south africa

  • March 4, 2009

    South African anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has warned that people who become "arrogant" and "drunk with power" will one day be nobodies in the country like its former leaders.

  • February 26, 2009

    Leading theologian Professor Russel Botman has declined to stand as a candidate in South Africa's forthcoming elections for a party that has broken away from the country's ruling ANC.

  • February 21, 2009

    The former head of the All Africa Conference of Churches has been nominated as the presidential candidate of a breakaway faction of South Africa's ruling ANC in the country's forthcoming elections.

  • February 13, 2009

    Lovers buying wine for Valentine’s Day tomorrow are being warned that South African workers face poverty wages supplying British supermarkets. In a new report the anti-poverty charity War on Want cites worsening conditions for employees as UK retailers and wine brokers pursue profit.

  • January 12, 2009

    Helen Suzman, for many years a lone white liberal crusader against apartheid in South Africa's parliament, and who died on New Year's Day aged 91, has been praised by religious leaders at her burial.

  • January 11, 2009

    Black and white delegates are for the first time together attending a general synod of a former apartheid-supporting church in a farming town near South Africa's largest city of Johannesburg.

  • December 24, 2008

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has accused South Africa of losing the moral high ground of its anti-apartheid years by failing to stand up to Zimbabwe's dictatorial president Robert Mugabe.

  • December 24, 2008

    The former head of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and prominent anti-apartheid activist, Allan Boesak, has joined the newly-launched Congress of the People, South Africa's newest political party.

  • December 24, 2008

    The former head of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and prominent anti-apartheid activist, Allan Boesak, has joined the newly-launched Congress of the People, South Africa's newest political party.

  • December 7, 2008

    The Rev Kenneth Meshoe, head of the opposition African Christian Democratic Party, has condemned a statement attributed to a provincial African National Congress leader which compared the president of the ANC to Jesus.