Pastor and Politician: Essays on the legacy of JL Dube, the first President of the African National Congress

R. Simangaliso Kumalo

This book aims to revive the legacy of John Langalibalele Dube who made a tremendous contribution to the liberation of the African people in South Africa. Dube was a pastor, first President of the African National Congress, a Pan-Africanist, founder of Ohlange Institution, and a counselor to Zulu kings.
In the 21st Century, as Africa seeks to determine its own future, Dube’s legacy offers valuable insights. The book ex- amines issues of self-reliance, good governance, and African identity and – most relevant to by  in post-apartheid South Africa – reminds us that religion is political and politics can be religious, as revealed by the life of Dube who held the two in a creative tension.

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“This book is about the significant events that occurred in Yvonne Kgame’s life, starting on the day she experiences a double stroke and drives herself to the hospital…. The story continues into her search for healing – of body, mind, spirit, and the synchronous path that opens up opportunities to undergo healing through her engagement with various medical specialists, teachers, gurus, pastors, friends, and family.”
Gloria Britain.

How does one prepare to face death whilst in the midst of life? What are the steps to accepting the end of life, embracing it and making peace with it?

This book, is about Yvonne Kgame’s acceptance of possible death and her surrender to the Divine while simultaneously, taking full responsibility for her spiritual, emotional and physical healing.

Yvonne’s path towards healing the body, mind and soul is nothing short of miraculous. As her journey unfolds, a number of sacred encounters with various international and local medics, alternative healers, teachers, masters, , gurus and pastors bring their love and light to bear on her healing process. Master minded by none other than the Divine, the power and love in each of these sacred encounters leads Yvonne to an awesome experience of reawakening and to a realisation of Boundless Grace available bestowed on her.

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Philippe Denis, Radikobo Ntsimane and Scott Houser.

The twenty-six stories collected in this book were told by survivors of violence, oppression and abuse who took part in “Healing of Memories” workshops run by various Christian organisations under the co-ordination of the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council.

Telling a painful story in a safe and loving environment and with the support of people sharing similar experiences is the first step, small but important, on a journey towards healing and reconciliation.

By agreeing to have their stories recorded and published, the participants show that, in spite of all obstacles, group processes like those in which they took part or any other form of community support can help wounded people to move on.

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Philippe Denis and Graham Duncan

Established in 1963 in Alice in the Eastern Cape, a short distance from the University College of Fort Hare, the Federal Theological Seminary of Southern Africa, popularly known as Fedsem, occupies a unique place in South African history.

For three decades it was the main place of training for black candidates for the ministry in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa and a cluster of Presbyterian churches. The majority of students were black, but the seminary also trained white, Coloured and Indian ordinands and the staff was racially mixed.

Because of its multiracial character and its close links with the black consciousness movement the seminary was a thorn in the flesh of the apartheid regime which ordered its expropriation in 1974 and continued to harass its staff and students after it relocated to Umtata, Edendale and eventually Imbali in the vicinity of Pietermaritzburg. Fedsem closed its doors in 1993 as a result of financial difficulties but also because of disagreements on the manner of running a theological institution in the post-apartheid era.

“This book has scholarly stature, integrity and authority. It will undoubtedly become the definitive study on Fedsem.”

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Ntombi’s Song – Psychosocial Support Cluster of the Children In Distress Network (CINDI)

A comic booklet and facilitator guide (in English and isiZulu) aimed at encouraging children to disclose sexual abuse. The booklet highlights, through dialogue, activities and pictures, the fears and difficulties of reporting a case of sexual abuse.

CINDI decided to restrict its use to specific facilitators who they felt could handle the level of disclosure.

Clive Lawrance was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1935. After a mediocre high school education in Pretoria, he spent a learning year at the Naval Gymnasium at Saldanha Bay and a lucrative year on the diamond mines in Namibia; followed by a meditative year on a chicken farm near New Hanover, and a dreary year clerking for an insurance company.

At 21 he went to London to play professional football; but he met a writer on the ship who re-aligned his compass towards poetry, journalism, and a BA degree. After a successful career in journalism in South Africa and the United States of America, he retired to the Karoo to write poetry, make metal sculptures and build an indigenous garden. He now lives on the edge of a mini-forest in Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg.

Most of the poems in Part Two of this volume happened between 1994 and 2004 in various towns, villages and farms in the Great Karoo. Some names have been omitted or changed.

“A delightful anthology from the pen of Pietermaritzburg based poet Clive Lawrance. Be surprised.”

What moves ordinary people to risk their comfort for the sake of others? What moves people to remain hopeful in times of despair? What moves people to take great risks to act against their oppression?

Journeying for Justice gives insight into these questions, by recounting the real-life experiences of men and women who have felt compelled by faith and circumstance to keep working for a just society.

These are the stories of those who have worked with and inspired the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Christian Social Awareness (PACSA) through 30 years of faith-based social justice work in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands of South Africa. These are stories of faith in action.

“For a change preachers can take a rest from their preaching and allow ordinary people to come forward to share their stories. Stories will bring about healing.”
Fr Buti Tlhagale (now Archbishop), PACSA AGM, 1996

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Laduma! Stick to your TB Gameplan

Client: US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and the Eastern Cape Department of Health

Brief: Communication Strategy and TB Awareness-raising Products

A TB adherence initiative for children using comics cialis online and activities to reinforce key messages. A simple narrative of a child who is helped to recover from TB with the support of another child who has overcome the disease. Through the narrative, activities and inputs are presented to assist in the communication of the key concepts and messages.

Marilyn Aitken

A journey of discovery for young women

Testimonies about the effectiveness of the materials in this book, from those who know:

“The programme sends women to find in themselves the gold, the diamonds, the wealth that lies in a woman. And then you work with yourself and become what you were destined to be.”

“As young people we need to participate in building our future. Emthonjeni builds powerful leaders who empower other people, loving leaders who listen to and address the needs of the people and the Earth.”

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