South Africa

  • PRESS STATEMENT: Leaders: Take Responsibility

     STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Mon, August 2, 2019

                                                        

    “LEADERS: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!” 

    “What have you done? Your neighbour’s blood cries out to me from the ground!” (Genesis 4:10)

    The Jesuit Institute South Africa strongly condemns the deplorable violence, thuggery and looting which has taken place in Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Pretoria. Violence, robbery and lawlessness can never be condoned and are never acceptable ways of acting. The Prophet Isaiah tell us clearly: “For I, the Lord of justice, hate robbery and wrong” (Isaiah 61:8).

  • South Africa Corruption Inquiry signal to Africa and beyond

    Former South African President, Jacob Zuma, continues to lay the blame on others and to paint himself as the victim of a conspiracy, as a State Corruption Inquiry goes ahead in Johannesburg. The Director of the Jesuit Institute of South Africa explains why the Inquiry is so important.

    By Linda Bordoni

    The State Capture Inquiry is spotlighting the allegations of graft that clouded Jacob Zuma's nine-year presidency and provides a strong signal to the nation that the current President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is delivering on his promise to fight corruption.

  • Taking Stock of Safeguarding efforts in the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

    by JCAM Communications

    Twenty four Child Protection Officers (CPOs) from formation houses, provinces and regions gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for a three-day workshop from Sep 5-8, 2019. This forum is the first of 2019 and follows a Baseline Study conducted from June to September 2018. In the morning of the first day, participants made introductions followed by a welcome message from the JCAM President Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ emphasizing the commitment of JCAM in supporting the CPOs to fully implement the Conference-wide five-year programme.