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Monthly Archives: May, 2020

Navigating the eased COVID-19 restrictions

As South Africa prepares to ease COVID-19 restrictions on 1 June with the resumption of many economic and educational activities, Margaret Blackie...

Do not go to church

President Ramaphosa has allowed the places of worship open for service of not more than 50 people. Dr Margaret Blackie, a senior...

COVID-19 and the blame game

Shrikant Peters continues his series looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the country's medical resources. In this piece, he examines the...

The future for 19,000 released prisoners

On 8 May, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola announced that 19 000 low-risk inmates will receive early parole in efforts...

COVID-19 and the original sin of South Africa

Although the South African government implemented very strict lockdown measures, the number of new COVID-19 cases during this period have increased exponentially....

Laudato Si’ revisited: God heals our spiritual disconnectedness

Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' reminds us that health of the natural world and the health of the soul are inextricably connected....

Jesuits mourn the passing of former Superior General

The Jesuit General Curia in Rome today announced that former Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás died, today, in Tokyo, Japan. He was...

Redistribution or Revolution?

Beyond the devastating effect of COVID-19 on human life and livelihoods, there is a desire for something better to emerge from this...

How do we save our Catholic schools from financial disaster?

Catholic Schools Week celebrates the contribution that Catholic schools have made to education and society. Despite these successes, Mark Potterton addresses the...

SACBC offers hope in times of distress

On 13 May, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima, the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference wrote a pastoral letter offering...

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Missing Mass reminds me of a Christmas in Darfur

As we enter Day 100 of lockdown, the hunger and suffering of many Catholics who long to attend Mass in person continues...

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...