• Support grows for SA whites to return to Europe petition

    More than 25,000 people have supported a Change.org petition for the European Union to allow white South Africans citizenship in Europe, because white people could die from ethnic cleansing in South Africa at any moment. The man who started the petition is Rodrigo de Campos – who is based in Brazil, but concerned for the well-being of white people in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. “Many white South Africans today live in poverty and squalor as a consequence of the ANC government’s Black Economic Empowerment,” de Campos said his petition, which alleged that more than 4,000 white farmers had been slain in the country, a claim that has been thoroughly debunked by Africa Check.

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  • Man offers lobola for Obama's 16-year-old daughter

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  • Nigerian ‘sweetheart scam syndicate’ fight extradition to face music in US

    The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will on Wednesday hear an application in which eight Nigerians nabbed for a “sweetheart” cyber scam seek to stop the South African government from extraditing them to stand trial in the US. The matter was on the roll on Tuesday‚ but Judge Elizabeth Kabushi postponed the matter for the preparations of heads of argument by the state and the applicants. Last week Thursday‚ Judge Kabushi granted an interim order stopping the extradition of the eight. The judge also ordered “the state to immediately take necessary steps to have” Seson Olimede Farin and Femi Alexandra Mewase — who had already been extradited — returned to SA pending the finalisation of the matter.

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  • The seven most ridiculous things Fikile Mbalula said about the World Cup bribery allegations

    Sports and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula gave a press conference today, presenting his transformation report.

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  • Send Cubans back home‚ say SA engineers

    South African engineers are calling for their Cuban counterparts who have been brought in to help improve service delivery in the Free State to go back home. The SA Institution of Civil Engineering on Tuesday expressed its disgust and disapproval at the decision taken by Free State government to bring Cuban engineers to help in delivering services in the province. South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) CEO Manglin Pillay said Cuban engineers should not be allowed to practice in South Africa as they cannot be registered by the Engineering Council of SA (ECSA).

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  • Zuma an inarticulate, homophobic, sexist, afrophobic, kleptomaniac clown: opposition

    "He accused the opposition of “political poverty”. Zuma must explain what is “politically rich” about his constant “my babo” refrain or if that is a political concept worth responding to," the Economic Freedom Fighters' Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi said in a media release. "If this ANC provided any substance like the ANC of Thabo Mbeki, Joel Netshitendze, and Sidney Mufumadi, the opposition would probably have something to nibble on; but on Zuma’s table of discourse is only unrelated sophomore broken speech accompanied by super unethical and uncontrollable parasitic appetite for public resources.

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  • Open your mind to a changing world - The Mercury

    The future belongs to those who realise the inevitability of a cosmopolitan world, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya. It belongs to those who realise the inevitability of a cosmopolitan world and start preparing for it now. The hints are all there, in South Africa and abroad. The Department of Basic Education has announced that as part of the selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary programme, offered to a quarter of the national student teacher intake at universities, prospective recipients who want to study foundation phase (grades 1-3) teaching would already need to be trained in an indigenous African language.

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  • Baxter, Chiefs on collision course - PSL

    Gallo Images Premier Soccer League champions Kaizer Chiefs and their successful head coach, Stuart Baxter, are heading for a showdown. Kaizer Chiefs and their successful head coach, Stuart Baxter, are headed for a showdown this week. The two parties are set to meet to determine whether the 61-year-old Briton will continue at the helm of the popular Soweto club, who are also the current Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions.

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  • A Dying Mom Threw Her Daughter The Most Magical Birthday Party

    Not long after, however, Krueger reportedly noticed some pain in one of her breasts. Krueger and husband, Ben, initially thought the pain was being caused by one of her milk ducts. Instead, it turned out to be Stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma, a form of breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is rare in pregnant women, but is becoming more prevalent among those who have children later on in life.

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  • Zuma does not have to #PayBackTheMoney for #Nkandla: Nhleko

    In summarising his 51-page investigation into the features‚ which Public Protector Thuli Madonsela questioned as being security related‚ Nhleko said that not only were these security features‚ but investigations revealed that certain elements needed to be urgently upgraded and fixed. The visitor's centre was "strategic as well as crucial" while the amphitheatre had a "clear security purpose". Earlier today‚ opposition leader Mmusi Maimane announced that the report exonerated him from having to repay any taxpayer funds. “As expected the minister of police who works for President Zuma has determined that He does not owe us a cent‚” Maimane said on Twitter.

