• Nigerian ‘sweetheart scam syndicate’ fight extradition to face music in US

    The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will on Wednesday hear an application in which eight Nigerians nabbed for a “sweetheart” cyber scam seek to stop the South African government from extraditing them to stand trial in the US. The matter was on the roll on Tuesday‚ but Judge Elizabeth Kabushi postponed the matter for the preparations of heads of argument by the state and the applicants. Last week Thursday‚ Judge Kabushi granted an interim order stopping the extradition of the eight. The judge also ordered “the state to immediately take necessary steps to have” Seson Olimede Farin and Femi Alexandra Mewase — who had already been extradited — returned to SA pending the finalisation of the matter.

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  • Man offers lobola for Obama's 16-year-old daughter

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  • Briefcases stacked with dollars: How South Africa rigged the 2010 World Cup bid

    By May 2004, Jack Warner knew exactly which country he was going to back to host the 2010 World Cup. Warner, the head of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football or CONCACAF, had been a FIFA vice president since 1997 and had served on its executive committee since 1983. During this time, he had turned the choosing of World Cup hosts into a lucrative enterprise that paid him handsome bribes and kickbacks in exchange for his influence over voting in FIFA elections and for host countries.

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  • South Africa: Banned in Ethiopia, Now Forced to Leave South Africa

    Legesse Seifu, a 46-year-old Ethiopian asylum seeker, has been ordered to get out of the country before 28 May (tomorrow) by the South African department of home affairs. My problems began after the 2005 Ethiopian election - the president, Meles Zenawi, refused to get out of office despite the opposition party win. Press freedom is a myth in Ethiopia, therefore, I was arrested and detained for three days for criticising the government.

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  • Support grows for SA whites to return to Europe petition

    More than 25,000 people have supported a Change.org petition for the European Union to allow white South Africans citizenship in Europe, because white people could die from ethnic cleansing in South Africa at any moment. The man who started the petition is Rodrigo de Campos – who is based in Brazil, but concerned for the well-being of white people in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. “Many white South Africans today live in poverty and squalor as a consequence of the ANC government’s Black Economic Empowerment,” de Campos said his petition, which alleged that more than 4,000 white farmers had been slain in the country, a claim that has been thoroughly debunked by Africa Check.

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  • Zuma an inarticulate, homophobic, sexist, afrophobic, kleptomaniac clown: opposition

    "He accused the opposition of “political poverty”. Zuma must explain what is “politically rich” about his constant “my babo” refrain or if that is a political concept worth responding to," the Economic Freedom Fighters' Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi said in a media release. "If this ANC provided any substance like the ANC of Thabo Mbeki, Joel Netshitendze, and Sidney Mufumadi, the opposition would probably have something to nibble on; but on Zuma’s table of discourse is only unrelated sophomore broken speech accompanied by super unethical and uncontrollable parasitic appetite for public resources.

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  • A hacker is on the line

    This country is the 14th-most popular target for cyber criminals but few South Africans appreciate the risks they are facing. Vodacom's chief technology security officer, Vernon Fryer, said South Africa was hit by its first cellphone "ransomware" attack last month. Ransomware is software that a hacker uses to embed a virus on a device that encrypts the data stored on the device. The hacker promises to release a decryption code that will make the data available again - if he's paid off.

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  • A letter to Kenny Kunene

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  • Singapore Airlines plane loses power mid-flight

    A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai, SIA confirmed Wednesday after a flight tracker said the plane had to descend 13,000 feet (3.96 kilometres) before normal operation was restored. The carrier said it was investigating the May 23 incident together with Airbus and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. In a statement, SIA said the Airbus A330-300, carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members, “encountered bad weather at 39,000 feet about three and a half hours after departure” from Singapore.

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  • Just Look What She Did!

    Walmart Security Cameras Captured The Whole Thing! [30 Photos]

  • Meek Mill not ready to wed Nicki Minaj | The New Age Online

    The 28-year-old rapper had gifted the 'Anaconda' hitmaker a 15-carat heart-shaped white and yellow diamond ring last month, but insisted that they were not engaged, the Mirror reported. Talking about their relationship, Mill said that it was definitely real but it was not really time to get married yet as they were still learning each other, feeling each other out.

