No One Should Have To Eat Alone On Christmas Day

This hilarious TV advert is for Nando’s 6-pack meal featuring Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe — note the retouched painting of Napoleon behind him.

Keep an eye out for Muamar Gadhafi, Sadam Hussein, Mao Zedong, Nicolae Ceausescu and Idi Amin.

Nando’s is the leading Fast Food Chicken outlet in South Africa and the chain has a reputation for controversial and entertaining adverts.

Recently they satirised the ebbing fortunes of of Julius Malema, the leader of the ANCYL (the youth league) who has just been expelled from the African National Congress. The advert has the punch-line “Juju, you’ve been served.”

According to a statement on Nando’s website: “Needless to say Nando’s ads have been the centre of some heated topics of conversation. We’ve also won a lot of advertising awards along the way and they’ve been fantastic!”

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7 Types of Home Owner’s Insurance You Need to Know About

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Home insurance can save your investment one day

If you own a home or are thinking of buying one, home owner’s insurance is a necessary evil and can even save your investment one day. But there are many different types of policies out there that can be confusing to the average home owner.

Below, we have gathered seven different kinds of home owner’s insurance to help you make sense of it all.

1. Basic
The liability coverage of the home owning insurance world is the basic. This type of policy covers only the basics but includes items such as fire, wind-storms, theft, and even volcanic eruption.
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World Heading For Population Of 7 Billion — Really?

Street scene in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Street scene in Kowloon, Hong Kong -- click to enlarge

The latest global population projections, published by the United Nations a few weeks ago, predict that the world will be teeming with 10.1 billion people by 2100. This is a billion more than previously estimated. Once again, there’s talk of a ticking population time bomb. No one knows if the world can sustain that many people.

Not everyone agrees with this scenario. The United States Census Bureau, which also employs sophisticated mechanisms to predict population levels, forecasts that the seven billion mark won’t be reached till next year, on the 12th of March, 2012.

So why did the UN estimate choose October 31, 2011? Why does their projection differ from the other available predictions? The truth is that a closer look at the assumptions behind the UN calculations shows that there may be perverse and contradictory reasons to blame. Many believe that it looks more like a political construct than a scientific analysis.
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Baby Elephant And Mother In Dramatic Rescue From The Mud

The elephants inspect the mother and daughter
The elephants inspect the mother and daughter

Just two weeks ago in the wilds near Kapani Safari Lodge, in the Luanga Valley, Zambia, a group of tourists came across this amazing sight. A hopelessly trapped baby elephant and her mother.

The Kapani lagoon, where the baby elephant and her mother were trapped, is nearly dry and very sticky at this time of year. The Kapani Lagoon is a source of drinking water for the animals of the area, as well as the place to go for a relieving mud bath.

The elephants had gone to bathe and the baby became ensnared. The mother elephant, attracted by the cries of the baby, also sank into the mire and became trapped as well. The rest of the elephant herd had initially tried to help the screaming mother and baby escape, but they were stuck too deeply. The herd quickly retreated when the rescuers arrived (9 photographs).
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7 Reasons Why Buying Is Better Than Renting A Home In This Market

Buying or Renting? Which is better
Buying or renting? Which is better in this market?

The question on every potential purchasers lips when considering a real estate investment is how best to time the market. Values are still declining in a down market, and the question is — how low can they go and how long should one wait?

Interest rates are bottoming out. In fact they are near an all-time low. They are unlikely to drop any further and if you wait too long you may not be able to afford to buy a home at any price.

At the other end of the scale the rental market is characterised by steadily rising rentals, driven by rising demand.

This guide is for anyone who might be considering taking the plunge into the housing market. You may be a home-owner who needs to sell first before you can buy. Or you might be renting and looking to be a first time home buyer. Whatever the case may be, here are seven reasons why buying your home now may be better than renting:
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