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

  • No Party can fix SA alone

    COMMENT ON COMING NATIONAL  ELECTIONS Comment by: Ps Ray McCauley  In a few weeks’ time we will be holding our sixth democratic elections. It is a measure of how quickly our democracy has matured – that to date we have not had any election declared unfree and unfair or followed by endless court cases contesting

  • President must walk the talk

    BOLD PROMISES WERE MADE AT SoNA by PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA NOW HE MUST  FOLLOW UP WITH REAL ACTION Comment by: Ps Ray McCauley ( 11 February 2019 ) The State of the Nation Address (SONA for 2019 has come and gone. Yes, the pomp and ceremony – which have become

  • Make the corrupt cough up!

    DEAL WITH THE ALLEDGED CORRUPTION COMING OUT OF THE ZONDO COMMISSION DECISVELY Comment by Pastor Ray So depressing and so shocking have the revelations of alleged state capture made by Angelo Agrizzi before the Zondo Commission that one wishes it was all a bad dream. But it is national catharsis,

  • This far and no further

    RELIGIOUS AND CHURCH LEADERS ARE UNITED WITH ONE VOICE AND ARE READY TO CONFRONT THE SURGE OF ABUSE IN THE SECTOR Comment by: Ps Ray McCauley It is said evil thrives when the good among us keep quiet. This is as true in the religious community as it is in

  • Relook funding at SABC

    THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO COLLAPSE OF THE SABC MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE And so the SABC is technically insolvent. Its CEO Madoda Mxakwe said last week that the public broadcaster had suffered a net loss of R622m for the 2017-2018 financial year and is unable to fulfil its financial

  • Joint effort needed to beat gangs, drugs!

    IT WILL TAKE ALL OF US TO FIGHT AND WIN AGAINST GANGS AND DRUGS IN OUR COMMNUNITIES One of the basic responsibilities any government has towards its citizens is protecting and making them feel safe. Yet, of late, we have seen some communities taking to the streets because of unrelenting

  • Call to Vet religious leaders

    I WATCHED WITH HORROR AND THE TRIAL PROCEEDINGS OF MR TIM OMOTOSO Like many South Africans, I watched with horror, shame and disbelief last week the trial proceedings of Mr Tim Omotoso who has been charged with rape and human trafficking. Omotoso is a supposed pastor and as a religious