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 […]

Whose Banner Will We Stand Under?

by Annemarie Paulin-Campbell The news highlights of the past ten days have been very disturbing, particularly with regard to a lack of integrity in leadership: the corruption and bribery which has been going on in FIFA for many years, the police commissioner’s report exonerating Zuma from paying back any of the money spent on his […]

SACBC Justice and Peace Commission Press Release on Police Minister’s Report on Nkandla

SACBC Justice and Peace Commission Press Release on Police Minister’s Report on Nkandla

The President should show a greater level of ethical leadership on the Nkandla affair, The Justice and Peace Commission for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference notes with dismay the determination in the report released by the police minister Nathi Nhleko last week that President Zuma is not liable for any non-security upgrades to his […]