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Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin753 BC – Rome – Rome’s history spans 28 centuries. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe. The city’s early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans, and Sabines. Eventually, the city successively became…

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New lockdown rules | You can now call a plumber, electrician or someone to fix your roof | Fin24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Under new rules announced on Thursday South Africans will be able to call out for emergency repair workers such as electricians and plumbers, for the remainder of the extended lockdown period. The amended regulations govern the 14-day extended lockdown period announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week to…

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Bogus police hijack couple, 65-year-old woman found dead near Kliprivier | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinA woman was found dead following an alleged hijacking in Rietspruit, Kliprivier, on Tuesday evening. According to police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo, they have opened an inquest and hijacking case dockets for investigation following the incident, which took place around 20:30. Masondo said a 68-year-old man and his 65-year-old wife…

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‘Cannibal’ sought help | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Chilling evidence of a man arriving at the Estcourt police station community center with a human hand and “maggot-infested” foot was heard on Tuesday. Constable Ryan Ntshalintshali told the Pietermaritzburg High Court how Nino Mbatha, a traditional healer, came to the station for “help” with human body parts…

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Brian Shivambu must pay R1.8m to VBS Bank’s liquidators, court orders | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinThe Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered Brian Shivambu, the brother of the EFF’s Floyd Shivambu, to pay R1.78m to VBS Mutual Bank’s liquidators. According to the Mail & Guardian, the order relates to an application Anoosh Rooplal, the liquidator of the now defunct mutual bank, lodged as part…

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Ramaphosa, interfaith leaders sign declaration for societal renewal | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin   President Cyril Ramaphosa and interfaith leaders have signed a presidential declaration for societal renewal, aimed at healing social ills that plague the country. In his opening address in Pretoria on Wednesday, Ramaphosa said the meeting between the state and different religious organisations was borne from a deep…

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Edward Snowden – Wikipedia

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinEdward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American fugitive, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013. His disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many…

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Farm attacks and murders: This is SA’s most deadly province for farmers | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinPolice Minister Bheki Cele has released statistics on farm attacks and murders dating back to 2012, which show that while attacks have increased, the number of murders reported have decreased year-on-year. In a written response to a parliamentary question from the Freedom Front Plus’ Pieter Groenewald, Cele and National…

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What is the deadly Nipah virus? | Health24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin The Nipah virus outbreak in southern India this week has claimed 12 lives to date.According to the World Health Organization the virus is “a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the pteropodidae…

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Moloch – Wikipedia

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Moloch[a] is the biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice. The name of this deity is also sometimes spelled Molech, Milcom, or Malcam. The name Moloch results from a dysphemic vocalisation in the Second Temple period of a theonym based on the root mlk “king”. There are a number of Canaanite gods with names based on this root, which became summarily associated with Moloch, including…

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‘The reality is that Jacob Zuma should find himself in jail’ – Andrew Feinstein | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinFormer ANC MP and arms deal activist Andrew Feinstein has said ahead of the start of former president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial that there is “overwhelming evidence” of his guilt. “The reality is that Jacob Zuma should find himself in jail,” Feinstein told AFP ahead of Zuma’s court appearance…

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Zuma’s lawyers to make representations in challenge against Abrahams’ decision for him to stand trial | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinFormer president Jacob Zuma’s legal team is expected to file an application to the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Tuesday as it seeks a review of National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams’ decision that there was no reason for him not to stand trial. The 16 charges relate to…

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Satan

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin The name Satan is derived from a root meaning ‘to oppose’ or ‘to be or to act as an adversary.’ In some cases, he is not necessarily malevolent and he may have even been sent by the Lord to prevent worse harm (such as in Numbers). Examples of…

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Beelzebub

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin  Beelzebub in the Gospels Ba’al-zebub, also called Beelzebub or Beelzebul is known as the ‘prince of demons’. In the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke), it’s who the Pharisees accused Jesus of being because he could cast out demons. For instance: “The scribes who had come from Jerusalem…

