• 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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  • Vavi due to make 'big announcement'

    Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is about to make what he says is a big announcement about his future, in what’s thought could be an indication that he’s going to resign. Vavi has been under intense pressure within Cosatu after the majority of unions voted to expel the National Union Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) last year. Last year, he was suspended for eight months after admitting to having sex with a junior Cosatu employee in 2013, but was reinstated following a court ruling. Nine affiliate unions, including Numsa, supported Vavi during his suspension.

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  • Zimbabwe Tycoons Sink Into Oblivion

    SWEPT by the economic tide that has hit the Zimbabwean economy since around 2000, numerous high-flying indigenous entrepreneurs who were the country's flag-bearers for black economic empowerment have sunk into oblivion after their businesses spectacularly failed or collapsed. Many local businesspeople who carved out a niche for themselves in the 1990s as leading entrepreneurs in various sectors of the economy such as telecommunications, finance, including banking, transport and manufacturing have failed to last the distance after benefitting from the liberalisation of the economy and government empowerment policies, entailing patronage. There is widespread belief that if these businesses had flourished, they could have helped ease the country's unemployment crisis, added much-needed revenue to the fiscus, as well as contribute to Zimbabwe's economic growth.

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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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  • Film on Prophet Muhammad draws flak - Movies | Tonight

    AP/Mohammad Foghani In this picture taken on January 30, 2013 Iranian film-maker Majid Majidi, centre, director of Muhammad, Messenger of God, conducts a scene of the movie in Allahyar village 70km south of the capital of Iran, Tehran. Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it. The movie Muhammad, Messenger of God already recalls the grandeur – and expense – of a Cecil B DeMille film, with the narrow alleyways and a replica Kaaba shrine built in the village of Allahyar. “How should we introduce our prophet?” asked Majid Majidi, the film’s director.

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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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: Prophet El-Buba Tips Jonathan to Win Presidential Election

    Foremost Northern Christian cleric, Prophet Isa El-Buba, founder of Evangelical Bible Out Reach Ministries International, has tipped President Goodluck Jonathan to win Saturday presidential election. Similarly, the cleric has endorsed Gyang N. S. Pwajok to be the next governor of Plateau State after Governor Jonah Jang whom he said is already on his way to the Senate to represent the people of Plateau North. According to him, Jonathan should be supported by all the people that want the growth of the country, saying Mohammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is never an alternative to the President.

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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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  • Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. In a rare move, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that a letter from Putin would be read out to the gathering in Egypt, where Arab leaders discussed an array of regional crises, including conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Libya.

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  • The 19 Most Important Moments In Australian Polling Day History

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  • SA jokers make meal of Biebs - Saturday Star

    Invision/AP Justin Bieber tries to keep his composure as he is ribbed savagely by comedians Jeffrey Ross, Natasha Legger and Kevin Hart on the Comedy Central Roast last Saturday. Photo: Chris Pizzello   Johannesburg - American comedians Jeffrey

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  • Malawi: Mutharika's Death Is Imminent, Man Declares Claiming He Has a Vision

    A social commentator has indicated that President Peter Mutharika has a few days to live and has ordered the country to be bracing for another state funeral soon. In a post to the liberal group My Malawi, My Views the man using the name of Vitumbiko Chihanga Kayira Mwenewenya indicated that Malawi will be having a state funeral soon as God was not happy with the rule of Mutharika which he labelled stupid. In further outbursts Mwenewenya used the social media space to allege that after his death Mutharika was to be committed to hell for being a homosexual.

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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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  • Bafana eager to settle Nigeria score - Bafana

    Gallo Images Shakes Mashaba s Bafana have a score to settle against wounded Super Eagles. The last time Bafana Bafana played at Mbombela Stadium, they were surprisingly victorious – Shakes Mashaba’s hastily-organised squad of virtual unknowns getting the better of the Ivory Coast prior to the Africa Cup of Nations. Bafana are back at the Mpuma-langa arena tomorrow for yet another friendly against another African giant in the form of Nigeria for a friendly international they’d dearly love to win to erase the memory of that poor Afcon campaign. Save for Dean Furman who has been excused so he can be with his promotion-hopeful English Championship club Doncaster Rovers and the injured Anele Ngcongca of Racing Genk in Belgium, Mashaba can start with the majority of the team that did duty in Equatorial Guinea at the beginning of the year.

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  • CIA shadow scares ideological dinosaurs

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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: Excelling Zimbabwean Companies in SA Honoured

    ZIMBABWEAN individuals and companies who have excelled in South Africa will be honoured at the first ever Cape Town-Zimbabwean Excellence Gala Dinner Awards event in the country's south-western coastal city next month. The red carpet event, to be held on April 4, seeks to recognise and acknowledge individuals and companies flying the Zimbabwean flag high in Cape Town. The event will be held at The Marimba Restaurant at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Ex-Big Brother Africa star Pokello Nare, who is also a businesswoman in her own right, would be the host.

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  • Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name': report

    The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials say, in what appears to have been a case of suicide and mass killing. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that all the signs were "pointing towards an act that we can't describe: criminal, crazy, suicidal". German prosecutors revealed that searches of Lubitz's homes netted "medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment", including "torn-up and current sick leave notes, among them one covering the day of the crash". According to Bild, the young woman, who was "very shocked", flew with Lubitz on European flights for five months last year, during which time they are believed to have been romantically involved.

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  • 28 Of The Most Powerful Photos of This Week

    A keeper holds a 12-week-old Sumatran tiger cub during a routine health check in its enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester, England, on March 27. A snowboarder performs during the Red Bull Jump and Freeze competition at ski resort Shimbulak outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, on March 22.

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