• Graeme Smith’s divorce gets messier

    Morgan Deane‚ estranged wife of former Proteas captain Graeme Smith‚ is accusing his mates of bullying her. The Irish singer took to Twitter – twice – this morning to hit out at his fellow Cricket South Africa teammates. There were further rumours that the former Proteas captain has formed a close relationship with blonde beauty Justine Haddon‚ a Cape Town businesswoman who owns a clothing boutique. Smith has denied the affair and sending Deane the “divorce” SMS.

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  • South Africans Have Never Really Wanted Nigerians

    I had barely spent 10 minutes on South African soil when I knew that Nigerians were unwelcome. Arriving at the O R Tambo International Airport, an immigration officer irritatingly asked me how long I was staying, despite seeing clearly on my passport that I had a visa to stay up to 30 days.

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  • Lecturer suspended over racist SMS - Western Cape | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA A lecturer at Stellenbosch University has been suspended after an alleged racist incident. Student activist Sikhulekile Duma lodged a complaint against nuclear physics lecturer Dr Anton Stander after tracing the message. Duma, a sociology student and member of transformation activist group Open Stellenbosch, received the SMS on April 25. Duma approached the university’s ombudsman on April 30, requesting that Stander be suspended.

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  • New Clarkson row over 'pikey' jokes - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    UK broadcasting regulator is to investigate a long-running Top Gear in-joke about co-presenter Richard Hammond. London, England - The The BBC is facing further repercussions over the behaviour of Jeremy Clarkson after UK broadcasting industry regulator the Office of Communications announced an investigation into whether his use of the work "pikey" on Top Gear was racially offensive to gypsies and travellers. In March the BBC Trust was accused of "legitimising the use of a racist word" by clearing Clarkson of any wrongdoing on an episode broadcast in February 2014. Clarkson has since been axed by the BBC after an internal investigation found he had launched an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack" on Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, which left his colleague bleeding and requiring hospital treatment.

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  • SABC needs more whites – Motsoeneng

    Embattled SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has said the national broadcaster needs more whites, specifically at an executive level, as 20 years into democracy continually talking about transformation is unfair to all workers. “We should not forget the rainbow of Nelson Mandela. If you look at the SABC the way it is, I have engaged colleagues saying we also need to employ white people. Motsoeneng was speaking to The Citizen at his offices at SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, yesterday.

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  • Emmanuel Sithole alleged killers seeking plea bargain

    The men pictured moments before Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole was stabbed and killed in Alexandra last month, yesterday asked to enter into a plea agreement. The four men, all in their twenties, appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates’ Court on charges of murder and robbery. Mthinto Bhengu and Ayanda Sibiya – with legal aid representation – had abandoned an earlier bail application, while Sizwe Mngomezulu and Sifundi Mzimela – represented by a private attorney – pleaded not guilty. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Velekhaya Mgobhozi would not say if the state would enter into an agreement.

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  • Benni McCarthy robbed – report

    Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy was robbed at gunpoint in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on Tuesday, according to the website kickoff.com.

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  • DA leadership race plagued by controversy

    THE Democratic Alliance (DA) leadership race, due to end at the party’s elective conference in Port Elizabeth at the weekend, is being dogged by two controversies. Mmusi Maimane, considered by many to be the frontrunner, has endorsed a referendum on the death penalty — and the party has had to counter claims of sexual harassment targeting its leaders. Mr Maimane said in an interview he supported a referendum to decide on the reintroduction of the death penalty.

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  • Experts for and against king’s proposal - Politics | IOL News

    While King Goodwill Zwelithini’s proposal on how foreigners in areas under traditional leadership should be treated has been welcomed by a top criminologist, constitutional law experts say the plan will not fly. Professor Johan Burger, of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), said on Monday that the government should pay attention to the guidelines King Goodwill Zwelithini recently set out for foreigners in rural areas.

