• Ashifashabba takes back his lobola: Report

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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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  • '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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  • 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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  • ‘I warned my daughter not to date DJ Donald’

    The mother of a woman who was allegedly killed by former Jozi FM DJ, Donald Sebolai, has told the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge, that she had warned her daughter not to date him just days before she was murdered. Elizabeth Marawa has told the court she was against her daughter becoming romantically involved with Sebolai because he was disrespectful towards her. Sebolai, popularly known as DJ Donald Duck, allegedly stabbed Rachel ‘Dolly’ Tshabalala to death in Soweto in June last year. Marawa recalls the first time she met Sebolai in June last year, the same month that Tshabalala’s body was discovered in her flat.

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  • LVG warning to De Gea - Premier League

    Reuters Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has warned David de Gea that he could end up on the bench at Old Trafford. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has warned David de Gea that he could end up on the bench at Old Trafford following the signing of Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero. With Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos closer to signing a new contract with his club, De Gea’s hopes of moving to Spain in a swap deal this summer would appear to have decreased somewhat.

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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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  • Foreign students stranded in SA

    The students, mainly from Cameroon and Zimbabwe, have been waiting for more than six months for their visa renewals. This means they are unable to leave South Africa or visit their home countries. Kamdem Fabrice, 28, a third-year engineering student, said the wait had affected his studies. Fabrice went to the Visas Facilitation Services Global, which manages visas on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs, to complain.

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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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  • Chiefs explain Khune, Masango meeting postponement

    Kaizer Chiefs have explained why the meeting between the club and former players Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed. Earlier Phakaaathi reported that Khune and Masango have been called back for a meeting with club bosses, where they will finally find out whether the club will keep them on. The meeting will take place sometime this week. Unfortunately I have not been given the exact day as to when it will take place, but it’s definitely this week,” Chiefs Corporate Communications Manager Vina Maphosa told Phakaaathi.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wenger, Jose rivalry resumes - Premier League

    PA Wire/Press Association Images Arsene Wenger has hit back at Jose Mourinho's comments about Arsenal's spending, signalling the start of another season of their rivalry. Arsene Wenger has hit back at Jose Mourinho's comments about Arsenal's spending, signalling the start of another season of their timeless rivalry. Mourinho opened festivities this week when he said that, despite Arsenal's frugal reputation, any examination of their spending would produce “surprising” results. Wenger spent £42m on Mesut Özil in 2013 and £35m on Alexis Sanchez last year.

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  • I told Zuma to prepare himself for repayment, says Mac Maharaj on Nkandla: report

    The official Nkandla report found that South African president Jacob Zuma benefited unduly from the improvements of his homestead, which cost taxpayers R246 million.

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