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Monthly Archives: June, 2020

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...

Easing the suffering of winter and COVID-19 in Snake Park Township

The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on already poor communities. Many have lost their jobs and...

‘White privilege isn’t a badge of shame — it’s a statement of fact’

The reignition of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the protests against police brutality against unarmed people of colour in the USA has caused...

Cape Town’s youth: From victims to victors

As South Africa continues to celebrate youth month, Salesian Life Choices, a Cape Town-based NGO runs its "30 Stories in 30 Days"...

The challenges and opportunities of authentic Catholic online education

When schools closed in March, teachers and principals had little time to come up with alternatives to ensure that learning could continue...

Education: Promises, promises… no delivery

After much confusion, schools in South Africa reopened on 8 June for Grade 7 and 12 learners. The resumption of classes even...

South African President and Catholic Bishops address war against women and children

Following the killings of several women and children in South Africa in the past week, President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Southern African...

Your choice is not just about you. It is about all of us.

Some hospitals, especially in the Western Cape, are already under significant pressure. The announcement of the opening of casinos and restaurants does...

Tackling racism in South African schools

On 16 June every year, South Africa remembers the high school learners in Soweto who faced off against the apartheid security forces...

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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...