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September 18, 2012

[Ecumenical News International, Cape Town, South Africa] Two church clerics in South Africa have pleaded for a peaceful end to the mine workers unrest following a warning by the government that illegal protesters would be “dealt...

August 22, 2012

[Ecumenical News International, Cape Town, South Africa] An inter-faith group of religious leaders in South Africa has embarked on a national campaign to fight bribery, patronage, nepotism and abuse of public funds. Christian, Muslim,...

September 2, 2010

Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops in South Africa have urged the government to withdraw and redraft a proposed media law that critics say would allow authorities to classify virtually any official information as secret. "We believe...

August 20, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Roman Catholic Cardinal Wilfrid Napier are among hundreds of high-profile South Africans calling on their compatriots to oppose a proposed media law that critics say resembles...

August 19, 2010

South Africa's public service strike is hurting hospital patients and students, and the government and unions should act to end it, says the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Aug. 19 called for essential staff...

July 14, 2010

The South African Council of Churches says it is taking measures in the country's nine provinces to assist possible victims of xenophobia following some attacks in the Western Cape province. "We will set up the hotline where we...

May 10, 2010

South Africa's "green bishop" says those who have exploited the African continent should repay an "ecological debt." "We now know that we can have clean energy, and companies that have contributed to the...

April 6, 2010

Christian leaders in South Africa have condemned the slaying of an extreme right wing leader in the country, Eugene Terre'Blanche, and have called on political leaders to urge restraint at a time of rising racial tension. A song...

March 30, 2010

South African and Swedish church leaders have reiterated grave concerns that a 10-year-old arms deal that involved Sweden with South Africa threatens the fledgling African democracy. The deal to sell armaments to South Africa also...

February 3, 2010

Faith groups in southern Africa have condemned irresponsible mining practices by corporations they say have claimed lives, damaged the environment and impoverished communities. "Africa is poor because of its rich resources ... This...

October 20, 2009

South African President Jacob Zuma at the weekend met with several church leaders and showed that he wishes to patch up matters with his one-time fierce critic Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Before South Africa held...

August 20, 2009

The largest Christian grouping in South Africa says it is concerned that it was not invited to be part of an interfaith group formed to help President Jacob Zuma deal with national protests against a lack of essential services. The 27-...

August 11, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who strongly opposed Jacob Zuma becoming president of South Africa, says the country's leader should be given a chance to prove himself in office. "The people of South Africa...

April 21, 2009

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town says a decision by prosecutors to drop charges against South African presidential candidate Jacob Zuma will become a "running sore" unless there is an independent inquiry into the...

April 3, 2009

South Africa's ruling African National Congress has lambasted Nobel Peace Price laureate Desmond Tutu, accusing the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town of "blasphemy" after he said he did not look forward to ANC president...

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