• Benni warns of money trap

    Benni McCarthy, the former Bafana Bafana striker who earned millions playing in top European leagues, believes South African players still need to be educated on spending money wisely to ensure they can support themselves and their families after retirement. You have never been told how to manage your money. The former Orlando Pirates player, who is doing his Uefa A coaching licence, said he learnt a lot from his former manager Jose Mourinho about player management.

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  • Xenophobia: Curtain comes down on local musicians’ global stage - City Press

    The ongoing violent xenophobic attacks across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have had unexpected casualties: big names in the South African music industry. Kelly Khumalo, Biz Nuz and Cassper Nyovest have had their international tours affected by calls for a South African boycott. KwaZulu-Natal-based group Biz Nuz were set to perform in Zimbabwe tomorrow but have had to put their trip on ice after demands for the boycott reached fever pitch. Speaking to City Press this morning, DJ Tira (whose real name is Mthokozi Khathi) said there was no way that Biz Nuz would perform in Zimbabwe, adding that the group would release a statement at a later stage.

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  • Africa strikes back

    Mozambicans, Malawians, Zimbabweans, Somalis and Congolese nationals have borne the brunt of xenophobic violence, which broke out in Durban three weeks ago before spreading to Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg. The South African high commissioner to Malawi was summoned yesterday to a meeting by that country's ministry of foreign affairs, concerned about the safety of its nationals in South Africa. International Relations Department spokesman Nelson Kgwete confirmed the meeting and said African ambassadors would meet today to voice their concerns. Sasol spokesman Alex Anderson said work had stopped at its gas plant in Inhambane, Mozambique after fears that South African staff would be attacked.

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  • Nigeria: Youth Protest South Africa's Xenophobia

    Nigerian youth, under the aegis of ‎Concerned Nigerians against Xenophobia, on Thursday threatened to ‎picket South African companies in Nigeria if the ‎xenophobic attacks in South Africa‎ is not stopped. At a peaceful protest at the South African Embassy in Lagos on Thursday, ‎the leader of the youth, Segun Tomori, described the attacks as uncalled for stressing that Nigeria and other African countries assisted the country during the apartheid. "We are showing our dissatisfaction with the way our brothers and sisters are being treated in South Africa and we mean other Africans when we say our brothers and sisters," Mr. Tomori told PREMIUM TIMES.

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  • Stop the killing‚ pleads Zuma

    Zuma gave a precursor of what he would say when he acknowledged‚ in an interview with the SABC on Wednesday night‚ that his administration’s tardy response to socio-economic frustrations might be fuelling the mayhem.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Reps Vow to Invoke Laws to Frustrate S/African Interests

    The House of Representatives yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to recall Nigeria's envoy to South Africa over xenophobic attacks on foreigners. The lawmakers also vowed to invoke relevant business laws to frustrate South African concerns in Nigeria.

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  • South Africa: No African Is a Foreigner in Africa

    Wits professor ACHILLE MBEBME sees a nascent "ideology" - that of "national-chauvinism" - taking root in South African society. On Wednesday I asked a taxi driver: "Why do they need to kill these 'foreigners' in this manner?" His response: "Because under Apartheid, fire was the only weapon we blacks had. To kill "these foreigners", we need to be as close as possible to their body which we then set in flames or dissect, each blow opening a huge wound that can never be healed. Or, if it is healed at all, it must leave on "these foreigners" the kinds of scars that can never be erased.

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  • Nicki Minaj engaged to Meek Mill? | The New Age Online

    After a few months of dating rumours rapper Nicki Minaj took to social media to confirm her relationship with fellow rapper Meek Mill.

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  • Zimbabwe: SA Xenophobia - AU Speaks Out

    The African Union has described xenophobic attacks in South Africa as "unacceptable," and called for an immediate halting of violence against African immigrants. AU Commission chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in a statement issued on the continental body's website that the attacks were particularly unfortunate, especially when Africa Day celebrations were approaching. Dr Dlamini-Zuma said the challenges faced by South Africa of poverty and unemployment were common to all African countries and it was important that citizens work together in finding solutions in order to build a better future for all Africans.

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  • SA workers must go - Mozambique marchers - Africa | IOL News

    REUTERS South African police encourage a group of foreign nationals to move back to their homes after a peace march in Durban on April 16, 2015. At least four people have been killed in a wave of anti-immigrant violence that started two weeks ago in Durban. Maputo - South Africans working in Mozambique on Thursday faced threats of reprisals in retaliation for the pogroms against foreign workers in Durban - but in the event no violence occurred. Mozambican workers at the natural gas treatment facilities of the South African company Sasol, in Inhambane province, demanded the removal of the 250 South Africans working there.

