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South Africans lose $80m to bitcoin scam


South African authorities are investigating an alleged cryptocurrency scam that defrauded investors of 1 billion rand ($80m) with promises of huge returns that never materialised, police said on Friday. The fraud investigation involves a company named BTC Global, which told clients they would earn 2 percent per day, 14 percent …

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Nigerian Man Commits Suicide To Avoid Arrest In South Africa


A 36-year-old Nigerian man has jumped to his death from his apartment on the ninth floor of a building in Johannesburg, allegedly in an attempt to avoid arrest. There are still conflicting accounts about the events that led to the invitation of the police to Christopher Omoike’s apartment but his …

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Experience separates Barcelona from Sundowns in Mandela cup friendly.


Careless defending gifted European giants Barcelona two goals as they defeated South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Wednesday in a friendly game to honour the late Nelson Mandela. Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes scored for the Spanish league and cup winners before Sibusiso Vilakazi pulled one goal back …

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Barcelona set to face Sundowns in a Mandela Cup friendly today.

A star-studded Barcelona side have arrived in South Africa where they are expected to play a friendly match against the Rainbow nation’s league champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, on Wednesday night. The Spanish and European giants arrived at the Oliver Tambo International Airport with a full squad that included the likes of …

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Bombs discovered in attackers’ den in South Africa

Police were called to the Imam Hussein mosque in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal after an explosive was discovered Sunday night on the premises, local media portals have reported. The mosque located in Durban is incidentally the same facility that was attacked last week with assailants slitting the …

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Giraffe truncates South African film-maker’s life

A South African film-maker was killed by a giraffe while filming on a reserve outside Johannesburg, the game lodge’s owner has said, adding that he died after being air-lifted to hospital. The giraffe hit Carlos Carvalho in the head at the Glen Afric Country Lodge in North West province. “When …

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