• KFC's knives are streetwise too - video

    It had been filmed by Ashrana Chanderanberg, from the balcony of a nearby hotel. “This is what happens every morning @KFC Coastlands Umhlanga.... "We residence [sic] off Horizon view and Ridgeton Towers back of KFC Coastlands instead of awakening to the smell of KFC we awaken by this agonising sounds of sharpening knives....” she wrote. Earlier this month KFC had responded to another street scandal, after footage of their chickens being washed on the street in Braamfontein.

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  • Home Affairs ready to implement new visa regulations

    The Home Affairs Department says it’s ready to implement the new visa requirements for people coming to South Africa from the beginning of next month. The department has been strongly criticised for requiring people coming here to first have their biometric measurements taken at a South African Consulate in their home country. The department’s Mayihlome Tshwete also says these requirements are no different from many other countries.

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  • South Africa: Should South African Offenders Be Able to Dump Their Criminal Records?

    Justice Minister Michael Masutha's indication this week that he intends to begin a consultation on whether people convicted of a crime should have their criminal records expunged sooner than is currently possible is unlikely to find much favour with the public. The Justice Minister has not proposed that all criminals be eligible to have their record expunged, and many people voting 'No' would doubtless have in mind murderers and rapists. Indeed, the Justice Minister has not made any concrete proposal on the matter at all yet. Delivering the budget vote speech for the Department of Justice and Correctional Services this week, Minister Masutha brought up what he called "the acid test for the country's correctional system": "the successful social reintegration of offenders...

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  • Bin Laden considered exiting hideout before being killed by US Navy seal

    In one of those documents - a letter to one of his wives, who had sought refuge in Iran at one point - bin Laden wrote that his hosts in Pakistan appeared to have grown weary of the toll of housing him and had denied his repeated requests to have his wife, Khairiyah, join him in Abbottabad. The three-page letter, first reported by The Washington Post, appears to have been written about five months before the SEAL Team Six raid. It is impossible to know how any change in location by bin Laden might have altered the ability of U.S. intelligence agencies to track him to his secret compound, and the ability of the CIA and the Pentagon to mount the raid that killed him. At one point, bin Laden urges his wife to make sure that she gets dental work done before joining him.

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  • Nigeria: Handover Note - Buhari Slams Jonathan's Ministers

    Exactly a week to the May 29 transition to a new administration, the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed his disappointment with ministers of the outgoing government under President Goodluck Jonathan for their uncooperative attitude towards a smooth handover. A statement issued by the president-elect's directorate of media and signed by Malam Garba Shehu yesterday said Buhari made his feelings known yesterday after he received an interim report from the Transition Committee set up to assist him transit smoothly to the Presidency under the leadership of Alhaji Ahmed Joda.

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  • Big banks may be in for a hiding

    Far more conservative and far less leveraged than their global counterparts, South African banks may yet face massive fines from the country’s competition authorities for manipulating foreign exchange trades. Barclays Africa, JPMorgan South Africa and Investec are among the traders in foreign currencies that have “allegedly been directly or indirectly fixing prices in relation to bids, offers and bid-offer spreads in respect of spot, futures and forwards currency trades”, the Competition Commission said this week. Referring to the alleged collusion as the “ZAR domination”, the commission said it was carried out through electronic messaging platforms used for currency trading, enabling the banks to coordinate their trading activities when quoting customers who buy or sell currencies.

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  • DJ Sbu opens up - The Citizen

    Following controversial headlines, DJ Sbu chats to us about his life, and what's really going on.

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  • South Africa: Jayde Killed Due to Husband's Affair, Debt, PMB Court Told

    Christopher Panayiotou killed his wife Jayde to stop getting further into debt as he was trying to keep his mistress happy, the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday. "The motive for killing the deceased is actually very simple," investigating officer Lieutenant Rhynhardt Swanepoel said in affidavit, read to the court by prosecutor Marius Stander.

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  • TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

    There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. "Honorable Members, I hereby introduce to you the Mayor of P.E Dr Danny Jordaan. Profile: Fikile Mbalula is SA’s minister of sport and recreation and an African National Congress (ANC) MP. Citation: The cult of personality, by and large, dominates South African politics.

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  • Watch: Crocodile almost as long as a car caught in Australia

    A large family car is about 4.8 metres long. This saltwater crocodile, which was caught in a trap in Mandorah on the Cox Penninsula Northern Australia, is 4.1 metres.

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  • E-toll rule ‘will create false discs’

    The announcement motorists might not be issued with vehicle licence discs when renewing them has been slammed by opposition political parties, activists against e-tolling, and the general public. The Justice Project of South Africa’s Howard Dembovsky said in a statement the possibility of a whole new industry of mass false licence disc production could become a “very real possibility” and added it was a serious criminal offence. “Your licence transaction will not be blocked,” he told The Citizen. “The Road Traffic Act states in part: ‘No person shall operate a motor vehicle on a public road unless a valid licence disc or licence disc and roadworthy certificate is displayed on such motor vehicle’.

