• Man shot dead in Johannesburg | The New Age Online

     A man was shot in the head outside a guard hut in Crown Mines, south of Johannesburg on Friday, paramedics said. ”Paramedics arrived on scene and found the male patient lying on the floor next to a guard hut. ”On assessment, paramedics discovered that the male patient had sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

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  • Bruce Jenner: "I Am A Woman"

    Bruce Jenner — the Olympic gold medalist turned reality star — has finally announced what has been speculated on for more than a year. After making the initial announcement, Jenner seemed to relax somewhat. As for why this was happening now, after turning 65, Jenner said, “Bruce lives a lie. Sawyer did not make the same mistake Katie Couric did last year when interviewing Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera.

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  • Malema claims to know who is bankrolling Zuma

    Economic Freedom Fighter Commander-in-Chief Julius Malema has claimed to have first-hand knowledge of who has been bankrolling President Jacob Zuma. The Sunday Times reported on Sunday that Malema made this claim in court papers filed in the Pretoria High Court last week in his financial battle with SARS. “More or less formal trust structures were formed into which donations were made – some large, some small – for the benefit of the leaders,” Malema reportedly said in court papers. “I have first-hand knowledge of this: I dealt with donations to President Zuma.

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  • We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

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  • Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • Spy tapes final judgment: Jiba and the NPA slammed | Daily Maverick

    When approaching the Zuma Spy Tapes, it’s tempting to start with the phrase “the story so far”. In 2009 the NPA said it had recordings of its former head Bulelani Ngucka and then Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy discussing when to charge Zuma with corruption arising out of the Schabir Shaik trial. The then NPA boss, Mokotedi Mpshe, said this was a justification to withdraw the corruption charges against Zuma as he could not have a fair trial. The DA wants that decision overturned by a judge, and to do that, it wants the tapes to actually listen to them.

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

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  • The next top cop to fall from grace? - Politics | IOL News

    Beleaguered National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega could be hauled before a disciplinary committee (DC), a move that could signal the beginning of an end to her tenure as South Africa’s top cop. A special committee set up last year by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to investigate a number of allegations against Phiyega has recommended that she face the DC.Various independent sources close to the investigation have told The Sunday Independent that the committee – called the Reference Group – has completed its six month investigation and has already handed its report to Nhleko. Nhleko’s Reference Group is believed to have arrived at similar findings to those made by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which previously recommended that Phiyega face an internal disciplinary hearing – and not criminal charges – for her alleged interference in the criminal investigation that led to last week’s arrest of Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer on fraud, racketeering and corruption charges.

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  • Nzimande/Israel visa matter escalated | The New Age Online

    The matter of Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande refused a visa to enter Palestine, has been escalated to diplomatic level between Israel and South Africa.

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  • HIV Outbreak In Indiana Raises Alarm Over Injected Painkillers

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned that state and local health officials across the country should carefully monitor for spikes in HIV and hepatitis C. “We literally have new cases confirmed every day on an hourly basis,” Indiana’s State Health Commissioner, Jerome Adams, said in a news briefing.

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  • More than 600 dead in Nepal quake, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

    Reports say the death toll from powerful earthquake that struck Nepal this morning has now passed the 600 mark. The quake sent tremors through northern India on Saturday toppling a 19th-century tower in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and triggering a fatal avalanche on Mount Everest. Nepal’s tourism ministry says at least eight people have been killed in the Everest avalanche triggered by the quake.

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  • Zimbabwe: Is He the Next Diego Maradona Protégé?

    Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport. This is the case with DilIian Munashe Chipunza, a Zimbabwean born soccer star based in the United Kingdom who has had the good fortune to take part in major competitions and playing for Fulham junior team which he said has created unforgettable moments. CLS caught up with the soccer player who is in Zimbabwe for a holiday. "I started playing soccer at the age of seven.

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  • Five dead in Gauteng crash - Gauteng | IOL News

    Five people died and one was injured when two vehicles collided head-on on Sunday morning on the N14, Gauteng, paramedics said. ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said they arrived on the scene and found both wrecked vehicles in the middle of the road. “On assessment, paramedics found that five occupants had been traveling in the first vehicle while only one had been in the second vehicle,” he said. “When paramedics inspected the first vehicle, they found the lifeless bodies of two occupants, while the third lay in a critical condition.

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  • Surfer loses leg in shark attack - World News | IOL News

    AP Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said. Sydney - Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said on Saturday. “The shark came in and bit his leg off and the guys helped him in and carried him up the cliff,” a witness told the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper. The badly injured surfer was rushed to local hospital and later flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital in critical condition.

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  • 36 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometers into the sky. A competitor spits water as he passes under a fence during the first Belik Race on April 19, 2015, in Cabanillas del Campo, in the region of Guadalajara, Spain.

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  • Rand rebounds from earlier lows as dollar retreats

    DISAPPOINTING US durable goods data lifted the volatile rand from its earlier lows against the dollar late on Friday. "It appeared to have been driven by position taking against the dollar," said ETM market analyst Ricardo da Camara, explaining the reason for the rand’s earlier weakness. "We saw similar movements across other emerging-market currencies," he said.

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  • Whites-only bursaries to be scrapped - South Africa | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Judge Siraj Desai. Whites-only student bursaries at Stellenbosch University are set to become a thing of the past after a ruling in a test case in the Western Cape High Court declared such discriminatory bequests violate the constitution. The investigation resulted in the adoption of a policy that these discriminatory bursaries would no longer be advertised, and that steps would be taken to remedy the situation. The application went to court on Monday, where Judge Siraj Desai declared the word “white” in the will of one Martha Maria Hattingh null and void, and in violation of the constitution.

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  • The Zulus are our cousins - Swazis - Africa | IOL News

    Swazis working in South Africa are reacting with fear, confusion and a sense of betrayal at the prospect of becoming victims of ongoing anti-foreigner violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. “The Zulus are our cousins. How can King (Goodwill) Zwelithini do this to us? In Mbabane on Thursday, police broke up a march by the Swaziland Anti-Xenophobia Society.

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