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Women’s Day 60 Years Hence

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:40+02:00 July 22nd, 2016|July 2016|

On 9 August, 1956 South Africa saw the staging of a huge peaceful march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria by 20 000 women in opposition to the extension of the pass laws to women.  This was done at a time when the country had declared a state of emergency.  This meant that no meetings could

Mandela Day Service

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:40+02:00 July 22nd, 2016|July 2016|

This is what Abram Louis Fischer popularly known as Bram Fisher who represented Nelson Mandela and others at the Rivonia Trial and passed on in May 1975,  said at his own trial, "I am on trial, my Lord, for my political beliefs and for the conduct which those beliefs drove me to. My Lord, when

Atrocities in the Middle East

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:40+02:00 July 21st, 2016|July 2016|

  The recent attacks on innocent people in major cities of the Middle East countries has once again raised the notion of religious differences being at the root of brutality.   There is also a fear that South Africans could also be aiding these people. We believe that both these notions are false, as all the

How Important is Might?

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:40+02:00 July 21st, 2016|July 2016|

My mother used to tell us a story of a lion and a mouse. The lion is big and strong and the mouse is small and soft. One day the mouse was in a trap crying out for help, the lion was passing by and initially hesitated but the mouse pleaded and promised to return

Democracy and Elections

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:40+02:00 July 21st, 2016|July 2016|

The dictionary meaning of democracy is the belief in freedom and equality between people, or a system of government based on this belief, in which power is either held by elected representatives or directly by the people themselves. On the other hand what does anarchy mean? According to the dictionary, it means a situation of

Youth Day

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:40+02:00 June 26th, 2016|June 2016|

South Africa’s Youth Day   On 16 June 1976, 40 years ago youth mobilized and demonstrated, initially in Soweto but it spread through out the country. Youth boycotted apartheid education and marched against tyranny in education. Afrikaans was being forced into schools not just as a subject but also as a medium of

Clear Thinking

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:40+02:00 June 26th, 2016|June 2016|

Are YOU Living from Inside OUT or Outside IN? Mike George takes a deeper look at the mistakes we learn to make about how life works. Are you an outside inner or an inside outer? It seems the vast majority of us live from ‘outside in’ as opposed to ‘inside out’. But we don't know it! Few are

Government to launch the “Worlds Biggest” HIV and AIDS Treatment Campaign.

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:40+02:00 June 26th, 2016|June 2016|

Government to launch the “Worlds Biggest” HIV and AIDS Treatment Campaign. The National Department of Health has announced it will be implementing “the worlds biggest” HIV and AIDS Treatment Campaign where everyone who lives with the HIV virus will be enrolled into the anti-retroviral program irrespective of their CD4 count. Government to launch the “Worlds

Non-violent and Moral Development at the Early Childhood level

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:40+02:00 June 26th, 2016|June 2016|

Non-violent and Moral Development at the Early Childhood level. Kanya Padayachee In our society it just isn’t possible for children to avoid exposure to violence. Newspapers remind us of that every day. Many children experience violence in their homes or neighbourhoods, out-of-control ways that stop short of violence, but are still scary and troubling. Almost

“Life, power, politics, social change and time: Time is greater than space” – Pope Francis

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:40+02:00 June 26th, 2016|June 2016|

“Life, power, politics, social change and time: Time is greater than space” - Pope Francis A constant tension exists between fullness and limitation. Fullness evokes the desire for complete possession, while limitation is a wall set before us. Broadly speaking, “time” has to do with fullness as an expression of the horizon which constantly opens