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

    Pretending you don't have bodily functions.

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  • 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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  • Muntari splashes on $900,000 Mercedes

    Footballers are known to be the all eyes on me when comes to exotic pimped cars but AC Milan and Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has taken it to another level. On Tuesday the talented midfielder took a picture of himself next to his top of the range Mercedes Brabus G63 AMG 6×6 limited edition. Since 2013, Muntari has owned a 4fk Motorsport garage in Milan where the wealthy go to pimp their rides.

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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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  • 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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  • Eskom derails - Companies | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Eskom's Medupi power station ground to a halt on Wednesday morning after Numsa members marched to submit a memorandum of grievances against the unit. The crisis at at Eskom took a turn for the worse on Wednesday as suspended chief executive Tshediso Matona faced off with chairman Zola Tsotsi, while a protest by some 7 000 Numsa members shut down Medupi power station and the embattled utility instituted Stage 2 power cuts to avert total collapse of the grid. At the same time, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to put on a brave face, telling the National Council of Provinces in Parliament yesterday that the government would soon “have answers and solutions to the challenges of leadership” at Eskom but provided no specifics. “The issue of immediate interventions that need to be taken, that continues,” said Ramaphosa, who was recently tasked by President Jacob Zuma to head a so-called War Room to devise ways to stabilise Eskom.

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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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  • ‘Significant’ find in SA sailors search - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The families of three South African men who are lost at sea after setting sail from Cape Town on a luxury catamaran yacht for Thailand on December 14 have been given new cause for hope after a crowd search of satellite images appeared to have come up with a possible lead. Anthony Murray, 58, Reginald Robertson, 59, and Jaryd Payne, 20, were last heard of on January 18 when the men called family and friends by satellite telephone. As soon as the families realised their relatives were missing, they set up an international crowd search through the TomNod satellite image search service of the US. On Tuesday, something significant was found by a large number of the 29 000 people taking part in the online satellite image search.

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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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  • Hitler, like Rhodes, added to growth - The Mercury

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA What to make of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town has become one of the most divisive issues in the country today, says the writer. Who, of those looking at the “bigger picture” with regard to Rhodes, say the same of Hitler? Durban - What to make of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town has become one of the most divisive issues in the country today.

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  • WATCH: Brazilian tour bus swallowed up and spat out

    Amazingly, no injuries were reported.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 'Moruti Wa Tsotsi' dies | The New Age Online

    Another star has fallen in the entertainment industry. Singer and actor Senyaka Kekana popularly known as 'Moruti Wa Tsotsi' has been reported dead.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • This Passenger Bus Got Swallowed By A Crater In Brazil And Floated Away

    A witness captured video of a passenger bus being swallowed in seconds by a crater on a road in the middle of the Brazilian rain forest, before being dragged down the river underneath.

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