• Gigaba stands by new visa requirements

    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will not go back on a decision to implement new visa requirements next week. Concerns have been raised about a requirement that demands children carry unabridged certificate when they travel to and from South Africa. Parents say this will delay their travels and that the department is generally slow to issue unabridged certificates. Home affairs has already begun the process by converting over half a million abridged birth certificates.

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  • 'Our family is cursed', says Trevor Noah's granny in wake of brutal murder

    It was the fourth tragedy to strike women in Noah's family and comes as the comedian prepares to take up his hosting of the popular The Daily Show in the US. Yesterday, relatives attended the funeral of the murdered teacher, Cebisile Happiness Khoza, in a village near Wasbank in KwaZulu-Natal. Noah had not been reached by his family as he was travelling overseas. The latest killing means that three of Noah's female relatives have been murdered.

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  • The Itumeleng Khune conundrum

    The image of soccer supremo Khoza is of an all-powerful man who goes gung-ho where angels fear to tread. In May 2013, Khune was the man of the moment at the Premier Soccer League (PSL) awards. Then captain and undisputed first choice for Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana, he was a sweepstakes winner: footballer of the season, players' player of the season, goalkeeper of the season and Nedbank Cup player of the tournament. Khune's star is shedding its diamond sparkle.

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  • DJ Sbu opens up - The Citizen

    Following controversial headlines, DJ Sbu chats to us about his life, and what's really going on.

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  • EFF faction turns their backs on Malema

    A faction of Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) members have defied an order from head office to support party leader Julius Malema in his court battle against the South African Revenue Service(Sars.

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  • South Africa's economy is still in the hands of whites

    This view by one of the country's leading business minds Phumzile Langeni enjoyed overwhelming support from the participants. Langeni, the chairwoman of AfroPulse Group, said the recent spate of xenophobic attacks was just one of many things that showed the extent of frustration about the lack of opportunities in the country. "People are feeling left out" Langeni said. Agreeing with Meyer, Langeni said a sluggish economy, the high unemployment rate and dependency on state grants were some of the things that point to a need for dialogue.

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  • Fifa asked to rule on Jordaan's job double-up

    The controversy surrounding the ANC’s appointment of Safa president Danny Jordaan as mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality escalated yesterday when world soccer controlling body Fifa was asked for a ruling on the issue. The complaint was forwarded to secretary-general Jerome Valcke on the basis that Jordaan’s new position contravened the entrenched constitutional rulings of Fifa and Safa on political neutrality.

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  • ANC-linked group scores as their Capitec stake soars to R2.5bn

    The consortium includes Pilisiwe Twala-Tau, the wife of Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau; Gugu Mtshali, wife of former president Kgalema Motlanthe; and the Batho Batho Trust, which was founded in 1992 by former president Nelson Mandela and other ANC stalwarts. In 2007, Coral Lagoon paid R300-million for 12.2% of the Stellenbosch banking group at R30 a share in a deal funded entirely by the state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

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  • Feud mars Mompati funeral - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA President Jacob Zuma with his wife, Bongi Ngema, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Speaker of the National Assembly and chairwoman of the ANC, Baleka Mbete, were among the party faithful to bid farewell to ANC stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati at her funeral service in Vryburg on Saturday. Johannesburg - The “towering” role played by struggle stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati in bringing democracy to South Africa was marred by family feuds openly displayed at her funeral held at the Vryburg Showgrounds in the North West province on Saturday.

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  • Mokonyane launches mobile toilet project | The New Age Online

    The Department of Water and Sanitation has declared May Sanitation and Hygiene Month in line with this. Minister Nomvula Mokonyane today launched a pilot project on alternative sanitation in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The Department's Sanitation and Hygiene campaign seeks to remind South Africans about the importance of decent sanitation and good hygiene practices. The main objective of the celebration is to raise awareness and the public profile of sanitation and to encourage local governments to prioritize sanitation.

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  • 'Location' cheating doesn't count! - Movies | Tonight

    Sir Michael Caine has "never been tempted to stray" from his wife. The 82-year-old actor has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years and insists that despite working alongside Hollywood beauties such as Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson, he's never thought about cheating on her.

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  • KFC to investigate ‘pavement knife sharpening’ incident (VIDEO)

    Chicken franchise KFC is embroiled in yet another scandal following the release of a video showing a staff member sharpening a knife on the pavement. A video was posted by Ashrana Chanderanberg on a restaurant review page on Facebook with the caption: “This is what happens every morning @KFC Coastlands Umhlanga. As expected the video has gone viral, with many expressing disgust at the fast food franchise’s health and safety standards or lack thereof.

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  • How Operation Fiela crept into CTown's gang-torn areas

    “They were the police and that “something” ended up being live ammunition. Fiela members then found the suspect who had thrown the bullets out of the window when he heard a raid was happening, arresting the other occupant of the same house and taking him to the Grassy Park police station. Being likened to a gang member, the very person who terrorises you and your loved ones’ lives? Although the other residents ANA spoke to did not necessarily want to don a police badge, there appeared to be a consensus in the Ottery community – the police were wanted.

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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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  • Foreign nationals share their experience of starting a business in SA

    Setting up your own successful business is hard enough as it is. Not having proper local identification and business regulations that seem designed to stifle rather than encourage entrepreneurship are just two of the myriad problems encountered by African business people looking to set up shop in South Africa. “My company brings in lots of foreign currency into the country and provides a much needed service in South Africa,” said Tendai*, a 53-year-old Johannesburg-based Zimbabwean IT businessman, who has been in South Africa for the past 8 years. “Although I am a permanent resident of South Africa with a South African ID, I don’t feel as part of South Africa,” he told ANA in the lead up to Africa Day on May 25.

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  • Clean your house, EU tells Mswati - Africa | IOL News

    The European Parliament this week called on King Mswati’s government in Swaziland to immediately and unconditionally release an imprisoned news editor, a political rights lawyer and two other political prisoners. A parliamentary resolution also established a monitoring of Swaziland’s human rights abuses in what could be the first step toward international censuring or even trade sanctions toward sub-Saharan Africa’s only unelected national leader.

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  • Daily load shedding kicks in

    Eskom implemented stage two load shedding at 7am and the power cuts are set to last until 10pm.

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  • Jewish board distressed by Dlamini's Hitler comments

    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies says it's distressed by the recent Facebook posts of former University of Witwatersrand (Wits) Student Representative Council (SRC) president Mcebo Dlamini. Dlamini made headlines last month when he said he admired Adolph Hitler. Dlamini has shared a shared a link on his Facebook page to a website called Adolph Hitler; the most lied-about man in history.

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  • Tefu shows he’s a team player - PSL

    Kaizer Cheifs and PSL 2015 footballer of the season Tefu Mashamaite speaks about his great season and awards he won recently. There’s a simple motto that has stuck with footballer Tefu Mashamaite since he joined Kaizer Chiefs three years ago. Mashamaite felt he needed to share the success with his “co-star” after already walking away with various PSL awards last weekend.

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  • Schumacher making 'progress': manager

    Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress in recovering from a severe head injury, nearly a year-and-half after a skiing accident, according to his manager.

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