South Africa

Christians praying for Mandela’s recovery
South Africa

Christians praying for Mandela’s recovery

Originally published in Christian Today Christians are praying for former South African President Nelson Mandela as he recovers at home following surgery for an abdominal complaint. The 93-year-old was discharged from hospital on Sunday following an overnight stay to uncover the cause of the discomfort. Officials said Mandela was resting […]

Budget response: praise for fiscal discipline, concern about project implementation
South Africa Uncategorized

Budget response: praise for fiscal discipline, concern about project implementation

[notice]Mike Pothier, research coordinator of the Parliamentary Liaision Office (CPLO) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, responds to today’s budget speech.[/notice]When we consider the mismanagement and incompetence that have led to today’s crisis in the Eurozone, with countries like Greece and Ireland on the brink of economic meltdown, and […]

New TopTV boss unrepentant about porn plans
South Africa

New TopTV boss unrepentant about porn plans

New TopTV boss  Eddie Mbalo says the pay TV service “made some mistakes” but apparently he does not think it was a mistake to try and launch a porn package. The “mistakes”, it seems, are to do with non-delivery on content and service. But in an interview with TV writer […]

Cinema chains not very Courageous?
Film & TV South Africa

Cinema chains not very Courageous?

Despite numerous requests from viewers around the country South African cinema chains yesterday added just one town — Worcester — to the lucky few which are currently getting to see the Christian blockbuster Courageous. Peet Louw, a director of Humble Pie Entertainment, which is marketing the movie in South Africa […]

No clear road map but at least some pointers
South Africa

No clear road map but at least some pointers

[notice]Mike Pothier, research coordinator of the Parliamentary Liaision Office (CPLO) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, responds to last night’s State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma.[/notice]Serious crime is down by 5%. Unemployment has reduced from 25 per cent to 23. per cent. Matric passes have increased […]