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"As a church, we will continue to do whatever we can to bring about a reduction in the unacceptable levels of crime that assail our South African society." Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said Zulu left his home in Ezakheni in March 2015 and travelled to Nqutu for "business ...
On 21 March each year, South Africa celebrates Human Rights Day, a day that is historically linked with 21 March 1960 and the events of Sharpeville. ... Day, South Africans are asked to reflect on their rights, to protect their rights and the rights of all people from violation, regardless of race, gender, religion, ...

The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) and MPs could not see eye to eye on whether Parliament was adequately warned about the "ticking time bomb" that was the Seven Angels Ministry church in Ngcobo ...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and the Christ Embassy are preparing for the International Easter Youth Camp held annually in Johannesburg, South. Published: 1 minute ago; Pulse Mix. Print; eMail · Pastor Chris Oyakhilome invites teens to the 2018 International Easter Youth Camp in South Africa play. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- If the Catholic Church at every level -- and governments, too -- would listen to young people and give them a voice in decision-making, they could unleash great potential, said two African young adults. Vincent Paul Nneji of Nigeria and Tinyiko Joan Ndaba from South Africa were ...
But have you ever stopped and asked yourself what your human rights actually are in South Africa? ... on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth.” ...

WELKOM - Police in Welkom in the Free State have arrested a 47-year-old female church leader and her son after the discovery of various explosives on the premises which investigators believe was to be used to blow up ATMs in the town. In a statement Tuesday, police spokesperson Colonel Thandi ...
His Royal Highness Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior of the Order of St John, congratulates the Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, the new Prior of the Order in South Africa, as Colonel Kevin Williams, director of ceremonies looks on; following the investiture at Christ Church, Constantia, Cape ...
He refused to answer when he was asked what was used to bomb a Capitec ATM, the night the police officers and soldier were massacred. The Ngcobo Magistrate's Court was packed to capacity as people gathered to listen to the evidence. Co-accused Phuthumile Mancoba, who is also a church leader, ...
WHEN I was growing up in South Africa, the conversations that I heard and participated in, both in and outside the Church, surrounding “mission” or ... For example, the Khoisan religion was inherently related to practical everyday needs: rain and healing, the protection of crops, the control of animals, and ...
South African author Ishtiyaq Shukri has lashed out at Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu over his decision last month to step down as an ambassador for ... “The day Archbishop Tutu conferred my degree was not the first time I was touched by a clergyman from the Church of England in South Africa.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) -- With severe restrictions on water usage in drought-stricken Cape Town, poor communities feel a strong sense of injustice, ... 'We grew up using small bowls of water to wash ourselves; this is nothing new,'" said Jesuit Father Rampe Hlobo of St. Mary's Church in Nyanga.
Ngcobo - The case against Seven Angels Church leader Banele Mancoba and his co-accused Siphesihle Mafikwana, was postponed in the Ngcobo ... by a taskteam led by South Africa's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the Hawks) and comprises of various South African Police ...
Johannesburg - A church leader at Mancoba Seven Angels Ministries Church has been recorded denouncing the Constitution and South African education system, saying both were influenced by the devil. The church leader, believed to be Banele Mancoba, made these utterances during an appearance ...
The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Practices says there is no law preventing the remaining four of the Mancoba brothers from opening another church. The CRL Commission chairwoman, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva earlier today told the media that due to ...
JOHANNESBURG - A video has surfaced showing one of the Mancoba Seven Angels Ministries in eNgcobo claiming to be an angel sent to earth by God. The church has reignited the debate around controversial pastors in South Africa. This ministry is at the centre of an investigation after five police officers ...
Reverend Alan Storey and members of Asijiki hoist a banner saying “Jesus was the first to decriminalise sex work” on the Central Methodist Church in ... this is the first time a South African religious institution has made a public statement in support of the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa.

