A New Jet or a New Approach

    RESPONSE November 11th, 2015 Over the weekend, media reports averred that a decision had been taken to purchase a new presidential aircraft, at a cost of around R4 billion. “Jacob Zuma to get new R4 billion presidential jet,” was the headline on the Times LIVE website, while News24 at least put a question […]

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 […]