• South Africa: Zulu King's Comments On Foreigners Causes Alarm

    Comments by the Zulu king that foreigners should go back to their home countries because they are changing the nature of South African society with their amanikiniki or goods and enjoying wealth that should have been for local people have horrified foreigners, IOL reports. King Goodwill Zwelithini made the comments in a "moral regeneration" event in Pongola days ago. IOL reports that the Somali Association of South Africa (SASA) chairman Ismail Ahmed said the statements could spark violence that would cause irreparable damage to the relationship between South Africans and the rest of Africa.

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  • Home Affairs sent packing for now as immigration law challenge still looms

    Two foreigners married to South Africans can remain in the country with their families for now after the Constitutional Court told the Department of Home Affairs it cannot appeal a temporary High Court order. The court ruled on Tuesday on the department's application for leave to appeal a Western Cape High Court decision granting temporary relief to two families separated by a new immigration regulation that came into effect at the end of May last year. The foreign spouses of Brent Johnson and Cherene Delorie were stranded outside South Africa after being refused re-entry and declared "undesirable". Delorie’s Zimbabwean husband, David Henderson, was declared an undesirable person after leaving South Africa - where he has lived for seven years - to travel to Zimbabwe on May 28 last year, while Johnson’s Danish wife, Louise Egedal-Johnson, was declared an undesirable person after a family holiday to Namibia the same month.

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  • 19 Things Everyone In A New Relationship Is Guilty Of Doing

    Pretending you don't have bodily functions.

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  • Woman escapes python attack: Beeld | The New Age Online

    A 44-year-old woman survived a python attack in Lephalale, Limpopo, Beeld reported on Tuesday. Janet Prinsloo thought she was going to die on Saturday morning when the four-meter long snake sailed out from under her bed and started squeezing her. According to the report, Prinsloo got out of the shower and got dressed when she felt something around her ankle, when she looked down she saw the snake's head.The snake started turning itself tighter around her leg.

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  • SA's new immigration rules challenged in court

    The path has been cleared for the Western Cape High Court to hear a case challenging the Constitutionality of South Africa's new immigration rules. On Tuesday, the Constitutional Court dismissed the Home Affairs Department's appeal against an order granting temporary relief to two families affected by the changes. The appeal was against a High Court judgment that two foreigners, who were declared "undesirable" under the new regulation, be allowed back into the country pending the outcome of the second part of their application. The two were separated from their South African spouses when the new rule came into effect last year.

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  • Swaziland: King Zwelithini Must Deport His Wives, His Son Back From Swaziland and Get a Job

    This is the fate that king Goodwill Zwelithini shares with his equally delusional brother in-law king Mswati. A month after telling Swazis in Swaziland that they should not engage in industrial action, he has come out to declare that all foreigners should be deported from South Africa. This shocking declaration comes from a man who has in his harem two foreign nationals from Swaziland who live on South Africans' taxes. As if that was not enough hypocrisy, Zwelithini's son Mandlesizwe Zulu is actually an employee of the Swazi army.

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  • Lionel Messi earns almost R18 million-a-week to make him world's highest paid footballer

    This is according to a survey by France Football  which reports Messi's basic salary of £26 million is "almost doubled" when his commercial earnings are factored in. Ronaldo is the second-highest-paid player with £39.7 million ($59.2 million) finding its way into his bank, while Neymar is third with a "measly" £26.8 million ($40 million).

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  • Nigeria: Obasanjo Warns Against Military Take-Over

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned against a military government in Nigeria, saying such move will undermine the integrity of the country in the comity of nations. Mr. Obasanjo gave the warning when the wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Aisha Buhari, led South West Women of the party to his home in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The former leader said he was happy Nigeria has gone beyond the rumour of Interim National Government. A lot of rumours are flying around, I think we have gone away from the rumour of Interim Government because that is not in our constitution," Mr. Obasanjo said.

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  • Alex Song’s future is uncertain

    Alex Song’s future at West Ham looks uncertain, as the club begin planning for next season. Former Arsenal midfield star Song, signed on a season-long loan from Barcelona at the beginning of this season, made an impressive start to his return to English football but has suffered a dip in form and fitness since Christmas. West Ham must soon decide whether to make a permanent bid for the 27-year-old Cameroon international during the summer or end their interest. It would need a considerable financial package to secure Song permanently.

