• 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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  • Owners of nothing, blacks are in trouble

    As we walk into the Melrose Arch Hotel restaurant for our appointment, Mosibudi Mangena looks around and makes a remark that summarises the position of black people in the South African economy. Melrose Arch is, in a way, a microcosm of the South African economy. It is owned by Amdec, a white-run property development company founded by John Wilson in 1989. Last year, insurance group Liberty bought a 25% share of the lucrative property.

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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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  • Correction: Duduzane Zuma marries Shanice Stork

    Duduzane Zuma is now a married man after he and Shanice Stork exchanged vows in Durban this afternoon.

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  • OPINION: Mayweather packs a (domestic) punch

    With all the hype surrounding the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight, it seems far too easy to ignore the fact that one of the fighters is a convicted abuser and a misogynist who has never been properly punished for his deeds. Unless a sinkhole opens up or Floyd Mayweather decides to donate a large sum of his earnings to a charitable cause, preferably one fighting against domestic violence, there is no way the fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could ever live up to the hype that has surrounded it for the last five years. If you didn’t already feel inadequate about your meagre existence then dull your day with the thought that Mayweather will earn more in the time the fight lasts than you will earn your entire life.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Minnie's fat pay bothers coaches - SundayWorld

    Sunday World reported last week that Dlamini had clinched a presenting gig with Nedbank believed to be worth R7-million. In another turn of events, it had emerged that the show's axed presenter Lebo Motsoeli had been begging the bank's bosses to extend her contract. It is understood that the four coaches involved in identifying future soccer stars for the Ke Yona team, including Mashaba, Mike Mangena, Khabo Zondo and Owen da Gama, have raised grievances with Nedbank over the deal. The four coaches allegedly contacted the bank with murmurs of discontent and challenged the financial institution for giving them "peanuts while they are the ones doing all the hard work".

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  • Nigeria: Ait - Buhari Dealt a Bad Hand

    JUST last week I predicted that Nigeria's president-elect, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, had moved on from all the flaks thrown at him in the run up to the last presidential elections held in March. Some said Buhari still reserves the right to bar anybody since he is not president yet. The day he defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, he became public.

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  • Men take Long walk to stop killings

    Personal tragedies which have befallen five Mpumalanga men prompted them to take a 319km journey to the Union Buildings in Pretoria - on foot. Armed with energy drinks, water, first-aid kits and extra clothing, the men left Nelspruit on Monday morning. Each of them has been affected by xenophobia, farm murders, land grabs and police killings - their activism comes from personal experiences. By the time Sowetan caught up with them in Wonderfontein, near Belfast in Mpumalanga, after midday yesterday, the men had completed 142km.

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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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  • Eskom woes fuel moves to switch to private power

    Chief financial officer Wikus Lategan said R15-million had been committed towards using gas and solar energy to power a cemetery at Nasrec, Johannesburg, that will accommodate 39000 graves. Calgro plans to convert more cemeteries across South Africa to renewable energy over the next 18 to 36 months. Photovoltaic panels would be installed on the roofs of office buildings and guardhouses to power CCTV cameras and hi-tech beams. Outdoor lighting would run off batteries charged with solar panels.

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  • Nigeria: Hungarian Don Cautions Against Hurried Enrolment of Children for Overseas Education

    AN associate professor in the Department of Biophysics and Cell Biology, University of Debrecen, Hungary, Dr. Attila Jenei, has advised Nigeråian parents against hurrying to enrol their children and wards for overseas education at a very tender age. Jenei, who was in the country recently as part of the team from the Hungarian varsity to firm up a partnership with GEC Academy International, one of Nigeria's sixth form colleges and placement agents, commended Nigerian students currently studying at the university for their academic and moral excellence.

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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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  • 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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  • Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death in car crash

    The complaint was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by two stepchildren of Kimberly Howe, who died in the February 7 collision on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu that sheriff's deputies said had left five other people injured. The lawsuit claims Jenner was driving his Cadillac Escalade, towing a trailer with an off-road vehicle, when he struck Howe's car from the rear, propelling her automobile into oncoming traffic, and she collided head-on with another vehicle. According to the suit, Jenner "violated the rules of the road" and was "negligent, careless and reckless" in causing the wreck, though the six-page complaint did not specify how Jenner was alleged to have been at fault. By contrast, Howe was "acting with due caution, attention and care" and did not contribute to the crash, the suit said.

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  • SA and Nigeria, stop the petty point-scoring - Sunday Independent

    The writer says the leaders of Nigeria and South Africa could have offered olive branches after the Lagos church disaster and the xenophobic violence. The biggest players owe it to the rest of Africa to set the tone to safeguard stability and progress, writes Victor Kgomoeswana. Johannesburg - I read with relief that “South Africa and Nigeria have pledged to continue to work together for the good of their people and the continent as a whole”. Before seeing this article on SANews.gov.za, my blood pressure was soaring at the sight of Africa’s two biggest economies fussing and fighting like delinquent spouses.

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  • Wenger: Jose lacks respect - Premier League

    Arsene Wenger fired the latest shot in his war of words with Jose Mourinho, branding the Chelsea boss disrespectful. London - Arsene Wenger fired the latest shot in his war of words with Jose Mourinho on Friday, branding the Chelsea manager disrespectful. In response to home fans chanting ‘boring, boring Chelsea’ during last weekend’s goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium, Mourinho claimed it was Arsenal’s 10-year title drought that was boring.

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  • 37 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    As another week passes, let’s take a moment to look back at the images that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, and impactful photos from this past week.

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