• Woman has to leave behind spouse, kids - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    CAPE ARGUS Lea and Heath Stewart are taking the Home Affairs Department to court. Cape Town - A Zimbabwean woman who faces the “devastating prospect” of being indefinitely separated from her South African husband and four children has turned to the Western Cape High Court to challenge the constitutionality of South Africa’s Immigration Act. Lea Stewart, 39, moved to South Africa with her husband Heath and their boys Joshua, Aiden, Luke and Ethan, all of whom have South African citizenship, in May last year, hoping to secure a better future for the children.

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  • Cyril probed after EFF lays charges - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Bedroom Coup

    WHEN former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda last October warned of a "bedroom coup" brewing in Zanu PF ahead of the party's acrimonious December congress, his remarks could have simply been dismissed as polemics in an intensifying succession battle. In fact, Grace -- using her now widely acknowledged influence over Mugabe at home and in the office -- did something unthinkable: ousted a liberation struggle stalwart and precipitated unprecedented political purges in the party's history. At the height of succession-fuelled factionalism and infighting, Sibanda threatened that real war veterans would resist Grace's "a bedroom or boardroom coup".

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Beheads 11 of Its Own Members - Witnesses

    Islamist group Boko Haram on Friday beheaded 11 of its own fighters in north-eastern Nigeria, said an official representing witnesses to the killings. The 11 were executed because they had left a Boko Haram camp in Sambisa Forest and wanted to surrender to the government, said Mahmud Babagana from the National Union of Road Transport Workers, members of which were witnesses to the murders. The killings took place in Miringa village in Borno state. Meanwhile, two female suicide bombers on Thursday killed 11 people on a roadside in Borno state, according to the website Sahara Reporters.

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  • Rosberg pips Hamilton in first British GP practice

    Hamilton was a mere 0.070 slower with Toro Rosso's Dutch teenager Max Verstappen an impressive third but 1.256 off the pace. Rosberg, winner of three of the last four races, had sat out much of the session as mechanics changed his car's gearbox due to a hydraulic fault that stopped him on track with just five laps done. Hamilton, who can expect to have most of the support from an expected 140,000-strong crowd on Sunday, had an early spin at Stowe without consequence. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, who crashed heavily in the previous race in Austria, was fourth fastest with Spaniard Carlos Sainz fifth for Toro Rosso and Sebastian Vettel sixth in the other Ferrari.

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  • Mariah Carey swims in high heels

    Diva Mariah Carey has quipped that she swims in evening gowns and high heels and surprisingly, revealed herself to be something of a domestic goddess. The diva - who is currently dating Australian billionaire James Packer - is rarely seen without her stilettos and admitted she doesn't even like to take them off in the water. Meanwhile, Mariah insisted she doesn't observe birthdays but, tongue firmly in cheek, said that she, ''celebrates the anniversary of my birth [March 27] every day at 3:27 a.m., p.m., EST, PST, and ST!''. Other gems from Mariah's 25 Things You Don't Know About Me interview, include her ''extreme aversion to overhead lighting''.

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  • Two South African kids mysteriously smuggled to Egypt | The New Age Online

    Police have now launched an investigation into how they crossed the South African border for North Africa without passports after being kidnapped by their Egyptian fathers two weeks ago. The two children, one of whose parents were divorcing and another whose parents were not married, are in Egypt but their documents are still with their mothers in Bloemfontein. Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini has asked that the matter be referred to her office so that it can conduct a full investigation and act accordingly.

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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Migration operation a precursor to border agency

    HOME Affairs is moving swiftly in its bid to tighten SA’s porous borders, and is inching closer to establishing the country’s first border management agency, after quietly launching Operation Pyramid. This follows weeks of controversial crackdowns, under Operation Fiela, in city centres and townships around the country following the latest spate of xenophobic violence that swept through parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Critics have bemoaned Operation Fiela, which translates as "clean sweep", for seemingly targeting foreign nationals and said it would fan the flames of xenophobic violence. Judge Jan Hiemstra struck the case off the roll in the High Court in Pretoria, saying the matter was not urgent.