Former minister of police Fikile Mbalula shared a video clip on Twitter of one of the Seven Angels Ministry church leaders giving testimony at the CRL Commission, which was set up in 2016 to investigate the “commercialisation” of religion and the abuse of people's beliefs in South Africa. The Seven Angels ...
Religion is the greatest force to usher change, the German and South African representatives to Taiwan said yesterday at a prayer meeting to mark the 71st ... German Institute Director-General Martin Eberts said that church members played an important role as just and unyielding social figures when Nazis ...
Freedom of Religion South Africa (For SA) is questioning why authorities did not alert law enforcement if they were aware of the "ticking time bomb" that culminated in the killing of police officers allegedly by members of the Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry cult and the subsequent shootout at their “church”.
Reverend Alan Storey and members of Asijiki hoist a banner saying “Jesus was the first to decriminalise sex work” on the Central Methodist Church in ... this is the first time a South African religious institution has made a public statement in support of the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa.
“We as the bishops, at our plenary session in January, asked for a meeting with him. We want to meet with him to dialogue about our role as Church, and what we can contribute to the transformation of the country” he said. Commenting on the fact that Ramaphosa is a leader South Africa hasn't seen in a ...
South African police have busted Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry, a church run as a cult, with no fewer than 100 sex slaves, among them girls as young ... City Press of South Africa reported that three of the seven Mancoba brothers suspected of involvement in the murders of the officers were killed during a ...
Seven suspects accused of killing South African police have been shot dead in a gunfight at a church, police say. Those killed in the shoot-out are thought to be part of the armed gang that killed six in a raid on a police station in the country's Eastern Cape province on Wednesday. Ten suspects were also ...
What she realises was that beyond the public posture of peace, tolerance and empathy for the poor, some church leaders were easy about unleashing ... As if to cement his status as the charismatic religion's poster boy in South Africa, Motsoeneng treated himself to a luxury BMW i8, which goes for a cool ...
When President Cyril Ramaphosa quoted – in his inaugural address to South Africa's Parliament – the song "Send Me" by Hugh Masekela, he was not only honouring the musician, but evoking the lyrics of an immensely popular traditional church chorus which highlights themes of self-sacrifice, individual ...
A scheme to control invasive plants in South Africa is helping to conserve water — and offering an inexpensive, eco-friendly solution for poor ... to old beliefs, says Samuel Radebe, founder of the pan-African Revelation Church of God, which infuses African traditional practices with aspects of Christianity.
As shared by Pink News, South Africa actually became the first African country to legalise gay marriage in 2006. However ... Ramaphosa also served as the chair of the South African National AIDS Council and oversaw their revolutionary outreach programme that worked with homosexual AIDS patients.
Traditionally, Easter is a Christian holiday, but despite South Africa being a secular state – which purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, ... Because the full moon varies in each timezone, the Church decided to use the 14th day of the lunar month instead – the Paschal Full Moon – and host ...
File: ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe during the party's NEC meeting at Saint Georges Hotel, Irene on January 18, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: Gallo Images / Sowetan / Masi Losi. JOHANNESBURG - The Anglican church called on South Africans to pray for the ANC, party leaders, and ...
A South African self-styled prophet who sprayed his followers with the insecticide, Doom, has been found guilty of assault, local media report. ... South Africa has seen a wave of incidents where church members have been subjected to unorthodox rituals which purportedly healed them of various ailments.
Cape Town - An eight-year-old child drowned while a six-year-old girl who was part of the same church group outing was rescued at the Kleinmond lagoon on Sunday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) reported. Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said: "At 16h20, Sunday, ...
... a relationship leaves God with no choice but to be a figure behind you always, citing the example of Daniel and friends on their encounter with King Nebuchadnezzar. One of the marverick preachers in his church is 'Wiselady' Felicia Ngoma, a former Malawi representative in the Big Brother Africa house.
Nationality‚ sexual orientation and religion were the top three reasons behind hate crimes in South Africa‚ the Hate Crimes Working Group revealed on ... The South African Human Rights Commission dealt with 505 complaints of racism in the 2015/16 financial year, an 82% increase from the previous year.
