Tag: 2014 elections

Why people vote what they vote

…and why South Africans can be grateful for the election results By INcontext Ministries As the final ballots of South Africa’s fifth post-apartheid election were tallied on Friday 9 May 2014, the governing African National Congress (ANC) celebrated another victory with their resounding 62 percent of the vote. The official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance […]

Vote your Biblical values on May 7, 2014

On April 27, 2014, South Africa celebrated Freedom Day – marking 20 years of democracy. However, freedom appears to mean different things to different people. To many in the public service, SA’s democratic dispensation signaled a sense of entitlement, which apparently, provides “rights” and “freedoms” to loot tax-payer money without […]

The Church and politics

By Afrika Mhlophe — Pastor, author, Gateway News columnist [notice] See More articles in the ‘How should Christians vote?” category[/notice] Thank goodness we have cleared the hurdle and answered the question of whether or not the Church should be involved in politics. For most of us there is consensus that […]

How should Christians vote?

[notice]With the May 7 Election day approaching, various commentators are offering their personal views on how Christians should vote. Here are some opinions sent to us this week — and some thoughts from Gateway News columnist Afrika Mhlophe and editor, Andre Viljoen. We have also listed links to previous articles […]

2014 SA elections: Guidance on voting

By Alexander Venter — Vineyard pastor and author [notice] See More articles in the ‘How should Christians vote?” category[/notice] This year we celebrate 20 years of South Africa’s (SA) democracy. Remember the miracle of the 1994 elections? We go to the polls again on 7 May 2014. How should the church […]

Our responsibilities as Christian voters

By Graeme Preston — Attorney and Elder at The Storehouse, New Covenant Church [notice] See More articles in the ‘How should Christians Vote?’ category[/notice] As May 7,  2014 approaches many South African’s are gearing up to cast their vote, some have spent hours agonising over this decision, others may simply […]