Nontando Hadebe

Nontando Hadebe, a former Sojourners intern, is originally from Zimbabwe and is now pursuing graduate studies in theology in South Africa.

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After World Cup, Violence Persists in South Africa

by Nontando Hadebe 07-14-2010

The World Cup eclipsed our lives in South Africa as we witnessed four weeks of unbelievable soccer and celebration. Instead of basking in the glory of the tournament and reflecting on a way forward, xenophobic violence has once again reared its head.

Tragic Stats and Beacons of Hope in Zimbabwe

by Nontando Hadebe 05-26-2010
During my recent visit to Zimbabwe, a headline caught my eye: "Worst Exam Results Ever!" The pass rate was 27% for national examinations held at the end of primary school (after seven years of scho

30 Years of Zimbabwean Independence: Promises of Hope and 'Acts of Madness'

by Nontando Hadebe 04-20-2010
Thirty years ago on April 18th, Zimbabwe celebrated independence and started a new chapter in its political history, full of promise and hope.

Africa's 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'

by Nontando Hadebe 04-14-2010
I was watching the news coverage on the meeting of world leaders in Washington hosted by President Obama on reducing nuclear weapons and ensuring that these do not get into the hands of terrorists

Murder and Militant Songs Betray Mandela's Legacy

by Nontando Hadebe 04-06-2010
As millions of Christians celebrated Easter this past weekend, their celebrations were interrupted by events in South Africa and Zimbabwe that reinforced the relevance of the message of Easter for

Circling Jericho in Zimbabwe?

by Nontando Hadebe 03-23-2010
There seems to be a consistent political pattern emerging in Zimbabwe: first, there will be a violation of the unity agreement by ZANU (PF), followed by challenge by opposition parties with threat

Social Justice Christians: 'A Dangerous Option in Zimbabwe'

by Nontando Hadebe 03-15-2010
I loved the title in SojoMail last week which said http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=sojomail.display&

Drama and Confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe

by Nontando Hadebe 02-12-2010
This past week has been characterized by drama and confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In South Africa the drama started on Sunday, Feb.

An Ordination by Archbishop Tutu and Valentine's Day Justice

by Nontando Hadebe 02-03-2010

On Saturday, Jan. 30, I attended a service in which one of my colleagues was being ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church together with ten others who were being ordained either as priests or deacons. The presiding bishop was Archbishop Desmond Tutu! He delivered the sermon.

African Solidarity with Haiti

by Nontando Hadebe 01-22-2010
In a sermon on the situation in Haiti, Dr. Michael Van Heerden, president of St.

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