• South Africans Have Never Really Wanted Nigerians

    I had barely spent 10 minutes on South African soil when I knew that Nigerians were unwelcome. Arriving at the O R Tambo International Airport, an immigration officer irritatingly asked me how long I was staying, despite seeing clearly on my passport that I had a visa to stay up to 30 days.

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  • Benni McCarthy robbed – report

    Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy was robbed at gunpoint in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on Tuesday, according to the website kickoff.com.

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  • Africa's richest man Dangote plans to buy Arsenal

    Successful African business heavy weight billionaire Aliko Dangote has once again expressed his interest in buying Premier League giants Arsenal for a reasonable price. Forbes magazine rated Nigerian born billionaire businessman Dangote magazine as the 67th richest person in the world and the richest in Africa.

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  • Experts for and against king’s proposal - Politics | IOL News

    While King Goodwill Zwelithini’s proposal on how foreigners in areas under traditional leadership should be treated has been welcomed by a top criminologist, constitutional law experts say the plan will not fly. Professor Johan Burger, of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), said on Monday that the government should pay attention to the guidelines King Goodwill Zwelithini recently set out for foreigners in rural areas.

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  • ‘Drunk driving' wife charged after husband’s death

    A woman has been charged with drunken driving and culpable homicide after she crashed her car in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, which resulted in the death of her husband. It is alleged 24-year-old Sabrina Sewsanker had crashed her car on the intersection of Redfern Drive and Roundfern Road on Sunday, April 26. Police reportedly found the vehicle on its roof, Phoenix Sun reported. On receiving medical treatment, it was allegedly discovered that Sabrina had been under the influence of alcohol.

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  • Graeme Smith’s divorce gets messier

    Morgan Deane‚ estranged wife of former Proteas captain Graeme Smith‚ is accusing his mates of bullying her. The Irish singer took to Twitter – twice – this morning to hit out at his fellow Cricket South Africa teammates. There were further rumours that the former Proteas captain has formed a close relationship with blonde beauty Justine Haddon‚ a Cape Town businesswoman who owns a clothing boutique. Smith has denied the affair and sending Deane the “divorce” SMS.

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  • Huawei strikes gold with P8 phone - IOL SciTech

    Huawei is the biggest phone brand you may never have heard of, though that’s beginning to change. Two years ago it launched the Ascend P6 which was super-slim and aiming directly at the iPhone market, a phone which some would say the P6 resembled. Huawei’s handsets are priced much more keenly than Apple or Samsung products, however. Last year’s Ascend P7 was less of a statement but this week in London the company revealed its latest flagship, the P8.

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  • EDITORIAL: Brave ruling on assisted suicide

    THE right to life is a foundation stone of our Constitution, but do we have a right to death? According to last week’s ruling by Judge Hans Fabricius the answer to this question is also to be found in the Constitution, which in addition to the right to life guarantees our rights to dignity, bodily and psychological integrity, and to be free from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Handing down judgment in the case brought by Robin Stransham-Ford, who succumbed to cancer on the same day, Judge Fabricius reasoned that if we have the right to have our inherent human dignity respected, that must include the right to end our own lives or instruct a competent medical professional to do so when living a dignified life is no longer possible due to terminal illness. This is a brave ruling, not least because SA is not alone in wrestling with the legal, moral and religious implications of assisted suicide.

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  • South Africa: Bitter Boy Who Shames His Father and His People

    President Zuma's son Edward is xenophobic and racist. Like the disgarceful Zulu King Zwelithini he supports, whose reckless utterances sparked the attacks on foreginers, Edward continues Cecil Rhodes' odious legacy of dividing Africans. It is quite overwhelming to see the grown son of the most powerful man in South Africa act like a child that grew up in a home without discipline or education. Today, we can say that Edward Zuma is xenophobic, even though he himself was born in Swaziland.

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  • New Clarkson row over 'pikey' jokes - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    UK broadcasting regulator is to investigate a long-running Top Gear in-joke about co-presenter Richard Hammond. London, England - The The BBC is facing further repercussions over the behaviour of Jeremy Clarkson after UK broadcasting industry regulator the Office of Communications announced an investigation into whether his use of the work "pikey" on Top Gear was racially offensive to gypsies and travellers. In March the BBC Trust was accused of "legitimising the use of a racist word" by clearing Clarkson of any wrongdoing on an episode broadcast in February 2014. Clarkson has since been axed by the BBC after an internal investigation found he had launched an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack" on Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, which left his colleague bleeding and requiring hospital treatment.

