“Attention for the safety and well-being of the people involved in mining operations as well as the respect for fundamental rights of the members of the local communities and those who champion their causes are indeed non-negotiable principles. Mere corporate social responsibility is not sufficient.” Pope Francis, 3 May 2019.
Work for land justice, mining justice and racial reconciliation
The proposed R500 billion stimulus package, which President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last month, intends to lessen the financial impact of Covid-19 while bolstering our economy and making it more resilient to future crises. Small-scale and subsistence farmers, an often-forgotten group...Read more
CATHOLIC BISHOPS CALL FOR TRANSPARENT DIALOGUE TO OVERCOME RACISM Catholic Bishops call for “transparent dialogue” to overcome racism still present in our society.“ Racism and racial division is still present in South Africa” the South African Catholic Bishops denounce, calling...Read more
South Africa's bishops have asked all priests and parishioners to commit themselves to "a candid conversation on racism and its manifestations," adding that they "realize that this is not an easy conversation, one that many of us may prefer to...Read more