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Monthly Archives: April, 2020

Catholic Think Tank in Mozambique speaks truth to power

The Catholic Church works extensively throughout Africa to improve the lives of the communities that they serve. One Mozambican think tank goes...

A crisis of possibilities

The COVID-19 public emergency in South Africa and the world has spurred individuals, communities and governments to support each other in unprecedented...

Harden not your hearts: Opening up to new life

Globally, people from all walks of life have found themselves confronted with new realities that involve self-isolating from friends, family, colleagues and...

The balancing act

South Africans were relieved to hear that from 1 May the lockdown measures will be eased gradually. Margaret Blackie explains that the...

Words of encouragement from the Bishops

Earlier this week the Facebook account of the Justice and Peace Department of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) published messages...

Homelessness and COVID-19: the miracle of Tshwane

The media reporting of hastily-cobbled plans to provide shelters for South Africa's homeless people mostly focused on the failings of the initiatives....

Social justice: food poverty and affordability during COVID-19

As the lockdown progresses, the poor are the hardest hit. At the best of times, their ability to buy food is based...

The (im)possible challenge: The road to recovery

On 21 April President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation to announce the creation of a R500 billion recovery and stimulus package to...

How to distinguish reliable information from speculation

Discerning between truth, fake news, speculation, and poor information becomes exhausting as the content overload around COVID-19 shows no signs of abating....

The man inside Donald Trump

Sentiment around US President Donald Trump is very clear-cut. To his supporters, he can do no wrong. His detractors condemn or ridicule...

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Mother Church without women in leadership

The role of women in the Church remains a contested space. Mahadi Buthelezi, our new spotlight.africa contributor, examines biblical representations of women,...

Timely reading: “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The ongoing protests in the United States in response to the police killing of George Floyd and discrimination against Black people has...

COVID-19 and the devil’s peak

The numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to increase daily and medical facilities in several provinces have already announced that they have reached...

The well-being of priests in times of crisis

People of faith turn to their religious leaders for comfort, spiritual counsel, guidance, and emotional support during times of crisis. Fr. Lawrence...