• Tanzania Gives One-Month Ultimatum to Foreigners

    The government has ordered foreign employees, employers and employment agents to verify work and residence documents or face arrest. Tanzania:   Govt Gives One Month Ultimatum to Foreigners East African, 21 February 2017 Tanzania on Tuesday gave a one month ultimatum to foreign employees, employers and employment agents to verify work and residence documents. Read more » The Namanga Border post. Workers without valid work permits have been expelled by the Tanzanian government.

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  • DA's youngest MP tells ageing ANC: 'You're scared of us, the youth'

    The youngest MP in South Africa’s history, Hlomela Bucwa, gave her maiden speech in parliament this week and, despite her clearly being nervous, she has been given great acclaim for her eloquence. “Madam chair, I am moved to share the words of [William Butler Yeats]: ‘But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.'” She was quoting the poem The Cloths of Heaven. She charged that the young generation in South Africa’s “dreams have been denied, hope has been diminished, trust has been broken, whose talents have been crippled”. She said this “lost generation” was the victim of two decades of government corruption and

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  • What AKA's new song reveals about DJ Zinhle and Bonang

    AKA’s new song, Caiphus Song, may have revealed a lot more than we would otherwise have known about his relationship with Bonang Matheba, and we get a hint that perhaps DJ Zinhle could be a contributing factor to the couple’s “problems”. AKA, who raps that his music videos are proof that he has been after Bonang for a long time, says in the chorus that he is running out of ways he could prove himself to his girlfriend. You was even in my video See I wanted you for a long time Couple years later now you’re all mine His song further suggests that even before the the two came out as a couple, they had problems, with Bonang getting impatient with AKA, who was at the time failing to break up with

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  • Bring it on boy – Malema challenges Mokonyane's 'Ben 10'

    Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema has challenged Luvo Makasi to take him to court for allegations he made against him. Malema said he has been threatened with legal action before. However, there hasn’t been any legal action against him in this matter or other controversial allegations he’s made. He alleged that Makasi has been in a romantic relationship with Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane. The EFF leader has previously accused Makasa of running the water and sanitation department, and that the lawyer is a go-to man if you you need tenders. “Luvo Makasi is running the water affairs in this country, if you want to be paid or tender his the man two speak

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  • BREAKING: Zuma withdraws interdict against state capture report

    The full bench of the High Court in Pretoria had been set to hear arguments for and against the issuing of the findings. “My instructions are to withdraw the application‚” Zuma’s advocate Anthea Platt told the court. Opposition parties call for immediate release of state capture report after Zuma backs down  She added that she had no instructions about costs. The court on Tuesday afternoon had granted the Democratic Alliance (DA)‚ Economic Freedom Fighters‚ the Congress of the People and the United Democratic Movement leave to intervene in the Zuma application. A lawyer for the DA asked the court to order that‚ should costs be awarded‚ Zuma should pay them from “his own resources”. He said the

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  • East Coast Radio pulls Phat Joe off air

    KwaZulu-Natal radio station East Coast Radio has taken Phat Joe off the air for the remainder of the week. This follows comments he made regarding Down’s Sydrome last week. The controversial DJ commented that he kept on making the same mistake on air because he was feeling a bit “Down syndromish“. The station posted on its official Facebook page on Tuesday night that it did not agree with his comments. “As a well-known and well-loved KZN brand‚ we will always endeavour to protect the interests of our listeners. We disagree with the comments that Phat Joe has made over the past few days and have decided to take him off air‚ for the duration of this week. We will provide a further update as soon

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  • Zuma: I'm tired of being insulted in the House

    Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma is tired of being insulted and humiliated in Parliament. He is going to write a letter to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, so she can put a stop to it. Speaking to community radio listeners, he said other African leaders were shocked by the behaviour of MPs in the House. “I meet heads of state in Africa who look at our television. They ask what is happening to you guys. We are learning from South Africa. We are even learning how you are dealing with democracy. How could you fail us the way you do?” He criticised the EFF and said he didn’t understand why people voted for it. “If a party stands in Parliament to deprive people to get a report from the president,

