• South Africa: Zulu King's Comments On Foreigners Causes Alarm

    Comments by the Zulu king that foreigners should go back to their home countries because they are changing the nature of South African society with their amanikiniki or goods and enjoying wealth that should have been for local people have horrified foreigners, IOL reports. King Goodwill Zwelithini made the comments in a "moral regeneration" event in Pongola days ago. IOL reports that the Somali Association of South Africa (SASA) chairman Ismail Ahmed said the statements could spark violence that would cause irreparable damage to the relationship between South Africans and the rest of Africa.

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  • Home Affairs sent packing for now as immigration law challenge still looms

    Two foreigners married to South Africans can remain in the country with their families for now after the Constitutional Court told the Department of Home Affairs it cannot appeal a temporary High Court order. The court ruled on Tuesday on the department's application for leave to appeal a Western Cape High Court decision granting temporary relief to two families separated by a new immigration regulation that came into effect at the end of May last year. The foreign spouses of Brent Johnson and Cherene Delorie were stranded outside South Africa after being refused re-entry and declared "undesirable". Delorie’s Zimbabwean husband, David Henderson, was declared an undesirable person after leaving South Africa - where he has lived for seven years - to travel to Zimbabwe on May 28 last year, while Johnson’s Danish wife, Louise Egedal-Johnson, was declared an undesirable person after a family holiday to Namibia the same month.

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  • Woman escapes python attack: Beeld | The New Age Online

    A 44-year-old woman survived a python attack in Lephalale, Limpopo, Beeld reported on Tuesday. Janet Prinsloo thought she was going to die on Saturday morning when the four-meter long snake sailed out from under her bed and started squeezing her. According to the report, Prinsloo got out of the shower and got dressed when she felt something around her ankle, when she looked down she saw the snake's head.The snake started turning itself tighter around her leg.

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  • Ronaldo's celebration lands him in hot water

    Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo could face punishment for his goal celebration when he netted the equaliser in Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico' at Barcelona, the president of Spain's professional soccer league (LFP) said. Ronaldo, not for the first time when he has scored at the Nou Camp, appeared to be urging the Barca fans to calm down when he struck to make it 1-1 for Real in the 31st minute, according to TeamTalk. The Portugal born star, regularly the subject of abuse himself, has gained a reputation for winding up opposing fans and was widely criticised when he tore off his shirt to celebrate his successful penalty in last season's Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid.

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  • Swaziland: King Zwelithini Must Deport His Wives, His Son Back From Swaziland and Get a Job

    This is the fate that king Goodwill Zwelithini shares with his equally delusional brother in-law king Mswati. A month after telling Swazis in Swaziland that they should not engage in industrial action, he has come out to declare that all foreigners should be deported from South Africa. This shocking declaration comes from a man who has in his harem two foreign nationals from Swaziland who live on South Africans' taxes. As if that was not enough hypocrisy, Zwelithini's son Mandlesizwe Zulu is actually an employee of the Swazi army.

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  • Helen Zille is democracy's enemy

    Democratic Allliance leader Helen Zille has finally shown her true colours.

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  • SA's new immigration rules challenged in court

    The path has been cleared for the Western Cape High Court to hear a case challenging the Constitutionality of South Africa's new immigration rules. On Tuesday, the Constitutional Court dismissed the Home Affairs Department's appeal against an order granting temporary relief to two families affected by the changes. The appeal was against a High Court judgment that two foreigners, who were declared "undesirable" under the new regulation, be allowed back into the country pending the outcome of the second part of their application. The two were separated from their South African spouses when the new rule came into effect last year.

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  • Recording shows ‘Germanwings pilot was locked out of cockpit before crash’

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES/PARIS — Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported. The recordings did not make clear why the pilot left the cockpit or why he could not regain entry as the plane steadily descended toward a mountain range in a remote area of the French Alpine region on Tuesday. Investigators were studying the voice recordings from one of the "black boxes" for answers on Thursday while the search continued for a second black box. "The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer," an unnamed investigator told the Times, citing the recordings.

