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A Christian perspective on the newly debated 18th Amendment Bill (expropriation of land without compensation)

Members of the National Assembly will debate and vote today (Tuesday 7 December at 2pm) on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill that seeks to amend section 25 of the Constitution so as to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. How do we ...

A Christian perspective on the newly debated 18th Amendment Bill (expropriation of land without compensation)

Members of the National Assembly will debate and vote today (Tuesday 7 December at 2pm) on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill that seeks to amend section 25 of the Constitution so as to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. How do we ...

Advent

The greatest gift we all have to offer during this season of advent, in equal measures, regardless of our wealth, health, position or status, is PRAYER.  What a wonderful gift of love, solidarity and compassion. In the same way that we so eagerly open ...

SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTIONS 2021 – A gradual shift to a shared future

The 2021 municipal election campaigns highlighted the diversity of South Africa and the perceived racial divides. For those who expected a more drastic change in local and national government, there is still enough reason to give thanks and pursue a shared future with confidence ...

VOTING YOUR HOPES, NOT YOUR FEARS: Local Elections, Party Politics and Small beginnings. 

The bottom line for us as believers in the upcoming Municipal Elections is to vote for our hopes, not our fears. ...

JUSTICE AND AN ERA OF EXCELLENT JUDGES

At this time when two Justices have reached retirement age, Chief Justice Mogoeng as well as Justice Japhta, there is some concern as to whether it is possible that we have reached the end of an era of excellent judges in South Africa ...

LEARNINGS FROM KABUL: An unwelcome warning from an unlikely source

Is it just possible that God might be allowing the events of Kabul to shake up the Western church for a ‘Jeremiah moment’ – a time to receive an unwelcome warning from an unlikely source? ...

A Christian Insight Into the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and the Hate Speech Bill.

This highly contested piece of draft legislation has generated a large amount of debate. A former Member of Parliament provides some insights ...

AFGHANISTAN: Six subtle dangers when Christians confuse compassion with pity

Feeling sorry for the people of Afghanistan is not Biblical. Having compassion is. And there is a big difference. ...

Cyril Ramaphosa – 7 Facts South Africans need to know

“Cyril,” says Anthony Butler “is the Forrest Gump of South African political history.” Here are seven building blocks to use as we pray for the man who is leading South Africa in an extremely volatile and uncertain season. ...

South Africa: A time to overcome.

Fighting back is not the option – we are called to retaliate.  The only choice we have as Christians is to choose our weapons wisely.  Only the armaments that are found in the armour of Christ will ultimately secure victory. ...

SOUTH AFRICAN UNRESTS: PROTESTS OR INSURGENCY?

“Under the guise of protests and looting  attacks on our country are looking more and more like an insurgency, making the need for military support seem obvious.” ...

JACOB ZUMA: HOW TO STOP A BULLY WITHOUT BECOMING A BULLY.

What many perceived to be the cowering of our policemen and women in the face of the present challenges regarding former president Jacob Zuma and his supporters, could also be described as discipline in the face of extreme provocation. So, how do we respond ...

 

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