• ‘Snake-feeding’ pastor in hot water again | The New Age Online

    The controversial snake-feeding pastor is in hot water again, as Soshanguve residents are spitting fire after learning that Penuel Mnguni had been conducting services at Ayanda Primary School hall. Mnguni has reputedly asked his flock to feed on snakes and rats. Community leader, Nkele Kakhutla, says parents and community members are not impressed. The school's principal says no permission was granted to the self-proclaimed prophet.

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  • Charity must begin at home for graft-riddled Department of Home Affairs

    THE Department of Home Affairs has never been particularly efficient. Recent events have confirmed that its traditional weaknesses have not been addressed, while showing that new problems have developed, particularly in relation to how foreigners and, above all, migrants are being treated. With a view to resolving the impasse, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is now leading an interministerial committee, comprising Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, his tourism counterpart, Derek Hanekom, and their colleagues from the security cluster. Last year, the department announced new rules for foreign travellers and migrants.

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  • ‘Zimbabweans will miss Mugabe when he dies’

    Grace Mugabe says that Zimbabweans will miss her husband's leadership when he's gone.

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  • Iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' dies of cancer

    The family of Marcy Borders announced her death on Monday on Facebook. Borders, who was 28 at the time of the attacks, was just one month into a job for Bank of America in one of the Twin Towers. As one of the World Trade Centre towers collapsed, she took refuge in a nearby office building, where photographer Stan Honda took a haunting photo of her completely covered in a thick layer of ash, which earned her the moniker the "Dust Lady". The air appeared heavy and a distraught Borders was shrouded in a cloud of dust and backlit by an eerie yellow luminescence.

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  • Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna's family

    Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna's ''second mother'' during a recent visit to Barbados.

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Rape accused Mandela grandson treated for PTSD: report

    The rape accused grandson of former president Nelson Mandela is being treated in 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a report on Friday.

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  • Michael Jackson's kids cost R29 million a year

    Michael Jackson's children cost about R29 million to care for in a single year, new court papers have revealed.

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  • Reaction to Springbok squad pours in

    Cosatu has welcomed Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer's squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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  • Miley Cyrus hits out at Nicki Minaj rant

    Miley Cyrus doesn't think Nicki Minaj came from a ''place of love'' when she ranted about not being nominated for Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs. The MTV Video Music Awards host has hit out at the 'Anaconda' rapper's rant last month about being overlooked for the prestigious Video of the Year prize. At the time Nicki claimed she would have been nominated if she was a ''different kind of artist'' and said: ''Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it (sic)''. The comments sparked a response from Taylor, who is nominated in the Video of the Year category, and felt Nicki was taking aim at her.

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  • Zuma and ministers salaries increase

    The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has made its recommendation on public sector salaries. Public office bearers earning more than R1m will receive a five percent increase and officer bearers earning less than R1m will receive six percent from April 1, 2014. This meant that Zuma would receive about R100,000 in back payments as his salary increased from R2.62m to R2.75m. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's salary would increase from R2.47m to R2.6m, while ministers would receive R2.21m from R2.1m and the salaries of deputy ministers would increase from R1.73m to R1.82m.

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  • ‘It’d be unlawful & irregular for Mandela to be treated at 1 Military Hospital’

    The South African National Defence Force Union (SANDF) says it would be “highly irregular and unlawful” if the rape accused grandson of Nelson Mandela is being treated at the 1 Military hospital in Pretoria. The Star newspaper says it received confirmation from the NPA stating the 24-year-old is being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder at the military facility. “He should not be receiving treatment at 1 Military Hospital.

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  • Nigeria: Northwest Tops Buhari's Appointments

    Of 19 key appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari, six are from the north-west geo-political zone, five from north-east, four from south-south, three from south-west, one from north central and nil from south-east.

