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Quiet contemplation this Easter

From church services over WhatsApp to eating with family and listening to chilled music over Instagram, South Africa is going to have a very different long weekend, grounded in sharing and caring

Paddy Harper: Sho’t left for rights, so pay up

The danger’s invisible but terrifying. So the army’s rolling in, freedom’s rolling out, I’m rolling up and my overdraft is rolling over

Editorial: Decisive leadership in Covid-19

Last week the Brazilian health minister warned that the country’s public health system was...

Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus

Following several other countries, South Africa will send learners home this week

Compliments to SA confidence

Fortunately for us, survival is in our DNA. Let’s use that to greet worldwide crises

Sri Lanka attack mastermind used chatrooms to sway suicide bombers

Investigators believe the group also used social media private messenges to keep in touch without being noticed by the authorities

Consumers have a little more money for Easter eggs

​The South African Reserve Bank has given borrowers a little Easter holiday gift, announcing a 25 basis point cut in interest rates on Wednesday

Be careful what you pray for

'That engodment of the individual leads to mania, in which prophecy may come forth, and the person hearing the divine message is a mantis'

Thuli Madonsela on faith and its role in society

While public protector Thuli Madonsela believes in the separation between religion and state, her faith informs her commitment to values in her work.

Easter weekend accident death toll at 103 so far

The Road Traffic Management Corporation says at least 103 people have been killed in road accidents through the country over the long weekend.

A loving and just God is indeed strict

Balancing the God of justice and of love depicted in the Old and New Testaments.

Spain Holy Parade in full swing

Thousands of people hush their chatter in Seville's Duque Plaza. A cloud of incense is the only sign of what approaches.

Pope decries technology without God

Pope Benedict, leading Catholics into Easter, says technological progress, in the absence of awareness of God, poses a threat to the world.

In Australia, the Easter … Bilby?

The Easter Bunny's days as a furry seasonal icon may be numbered in Australia, as conservationists move to replace it with the Easter Bilby.

Jerusalem engulfed as pilgrims mark Good Friday, Passover

Christians and Jews in the Holy Land are set to begin marking their most important festivals as Good Friday and Jewish holiday of Passover coincide.

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