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The Right to Land

Access to land is central to food security and the livelihood of individuals. When we talk about the fight against hunger and poverty reduction, we must consider not only the economic factors but, above all, the formal and informal rules that regulate access to land which is strictly linked to access to food. Food security…

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South Africa – Farm attacks controversy

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  The Afrikaner and the European far right are mobilizing international attention around the victims of the farm attacks, which they claim is the beginning of a “Boer genocide”. In March, 48 members of the European Parliament from 19 countries have condemned the murders of white farmers in South Africa in a statement of protest…

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Land/1 – Land reform

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  The South African Catholic Bishops Conference has recently published a document on land reform. The bishops write about an issue which has wider implications and is a live topic in many other countries. We present here a slightly abridged version of the document. The year 1994 held high hopes for many people in South…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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