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  • Africa's richest man Dangote plans to buy Arsenal

    Successful African business heavy weight billionaire Aliko Dangote has once again expressed his interest in buying Premier League giants Arsenal for a reasonable price. Forbes magazine rated Nigerian born billionaire businessman Dangote magazine as the 67th richest person in the world and the richest in Africa.

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  • This Tumblr Post About Princess Diana And Prince William Will Make You Cry

    "If you find someone you love in life, you must hang onto it."

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  • Huawei strikes gold with P8 phone - IOL SciTech

    Huawei is the biggest phone brand you may never have heard of, though that’s beginning to change. Two years ago it launched the Ascend P6 which was super-slim and aiming directly at the iPhone market, a phone which some would say the P6 resembled. Huawei’s handsets are priced much more keenly than Apple or Samsung products, however. Last year’s Ascend P7 was less of a statement but this week in London the company revealed its latest flagship, the P8.

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  • ‘Drunk driving' wife charged after husband’s death

    A woman has been charged with drunken driving and culpable homicide after she crashed her car in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, which resulted in the death of her husband. It is alleged 24-year-old Sabrina Sewsanker had crashed her car on the intersection of Redfern Drive and Roundfern Road on Sunday, April 26. Police reportedly found the vehicle on its roof, Phoenix Sun reported. On receiving medical treatment, it was allegedly discovered that Sabrina had been under the influence of alcohol.

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  • Nigeria: Air Force Video Shows Boko Haram Running From Battle

    A video released obtained yesterday by PR-Nigeria, media consultant to the security agencies shows Boko Haram terrorists running away from battle as attack helicopters bombard their locations. The aerial video shows the terrorists in disarray, running from approaching Air Force fighter jets and troops in Sambisa forest. The video further shows the dislodged and disorganized terrorists on flight in different directions and running helter-skelter in the expansive forest. Another video depicts how vulnerable women and children were cautiously and deliberately guided to safety by the Nigerian pilots.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobic Erruption, Diplomatic Farce and Goodluck Jonathan

    JUST when the number of days he has left in Abuja could be counted off one's fingers or reeled off without much thought, President Goodluck Jonathan finally did what any leader who is in control of his turf does: takes the hard decisions. The PS, Danjuma Sheni, allegedly recalled the Nigeria's High Commissioner to South Africa, or caused to be released statement to the effect that President Jonathan had recalled the country's High Commissioner to South Africa, without clearing from the president. What is known from the entire episode is that Ambassador Sheni was in the centre of what is now said to be the unauthorized recall of Nigeria's High commissioner to South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African immigrants in South Africa.

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  • Floyd just doesn’t cut it - Boxing

    REUTERS Jeff Powell says Floyd Mayweathers is not amongst the eight best boxers he s ever seen fight. Floyd Mayweather calls himself The Best Ever and now he has beaten Manny Pacquiao more observers are starting to believe him.

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  • Nigeria: Many Freed Girls Malnourished or Pregnant

    Boko Haram, fleeing to a new hideout, has abandoned hundreds of women and girls in the Sambisa forest where the high school girls from Chibok were initially taken over one year ago. It is not certain, however, that the freed girls and women were part of the 200 plus kidnapped victims of Boko Haram, officials say. Over the past few weeks, Nigerian troops claim to have rescued about 1,000 women and girls. "Many of them told us that they have been hungry for days," said Sani Datti, spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency.

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  • No diet as Eskom boss not willing to cut R1.5bn food budget

    Questions continue to be raised around Brian Molefe’s leadership at Eskom and whether he’s able to prioritise the company’s problems and still keep employees happy. This follows reports about the R1.5 billion spent on catering and meals for employees including contractors at Medupi and Kusile power plants. Acting CEO Molefe says this is something that he is reluctant to cut back on and staff should not bear the brunt for the utility’s power troubles. Late last month, Molefe said South Africans were justified in feeling irritated by load shedding and acknowledged the cost to the economy.

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