Category Archives: Politics, philosophy and other perspectives

Here are some perspectives from the media on happenings in and around Southern Africa, which have caught my attention.

Review: Learning Zulu

Mark Sanders: Learning Zulu. A secret history of language in South Africa. Wits University Press 2016. This is a book, good to read and most informative – not just teachers of language – and not only because it was my … Continue reading

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Review: Equality of believers

Here’s my review of Richard Elphick, 2012: “The equality of  believers. Protestant missionaries and the racial politics of South Africa.” review-equality-of-believers .

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Trilateral commission on Apartheid meets again at LTS

Dear Brothers: Here comes a press release providing information on the latest meeting of the Trilateral commission on  Apartheid, placed at your disposal: press-release-trilateral-commission-sept-2016 Regards and blessings, Werner Klän Prof. Dr. Werner Klän Lutherische Theologische Hochschule Oberursel Systematische Theologie Altkönigstraße 150 … Continue reading

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Herrenhuter readings for Friday, the 19th February 2016

The holy Christian Churches believes and confesses the biblical truth: “The living God in his holy dwelling is a father to the fatherless, a defender of widows. Our God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with … Continue reading

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Philosophy Kata Christon

Philosophy Kata Christon: A Pastor’s Guided Introduction to Philosophy According to Christ Himself for the Gospel Ministry by Rev. Gregory P. Schulz, D.Min., Ph.D. You’re invited! You’re cordially invited to participate in this six-week open and free online course beginning 11 January, … Continue reading

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Political comment by Max du Preez: Zanu-PF style or what?

Today Max du Preez wrote the following comments on the new Economic Freedom Fighters, who are causing somewhat of a stir with their slogans and threats. He titles his Tuesday column: “The redistribution of poverty Zanu-PF style” – and this … Continue reading

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There are volunteers outside the church too …

Found this in today’s “Fact of the Day” in the “Daily Maverick”: Who says the best don’t come cheap? Bob Woodward is one of the most famous journalists in the world. His reporting into the Watergate scandal, alongside colleague Carl … Continue reading

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Political Comment: Max du Preez on racism.

Make yourself a hostage to a racist past and you can budget for a racist future (My Tuesday column) Perhaps we’ll look back one day and say the one positive thing that Julius Malema did was to give black South … Continue reading

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Political commentary on “Church and State”

CHURCH AND STATE By Dave Steward, Executive Director of the FW de Klerk Foundation No doubt to the alarm of his minders and keepers, President Zuma deviated from the prepared text of his speech yesterday to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church … Continue reading

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Political comment: Economic freedom fighters

ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS – AN INCONSEQUENTIAL INTERPRETATION  Adv Johan Kruger, Director: Centre for Constitutional Rights The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was established earlier this year by ousted African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader, Julius Malema and others with the objective of “pursuing … Continue reading

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