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Run, Ramaphosa, run well


A few days ago early morning runners and cyclists bumped into South Africa's new president as he took his morning run in Cape Town. In January exercise enthusiasts in Port Elizabeth also bumped into the president when he was in their city for the ANC's birthda... More »

Lent: Not just a private affair


Lent is not just a time of fasting; it represents an opportunity to practise important social responsibilities. Lawrence Ndlovu looks at the call from the country's bishops to help dismantle racism in South Africa, and how Lent can be an opportunity to make an... More »

Pope to priests: Keep it short!


During his regular Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis turned his attention to the homily at Mass. Using large portions of his reflection on the homily from his 2103 Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, the Holy Father again addressed the quality of ... More »

SA not ready for WYD yet, says archbishop


Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town, president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, has told Spotlight Africa that although Mini World Youth Day (MWYD), which was held in Durban in December was a great success, there were also difficulties... More »

Bishops meet with other faith leaders


Representatives from the Muslim, Bahai, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish and various Christian communities spent time with the Catholic bishops of Southern Africa in Pretoria where they reflected on the Church's role in society over the past 200 years and discussed way... More »


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