• ‘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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    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • 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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  • ‘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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  • Cameroon: Civil Society Strengthening Programme - FCFA 1.9 Billion Granted in Subventions

    Representatives of Civil Society Organisations, the European Union and government officials are meeting in Yaounde to appraise achievements, prospects and commitments of the European Union-funded 7 million Euro (about FCFA 4.5 billion) Civil Society Strengthening Programme, PASC. The meeting started in Yaounde yesterday August 26, 2015, with workshop participants expected to come up with resolutions today August 27, 2015. The project to strengthen the civil society in Cameroon started in January 2012 and has since witnessed strides with the leadership of the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, MINEPAT.

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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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  • ‘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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  • Snake pastor makes congregants speak Chinese - Connect

    Rekord North reports that ‘Snake pastor’ Penuel Mnguni now claims to make congregants speak Chinese and Nigerian. The controversial Soshanguve pastor was out of the spotlight for a while after the tent he uses as his church building was torn to shreds and then burnt.

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  • Nigerian Ambassador to U.S., Adebowale Adefuye, Dead

    The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Adebowale Adefuye, is dead. According to Sahara Reporters, Mr. Adefuye, a former History professor died on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in Washington DC. Mr. Adefuye was appointed the head of the Nigerian mission to the U.S. in 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr Adefuye will be remembered for his dogged lobbying for declassification of Nigeria as "a country of interest" in the American terrorism watch list.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Black on the outside white on the inside

    Instead of becoming the trusted go-betweens between black and white, we are turning to conceptions of blackness and mobilising our anger at the very idea of the Rainbow Nation. The fantasy of a colour-blind, post-race South Africa has been projected onto Coconuts but our lived experiences are far from free of racism. A "coconut" is described as a person who is black on the outside but white on the inside. According to Coconut McKaiser, knowledge of "white grammar" is how you would know that, for example, a "sarmie" is a sandwich or that "bru" and "oke" are white-speak for "mfwethu".

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  • Khune defends Chiefs coach

    KAIZER Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says the club’s supporters should give coach Steve Komphela the same respect they would give a European coach, as he urged followers to exercise patience. Komphela has come under some criticism from fans despite the club’s unbeaten run in all competitions thus far. Chiefs have drawn three of the five matches they have played this season and fans want to see the club getting more victories, but Khune and captain Siphiwe Tshabalala came to the defence of the former Maritzburg United coach. South African coaches have not been given chance to coach this team and the chairman (Kaizer Motaung) and the board rewarded the coach for his hard work," Khune said on Thursday, ahead of Amakhosi’s MTN8 second-leg semifinal clash against Bloemfontein Celtic," said Khune.

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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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  • 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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  • South Africa: I Am Open to Constructive Criticism - De Lille

    Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille is open to constructive criticism on the way her city is run. "I am mature enough to accept any criticism and I always say publicly that we will never claim to know all the answers to all the challenges that we face," she told News24 in a sit-down interview at her office on Wednesday. Complaints that the city was racist had emerged only when the Democratic Alliance had taken over the reins, she said. Answering questions in the National Assembly in March, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa reportedly said local leaders should actively fight racism in the province.

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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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  • Nigeria: Dangote, China's Sinoma to Sign U.S.$4.34 Billion Africa Cement Plant Deals

    Nigeria's Dangote Cement will sign $4.34 billion worth of contracts with China's Sinoma International Engineering Co. on Wednesday to build cement plants across Africa, Nigeria's largest listed firm said.

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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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  • 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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