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  • Mayweather open to Pacquiao rematch - Boxing

    EPA Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) throws a left against Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship boxing fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. New York - Floyd Mayweather added another wrinkle to the fallout of his fight against Manny Pacquiao by saying he would be open to a rematch after the Filipino southpaw recovers from shoulder surgery, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday. Mayweather has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract and has repeatedly said he intends to retire after a bout fight in September, although after Saturday's fight he told reporters that he is “human” and occasionally contradicts himself. “I will fight him in a year after his surgery,” Mayweather, who earned a unanimous decision over Pacquiao, told Smith in a text on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

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  • Nigeria: Not Yet Uhuru for African Brotherhood

    With the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa one cannot but look back at the relationship between South Africa and Nigeria in particular. Historically Nigeria always lent support to the fight against racial discrimination in South Africa. A letter from the Principal Private Secretary to then Prime Minister of Nigeria, Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa as far back as 1961 shows obvious support and pledge of further assistance to the ANC.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Blame the Victim!

    Maybe President Zuma and his xenophobic countrymen are right, after all. Long before it became a continental problem, Nigeria's incoming president, General Muhammadu Buhari, foresaw the possibility of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians who 'check out' to seek better life. It soon became clear that, at that point in time, Nigerians were not prepared for change as there were reports of open-air inter-denominational prayer sessions where Nigerians reportedly supplicated God's intercession to rid them of the corrective regime. Three decades on, the fear of xenophobic attacks that bothered General Buhari has assumed a frightening dimension.

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  • Here's What The Stars Wore To The 2015 Met Gala

    The theme was China Through the Looking Glass.

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  • Nigeria: Many Freed Girls Malnourished or Pregnant

    Boko Haram, fleeing to a new hideout, has abandoned hundreds of women and girls in the Sambisa forest where the high school girls from Chibok were initially taken over one year ago. It is not certain, however, that the freed girls and women were part of the 200 plus kidnapped victims of Boko Haram, officials say. Over the past few weeks, Nigerian troops claim to have rescued about 1,000 women and girls. "Many of them told us that they have been hungry for days," said Sani Datti, spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency.

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  • Watch: Girl cries hysterically after getting a hug from Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin

    Real Madrid arrived in Turin ahead of their huge Champions League semi final 1st leg against Juventus on Tuesday. One lucky girl got up close and personal with Cristiano Ronaldo. getting the Real star to sign her Madrid jumper before receiving a hug from the three time Ballon d’Or winner.

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  • No diet as Eskom boss not willing to cut R1.5bn food budget

    Questions continue to be raised around Brian Molefe’s leadership at Eskom and whether he’s able to prioritise the company’s problems and still keep employees happy. This follows reports about the R1.5 billion spent on catering and meals for employees including contractors at Medupi and Kusile power plants. Acting CEO Molefe says this is something that he is reluctant to cut back on and staff should not bear the brunt for the utility’s power troubles. Late last month, Molefe said South Africans were justified in feeling irritated by load shedding and acknowledged the cost to the economy.

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  • Madonna: Don't kiss Drake even if he begs you

    Grammy-winning star Madonna has advised her fans against kissing Drake, even if he ''begs''. The 56-year-old singer-songwriter recently created controversy when she smooched with the 'Started From the Bottom' rapper at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California, and has warned fans against following her lead. The Grammy Award-winning star - who was previously married to actor Sean Penn and film director Guy Ritchie - was also asked whether Drake was a good kisser. Writing on Instagram, Drake - who appeared to be caught off guard by Madonna - said: ''Don't misinterpret my shock!!

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  • SA blackouts lift thermal coal prices - Commodities | IOL Business

    Power blackouts in South Africa and soaring Indian imports in anticipation of an El Nino climatic event have pushed thermal coal prices in the Indian and Pacific Ocean basin up since the beginning of May, raising their premium over European cargoes. Prompt cargoes from South Africa's Richards Bay terminal have jumped 9 percent to $67 a ton since the beginning of the month as rolling power blackouts in the country threaten mining output and port loading. Prompt cargoes from Australia's Newcastle terminal last settled at $64.95 a ton, up from $62.30 at the beginning of May. Prices were also driven up by rising demand in India, where utilities are stocking up on coal in preparation for an El Nino weather event that could affect rain levels during the monsoon season.

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  • 'It's tough,' Tiger Woods opens up on his break up with Lindsay Vonn

    Former world number one Tiger Woods has opened up on his break up with US Olympic skiing champion Lindsay Vonn, saying the split has been “brutal” and “tough” on him.

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