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World leaders have broken their promises, Pope tells UN

The 2020 edition of the United Nations General Assembly was conducted via videoconferencing, a clear sign that the Covid-19 pandemic is far...

A call for women to use their privilege to uplift others

Women's Day on 9 August recalls the 1956 Women's March on the Union Buildings to protest the apartheid laws. Mahadi Buthelezi challenges...

Redistribution or Revolution?

Beyond the devastating effect of COVID-19 on human life and livelihoods, there is a desire for something better to emerge from this...

The social isolation of homeless persons: creating communities of care

Isolation is a new experience for many of us. For the homeless it is a constant way of life. Their social isolation...

Tribute to Ernesto Cardenal — an inspirational priest, poet, and revolutionary

Fr. Ernesto Cardenal (1925-2020) was a Nicaraguan priest, revolutionary and poet who died on 1 March. In his youth he joined the...

Water scarcity — Don’t panic but change consumption habits

Parts of South Africa are, once again, facing water scarcity. The authorities are refraining from describing the emptying dams as a crisis,...

How about a “wealth line”?

As world leaders gather in New York for the 74th United Nations General Assembly, the world's poorest nations will look for a greater share...

South Africa’s economic crisis — How ordinary citizens can shape new policies

South Africa’s financial situation remains constrained despite hopes that President Cyril Ramaphosa would create much-needed jobs and restore investor confidence. Mike Batley warns of the...

‘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.

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School culture at the heart of shaping new education futures

In a previous article, Mark Potterton described the educational potential of technology but cautioned against reducing learning to an online experience. In...

“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family… nobody should be thrown out,” says Pope Francis

Pope Francis is in the headlines again after a documentary film by the Russian Jew, Evgeny Afineevsky, was premiered at the Rome...

Getting back to normal — Is it even possible?

The world has changed dramatically in less than a year. Shrikant Peters looks beyond the immediate health crisis and examines the impact...

World hunger motivated me to enter the Mrs Gauteng pageant

Mahadi Buthelezi recently entered the Mrs Gauteng 2021 pageant and has been selected as one of the finalists. In her column this...