South Africa

Youth discipleship project brings hope to poor, gangland areas
Eastern Cape South Africa

Youth discipleship project brings hope to poor, gangland areas

Young children in some of Port Elizabeth’s most desperately poor and dysfunctional neighbourhoods get into gangs and drugs “because they want to belong”, says youth ministry worker Lana du Plessis, who heads an ambitious school-based discipleship programme that has been launched in the area. “We know that these children need […]

Human trafficking, amid the despair
South Africa Western-Cape

Human trafficking, amid the despair

By Martha Richards –Originally published in Baptist Press The odors of liquor, smoke and sweat permeate the air. One small bulb lights the alleyway. Traffic is light on the main road, but this side street stays busy. “Mister!” a young woman yells to a car driving past. “You’re the daddy! […]

Christian reaction to Secrecy Bill vote
South Africa

Christian reaction to Secrecy Bill vote

[notice]BREAKING NEWS: This afternoon the National Assembly voted in favour of the controversial Protection of State Information Bill that proposes draconian penalties for holding classified information, effectively placing a shroud of secrecy over Government activities. 229 MPs voted for the Bill, 107 voted against and two abstained. The National Press […]