ANC WINS SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTION BUT WITH SMALLER MAJORITY

16th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) won South Africa’s parliamentary elections with 57.5 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said, announcing the official results. The win assured a sixth straight term in power for the ANC. But the result was the worst-ever electoral showing for the party, which has ruled South Africa since the end of…

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13 DEAD IN KZN CHURCH COLLAPSE AS HEAVY STORMS LASH THE PROVINCE

19th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

19 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: THE SOWETAN) – Thirteen people died and 16 were injured when a church roof collapsed in northern KwaZulu-Natal as heavy storms lashed the province on Thursday night. According to Jonty Ndlazi, a senior manager at the KZN disaster management centre, a Pentecostal church building collapsed during a “Passover session”. The building is in…

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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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