• Airport robber’s bid to stay in Joburg jail - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Christopher Mark Billings plotted the brazen R100 million robbery at OR Tambo International Airport. Johannesburg - The man who plotted the brazen R100 million robbery at OR Tambo International Airport has hauled the Correctional Services minister to court. Christopher Mark Billings is challenging his pending transfer to a prison facility in Limpopo.

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  • Cameroon president’s daughter posts racy photo on Instagram, then deletes

    The daughter to the president of the Republic of Cameroon, Brenda Biya may have found herself on the wrong side of history after posting and later deleting a picture of her kissing a mystery boy on her Instagram. This is the very first time Brenda has posted such an intimate photograph on her Instagram.

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  • Maimane’s no Zille, says Malema - Special Features | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF leader Julius Malema did not hold back on his thoughts about Mmusi Maimane during an interview. Durban - Asked if the DA’s parliamentary leader, Mmusi Maimane, would make a good leader of the party, Julius Malema said in an interview on Gagasi FM on Thursday night that it was for the DA to decide, but he had his reservations. “I think Mmusi can make a very good principal; he’s not a politician … We are over the moon as the EFF because we won’t have serious competition – from Helen to Mmusi? “It is the fastest-growing political party in the country,” he said, adding that this would be made easier by the pending departure of DA leader Helen Zille.

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  • Beauty in the face of hatred - Weekend Argus

    NIGERIAN-born beauty Aminat Ayinde, who has strutted on catwalks and featured on magazine covers around the world, has told of how she encountered xenophobia in Cape Town. Ayinde was physically attacked in Sea Point last year by a man who thought she was Congolese, and told her to go back to her own country. Ayinde, who appeared on TV’s America’s Next Top Model five years ago, now lives in Cape Town. My concern is Africa, to give back to us, our land and our people,” said Ayinde.

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  • Most migrant workers in Zim are South African

    As the army monitors xenophobic hotspots in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, Zimbabwe’s National Statistics Agency has revealed that most of the migrant workers living in the country are South African. The figures, which have just been released, show that South Africans constitute 45 percent of Zimbabwe’s migrant work force. At the moment the focus has been on Zimbabweans working in South Africa.

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  • Alexandra hostel raided in weapons search - PHOTOS

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Where is Nigeria's Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau?

    Speculation over the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau are mounting following several months since his last appearance.

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  • Revealed - holes drilled by thieves - World News | IOL News

    EPA The huge hole drilled by a gang that ransacked a Hatton Garden, London safe deposit vault between April 2nd and April 5th (the Easter Holidays). London - British police have released photographs of the chaotic scene that greeted staff at a London vault after it was ransacked by thieves in a raid that bore striking similarities to a heist near Berlin in 2013. The images reveal a hole drilled through the 50-centimetre reinforced concrete wall of the underground vault in London's Hatton Garden, in the city's diamond quarter. The thieves are believed to have used a diamond-tipped “Hilti” coring drill to bore through the wall, drawing comparisons to a 2013 heist at the Volksbank vault near Berlin, in which thieves stole diamonds, gold and silver from 294 deposit boxes.

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  • Winnie: ANC is tearing itself apart - Politics | IOL News

    THE STAR Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, seen at her home in Orlando West, Soweto, says the ANC should seriously consider changing to a constituency-based electoral system. Johannesburg - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has appealed to the ANC to “seriously consider” amending the constitution to change the electoral system from proportional representation to a constituency-based system. “Our problem, of course, will always be this proportional representation,” Madikizela-Mandela said this week in an interview.

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  • Robert Marawa is an 'absent' father, says mother of his child

    In an open letter posted on her Facebook page, Marawa’s former girlfriend and mother of his son Awande, Zoe Mthiyane, lifts the lid on how she had to “suffer alone” with her son and how she relied on friends for accommodation. The Australia-based actress and model said she had battled without success to get Marawa to be involved in their child’s life. "Over the years I have suffered alone in South Africa prior to my taking a job in Australia, even relying on friends to accommodate our son and I. My support structure in Australia have seen me manoeuvre a foreign country, with a baby without your participation, financial support or enquiry on how he was doing.

