ARTICLES RELATING TO SACC

SACC offers support to Patriotic Alliance

2014-04-29 14:46

Veterans of the historic SA Cape Corps military unit is set to help canvass support for the Patriotic Alliance ahead of the general elections.

Calls to end xenophobic attacks

2013-03-15 14:41

South Africans need to make an effort to get to know and befriend foreigners in the country, former SA Council of Churches general secretary Brigalia Bam says.

Bishop: Make Marikana hilltop a monument

2012-11-23 15:37
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The hilltop in Marikana where 34 people were shot by police on August 16 should be declared a monument, says SA Council of Churches president Johannes Seoka.

Talks on Lonmin crisis resume

2012-09-12 12:07

Talks to resolve a crisis at Lonmin's Marikana mine are due to resume in Rustenburg, the SA Council of Churches says.

Employees say no to church body retrenchments

2012-07-05 22:15

Provincial and national staff members of the SA Council of Churches have rejected a mass retrenchment proposal by its national executive committee.

Commotion after Zuma's Christianity comments

2011-12-21 22:24
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President Jacob Zuma's comments about the advent of Christianity in South Africa has caused a flurry of criticism and clarifications.

Archbishop takes on Zuma

2011-12-21 17:19
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Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has taken issue with President Jacob Zuma over hankering back to the past.

Protector and churches to co-operate

2011-05-27 19:06

The Office of the Public Protector and the SA Council of Churches intend signing an agreement on possible areas of co-operation, it has been announced.

SACC takes issue with Zuma 'blasphemy'

2011-02-07 14:25

The SA Council of Churches is hoping to meet with President Jacob Zuma over his "problematic" statement that a vote for the ANC will get people into heaven.

Call for 'reconciling leadership'

2010-04-05 11:37

The South African Council of Churches and SA National Civic Organisation have called for political parties to show strong leadership following the murder of Eugene Terre'Blanche.

SACC praises police for arrests

2009-12-09 20:12

The South African Council of Churches is pleased with the swift arrest of a group of youngsters accused of murdering Diepsloot Catholic priest Father Louis Blondel.

No tension, say ANC and SACC

2009-09-18 22:13

The ANC's religious commission and the SA Council of Churches have rejected claims that there is tension between them.

No way out of sacking notices

2009-09-02 22:07

There is no possibility of a change of heart on the dismissal notices that have been sent out 1 300 soldiers, Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

 

NUM pulls out of Marikana commemoration

2013-08-15 18:13

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will not take part in the Marikana commemorations.

Clerics warn Zuma of lost moral compass

2012-12-11 08:40
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Religious leaders have written to President Jacob Zuma, warning that the public is concerned that South Africa has lost its moral compass.

Community mobilised to join Lonmin march

2012-09-12 14:12

Community members are being mobilised by strikers to join a march to the smelters at Lonmin.

Motlanthe bothered by govt criticism

2012-08-30 08:07

SA Council of the Church's criticism of the government's credibility bothers Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe a great deal, he says.

Remove insults to the movement: YCL

2012-05-29 13:23
82 comments

If the Goodman Gallery does not remove all symbols that insult the ANC and its affiliates, it will be closed down, the Young Communists' League has told protesters in Johannesburg.

Zuma's comments perfectly sound - ANC

2011-12-21 20:19
97 comments

President Jacob Zuma's comments about the advent of Christianity in South Africa are "perfectly sound", ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga says.

SACC slates Zuma's Christian comments

2011-12-21 15:23
122 comments

President Jacob Zuma's comments that Christianity brought orphans and old-age homes to South Africa have come as a shock, the SA Council of Churches has said.

Gang threatens bishop at Pretoria home

2011-03-17 17:07

Five men armed with guns threatened to kill SA Council of Churches president Bishop Jo Seoka and his wife at their home in Pretoria, the organisation says.

Church has role to play - Zuma

2010-06-22 18:43

President Jacob Zuma has undertaken to work with the faith-based sector, saying the church has a specific role to play in governance.

McCauley, ANC links to morality debate

2010-02-25 23:12
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It appears an interfaith group convened by pastor Ray McCauley and which has strong ties with the ANC, may lead the debate on a moral code for South Africa.

SACC calls for SANDF talks

2009-09-25 20:05

The SA Council of Churches has urged the defence ministry to reconsider its move to dismiss 1 300 soldiers who embarked on violent protests last month.

SACC: RDP houses uninhabitable

2009-09-09 18:35

The SA Council of Churches has called for a probe into Reconstruction and Development Houses in Limpopo which it says are "simply uninhabitable".

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