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Bael

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin                            According to Wierus, Bael is first king of hell with estates in the East. He has three heads: a toad, a man, and a cat. He also speaks in a raucous, but well formed voice,…

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Azazel

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin                Azazel is the chief of the Se’irim, or goat-demons, who haunted the desert and to whom most primitive Semitic (most likely non-Hebrew) tribes offered sacrifices. The Old Testament states that Jeroboam appointed priests for the Se’irim. But Josiah destroyed the places…

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‘Robbing patients of life-saving care can never be justified’ – parliamentary committee on North West protests | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinParliament’s Select Committee on Social Services has decried the situation in the North West, where there are reports that protesters have been blocking the entrance to the Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp. News24 reported earlier on Wednesday that patients at the hospital were left stranded after angry protesters stormed in and…

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Book of Enoch – Wikipedia

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin The Book of Enoch (also 1 Enoch;[1] Ge’ez: መጽሐፈ ሄኖክ mets’iḥāfe hēnoki) is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. The older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) of the text are estimated to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to…

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Bill Gates thinks a coming disease could kill 30 million people within 6 months — and says we should prepare for it as we do for war

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin The next deadly disease that will cause a global pandemic is coming, Bill Gates said on Friday at a discussion of epidemics. We’re not ready. An illness like the pandemic 1918 influenza could kill 30 million people within six months, Gates said, adding that the next disease might…

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‘I was scammed out of R600k by fake prophet’, says woman alone and broke after being duped | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin She visited dark rooms filled with ceremonial candles and containers of muthi, performed numerous cleansing and healing rituals and spent more than half a million rand. All in the hope of getting help for recurring headaches and maybe finding love again. Instead Lerato Mfuthi* has been left with…

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Prophet kills congregant during baptism, says she ‘appeared like a vampire’ – report | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin A Zimbabwean prophet, 37, has appeared in court after he allegedly killed one of his congregates during a baptism session in Nyaure River in Domboshawa. According to New Zimbabwe.com, the incident happened last weekend when Pastor Masimba Chirayi mistook Wendy Thinnamay Masuka for a “vampire”. Chirayi told the Harare magistrate’s…

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Lamoer case: IPID presents stats on how pervasive corruption is in SAPS | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Statistics compiled by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) were presented in the sentencing proceedings in the case against former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and three others at the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. IPID’s head of investigations Matthew Sesoko was asked to present the…

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2 arrested for Brown’s Farm murders | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of four people, including two teenagers and a child, who were shot dead at Brown’s Farm near Philippi in Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Sunday. “Our investigations into the ruthless killing led to the apprehension of…

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SA’s ‘anti-gay’ marriage officers: Fierce debate looms as MP demands change | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Port Elizabeth – A private bill has been lodged by Congress of the People (COPE) Member of Parliament, Deidre Carter, that seeks to have the “right of refusal” of state employed marriage officers taken away. The Civil Union Amendment Bill, was lodged with the Office of the Speaker…

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Churches threaten to act against Mkhwebane over state capture inquiry | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinJohannesburg – The South African Council of Churches has threatened to act against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane if she fails to explain her call for the terms of reference for the state capture inquiry to be expanded beyond the remedial action in the State of Capture report. In a…

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WATCH: Australian lawmaker proposes to gay partner as Parliament debate resumes | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinCanberra — An Australian lawmaker giving a speech on same-sex marriage proposed to his gay partner on Monday during Parliament’s debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalise marriage equality across the country. Tim Wilson, a 37-year-old lawmaker in the conservative coalition, was among the first lawmakers…

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Armed guards for ANC factions | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinPietermaritzburg – As tensions between ANC factions in the Moses Mabhida region escalate to the point where there are fears that blood may be shed, rival groups have resorted to hiring armed guards for protection at heated branch meetings. The meetings, called branch general meetings (BGMs), are being called…

