Author: Marieke van der Merwe

ACDP introduce bill on paternity leave

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) submitted a Labour Laws Amendment Bill on “paternity leave” to the National Assembly speaker, Baleka Mbete, on Tuesday. The Bill seeks to provide parental leave, adoption leave and surrogacy leave. It also provides for the payment of parental benefits, as well as surrogacy parental benefits, from the Unemployment […]

Traumatised children’s ministry course inspires missionary teacher

The Petra Institute in White River, Mpumalanga, has trained people from many countries in children’s ministry, but for Samantha Purchase, a trained teacher and missionary in Burundi, it was more than just another training course. It totally changed the way she dealt with children. She did several of the courses […]

Nancy’s perseverance pays off as community-built church building brings hope to Clarkson

It took a year of getting bits and pieces of building material together, but the multipurpose wooden construction for Christ the Solution Ministry in Clarkson is almost completed. Only the floor still needs to be done. This is significant as “this is a place of hope where there was no […]