• Pastor brags about his riches on Facebook

    “Find me a pastor who is living in a house same like mine on the picture and I will give you R2500 (100,000)”, writes Pastor Hastings Salanje. The Malawian Pastor who is the leader of the Wells of Revival Ministries in Johannesburg has become a social media sensation and has gained more than 4000 followers since starting his Facebook page earlier this year. Unlike most men of the clergy, Salanje does not use the platform to share scriptures or reach out to his followers but rather uses it to brag and show off his riches.

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  • British teen gang raped in Thailand - World News | IOL News

    AFP This 2014 combination of handout images shows British students, Hannah Witheridge, left, and David Miller. A British teenager has been brutally kidnapped, raped and robbed by a gang of local bikers at a picturesque backpacking resort in Thailand, it was claimed last night. The 19-year-old had been dining with friends in a popular town in western Thailand before she was allegedly grabbed off the street by a motorbike gang. The attack comes just eight months after British backpackers David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were murdered on a Thai beach.

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  • Tutu: Nhleko's Nkandla report has humiliated SA

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla, in which he found President Jacob Zuma does not have to pay for the R246 million upgrades to his KwaZulu-Natal homestead, has humiliated South Africa and its people. Nhleko’s report exonerated Zuma of any wrongdoing in relation to spending on his Nkandla homestead. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, whose initial report found Zuma liable to pay back a portion of the money says her findings cannot be ignored. The public protector says she never asked Nhleko to comment on her Nkandla report but rather wanted him to determine the amount the president had to pay for non-security upgrades at his private home in Nkandla.

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  • Video demonstrates how Nkandla fire pool works

    Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has defended the fire pool at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead‚ following on his department’s investigation into the upgrades. -The proximity of the huts to one another and their thatched roofs means that fire would be difficult to control should it occur. -Firefighting experts tested the water pressure and found that “an open water source is best for firefighting and nothing could be better than the pool or dam“. The local fire brigade took one hour and 10 minutes to arrive.

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  • South Africa: Operation Fiela and Our History of Kicking Out 'Illegal' Immigrants

    Operation Fiela has been described as "legitimising xenophobia". While many South Africans have spoken out against the controversial raids, others feel they are justified. "I didn't run away from Zimbabwe because of all that political and economic things," says Loyce Hove, a Zimbabwean woman who had been living at the Central Methodist church in Johannesburg for five years.

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  • Minnie, Kenny, Dineo and Zahara make news

    Another week has passed in celeb ville and these are stories you might have missed about Kenny Kunenen, Sophie Ndaba, Joey Rasdien and Minnie Dlamini. Minnie Dlamini has revealed that Bonang Matheba AKA Queen B is not her friend. Minnie apparently revealed this after she became tired of the two being compared. According to earlier claims from Matheba’s camp, when she was a presenter on SABC’s music show Live Dlamini was strictly instructed not to speak to her co-star.

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  • Nigeria: The Change Game Begins

    Abuja — "Since the telephone call you made, you have changed the course of Nigeria's political history and for that you have earned yourself a place in our history, for stabilising multi-party democratic system and you have earned the respect of not only Nigerians but world leaders". Speaking at the Presidential Villa after receiving the hand-over notes as well as the report of the National Conference from President Jonathan, Buhari said by the singular phone call that Jonathan made to him conceding defeat, he has changed the course of the nation's political history.

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  • I think my colour is a problem, says Bafana Bafana's Shakes Mashaba

    BAFANA Bafana coach Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba has entered dangerous territory by playing the race card in response to criticism of the team’s semi-final exit from the Cosafa Cup on Wednesday. The South Africans again failed to score and were even less convincing against Malawi, managing one effort on target. After a bright start 10 months ago, guiding a young team to qualification for their first major tournament — the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) — in years, questions are being asked if the technical team have lost their way. A first-round exit from the Afcon in Equatorial Guinea in January has been followed by Bafana falling at the first hurdle in a tournament Mashaba had identified as important to win if they were to make an impact on the continent.

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  • South Africa: White South Africans Are Worse Than Hitler, Says Suspended Wits SRC President

    White South Africans are worse than Hitler, Education Minister Blade Nzimande is anti-Black, Wits University is an animal farm and he will never work for the fathers of "arrogant Zionist Jewish kids". Dlamini had written on Facebook last month that he admired Hitler for his "charisma and organisational skills" and that there was an element of Hitler in all white men.

