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Refugees in South Africa agitate over xenophobic attacks

Some refugees residing in South Africa have staged a protest outside the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Regional Office for Southern Africa in Brooklyn, Pretoria. Other refugees also camped outside the UN refugee agency in Cape Town. They are protesting demanding protection from from xenophobic attacks as claim of fears of being attacked by locals. IOL reported that the refugees from Burundi, Congo, Malawi, Ethiopia and Somalia claimed since the attacks on foreign nationals many of them have been physically abused. Hundreds of people, originally from Rwanda, DR Congo,…

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SA Airways crew held in Hong Kong over drug offences

Two South African Airways (SAA) flight attendants have been detained in Hong Kong on suspicion of drug trafficking. They are accused of carrying cocaine worth $1.9m to the Asian country. The two flight attendants have been in detention since their reported arrest last month. Hong Kong officials say the substance was found with them, but investigations are ongoing into the case. The airline has said that the case is being investigated, but insisted it was “intolerant of any criminality by any one of its employees”. SAA spokesperson Tlali is quoted…

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Buhari in South Africa for state visit after xenophobic violence

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has started a three day state visit in South Africa after arriving on Wednesday night. He is visiting the country weeks after tensions escalated between Nigeria and South Africa over xenophobic violence targeted at Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa. At the peak of the violence where Nigerians and their businesses were being attacked, the Nigerian government repatriated hundreds of its citizens. The South African government came under a lot of criticisms globally for the xenophobic violence. It offered an official apology to Nigeria and…

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South Africa’s Zulu King wants rapists castrated

A prominent monarch in South Africa, the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has proposed that convicted rapists are castrated. He believes that is the best way to end the wave of rape cases in the rainbow nation. Local news outlet IOL news quoted the monarch as saying that his proposal “would end this thing (rape). “This should be done in a way that would show the world that the Zulu nation does not tolerate this shame,” he said to his subjects at a celebration on Tuesday. The king said the castration…

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#Umjolowithazola: The hashtag helping South Africans find love

Finding a life partner or lover has evolved tremendously across generations and centuries. Often people have to find love by meeting face to face with potential suitors. But with the emergence of digital media platforms finding love has taken a whole new format. In South Africa, a social media personality launched a hashtag called #Umjolowithazola to help people find lovers. The hashtag trends “every Sunday from morning till late and it’s a platform for everyone who is genuinely seeking partners,” the originator, Azola Mlota told Africa Feeds. What twitter users…

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PHOTOS: Prince Harry and Meghan in South Africa for royal tour

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan are in South Africa for a royal tour. This is the first time the royal couple are embarking on an official overseas tour with four-month-old son, Archie. On Monday the couple visited a women and children’s centre in Nyanga township. Meghan told those gathered at the centre that “I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister.” She was also concerned about violence against women and girls. Meghan joined dancers…

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SA’s Ndlovu Youth Choir miss out on America’s Got Talent title

South Africa’s Ndlovu Youth Choir could not win the ultimate prize at this year’s America’s Got Talent show. The highly talented choir could not make it to the top five despite putting up a great performance on Wednesday. The title was won by US singer Kodi Lee, who walked away with the $1m prize money. The Ndlovu Youth Choir from South Africa’s Limpopo province has their unique African cultural touch to their performances. [embedded content] “Our AGT journey may have come to an end but this is only the beginning. We are…

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South Africa: Top court rules against spanking children

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled that smacking children amounts to abusing their rights. It said the use of corporal punishment at home violates children’s rights. The court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to resort to “reasonable and moderate chastisement” of children as a form of physical discipline. The ruling was arrived at after an earlier High Court ruled in a similar way. The high court gave its ruling during a trial that involved a father who was found guilty of assaulting his 13-year-old son. The father claimed he…

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The African choir hoping to win America’s Got Talent

The South African Ndlovu Youth Choir has made its final performance on America’s Got Talent in the finale of the competition. The choir made up of young singers backed by South Africa is hoping to make history to be voted winners of the TV talent show. The results of the voting process will be announced on Thursday. For their final performance the choir sang their own rendition of Africa – a hit for US band Toto in the early 1980s. “Tonight we were proud young ambassadors of a united Africa,”…

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South Africa apologizes to Nigeria over xenophobic violence

South Africa has sent an official envoy to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari apologizing over recent xenophobic attacks. These violent attacks sparked tension between Nigeria and South Africa, resulting in the evacuation of some Nigerians from South Africa. Many Nigerians were attacked and their businesses destroyed in the wave of the xenophobic attacks mainly in Johannesburg. A special envoy from South Africa on Monday presented an apology to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. Jeff Radebe said South Africa was sorry for the violence and sent it’s “sincerest apologies”. Radebe said at a…

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