• King reveals xenophobia plan - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    Independent Media King Goodwill Zwelithini arrives for the opening of the House of Traditional Leaders in Ulundi. Durban - King Goodwill Zwelithini has issued a set of instructions to traditional leaders on the processes to follow when foreigners want to settle in their areas. The king called on traditional leaders to make sure that foreigners had legal documents that allowed them to be in the country. The king was addressing traditional leaders from across the province during the opening of the House of Traditional Leaders in Ulundi on Thursday.

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  • Zimbabwe: Zuma, Khama Corner Mugabe

    PRESIDENTS Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Botswana's Ian Khama angrily clashed with their Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe over xenophobia in South Africa, with the two demanding that instead of blaming their neighbour, Zimbabwe and other Sadc states must fix their broken economies to curb the rising tide of immigration. While Sadc leaders met for an extraordinary summit in Harare on Wednesday to discuss an industrialisation strategy and roadmap, the major highlight of the meeting was the recent xenophobic violence and killings in South Africa which raised a storm of debate and anger across the region.

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  • Nigerians Most Sexually Satisfied People

    Nigerians have been rated as the most sexually satisfied people in the world.

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  • South Africa: Did Christopher Panayiotou Pull a Shrien Dewani?

    Slain Port Elizabeth teacher Jayde Panayiotou's husband is widely believed to be the second suspect arrested in connection with her murder, although this is yet to be officially confirmed. A Facebook group disseminating information about Panayiotou's murder claimed two men suspected of the murder had fled to George and began circulating pictures of the men online. The South African Police Services (SAPS) on Thursday announced that two suspects had been arrested in connection with her murder. One of the men was named as Thando Siyoli (31), but the second suspect's identity was withheld and will only be officially released after he appears in court on Monday.

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  • Baby first royal affected by new succession laws

    Prince William and his wife Kate's daughter, who was born on Saturday, is the first major royal who cannot be overtaken in the line of succession to the throne by any future younger brothers. British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced on March 28 that laws to end centuries of male primogeniture had taken effect, following the enactment of the required laws in Australia. The princess is fourth-in-line to the throne, after Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son Prince Charles, Charles's eldest son Prince William, and her older brother Prince George.

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  • Former "Cosby Show" Guest Star Accuses Bill Cosby Of Rape

    On Friday, actor Lili Bernard stated at a news conference in New York City that in the early 1990s, Bill Cosby drugged and raped her. At the news conference, Bernard said, “He praised me. After all, he was Bill Cosby. On April 30, Bernard, along with her lawyer Gloria Allred, went to the police station in Atlantic City to report the alleged crime.

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  • Bayern injury crisis leaves Guardiola guessing | The New Age Online

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has no idea who will play against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final this week as injuries take a mounting toll. While a rampant Barcelona warmed up for Wednesday's tie with an 8-0 hammering of Cordoba in La Liga, Guardiola watched an ailing Bayern lose 2-0 to Bayer Leverkusen and then acknowledged his Champions League doubts.

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  • Malema rouses Rhodes crowd | Grocott's Mail Online

    With remarks such as this, Economic Freedom Fighters' Commander in Chief Julius Malema caused a stir inside and outside the Barratt lecture theatre at Rhodes University on Thursday 30 April. Among other remarks, the fiery orator called ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a sellout, slammed SA’s failure to ban foreign land ownership and was fulsome in his praise for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Despite threats earlier in the week carried on A4 posters and pamphlets that the EFF would be prevented from entering the campus, the event went ahead without incident.

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  • Nigeria: The Execution of Drug Traffickers in Indonesia

    The world showed its anger at Indonesia when it refused all pleadings to spare the lives of eight drug traffickers and went ahead to execute them on Tuesday; four of them were Nigerians. The Nigerians among them were Raheem Salami, Silvester Nwolise, Okwudili Oyatanze and Martin Anderson. Indonesia said it took the hard stance because of the country's own drug problem where 33 of its citizens die every day as a result of drugs, according to Indonesia's National Narcotics Agency.

