• 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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  • Nigerians Most Sexually Satisfied People

    Nigerians have been rated as the most sexually satisfied people in the world.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will it be all about the ‘Money’? - Boxing

    The richest prize fight of all-time will give each fighter a multi-million-dollar payday and smash pay-per-view numbers, while eye-popping ticket prices, out of reach for all but the rich and famous, will see the 16 800-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena rival the Super Bowl in gate receipts. “This fight has been talked about for so long... now people are really looking forward to it and willing to pay any price to watch it,” Oscar De La Hoya, one of the few boxers to fight Mayweather and Pacquiao, told Reuters. With tickets on the resale market commanding over $100 000 for ringside seats and close to 3 million people expected to pay $100 on pay-per-view, the undefeated Mayweather (47-0) and southpaw Pacquiao (57-5-2) will be expected to produce a gala worthy of such princely price tags. Considered one of the best defensive fighters of all time, Mayweather is crafty with a superior ring intelligence that has allowed him to survive nearly two decades in the ring by avoiding danger.

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  • Minnie's fat pay bothers coaches - SundayWorld

    Sunday World reported last week that Dlamini had clinched a presenting gig with Nedbank believed to be worth R7-million. In another turn of events, it had emerged that the show's axed presenter Lebo Motsoeli had been begging the bank's bosses to extend her contract. It is understood that the four coaches involved in identifying future soccer stars for the Ke Yona team, including Mashaba, Mike Mangena, Khabo Zondo and Owen da Gama, have raised grievances with Nedbank over the deal. The four coaches allegedly contacted the bank with murmurs of discontent and challenged the financial institution for giving them "peanuts while they are the ones doing all the hard work".

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  • Rap star bets big on Mayweather over Pacquiao

    Curtis Jackson, the rap music star better known as 50 Cent, says he will bet $1.6 million (1.47 million euros) on pal Floyd Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao in their May boxing showdown. The much-anticipated bout will be staged May 2 in Las Vegas and could be the richest payday in boxing history for undefeated Mayweather. Jackson last year taunted Mayweather’s reading ability after a radio station aired audio of the fighter struggling to read a promotion transcript. Jackson compared his spats with Mayweather to a married couple taking out frustrations over other things on each other.

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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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  • Men take Long walk to stop killings

    Personal tragedies which have befallen five Mpumalanga men prompted them to take a 319km journey to the Union Buildings in Pretoria - on foot. Armed with energy drinks, water, first-aid kits and extra clothing, the men left Nelspruit on Monday morning. Each of them has been affected by xenophobia, farm murders, land grabs and police killings - their activism comes from personal experiences. By the time Sowetan caught up with them in Wonderfontein, near Belfast in Mpumalanga, after midday yesterday, the men had completed 142km.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: Mystery Parcel for Buhari

    Another Buhari walker, 43-year-old Abubakar Umar, arrived Gombe on Thursday with a strange bag. Umar started trekking from Yola, Adamawa on Saturday to celebrate Buhari's victory in Abuja. According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Umar was carrying more than 70 letters of requests which the people of North East region to Buhari gave to him on his way.

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  • Zimbabwe: Musona the Hero As FC Platinum Win

    FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza was left smiling yesterday after his side gave a five-star second half performance to subdue a battling Tsholotsho in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Mandava. Zimbabwe youth international forward, Walter Musona, was the hero as he scored a brace to bring his tally to five goals this season. Musona said he owed his good form to his teammates. It shows that we are united because when we were losing games we never looked down but kept our heads up," said Musona.

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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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  • ‘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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