• Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

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  • SA swim star held for theft in US - Western Cape | IOL News

    SUPPLIED South African Duncan Bonney allegedly robbed his US dorm mates blind. The student, award-winning swimmer Duncan Bonney, 22, has now been arrested in connection with 18 counts of burglary at the Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) in Alabama, where he was studying economics. Bonney is the son of Su and Gary Bonney, from Welgedacht in Bellville, who own the well-known Vineyard swimming club. Birmingham police spokesman Lieutenant Sean Edwards confirmed the arrest.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender and admits contemplating suicide

    In his tell-all interview yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce Jenner confirmed he has undergone a gender transition to become a woman, admitting he contemplated suicide when things got bad eighteen months ago.

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  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • Mozambique: Zuma Replies to a Letter From Mozambique Top Writer

    South African President Jacob Zuma has replied to the open letter which Mozambique's foremost writer, the novelist and poet Moa Couto, wrote to him last week, urging vigorous measures to end the wave of attacks against foreigners living in South Africa. Zuma said that he recalled the days when he lived in exile in Mozambique, and when Couto was a senior journalist on various of the Mozambican media, including AIM, and the daily paper “Noticias”. “I cannot forget the friendship that Mozambique accorded my comrades and to me personally. In fact Mozambique became my second home and it remains my home”, said Zuma.

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  • Whites-only bursaries to be scrapped - South Africa | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Judge Siraj Desai. Whites-only student bursaries at Stellenbosch University are set to become a thing of the past after a ruling in a test case in the Western Cape High Court declared such discriminatory bequests violate the constitution. The investigation resulted in the adoption of a policy that these discriminatory bursaries would no longer be advertised, and that steps would be taken to remedy the situation. The application went to court on Monday, where Judge Siraj Desai declared the word “white” in the will of one Martha Maria Hattingh null and void, and in violation of the constitution.

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  • Hazard was too pricey - Wenger - Premier League

    Getty Images Arsene Wenger insists he isn t haunted by his decision to back out of signing

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

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  • Chelsea's title bid on hold, Everton overpower United

    Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards the Premier League title was checked by a goalless draw away to Arsenal on Sunday. Had they beaten their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, Jose Mourinho’s men would have travelled to Leicester City on Wednesday knowing that victory over the resurgent Foxes would have been enough to secure Chelsea’s first English title since 2010.

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  • The Zulus are our cousins - Swazis - Africa | IOL News

    Swazis working in South Africa are reacting with fear, confusion and a sense of betrayal at the prospect of becoming victims of ongoing anti-foreigner violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. “The Zulus are our cousins. How can King (Goodwill) Zwelithini do this to us? In Mbabane on Thursday, police broke up a march by the Swaziland Anti-Xenophobia Society.

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  • 'Asylum seeker in coma after scuffle with police'

    An asylum seeker is recovering in hospital after he was injured in an apparent scuffle between police and foreigners at a displacement camp in Isipingo, south of Durban. The altercation was apparently sparked by an attempt by authorities to take down some of the tents housing people who have been displaced in recent flare ups of xenophobic violence in parts of KwaZulu-Natal. At least seven people have been killed in the violence that first erupted in Isipingo, late last month. The lunch queue at the displacement camp where around 1,000 people are being housed.

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  • ‘Execution of Bali Nine imminent’ - World News | IOL News

    The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of “Bali Nine” drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was “imminent”. “Indonesian authorities today advised Australian consular officials that the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be scheduled imminently at Nusakambangan prison in central Java,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.

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  • Zimbabwe: Murder Most Foul

    Shell-shocked villagers could not hold back their tears as they prepared to bid farewell to Mrs Naume Garusa (41) (in the portrait, right), who was brutally murdered under unclear circumstances in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week. Naume's uncle, Mr Thomas Mhondiwa Garusa (73), said he was speechless following the grisly murder.

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  • ‘Xenophobia’ in South Africa: it’s more complicated than you think | Daily Maverick

    Clearly the top priority for all South Africans right now should be to stop the violent attacks against immigrants, or those perceived to be immigrants. South Africa is Africa. South Africa is, and will always be, part of Africa. All democratic South African Presidents – Mandela, Mbeki, Motlanthe, Zuma – have been consistently clear that South Africa is of Africa, and is inextricably linked to the rest of the continent.

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  • Mozambique: 'Leave Your Pain Behind', PM Urges Returnees

    Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario has urged Mozambican victims of the anti-foreigner pogroms in South Africa to transform the pain caused by the wave of xenophobic violence into an internal force for the development of the country. Let us not copy what is bad about the South Africans”.

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  • Zimbabwe: Is He the Next Diego Maradona Protégé?

    Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport. This is the case with DilIian Munashe Chipunza, a Zimbabwean born soccer star based in the United Kingdom who has had the good fortune to take part in major competitions and playing for Fulham junior team which he said has created unforgettable moments. CLS caught up with the soccer player who is in Zimbabwe for a holiday. "I started playing soccer at the age of seven.

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  • Nigeria asks SA for compensation for xenophobia victims

    Nigeria has asked the South African government for compensation for the victims of the xenophobic attacks. Three weeks ago, xenophobic violence flared up in KwaZulu-Natal then spread to Gauteng. Seven people have since been killed. The South African High Commissioner in Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, says he has been in consultations with the foreign affairs department. He says that while ties between the two countries are strong the South African government must protect the lives of foreigners.

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  • Found your twin stranger yet? [Video] - IOL SciTech

    You might just have a doppelganger. A doppelganger (German for “double walker”) is a person who looks incredibly similar to you. Well, now, all those unique snowflakes have social media profiles. Niamh Gearney, Terence Manzanga and Harry English started the “Twin Strangers” project, a challenge to find their near-identical counterparts in 28 days.

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