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  • Ramos is quick fix LVG needs - Premier League

    REUTERS Sergio Ramos, in some ways, the antithesis of the players Ferguson sought towards the end of his tenure. London - The restructuring of Manchester United in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era continues apace. Old Trafford’s academy system is being remodelled along more modern lines while United’s scouting network remains under review. It is, however, deep within the first-team squad that dramatic change at England’s most successful club is being felt and nowhere is that more apparent than in the pursuit of Spain international Sergio Ramos.

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  • Watch Julius Malema praise Robert Mugabe

    Julius Malema sang the praises of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, claiming that the 'true African leader' has never killed any of 'our own people'. Evidently Ndebeles don't count as 'our people' to the EFF's leader. Video posted to YouTube by My Africa.

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Nigeria: Love Scam - EFCC Returns 10,000 Euros to French Victim

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered and returned the sum of 10,000 Euros (Ten Thousand Euros) about Two Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira), to F. Mercade, a French citizen, who was a victim of internet love scam. The fund was wired to the victim through his account in France on the recommendation of the French Embassy in Nigeria. According to the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, "Mercade was duped by two internet fraudsters, Omodara Adedapo Oluseye and Adesuyi Ayodeji Adedapo after he was deceived into a phantom relationship that was supposedly altar-bound. "The scam was reported to the Commission via a petition from the French Consulate in Lagos, on behalf of Mercade.

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  • Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    President Barack Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

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  • A great start to SA’s tax season - Business News | IOL Business

    By the close of the first day of tax season that started on Wednesday, 171 568 tax returns had been submitted to the South African Revenue Service (Sars), which was an overall 5.7 percent increase in submissions compared to 2014. Sars commissioner Tom Moyane said it was encouraging, considering that the threshold for submitting an income tax return this year was increased to R350 000 from R250 000. “This achievement is a great start for tax season and sends out a very positive compliance message by taxpayers,” said Moyane. “The future of South Africa and those who live in it depends on the continued involvement of our citizens,” he said.

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  • Malema calls on SA not to pay e-tolls

    Economic Freedom Front leader Julius Malema was the latest to hit back against the controversial users pay system. “These are public roads they, should not be privatised,” Malema told reporters yesterday. “Unjustifiable laws should not be complied with … we call upon our people not to pay (for) e-tolls.” Malema was of the view tarrifs would increase in six months and if motorists registered “there is no turning back”. The new tariffs and monthly caps for registered users were gazetted on June 17 and are the first part of the new dispensation announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in late May.

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  • Vavi consumed by his own elastic political ambitions

    The recent public outburst by former Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, lamenting about corruption and apologising to former president Thabo Mbeki, points to a man who is desperate and undependable. Vavi, pictured, treats leadership issues as public relations problems. It is very opportunistic, firstly, for him to credit himself for having removed Mbeki when it was the decision of Cosatu to campaign against what we felt as workers was a president who was on an offensive against the working class. The fact that Vavi does not understand that, or is choosing not to remember, does not augur well for a man with such elastic ambitions.

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  • LETTER: Mazwai got it wrong

    YOUR columnist Thami Mazwai (Bashir issue is one of being African, July 1) is a perfect example of the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) failure to understand that this is a constitutionally governed state, not the plaything of a political party and its essentially ignorant and dishonest leader. The reality on the ground is that the ANC and its leadership are subject to the rule of law. In the case of the visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the requirement of the law passed through Parliament by the ANC was that he be arrested, on the grounds of both the judgment by the High Court in Pretoria and the international treaty obligations on which it was based. It is clear that in Sudan, as in Zimbabwe and elsewhere, black-on-black violence is acceptable to the ANC.

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  • Jen & Ben’s not so perfect 10 - Tonight News

    AP Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck arrive for the Oscars in Los Angeles on February 24, 2013. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, you need only examine the relationship upon doomed relationship that has come crumbling down under the merciless glare of the showbiz scene. Some romances are so completely incongruent, that they should be fleeting is not the startling factor; rather, that they should have ever been regarded as anything other than an obvious ploy for added publicity (Miley Cyrus!) is what boggles. Until recently, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were chief among them.

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  • Majority of South Africans deep in debt

    Sasi says with the tariff increases, many people are not able to save any money each month.

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