During our service on Sunday, 18 July, Marius gave us an update on the situation in South Africa. If you would like to hear the song he shared with us, the link to it is just below.
Despite enormous potential and resources:
–Impact of history of political oppression, and of racial divisions and inherent socio-economic inequalities
-Some improvement in poverty profile, but comprehensive unemployment (32.6%; youth: 46.3%)
-Widespread dissatisfaction with years of neglect in service provision, corruption and abuse
-Devastating impact of COVID-19
the current government intent on dealing with corruption and bringing about economic restoration and social cohesion, but divisions remain
(See yesterday’s bulletin for prayer points.)