Cape Town. 221008. This was according to Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, speaking during the Press Conference of national poverty hearings held at the Centre for the books. Ndungane heads a Ndungane said the team of commissioners that includes representatives from the South African Human Rights Commission and faith-based organizations, had also noted shifting trends poverty prevalence. "When we first started these poverty hearings 10 years ago, we noted that poverty was more prevalent among older people. However, owing to, I suppose, economic reasons, it is the young people that are facing more poverty. Picture Mxolisi Madela

Right-thinking and morally just South Africans must be vigilant against ominous threats to the Constitution, former Archbishop of Cape Town Njongonkulu Ndungane said on Thursday.

He said the country's constitutional democracy was being threatened by “ominous signs”, including proposed legislation.

“These threats include legislation such as the so-called 'secrecy bill', the SAPS Amendment Bill, the Legal Practice Bill and the Traditional Courts Bill, all of which contain elements that do not sit comfortably with our Constitution.”

Ndungane was speaking at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate of literature. – Sapa