• I've spent £150k trying to get my African wife into the UK - CameroonOnline.org

    Great-grandad has left his wife to marry woman in Cameroon 36yrs his junior. AS Paul Catchpole said goodbye to his wife of 43 years for a work stint in Cameroon she thought the absence would make his heart grow fonder. After fathering two more children with his new wife — John Paul, now two, and Blessing, six months — Paul ploughed his life savings and inheritance into their long-distance relationship in a desperate bid to get Angele and their kids to the UK. The money has gone on air tickets, hotel and hospital fees, renting property, utilities, food, car and running costs, schooling, (kids start at two in Cameroon), property building costs and fees.

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  • Ashifashabba takes back his lobola: Report

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Prodigal Son Khune to return to Chiefs | The New Age Online

    Itumeleng Khune is set to finalise his move back to Kaizer Chiefs before the end of the week. Khune left Amakhosi in acrimonious circumstances when his contract expired last month following disagreements over a new deal. Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung even described the former goalkeeper as disrespectful to the club and believed he was holding the club to ransom over a new deal. It’s unclear whether Mandla Masango, another player facing an uncertain future, will commit himself to Amakhosi this week.

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  • Mugabe not scheduled to attend AU meeting | The New Age Online

    Zimbabwe says the current Chairperson of the African Union, President Robert Mugabe, was not scheduled to attend the African Union meeting, refuting claims that United State President Barack Obama snubbed him. Obama addressed the African Union Commission on Tuesday, a meeting Mugabe did not attend. Zimbabwe's secretary for Foreign Affairs Joey Bimha says, "If President Obama had wished to see President Mugabe as Chair of the African Union he would not have summoned him to Addis Ababa, protocol does not allow that.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Rainbow SA a dangerous myth - Cape Times

    MYTHOLOGICAL GODS: We cannot speak of post-apartheid if we have not addressed what it means to be a human after centuries of dehumanising black people, the writer says. The dawn of Western modernity (some scholars argue) begins with the year 1492, when Christopher Columbus voyaged to what he believed was India. The encounter between Columbus and the native Carib and Arawak “Indians” of America soon led to a debate in Europe about whether the Indians were human or not. If, on the other hand, they were deemed not to be humans, then they could be enslaved and exploited, and all their forms of life would be deemed disposable.

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  • Safaree Samuels slams Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill - with audio

    Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has blasted her and her new fiance Meek Mill in a new song titled 'Lifeline'.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • Killing famous lion ‘was a mistake’ - Africa | IOL News

    A Zimbabwean hunter says he was devastated when he discovered his client had shot a bow and wounded a widely loved lion, known by locals and tourists as Cecil, who was part of a lion research project run by Oxford University for the past 15 years in the huge Hwange National Park. The hunter and his “North American” client returned the next morning and found the lion was injured, and immediately killed it to put it out of its misery. The professional hunter, who has asked not to be named until official investigations are complete, said his client, who he would not name, was a North American.

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  • Nudism in full swing in KZN as opposition backs down

    After bringing in police to arrest nudists when the province's first legal nudist beach opened in April, threatening to lodge a complaint with the public protector and appeal to the Hibiscus Coast Municipality to change its approval, the opposition group has "vanished". The Concerned Citizens Group, which claimed to represent thousands of residents in towns along the province's South Coast, has not "put a stop" to the nudist beach, as it had planned to do. "It seems as if all those who were opposing the beach have ridden into the sunset," said SA National Naturists Association chairman Serge Pavlovic yesterday. The group's spokesman, the Rev Mike Effanga, could not be reached for comment.

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  • Malema's Parliamentary office burgled

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say the Parliamentary office of party leader Julius Malema has been burgled. EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says when Malema’s personal assistant returned this morning after the winter recess she found doors leading to Malema’s office open, and files missing.

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  • R1.3bn mosque and varsity complex

    Hoping to leave a legacy in South Africa, "Uncle Ali", as he is popularly known, has already spent more than R210-million on the new Nizamiye mosque and community complex, and has no plans for slowing down. If you look at the richest men in history, they're often forgotten. During the planning stages, Katircioglu travelled back and forth between Turkey and South Africa. When construction started in October 2009, he moved to South Africa with his wife to oversee the project in person.

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  • SA car makers eye Nigeria despite tariffs

    SA’s automotive industry faces increasing competition from countries to the north, with former trade and industry minister Alec Erwin among those promoting Nigeria as a destination for manufacturing or the assembly of knock-down kits. Erwin was involved in the crafting of the Motor Industry Development Programme, through which the government worked with the industry and labour to modernise and save the sector in SA when it opened up to global competition after 1994. "We have not been promoting Nigeria as an alternate to SA, but as part of an African auto partnership, so we are also working with the South African government on it. Last month PSA Peugeot Citroen announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Morocco.

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  • Legendary KZN musician Gcwensa a sad loss

    The death of legendary maskandi musician Mtshengiseni “Indidane” Gcwensa yesterday morning, has been described as a huge loss for the music industry. Gcwensa from Umsinga, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, made a name for himself and has over the year’s scooped a number of awards including the South African Traditional Music Awards. Both the IFP and ANC in KwaZulu-Natal sent condolences to Gcwensa’s family. IFP MP Blessed Gwala described Gcwensa’s death as another great loss in the South African music industry.

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  • 'Whites should be killed' - UCT reveals charges against Chumani Maxwele

    According to the university on Mayday, Maxwele went into the Mathematics building after being informed that "as it was a public holiday, all lecture theatres and classrooms were locked. As such UCT held him to be "a potential risk to staff and students".

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  • Asylum seekers get cold shoulder

    The Department of Home Affairs has released for public comment a new application form that requires asylum seekers to specify how much money they have in South Africa and how they intend to support themselves here. An asylum seeker who fled his country is unlikely to have taken any of this information with him or to be able to contact a previous employer," said Roni Amit, a senior researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society. South Africa is obliged to protect refugees in terms of the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees.

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  • Windows 10: why it matters - IOL SciTech

    Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts on Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. No one’s expected to line up overnight for Windows 10, the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95. Windows 10 is coming to PCs and tablets first, but it’s also designed to run phones, game consoles and even holographic headsets. It has new features, a streamlined Web browser called Edge and a desktop version of Cortana, the online assistant that is Microsoft’s answer to Google Now and Apple’s Siri.

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  • Mbalula and Mamabolo in Twitter war

    A war of words has broken out between ANC Youth League (ANCYL) task team member Fikile Mbalula and Julius Malema’s former friend-turned-rival Boy Mamabolo.

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  • Vladimir Putin Is Immortal And The Internet Has The Proof

    This news will send shockwaves through the art world and eastern Europe alike.

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