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Fr. Matthew Charlesworth, S.J.

Welcome to this website. I am currently missioned to work at the Jesuit Institute and contribute to Spotlight.Africa, and care for the Jesuit Community in Johannesburg.


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Can Ramaphosa repair our broken economy?

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, recently announced an "ambitious investment drive" which will see "investment envoys" engage domestic and foreign investor opportunities in order to grow the country's economy so as to lower unemployment rates and reduce poverty and inequality. Mphuthumi Ntabeni is cautious about these ambitious plans. He raises important questions and concludes that if Ramaphosa manages to do this he will indeed be the "national saviour". He warns, however, that should this fail there is little room left […]

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Honorary Doctorate awarded to Archbishop Thabo Makgoba: Look for God among the weak and powerless

During Stellenbosch University's centenary celebrations, the university has chosen to confer fourteen honourary doctorates on distinguished individuals from various fields and walks of life. Among them, is Archbishop Thabo Cecil Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town "for being the voice of reason that helps society navigate turbulent times", for "serving as a moral compass to society by espousing the values of human dignity, mutual respect, justice and enduring peace, for his deep commitment to quality education for all" and for […]

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