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Let us really play

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When the purpose of sport is reduced to winning and losing, we lose sight of why God has given some among us the athletic gifts to inspire and entertain, writes Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya. The beauty of sport is that it has a knack of asking or answering some of t... More »

Xenophobia – a by-product of apartheid?

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Xenophobia is an ever-present problem in South Africa. It has resulted in several violent attacks on Africans looking to make a home on the continent’s southernmost country. Anthony Aduaka, a Nigerian Jesuit and intern at the Jesuit Institute, suggests that “t... More »

Waste: the African problem

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We are often led to think that questions surrounding the environment, waste and pollution are a problem for wealthy nations and large multinational corporations. In this piece, Togolese Jesuit Jean Amegble interrogates this myth showing that although developed... More »

State looting and the Church

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The looting of the state coffers is a crime against the poor that requires, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya argues, that the church respond to its prophetic mission of being on the side of the marginalised. Imagine if the government gave the most vulnerable members of ... More »

I re-dream Africa

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Anthony Aduaka, an intern at Spotlight Africa, reflects on the occasion of Africa Day last week and on his dreams for Africa. He believes that as a family of nations in Africa we ought to stop criticising one another and rather spend our time challenging one o... More »

Literature and the burden of history

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Mphuthumi Ntabeni examines the state of literature in South Africa and asks why literary prizes are so scarce and why the development of culture and literacy are so under-prioritised, especially by funders and the SA corporate sector who are dwarfed in their g... More »

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