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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....

A call for the Church to lead the healing of racism in South Africa

Reacting to the ongoing protests in the United States following the killing of George Floyd by police officers and the lack of...

Timely reading: “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The ongoing protests in the United States in response to the police killing of George Floyd and discrimination against Black people has...

COVID-19 and the original sin of South Africa

Although the South African government implemented very strict lockdown measures, the number of new COVID-19 cases during this period have increased exponentially....

The anti-apartheid activist who fell in love with ‘Laudato Sì’

World leaders are paying tribute to the life and legacy of Denis Goldberg, one of South Africa’s most revered anti-apartheid activists who...

South African Cardinal, Bishop and Sister interviewed in Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS & the Catholic Church

Journalist Michael O'Loughlin, from our sister publication, America Media, recently published a fascinating podcast called "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the...

My home — Africa

Ruvarashe Nyamupangedengu's Matric essay expresses her deep affection for her African heritage. She cherishes her Zimbabwean roots but celebrates that all of Africa is...

The Democratic Alliance sold us lies and paid the price

Twisting the truth for self-gain in the global political arena is sadly not uncommon. Mikhail Petersen highlights the uncomfortable truth that South Africa’s democracy has not been spared. Such tactics by the DA, the officialSouth African majority opposition party, greatly compromise the democratic project.

Fr Smangaliso Mkhatshwa writes to journalist Ranjeni Munusamy asking her to vote

Prominent political journalist and committed Catholic, Ranjeni Munusamy has said that she will likely be unable to vote given the lacklustre state of politics in South Africa at present. But one of the country’s best-known Catholic priest's, Smangaliso Mkhatshwa is trying hard to get her to change her mind. Ricardo da Silva SJ reports.

WATCH — Archbishop Tlhagale pleads with young people: ‘Please, rise, vote.’

Speaking to spotlight.africa, the archbishop of Johannesburg, Buti Tlhagale OMI, has made a special appeal to young people, begging them to “exercise their right to vote.” He has also appealed to South Africa’s young people to act decisively against xenophobic violence, as Ricardo da Silva SJ reports.

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