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South Africa loses a great theologian

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Prominent Catholic theologian, Professor Brian Gaybba, died last week. He studied theology in Rome during the watershed Second Vatican Council and has influenced generations of theologians in Southern Africa. Susan Rakoczy remembers Gaybba in this obituary. Ca... More »

Land ownership and Catholic Social Teaching

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Since Tuesday afternoon South Africans has been talking about Parliament's adoption of a motion to change the country's Constitution so that the government can expropriate land without compensation. Mphuthumi Ntabeni takes a look at the complexities ... More »

We’ll try make a plan

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Women are disproportionately affected by violence and poverty in South Africa; our country’s townships are filled with stories of despair and a lack of opportunity. For some, the solution is to turn to crime, falling into the trap of drugs and gangsterism. But... More »

We need more than a leadership change

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As the country's leadership transitions, so too must the economic modalities under which South Africa has operated. Much like the country cannot continue under Jacob Zuma, its economy cannot continue to ignore the majority of its stakeholders. Fikile-Ntsikelel... More »

SA not ready for WYD yet, says archbishop

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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 »

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