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Lockdown encounters that reminded me to start living again

Eight months after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, many us have begun to emerge from the lockdown experience and life...

COVID-19 – just how bad is it in South Africa?

On 12 July, President Cyril Ramaphosa painted a pessimistic picture of South Africa's battle against COVID-19. Hospitals are struggling to keep up and the...

Missing Mass reminds me of a Christmas in Darfur

As we enter Day 100 of lockdown, the hunger and suffering of many Catholics who long to attend Mass in person continues to grow....

A mother’s experience of home schooling during COVID-19

As schools prepare to receive the first group of students next week, Justine Limpitlaw describes her experience with online schooling as a working-from-home mom....

Navigating the eased COVID-19 restrictions

As South Africa prepares to ease COVID-19 restrictions on 1 June with the resumption of many economic and educational activities, Margaret Blackie continues her...

The balancing act

South Africans were relieved to hear that from 1 May the lockdown measures will be eased gradually. Margaret Blackie explains that the health of...

Lessons from lockdown: Searching for something more

The forced time at home, following the declaration of the lockdown  has brought Kelsey Hauptfleisch to surprising realisations about herself. By sharing them with...

President extends lockdown, calls for increased community testing, and urgent construction of medical equipment

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The President’s address followed a meeting of...

Lockdown disruption: The real impact on the lives of citizens

The South African government's announcement of a national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 caught many people by surprise. It came before payday...

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Advent and the wait for COVID-19 to be over

As the Church begins a new year, marked as usual with the period of Advent to prepare and wait for Christmas, Grant Tungay reflects...

Restorative justice offers some alternatives to addressing gender-based violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women started on 25 November. The emphasis of this annual campaign is behavioural change to stop...

Kevin Dowling C.Ss.R — Pastor bonus

On 25 November, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Kevin Dowling C.Ss.R, who has served the Diocese of Rustenberg for 30 years. Mike...

Thanksgiving is more than an American holiday

Thanksgiving is an annual holiday in the United States that brings together family and friends in a celebration of gratitude for the many blessings...