• ‘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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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ranked 5th Worst African Leader but the Most Educated

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been judged the most educated African leader by a popular African website which however places him an ignominious third among the continent's worst leaders. According to the latest rankings published by AnswersAfrica.com, which focuses on African affairs, Zimbabwe's founding leader outshines his younger peers with seven degrees to his name. Among Mugabe's academic credentials are degrees in economics and law obtained with South African and London universities. The veteran President, who leads Africa's most literate nation, also holds 14 honorary degrees from both local and international universities.

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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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

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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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: 'I Never Said Jonathan Fought Corruption in More Civilised Manner Than Buhari' - Falana

    Lagos-based senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has said he never suggested that immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, fought corruption in a more civilised manner than President Muhammadu Buhari as it is being claimed in some reports.

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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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  • Three Gauteng universities take a total of 10 NRF awards

    Three Gauteng-based universities‚ the University of Johannesburg (UJ)‚ the University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)‚ walked away with a combined ten awards at the National Research Foundation (NRF) Annual Award Ceremony in Durban on Thursday. The awards‚ sponsored by Elsevier and Thomson Reuters‚ were presented by the Minister of Science and Technology‚ Naledi Pandor‚ and the NRF’s acting CE‚ Dr Beverley Damonse.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Manqele signs with Chiefs | The New Age Online

    Kaizer Chiefs have bolstered their striking department with the acquisition of striker Edward Manqele on a three year deal from Chippa United. Chiefs have been after the services of Manqele since he broke into the scene with impressive performance in the 2011/12 season with Free State Stars, where he finished the campaign on top of the scoring charts. Manqele move to Naturena will surely be welcomed by coach Steve Komphela, as that will give him more option in his misfiring striking department. “We would like to welcome new Glamour Boy, Edward Manqele on a three year deal.

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  • Walk in a minefield: The Pope’s US visit | Daily Maverick

    Results of a poll of Pope Francis’s popularity in the US were released last month. This nosedive is largely due to the fact that many conservative Americans are unhappy with what Francis has said about the environment and the economy. Some US bishops have publicly questioned Francis, such as Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput (who will host the World Family Meeting) and former archbishop of St Louis Cardinal Raymond Burke. Francis removed Burke from a prestigious position in the Roman Curia last year, a move widely believed to be a result of his public opposition to the pope’s reform agenda.

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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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  • EFF vows to get rid of Habib - Politics | IOL News

    An embittered EFF student command is campaigning for the removal of Wits University vice-chancellor Professor Adam Habib after it was suspended from taking part in the student representative council (SRC) elections. The EFF’s student wing suffered a blow on Thursday when the high court in Joburg ruled that the SRC elections that started on Wednesday should continue without the party. EFF national chairman Dali Mpofu said the party was satisfied with the court’s decision not to suspend the students.

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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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  • Mugabe reaches out to the West

    Giving his state of the nation address in the capital Harare, Mugabe, 91, also called for the strengthening of ties with multilateral institutions, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. "My government values re-engagement of the Western world in the Zimbabwean economy," he said in the first such statement in a decade-and-a-half of strained relations with the US and Europe. Mugabe said he planned to amend the country's investment laws, a move that might be seen as a climbdown from the tough stance on indigenisation. Several measures, such as amending the Companies Act to increase the ''ease of doing business'' and a new procurement bill, have been given a December deadline by Mugabe.

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  • MPs lambaste Phiyega spin doctor - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA National Commissioner of Police General Riah Phiyega has been put on notice of suspension by President Jacob Zuma. Parliament – The South African police’s chief spin doctor on Friday found himself in the firing line of MPs as he explained how a media statement “misrepresenting” Parliament’s portfolio committee on police was issued. MPs indicated they would complain to the police minister after they grilled Solomon Makgale, the SA Police service (SAPS) national spokesman. MPs were not happy with his responses to their concerns about the contents of a media statement issued after MPs had scolded national and provincial police management over their public backing of national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

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