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Whites welcome in EFF - Malema

Published in News
Thursday, 11 July 2013 18:04

MalemaWhite South Africans are welcome to join the Economic Freedom Fighters if they agreed with the movement, Julius Malema said at the launch his political platform in Braamfontein.

"Fellow white South Africans, if you agree with us you are more than welcome to join us in the redistribution of land and wealth in South Africa," he said. "This land is too big. There is nobody who will be driven to the sea. We will share, black and white. But failure to share means you will be forced to share.

"We all belong here, but we all have to show proof that we belong here. Black people have nothing to show. Therefore we must give them something to show so they can say proudly: this is our land, this is our country," the Mail and Guardian reported Malema as saying.

Nigerian president finalizes loan deals in China

Published in News
Thursday, 11 July 2013 17:48

goodluck in_chinaBEIJING - (AP) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Chinese President Xi Jinping presided Wednesday over the signing of accords between their governments to facilitate $1.1 billion in low-interest loans for much-needed infrastructure in Nigeria.

 
China, which is increasingly looking to Africa for oil and other natural resources, is offering Nigeria loans to help fund airport terminals in four cities, roads, a light-rail line for its capital, a hydropower plant and oil and gas infrastructure.
Xi said both countries had been brought together by a common task of pursuing national development. "As a proverb of Nigeria reads, 'A man cannot sit down alone to plan for prosperity,'" he said.

ASOMUGHASCANDAL actress Kerry Washington is married.

According to several reports the 36-year-old “Scandal” star got hitched to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24 in Blaine County, Idaho.

Gossip website TerezOwens.com was the first to break the news Tuesday, writing that they had “just received news” of Washington and Asomugha’s secret nuptials.

E! Online and Us Weekly subsequently confirmed the marriage, with the latter citing records that show Washington and Asomugha filed for a marriage license in Idaho. Washington’s parents reportedly served as witnesses.

thabo Mbeki_recieving_new_smart_IDOfficials from the Department of Home Affairs have captured Former President Thabo Mbeki’s details in preparation for issuing his new smart ID card.

Home Affairs is on a drive to launch the new smart ID cards with the aim of introducing a paperless environment. Within the next three months, the department will introduce the phased roll out of the smart ID card.

President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Mothlante, Former President Mbeki, FW de Klerk, Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Andrew Mlangeni are among the leaders that will receive their new cards on Madiba’s birthday on 18 July 2013.

Notable SANigerians:Moky Makura

Published in Notable SANigerians
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:53

Moky MakuraMoky Makura is a Nigerian-born South African actress and presenter best known for her presenting on the news and actuality show Carte Blanche, and for her starring role as Folake Abayomi on the drama series Jacob's Cross.

Makura was born in Nigeria and educated in England where she received an honours degree in politics, economics and law from Buckingham University.

She worked in the UK for Redwood Publishing, Paragon Communications, Hill & Knowlton, PGC Promotions and Lynne Franks PR.

Notable SANigerians:Kunle Ayo

Published in Notable SANigerians
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:52

Kunle AyoKunle Ayo, probably Africa’s most celebrated guitarists, has earned several musical accolades, even comparisons with giants of the contemporary school like George Benson, Earl Klugh and locally based Jimmy Dludlu.

This dazzling live performer, returns with his 5th album “Best of Both Worlds”, pulling at the heartstrings of fans around the world. Promising to be soulful, jazzy, cheerful, and funky. Every show Kunle Ayo leaves his fans inspired and full of positive energy.

Born of Yoruba parents in Lagos, Nigeria, his parents clearly knew a star was born, writing his destiny in the stars by naming him Kunle loosely translated “abundance” in his native Yoruba tongue. Literally “Kun” means “to fill” and “le” stands for “house”. In a way perhaps he was destined to literally fill houses with beautiful music.

Williams OkparaWilliam Nwadinobi "Willy" Okpara (born May 7, 1968 in Lagos) is a former Nigerian football goalkeeper who played more than a decade for South African side Orlando Pirates.

He played for ACB Lagos from 1987 to 1989 and moved to South African side Orlando Pirates. Okpara was the club's first choice goalkeeper from 1990 to 2002, losing his place to Congolese goalkeeper Michel Nzamongini Babale during 2002-03 season, then becoming an understudy to Thabang Radebe and Francis Chansa before retiring in 2005. He holds the record of Pirates' appearances with 375 matches, also being the club's longest serving player.

Notable SANigerians:Uche Agu

Published in Notable SANigerians
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:46

thumb Uche AguUche is amongst the new breed of worship leaders that God is raising in these last days to bring forth revival, glory and power to the present generation through worship. Close to his heart is worship, evangelism by fire and raising a generation of God fearing worshippers.

Born into a ministerial family about 30 years ago and having being privileged by God to minister at prestigious gatherings like The Winners Chapel annual convention “Shiloh”, The Rhema convention, and The Making of Champions Conference at House of Praise RCCG, Ontario, Canada. He continues to travel around Africa and other parts of the world bringing men and women to the place of worship by engaging them in an intimate experience with God. His ministry has taken him to nations like Brazil, Islands of Seychelles, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, Canada, Ireland, Holland and Nigeria where he hails from.

Enyinna Nkem-_AbontaDr. Enyinna Nkem-Abonta is the first Nigerian born South African Parliamentarian in history and that is no mean achievement.

Born of Igbo parentage in Nigeria, he has travelled all over the world in the quest and acquisition of the 'golden fleece'. He holds a PhD in economics and a Masters in Physics as well as an MBA.

He has been a professor extraordinaire, teaching economics to PhD students at the University of Pretoria and is currently Adjunct Professor of Economics at Fort Hare where he supervises Masters Students.

Notable SANigerians:Prof. Kole Omotoso

Published in Notable SANigerians
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 08:45

Prof. Kole_OmotosoBankole Ajibabi Omotosho (born 21 April 1943), also known as Kole Omotoso, is a Nigerian writer and intellectual known for his dedication and commitment to fusing a socio-political reappraisal of Africa and respect for human dignity into most of his works.

 

Kole Omotosho was born into a Yoruba family in Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandparents after the death of his father.Though the lack of a father figure could crush a young Nigerian boy, the events of his early childhood contributed a great deal to his development as a man and also as a writer.Omotosho was educated at King's College, Lagos, and the University of Ibadan and then undertook a doctoral thesis on the modern Arabic writer Ahmad Ba Kathir at the University of Edinburgh.

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