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Timely reading: “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The ongoing protests in the United States in response to the police killing of George Floyd and discrimination against Black people has...

The future for 19,000 released prisoners

On 8 May, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola announced that 19 000 low-risk inmates will receive early parole in efforts...

A crisis of possibilities

The COVID-19 public emergency in South Africa and the world has spurred individuals, communities and governments to support each other in unprecedented...

Homelessness and COVID-19: the miracle of Tshwane

The media reporting of hastily-cobbled plans to provide shelters for South Africa's homeless people mostly focused on the failings of the initiatives....

Social justice: food poverty and affordability during COVID-19

As the lockdown progresses, the poor are the hardest hit. At the best of times, their ability to buy food is based...

Restorative justice as a response to theft, fraud and corruption charges

The Zondo Commission's hearings into state capture appear to be never ending, prompting calls for other creative ways to ensure that the...

The social isolation of homeless persons: creating communities of care

Isolation is a new experience for many of us. For the homeless it is a constant way of life. Their social isolation...

The influence of economics on health

Many South Africans had hoped that the 2020 Budget Speech on 20 February would provide greater clarity on plans for the National Health Insurance...

The exploitation of human suffering for political gain

The parliamentary debate on 18 February, that was meant to reflect on the previous week's State of the Nation Address, unravelled into...

The uncommon cold – a healthy response to the coronavirus

The recent outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has, understandably, created a lot of anxiety, especially among those whose immune systems may be...

The quest for freedom and its limits

Our contemporary definition of freedom has become a self-serving pursuit. Anthony Aduaka SJ argues that this definition has gone astray and needs to be re-evaluated...

OR Tambo is emerging as the continent’s ‘narco’ airport

Fr. John Wotherspoon is a prison chaplain in Hong Kong. Many of the offenders he ministers to are drug mules. His work...

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What the Catholic church can learn from Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Millions at risk of abject poverty after the expiry of the COVID-19 grant

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a basic income grant to those who were the most affected...