• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Megabout: Boxing legends pick a side - Boxing

    IOL Sport: South Africa's Premier Online Sports News Source with In-depth coverage of local and international Sport Results, with latest rugby, soccer, cricket, tennis, golf, motorsport news, fixtures, logs and sporting events.

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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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  • 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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  • OPINION: Mayweather packs a (domestic) punch

    With all the hype surrounding the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight, it seems far too easy to ignore the fact that one of the fighters is a convicted abuser and a misogynist who has never been properly punished for his deeds. Unless a sinkhole opens up or Floyd Mayweather decides to donate a large sum of his earnings to a charitable cause, preferably one fighting against domestic violence, there is no way the fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could ever live up to the hype that has surrounded it for the last five years. If you didn’t already feel inadequate about your meagre existence then dull your day with the thought that Mayweather will earn more in the time the fight lasts than you will earn your entire life.

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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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  • 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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  • Reese Witherspoon's Teenage Daughter Will Make You Feel Really Old

    Which one's Ava? Which one's Reese? We'll never know!

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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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  • Keisha Castle-Hughes Is Ready For Your Attention Now On #GameOfThrones

    There were two months of secrecy before Keisha Castle-Hughes could tell anyone she had been cast on Game of Thrones. Now 25, the former child star spent part of last summer making covert trips to Belfast for armor fittings and martial arts training to portray the vengeful warrior Obara Sand. Initially, Castle-Hughes thought she was wrong for Obara, who joins Game of Thrones in the May 3 installment, along with her sisters, Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) and Nymeria (Jessica Henwick).

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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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  • 40 Times David Beckham Made Us Heavy Breathe

    Because it's his 40th birthday. And that's all the excuse we need.

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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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  • Stellenbosch group won’t apologise - Politics | IOL News

    The student group that protested at the inauguration of Stellenbosch University’s new vice-chancellor this week remains unapologetic about raising uncomfortable issues that threaten to burst the institution’s “bubble of white privilege”. “We want to make you uncomfortable,” said Open Stellenbosch spokesman Sikhulekile Duma, a day after 100 of the group’s members picketed the inauguration of Professor Wim de Villiers.

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