• Jayde’s death splits SA along racial lines - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The murder of Port Elizabeth teacher Jayde Panayiotou has whipped up a race storm on social media. Panayiotou’s killing sent shockwaves through the country this week after police released an identikit of 31-year-old Thando Siyoli, listed as a suspect in the murder of the 28-year-old Uitenhage teacher. A Facebook group was subsequently set up calling for the death penalty for the killer, but as soon as Panayiotou’s husband, Christopher, was confirmed as another suspect in her killing, the page announced that it would be changing its name to “Justice for Jayde Panayiotou – Change for South Africa”. “Is it because the face of the criminal has changed that we no longer endorse the death penalty,” one comment read.

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  • Zimbabwe: Zuma, Khama Corner Mugabe

    PRESIDENTS Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Botswana's Ian Khama angrily clashed with their Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe over xenophobia in South Africa, with the two demanding that instead of blaming their neighbour, Zimbabwe and other Sadc states must fix their broken economies to curb the rising tide of immigration. While Sadc leaders met for an extraordinary summit in Harare on Wednesday to discuss an industrialisation strategy and roadmap, the major highlight of the meeting was the recent xenophobic violence and killings in South Africa which raised a storm of debate and anger across the region.

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  • Nigerians Most Sexually Satisfied People

    Nigerians have been rated as the most sexually satisfied people in the world.

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  • Rap star bets big on Mayweather over Pacquiao

    Curtis Jackson, the rap music star better known as 50 Cent, says he will bet $1.6 million (1.47 million euros) on pal Floyd Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao in their May boxing showdown. The much-anticipated bout will be staged May 2 in Las Vegas and could be the richest payday in boxing history for undefeated Mayweather. Jackson last year taunted Mayweather’s reading ability after a radio station aired audio of the fighter struggling to read a promotion transcript. Jackson compared his spats with Mayweather to a married couple taking out frustrations over other things on each other.

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  • Emmanuel's journey home begins where life was ended

    The coffin carrying the body of the man initially identified as Emmanuel Sithole was placed next to where his stall had stood - and where the fatal attack had started. The images taken of Josias as he was beaten and knifed on the streets of Alexandra, Johannesburg, became the rallying point for many South Africans and government agencies during the recent wave of xenophobic violence, even as the Presidency denied the killing was xenophobic. The South African government instead deemed his murder "an act of criminality". On Monday, President Jacob Zuma said he was in the country illegally and that his real name was Josias.

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  • Here Are The First Pictures Of The New Royal Baby

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduce their newborn princess.

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  • South Africa split along racial lines by PE teacher's death

    A Facebook group that was set up after Jayde Panayiotou was found dead, which called for the death penalty for the killer, changed its tune when her husband, Christopher, was confirmed as another suspect in her killing by changing its name to

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  • Definitive Proof That Usher Has Absolutely No Control Over His Own Hands

    Usher Terry Raymond IV, singer/songwriter/performer, has no control over his own hands. An investigation.

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  • Former "Cosby Show" Guest Star Accuses Bill Cosby Of Rape

    On Friday, actor Lili Bernard stated at a news conference in New York City that in the early 1990s, Bill Cosby drugged and raped her. At the news conference, Bernard said, “He praised me. After all, he was Bill Cosby. On April 30, Bernard, along with her lawyer Gloria Allred, went to the police station in Atlantic City to report the alleged crime.

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  • Football rallies round grieving Ferdinand after wife dies

    Football rallied round on Saturday to offer support to former England captain Rio Ferdinand following the death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison, from cancer. Ferdinand's Queens Park Rangers team mates and his former colleagues at Manchester United all wore black armbands during their Premier League matches. QPR player Leroy Fer offered his own personal support at Anfield after he scored in the second half during the 2-1 defeat by Liverpool, unveiling an undershirt with the message: "Stay strong family Ferdinand".

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  • DJ Sbu arrested for drunk driving

    Gauteng police have confirmed businessman and radio host Sibusiso Leope popularly known as DJ Sbu has been arrested for alleged drunk driving in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg. The controversial DJ was arrested while travelling along Main Reef road in the early hours of this morning. The police's Tsekiso Mofokeng said, “In the early hours of this morning, police were patrolling Main Reef road near Randfontein.

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  • Australia toughens property ownership laws for foreigners

    Foreigners who break rules on buying Australian real estate will face up to three years in jail or fines of Aus$127,500 (US$100,050) for individuals and Aus$637,500 for companies under tougher rules unveiled on Saturday. In announcing the changes, conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his government was in favour of foreign investment. "But it does have to be the right foreign investment, in the right things, and we do need to have a foreign investment review system which encourages public confidence that the foreign investment we need really is in Australia’s national interest," Mr Abbott said.

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  • Malema rouses Rhodes crowd | Grocott's Mail Online

    With remarks such as this, Economic Freedom Fighters' Commander in Chief Julius Malema caused a stir inside and outside the Barratt lecture theatre at Rhodes University on Thursday 30 April. Among other remarks, the fiery orator called ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a sellout, slammed SA’s failure to ban foreign land ownership and was fulsome in his praise for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Despite threats earlier in the week carried on A4 posters and pamphlets that the EFF would be prevented from entering the campus, the event went ahead without incident.

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  • Tesla unveils battery to ‘transform energy infrastructure’

    Electric car pioneer Tesla unveiled a "home battery" Thursday which its founder Elon Musk said would help change the "entire energy infrastructure of the world". The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels, from the electricity grid at night when it is typically cheaper, and provide a secure backup in the case of a power outage. In theory the device, which typically would fit on the wall of a garage or inside a house, could make solar-powered homes completely independent of the traditional energy grid. "The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world, to completely sustainable zero carbon," Mr Musk told reporters shortly before unveiling the Powerwall in a stylish warehouse space outside Los Angeles.

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  • South Africa: Xenophobia and Barking At the Wrong Horse - a Response to Professor Mufuka

    Indeed, Professor Ken Mufuka, in an article entitled: "Xenophobia - Barking at the wrong tree" sought to borrow Brilliant Mhlanga's argument that Zimbabweans are probably looking at xenophobia with a jaundiced eye by asserting that before Zimbabweans condemn South Africa they ought to look at their own history and apportion blame where it belongs. By its very nature, xenophobia, is an extremely complex issue that requires sober and rational minds to appreciate its true causes. South Africa is a melting pot but no shared view has been established as to who should be in or out of the pot.

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  • Community Post: The ABCs Of Guy Fieri

    "Guy Fieri here, and we're rolling out!"

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  • Apple is the least of Samsung’s problems - Columnists | IOL Business

    REUTERS A man passes a Samsung store in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung, which has just released weak first-quarter earnings, has a currency problem. After a 12-month period during which South Korea’s won advanced 23 percent against the euro, Samsung is having trouble maintaining its sales. Samsung’s profits, in other words, are getting crushed between two separate negative exchange rate dynamics.

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  • Nzimande is a sellout - workers

    Workers under the banner of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and other unions within trade union federation Cosatu who support sacked general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi had a Workers’ Day rally in Durban yesterday despite fears of clashes between the two factions. The workers sang songs calling Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini and SA Communist Party leader Blade Nzimande traitors and sellouts.

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  • Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home: reports

    Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 34, were killed by firing squad on Wednesday over their role in a plot to bring heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, despite international pleas to Jakarta for clemency. Abbott said he understood the dismay and anger over the executions but respected Indonesia's sovereignty. "It really was terrible that these cruel and unnecessary executions went ahead," he told reporters in Sydney. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was unable to confirm reports that the men's bodies were on a flight which touched down early Saturday in Sydney.

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