• 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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  • Nigeria: Controversy as Diezani Boards Buhari's London Flight

    The President-elect Muhammadu Buhari yesterday morning left for Britain on a private visit, his first such trip outside the country since winning the March 28th presidential election, a statement last night by the Head of his Media Team, Malam Garba Shehu. Buhari, who was expected at the pre-handover Special Prayers at the Abuja National Mosque, was represented by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The plane departed Abuja yesterday morning at 9:00am Nigerian time. It was reported that Diezani had been billed to travel to the UK next week Tuesday, but changed here plans after learning that Buhari was travelling to London, to afford her an opportunity to discuss directly with him.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Female shoe shoppers targeted - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Women shoppers have become the latest targets for criminals in the east of Pretoria, shown by an increase in the number of theft cases being opened at the Brooklyn police station. Police spokeswoman Captain Colette Weilbach said female shoe shoppers fell prey to criminals as they left their handbags on the floor or on benches while fitting on shoes. Weilbach said shoppers often paid little regard to their handbags while walking around and trying on shoes or while pushing trolleys. “Criminals see an opportunity in this shoe-shopping ritual and are using it to steal from shoppers,” Weilbach said.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bad juju drives Adebayor mad

    Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino has excused Adebayor from training and the final game of the season against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday. Adebayor has made a series of allegations against his family on Facebook in recent weeks that have prompted concerns over his mental state. Rejecting claims that he had evicted his mother from his house in Africa, Adebayor claimed people were attempting to direct witchcraft, or juju, at him. In his first Facebook post, Adebayor accused younger brother Rotimi of taking 21 cellphones from a French football academy.

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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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  • Medical link in hunt for Bin Laden? - World News | IOL News

    The United States plotted to find Osama bin Laden by concealing tracking devices in medical supplies, possibly through Red Cross hospitals, a report said on Thursday, citing documents leaked by former security contractor Edward Snowden. The Intercept news site quoted from a National Security Agency slide presentation dated June 2010 which discussed the possibility of going from “Pharma to Target” by penetrating “the non-electronic moat” that protected Bin Laden from surveillance in his Pakistan hideout. Titled “Medical Pattern of Life: Targeting High Value Individual #1”, the presentation cites CIA reports on the al-Qaeda chief's poor health and invokes a scenario in which spy agencies target the “supply chain” of likely medicine and equipment destined for Bin Laden.

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  • Zuma apologises to Mozambique - Africa | IOL News

    GCIS President Jacob Zuma signs the visitors book in Mozambique s parliament. Zuma met Mozambican parliamentary Speaker Veronica Macamo and members of the Mozambican National Assembly in Maputo on Thursday. Maputo - President Jacob Zuma has apologised to Mozambique for the xenophobic attacks earlier this year in which three Mozambicans died. Zuma, who is on a two-day state visit to Mozambique this week, offered the apology during a meeting with his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi.

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  • Nigeria: Since 1999, Nigerian Government Has Done Nothing Worth Celebrating - 2face Idibia

    In a series of messages posted on social networking site Twitter, popular musician 2face Idibia shared his thoughts on governance and the need for Nigerians to rearrange our way of doing things.

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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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  • Durbs gets second bite at MTV Awards

    MTV said yesterday that its annual Africa Music Awards ceremony will be held in the coastal city on Nelson Mandela's birthday and with the theme "Africa is one". The awards ceremony will go a long way to putting a bit of shine on a city that was recently at the centre of xenophobic attacks.

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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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  • 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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