Category Archives: Ethics

Sex in Progress

I had one of those rare ‘worthwhile discussions’ on social media this morning. One of those where you feel better about the world and its people afterwards. You know? If you don’t, it is totally understandable, they happen rarely and … Continue reading

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In search of ‘shame-covering’ garments

The review of Hélène Opperman Lewis’ Apartheid: Britain’s Bastard Child (image below) intrigues me especially as my research this year focuses on identity and its need for a narrative. Apart from this I am of course a South African from … Continue reading

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God and Morality – a response to Eusebius McKaiser

Eusebius McKaiser (political and social analyst at the Wits Centre for Ethics and radio talk show host) was recently involved in a public debate with John Lennox (Oxford Professor of Mathematics and renowned speaker on the interface of Science, Philosophy … Continue reading

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A New Social Covenant…requires virtuous individuals

The ‘New Social Covenant’ document produced by the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council (WEFGAC) was recently discussed in Stellenbosch. This event, which was co-hosted by WEFGAC and Stellenbosch University, is part of a series of global gatherings seen as … Continue reading

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On Biblical Slavery – Oliver O’Donovan

From time to time I come across an article, speech or writing  which just has to be shared. Not necessarily reported on or disected, just shared. This is one such article which is filed under the Verbatim section. Read also: … Continue reading

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Abortion – a Courageous Conversation

In his welcoming message, the host of the ‘Courageous Conversation: Abortion’ event I attended this past Tuesday requested the audience to operate along the value of ‘human dignity’ when interacting with the various speakers hosted on the night. The ‘conversation’ … Continue reading

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Rape in an immoral culture

Yesterday was Black Friday or ‘Rape Awareness Day’ in South Africa. Why? Because most people are unaware of the fact that a (usually female) person gets raped every 4 minutes within the borders of our beautiful Rainbow Nation. Why have … Continue reading

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