March 2018

All posts published in March 2018

31 posts

REVIEW — Khwezi

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In his latest review, Mphuthumi Ntabeni looks at the story of Fezekile Kuzwayo, known as Khwezi, as written by broadcast journalist Redi Tlhabi. A victim of sexual abuse and politically motivated slander, Khwezi's is a tragic tale that resulted in her fleeing ... More »

Wasting water: a crisis and a sin!

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In Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si', water is mentioned forty-seven times. Given the situation in South Africa, Mphuthumi Ntabeni looks at what Pope Francis says in Laudato Si' and relates it to the experience of people living in Cape Town, arguing that w... More »

Ignorance, indifference and fear fuel racism

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Racism, in various forms, regularly raises its ugly head in South Africa. However, racism is a global phenomenon. The Catholic bishops in South Africa have, for Lent, asked the Church to reflect on racism. Professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham ... More »

Should we need permits to practice our faith?

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There has been, for some time, a debate in South Africa regarding the regulation of religious practitioners. The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities recommended to parliament that regulati... More »

Trafficking in Persons meeting in Maputo

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South African Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town, Bishop Abel Gabuza of Kimberley, Bishop Duncan Tsoke auxiliary of Johannesburg and Fr Peter-John Pearson, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office of the Southern Africans Catholic Bishops&#03... More »

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