• South Africa: Bitter Boy Who Shames His Father and His People

    President Zuma's son Edward is xenophobic and racist. Like the disgarceful Zulu King Zwelithini he supports, whose reckless utterances sparked the attacks on foreginers, Edward continues Cecil Rhodes' odious legacy of dividing Africans. It is quite overwhelming to see the grown son of the most powerful man in South Africa act like a child that grew up in a home without discipline or education. Today, we can say that Edward Zuma is xenophobic, even though he himself was born in Swaziland.

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  • Graeme Smith’s divorce gets messier

    Morgan Deane‚ estranged wife of former Proteas captain Graeme Smith‚ is accusing his mates of bullying her. The Irish singer took to Twitter – twice – this morning to hit out at his fellow Cricket South Africa teammates. There were further rumours that the former Proteas captain has formed a close relationship with blonde beauty Justine Haddon‚ a Cape Town businesswoman who owns a clothing boutique. Smith has denied the affair and sending Deane the “divorce” SMS.

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  • Nigeria: Air Force Video Shows Boko Haram Running From Battle

    A video released obtained yesterday by PR-Nigeria, media consultant to the security agencies shows Boko Haram terrorists running away from battle as attack helicopters bombard their locations. The aerial video shows the terrorists in disarray, running from approaching Air Force fighter jets and troops in Sambisa forest. The video further shows the dislodged and disorganized terrorists on flight in different directions and running helter-skelter in the expansive forest. Another video depicts how vulnerable women and children were cautiously and deliberately guided to safety by the Nigerian pilots.

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  • South Africans Have Never Really Wanted Nigerians

    I had barely spent 10 minutes on South African soil when I knew that Nigerians were unwelcome. Arriving at the O R Tambo International Airport, an immigration officer irritatingly asked me how long I was staying, despite seeing clearly on my passport that I had a visa to stay up to 30 days.

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  • Experts for and against king’s proposal - Politics | IOL News

    While King Goodwill Zwelithini’s proposal on how foreigners in areas under traditional leadership should be treated has been welcomed by a top criminologist, constitutional law experts say the plan will not fly. Professor Johan Burger, of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), said on Monday that the government should pay attention to the guidelines King Goodwill Zwelithini recently set out for foreigners in rural areas.

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  • Africa's richest man Dangote plans to buy Arsenal

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Benni McCarthy robbed – report

    Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy was robbed at gunpoint in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on Tuesday, according to the website kickoff.com.

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  • ‘Drunk driving' wife charged after husband’s death

    A woman has been charged with drunken driving and culpable homicide after she crashed her car in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, which resulted in the death of her husband. It is alleged 24-year-old Sabrina Sewsanker had crashed her car on the intersection of Redfern Drive and Roundfern Road on Sunday, April 26. Police reportedly found the vehicle on its roof, Phoenix Sun reported. On receiving medical treatment, it was allegedly discovered that Sabrina had been under the influence of alcohol.

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  • Lecturer suspended over racist SMS - Western Cape | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA A lecturer at Stellenbosch University has been suspended after an alleged racist incident. Student activist Sikhulekile Duma lodged a complaint against nuclear physics lecturer Dr Anton Stander after tracing the message. Duma, a sociology student and member of transformation activist group Open Stellenbosch, received the SMS on April 25. Duma approached the university’s ombudsman on April 30, requesting that Stander be suspended.

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  • DA leadership race plagued by controversy

    THE Democratic Alliance (DA) leadership race, due to end at the party’s elective conference in Port Elizabeth at the weekend, is being dogged by two controversies. Mmusi Maimane, considered by many to be the frontrunner, has endorsed a referendum on the death penalty — and the party has had to counter claims of sexual harassment targeting its leaders. Mr Maimane said in an interview he supported a referendum to decide on the reintroduction of the death penalty.

