From Our Vaults 30 Years Ago: February 25, 1990
SA bishops on Mandela’s release
Welcoming the release from prison after 27 years of Nelson Mandela, the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference says that “his release hopefully signals the end to a particularly sad chapter in South African history in which many lost their lives, and countless others suffered detention, imprisonment and exile in the struggle for justice”.
Jo’burg schools amalgamate
Another two top schools in Johannesburg—St Paul’s College and Assumption Convent in Maryvale—have amalgamated, following the lead a few years earlier of Sacred Heart College (previously Marist College and Yeoville Convent) and De La Salle Holy Cross College (formerly Holy Cross Convent and De La Salle College).
Natal convent, school auctioned off
All contents of St Elmo’s convent and school, where Archbishop Denis Hurley was educated, in Umzumbe, near Port Shepstone, were auctioned off after having been closed.
Editorial: Holy women down centuries
Commenting on Pope John Paul II’s documents on women, editor Cardinal Owen McCann writes that the example of holy women is to be found in the Old and New Testaments, and in the saints down the centuries of the life of the Church to our day