South Africa

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March 30, 2010

South African and Swedish church leaders have reiterated grave concerns that a 10-year-old arms deal that involved Sweden with South Africa threatens the fledgling African democracy.

The deal to sell armaments to South Africa also involved other European and Western nations such as...

February 3, 2010

Faith groups in southern Africa have condemned irresponsible mining practices by corporations they say have claimed lives, damaged the environment and impoverished communities. "Africa is poor because of its rich resources ... This blessing must not became a curse to its people," said...

December 10, 2009

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has told President Jacob Zuma that he is well placed to speak out on issues of ecological debt and eco-justice at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. In a statement released Dec. 10, Makgoba said he had...

October 20, 2009

South African President Jacob Zuma at the weekend met with several church leaders and showed that he wishes to patch up matters with his one-time fierce critic Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Before South Africa held national elections in April, Tutu said he could not...

August 24, 2009

The Anglican Diocese of Cape Town, meeting in synod August 22, supported a resolution asking the bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa to provide pastoral guidelines for gay and lesbian members living in "covenanted partnerships," whilst "taking due regard of the mind of the...

August 20, 2009

The largest Christian grouping in South Africa says it is concerned that it was not invited to be part of an interfaith group formed to help President Jacob Zuma deal with national protests against a lack of essential services.

The 27-member South Africa Council of Churches, which...

August 11, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who strongly opposed Jacob Zuma becoming president of South Africa, says the country's leader should be given a chance to prove himself in office. "The people of South Africa overwhelmingly supported a particular party [the African National...

April 3, 2009

South Africa's ruling African National Congress has lambasted Nobel Peace Price laureate Desmond Tutu, accusing the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town of "blasphemy" after he said he did not look forward to ANC president Jacob Zuma becoming the country's head of state.

"In the year...

March 3, 2009

South African anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu has warned that people who become "arrogant" and "drunk with power" will one day be nobodies in the country like the former apartheid leaders. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town is among an array...

January 5, 2009

Helen Suzman, for many years a lone liberal crusader against apartheid in South Africa's parliament, and who died on New Year's Day aged 91, has been praised by religious leaders as her life was celebrated when she was buried on January 4.

"She was a true heroine who contributed to our...

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