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SONA was an ‘opportunity lost’ to reassure public – CPLO

The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) has released its reading of President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on...

It’s not just the EFF’s trash cans that need looking into

While one can expect to find dirt on individuals and organisations in politics, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya has drawn a parallel with the alarming fact that some churches have their own garbage cans full.

Second SONA of 2019 — offers hope, encourages resilience, lacks detail

In his assessment of the latest SONA, Peter-John Pearson, the priest-director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office, congratulates the president for his attempts at restoring hope and reinvigorating a listless nation, while warning that inspiring arias alone won't go far.

Root out rot from our institutions

Corruption seems to have an unbridled hold on our institutions and it is time we welcome any and all attempts to expose situations and...

Why public hearings on land must continue

Much undue criticism has come from the parliamentary process of holding public assemblies across the country giving diverging South African constituencies the opportunity to...

The EFF land expropriation proposal

Land expropriation without compensation is what the EFF believes is necessary to redress the great land injustice in South Africa. Mphuthumi Ntabeni takes us through what this means by examining the history of land expropriation and the EFF's proposed way forward. 

Inequality and the rise of populism

With the release of Oxfam's inequality report and more news from financial risk agencies on the brink of South Africa's VAT hike, Mphuthumi Ntabeni considers the world's current financial trajectory - where the rich get richer and the poor are left behind - and looks to Catholic Social Teaching for a way forward. 

Land — Where To Now? The issues at hand*

The question of land expropriation without compensation continues to evoke debate in South Africa. It was brought into sharp focus last week when a...

The EFF’s call to sack Trollip as mayor is racist and anti-democratic

Last week, after the Democratic Alliance in Parliament chose not to vote in support of changing the Constitution for the controversial expropriation of land...

Land ownership and Catholic Social Teaching

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...

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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...