South African Council of Churches

By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 11th, 2012
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South Africa’s churches have attacked the African National Congress (ANC), accusing the ruling party of moral decay and of abandoning Nelson Mandela’s goal to build a non-racial democracy from the ashes of apartheid. Jacob Zuma  Photo: EVA-LOTTE JANSSON In a letter to President Jacob Zuma...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 17th, 2012
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Gareth van Onselen on the ANC President’s strange conflation of church and party The Ten Commandments according to Jacob Zuma “I arrived from Jordan this morning just after 5 o’clock… I must say I took advantage of being in Jordan to go to the River Jordan where Jesus was bapt...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 17th, 2012
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Khadija Patel, dailymaverick SA’s beleaguered government continues its security crackdown in Marikana, with the South African National Defence Force announcing that it deployed 1,000 soldiers to the restive mining town in the North West. But even as President Zuma attempted – not very successfu...
By benim
In News
Feb 7th, 2011
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The DA has demanded an apology from President Jacob Zuma after he again employed “religious threats for political ends”. But an unrepentant Zuma on Sunday, through his spokesman, Zizi Kodwa, said he had been quoted out of context. “The statement … added a flare of sensation. “The president was talkin...
By benim
In Facts about Africa
Jan 12th, 2011
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Desmond Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, in the South African state of Transvaal. The family moved to Johannesburg when he was 12, and he attended Johannesburg Bantu High School. Although he had planned to become a physician, his parents could not afford to send him to medical school. Tutu’s father...
By benim
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Nov 1st, 2010
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“Today I will start with a three-part sermon on: Jesus was HIV-positive,” South African Pastor Xola Skosana recently said in a Sunday church service. The words initially stunned his congregation in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township into silence, and then set tongues wagging in church...