Author: Nereesha Patel

CPLO Response to Budget Speech 2018

Responding to the budget speech made by finance minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday, a Church analyst said that it seems to be a “fairly sincere attempt” to help South Africans escape out of the “fiscal pit” that the administration under Jacob Zuma had dug during his tenure as president.

If the Shoe Fits…Get Funding and Donate It!

When a group of young Catholics noticed that many children don’t have shoes to wear to school, they decided to act. The Young Roman Catholic Men’s Union in Port Elizabeth started a project in 2015 to provide poor children with free school shoes…

Lessons to be Learnt from the Zuma Years

While many South Africans across the country have welcomed the resignation of President Jacob Zuma and the swearing in of African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa, they are urged not to “overlook the many lessons that can be learnt from the turmoil of the Zuma years

5 Ways to Balance Out Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day

For the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day are falling together on the same day. This may be a cause for panic among those who were looking forward to getting chocolate boxes, cards and flowers but will have to swap them out for abstinence, ashes and almsgiving.

Catholic Students’ Jubilee This Year

The Association of Catholic Tertiary Students (ACTS) is set to celebrate its silver jubilee this year. The celebration is expected to take place in early July after the conclusion of the 25th annual national conference in Gauteng.

Church Student Body to Help with New Registrations

The Association of Catholic Tertiary Students (ACTS) will be offering assistance to first-year students as they enter universities for registration. This includes partnering with student representative councils (SRCs) to ensure the smooth running of the registrations processes.

200-Year Jubilee: Bishops’ Mass and Street March

The bishops of Southern Africa will celebrate a joint Mass in Pretoria to mark the jubilee of the bicentenary of the Catholic Church in South Africa on January 28 while Catholics in Cape Town are called to join a jubilee Eucharistic procession in early February.

Free University! But How?

Catholic university chaplains applaud President Jacob Zuma’s announcement to make education at tertiary institutions free for students from lower-income families but are alarmed at the government’s lack of strategy to implement this new policy.