• Instagram Deleted A User's Photo Because It Showed Period Blood

    "Their patriarchy is leaking. Their misogyny is leaking. We will not be censored."

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  • Foreigners remark puts king in a fix

    ZULU King Goodwill Zwelithini's call for all foreign nationals to be kicked out of the country has landed him in hot water with the SA Human Rights Commission. The commission said yesterday it had received a formal complaint against the Zulu monarch. Zwelithini reportedly said at the weekend that the fact that certain countries played a role in the country's struggle for liberation "should not be used as an excuse to create a situation where foreigners are allowed to inconvenience locals". Zwelithini's comments have earned him widespread condemnation from various organisations and on social media.

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  • Trade 'easy' for addicts

    SCRAP YARD dealers have been fingered as critical players in the trade of metals stolen by nyaope addicts. Sowetan recently reported that the community of Tembisa in Gauteng was under siege from thieves who steal church utensils, taps, burglar bars and pots that they sell to feed their nyaope habit. Scrap yards are expected to keep records of the metal goods sold to them and keep copies of the sellers' IDs. The scrap yards are operated from the streets, people's houses and formal business premises.

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  • Medrano: I want to play for Cameroon

    Tamen Ngathie Medrano admits he harbours hopes of playing for Cameroonand will not give up on his dream of representing his fatherland, despite strong competition for places in Volker Finke’s side. The 28-year-old midfielder has attracted the attention of many due to his impressive form for Sunshine Stars in the Nigeria Premier League since his move from Cameroonian side Tiko United in 2010. “I feel very bad not being invited to the national team because I think I have proved myself over the years especially in the Caf Champions League,” Medrano told Goal.

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  • EFF, ANC take on farmer

    THE threat of eviction has united political foes ANC and EFF against a farmer in KwaZulu-Natal. A total of six families are facing possible eviction from a peach and livestock farm in Kokstad. Noel Fleming bought the farm last year. The matter has been reported to the department of rural development and land reform, but the farmer has apparently increased his efforts in intimidating the farm tenant s.

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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria in selection drama ahead of Bafana clash

    Nigeria assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has caused a stir in the Super Eagle’s camp by telling FA bosses that Stephen Keshi, and not him, was the one who selected the team that suffered a shock defeat at home to Uganda.

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  • Zimbabwe: 1 000 Workers Fired in Strike Aftermath

    — "Some of the workers have received text messages for them not to come today, they have been fired," Khulu Phasiwe told Reuters, adding that they were not Eskom's employees but belonged to firms contracted to build the plant. Murray & Roberts and Actom, a unit of France's Alstom SA, are some of the companies building the coal-fired power plant. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said it would fight the dismissals and threatened more strikes at the plant. This will just make them stay away for longer," said Steve Nhlapo, Numsa's head of collective bargaining.

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  • Advocate takes Thuli to court

    A GOVERNMENT official has dragged the public protector to court to set aside findings that he is unfit to hold any position of trust. Thuli Madonsela's findings were based on a court order from four years ago which saw director of corporate services at the Ramotshere Moiloa local municipality, Samuel Tebogo Motlhamme, being struck off the roll of advocates. In a first of its kind, Motlhamme submits in the court challenge that Madonsela's office has no powers to make any decision based on court orders.

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  • Police silence on Van Breda case ‘unusual’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    AP A forensics expert retrieves a flashlight from a police vehicle at the upmarket De Zalze housing estate in Stellenbosch. Cape Town - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is still deciding what action to take in the Stellenbosch triple murder case, and while the docket remains with it, police are remaining uncharacteristically tight-lipped about the killings. Aside from saying that significant progress was being made in their investigation, police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut this week refused to say anything more about the case. Since the January 27 murders, provincial police have, in an unusual move, not released even basic details about the crimes.

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  • Don't employ friends - Zuma

    PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has effectively endorsed Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan's push for government workers without proper qualifications in the country's ailing municipalities to be fired. With the local elections looming, Zuma's comments on the hiring policy yesterday are set to put him on a collision course with the association of municipalities, SA Local Government Association (Salga). Addressing a Salga national members' assembly at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Zuma implored councillors not to hire their friends and relatives, but qualified people.

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  • Ex-dictator vs fortunate son in Nigeria’s presidential vote

    The two main candidates in Nigeria’s tense presidential election on Saturday cut sharply different profiles: an ex-military ruler who once cracked down on indiscipline and a zoologist rarely seen without his stylish fedora. Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, 57, is a Christian from the Niger Delta oil region in the south while Muhammadu Buhari, 72, is a Muslim from the north and a retired major general. An ethnic Ijaw from a family of canoe makers, Mr Jonathan’s rise to the top of his country’s ruthless political world has been described as accidental. Fortune certainly seems to have favoured Mr Jonathan throughout his political career, as his first name would imply.

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  • Serero can’t sleep over Milan move

    “I don’t know what to say, it is difficult, because every time I think about it I lose sleep,” said Serero on Wednesday, with a huge grin on his face. “I don’t know anything (about the rumours of a Milan move) but it is one of the teams supported growing up. Serero, who is with the Bafana Bafana squad ahead of Sunday’s friendly against Nigeria at Mbombela Stadium, has been with Ajax since 2011, and still has two years left on his current contract.

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  • Community Post: Are You More Blue Ivy Or North West?

    Time to make Kimye and Bey-Z proud.

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  • Zimbabwe: Non-Resident President Off to Ethiopia

    SINCE his January return from the Far East where he had his annual holiday, President Robert Mugabe, who turned 91 this year, has been to several countries. The now SADC and AU chair, has been to Singapore twice. As if this is not too demanding an itinerary, Mugabe is now destined for Ethiopia, again on AU business. Said Vivian Banhire, a Mugabe admirer: "It's not an issue that he is travelling.

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  • Germanwings pilot hid health condition that would have banned flying

    The pilot who crashed an aircraft in the French Alps had received a sick note from doctors showing he suffered a health condition that would have prevented him flying the day of the crash, which he apparently hid from his employer, German prosecutors said. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus A320 on Tuesday and deliberately steered it into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board. "Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors," said the prosecutors’ office in Duesseldorf, where the co-pilot lived and where the doomed flight from Barcelona was heading. "The fact there are sick notes saying he was unable to work, among other things, that were found torn up, which were recent and even from the day of the crime, support the assumption based on the preliminary examination that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and his professional colleagues," the German prosecutors said.

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  • CIA shadow scares ideological dinosaurs

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  • Zuma appoints Reserve Bank deputy governor

    THE Presidency on Friday announced the appointment of Kuben Naidoo as a deputy governor of the Reserve Bank effective April 1. Mr Naidoo will serve for a period of five years. The position of deputy governor of the Reserve Bank became vacant when Lesetja Kganyago was appointed governor of the Reserve Bank last year. Mr Naidoo is currently serving as an adviser to the Reserve Bank governor and is a member of the monetary policy committee.

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  • Nigeria: President Obama Got It Wrong On Unity

    Obama is wrong to say that the country must remain united at any cost because he does not understand that underlying the fear of violence is the fact that Nigeria is a failed colonial fiction. Nigeria is going to the polls to elect a president in less than one week. Understandably, there is a high level of apprehension, hence American President Barack Obama's intervention in calling for a fair and peaceful election. This fear has remained a permanent feature in Nigeria since the inception of the country fifty-something years ago.

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