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Tobacco’s hopeless attempt to legitimise its industry

Prior to the lifting of the cigarette ban on 15 August, the tobacco industry said that it had fallen victim to the...

President’s address sends a mixed message

Reacting to President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation on 12 July, Matthew Charlesworth comments that the President could have done more...

A virus that could change the world

Lockdowns and physical distancing — to contain the spread of COVID-19 — have ushered in a different way of life. Gone is...

We are the Church

2020 is not turning out to be what we expected. The economy is in dire straits, schooling has been disrupted, and community-based...

How about a “wealth line”?

As world leaders gather in New York for the 74th United Nations General Assembly, the world's poorest nations will look for a greater share...

Pulpit Politics or don’t take anything they say in church seriously?

The fast-approaching elections in South Africa seem to have brought a number of politicians to preach their political views from the pulpit of churches. Anthony Egan SJ, a moral theologian and political scientist explores this phenomenon as we hurtle towards voting day.

In business and politics, the ‘common good’ should be our trump card

South African leaders, whether in business, government or even the non-profit sector, offer us little to desire or indeed to aspire to if we consider the mounds of evidence of corruption and criminality revealed on a daily basis across the country's top brass. Mike Batley suggests that they could do worse than look to the Christian ethical principle of the “common good”, and take new direction from old wisdom.

The scam of populism — and why we fall for it

It is popular to hear it said that 'populism is popular'. Is it really? While it may be popular in that it has caught...

Land Expropriation — the moral dilemma

Jesuit priest, moral theologian and ethicist, Anthony Egan assesses the public debate taking place around Land Expropriation from a moral and ethical standpoint and in...

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Pope announces a consistory for the creation of 13 new cardinals

During the Angelus on Sunday, 25 October 2020, Pope Francis announced that he was going to create 13 new cardinals. Vatican News...

School culture at the heart of shaping new education futures

In a previous article, Mark Potterton described the educational potential of technology but cautioned against reducing learning to an online experience. In...

“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family… nobody should be thrown out,” says Pope Francis

Pope Francis is in the headlines again after a documentary film by the Russian Jew, Evgeny Afineevsky, was premiered at the Rome...

Getting back to normal — Is it even possible?

The world has changed dramatically in less than a year. Shrikant Peters looks beyond the immediate health crisis and examines the impact...