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  • Police: Jayde Panayiotou’s murder is a top priority

    Eastern Cape police on Wednesday said the investigation into the abduction and murder of Port Elizabeth teacher Jayde Panayiotou, is a top priority. Just hours after the 28-year-old teacher’s body was discovered, a photo of who police are calling a 'person of interest', surfaced on social media. Police have confirmed the man is wanted for questioning, but denies the man is a suspect in the murder investigation.

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  • 'No disrespect to Muhammad Ali, but...I'm the best ever', says Mayweather

    Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather this week defended his claim that he is a superior fighter to Muhammad Ali, saying the man regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxer in history “did it in one division” only.

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  • Here's What The Members Of McFly And Busted Look Like Now

    Some things get better with age: wine, cheese, and the members of McBusted.

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  • Nigeria: Don Warns Against Use of Fresh Faeces As Manure

    National President of xof Nigeria (SSSN), Prof. Victor Chude, has said the application of fresh human faeces as manure was dangerous to plants. Chude told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, that faeces if not well treated before application could also be dangerous to human beings that consumed products from such plants. "Human faeces when fresh, is poisonous to plants and to human beings, when it gets into the food chain, but when it is properly cured - curing means if it is well composted - it is as safe as safety itself.

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  • Worth a thousand: Can a picture say too much? | Daily Maverick

    A new wave of xenophobia has swept across KwaZulu Natal and to other parts of South Africa, mostly on the Reef. The ugly truth of just how ethnic chauvinism and Afrophobia plays out on the ground has remained vaguely defined. What's your view of pics taken by a journalist of Emmanuel Sithole being stabbed in Alex? Should journalists not take or show such pictures?

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  • Incredible Pictures From Chile's Calbuco Volcano Eruption

    The volcano is located about 600 miles south of Santiago, and just a few miles from the city of Puerto Varas. Evacuations were ordered for a 12-mile radius around the volcano.

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  • Humble Moshoeu was a ‘genius’ - Bafana

    Independent Media Former Bafana star John Shoes Moshoeu was an intelligent, humble man, according to Safa president Danny Jordaan. More tributes have poured in for former Bafana Bafana star John “Shoes” Moshoeu, who died earlier this week. South African Football Association (Safa) president Dr Danny Jordaan said he visited Moshoeu at Sandton Clinic on Monday with former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe.

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  • Angola: Indonesia - African-Asian Summit to Close Thursday Under Unity, Prosperity Banner

    United and confident about a prosperous future, African and Asian leaders are closing this Thursday in Jakarta, Indonesia, the works of the Africa-Asia Summit, in which the Angolan delegation is being led by Vice President, Manuel Domingos Vicente, in representation of the Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos. The gathering is also celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the Bandung Conference, which is deemed a landmark in the history of the peoples fighting for self-determination, as well as ten years of strategic partnership between the two continents.

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  • Copy the UK’s fight against fat — it works

    The costs of excessive and inappropriate eating, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, and related physical and mental illness are enormous. About six years ago the UK’s government identified a number of high-risk health issues revolving around obesity, inactivity, alcohol consumption, and workplace physical and mental health. It recognised that the negative effect these issues were having on the nation’s health and economy needed radical action. A Public Health Commission was established and The Responsibility Deal for Public Health was born.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Reprisal Attacks Will Plunge Nigeria's Economy, Says MTN

    MTN Nigeria has cautioned against reprisal attacks on multinationals that have links with South Africa owing to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, saying any such occurrence would result in monumental loss and setback for the Nigerian economy. Xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa by some group of South Africans has led to loss of lives and property of Nigerians living in South Africa. Corporate Services Executive, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Wale Goodluck, who joined other Nigerians in condemning the heinous act, stated the need to douse emotions in Nigeria in other to avoid reprisal attacks on some targeted investments like MTN, Shoprite, MultiChoice in Nigeria, which he said, would have far reaching negatively impact on the Nigerian economy, owing to the companies' huge contribution to the economy of Nigeria.

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