• SA woman threatened for dating Zimbabwean man

    A South African woman has taken refuge among more than 700 displaced foreign nationals at a refugee camp, after she was attacked and threatened with rape for dating a Zimbabwean man. Nokuthula Mabaso said she was attacked while visiting her boyfriend Elias Chauke in Makause informal settlement in Germiston, East Rand, on Wednesday night. Mabaso, who hails from Harrismith in Free State, lives in the squatter camp with her parents. "They asked me why I dated a foreigner when there were many South African men in the squatter camp and I replied that I love Elias.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender and admits contemplating suicide

    In his tell-all interview yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce Jenner confirmed he has undergone a gender transition to become a woman, admitting he contemplated suicide when things got bad eighteen months ago.

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  • Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled his lavish lifestyle, and that of Zuma's trusts.

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  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

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  • Nelson Mandela Bay buses worth R100m gather dust in ‘failed project’ - City Press

    Six years on and buses that were supposed to start the bus rapid transit system in Port Elizabeth are still gathering dust outside a fresh produce market. The 60 buses were acquired by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in 2009 for R100 million as part of its integrated public transport system, but it has been plagued by problems and allegations of corruption. As a result, the buses remain idle, parked outside the fresh produce market in Motherwell outside Port Elizabeth. The buses were meant to diversify and improve the city’s transport system, but are now exposed to the elements all year round.

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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia or Afrophobia in South Africa - It Is Just Convenient Amnesia

    All those years when South African freedom fighters crisscrossed the continent in search of support for the anti-apartheid struggle, they received only unstinting hospitality and solidarity. Have South Africans forgotten this? What do they teach their children about Africa? Growing up in Zimbabwe, I vividly remember listening to the soulful music of various South Africans on my grandmother's supersonic gramophone stereo.

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • US actor falls in love with SA

    US film and television actor Texas Battle is the latest international star to turn South Africa into his happy hunting ground. Battle is taken by the culture, food and the weather in Cape Town - he is even learning to speak a bit of Xhosa. In our telephonic chat, Battle even tried to pronounce words such as umgqusho (samp and beans), which happens to be his favourite dish whenever he is here. Born in Houston, Texas, some 34 years ago, he features in Saf3, an international television drama series set to debut on e.tv tomorrow at 4pm.

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  • Mozambique: Zuma Replies to a Letter From Mozambique Top Writer

    South African President Jacob Zuma has replied to the open letter which Mozambique's foremost writer, the novelist and poet Moa Couto, wrote to him last week, urging vigorous measures to end the wave of attacks against foreigners living in South Africa. Zuma said that he recalled the days when he lived in exile in Mozambique, and when Couto was a senior journalist on various of the Mozambican media, including AIM, and the daily paper “Noticias”. “I cannot forget the friendship that Mozambique accorded my comrades and to me personally. In fact Mozambique became my second home and it remains my home”, said Zuma.

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

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  • Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • Foreign national attacked in North West

    A Bangladeshi national was stabbed and robbed in Taung, North West police said on Saturday.

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  • We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

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  • Neymar, Messi guide 10-man Barca to crucial win | The New Age Online

    Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target as Barcelona produced a sensational first-half performance to take a huge step towards the La Liga title with a 2-0 win at local rivals Espanyol on Saturday. The visitors dominated from the off and two goals in eight minutes sealed the win as Neymar and Messi rounded off excellent team moves. Barca were reduced to 10 men early in the second period as Jordi Alba was given his marching orders for taking his protestations towards referee Mateu Lahoz too far, but Luis Enrique's men held on comfortably and could have even added to their lead had Neymar not blazed a glorious chance over 25 minutes from time.

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  • Malema gets a pop star welcome in uMlazi - Special Features | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema visited eMhlabeni squatter camp near uMlazi on Friday. Durban - Scores of EFF supporters welcomed their leader as they would a pop star at eMhlabeni informal settlement in uMlazi south of Durban. Clad in the party’s T-shirts, the crowd ululated, danced and sang revolutionary songs as Julius Malema, accompanied by the national spokesman, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, made his way on to the packed community sports field on Friday night.

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  • 'Our hopes for the future died with him' - Emmanuel Sithole's shattered family

    The father of three had planned to travel back from South Africa last Sunday to escape the xenophobia sweeping parts of the country. Sithole, who was 35 when he died, became a symbol of the xenophobic violence sweeping South Africa after photographs of his brutal murder were published in the Sunday Times last week. The pictures made headlines across the globe, but for his family back home he was a husband, father and son. There we found his family of three toddlers, two young wives and his distraught mother.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe to Go This Year - Tsvangirai

    MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said President Robert Mugabe's "inevitable end was nigh" and vowed that the opposition party would remove the Zanu PF strongman from power this year. Tsvangirai said this while addressing about 10 000 party supporters outside Mucheke Stadium as part of his countrywide by-election boycott campaign rallies. Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans had lost faith in the ballot, but ruled out violence.

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  • ‘Execution of Bali Nine imminent’ - World News | IOL News

    The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of “Bali Nine” drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was “imminent”. “Indonesian authorities today advised Australian consular officials that the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be scheduled imminently at Nusakambangan prison in central Java,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.

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  • Nigeria: 9ice Gets First Test As Special Adviser

    Politics might not be one of the places where Abolore Akande is popular, however entertainment definitely is.

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  • New high for Mabena - Radio personality gets set to host TV show

    Very few individuals in the entertainment industry can claim the heights that radio DJ Bob Mabena has reached. Mabena clearly is no regular Bob. "I can't be excited to host a television show, I've done it before. What I like is the leverage for the Bob Mabena brand.

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