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From Italy with Love: Jacob Zuma’s lessons from Silvio Berlusconi

There is much President Jacob Zuma and the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have in common. They’re both short, older men with a weakness for women. Both started at the bottom, Zuma as a cattle herder and Berlusconi as a vacuum-cleaner-salesman. Both men too seem immune to moral censure and the law. Before Berlusconi was brought down eventually in 2010 by a 17-year-old belly dancer, he dragged a trunkful of “howling malfeasances” behind him for his entire political career. A bit like Number One.

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Backlash Follows South Africa’s Xenophobic Attacks on Africans

Shocking images of South Africans beating foreign-born residents residing in Durban, Johannesburg and other parts stunned the continent which had taken a message of brotherhood from former president Nelson Mandela.

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South Africa unemployment an issue

Feb14

Unemployment in South Africa is increasing worrying for the country’s citizens, as the much needed economy growth rate required to slash it has yet to be attained.

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Lessons Africa must learn from the World Cup

Beyond the tentacles of Paul the octopus who raised enthusiastic hopes with his preternatural accurate match predictions, the vuvuzela, and the razzle-dazzle in the land of the legendary Madiba, the recently concluded 2010 FIFA World Cup provides vital lessons for the continent. Pelé’s notable prediction that an African team would lift the World Cup trophy by the end of the last century did not come to pass.

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South Africa: the Cup is over, bring on the Olympics

The first ever World Cup on African soil has now come to an end. South Africa says it is now ready to tackle an even bigger challenge: the first Olympics on African soil. South Africa’s port city of Durban has been punted by authorities there as a possibility for 2020.

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SA: Football kicks off for hope

Johannesburg – Thirty-two soccer teams from across the world are battling it out in South Africa, but this time, the young boys and girls competing are not just in it for the trophy.

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