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Libraries: an escape, an investment

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The South African National Library was established 200 years ago in 1818. The fact that it still exists today is a testament to the courage and dedication of many generations of librarians, whose love and passion for maintaining the records, literary works and... More »

The Church and my human rights

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South Africa's Human Rights Day is at risk of being regarded as just another excuse to gather around a braai and celebrate the fact we’re not at work. We rarely use the day as a time of reflection and consider how far we’ve come as the country, or if we’re sti... More »

Should we need permits to practice our faith?

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There has been, for some time, a debate in South Africa regarding the regulation of religious practitioners. The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities recommended to parliament that regulati... 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 »

A holding cabinet

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After our post-Zuma euphoria, it was inevitable that a measure of realpolitik would intrude at some stage. Last night’s cabinet reshuffle might well have been such a moment, and probably the first of many, writes the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office's (CP... More »

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