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  • Mourinho won’t leave Chelsea easily - Premier League

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would not choose to leave the club he has just steered to another Premier League title but he is prepared to manage another English team, the Portuguese coach has told the BBC. Mourinho, 52, said in an interview with the Football Focus programme that having come back to Stamford Bridge in 2013 for a second spell in charge he would only leave if owner Roman Abramovich did not want him. “I see myself coaching another club, yes, but I love Chelsea and I am in Mr Abramovich's hands and until then I'm here,” he said. “The day Mr Abramovich thinks I'm not good enough for Chelsea, I want to work, and if possible in England too.

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  • Hitler’s bronze horses found - IOL SciTech

    AP Two bronze horse statues by artist Josef Thorak are transported on a flatbed trailer in Bad Duerkheim, southwest Germany. London - Two bronze horses which stood outside Adolf Hitler’s grandiose Reich Chancellery in Berlin have been recovered by police probing a black market art ring in Nazi treasures. One was a 16ft by 33ft granite relief by favoured Nazi sculptor Arno Breker. Bombing destroyed the chancellery in 1945 and the horses, by Josef Thorak, were seized by the invading Soviets.

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  • Fort Hare centenary celebration disrupted

    Centenary celebrations at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) were disrupted by hundreds of students at the Alice campus on Friday afternoon. Deputy minister of Higher Education and Training‚ Mduduzi Manana‚ was booed as students shouted for minister Blade Nzimande to visit the university to address their issues. Manana had tried to come to the defence of the UFH vice-chancellor Dr Mvuyo Tom‚ who was disrupted and booed for more than 30 minutes while addressing students‚ staff‚ alumni and university’s friends at the main campus.

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  • Shouting, threats in Cape legislature - Politics | IOL News

    CAPE ARGUS Leader of the opposition in the House, Marius Fransman, suffered the wrath of Speaker Sharna Fernandez. Cape Town - A debate on transformation in the Western Cape legislature descended into an across-the-floor shouting match as the ANC ripped into the DA over apartheid spatial planning, lack of integrated human settlements and employment equity. Leader of the opposition in the House, Marius Fransman, suffered the wrath of Speaker Sharna Fernandez after he mocked DA chief whip Mark Wiley, who complained about running commentary and interruptions.

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  • Cara Delevingne walks out of Cannes party due to former partner Michelle Rodriguez | The New Age Online

    "Cara and Michelle haven't spoken since they split and they aren't friends anymore. Cara was with her new girlfriend and she couldn't face any kind of awkward confrontation," The Sun newspaper quoted a source as saying, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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  • The one thing that will force you to pay e-tolls

    While some motorists insist that they will be driving with expired discs, Outsurance, Hippo Car Insurance, Budget and AutoGen have stated that they will not cover cars with expired discs as these are deemed un-roadworthy. If you don't pay your e-toll fees, the new dispensation says that you will not be able to renew your vehicle license according to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Justice Project SA has slammed this decision as sly and 'unconstitutional'. The new dispensation outlines reduced fees for regular drivers at 30c per kilometre and capped at R225 per month.

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  • Zimbabwe: Namibia Approaches Zimbabwe Over Fake Academic Qualifications

    NAMIBIA and Zimbabwe have agreed to work together in evaluating academic qualifications following the arrest of 23 Namibians over fake documents October last year. Most of those arrested had applied to join the Namibia Defense Force. A team from the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) visited Zimbabwe where they toured several high education colleges and exchanged information on evaluation processes. In a statement this week, the NQA chief executive officer Frant Gertze said they held talks with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education; Zimbabwe School Examinations Council; and Zimbabwe Council on Higher Education.

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  • Andile Jali puts a ring on it - SundayWorld

    On top of earning the title for arguably Mzansi’s most sought-after “It Girl” – thanks to Diski Divas – then announcing that she is expecting a bundle of joy a few weeks ago, Nonhle just broke news on her Instagram that she is officially going to be Mrs Andile Jali. In a series of ambiguous posts Nonhle, not in so many words, confirmed that Andile had popped the question. Nonhle is even seen sporting a sumptuous rock on her engagement ring finger.

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  • Nigeria: Sign Tobacco Bill Into Law Before Handover, Group Tells Jonathan

    Barely eight days to hand-over date, President Goodluck Jonathan, has been urged to sign into law the recently passed National Tobacco Control Bill before handing over to the new government. Briefing newsmen at a Tobacco Community Media Forum, the Senior Program Officer, Okeke Anya, expressed fears that if the bill is not accented to by the Jonathan-led administration who passed the bill, it may pose a challenge for the in-coming government. According to him, the bill when signed into law would not only ensure control of the products, but guarantee the protection of the Nigerian citizenry, as it empowers them to insist on their rights especially when being infringed by tobacco consumers. Also speaking, the Director, Corporate Campaigns, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, highlighting the content of the bill, noted that the price and non-price elements would ensure the prices of cigarettes are placed beyond the reach of children, as well as the ban of adverts, promotion, sponsorship and selling of tobacco by children below the ages of eighteen.

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