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The EFF land expropriation proposal

Land expropriation without compensation is what the EFF believes is necessary to redress the great land injustice in South Africa. Mphuthumi Ntabeni takes us through what this means by examining the history of land expropriation and the EFF's proposed way forward. 

Advice to kings — on their land and their people

The raging debate on whether we need kings exposes a more urgent one: how those with power use it with regards to the poorest...

Get angry – it is sometimes the right thing to do!

There is a tendency in society to control our anger, but at times it is right to be angry. Ricardo da Silva reflects on...

The paradox of migration

The world is aghast following reports of Mexican migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents and detained in cages as they make their...

Land expropriation and the Church’s pre-emptive Land Reform Policy

The Church in South Africa is clear on its stance on land expropriation and has set out a thoughtful course for progress. Mphuthumi Ntabeni walks us through the Church's deliberation process, and considers the road ahead for government as it moves to explicitly spell out the conditions in which expropriation without compensation may take place. 

Gender-based violence — the voice of today’s youth

Danielle Hoffmeester and Jodi Williams, both work for the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town. They recently returned from doing a workshop...

“God made you like this and loves you like this” — Pope says to gay Catholic

In this year’s Winter Living Theology Series, a US priest aims to find faith-based answers to the problem of racism. Fr Bryan Massingale, Professor...

Part 1: Catholic Social Teaching and the rights of workers

Worker’s Day is on the 1 May. In a two-part series Mphuthumi Ntabeni looks at what the Catholic Church, specifically Catholic Social Teaching, says...

Part 2: Catholic Social Teaching and the rights of workers

Worker’s Day is on the 1 May. In a two-part series Mphuthumi Ntabeni looks at what the Catholic Church, specifically Catholic Social Teaching, says...

The fluidity of Colouredness

The architects of apartheid classified people and segregated them to try an assert their supremacist attitudes. Their policies divided people and created animosity between...

The Davis Tax Committee — No April Fools’ Joke

April saw the first increase in VAT since 1993 in South Africa and also the Closing Report of the Davis Tax Committee appointed in 2013 by the then Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan to study SA's tax policies  This increase in VAT will especially affect the most poor in society as Paulina French and Ricardo da Silva SJ, conclude.

Cardinal Burke’s theological can of worms

Cardinal Raymond Burke’s remarks at a recent conference in Rome, Anthony Egan says, open up the ongoing tensions in the Church over teaching authority, the primacy of the papacy and ultimately our understanding of truth. Burke made headlines when he claimed that disobeying the pope might be a necessary way forward.

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