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  • Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe Fails to Perform Duties

    AFTER her dramatic and controversial entry into mainstream politics, President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has disappeared from public view and is now failing to fulfil her party constitutional obligations and other duties as the Zanu PF Women's League boss amid reports that she is ill. Since the beginning of the year Grace has only made sporadic public appearances. Grace was conspicuously absent yesterday at the Mashonaland Central land reform top producers field tour inaugural launch at the Grace Mugabe Foundation Farm in Mazowe, where she was awarded the best agricultural producer for the 2014/15 season. The award was presented to farm manager Stanley Nhari on behalf of Grace by guest of honour, Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo.

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  • EFF leaders down their red berets

    EFF leader Julius Malema last night laughed off the resignation of the eight Mpumalanga members saying he thought they left long ago. "I am here addressing communities and do not know what they are talking about," Malema said when asked about allegations levelled against him and other EFF leaders. The eight leaders, led by party chief whip in the provincial legislature, Ayanda Tshabalala, downed their red berets yesterday during a press briefing in Nelspruit.

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  • Letter: Say bye to tourists - The Star

    From June, it will be almost impossible for a child person under the age of 17 to leave or enter the country, says the writer. If we had an efficient Home Affairs and if it wasn’t so confusing, the new visa laws would be a lovely idea, says Howard Feldman. Proud because South Africa, from next month, will be on the front line in the global fight against child-trafficking. Because from June, it will be almost impossible for a child person under the age of 17 to leave or enter the country.

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  • Early ARV treatment 'a huge benefit'

    A study to determine when a ARV therapy should be begun, led by the US National Institutes of Health, was ended early when it became overwhelmingly evident that people with HIV should start taking ARVs as soon as possible. The researchers divided HIV- positive people into two groups. The other subjects were not treated with ARVs until their CD4 count dropped below 350. In the first group there were 41 instances of Aids, death or serious ill health, compared to 86 in the group that started treatment later.

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  • 15 Bollywood Celebrities That Are Way, Way Smarter Than You Think

    Preity Zinta could have been a criminal psychologist if she wasn't an actress.

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  • Cape told to plan for total blackout - Western Cape | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Rates and tariffs increases were proposed by Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille during her budget speech. Cape Town - The Cape Town city council has been told to make contingency plans for a national blackout - although it says a total shutdown of the electricity grid is “highly unlikely”. Part of the contingency plan is to buy backup generators to keep essential services running.

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  • Madonsela: My Nkandla findings can't simply be ignored

    Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says her findings and remedial action on upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home can't simply be ignored, and this has been reaffirmed by a court of law. Last year, Madonsela found Zuma unduly benefitted from non-security features including a swimming pool, visitor's centre and an amphitheatre.

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  • Texas floods bring snakes to homes - IOL SciTech

    REUTERS File photo: 'I opened my grill cover and he jumped at me,' said Lara, who lives Edmond, north of Oklahoma City. Dallas - The heavy rains that have pelted Texas and Oklahoma this week have brought some unexpected visitors to homes in the region, like the 4-foot (1.22-meter) rat snake that found cover in an unexpected spot at Jeff Lara's residence. “I opened my grill cover and he jumped at me,” said Lara, who lives Edmond, north of Oklahoma City. Wildlife officials have warned that flooding in Texas and Oklahoma is causing snakes, alligators and other reptiles to seek dry land in populated areas.

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  • Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch put up for sale for $100 million

    Music legend Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch has been put up for sale for $100 million.

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  • Two South Africans implicated in 2010 FIFA World Cup scandal

    At least two South Africans have now been implicated in corruption allegations regarding the 2010 World Cup bidding process. There is no further indication of who the two South Africans might be, but co-conspirator number 15 is accused of having handed over thousands of dollars as far back as 2004, for deals with the Carribbean Football Union. Co-conspirator number 16 is accused of agreeing to pay then CONCACAF president Jack Warner $10-million to secure three votes for 2010. Warner is accused of then diverting some of the bribe for his own use, rather than handing it over to two co-conspirators, one of whom has been identified as American Chuck Blazer.

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  • Tragicomedy of Nkandla laid bare in Parliament

    It is great that President Jacob Zuma has a sense of humour. Nhleko also has a sense of humour. The Nkandla fire brigade was then called, arriving in an Isuzu bakkie an hour and 10 minutes later and demonstrating how inept they were at fighting fires.

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