• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Here Are The First Pictures Of The New Royal Baby

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduce their newborn princess.

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  • Chelsea title ends hurt, says skipper Terry | The New Age Online

    Chelsea captain John Terry said his side had ended five years of hurt after they secured the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday. It's been five years since we've won it," Terry told Sky Sports in an on-pitch interview at a jubilant Stamford Bridge. Chelsea prevailed when Eden Hazard, after seeing his penalty saved by Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni, followed up to head in on the stroke of half-time.

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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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  • William and Kate spend first day at home with Britain's new princess | The New Age Online

    Prince William and his wife Kate were on Sunday spending their first day back at home with their baby daughter as Britain eagerly awaited a name for the new royal princess. The couple, their firstborn Prince George and the new arrival were expected to spend the next few days relaxing together at their Kensington Palace apartment, a day after Kate gave birth to the baby girl, who is fourth in line to the throne. A beaming Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left hospital on Saturday carrying their newborn. The sleeping baby was wrapped in a woollen shawl as a relaxed-looking Kate, 33, cradled her in her arms in front of the hospital's private Lindo Wing.

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  • DJ Sbu arrested for drunk driving

    Gauteng police have confirmed businessman and radio host Sibusiso Leope popularly known as DJ Sbu has been arrested for alleged drunk driving in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg. The controversial DJ was arrested while travelling along Main Reef road in the early hours of this morning. The police's Tsekiso Mofokeng said, “In the early hours of this morning, police were patrolling Main Reef road near Randfontein.

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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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  • Mayweather beats Pacquiao in ‘Fight of the Century’ - City Press

    Floyd Mayweather Jr (left) punches Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather Jr cemented his place among the pantheon of boxing greats by improving his unbeaten run to 48-0 with a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao in a fight that lived up to its immense hype and price tag. Mayweather weathered an early assault by the Filipino southpaw and then won the later rounds to finish ahead on all three judges’ scorecards in a welterweight showdown that is expected to be the top grossing prize fight of all-time. “When the history books are written, it was worth the wait,” Mayweather said in the ring after a fight that was over five years in the making.

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  • Skye’s the limit for SA teenager - Gauteng | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA AMBITION: Skye Goss is aiming for success. Johannesburg - Skye Goss is a teenager with a mission – and that’s to win the World Championships in Performing Arts in Hollywood in July. Skye, 13, the daughter of former Miss South Africa Suzette van der Merwe, has already garnered critical acclaim in South Africa by achieving the highest individual score of 97 percent at the South African Junior Grand Championships of Performing Arts in Rustenburg in March.

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  • Wife of Rio Ferdinand dies | The New Age Online

    The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday. "My soulmate slipped away last night," the 36-year-old Queens Park Rangers player said in a statement. "Rebecca, my wonderful wife, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

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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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  • ANC to blame for bad work ethic

    Enough with the "South Africans are lazy" rant. There is merit in the argument that South Africa's work ethic leaves much to be desired when measured on labour productivity compared with other countries. South Africans want to work, they want to be self-reliant, they want to be proud of the legacy they are creating for their children. When Kenya got its independence in December 1963, the incoming independence government popularised the slogan "uhuru na kazi" (freedom and hard work).

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  • Charlize Theron may not return for 'Mad Max: Fury Road' sequel | The New Age Online

    Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron does not seem eager to reprise her role after experiencing a lot of bumps on the road during "Mad Max" shooting.

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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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  • 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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  • Malema rouses Rhodes crowd | Grocott's Mail Online

    With remarks such as this, Economic Freedom Fighters' Commander in Chief Julius Malema caused a stir inside and outside the Barratt lecture theatre at Rhodes University on Thursday 30 April. Among other remarks, the fiery orator called ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a sellout, slammed SA’s failure to ban foreign land ownership and was fulsome in his praise for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Despite threats earlier in the week carried on A4 posters and pamphlets that the EFF would be prevented from entering the campus, the event went ahead without incident.

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