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‘We are dealing with criminals with badges and gowns,’ says defiant O’Sullivan | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Pretoria – Private forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan says he will not back down until certain “corrupt” people are behind bars. “We are dealing with criminals – criminals with badges and criminals with gowns. They are going to go to prison for what they did. I will not stop,”…

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Corrupt’ company sponsored Zuma’s birthday parties | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma’s birthday parties in 2015 and 2016 were sponsored by controversial facilities management group Bosasa. Bosasa, led by CEO Gavin Watson, was found to have bribed prisons officials for tenders by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and is currently under criminal investigation by the…

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#UnitedBehind activists expected to march demanding Zuma’s arrest | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Cape Town – Activists from #UnitedBehind are on Wednesday expected to march from Central Methodist Mission in Greenmarket Square in Cape Town to an undisclosed location to demand the arrest of President Jacob Zuma. An organiser with the movement, Bruce Baigrie, said the march was expected to begin…

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Egypt extends detention of man held over rainbow flag | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Cairo –  Egyptian state security prosecutors have extended the pre-trial detention of a young man arrested on charges of “promoting deviance” after fans waved rainbow flags at a rock concert last month.Lawyer Hoda Nasrallah says on Monday that the hearing for her client, Ahmed Alaa, took place a…

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KZN man hacked to death on a farm on #BlackMonday | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Durban – A 73-year-old man has been hacked to death on a farm in Vryheid, northern KwaZulu-Natal as the #BlackMonday protest against farm murders continues around the country. Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala told News24 that the suspect also died when he crashed the deceased’s Ford Bantam bakkie…

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Bail granted to SA lawyer arrested in Tanzania for ‘promoting homosexuality’ | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Johannesburg – South African human rights lawyer Sibongile Ndashe and her 12 colleagues, who were arrested by Tanzanian authorities on October 17 for “promoting homosexuality”, have been released on bail, a colleague has confirmed. Senior lawyer and spokesperson at the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in South Africa (ISLA),…

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Inside the most powerful church in south Africa | The Independent

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin   Pastor Sifiso leans back into an ample leather armchair and prepares to explode what he sees as the misconception that a rich man cannot enter heaven.”Listen, the bible tells us that the streets of heaven are paved with gold,” he says. As the young preacher speaks there’s…

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SACC excluded from interfaith council | IOL News

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinThe SA Council of Churches was neither informed of nor invited to the recent formation of the National Interfaith Leaders Council (NILC), it said on Wednesday. “Although we do not presume that our exclusion was malicious, but the SACC is disappointed at not having been offered the courtesy of…

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Ray McCauley – Wikipedia

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinControversy McCauley has been a controversial figure in South Africa. Rhema Ministries has been accused of being a proponent of the prosperity gospel. McCauley has led a controversial lifestyle, with many alleging that he leads a millionaire’s lifestyle. McCauley has defended himself on numerous occasions with the argument that…

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National Interfaith Council of South Africa | New Chapter in the Evolution of the Interfaith Movement

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinNew Chapter in the Evolution of the Interfaith Movement CRATA facilitated the interaction of the NRLF, NILC, civil society organisations and government departments with a view to enhancing the development role or the religious institutions. In August 2010 the National Heritage Council hosted a national conference on the values…

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National Interfaith Council of South Africa – Wikipedia

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinHistory The National Religious Leaders Forum (NRLF) interfaith body was formed in post-apartheid South Africa. When President Jacob Zuma took office in 2009, Pastor Ray McCauley of Rhema Bible Church formed a new interfaith organization called the National Interfaith Leadership Council (NILC) which subsequently merged with the National Religious…

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Ray McCauley – Wikipedia

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinMinistry McCauley attended bible college with his first wife Lyndie at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma during 1978/9. On their return to South Africa the McCauleys started Rhema Bible Church under Rhema Ministries SA in the home of his parents, Jimmy and Doreen, which 13 people attended.…

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Zuma seems to position Mahlobo to ‘push through’ nuclear deal – Steve Friedman | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma has reshuffled his cabinet, adjusting six portfolios including the Ministry of Energy, in a move analysts say is linked to a contentious nuclear energy deal with Russia. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Presidency said it had moved David Mahlobo, former minister of…

