• Experts for and against king’s proposal - Politics | IOL News

    While King Goodwill Zwelithini’s proposal on how foreigners in areas under traditional leadership should be treated has been welcomed by a top criminologist, constitutional law experts say the plan will not fly. Professor Johan Burger, of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), said on Monday that the government should pay attention to the guidelines King Goodwill Zwelithini recently set out for foreigners in rural areas.

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  • South Africans Have Never Really Wanted Nigerians

    I had barely spent 10 minutes on South African soil when I knew that Nigerians were unwelcome. Arriving at the O R Tambo International Airport, an immigration officer irritatingly asked me how long I was staying, despite seeing clearly on my passport that I had a visa to stay up to 30 days.

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  • Africa's richest man Dangote plans to buy Arsenal

    Successful African business heavy weight billionaire Aliko Dangote has once again expressed his interest in buying Premier League giants Arsenal for a reasonable price. Forbes magazine rated Nigerian born billionaire businessman Dangote magazine as the 67th richest person in the world and the richest in Africa.

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  • South Africa: Bitter Boy Who Shames His Father and His People

    President Zuma's son Edward is xenophobic and racist. Like the disgarceful Zulu King Zwelithini he supports, whose reckless utterances sparked the attacks on foreginers, Edward continues Cecil Rhodes' odious legacy of dividing Africans. It is quite overwhelming to see the grown son of the most powerful man in South Africa act like a child that grew up in a home without discipline or education. Today, we can say that Edward Zuma is xenophobic, even though he himself was born in Swaziland.

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  • Graeme Smith’s divorce gets messier

    Morgan Deane‚ estranged wife of former Proteas captain Graeme Smith‚ is accusing his mates of bullying her. The Irish singer took to Twitter – twice – this morning to hit out at his fellow Cricket South Africa teammates. There were further rumours that the former Proteas captain has formed a close relationship with blonde beauty Justine Haddon‚ a Cape Town businesswoman who owns a clothing boutique. Smith has denied the affair and sending Deane the “divorce” SMS.

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  • Benni McCarthy robbed – report

    Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy was robbed at gunpoint in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on Tuesday, according to the website kickoff.com.

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  • Italy offers tax breaks to Lamborghini - Companies | IOL Business

    Italy is trying to seal a deal to ensure that the final assembly of the Urus takes place in the country. AS Automobili Lamborghini plans to expand with a sport utility vehicle, Italy’s government is offering incentives to make sure the new supercar would not be made elsewhere, according to people familiar with the matter. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s government may offer as much as e100 million (R1.34 billion) in tax breaks and other benefits to ensure that final assembly of the Lamborghini Urus takes place in Italy, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.

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  • Nigeria: Anticipating Buhari's Probe List

    Since his famous victory at the March 28 presidential election, Nigeriaís President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has been in the news. Aside the congratulatory messages and visits by prominent Nigerians and the international community, there have been series of calls, from several quarters, urging his government to revisit some key decisions of the incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan, which seemed to have raised dust about governance. From the controversial audit report of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to the fuel subsidy regime and generally block loopholes from the nationís treasury. Nigerians are not only anticipating a new dawn under the incoming administration, but are hoping that he will thread on paths, the outgoing government under President Goodluck Jonathan didnít dare to.

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  • Is butt-bearing getting boring?

    Celebs pulled out all the stops for the Met Gala, but it seemed like making headlines overshadowed fashion forward choices. Yup, when it comes to an event like the Met Gala (an annual event benefitting the Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala in New York), one thing is certain – it’ll all be about getting more attention than your contemporaries in the world of schlebs. The gala is renowned for being a highlight on the fashion calendar. Beyonce, Kim K and Jennifer Lopez all took sheer to new heights, or more accurately, lows.

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  • ‘Drunk driving' wife charged after husband’s death

    A woman has been charged with drunken driving and culpable homicide after she crashed her car in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, which resulted in the death of her husband. It is alleged 24-year-old Sabrina Sewsanker had crashed her car on the intersection of Redfern Drive and Roundfern Road on Sunday, April 26. Police reportedly found the vehicle on its roof, Phoenix Sun reported. On receiving medical treatment, it was allegedly discovered that Sabrina had been under the influence of alcohol.

