ANC WAR HOAX

7th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

There is currently a video doing the rounds on social media containing unsubstantiated reports that the ANC (African National Congress) is preparing for war (https://youtu.be/bSWXcqEeHv4). The YouTube Channel, Loving Life, with its spokesperson, Scott Balson, warns the South African public to stock up with supplies as the nation is potentially facing a “STATE OF EMERGENCY”. …

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TERRIFYING NEW PERSECUTION LAW IN RUSSIA?

16th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

Some emails and WhatsApp messages are doing the rounds, saying that “7,000 Churches [are] Fasting, Praying over Terrifying New Persecution Law”. The information in the message comes from a 2016 article on the Charisma News website (click here for original source). And while there are some elements of truth to it, it is important to…

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SOUTH AFRICA’S DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH PERMITS POLYGAMY: FACT OR FICTION?

22nd May 2017 . by incontext_adm

A message claiming that the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa is now allowing polygamy and the confirmation of gay members, has been circulating social media, causing an uproar within the church. The source of the claims is an article published by PRAAG (a pro-Afrikaans online newspaper) on the 1 April 2016.[1] The article asserts…

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SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM – IDOLATRY OR WORSHIP?

5th March 2017 . by incontext_adm

There is currently a message doing the rounds on social media (WhatsApp, email and Facebook) that South Africa’s national anthem, Nkosi sik’lele iAfrika, is based on ancestor worship, singing to an idol god called Nkosi, supposedly the tree god. This message maintains, in essence, that the worship of Nkosi resulted in Shaka Zulu slaughtering 6000…

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