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From the 4th century: Bantu-speaking groups settle, joining the indigenous San and Khoikhoi people. 1480s: Portuguese navigator Bartholomeu Dias is the first European to travel round the southern tip of Africa. 1497: Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama lands on Natal coast. 1652: Jan van Riebeeck, representing the Dutch East India Company, foun [...]
A few days ago I listened to a discussion on SAFM dealing with the subject of ‘nation building.’ The two political analysts who were invited to unpack this subject had the task of answering the question of who exactly is responsible for ‘nation building.’ Before expressing a view in relation to this question you must bear in mind that South A [...]
1 Peter 4:17 (NIV2) “For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household (the church); and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?’ Eph. 6: 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and a [...]
Johann McFarlane An amazing story is being played out at the Uniting reformed Church in Bloemendal where the Church is playing a pioneering role in assisting learners to improve their school results. The project has so far gone under the name of the “Winter School”, but this name has been changed on the suggestion of Sheray Brown to th [...]
They worship in our Churches. ‘They worship in our churches’ – An opportunity for the church to intervene in order to diminish the corruption that is hindering service delivery in South Africa? This practical-theological study aims to develop a contextual theology in the areas of business and government that will aid a successful interventi [...]
There may be some validity to the argument that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has shown a bias against prominent African figures by focusing its prosecutorial efforts on warlords, dictators and génocidaires from this continent alone, while ignoring serious human rights violations elsewhere; especially those perpetrated by Western nat [...]
Die TKR (Tussen-Kerklike Raad van Kerke, wat bestaan uit die NG Kerk, Hervormde Kerk en Gereformeerde Kerke) het ‘n uitnodiging om met die ANC gesprek te voer eers aanvaar, maar na verlede week se skandalige verslag van die Polisieminister besluit om daaraan te onttrek. Hier is ‘n uittreksel uit die skrywe aan die ANC: “Die [...]