• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: Obasanjo Warns Against Military Take-Over

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned against a military government in Nigeria, saying such move will undermine the integrity of the country in the comity of nations. Mr. Obasanjo gave the warning when the wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Aisha Buhari, led South West Women of the party to his home in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The former leader said he was happy Nigeria has gone beyond the rumour of Interim National Government. A lot of rumours are flying around, I think we have gone away from the rumour of Interim Government because that is not in our constitution," Mr. Obasanjo said.

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  • Nigeria: Malaysia to Hang Nigerian Student for Drug Trafficking

    A 29-year-old Nigerian student at a private college in Malaysia, Luke Nnaemeka Ugwu, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Malaysian High Court for drug trafficking.

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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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  • 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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  • Picture of the day: Charlize Theron and son Jackson

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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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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  • Why did Zuma intervene at Eskom?: Zille

    The answer perhaps lay in the fact that the suspensions "followed shortly after the Eskom executive's attempts to appoint an audit committee to oversee procurement processes for major contracts". Zille said industry insiders believed this move "may have upset political interests benefiting from lucrative diesel and coal supply deals". A fortnight ago, Eskom suspended four of its top executives, with chairman Zola Tsotsi announcing at the time that the parastatal's poor performance would be investigated. Business Day reported on Thursday that Zuma was directly involved in advocating the controversial inquiry into Eskom, initiated by Tsotsi two weeks ago.

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  • Nigeria: Country Targets Fifa U20 World Cup Glory

    The triumphant Nigeria's U20 male football team, the Flying Eagles have set their eyes on becoming the first team to win the FIFA U20 World Cup for Nigeria. Coach of the team, Manu Garba who led Nigeria to win the FIFA U17 World Cup two years ago in the United Arab Emirates affirmed this while speaking at a reception organized for the team by the National Sports Commission at the Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday.

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  • Zuma slams lazy South Africans

    President Jacob Zuma yesterday deviated from his prepared speech and lambasted South Africans, saying they are too lazy to even pick a mango from a tree. This is the second time in the last six months Zuma has called South Africans lazy. In October last year, speaking at the commemoration of Black Wednesday and 20 years of media freedom in South Africa, he said: “Our people are waiting for government. Yesterday, while addressing delegates at the South African Local Government Association national members assembly at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Zuma said at times he worries when people demand everything, even things they can do themselves.

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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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  • WATCH: Brazilian tour bus swallowed up and spat out

    Amazingly, no injuries were reported.

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  • This Photo Proves Kiwis Are The Ultimate Gentlemen

    And that the Southern Hemisphere is the greatest hemisphere.

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  • SABC down to 5 candidates for top post - Politics | IOL News

    THE STAR The SABC is one step closer to filling the vacancy left by disgraced former chairwoman Zandile Tshabalala, pictured, after the shortlisting of five candidates. Johannesburg - The SABC is one step closer to filling the vacancy left by disgraced former chairwoman Zandile Tshabalala after the shortlisting of five candidates, who include a former board chairman and an adviser to a former police minister. Parliament’s communications oversight committee on Tuesday concluded the shortlisting of the five candidates to fill the vacancy left by Tshabalala who left in December under a cloud after she was found guilty by Parliament of having lied about her qualifications.

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