• White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Asylum seekers get cold shoulder

    The Department of Home Affairs has released for public comment a new application form that requires asylum seekers to specify how much money they have in South Africa and how they intend to support themselves here. An asylum seeker who fled his country is unlikely to have taken any of this information with him or to be able to contact a previous employer," said Roni Amit, a senior researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society. South Africa is obliged to protect refugees in terms of the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees.

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  • Nudism in full swing in KZN as opposition backs down

    After bringing in police to arrest nudists when the province's first legal nudist beach opened in April, threatening to lodge a complaint with the public protector and appeal to the Hibiscus Coast Municipality to change its approval, the opposition group has "vanished". The Concerned Citizens Group, which claimed to represent thousands of residents in towns along the province's South Coast, has not "put a stop" to the nudist beach, as it had planned to do. "It seems as if all those who were opposing the beach have ridden into the sunset," said SA National Naturists Association chairman Serge Pavlovic yesterday. The group's spokesman, the Rev Mike Effanga, could not be reached for comment.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • Ashifashabba takes back his lobola: Report

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Prodigal Son Khune to return to Chiefs | The New Age Online

    Itumeleng Khune is set to finalise his move back to Kaizer Chiefs before the end of the week. Khune left Amakhosi in acrimonious circumstances when his contract expired last month following disagreements over a new deal. Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung even described the former goalkeeper as disrespectful to the club and believed he was holding the club to ransom over a new deal. It’s unclear whether Mandla Masango, another player facing an uncertain future, will commit himself to Amakhosi this week.

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  • Malema's Parliamentary office burgled

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say the Parliamentary office of party leader Julius Malema has been burgled. EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says when Malema’s personal assistant returned this morning after the winter recess she found doors leading to Malema’s office open, and files missing.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • Mugabe not scheduled to attend AU meeting | The New Age Online

    Zimbabwe says the current Chairperson of the African Union, President Robert Mugabe, was not scheduled to attend the African Union meeting, refuting claims that United State President Barack Obama snubbed him. Obama addressed the African Union Commission on Tuesday, a meeting Mugabe did not attend. Zimbabwe's secretary for Foreign Affairs Joey Bimha says, "If President Obama had wished to see President Mugabe as Chair of the African Union he would not have summoned him to Addis Ababa, protocol does not allow that.

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  • Christopher Panayiotou denied bail

    Murder accused Christopher Panayiotou's second attempt at bail has been dashed. Panayiotou is accused of hiring two men to murder his 29-year-old wife Jayde in Uitenhage in April. He’d been granted the right to have his bail appeal heard in the Grahamstown High Court after it was denied in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates Court last month. The Port Elizabeth businessman’s initial bail application was denied by Magistrate Abigail Beeton.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • R1.3bn mosque and varsity complex

    Hoping to leave a legacy in South Africa, "Uncle Ali", as he is popularly known, has already spent more than R210-million on the new Nizamiye mosque and community complex, and has no plans for slowing down. If you look at the richest men in history, they're often forgotten. During the planning stages, Katircioglu travelled back and forth between Turkey and South Africa. When construction started in October 2009, he moved to South Africa with his wife to oversee the project in person.

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  • Mbalula and Mamabolo in Twitter war

    A war of words has broken out between ANC Youth League (ANCYL) task team member Fikile Mbalula and Julius Malema’s former friend-turned-rival Boy Mamabolo.

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  • Killing famous lion ‘was a mistake’ - Africa | IOL News

    A Zimbabwean hunter says he was devastated when he discovered his client had shot a bow and wounded a widely loved lion, known by locals and tourists as Cecil, who was part of a lion research project run by Oxford University for the past 15 years in the huge Hwange National Park. The hunter and his “North American” client returned the next morning and found the lion was injured, and immediately killed it to put it out of its misery. The professional hunter, who has asked not to be named until official investigations are complete, said his client, who he would not name, was a North American.

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  • 'Whites should be killed' - UCT reveals charges against Chumani Maxwele

    According to the university on Mayday, Maxwele went into the Mathematics building after being informed that "as it was a public holiday, all lecture theatres and classrooms were locked. As such UCT held him to be "a potential risk to staff and students".

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  • No offers for clubless Mashamaite

    There is no update on clubless PSL Player-of-the-Season Tefu Mashamaite. This is according to his agent Jazzman Mahlakgane, as the former Kaizer Chiefs defender Mashamaite continues searching for a club days before the start of the new Absa Premiership season. The lanky defender went on a ten-day trial at Major League Soccer side New York City FC but an imminent deal fell through in the last minute due to MLS regulations. Mamelodi Sundowns are understood to be after Mashamaite’s signature although the defender has rejected an offer from the Brazillians before.

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  • I told Zuma to prepare himself for repayment, says Mac Maharaj on Nkandla: report

    The official Nkandla report found that South African president Jacob Zuma benefited unduly from the improvements of his homestead, which cost taxpayers R246 million.

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  • SA car makers eye Nigeria despite tariffs

    SA’s automotive industry faces increasing competition from countries to the north, with former trade and industry minister Alec Erwin among those promoting Nigeria as a destination for manufacturing or the assembly of knock-down kits. Erwin was involved in the crafting of the Motor Industry Development Programme, through which the government worked with the industry and labour to modernise and save the sector in SA when it opened up to global competition after 1994. "We have not been promoting Nigeria as an alternate to SA, but as part of an African auto partnership, so we are also working with the South African government on it. Last month PSA Peugeot Citroen announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Morocco.

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  • Malawi: Joyce Banda Risks Arrest in South Africa

    Time is catching up with former Malawi president Joyce Banda who legal experts have warned is standing on the ledge of being arrested and extradited from her hiding cave in South Africa. The warning has been issued following reports that Mrs. Banda has rebuffed court summons demanding her to return to Malawi where Ralph Kasambara and Pika Manondo who are accused of attempting to murder the country's fired budget director, Paul Mphwiyo, have respectively listed her among key witnesses in the case. "Joyce Banda wants no part in that [case] and will not become a witness" her spokesperson has been quoted by one of the local papers.

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  • South Africa: Students Protest in Stellenbosch Over Language

    Stellenbosch University rector and vice chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers has slammed a protest, which broke out in a lecture hall at the university on Monday morning. A student sent News24 a video of the disruption, saying the objections emanated from the university's language policy and was led by members of the Open Stellenbosch movement. "Since my inauguration in April I have confirmed the right of students to protest on more than one occasion, but provided that they comply with the processes and procedures applicable to all university entities," said De Villiers. The university earlier this month announced it would focus on the "consistent and possible accelerated implementation" of its approved Language Policy and Language Plan.

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