march to the Union Buildings (image taken from www.enca.com)  

Today I saw… #UnionBuildings #feesmustfall

  26 October -   
Today I saw students gathering in a park. A joyous occasion. I saw white students learning the art of politics. Slowly, hesitantly, learning what it means to be part of a mass movement. I saw a massive amount of students, reflecting the demographics of this country, singing together, marching together, joking together, sharing space and company, dreams in their eyes about the future of this country. I walked with them and I knew: if these people represent where South Africa is going, then I want in. I want to be a part of this.
 

Inequality linked to violence: academic

  26 October -   
Gender and economic inequality are prevalent in violent societies, a conference on crime reduction heard.
 

Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town to participate in World Economic Forum



  26 January -   
The Most Revd Dr. Thabo C Makgoba leaves today to participate in the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 25-29 January.
Desmond Tutu speaking in Davos (pic courtesy Timeslive)  

Time for women to rise up, urges Tutu

  26 January -   
After the uprisings in the Arab world, South Africa's veteran Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu said Wednesday it was now time for women to have their revolution and banish men to the margins.
 

South African prelate warns against bill on state secrets

  21 January -   
A South African prelate is urging Catholics to oppose the Protection of State Information Bill, which is under consideration in the nation’s legislature.
 

Demonstrations against financial greed sweep the world

  20 October -   
Millions of protesters in 82 countries and across nearly a thousand cities have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the bailing out of the rich, while those at the bottom end of society are expected to pay for a global economic crisis prompted by speculation and greed.
 

Zambia's faith leaders call for peace after voting

  25 September -   
Faith leaders in Zambia are calling for unity and peace as the southern African nation awaits the outcome of the presidential election held on 20 September. 


Prof. Geoff Harris (pic courtesy Diakonia)  

Tutu’s wealth tax not a bad idea – Prof Geoff Harris

  2 September -   
The proposal by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu to introduce a wealth tax for the super-rich is not at all a bad idea as it is an attempt to make them share their wealth with the poor, thus reduce the widening gap between the rich and poor in the South African society.
 

Anglican prelate plans visit to Zimbabwe

  1 September -   
Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is planning to visit Zimbabwe in October as part of a wider trip to Africa and hopes to meet with President Robert Mugabe to discuss a brutal dispute over church properties. 


Desmond Tutu  

Desmond Tutu criticises SA whites

  12 August -   
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Thursday had harsh words for South Africa’s white population, as well as for Cabinet ministers who he said should lose their expensive cars as a gesture to show the poor that they cared.