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Elderly Potch farmer found dead after alleged scuffle with gunmen | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Potchefstroom – A man believed to be in his 70s was found dead on Friday night in an alleged farm attack, on a plot outside of Potchefstroom.ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring, said paramedics had arrived on the scene and found an elderly man lying outside. Local security forces were already on…

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14th Dalai Lama – Wikipedia

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin In October 1998, the Dalai Lama’s administration acknowledged that it received $1.7 million a year in the 1960s from the U.S. government through the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). When asked by CIA officer John Kenneth Knaus in 1995 to comment on the CIA Tibetan program, the Dalai Lama replied…

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BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement – Wikipedia

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinThe BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) is a framework for the provision of support through liquidity and precautionary instruments in response to actual or potential short-term balance of payments pressures. It was established in 2015 by the BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The legal basis…

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Wheelchair-bound farmer robbed

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinJohannesburg – A 96-year-old wheelchair-bound farmer has been robbed by six men who broke into his house in Bothaville, Free State police said on Thursday. Two of the six men attacked two of the farmer’s security guards with a hammer, injuring them, at about 20:20 on Tuesday, said Captain…

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Churches South Africa Alphabetical List A – Z Christian church denominations

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinA African Apostolic Church, Taba Nchu, Free State, 073 4885000, Minister: Isaac Moshoeshoe African Church (Living Word Parish) Tsakane 011 7367622 Minister: David Molefe African Church (St Mary’s) Atteridgeville, Pretoria, 012 373 8400 Minister: Ishmael Chimeloane African Church (St Peter’s),Ga-rankuwa, 0725782780 Minister: Rev Ishmael Mokolokolo African Church (St Phillips),…

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Zuma meets interfaith council

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedinPretoria – Moral regeneration, corruption, crime and orphans were discussed at a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and the national Interfaith Leadership Council on Tuesday. Speaking in Pretoria, Zuma said the meeting had been “very successful” with good synergy. “We think we need a united formation of religious leaders…

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Religious leaders urge Zuma to ‘do honourable thing’ and resign | The Citizen

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin South Africa’s top religious leaders who include well-known former anti-apartheid church activists, have called on President Jacob Zuma to “do the honourable thing” and resign. In a joint statement, the leaders said Zuma has lost all moral legitimacy to govern and therefore should do the honourable thing and…

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Church council to come out of ‘ICU’ for nation building – Chikane | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Johannesburg – The South African Council of Churches (SACC) will no longer sit on the sidelines while society suffers, its senior Vice President Reverend Frank Chikane told journalists on Saturday. ‎ “Today it’s a beginning of a new thing,” Chikane said at the SACC’s June 16 commemoration in Orlando…

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#StateCaptureReport: SACC calls for corruption TRC | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Johannesburg – The South African Council of Churches has called for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) into corruption following the release of the State Capture report on Wednesday. “The Gupta chapter is only one part of the larger tapestry of possible corruption and improper influence, and that…

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Country risks collapsing from systematic siphoning of state assets – SACC | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Soweto – The South African Council of Churches has warned that the country risks collapsing if the ANC does not act on the “systematic siphoning of state assets pivoted around President Jacob Zuma”. “The country is going to collapse. It is difficult to rebuild once you go into…

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Council of Churches report on state capture can be used in NEC discussions – Mantashe | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin Pretoria – The African National Congress might not have placed the South African Council of Churches (SACC) report into state capture on their agenda, but it can still be used in debates during its national executive committee (NEC) says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. He was speaking on the…

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Churches to seek meeting with Zuma over ‘blasphemy’ | News24

Share this…emailPrintTwitterLinkedin The SA Council of Churches is hoping to meet with President Jacob Zuma over his “problematic” statement that a vote for the ANC will get people into heaven, it said today. “We work on a daily basis with scores of people who are hungry, unemployed and homeless. These…

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