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Bishop Zwane Memorial Lecture

By Musa Dlamini

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) under the auspices of Caritas Swaziland hosted the Bishop Zwane memorial lecture on the 29th April 2017, at the Our Lady of Assumption church in Manzini. The memorial lecture was graced by circa 1200 guests, among them which included His Lordship Bishop Jose Luis Ponce de Leon of the Diocese of Manzini , Parish priests, Religious groups, the Mayor of Manzini, the family of the late Bishop Mandlenkhosi , Members of the Diplomatic Corp, The Council of Churches, the Press, Caritas staff, Congregants and the general public.

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Sikhandza Bantfu primary school: A cause for celebration

By William Kelly

Sikhandza Bantfu is a Swazi name which when translated to English literary means ‘’we found people there’’. It is one of the backwater under developed communities in the kingdom in terms of infrastructure and social amenities. Children as young as six years had to travel 14 kilometres to and from school every day. There was no road. The way to school was through the forest. They had to cross rivers during the rainy season arriving at school wet, cold and tired.

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Hope house a home away from home

Web message March 17 April 3rd 2_html_b6427d038e8a3f7By Sr Elsa Joseph MSMHC

A subsidiary of Caritas Swaziland, Hope House is a Hospice and Palliative Care Centre situated in Manzini- the Hub of Swaziland. It opened its doors in 2001 at the height of the HIV and AIDS pandemic that ravaged Swaziland and threatened livelihoods of many other countries in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems. Hope House is the only sanctuary in the kingdom that admits and provides accommodation to terminally ill and chronically ill patients.

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Caritas Swaziland Housing Project continues to change lives

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Bishop Jose Luis visiting the project with Mr Ngcamphalala

By M. Ngcamphalala

Caritas Swaziland programme amongst other interventions, deals mainly with impact mitigation for those households that have lost their economically active heads. Since its inception, its mandate is to respond to the ever increasing number of orphaned and vulnerable children in Swaziland. It has assisted orphans and their families, predominantly in rural areas to live happy, normal and productive lives as part of the mitigation strategies against the impact of HIV and AIDS. This program implements interventions mostly in rural areas.

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Property grabbing

CCJPBy Musa Peter Dlamini

Residents from Luve in Mbhejwane community were left in shock when in-laws attacked an eighty three (83) year old man of the area. Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) members from the community rescued Mkhulu Ndlovu* on the 5th of January 2017 when a Mamba* family forcefully tried to grab the property he resides in. CCJP is a Catholic organization which promotes fundamental human rights for ALL. Luve is located in the eastern north part of Swaziland in the Manzini Region, and about 45 Km away from the City of Manzini.

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