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  • Clarkson axed, but Top Gear to stay

    Top Gear is expected to continue on the BBC despite the corporation's decision to sack star presenter Jeremy Clarkson, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Lord Hall, the director-general of the BBC, is expected to announce today (Wednesday) that Clarkson will be axed from the show after an internal investigation concluded he did assault producer, Oisin Tymon. Despite the fact Clarkson's departure is unlikely to go down well with Top Gear's loyal army of fans, BBC bosses are determined the show must go on. According to well-placed sources, senior BBC executives are hoping that Chris Evans, the Radio 2 Breakfast Show host and self-confessed "petrol-head", will agree to take over.

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  • Ronaldo's celebration lands him in hot water

    Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo could face punishment for his goal celebration when he netted the equaliser in Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico' at Barcelona, the president of Spain's professional soccer league (LFP) said. Ronaldo, not for the first time when he has scored at the Nou Camp, appeared to be urging the Barca fans to calm down when he struck to make it 1-1 for Real in the 31st minute, according to TeamTalk. The Portugal born star, regularly the subject of abuse himself, has gained a reputation for winding up opposing fans and was widely criticised when he tore off his shirt to celebrate his successful penalty in last season's Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid.

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  • Helen Zille is democracy's enemy

    Democratic Allliance leader Helen Zille has finally shown her true colours.

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  • Nigeria: Malaysia to Hang Nigerian Student for Drug Trafficking

    A 29-year-old Nigerian student at a private college in Malaysia, Luke Nnaemeka Ugwu, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Malaysian High Court for drug trafficking.

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  • Pilot ‘was locked out before crash’ - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS French President Francois Hollande (left), Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (right) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) speak with soldiers as they arrive in Seyne-les-Alpes on March 25, 2015, the day after the crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320. Seyne-les-Alpes - Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that crashed into the Alps, killing everyone on board, officials said on Wednesday.

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  • Zuma slams lazy South Africans

    President Jacob Zuma yesterday deviated from his prepared speech and lambasted South Africans, saying they are too lazy to even pick a mango from a tree. This is the second time in the last six months Zuma has called South Africans lazy. In October last year, speaking at the commemoration of Black Wednesday and 20 years of media freedom in South Africa, he said: “Our people are waiting for government. Yesterday, while addressing delegates at the South African Local Government Association national members assembly at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Zuma said at times he worries when people demand everything, even things they can do themselves.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram 'Relocates Captives From Sambisa to Gwoza'

    Hundreds of women, girls and children who were held hostage by the Boko Haram insurgents at the Sambisa Forest for months have been relocated to Gwoza town in Borno State, an escapee said in Maiduguri yesterday. A 38 year old woman (names withheld) who escaped from Gwoza at the weekend and arrived Maiduguri through Adamawa State on Monday also told journalists that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau currently lives in Gwoza where he presides over the affairs of his people.

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  • Africa: Which African Country is the Happiest?

    A new study has ranked Rwanda among the best places to live, emerging top in Africa and 15th globally. Paraguay ranked highest worldwide in the survey conducted by an American research firm, Gallup.

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  • Bid to dig up Rhodes

    The Zanu-PF youths assembled at the party's Bulawayo offices, from which they intended to go to the hills. Zweli Malinga, a Zanu-PF youth activist from Masotsha Ndlovu district, where Rhodes is buried, reportedly told NewZimbabwe online: ''We cannot stand seeing whites coming from abroad every day to honour and conduct rituals before their ancestor who is here buried on our own land. The sooner they take [Rhodes] to their own land the better. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe in 2012 blocked attempts by "war veterans" to exhume Rhodes' remains.

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  • Picture of the day: Charlize Theron and son Jackson

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • ‘Nazi hideout’ found in Argentina - IOL SciTech

    AP File photo: Many Nazi leaders managed to escape capture, including Adolf Eichmann. Argentina – An Argentine archaeologist who discovered what he thinks was a hideout built for German Nazis to flee to after World War II said Monday more dark secrets may be buried there. Daniel Schavelzon grabbed headlines and revived uncomfortable memories for Argentina, a notorious refuge for Nazi war criminals, when he went public at the weekend with his discovery of mysterious ruins deep in the jungle that he suspects were planned as a Nazi hideout.

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