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President declares 21 day lockdown to stop COVID-19 progression

On 23 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared nationwide lockdown beginning at midnight on 26 March. This means that South Africans will only...

Covid-19 – is the drastic action overreaction?

On 15 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the people of South Africa to communicate a series of measures that the government is...

Archdiocese of Cape Town implements coronavirus prevention measures.

As South Africa confirms its first coronavirus case, the Archdiocese of Cape Town is proactively implementing measures to prevent the spread of...

CPLO Unpacks the 2020 Budget Speech

South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, in his Budget Speech on 26 February, brought some relief, a few surprises, and indications that the government...

SONA was an ‘opportunity lost’ to reassure public – CPLO

The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) has released its reading of President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on...

SACBC audience with the president — conversion of heart and soul

The Southern African Bishop's conference met with President Cyril Ramaphosa in January, during which they presented the new pastoral plan in the context of...

Enoch Mpianzi: Demanding justice with compassion

Following the tragic death of young Enoch Mpianzi during a school camp, Fikile-Ntisikelelo Moya reminds us that despite the rightful call for...

Me, Myself and Ranjeni: The unbearable heaviness of being

Pope John XXIII wrote in 'Pacem in Terris' that a person "has a natural right to be respected", to a "good name", "to freedom in investigating the truth", "and — within the limits of the moral order and the common good — to freedom of speech and publication," "the freedom to pursue whatever profession he or she may choose", and “to be accurately informed about public events”. To further the rights proclaimed in the Pope's 1963 letter, spotlight.africa publishes this article by Ranjeni Munusamy.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2020 New Year Message

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued the following New Year Message to all South Africans. He reflects on the highs and...

In another prison? Migrants in Johannesburg

On Tuesday, 10 December 2019, in commemoration of the United Nation’s Human Rights Day, the Jesuit Institute South Africa, in collaboration with...

Pope writes Apostolic Letter on the significance of the Christmas crèche

Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter on the meaning and importance of the nativity scene. He signed the Letter during his...

Kanye West’s Christian-themed album draws controversy

Controversial rap artist Kanye West recently announced that he had become a Christian. In October, he produced a Christian-themed album, Jesus is...

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