• 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

  • Arresting crises at schools

    ITS TIME TO STAND TOGETHER AND CONFRONT VIOLENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS We have just celebrated World Teachers Day this past Friday but spare a thought for those teachers who have found themselves at the receiving end of student violence. I was not aware of the magnitude of this problem until

  • A code of faith for all

    RELIGIOUS LEADERS HAS NOW AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHART THEIR OWN WAY FORWARD, HOLD EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE AND STOP THE ROT At the heart of South Africa’s democratic liberty, lies freedom of thought, belief and practice. This, to those of us in the religious or faith sector, is of paramount importance.