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  • Nigeria: Air Force Video Shows Boko Haram Running From Battle

    A video released obtained yesterday by PR-Nigeria, media consultant to the security agencies shows Boko Haram terrorists running away from battle as attack helicopters bombard their locations. The aerial video shows the terrorists in disarray, running from approaching Air Force fighter jets and troops in Sambisa forest. The video further shows the dislodged and disorganized terrorists on flight in different directions and running helter-skelter in the expansive forest. Another video depicts how vulnerable women and children were cautiously and deliberately guided to safety by the Nigerian pilots.

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  • Mayweather open to Pacquiao rematch - Boxing

    EPA Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) throws a left against Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship boxing fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. New York - Floyd Mayweather added another wrinkle to the fallout of his fight against Manny Pacquiao by saying he would be open to a rematch after the Filipino southpaw recovers from shoulder surgery, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday. Mayweather has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract and has repeatedly said he intends to retire after a bout fight in September, although after Saturday's fight he told reporters that he is “human” and occasionally contradicts himself. “I will fight him in a year after his surgery,” Mayweather, who earned a unanimous decision over Pacquiao, told Smith in a text on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

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  • Lecturer suspended over racist SMS - Western Cape | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA A lecturer at Stellenbosch University has been suspended after an alleged racist incident. Student activist Sikhulekile Duma lodged a complaint against nuclear physics lecturer Dr Anton Stander after tracing the message. Duma, a sociology student and member of transformation activist group Open Stellenbosch, received the SMS on April 25. Duma approached the university’s ombudsman on April 30, requesting that Stander be suspended.

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  • SABC needs more whites – Motsoeneng

    Embattled SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has said the national broadcaster needs more whites, specifically at an executive level, as 20 years into democracy continually talking about transformation is unfair to all workers. “We should not forget the rainbow of Nelson Mandela. If you look at the SABC the way it is, I have engaged colleagues saying we also need to employ white people. Motsoeneng was speaking to The Citizen at his offices at SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, yesterday.

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  • Madonna: Don't kiss Drake even if he begs you

    Grammy-winning star Madonna has advised her fans against kissing Drake, even if he ''begs''. The 56-year-old singer-songwriter recently created controversy when she smooched with the 'Started From the Bottom' rapper at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California, and has warned fans against following her lead. The Grammy Award-winning star - who was previously married to actor Sean Penn and film director Guy Ritchie - was also asked whether Drake was a good kisser. Writing on Instagram, Drake - who appeared to be caught off guard by Madonna - said: ''Don't misinterpret my shock!!

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  • Vaccines lead to decline in child morbidity – Motsoaledi | The New Age Online

    Less children under the age of five are dying from diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia, and rotavirus diarrhoea as a result of the introduction of two vaccines in 2009, South African health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Tuesday. Tabling his budget vote, Motsoaledi said the impact of the new vaccines were monitored by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD).

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  • Nigeria: Many Freed Girls Malnourished or Pregnant

    Boko Haram, fleeing to a new hideout, has abandoned hundreds of women and girls in the Sambisa forest where the high school girls from Chibok were initially taken over one year ago. It is not certain, however, that the freed girls and women were part of the 200 plus kidnapped victims of Boko Haram, officials say. Over the past few weeks, Nigerian troops claim to have rescued about 1,000 women and girls. "Many of them told us that they have been hungry for days," said Sani Datti, spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency.

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  • Here's What The Stars Wore To The 2015 Met Gala

    The theme was China Through the Looking Glass.

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  • Xenophobia today – genocide tomorrow? - Daily News | Opinion

    Independent Media Residents of Everest settlement, Springs, east of Johannesburg, march with sticks to chase out the foreigners in Gauteng last month. The dust is settling after the xenophobic fallout over the past weeks in South Africa. As South Africans, we must avoid the comfort zone of hiding our shame behind negative headlines elsewhere. What happened to experiences from the xenophobia of 2008, which captured headlines through the horror of a Mozambican being burnt alive?

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Blame the Victim!

    Maybe President Zuma and his xenophobic countrymen are right, after all. Long before it became a continental problem, Nigeria's incoming president, General Muhammadu Buhari, foresaw the possibility of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians who 'check out' to seek better life. It soon became clear that, at that point in time, Nigerians were not prepared for change as there were reports of open-air inter-denominational prayer sessions where Nigerians reportedly supplicated God's intercession to rid them of the corrective regime. Three decades on, the fear of xenophobic attacks that bothered General Buhari has assumed a frightening dimension.

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