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  • Open your mind to a changing world - The Mercury

    The future belongs to those who realise the inevitability of a cosmopolitan world, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya. It belongs to those who realise the inevitability of a cosmopolitan world and start preparing for it now. The hints are all there, in South Africa and abroad. The Department of Basic Education has announced that as part of the selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary programme, offered to a quarter of the national student teacher intake at universities, prospective recipients who want to study foundation phase (grades 1-3) teaching would already need to be trained in an indigenous African language.

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  • The seven most ridiculous things Fikile Mbalula said about the World Cup bribery allegations

    Sports and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula gave a press conference today, presenting his transformation report.

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  • Maradona cheers FIFA arrests, warns Blatter may be next

    Maradona said he was "enjoying" the news of the arrest of seven officials, including two FIFA vice-presidents, in a dawn raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. "Watch out, Blatter may have to go the United States to explain himself. The crackdown came two days before Blatter seeks a fifth term as the head of the multi-billion-dollar organization.

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  • Nigeria: 160,000 Nigerian Adolescents HIV Positive - NACA

    A report presented by Ms Victoria Isiramen of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has revealed that about 160,000 Nigerian adolescents are infected with the HIV virus while 11,000 have died from the epidemic. Ending The Epidemic Among Adolescents," at a workshop on Making Media and People Living With HIV Champions of the Ambitious 90-90-90 Target by 2020, yesterday in Abuja, she said adolescents contribute 70 per cent of AIDS deaths globally, while in Nigeria, adolescents contribute 8 per cent of HIV deaths.

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  • DJ Sbu making bread now - SundayWorld

    It’s not over until DJ Sbu says so. It seems the SABC suspension has not halted Sibusiso Leope. Sbu was suspended by SABC after he pissed off his bosses when he defiantly promoted his energy drink at the Metro FM Awards which were beamed live on SABC 1 last Saturday night. According to Sbu the project of getting his Nzo Bread into our supermarket aisles has taken him 3 years to achieve.

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  • Baxter, Chiefs on collision course - PSL

    Gallo Images Premier Soccer League champions Kaizer Chiefs and their successful head coach, Stuart Baxter, are heading for a showdown. Kaizer Chiefs and their successful head coach, Stuart Baxter, are headed for a showdown this week. The two parties are set to meet to determine whether the 61-year-old Briton will continue at the helm of the popular Soweto club, who are also the current Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions.

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  • Zuma does not have to #PayBackTheMoney for #Nkandla: Nhleko

    In summarising his 51-page investigation into the features‚ which Public Protector Thuli Madonsela questioned as being security related‚ Nhleko said that not only were these security features‚ but investigations revealed that certain elements needed to be urgently upgraded and fixed. The visitor's centre was "strategic as well as crucial" while the amphitheatre had a "clear security purpose". Earlier today‚ opposition leader Mmusi Maimane announced that the report exonerated him from having to repay any taxpayer funds. “As expected the minister of police who works for President Zuma has determined that He does not owe us a cent‚” Maimane said on Twitter.

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  • Trevor Noah's flight home scuppered by stormy weather

    Bad weather has struck comedian Trevor Noah’s Lost in Translation show in Johannesburg.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram - We Knew We Were Alive but Didn't Understand How - - Rescued Victims

    On Sunday, May 10, 2015, Vanguard Features, VF, visited Malkohi Settlement, about 25km from Yola, Adamawa State capital, to see victims of Boko Haram insurgency freed from the Sambisa forest enclave of the dreaded Boko Haram terror group. Happy to have come out of the proverbial Lion's den alive, Amina Suleiman and Farida Audu (not real names), two young women from Gumsiri village (about 30km from Chibok)in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, relay their horrible experiences to VF.

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  • Home Affairs dealing with backlog of unabridged birth certificates

    Home Affairs on Tuesday said the department has a backlog of around 4,000 applications for unabridged birth certificates. From 1 June, children under the age of 18 will be required to have an unabridged birth certificate or equivalent document if they are entering or leaving the country as part of South Africa's new immigration regulations.

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