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Our African Al Capone – His Excellency, The Right honorable, The President of South Africa!

Al Capone is one of the most notorious American gangsters of the 20th century. I believe that our Right Honourable Mr President Zuma is even…

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Good “traits” of South Africans

I’m certain my readers will agree with me – that being negative, pessimistic and whingeing are traits South Africans do not portray. Spending most of…

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Johannesburg – The City of Two Standards

This just shows you that where you live also determines the services you receive; such is life, or is it?!

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Did the “snake pastor” really ascend to heaven in-front of his congregation?

I read from an unsubstantiated source that the pastor ascended into heaven this morning, some as far as Pretoria say that they witnessed a flash of light and others confirm the light and assumed it to be a UFO. Is pastor Mnguni still on earth?

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Where does a LGBT person expressing themselves flee to?

LGBT – (stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) The country that is promising the most equitable life, the best environment and freedom of expression seems to naturally be South Africa. The challenges and needs of LGBT refugees are complex and multiple.

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“South Africans should brace themselves for tougher economic times”

An economist warns that South Africans should brace themselves for tougher economic times as the government waivers on the implementation of its National Development Plan (NDP).

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South Africa Examines Possible Extremist Threat – Jeff Builta

I found this article by Jeff Builta particularly profound as it discusses key issues despite being published in 1996… “According to the report, 11 “extremist fundamentalist” organizations are known to have received training in Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, and/or Pakistan. The report also claims that some of these cells are heavily armed, and most are concentrated in the Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth areas. The report expressed concern with at least five suspected covert cells of foreign-trained militants around Cape Town and Durban.”

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Compensation for evicted white-farmers?

Zimbabwe’s plan to win back international funding by paying compensation to white farmers forced off their land faces a major snag: the black farmers expected to stump up the cash say they don’t have it. The new occupants working the land, many of who had few farming skills when they were resettled, say they can barely make ends meet, let alone pay an extra levy.

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Possible reasons for ANC not firing Zuma?

Never before in his seven-year reign has there been such a strong call by a wide spectrum of ANC members for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Still, he emerged seemingly strongly after the weekend meeting of the party’s top leaders. So why couldn’t the national executive committee (NEC) fire Zuma?

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Durban clamps down on wayward behaviour.

They peed, fixed cars, washed taxis and hung laundry on balconies. Durbanites, it seems, are not too worried about a by-law that could see them face a R40 000 fine.

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