• Home Affairs ready to implement new visa regulations

    The Home Affairs Department says it’s ready to implement the new visa requirements for people coming to South Africa from the beginning of next month. The department has been strongly criticised for requiring people coming here to first have their biometric measurements taken at a South African Consulate in their home country. The department’s Mayihlome Tshwete also says these requirements are no different from many other countries.

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  • KFC's knives are streetwise too - video

    It had been filmed by Ashrana Chanderanberg, from the balcony of a nearby hotel. “This is what happens every morning @KFC Coastlands Umhlanga.... "We residence [sic] off Horizon view and Ridgeton Towers back of KFC Coastlands instead of awakening to the smell of KFC we awaken by this agonising sounds of sharpening knives....” she wrote. Earlier this month KFC had responded to another street scandal, after footage of their chickens being washed on the street in Braamfontein.

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  • Tomorrow’s news today: Thabo Mbeki, e-tolling and punishment case

    The announcement motorists might not be issued with vehicle licence discs when renewing them has been slammed by opposition political parties, activists against e-tolling, and the general public. Justice Project of South Africa’s Howard Dembovsky said in a statement the possibility of a whole new industry of mass false licence disc production could become a “very real possibility” and added it was a serious criminal offence.

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  • 'Previous attempts on Jayde's life' - Prosecutor

    There were numerous attempts to kill Jayde Panayiotou‚ 29‚ prior to her abduction and murder‚ the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court heard on Thursday. Panayiotou‚ 28‚ faces charges of murder‚ conspiracy to commit murder‚ kidnapping and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

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  • Dame Shirley Bassey blasts Beyonce for 'skimpy' Met Ball dress

    Dame Shirley Bassey has blasted Beyonce and other modern singers who feel the need to ''see who can wear the skimpiest outfit''. Dame Shirley said: ''It is like they are all in competition with each other. ''When I saw Beyonce at the Met Ball the other night I was like, 'excuse me?' I think you have to leave a lot to the imagination. Speaking at the 'Shooting Star' book launch in London, Dame Shirley said: ''Of course it is a bad impression for young people to follow because they want to dress like that.

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  • Minister warns SA mercenaries in Nigeria - Africa | IOL News

    Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has issued a stern warning to South African mercenaries battling Boko Haram in Nigeria that they face serious consequences for their actions. While the former South African Defence Force soldiers have been enlisted by the Nigerian government to help them fight the terrorist group, Mapisa-Nqakula said on Wednesday the Foreign Military Assistance Act prohibits South Africans from fighting outside the country for financial gain.

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  • Nigeria: Keshi Wants Awoniyi in Super Eagles

    Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi said that he will be delighted to have Flying Eagles star Taiwo Awoniyi his squad. Keshi argued that the player is ripe enough for the senior national team and should he have his way, the youngster will be the first player to play for all the national teams at one go. The 18-year-old scored a brace for Samson Siasia's U23 squad in a recent All African Games qualifier in Lusaka, Zambia. "If you will recall, I gave Awoniyi his first call up to the Super Eagles sometimes ago because I know that he has the quality of a goal poacher who can deliver the goals when needed," Keshi told Goal.

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  • 'My brothers held a knife to my throat': Emmanuel Adebayor

    Tottenham Hotspur and the Togo national team forward Emmanuel Adebayor has once again taken to social media to share more of his family’s ‘dirty laundry’. The footballer told his Facebook fans that his decision to share more family secrets came after his siblings started writing letters to his club and doing radio interviews. “If I decide to bring out the Part 3 today, it is because my brother @Kola Adebayor and my other siblings have decided to talk about our family issues on social medias, through letters to my club, radios…I could write an autobiography and sell it but I decided to share with you here,” he wrote. In another long post on the social media platform, Adebayor talks about his two brothers Kola and Peter, whom he claims once tried to kill him for his money.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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  • Applying for SA visas made easy for senior executives

    SENIOR executives seeking to make visa and permit applications will no longer have to visit the usual Home Affairs branches in Johannesburg‚ after a "premium" centre was launched by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in Sandton on Wednesday. The application process at the centre took about 10 minutes and thereafter the applicant would wait for nearly four months to get the visa or permit as opposed to the initial eight months‚ the department said. Most of the application process is done electronically‚ including payment. The biometrics and applications are approved at the department’s head office in Pretoria.

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  • Big Brother duo reflect on near-win - IOL Tonight

    . Chelsea, left, and Mbali: Being a Big Brother contestant is no holiday .

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  • Mazibuko earns master’s degree from Harvard

    Lindiwe Mazibuko is celebrating a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her time at Harvard — the world-renowned university first established in 1636 — Mazibuko has shared her excitement at the extreme season changes and taken up cycling. Mazibuko first attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study a Bachelor of Music degree then moved to the University of Cape Town‚ where she obtained a BA (French‚ Classics‚ Media & Writing) in 2006 and a BA Honours (Political Communication) degree in 2007.

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  • Postgraduate students to get government funding

    Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says government will pay for 14‚880 postgraduate research students in 2015/16 through the National Research Foundation to improve South Africa’s competitiveness in this field. This is in addition to the 700 students and postdoctoral fellows who have been supported through the Square Kilometre Array SA Bursary and Scholarship Programme and the National Astrophysics and Space Physics Programme‚ she said ahead of her budget vote in parliament‚ according to the government information website. To help alleviate the pressure on the Eskom grid‚ Pandor said R80 million has been allocated towards the development of hydrogen fuel cell generator prototypes.

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  • TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

    There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. "Honorable Members, I hereby introduce to you the Mayor of P.E Dr Danny Jordaan. Profile: Fikile Mbalula is SA’s minister of sport and recreation and an African National Congress (ANC) MP. Citation: The cult of personality, by and large, dominates South African politics.

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  • Six load shedding jokes - Connect

    Need a pick me up? Whenever your feeling down, refer back to this. I promise it will help.

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  • Six most insulting arguments the government and Sanral used to promote e-tolls

    If you missed it, check out this summary of the most important things to know on Rand Daily Mail. The government have been trying to sell e-tolling to us, and in the process they’ve said some things worthy of a thousand side-eyes. 1. "We have reaffirmed the user-pay principle as a fair, affordable and reliable mechanism to fund infrastructure development." – Cyril Ramaphosa in his speech yesterday. Affordable... Obviously Cyril does not earn a middle class wage.

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  • Zuma, Malema need to take note - The Mercury

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Mmusi Maimane s black male self may come to represent for many young black men the possibility of aspiring, and transcending, one s humble beginnings, says the writer. Listening to Mmusi Maimane give his acceptance speech after his election as the leader of the traditionally white Democratic Alliance, it became clear that he will need to be taken much more seriously by Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema and the parties they lead, because of the hope he is intent on projecting for young black men, and despite his intimate partner, black women too.

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  • Nigeria: ...Corruption, Poverty Nigeria's Biggest Challenges - Osinbajo

    Vice President-elect Professor Yemi Osinbajo has identified corruption and poverty as the nation's greatest challenges. The dialogue themed, 'Implementing Change: From Vision to Reality', was organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as part of the preparations for the May 29 inauguration. "In the course of the election campaigns, we ran an issues-based campaign that identified certain areas of public policy as high priorities for propelling Nigeria forward. "We addressed the challenges of the economy, insecurity, corruption and jobs creation.

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