National Church Leaders’ Consultation – Statement on the student fee crisis:

National church leaders gathering in Johannesburg from 21-22 October 2015 at Southern Sun Hotel OR Tambo International Airport, for the Annual National Church Leaders’ Consultation (NCLC), issued the following special statement on the student fee crisis. We the Church leaders of South Africa lament the student fee crisis engulfing the country. We declare this a […]

Corruption Hurts Us All, But the Poor Most Of All

by Frances Correia Nkandla is again in the news because it may need further security upgrades. It has become the icon of corruption in our country, where power is exercised without accountability for personal gain. However corruption is not limited to those who hold the most privileged positions of power. Going to a state hospital and […]

Pope Francis: A Walking Witness

By Annemarie Paulin-Campbell   Pope Francis, as a Jesuit, is steeped in the Spirituality of St. Ignatius which is a spirituality of love expressed in mission and service. In his Spiritual Exercises Ignatius highlights that “love is expressed more in deeds than in words.” Love of God must be expressed in love for all that […]

Catholic Justice and Peace Commission in South Africa Urges the Government to Fix Patent Barriers to Cancer and TB Medicine

The Justice and Peace Commission for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has raised serious concerns about patent laws in South Africa that severely diminish the financial capacity of the Health Department to purchase new and more effective drugs for the public health care. Commission chairperson‚ Bishop Abel Gabuza said: “As a country we […]