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Sowetan Dialogues: What can be done to reverse the moral decay?

By Sowetan | Feb 08, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 8 ]

Sowetan is hosting its monthly dialogues sessions in partnership with Xstrata on Wednesday, 20th February 2013 at North West University in Mmabatho.  Our keynote speaker is the National Chairman of the Moral Regeneration Movement Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa. The panel will lead a debate on the difficult question: What can be done to reverse the moral decay?


The Sowetan Dialogues are monthly sessions aimed at providing ordinary South Africans with an opportunity and platform to discuss topical current affairs issues that affect their lives. Each session features high profile speakers and leaders from different sectors of society.


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ooooooooh!this is a good vision Reverend.I hope this will yield good ideas to impliment this initiative.Our nation is drifting to the american immoral society and our youth mostly are lost.(couch potatoes,backchatting,unreasonable demands to parents,spoilt brats,who can't even wash their undies,clean their rooms,let alone doing house chores,they know very litlle about God because when its time for prayer they are on fb/twitter or playing Nintendo Wii and the like.Freedom with responsibility is the way to go youth!

Feb 08, 2013 2:11 | 0 replies

hehehehehehehe, DAMAGE CONTROL, Sowetan you are doing a good job, ka go tlala ka ncondo tsa batho. on othe hand you are incouraging that so called moral decay on the net,

Feb 08, 2013 3:24 | 0 replies

Shove the knowledge of God into the people's minds and hearts; especially when they are still young so that they can grow with it.. That's the only way. You can't teach morality without the knowledge of God. Otherwise it is every thing goes.

Feb 18, 2013 9:57 | 0 replies

You can't teach morality without the knowledge of God. Otherwise it is every thing goes.
You are right....all types of religions from Christianity, Islam to Bhudaism emphasise morality as part of worship.

Feb 18, 2013 10:17 | 0 replies

As soon as morality is associated with godliness, thats when everything starts to go pearshaped. I find it strangely distastesteful that these mercenaries of religion have the nerve to speak about morality to us Africans. Morality means 'ubuntu' in SA speak, and we grew up being taught the first rule of morality was to respect adults, and never to answer back. The Blackberry generation seem to think everyone owes them a blowjob. I blame all these thieving religious so-called leaders, who are brainwashing all our people, all the time

Feb 18, 2013 11:18 | 0 replies

@Mafungwashe - please note that these dialogue sessions are not meant for the youth only but for the whole society of the country. Furthermore, the last time I checked, children need guidance from their parents/elders. Question is, are parents playing their role? who buys these kids all the gadgets you are talking about? having answered that, then tell us who is to blame for all the chaos we are experiencing in our homes / society.
"Shredder - 100% correct my brother. The Bible is basically a manual on how human beings need to conduct themselves if they want fruitful lives. The beauty of it is that it stays constant unlike the cultures that have been developed by human beings that change as the eras change.

Feb 18, 2013 12:34 | 0 replies

Reversing the moral decay? I just learnt today the the mind behing "Agang Whatever" had TWO kids with a married man. Yes, you heard me right - TWO kids! I am going to attend your serminar, Rev Mkhatshwa. I'll be very disappointed if you do not talk about married men impregnating women and women allowing to be impregnated by married men. Especially in the wake of men taking advantage of us by raping and killing us! If this is not important a matter then I don't know what is!

Feb 18, 2013 3:51 | 0 replies

We keep on talking! That's a good thing, but we need to put action to our many dialogues. (Holomisa re AGang), talking about small parties working together, not worrying about values??? I don't think so! Christians (the ones to whom my appeal is directed mostly), please wake up with a (small) bang! You should give a value-based smaller political party like the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) maybe just the break they really need!!! Shalom (God grants the reader peace...) They do have facebook presence as well as a website that can be accessed with little effort.

Feb 19, 2013 12:14 | 0 replies