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  • Mayweather open to Pacquiao rematch - Boxing

    EPA Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) throws a left against Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship boxing fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. New York - Floyd Mayweather added another wrinkle to the fallout of his fight against Manny Pacquiao by saying he would be open to a rematch after the Filipino southpaw recovers from shoulder surgery, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday. Mayweather has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract and has repeatedly said he intends to retire after a bout fight in September, although after Saturday's fight he told reporters that he is “human” and occasionally contradicts himself. “I will fight him in a year after his surgery,” Mayweather, who earned a unanimous decision over Pacquiao, told Smith in a text on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

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  • Madonna: Don't kiss Drake even if he begs you

    Grammy-winning star Madonna has advised her fans against kissing Drake, even if he ''begs''. The 56-year-old singer-songwriter recently created controversy when she smooched with the 'Started From the Bottom' rapper at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California, and has warned fans against following her lead. The Grammy Award-winning star - who was previously married to actor Sean Penn and film director Guy Ritchie - was also asked whether Drake was a good kisser. Writing on Instagram, Drake - who appeared to be caught off guard by Madonna - said: ''Don't misinterpret my shock!!

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  • Namibia: Africans Welcome in Namibia - Geingob

    Africans in Namibia should be treated as guests and not as a nuisance, President Hage Geingob said in his May Day commemoration message. African immigrants in South Africa suffered the most in attacks that also targeted people of Asian origin. Geingob's message was delivered on his behalf by Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation Erkki Nghimtina on Friday. The President voiced his concern over the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, which left at least five people dead and several injured while many were displaced during the attacks.

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  • 14 Things The Avengers Want To Leave Hidden In The Past

    * "Somebody That I Used To Know" plays softly in the background. *

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  • Emmanuel Sithole alleged killers seeking plea bargain

    The men pictured moments before Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole was stabbed and killed in Alexandra last month, yesterday asked to enter into a plea agreement. The four men, all in their twenties, appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates’ Court on charges of murder and robbery. Mthinto Bhengu and Ayanda Sibiya – with legal aid representation – had abandoned an earlier bail application, while Sizwe Mngomezulu and Sifundi Mzimela – represented by a private attorney – pleaded not guilty. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Velekhaya Mgobhozi would not say if the state would enter into an agreement.

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  • Multibillion-dollar industry seen as battery makers power up

    Tesla Motors plans to generate new revenue by repackaging electric car batteries. This comes as home and business power storage systems face stiff competition for government subsidies critical to the market’s growth. At the unveiling of its suite of storage battery systems near Los Angelos last Thursday, Tesla CE Elon Musk said the new Tesla Energy was far ahead of its competition in offering an integrated system for generating solar power and storing it on site.

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  • The little election that has big implications for SA

    At Fort Hare university, the bastion of ANC intellectualism sitting at the centre of its political heartland, the SRC elections have been won by the DA. You had to feel for ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane. Dazed and confused by the defeat, he said: "It's quite disappointing because Fort Hare is our pride. You cannot complete a conversation about the struggle for liberation without mentioning Fort Hare.

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  • SABC needs more whites – Motsoeneng

    Embattled SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has said the national broadcaster needs more whites, specifically at an executive level, as 20 years into democracy continually talking about transformation is unfair to all workers. “We should not forget the rainbow of Nelson Mandela. If you look at the SABC the way it is, I have engaged colleagues saying we also need to employ white people. Motsoeneng was speaking to The Citizen at his offices at SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, yesterday.

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  • Here's What The Stars Wore To The 2015 Met Gala

    The theme was China Through the Looking Glass.

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  • Xenophobia today – genocide tomorrow? - Daily News | Opinion

    Independent Media Residents of Everest settlement, Springs, east of Johannesburg, march with sticks to chase out the foreigners in Gauteng last month. The dust is settling after the xenophobic fallout over the past weeks in South Africa. As South Africans, we must avoid the comfort zone of hiding our shame behind negative headlines elsewhere. What happened to experiences from the xenophobia of 2008, which captured headlines through the horror of a Mozambican being burnt alive?

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