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  • ‘South Africans should be worried by Malema’s attack statements’

    The African National Congress (ANC) says South Africans should be “very worried” now that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has publicly announced his red berets will not tolerate disruptions by other parties and will attack if provoked. This week Malema ordered EFF members and supporters to attack a group of South African Students Congress (Sasco) members at the Tshwane University of Technology when they tried to disrupt a campaign meeting.

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  • Nigeria: Inside Boko Haram - Chibok Girls As Status Symbols

    Journalist Wolfgang Bauer has been talking to women in Nigeria who escaped from Boko Haram after being held captive by the Islamists for months. Among their fellow captives were Chibok girls, abducted 500 days ago. You were recently in northern Nigeria where you spoke to women and girls who had been exposed to the horrors of captivity under Boko Haram. There are very few parts of the world which experience such massive, systematic cruelty as is the case as in northeastern Nigeria.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo: A talent squandered? - Cape Times

    There are times when, watching Ronaldo respond so emotionally to the individual acclaim, you wonder if the team s failings are easier for him to take. LONDON: This October, Universal Pictures will release Ronaldo, a film documentary that follows the Real Madrid player for a year of his life. Asif Kapadia, who directed Senna, was involved as an executive producer and if the film is as good as the biopic of the Brazilian Formula One driver, it is to be eagerly anticipated. The story will include Ronaldo’s coronation as Fifa World Player of the Year at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in January and is likely to take up his story in May 2014 as he wins the Champions League in Lisbon.

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  • Schuks! Pay Back the Money review (trailer)

    You either love Leon Schuster or you would rather have your toe nails pulled out live on television than watch any of his prank movies. There are readers who have admitted they “managed to watch the occasional Schuster film because friends forced us”. This unwilling fan will get great joy from some of the scenes and even develop a stronger fondness for Schuster. This review is therefore not for the uninitiated – who will not watch Schuster even with a gun against their heads – nor is it aimed at die-hard fans who break down the doors of any cinema showing his pranks.

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  • South Africa: 'Department of Horror Affairs' Returns Home

    "We used to be called the Department of Horror Affairs," said Mayihlome Tshwete, spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs. Home Affairs is the only government department that deals with every single South African citizen - as well as millions of foreigners who enter and exit the country annually. Not long ago it was common for members of the public to wait for months on end for identity documents, passports, birth certificates or other necessary papers that can be attained only through the department.

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  • Zimbabwe: No South African Cash for Zim

    South Africa is prepared to enter into investment arrangements with Zimbabwe instead of providing convenient rescue packages or bailouts which President Robert Mugabe desperately needs. This comes as it emerges South African President Jacob Zuma (pictured) has been behind-the-scenes encouraging the state-owned Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to fund projects in Zimbabwe to help the country's economic recovery, while also promoting his country's investment agenda. Senior South African government officials told the Zimbabwe Independent this week Zuma believes Zimbabwe should be assisted to recover, but does not think giving Mugabe a rescue package is the way to go as it would not address real issues.

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  • Beware those skin lighteners! - IOL Lifestyle

    Reuters Nonhlanhla Khumalo, head of dermatology at Groote Schuur, said this raised the question of whether South Africa had become a dumping ground for illegal cosmetics. Cape Town - Nearly 80 percent of skin lighteners tested in a UCT study have been found to contain illegal or banned ingredients. The study, published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, revealed that of the 29 skin lighteners tested, 79.5 percent contained illegal or banned ingredients.

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  • Learn from the Zimbabwe land mess

    It is rather late in the day for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to acknowledge that he has so thoroughly screwed up land restitution in his country. To propose making amends for past sins by compensating farmers for the loss of their farms through land grabs sounds pathetic, relative to the brutal way farmers were smashed, often through violent means. One of the additional motives, it seems, is to conduct a land audit of who owns farms so they can extract rentals from them to pay former farmers, who are now poor and destitute. How Mugabe hopes to do that when many of the “new” farmers are already in debt, owing thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes, is a mystery.

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