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  • Clarkson axed, but Top Gear to stay

    Top Gear is expected to continue on the BBC despite the corporation's decision to sack star presenter Jeremy Clarkson, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Lord Hall, the director-general of the BBC, is expected to announce today (Wednesday) that Clarkson will be axed from the show after an internal investigation concluded he did assault producer, Oisin Tymon. Despite the fact Clarkson's departure is unlikely to go down well with Top Gear's loyal army of fans, BBC bosses are determined the show must go on. According to well-placed sources, senior BBC executives are hoping that Chris Evans, the Radio 2 Breakfast Show host and self-confessed "petrol-head", will agree to take over.

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  • EFF condemns Zuma's 'anti-black' remarks

    The EFF on Wednesday condemned President Jacob Zuma’s alleged “anti-black” remarks made in a speech to the SA Local Government Association. “The Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the racist anti-black and self-hating remarks of President Zuma that poor South Africans are lazy particularly because whites are not in control,” spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said.

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  • 'Why I stabbed Flabba' - SundayWorld

    Tue Mar 24 15:31:17 CAT 2015   "Babe, please don't leave me. I love you and I'm sorry for what I have done  These were the last words from hip-hop artist Flabba as he screamed for help after his girlfriend Sindisiwe Manqele allegedly plunged a

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Wife Seeks Treatment Abroad - Report

    First Lady Grace Mugabe is reportedly seeking treatment abroad with her failing health said to be increasingly worrying her 91-year-old husband. Grace, also secretary for the Zanu PF women's league, has not been seen at her husband's side and, unusually, missed his recent foreign jaunts to Namibia and Algeria. Party officials also said Grace has only visited the Zanu PF headquarters once since returning from Singapore where, according to the husband, she underwent surgery to remove her appendix. President Mugabe recently said his wife was not strong as she was still recovering from the procedure.

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  • 19 Things Everyone In A New Relationship Is Guilty Of Doing

    Pretending you don't have bodily functions.

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  • Pilot ‘was locked out before crash’ - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS French President Francois Hollande (left), Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (right) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) speak with soldiers as they arrive in Seyne-les-Alpes on March 25, 2015, the day after the crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320. Seyne-les-Alpes - Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that crashed into the Alps, killing everyone on board, officials said on Wednesday.

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  • WATCH: Brazilian tour bus swallowed up and spat out

    Amazingly, no injuries were reported.

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  • DJ Sbu: marketing genius or ‘African hustler’ finding his feet? - City Press

    Sibusiso Leope, AKA DJ Sbu, has certainly proved to be the Moflava of the week. In his attempt to pull out all the stops to promote his energy drink, the “young African industrialist”, as he referred to himself in an interview with Forbes magazine, has certainly been industrial about scoring free advertising wherever possible. As the old adage goes, any publicity is good publicity, and Leope is treading a fine line between social media savviness, guerrilla marketing and media law. First, he created a mini media frenzy when he was suspended by Metro FM after unashamedly promoting his energy drink, Mofaya, at the radio station’s recent awards function.

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  • ‘Nazi hideout’ found in Argentina - IOL SciTech

    AP File photo: Many Nazi leaders managed to escape capture, including Adolf Eichmann. Argentina – An Argentine archaeologist who discovered what he thinks was a hideout built for German Nazis to flee to after World War II said Monday more dark secrets may be buried there. Daniel Schavelzon grabbed headlines and revived uncomfortable memories for Argentina, a notorious refuge for Nazi war criminals, when he went public at the weekend with his discovery of mysterious ruins deep in the jungle that he suspects were planned as a Nazi hideout.

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  • Lionel Messi earns almost R18 million-a-week to make him world's highest paid footballer

    This is according to a survey by France Football  which reports Messi's basic salary of £26 million is "almost doubled" when his commercial earnings are factored in. Ronaldo is the second-highest-paid player with £39.7 million ($59.2 million) finding its way into his bank, while Neymar is third with a "measly" £26.8 million ($40 million).

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  • Jiba speaks, not prepared to comment on claims

    The deputy NPA head told EWN she doesn't fully understand all the reports swirling around her.

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  • Nigeria: Jonathan Inaugurates Phase One of Alaoji Power Plant

    President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday inaugurated the 504MW Phase I of the 1,074MW combined cycle Alaoji power plant built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) under the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) to bring up to 2,188MW, the contributions of the NIPPs plants to national power generation so far. Flanked by top officials of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the event in Aba, Abia State, Jonathan also reiterated his commitment to advance the frontiers of inclusive economic development in Nigeria with continuous upgrade of the country's electricity system amongst other economic enablers.

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