• 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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  • DJ Sbu in MoFire… - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    SUPPLIED DJ Sbu was arrested for drunk driving on Saturday and his Porsche was impounded by the cops in Krugersdorp. Johannesburg - THE arrest on drunk driving allegations of troubled radio DJ and musician DJ Sbu Leope brings to a climax what has been a difficult year for the self-styled businessman. Leope was nabbed about 4am on Saturday in the Randfontein area, west of Johannesburg. The news of his latest brush with the law was broken by Kaya FM on Saturday.

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  • '#MayPac fight was incorrectly scored'

    The CEO of Golden Gloves says the Floyd Mayweather/ Manny Pacquaio fight was scored incorrectly.

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  • Cassper storms off

    Cassper Nyovest showed his frustrations with the hosts of hip hop festival Back to the City by dropping the mic and walking off stage during a performance on Monday night. The rapper performed a number of his hits, and while performing his last song, the stage manager signalled to him and his DJ that their time was up. Wanting to please the fans, Cassper's DJ delayed the start of the song by getting the crowd excited with the heavy beat. Cassper walked off stage fuming, leaving DJ Capital, who was next in line to play, stunned.

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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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  • 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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  • Nigerians Most Sexually Satisfied People

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

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  • RVP will pay for penalty miss - Premier League

    Reuters Robin Van Persie has joined Wayne Rooney at the back of the penalty queue at Manchester United. Robin Van Persie has joined Wayne Rooney at the back of the penalty queue at Manchester United — and Louis van Gaal is unlikely to be any less ruthless this summer in searching for a striker who can guarantee him 20 goals a season. Van Persie’s failure to beat Boaz Myhill from the spot at Old Trafford proved costly as United slumped to their third defeat in a row without scoring, a sequence that has not occurred since April 1989.

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  • 33 Wedding Nightmares That'll Make You Glad You're Single

    Bad brides, grooms, and guests, oh my.

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  • Pacquiao is a hell of a fighter: Mayweather

    "He is a hell of a fighter," Mayweather said of Pacquiao, the Filipino icon who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions. Mayweather expected to rake in $200 million and Pacquiao was in line for a potential $100 million payday once revenue from sources including pay-per-view television sales was counted. "When the history books are written, this fight will have been worth the wait," Mayweather said, adding that 19 years of ring experience had prepared him for the most scrutinized fight of his career. "He's a very awkward fighter, so I had to take my time and watch him close," Mayweather said.

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  • Simba’s heartbroken dad pleads for justice - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The father of late Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere has pleaded for justice for his son and his friend, Kady-Shay O’Bryan. Joseph Mhere said the twists and turns in the culpable homicide case involving a driver who crashed into his son’s car three months ago were causing him anxiety. Mhere, who was a passenger in his son’s car, said he still did not know the identity of the driver of the white Polo who lost control along William Nicol Drive near the N1 and smashed into their car. Recalling that fateful morning on January 31, Mhere said he never got see the face of the driver.

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  • Repatriated Malawians 'Sneak' Back into South Africa

    Malawians who were recently evacuated following Xenophobic attacks are reportedly sneaking back into South Africa.

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  • Tears as three cops die - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    A Durban policeman spent time with his little boy before going on night shift, not knowing that it would be the last time they saw each other. Sergeant Sandile Humphrey Mbhele was one of three KwaZulu-Natal police officers shot dead in the line of duty within a few hours of each other in two separate incidents. In Harding, two policemen were burnt in their vehicle after coming under fire from robbers. On Thursday night, Mbhele, 37, and officers from the KwaMashu Crime Prevention unit were raiding an illegal tavern in Xolani Road in the KwaMashu Men’s Hostel when they encountered resistance from hostile residents.

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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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  • Ancelotti seeks nine more wins after Real's nine-goal romp

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti wants no let up from his side in the remaining nine La Liga games of the season after thrashing Granada 9-1 on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo was at his rampant best as he scored five for the first time in his career, whilst a Karim Benzema double and a Diego Mainz own goal added to Gareth Bale’s opener. Victory moved Madrid to within a point of league leaders Barcelona, who travel to face Celta Vigo later on Sunday. The European champions face six more league games in the next 28 days, as well as a Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid and Ancelotti is hoping the return of key players from injury will prove the key to ending the campaign on top form.

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  • Yes, but could Mmusi be SA’s president? | Daily Maverick

    Maimane, 34, has been presented as the full package of what a formerly white party now appealing to a mass black constituency should be like. For someone who debuted on the political scene only in 2011, he is now one of the most recognisable politicians in the country, thanks to rapid fast-tracking through DA leadership process. From the DA’s mayoral candidate in the City of Joburg to the party’s national spokesman to the DA’s candidate for Gauteng premier to parliamentary leader, Maimane has been malleable for any position going. The stars certainly seem to be lined up for Maimane to make it to the top.

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  • Girl sent home for wearing skirt raises ire - World News | IOL News

    Sarah, a Muslim pupil, was banned from her school in France for wearing a long skirt. Durban - There was a public outcry on social media this week after a 15-year-old French Muslim girl was banned from school for wearing a long skirt reflecting her religious affiliation. Social media users took to platforms like Facebook and Twitter to start a campaign using the hashtag #JePorteMaJupeCommeJeVeux which means “I wear my skirt as I like” in English. Young South African Muslims expressed their disappointment and others said they were concerned that France was becoming an “anti-Islamic” nation.

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  • Two more women accuse Cosby - IOL Tonight

    Two more women, a writer and an actress, on Friday said comedian Bill Cosby had sexually assaulted them decades ago, bringing the list of his accusers to more than 40. Actress Lili Bernard and writer Sammie Mays made the allegations against the comedian at a news conference with prominent lawyer Gloria Allred the day before the last show of Cosby’s national comedy tour in Atlanta. Cosby, 77, best known for his role as Dr Cliff Huxtable on the hit TV series The Cosby Show, has never been charged over any of the allegations. Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, has previously dismissed similar allegations by other women as “discredited” and “defamatory”.

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