A South African self-styled prophet who sprayed his followers with the insecticide, Doom, has been found guilty of assault, local media report. ... South Africa has seen a wave of incidents where church members have been subjected to unorthodox rituals which purportedly healed them of various ailments.
Headed by Father Peter John Pearson, it provides an avenue for the Church to contribute to debates and to exert influence for the common good in areas of ... South African President Jacob Zuma's resignation appears to be getting closer as his deputy, who is expected to replace him, said he anticipated a ...
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will investigate religious institutions for possible tax non-compliance. In July last year‚ the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities released its final report on the commercialisation of religion ...
Les de Villiers gives a presentation "Gorillas in Our Midst" at the Retired Men's Association's weekly speaker series at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, .... A former South African diplomat and author of books on economics, politics and travel, de Villiers told his audience he wanted to find himself ...
Also known as the “Doom Pastor” of Mount Zion General Assembly Church, Prophet Rabalago made headlines in 2016 after pictures surfaced on Facebook of him spraying Doom on his congregations. According to News24, he claimed the act of spraying Doom was to heal his followers and cast out ...
Wyatt Tee Walker, right, at First African Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference convention. ... Walker was also a longtime leader in the U.S. movement against South African apartheid, and in 1994, Nelson Mandela kicked off his first U.S. visit as South African ...
Shortly after I took up my post as South African Ambassador to Ireland in 2001 the Holy Cross dispute occurred in Ardoyne – a part of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Like many towns in apartheid South Africa, Ardoyne was segregated. Unlike South Africa it was not on the basis of race, but religion. Protestants ...
Mxolisi Ngwane and Thabisile Dlamini had a rough start to the new year after their three-year-old daughter‚ Siphesihle‚ went missing on New Year's Eve during an early morning church service. Her father told TimesLIVE that it had been a tough three weeks for the KwaZulu-Natal family‚ and they have ...
Colonel Thembeka Mbhele confirmed that the girl disappeared during a church service. She appealed to anyone who may have seen the child or who may know of her whereabouts to contact the Umzinto family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit detectives on 062 772 8943 or their nearest ...
FROM THE ARCHIVE | Hugh Masekela on escaping from the old South Africa ... With no television‚ we played games in the streets‚ sang songs — protest songs‚ church hymns‚ jazz. Encourage ... Hugh Masekela was terrified of losing his ability to speak South African languages during his 30 years in exile.
Omotoso is head of the Jesus Dominion International Church and was arrested at the Port Elizabeth International Airport for allegedly having molested and raped ... So, African women are still sitting on the bottom-rung when it comes to economic empowerment in South Africa, meaning a huge section of our ...
... bookings at: http://www.brooklyntheatre.co.za/pages/info/RecitalFourHands.html. Tuesday 30 January 2018 at 19:30: "Fantasy and Reality" piano recital at the Anglican Church of St. Francis of Assisi, 46 Tyrone Ave, Parkview, Johannesburg. The concert is organized within the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival ...
Jacob Holland will begin his full-time missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on February 1st. He will fly to the Johannesburg South Africa Missionary Training Center where he will study the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He will then serve in the Botswana-Namibia Mission, ...
Studies indicate that 8 out of ten tourists that arrive in Nigeria at the Martala Muhammed International Airport in Nigeria, are headed for the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). With joblessness being a big threat to freedom in South Africa, tourism remains a key sector that has ability to create labour ...
Among the visiting group are Catholic bishops from across Europe, North America and South Africa. One Church of England bishop is part of the delegation. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is home to two of the most important sites in Christianity: Calvary, where Jesus was crucified, and the empty tomb, ...
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has noted with dismay media reports indicating that a well-known Port Elizabeth (PE) Medical Doctor, Mfundo Mabenge has allegedly assaulted Abongile Bulo, a 16-year-old teenager at a church function. The Commission categorically condemns all forms of ...


 

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