• LET’S PROTECT THE VULNERABLE AMONGST US

    United Nations Secretary-General, during the launch of a COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan on 23 March 2020 said, “We must come to the aid of the ultra-vulnerable – millions upon millions of people who are the least able to protect themselves. This is a matter of basic human solidarity. It

  • Food insecurity is the most basic form of injustice, and a call to action

    This week the President announced a R500 billion support package to address the myriad of socio-economic ills that are likely to arise from the COVID-19 pandemic. The faith community should applaud and support the initiative of the government and recognize the timely announcement of the support package. However, we must

  • FEAR NOT AND DON’T PANIC WE HAVE OVERCOME BEFORE AND WE WILL AGAIN

    South Africa and the world have been confronted with the Coronavirus – now declared by W.H.O. as a pandemic – and it is changing the way we think about life, as it has already severely affected several countries around the world. Economies globally are being affected negatively, in particular the

  • Need for Ethical Leaders

    WE HAVE CRISIS OF LEADERSHIP GLOBALLY Comment by Ray McCauley Former President Thabo Mbeki, when speaking at the special official funeral of amaXhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu that took place in the Eastern Cape last Friday said that South Africa is in need of strategic thought leadership to accelerate the progress

  • Crises in SOE’s : We all lose.

    GROUNDING SAA BY MANAGEMENT AND THE STRIKE BY UNIONS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO COLLAPSE THE AIRLINE AND THERE WILL BE NO WINNERS Comment by Ray McCauley We are almost at the end of the year and this might be an opportune moment for self-reflection at a national level. Much has

  • Are we in a mess or what?

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH SAY SOUTH AFRICANS – THE RAPE AND BRUTALITY AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN HAS GONE BEYOND CRISIS POINT WE NEED TO ACT NOW Comment by: Ray McCauley 10 September 2019 – Last week we witnessed horrific attacks against women, children and foreign nationals. This behaviour cannot be justified

  • THE WIDENING GAP BETWEEN THE HAVES AND THE HAVE-NOTS

    THE WIDENING GAP BETWEEN THE HAVES AND THE HAVE-NOTS, THE RICH AND THE POOR IS A THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY Comment by: Ray McCauley Today, almost half of all South Africans are living below the poverty line, surviving on just over R500 a month — an improvement from 1993, where

  • LATEST AUDITOR GENERAL REPORT ON OUR MUNICIPALITIES MAKES A DEPRESSING READ

    Comment by :Pastor Ray McCauley ( 30 June 2019 ) The one good thing emerging from the Auditor General’s report on municipalities is the independence of the office of the Auditor General. As citizens, we rely on the Auditor General to provide us with assurances that government activities are carried

  • Cabinet shines with Hope

    NOW THAT THE CABINET HAS BEEN FINALISED IT IS TIME FOR THESE MEN AND WOMEN TO REBUILD OUR COUNTRY Comment by Pastor Ray McCauley On the whole, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet looks like a solid team. In it there are elements of experience, continuity, fresh blood and gender equality. In

  • Ethical Cabinet please!

    MR PRESIDENT CHOOSE PEOPLE WHO WILL PUT SOUTH AFRICA AND ITS PEOPLE FIRST. Comment by: Pastor Ray McCauley Dear Mr President Little over a week ago South Africans went to the polls to vote for the 6th National General Elections. South Africans from all walks of life made their voices

  • Are we in a mess or what?

    LOADSHEDDING AND POWERCUTS ARE AFFECTING SMALL BUSINESSES AND THE POOR PEOPLE IN A EXTREME BAD WAY Comment by Ps Ray McCauley The frequent power shortages that we have seen in recent weeks, particularly stage 4 load shedding, were very disruptive to both business and ordinary citizens’ lives. But before one

  • How to Out fake Pastors

    RELIGIOUS AND CHURCH LEADERS MUST COME UP WITH A SYSTEM TO HOLD EACH ACCOUNTABLE . Comment by Pastor Ray McCauley The comment by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week at the Cape Town City Hall about what is now euphemistically referred to as fake pastors or fake prophets indicates the matter has