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‘Horrendously hard, cruel and atrocious’ — This economy kills!

88 years ago Pope Pius XI issued an economic critique. Élio Gasda SJ, a Brazilian moral theologian, shows that in the Catholic view, the economy should not be devoted to the enrichment of a few but to the principles of social justice and solidarity.

‘I need South Africa as much as it needs me’

Despite vigorous appeals from South Africa’s president, its uncertain and rapidly declining economic and political outlook is driving many citizens to emigrate. Paulina French has been mulling over her reasons for staying, despite attractive opportunities abroad.

Cold unemployment facts ahead of SA’s Jobs Summit

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa names job creation among his primary objectives for 2018. The country has abysmal levels of unemployment, a problem afflicting...

On our current economy — An open letter to SA President

In an open letter to the South African President, Mphuthumi Nthabeni cautions President Cyril Ramaphosa about being too worried or paying disproportionate atttention to...

The solid grounds of the CDF’s new economics document

A new Vatican Document, "Considerations for an Ethical Discernment Regarding Some Aspects of the Present Economic-Financial System," was approved by Pope Francis and released...

Why are some people more “blessed” than others?

Are those that drive luxury cars more blessed than those that rely public transport? Are the rich better Christians than the poor? And should the rich feel guilty for having more than those on the breadline? Lawrence Ndlovu looks at the definition of "blessedness" and the problematic version of prosperity that is only manifest through the collecting of possessions and wealth.

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