• Teens get 14 years for satanic murders - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Chwayita Ratazayo, 15, was a provincial swimmer, with dreams of representing South Africa in the next Olympics. Johannesburg - A year after her child was murdered, Philiswa Ratazayo is still struggling to come to terms with the fact that her daughter died as part of a satanic ritual. Chwayita Ratazayo, 15, was a provincial swimmer, with dreams of representing South Africa in the next Olympics.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A letter to Kenny Kunene

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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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  • Chris sorry for attacking model Tyson - IOL Tonight

    Instagram Chris Brown responded angrily to this photo of his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran with model Tyson Beckford. Chris Brown has admitted he was "wrong" to start a feud with model Tyson Beckford. The 26-year-old singer reacted angrily to an image Tyson, 44, shared of himself and his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran on his Instagram account, but Chris has subsequently acknowledged he overreacted and has issued an apology. Relations between Chris and Tyson turned sour over the weekend, when Chris reacted furiously to the photo of the model alongside his former girlfriend.

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  • Pitso eyes Kaizer Chiefs trio

    Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane admits that they will continue watching the market and secure quality players to beef up his squad ahead of 2015/16 season. Nedbank Cup winners Sundowns are reportedly said to be head- hunting the signatures of Kaizer Chiefs trio George Lebese, Tefu Mashamaite and Itumeleng Khune.

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  • Opposition cries foul over Nkandla findings - Politics | IOL News

    Opposition parties on Thursday rejected a report by police minister Nathi Nhleko clearing President Jacob Zuma of any financial liability for security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead, with the Democratic Alliance (DA) branding the report a whitewash and an “insult to the South African people”. “The DA will not allow the President to get away with the theft of public funds,” South Africa’s biggest opposition party leader Mmusi Maimane said.

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  • South Africa: Video of Zuma is Why Many Love to Hate Him

    President Jacob Zuma made a whole lot of people angry on Wednesday. This time he made fun of parliamentarians, in particular DA leader Mmusi Maimane's pronunciation of 'Nkandla'. If the president is meant to be under increasing pressure to answer questions over the R246 million upgrades to his private homestead in Nkandla, he certainly refused to show it. "Some people who could not pronounce Nkandla, they've now learned.

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  • Curse of Africa’s white conscription - The Star

    Christian Willis* had been battling with his feelings the week before Africa Day. You could say this has gone on for more than 25 years, writes Janet Smith. Together with southern Angola, where other white conscripts were sent during the 23 years of apartheid’s bushwar, that was “the border”. It seems to keep pulling Willis back.

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  • Visa laws crippling language schools - Western Cape | IOL News

    South African language school owners say their businesses are being “crippled” by the country’s immigration laws and have already suffered millions of rand in losses, which they fear could lead to closures. Owners who spoke to the Cape Argus said there had been a huge increase in the number of study visa applications turned down by South African embassies and consulates over the world since the new immigration laws were implemented last year, and they feared the drop in student numbers would result in job losses.

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  • South Africa: Trevor Noah's 'Family Curse' No Laughing Matter

    The Sunday Times this week carried a front page story about the brutal murder of comedian Trevor Noah's 24-year-old cousin in KwaZulu-Natal and quoted his granny as having said that "the family is cursed". Sunday Times editor Phylicia Oppelt said the paper still stands by the story, so how all of this came to pass is anyone's guess.

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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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  • Michelle Obama worth $40 as a slave, says IS

    In a new edition of its propaganda magazine, IS vows to bring slave markets to the West and claims the American First Lady isn't worth all that much.

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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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  • A Petition Has Been Started To Take Away Iggy Azalea's "Top Rap Song" Award

    People think the singer wasn't eligible for the Billboard Music Award.

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