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Claire Mathieson

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Writer, editor and knowledge management specialist, Claire has worked in both traditional and Catholic media spaces. She balances her time between providing strategic communications and knowledge management in the world of climate change and sustainable development and as an associate editor on spotlight.africa.

Youth called to be men and women of the dawn as MWYD closes

In his closing message, Archbishop Peter Wells has called the youth "people of the dawn" and the end of Mini World Youth Day an opportunity for young people.

World Youth Day wanted in South Africa

It's time for World Youth Day to come to Africa and South Africa wants to host it say pilgrims, clergy and Cardinal Napier.

Cardinal to youth: You have a vocation!

During his homily at Mini World Youth Day Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban has called on young Catholics to answer the call to their vocations which will help them cope in today's world.

SA’s efforts in combating human trafficking “scandalous”

The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report has shown South Africa has made great strides, however CPLO director Fr Peter-John Pearson argues these are not nearly enough in dealing with the great scourge affecting vulnerable people around the world.

SA Home Affairs grants residency to Angolan former refugees

Following years of legal negotiations the Department of Home Affairs has granted rights equivalent to permanent residency to the majority of applications that were submitted on ‘special grounds’ by a group of Angolan former refugees.

American Church presses Senate to act for most vulnerable

American bishops have called on their country’s senators to reject any bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unless such a measure protects poor and vulnerable people.

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A Matric is still worth celebrating

While the quality of education, the standards to which our learners and teachers are held, and the lack of clear direction from the Department of Education are all massively problematic for education in South Africa, there are still many stories of educational triumph despite a system that seems to suppress it. Claire Mathieson believes a Matric certificate is certainly still worth celebrating.

Civil society: It’s time to rebuild South Africa

All aspects of South African life will be impacted by the change in leadership, but to ensure the change is positive, civil society has reminded us that Jacob Zuma was not the only problem that needed fixing. We need more than just a new president.  

Catholics called to be prophets, not ‘Zuma-bashers’, at bi-centenary celebration

The Catholic Church celebrates being present in Southern Africa for 200 years in 2018. At a mass, marking the anniversary, held in Pretoria, the...

World Youth Day wanted in South Africa

It's time for World Youth Day to come to Africa and South Africa wants to host it say pilgrims, clergy and Cardinal Napier.

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