• 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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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Ashifashabba takes back his lobola: Report

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Rapper AKA burned by Black Coffee - The Star

    Thokozani Mbunda LACE IT UP, DUDE : DJ Black Coffee s retort to his rival.

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  • Chiefs explain Khune, Masango meeting postponement

    Kaizer Chiefs have explained why the meeting between the club and former players Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed. Earlier Phakaaathi reported that Khune and Masango have been called back for a meeting with club bosses, where they will finally find out whether the club will keep them on. The meeting will take place sometime this week. Unfortunately I have not been given the exact day as to when it will take place, but it’s definitely this week,” Chiefs Corporate Communications Manager Vina Maphosa told Phakaaathi.

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  • ‘Fraudster’ Mtimkulu quits Prasa - Business News | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Prasa head engineer Daniel Mtimkulu has resigned. Johannesburg - Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) head of engineering Daniel Mtimkulu resigned in a huff on Monday before he could appear at a internal disciplinary hearing. Agency spokesman Sipho Sithole said the hearing should have taken place last week on Friday, but a new date is still to be scheduled. Sithole could not disclose reasons Mtimkulu gave for resigning.

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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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  • Fifa reform plans in doubt - IOL Sport

    Reform plans by scandal-plagued Fifa were thrown into doubt on Monday when its choice to head a task force, Swiss businessman Domenico Scala, said he would not take on the job unless he was guaranteed full independence. Scala had been asked by at least half of Fifa's six continental confederations to take on the role of being the task force's neutral chairman. “Domenico Scala never applied for such a chairmanship.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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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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  • 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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  • Gigaba 'hellbent on cleaning the rot' in home affairs

    This was the message delivered by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba at a press briefing in Pretoria on the report about corruption at Marabastad Refugee Reception Office. The report‚ released early last week by Lawyers for Human Rights (LRA) and the African Centre for Migration and Society‚ concluded that corruption in that particular area was serious. Gigaba said the department felt there were weaknesses in the methodology used to compile this report; LRA and migration society spoke only to people outside the office and not to officials in the office. The department had already acknowledged pockets of corruption and fraudulent activities in some of their offices.

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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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  • Nkandla: turning up the gas

    President Jacob Zuma mocked people a while back for going on and on about Nkandla. It would take a superbly gifted spin doctor to try relieve the president of the pressure. By opening access to Nkandla and showing it is not the palatial paradise the public thought it was – with an upgrade price tag of R246 million it’s no surprise this was the feeling – the powers that be have not deflected the attention, they have turned up the gas.

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  • South Africa: Students Protest in Stellenbosch Over Language

    Stellenbosch University rector and vice chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers has slammed a protest, which broke out in a lecture hall at the university on Monday morning. A student sent News24 a video of the disruption, saying the objections emanated from the university's language policy and was led by members of the Open Stellenbosch movement. "Since my inauguration in April I have confirmed the right of students to protest on more than one occasion, but provided that they comply with the processes and procedures applicable to all university entities," said De Villiers. The university earlier this month announced it would focus on the "consistent and possible accelerated implementation" of its approved Language Policy and Language Plan.

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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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  • Killing famous lion ‘was a mistake’ - Africa | IOL News

    A Zimbabwean hunter says he was devastated when he discovered his client had shot a bow and wounded a widely loved lion, known by locals and tourists as Cecil, who was part of a lion research project run by Oxford University for the past 15 years in the huge Hwange National Park. The hunter and his “North American” client returned the next morning and found the lion was injured, and immediately killed it to put it out of its misery. The professional hunter, who has asked not to be named until official investigations are complete, said his client, who he would not name, was a North American.

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  • Amy Biehl and her killers’ gift to South Africa – the enduring power of restorative justice | Daily Maverick

    Who knows where Amy Biehl would have been today or what she would have done with her life. South Africa was then on the cusp of transitioning from a racially-exclusive and authoritarian state to a democratic one. Had she survived, said her mother, Linda Biehl, she would have wanted to be “just a number” and not famous. Cape Town had been tense for some time and that afternoon had seen an upsurge in protests in the townships, much of it related to the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union.

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