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Spreading false hope and endangering people’s lives: why do so many believe in quacks?

Faith healers, psychics, celebrities and others sell their holy water, prayers, bracelets, vitamins and other gimmicks to vulnerable people.

False prophets delay the coming of SA’s moral regeneration

People are desperate to escape poverty and are turning to charismatic churches that promise them healing and material rewards.

Church collapse: SA, Nigeria politics delay return of bodies

Soured relations between South Africa and Nigeria are delaying the repatriation of the remains of some South Africans who died in a church collapse.

M&G dismisses government’s denial on Nigerian bartering

The government denies the Mail & Guardian's findings of bartering by Minister Radebe, but editor Angela Quintal underlines that the paper has proof.

SA health worker dies after contracting malaria in Nigeria

A department of health worker died after contracting malaria while assisting with the repatriation of SA victims killed in Nigeria's church collapse.

Nigeria church collapse bodies returned to SA

Only 74 of the 85 bodies of the South Africans killed in the Nigerian church collapse have arrived the Waterkloof Air Force Base.

Ramaphosa: SA can’t force Nigeria to expedite repatriation of bodies

Cyril Ramaphosa says government can't force Nigeria to speed up returning the remains of the 84 South Africans who died when a building collapsed.

No update on the return of bodies from Nigeria church collapse

Despite reports of bodies of 84 South Africans who died in a Nigerian church collapse being returned by the end of October, details are still unclear.

Megachurches: The hidden pillar of Nigeria’s economy

Exactly how much of Nigeria's $510bn GDP megachurches make up is difficult to assess, since they are, like the oil sector, largely opaque entities.

No timeline for return of Nigerian church collapse bodies

It's still unclear when the bodies of South Africans killed in last month's church collapse will be brought back home.

Letters to the editor: October 3 to 9 2014

Readers argue why the Nigerian preacher cannot be allowed to distance himself from the tragedy with his collapsed building.

Religion readily gives the power-hungry what they seek

The Bible warns about false prophets, yet charismatic pastors such as TB Joshua are amassing fortunes from exploiting the poor and desperate.

Nigeria: Patients discharged from hospital after building collapse

Six people who were injured in the fatal accident have been released from an SA hospital and have been cleared of any dangerous infections.

TB Joshua’s church: Built, like others, on shifting sands

Scaffolding for hire is just a small sign of a large informal industry.

Nigeria silent on investigation into church collapse

Nigerian officials were tight-lipped about the scope of a probe into a fatal church building collapse in Lagos that killed 84 South Africans.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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