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Author: Sydney Duval

When Mother Teresa Came to South Africa

Today is the feast day of Mother Teresa – from our vaults, this is a recollection of when the saint came to South Africa. In November 1988 Mother Teresa visited South Africa. In Cape Town,...

Poetry: Blue Cranes

Blue Cranes A poem by Southern Cross director Sydney Duval,  Oliviershoek 1966 Blue cranes fill a broken field With heartbeats – intimations! Distilled to pecking the silent yield Of a ploughman’s austere striations; They wear...

CWD: Requiem for a Great Organisation

Once it was one of the great welfare organisations of the Southern African Church; in November it closed its doors. Over two articles, SYDNEY DUVAL looks at the growth and legacy of Catholic Welfare & Development, which...