WATCH: ‘Denied Access’ — Our new documentary film on forced migration in SA
Seventy years to the day after the promulgation of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Jesuit Institute South Africa has launched its latest documentary film on forced migration in South Africa. Read our report of the premiere screening at our offices in Auckland Park on Monday 10 December 2018 on spotlight.africa
Rev. Ricardo da Silva SJ
Rev. Ricardo da Silva SJ (born in Coimbra, Portugal 1983; entered the Jesuits 2007; ordained deacon 2019) immigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa with his mother at the age of six. He had a career in marketing, communications and brand management before joining the Jesuits in 2007 and has studied communications (SA), philosophy (UK), theology (Brazil) and journalism (USA). He is passionate about liturgical music, communications, and ethics and takes delight in good company and food. He has ministered to a wide range of people in many different contexts, from the elderly to high school and university students, refugees, migrants and the homeless. He has just completed the foundational Master of Science degree at the prestigious Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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Sr Katleho Khang SNJM
Sr Katleho Khang, is a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. She graduated from University of Lesotho with a Diploma in Mass Communication in 2009, double major B.A. in Theatre & Film and Conflict Resolution Studies, from University of Winnipeg, Canada in 2014, and trained in Coaching and Mediation Skills at Menno Simmons College, Winnipeg, Canada. Sr. Katleho also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Media Management at the Sol Plaatje Media Leadership Institute at Rhodes University in 2015. Katleho has a passion for social justice and women issues. She has attended summits at the United Nations in New York on Sustainable Development 13 in 2004, and on Women Status in 2017. She worked in the NGO sector and has served as a Liaison officer on her religious order's Justice and Peace Network. She also worked for the Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference as a Communication officer. In her spare time, Sr. Katleho enjoys reading, watching documentaries and photography.
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Mr Francis Tuson
Francis John Tuson grew up in Johannesburg and was exposed to Ignatian themes from a young age through his family’s involvement with Christian Life Communities (CLC). He attended De La Salle Holy Cross College for his initial schooling and then was home schooled before returning to De La Salle for his matric year. After trying both Music and Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, he studied Post-Production sound engineering at the Academy of Sound Engineering. Before joining the Jesuit Institute, Francis worked variously, as a dubbing engineer, a sound designer, and a final mix engineer – working on a variety of projects, with a many different languages from around the world including; Mandarin, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Hindi, Hausa, French and Zulu. Francis is working on as much of the Jesuit Institute’s media as possible, attempting to drag the Jesuit institute, and ultimately the Catholic Church into the 21st century. In his free time, Francis enjoys extreme sports,hiking, and playing music.
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