Tag Archives: South Africa

Trump Echoes White Supremacists On South Africa

CBS News reports: South Africa accused United States President Donald Trump of sowing division Thursday after he tweeted that the U.S. State Department would probe “land and farm seizures… and the large scale killing of farmers.” Trump’s tweet apparently followed a segment on Fox News which claimed that Pretoria had started “seizing land from his own citizens without compensation because …

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Obama: These Are Disturbing, Head-Spinning Times

The Associated Press reports: Former U.S. President Barack Obama in his first high-profile speech since leaving office is calling today’s times “strange and uncertain.” Obama opened his speech in South Africa by saying that “each day’s news cycle is bringing more head-spinning and disturbing headlines.” He is speaking in South Africa to mark the 100th anniversary of  Nelson Mandela’s birth. …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Lions Eat Three Rhino Poachers

The Telegraph reports: At least three suspected poachers who were apparently hunting for rhinos have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a game reserve in South Africa, the owner said on Thursday. The men entered the Sibuya Game Reserve on the southeast coast armed with a high-powered rifle and an axe in the early hours of Monday …

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South Africa Recalls Ambassador To Israel Over Gaza

Via press release: The South African government condemns in the strongest terms possible the latest act of violent aggression carried out by Israeli armed forces along the Gaza border, which has led to the deaths of over 40 civilians. The victims were taking part in a peaceful protest against the provocative inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. This latest …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Winnie Mandela Dies At Age 81

The BBC reports: South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says. Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years – were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades. …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Lion Poacher Eaten By Lions

Agence France-Presse reports: A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim’s body. The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park near Hoedspruit in the northern province of …

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Big Game Hunter Believed Eaten By Crocodiles

And now a moment of silence for the guy who made his living shooting elephants and lions. The Telegraph reports: A professional hunter who mysteriously vanished last week is believed to have been eaten by crocodiles on the banks of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe. South African Scott van Zyl, 44, had gone on a hunting safari with his pack …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Radio Station Manager And “Chief Sodomite” Celebrates Having Hate Pastor Deported

He says he’s trying not to be “gleeful” but you’ll enjoy the video below from the guy who spearheaded the arrest and deportation of hate pastor Steven Anderson, who has now been formally banned from South Africa, Botswana, and possibly, the United Kingdom. Mamba Online reports: We have received unconfirmed reports that the Botswana government has now detained other members …

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BOTSWANA: President Orders Arrest And Deportation Of US Hate Pastor After He Calls For Killing Gays

Homosexuality is technically illegal in Botswana but even there they won’t take Steven Anderson’s hate speech. Reuters reports: President Ian Khama of Botswana said on Tuesday he had ordered the arrest and deportation of U.S. pastor Steven Anderson, who was banned from neighboring South Africa last week over his anti-gay views. Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, …

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South Africa Bans US Hate Pastor Steven Anderson

Mamba Online reports: Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has announced that American gay hate pastor Steven Anderson, and his followers, will not be allowed into South Africa. The historic move follows a determined campaign by LGBT activists, led primarily by GaySA Radio, to stop the preacher, who calls for the execution of gay people, from spreading his shocking views …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Government Might Not Ban US Hate Pastor Because He Hasn’t Broken Local Laws (YET)

South Africa’s News24 reports: The Department of Home Affairs has expressed support for the online petition meant to stop American anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson from coming to South Africa. However the department says it may not have the power to deny him the visa. The petition‚ which had already gained over 2000 signatures by yesterday morning and has since grown …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Multiple Venues Cancel On US Hate Pastor Steven Anderson After “Sodomite” Pressure

As you’ll see in the video below, infamous hate Pastor Steven Anderson is furious that every one of his reserved venues in Johannesburg, South Africa have either canceled his “soul winning” events in September or declared that they will ban him from their premises. According to Anderson, the cancellations were made due to pressure from “sodomites.” (Go sodomites!) He is …

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Candygram

The BBC reports: An Australian surfer has made an incredible escape after encountering two sharks during a major competition in South Africa. Mick Fanning was competing in Jeffreys Bay, on the eastern Cape, when one of the sharks approached his surfboard. The final of the J-Bay Open had only just started when Fanning was knocked off his surfboard and into …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Surgeons Announce World’s First Successful Penis Transplant

The Washington Post reports: In a nine-hour surgery, a South African medical team successfully transplanted the penis of a dead donor to a young man without one. Three months later, they say, the recipient, who lost his penis because of complications from a ritual circumcision, has a totally functional sexual organ. That makes him the first successful recipient of a …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Black Group Withdraws From Cape Town Pride, Claims Racism

Via the Independent Online: A lesbian and gay rights campaign organisation has hit out at the Cape Town Pride, saying the celebration does not represent the black homosexual community and it will not be supported. “Free Gender has made the decision to continue to suspend its support for the upcoming Cape Town Pride 2015,” said Funeka Soldaat, who is the …

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Oscar Pistorious Found Not Guilty

Via Newsweek: South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been found “not guilty” of murdering long-time girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of 14 February 2013. The court will resume shortly when Judge Thokozile Masipa will deliver her verdict on the charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, and other firearms offences. Masipa accepted the defence’s timeline of …

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South Africa “Respects” Right Of Uganda To Enact Anti-Gay Legislation

South African President Jacob Zuma said today that his government respects Uganda’s anti-gay legislation. Responding to a parliamentary question on whether he intended to clear South Africa’s policy position regarding Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law, Zuma said: “South Africa respects the sovereign rights of other countries to adopt their own legislation.” “In this regard, through diplomatic channels South Africa engages with Uganda …

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