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Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka

Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka of South Africa's Mthatha Diocese. Credit: SACBC

Be Available to Youth “in these trying times”: South African Bishop to Clergy, Religious

Oct 2, 2022

There is need for members of the Clergy and women and men Religious serving in countries that constitute the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) to be available to young people, listening to them as they seek to surmount challenges of life, Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka has said.

SACBC President, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops Call for “more robust measures” to Address South Africa’s Cost of Living

Aug 11, 2022

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have called on members of the government in South Africa to set aside political differences and put in place “more robust measures” to address the high cost of living, unemployment, and the gap between the rich and the poor that they say is widening.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa's Mthatha Diocese. Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

Bishop in South Africa Laments Rotating Outage, Says Call for Resignations “makes sense”

Jul 4, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has lamented rotating outage in the country, a situation that is characterized with the halting of electricity supply for non-overlapping periods of time over different parts of the Southern African nation.

Bishop Thulani Victor Mbuyisa, ordained Bishop of South Africa's Kokstad Diocese on 11 June 2022. Credit: SACBC

Newly Ordained South African Bishop Urged to Reach Out to Those “haunted by sins of past”

Jun 14, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has called on the new Local Ordinary of the country’s Kokstad Diocese to live his Episcopal ministry by giving hope to those “haunted by the mistakes and sins of the past.”

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa's Mthatha Diocese/Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

Harsh Treatment of Zimbabwean Migrants Worries Catholic Bishops in South Africa

Jan 20, 2022

A South African Bishop has expressed concern about the “inhumane” manner in which Zimbabweans are being treated in the country since the South African government announced plans to stop the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) which was implemented in 2017 to regularize the stay of undocumented Zimbabweans.