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Not much to celebrate this Women’s Day

As we commemorate the women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 to demand greater rights for all of South Africa’s citizens, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya reflects...

When 67 minutes just isn’t enough

South Africans celebrated Mandela Day on 18 July, giving back 67 minutes in service of others. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya assesses the vast sums raised for political and cultural activities. He suggests they be repurposed to serve society’s most vulnerable.

It took death to prick our national conscience on homelessness

The murders of five people living on the streets of Pretoria has provoked calls for an urgent investigation into finding the killer. It’s pitiful that the death of human beings is what it takes to shock us to see — and maybe respond to — those who live on our streets.

We are failing the homeless community

After the recent deaths of five homeless people, all in quick succession in our capital city of Pretoria, Stephan de Beer is reminded of...

Drama in Soweto

Alyssa Kardos felt a calling to make a meaningful contribution to society. Her mission brought her to our shores, where she did just that.

Education in South Africa — a persisting divide

For South African parents the new school year, inevitably, brings a hike in school fees, that will place even more strain on their already limited finances...

REVIEW — I beg to differ: ministry amid the teargas

Retired South African Methodist Bishop Peter Storey’s autobiography evokes on one level the chaotic and heroic struggle of the churches against apartheid in the second half of the twentieth century. But on a deeper level it is a profound meditation on conscience, courage and what it is to be human writes Anthony Egan SJ.

Stan Lee – more than just pictures with a few words

Stan Lee, the legendary creator of Spiderman died on Monday 12 November 2018 at the age of 95. Gushwell Brooks, South African talk radio...

LISTEN Synod 2018 — Young people in the Church “are tired and bored” says young Iraqi

26-year-old Iraqi, Mr Safa al Abbia, shared his experiences as a young Chaldean Catholic in war-torn Iraq. He spoke with Russell Pollitt SJ in...

St Romero: the people of God knew him a saint long before the Church officially declared him one

The canonisation of murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was greatly contested within the Church. His model Christian life was a threat to...

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The toll of COVID-19 on clergy

Much has been written about the toll of COVID-19 on frontline workers, especially doctors and nurses. Russell Pollitt SJ issues a stark reminder that...

Surviving the second wave is a matter of discipline

President Cyril Ramaphosa's most recent 'family meeting' on 11 January painted a sober picture of the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa....

Uganda’s Church leaders struggle with impartiality as pre-election tensions rise

President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power in Uganda since 1986, is gearing up for another election win on 14 January. He has...

No man is an island

2020 took us all by surprise. Chris Chatteris SJ says that the general response to last year's challenges proved that human beings are more...