• A call to donate towards the Cyclone Idai survivors in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi: Jesuit Relief Fund

    Cyclone Idai devastates the southern hemisphere: Millions of people in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi affected in what might be the worst disaster amidst climate change

    By Anastasia Makunu, JCAM Communications

    In a FaceBook post, the Jesuit Province of Zimbabwe Mozambique (ZIM) called on all to help in raising funds for the survivors and victims of Cyclone Idai. The post read “through the Jesuit Relief fund, a project set up to allow the Jesuits to provide emergency humanitarian aid to communities affected by natural disasters such as the one our brothers and sisters have faced.

  • Cyclone Idai: A tragedy, a lesson, and demonstration of human solidarity

    By Anold Moyo, SJ | Silveira House - Harare

    “Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.” These words from Robert Kennedy continue to ring true and give hope in the disaster that has befallen Southern Africa in the wake of Cyclone Idai. On 14 March 2019, Cyclone Idai, with wind speeds of over 170 km/hr and rainfall of up to 406mm in a day (Chisengu Estate Chimanimani), made landfall at Beira, moving on into Eastern Zimbabwe and Malawi. For scale, it is useful to note that in other areas of the Limpopo basin, annual average rainfall is 400mm.

  • Two Catholic universities geared to expand amid Zimbabwe's turmoil

    by Tawanda Karombo

    HARARE, ZIMBABWEArrupe Jesuit University and the Catholic University of Zimbabwe in Harare have been registered with the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) as full-fledged universities and are now geared to expand their degree offerings as well as open new campuses across the country.

    Jesuit Fr. Gilbert Mardai, pro vice-chancellor for administration at Arrupe Jesuit University — located less than 1 kilometer from the Mount Pleasant campus of the Catholic University of Zimbabwe in Harare — told NCR that the institution was motivated to register as a full-fledged university to meet the needs of young people who are completing secondary and high school education.