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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‘PROSPERITY’ PREACHERS MAKE HEADLINES FOR WRONG REASONS

6th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) is set to investigate the “resurrection” pastor who claimed to have brought a man back from the dead over the weekend [24 February]. Pastor Alph Lukau of the Alleluia International Ministries church in…

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TITO MBOWENI APPOINTED NEW FINANCE MINISTER

10th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Nhlanhla Nene’s resignation has been accepted, [South African] president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday [9 October] and announced the appointment of Tito Mboweni as the new finance minister. In a statement late on Tuesday afternoon, Mr Ramaphosa said: “Minister Nene this morning submitted a letter of resignation to me in which he…

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9th August 2018 . by incontext_adm

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ISSUE 192 | 12 APRIL 2018

12th April 2018 . by incontext_adm

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STRUGGLE LEADER WINNIE MANDELA DIES AGE 81

3rd April 2018 . by incontext_adm

03 APRIL 2018 – South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81. She and her former husband Nelson Mandela, who were both jailed, were a symbol of the country’s anti-apartheid struggle for three decades. However, in later years her reputation became tainted legally and politically. Crowds of mourners and political…

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ISSUE 189 |1 MARCH 2018

28th February 2018 . by incontext_adm

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21st February 2018 . by incontext_adm

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SOUTH AFRICA’S ANC PICKS CYRIL RAMAPHOSA AS LEADER

19th December 2017 . by incontext_adm

19 DECEMBER 2017 – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party’s leader. The country’s deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma’s ex-wife, after a marathon voting process. Mr Ramaphosa is in a strong position to become president in 2019 polls. The…

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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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