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 Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha diocese, South Africa.

COVID-19 Measures "may call clergy, religious to share our own food": South African Bishop

Apr 4, 2020

As South Africans continue to observe the 21-day nation-wide lockdown declared to control the spread of COVID-19, the Bishop of Mthatha diocese has called on the clergy and religious in his diocese to consider making sacrifices that would include giving from their own food reserves to help those adversely affected by the stay-at-home directive.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Umtata diocese.

“We need to get to the root cause of femicide,” South African Prelate Says

Mar 7, 2020

As South Africa struggles to curb alarming rates of gender-based killings targeting women and girls, a Bishop in the country has, in an interview with ACI Africa, highlighted the need to identify the root cause of violence targeting women for an appropriate way out of the societal challenge.