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  • South Africa: Banned in Ethiopia, Now Forced to Leave South Africa

    Legesse Seifu, a 46-year-old Ethiopian asylum seeker, has been ordered to get out of the country before 28 May (tomorrow) by the South African department of home affairs. My problems began after the 2005 Ethiopian election - the president, Meles Zenawi, refused to get out of office despite the opposition party win. Press freedom is a myth in Ethiopia, therefore, I was arrested and detained for three days for criticising the government.

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  • A letter to Kenny Kunene

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  • Meek Mill not ready to wed Nicki Minaj | The New Age Online

    The 28-year-old rapper had gifted the 'Anaconda' hitmaker a 15-carat heart-shaped white and yellow diamond ring last month, but insisted that they were not engaged, the Mirror reported. Talking about their relationship, Mill said that it was definitely real but it was not really time to get married yet as they were still learning each other, feeling each other out.

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  • Africa: China Plays Important Role in Africa's Development - AU Chief

    Addressing the opening of the two-day China-Africa Colloquium at University of Cape Town, Dlamini-Zuma lauded China's support to Africa in its fight against colonialism and struggle for independence. China's assistance to Africa continued all along these years as could be demonstrated by China's timely support to West African countries during the recent outbreak of the Ebola epidemic, the AU chief said.

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  • A hacker is on the line

    This country is the 14th-most popular target for cyber criminals but few South Africans appreciate the risks they are facing. Vodacom's chief technology security officer, Vernon Fryer, said South Africa was hit by its first cellphone "ransomware" attack last month. Ransomware is software that a hacker uses to embed a virus on a device that encrypts the data stored on the device. The hacker promises to release a decryption code that will make the data available again - if he's paid off.

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  • PetroSA does a Tsotsi on executives

    STATE oil company PetroSA has placed its top three executives, including the CEO, on gardening leave due to poor performance. The three — CEO Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo, chief financial officer Lindiwe Mthimunye-Bakoro and acting vice-president of upstream operations Andrew Dippenaar — were this week given 24 hours to accept the leave request from the board or face suspension. The move echoes that of Eskom, whose board under former chairman Zola Tsotsi in March suspended its four most senior executives ahead of an investigation. After a court challenge, its former CEO, Tshediso Matona, left the utility, but the details of the probe have not yet been made public.

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  • Home Affairs dealing with backlog of unabridged birth certificates

    Home Affairs on Tuesday said the department has a backlog of around 4,000 applications for unabridged birth certificates. From 1 June, children under the age of 18 will be required to have an unabridged birth certificate or equivalent document if they are entering or leaving the country as part of South Africa's new immigration regulations.

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  • The FIFA scandal and South Africa's World Cup bid in five easy points

    1. Did South Africa pay a US$10m bribe to host the World Cup? South Africa is alleged to have promised to pay Fifa vice president Jack Warner US$10-million for his support for the 2010 bid. After SA won the vote‚ football officials said it was not possible to pay him out of South African government funds. Instead‚ the money was deducted from a payment Fifa made to SA to help finance the hosting of the tournament.

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  • South Africa: Video of Zuma is Why Many Love to Hate Him

    President Jacob Zuma made a whole lot of people angry on Wednesday. This time he made fun of parliamentarians, in particular DA leader Mmusi Maimane's pronunciation of 'Nkandla'. If the president is meant to be under increasing pressure to answer questions over the R246 million upgrades to his private homestead in Nkandla, he certainly refused to show it. "Some people who could not pronounce Nkandla, they've now learned.

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  • Italian mafia boss caught after 30 years

    Brazilian police said on Tuesday they arrested an Italian mafia boss who had been on the run for 30 years and was convicted of killing over 20 people in the 1980s. Pasquale Scotti, 56, was arrested in the northeast city of Recife in a joint operation of Brazil's federal police and Interpol, according to a police statement. Scotti was convicted in absentia by an Italian court in 1991 for the illegal possession of firearms, extortion and more than 20 homicides.

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