The Anglican Church in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province has awarded its Order of the Holy Nativity to the head of a shack-dwellers' movement for being a "beacon of dignity and hope" in standing against injustice.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has lauded the decision by anti-apartheid icon and former president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Rev Allan Boesak to quit party politics and join "God's party".
The arms trade is undermining democracy in countries around the globe, according to Andrew Feinstein, a former MP in South Africa, who was nicknamed “Mr Clean” by the media for his determination to investigate corruption.
The Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has called on the South African government to ensure that it upholds its commitment to women's rights as an important step in the battle against HIV and AIDS.
South African churches and the country's newly elected president, Jacob Zuma, are at loggerheads again over remarks made by the leader that his African National Congress party will "rule until Jesus comes".
A former minister of police in South Africa's apartheid regime has again washed the feet of people he says he wronged while head of one of the most feared arms of the State - but this time they were apartheid's 'foot soldiers' themselves.
A South African church suspended in 1982 from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches for its support for apartheid is "still not ready for readmission", a meeting of the grouping's executive committee in Geneva has been told.
A Methodist bishop in South Africa, who runs a shelter for people fleeing from his country's northern neighbour, wants police here to stop arresting Zimbabweans now that the law concerning their visas has been changed.