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  • DA students score victory in former ANC stronghold - City Press

    The student wing of the Democratic Alliance has achieved a watershed achievement: winning the student representative council elections at the University of Fort Hare, which for years has been an ANC stronghold. Yesterday the Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (Daso) won the student representative council elections on a 52.5% majority, in a first-ever victory. The DA students’ triumph came at a time when the institution is facing a National Student Financial Aid Scheme crisis.

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  • Six memorable fights in boxing history - Boxing

    Ex-QDMS "The Fight" Muhammad Ali crashes to the canvas after he was on the receiving end of a vicious Joe Frazier left hook at Madison Square Garden in 1971. Unmistakable political overtones hovered over the heavyweight bout as German Schmeling took on Louis at Yankee Stadium. It took only four rounds for Schmeling to send Louis to the canvas, a career-first for the African-American boxer.

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  • ‘Kill the Boer’ taunt in Howick - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    Independent Media An uMngeni resident makes clear her objection to the incorporation of wards from Mpofana into the uMngeni Municipality. The controversial Dubul’ iBhunu (Shoot the Boer) song reared its ugly head during an emotionally charged public meeting debating the merger of the financially crippled Mpofana (Mooi River) and uMngeni (Howick and Hilton) municipalities. Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan has asked that the Municipal Demarcation Board help in “disestablishing” Mpofana and incorporating the municipality’s wards into neighbouring councils.

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  • Man hangs up on Pope, twice - World News | IOL News

    The pontiff, who often contacts strangers who write to him or whose problems he hears about, called Franco Rabuffi on Monday to comfort him as he was sick. When the pope rang back a third time, Rabuffi finally took him seriously. “I was speechless but Francis came to my rescue, saying that what had happened was funny,” he told the Vatican newspaper. Rabuffi, along with his wife, appeared before the pope during the Vatican's general audience on Wednesday and personally apologised for his mistake.

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  • Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Madrid in touch with eight-goal Barca | The New Age Online

    A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick maintained Real Madrid's La Liga title aspirations as they ended Sevilla's 34-game unbeaten run at home with a 3-2 win on Saturday. Victory kept the European champions just two points behind Barcelona with three games to play after Luis Suarez scored his first hat-trick for the Catalans in a 8-0 humiliation of relegated Cordoba. Sevilla 'keeper Sergio Rico made an incredible save from point-blank range to prevent Ronaldo opening the scoring early on from Marcelo's fine cross. Iker Casillas then had to be quick off his line at the other end to prevent Aleix Vidal putting Sevilla in front.

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  • Nzimande is a sellout - workers

    Workers under the banner of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and other unions within trade union federation Cosatu who support sacked general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi had a Workers’ Day rally in Durban yesterday despite fears of clashes between the two factions. The workers sang songs calling Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini and SA Communist Party leader Blade Nzimande traitors and sellouts.

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  • ‘Hitler student’ is a rhetorical hooligan and needs to apologise - City Press

    When someone declares they love Hitler. When they declare that all white people have Hitler in them. When they make statements of this nature using platforms of attention they have been entrusted with, these people are but only one thing: rhetorical hooligans.

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  • Ehrenreich accuses Smit of being racist - Politics | IOL News

    Accusations of racism flew during Thursday’s council meeting, just minutes after the acting mayor outlined the progress of the City of Cape Town’s “Inclusive City” campaign. During his mayoral speech, Brett Herron said the city had spent the past five weeks in “intensive engagement” with sector bodies and the community about ways to deal with racism.

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  • 30 Times Lily Allen Upped Her Nail Art Game

    To celebrate her 30th birthday. *nail art emoji*

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  • Wife of Rio Ferdinand dies | The New Age Online

    The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday. "My soulmate slipped away last night," the 36-year-old Queens Park Rangers player said in a statement. "Rebecca, my wonderful wife, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

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  • Elderly landlady takes on big shot

    A former Umkhonto weSizwe member, now an ANC Gauteng leader, allegedly descended on an elderly landlady in Alexandra in Johannesburg and instructed a tenant to break down a burglar door of a leased room. Ntombi Kubheka, 71, told Sowetan that Dipuo Mvelase last month cornered her with six other people, including ANC ward councillor Julia Moloi, and forced her to allow one of her tenants to sub-let the room.

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