The South African Council of Churches (SACC) hosted a silent protest against COVID-19 corruption outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on Tuesday, September 15. The protest is under the banner “Corruption is not our heritage” and forms part of a countrywide campaign for Heritage Month. “We are calling it[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a national day of prayer on the eve of the 21-day national lockdown which is set to begin at midnight on Thursday. He has invited South Africans to observe two minutes of prayer, reflection or silent meditation on Thursday between 18:00 and 18:30. “These[…]
Prominent community activists, religious leaders, non-governmental organisations and concerned community members gathered for a processional march and interfaith service at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone on Sunday. The well-attended event was organised as a public stand against gang violence in the Cape Flats and saw several speeches and prayers[…]
Leaders from religious organizations in Cape Town gathered yesterday for a seminar hosted by the City of Cape Town Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate.Some of the highlights discussed at the event included progress of conversation between districts and the mandate of the City’s Religious Desk. Mayoral committee member for[…]
Western Cape MEC for Community Safety Dan Plato has highlighted the role of religious leaders in combatting gangsterism from the pulpit. He was speaking to VOC after a meeting with members of the religious fraternity in Hanover Park over the weekend to discuss incessant gang violence. Plato recently joined the[…]
Capetonians from different backgrounds have been called to join hands in a symbolic show of protest against xenophobia in South Africa. Following a picket at the St George’s Cathedral in the city centre last month, the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF) is taking its anti-xenophobia campaign to the townships.[…]
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