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  • Opinion: AKA and Bonang's perilous cry wolf game will come back to haunt them

    Y'all doubted it from the moment that AKA used Twitter instead of WhatsApp to air his dirty laundry "confirming" that he and Bonang Matheba had "split."  It wasn't an unusual move on the part of the musician as he's had public slinging matches with his ex, his rivals, his haters... anyone who he decides to take aim at, really. The point is that we know that he wasn't allowed to see his kid because of his strained relationship with his baby mama, DJ Zinhle. That things were tense between himself and his mom. That he and Bonang have 'split' before (remember how they deleted all their pictures off Instagram?) only to reconcile. And breaking up on social media certainly isn't new. Two words: Slikour.

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  • Sarah Langa blasts Twitter: Don't tell me what race category I fall under

    The department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has warned communities to be alert as more rain is expected in a week that has already seen heavy flooding and road damage in some parts of the country.

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  • These 4 videos you are watching are NOT from #Dineo

    As Cyclone Dineo moved through southern Africa, social media has inevitably been flooded with shocking images and videos showing the chaos it has wreaked - but you shouldn't believe everything you see. These four videos (above) in particular have been shared multiple times across social media platforms; a car being swept away in flash floods or blown away during a fierce storm. However, a little digging has shown they have nothing to do with Dineo. Latest on Dineo: Heavy rains are expected to continue on Friday in parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo as tropical depression Dineo makes her way out of the country and into Botswana tomorrow. The South African Weather Service has sent out a warning saying

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  • 'We want Mashaba removed'

    Johannesburg – A social movement that represents the interests of non-governmental organisations in the city has come out with guns blazing against Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba for allegedly being uncaring for his constituency. The Johannesburg Social Movement, which is a network of NGOs, non-profit organisations, co-operatives and business forums, said Mashaba’s decision to remodel and cancel the [email protected] and Jozi bread initiatives would lead to wide-scale job losses, and Mashaba should be “recalled”. Mashaba’s decision to put on hold and remodel the [email protected] programme, as well as shutting down several other projects, has been met with widespread criticism. The programmes were

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  • Anger after Cape Town girl‚ 11‚ shot in head after 'gangster' used her as a shield

    A report of an 11-year-old girl‚ shot in the head as she was used as a shield by an alleged gangster‚ has sparked outrage. The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has expressed its ‘’disgust’’ at the ‘’inhumane’’ actions of the man who used her to protect himself from the bullets of rival gangsters. The child was hit in the head and has been hospitalised. The gangs could more correctly be labelled as terrorists and were a threat to the country‚ the council said. It said community forums and religious leaders had indicated gangsters had “’military-issued weapons in their possession’’. For this reason‚ said the council‚ the state should intervene. “The duty of the state is to protect its citizens. The

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  • Nigeria: Parliament Condemns Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

    Nigeria's House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. The lawmakers also urged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to recall the country's ambassador to South Africa ahead of a major anti-Nigerians rally planned for Friday. The resolution followed a motion by Rita Orji, a PDP member from Lagos State, who decried how Nigerians are being unjustly targeted in that country. Another lawmaker, Sergius Ogun, PDP-Edo State, said the poor treatment being meted to Nigerians was particularly troubling giving the role Nigeria played in ending the South African Apartheid regime. "I want us as a House to condemn it and

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  • DA MP a liar and a fraud

    In her profile on the DA website, she claims she was "born in 1983 in Nelspruit but spent my early childhood in Swaziland and Belgium". Asked to comment on her party spokeswoman being caught out in a lie, DA leader Helen Zille said: "Why is this an issue?" When Zille was informed that the constitution required that all South African MPs be either South African or naturalised citizens and that her spokeswoman was neither, she said she was out of the country and "cannot deal with this from here". A Sunday Times investigation has established that: Phumzile Van Damme was born in Nazarene Hospital, now known as Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital, in Manzini, Swaziland, in 1983; Her mother, Lynette van

