• ‘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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  • ‘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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  • ‘The rand is falling... HAHA!’ - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Zim minister Jonathan Moyo has sparked a patriotic Mexican Wave on Twitter by gloating over the fall of the rand. Johannesburg - Zimbabwe’s poison-tongued cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has sparked a patriotic Mexican Wave on Twitter by gloating over the fall of the rand on Twitter.

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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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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Nigeria: See List of Illegal Universities in Nigeria As Declared By NUC

    The National Universities Commission recently released a list of illegal degree awarding institutions operating in Nigeria. The list of these illegal universities was made available to the public in a NUC's weekly bulletin dated August 24.

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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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  • 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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  • How to be Black author joins Trevor Noah

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah “has established a new social and multiplatform initiative and has hired multi-hyphenate Baratunde Thurston (@baratunde), digital entrepreneur-comedian-writer-author-performer as supervising producer to oversee the creation and production of original content for digital and social outlets”. With this new initiative, fans of The Daily Show will have access to more original content presented across multiple platforms, giving them an increasingly robust user experience wherever they consume content.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Microsoft learns R95 billion math lesson in its Nokia blunder

    Considering that the deal included $1.5 billion in cash, the write-off means Microsoft now values a business that once controlled 41 percent of the global handset market at just a small fraction of the purchase price. Thanks in large part to the huge accounting charge, Microsoft reported its largest quarterly loss ever last week ($3.2 billion). “If you were talking about any other industry, this would be considered a catastrophe that’s the equivalent to a natural disaster,” said Horace Dediu, who spent eight years at Nokia during its heyday and is now at the San Francisco research firm Clayton Christensen Institute, which studies disruptive technologies. This being the technology business, Microsoft’s still relatively new chief executive, Satya Nadella, gets credit for swiftly confronting reality and taking the hit to earnings.

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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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  • The 100 greatest South African songs

    The LS team got thinking about South Africa's greatest songs of the past 50 years. We compiled a list of 100, and profiled some immortal tunes...

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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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  • ‘Snake pastor’ now makes congregants speak ‘Chinese’

    Infamous church leader Penuel Mnguni, the so-called “snake pastor”, now claims he makes his congregants speak Chinese and Nigerian. The controversial pastor from Shoshanguve, north of Pretoria, went to ground for a while after the tent he used as his church was torn down and then burnt. Mnguni made headlines last month when news broke that he made his congregants eat rats, live snakes and hair, Rekord North reported.

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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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  • Woolworths reaps benefits of David Jones takeover

    RETAILER Woolworths on Thursday reported a surge in full-year operating profit, helped significantly by its acquisition of David Jones. The August 2014 acquisition of the iconic Australian department store chain, David Jones, enabled us to step change the group’s operations, transforming it into a retailer with significant scale across sub-Saharan Africa and Australasia," Woolworths said. Diluted headline earnings per share for the period were up 6.7% to 367.1c. David Jones posted its strongest sales growth in eight years under its new owner.

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  • Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas stage | The New Age Online

    After a year-long break, Celine Dion returned to the stage in Las Vegas Thursday.

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