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Does a bible belong in Parliament?

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Immediately after leading him in the taking of the oath of office, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng gave the newly inaugurated President, Cyril Ramaphosa, the bible he had sworn on; and thus started a new Justice Mogoeng controversy. In a secular state such as So... More »

SA bishop: Church has been in denial

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When I return home after this meeting “we will be encouraging people to speak up” Bishop Sithembele Sipuka said speaking to Vatican News' Linda Bordoni on the sidelines of the four-day meeting of presidents of bishops’ conferences on “The Protection of Minors ... More »

Calling for a tax revolt is immoral

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Helen Zille, the previous leader of the Democratic Alliance, South Africa's largest opposition party, provoked a social media storm when she threatened to initiate a "tax revolt" if the country's corruption history wasn't timely tackled. Paulina French investi... More »

You can’t fight violence with violence

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The concept of restorative justice can seem fable-like to many. A kind of wishful thinking that begs for a dose of reality. Mike Batley looks at epidemic levels of violence in South Africa. He argues that much of the research into the subject leads to the conc... More »

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