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Of marijuana and morals

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The Constitutional Court in South Africa has ruled  that adults found using, in private possession of, or cultivating dagga for their personal use will not be prosecuted. The ruling is a controversial one that has sparked reactions from all sides. For Fikile-N... More »

What to say of the crisis in the Church?

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The sexual abuse crisis that has in recent months come to light in the Chilean Church has left many questioning. Earlier this week the New York Times exposed how popular former archbishop of Washington DC, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, preyed on young men who w... More »

Xenophobia – a by-product of apartheid?

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Xenophobia is an ever-present problem in South Africa. It has resulted in several violent attacks on Africans looking to make a home on the continent’s southernmost country. Anthony Aduaka, a Nigerian Jesuit and intern at the Jesuit Institute, suggests that “t... More »

Guns, drums and accordions

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For nearly 20 years, a tiny Lesotho village has been at the epicentre of a deadly turf war among music gangs. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya explains how these killings have even spread across borders and threaten the education and health of those caught in the deadly... More »

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