Church and state?

by The Editor

SERIES: Hundreds of thousands of words are printed in South Africa’s mainstream media everyday, so many that the occassional perculiarity often passes by unnoticed. Take a moment to think about it though and the perculiar can be quite revealing. Between the Lines highlights the odd and incidental in the news. We ask the questions, you provide the answers.

Between the Lines

Weekend Argus
18 February 2012
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If the Argus is correct, the Northern Cape State of the Province Address was delivered in a Christian Revival Church. This Northern Cape Legislature media statement would seem to confirm it. The seperation of Church and State is an important part of any properly functioning democracy and, while the occassion was unfortunately overshadowed by the collapse of the Premier, one has to ask whether its appropriate for the state to conduct its business inside a Church?