• New Hilux: first official pictures! - IOL Motoring

    May 21 2015 at 08:45am   Given the sheer quantity of spy pictures that have done their rounds

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Blasts Mandela - And Speaks on Xenophobia

    Admitting he was spewing "poison", President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday blamed unemployment in South Africa for the vicious xenophobic attacks against foreigners there, including Zimbabweans. Clearly revelling in his role as Africa's political grandee and elder statesman, Mugabe claimed that Africa's second biggest economy needed help from its poorer neighbours. Zimbabwe has struggled with a serious economic crisis for about 15 years. The crunch shows no sign of easing and has forced an estimated one million locals across the border into South Africa in search of a better life.

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  • Dame Shirley Bassey blasts Beyonce for 'skimpy' Met Ball dress

    Dame Shirley Bassey has blasted Beyonce and other modern singers who feel the need to ''see who can wear the skimpiest outfit''. Dame Shirley said: ''It is like they are all in competition with each other. ''When I saw Beyonce at the Met Ball the other night I was like, 'excuse me?' I think you have to leave a lot to the imagination. Speaking at the 'Shooting Star' book launch in London, Dame Shirley said: ''Of course it is a bad impression for young people to follow because they want to dress like that.

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  • Church Street bombing horror recalled - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The ANC chose to ignore what white people had endured, the singer said. Pretoria - The images of panes of glass falling from a multitude of windows, which exploded into bursts of blood when it hit the ground on Church Street 32 years ago, will never leave the mind of then 19-year-old Lydia van der Merwe. The young woman had just knocked off from her work near the Bosman-Church streets intersection in the Pretoria CBD and was sitting in the bus when she felt and heard the loudest explosion of her life. The confusion of the moment – mixed with the sounds of wailing, injured people, the glass and the bomb – created a scene so horrific it belonged to a war zone, Van der Merwe added.

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  • Fresh demands hit UCT - Western Cape | IOL News

    CAPE TIMES The Rhodes Must Fall movement, responsible for defacing the Rhodes statue at UCT, has issued the institution with a fresh ultimatum. Cape Town - The Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) movement has issued UCT with a fresh ultimatum – rename three buildings and remove a bust of Jan Smuts from the university grounds. Only once the demands are met will the movement’s 15 members occupying a UCT building enter into a dialogue with university management, RMF activist Chumani Maxwele said on Wednesday. UCT vice-chancellor Max Price said the students had occupied Avenue House for more than two weeks, making working conditions impossible for the staff.

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  • Mazibuko earns master’s degree from Harvard

    Lindiwe Mazibuko is celebrating a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her time at Harvard — the world-renowned university first established in 1636 — Mazibuko has shared her excitement at the extreme season changes and taken up cycling. Mazibuko first attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study a Bachelor of Music degree then moved to the University of Cape Town‚ where she obtained a BA (French‚ Classics‚ Media & Writing) in 2006 and a BA Honours (Political Communication) degree in 2007.

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  • Minister warns SA mercenaries in Nigeria - Africa | IOL News

    Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has issued a stern warning to South African mercenaries battling Boko Haram in Nigeria that they face serious consequences for their actions. While the former South African Defence Force soldiers have been enlisted by the Nigerian government to help them fight the terrorist group, Mapisa-Nqakula said on Wednesday the Foreign Military Assistance Act prohibits South Africans from fighting outside the country for financial gain.

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  • Home Affairs ready to implement new visa regulations

    The Home Affairs Department says it’s ready to implement the new visa requirements for people coming to South Africa from the beginning of next month. The department has been strongly criticised for requiring people coming here to first have their biometric measurements taken at a South African Consulate in their home country. The department’s Mayihlome Tshwete also says these requirements are no different from many other countries.

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  • EFF faction won't back Malema

    Some Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) members have defied an order of their national leadership to support party leader Julius Malema in his court battle against the South African Revenue Service(Sars), it emerged yesterday. Malema is due back in the North Gauteng High Court on June 1, when his provisional sequestration case will be heard regarding his outstanding tax bill. The EFF’s North West sub-region yesterday urged all branches to mobilise members and rally behind Malema in court, saying this was an instruction from the organisation’s national leadership.

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  • Applying for SA visas made easy for senior executives

    SENIOR executives seeking to make visa and permit applications will no longer have to visit the usual Home Affairs branches in Johannesburg‚ after a "premium" centre was launched by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in Sandton on Wednesday. The application process at the centre took about 10 minutes and thereafter the applicant would wait for nearly four months to get the visa or permit as opposed to the initial eight months‚ the department said. Most of the application process is done electronically‚ including payment. The biometrics and applications are approved at the department’s head office in Pretoria.

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  • Xenophobia in South Africa - Story of a Burundi Nurse

    Voices from the Camps shares testimonies of people displaced by xenophobic attacks in Durban, South Africa - exposing trauma and daily xenophobia beyond the violence in April.

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  • Nigeria: Child Bride Who Killed Husband Escapes Death

    The murder charges against a 15-year old girl, Wasila Tasi'u, who killed her 35-year old husband, Umar Sani, and four others, have been dropped by prosecutors at a Kano State high court. A prosecutor in the case, Lamido Soron-Dinki, on Thursday asked the judge presiding over the case to close the case of culpable homicide against the girl. "With a heavy heart, I apply that the accused be discharged," Mr. Soron-Dinki said.

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  • South Africa: Islamic State Writes Letter to South African Muslims

    A letter addressed to local Muslim scholars, purportedly from South Africans who have joined the Islamic State (IS), has challenged them to visit the "state" to witness firsthand the conditions there. The letter, which was in the possession of satellite radio station Channel Islam International (CII) Broadcasting, was signed by "the brothers and sisters of your countrymen who Allah has blessed with the honour of being citizens of the Dawlatul Khalifah [the state of the leader]". The group is also commonly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). News24 could not immediately independently confirm the authenticity of the letter but State Security Agency (SSA) spokesperson Brian Dube said the department was aware of it and was investigating.

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  • De Lille probes alleged racism at bike shop - Western Cape | IOL News

    SUPPLIED News reporter and producer Philip Owira claimed that the staff at Woodstock Cycleworks, including the owner, treated him unfairly after implying the bicycle he brought in for repairs had been stolen. Cape Town - Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille’s office will launch an investigation into an apparent racist incident at a bicycle repair shop in Woodstock.

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  • Six load shedding jokes - Connect

    Need a pick me up? Whenever your feeling down, refer back to this. I promise it will help.

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  • TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

    There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. "Honorable Members, I hereby introduce to you the Mayor of P.E Dr Danny Jordaan. Profile: Fikile Mbalula is SA’s minister of sport and recreation and an African National Congress (ANC) MP. Citation: The cult of personality, by and large, dominates South African politics.

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  • Lindiwe Mazibuko nails masters degree at Harvard University

    Former DA parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko has passed her Masters degree in public administration at Harvard University and is set to graduate next week.

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  • Is cricket losing direction? - IOL Sport

    AFP Stuart Hess reflects on happening s in world cricket and is left to ponder; is cricket in a state of shambles? This is not to reflect on the laughable state of affairs that is the English cricket team, it’s the rest of the sport, from Zimbabwe’s Tour to Pakistan to the seeming crash of the Champions League T20, that makes it seem as if cricket is a complete shambles. This was not the way it was supposed to be when the ‘big three’ national bodies took over the running of the ICC last year.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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