• The brutal death of Emmanuel Sithole

    Shortly before 7am yesterday, Sunday Times journalists were in Alexandra township, near Sandton, speaking to shop owners who had their businesses looted overnight. Children played, people walked the streets, some stopped to gawk at the carnage from the night before. Then this happened ...

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  • Dear President Zuma: A letter from Mozambican writer Mia Couto | Daily Maverick

    Perhaps more than any other neighbouring country, Mozambique paid a high price for the support we gave to the liberation of South Africa. The fragile Mozambican economy was wrecked. For us, Mr President, there was no border, there was no nationality. For centuries Mozambican migrants, miners and peasants worked in neighbouring South Africa under conditions that were not far short of slavery.

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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia - Zim Woman Decapitated

    A Zimbabwean woman, Mrs Naume Garusa (41), has become the latest victim of horrific xenophobic attacks after her body was found with her head decapitated following violent clashes in the Houghton suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, last Thursday. Speaking at her funeral wake at a relative's home in Mufakose, Harare, her son Brain Garusa, who is a student at the University of Zimbabwe, said he was shocked to receive reports of his mother's death just two days after talking to her on her mobile phone. Mr Emmanuel Mhondiwa, who is brother to the deceased, said the family was devastated with the manner in which Mrs Garusa lost her life after working in South Africa for more than 12 years. When we started seeing images of xenophobic attacks on television we never imagined that our own flesh and blood could soon be a victim," said Mr Mhondiwa.

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  • Find out who is behind SA xenophobic attacks - Cape Times

    Everything should be done to unearth those who are behind xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza said today. “We should go to the Constitutional Court if it comes to that. “There is no place for xenophobia in South Africa. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Sunday told reporters in Pretoria that more than 300 people had been arrested in relation to widespread attacks on foreign nationals and looting.

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  • Foreigners turn their backs on government

    Almost 600 Zimbabweans yesterday packed up what remained of their lives here and crammed into nine buses parked on a soccer field in Chatsworth, Durban. Ronald Dandavare desperately wanted to get on one of those buses. "He [President Jacob Zuma] says we will be safe, but it's not safe for us. Since Friday, the South African and other governments in Africa have hired buses to repatriate hundreds of people displaced in three weeks of xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Nigeria Spent U.S.$61 Billion to Free S'africa - African Standard

    The 21 days of violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa have drawn global outrage and condemnation in the strongest terms. Ironically, this is the same South Africa and other Southern African states that Nigeria spent $61 billion to free from apartheid. At least the Africa Standard Newspaper acknowledged this much when it published a banner headline in one of its edition: "Revealed! The latest was by Germany's foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who warned on Sunday against racism and xenophobia, at a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.

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  • We are reaping what we sowed - Zuma

    President Jacob Zuma has admitted that the ANC made a mistake by not explaining to South Africans what freedom entails when it came into power in 1994. Addressing the ANC’s stakeholders’ forum against xenophobia at Luthuli House on Monday, Zuma said: “We keep on telling people that the constitution does not allow this. The xenophobic violence which has gripped the country started about two weeks ago in KwaZulu-Natal. Zuma said he was confident if former Nelson Mandela was alive there would still be xenophobic violence.

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  • Taxi driver’s wisdom on target - Sunday Independent

    REUTERS BACKLASH: A group of foreign nationals defend themselves as police get between them and South Africans after a peace march in Durban this week. Johannesburg - Forget the rest of Africa and its business headlines this week; there is a stench of self-hatred in the air, fuelled by yet another surge of attacks directed against fellow Africans in South Africa. My airport shuttle driver helped me come to terms with the looting, the assault and killing of foreign nationals from African countries. KwaZulu-Natal, the tourist mecca of our country, witnessed a surge of Afrophobic violence against children, women and men who should be expecting protection from us.

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  • Bobby Brown Says Daughter Bobbi Kristina "Is Awake" From Coma

    Bobby Brown’s lawyer told BuzzFeed News he had no comment on if he said Bobbi Kristina is awake or her condition. Bobbi Kristina, 22, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her home in Georgia on Jan. 31. Bobbi Kristina was released last month from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and has been moved to an undisclosed location, but her condition at the time remained unchanged.

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  • Xenophobia hits MTN, Sasol square on

    SOUTH African companies with operations north of the border are suffering a fierce backlash from this week's wave of xenophobic violence, blamed on remarks by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. On Friday, officials of the newly elected Nigerian government handed a memorandum to the South African high commission in that country, demanding that South Africa take swift action against the attackers — or else South African business in Nigeria would be shut down, news network eNCA reports. This will be of particular concern to MTN as Nigeria is the cellular giant's largest market, responsible for a third of its revenue for the year to December. On Friday, Chris Moroleng, MTN's head of corporate affairs, said none of its staff had been threatened.

