• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

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  • A letter to Kenny Kunene

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • South Africa: UNHCR Mulls Solutions for Refugees Affected By Xenophobia

    Approximately 1,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees who sought new lives in South Africa are turning to the UN refugee agency for help, after xenophobic violence forced them to flee their homes last month. "UNHCR's position is very clear," says the agency's deputy regional representative, Veronica Modey-Ebi. Resettlement to a third country such as the United States, Canada or Australia is a lengthy process that can take up to three years to finalize.

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  • Public Protector's office lacks resources to probe toilet scandal: Madonsela

    Speaking to the Daily Dispatch at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) on Tuesday‚ Madonsela revealed that the public protector’s office was hamstrung and needed to hire extra personnel to look into the investigation. Madonsela was invited by the UFH Law Students Council to address students ahead of mid-year exams‚ which start on June 3. The public protector was approached by the provincial Economic Freedom Fighters and national Democratic Alliance leaderships to look into the contract following numerous reports in the Daily Dispatch.

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  • Nigeria: 160,000 Nigerian Adolescents HIV Positive - NACA

    A report presented by Ms Victoria Isiramen of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has revealed that about 160,000 Nigerian adolescents are infected with the HIV virus while 11,000 have died from the epidemic. Ending The Epidemic Among Adolescents," at a workshop on Making Media and People Living With HIV Champions of the Ambitious 90-90-90 Target by 2020, yesterday in Abuja, she said adolescents contribute 70 per cent of AIDS deaths globally, while in Nigeria, adolescents contribute 8 per cent of HIV deaths.

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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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  • 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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  • WATCH: Schwarzenegger eyes Sandton

    You read right, famed bodybuilder, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to Sandton. Don’t worry though, The Terminator is not here to blow up the city, he’ll be here to grow sport culture in South Africa. South Africa played a major part in his career as a sports star. It was the contest Schwarzenegger ultimately won, and also the backdrop for the documentary film Pumping Iron.

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  • The Big Read: Nuke heist blows us away

    The alarms have all been tripped. All of them. This isn't the familiar, daily smash-and-grab. This is huge. A heist to end all heists.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram - We Knew We Were Alive but Didn't Understand How - - Rescued Victims

    On Sunday, May 10, 2015, Vanguard Features, VF, visited Malkohi Settlement, about 25km from Yola, Adamawa State capital, to see victims of Boko Haram insurgency freed from the Sambisa forest enclave of the dreaded Boko Haram terror group. Happy to have come out of the proverbial Lion's den alive, Amina Suleiman and Farida Audu (not real names), two young women from Gumsiri village (about 30km from Chibok)in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, relay their horrible experiences to VF.

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  • Visa laws crippling language schools - Western Cape | IOL News

    South African language school owners say their businesses are being “crippled” by the country’s immigration laws and have already suffered millions of rand in losses, which they fear could lead to closures. Owners who spoke to the Cape Argus said there had been a huge increase in the number of study visa applications turned down by South African embassies and consulates over the world since the new immigration laws were implemented last year, and they feared the drop in student numbers would result in job losses.

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