• Passport puzzle in 'SA mule' case

    The woman, identified as 22-year-old Lynette Nosipho, was nabbed at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday last week, allegedly in possession of 19kg of narcotics valued at more than R100000. The drugs - 17kg of pseudoephedrine, a popular party drug, and 2kg of heroin - were concealed in women's shoes, a laptop bag and arm guards used by cricketers. India's Central Industrial Security Force said this week that Nosipho's passport stated she was a South African citizen. Spokesman Hemendra Singh said she had been travelling on a tourist visa.

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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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  • Flashy new reality show flaunts the riches of young black South Africans

    The best things in life are free? It used to be that if you wanted to see a reality show featuring inexplicably rich people rolling around in troughs of money, you'd have to watch something American. Rich Kids promises to introduce us to a whole bunch of home-grown youngsters with the tastes of Marie Antoinette and the wardrobes of Mobutu Sese Seko.

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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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  • Nigeria: Learning in the Face of Xenophobia - Foreign Students in South Africa Speak Up

    According to a 2005 report, South Africa is the number one destination for foreign students in Africa. Considering the fact that a South African University education will cost a foreign student one-third of what he or she would have spent in Britain or the United States, as well as the relative closeness to home and the quality of education the country can boast of, this is a good deal. Elizabeth Johnson left Nigeria four years ago to study law at North-West University, in South Africa. Although, killing of foreigners in the country by a section of disgruntled youths may come as a surprise to many across the globe, she says that Xenophobia in itself is not a new phenomenon in the country.

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  • Sarah Baartman grave plaque defaced - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Reuters The 1816 complete cast in plaster of Sarah Baartman is displayed during a ceremony at the South African Embassy in Paris in 2002, in preparation for Baartman's remains to be returned to South Africa for burial. The indigenous woman, born in 1789, was taken to London by a British navy doctor around 1810 where she was shown off in freak shows. Port Elizabeth - A plaque at Sarah Baartman’s grave in Hankey has been defaced, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday. Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said a group of men were seen throwing white paint on the plaque on Saturday.

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  • Kim Kardashian's Ex-Husband Tweeted An Apparent Diss About Bruce Jenner

    It happened right after Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer.

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  • Malema claims to know who is bankrolling Zuma

    Economic Freedom Fighter Commander-in-Chief Julius Malema has claimed to have first-hand knowledge of who has been bankrolling President Jacob Zuma. The Sunday Times reported on Sunday that Malema made this claim in court papers filed in the Pretoria High Court last week in his financial battle with SARS. “More or less formal trust structures were formed into which donations were made – some large, some small – for the benefit of the leaders,” Malema reportedly said in court papers. “I have first-hand knowledge of this: I dealt with donations to President Zuma.

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  • Nigerians Lose N84 Million to Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

    The Nigerian Union in South Africa said on Saturday that Nigerians lost more than 4.6 million Rand (N84 million) to xenophobic attacks. The President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on phone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the losses were initially put at 1.2 million Rand ( N21 million). "The Nigerian Union in South Africa has completed documentation of the losses suffered by Nigerians to xenophobic attacks. "Nigerians lost more than 4.6 million Rand or N84 million during the attacks.

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  • Arsenal need quality signings - Premier League

    Despit being second in the Premier League, Arsenal are still way behind Chelsea, and will have to invest in the summer if they are to be serious title challengers. By the time Cesc Fabregas was replaced in the final minute, the mask had gone and the jeers had melted into applause. The appreciative majority overwhelmed the vocal minority to offer a tribute to the Phantom of the Emirates, one of the finest creative midfielders to have worn an Arsenal shirt in the modern era. It’s true they had booed his every touch and perhaps the loudest cheer of the game followed his yellow card for a dive but for Arsenal it is time to stop being haunted by those they have lost or failed to sign and support those they have.

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  • Africa: South Africa and Nigeria Spar Over Xenophobic Violence

    The recent xenophobic violence in South Africa against migrant workers has sparked a new diplomatic rift with Nigeria, with the South African government condemning Nigeria's decision to withdraw its envoys from Pretoria. On Sunday, the South African government released a statement calling Nigeria's move "an unfortunate and regrettable step" and said the government and a wide range of civic organisations had been "decisive and unequivocal" in condemning the attacks on foreign nationals in the country. The statement by South Africa's Department of International Cooperation, however, goes on to deride the Nigerian government over its inability to reign in the Boko Haram insurgency in the north of its country.

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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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  • Klitschko extends 9-year reign - Boxing

    EPA Wladimir Klitschko throws a punch to the face of Bryant Jennings of the US during their title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday. New York – Wladimir Klitschko used his big jab to extend a nine-year reign as world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points decision over a game but limited Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The pro-Klitschko crowd, which numbered more than 17 000, lavished cheers and chants on the champion and his older brother, former champion and now Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko, who helped warm up the winner prior to the bout. “Bryant Jennings was really mobile and really tough to hit,” said Klitschko, sounding apologetic for not supplying a knockout finish to a bout in which he was defending five versions of the world title.

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  • Behind smokescreen, BAT's tax woes mount

    Thanks to the spectacular implosion at the South African Revenue Service (SARS), many have forgotten about the sordid antics of cigarette giant British American Tobacco (BAT). South Africa gets a mention because, it turns out, BAT's dispute with SARS has just taken a rather serious turn. It turns out SARS now reckons BAT South Africa owes it a mammoth R1.74-billion in tax and penalties for the years 2006 to 2010. On this point, at least, BAT has got pretty lucky in recent months.

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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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  • Chelsea opts for success over style - Premier League

    Reuters Much has been made of Chelsea s style of play, but the bottom lne is, they are set to win the Premier League. On paper Chelsea’s team sheet looked like an insult, one for the anti-football brigade to get their beaks into after Jose Mourinho went without an orthodox striker. When reality bites, even his biggest detractors must concede that Mou-rinho’s decision to leave Didier Drogba on the bench until the start of the second half was another tactical masterclass. Chelsea’s manager is staying true to the game — his game — because the end result will be a fourth Barclays Premier League title for this football club.

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  • Nigeria: Adding Insult to Injury, S'Africa Raps Nigeria Over Recalled Envoy

    In what could be considered an unrepentant posture, South Africa has condemned Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador over the spate of attacks against foreigners. At least seven people have died over a month of attacks on foreigners and foreign-owned property in South Africa. Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been blamed for sparking the attacks with comments about foreign workers. The statement issued by the spokesperson of the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Clayson Monyela, said: "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.

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  • Newsmaker – Emmanuel Sithole: A life over R2.50 - City Press

    Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole pleads for his life while being attacked in Alexandra, Joburg. The only physical evidence of Emmanuel Sithole’s life in Alexandra is the double bed he shared with his cousin, a small TV and a two-plate stove. A hole in the wall of the single-room backyard shack in John Brand Street in Alexandra in which the 35-year-old Mozambican lived reveals little else. South Africans knew little about Sithole before he was stabbed with an okapi knife about 100m from his stand in front of Sunday Times photographer James Oatway.

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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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  • Johnny Depp's Transformation To Whitey Bulger Is Truly Chilling

    "Just sayin' could get you buried real quick."

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