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  • ‘South Africans think of us as animals’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR A foreign shopowner with hired security keeps a watchful eye at the entrance to his shop, which was closed for business due to possible threats of xenophobic attacks and looting in Jeppe Street, in the Joburg CBD. Johannesburg - The usually busy Kerk Street in downtown Joburg came to a standstill on Wednesday when businesses shut down in the wake of rumoured xenophobic attacks in other parts of the CBD, including Berea and Hillbrow. Gonzalo Tamba, a Cameroonian who has been a street trader in Joburg for 15 years, said he feared for his life. “We are scared and disappointed that South Africans think of us as animals that must be hunted down and killed.

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  • Counting the cost of xenophobic violence - Business News | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Police tackle an armed foreigner who was among the crowd gathered in retaliation to xenophobic attacks in Mahatma Gandhi (Point) Road in Durban. Durban - The xenophobic attacks will impact on South Africa’s relations with the continent, but it was unlikely that African countries would retaliate. South Africa has several bilateral agreements in Africa with local businesses well established in many countries.

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  • South Africa: Xenophobia - Foreign Nationals Fight Looters in Joburg CBD [VIDEO]

    The xenophobic attacks that began in KwaZulu-Natal two weeks ago have now spread to Johannesburg. A video shot by SABC reporter Aldrin Sampear, captures some of the chaos. According to reports, foreign nationals under threat in the region have now armed themselves against looters. Sampear captured his video in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday, saying that foreigners were fighting back in the city after looters had invaded their stores.

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  • Oppenheimer farm invaded in Zim - Africa | IOL News

    Seven men were released on bail this week for allegedly invading a vast ranch owned by a company controlled by South Africa’s wealthy Oppenheimer family about 80km east of Bulawayo. The Debshan ranch is still a major beef producer and safe haven for much game. Prosecutors at the Bulawayo Magistrate’s Court charged Tichaona Hove, Julius Maromom Leonard Maphosa, Ronias Mawerewere, Roman Ndlovu, Talent Matungamire and Pride Maphosa, for building huts on a section of the ranch in January.

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  • Khune charged by the PSL | The New Age Online

    The Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee has charged Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune with making improper statements and bringing the league and SAFA into disrepute following his comments on social media. Khune will appear before the PSL disciplinary committee on the 23rd of April to state his case before the committee panel. This comes after Khune took to twitter to lambaste match officials after being red carded in a match against Amazulu. Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has also been charged with contravening Rules 51 and 53 of the NSL after he attended post match press conference, despite being ordered from the field of play during the game by the referee.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobic Attack - Recall Ambassador Reps Tell Jonathan

    The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently recall the Nigeria Ambassador to South Africa for further consultations in the wake of the Xenophobic attacks that has led to the death of 10 Nigerians in that country. The South Africans claim that black migrants from other African countries are taking all the jobs available in their country, leaving the citizens jobless, and slowly taking over their economy. The call followed a motion of urgent public importance brought before it by Abike Dabire, who lamented the predicament being face by Nigerians in South Africa.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Makes Time 100 Most Influential List

    Nigeria's president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and three other Nigerians have been named among the world's 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. The three other people on the list are former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, bestselling author, Chimamanda Adichie and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

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  • Nicki Minaj is engaged

    Nicki Minaj has got engaged to Meek Mill after two months of dating.

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  • Nigeria: Truly, Nigerians Are Good People--Indonesian Ambassador

    Harry Purwanto said on Wednesday that Nigerians were among the best people in the world. The envoy said this during an interview News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. "Nigerians are really good people it is only the minority few that are giving the country the bad image in other countries such as Indonesia.

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  • King Zwelithini to host xeno imbizo - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    King Goodwill Zwelithini will host an imbizo in Durban on Monday in an effort to quell the xenophobia sweeping the country. Kwazulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu said on Friday that the imbizo, which is likely to take place at the Curries Fountain Stadium, would include politicians, chiefs, indunas and the public. Mchunu said he hoped that those who had been calling for the king to address would them attend the imbizo. Meanwhile, the South African Human Rights Commission has received another complaint about comments reportedly made by the king about foreign nationals.

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