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Sarah-Leah Pimentel

Show BioHide BioSarah-Leah is Johannesburg-born and raised but now lives and is inspired by the ocean in Cape Town. A former teacher and current open source media analyst and translator, she has worked in the field of open source media monitoring for the last ten years. Sarah-Leah is about to take a leap of faith in teaming up with some great minds to start a new company that provides open source intelligence to public and private entities to assist them in monitoring and responding to political and security risks. Born and raised a Catholic, the Church's social teaching is both a challenge and inspiration to her. She also writes a monthly column in The Southern Cross.

13 posts

A far more serious disease than coronavirus

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The coronavirus has now spread to all continents and, in response, nations are issuing travel restrictions or placing entire cities on lockdown in an effort to contain the pandemic. Sarah-Leah Pimentel reflects on the positive reaction of governments but expre... More »

Waiting for the Messiah in imperfect times

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It is nearly Christmas but Sarah-Leah Pimentel finds it difficult to focus on the meaning of the season in the midst of bad news and other daily distractions. She has found that while it is might not be possible to totally withdraw from the busyness, she looks... More »

Stories of hope — Part 2

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This is the second of a three-part series, containing stories of hope by the participants at the recent Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust held in Cape Town between 25-29 September. The stories were written during one of the workshops held at Holy Redeemer parish (Berg... More »

Stories of hope — Part 1

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The Taizé community held a Pilgrimage of Trust in Cape Town between 25-29 September. Each morning, the pilgrims gathered at the parishes of their host families for morning prayer and different workshops. At Holy Redeemer parish (Bergvliet), the pilgrims made s... More »

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