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In the line of fire

Whether as victims of crime or fires, the poor are always sidelined and find themselves on the back foot and at the mercy of...

Young pregnant and poor — a global reality

Earlier this week we reported on the Stats SA report on live births and the startling revelations it contained of pregnancy among young South African girls....

Dear Cyril, where are our bold economic reforms?

A storm is coming and the urgent response needed is nowhere in sight, says Mphuthumi Ntabeni who looks at the International Monetary Fund's recent visit to the country, its advice, and the president's seeming lack of haste and action. Ntabeni writes an open lettter to Cyril Ramaphosa urging the promised bold reforms. 

Can Ramaphosa repair our broken economy?

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, recently announced an "ambitious investment drive" which will see "investment envoys" engage domestic and foreign investor opportunities in order...

World Day of the Poor highlights change of attitude

As the Church prepares to celebrate the first World Day of the Poor, an event announced by Pope Francis last year, one Vatican official said it will be an opportunity to grow in mercy and charity, shaping attitudes toward the poor and needy.

280,000 children could die of malnutrition in Venezuela

Caritas Venezuela has warned that some 280,000 children could die of malnutrition due to food shortages amidst the country’s grave economic crisis.

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Millions at risk of abject poverty after the expiry of the COVID-19 grant

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a basic income grant to those who were the most affected...

Breaking the silence of abuse in schools

The horrific account of sexual abuse at Parktown Boys is the subject of veteran journalist Sam Cowen's new book. Mark Potterton examines...

Thoughts on Guy Ferrer’s “T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E.”

Matthew Charlesworth visited his former high school, where he encountered an artistic composition that prompted a deeper spiritual reflection. The artwork calls...

Overcoming gender and race inequality in the business sector

Mahadi Buthelezi drew attention to the gender pay gap during a 10 September webinar that advocated for greater gender equality for women....