God Edition

Faith is a feminist issue for women in the Catholic church

Women are not permitted to be deacons in the Catholic Church, but that could soon change

Fighting the ‘whiteness’ of hope

A Brazilian trans woman has faith in Umbanda and Candomblé, two African-derived religions

Muslims long at home in New Zealand

This religious community has grown from the arrival of a few sailors in 1769 to a large number of refugees first in 1951 and then since the 1980s

Belief can move mountains – and transform schools

It only takes a good human being, who treats everyone with respect, to cast doubt on one’s ability to kill off God

Religion matters

The writer believes that religious discourse holds value, and is how we can "find one another again, in a deeper and more meaningful way".

Biblical myths in the time of Mammon

The religious underpinnings of South African fiction have been eroded by the secularisation of our society since 1994, with one striking exception.

Why the church is a nonplayer politically

South Africa needs a morally responsible theology, but these churches are on the outside and the rest are profit preachers or pliant palace prophets.

Humanity before religion

How we live our lives and govern our society should be motivated by what's good for all of us, regardless of individual metaphysical beliefs.

Liberation theologian practises what he preaches

Minister Paul Verryn speaks to the Mail & Guardian about his relationship with God, the importance of religion and how his journey has changed.

And God said: Grow a pair, JZ

"You will grow a presidential pair and lead this nation," God told Jacob Zuma. "Stop seeing the Guptas and leave Gordhan alone!"

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.

The role of spirituality in Western politics

Church and state may be separated in South Africa, but people's belief systems flow subtly through all our public discourses.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it