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  • DA investigates De Lille and the man she wants to anoint as her successor

    Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille and the DA chief whip in the City of Cape Town‚ Shaun August‚ are under investigation by the DA. They are accused of leaking “confidential party documentation to the media” as the race to succeed De Lille as Western Cape DA leader turns ugly. De Lille quit her party leadership role last month and August‚ the DA’s Cape Town metro chairman‚ is the candidate she is backing when votes are cast on Saturday. DA spokeswoman Anneke Scheepers said the charges against De Lille and August were serious and could lead to expulsion from the party. “This is not a lightweight situation... It means that there could be some serious outcome. If there is due cause‚ people will be

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  • A new political party on the block

    There's a new kid on the block who has his sights set on the 2019 elections – and wants nothing to do with other kids from outside South Africa. South African First, a fiercely nationalist political party, has a following of more than 10 000, who are concerned about foreigners taking over. The party was recently registered with the Electoral Commission of SA. Yesterday, its leader said its main mandate was to do away with foreigners who threatened patriotic South Africans’ livelihoods. “Their tuckshops, hair salons and businesses are crippling our people,” party leader Mario Khumalo said. He calls himself a nationalist, and said he was merely voicing what most South Africans were thinking and

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  • Mugabe wants rand as currency

    Harare – President Robert Mugabe has hinted that he would prefer the adoption of the rand in Zimbabwe despite the reluctance to adopt the currency from his government. Mugabe, who turned 93 on Tuesday, said in a televised interview to mark his birthday that he had asked Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa and central bank governor John Mangudya to explore use of the rand in Zimbabwe. “We are in a multiple currency system. I don’t know why the finance minister and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor had not wanted to use other currencies such as the rand, the euro or the yen. They say we are going to do it,” said Mugabe. The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries has also insisted that Zimbabwe

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  • Miss South Africa caught up in fake news story

    Miss South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene has not been caught in the UK with cocaine in her possession. The beauty queen and the pageant’s organisers have had to issue a denial that she was arrested‚ prompted by a fake report circulating on social media platforms overnight. The report first appeared on the fake website www.te1egraph.co.uk (the real website is www.telegraph.co.uk) under the headline ‘Miss South Africa 2016 arrested at London Heathrow Airport With 2kg of Cocaine’. This was subsequently removed but has appeared throughout the day on other fake social media sites. Sun International PR Manager Claudia Henkel said: “We chose at first to ignore the reports because we believed that people

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  • Molefe's 'handlers' will 'finally' get the deal they want – Save SA

    The appointment of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe as a member of parliament (MP) has sent shockwaves through the political terrain. Sipho Pityana’s activist group, Save SA, says the alleged Gupta-aligned Molefe will allow his “handlers” to have access to the public purse. The organisation also says this decision by the ANC to appoint Molefe as an MP will give his “handlers” a chance to sign the controversial nuclear deal, “with all its kickbacks”. Former public protector Thuli Madonsela revealed startling evidence that Molefe is not only a friend of the controversial Gupta family alleged to be trying to capture the state, but he allowed a highly questionable coal deal to be signed in their favour

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  • Angry Pretoria residents assault church pastor during violent protest

    Police fired stun grenades to disperse the angry crowd‚ who were walking around the area to "search and burn spaces that are known to be selling nyaope to school children". At least two houses were burnt down. The throng of community members‚ some drinking beer‚ entered Celestial Church of Christ in Atteridgeville planning to "search the church for drugs and any illegal activity". Angry residents torch houses in Pretoria West  The church's prophet‚ Samson Sangojinmi‚ was immediately called. When he arrived in his Mercedes Benz he was assaulted by the mob‚ leaving his white robe bloodied before his congregation managed to drag him inside. Prophet Samson Sangijnmi from Central Church of Christ

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