The country is hyper religious but has prided itself on not talking politics at the church table
St Paul’s doctrinal legacy includes antisemitism, misogyny, homophobia and the divine right of kings. Thankfully, there is another tradition, personified by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Lebohang Mazibuko’s debut novel, ‘Bantu Knots’ is both poignant and relevant — and speaks to teenagers and adults alike
Jeremiah Lemohang Mosese grew up in a village, taught himself to use a camera and has gone on to win prestigious awards at international festivals
It’s not only Big Pharma that uses people’s fears and illness to boost profits. A company’s billboard on the M5 near Cape Town is doing the same
I had a family I loved and playmates but I soon discovered that difference means I didn’t belong
A handwritten letter from Albert Einstein about his thoughts on God, religion and his search for meaning is to go on sale in New York
This year’s God Edition explores all the unlikely places people have sought, or lost, God – and where to find Her
The very act of a girl reading from the Torah can shake Judaism out of its patriarchal stronghold and inspire her to become involved in the religion.
Maybe God also dwells in the small mercies of strangers, in the aha moments when humans connect deeply.
Our health minister’s ideas on euthanasia have no place in a secular country like ours.
Percy Zvomuya walked the streets of Johannesburg’s CBD to find God. He was there in full force, mostly just not where you would expect him.
Controversial novelist James Frey talks to <b>Decca Aitkenhead</b> about truth, fiction and his new book <i>The Final Testament of the Holy Bible</i>.
The weirdest — and most doomed — cults.
Anyway you see it, things sure look apocalyptic. Especially to these cults. <b>Lisa Steyn</b> drinks the Kool-Aid.
Through graceful 13th-century parables, Zen Buddhism reveals its enlightened nature, writes <b>Drew Forrest.</b>
God may or may not be on the internet, but Jesus certainly is, writes <b>Faranaaz Parker</b>.
<b>Verashni Pillay</b> tries to separate the stereotypes and misconceptions about a girl and her God.
The church marched ahead of colonialism, softening the souls for a rich harvest by empire, resulting in Christianity remaining the religion of choice.
"God uses his big celestial remote control to mute the prayers of black people," young black radical philosopher, Ncendisa Mpenymama, says.
The pastor who said Jesus was infected with HIV is back for more. This time he would like to welcome you to hell on earth.
In a year of shaking earth and fiery revolution, we thought our annual edition on issues around religion should find out where He should be.
Amid apparent tensions between church and state over a number of moral and political issues, there is sustained and reasoned dialogue.
The word of God, like language, is constantly evolving. Shaun de Waal looks at recent books about the human and the divine.