The book that changed my life

As we celebrate National Book Week, Dimakatso Songoane reflects on a book that changed her life and the importance of reading.   I am not really an avid reader. My love for reading dwindled after high school, which to this day I still do not understand. The only...

Bringing active citizenship into schools

Solomon Mahlangu High school from Eastern Cape was crowned the 2015 Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP) national winner in the secondary category this weekend for a project that tackled late coming at their school. In second place was Dlangezwa Secondary School...

Say No To Xenophobia

Heartlines, the Centre for Values Promotion, strongly condemns the violence perpetrated against foreign nationals resident in South Africa and calls on all South Africans to live out the values of acceptance and respect for others as enshrined in our Constitution....

Heartlines receives Ethics Awards

Last night Heartlines was celebrated for our role in promoting ethics and values amongst hundreds of other individuals honoured at the Unashamedly Ethical Gauteng Awards. Unashamedly Ethical is a campaign promoting ethics, values and clean living. They facilitate the...

A generation’s cry for a father

Father’s Day and Youth Day are celebrated quite close to each other and, in 2014, right alongside each other.  Is there a link between the two days? Malachi 4:6 suggests so. This sermon outline explores the link between Father’s Day and Youth Day; the...

Of cattle kraals and swimming pools

* Dr Garth Japhet’s recent encounters at funerals cause him to reflect on role models and living a life that matters *   Funerals have a way of making me reflect on life and I have been to a number of these recently. There were the usual tributes to the...

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