• 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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  • Tomorrow’s news today: Thabo Mbeki, e-tolling and punishment case

    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. 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.

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  • Mugabe administration can't account for missing $3,5 billion earmarked for salaries

    The supervisor of government accounts and financial controls, the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG), has made a shocking revelation that President Robert Mugabe’s administration cannot account for $3,5 billion which was earmarked for civil servants’ salaries.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Murder accused Panayioutou’s double life aired in court | The New Age Online

    Port Elizabeth murder accused Christopher Panayiotou hired a hitman to shoot his wife on whom he had cheated for years after his messy double life and rumoured debt finally caught up with him. Prosecutor Marius Stander told the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s court there had been several failed attempts to kill Jayde Panayiotou, a popular teacher at Riebeek College, before the plot allegedly masterminded by her husband succeeded last month. Panayiotou allegedly paid R70,000 for the hit that was made to look like a robbery and kidnapping, with R40,000 going to the hitman and the rest to Luthando Siyoli, a bouncer at a night club he owns, who reportedly acted as the middleman. Stander read the court transcripts of recorded conversations that had taken place between the burly husband and the bouncer and said he believed the State had a rock solid case.

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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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  • Mazibuko earns master’s degree from Harvard

    Lindiwe Mazibuko is celebrating a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her time at Harvard — the world-renowned university first established in 1636 — Mazibuko has shared her excitement at the extreme season changes and taken up cycling. Mazibuko first attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study a Bachelor of Music degree then moved to the University of Cape Town‚ where she obtained a BA (French‚ Classics‚ Media & Writing) in 2006 and a BA Honours (Political Communication) degree in 2007.

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  • Six most insulting arguments the government and Sanral used to promote e-tolls

    If you missed it, check out this summary of the most important things to know on Rand Daily Mail. The government have been trying to sell e-tolling to us, and in the process they’ve said some things worthy of a thousand side-eyes. 1. "We have reaffirmed the user-pay principle as a fair, affordable and reliable mechanism to fund infrastructure development." – Cyril Ramaphosa in his speech yesterday. Affordable... Obviously Cyril does not earn a middle class wage.

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  • Sisqo May Have Been The Best Dressed Guy Of The Late 90s

    This guy was about more than thongs.

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  • Drum in hot water, again: DJ Sbu blasts the magazine - SundayWorld

    DJ Sbu is the latest celebrity to complain about the magazine falsely claiming to have interviewed them. In 2012 Bonang Matheba blasted the magazine on Twitter for lying about getting her comment on their July issue. It was reported that the sports presenter was angry after the magazine claimed that she was broke. Two months later, DJ Sbu is also accusing them of the same ol' thing.

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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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  • Zimbabwe: Mujuru Purge Fails to End Zanu-PF's Power Struggle

    JUST five months after the controversial Zanu PF congress and contrary to assertions by the party hierarchy that factionalism would be extinguished following the removal and subsequent expulsion of former vice-president Joice Mujuru and her top allies, fissures are deepening within the party due to swirling speculation President Robert Mugabe will for health or old age reasons fail to complete his term or resign before his tenure expires. It is now patently clear factionalism is deeply rooted in Zanu PF at all levels as a result of succession manoeuvres spawned by the perennial question of who will succeed Mugabe which remains unanswered. While the 2014 congress succeeded in getting rid of Mujuru as Mugabe's deputy in the party and government, along with ministers and other high-ranking politicians aligned to her through suspensions and expulsions, it did not address the root cause of factionalism -- the unresolved succession conundrum.

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  • Postgraduate students to get government funding

    Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says government will pay for 14‚880 postgraduate research students in 2015/16 through the National Research Foundation to improve South Africa’s competitiveness in this field. This is in addition to the 700 students and postdoctoral fellows who have been supported through the Square Kilometre Array SA Bursary and Scholarship Programme and the National Astrophysics and Space Physics Programme‚ she said ahead of her budget vote in parliament‚ according to the government information website. To help alleviate the pressure on the Eskom grid‚ Pandor said R80 million has been allocated towards the development of hydrogen fuel cell generator prototypes.

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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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  • Nigeria: Jonathan Mourns Village Headmaster's Robinson's Death

    President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the family of the veteran actor and broadcaster, Mr. Femi Robinson, who died the age of 75. Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, said in a statement on Thursday that Jonathan also commiserated with all members of the creative and broadcast industry in Nigeria on the death of the popular actor.

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  • Norwegian dad flies to SA to get son - The Mercury

    A Norwegian dad flew into Durban this week in an attempt to get back his 21-month-old son whom he last had contact with in Norway in October 2013 when his wife took the baby to New Zealand and failed to return. After that, the father can have contact in Norway.

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