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ANC Conference: The Lobbyists

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Spotlight Africa will be providing commentary during the ANC elective conference providing updates and analysis before, during and after the event. In the first part of this series, Mphuthumi Ntabeni takes a look at the lobbyists of the two campaigns - NDZ17 (... More »

Talking about a revolution

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As the ANC election nears, Mphuthumi Ntabeni takes a closer look at the two campaigns and considers which would better serve South Africa and would most likely lessen the impact of the economic depression the country is fast headed towards. More »

The “mega crisis” in the DRC

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Every day, thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are forced to flee their homes. Catholic News Agency's Kevin Jones takes a closer look at the devastating but little known story of the DRC's refugees.  More »

Why sexual abuse is always about power

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Girls grow up believing that sexual harassment is part of the lexicon of manhood and they are destined to be its target. And although it makes us desperately uncomfortable and we innately know we have been abused in some way, girls need to be given the words a... More »

Why I roll my eyes at 16 Days of Activism

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16 Days of Activism is insufficient and deeply problematic. It fails to change attitudes, to change practices and to address root causes of this societal scourge. Danielle Hoffmeester writes why she believes the campaign is nothing more than a poor political c... More »

Human trafficking is a faith issue

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Recent imagery from Libya has confirmed that the slave trade is alive and well in the 21st century. But for many, modern day slavery in the form of human trafficking is not news. In fact, it is a plague on modern society that is often not recognised. The Churc... More »

Hoodwinking the black middle class

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The black middle class is hoodwinked by the government, discriminated against by the private sector, which is predominantly white, and generally oppressed by system that expects it to be the donkey of our national economic development. More »

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