A FOLLOW UP ON THE SYNOD ON FAMILY AND THE SUBSEQUENT PAPAL EXHORTATION “THE JOY OF LOVE” The joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church. (Pope Francis – The Joy of Love) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, We thank Pope Francis for the message on the family […]
We appeal to all our students in the beginning of this academic year to return to lectures and to their academic programmes while continuing their legitimate campaign. We eagerly urge them to consider ways of achieving the outcomes of their campaign without the disruption of the academic programme and without resort to violence and the […]
By Puleng Matsaneng The Christmas season is a time of joy for many. One of the carols which says it all for me is: Joy to the World. Families and friends find time to bond. The rich mix of our migrant culture makes Christmas more cosmopolitan and, therefore, more vibrant. People plan for Christmas day […]
By Annemarie Paulin-Campbell We are in the midst of the international awareness campaign: 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children. The statistics for domestic violence, rape, and child abuse in our country remain horrific. Current figures suggest that over 40% of South African women are raped in their life-time. Some sources […]
1. Introduction In August 2015 the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission) began an investigation into the ‘commercialisation of religion’…….
1. Introduction The issue of teenagers giving birth to children is a complex one. Educators, medical practitioners and those providing psycho-social services struggle to make sense of it and to develop successful remedial measures. Teenage pregnancy can be understood as an unintended pregnancy during adolescence.1 The Department……….