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  • Please Call Me inventor says Vodacom not off the hook

    NKOSANA Makate, the inventor of the "Please Call Me" cellphone SMS service, just won't give up. The former Vodacom employee has filed papers in the Constitutional Court in yet another bid to force the cellular giant to pay for "stealing" his idea. The high court dismissed his case last year, and Makate now wants the highest court to give him the right to appeal. Last month, the Supreme Court of Appeal rejected Makate's application for leave to appeal, finding he had "no reasonable prospects of success".

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  • Why they become a jihadi bride - City Press

    The reasons Western teenagers become jihadi brides became less academic for South Africans this month when a 15-year-old Cape Town girl was hauled off a flight bound for Saudi Arabia. The girl, whose parents are from Kenya, allegedly planned to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), also known as the Islamic State. It’s still unclear how the Islamic State is able to lure young women from wealthier and more permissive societies to become jihadi brides – the extremist group has gained a reputation for brutality so unrivalled, it has been disavowed by the al-Qaeda terror group. According to the New York Times, an estimated 550 Western women have travelled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State.

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  • Nigerians vow to fight back - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    REUTERS African immigrants carry machetes before being dispersed by police officers in Johannesburg. Police fired rubber bullets and a stun grenade to disperse a gang of African immigrants who had armed themselves with machetes in a run-down district of east Johannesburg, a Reuters photographer said. Durban - A group of Nigerians living in Mahatma Gandhi Road in Durban have vowed to defend themselves if attacked by the locals. Solomon Okoro, 31, of the Igbo tribe, said they have been receiving threatening messages but were alert and prepared for any trouble if police are not willing to protect them.

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  • 17 Things You Learn After Living With Someone For A Year

    Everyone has weird food habits, and some people think totally normal habits like sprinkling sugar on your peanut butter and toast is weird. If they don’t share condiments they’re probably fundamentally evil.

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  • This Guy Invented Shoes That Grow Five Sizes In Five Years For Kids In Developing Countries

    1. Kenton Lee was working at an orphanage in Kenya when he noticed a little girl with the ends of her shoes cut off and her toes sticking out. “For years the idea of these growing shoes wouldn’t leave my mind,” he told BuzzFeed News.

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  • Another child for Brad and Angelina - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly adopting another child. The couple - who already have six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, Shiloh, eight and adopted children Maddox, 13, Zahara, 10 and Pax, 11 - are said to be planning on adding to their brood once again "before the end of summer". Angelina, 39 - who recently underwent a double mastectomy - and Brad, 51, are reportedly ready to adopt a young Syrian girl after the actress was "moved to tears" when learning of the difficulties facing youngsters in the war torn country.

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  • Cricket SA need to answer Philander saga - Proteas Cricket

    It’s become a public relations nightmare for Cricket South Africa. An organisation whose chief executive wants every aspect of news that is disseminated from within its walls tightly controlled, has not been able to keep the reigns on the great “change to the starting XI” story that emerged in the wake of South Africa’s dramatic exit in the semi-finals of the World Cup in Australasia. There had been whispers from within the camp on the day of the semi-final that the side had been changed at the behest of chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

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  • Five dead, 50 injured in Carletonville accident

    Five died and 50 others were injured on Monday when a bus and car collided head-on near Carlertonville, Gauteng, paramedics said. ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on scene and found the bus and light motor vehicle both lying on the side on the Welverdiend Road. “On inspection, paramedics discovered the lifeless bodies of five women lying inside the light motor vehicle. Unfortunately all five patients had sustained fatal injuries and had already succumbed to their injuries prior to the arrival of paramedics,” he said in a statement.

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  • South Africa: Mujuru - Killing of Zimbabweans in South Africa Shows Mugabe Has Failed

    FORMER vice president Joice Mujuru says images of Zimbabweans being brutalised in South Africa have ruined the country's 35th Independence celebrations as they show that "we have failed somehow". Mujuru, , said although people should celebrate Independence Day "which came about the sacrifice of many souls" the attacks on Zimbabwean's in South Africa calls for "introspection of how far we have done against the plight of our people in South Africa". The former vice president lost her lofty party and government posts in December last year on allegations of plotting to oust President Robert Mugabe. "Pictures from South Africa show the failure side of our government," she said in an interview with NewZimbabwe.com.

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  • Young mother recounts xenophobic attack in Alex

    Young mother Thandekile Ngala, 21, managed to grab what she could, carry her 11-month old baby on her back and sought safety at Alexandra police station, north of Johannesburg as violence against foreign nationals broke out in the township. Ngala, from Zimbabwe, is one of the displaced foreign nationals from Alexandra staying at a temporary shelter in Mayfair. ”I took my baby and grabbed a bag to put in few of his clothes…as you know Alexandra is a very busy place, people were moving up and down the street, but I could feel the tension in the air.

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