Latest articles on Anthony Egan

The sinister inner workings of a charismatic church

A new book examines how a charismatic church is brainwashing poor and gullible South Africans with the idea that God can be bought

Why faith is on the rise in Africa

Religion has been left to bridge the inequality divide created by corrupt political elites, writes Catholic priest Anthony Egan.

Story of a renaissance man

Zake Mda's many interests are reflected in this mix of integrity, vanity, irony and satire.

The cure is in the pen

David Robbins's latest is a reminder about the value of writing and how it can be used as a balm against rigid and reactionary ideas.

Rise and fall of a struggle hero

A journalist with first-hand knowledge spins a tale that would do justice to a Grisham novel.

Decoding the overload of crime writing

It is not surprising that crime is a common subject in contemporary South African writing, fact and fiction.

Ethics brewed in an African pot

As with a good recipe, the latest contributions to 'living a good life' draw on varied ingredients to offer memorable dishes.

After the chicken is sacrificed the spirits seem appeased

Anthony Egan doesn't believe in ghosts. But once, one night on a remote Philippine island, something strange happened ...

Digital prayers for Parliament

At the request of a cross-party group of members of Parliament, the Jesuit Institute of SA has been emailing daily meditations to parliamentarians.

God’s man in Congress

Amid apparent tensions between church and state over a number of moral and political issues, there is sustained and reasoned dialogue.

Killer Country

Could crime fiction be the new direction the "political novel" is taking in contemporary South Africa?

Sexing up Ireland’s history

Irish sexual mores are notoriously conservative because of religious constraints, but a new book interrogates a more sordid side of the country's past

A life committed to social justice

We were not close friends -- but his tragic death vividly brought to mind my last memory of him as a fine theologian.

A sinking feeling

In July 2016 the world is literally sinking.

A brief history of the world

At 285 pages one cannot really call this a short book, and as that it purports to be a world history, it could be argued that this is all too short.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday