Serghay, Isobel and I were in Cape Town this week where Serghay was doing some painting at our flat. The two of us went to the local Rondebosch hardware store to buy a can of paint. While there we joined a lively discussion at the till about the now infamous painting of President Zuma. Involved were the Muslim lady behind the counter, a young black student and a middle-aged white man, together with some interested spectators and myself. I thought it was an intelligent conversation as we put our points of view and, in a friendly kind of way, debated the merits of each in turn.
Some of you may have visited the Lake District in England and been to Dove Cottage where the famous romantic poet William Wordsworth once lived and wandered on the surrounding hills above Grasmere. One of his best known poems, Intimations of Immortality, recalls his early years wandering in those hills. He speaks of a time when
Written by Jonathan Jansen
My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing.
Written by ANiSA Associate
As a mark of the new Lenten season, Pope Benedict XVI released a letter inviting the Church to spend this time reflecting on the theme of justice with the words of Paul in Romans 3, 21-22: “The justice of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ.”
Written by Joe Sawatzky