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Waiting for the Messiah in imperfect times

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It is nearly Christmas but Sarah-Leah Pimentel finds it difficult to focus on the meaning of the season in the midst of bad news and other daily distractions. She has found that while it is might not be possible to totally withdraw from the busyness, she looks... More »

When love ends badly

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A spate of reporting in Kenya on crimes of passion causes Anthony Aduaka to reflect on the reasons why the principles of love have become so distorted. He calls for a restoral of values and the importance of healthy relationships in the family. He adds that th... More »

My home — Africa

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Ruvarashe Nyamupangedengu’s Matric essay expresses her deep affection for her African heritage. She cherishes her Zimbabwean roots but celebrates that all of Africa is her home. She reflects on the recent xenophobic violence with sadness but hopes that we can ... More »

A glimpse into the real South Africa

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Increasing poverty and the state’s indifference to the plight of disenfranchised urban communities cast a pall of gloom over South Africa. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya tells the stories of ordinary people trying to eke out an existence — legally and illegally — and ... More »

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