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Catholic system of power: rule by priests

The growing state of crisis in our Church leads Fr Chris Chatteris, a Jesuit priest who has held many positions of leadership in the...

State Capture and lessons learnt from Spiderman

State Capture has plagued South Africa's public discourse such that its mere mention evokes the strongest feelings of contempt, across the land and beyond. The outbreak of clerical sex-crimes in the Church has evoked similar reactions of disgust. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya looks to Spiderman for inspiration in the hope that the webspinners can offer us the motivation we need to act beyond our justified visceral impulses.

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Ethics for educators in a time of disaster

On 23 July, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that schools would close for a second time this year. The reasons given is that...

Natural evil and God: from Voltaire’s “Candide” to Camus’ “The Plague”

Every age has its cataclysm and every generation asks how a loving God can permit suffering. The COVID-19 pandemic has so far...

Cut the government some slack

There is a growing weariness and frustration among South Africans as the COVID-19 pandemic and the government's response enter a fifth month....

Tribute to Andrew Mlangeni: champion against corruption

On 21 July 2020, the last remaining Rivonia trialist Andrew Mokete Mlangeni, who jailed with Nelson Mandela during the anti-apartheid struggle, died...