

    Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole yesterday revealed that officials of the United States department told him and other members of President Muhammadu Buhari's delegation that a former minister who served under former President Goodluck Jonathan stole $6billion all alone. Oshiomhole, who was among those that accompanied President Buhari America on his four-day visit to that country, accused the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of succeeding in supervising Nigeria's liquidation. The comrade governor who disclosed this to journalists in Aso Villa after he and Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu, met with the president behind closed doors, said they were at the Villa to meet President Buhari over the National Assembly crisis.

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  • R1.3bn mosque and varsity complex

    Hoping to leave a legacy in South Africa, "Uncle Ali", as he is popularly known, has already spent more than R210-million on the new Nizamiye mosque and community complex, and has no plans for slowing down. If you look at the richest men in history, they're often forgotten. During the planning stages, Katircioglu travelled back and forth between Turkey and South Africa. When construction started in October 2009, he moved to South Africa with his wife to oversee the project in person.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown to be buried with Whitney Houston

    Bobbi Kristina Brown will have a funeral service in Atlanta before her body is buried in New Jersey next to her mother, the late Whitney Houston. A family member told People magazine: ''He is holding it together more than you'd expect.

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  • Collaborators and the riven truth behind Zuma’s Nkandla

    IN 1879, the British destroyed the Zulu kingdom, putting paid to one of the last major precolonial polities in southern Africa. To hear white supremacists and apologists for the British Empire tell it, the defeat of King Cetshwayo’s army marked the triumph of European enlightenment over African barbarism; to hear Zulu and African nationalists tell it, the destruction of the Zulu kingdom signalled not the end of Zulu political sovereignty but the beginning of a pan-African struggle against white rule. Both accounts present the overthrow of the kingdom in stark terms, as a struggle between African and European, black and white. Sure, the British army was the most powerful military force at the time, with the hardware and training befitting its status as the defender of the world’s reigning superpower, and the Zulu warriors who went to battle for Cetshwayo were a rudimentary force with the most basic weapons (and some guns) at their disposal.

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  • New EFF MP fixed to ‘moer’ Zuma - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA New EFF MP Phillip Mhlongo said he would not be apologetic when he held Zuma accountable. Durban - New EFF MP Phillip Mhlongo said on Sunday that he would join his party colleagues in Parliament to hold President Jacob Zuma and his executive to account. “I’m part of the collective of the EFF which took a firm position to tell nothing but the truth. The outspoken Mhlongo on Friday took up the position previously occupied by Lucky Twala, who resigned as an MP.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Wife Opens Up On Family

    The First Lady gave the interview as part of her 50th birthday celebration.

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  • Nigeria: I Won't Say Anything for Now - Jonathan

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said he will refrain from making any statement now but will rather remain silent despite the barrage of questions requiring answers from him by Nigerians on his handling of the nation's affairs and his views on the Muhammadu Buhari administration. According to Reuben Abati, the former Special Adviser on Media to Jonathan, the former president has asked him to tell those seeking to speak with him, especially newsmen that he is resting. In an article titled: "The phones No Longer Ring," Abati, said he has had to deal with barrage of requests for interview with his former boss. In the article in which Abati appeared to be at pains as to the stoppage of the numerous phone calls that he got while in office, but most of which he did not attend to, he explained: "Today, the phones remain loudly silent, with the exception of calls from those friends who are not gloating, who have been offering words of commendation and support" .

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