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Category: Editorials 2020

More Than Hair

This month’s reaction to the controversial Clicks advert has shown, once again, the stubborn inability of South Africans to listen to one another. The advert issued by the retail company for a brand of shampoo...

Catholic Illiteracy?

In two weeks’ time, The Southern Cross will publish its final weekly edition, after more than 5 200 consecutive weeks of publication, an unbroken record since the first edition was published almost 100 years ago....

How We Choose Sides

One effect of the pervasiveness of social media has been the globalisation of opinion. With Facebook, Twitter and US news channels freely available, the US election is a matter of broad interest to many in...

Falling for Lies

Imagine, if you will, a situation in your workplace where a colleague is the target of a whispering campaign. In the process rumours are being spread which contain evident falsehoods. As observers of this campaign,...

Let’s All Be Decent

A chilling four-panel post is at present making the rounds on social media. They show Facebook updates by a 37-year-old American named Richard Rose III of Port Clinton, Ohio. In the first message, dated April...

This is Our Future

This week we bring very bad news and some good news to the attention of our faithful readers. The good news first: There will be a Southern Cross in the future, with an exciting plan...

What Colour Was Jesus?

At a time when all over the world statues of historical figures are falling, societies face their often painful histories and reconsider how the past — and other neglected histories — should be told. This...