Category Archives: World Affairs

On the Misfortune of Being White

PREMISE I have been considering the contents of an article written recently by Father Russell Pollitt of the Jesuit Institute in Johannesburg titled ‘Understanding White Privilege’. In it he puts forward the opinion that white folk are inherently privileged, whether … Continue reading

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A House of Cards

A society without an ontological moral watchdog effectively polices itself – it justifies its own actions to the point where it expresses moral outrage and indignation when questioned on its actions, as is currently playing out on the Nkandla stage: … Continue reading

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A Scourge in Modern Times

When we think of criminal activity and in particular theft, we tend at times to wrongly associate the perpetrators with the indigent in society. Whilst this is true in some instances due to circumstance, it is wrong to generalise in … Continue reading

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Stewardship

What a profound word! What does it mean? Where does it apply and to whom does it apply? In our current selfish society, I doubt this word would ever enter the arena of debate, particularly in Southern Africa and yet … Continue reading

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The Sins of the Father

During a book launch held at Stellenbosch University’s Institute for Advanced Study, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu called for a ‘wealth tax’ to be imposed on all white South Africans. Tutu said that the effects of apartheid had left many black … Continue reading

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Man’s Gadarene Folly

There is an interesting school of thought in which it is hypothesized that the accommodating stance of European democracy has become the seed of its own destruction! The Christian roots of Europe are undeniable, a culture where its Christian values … Continue reading

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The Written Word – Historical Quirke or Modern Day Wonder

I read an article the other day, describing the art of the handwritten word as being as useful as the skill of churning butter! This can only come from that side of the Atlantic, the ‘land of the free and … Continue reading

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