south africa

  • April 2, 2010

    In an Easter message, South African church leaders and Christian, Jewish and Muslim theologians have expressed solidarity with Palestinian Christians - as Gaza comes under attack again.

  • March 29, 2010

    South African and Swedish church leaders have reiterated grave concerns that a 10-year-old arms deal that involved Sweden with South Africa threatens the fledgling African democracy.

  • March 25, 2010

    A judge has refused to allow a legal challenge over a recent decision by the Serious Fraud Office to abandon several corruption investigations into the multinational arms company BAE Systems.

  • February 26, 2010

    The High Court has been asked not to grant approval for a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) settlement with the arms company BAE Systems. Campaigners want a judicial review of the SFO's decision to drop investigations into the company.

  • February 13, 2010

    Speaking on the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years of imprisonment under the previous apartheid regime in South Africa, President Zuma thanked those who struggled for freedom, but omitted the churches.

  • February 9, 2010

    Faced with allegations of corruption in five continents, the arms company BAE Systems have agreed with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to pay out £30 million and admit to criminal charges involving “accounting irregularities”.

  • February 6, 2010

    The Serious Fraud Office has triggered outrage by reaching a “plea bargain” with the arms company BAE Systems. BAE have admitted to two criminal charges and agreed to pay over £280 million, but will not face court.

  • December 25, 2009

    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.

  • November 8, 2009

    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".

  • November 1, 2009

    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.